"You're Like a Dog at the Controls of a Helicopter": Charlie Brooker Tries (and Fails) to Teach Newsreader Jon Snow About Videogames

By Gerald Lynch on at

With the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, gaming is in the UK headlines for all the right reasons for a change. But some "old media" stalwarts still can't get their heads around what makes gamers tick. Try as he might, Charlie Brooker can't convince newsreader old-guard Jon Snow that gaming has any merits.

With Snow playing devil's advocate to Brooker's pro-gaming argument on a slot during last night's Channel 4 news show, the pair shared an equal parts awkward and hilarious exchange on the appeal of videogames in the light of the release of the new consoles. "You're like a dog at the controls of a helicopter," exclaims a frustrated Brooker as Snow seems to almost stubbornly refuse to grasp how a modern games console controller works.

You can watch the whole 14-minute clip embedded above, but Snow's summation of the PS4's LEGO: Marvel Superheroes is worth highlighting. Jon Snow on the in-game Iron Man character: "I'm trying to work out what this guy is doing. It looks to me as if he's having electronic urination against that pillar." Priceless.