Google will no longer index Adobe Flash

Already removed from major browsers, Adobe Flash now suffers the second death of being forgotten. Google will soon deindex Flash from its search results. Goodbye, Flash, writes Google engineering manager Dong-Hwi Lee. I still remember my son playing endless number of Flash games until my wife yelled at him. It's time to go to bed, […]

Adobe to (finally) pull plug on Flash, for real this time

Farewell, Flash. Adobe's once-dominant multimedia format that powered so many restaurant websites and early interactive web games will be mothballed at the end of 2020, the software company said Tuesday.

FedEx still begging suckers to install Flash for online print orders

Yesterday I went to FedEx.com to order some printed fliers from my desktop. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. Along with other idiots committed to proprietary Flash UI, FedEx is one of the last holdouts who won't let customers give them money unless they install Flash. So VistaPrint got my business.

For two years, criminals stole sensitive information using malware hidden in individual pixels of ad banners

Eset's report on Stegano, a newly discovered exploit kit, reveals an insanely clever, paranoid, and devastatingly effective technique used by criminals to infect their victims' computers by hiding malicious code in plain sight on websites that accepted their innocuous-seeming banner ads.

Google to kill Flash by default in Chrome.

Commanding two thirds or so of the browser market, Google's decision to turn off Adobe Flash by default in Chrome before 2017 seems like the end of an era that's always said to be ending. Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player, by changing […]

Google Chrome to avoid using Flash

Google Chrome will soon be preferring to use other video playback methods, and will be asking users if they want to enable Flash when no other options are available. They will turn it on by default for YouTube, cause you know. Via the BBC: In a message posted on a Chromium-dev discussion forum, Anthony Laforge, […]

Why won't major websites stop using Flash?

Flash: a bloated, unstable, battery-slurping fountain of security problems to wrap video in. So why do so many big sites still require it? Jared Newman reports on the agonizingly slow decline of obsolete technology. Most of the proprietors of Flash-reliant websites I contacted didn't want to talk at all. HBO, NBC, CBS, Zynga, King, Showtime, […]

Even Strong Bad and Homestar Runner concede that Flash is dead

Fifteen years after the Flash animation web stars first graced our screens, even Strong Bad and Homestar Runner are ready to throw the shroud over Flash.

Death of Adobe Flash eagerly anticipated

After more problems with the plugin, Firefox temporarily blocked it, a Facebook executive requested a sunset plan, and web advocates just want the proprietary, closed-source, notoriously unstable platform dead. But not everyone's happy…

Sugar Cube: a platformer with a refreshingly novel mechanic

Another great game review from Greg Costikyan and his Play This Thing! blog: this time, it's the 2010 IGF China Best Game winner Sugar Cube, a platformer with a novel and ingenious (and addictive!) mechanic: At various points on the level are hidden items — often platforms — that are revealed, and switch "on," only […]

Snowball: excellent and addictive Flash pinball

Snowball is Pixeljam's Flash take on a computer pinball game, and it's an incredibly fun table. I intended to play for a few minutes to try it out and got sucked in for an hour. Snowball is simultaneously very true to the spirit of physical pinball while managing to deliver a board and several mechanics […]

Ancient Greek punishments: the 8-bit Flashgame edition

"Let's Play: Ancient Greek Punishment" is a series of 8-bit Flash games based on the punishments visited by the gods on various naughty ancient Greeks: Sisyphus, Tantalus, Prometheus, Danaids and Zeno. There's something particularly awfully wonderful about rapidly pressing the G and H keys to writhe in agony and dislodge the eagle that is devouring […]

Web HTML5 version of Bastion hits Chrome web store

Bastion, the popular action RPG noted for its fantastic art and narration, is now available to play in-browser through the Chrome web store. It's built as a HTML5 app with the Native Client SDK, so Flash is not required—even if a browser that automatically installs it is.

One-second film festival

Montblanc held a one-second film competition. The videos are really very good, even if they're embedded in a genuinely obnoxious Flash blob that superimposes a watch-face over them. Better to watch the Vimeo version. Montblanc – The beauty of a second challenge (via This is Colossal)

Flash in the pan

Adobe is finally giving up on Flash in mobile browsers, according to Jason Perlow at ZDNet.

Glitch: dreamlike whimsy and play in a MMO

Ars Technica has an in-depth review of Glitch, the whimsical, free-to-play game from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield (we've written about Glitch here before) and his new company, Tiny Speck. Glitch uses whimsical, cooperative tasks to produce fun and delight, rather than combat: Tuning the quests and interactions to provide the right level of difficulty and […]

Megamash: retro Flash game requires you to mash up vintage genres to win

Play This Thing reviews Megamash, a weird chimeric Flash game that combines several kinds of play and requires players to figure out how to use the mechanics of each genre to solve puzzles: At first, it seems like a simple platformer in which you play a bunny collecting carrots and avoiding enemies. But half-way through […]

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