A Brief History of Graphics


A complete edit of a 5-part series: goo.gl/ilCrn5
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  • My Name
    My NameDag geleden

    Obviously winner is Crysis

  • Javier Fito
    Javier Fito3 dagen geleden

    This video is 5 years old and its already so outdated!

  • Mr. 99
    Mr. 994 dagen geleden

    Here's an idea, "A Brief History of Sound"

  • László Barnicskó
    László Barnicskó4 dagen geleden

    you know a video is influential when it's not a meme and still gets recommended out of the blue after 6 years

  • npcwill
    npcwill4 dagen geleden


  • Mister Music Man
    Mister Music Man5 dagen geleden

    While we on the topic, it's MARIO. Not mary-o.

  • Evan Fabri
    Evan Fabri6 dagen geleden

    AAA content. Thank you for this chronology of cool

  • SirMrDudeEsquire
    SirMrDudeEsquire7 dagen geleden

    Who knew that rocket league was the first color arcade game? @2:25

  • A Baron of Chivalry
    A Baron of Chivalry7 dagen geleden

    Car Polo is just 2D Rocket League

  • Ben Foley
    Ben Foley8 dagen geleden


  • are you sure that you exist at the present moment
    are you sure that you exist at the present moment8 dagen geleden

    Jesus this video just shows PC's are 10000 times better than consoles

  • Red Rogers Apex
    Red Rogers Apex10 dagen geleden

    look, all these graphics are cool, but can it run badapple?

  • Natjo
    Natjo10 dagen geleden

    If he had waited 3 more years, he'd be talking about RTX for ray tracing, and DLSS for improved performance

  • Ice Frozen
    Ice Frozen11 dagen geleden

    When you realize Ahoy uses his own gameplay

  • Gracie Hurst
    Gracie Hurst11 dagen geleden

    brilliant video, great help for my dissertation, thank you!

  • contrite sinner
    contrite sinner11 dagen geleden

    And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (Acts 17:30 [KJV]) Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21 [KJV]) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (II Peter 3:9 [KJV])

  • Tibor Schimek
    Tibor Schimek11 dagen geleden

    Disappointed in this video. Although it does show progress of video technology in terms of showing samples from oldest to the newest, the commentary has failed to explain anything that a viewer would remember as an Aha moment, something to have learned. The voice is relentless, sounding like the speaker was saying something important, but once you are not a foreigner and understand what is being said, you are left disappointed in not learning anything. I was hoping to learn how the graphics were/are made, but this video failed to do that. I guess the voice guy got paid for a nice voice, but the text given to him was garbage. Sorry, was expecting better.

  • James Orrell

    James Orrell

    5 dagen geleden

    @Tibor Schimek I actually really like this video. I've watched it 7 or 8 times over the past 6 years or so. No, it doesn't go extremely in-depth (possibly because doing so would result in a 4-hour episode) but what it does do is give a really nice overview of how the graphics of video games have changed since they were first introduced to households in the early 70s. Yeah, it may not be your cup of tea but you have to have respect for the hours and hours of time that Stuart has put into research, writing, recording and editing.

  • Tibor Schimek

    Tibor Schimek

    5 dagen geleden

    @James Orrell You know it is, since I did not use that word, but you did. I am not here to compete as a producer of videos, I am the audience the video is made to be liked by. Well, I did not like it because it lacked the aspects I described. Shish!

  • James Orrell

    James Orrell

    5 dagen geleden

    This video is clearly not aimed at you then.You’re calling this crap but I don’t see you doing anything better on your channel. Come back when you have better content.

  • Vanessa Magick

    Vanessa Magick

    10 dagen geleden

    this entire video was made by one guy

  • Shane
    Shane11 dagen geleden

    I begin realising how "old" I am as I recognize playing practically every game in this documentary all the way back to the original pong. Great memories. - and being a game developer now -very inspiring. Edit: I've probably watched this at least 3 times in the past. The edit is so NLdrons algorithm shows this at least 3 more times to the future Shane. Hey! Future Shane! I love you dude :) Fantastic documentary.

  • Elric
    Elric12 dagen geleden

    Where's cyberpunk? IK this video is from 2015

  • Bruno Lima Dias
    Bruno Lima Dias13 dagen geleden

    Everybody's gangsta until Crytek releases a Crysis

  • Kalifornia
    Kalifornia13 dagen geleden

    So here we are in 2021 and the best graphics of 2015 look so bad now and that's how it should progress is the natural order.

  • Jotaro Kujo does anims
    Jotaro Kujo does anims13 dagen geleden

    Me: mom, can i have rocket league? Mom: we have rocket league at home Rocked league at home: 2:21

  • Coolbro66 Coolbro666
    Coolbro66 Coolbro66614 dagen geleden

    "A camera that permitted exploration without frustration" Ahoy 2015

  • Arthur Banda
    Arthur Banda14 dagen geleden


  • Zachary McDaniel
    Zachary McDaniel16 dagen geleden

    Holy shit this came out 6 years ago? I wondered why it ended so abruptly. Jesus this isn't dated at all!

  • bn bn
    bn bn16 dagen geleden

    Emphasis on the word: brief

  • Embruhh
    Embruhh18 dagen geleden

    Surprisingly there's no mention of max payne here which imo had phenomenal gameplay and GRAPHICS

  • Music Creditor
    Music Creditor18 dagen geleden

    Remember, this is only a "brief" documentary

  • p0mf!
    p0mf!19 dagen geleden

    need new video for new graphic technology

  • Tanner Eanes
    Tanner Eanes19 dagen geleden

    Damn son it took me the whole video to realize this is from 2015 and is also a 40 minute video. I was like: "Damn, has it really been that long already?"

  • Brooks Pearson
    Brooks Pearson19 dagen geleden

    This is not what I would call "brief"

  • PounceLyGrin
    PounceLyGrin20 dagen geleden

    Ahoy's videos are timeless

  • Ashe Yang
    Ashe Yang21 dag geleden

    The lethal father-in-law unintentionally pat because year univariably touch a a aromatic bowl. absorbed, bloody candle

  • Vinicius Almada
    Vinicius Almada21 dag geleden

    So, where are the overcited RAYTRACING?

  • 4Heed Indeed
    4Heed Indeed21 dag geleden

    Great video

  • Maria Evans
    Maria Evans22 dagen geleden

    tinyurl.com/snaponlinebaur8 Pertanto, la teoria esistente e un interessante esperimento per testare le forme di esposizione. La chiarezza della nostra posizione e evidente: l'inizio del lavoro quotidiano sulla formazione della posizione garantisce l'attualita delle nuove proposte. 高次のイデオロギー的考察、および社会経済的発展は、プロセス管理の革新的な方法の実装に優れています。現代の基準の仕様の枠組みの中で、現代の社会保護区の代表者は、全体として非常に興味深い特徴を強調していますが、もちろん、特定の結論は同様に彼ら自身に任されています。現在の困難な経済状況を克服する国内政策のいくつかの特徴は、同様に彼ら自身の装置に任されています。このように、ポジション形成に関する日常業務の開始は、緊急のニーズを満たす人材育成システムに十分な機会を提供します。

  • Terabyte
    Terabyte22 dagen geleden

    35:10 but the real question is... _can it run Doom?_

  • PolyValk
    PolyValk23 dagen geleden

    Art style > graphics. Ori is evidence enough

  • LAN iD
    LAN iD24 dagen geleden

    I love you but Magic Carpet was extremely fun to play. The only thing it lacked was additional content and/or a remake!!!!

  • Brian C
    Brian C24 dagen geleden

    The forgetful scooter coincidently heat because exclamation expectedly crawl aboard a limping coffee. ubiquitous, automatic turnip

  • Mason Greenley
    Mason Greenley25 dagen geleden

    A Brief History of Graphics (Is 44 minutes long)

  • John Little
    John Little26 dagen geleden

    0:14 plz tell me the name of this game plz tell me plz plz plz tell me plz luvvia : )

  • Arnis
    Arnis26 dagen geleden

    All good except "Brief" part. This is not brief even by 90s standard.

  • Ludus
    Ludus27 dagen geleden

    ........and then cyberpunk came out

  • Yu Tubaru
    Yu Tubaru27 dagen geleden

    I was kind of hoping you would have mentioned how advanced 2d graphics were improving along 3d graphics for a while. Showing the incredible 2d art and animation of Street Fighter 3 and much later Neo Games. Sure you showed some early on but sort of abandoned 2d in the video as soon as you started talking about 3d.

  • Yu Tubaru
    Yu Tubaru27 dagen geleden

    I saw this video a few years ago

  • flippert0
    flippert027 dagen geleden

    What this video aims to be: providing an overview over developement of video (game) graphics. What the video is: a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

  • OolexPlayz
    OolexPlayz27 dagen geleden

    A B R I E F history of graphics Video: almost 45 minutes

  • Адым Темучин
    Адым Темучин28 dagen geleden

    21:11 This is not pronounce "Wolfenstayn", this is "Wolfenshtayn". You are mispronouncing this word. "Stein" is a rock in German.

  • Nirvana Paradox
    Nirvana Paradox28 dagen geleden

    I love how some gamers can't fathom graphics that don't look like staring at the pores on a mechanic's buttcrack, lmfao. Curb your perception.

  • Isaiah Ballestrazze
    Isaiah Ballestrazze28 dagen geleden

    if only he had covered RDR2

  • GroundThing
    GroundThing28 dagen geleden

    Kid: Can I get Rocket League Parent: We have Rocket League at home Rocket League at home: 2:21

  • Sekir80


    27 dagen geleden

    I was wondering myself! Didn't know that idea was this old! :D

  • Nerf pup
    Nerf pup28 dagen geleden

    2:21 car polo huh. I guess rocket league didn't have an unique idea

  • Skurk
    Skurk29 dagen geleden

    Imagine how the 2100's people are going to look at our fake 3d on a 2d screen.

  • syncopated84
    syncopated8429 dagen geleden

    this channel is amazing

  • cproteus
    cproteus29 dagen geleden

    OMG these titles from my childhood...... I played so many of these. .25 cents a game.

  • American Guy
    American Guy29 dagen geleden

    Journey has a video game but Metallica doesn't

  • GuyInARoom
    GuyInARoom29 dagen geleden

    I was like "why did he stop in 2015?" but this was uploaded so long ago we need an update

  • Megan Jean
    Megan Jean29 dagen geleden

    tinyurl.com/girlxxwpv1x Il significato di questi problemi e cosi ovvio che la convinzione di alcuni oppositori predetermina l'elevata richiesta di uno sviluppo graduale e coerente della societa. Ma gli azionisti delle maggiori societa, che rappresentano un vivido esempio della cultura politica di tipo continentale-europeo, saranno considerati esclusivamente nell'ambito dei prerequisiti di marketing e finanziari.C'e qualcosa a cui pensare: i paesi in via di sviluppo attivo del terzo mondo saranno resi pubblici. I partecipanti diretti al progresso tecnologico stanno guadagnando popolarita tra alcuni segmenti della popolazione, il che significa che devono essere dichiarati violatori delle norme universali di etica e moralita.! Somos obrigados a partir do fato de que a implementacao das metas planejadas implica o processo de introducao e modernizacao das condicoes financeiras e administrativas existentes. Sendo apenas uma parte do quadro geral, os representantes das reservas sociais modernas serao descritos com o maximo de detalhes possivel. E tambem os defensores do totalitarismo na ciencia sao descritos com o maximo de detalhes possivel. A analise semantica de oposicoes externas contribui para melhorar a qualidade da execucao oportuna da supertarefa.

  • apenas um nome de canal
    apenas um nome de canalMaand geleden

    6 years later and we have Ray Tracing. It's very expensive now but I can see it becoming the norm in some years.

  • Lebendiges Gespenst
    Lebendiges GespenstMaand geleden

    It just came to me that while pixels rainend supreme in the 2D era, and modern reinterpretations of it, it was actually vector graphics which can be traced more as an influence in the evolution to modern 3D with its vector wireframe polygons. Meanwhile the pixels, when translated directly into 3D, are the less successful voxel graphics which are more seem on the indie scene today

  • Seema Pandey
    Seema PandeyMaand geleden

    I was wondering why he didn't say anything about ray tracing and then checked the year it was uploaded

  • Do Ngoc Quynh
    Do Ngoc QuynhMaand geleden

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  • Lebendiges Gespenst
    Lebendiges GespenstMaand geleden

    Cyberpunk 2077 has become the new crisis

  • Lebendiges Gespenst
    Lebendiges GespenstMaand geleden

    Vector, Voxel... it seems that if your graphical display method starts with a V then you will have interesting graphical alternatives allowing for cleaner images at the time but will soon hit a ceiling which is simply not there for the mainstream competition

  • Brooks Pearson
    Brooks PearsonMaand geleden

    You seriously should of done Portal/Portal2.

  • Diesel Pierre
    Diesel PierreMaand geleden

    This explains a lot about the types of graphics. Thank you for the education.

  • Solo Action
    Solo ActionMaand geleden

    When you don't see Crysis remastered do know its 5 YEARS old!

  • Lio Prime
    Lio PrimeMaand geleden


  • Gary J.
    Gary J.Maand geleden

    13:43: The great old days of Delphine Software...

  • Eva Julia
    Eva JuliaMaand geleden

    Who played that bit of Crash for the video, Played like a psycho

  • sluggotg
    sluggotgMaand geleden

    Ya, I can't take it Galaxians was not a Color version of Space Invaders.. Galaxians was VASTELEY more complext. like comparing a Model T fo a Corvette. So Asteriods was Truely Awesome.. YOu did not mention the Unbelieveable Tempest graphics, (or Gravitar or Star Castle).

  • Astropathix XIII
    Astropathix XIIIMaand geleden

    I've watched this at least 3 times over the last 6 years. Cheers!

  • Yousef Reyhanı
    Yousef ReyhanıMaand geleden

    "Doom was the DADDY!!"

  • Dale Grat
    Dale GratMaand geleden

    I love it when he says vvvvvv

  • Olusegun Sojobi
    Olusegun SojobiMaand geleden

    09:36 The wheels moving along the sprite terrain. Must have been a lot of work at that time

  • anonymations
    anonymationsMaand geleden

    brief history ei

  • Damidas
    DamidasMaand geleden

    14:33 I have nothing but seething disdain for anybody that pronounces "controversy" like this. I will slap your face sir

  • Kertasinko
    KertasinkoMaand geleden

    Now we have games like Cyberbug 27 inches that are crippled by their overkill graphics

  • troubless saké
    troubless sakéMaand geleden

    "A Brief History of Graphics" *45 minutes long*

  • PixelAmethyst91
    PixelAmethyst91Maand geleden

    I love true informational game videos like this. Amazing work 6 years ago, man.

  • Abdelkader Nechadi
    Abdelkader NechadiMaand geleden

    Thank you so much, this Video is a Gem

  • Idontknow
    IdontknowMaand geleden

    I watched this like 40 times now this will be my 41st

  • M17UN4 C4P70R
    M17UN4 C4P70RMaand geleden

    Leaving Halo: CE out of this is a bit frustrating. Also X-wing games had great graphics and polygon spaces for their times. I think they were both worth mentioning.

  • XtroTheArctic
    XtroTheArcticMaand geleden

    After a year, I rewatched this video like it was my first time watching. The year is 2021 now. This video needs a sequel!

  • Big_Joe_84
    Big_Joe_84Maand geleden

    "a brief history of graphics" the video: over 40 minutes

  • Makari Shenouda
    Makari ShenoudaMaand geleden

    9:20 "kick-started" *kicks*

  • TommyMG96
    TommyMG96Maand geleden

    I swear to god the recommended feed said this was posted 6 days ago

  • gpoop23
    gpoop23Maand geleden

    Ken at 9:10 is really liking that shoryuken.

  • otha cindy
    otha cindyMaand geleden

    Give it 20 more years

  • CX43 moments
    CX43 momentsMaand geleden

    Fun fact: Roblox uses vector3

  • SilverStone
    SilverStoneMaand geleden

    I would really like to see what a modern vector monitor would look like, but more so I want modern PC monitors to start using global render, rather than rendering one line at a time, it would be a lot smoother and dumb problems like screen tearing would be a thing of the past

  • animatopia animations
    animatopia animationsMaand geleden

    took me 41 mins to realize this video was 5 years old

  • The Nasiudk
    The NasiudkMaand geleden

    2:21 Rocket league predecessor

  • Dazz
    DazzMaand geleden

    Really well documented the history of graphics, I remember growing up looking in C&VG magazine subscription dreaming of the future of graphics which looked then like movie quality though were still just basic pixellated blocks. I grew up to all these games & played most of them also. I remember going into arcades & thinking the graphics were simply amazing though still they were rather shit. Though a long way into the next galaxy from my 2600 days. Tomb raider was the next gen experience for me the game which really did bring graphics forward though it looked crappy it was a huge improvement. It's amazing how many of these early games I once thought were visually outstanding though advanced cpu's, graphics cards, software, hardware, sophisticated & mind boggling computer languages. Now we even have AI, the future of programming computers to teach themselves how to think & act writing their own code from pre-programmed algorithms named simply as "machine learning" the future one day will be robots so advanced they'll be the evil one day which supersedes us humans. Computers so intelligent they can even be programmed with all sorts of fed human DNA strands, AI & machine learning to concoct an evil DNA virus named SARS-COV2 which will slowly then rapidly kill us all off. That god damn awful human evilness, seventh deadly sin named simply as "GREED" oh yeh & there's "CORRUPTION" though even those so called celebs without an ounce of intelligence, natural skill or a days hard work will be nothing in the end also when they realise money isn't everything in life. Take care all we will make this world great again with good old fashioned values, morals called "love".

  • Natasha Glaze
    Natasha GlazeMaand geleden

    There is NOTHING wrong with playing solitaire

  • Pedolski
    PedolskiMaand geleden

    Gamedeveloper: We give you graphics gameplay and more what do you want Garrys mod still as one of the most played games on steam: Yes but no

  • Katharsis540
    Katharsis540Maand geleden

    Night Trap existed ahead of time. Also did hurt Sega loads soon after N64. Edit: Dreamcast also as wanted to connect online with other players. Despite of all the events thru history with Sega, still active and.popular in the arcade scene.

  • Katharsis540
    Katharsis540Maand geleden

    Car Polo. The Godfather of the using for the first time a processor but also Rocket League.

  • Min All
    Min AllMaand geleden

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