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Beats Music makes API public for developers

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

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

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 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…