Steam Adds In-Game Browser

Even less need to leave your games now!

Proving once again that Valve really does have its finger right on the pulse of its audience, the already impressive platform has been updated to include an in-game web browser.

Accessible via the in-game overlay interface, from which Friends chat and such other functions are already it’s a pretty simple interface, but for a quick check on GameFAQs for Portal strategy guides or Google Translate-ing just what those German teenagers are shouting at you, it should be more than sufficient. Flash content is supported, which is good – you wouldn’t want to miss those adverts after all!

Admittedly for many the usefulness of a web browser accessible while playing Steam games will be non-existent. However, I for one still have odd occasions when access to a web browser without having to exit the game would be nice, if not necessary. Especially given Windows’ reluctance to accept alt-tabbing from a game to the desktop and back without crashing or, more than once, inexplicably blue screening.

Bonus points will be distributed for the first person to comment on TR using the in-game browser.


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