April Independent Games Round-Up
\"Review website Game Tunnel has just published its April Independent Video Games Round-Up which looks at the many independent games developed recently.\"
April DirectX SDK Released
A new version of the DirectX SDK has been released. \"Primary areas of concentration for update have been with the updates to the beta components for Direct3D 10, Managed for 2.0, and XAct. The included developer runtimes and the DirectX Redistributable have also been updated to include the latest updates.\"
New Version of Blender Pocket Released
\"Blender Pocket is an open source, handheld devices port of Blender, a 3D open-source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering and playback. It runs using the Rasteroid OpenGL ES implementation (using a wrapper for any missing desktop OpenGL functions). Currently it runs on Pocket PC but the author is looking for other people to port to other other embedded devices supporting OpenGL ES. The latest version adds support for images with UV mapping.\"
Irrlicht 1.0 Released
Version 1.0 of the popular open source 3D engine Irrlicht has just been released. New features include an enhanced software rasterizer, better support for orthogonal rendering and drawing to foreign windows, gcc4 support, and much more.
Panda3D 1.2.0 Released
A new version of Panda3D, a free 3D engine that has been used in several commercial games, has been released.
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series
\"NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, has unveiled the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs), which enable gamers to experience vivid, extreme high-definition (XHD) games on notebook PCs—a dream come true for gamers that demand performance and portability.\"
OGRE 1.2.0 RC2 [Dagon] Released
\"The next release candidate of the massive open-source 3D engine, OGRE, is out. OGRE 1.2.0 [Dagon] Release Candidate 2 comes packed with a whole new set of features and bug fixes.\"
Red Hat to acquire JBoss
\"Red Hat, the world\'s leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JBoss, the global leader in open source middleware. By acquiring JBoss, Red Hat expects to accelerate the shift to service-oriented architectures (SOA), by enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, open source platform.\"
Microsoft Buys Lionhead Studios
\"Guildford-based development studio Lionhead, the studio behind Fable and the Black & White games, has become the latest addition to the Microsoft Game Studios group.\"
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