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Google has released a Chrome Experiment, titled Chrome Super Sync Sports, that turns mobile devices into controllers for games in which the action takes place on a PC’s screen. The games offer simple running, cycling and swimming variants, none of which are conceptually too far beyond the “mash a button as fast as you can” genre …

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Why Chrome

I presume that Chrome is being used simply because it is a Google Gadget and that they would like us to believe Chrome is the essential piece of equipment !!!

I can't see many reasons for not using Android to do the same thing.

These biased articles make me shudder.....

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Because some people have iPhones

If it works with any Chrome, iPhone users can also play.

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Mea Culpa

I mistakenly read Chrome as being Chrome OS instead of Chrome Browser.

My bad

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There are games online that have been doing this for awhile

There are a number of games online that can use an iPhone or Android phone as a controller for a web based game. They use the browser of the phone in the same way as discussed in this article. One example - http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/03/24/control-this-desktop-space-invaders-game-with-your-iphone/

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WOW

turns that phone or table into a games controller?! WOW, that's some amazing tech right there! A chipboard organic material turned games controller!!

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Re: chipboard organic

Have Waitrose started selling DIY stuff or something? Organic chipboard!? What next, free range Polyfiller?

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