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Charlie Brooker's Video Game Playlist

Charlie Brooker discusses his passion for video games, and selects some of his favourite game music.

Charlie Brooker discusses his passion for video games, and selects some of his favourite game music.

Years before he created Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker was a video games journalist – reflecting a love of gaming that stretches back to his childhood.

It’s a passion that’s cropped up throughout his career – from programmes like Gameswipe to his appearance on Desert Island Discs, where he selected a track from the Gameboy title Robocop as one of his discs.

The most recent episode of Black Mirror – Bandersnatch – even revolves around the creation of a choose-your-own-adventure game, and included bespoke music written on a vintage ZX Spectrum.

As part of the 6 Music's History of Video Game Music series, Charlie sat down with Mark Savage to discuss how he discovered games at a local swimming pool, why he finds Super Mario Bros addictive, and how he’s using Zelda to teach his children to read. Along the way, he chooses his favourite tracks from video game history.

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