Sprite Supreme • 2014 • episode "2/5" A Brief History of Graphics

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A time when sprites reigned supreme.

A Brief History of Graphics • 0 • 5 episodes •

Pixel Pioneers

The dawn of video game graphics.

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Sprite Supreme

A time when sprites reigned supreme.

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Polygon Realm

The forging of a polygon realm.

2014 • Design

Voodoo Bloom

The voodoo magic of 3D acceleration, and the resultant bloom in realistic graphics.

2014 • Design

Future Crisis

The future of graphics in crisis.

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