The game industry is growing by extraordinary bounds, and the technology isexpanding at a rapid pace. Previously, video cards with 3D hardware wereunheard of. Only expensive SGI workstations were capable of the 3D effects wetake for granted today. Now it’s possible to have the same computer power athome that existed only in a lab a few years ago. 3D graphics have been brought tothe masses.Microsoft Windows is riding this technology wave on the PC, competing withcompanies like Sony and Nintendo in the game console space. Today, most PCgames on the market are built on DirectX, enabling gamers to experience thelatest graphics technologies and the most realistic worlds.Console gaming has also come under the domain of DirectX with the Xbox andthe Xbox 360. The skills you learn programming DirectX are directly applicableto both PC and console platforms.