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2016-03-15 2:25:35 PM  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2016-03-15 4:45:03 PM  
It looks like it will retain all of JavaScript's security flaws, because it's an add-on, but it's not clear how many more it will add.

Browser based video games should already be doable with webgl. Your computer has a dedicated processor farm to compute and display graphics.
 
2016-03-15 5:36:47 PM  
We've been able to play old NES games in a browser since like 1995.

But where's Nintendo.com's official Retro-tron?? They could make a billion dollars extra per year just in advertising by offering old school NES games for free in a browser.
 
2016-03-15 6:44:51 PM  
Browser games are going to tear down the walled garden of high-end gaming, said every year since 2008.
 
2016-03-15 6:46:04 PM  

doglover: We've been able to play old NES games in a browser since like 1995.

But where's Nintendo.com's official Retro-tron?? They could make a billion dollars extra per year just in advertising by offering old school NES games for free in a browser.


Because they need to sell the Wii U somehow.
 
2016-03-15 6:48:42 PM  
no
 
2016-03-15 6:51:21 PM  
Yeah, if it is anything like Assembly go fark yourself.
 
2016-03-15 8:21:14 PM  
They're cool when you can figure out which ones the IT guys like and haven't blocked.
 
2016-03-15 8:24:04 PM  

cretinbob: no


STDMan69: Yeah, if it is anything like Assembly go fark yourself.

 
2016-03-15 8:26:38 PM  
WebAssembly?  What could possibly go wrong?
 
2016-03-15 8:31:24 PM  

aerojockey: WebAssembly?  What could possibly go wrong?


Freakazoid?
 
2016-03-15 9:03:17 PM  
and announced also the availability of a WebAssembly port of Unity's Angry Bots sci-fi shooter, which can now be played on WA-enabled versions of ChromeFirefox and Microsoft Edge - with Apple's WebKit-based Safari browser soon to follow.

New technology to bring existing browser-based games to a web browser near you.
 
2016-03-15 9:11:34 PM  
Eh, I'm more drawn to these:


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Which yes look an awful lot like a diorama (one I'd buy the crap out of), but it just has this vibe to it that I absolutely love.
 
2016-03-16 2:46:19 AM  

Iczer: diorama


you misspelled skitters.
 
2016-03-16 1:18:29 PM  
It's always nice to see web based games that can shut off at a moment's notice and be lost forever. Wait, scratch that, reverse it.
 
2016-03-16 3:26:31 PM  
Didn't we just get rid of Java bytecode and now we want to replace it with WASM bytecode???

0100.NOPE
 0102.GTFO
 
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