Ladies and gentlemen, let’s bring our hands together for a clamorous round of applause. The greatest browser plugin since the invention of, well… browsers, has been unveiled. Welcome to Quake Live.
An year ago, anyone proposing the idea of running Quake III in a browser would have been sent to the local psych ward. Heck, even a week ago I would’ve been skeptical about practicality of any such development. But sometimes, it just feels wonderful to be proven wrong. This is one of those times and while I shoot railguns aimlessly in the other Firefox tab, I just can’t help staring at the screen in awe. In fact, I can even — for the time being — totally overlook any security concerns related to the plugin. If you own a decent browser, QL’s worth at least a try. I’m not a FPS fan either but this was just too good to be overlooked because of gaming preferences.
, Quake Live
, Web 2.0
After Wii’s launch in UK, even I had started to see it as the potential console leader as it had beaten Xbox 360’s launch sales with a significant margin (105,000 vs. 71,000). Quite surprisingly, Playstation 3 surpassed Wii’s sales with almost twice that margin by selling 165,000 units within the first two days of the console’s release. If that wasn’t enough, from one million machines shipped across Europe, more than half (600,000) have already been sold. The figures have clearly overthrown predictions about Playstation 3’s demise in Europe due to the launch delay.
Things will only get better for the PS3 fans as there will be plenty of GOTY quality games out for them before 2008. Games like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Devil May Cry 4 are sure to satisfy customers about their money’s worth. The phenomenon of PS3’s success can also be used to explain the apparent win of Blu-ray in high-def format war. According to PC Advisor, Blu-ray discs have not only surpassed the 100,000 milestone in sales, but have also ‘accounted for approximately 70 percent of the high-definition market since the first week in January’.
Microsoft’s monopolizing tactics surely don’t work in all fields of technology.
, Playstation 3
, Xbox 360
At last, there’s some good news for PS3 fans like me. (more…)
, Copy Protection