A Brief “Abridged” History of PC Games

A Brief “Abridged” History of PC Games

by Steve Napierski to Videos

Looks like Polygon is at it again. This time they have moved away from consoles in order to give us a brief history of PC gaming. And while there are definitely a lot of major games left out of the video, it is rather impresses which ones they were able to cram into two and a half minutes of footage.

source: YouTube

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Chaos
    Chaos says:
    July 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    The ending was rather abrupt and it felt like they spent too long in the retro stages, then suddenly ramped everything up way too quickly.

    • Stan
      Stan says:
      July 21, 2012 at 10:53 am #

      Well, to be fair, our technology and graphical capabilities has advanced significantly in the past 10 years, while the retro years started in 70s. So, perhaps that was the maker’s intention. And the abrupt end might imply that there is more to come.

  2. Smilomaniac
    Smilomaniac says:
    July 21, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Wow… that was one hell of a trip down memory lane.

  3. Corco
    Corco says:
    July 23, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Why on earth was Borderlands in this video? It’s a pretty awful PC-port of a console game. :/

    • thewood
      thewood says:
      July 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

      I actually really enjoyed Borderlands on my PC. Played great and was very well done.

      • Corco
        Corco says:
        July 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

        I’m not saying that Borderlands is a bad game, I played it myself and liked it quite a lot, but the console versions were clearly superior to the PC-port. The menus were not properly re-designed for mouse+keyboard, the FoV was bad to the point of causing nausea to some players and the port also introduced silly bugs like items not showing all their stats.