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With the return of K. Rool and Banjo-Kazooie in Smash Bros. and the recent success of both Rare and Playtonic, Donkey Kong Universe fans might be thinking they're in Wonderland. But we haven't even begun to reach the depths of that rabbit hole! 2020 sees our community's newfound relevancy continue with rumors of a new game starring the Kongs. Is it fact, or have you just had some kind of mushroom and your mind is moving low? Don't be mad. We eat bananas here.

Yes, the Kongversation invites you for some tea and chat on the entirety of the Donkey Kong Universe in 2020. DK! Sea of Thieves! Everwild! Yooka-Laylee! And, as always, never-ending nostalgia to feed your head.

© 2020 File Two Productions.

The Kongversation: Donkey Kong Universe Discussion hyle@dkvine.com(Hyle Russell)

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With the return of K. Rool and Banjo-Kazooie in Smash Bros. and the recent success of both Rare and Playtonic, Donkey Kong Universe fans might be thinking they're in Wonderland. But we haven't even begun to reach the depths of that rabbit hole! 2020 sees our community's newfound relevancy continue with rumors of a new game starring the Kongs. Is it fact, or have you just had some kind of mushroom and your mind is moving low? Don't be mad. We eat bananas here.

Yes, the Kongversation invites you for some tea and chat on the entirety of the Donkey Kong Universe in 2020. DK! Sea of Thieves! Everwild! Yooka-Laylee! And, as always, never-ending nostalgia to feed your head.

© 2020 File Two Productions.

    801 - DK Vine at MAGFest 2020

    801 - DK Vine at MAGFest 2020

    A new season of the Kongversation kicks off with a recounting of our experiences hosting DK Vine's first-ever convention panel at MAGFest in January! What was it like unleashing the Donkey Kong Universe on unsuspecting attendees?

    735 - New Year's Forecast 2020

    735 - New Year's Forecast 2020

    The Kongversation wraps up 2019 with the announcement of another silly season-wide contest, then looks back at the amazing year for the Donkey Kong Universe. Then, we get-a-predicting for what we'll see from Playtonic, Rare, and Donkey Kong in 2020!

    734 - Interview: Grant Kirkhope

    734 - Interview: Grant Kirkhope

    The voice of Donkey Kong. The composer of more games than we can name. Grant Kirkhope finally comes to the Kongversation to discuss how it felt becoming the first western composer in Super Smash Bros., farts, bathroom etiquette with Shigeru Miyamoto, whether or not he'd write for another Banjo-Kazooie, and why his rendition of Donkey Kong sounds like an ape having an orgasm.

    733 - Why Donkey Kong 64 Still Matters

    733 - Why Donkey Kong 64 Still Matters

    20 years on, The Kongversation looks at the legacy of Donkey Kong 64 and how an arguably flawed Donkey Kong game (and an even more flawed 3D platformer) still resonates with people. Yes, this one is expanded length.

    732 - Rare at X019

    732 - Rare at X019

    Rare finally showed off their mysterious new game at X019: Everwild! Hyle and Jeff give their thoughts on the trailer and what their hopes for the game are, as well as discussing the other Rare news (and scorpions) coming out of the show!

    731 - Interview: Chris Sutherland II

    731 - Interview: Chris Sutherland II

    Playtonic's Chris Sutherland returns to the Kongversation! Last time, it was before the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign had even been announced. This time, with it and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair both released, we discuss his experiences developing them, what's on the horizon for Playtonic, and then get him to do more of the silly voices he's so well-known for.

Customer Reviews

Master-Bo-Neef10 ,

The Power of Nostalgia and Immersion Awaits!

This Podcast has fueled my nostalgiac into my senses. You guys are awesome, especially Hyle, which I can relate to like the old glory Rareware games. Hyle reminisces me of the glory rareware charm and personality of the worlds and characters l, immersiveness, and personalities. I’m so immersed, and absolutely love Hyle’s unique personality and obsession of the DK Universe. If it wasn’t for Hyle, this podcast would have been a boringfest and not stumbled upon it. I’m glad I stumbled into DK Vine, one of the best podcasts I’ve encountered since I’m a big hearted rareware fanboy.

Nosjacob73 ,

This is a funny great show!

It always puts a smile on my face to hear Hyle and Chads voices every week with a new episode of the Kongversation! The show is great! It really takes me back to the good old days when Nintendo and Rare were best buds! I do not care for a lot of the inappropriate language, topics, and random rants, but recently I feel like the guys have made a better effort to stay on top of their main topics and keep the show more clean. Over all the show is a great listen and really brings a good insight to the life behind the popular bias out there about Rare, Playtonic and Nintendo. Over all this is probably my favorite podcast out of my regular shows!

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"A wonderful podcast"

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