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We've all heard the warnings: addiction, isolation, a waste of time. But some 50 million people log on to online role-playing games like The Sims and Second Life—and many of them never log off. The makers of a new documentary called "Second Skin," which hits theaters in September, followed seven hard-core gamers to find out why...
-Jessica Bennett

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"The new documentary looks at those who play online games such as “World of Warcraft,” “Everquest” and “Second Life."

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Cruising through YouTube I chanced upon this- I don't know who posted it, but since there was never a way to show you our IFC spot before, I thought now was a good time as ever! Ah SXSW...

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From the moment we brought you the trailer to the recent announcement that the film will debut at the opening night of Austin’s SXSW film festival I’ve been in contact with Victor Pineiro, one of the film’s writers and producers...
-Earnest Cavalli

Review

Second Skin is a visually stunning documentary about video game addiction. Following the lives of seven avid gamers, Second Skin offers an insight into World of Warcraft and Everquest players who devote a significant amount of their social life to virtual reality. While some gamers find love and romance, others play to the point of losing their jobs and being evicted. This documentary lets the gamers speak for themselves and refuses to push a single interpretation or agenda. Highly recommended!

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"IFC News Matt Singer gets his nerd on in Austin Texas for SXSW Film, Interactive, and Music Festival with the creators of "Nerdcore Rising," "Second Skin" and "Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet."

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"Spending endless hours in front of a computer playing virtual fantasy games can ruin real lives and wreck real marriages, and surprisingly, the average player is 35 years old..."

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"When it comes to documentaries, it takes a lot to impress me. Thankfully Second Skin surpassed all of my expectations and earned a spot on my list of favorite docs, which is incredibly rare. "
-Alex Billington

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