This Game Changed My Life

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In 2019, gamers from across the globe turned detective in order to track down and apprehend an active killer in a nerve-shredding manhunt. This is Maroon's true story. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have w
What happens when a druid catches feelings for a rogue? A love story, as told by world of Warcraft. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years. They find the most shocking, moving
Since childhood, Jim has suffered from a terrifying form of psychosis. In 2017, a game called Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice helped him come to terms with it. Jim tells us his story and meets with the game's developers: actor Melina Juergens and
In 2018 esports saw an underdog story that would go down in gaming history. A story of betrayal, a bitter rivalry and 11 million dollars. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for year
What happens when you spy on other gamers? You become an emperor. Aoife tells the story of the infamous Alexander Gianturco, also known as The Mittani. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the ind
Author and Guardian games editor Keith Stuart bought a creepy game in 1984. Aoife and Julia find out if it's cursed. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years. They find the most
Mat tells the story of his nephew Michael, and how video games gave him hope in his darkest hour. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years. They find the most shocking, moving a
The true story of Ryan Hart, who beat homelessness and became arguably the greatest fighting game champion of all time. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years. They find the m
The true story of Fatima Al Qadiri, who became a successful musician after a childhood spent playing Castlevania to escape the horrors of the Gulf War. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the ind
Charlie Brooker chats to Aoife and Julia about the video game he almost made, his digital testicles and the games that changed his life. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years
The astonishing true story of Abdullah, who risked his life to escape the Syrian Civil War and then made a video game about it. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years. They fi
The unbelievable true story of Arsenio, who now works for NASA and has sent something into space, all because of a video game. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years. They fin
Julia Hardy and Aoife Wilson hear from guests all over the world about one game that changed everything.
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