The podcast that took a critical look at the craft of making games. Developers Allen Pike and Nigel Brooke dug in to a new topic each episode with an interesting guest.

Up Up Down Down finished in 2016, but you can check out Allen's other shows Fun Fact and It Shipped That Way.

21. A Complete Tub of Crap

Guy English returns this week to discuss 3D graphics APIs, so hold on to your butts.

We start with the origins of the GPU, and recount the evolution of graphics APIs. We dig in to what a modern GPU actually does, and then discuss Apple’s new graphics API, Metal. Guy and Nigel reminisce about just how horrible programming for the PlayStation 2 was, we talk latency, and finally Guy explores his relationship with Riddler trophies.

Download (1:38:41) • Jul 18, 2014