January 21, 2012, 7:34 AM — Getting too much work done? If so, fire up your Web browser and head over to chrome.angrybirds.com. This is where you can play Chrome Angry Birds, the browser-based version of Angry Birds. It's just as addictive and as fun as the mobile version. And that's why your productivity will end here.
Angry Birds is available in the Chrome Web store; simply add it to your browser to begin playing. It automatically installs an offline version, too, so you don't have to be connected to the Internet in order to play. If you prefer to use a browser other than Chrome, Angry Birds also works in Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer (but only IE 9 or higher). You can choose between SD and HD versions, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
Just like its insanely popular mobile version, the browser-based version of Angry Birds has you slinging birds at those annoying pigs. Instead of using your fingers to do so (unless you're using a touch-screen tablet or PC), you simply grab your mouse and start slinging. Making the adjustment isn't difficult at all, but I found that I had just a tad less control over the positioning of my birds--or maybe that's just what I tell myself when I have trouble knocking over enough little green pigs.
The browser-based version features the same levels found in the mobile version, but adds a Chrome dimension available only to Web users. I'd tell you more about it, but I'm still trying to unlock it. If you get there first, let me know what to expect.