Charlie Brooker to host a new one-off documentary about video games
UK writer and TV presenter Charlie Brooker is to present a new TV documentary looking ane video games.
The one-off two-hour show will delve into the history of gaming and its impact on society. In the show Brooker will speaek to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, SimCity creator Will Wright and Tomb Raider and Mirror's Edge writer Rhianna Pratchett as well as celebrity gamers like Jonathan Ross and Dara O'Briain. The show has been produced by Endemol and will be aired as part of a video games-themed nighttowards the end of November.
According to the press release, “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.”
It went on, “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.”