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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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    • 4.7 • 621 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 8/5/2022: BORN TO DIE WORLD IS A SNUFF

    8-4 Play 8/5/2022: BORN TO DIE WORLD IS A SNUFF

    Summer has finally hit Tokyo, and we're all looking for ways to cool down--or at the very least keep our cooldowns spinning in Xenoblade Chronicles 3! Also Tina learns to make her favorite cocktail and Gabe moves up in the world, plus Pokémon and Tactics Ogre news!
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    00:40 – Happy 8-4 Day!
    03:18 – Nicknames
    18:44 – Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    46:14 – Stray (and an Elden Ring name drop)
    56:01 – Pokémon Go
    59:09 – News: Pokémon Presents, EVO returns, Steam Deck bound for Asia, and more!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    8-4 Play 7/22/2022: THE CAT'S AWAY

    8-4 Play 7/22/2022: THE CAT'S AWAY

    When the host is away, the rest of the cast will...explore the pain threshold of chocobo racing in Final Fantasy X, examine the extras in the Elden Ring collector's edition, express some spoiler-free thoughts on Stray, and exhibit a variety of hot takes on all the news that's fit to hastily throw in a google doc five mins before the show. Excelsior!
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:32 – Nicknames
    08:15 – Final Fantasy X
    16:26 – Stray
    33:57 – Alan Wake
    42:12 – Tina’s Elden Ring Haul
    50:19 – News: God of War Ragnarok’s Discless Steelbook, Platinum Games, and more!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    8-4 Play 7/8/2022: GABES EARL JONES

    8-4 Play 7/8/2022: GABES EARL JONES

    Roy did what? …Well we can’t put that in the description. Just say something like “We talk about Mario’s voice, SGDQ, Switch pro rumors yadda yadda” the usual BS.
    00:51 – Nicknames
    08:35 – Elden Ring (Massive Spoilers. Pretty Sure We’re Done After this!)
    27:25 – SGDQ Highlights
    51:01 – My Three Things, aka: News: Chris Pratt’s Mario Voice, Super Deluxe Games, and more!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    8-4 Play 6/24/2022: MACARONI AND CHEZ

    8-4 Play 6/24/2022: MACARONI AND CHEZ

    Join the fearsome 8-4-some as they charge headlong into Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, ruminate on the crowning of our final (?) Elden Lord, and waterslide through the Summer Gaming madness.
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:39 – Nicknames & Mac n’ Cheese Talk
    18:36 – Fire Emblem: Three Hopes impressions
    27:09 – ***Start Age of Calamity Spoilers***
    29:22 – ***End Age of Calamy Spoilers***
    35:48 – Elden Ring, ***FULL OF END GAME SPOILERS***
    1:00:13 – News: Summer Games Fest, Dragon’s Dogma 2, and more!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    8-4 Play 6/10/2022: LISTENING RAINBOW

    8-4 Play 6/10/2022: LISTENING RAINBOW

    We're a bit behind (or rather, ahead of?) all the Summer Gaming nonsense -- hey, we live in Japan, we just got rid of Zima, fer crissakes! -- but still got plenty of hot chatz re: Street Fighter 6, Resident Evil Rem4ke, Final Fantasy XVI, Mega Drive Mini 2, and Sonic Frontiers.
    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:51 – Nicknames
    08:00 – Wild Arms (and PS+ Premium Impressions)
    20:12 – News: Sony’s State of Play, Giantbomb, SEGA and more!
    01:33:40 – Demon’s Souls
    01:37:28 – Elden Ring
    01:41:56 – Rogue Legacy 2

    • 1 hr 50 min
    8-4 Play 5/27/2022: SIZE MATTERS

    8-4 Play 5/27/2022: SIZE MATTERS

    Elden who? Bury that fossil alongside the NHK guy--this week, we're diving deep on Project Zomboid, the hot new...wait, it's from 2013? Well, whatever. Roy's into it and that's all that matters. Plus a lil Kirby, a lil news, and maybe just a -few- words about the From game that shall no longer be named...

    Time – Topic Discussed:
    01:08 – Nicknames
    19:41 – Project Zomboid
    35:46 – Kirby and the Forgotten Land
    42:16 – Elden Ring (and some Demon's Souls!)
    50:39 – News: Revamped PS+ Retro Titles, Silent Hill rumors and more!

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
621 Ratings

621 Ratings

Robby Ken ,

Excellent!

As an American that’s been living in Japan for around a decade now, this podcast has been great. Lots of stuff I can relate with. Keep it up!

Captain Cab ,

Been listening for about 6 years now

Been listening for about 6 years now, still my favorite podcast. Besides overall excellent gaming discussion also really enjoy the off topic slice-of-life talk regarding living in Japan in general.

Gaspatchosoup ,

Boring

I started with their 12/10/21 episode as I was trying to find a good video game podcast to listen to while I wait for the next nextlander episode to drop and man was this a mistake. The very beginning was so obnoxious and annoying I almost stopped then but was like no give them time. You then get to their one guest who made a game and they move on from his game to talk about dark souls and he goes back to his game that has no point of being brought up again and goes into it before getting back on topic. Then you have Tina I think is her name is so very annoying with her attitude and extremely unfunny jokes. Couldn’t even finish the full episode. Will not be trying another one.

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