Flash Is Back

The old school online format has been overlooked in the excitement surrounding Web 2.0. Now it's making a powerful comeback

Newgrounds.com, the large Flash games and animation site that spawned Alien Hominid, has been accepting user-produced submissions since 1999. That it has been quietly spearheading for eight years what is only now being trumpeted about in the mainstream media is indicative of how overlooked the Flash games scene is. Flash games are, after all, easy to write off as derivative and scrappy, good for a minute's cheap entertainment and little more.

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