Pixiv is basically the Japanese DeviantArt, full of talented artists I’d never have heard of otherwise. I picked up Udon’s Pixiv Almanac last year at PAX East and I craved more. I’m now subscribed to Pixiv Top Weekly – Top 50 which gives a good balance of quality and quantity. Other Pixiv feeds are available at PixivRss. If people like this post, I may do some more like this in the future.
You can click each image below to visit its posting on Pixiv. If you register an account there, you can download the full resolution image. Also, this is a good time to remind you that I write mouseover text for almost every image on this blog, which you can see whether you’re on my site or reading my RSS feed.
土曜日 by 嗨P
花咲エコロジカ by 鶴亀＠１日目Ｈ-45ｂ
オオカミずきん by 靈
大正一〇三年・軍艦島 by 浅野
E-can by ガしガし
Source: 「土曜日」/「嗨P」のイラスト [pixiv], 「花咲エコロジカ」/「鶴亀＠１日目Ｈ-45ｂ」のイラスト [pixiv], 「オオカミずきん」/「靈」のイラスト [pixiv], 「大正一〇三年・軍艦島」/「浅野」のイラスト [pixiv], and 「Ｅ缶」/「ガしガし」のイラスト [pixiv], mostly via Pixiv每周排行 – 前50
In May 2009, I started a weekly video game stream on Justin.tv. Justin.tv was just getting video game streams, but people also streamed videos and webcams and hosted communities with their own forums. It was great. Over the next couple years, they removed the communities and forums, shoved all the gaming streams into a buggy new site called Twitch, and left the rest of Justin.tv to rot in obscurity until it finally died today.
I still stream every Wednesday night at Instagib. It’s not 2009 Justin.tv but it’s the closest anybody has come since. We’ll miss you, Justin.tv.
Source: Goodbye from Justin.tv via Sweetielise’s stream title today, “RIP Justin.tv you had a good run!” Also Vs. Super Mario Bros. World 7-4 – YouTube, recorded May 2009 on my Justin.tv channel.
I like Instagib, but it’s a lot more difficult to get good stream highlights onto YouTube from there. This run of the 1985 Japanese-only Famicom game Challenger was so watchable and the chat was so random that I jumped through the technological hoops to get this posted for all.
Challenger is famous for its control scheme which is backwards compared to modern games. On the NES controller, you would press A to shoot and B to jump. I actually played this on a Power Joy by Trump Grand that I bought for $5 at CORGS-Con, but it has the A and B buttons reversed. It makes the Power Joy terrible for most games but perfect for Challenger.
The video below features Skype chat from myself, Jdetan, and Kinkaido, so of course it’s NSFW.
Source: Challenger with Commentary – YouTube, which is edited from an .flv archive of my Instagib stream (Instagib.tv deletes archives after 24 hours), uploaded to YouTube, downloaded from YouTube as an .mp4, and finally edited in Pinnacle Studio 14 like my other videos. I really need to find a better way to do this. Also, the camera on my phone.