The Gaming Historian

is creating documentaries about video game history

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About

About The Show

It all started when I was looking for documentaries on video game history. I was having a hard time finding a decent selection. That baffled me. History contains the greatest stories ever told, and the video game industry has a ton of interesting ones. I wanted to share these stories with the world, so I created my first episode of 'The Gaming Historian' back in 2008. I haven't stopped since.

In 2015, I was able to save up enough money and work on the show full-time! It can be tough, but I'm very passionate about my work and I want to see it grow.

I have covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • The Story of Tetris
  • R.O.B. The Robot
  • The Sega 32X
  • The Power Glove
  • ...and more!

'The Gaming Historian' has been featured on Destructoid, Capcom, Nintendo Life, Game Informer, and even Playboy. My work has also been used as a source for Associated Press articles, research papers, magazines, classroom material, and more.


What Am I Supporting?

Your monthly contributions help cover production costs of the show, including...

  • Travel costs for research / interviews
  • licensed footage fees
  • filming equipment costs
  • research material

I'm thrilled to provide these videos to everyone for free. This Patreon will allow you to support the show and make it the best it can be. Your support is greatly appreciated. I'm excited about the future of 'The Gaming Historian.' Thanks for watching! 

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