Interested in playing games on your Chromebook? Read an updated article here.
Playing games on the Chromebook, is that really possible? A question posed by many tech-bloggers and media pundits alike. Only to be followed by a dismissive ‘you can’t play real games in a browser!’. Let’s find out how wrong the really are.
With the emergence of HTML5, WebGL and hardware acceleration web based games have become much more than just the leisure games we know from not that long ago. Online gameplay has become an immersive, rich experience that can rival the best without the need for plugins. All you need to do is select your game of choice from the chrome web store and off you go.
A great example of one of these games you can play on your Chromebook is the free World Golf Game, the most realistic golf game on the web. WGT is a dream for the golf lover recreating famous golf courses like Bethpage, Kiawah Island and St Andrews in virtual reality using HD photography. Each course is photographed from every angle, providing a true-to-life experience for golf enthusiasts. You really should check it out, if only to see what’s possible these days.
Yes, true. You won’t see a gaming experience such as Call of Duty or World of Warcraft come to the browser any time soon. But that hasn’t stopped games from flourishing on other platforms, why would it on the Chromebook? And do we really want that? The Chromebook brings a novel way of playing great games for those not behind a full fletched PC, and it brings it well.