Those of you who love retro gaming may want to tune into Bigscreen next week as the virtual reality (VR) app is going to be hosting a free screening of documentary Insert Coin. Additionally, before the screening it’ll be hosting a Q&A with its creators.
Insert Coin is a Midway Games documentary, looking at how the studio became a powerhouse for arcade games, creating iconic franchises like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam. The film charts the highs and lows of the company, with Eugene Jarvis, the “Godfather of Video Games,” and others contributing.
The Bigscreen Event will start on Friday 25th February at 7 pm PT (Sat 26th 3 am GMT) with a 30 minute Q&A with director Josh Tsui (director) and Ready Player One author Ernest Cline who is one of the contributors. Once that’s concluded, the Insert Coin documentary will follow straight away, so if you’re on Oculus Quest make sure its charged as the entire event will run for a couple of hours. It’ll be available in 12 countries, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
To attend all you need to do is grab a free event ticket directly though the Bigscreen app by tapping on the Insert Coin movie poster under the “Live Movie Events” category. After the event next week, the Q&A and documentary will be freely available on-demand in Bigscreen Movies’ rental catalogue for one week. Miss that promotion and you’ll then have to pay, Insert Coin will be $4.99 USD.
Don’t forget that Bigscreen is celebrating Black History Month during February, where you can enjoy a selection of films in Bigscreen’s ‘Black Cinema’ category for free (ad-supported).
There’s plenty of content on Bigscreen now, whether that’s the Bigscreen Movies rental catalogue or the more than 172 free TV channels available (region dependent). Plus there are more updates coming including a Friends System and new servers that’ll improve the video/audio streaming quality during the course of 2021.
The Bigscreen app is free to download, supporting headsets including HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Oculus Quest. For all the latest updates, keep reading VRFocus.