The First In-Game Broswer
Let’s say you’re playing World of Warcraft and - if you’re anything like me - find yourself standing in the middle of Ironforge trying to get a raid party together for three hours. Players stuck in this all-too-common situation usually find themselves monitoring the chat channel for invitation requests, a mind-numbingly dull activity. Wouldn’t it be great if you could browse the Internet without Alt-Tab’ing to your desktop and potentially missing a /whisper from that priest you’ve been fishing for?
Got Game - a new startup company - has delivered the solution in the form of Rogue, an in-game web browser that promises to relieve boredom, and perhaps best of all avoid those periodic Alt-Tab crashes.
Once installed, Rogue can be activated by simply hitting the F12 key while playing a game. In order to switch mouse control between the browser and game, all the player need do is press F11. Players can even raise or lower the transparency of the browser window by using the F9 and F10 keys.
Additional features include the support of web-based music services like Pandora and the ability to check web-based email from such services as Yahoo, MSN, and Gmail.
Best news of all? It’s absolutely free.
Rogue Compatibility & Requirements
Rogue works with many popular titles, including the following:
- Age of Conan
- Battlefield 2
- Call of Duty
- Call of Duty 2 (not on menu screens)
- Civilization IV
- Counter-Strike: Source
- Gears of War
- Guild Wars
- Half-Life 2
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Unreal Tournament III
- Warhammer 40,000
- Warhammer: Dawn of War
- World of Warcraft
There are a few titles that have an issue with Rogue’s overlay, including:
- Call of Duty 4
- Diablo 2
- Doom 3
- Quake 4
- Warcraft III
- Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
- OS: Windows XP or Vista
- RAM: 512 MB
- Video: 256MB graphics card (e.g., NVIDIA GeForce 6600 Series or ATI Radeon X1950 Series or better)
- Internet Connection: Broadband (e.g., 798 Kbps or faster download speed)