24 episodes

The 8-Bit & Retro podcast 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 and a topper runner in Ninja Gaiden on the NES. At least once per month an extended episode is released that features people behind the scenes of world records or a variety of other video game related guests.Together Steve and Ian provide a bridge into the elite gaming world while also having as much fun as possible.

The 8-Bit & Retro Podcast 8-Bit Steve

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The 8-Bit & Retro podcast 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 and a topper runner in Ninja Gaiden on the NES. At least once per month an extended episode is released that features people behind the scenes of world records or a variety of other video game related guests.Together Steve and Ian provide a bridge into the elite gaming world while also having as much fun as possible.

    RGLTV Announcement

    RGLTV Announcement

    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. 


    https://www.twitch.tv/retrogaminglivetv
    https://www.twitch.tv/stuff_is_stuff

    8-Bit Steve

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/8bitsteve/

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eightbitsteve

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EightBitSteve

    Website: https://www.8bitsteve.com/


     
    The Retro Runner
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrorunner

    Twitter: https:www.twitter.com/retro_runner

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/theretrorunner
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/theretrorunner

    • 53 min
    Extended - 004 - Lickython 2020

    Extended - 004 - Lickython 2020

    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.

    8-Bit Steve

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/8bitsteve/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EightBitSteve

    Website: https://www.8bitsteve.com/


     
    The Retro Runner
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrorunner

    Twitter: https:www.twitter.com/retro_runner

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/theretrorunner
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/theretrorunner


    Lickarcade:

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lickarcade/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/lickarcade/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lickarcade/

    • 1 hr 28 min
    018 - Metroid, NES Hardware, CHX42

    018 - Metroid, NES Hardware, CHX42

    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.

    8-Bit Steve

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/8bitsteve/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EightBitSteve

    Website: https://www.8bitsteve.com/


     
    The Retro Runner
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrorunner

    Twitter: https:www.twitter.com/retro_runner

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/theretrorunner
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/theretrorunner


    CHX42

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/chx42

    NES Custom Hardware website - CHX Collective: https://www.chxcollective.com/chx-store/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chickenhawk666

    Speedrun.com: https://www.speedrun.com/user/CHX42

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Extended - 003 - VeeGeeA

    Extended - 003 - VeeGeeA

    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. 

    • 59 min
    017 - Adventures of Bayou Billy, Routing, Tom Votava

    017 - Adventures of Bayou Billy, Routing, Tom Votava

    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.


    8-Bit Steve

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/8bitsteve/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EightBitSteve

    Website: https://www.8bitsteve.com/


     
    The Retro Runner
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrorunner

    Twitter: https:www.twitter.com/retro_runner
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/theretrorunner
     
    Tom Votava
    Twin Galaxies: https://www.twingalaxies.com/rdrunner

    • 1 hr 22 min
    016 - Jaws, Muscle Memory, Slackanater

    016 - Jaws, Muscle Memory, Slackanater

    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 speed running in general as well as a ton of other stuff!

    8-Bit Steve

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/8bitsteve/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EightBitSteve

    Website: https://www.8bitsteve.com/


     
    The Retro Runner
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theretrorunner

    Twitter: https:www.twitter.com/retro_runner
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/theretrorunner
     
    Slackanater
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/slackanater

    SRC: https://www.speedrun.com/user/slackanater

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/slackanater

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Jaybird1944 ,

Retro Gaming Talk

Another great episode!!!

noisepolicedept ,

RETRO

for speedrunners by speedrunners

dfree951 ,

Highly Entertaining

Expect well educated and articulated discussions about retro gaming and speedrunning. Never does an episode disappoint!

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