Coming Distractions: The trailer for the arcade documentary Man Vs. Snake is a siren song for geeks

Anyone who doubts that a documentary about guys who dedicate their lives to standing in front of upright arcade games for hours on end can be an engrossing and emotional experience need look no further than Seth Gordon’s critically acclaimed 2007 film The King Of Kong. Now, nearly a decade later, we’re getting its spiritual follow-up. Man Vs. Snake: The Long And Twisted Tale Of Nibbler is story of Tim McVey, a man who dropped a quarter into a Nibbler machine in Ottumwa, Iowa and then spent the next 44 hours making a digital snake consume enough 8-bit dots to make him the first person in recorded video-game history to tally up a score of one billion points. Now, a quarter-century later, rumors of an even more inconceivable score have surfaced online, and McVey is forced to get himself back into playing shape in an attempt to salvage …

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