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Twitch kicks off weekly series of video game documentaries

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Video game culture is vast and multifaceted—people from all walks of life now play and make video games, resulting in a medium that’s more diverse and interesting than ever before. Like music, “video games” are too broad a subject to be defined by a single aesthetic or lifestyle, which makes delving into gaming subcultures rewarding. This has been of great interest to filmmakers as of late, leading to a sort of boom in video game documentaries—and starting right now, you can see a bunch of them for free.

Streaming video site Twitch.tv has partnered with video game publisher and film production studio Devolver Digital to host a series of documentaries focusing on different aspects of gaming culture. Dubbed Twitch Movie Night, a new movie will be streamed every Friday from now until Feb. 20, complete with live chats and commentary from the filmmakers. Here’s the lineup, starting today at 5:15 p.m. EST:

Granted, it’s a bit too late to catch that first one, but these have all been previously released and available for purchase. Here are a few trailers for the most interesting ones of the bunch.

Pixel Poetry

Gaming in Color

Super Game Jam: The Movie

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