Southeastpaw “Sabaku” by Zazen Boys
i have watched Get Bonus an embarrassing number of times. esp around 2010 when i was just getting back into games via action button/select button and tigsource, etc but was still stuck in the midwest and had never been to any industry events like E3 so was definitely something i could project onto para-socially or whatever. i have a real strong sense of nostalgia for it that is kinda hard to put into words, maybe because of the very specific moment of my life it was that i watched it a bunch. Get Bonus is one of the most 2010 things in existence though… it’s a definite time capsule, for better or for worse. but at least it has a sense of personality that all those talking head docs really lack.
as far as full-length documentaries go… i’ve seen several and most are generally not very good at all. the exception to that for me is the Double Fine Adventure series, which benefits from being far more in depth. and the movie “Not For Resale” about videogame stores and “Branching Paths” about the Japanese indie scene were both at least decent. oh, and of course King of Kong is a great movie still.