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Are you on the hunt for the priceless artifact of Donkey Kong Universe chat? The resident archaeologists of DK Vine, the world's longest-running news and entertainment source for all things DKU, embark on a weekly podcast adventure! The Kongversation digs up yesterday's nostalgia while riding the rails of current events, discussing pulse-pounding topics pertaining to all things Donkey Kong Country and related properties: Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Dinosaur Planet, Yooka-Laylee, Sea of Thieves, and much more. If it belongs in a Monkey Museum, then the Kongversation is already clutching it while evading the boulder. Fortune and glory? Not for this podcast! And you don't need to worry about not looking. It's audio only! © 2024 File Two Productions

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Chester, Virginia

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Are you on the hunt for the priceless artifact of Donkey Kong Universe chat? The resident archaeologists of DK Vine, the world's longest-running news and entertainment source for all things DKU, embark on a weekly podcast adventure! The Kongversation digs up yesterday's nostalgia while riding the rails of current events, discussing pulse-pounding topics pertaining to all things Donkey Kong Country and related properties: Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Dinosaur Planet, Yooka-Laylee, Sea of Thieves, and much more. If it belongs in a Monkey Museum, then the Kongversation is already clutching it while evading the boulder. Fortune and glory? Not for this podcast! And you don't need to worry about not looking. It's audio only! © 2024 File Two Productions

Twitter:

@dkvine

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English

Contact:

12026308463


Episodes
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1216 - Remembering E3 2004

5/19/2024
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair." There was one Dickens of an E3 that contained enough Donkey Kong Universe games for two cities... and wildly divergent moods toward the futures of Nintendo and Rare. The Kongversation remembers E3 2004 from DK Vine's rhythm-pounded, neon-bathed, live and reloaded perspective!

Duration:04:30:06

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1215 - Donkey Kong Country at Super Nintendo World Uncovered

5/12/2024
The Kongversation catches up with all the latest news and updates on the Donkey Kong Country half of Super Nintendo World! While the expansion has been delayed until the end of the year in Japan, Universal Orlando has fully revealed its existence for next year's Epic Universe. This includes new details, never-before-revealed specifics, and a fresh international identity for a certain Donkey Kong character.

Duration:02:15:57

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1214 - The DKU Draft 2024 Analysis

5/10/2024
The results are in! DK Vine's Patrons (https://www.patreon.com/dkvine) have voted on who drafted the best library of DKU games on the DKU Draft 2024 Special. Hyle and Jeff analyze the politics of DKU fandom and what went into drafting the winning team (as well as the losing two)!

Duration:01:15:57

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1213 - Sea of Thieves: Season Eleven

5/5/2024
We get into all of the features, both exciting and controversial, of the Shmegoobagooba's Season Eleven! Yes, welcome to Worm Week. Rare's doubled it! Number go up :)

Duration:02:04:12

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1212 - The DKU Draft 2024 Special

4/28/2024
Inspired by the NFL Draft, the Kongversation sits down Hyle, Jeff, and Mitchell to each draft five Donkey Kong Universe video games for their respective teams. With a mad scramble to recruit the favorites, it quickly becomes a mad scramble of gamesmanship and heartbreak. Which captain will score the superior DKU library?

Duration:01:47:22

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1211 - Gibb Cribs: Banjo's House

4/21/2024
One of the most iconic and enduring locations in the Donkey Kong Universe, Banjo's comfy country cottage tucked away in Spiral Mountain has been the starting point of nearly every adventure he and Kazooie have embarked on since 1998. Hyle and Dustin break down the history, and the hidden secrets, of this charming bear den!

Duration:02:59:59

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1210 - New Animated Film Based on the World of Super Mario Bros. Speculation Center

4/14/2024
Nintendo and Illumination have announced they're releasing "a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros." in 2026. The question that naturally arises with such odd phrasing is, will this be a direct sequel to the previous film or the purported Donkey Kong spinoff? The Kongversation champs some popcorn and slanders some Hollywood stars in our debate over the nature of Nintendo's next blockbuster film!

Duration:01:56:20

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1209 - Attack of the Call Sack!

4/7/2024
The Kongversation once again opens up the Call Sack! Our listeners called the DK Vine Hotline at 1-202-630-VINE to prompt us on what to discuss across the wide Donkey Kong Universe!

Duration:03:10:30

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1208 - DKU Architects: Gregg Mayles

3/31/2024
In DKU Architects, the Kongversation examines the creative philosophies behind the minds that helped shape the Donkey Kong Universe. Up first is the design brilliance of Gregg Mayles, the creative juggernaut at Rare who lent his talents to Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Piñata, Sea of Thieves, and more!

Duration:03:12:15

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1207 - Character Witness: Tiptup

3/28/2024
Hey, it's Tiptup! Believe it or not, Diddy Kong Racing's speedy turtle, who would go on to become a minor character in the Banjo-Kazooie series, was once one of Rare's most popular characters. Learn about the fervent late 1990s devotion to the maestro as we explore his life history on the Kongversation!

Duration:02:58:34

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1206 - Stop 'N' Swop: A Magnification

3/26/2024
Why do a fourth episode on Stop 'N' Swop? What more could possibly be said for the fabled scrapped feature that would have connected Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Tooie, and at least three more of Rare's N64 titles? Steve from off of Rare Gamer is back to take it to the fridge, freezer, or shower!

Duration:02:10:27

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1205 - Super Mario Bros. 2 and the Donkey Kong Country Fan

3/21/2024
The Kongversation discussing a Super Mario Bros. game? What? Why? Because it takes one of the world's biggest Donkey Kong Country fans, as well as one of the world's biggest Sonic the Hedgehog fans, to talk about the virtues of the most maligned and misunderstood entry in the Super Mario series. Hyle and Josh Wallen chat about Super Mario Bros. 2!

Duration:04:25:09

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1204 - Sea of Thieves: Season Ten

3/17/2024
The Kongversation catches up with Sea of Thieves' final months of 2023 with the three big new features added to the game: Guilds, the Skull of Siren Song, and Safer Seas!

Duration:02:17:11

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1203 - 10 Years of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

3/14/2024
The most recent new, standalone Donkey Kong game is now one decade old. It's a dubious, depressing milestone for any DK fan, but Hyle's joined by The Cartoon Gamer, Malik, to help look on the bright side of things and warm the cold sensation of 10 years wandering the frozen tundra!

Duration:03:26:07

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1202 - Surprises under Every Tree

3/10/2024
Hyle and Cameron discuss Rare's sudden, surprising multiplatform spread across Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation consoles! Between five more titles arriving on Nintendo Switch Online and Sea of Thieves coming to PlayStation 5, what does the future hold for the rest of Rare's past and present?

Duration:02:00:20

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1201 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Switch) First Impressions

3/7/2024
The Kongversation kicks off its 12th season! After discussing some news about DK Vine up front, Hyle and Dustin get into their thoughts on the Nintendo Switch remake of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. While the original is controversial in certain corners of Donkey Kong fandom, does the remake hit any differently 20 years later?

Duration:02:11:36

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1147 - New Year's Forecast 2024

12/31/2023
DK Vine rings in 2024 for the UK while ringing out Season 11 of the podcast. What does 2024 look like for the Donkey Kong Universe, specifically the Donkey Kong franchise, Banjo-Kazooie, and Yooka-Laylee?

Duration:01:46:37

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Mini 029 - The New Donkey Kong Country at Super Nintendo World Ad

12/30/2023
We discuss the recent 30-second ad for the upcoming Donkey Kong Country expansion to Super Nintendo World!

Duration:00:34:46

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Mini 028 - Extra Donkey Kong Country Barrel Maze Chat!

12/28/2023
Following up on the Spotlight episode for 2003's browser game, Hyle and Josh are back with some surprising revelations about Donkey Kong Country Barrel Maze and Skyworks Technologies, Inc., the studio behind the magic! Be sure to watch the YouTube version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vNYtO3T78 for the full effect!

Duration:00:27:16

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1146 - Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island

12/18/2023
2023 saw a unique video game crossover when the world of LucasArts' Monkey Island, the classic point-and-click adventure series, crossed over with Rare's shared universe in Sea of Thieves. Stalwart Rare diehard Hyle is joined by Monkey Island fanatic Dustin and Sea of Thieves expert Jeff to break down all three installments of "The Legend of Monkey Island" and determine if it was the middle ground to win us all over!

Duration:02:57:28