This weekend I return to the topic that I cut my journalistic teeth on: computer gaming. After five years actively avoiding the subject all together – having burned out on the networking events that happened in strip clubs and the offensive press releases that landed in my inbox – I’m on a mission to find out whether the computer games culture has evolved in that time into something that celebrates and respects its artform and influence.

Tune into BBC World Service at 1205pm GMT this weekend for the first of two programmes in the Culture of Gaming series, produced by the fantastic Giles Edwards.

Take a gander at the blurb:

Aleks Krotoski examines how computer gaming is affecting our culture – by creating genuine works of art, by altering our notions of storytelling, and by simple virtue of being the cultural medium many people spend most time attached to.