Comprehensive vid shows the stunning evolution of videogame art

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Feb 6, 2013, 2:53 PM EST (Updated)

Videogame industry -- you've come a long way, baby. 

Sometimes we look at videogames from the '70s and compare them to now and think that's amazing.  But the truth is, the incremental evolution of videogame graphics as art even from just 2000 to now is incredible to behold.  That's why we were so excited that someone took their near-encyclopedic knowledge of videogames and put it to good, informative use.

What we have here is a whopping two-plus-hour video that chronicles how the Nvidia chips tech has improved over time.  Thanks to a combination of demos and real-time gameplay, you can really get a sense of the varied ways in which both characters and environments have become more detailed over time in both large and subtle ways.

Get cozy.  It's a long watch, but a good 'un.

(via Kotaku)