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30 Nov 11 Google Chrome to get gamepad support


Google Chrome is a great web browser, but it’s also picking up as a gaming platform. Not surprisingly, support for Chrome’s gaming is increasing, according to Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan who was recently speaking at the Develop Liverpool conference.

Kinlan explained that the popularity of HTML5 web apps has helped the Google Chrome Web Store continue to grow at a rapid rate. As a result, Kinlan stated that Chrome is set to receive plug-and-play gamepad support in order to create a “web-based console experience.”

It’ll be interesting to see how Google sets up this gamepad support, especially if Google creates its own hardware. At the same time, you’ll probably be able to use a wired Xbox 360 and/or PS3 controller with Chrome.

Personally, using a gamepad with Chrome sounds like it’d be pretty fun. I know I’ll finally have an excuse to use my Tron: Legacy-themed PS3 controller.

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Article source: http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2011/11/29/google-chrome-get-gamepad-support

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27 Nov 11 Google Chrome set for gaming upgrade


Google Chrome, the search giants upstart web browser5, is to receive a slew of new gaming features – according to the firms developer advocate Paul Kinlan.

Speaking at the Develop Liverpool conference Kinlan said that the browser will be upgraded to support gamepads, webcams and chat features – fueling speculation that the humble web browser could be getting beefed up ahaead of its transformation into a cloud gaming platform.

This would pit it head to head against the likes of OnLive which enables gamers to stream top of the range console titles on HD TVs, PCs and tablets.

The new features are expected to be introduced in the first quarter of 2012.

Article source: http://thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/11/26/google-chrome-set-gaming-upgrade

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27 Nov 11 Chrome browser to get support for gamepads and more


If you are a fan of the Google Chrome browser you will appreciate this. Chrome is said to be getting an update that will add some new support to make gaming on the browser more fun. The browser will be getting support for gamepads. The tip comes from Paul Kinlan, the Google developer advocate. Kinlan made the statement at Develop Liverpool.

The update is set to land in Q1 2012 and will bring with it not only support for gamepads, but a couple other tricks as well. The update will allow Chrome to support cameras and microphones without needing plug-ins for them to operate. Kinlan apparently hinted that the games for Chrome might also get augmented reality and player tracking.

Other plans for the update include support for webRTC, which is an open source application that supprots video chart. That would allow the browser to support video chat with no plug in needed. The tech might also allow Google to add a browser gaming service along the lines of On-Live. That would be interesting for many fans.

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Article source: http://www.slashgear.com/chrome-browser-to-get-support-for-gamepads-and-more-25197978/

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27 Nov 11 Google Chrome upgrades: Gamepad & WebRTC support coming in 2012


Google is set to add plug-and-play gamepad support to its Chrome web browser early next year, Develop reports. Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan also announced the search behemoth will be adding open source video and voice chat application WebRTC to its browser.

Speaking at the Develop Liverpool conference, Kinlan’s plans could pave the way for cloud-based gaming and open video chat services to make an appearance on the browser, which is currently supported by over 200 million users worldwide. As the popularity of  HTML5 web apps and the Google Chrome Web Store continues to grow, the shift towards a web-based console experience seems completely natural.

Alongside the gamepad, webcam and microphone support will also undergo the plug-and-play treatment, allowing users to connect instantly. It has been rumoured that this will be used to progress the use of Augmented Reality, the use of computer graphics on top of live imagery, which is already being used across a variety of advertisements and gaming platforms.

Google will also look to exploit the abilities of WebRTC, an open-source real-time communications application. This will grant users with the ability to communicate without the need for plug-ins.

With Google Chrome updates appearing every six weeks, there’s plenty for web developers to get excited about at the moment. Will Google launch a HTML5 gaming console? Will it wait for others to take advantage of the structure it’s slowly unravelling to the public? Either way, Google Chrome’s stock continues to rise.

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Article source: http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/26/google-chrome-upgrades-gamepad-and-webrtc-support-coming-early-next-year/

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26 Nov 11 Google Chrome will add native gamepad support, more video and audio hooks



Google’s Paul Kinlan spoke at Develop Liverpool last week, and revealed that Google is aiming to add some more plug-and-play hardware support to its Chrome browser, including gamepad support. The update will also add connections to webcams and microphones, which means that Chrome could, after these updates, directly use those accessories for games and other services.

It should probably be noted that Firefox’s API already allows for gamepad support, so Chrome here is just filling out the alternative. Google is also planning to cook in native support for WebRTC, an open source video chat initiative that it has helped run in the past. At this point, developers are basically just lining up APIs to work together, but setting up these built-in solutions could eventually help bring cloud gaming services right into a native Internet browser.

Article source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/25/google-chrome-will-add-native-gamepad-support-more-video-and-au/

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25 Nov 11 Chrome browser to get support for gamepads and more


If you are a fan of the Google Chrome browser you will appreciate this. Chrome is said to be getting an update that will add some new support to make gaming on the browser more fun. The browser will be getting support for gamepads. The tip comes from Paul Kinlan, the Google developer advocate. Kinlan made the statement at Develop Liverpool.

The update is set to land in Q1 2012 and will bring with it not only support for gamepads, but a couple other tricks as well. The update will allow Chrome to support cameras and microphones without needing plug-ins for them to operate. Kinlan apparently hinted that the games for Chrome might also get augmented reality and player tracking.

Other plans for the update include support for webRTC, which is an open source application that supprots video chart. That would allow the browser to support video chat with no plug in needed. The tech might also allow Google to add a browser gaming service along the lines of On-Live. That would be interesting for many fans.

[via Next-gen]

Article source: http://www.slashgear.com/chrome-browser-to-get-support-for-gamepads-and-more-25197978/

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