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The explosion of browsers onto mobile devices and the rise of cloud-based gaming can take much of the credit for why Hawkins, who was also Apple's director of marketing prior to founding EA, believes that it'll end up the game industry's most central platform.

"The browser has taken over 2 billion PCs--it's going to be taking over a billion tablets over the next few years, billions of mobile devices," he says.
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For the casual stuff, sure why not but I'm not sure I want big companies dedicated to "serious and huge" game titles to start thinking about using browsers as a platform.
 
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It's the future no doubt, programming is constantly being aimed toward higher portability and availability, and browsers are best candidate.
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For the casual stuff, sure why not but I'm not sure I want big companies dedicated to "serious and huge" game titles to start thinking about using browsers as a platform.
Online games are good, since, it requires no download.
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Online games are good, since, it requires no download.
true, and I'm quite sure that that is awesome and very welcome for all the more casual stuff. But at this time I cannot see a big title of some sort being released on a browser.

gotta keep looking forward though. Maybe I'll be pro en wrong sometime
 
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So are they referring to web browsers like firefox, ie, chrome, etc? The article really doesn't go into detail about what the mean by browser, it's quite irritating. If it is referring to web browsers as an OS then it doesn't even make sense, it should be more like an operating system that operates like a web browser. I don't know of any web browsers that you don't need an operating system of some sort to run, if everything had to be done inside my web browser it would definitely hinder my pc experience all together.
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I think Interstellar Marines and Quake Live has made it a bit hardcore.

http://www.interstellarmarines.com/
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This would put Onlive out of business. ha Ha Ha Ha!
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If anyone remembers www.instantaction.com they know that browser gaming has a huge potential. Fallen Empire: Legions (even tho it was a tribes rip) was very fun and had all the features of any game.
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Server browsers are a good thing. They allow you to find the good servers.
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I seriously hate the idea of this...
    
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