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Ep 37: My Dude: The Story of the Dragon Warrior

5/18/2018
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In this very special episode, Kai, Stephen, and their friends reenact the entirety of the Dragon Warrior game, complete with music, sound effects, and a double serving of fun. Show notes for this episode are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/37 Be sure and go there to sign up for our email newsletter in order to get your FREE download of the Dragon Warrior remixes by the TechnoFunkBoy, available next week. Our patrons will get that album within the next few days at ANY level of support....

Duration:00:38:09

Ep 36: Randomizer with mcgrew (Dragon Warrior / Dragon Quest)

5/11/2018
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Talking about the Dragon Warrior Randomizer again, this time with the developer himself, mcgrew! Our show notes are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/36 Sign up for our newsletter or Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/technofunkboy) to get our upcoming Dragon Warrior EP!!

Duration:01:01:15

Ep 35: Randomizer with Sparkover (Dragon Warrior / Dragon Quest)

5/4/2018
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We chat with Sparkover about the Dragon Warrior Randomizer, communities on Twitch, Discord, and at events, and more. Check out our show notes page at http://www.technofunkboy.com/35 As a reminder, we're only a couple of weeks away from giving away new music, so join our Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/technofunkboy) or our newsletter to get the music when it is released!

Duration:00:56:43

Ep 34: Speedrunning with Ouijawii (Dragon Warrior / Dragon Quest)

4/27/2018
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Just a few days ago, Ouijawii took the Dragon Warrior any% world record at 24:41, a record that only two years ago was at over 5 hours in length. We chat about what makes this incredible run possible. Please check out our show notes page at http://www.technofunkboy.com/34 Visit our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/technofunkboy

Duration:01:08:22

Ep 33: Not Gonna Narrate Every Slime I Fight (Dragon Warrior / Dragon Quest)

4/20/2018
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In our longest episode title yet, both Kai and Stephen are ill and plan to stop the episode early but do not. Instead they play Dragon Warrior while talking about the Nintendo Power giveaway and level grinding in general. Shows notes at http://www.technofunkboy.com/33

Duration:00:59:28

Sp 1: Billy Mitchell and Donkey Kong

4/17/2018
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Billy Mitchell's scores and records have been removed from Twin Galaxies' database, and so Kai discusses some of the issues involved and his general reaction to it. The dispute decision from Twin Galaxies: https://www.twingalaxies.com/feed_details.php/1047/billy-mitchells-donkey-kong-and-all-other-records-removed Billy's response: http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/04/16/billy-mitchell-responds-to-having-donkey-kong-pac-man-records-stripped Omnigamer's summary of the...

Duration:00:26:01

Ep 32: Hurt and Hurtmore (Dragon Warrior / Dragon Quest)

4/13/2018
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Wow, what a week! Thanks for all the new listeners who joined us for the Realm Online interviews. We have an update on the Realm Online, discussion of Billy Mitchell and Twin Galaxies, and finally starting our Dragon Quest / Dragon Warrior series! So much to do, no wonder this is a super-sized episode! Show notes at http://www.technofunkboy.com/32 Our Patreon page is at http://www.patreon.com/technofunkboy

Duration:01:16:53

Ep 31: The Realm Respawns! (The Realm Online)

4/6/2018
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Part 3 of our series on the Realm Online, a 1996 MMORPG developed originally by Sierra Online. The series has gone in a direction we did not expect as the Realm is being relaunched by the efforts of the current owners at Norseman Games and a former developer for a private server, Rat Labs LLC. Check out our full notes at http://www.technofunkboy.com/31

Duration:01:06:46

Ep 30: A Tale of Two Robots (JRPGs)

3/30/2018
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We wanted to talk a little JRPG and their relation to western role playing games or tabletop RPGs, but first Steven introduces Kai to a new robot, one that doesn't like people all that much, and DRUM definitely proves jealous of the newcomer. Patreon: http://patreon.com/technofunkboy Show notes: http://www.technofunkboy.com/30

Duration:00:59:41

Ep 29: I'm a Toys "R" Us Kid!

3/23/2018
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News came up that Toys "R" Us is going out of business, so we are taking the occasion to discuss memories of the store and shopping there. Join us in talking about working there, buying games there, various toys, and what we are losing when we lose the store. Show notes are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/29

Duration:01:01:29

Ep 28: Beauty and Distortion (Earthbound)

3/16/2018
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Part 2 of our series on music from Earthbound - this time on the "Your Sanctuary" themes found throughout the game. Also Kai's experience streaming of Twitch. Correction: We kept saying "My Sanctuary" in the episode - Kai got that stuck in his head and Stephen followed his lead on it. It is properly "Your Sanctuary." Apparently we were getting too into it and taking ownership. Show notes are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/28 Patreon is at http://www.patreon.com/technofunkboy

Duration:01:02:17

Ep 27: Stephen Returns! (Final Fantasy IV)

3/9/2018
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You read right! Stephen is back and joins Kai for one of our funniest episodes ever. We're going to chat about where Stephen was, a little bit about Kai speedrunning Final Fantasy IV and the famous Mist Clip, and take a phone call about pronouncing names in FFIV. You do not want to miss it! Show notes at www.technofunkboy.com/27

Duration:00:52:32

Ep 26: Goin' Pokemon-ing

3/2/2018
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Kai takes Pokemon Go out into the streets and invites you to come along with him. He travels through several Pokespots, a gym, a raid battle, and just some general discussion about Pokemon and its history. We also listen to messages that YOU left for us about your own memories of Pokemon in all its forms. Show notes are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/26

Duration:00:41:13

Ep 25: Let Me Check My Calendar (GameBoy)

2/23/2018
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Tackling a few different games from the GameBoy today, but most notably a series of organization/learning games from InfoGenius that sought to take the GameBoy into more of a PDA/pocket computer direction. Show notes at http://www.technofunkboy.com/25

Duration:01:02:28

Ep 24: You Engage the Spiteful Crow! (Earthbound)

2/15/2018
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Updates on Kai's speedrunning of Final Fantasy IV, then an extended discussion of one of the battle themes from Earthbound (Mother 2) and Hip Tanaka's brilliant contributions to the soundtrack of a very strange game. A couple of phone calls, because we haven't had any for a while. Find links, sheet music, and more at http://www.technofunkboy.com/24

Duration:00:54:51

Ep 23: Speedrunning with Omnigamer

2/9/2018
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We have Omnigamer on the show today to talk about his upcoming book SPEEDRUN SCIENCE: A LONG GUIDE TO SHORT PLAYTHROUGHS. This was a fantastic chat that you do not want to miss. Show notes, including a link to a free preview of the book, are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/23

Duration:00:59:19

Ep 22: All Strength Giant Warrior (The Realm Online)

2/2/2018
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Today we got to chat with SandyClaws about the Realm Online, the 1996 MMORPG originally published by Sierra. We dig into 22 years of the game's history, changes made, different owners, but most of all the community. This online game was really the first of its kind, transitioning from the older MUDs to the more modern MMORPGs, and proved to be an important step in gaming history. Show notes, including links to SandyClaw's website, maps of the Realm, and also links to the game soundtrack,...

Duration:00:53:05

Ep 21: Stab it in the Eye! (LotR: The Third Age)

1/26/2018
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We redo the lost interview about the Lord of Rings film tie-game The Third Age. Also starting to speedrun Final Fantasy IV. Show notes are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/21

Duration:01:07:07

Ep 20: Editing HTML with Notepad (The Realm Online)

1/19/2018
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Starting a larger series on Sierra's early MMORPG The Realm or The Realm Online. In this episode, we discuss how the internet outside of the game itself played a role in how the game was played. Episode notes are at http://www.technofunkboy.com/20

Duration:00:54:05

Ep 19: Elementary! (221B Baker Street)

1/12/2018
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We have a live update from AGDQ 2018, a chat about board games made into video games, and also voicemails from our listeners. Show notes are at www.technofunkboy.com/19

Duration:00:52:30

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