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KoopaKungFu was created in October 2010 by Daniel "Koops" Frey following the explosion of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 videos on YouTube. "KoopaKungFu" was originally named "Kung Fu Koopa", based on the Mario Party 7 Koopas in Pagoda Peak. During the first couple of recordings, Koops flubbed the "Kung Fu Koopa" opening and switched the name to KoopaKungFu for the smoother alliteration. While KoopaKungFu never uploaded any MW2 videos, it was heavily influenced by creators such as Sandy Ravage and MisterFantasmo on YouTube along with the Angry Video Game Nerd. The earliest videos ever uploaded (though eventually deleted) were Mario Kart 64 races featuring Duke Nukem voice overs, inspired by Sandy Ravage. Koops met Pwnobi on YouTube and started mingling with the competitive Pokemon battle scene, eventually winding up on Ninbuzz where he found some success doing a Wario Land let's play for the Virtual Boy.
While Koops is the founder of KoopaKungFu and in most videos, there are a few other main cast members who show up often. SirEnobMort, Snoopy, and MrPVBravo are the main gang along with a steady stream of appearances from DracoPaladin. More information on everyone is below if you're interested! Since then KoopaKungFu has uploaded a variety of Let's Plays ranging from Rayman Origins on the Wii to Plants vs. Zombies on the iPad to Left 4 Dead on the PC. The Let's Plays are humble in nature featuring minimal editing, relatively long episodes, live commentary, and lots of laughter. KoopaKungFu has uploaded 3000 videos viewed over 150 million times.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get in contact with you?
Send me an email through the Contact tab or tweet at me @KoopaKungFu
Which consoles do you own?
SirEnobMort and I own these consoles:
• Microsoft Xbox 360 • Microsoft Xbox One • Nintendo Famicom (Japan-exclusive) • Nintendo N64 • Nintendo GameCube • Nintendo Wii • Nintendo Wii U
• Nintendo Gameboy Color • Nintendo Gameboy Advance • Nintendo Gameboy SP • Nintendo DS • Nintendo DS Lite • Nintendo 3DS • Nintendo 3DS XL
• Sega Genesis • Sony Playstation 2 • Sony Playstation 3: One Piece (Japan-exclusive) • Nintendo Switch •
Can you play X game?
Game requests are okay to submit, but ultimately what I will play will be decided by me. Too many games, not enough time!
What are your online IDs? Can I add you?
Nintendo Network ID: KoopaKungFu
Xbox Live: YT KoopaKungFu
Sending friend requests is fine but I usually don't add people unless I personally know you or it's for a group live stream.
How can I support you? Do you accept tips?
Thank you so much for your generosity! The best thing you can do to support me is enjoy the videos. If you'd like to share them as well, that'd be great. I do not have a Patreon but I do accept tips. Tipping is always 100% optional and tips go towards my living expenses. Tip page is https://www.streamlabs.com/tip/koopakungfu
What are your computer specifications?
Computer - Custom built by me
• Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case • Intel® Core™ i7-4790K @ 4.00 GHz • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - 3GB - EVGA • 16GB [4GB x4] Ballistix 1600MHz DDR3 Memory • 150 GB Intel SSD • 9 TB HDD [3TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB] • MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard • Corsair Hydro Series H80i Liquid CPU Cooling
• Corsair AX860 Power Supply
• Keyboard - Corsair Vengeance K70 Black Cherry MX Brown • Mouse - Wired Logitech G502 • Headset - HyperX Cloud • Microphone - Shure SM7B • Processor - DBX 286s • Mixer - Alesis Multimix 8 • Webcam - Logitech C920
• Monitor - HP 2311x 23-inch LED 1080p (x2) & BenQ Gaming Monitor RL2455HM 24-inch LED (x1)
How do you record video / audio?
PC games are recorded in 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS) through OBS Studio. Current generation console games are recorded in 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 FPS through xCapture-1. HDMI input is split through a HDMI splitter. iPad games are recorded in 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 FPS using a Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the xCapture-1. Older generation console games are recorded in 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 FPS through the xCapture-1 or the Elgato Game Capture HD. The Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U screens are recorded through hard-mods to the system, allowing video capture. Here is the website to buy the modded systems: http://www.3dsvideocapture.com/
Audio is recorded with a Shure SM7B microphone passed through a DBX 286s processor and then digitally converted with an Alesis Multimix 8.
Everything is then imported into Sony Vegas Pro, edited, and then rendered for YouTube. The video codec I use is Main Concept AVC/AAC 1080p 60 FPS 20 million bit rate (bps). Audio format is AAC with a 384,000 bps.
What is your favorite anime / manga?
Favorite anime is Cowboy Bebop and my favorite manga is One Piece. I've seen a lot of anime so if you're interested in what I've seen, click here for my MAL account: http://myanimelist.net/profile/heykoops I try to keep it updated but it tends to fall behind every once in awhile.
Can I send you fanmail/fanart?
Yes, please do! I love receiving messages and fan art. Use the Contact page above to email me. Fan submissions may be shown in a video or in a post, but all personal information except for first name and country will be omitted (ex. Amanda, Canada). If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please let me know in your submission. I do not have a P.O. Box so I cannot accept physical items/letters. Sorry!