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Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about Japan, video games, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo.

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about Japan, video games, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo.

    8-4 Play 11/25/2022: TURKEY SURVIVORS

    8-4 Play 11/25/2022: TURKEY SURVIVORS

    Kyoto’s reigning turducken champion and 17-Bit head honcho Jake Kazdal joins us straight from the dinner table in Kyoto to talk about Somerville, Vampire Survivors, Pokemon S&V, the upcoming Game Awards, and plenty more!
     
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:08 – Nicknames
    01:39 – Word Cup Spoiler Talk (Germany v. Japan)
    02:41 – World Cup Spoiler Talk Ends
    13:10 – Somerville
    22:48 – Vampire Survivors
    30:02 – Pokemon Scarlet
    40:22 – God of War: Ragnarok
    50:40 – News: The Game Awards nominations, Miyamoto’s Birthady, and more!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    8-4 Play 11/11/2022: S’MORE TAKES (PARODY ACCOUNT)

    8-4 Play 11/11/2022: S’MORE TAKES (PARODY ACCOUNT)

    Gather round the campfire for mildly-warm-yet-palatable-even-if-they-briefly-fell-on-the-ground takes on Modern Warfare II, Twitter, Callisto Protocol & Japanese game "cens0rship," Nintendo numbers and more.
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:39 – Nicknames
    18:38 – Twitter Tawk
    32:42 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)
    43:24 – Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
    46:44 – Tetris Effect Connected
    53:59 – News: Nintendo’s Financials, Callisto Protocol cancelled in Japan, PSVR2 and more!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    8-4 Play 10/28/2022: THAT'S NOT COFFEE

    8-4 Play 10/28/2022: THAT'S NOT COFFEE

    A verrrrrryyy scaaaaaaary and seasonally-appropriate spooktacular (tm) chat covering all the recent Resident Evil and Silent Hill news, Bloodborne and its unofficial demake, and -- yadda some last thing what did we talk about --. (Boo!)

    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:23 – Nicknames
    12:37 – Bloodborne & Bloodborne PSX
    28:15 – God of War (2018)
    35:35 – News: Silent Hill Transmission, Capcom’s Resident Evil showcase, and a little bit more!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    8-4 Play 10/14/2022: GLUTEUS MINIMUS

    8-4 Play 10/14/2022: GLUTEUS MINIMUS

    The gang checks in on the Street Fighter 6 Beta, Meta Quest Pro news, and Phil Spencer’s shelf, says goodbye to The Last Soldier, Babylon’s Fall, and Stadia, and offer in-depth analysis on a certain plumber’s plumper — and it’s not the one you think! ……oh wait, no, yeah, it is.
    00:51 – Nicknames
    09:58 – The Super Mario Trailer
    30:00 – Street Fight 6
    46:01 – News: Nintendo Pictures, Oculus Quest Pro,  PSVR2, and more!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    8-4 Play 9/30/2022: I AM JACK'S BIG GAMING CHAIR

    8-4 Play 9/30/2022: I AM JACK'S BIG GAMING CHAIR

    Nicholas de Leon of Consumer Reports saddles up in his Cooler Master Ergo L to talk about Gaming Chair conspiracies, the TGS news we missed, Mark's hate-hate relationship with Quake II, and plenty more.

    01:06 – Nicknames
    05:36 – Gaming chair advice with Nicholas from Consumer Reports
    32:07 – Quake 2 RTX
    40:49 – Dragon Quest X Offline
    47:38 – 428 Shibuya Scramble
    55:14 – Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    57:53 – Splatoon 3
    1:06:32 – News: TGS Roundup, NVIDIA’s GPUs, Twitch’s new revenue split, and more!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    8-4 Play 9/16/2022: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2022

    8-4 Play 9/16/2022: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2022

    Big news outta TGS this week (yes, you read that correctly!), so the gang assembles in person (!)—along with Capcom’s @alfonso_thesix and IGN’s @The_Katbot—to discuss Street Fighter 6, the Nintendo Direct and State of Play lineups, various Like a Dragons, and more!
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:27 –Nicknames
    13:09 – Ryu Ga Gotoku Stuff
    25:09 – Sony State of Play
    33:07 – Tekken 8 Info
    38:13 – Street Fighter 6 info
    44:08 – Nintendo Direct recap
    1:33:14 – Forespoken impressions

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

AquaGeneral ,

My Current Favourite

I've been listening to podcasts for 9 years. 8-4 Play is actually my favourite to listen to. It's a lot more energetic, fun and simply interesting than any others I've listened to.

stopaskingmeforreviews ,

8-4 Play

Excellent commentary on modern and classic Japanese games, recommended.

EvilHayama ,

Japanese game localisation company discusses games

8-4 is a company that translates video games between english and japanese (and vice versa), this is their podcast, full of discussion on the latest Japanese games, game culture and game news.
The inside stories of people who live in japan AND work in the games industry there AND speak english! Their perspective is very interesting, and some of them are ex-games journalists, so there's a perspective there and the ability to talk well about it.
Often funny, frequently enlightening, always worth it.

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