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Emscripten and New Javascript Engine Bring Unreal Engine To Firefox 124 124

MojoKid writes "There's no doubt that gaming on the Web has improved dramatically in recent years, but Mozilla believes it has developed new technology that will deliver a big leap in what browser-based gaming can become. The company developed a highly-optimized version of Javascript that's designed to 'supercharge' a game's code to deliver near-native performance. And now that innovation has enabled Mozilla to bring Epic's Unreal Engine 3 to the browser. As a sort of proof of concept, Mozilla debuted this BananaBread game demo that was built using WebGL, Emscripten, and the new JavaScript version called 'asm.js.' Mozilla says that it's working with the likes of EA, Disney, and ZeptoLab to optimize games for the mobile Web, as well." Emscripten was previously used to port Doom to the browser.

Comment: useless until we can increase brain capacity (Score 1) 78 78

having lots of "maybe useful, but not entirely necessary" inputs will only take up valuable brain matter, that's why these haven't evolved in the first place(even though we might need some of these more in our modern society than 10 thousand years ago, I don't think it's very significant).

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves. -- Lazarus Long