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10 Ways Video Games Blew Your Mind (Without You Even Realising)

Celebrating the little things.

Raven

An absolutely insane amount of effort goes into developing a video game. From character animation, to environment design, to AI programming, there seems to be no end to the work involved.

However, it's the finer details which truly add to a player's immersion in the virtual world they're exploring. We've touched upon these easy-to-miss details before, such as Arthur Morgan's ear cartilage in Red Dead Redemption II or the racial bias of Mafia III's cops.

But what about the instances where these details are on full display, yet how they work remains a mystery?

When entire systems, engines and programming languages have been implemented - or even invented - to improve our gaming experience, without anyone ever drawing attention to them? These miracles of programming, never truly intended to be front and centre, are sadly, and frequently, overlooked.

So let's pay tribute to the wizards working behind the scenes to improve our games without shouting it from the rooftops. Some things might not seem all that incredible at face value, but trust us - they're worth highlighting.

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