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    Gamepad API and Xbox Controller on Mac

    The Mozilla MozVR team was demonstrating the open WebVR standard as well as A-Frame at GDC a few weeks ago and people were intrigued; some were surprised the web could handle VR, some probably just thought our VR line was smaller (it was by miles), and others saw...

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    Building a 3D MMO Using WebSockets

    Hi there! My name is Nick Janssen, creator of Ironbane, a 3D MMO that uses WebGL and WebSockets. With this article I would like to give you a better insight in MMO's and make you less afraid of the complexities involved in building one.

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    Replicating the DOOM Screen Melt with JavaScript and Canvas

    I love retro games almost as much as I love development and from time to time I find myself addicted to games I haven't played in 20 or more years. This weekend while loading up DOOM on my speedy 486/SX (a full 66mhz of speed!) I...

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    Making Sprite-based Games with Canvas

    The canvas element was introduced with HTML5 and provides an API for rendering on the web. The API is simple, but if you've never done graphics work before it might take some getting used to. It has great cross-browser support at this point, and...

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    Xbox Live Gamer API

    My sharpshooter status aside, I've always been surprised upset that Microsoft has never provided an API for the vast amount of information about users, the games they play, and statistics within the games. Namely, I'd like to publicly shame every n00b I've baptized with my...

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    Game Configuration with JSON

    The Scenario For the past month or so, I've been spending some time making web games using Node and Express. One thing I wanted to do was reduce reliance on content management via database, where the typical process is the following: Log into the site Validate that I have...

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    How Cobalt Calibur Uses Canvas to Display Sprite-Based Graphics

    Hi, I'm Thomas Hunter, creator of Cobalt Calibur, an HTML5 multiplayer game. I'm here to tell you about how I used the new HTML5 canvas API to provide visuals using sprite-based graphics. This is similar to how old game consoles such as the NES...