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In-game Browser Released

November 24th, 2008 Comments Off

Yahoo is reporting that GotGame, a networking portal for gamers, has released an independent browser application called Rogue. The newsworthiness doesn’t stem so much from the browser itself, but from the fact that insinuates itself into whatever game you’re playing and doesn’t require application-switching to use. So if you’re stuck doing some sandwich gaming, or just don’t feel like contributing to your PvP battleground (and don’t want to get caught), this is the application for you. It’s presently only compatible with a handful of games, but Rogue has it where it counts and integrates with several MMORPGs and other games where you frequently get stuck waiting.

This news comes at the same time as an interesting article over at Gamasutra about integrating YouTube video posting into game engines. The convergence of gaming, social networking, and user media may well swirl together into something fun.

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Interview with Joe Rheaume of Chronotron

September 6th, 2008 3 Comments

Joe Rheaume is sole developer of the flash game Chronotron, and we had a chance to chat with him about his time-traveling robots. Chronotron is actually a tricky game to describe, though we did give it a shot in our earlier review. It turns out that Joe is better at it.

The game is free to play at Kongregate (and many other venues), but read on for more on what it is, how it works, as well as Joe’s thoughts on business models for Flash game developers.

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