The House of Hitstun

Girls and Space!! – pixiv Spotlight

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 1:20 am | Image

These girls should be very dead. If I could survive without heat, air, atmospheric pressure, and radiation protection, then I’d wish I could float around in space too. Maybe they can do it because it’s cool, or maybe they’re robots? Pixiv Spotlight posts twice a day in English, and this one’s about girls in space.

In a far off place not yet known to us… the cosmos!! Humans have long before wanted to travel through the universe… a very romantic idea! Ever looked up at the sky and just wondered about the Milky Way? Today’s Spotlight is about the fantastically magical cosmos… with girls! Mysterious and awesome, all at the same time. Check them out.

I wondered how I should reblog a Pixiv Spotlight. For now, I'll copy the behavior of Pixiv Spotlight's RSS feed, with one image that you can click to get to their full post. I hope this is OK. I mean, technically I should be spelling pixiv with a lowercase p and Nanahime as NaNa_HI_ME.
Nanahime – Yume no Hoshi

Source: Girls and Space!! via Pixiv Spotlight‘s English RSS feed

My New Gaming PC

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 5:20 am | Image

I built a new $900 gaming PC, so I’m showing it off. It’s a Core i5-6500 with a Radeon R9 380 in an Enermax Ostrog GT case. My friends convinced me to get a Samsung 850 Evo which makes Windows 10 super fast. I haven’t found anything that can push this to its limits, but it runs all my games great. I wrote a lot more about this rig over on PCPartPicker.

Here's what my desk looks like. There's a Dualshock 4, a Das Keyboard Ultimate S (with unlabeled keys!), and an old Logitech G5 mouse I should replace soon.

The side panel window is tinted, so you can't seen inside the computer very well until I remove the side panel. I kept the red/black color scheme inside the machine where I could. The Enermax case made it very easy to fit everything in with tidy wiring.

There's a TV on my dresser, but it's only ever used as a second monitor. You can also see my stack of consoles connected to my video capture rig.

The monitors seem far apart, but from where I sit at my desk, it makes sense. Gamepad games work well on the TV, and I run keyboard-and-mouse games on the main desktop monitor. Read more on “My New Gaming PC” »

Japanese TV Commercials Best Of 2015

Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 1:00 am | Video

Anime Hell brought the pain to Ohayocon again this weekend and, like I promised, I took notes. Most of their Japanese TV commercials this year came from the same source: JPCMHD’s Very Best of 2015 compilation. Just put this on in front of a room full of friends and soak it in.

Source: YouTube via Anime Hell

TASBot Plays Brain Age

Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 12:48 am | Video

Awesome Games Done Quick is known for its highly skilled human players, but TASBot’s tool-assisted runs stole the show today. In Brain Age, TASBot draws pictures and text that are somehow interpreted as numbers. It’s like Ryuto’s famous Brain Age TAS, but with a live audience?

Source: YouTube via Games Done Quick

Control Config Menus

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 3:40 am | Game | Image

I’ve been updating my VOGJAM game Skeleton Hunter with new features like custom button mapping. PC games need this because players might have foreign keyboards, nonstandard gamepads, or disabilites that make the default controls unusable. Mine works like the PC version of Skullgirls where every action has both a keyboard key and a gamepad button, and you can assign them one by one or all at once. Please try it and tell me if the menus work the way you expect them to.

I thought about embedding the game here instead of this image, but I don't want random menu sounds to trigger when you're scrolling around the page. Click this to open Skeleton Hunter v1.02, which has this options menu.

Source: my game Skeleton Hunter v1.02 reusing code from my Control Config Demo