Writer, comic and former PC Zone journalist Charlie Brooker is presenting a two-hour documentary on the history of videogames.
The two hour documentary, which has been produced by Endemol for Channel 4, is called How Video Games Changed The World. It will be shown at the end of November as part of an evening of programming about games.
Also appearing will be the likes of Nolan Bushnell, Will Wright, Rhianna Pratchett and obligatory celebrity talking heads such as Jonathan Ross and Dara O’Briain.
“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),” says the blurb.
“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.”