Beautiful Graphics, Beautiful Prose

Some interesting synergy in my feed reader this morning. The hidden story of the 3D engine – by the people who write them Videogames are beautiful now. It’s not the figurative beauty of yore – the iconic charm of Pac-Man, the elegiac simplicity of the vector-mapped space craft in Elite. Modern games are edging toward photo-realism; indeed, through technologies like mimetic interfaces and augmented reality, they are encroaching on reality…