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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. Featuring the sultry voices of 8-4's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, Justin "JJ" Epperson, Roy Blakely, Sarah Podzorski, and Graeme Howard.

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    • 4.7 • 601 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. Featuring the sultry voices of 8-4's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, Justin "JJ" Epperson, Roy Blakely, Sarah Podzorski, and Graeme Howard.

    8-4 Play 2/19/2021: DIRECT DE GO!!

    8-4 Play 2/19/2021: DIRECT DE GO!!

    We gorge on Nintendo news along with 17-Bit's Jake Kazdal, topping it off with lots (and lots) of thoughts on Bowser's Fury and very, very little FFXIV updates. And the long-awaited reveal of exactly what time Gabe secured his PS5 order.

    Time – Topic Discussed:
    00:51 – Nicknames
    15:10 – Devil May Cry 5
    18:50 – Nintendo Direct News
    1:07:35 – Super Mario 3D World: Bowser’s Fury
    1:41:27 – More News: GoldenEye Leak, DualSense drift, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, Final Fantasy XIV’s next expansion, and more!

    • 2 hr 8 min
    8-4 Play 2/5/2021: MAIDEN VOYAGE

    8-4 Play 2/5/2021: MAIDEN VOYAGE

    What do the RE8 and Balan demos, Cyber Shadow, Evangelion, Xbox Live Pricing, Switch LTD Sales and Sega politics all have in common? We talk about them on this podcast. Duh. This is always a list of the stuff we talk about. It was a rhetorical question.
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    00:46 – Nicknames
    04:58 – Cyber Shadow
    11:01 – Some Evangelion chat
    19:31 – Resident Evil Village Visual Showcase
    43:14 – The Medium
    59:31 – News: PS5 Chaos in Japan, Nintendo Switch sales surpass the 3DS, Stadia's New Direction, GameStop at the last minute (literally), and more!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    8-4 Play 1/22/2021: RISE AND SLIME

    8-4 Play 1/22/2021: RISE AND SLIME

    This week we give our expert (read: somewhat experienced) opinions of the Monster Hunter Rise demo. Then it's a mixed bag of games both new and old, with a side helping of anime and Sheila-E.
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:06 - Nicknames
    03:05 - Mario Kart 8
    05:46 - Monster Hunter Rise Demo
    26:35 - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    30:28 - Slime Bunker
    33:23 - Attack on Titan (and some more Anime/TV talk)
    43:41 - Spiritfarer
    47:28 - News: Lucas Film Games & the New Indiana Jones, Awesome Games Done Quick recap Square-Enix’s mysterious trademarks, Peter Moore’s return, and more!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    8-4 Play 1/8/2021: 1-900-HOT-CURL

    8-4 Play 1/8/2021: 1-900-HOT-CURL

    First episode of 2021! This week we talk about our experiences in radio, the lifestyle that is Sasuke, the life of Saruman, and maybe some video games.
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    02:31 - Nicknames
    20:10 - The Lord of the Rings movie & book talk (***CONTAINS SPOILERS***)
    28:04 - Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
    32:30 - Breath of Fire 3
    36:49 - Read Dead Online
    37:46 - Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)
    44:04 - Awesome Games Done Quick (so far)
    48:05 - News: The End of those GoKart tours, Miis & Breath of the Wild NPCs, Nier: Automata’s final secret, and more!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    8-4 Play 12/25/2020: THE SANTA KLAUSE 3: BASEMENT FANTASY

    8-4 Play 12/25/2020: THE SANTA KLAUSE 3: BASEMENT FANTASY

    Cozy up by the fire and join us for our annual holiday send-off, filled with tales of Christmas past, plans for winter break, and plenty more. Thanks as always for listening, and see you in 2021!
     
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    00:36 - Nicknames
    12:41 - Sega Astro City Mini
    23:01 - Return of the Obra Dinn (there are no spoilers)
    32:09 - Jet Force Gemini
    40:25 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    54:51 - Phantasy Star Online 20th Anniversary
    1:06:12 - Video Game Related Holiday Memories
    1:19:02 - News: The Game Awards roundup, Cyberpunk 2077, Monster Hunter Movie, and more!
    2:04:38 - Game and TV Plans for the Holiday Break

    • 2 hr 15 min
    8-4 Play 12/11/2020: IT’S GREAT! LISTEN TO IT!

    8-4 Play 12/11/2020: IT’S GREAT! LISTEN TO IT!

    This week we record before both The Game Awards AND the release of Cyberpunk 2077. But that doesn't stop us from ad-libbing some game award moments and re-visiting our Netflix corner.

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
601 Ratings

601 Ratings

fulltilted ,

Awesome. The best!

Love this podcast so much!! Makes me difficult!
Little too Playstation centric, but otherwise amazing.
Love this podcast especially when Mark is on. Wish they would talk about Wizardry once and awhile since they are in Japan.
Wizardry talk someday?? Thanks!

Balcerak ,

Wow

Crazy how disconnected from current games they are. Their nostalgia and desire to dwell in the past makes them unrelateable for almost everyone who isn’t wrapped up in an overrated turn based RPG.

Kabuki347 ,

Gaming is life

I’ve listened to you guys for a little over a year and you guys never failed to deliver. I am grateful that you guys are provide excellent content.

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