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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 • 637 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 2/23/2024: WE HAVE A DATE

    8-4 Play 2/23/2024: WE HAVE A DATE

    The future waits for no one, including Nintendo Directs and shit-hot Elden Ring DLC trailers, so take a trip backwards through time with us as we kick off with thoughts on both of the above, then wind the clocks back one night to talk about (older) news, games we've been playin', and predictions for...the part of the podcast you already heard in the first half? It'll all make sense, trust us.
    Time — Topic Discussed
    01:39 — Nicknames
    04:54 — Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree trailer impressions
    20:10 — Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase
    41:40 — News: Microsoft Business Update, Helldivers 2, Switch 2 rumors, and more!
    1:07:52 — Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion
    1:13:47 — Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth demo
    1:20:11 — Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
    1:24:22 — Neutopia
    1:26:16 — Apex: Legends
    1:30:02 — Sonic Superstars

    • 1 hr 35 min
    8-4 Play 2/9/2024: WIDDLY DIDDLY

    8-4 Play 2/9/2024: WIDDLY DIDDLY

    Zip around town on your two-wheeled, self-balancing transporter of choice while we engage in our own high-speed chitter-chatter about Tekken 8, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, FF7: Rebirth, Microsoft and Nintendo rumors, and, well, ya know…that kinda stuff!
    Time — Topic Discussed
    00:50 — Nicknames
    10:12 — Tekken 8
    20:45 — Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
    32:19 — Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth State of Play Impressions
    37:46 — Gran Blue Fantasy: Relink
    42:24 — News: State of Play, Microsoft rumors, Switch 2 rumors, and more!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    8-4 Play 1/26/2024: PALS WITH BENEFITS

    8-4 Play 1/26/2024: PALS WITH BENEFITS

    Jeopardy categories for this episode: Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, 8-4 Play Alumni, Twilight Fan Fiction, Palworld, Weeaboo Nintendo Franchises, and Potent Portables.
    Time — Topic Discussed
    01:03 — Nicknames
    08:57 — Welcome Back, Dermot!
    19:22 — Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
    32:50 — Star Ocean The Second Story R
    35:39 — Another Code: Recollection
    38:22 — Palworld
    54:31 — News: AGDQ, Foamstars Launches, Elden Ring DLC, and more!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    8-4 Play 1/12/2024: DOUBLE CAST

    8-4 Play 1/12/2024: DOUBLE CAST

    Brand new year, same old crew...or is it?! Tune in for the exciting details of our high-octane holidays, plus random talk about hot new releases like FF14, Cyberpunk 2077, Project Zomboid, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (yeah, the first one). No Gabe, no news, no promises!
    Time — Topic Discussed
    01:14 — Holiday Recap
    21:51 — Project Zomboid
    30:32 — Final Fantasy XIV
    32:52 — Baldur’s Gate 3
    50:40 — Apex Legends
    56:06 — Cyberpunk 2077
    1:05:58 — Too Many Games

    • 1 hr 19 min
    8-4 Play 12/29/2023: SHOOTING STARS

    8-4 Play 12/29/2023: SHOOTING STARS

    You know the way you feel about work or school that last day before the holidays? This is that feeling in podcast form. (PS: The answer to Mark’s TG-16 R-Type credit Q is in the podcast image.)
     
    Time — Topic Discussed
    04:03 — Nicknames
    10:28 — Some Christmas Stories
    24:08 — Dodonpachi and Radiant Silvergun
    32:59 — News: L is Real 2401, Last of Us Online Cancelled, and more!

    • 49 min
    8-4 Play 12/15/2023: GIFTWRAP IT UP

    8-4 Play 12/15/2023: GIFTWRAP IT UP

    If you’re in the market for four people who live in Japan talking about The Game Awards, Resident Evil 4 Remake VR Mode, and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, boy have we got a podcast for you.
    Time — Topic Discussed
    00:44 – Nicknames
    07:10 – News: The Game Awards results and announcements, PokéPark, and more!
    55:04 – Resident Evil 4 Remake VR Mode
    1:01:35 – Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
    1:06:56 – Baldur’s Gate 3

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
637 Ratings

637 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!

Fortunate Son of Liberty ,

If I never hear the words “a tight 60” again it will be too soon.

Every time they start talking about something cool, one of them has to pipe in and “keep it moving”, as if the reason we listen to them at all is to hurry towards the 2 week break between episodes.

If your heart isn’t in it 8-4, RETIRE THE SHOW.

Stop blue-balling us LITERALLY EVERY WEEK.

fulltilted ,

Really bad now.

Used to be great. Gabe is inane and show has not been good since Sarah P was one.

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