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Games

Submission + - Wolfenstein 3-D turns 20! (pcmag.com)

Dr Herbert West writes: 20 years ago today, ID software released "Wolfenstein 3D", a remake of a classic Apple II game, "Return to Castle Wolfenstein". To celebrate, Bethesda Softworks on Wednesday released a free, browser-based version of the iconic first-person shooter, Wolfenstein 3D.
Users can pick which level they wish to play in the browser version, even the secret levels.

Google

Submission + - Google Gets Quake II Running In HTML5 (blogspot.com)

Dr Herbert West writes: A trio of Google engineers have ported id Software's gib-filled first-person shooter Quake II to browsers— you know, for kicks—as a way to show just what HTML5 compatible web browsers are capable of.
According to the developers, "We started with the existing Jake2 Java port of the Quake II engine, then used the Google Web Toolkit (along with WebGL, WebSockets, and a lot of refactoring) to cross-compile it into Javascript. "
Here's a link to the developer blog if you don't feel like heading over to Kotaku.

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