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3 years ago

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Tilt Brush: A Closer Look At The Birds And The Trees

Over the weekend I decided it was time to dive back into Google's VR art project, Tilt Brush [official site]. I hadn't played it since a brief demo out in Seattle but I had an afternoon of waiting for a Sainsbury's delivery* ahead of me and access to an RPS Vive. That header image isn't mine, by the way - it's by Tristan Reidford! I'm…

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5 years ago

Google Chrome Browser Update Disables Unity Plugin

If you use Google's web browser Chrome, you might notice that Unity games embedded in web pages no longer work as of the latest update. As they've planned to since 2013, Google have disabled support for the way the Unity plugin works. Unity 5 does support WebGL, which works without plugins, but for now that'll leave a whole load of browser games not working. You…

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8 years ago

Google Logo Is The Best One Yet, Gamey

This isn't PC gaming news so much as general internet nerding, but it's a lovely thing nonetheless. I have to admit that I haven't seen the Google homepage in months, so I wouldn't have realised that the current logo is an extraordinary interactive Google doodle game thing, had John not alerted me. How did he know? Well, there are a lot of tubes from all…

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NaClBox: Play Monkey Island In A Browser

That's my slightly sensationalist tabloid headline, but it's entirely true. So long as you own the game, etc. And via the burgeoning magic that is NaClBox. Which really does let you play Monkey Island, or indeed any other DOS game playable in DOSBox, in a web browser. If that web browser is Google's Chrome. I know it's true - I did it.

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9 years ago

Here: Google Chrome Web Store

I can't tell you how often we hear the same plea: "Dear RPS, please can you fix it for me to be even more bewildered than I already am by the vast array of different ways to digitally purchase PC games?" Your prayers have been answered. Added to your DirectToGoodOldSteamGetGates today is Chrome Web Store - Google's browser-based plan to muscle in on PC gaming…

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Google + Zynga + $200m = Google Games?

TechCrunch has some news about Google investing in Farmville developers Zynga. If TC's "multiple sources" are correct, then the secret deal is intended to furnish a new Google Games project: Google has quietly (secretly, one might say) invested somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming behemoth Zynga, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources... Not only will Zynga’s games give Google Games a solid…

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Wiki Races: Chrome Fastball

Is it advert, is it game, is it video, is it brainteaser? Chrome Fastball is all those things. It's a promotional web-toy created by a little company known as Google, intended to convince us all to use the Chrome browser. Why, whoever would want to do that? We're all so happy with Microsoft Internet Explorer whatever-the-hell-number-that-carcrash-is-on-now. Yeah, it's an advert. But it's also a test…

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Unity In Chrome With No Plugin

Edge Online report that Unity have revealed their 3D engine running in Google's Chrome browser without a plugin. Described as a "potential game changer" by Unity VP Brett Seyler, Native Client is a security sandbox currently in development for Chromium which allows "the secure execution of native code". Unity's Web Player software is not required. Dark magicks. And kind of a big deal. Lots more…

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Chrome Web Store: What Say You?

It hasn't occurred to me until now that the PC could do with an App Store. Anyone who owns an iPhone, iTouch, or perhaps an Android phone, will now be familiar with using application stores, and then having all their purchases presented in the most simplified way. In many ways it's not entirely dissimilar to a Windows, Mac or Linux desktop covered in simple, square…

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11 years ago

Google To Buy Valve? – Update

We asked Valve to comment on the rumour, and received a succinct reply: "Which is all it is... a rumor." Can it really be true that Google are about to buy Valve? So goes the rumour that's currently setting the internet alight. A rumour we look on with dubiously raised eyebrows and possible scorn. Yeah, right. Very happy to be proved wrong. But we'll see.…

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Google’s Lively Virtual World

Google's social world thinger, Lively, has gone live. It's an environment-building 3D web browser thing of the "Second Life Lite" variety. I've not had time to have a good look at it, but judging by the sheer number of rooms being created by people the content tools must be fairly easy to use. It all seems a bit laggy though, so I guess the most…

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