The House of Hitstun

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

Kodi

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

Retromania!!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 10:00 pm | Video

Two weeks ago, Columbus Retro League put on an excellent pro wrestling-themed event. More than just a tournament, this show had all the promos, interviews, and hype you’d expect from a Pay Per View. About two hours in, I defended my CRL Season 2 #1 ranking in Fire Pro Wrestling D and WWF Royal Rumble, both on Dreamcast. Check it out while you’re binge-watching speedruns from Summer Games Done Quick.

Source: YouTube via Chris Bidwell

Stupjam

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at 3:20 am | Image

I found Stupjam on the leaderboards for Yumi’s Odd Odyssey/Sayonara Umihara Kawase on the 3DS. Stupjam has since moved on to other Nintendo stuff, taking runner up in the Splatoon Art Contest, and is now accepting commissions. Since this artist is on Tumblr, I’m trying out Tumblr’s oEmbed code. Hopefully it works for everyone. (Update: It doesn’t work in Feedly, but I can try adding Tumblr’s own embed code manually next time.)

http://stupjam.tumblr.com/post/120224454513/the-tournament

http://stupjam.tumblr.com/post/115242046684/mfw-nintendo-direct

http://stupjam.tumblr.com/post/99437909775/i-wont-miss-him-at-all

http://stupjam.tumblr.com/post/98788288043/the-bowz

http://stupjam.tumblr.com/post/83243519326/europe-and-oceania-april-24th

Source: Stuplr via Yumi’s Odd Odyssey leaderboards (records) and his comment on my video