I weren’t ready for popup books to be anime.
I watched this yesterday. What shocked me the most is that Mario 3 is clearly an amazing bit of programming, getting all that game out of the little old NES, even with a superior chip in the cartridge. Clearly they knew how to code. They came up with a pretty elegant system of sound effects coming in and overriding each other and such. Yet, they still messed up and had to put on some duct tape, and that is what ended up getting released.
It would be cool if instead of making the usual ROMHacks that totally remix the game, someone made some that simply fixed the game as is. Like, if the Internet existed in 1990, what patch would have Nintendo released for Mario 3 to fix it up? Just patch all the old games to remove glitches and softlocks, improve performance, etc. Not an HD remix, stay within the limitations of the NES, just fixes.
Someone found a way to hack McDonald’s automated menu to get free food.
Speaking of hot takes:
Guy hacked Super Hexagon to figure out how to get its palette and board orientation from memory while it’s running, and used that to make a cool light up keyboard effect
Ooooh, he did it with Ghidra. Nice.
A brief look into Mario Kart 64’s clever sprite design.
New one for today, adding it here instead of making a double post.