This great little video from Did You Know Gaming explains how the 16-bit SNES managed to display some amazing effects that allowed the console to keep up with 32-bit consoles. The Mode 7 chip is pretty well known but it’s nice to hear some more information about it and other chips they used in the cartridges.
This looks pretty fun, I hope the app actually works and isn’t just an early April Fools!
Amazing. Watch it. Nothing more needs to be said about this video!
This is a stupid idea as the Minecraft servers for it/software/computer hardware will stop/be obsolete within a few decades. But it is also quite a cool idea and the video behind it is quite humbling and reminds you how little time humans have been, and likely will be, around in this universe.
Check out the original Kotaku article here.
This looks really fun! Although with the speakers in the bath it wouldn’t be very comfortable to sit in!
This is an incredibly informative film about the history of colour in film and photography. Doing art/film degrees teaches you the basics of this but it’s amazing how much you forget and it’s also really interesting to see some of these examples of these ‘firsts’ in colour development in a action.
I love watching old technology films like this, and its amazing to see that back in the 1960’s they were able to film high quality images at 18,000 FPS.
Head over to PetaPixel to see more information in their article.