Beyond the Game is the most comprehensive study to date on the world of video games. Exploring the evolution of gaming, as well as the immeasurable impact it's had on mainstream popular culture. It surveys the history of video games from arcades to mobile phones, examining the legacy and future of the medium. We shot hundreds of hours of footage chronicling everything from massive fighting game tournaments in Las Vegas, to Wii sporting events held at the local retirement home. An extreme love for video games has become quite the global phenomenon. They are influencing and inspiring people in ways that go well beyond just sitting there and actually playing them. We are now a society made up of button mashers and home brew tinkerers.