The House of Hitstun

Neon FM

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 4:00 am | Game | Video

Tokyo Attack came to Matsuricon again and introduced me to Neon FM, a button-drumming music game with some neat features. If you fail a song, the game drops the difficulty level a little and lets you keep playing. The arcade, iOS, and Android versions all work about the same and even support online multiplayer matches between them. I want to try that sometime but the closest arcade with Neon FM is in the developer’s home town of Baltimore.

I thought Orange Lounge Radio had an interview with the developer, but the wiki had no mention of it. Maybe I've got it mixed up with the Kyle Ward interview in episode 596 where he talks about ReRave's arcade and mobile versions. I'm confused.

Source: Neon FM via Orange Lounge Radio episode 524 which I had to look up again on the OLR Wiki

Adam Ruins Everything

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 2:15 pm | Video

I love it when people quickly drop knowledge and debunk misconceptions with proper research, and we need it now more than ever. Here is Adam Conover, a comedian who can appear in any unfair situation and demolish it with cold hard facts whether you like it or not. This show started as a CollegeHumor series before getting a remake on Court TV or something.

Source: CollegeHumor via Jiko via Reddit?

Edit: CollegeHumor has better YouTube clips than truTV

Upside-down Compositions – pixivision

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 3:11 am | Image

When you see a picture with a person upside-down, reality might be broken somehow. Maybe the room is constructed upside-down. Maybe a character isn’t falling downwards for some reason. It’s probably just a reflection anyway. I unsubscribed from dozens of my RSS feeds until I could clear my 2,500-item RSS backlog. One of the survivors is pixivision, formerly pixiv Spotlight.

Illustrations where characters are upside-down or where the background is inverted are called upside-down compositions. There’s no doubt about the fact that you’re gonna be curious about these extraordinary compositions, and will wonder “what exactly is portrayed here?”. These compositions have a light, carefree feeling to them, and will make you want to float along with the characters in them.

This time we collected a number of upside-down compositions, that will make your head turn (or you can just flip your smartphone or PC screen!). Enjoy!

Yes, I'm spelling pixiv with a lowercase P now. And just like last time I posted a pixivision article (then called pixiv Spotlight), I'm presenting this image the way it appears in my RSS feed, or at least how it used to before the format changed a little bit. I have no idea what this illustration's title translates to. Click this image to go to the pixivision post.
DSmile – かがやーくきぼーーがーこのまーちーをー

Source: Upside-down Compositions via pixivision’s English RSS feed

Bill Wurtz – history of the entire world, i guess

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 11:50 pm | Video

Bill Wurtz followed up on his history of japan video with history of the entire world, i guess. It concisely covers the formation of the universe, the beginnings of life on Earth, and all of human civilization in a wonderful 20 minute acid trip.

So, um, I left the title of the video in all lowercase. Should I stop correcting names and titles to standard English capitalization? I might go undo all the capitalization changes I made, like the capital P I was using for “pixiv“. My username used to be a case-insensitive “hitstun”, like the fighting game term, but I tend to use “Hitstun” more now. I’ll do this when I’m not three weeks behind on Feedly I mean feedly.

Source: Bill Wurtz via Todd

Shuey’s Perfect Clear Study (Phase 2 – Sparta!)

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 1:11 am | Video

A clean matrix is a happy matrix. In multiplayer Tetris, if you can perfectly clear all the blocks from your screen, it sends your opponent half a screen of garbage. Tetris art guru Shuey shows us that it’s possible to perfect clear with your first ten tetriminos every time. With clever usage of twists, the hold piece, and strategy, you can do it too!

Source: Shuey via Hard Drop via King of Stackers’s Discord chat