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Tool-Assisted Speedruns Out of Context

Posted on December 15th, 2021 by Hitstun

In only one week, @TASNoContext speedran becoming my new favorite Twitter account. TASVideos publisher EZGames69 posts short clips of old games freaking out when they receive frame-perfect sequences of gamepad input. Already, the tool-assisted madness has consumed Contra III, Sonic 2 and 3, Pokémon Yellow, UMK3, Donkey Kong 64, and dozens more. Source: @TASNoContext media […]

The 8-Bit Big Band

Posted on April 18th, 2021 by Hitstun

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

Posted on March 6th, 2021 by Hitstun

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 […]

Drop Rate – “Donut Land” by Hitstun

Posted on February 17th, 2021 by Hitstun

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

Posted on January 26th, 2021 by Hitstun

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 […]