Digg shares a 58 minutes and 52 seconds Google Video (YouTube has a mirror copy in pieces: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, and #11; Youku has a mirror copy from China [slow though unless you're in/near China]) of a rare BBC documentary about Tetris and its creator Alexey Pajitnov. It covers the rivalaries between Nintendo and Atari and the absurdities of buying copyrights for software from a country that doesn't believe in property, much less intellectual property...
Kotaku mentions the folks at Computer Gaming World (CGW)/1UP.com has an online archive of its magazines from November 1981 (first issue) to November 2006 (final issue). Its first one hundred magazine issues are in Portal Document Format (PDF) for free to download (big as 40 MB) and read. The rest of them are not downloadable and only can view the covers.
The Ballad of the Noob (4.75 minutes long on YouTube) is the tale of an intrepid newbie venturing outside of the safe confines of his starting zone in World of Warcraft (WoW). It is a hilarious 4.75 minutes musical video that shows what happens when a level 1 human n00b/newbie confronts a level 60 Horde.
/. reports an online Gamasutra story on game publishers and developers, who love to focus on features that will get their titles noticed by the mainstream gaming community, such as graphics and audio. But there is another audience, eager to take part in these games as well. These gamers come from the accessibility community--a community of people with disabilities, as well as those who care about their welfare...
A growing number of students are choosing colleges/universities based on their compatibility with video gaming. Super high/hi-speed network connections and dedicated servers, big-screen televisions/TVs in lounges, gaming-related classes, social events centering around local area network/LAN parties and perks like free download licensing are increasingly part of the lure of certain schools.
This HelloGamer article has a list, in crapological order, of the worst gaming peripherals in the world. Each one shows a photograph and the #1 item also has a streaming video clip.