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The Raid 2011

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(12) IMDb 7.3/10
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"You know that day-dream you had as a little kid? The one where you and your friends got together to battle the evil dragon? Well, these guys are kind of doing that. Every night.".Welcome to the world of online raiding. In certain Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs), like Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft, gaming content is regularly created for the collaborative participation of up to twenty-five players at a time. Each player fulfills a particular role within the collective based on the skills attributed to their class of character in the game. Some play healers, some play damage dealers, and some play characters defensively designed to soak the large amounts of damage dealt by their virtual opponents. These players group together to form raids that routinely meet to test themselves against scripted game encounters. The technical design of these encounters is often so tightly tuned that it requires a remarkable amount of practice and planning for a raid to complete them, and the near flawless performance of each of its members.The Raid is a film about raiding and what it means to be a raider. We capture the numerous hours invested by a diverse group of gamers in a complicated and choreographed digital environment, where every contribution weighs on their success or failure. We watch, in person and virtually, as members strategize, fail, re-strategize, and inevitably find victory in their pursuits. We sit with them in their homes and seek to understand the value this kind of commitment has in their daily lives, amidst their work, and within their families. We question them about virtual achievements and their value. We sit with social experts concerned about the growing issue of internet addiction and seek their opinions. We will question the future of the MMO experience and its place in the global landscape of culture, education, and business. Most of all, The

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Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Documentary
Director Kevin Michael Johnson
Studio blue loon films, LLC
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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