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HTML5 gaming on webOS

by Robert Werlinger Fri, 28 May 2010 6:35 pm EDT

We've recently seen NBC and Vimeo make their content available using HTML5, and we're beginning some great demonstrations that showcase what's possible with burgeoning set of technologies that make up the standard.  Engadget has put together something of a roundup of some of the more cutting edge stuff that's floating around on the 'net, and one that really caught our eye was Akihabara. Akihabara is a collection of 5 open-source games that aim to emulate the 8 and 16-bit games of old (think Super Nintendo) that all utilize a small subset of HTLM5 to get them up in running in most modern web browsers.  All of the games here are playable through the browser in webOS, and they run great, though the user-configurable keyboard controls are somewhat difficult to get used to on the Pre.