Joe, from Glasgow, has been an avid gamer all his life, but it wasn’t until he experienced a traumatic incident in his 20s that he learnt video games can be used for more than just having fun.
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Researcher: Jade Thompson
Directed, Produced, Filmed and Edited by: Alvaro Alvarez
Executive Producer: Kimberley Rowell