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Fatima Al Qadiri: Gulf War Vampires

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.

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

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