Gamer, anyone? Ok, it doesn't matter whether you are a gamer or not to understand this topic. So read on...
The year 2007 certainly has been the year of DirectX10 games. For some of us who might not be knowing about the DirectX thing, let me clear it to you. DirectX is a set of many APIs, developed by Microsoft, which enables the game developers to produce quality games. We all knowingly or unknowingly use this app, in the form of DirectX runtime, which comes pre-installed in every Windows OS (DX9 in XP and DX10 in Vista). More information about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directx
Ok... moving onto the topic. 2007 saw the release of the much awaited game titles, like BioShock
(successor to SystemShock), Halo 3
, and many more. Not surprisingly, all of these are based on the new standard - the DX10. And all these games have been a huge success all over, with Halo 3 breaking many records in the sales domain. While BioShock introduced some surprisingly new features and stunning graphics, Crysis was the answer in similar areas by Electronic Arts (EA). Not since the huge success of games like Half-Life 2 and Doom3 have I seen such a scale of appreciation for new PC games.
I am a die hard fan of this genre (First Person Shooter [FPS]), and have all these games on my wishlist.