Ever since its launch, Google’s lightweight and quick browser, Chrome has continued to grow. Ever since the launch of the Chrome web store in December last year, there’s has been a lot more you can do with the browser. There are a lot of utilities and apps in the store, but bah, who cares. We always start our tour with checking out available games. So you’ve been slogging at work the whole day and could really really use some diversion to rest up. Here’s our selection of games from the Chrome web store that are fun, quick, suited for a small time diversion, and most importantly, free.
Microsoft has gone wireless for its new official steering wheel for the Xbox 360. Apparently made specially for Forza 4, Microsoft claims the wheel will work with all titles. Due to hit market shelves in October, the wheel is priced at $60.
You could play Angry Birds in real life, and if that doesn’t quite cut ice, you could probably have the fun of using a real slingshot to hurl the birdies. It may sound like a very Wiimote-like accessory, but there is fun in having a giant slingshot as a controller. A project by students at the University of Queensland (Australia) the slingshot communicates with the game, albeit with a slight lag.
DeviantARTist BasicNoir‘s imagination of what Nintendo characters would look like in the X-Men universe.
Mario has spread a zombie infection throughout the mushroom kingdom, taking his friends down with him. I guess Bowser’s the hero now.
Epic Games and NECA teamed up to produce this wicked Gears of War 3 Retro Lancer; we’ll just skip the word replica from now on. The gun was created using 3D data from the game, and does maintain an authentic look throughout its 3.5 feet length. It will start shipping on September 13, and is available for pre-order on Gamestop.
Redittor djromaric got to work on an NES controller, fed it the innards of an NES console in the shape of an emulator and ROMs on a flash drive, gave the entire package a USB connection and voila! He can now play NES games on a computer, with the controller also double timing as a console.
Angry Birds in the city.
We’ve all played Angry Birds on mobile devices, iPads, computers, cakes, whatever, but never before has there been a live action Angry Birds game. The game got a re-enactment in Terrassa, Spain, with exploding pigs, breakable structures and a Jazz band.
Rejoice Angry Birds fans, for the game is now available in a browser based version. Angry Birds have made it to the Chrome app store, but fret not if you don’t have Chrome installed you can still play it by visiting the game page, as long as you have a modern browser.