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Bandersnatch wins Emmy for best TV movie

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Bandersnatch, the interactive episode of Black Mirror playable on Netflix, just won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie (opens in new tab), beating the other nominees Deadwood: The Movie, Brexit, King Lear, and My Dinner with Hervé.

Writer Charlie Brooker used his acceptance speech to thank his children and say, "I can never limit your videogame screen time again. If I do I'm a disgusting hypocrite. It sometimes pays off."

Bandersnatch is essentially an FMV game an hour or two long that you can play on Netflix. It stars Fionn Whitehead as a game developer attempting to adapt a pick-a-path book into a videogame in the 1980s. Here's what our Samuel Roberts thought of it, with spoilers (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.