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This boldly vibrant infographic from the good people at Colour Lovers documents the evolution of video game animation and, in particular, the change in color schemes. Starting out with such black and white classics as Pong to highly sophisticated modern games like Call of Duty: Black Ops. The infographic tracks how many colors are used in each game and what technological advancements made this colorful time line of progress possible.

You don't have to be a die hard gamer to see how much video games have changed. From the dusty arcade games that ate quarters like they were candy to hilarious mishaps with Wii remotes, the act of gaming is drastically different. The demographic it attracts has also changed. Children of the 80s and 90s are not letting go of their joy sticks anytime soon. The image of the average gamer has changed from a ten-year-old kid to a 30 year-old-man, and although their love of gaming has never left them, gamers today have more discriminating tastes. Trends like these in the marketplace spur innovation and technological advancements to bring well-crafted video games with grown up sensibilities.

Gaming has come a long way and shows no signs of slowing down, celebrate the advancement of playful technology by giving this colorful infographic from Colour Lovers an intense once over.