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Watch 33 years of video game titles flash by in two minutes

A Brief History of Video Game Title Design from Art of the Title on Vimeo.

As video games have become more like movies, so have the title sequences that accompany them. Once, they were mostly static — just glorified welcome screens dressed up with a bit of animation or color. But now, they're meticulously designed, sometimes taking months to produce. Watch as Art of the Title flips through three decades' worth of opening credits.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.
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