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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 y ...
 
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We're at the halfway point of our first season, and I'm thrilled to welcome YOUnique Minds member Byron Woodland as my guest for this week. He has taken charge of our Art Therapy Thursday posts throughout October 2020, and our discussion covers the origins of his creative experiments, the value of artistic expression in relation to mental health, a…
 
Nintendo has announced that they're ceasing production on the 3DS, signaling the end of 31 years of full-fledged secondary handhelds that sat parallel to the main consoles. The Kongversation takes a nostalgic look back at them all, with a specific focus on the Donkey Kong Universe landmarks along the way.…
 
Welcome to The YOUnique Minds Podcast, featuring open, honest, and informative conversations covering all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. In an emotionally charged first episode, host Jay Tee is joined by YOUnique Minds founder Zoe Godden, as she talks about looking after her son Ryley after his recent visit to Watford Hospital.…
 
In the midst of all of the leakin' and L-is-Realin' over at Nintendo, a surprise early version of Yoshi's Island labeled "Super Donkey" has flown (literally) under the radar. The Kongversation discusses why this might be a long-forgotten attempt at reviving Donkey Kong months before Nintendo's fateful meeting with Rare!…
 
A longtime staffer at Rare, Chris Allcock left the studio in 2017 to pursue a freelance writing career... which meant writing for Rare. Helping shape the lore of numerous games, he's recently written the official Sea of Thieves novel "Athena's Fortune." He's now on our podcast. We will ask him questions. He will answer.…
 
Hey everyone! Thanks so much for tuning in to our first episode. We are both so happy with the response, and hopefully it has sparked some interesting conversations. This week, our conversation runs the gamut from hints at an exciting future for YOUnique Minds, to the anxiety over disappointing friends, the pitfalls and opportunities of social medi…
 
Streamed live during Day 3 of DK Vine's "Not E3" Stream-A-Ganza, it's an E3 episode without the E3! What is the state of the hallowed annual gaming event now that we've had our first year without it since 1994? Featuring Jeff, Jeff's candlelight, Jeff's buzzing generator, Jeff's grandfather, Jeff's grandfather's oxygen machine, and the demon that c…
 
Welcome to YOUnique Drivel! This is a mental health and wellbeing podcast hosted by Zoe Godden, creator of the YOUnique Minds Facebook support group. In our first episode, Zoe and her co-host Jay Tee discuss the unlikely beginnings of their decade strong friendship, the challenges facing men sharing their story, and the weight of expectation in rel…
 
Our fifth episode features one of our most enjoyable conversations to date with Daley Johnson, an excellent human who wears all the hats at Playtonic Games. Our discussion covered her dual role as Narrative Designer and Engagement Lead, how she handles the negativity that is often intrinsic with social media, and her hopes and dreams for a new F-Ze…
 
Diddy Kong Racing is forgotten. Well, not by those of us who were there in 1997, or those who had N64s after their heyday, or those who are students of history. But to the general gaming populace and younger Nintendo fans? It's barely a footnote. And, as a result, the actual history of the Donkey Kong Universe is blurred. Hyle and Jeff discuss how …
 
Finally! It's the Spotlight episode for Mario Golf (Game Boy Color), the RPG counterpart to the Nintendo 64 classic. Kid! Joe! Sherry! Azalea! And, for a few brief seconds, Donkey Kong! It's one of DK Vine's favorite Cameo Games... and one of our favorite games, period. Well, until Kiddy's Kitties knocks it off the list.…
 
Our latest slice of drivel features a man that even Tom Nook himself would respect for his creative tenacity. Daniel Luu, the mind behind Nookazon.com, talks to Jay Tee about the origins of his new project, how the site will evolve in the future, and his respect and gratitude for the fast growing Nookazon community. If you're playing Animal Crossin…
 
Joining us this week for some fresh drivel is the exceptionally talented Amanda Troop, a versatile actress with a seriously impressive list of live action, theatrical, and voice over credits, including The Death of Superman for DC Animated Films, Box Peek for Easy Allies, Ripley Improv, and a number of high profile video games, including Final Fant…
 
Welcome to Burleigh and a Teet, a spin off from our main podcast. Jay Tee and Adam Burleigh return to their podcasting ways, and discuss everything from life as parents in the worldwide lockdown, to the joys of retro gaming keeping them sane amongst the madness. This show is all about structured tangents, with segments including "Twinge Me Nethers"…
 
When the culture around a series changes, either through a new creative direction or evolving popular tastes, an older generation of fans is usually left feeling cold. It eventually happens to every fandom, and Donkey Kong is no exception. Neither is Sonic the Hedgehog, and that's why Hyle is joined by Josh "The Geek Critique" Wallen to discuss the…
 
Our second episode of Some Drivel features the wonderful and talented Alice Coulthard, star of VR smash hit Lone Echo, PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886, and long running British soap opera Emmerdale. We cover the process of voice acting and motion capture, take questions from The Drivel Bucket, and dodge a huge angry bee. PLEASE NOTE: We've upgraded o…
 
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 li…
 
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…
 
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