The House of Hitstun

The 8-Bit Big Band

Sunday, April 18th, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Audio | Video

The 8-Bit Big Band plays memorable video game tunes arranged for their incredible New York orchestra from the Before Times. I’m really vibing to this, so it’s a natural fit for this blog’s music pantheon.

Source: The 8-Bit Big Band and YouTube and Bandcamp via andyTHPS Community Tournament #2

Laoshu – Foreign Language Roadrunning

Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at 10:10 pm | Video

Yesterday, we lost a local legend. Moses “Laoshu” McCormick was a giant among polyglots, having developed his own Foreign Language Roadrunning method to practice and speak dozens of languages. He recently became internet famous for finding foreigners and surprising them with conversations in their native languages. I’m fortunate to have met Moses and Marcell at our local fighting game meetups and Asian Festivals, and I’m glad Moses could pass on his knowledge through his online courses.

Source: Laoshu505000 and Foreign Language Running

Drop Rate – “Donut Land” by Hitstun

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 7:00 pm | Video

Drop Rate has this super nice dude who plays Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 custom parks and some indie games. He has a knack for finding cool stuff, and he found my PS4 park, Donut Land! Um…I think I broke him. Sorry.

Source: Drop Rate via YouTube searches for THPS 1+2 parks

Magnetro – Marvel vs Capcom 2 – Ataraxia Combo Video

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 11:54 pm | Video

We’ve seen tool-assisted Marvel before, but Ataraxia takes it to new heights with camera hacks so we can see some previously offscreen setups. Combo scientists like Magnetro treat MvC2 like a puzzle game where they can create a bouncing Colossus, interruptable Ruby Heart supers, and Dhalsim’s rapid-fire turban attack. Leave it to Magnetro to put out a five minute video that takes a 38 minute video to explain.

Source: Magnetro via YouTube subscription

Bill Wurtz – here comes the sun

Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 11:59 pm | Video

We made it through 2020! Better times await! Bill Wurtz disappeared for a year, and as it turns out, he spent the year learning Blender. This glorious 3D acid trip is just what we need. I love this style and I want to make a game that looks like this someday. I’m getting back into creative stuff, too. See you soon!

Source: Bill Wurtz via YouTube recommendations