The House of Hitstun

Pentatonix – Daft Punk

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 12:08 am | Audio | Video

Pentatonix is here to remind you that there is no better musical instrument than the human voice. After running away with the Sing-Off, this seriously talented a cappella group won a Grammy with this jaw-dropping Daft Punk cover medley. Even their videos are top notch.

Source: Pentatonix YouTube via Nicole Starcher DeTray

Minion in the Museum

Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Video

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery had this Despicable Me minion balloon stuck on a high ceiling. When it finally came down, the security cameras caught footage of it wandering the museum like it had a mind of its own. Whenever I get a balloon, I add weight to it to get it to silently float around like an Air Swimmer. It’s a rare sight, and if you don’t expect it, you might think it’s a ghost!

Source: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery via WHDH via Google News

Spirited Play

Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 4:30 pm | Video

The local arcades here recently got some exposure in the Columbus Dispatch. 16-Bit started a movement, and now a bunch of new arcades are popping up around town. Once I get to play at all of them, I’ll rank them in a fighting game tier list right here.

When Benjamin Morgan pitched his idea for an arcade to investors, the particulars of his upscale game plan didn’t quite click. “Their response was: ‘So, you’re opening a Chuck E. Cheese?’?” said Morgan, 29. Not exactly. His Old North Arcade is an adults-only hangout north of Ohio State University stocked with 30 vintage titles and 20 craft-beer taps. The venue targets nerd-chic enthusiasts of both Missile Command and microbrews. Call it Arcade 2.0.

In other local news, Columbus Retro League’s Chris Bidwell is playing in the Nintendo World Championships 2015 in Los Angeles. Watch him beat down a bunch of YouTubers this Sunday.

Source: The Columbus Dispatch via Arcade Super Awesome, and Nintendo of America’s Twitter via Chris Bidwell

Alpharad – How to Play Villager 202

Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 4:07 pm | Video

YouTuber Alpharad has spent the past five months making hype highlight videos of online matches. He has finally finished his “How to Play Sm4sh 101” series with one last Villager video, showing off his absurd damage potential and mindgames.

Source: AlpharadTV via Shoryuken because YouTube subscription RSS feeds are still broken; music from BotanicSage

Dog Thinks Through A Problem

Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 1:23 am | Video

Sorry about the slow updates lately. I’ve got a new job, so I need a new schedule for stuff like blog posts and Instagib streams. I’m pretty sure I can make it fit if I bang my head on it enough.

Source: AFV Animals via TwistedSifter