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February 11, 2021 53 min

In this episode we talk about our partnership with RGLTV (Retro Gaming Live TV). The podcast will now be livestreamed in its entirety on the RGLTV twitch page.  Listen to hear all about the new paring and formatting. 


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January 20, 2021 88 min

In this extended episode, we hang out with friend Lickarcade. We take a look back at the awesome event that Lickython was, a charity marathon involving several other runners and streamers including ourselves, Slackanater, RetrophileTV, Inubito, ChucklesW73 and more that took place at his home arcade. We discuss the blast of a time, the good, the weird, and everything in between during the event. It is a seriously fun conversation.

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December 29, 2020 113 min

This episode we take a look at NES hardware and the finely tuned customized NES controllers being produced by individuals looking to take controller precision to the next level. Our guest is CHX42, holder of several world records in Metroid for the NES. He also customizes and tunes NES controllers. We discuss our experiences with controllers like these, why they are important, and all things Metroid.

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October 31, 2020 59 min

We sit down and chat with your friend VeeGeeA. We talk about 8-bit Steve and VeeGeea's recent co-op pairing,  the history of VeeGeea and Maximum Carnage, and Steve and VeeGeea both get a new catch phrase. 

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We break down routing in this episode. While routing is an expansive topic we do our best to give insight and our own personal experiences. We interviewed the legendary high score expert Tom Votava.  We talk with Tom about his historic records and also delve into his own experiences with routing games, specifically the dreaded Adventures of Bayou Billy.


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September 30, 2020 125 min

This episode's topic is muscle memory. We discuss the amazing things that muscle memory allows runners to do, how it can be developed, and how it allows runners to achieve nearly impossible feats.

Our guest this episode is Slackanater, world record holder of Jaws and Kung Fu on NES. We pal around quite a bit, discuss his very unique, fun, and interactive stream layout, as well as his inspiring approach to learning, teaching, and...

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This episode's topic is death abuse. We talk about all the ways a player can use death to their advantage, as a resource for speed, and to wrong warp.

Our guest this episode is LRock617, who has a prolific speedrun history in many arcade titles. We talk about the nuances of running arcade games, the different ways you can run them, and the merits and particulars of different categories. Occasionally, we laugh.


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August 6, 2020 64 min

We sit down with one of the founders of the Long Island Retro Game Expo. We talk about the pandemic and the creation of UPLINK a revolutionary new way to experience a video game convention. We also talk video games and share some stories from our past. 

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Our very first podcast guest is back on the cast for our very first extended episode. We catch up with PGHGuitary guy and talk Friday the 13th, Super Mario Bros, and WWF Wrestlemania. We also discuss some old stories and memories from our childhood.


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This episode's topic is frame rule. We attempt to dissect this dense, often misunderstood topic as it pertains to games like Super Mario Bros and Castlevania.

Our guest this episode is Kosmic, world record holder of one of the most competitive and optimized games in retro speedrunning, Super Mario Bros. We further discuss the topic of frame rule with him and pick his brain on the ridiculously precise inputs and tricks that made ...

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This is a short episode that looks back on our first year in the podcast arena. We talk about some of our favorite guests and which guests we would really like to have the podcast in the future. We also announce all of the new changes to the podcast that are coming this season which include, a new name, new intro, new outro, and a new monthly segment. There may be a surprise at the end. 

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The episode's topic is quick  kills. We attempt to clarify this broad topic that is widely used and how it relates to games like Ninja Gaiden.

Speaking of Ninja Gaiden, our guest this episode needs no introduction to the retro game community ...:Drum roll:...

The ninja cowboy ARCUS himself joins us! We discuss his speedrunning roots, questions that he is frequently asked, and his favorite non Ninja Gaiden moments throughout his c...

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The speed-run topic for this game is Item Manipulation. We discuss what item manipulation is and how its applied in speedrunning. We also discuss our experiences with using this technique and well known games that use it.

Our featured game for this episode is Super Ghouls N Ghost on the SNES. We talk about our history with the game and how Ian started with this game in his early days as a runner. We also discuss the NES version and...

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The speed-run topic for this game is Button Mashing. We talk about our own experiences, the dangers of mashing fast, and the tools you can use to improve your abilities. We also talk about the legacy of pressing the the buttons fast and how its shaped the stigma of current world records.

Our featured game for this episode is Contra on the NES. What really needs to be said about this game? Its in the top 10 of almost any list you ca...

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The speed-run topic for this game is Frame Perfect. We discuss the different types of possible interpretations of this term reveal our own definitions. We also discuss our history with games that have frame perfect tricks and explain how those tricks are achieved by speedrunners. 


Our featured game for this episode is Castlevania 1 on the NES We discuss its roots in our childhoods and what we think makes this game great. We also dis...

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The topic for this episode is Tool Assissted Speedruns. We discuss the importance of this area as it helped to grow the speedrunning community and its current effect on the landscape.  You can find out more about TAS at http://tasvideos.org/

Our featured game for this episode is Skyblazer on the SNES. Steve and Ian both believe this to a hidden gem on the system in every sense of the word and we discuss all the great aspects of the ...

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January 15, 2020 114 min

The topic for this episode is Zips & Skips. We discuss the different types of Zips and skips along with other methods and terminology inside the speed-run community. Ian and Steve pull from their own experiences and knowledge and we find out just how broad the term "skip" is. 

Our featured game for this episode is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES. We discuss our thoughts on the game when it was released, tell som...

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On this episode we discuss Twin Galaxies, its history, and 8-Bit Steve's personal thoughts and experiences with the website. 

Our featured game for this episode is Splatterhosue on Arcade. We discuss how bizzare this game is, the similarities between the main character and Jason Voorhees, plus plenty more interesting topics.

The featured guest for this episode is the legendary Zallard1. Zallard1 plays punchout games with a blindf...

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On this episode we discuss speed run marathons and how they have shaped and affected speed running, We discuss the formula and format that is used by most marathons and what we both like and dislike about that formatting. 

Our featured game for this episode is Ninja Gaiden on the Sega Master System. Me and Ian both believe this is one of the best games on the console or at least from the ones we have played. We delve deep into the c...

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September 25, 2019 115 min

On this episode we discuss the term lag as it relates to speed-running and video gaming in general.  Steve and Ian discuss their own personal experiences with lag in the games they have run and also delve into the giant lag problem with River City Ransom co-op. 

Our featured game for this episode is River City Ransom on the NES. Steve talks about his personal experiences with the game and Ian breaks down some of the games issues and...

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