285 episodes

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 • 604 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 4/16/2021: TENDER IS THE FUR

    8-4 Play 4/16/2021: TENDER IS THE FUR

    Impressed with the dioramas in Fantasian, we work together to construct a faithful replica of the 8-4 office. We spare no detail, including our fridge in the state-of-the-art podcast wing filled with tiny Chu-hi!
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:31 – Nicknames
    14:21 – Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
    24:26 – Monster Hunter Rise
    27:04 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    31:42 – Fantasian
    40:32 – Dragon Quest X
    41:59 – No Man’s Sky
    52:03 – News: Nintendo Indies Announcement, the latest Sony happenings, and more!

    • 1 hr 54 min
    8-4 Play 4/2/2021: MY FAIR GAIJIN HUNTER

    8-4 Play 4/2/2021: MY FAIR GAIJIN HUNTER

    Joined by special guest Adam "Gaijin Hunter" Evanko, we celebrate the latest pointy, bitey addition to the Monster Hunter franchise!

    00:53 – Nicknames
    05:52 – Monster Hunter Rise
    1:04:48 – News: DLSS on the Next Switch, Sony’s Sunset Plans PS3/PSP/PSVita stores, and more!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    8-4 Play 3/19/2021: OUT OF SYNC

    8-4 Play 3/19/2021: OUT OF SYNC

    This week we bravely default to talking about Japan, games, and Japanese games! Plus a bit of reminiscing about boy bands, print gaming media, and some classic puzzle platformers.
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    00:58 – Nicknames
    27:19 – Bravely Default II
    38:40 – Don’t Starve Together
    44:45 – Little Nightmare 2, Inside, & Limbo (***Limbo Spoilers***)
    51:28 – News: Bethesda Joins Microsoft, Super Nintendo World, Apex Legends on Switch and more!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    8-4 Play 3/5/2021: UP IN SMOKE

    8-4 Play 3/5/2021: UP IN SMOKE

    17-Bit’s Jake Kazdal returns to talk about his newly-announced VR title “Song in the Smoke,” Japan Studio’s closure, a bigger-screen Switch, PS5 VR, banana controllers, being Seth Rogen’s stunt double, and more!
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    00:58 – Nicknames
    10:59 – Song in the Smoke
    44:49 – News: PlayStation VR News, Japan Studio’s fate, New Switch rumors, and lots more

    • 2 hr
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
604 Ratings

604 Ratings

MrPurp10001 ,

Not enough cursing

Still excellent

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.

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