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The Google Chrome Gamepad Aims to Expand Browser-Based Activities

By: Michael Hines - Published: Nov 28, 2011 • References: next-gen.biz and dvice
Gamers on a budget will be excited to hear that Google Chrome gamepad support is in the works. The announcement was made at Develop Liverpool by Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan. Also coming to Chrome soon are microphones and webcams that do not require plug-in support.

A Google Chrome gamepad could mean big, big things for the world of browser gaming. While none of the big three (Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo) should feel threatened by the announcement, it's still intriguing nonetheless. Browser-based games have exploded in popularity in recent years, but they are still limited to both the power of the browser used and the mouse and keyboard controls. A gamepad on a fast and popular browser like Chrome could revolutionize the world of browser gaming. The world of budget gaming just got a bit brighter.