The House of Hitstun

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

THPS 1+2 Donut Land

Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 12:00 am | Video

For the past two months, I’ve put an unhealthy amount of time on my PS4 building my Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 park, Donut Land. It’s a city with the size of a normal THPS2 level, filled to the brim with ramps, combos, tunnels, transfers, and giant gaps. It’s in the community’s hands now, so I’m curious to see what lines and remixes they come up with.

Source: myself, music from Savaged Regime’s Xeno Crisis soundtrack

Tenacious D – Time Warp

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 8:46 pm | Audio | Video

Hi, y’all; I’m back! Between rounds of THPS 1+2, Tenacious D rallied the troops and recorded a cover of a classic Rocky Horror Picture Show song to get people to vote. I’ve already voted, and if you’re in the US, the whole world really needs you to vote, too. Don’t let anything stop you. This country needs a jump to the left and not a step to the right.

Source: Tenacious D via Metal Hammer via looking up an Alestorm song via Alestorm’s cover of Dizzee Rascal

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Grant Kirkhope – Donkey Kong 64 Soundtrack

Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 11:31 am | Audio

30-Day Video Game Music Challenge (Bonus Stage)
Day 31: All 30 prompts with one game
From Donkey Kong 64 (N64, 1999)

Jiko points out that DK64 has a song for everything on this list. That’s a lot of music! DK64 is fun to play and fun to break.

1: Title screen music: Main Menu
2: Opening level music: DK’s Treehouse
3: 8-Bit music: Donkey Kong
4: Music from a console exclusive series: Hideout Helm
5: Hub world or overworld music: DK Isle
6: Music that makes you feel relaxed: Crystal Caves
7: Music from an indie game?: Mine Cart Carnage
8: Music from a shooter (first or third person): Angry Aztec Underground
9: Music from a licensed game: uh…the N64 Logo?
10: RPG battle music: Dogadon
11: Puzzle game music: Frantic Factory R&D
12: Music that makes you sad: Wrinkly Kong
13: Music you like from a game you don’t like: Bonus Barrel
14: Music featuring vocals: DK Rap
15: Boss battle music: King Kut-Out
16: 16-Bit music: Jungle Japes
17: Music you never get tired of: Enguarde
18: Music in a game released the year you were born: off by 1 but Jetpac
19: Cover of music by a different artist: Jungle Japes Underground
20: Music from a racing game: Frantic Factory Car Race
21: Music you associate with frustration: Angry Aztec Race
22: Town/village music: Fungi Forest Day
23: Underrated music: Mad Maze Maul
24: Music you constantly have stuck in your head: Snide’s HQ
25: Music that gets you pumped: Rocket Barrel Blast
26: Music you like from a game you haven’t played: Monkey Smash
27: Music from a handheld game: uh…Mini Monkey?
28: Music that makes you nostalgic: Pause Menu
29: Final boss music: K. Rool Duel
30: Credits music: Staff Credits

Source: YouTube, challenge by OverClocked ReMix I think?, via NintendoCapriSun

Jun Ishikawa – Staff Roll (Milky Way Wishes)

Sunday, August 16th, 2020 at 11:30 am | Audio | Video

30-Day Video Game Music Challenge (Super Hard Mode)
Day 30: Credits music
From Kirby Super Star (SNES, 1996)

Our journey around the gaming universe has come back home. I had fun with this one-game-per-system restriction, and I hope some of you liked my picks. Maybe I’ve inspired someone else to try it? Please use “Super Hard Mode” in your titles if you take my challenge. I’ll be watching…

YouTube playlist
All picks with descriptions
Google Sheets including alternate picks

Source: YouTube, challenge by OverClocked ReMix I think?, via NintendoCapriSun