Were PC Gamers Too Good For Microsoft's Cross-Platform Gaming Project?

Rahul Sood, Voodoo PC founder and current CTO of gaming at HP, spins an interesting yarn about an aborted Microsoft project that would've let PC and Xbox gamers face-off. The only problem? During testing, the PC gamers cleaned Xboxers' clocks. » 7/21/10 6:28pm 7/21/10 6:28pm

Microsoft: DirectX 11 To Use GPU For Parallel Processing

DirectX 11 is coming, and it looks pretty awesome. Sure, you get advancements in shading and better support for multi-core machines, but what's really got our heads turning is the concept of letting programmers use the GPU in your video card to do some of the heavy lifting, meaning your graphics chip becomes a second,… » 7/22/08 10:00pm 7/22/08 10:00pm