QERP - Episode 4 (2020 Retrospective)
Dec 26, 2020
As the year 2020 comes to a close, I thought it was time to release another episode of The Quintessential Rhythm Podcast. This month's episode gives my thoughts on the year 2020 concerning the rhythm and dance game communities with particular focus on Pump It Up: XX, M: Mobile Edition and StepManiaX. I also take time to reflect on how much each and every one of you have been a big part in supporting Pump Pro+ on our social media platforms and beyond. The year 2020 has been difficult and has changed the world in many ways, but it is my hope the year 2021 will be better and we will be able to do more with other like-minded people in the rhythm and dance game communities. Thank you all so much for your continued support and have a safe, prosperous and happy New Year!
Pump It Up: XX ver. 2.05 & December SMX Update
Dec 24, 2020
Last week the official Pump It Up YouTube channel released a short teaser giving us a few details concerning a new patch for Pump It Up: XX. Given COVID-19 has drastically altered the world, Andamiro and the Pump It Up development team decided it best to push off a new mix and simply continue support for XX. The next patch is scheduled to come out January 7th, 2021 and will introduce two new songs "Brain Power" and "Life is Piano", two crossovers from Pump It Up: M, "The Reverie" and "God Mode 2.0 feat. Skizzo", and a new full song, "Full Moon". The patch will also add new avatars for use on the Pump It Up website and in the game as well. It is unknown if we are to receive any new charts for existing songs, but it may be likely given we have received more in previous patches. We will bring you more details as we get them over the next two weeks.
|Brain Power||Noma||170-173||World Music|
|Love is PIANO||Junk||139||World Music|
|God Mode 2.0 feat. Skizzo||nato||155||Original|
|Full Moon (Full Song)||Dreamcatcher||190||K-Pop|
Late last week, a new patch for StepManiaX was released bringing 2020 to a close with eight additional songs. It is truly amazing how many songs have been added to the game and I personally cannot wait to see what the SMX team has planned for next year. I was able to play some of the songs from the latest patch earlier this week and I truly enjoy each one, especially "Electro Asia". If you haven't checked us out on Twitch, please consider joining us this upcoming Sunday at 7PM EST for a two hour StepManiaX stream. I will be taking requests and chatting it up with all of you. What do you all think about this patch? Have you been able to enjoy StepManiaX and if so, what do you like best about it?
|Bazookistan||The Royal Eurobeat Orchestra of Bazookistan||159|
|Electro Asia||Re-venge Phoenix||200|
|Megalovania (Chime Remix)||Toby Fox||128|
|My Generation (Fat Beat Mix)||Captain Jack||140|
|Nori Nori Nori||Judy Crystal||160|
|Spaceman||Bambee & Lynn||138|
|What Love Feels Like||Leonail||120|
StepManiaX November Update
Nov 29, 2020
Salutations and greetings fellow Pump It Up fanatics. While news on the Pump It Up front has halted, Step Revolution's StepManiaX is still going strong with their monthly updates. I want to bring attention to this update specifically given it brings over a BanYa song to the song wheel (kind of). Make sure to check out the video above and if you haven't already, subscribe to the official StepManiaX YouTube channel for future updates.
|Arcade Run||Perfect Sphere||150|
|Bring Your Lovin Back||Fracus||131-175|
|Doh!||Tale & Dutch||128|
|Hypnosis (BanYa Buzz Edit)||Colin Kiddy||180|
|I'm Crazy for Your Love||Black Eva||160|
|No Nobody's Love||Joga||142|
We Want to Play YOUR UCS Charts!
Nov 13, 2020
Greetings Pump It Up fans. We at Pump Pro+ hope you are doing well and staying safe during these strange times. In an effort to help build our community, we have decided to open ourselves up to playing your creations and upload them to our YouTube channel. In order to keep things nice and tidy, we have created a Google form in both English and Spanish. Please use the previous links to submit your UCS charts and make sure to keep a look out on our YouTube channel for your charts. We may even make this into a contest of sorts, so please make sure to keep up with all our latest updates for more information. At the moment we are accepting Single, Double, Single Performance and Double Performance charts between level 01 and 20. Thank your for your support and until next time, take care!
StepManiaX October Update
Oct 29, 2020
While we are not a StepManiaX website, we do enjoy the game and have the desire to help it grow beyond what it currently is. In order to do our part, we wanted to share all the juicy details concerning the latest update for the game. This month's content pack includes a number of "spooky" tunes to help celebrate Halloween and they do not disappoint. We have outlines the list of songs included in the update and cannot wait to play it for ourselves. With that said, what do you think about this update? Share your opinion with us on our Facebook Page. Until next time fellow Pumpers!
|Crime Time||CJ Crew & KaW feat. Sedge|
|Magical Mystery Tour||KaW feat. Paula Terry|
|Night of Fright (Spooky Edit)||Justin Corza & 420|
|Nightmare (Mage Remix)||FSJ feat. Tara Louise|
|Pretty Ugly (Jump Smokers Remix)||Yenn|
QERP - Episode 3 (Ready. Game. Begin)
Oct 26, 2020
Greetings everyone and welcome to the next exciting update for Pump Pro+. Over the weekend I had the honor of sitting down with local gaming center owner and operator Robin Cox. Robin is an advent dance game player specializing in StepManiaX and is passionate about strengthening the dance and rhythm game community in the Central Florida area. I am very excited to share the third episode of The Quintessential Rhythm Podcast with all of you and it is my hope you will enjoy it. If you happen to enjoy this episode, please make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more and enable the bell to receive notifications concerning new uploads. If you would like to learn more about Ready Game Begin, please visit the Ready Game Begin Facebook page and give them a like. As always, thank you for your continued support and take care.
QERP - Episode 2 (Egyptian Stallion)
Oct 19, 2020
Salutations and greetings Pump It Up fans. Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down and interviewing the Egyptian Stallion, Yousef Nassr. He is a wonderful friend and fantastic Pump It Up player in the Central Florida area. Make sure to checkout the full interview in the second episode of The Quintessential Rhythm Podcast. Thank for listening and your continued support as always.
YouTube Channel Updates
Oct 11, 2020
Salutations and greetings fellow Pump It Up fans. Over the last couple of weeks I have been hard at work creating new types of content for the Pump Pro+ YouTube channel. One such project I have had sitting in the back of my mind is The Quintessential Rhythm Podcast, an audio (and sometimes video) podcast discussing all things rhythm games in a half an hour format. It is my intention to branch out and speak to other members of the rhythm game community locally and across the world. The first episode serves as an introduction to the podcast and highlights my opinions on Pump It Up: XX and M respectively. New episodes will be released at the end of each month on our YouTube channel in order to give us time to prep for each episode. It is our sincere hope you will enjoy the podcast and not only listen, but become a part of it as time goes on.
Our second video is yet another idea I thought of doing for quite sometime, but simply felt inexperienced to create as video editing isn't my forte. Wanting to branch out in a different direction, I thought it best to create a top 10 list of my favorite BanYa songs. Despite my lack of skill as a video editor, I believe this video to be as professional as it possibly can be given my skill level. Please enjoy the video and leave us your list of your favorite BanYa songs in the comments. Thank you for watching and supporting Pump Pro+!
Pump It Up: M Ver. 1.49 Announced
Sep 18, 2020
Greetings and happy Friday to all my fellow Pump It Up fanatics. Yesterday, the official Pump It Up: M Facebook page posted details concerning the next update for Pump It Up: M. The update is set to launch next week and while not the largest update in the number of new songs, it does contain a large amount of content. I will be outlining the patch in an article soon, but in the meantime, please checkout the link provided to the game's Facebook page. Thank you all for your continued support. Until next time fellow Pumpers!
Pump It Up: M ver. 1.48 Simfiles
Sep 14, 2020
Hey there boys and girls, Crevolous here with something new for all of you. If you're looking for the latest Pump It Up content for StepF2/P1, please make sure to give The Resistance Simfiles some love over on their official Facebook page. They put out some of the best, if not the best Pump It Up simfiles on the Internet and I cannot recommend them enough. In fact, our step making team has made many charts for their Pump It Up: XX content which can be found in both StepF2/P1 and StepPrime. They just released content for both Pump It Up: M ver. 1.48 and Pump It Up: XX ver. 2.04, so please go and give them your support! Until next time fellow Pumpers.