Charlie Brooker's: Videogames Changed The World

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  • 8bitMofo 25 Nov 2013 02:30:47 432 posts
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    Charlie Brooker's: Videogames Changed The World
    Starts Saturday 30th November, 9pm

    From Pong to Grand Theft Auto, Charlie Brooker delves into the history of videogames and pulls out a selection of its most significant titles.

    From Atari to Angry Birds, How Videogames Changed the World explores how interactive entertainment evolved from a penny arcade diversion into a medium that some believe is art, and shows how it is changing the way we work, communicate and, of course, play.

    Joined by Jonathan Ross, Dara O'Briain and gaming legends like Will Wright and John Romero, Brooker looks at how videogames have become the most progressive art form of the last 40 years.

    This humorous and insightful tour will surprise and entertain the uninitiated and dedicated gamers alike.
    Should be worth a watch!
  • OptimusPube 25 Nov 2013 02:42:10 3,013 posts
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    Hasn't this been on before?

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
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  • mal 25 Nov 2013 03:49:18 22,522 posts
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    Don't think so. This is a Channel 4 show. Last thing he did on games was a BBC4 thing IIRC.

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  • drhcnip 25 Nov 2013 07:46:22 2,499 posts
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    nope,its a. new one...
  • MadCaddy13 25 Nov 2013 07:52:26 1,918 posts
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    Charlie brooker should have a regular show on Ginx. Hell he should be the face of it
  • OptimusPube 25 Nov 2013 18:23:30 3,013 posts
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    I was thinking of his gameswipe that he did.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
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  • Bremenacht 25 Nov 2013 18:25:25 18,190 posts
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    ..that changed the world?

    errr, none?
  • Deleted user 30 November 2013 17:29:28
    9 O'clock tonight. I'll check it out, and down a beer. Been playing The Last of Us all afternoon... .. .

    Heh, never before have i been so side-tracked by environment graphics. I find myself doing the task in hand, then having a wander around the same location, looking out of windows etc before moving on.
  • YoshiMcTaggis 30 Nov 2013 17:32:18 3,098 posts
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    Indie Game The Movie is on after it, well worth a watch
  • spamdangled 30 Nov 2013 17:35:23 27,355 posts
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    Looking forward to this tonight. Indie Game The Movie is bloody good too, so should be a good night of games-related telly. More please!

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  • craigy Staff 30 Nov 2013 17:39:24 7,648 posts
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    Ellie's one of the talking heads on the show, btw. EG, reprazent!
  • sega 30 Nov 2013 17:58:31 857 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    ..that changed the world?

    errr, none?
    The world would be exactly the same as it is now if video games weren't invented?
  • spamdangled 30 Nov 2013 18:00:28 27,355 posts
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    Can you get a physical region 1 copy of Indie Game yet, btw? I know they recently released their special edition of it with a ton of unseen footage.

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  • spamdangled 30 Nov 2013 18:01:24 27,355 posts
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    sega wrote:
    Bremenacht wrote:
    ..that changed the world?

    errr, none?
    The world would be exactly the same as it is now if video games weren't invented?
    No it bloody wouldn't. I can think of loads of ways in which the world has been changed outside of our own little gaming bubble thanks to the existence of the medium.

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  • Deleted user 30 November 2013 18:09:42
    Given that it's Charlie Brooker I'm recording it to check his swears out.

    My lad wants to watch it with me, so assuming it's interesting enough as well as clean enough we'll watch it in full tomorrow.

    Mind you, that Ellie's got a gob on her too, she can cuss like a good 'un so maybe it's her I need to be careful of?
  • spamdangled 30 Nov 2013 18:15:55 27,355 posts
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    .

    Edited by darkmorgado at 18:16:58 30-11-2013

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  • jabberwoky 30 Nov 2013 18:33:56 521 posts
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    OK I'm in. 9 oh clock tonight.
  • Bremenacht 30 Nov 2013 18:47:30 18,190 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    sega wrote:
    Bremenacht wrote:
    ..that changed the world?

    errr, none?
    The world would be exactly the same as it is now if video games weren't invented?
    No it bloody wouldn't. I can think of loads of ways in which the world has been changed outside of our own little gaming bubble thanks to the existence of the medium.
    Like, there'd be no video games? Failing that, what?

    Board-games have done more to 'change the world' than video-games. Or card games. Or model railway sets. I can't think of anything that wouldn't have happened anyway in the absence of videogames.
  • superdelphinus 30 Nov 2013 19:09:19 8,059 posts
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    It's almost impossible to say, but I'm sure you'll all have a 14 page thread trying to get to the bottom of it
  • PhoenixFlames 30 Nov 2013 19:13:42 8,996 posts
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    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    Given that it's Charlie Brooker I'm recording it to check his swears out.

    My lad wants to watch it with me, so assuming it's interesting enough as well as clean enough we'll watch it in full tomorrow.

    Mind you, that Ellie's got a gob on her too, she can cuss like a good 'un so maybe it's her I need to be careful of?
    He'll be swearing soon enough. Just bang it on.

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  • Deleted user 30 November 2013 20:55:40
    It's about to start.
  • BinaryBob101 30 Nov 2013 20:58:02 22,904 posts
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    Now!

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  • Deleted user 30 November 2013 21:01:20
    What was that? 35 seconds before a swear XD
  • YoshiMcTaggis 30 Nov 2013 21:01:28 3,098 posts
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    SCENES OF SIMULATED AEROPLANE CRASHES

    I'm out
  • Agent_Llama 30 Nov 2013 21:02:11 3,357 posts
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    I was going to watch it until I saw Ross etc were involved.

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  • TarickStonefire 30 Nov 2013 21:02:53 3,091 posts
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    Hmm. Already I'm thnknig "yep, I already know how games make you feel sad or make you feel this or malke you feel that, or achieved this, that or the other."

    This is for people who don't know shit about games. Already I'm bored.

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  • TarickStonefire 30 Nov 2013 21:03:42 3,091 posts
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    Agent_Llama wrote:
    I was going to watch it until I saw Ross etc were involved.
    Yep, that put me off too. Fucking talking celebrity heads. That's exactly what Barry Shitpeas lampoons, and that guy is actually the producer of this.

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  • Tom_Servo 30 Nov 2013 21:04:25 17,944 posts
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    Hopefully this isn't just the sort of talking heads thing that Channel 4 have been so fond of for the past ten years.
  • karaokequeen3 30 Nov 2013 21:06:25 28 posts
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    Jeff Minter!
  • BinaryBob101 30 Nov 2013 21:07:07 22,904 posts
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    It is isn't it?

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