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Charlie Brooker heads new Games documentary for Channel 4


Channel 4 and Endemol have announced that writer and former PC Zone video games journalist, Charlie Brooker, will be hosting a new video games documentary for Channel 4 this November.


How Video Games Changed The World will feature as part of Channel 4's night dedicated to all things video games and gaming. Endemol’s one-off documentary will last two hours and chart the history of gaming and its impact on society. 

It will feature guests in the form of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Will Wright, writer and former PC Zone journalist, Rhianna Pratchett as well as celebrity gamers Jonathan Ross, Dara O’Briain and Labrinth.

“How Video Games Changed the World provides an intelligent, funny and entertaining look at some of the most influential and iconic video games in history (even the absolutely dreadful ones),”

“We will be reminiscing back to the launch of Pac-Man and the birth of the first electronic icon for 80’s popular culture. Moving through to the booming nineties we will be looking at video games’ first credible female character, digital cover girl and tawdry teenage boy fantasy – Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft."

“Now in the 21st century we take a critical look at how Minecraft and its fan base of armchair architects are reshaping the world one brick at a time, whilst shoot-fest franchises like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto are easily outselling other forms of entertainment on a day to day basis.”

Edited On 29 Oct, 2013

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Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
Sounds interesting like Charlie Brooker will check it out when its on.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Anything with Charlie Brooker and I'm there
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a three headed monkey 3 years ago
If it's even half as good as Gameswipe, it will be a good watch!
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shiny miller 3 years ago
Looking forward to it - but I'd rather a series than a one-off documentary!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
There is only so much to cover & with it being a one off non-gamers are more likely to watch it

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