A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Examines contemporary gaming culture from various angles.
Positive Role Models
Various game creators, players, and other folks featured. Women, people of various racial/ethnic backgrounds are shown, but few in number.
Violence & Scariness
Some violent games are shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasional rude references are partially muted.
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Strong language is muted.
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Products & Purchases
Endless games, consoles, and other gaming-related items featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking sometimes visible at special events.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Waypoint Presents is a documentary-style series about games and gaming culture. Crude references and bad language are muted, but occasionally images of violent games are shown. Drinking is occasionally visible at social events. A wide array of video games and companies are featured, but it's offered within context. Younger gamers may find it a bit dry, but it's an interesting glimpse into the gaming community.
Is It Any Good?
This series takes an insightful look at the various facets of the video gaming culture, which has evolved from a group of programmers and hobbyists to a thriving community. It highlights how technology has contributed to the social norms of the gaming culture over the years, and how the community embraces technology as part of their commonality. Folks also share their honest thoughts about being part of this community, and the goals they hope to reach (aka "waypoints") by actively participating in it in some way.
Some of the Waypoint Presents episodes feature older, short documentaries originally produced for Vice, but others contain original content. Regardless, teen fans of the Waypoint franchise, as well as gaming enthusiasts, will be drawn to the details the show offers about the different games, creators, and players. But older non-gamers may potentially find the conversations about the gaming culture and community very interesting.
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