This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each week, a guest on the show talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that forged connections with others and games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!
Today's guest is Geoff Glendenning, a marketing guy whose work on the UK launch of the original Playstation shifted the popular perception of gaming. Most videogame marketing to this point would have gone direct to the demographic: kids TV and specialist magazines. Geoff put Playstations into the Ministry of Sound. Along with some controversial ad campaigns, drug paraphernalia and incredible launch titles like WipeOut, games became the new cool. We talk Populous and Elite, taking some time for raving, GTA, Total War and Kingdoms of Camelot. This episode is more powerful than God.
Cover design: Craig Stevenson - http://onedinosaurandhisballoon.blogspot.co.uk
Music: Samuel Baker - http://soundcloud.com/furoshiki