Google Chrome gets game store

Search giant unveils plans for a new app store featuring games and productivity apps, support for ratings and reviews.

Google's plans to include video games as part of its upcoming Web application store were revealed at the company's annual I/O conference in San Francisco this week.

According to CNET coverage of the event, Google previewed a version of its new app store--called the Chrome Web Store--in front of roughly 5,000 software developers, showing off a gallery of applications, including video games, magazines, and productivity apps.

The company told the conference the new store will also include ratings, reviews, and an e-commerce mechanism. However, the store is different from something like the Apple App store, which is composed of applications that run within the browser, not outside of it.

Google told the conference that the new Chrome Web Store would be available to the 70 million people who currently use the Chrome browser, as well as to those who will use the coming Chrome operating system.

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29 comments
technowizard234
technowizard234

I used to be all Firefox but after using Chrome there is just no comparison.

Flex1
Flex1

So long as Google stays out of Apples selling strategy they rule

Khatjal
Khatjal

Google... it's UNSTOPPABLE!!!

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@ jamesm7786 It's not compulsory, you know.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

I'll stick to firefox, thank you very much.

Joeshmo93
Joeshmo93

seriously I am done with these stupid apps everywhere. They are cool, but they get annoying.

PandaBear86
PandaBear86

An app store for a browser? Does everything need an app store nowadays?Geez, I can't wait for my microwave oven to come with its own app store.

reveiwer
reveiwer

This is good for Google, now we must see what Apple has in store

prioritymail
prioritymail

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stziggy
stziggy

I'm for anything that upstages Apple.

lock445
lock445

This is good news if their intention is too advance gaming technologically to more capable portable platforms, possibly like the new Droid Incredible with that cool 1Ghz snapdragon processor, or with another device with that new portable graphics chip (forgot what that's called). I just hope this isn't another huge leap for the big rock on top of the gaming scene these days that is CASUAL GAMING. Apple, I'm looking at YOU.

Slagar
Slagar

So Google saw Steam and said: "I'll have what they're having."

Marques123
Marques123

Mice. This is definitely something I'll be checking out.

TheBionicRock
TheBionicRock

And here I thought Chrome would be the fastest browser with the least feature creep. Looks like I was wrong once again, I think I'll find another browser that isn't on the path to becoming horribly bloated.

Balmane
Balmane

Hmm.... it's a good addition for one of Chromes first applications. Could be great and successful.

tehepicpwnzor
tehepicpwnzor

I've got Chrome and it's awesome. And it's about to get even better. My day has just been awesomenified.

fkbwii
fkbwii

Can't wait to see the Chrome OS

kairikh
kairikh

im using chrome...interested on how this will work...

kweeni
kweeni

Nice. Don't think I'll be using it much though(don't really need it).

NAWAF005
NAWAF005

Am using Chrome right now !

jamesm7786
jamesm7786

blah... just when I was starting to like Chrome... does everyone need a damn app store?

ml_paladin888
ml_paladin888

meh, too heavily invested in Steam, Impulse, and PSN Store dont need any more online game app stores

stoutlad
stoutlad

Looking forward to the possibilities.

arto1223
arto1223

Cool. I can't wait to see what people come up with.