As the Flash vs HTML 5 debate roooooars on, the brains at Google have used their famous 20% ‘innovation time‘ to show how far we’ll be able to push web browsers once HTML 5 becomes the norm.

They’ve only gone and ported over Quake 2 into the browser! No CDs, installations or anything. Even Google were surprised to see the game running at over 30 frames per second. Read more about it on the Google Blog.

It’ll be interesting to see what this means for life after apps on mobile as the browser becomes more and more capable.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with HTML 5, it is the latest version of the markup language which makes up most of the web.  The capabilities of HTML 5 were expected to challenge Adobe Flash’s dominance of online video but this shows it could spread into gaming too.

[Via Venture Beat]