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[11/01/04 - 12:00 AM]
GSN's Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession Will Be Released on DVD November 9

[via press release from GSN]

GSN's VIDEO GAME INVASION: The History of a Global Obsession Will be Released on DVD November 9

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 1 -- GSN's successful documentary VIDEO GAME INVASION: THE HISTORY OF A GLOBAL OBSESSION is being released on DVD November 9, 2004. Distributed by Slam Films/Ventura Distribution, the DVD will include new bonus footage not seen on television, including an interview with host Tony Hawk and behind-the-scenes stories of programming miscues and unforeseen results.

Taking viewers through the maze of games that comprised the evolution of video gaming, the documentary focuses on the cultural impact, and the behind the scenes competition between these impassioned geniuses who create video games. Bold and irreverent, VIDEO GAME INVASION delves into the fascinating world of tech-heads as they pushed the technological envelope to create such breakthrough early games as Pong and Space Invaders, and subsequently emerged with the huge international corporations that now dominate the multi-billion dollar video game industry.

VIDEO GAME INVASION is executive produced by David Carr and David Comtois of Beantown Productions, and includes interviews of Nolan Bushnell, former CEO of Atari, Al Alcorn, former Vice President of Atari and designer of "Pong," John Romero, CEO of Monkeystone Games and co-creator of "Doom" and "Quake," and many other industry pioneers.

Beantown Productions, founded by David Carr and David Comtois is a leading independent production company and an acclaimed TV advertising and marketing powerhouse. The company's recent TV production credits include working with such companies as Lifetime Television, AMC, 20th Century Fox and A&E. On the film side, the company recently handled editing and post production work for Family Tree, a semi-autobiographical short from Oscar-winning Shrek director Vicky Jenson. Beantown Productions is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York City.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games. GSN is the industry leader in interactivity and as such allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 57 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

For DVD sales information, visit http://www.venturadistribution.com

SOURCE GSN
Web Site: http://www.gsn.com http://www.venturadistribution.com http://corp.gsn.com





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