The House of Hitstun

Koji Igarashi’s Super Mario Maker levels

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at 2:00 am | Video

Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi has been spending the past couple weeks distracted by the same thing I’m playing: Super Mario Maker. Polygon asked him to make a level and we got to see how he messes with the player’s expectations. This level isn’t open to the public, but IGA has been hard at work uploading even more creative levels for all to play. He’s working on a faithful recreation of Rondo of Blood with creative use of stacked enemies.

Source: Polygon via a DuckDuckGo search after playing Castlevania Rondo of Blood Stage 1 with bugfixes suggested after playing Waffledog’s level Monty Max: Fury Rainbow Road

AndyTHPS’s Shipyard Style Line

Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at 12:34 am | Video

In 2003, I had just started making levels for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 when the legendary AndyTHPS unleashed this Shipyard line on the Internet. This changed my life. It didn’t only motivate me to buy a capture device and start recording my own videos. This video also introduced me to Dillinger Escape Plan and started my descent into math-metal insanity. I was hooked for years.

Source: AndyTHPS via the tXo‘s old web site

Mortal Kombat Arcade With NBA Jam Sound

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 3:00 am | Video

What happens if you swap out Mortal Kombat’s sound board for one from NBA Jam? YourMKArcadeSource had some extra Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam boards and gave it a shot. As it turns out, you get a totally playable Mortal Kombat with a confused announcer that loves to say “Nuggets!”

Source: YourMKArcadeSource via Nathan Phillips and Now You’re Playing With Podcast

Marty Friedman and AKB48 – Death Panda Death

Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 11:00 pm | Audio | Video

Japan will make anything cute. To make metal cute, ex-Megadeth lead guitarist Marty Friedman brought in pop idol group AKB48 to create Death Panda. Friedman loves J-pop’s complicated song structures and how bands like Babymetal apply them to metal.

Source: YouTube via the Lost Gamers Japanese metal panel at Matsuricon


Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 1:20 am | Image

Kodi, or XBMC, is flexible open-source software for streaming media players. It has dozens of add-ons for playing video from lots of places on the Internet, right on your TV. At the fair today, I saw a couple shady vendors selling little Android boxes with Kodi for hundreds of dollars. If you really want to save money, just buy a cheap Amazon Fire TV stick and do it yourself. It’s not that hard.

Finally, XKCD makes an indirect apperance on the House of Hitstun. Randall Munroe also answers lots of hypothetical "What If?" questions online and offline. I've linked to this video in the "Source" section at the bottom of this post.

Source: Found on an original Xbox and an Amazon Fire TV, also screenshot of my Amazon Fire TV playing Randall Munroe’s TED Talk