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Old 18 August 2019, 22:07   #14
Galahad/FLT
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Originally Posted by Mikerochip View Post
Wikipedia says that Xevious was the first game to use rendered graphics, in 1982.

Citing Next Generation magazine, Issue 21, Page 39.

https://namcompendium.wordpress.com/...um-14-xevious/ says it too, but neither say where they got the info.

That beats everyone else by a huge amount if true!
Yeah i'm not sure how they can get away with a claim like that.

For one, was there even the technology to render stuff in 1982?

The Last Starfighter movie was in 1984, on a Cray XMP Super computer, and it was all coordinate based software to draw that lot onscreen, inputting numbers from grid paper based references.

I see nothing in Xevious that would justify that level of power, and seemingly only used once for a rather crappy looking game.
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