The House of Hitstun

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 11:40 pm | Video

Hey Internet, you all need to do more fact checking before you post stuff. You could post that a dead gorilla got 15,000 write-in votes for president, but you’d be wrong. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a comedy news show, but they love to call out mainstream media and celebrities when they say something that’s false. We all need more of that, and it’s easier to watch when it’s funny.

Source: Last Week Tonight via YouTube Trending

Crappy Design

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 2:00 am | Image

/r/CrappyDesign is a blindingly colorful Subreddit that collects unfortunate design mistakes from all over the world. They’re the Engrish.com of half-baked engineering. Good old TwistedSifter recently did what I do with artists and made a post of the best/worst of the bunch.

Source: TwistedSifter via RSS feed, video of a stairway at University of California, San Francisco by Frank Farm via Luutamo on reddit

Pannenkoek2012

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:40 am | Video

Super Mario 64 arrived in North America twenty years ago today. I used to speedrun it badly. Pannenkoek2012 is still finding new ways to exploit game mechanics and collect stars with as few A button presses as possible. This involves accelerating to relativistic speeds to travel to parallel universes. On his second channel, he uses programming logic to explain cloning, health, enemy behavior, floating point arithmetic, and more.

Source: Pannenkoek2012 via YouTube related videos

My Life in Gaming – retroUSB’s AVS NES

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Video

The certified video nerds at My Life in Gaming got to review the retroUSB AVS, a new system that plays NES carts and accessories accurately in glorious 720p. I’m still playing my Famicom carts on a Power Joy, so I really want this.

Source: My Life in Gaming via the Backloggery

Core-A Gaming

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 2:22 am | Video

Core-A Gaming posts fun videos that make fighting game concepts easier to understand. The one I’ve posted here explains what makes a move too powerful by breaking down properties of hitboxes, frame data, and even hitstun.

Source: Core-A Gaming via YouTube subscription