Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe TV programme on BBC Four

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vectrexmad
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Hello All,

This evening I watched a 50 min television programme titled "Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe" on BBC Four.
It was primarily an overview of the different types of video games. Charlie Brooker and friends are a very sarcastic bunch and there is strong language. However, I found this programme really entertaining - and defintely recommend anyone to watch it. You even get to see some of the rarer video games in action interspersed between the British wit.

Over here in the UK the BBC offer internet users the chance to see repeats of televised shows on the internet via iplayer.
I have given the link below but I think to view outside the UK you will need to use a proxy as normally to view BBC programmes you need to be resident in the UK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00n1j8q/Charlie_Brookers_Gameswipe/

regards

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vectrexmad
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Its still there!

It's still there on YouTube!

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Someone kindly put it on

Someone kindly put it on YouTube. It may or may not still be there

davyK
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Watched it when broadcast

Watched it when broadcast last week. It's OK - noone here will learn anything. He takes us through a list of genres. Nice to hear him recognise the shmup early on. He's around my generation so he's pretty down to earth and has a decent knowledge.

The humour is very British though so it may not travel well. There's a piece including an Irish stand up who is popular in the UK at present who complains about not getting at content he has paid for because the game is too hard and/or he doesn't have the time to invest.

Worth a watch though I wouldn't break my neck if you know what I mean.

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Aw....I can't view it.

Aw....I can't view it.

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Mark Vergeer
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Recording it off BBC4 tonight!

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