Square Enix: “CoreOnline” – ‘High Definition Games in Your Browser’ | ‘Juegos de alta definición en tu navegador’

[EN]: Did you know Square Enix is bringing PC games to a browser near you? SE has launched its CoreOnline service, and today it added one new game to its service. Hitman: Blood Money, the 2006 game released by IO Interactive, is now available. The titles in CoreOnline are free-to-play, but you have to earn game time by watching advertisements. Think Hulu on your PC but for gaming (free; with ads), or think Gaikai. Here on CoreOnline, you can choose which commercials to watch, and different commercials give you different amount of minutes.

Watch the trailer of the CoreOnline service and of one of its games, Hitman: Blood Money, being played on a PC. I recommend you to try it. I like it.

[ES]: ¿Sabían que Square Enix está trayendo juegos de PC a un navegador cerca de usted? SE ha lanzado su servicio en CoreOnline, y hoy añade un nuevo juego a su servicio. Hitman: Blood Money, el juego de 2006 lanzado por IO Interactive, ya está disponible. Los títulos en CoreOnline son gratis para jugar, pero tienen que ganar tiempo viendo commerciales. Piensen en Hulu en tu PC pero para jugar (gratis; con propagandas), o piensen de Gaikai. Aquí en CoreOnline, pueden escoger qué comerciales ver, y diferentes comerciales les dan diferentes cantidades de minutos.

Vean el avance del servicio CoreOnline y de uno de sus juegos, Hitman: Blood Money, jugandolo en una PC. Les recomiendo que lo prueben. Me gusta.
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Square Enix: “Crystal Conquest” [Online] – First Trailer

[EN]: Square Enix takes elements of the kind of genre it does best and brings it to a new multiplayer browser-based 2D action game called Crytsal Conquest. SE recently released the first trailer of the game showing  battlefield scenes.

[ES]: Square Enix toma los elementos de la clase de género que mejor sabe hacer y lo lleva a un nuevo juego de acción multijugador para navegadores llamado Crytsal Conquest. SE recientemente ha publicado el primer tráiler del juego que muestra escenas del campo de batalla .


Mozilla Firefox 3.6 – Now available | Ahora disponible

From/De: Mozilla

Mozilla Delivers Firefox 3.6 to Millions of Users

Posted byMelissa Shapiro

January 21st, 2010 · FirefoxMozilla NewsPress Releases

Mozilla, a public-benefit organization dedicated to promoting choice and innovation on the Web, today released Firefox® 3.6, an update to its popular, free and open source Web browser. The latest version of Firefox introduces cutting-edge features, support for a wide variety of Web standards, and access to more than 6,000 free add-ons that allow users to customize their browser to their liking.

Firefox 3.6 is more than 20 percent faster than Firefox 3.5 and includes extensive under the hood work to improve performance for everyday Web tasks such as email, uploading photos, social networking, and more. It also delivers new features like customizable browser themes called Personas, a ground-breaking Plugin updater, improved JavaScript performance, and enhancements to familiar favorites like the Awesome Bar for a better, more personal Web experience.

Firefox 3.6 was built by Mozilla’s global community of passionate contributors, including thousands of experienced developers, security experts, localization and support communities, and hundreds of thousands of active testers. More than 350 million users worldwide enjoy Firefox’s fast, secure browsing experience and unparalleled customization.

What’s new in Firefox 3.6:

Below are some of the coolest features of Firefox 3.6:

  • Personas: Personalize the look of your Firefox by selecting new themes called Personas in a single click and without a restart
  • Plugin Updater: To keep you safe from potential security vulnerabilities, Firefox will now detect out of date plugins
  • Stability improvements: Firefox 3.6 significantly decreased crashes caused by third party software – all without sacrificing our extensibility in any way
  • Form Complete: When filling out an online form, Firefox suggests information for fields based on your common answers in similar field
  • Performance: Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time
  • Open Video and Audio: With the world’s best implementation of HTML 5 audio and video support, now video can be displayed full screen and supports poster frames

What’s New Under the Hood for Developers

  • Support for the latest HTML5 specification, including the File API for local file handling
  • Font Support: In addition to OpenType and TrueType fonts, 3.6 now supports the new Web Open Font Format (WOFF)
  • CSS gradients: Supports linear and radial CSS gradients which allow for a smoother transition between colors
  • Device orientation: Firefox 3.6 exposes the orientation of the laptop or device to Web pages

How to get Mozilla Firefox 3.6:

Firefox 3.6 is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in more than 70 languages – more platforms and languages than any other browser! You can download Firefox 3.6 at www.firefox.com.

Sony: PlayStation 3 Firmware (v3.10) Update Preview – PlayStation.Blog

Source: PlayStation.Blog – PlayStation 3 Firmware (v3.10) Update Preview [http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/11/playstation-3-firmware-v3-10-update/].

EA/Bioware: Dragon Age Journeys [Online]

From/De: EA

BioWare Announces Dragon Age Journeys New Browser-Based Game Now Available

Game Sets the Stage for Dragon Age: Origins and a New Standard for Browser Based Games

EDMONTON, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the first chapter of Dragon Age™ Journeys, a free* to play browser based game set in the Dragon Age world, is now available. Dragon Age Journeys puts players in the role of a hero exploring the underground dwarven kingdom of Orzammar. Players will uncover a dastardly plot that threatens to unleash a great evil that won’t stop until it destroys all living things. Based on BioWare’s upcoming dark fantasy epic Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age Journeys sets a new standard of quality for browser-based games with addictive combat mechanics and fluid gameplay. Players of Dragon Age Journeys will have the chance to earn exclusive in game content for Dragon Age: Origins on the day of its release.

The game is produced by a new browser-based production team at EA and an all-star team of independent development talent, with the goal of creating premium quality browser games. Dragon Age Journeys represents EA’s commitment to supporting talented independent developers.
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Google Chrome: Artist Themes | Temas artísticos

From/De: Google

Fast, Simple and Now Stylish: Google Chrome with Artist Themes

[05-Oct-2009] Google announced a collection of 100 themes, designed by leading artists, illustrators, architects and fashion and interior designers, for its browser Google Chrome. Artist Themes for Google Chrome is a fusion of art and technology that will enrich and personalize user’s web browsing experience. Available video includes a preview of these themes showcasing some of the artistry behind this project.

Nintendo updates Internet Channel and Flash | Nintendo actualiza el Canal Internet y Flash

English | Español

Nintendo is not only giving away its Internet Channel starting today, it has also updated something many users have been asking for: Adobe Flash. Though it isn’t the latest version of Flash we have in our PCs, at least version 9,1,122,0 of the plug-in on our Wii consoles will allow us to do more things than before online. In North America, users who have purchased the browser (like me) will be able to download a free Virtual Console NES game starting in late October until year’s end. Iwill now be able to watch Super Mario Bros Z episodes on the console without any problems. The new version of the plug-in on the Wii will not play current Flash 10 specific content. One example: if you try the main Adobe site. You won’t see any animation working on that page, but if you want to find out what specific Flash version you got, Flash does work in that case [http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/].

Español | English

Nintendo no solo está regalando su Canal Internet a partir de hoy, también ha actualizado algo que varios usuarios han pedido: Adobe Flash. Aunque no es la versión más reciente de Flash que tenemos en nuestras computadoras, por lo menos la versión 9,1,122,0 del plug-in en nuestras consolas Wii nos permitirá hacer más cosas que antes por Internet. En Norte América, los usuarios que han comprado el navegador (como yo) serán capaz de descargar un juego NES gratis de Virtual Console a partir de finales de octubre hasta el fín de año. Ahora será capaz de ver los episodios de Super Mario Bros Z en la consola sin problema alguno. La nueva versión del plug-in en el Wii no permitirá la reproducción de contenido específico de Flash 10. Un ejemplo: si tratan el sitio web de Adobe. No verán ninguna animación funcionando en aquella página, peor si quieren enterarse que versión específica de Flash tienen, Flash sí funciona en ese caso [http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/].

Firefox 3.5: New browser stats | Nuevas estadísticas del navegador

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It only took a day for Firefox 3.5 to get on the US & global stats. StatsCounter results show Mozilla’s newest browser is taking on the competition now with over 2% of downloads in the US and about the same worldwide. While Microsoft is still in the overall lead with its three combined versions of Internet Explorer at 60% around the world and 55.8% in the US, Mozilla’s Firefox browsers (verions 3 and 3.5) are in second place with 31.8% in the US and 30.7% globally. Take a look at the following press release and chart for more info about the other browsers.

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Solo le tomo un día a Firefox para que entre a las estadísticas estadounidenses y globales. Los resultados de StatCounter demuestran que el nuevo navegador de Mozilla está compitiendo ahora con más de 2% de descargas en los EE.UU. y casi lo mismo a nivel mundial. Aunque Microsoft está en la delantera con sus tres versiones combinadas de Internet Explorer con 60% alrededor del mundo y 55,8% en los Estados Unidos, los navegadores web Firefox de Mozilla (versiones 3 y 3.5) están en segundo lugar  con 31,8% en América y 30,7% globalmente. Echen un vistazo al siguiente comunicado de prensa y al gráfico para más información acerca de los otros navegadores.

From/De: StatCounter

Firefox 3.5 Fast Out of Blocks


Boston and Dublin (Ireland): Thursday, 2nd July, 2009: Firefox 3.5 has rapidly gained over 2% of the US browser market since its launch Tuesday according to web analytics firm, StatCounter. This brings Firefox’s usage of the US browser market to 31.8% according to StatCounter Global Stats.

Browser version breakdown: http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version-US-daily-20090701-20090701-bar.
Combined browser breakdown: http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-US-daily-20090701-20090701-bar.

“The fastest version yet of Firefox has certainly sprinted out of the blocks with 2.06% usage in the US in a short time,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “This latest addition boosts competition for Microsoft Internet Explorer in the browser market wars.”

StatCounter says that globally Firefox 3.5 has also hit the ground running with 1.95% usage. All Firefox usage globally is 30.7%.

Microsoft IE combined (IE 6, 7 and 8 ) continues to lead with 60% of the global browser market and 55.8% in the US. Google’s Chrome has a 2.9% usage in the US and similar globally (2.87%).

Global browser breakdown: http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-daily-20090701-20090701-bar.

Data is based on an analysis of 180 million page views (42 million from the US) for the 1st July 2009 collected from the StatCounter network of over three million websites.

StatCounter, which provides free website traffic analysis, is one of the largest web analytics companies in the world monitoring in excess of ten billion pageloads per month.

Other regional and country breakdowns can be viewed at: http://gs.statcounter.com.


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About StatCounter

StatCounter, a free online visitor stats tool, was founded in 1999. It offers its members the chance to grow and improve their online businesses by allowing them to monitor the number of hits to their website; the geographical location of visitors; the various pages a visitor views; keywords used to find the site plus other features.

StatCounter currently has over two million members and tracks in excess of ten billion pageloads per month over its network of three million websites. For information on this real-time, user-friendly, and free visitor stats tool, please visit www.statcounter.com