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Microsoft announces DirectX 11

Microsoft announces DirectX 11

By now many gamers are getting on board with DirectX 10, as prices have fallen on DX10 hardware so that it is well within a reasonable budget. However, with plenty of users still using the older DX9, Microsoft is already moving forward by introducing another new version of DirectX.

Konami botches Rock Revolution press conference

Konami botches Rock Revolution press conference

I admit that Konami has a lot of catching up to do in the US market when it comes to rhythm games. Yes, they helped pioneer the genre in Japan, however, with games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band on the scene, Rock Revolution has an uphill battle. Konami had a special press conference to debut their new game, and they made a horrible presentation. Hit the jump for a video clip from their E3 show.

Rumor – New PSP model 3000 in production

Rumor – New PSP model 3000 in production

It's taken me a little while to warm up to the PSP, but thanks to the folks at Square Enix and a copy of Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, I've barely put it down lately. I've never really had anything against Sony's handheld, it's just that I've been plenty entertained by my DS. Well rumors are now circulating that there may be another PSP model in production. No, I'm not talking about a new color, but a whole new model 3000.

Video demo of Netflix streaming on Xbox 360

Video demo of Netflix streaming on Xbox 360

In case you missed the big news last week, your Xbox 360 is going to be able to stream Netflix movies this Fall. Sure, with a little work you can get this functionality already, but it's not nearly as smooth as what we're going to get in a few months. Hit the jump for a video demonstration of the new service.

Jimi Hendrix to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Jimi Hendrix to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Jimi Hendrix definitely ranks very high on my list of favorite guitarists. Tunes like Purple Haze and All Along the Watchtower have been on my list of songs I'd hoped would show up in Rock Band or Guitar Hero. Activision has announced that at least one of those tracks will be showing up in GH IV.

NES and controller fitted inside light gun

NES and controller fitted inside light gun

I'm all for cool console mods, especially when it's something old-school like an NES. However, sometimes I see one that makes me stop and wonder why on earth someone would make such a creation. Take, for example, this light gun which has an entire NES stuffed into it.

Tomb Raider: Underworld trailer brings down the house

Tomb Raider: Underworld trailer brings down the house

Tomb Raider is one of those games that I loved a long time ago. The first and second games were awesome, but I sort of lost interest for a while. A few months ago I decided to pick up Legend, which was a pretty decent game, and gave me hope for the series (despite some rather annoying bugs). Hit the jump for the trailer for Tomb Raider: Underworld, which I have to say I'm getting pretty excited about.

Portal: Still Alive won’t feature any exclusive content

Portal: Still Alive won’t feature any exclusive content

We've finally gotten a little more info on the new Portal: Still Alive game that's coming to the Xbox 360 later this year. We already know that it's basically an expansion which happens to include the original game. But just what additional content are 360 owners going to get that PC gamers don't? Absolutely nothing.

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