Google Chrome to run console games
Google's Chrome browser is about to get serious (well, entertainingly serious) thanks to some new tech from the web giant. Using Google's new Native Client technology, games developers are now able to run compiled code in the browser, which means you'll be able to play console games in the same way as casual and social titles.
Warner Bros and Square Enix have signed up, with the former releasing XBLA and PC title Bastion earlier today.
It's free to install and can be played on any computer with Chrome and a compatible graphics card.
Square Enix are working on a browser version of Mini Ninjas, a fun action-adventure game developed by Hitman studio IO Interactive.
Speaking at Native Client's unveiling at the GooglePlex headquarters in California, Square Enix chief executive Yoichi Wada said: "Let us begin this new era together. Google's Native Client will be welcomed worldwide as a truly innovative technology industry and game industry as well."