- We're all about the video game documentaries (and Matt Hawkins has been tasked with checking out some more for his 'Cinema Pixeldiso' GSW column), so were delighted when RetroBlast! pointed out that retro game doc 'Chasing Ghosts' is debuting at next week's Sundance Film Festival.

A blurb at Unofficially Sundance explains: "The last place you'd expect to find the video-game capital of the world is Ottumwa, Iowa--but in 1982, this tiny town's Twin Galaxies arcade served as the shining beacon of pixilated pop culture, attracting the best of the best in the highly competitive world of arcade video gaming... Culminating with the nationally televised 1982 Video Game World Championships, director Lincoln Ruchti takes us on a wild ride through the lives of the first arcade celebrities."

The RetroBlast! report references a CNet article on the doc, and I also spotted an IndieWire interview with the director that's pretty interesting: "Finding 12 guys from a 1982 LIFE magazine spread was just about as hard as you'd expect. The Internet was a huge resource. We created spreadsheets of possible names and phone numbers for the players and started dialing."