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DirectX 12 will be exclusive to Windows 10

Earlier today, Microsoft unleashed a ton of new Windows 10 information, including numerous gaming features such as the ability to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 devices. DirectX 12 was also mentioned at the event, with Microsoft claiming the…

Facebook open sources the Paper animation engine for iOS

Facebook's Paper app is, in part, known for its slick animations, and now the company has taken the engine responsible for its smooth transitions open source for iOS. Pop, as the engine is known, uses dynamic animations to take the…

Beats Music makes API public for developers

Beats Music on Friday followed in the footsteps of competitors like Rdio and Spotify by making its API public. Prior to today, the company only released the API to a few select partners to create integrations with devices like the…

Microsoft to unveil DirectX 12 at GDC

Up until recently, the future of DirectX has been kept well wrapped by Microsoft, but this is set to change. Through a series of teasers on the DirectX blog and Twitter, Microsoft has confirmed that a new version of DirectX…

Next DirectX may pack Mantle-like low-level features

There's been a lot of talk recently surrounding Mantle, AMD's low-level API that gives developers better access to graphics card hardware, with less CPU overhead and greater coding efficiency. Tests show that Mantle is quite effective at improving performance on…

Eidos delays Thief's Mantle API support until March

Eidos Montreal has announced that the game they've been developing, Thief, will not come with support for AMD's Mantle API when it launches later this week. Instead, the title will initially only support DirectX, and a patch enabling Mantle will be…

AMD delays Battlefield 4 Mantle update to January

We've had a surprising amount of Battlefield 4 related news today, first with word that the popular first-person shooter was banned in China, and then that the game might be bundled with AMD's upcoming Kaveri APUs. Now AMD has sent…