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December 18, 2009 6:15 PM   Subscribe

Browser-based Pong. Stupid Javascript tricks!
posted by askmeaboutLOOM (30 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
This became considerably more fun and less bewildering once I realized that I was only controlling the one on the right.
posted by ibmcginty at 6:28 PM on December 18, 2009


Color me impressed. Also, do the sound effects remind anyone of the pong clone in the later Commander Keen games?
posted by griphus at 6:33 PM on December 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


That was much cooler than I expected it to be.
posted by shadow vector at 6:35 PM on December 18, 2009


I lolled. And I'm glad that HTML5 audio is making a showing.
posted by DU at 6:41 PM on December 18, 2009


To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle
To the paddle the paddle the side to the side
To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle
Pong
Ball in the machine
posted by any major dude at 6:42 PM on December 18, 2009


Win.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:49 PM on December 18, 2009


Much easier after I closed my opponent's window.
posted by bDiddy at 6:53 PM on December 18, 2009 [4 favorites]


Boy, that doesn't work well on Win7-style desktop -- the snap-to-edges screws it right up.
posted by Malor at 6:56 PM on December 18, 2009


Very cool.
posted by OmieWise at 6:59 PM on December 18, 2009


Ah! Finally got it to work on Chrome.
posted by maudlin at 7:11 PM on December 18, 2009


Malor: Worked for me.
posted by !Jim at 7:13 PM on December 18, 2009


Hmm. No love on a Mac. In either Safari or Firefox. Opposite of Win.
posted by JeffK at 7:20 PM on December 18, 2009


Had trouble on the Mac - really slow response to movements. *sigh Guess I don't get to play today.
posted by garnetgirl at 7:24 PM on December 18, 2009


Works great my Mac. Firefox 3.5.6 and that.
posted by setanor at 7:25 PM on December 18, 2009


That's freakin awesome. Very clever :)
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:26 PM on December 18, 2009


This is one of those things that I never knew I needed until I found out it existed.
posted by lekvar at 7:51 PM on December 18, 2009


I tried to cheat by closing the computer's window. Didn't work.
posted by null terminated at 8:09 PM on December 18, 2009


Brilliant.
posted by zardoz at 8:27 PM on December 18, 2009


Yeah. It shits the bed on Mac.
posted by brundlefly at 9:10 PM on December 18, 2009


No vid for me in Firefox, just noise. In my mind I interpret all of the beeps and boops as the sound of pure WIN.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:20 PM on December 18, 2009


Mac. But using Opera.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:58 PM on December 18, 2009


my paddle won't move. Vista + Firefox 3.5.6
posted by Bonzai at 11:05 PM on December 18, 2009


try pausing (space) then clicking on your paddle, then unpausing.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:09 PM on December 18, 2009


That was the first thing I thought of. No dice.

Fuck Pong. I never did like that game anyway.

(and those grapes are probably sour anyway.)
posted by Bonzai at 11:35 PM on December 18, 2009


Works fine in Safari 4.03 on my Mac. I've spent way too much time playing this today.
posted by ferdinandcc at 4:39 AM on December 19, 2009


The next time the idiot web-dev at work complains about Firefox not "supporting" his page layout I'm pulling this out.
posted by odinsdream at 8:14 AM on December 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yeah, had no problem on the Mac here either - Safari 4.0.4 on 10.6.2
posted by kcds at 7:39 PM on December 19, 2009


Worked fine on my mac once I enabled popups (firefox). You can also cheat by resizing your own paddle.
posted by chairface at 8:18 PM on December 19, 2009


If you've unticked all the stuff under Options -> Content -> Javascript -> Advanced in Firefox then it won't work.
posted by robertc at 1:22 PM on December 20, 2009


Much more fun than I expected. Thanks.
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