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Dive into the History of ‘90s Game Creator Midway Games in Documentary Insert Coin

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The reviews for Insert Coin are in, and the documentary is getting tons of press from critics the world over. Check out what they had to say in the new trailer above, and then read all about the documentary below.

Insert Coin, the definitive documentary about videogame company Midway Games, was recently released by Cargo Film & Releasing to critical and consumer acclaim. As a follow-up to the launch, today Cargo Film is making available a new “accolades trailer” showcasing clips from the film; featuring videogame industry luminaries such as Eugene Jarvis, John Tobias, Mark Turmell, George Petro, and others, as they relive their days at the studio that gave the world Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, NARC, and countless other games that generated billions of dollars in arcades during the ‘90s.

Available now via Alamo Drafthouse’s Alamo On Demand Digital Release and other independent cinemas around the country, Insert Coin is a love-letter to an era of gaming that we won’t soon forget! The documentary will arrive on Amazon Video beginning December 14, with iTunes, Vudu, Vimeo on Demand, Google Play services, and others at the beginning of 2021. Don’t miss out on this insider’s look at one of the key companies that shaped gaming history!

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Midway Games took the world by storm with Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Rampage, SmashTV, and countless others. Led by Eugene Jarvis, an acclaimed game designer in his own right, along with Mark Turmell and Ed Boon, the studio dominated the market with hit after hit. Insert Coin looks at the rise and fall of Midway Games and everything in-between — from the creative personalities who brought Scorpion and Sub-Zero into the cultural zeitgeist to the games that introduced the iconic characters. Midway affected the culture — not just of gaming, but of the public consciousness as a whole. Featuring interviews with the team behind some of Midway Games’ biggest hits, along with games industry personalities, Insert Coin is the definitive look at one of the most important contributors to gaming history.

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