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After playing Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch for a few hours, I found myself sleepy eyed and yawning. After putting my Switch back in its dock, I started browsing Twitter mindlessly until I stumbled upon something interesting…

A software developer I follow on Twitter had connected the Nintendo Switch Joycon controller to his laptop.

The replies to the tweet were filled with developers talking about how they got the controller working on their website with the “Gamepad API”.

The Gamepad API is something I’ve heard of before but never took the time to investigate. The concept of developing HTML5 games with support for major console controllers seems like a big oversight for a majority of software developers. …

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