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(IT World)   All other problems having been solved, Google has now enabled us to play Skee-ball using a smartphone and a computer   (itworld.com) divider line 32
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2013-05-28 07:52:01 PM  
Is Skee-ball a trademark? Hmm, better let me google that for myself...
 
2013-05-28 08:07:17 PM  
Well at least its safer then playing it on a boardwalk in Jersey...
weirdflix.com
 
2013-05-28 08:13:13 PM  
Sure, they have virtual skee-ball, but what about this?

thoseguys.tv

/image is even hotter than she is
 
2013-05-28 08:20:27 PM  
The marble madness was better
 
2013-05-28 08:58:48 PM  
 Nice one Google. The webpage doesn't even render correctly in Chrome

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-28 09:12:20 PM  

styckx: Nice one Google. The webpage doesn't even render correctly in Chrome

[i.imgur.com image 850x455]


It does for me... Do you have adblock or something else modifying the page? Google can't help that...

This was really neat.

The desktop part works in Firefox, but no sound.

We've reached the point where websites can *almost* do everything that apps can. There are still a few more advancements that need to happen, but we're damn close to being able to replace 95% of all mobile apps with a browser bookmarks on your phone's homescreen.
 
2013-05-28 09:13:39 PM  
It took less technology to put a man on the moon.  So glad we're putting our technological prowess to such good use.  Of course, if similar tech were designed by a Farker, it'd probably be designed give you a handie, or make a Lootie image dance.
 
2013-05-28 09:24:26 PM  
I have a skee-ball app for my iPhone. It's fun. Kinda.
 
2013-05-28 09:31:20 PM  

Priapetic: It took less technology to put a man on the moon.  So glad we're putting our technological prowess to such good use.  Of course, if similar tech were designed by a Farker, it'd probably be designed give you a handie, or make a Lootie image dance.


You may (or may not) want to look in to the "RealTouch" and the "ShockSpot".
 
2013-05-28 10:32:33 PM  
I don't see how this is getting anyone laid.

/skee-ball = spanish fly
 
2013-05-28 11:12:48 PM  

jonny_q: styckx: Nice one Google. The webpage doesn't even render correctly in Chrome

[i.imgur.com image 850x455]

It does for me... Do you have adblock or something else modifying the page? Google can't help that...

This was really neat.

The desktop part works in Firefox, but no sound.

We've reached the point where websites can *almost* do everything that apps can. There are still a few more advancements that need to happen, but we're damn close to being able to replace 95% of all mobile apps with a browser bookmarks on your phone's homescreen.


Nope. Disabled them all. Then I uninstalled Chrome and reinstalled it.. Then I disabled Nvidia Surround.. Sometimes it renders right, but then if I reload, it renders wrong.. It's strange.
 
2013-05-28 11:20:29 PM  
I tried.. slow and chunky and unplayable for me... I thought this media computer was decent enough... I guess not... also... the sensors in my phone all seem to be reversed from what the program was looking for.

every thing was fine until it got to the actual game.
 
2013-05-28 11:23:55 PM  
Ok fixed my render problem..
 
2013-05-28 11:49:21 PM  

styckx: Ok fixed my render problem..


What was it? You may have discovered a fairly obscure webgl bug or something like that.
 
2013-05-29 12:02:01 AM  
Worked fine here.

Note 2 and a Phenom 2 X4 955, 8GB RAM, SSD... and an old Radeon HD 4870 1GB.

//oneofthesethings.. isnt like the other
 
2013-05-29 12:09:31 AM  
I couldn't get it to work at all....

But since I never clicked on the link it's not surprising.
 
2013-05-29 12:15:05 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Well at least its safer then playing it on a boardwalk in Jersey...
[weirdflix.com image 500x200]


Came looking for that. You didn't disappoint.
 
2013-05-29 12:18:50 AM  
works on galaxy s2 running jellybean, and quad core amd laptop no problems.

But I used my jerking off arm, throwing to hard.
 
2013-05-29 12:22:54 AM  

jonny_q: styckx: Ok fixed my render problem..

What was it? You may have discovered a fairly obscure webgl bug or something like that.


Strangly enough it was a good old "sfc /scannow" run that fixed it.. It also fixed some issue I had with Windows 8 "Change PC Settings" screen not appearing..  I think Cccleaner farked up a bunch of shiat.
 
2013-05-29 12:24:35 AM  

styckx: jonny_q: styckx: Ok fixed my render problem..

What was it? You may have discovered a fairly obscure webgl bug or something like that.

Strangly enough it was a good old "sfc /scannow" run that fixed it.. It also fixed some issue I had with Windows 8 "Change PC Settings" screen not appearing..  I think Cccleaner farked up a bunch of shiat.


God damimt. I had to try it one more time.  It's still not fixed..

I wonder if this has anything to do w/ running triple monitors and some oddity w/ hardware accelerator off the Nvidia card..
 
2013-05-29 12:28:45 AM  
This did not work on my 5190 and pentium
 
2013-05-29 12:30:25 AM  
Triple monitors here, 2 on a Nvidia 450GTS and 1 on the built in AMD Radeon 3000HD.  Works fine here.
 
2013-05-29 12:51:59 AM  
I'm on a GTX 680 DVI/DVI/Displayport-DVI Adapter. So strange.. Sometimes it works right if I refresh a few times, then other times it will work right the first time then get all fubar if I refresh..

I closed down all my startup apps, disabled Avast,  closed MSI Afterburner etc etc etc... It's just Windows 8 and chrome...  I even shutdown two monitors and it was still doing it.. All extensions are disabled and it's a fresh copy of Chrome..
 
2013-05-29 12:52:09 AM  
Also worked on an old 3-core amd acer laptop w/ 4GB ram slow assed 500gb hard drive and onboard video.
 
2013-05-29 12:58:05 AM  
Fantastic. I can play it while I wait 25 minutes for a 2 minute YouTube video to load.
 
2013-05-29 02:07:01 AM  
I'm chalking it up to Windows 8, Nvidia, or a combination of both..

Another thing I noticed when I tried it out on Ubuntu, the whole antimation is supposed to be transparent. When the page first starts you see a grey background slide into place while the animation starts, and then the end the main logo is surrounded by a gray box, then the box fades to white at the end of the animation.

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-29 02:57:13 AM  
Some asshat will sue when they toss their phone through their monitor
 
2013-05-29 07:50:52 AM  
The Midway Arcade app on the iPad has had skeeball on it for a couple years now.  Also Spy Hunter, Gauntlet, Gauntlet 2, Wizards of Wor, Rampage, etc.  It's like being a kid in the 80s again.
 
2013-05-29 09:49:27 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: I have a skee-ball app for my iPhone. It's fun. Kinda.


I picked up Skee Ball 2 on the iphone when it was free for a day. It's pretty good. Has prizes to buy with the tickets. Well, pictures of prizes. Well worth the price I didn't pay for it.
 
2013-05-29 10:17:33 AM  
Fark Skee-Ball. I mean, it's sorta' fun and all, but I fixed way too many of those hunks of shiat in real life to really care.  I'd be content with never seeing another one as long as I live.
 
2013-05-29 11:31:28 AM  

jonny_q: styckx: Nice one Google. The webpage doesn't even render correctly in Chrome

[i.imgur.com image 850x455]

It does for me... Do you have adblock or something else modifying the page? Google can't help that...

This was really neat.

The desktop part works in Firefox, but no sound.

We've reached the point where websites can *almost* do everything that apps can. There are still a few more advancements that need to happen, but we're damn close to being able to replace 95% of all mobile apps with a browser bookmarks on your phone's homescreen.


The key is "almost".  I don't think we are ever going to reach a day when the browser can initiate native functionality like the camera on a mobile device, contacts/address book, or keychain stuff in iOS.
 
2013-05-29 11:08:24 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Bedstead Polisher: I have a skee-ball app for my iPhone. It's fun. Kinda.

I picked up Skee Ball 2 on the iphone when it was free for a day. It's pretty good. Has prizes to buy with the tickets. Well, pictures of prizes. Well worth the price I didn't pay for it.


That's the one I have. I must have got it on the free day too. I agree with your assessment of the game and prize situation.
 
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