kids, probably: wow those games look so shitty
me: well you gotta play them on a shitty tv and then it cancels itself out and looks good, actually
i took this screenshot from this japanese twitter account, btw, a lot of crt/raw pixel comparisons
@whiskers like all those statues of greek and roman tradition that used to be painted in gawdy colors but that turned marble white in the neoclassical translation
@req ohhh that's a pretty apt comparison, and there are plenty of times when i look at raw pixels and think "y'know i actually like it this way more"
@whiskers and I think that's completely legit! it's just important to remember that pixel art as we know it today is a lot more recent than the thing it claims to be a continuation of
@req i should find polygonal comparisons sometime because i remember years and years ago plugging my n64 into an hdtv and going "wha--when--no no, it didn't look this shitty"
@whiskers i'm a fan of the spherical distortion effect that makes it look like you're playing the game on a crystal ball
yes the screen was curved, no it was nowhere near *that* curved
@whiskers You've heard of this other Twitter account, right?
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