News Archive

August 2006

24 August

Irrlicht 1.1 Released

\"Irrlicht have released version 1.1 of their core Irrlicht Engine together with irrEdit 0.3. New features include scene graph serialization, OGRE .mesh and .b3d import support, screenshot making, improved .3ds, .obj and .ms3d importers, new sphere and skydome scene nodes, general buf-fixes and lots more.\"

17 August

Xbox development for all

\"In the 30 years of video game development, the art of making console games has been reserved for those with big projects, big budgets and the backing of big game labels. Now Microsoft Corp. is bringing this art to the masses with a revolutionary new set of tools, called XNA Game Studio Express, based on the XNA platform. XNA Game Studio Express will democratize game development by delivering the necessary tools to hobbyists, students, indie developers and studios alike to help them bring their creative game ideas to life while nurturing game development talent, collaboration and sharing that will benefit the entire industry.\"
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Google provides free broadband access

\"Google has launched free high speed Internet in its hometown of Mountain View, California. This free wireless Internet access is available to all residents, businesses and even visitors.\"
Read more here.

6 August

August DirectX SDK Released

The new version of the DirectX SDK has been released. The new version includes PIX updates (shader debugging, current mesh viewing), many new Direct3D 10 samples and docs, and much more.

5 August

OpenGL turned over to Khronos Group

\"The Khronos Group announced yesterday that the OpenGL ARB has voted to transfer control of the OpenGL standard over to the Khronos Group.\"

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