12 episodes

Welcome to The KrisCast! I am KrisMarqz (pronounced like "Chris Marks"), a long-time dance game veteran with a curious mind and an occasional swearing problem.

In this podcast, I interview top-performing dance game competitors, significant community figures and awesome people in general. Hardly anything is off the table for discussion.

The KrisCast The KrisCast

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Welcome to The KrisCast! I am KrisMarqz (pronounced like "Chris Marks"), a long-time dance game veteran with a curious mind and an occasional swearing problem.

In this podcast, I interview top-performing dance game competitors, significant community figures and awesome people in general. Hardly anything is off the table for discussion.

    KrisCast Ep. 12 - Hudson Felker

    KrisCast Ep. 12 - Hudson Felker

    Find Hudson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hudsonfelker/

    Hudson Felker (a.k.a. KAZE.573) is an elite Dance Dance Revolution competitor known for his seemingly endless drive and training discipline. He was a finalist for the 6th Konami Arcade Championship in 2017 and has numerous victories/top finishes in major tournaments throughout his 20+ year career. He is also a lead organizer of the Extra Exclusive tournament series, a unique event in which the world's best competitors get a rare opportunity to compete head-to-head in Japan following KAC.

    In this episode, we discuss the origins of his competitive drive, the importance of fundamental techniques and "putting in the reps," how to effectively push your limits, and how Extra Exclusive came to be.

    And if you like salty stories, we've got those too.

    • 2 hr 42 min
    KrisCast Ep. 11 - Sega Jeanasis

    KrisCast Ep. 11 - Sega Jeanasis

    Jaz (a.k.a. Sega Jeanasis) is an intermediate-level Dance Dance Revolution player and a co-founder of Black Flag Academy, a platform where other intermediate players can compete and hone their skills alongside one another. She is also a powerful Valkyrie, cosplays from time to time and has quickly become a fixture of the DDR community as a whole.

    In this episode, we discuss the origin and evolution of Black Flag Academy, how intermediate DDR players can grow into high level competitors, methods of dealing with tournament match anxiety, and much more.

    Find Sega Jeanasis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sega__JEANAsis

    Find Black Flag Academy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlackFlag_ACDMY

    Find Valkyrie Dimension on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ValkyrieDDR

    • 1 hr 42 min
    KrisCast Ep. 10 - Grant Siegel

    KrisCast Ep. 10 - Grant Siegel

    Grant Siegel (a.k.a. GEM) is the lead organizer for The Big Deal rhythm game tournament series based in the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex. He is also the owner of The Big Deal Gaming LLC, a Pump It Up specialist with a wide array of tournament experience and a skilled linguist.

    In this episode, we discuss what makes The Big Deal tournaments such a big deal, Grant's experiences with Korean culture, the legend of JaZima (a unique alcoholic concoction), and much more.

    Find Grant on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tbd_gem

    Find The Big Deal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tbd_thebigdeal

    • 2 hr 10 min
    KrisCast Ep. 9 - Ben Madsen

    KrisCast Ep. 9 - Ben Madsen

    Ben Madsen is a co-founder and instrumental operator of LIFE4DDR (link below). He is also a husband, father and 15-year DDR veteran with a recent Upper Division Top 16 finish at Infinity Stage.

    In this episode, we discuss the origin and evolution of LIFE4DDR, how to maximize the value of your sessions, our preferred methods for studying stepcharts at home, and much more.

    Find Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/benmadsengaming

    Find LIFE4DDR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/life4ddr
    and http://life4ddr.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    KrisCast Ep. 8 - Steven Lo

    KrisCast Ep. 8 - Steven Lo

    Steven Lo (AKA VivaLaMooChicken) is an accomplished dance game veteran from the southeastern United States with over 15 years of tenure. He is also the lead organizer for the DDR Storm tournament series, recently paired alongside CEO Fighting Game Championships located in Florida, USA (links below).

    In this episode, Kris and Steven discuss their methods of bouncing back from injuries and setbacks, the evolution of DDR Storm as a major dance game event, their thoughts on scaling the big picture of dance games, story time from tournaments past, and much more.

    Find Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VivaLaMoochickn

    Find CEO Fighting Game Championships at http://ceogaming.org
    and https://twitter.com/CEOGaming

    • 2 hr 2 min
    KrisCast Ep. 7 - Roger Clark

    KrisCast Ep. 7 - Roger Clark

    Roger Clark is an 18-year dance game veteran known especially for his precision timing ability. He is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a founding member of SF Evolved. is heavily involved with DDR tournament coverage as well as The Arrow Panel podcast (link below).

    In this episode, Kris and Roger weigh in on the recent curated song list debate for DDR A/A20 tournaments, the merits of trying new things, why you should get more serious about branding, and much more.

    ...much more including a [un]healthy discussion about the magic of fast food as we debate some of our personal favorites.

    Find Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerclark
    and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rogerclarkonline

    Find The Arrow Panel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/sf_evolved
    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/sfevolved

    • 2 hr 39 min

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