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WWDC Highlights (Snow Leopard, Safari 4, iPhone 3GS/OS 3.0) [Extensive list]

Monday, June 8, 2009 14:07

The opening WWDC keynote has just finished up and boy was it a doozy. There will be no fancy puns or clever plays on words. Just pictures and descriptions. The list is extensive, bring your pillow and blanket. Don’t forget your drool cup either. Maybe, just maybe even some Prozac…(you’ll find out why right inside.)

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DirectX 11 finding house and home with ATI cards first!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:17

The Computex excitement continues to bring drool worth announcement after drool worth announcement.  The latest and probably more important news concerning PC based gaming is ATI’s release of the world’s first Direct X 11 compatible graphics card.  Even though Direct X 10 is only a couple of years old at most, ATI is surging ahead with the future and not looking back.  If you are thinking there isn’t a chance in hell in seeing these anytime soon, I’m happy to inform you that you are pleasantly wrong.  By way of ATI’s mouth, we can expect to see Direct X 11 cards come to market before the start of 2010!  Woo woo!  What benefits will X 11 actually bring to gaming?

  • Tessellation: will bring consumers higher quality, superior performing games
  • Compute shader: helps speed up Windows 7 system performance
  • Fetch4
  • custom filter anti-aliasing
  • high-definition ambient occlusion shading

While these are but a few of the new features, there are many more to be had.  ATI and Direct X 11 look to usher in the next generation of games and gaming, hoping to blur that ever diminishing line between what is real and what is fake.

If you love press releases, words, and book worminess, stop inside and get your worm on.
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Microsoft announces upcoming games, 1080p “Instant On” movies for Live Marketplace, Last.FM support + more

Monday, June 1, 2009 15:01

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Microsoft’s E3 keynote kicked off today with many new and exciting announcements. Obviously since E3 is a gaming trade show, the Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Live Marketplace, and even the Zune were the talk of the town - a sort of “Macworld” for Microsoft junkies where gaming geeks from all walks of life convene to take in, look at, touch, and prod the latest and greatest on the gaming frontier. So what did Microsoft bring to E3 to wow customers? The full list is inside (sans pictures and straight to the point).

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