This Game Changed My Life

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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 and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk Producer: Nathan Jones
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 director Tameem Antoniades. 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 and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. If you were affected by any of the issues raised in this programme then you can find help and resources by visiting www.mind.org.uk Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk Producer: Nathan Jones
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 years. They find the most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at Thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk
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 industry for years. They find the most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk Producer: Nathan Jones
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 shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk Producer: Nathan Jones
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 and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk Producer: Nathan Jones
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 most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk Producer: Nathan Jones
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 industry for years. They find the most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Music included from Castlevania (1986) © Konami Digital Entertainment. Producer: Nathan Jones Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk
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. They find the most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Producer: Nathan Jones Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk
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 find the most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Producer: Nathan Jones Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk
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 find the most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Researcher: Phoebe McFarlane Producer: Nathan Jones Do you have a great, true story about a video game? Email us at thisgamechangedmylife@bbc.co.uk
Julia Hardy and Aoife Wilson hear from guests all over the world about one game that changed everything.
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Podcast Details

Created by
BBC
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
Mar 20th, 2020
Latest Episode
Jun 4th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
12
Avg. Episode Length
25 minutes
Explicit
No

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