I thought the first computer game I played, some 30 years ago, was pretty good (take a look here http://goo.gl/d2Ru1M
). It worked with 16 colours on a 256×192 pixel screen, with no hardware support for sprites or drawing of any kind.If you understood the architecture of the machine you could almost “imagine” the CPU writing and shifting the bytes around the video mapped memory, and that was pretty much all there was to it. But playing it still felt almost like magic.
Arthur C Clarke said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. And I can’t even begin to imagine the stuff that goes into the games today and how it all works …
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