There's been a recent surge in HTML5 development thanks in large part to Apple not supporting Flash for its iPad.
A group working at Google decided to devote their 20 percent time to making a version of Quake II that's playable through an HTML5-compatible browser without the need for a plugin.
Google's Chris Ramsdale wrote in a blog post:
While we've seen more impressive efforts from a browser through id Software's Quake Live, it requires a special custom plugin. This work from Google showing off HTML5 bypasses the need for custom software and plays it through right into Safari or Chrome. Sadly, Firefox doesn't support the necessary HTML5 required for this tech demo.
Plainly put, Mozilla still hasn't clarified if they will incorporate HTML5 H.264 video now that the licensing fees have been postponed until, at least, 2015. It's a double-edged sword, because if the companies that have the patent decide otherwise when 2015 arrives, then Mozilla either finds a way to make it financially viable to buy the license, or they will effectively have to "downgrade" the browser in the next version.
It's a tough call, but what ultimately come out of this could also say a lot about the future of open-source software, especially because Firefox is the most recognized piece of open source software in the world.
And Opera still hasn't said a word either. And all other minor browsers will be left in the dark too. If this happens it will be a battle between IE, Safari and Chrome... not a good prospect...
Or you could go to the provided blog link in the story and get the link there. ;)
I hope they port capture the flag for quake2 as well.