The 8-Bit Steve Show

The 8-Bit Steve Show

The 8-Bit Steve show explores video game world record topics in speed-running and high scores. The goal is to help causal or mid level gamers become more educated and interested in this area of gaming. There is a featured game each week that is reviewed and explored from a casual perspective and then a featured guest that is an expert on that game is interviewed for further exploration. The show is hosted by multi world record holder and video game educator 8-Bit Steve. The co-host of the show is TheRetroRunner who is a veteran of difficult video games in speed-running with times in Ghouls n Ghosts, Ninja Gaiden, and Megaman X. Together they provide a bridge into the elite gaming world while also having as much fun as possible. ... Show More

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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 ... Read more

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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 g... Read more

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On this episode we welcome a special guest host The Uncanny Sync. Sync is a multi world record holder and long time friend of 8-Bit Steve. We discuss differences in controllers as they relate to the speed-run world and our own personal preferences. 

Our featured game for this episode is Streets of Rage. 8-Bit Steve and Sync are former world record holders in Streets of Rage Co-op and they discuss their experiences and... Read more

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July 31, 2019 120 min

On this episode we discuss RNG (Random Number Generator) in video games. A term that is often used in speed running conversations and also among casual gamers. We discuss how it is applied in both a casual and elite environment. We also discuss how it is often misused. 

Our featured game for this episode is Actraiser for the SNES. We talk about our history with the game and what makes it a very unique play experience.... Read more

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On this episode we discuss differences in game ports, consoles, roms, and cartridges as they relate to video game world records. 8-bit Steve and The Retro Runner tell about their own experiences with these differences and how they affect the world records as a whole. 
 
 Our featured game for this episode is Cuphead. We discuss the emergence of retro style games that are being released in modern times and tell why this... Read more

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On this episode we discuss What a video game world record is. We go into detail about the different organizations that keep track of video game world records and some the history behind them. 

Our featured game for this episode is Friday the 13th on NES. We discuss the games reputation, its difficulty, and how reveal interesting facts about why this game was way ahead of it's time. 

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