Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 29th Oct 2006 06:00 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX "Microsoft's DirectX application programming interface (API) was first introduced in 1995. DirectX was designed to make life easier for software developers by providing a standard platform developers could use to easily make multimedia software and game programming for the Windows Platform." More here.
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DirectX and consoles....
by bnolsen on Sun 29th Oct 2006 16:14 UTC
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Basically the only real competition at this time for MS is Sony which I believe uses OpenGL 2.x for its rendering engine. If the PS3 goes down in flames it's likely MS will have won (for the time being) in the graphics arena. I wouldn't be surprised to see directX stagnate at that time as so many other MS software products have when MS believes they've dominated that market.

I guess Nintendo is also using OpenGL but somehow I think they aren't going to really push the envelope with their games.

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