A whistle stop tour of the 50 year history of video games — and all the innovations along the way, from our TV sets to virtual reality.
Why are the roots of gaming in universities and labs?
What technology helped gaming spread and grow?
How do you explain the console wars of the 1990s?
Fin out all that and more today on the show with our guest John Wilis, the Director of the Centre of American Studies at The University of Kent and author of Gamer Nation: Videogames and American Culture.
This episode was produced by Emily Whalley and Freddie Chick
The senior producer is Charlotte Long
Edited and mixed by Stuart Beckwith