The House of Hitstun

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 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


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

Wave – Meowvel vs Catcom

Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:23 pm | Image

Today I present the cast of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 as cats from Chi’s Sweet Home. I actually met Wave last weekend at Matsuricon, and she was showing off plenty more cat parodies.

Ultimate Meowvel vs Catcom 3
The original only had the vanilla Marvel vs Capcom 3 cast, then it got updated with the DLC characters and the new characters from Ultimate. The original was my wallpaper for a while in the dark ages before this blog.

Dear Catcom–err Capcom
After vanilla Marvel vs Capcom 3, Wave did another one with characters she wanted to see added to the game. That's why the Strider Hiryu, Frank West, Phoenix Wright, and Doctor Strange cats are here too.

Commission – More Meowvels

Hyper Catinel Force
I kinda want to make this my avatar now.

Source: Suzuran’s DeviantArt via Capcom Unity five years ago