Video Game Graphics Retrospect

Wired has a very interesting slideshow of video games from the last 20 years, showing not just the technical improvements during that time, but how the look and feel of the graphics can lend a huge amount to the gaming experience. While any gamer will tell you the game play is the thing, it can be enhanced (or stymied) by the graphics used to represent the game play. There are levels of ambiance and immersion that can be helped or hurt by the way the graphics are used - whether through the gaming environment, the lighting, the color palette, the art style and so on.

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