Watch Charlie Brooker explain how video games changed the world


If there’s one guy on TV who gets gaming, it’s former games journalist Charlie Brooker, a name you might recognise for his acerbic and pessimistic take on everything from life to television. Brooker is back with a new special, examining how video games changed the world. And it’s worth a watch.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • That Tall Twit

    Sadly the video isn’t showing up on my screen.

    • oVg

      Get a PC :P

  • Hammersteyn

    Seen a couple of documentaries about gaming history and this one reaffirms everything. Gaming moved from the stone age to where we are in less than a half a century. Not even cars,medicine or cinema develops as fast. Imagine where we will be in another half a century.

    After watching this I also think we need to rethink this master race and peasant bullshit. If you noticed all the platforms gaming was on from hand held devices to consoles to arcades to PC there was times when the one led the other.

    If anything we are gaming. Be it Angry birds,Cod or Mario. We are all a family with PC being the dad and the rest his bastard offspring.

    • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

      Agreed. Except about the Angry Birds part.

      • Hammersteyn

        Hehe yeah, but Angry Birds is on every platform out there. From phones to PCs. So is PvZ. It’s amazing that Candy Crush hasn’t followed their example.

        • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

          Quite. I think I know more people who play Candy Crush actually. Then again, I know about two people who actually have games on their phones.

      • RyseandRepeat

        So you are saying you agree with the CoD? 0-O

        • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

          Everyone needs something to play. Even jocks.

  • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

    Anyone know of an ISP that doesn’t throttle you all the time?

  • ALKi1234

    I still got a Street fighter 2 arcade machine.haven’t turned it on in years.

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      umm. gimme?

    • justlikemo

      and the next level to this was mortal kombat!

  • oVg

    Good documentary. Full of AAA British comedians from Channel 4.

  • justlikemo

    Gameboy, the orignal atari consoles, damn what memories!

  • justlikemo

    dooom was phenominal, but what came after doom was spetacular. Blood also followed the same genre.

    • justlikemo

      and the quotes from blood also where great!
      with a husky voice ”
      I’ll swallow your soul!

      I live… AGAIN! “

      • justlikemo

        and I suppose other later games followed the same line with quotes when they start like zombies “I’m comin”

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