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Post Date: 2008-11-21

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    Posted: 21 Nov 2008 at 6:24pm
Today GotGame is giving these gamers something to do during these bouts of boredom. The company has released Rogue, a web browser based on WebKit and Adobe’s AIR platform that integrates directly into most of today’s popular gamer, allowing users to swap between their game and the web with a single hotkey. Gamers will be able to check their Email, listen to Pandora, watch Hulu videos, or casually browse the web at their leisure, jumping back into the game within seconds whenever they need to (the browser supports opacity, so it’s easy to tell when you need to swap your attention).

It’s possible to accomplish similar multitasking by placing games in ‘Windowed’ mode (which doesn’t make them take up the full screen), but this makes games prone to crashing and poor performance. Conversely GotGame says that Rogue should run perfectly fine with most games, and should only slightly affect performance (though the effect will increase significantly if you watch Flash-based movies like Hulu).


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This would have been nice when I was still raiding in WoW -.^
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Nov 2008 at 6:25pm
wow this looks cool i hope it works in warhammer online
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  Quote Rolet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Nov 2008 at 6:49pm
Doesn't work for warhammer. Game closes everytime I have it running. Program just came out though, give it a while and this program will rock big time.
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  Quote bradesco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2008 at 7:11am
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  Quote Nomak Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2008 at 10:40am
So how hard is to alt-tab or play in a windowed mode? Broken%20Heart
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2008 at 11:29am
alt tabing in the middle of something important from fullscreen is impossible for the majority of gamers because they don't have the latest hardware so their computer will either come to a stand-still or the game will crash.

playing in window mode has several disadvantages:

- there's no sound if the game window is not active
- your mouse crusor can go off the game screen
- you have to play the game at a lower resolution
- windows will overlap the game on a small monitor and block out the game
- performance is usually worse than fullscreen


if this works like steam community, this is very welcomed -.^
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  Quote Nomak Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2008 at 11:45am
Originally posted by skyR

Alt-tabing in the middle of something important from fullscreen is impossible for the majority of gamers because they don't have the latest hardware so their computer will either come to a stand-still or the game will crash.
 
Thats not a problem on this forum Evil%20Smile
 
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  Quote Axel Daemon Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2008 at 6:31pm
Is it your absolute policy to bash "conveniences"?

That's the most skewed look on gamers if I've ever seen one lol. Star
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  Quote dtamaki Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Nov 2008 at 7:14pm
This works really well with WoW.  No more alt-tabing!!
Check out the youtube sampler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j009K9_kpAk


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