Category: Documentary

Documentary Movies Video

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma is a documentary-drama hybrid that explores the dangerous human impact of social networking with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Its a fantastic film and should be required viewing for anyone that spends time on social media. Most people are not aware of the extreme levels of psychological manipulation they are exposed to on services like Facebook, and the documentary should be very eye opening.

If you find the documentary interesting, I also highly recommend the book LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media which covers topics such as how Facebook was used to incite genocide in Myanmar, and how social media is being used to attack democracy around the world by nations such as Russia.

Documentary Games Video

World in Conflict

A recent YouTube documentary (embedded below) on the history of this game reminded me just how awesome it was. While its not my all-time favorite RTS game, its certainly up there, and I now have a strong desire to replay the campaign. Luckily the game is available digitally over at GOG. If you never played World in Conflict before you should check it out. The game focuses on unit tactics. There is no base building or resource gathering. You have a set amount of credits to purchase units that are air dropped into battle, and when units die their cost is recycled back into your pool so you can buy more units. There is a lot more to it, of course, including a pretty unique class based multiplayer setup.

Check out this old video review and the more recent “History of World in Conflict” video: