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8-4 Play

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Video Games
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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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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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547 Ratings
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Just a good ol time with this current cast

By Mrfluke - Nov 12 2019
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One of my favorite podcasts going, especially with the current cast

Awesome show

By Snouchy - Sep 03 2019
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E3 HYPE TRAAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNNN!!!

iTunes Ratings

547 Ratings
Average Ratings
476
27
11
16
17

Just a good ol time with this current cast

By Mrfluke - Nov 12 2019
Read more
One of my favorite podcasts going, especially with the current cast

Awesome show

By Snouchy - Sep 03 2019
Read more
E3 HYPE TRAAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNNN!!!

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8-4 Play

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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.

8-4 Play 9/30/2011: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHIN'

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With Mark out of town on business and Tokyo Game Show now behind us, life at 8-4 Towers has been pretty quiet lately. But that's no excuse not to record a podcast! ...OK, actually, it kind of is, but we went ahead and recorded one anyway! Tune in to hear us talk about Dark Souls, Zelda: Four Swords 25th Anniversary Edition, the Diablo III beta, porntips from Thailand (not what you think!), "Lucky Lassi" Monster Hunter drinks from Family Mart (...probably what you think), and plenty more.

Sep 30 2011

1hr 17mins

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8-4 Play 11/29/2013: A LINK BETWEEN 3D WORLDS

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John and JJ are back! And talking Mario, Zelda, both new next-gen systems, Mario, Persona 5, microtransactions, Zelda, Resogun, Mario, & taking sides in the console wars. Did we mention Zelda? And stick around for a special bonus segment focus(attack)ing on the Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test in Japanese arcades. Also, Mario.

Nov 29 2013

2hr 47mins

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8-4 Play 11/24/2011: SKYRIM-WARDLOFT SWORD…ERS

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Question: Which game should you be playing right now, Skyrim or Zelda: Skyward Sword? Answer: Yes. Honestly, that's all you need to know, but the 8-4 crew prattles on anyway in a spoiler-free discussion of the glorious highs and bowel-quaking lows (OK, more like the minor annoyances) of two of this year's best games, then chit-chat (read: rage) about Sony's PSP UMD-to-Vita transfer program, rumors about the next Xbox, and online buzz on the future of Metal Gear in news. 

Nov 24 2011

2hr 21mins

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8-4 Play 1/24/2014: CANDY has a CRUSH on SAGAt

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Six hours have passed since the occupation of 8-4 Towers by one Alexander O. Smith, founder and leader of the Kajiya sect. Tune in for talk of his various localization feats (Vagrant Story! Tactics Ogre! Final Fantasy XII!) as well as his current Kickstarter project Unsung Story, along with thoughts on Don't Starve, Kirby: Triple D, DayZ, Zubaz, and plenty more.

Jan 24 2014

2hr 6mins

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8-4 Play 2/21/2014: I CHOOSE YOU, AAJST(????

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Metal Gear Solid translator Jeremy Blaustein and Sega honcho Ethan Einhorn join us on the eve of the Japanese PS4 launch to talk about their illustrious careers (Jaleco! Konami! Sega!), the latest games we've been playing (Titanfall! Strider! Left Behind!), and all the news that's fit to...uh, recite (Twitch Plays Pokemon! Nintendo Direct! PS4 Launch!). Have at it!

Feb 21 2014

3hr 47mins

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8-4 Play 9/14/2011: 3DS vs. VITA: FIGHT!

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Freshly-unemployed Internet sensation Shane Bettenhausen joins us as we kick off TGS week with a blow-by-blow breakdown of the big two pre-show press conferences - Nintendo's Frankenstick-free Monster Hunter megathon and Sony's 94% gameplay-free Vita launch bonanza. Tune in for an hour-long preview of what's to come, and then check back Friday for our monster Tokyo Game Show/8-4 Play 1-year-Anniversary special crossover with Weekend Confirmed's Garnett Lee.

Sep 14 2011

1hr 12mins

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8-4 Play 12/13/2013: TAKE IT TO THE FRIDGE

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Newcomer Roy Blakely joins the 8-4-some to talk (more) Mario, (more) Zelda, (more) Resogun, Ibb and Obb, Samurai Gunn, Bravely Default, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, 3DS Miiverse, the VGX Awards, the life and times of Hideki Kamiya, and more.

Dec 13 2013

1hr 33mins

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8-4 Play 7/29/2011: $169.99

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Yes, we eventually talk about Rhythm Heaven for the Wii, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Groove Coaster, From Dust, Phantasy Star Online 2, Irem's apparent demise, Mega Man Legends 3's definite demise and so on, but mostly this episode is all about Nintendo's embattled 3DS handheld and just about every aspect of the news surrounding its upcoming price drop, complete with color commentary from discount-expert Mr. CheapyD of CheapAssGamer.com fame.

Jul 29 2011

1hr 28mins

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8-4 Play 10/18/2013: DINNER FOR 11,500

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With Captain MacDonald of the good ship 8-4 Play off plundering the high seas in his vacation dinghy, the rest of the crew have assembled in the poop deck for a relaxed bout of hearty discussion (read: directionless rambling) on topics such as Pokemon X/Y, Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Device 6, the new Vita 2000, Supercell's billions, the Sonic cartoon, the Valve controller, Boogerman's long-awaited (?) return, and more.

Oct 18 2013

1hr 37mins

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8-4 Play 2/22/2013: ANDREW HOUSE PARTY

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INTRO BS PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 STREAMING COOL PS4 CONTROLLER PS4 SHARING YES PS4 PS4 PS4 VITA WIIU PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 FEATURES PS4 KNACK PS4 PS4 KILLZONE PS4 PS4 WITNESS PS4 JASON! PS4 DEEP DOWN ZOMG PS4 PS4 SQUEENIX WTF PS4 DESTINY HANDS PS4 PS4 LUIGI END

Feb 22 2013

2hr 17mins

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8-4 Play 8/12/2011: ALL NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

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In which our heroes discuss: Armored Core V and Dark Souls pushed back, Xenoblade Chronicles moved up, PlayStation Vita coming right on time (sorta), 3DS sales rising (used), 3DS sales falling (new), 3DS sales rising again (post-price drop), addiction to EVO streams, ham withdrawal, what's good about Peter Moore, what's bad about Skyrim, who and what will and won't be at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, and pictures of your Love Plus girlfriend in her santa outfit.

Aug 12 2011

1hr 43mins

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8-4 Play 1/27/2012: INDUSTRY SOURCES

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THRILL! As the 8-4 crew gets caught up in a rad bromance with the new Resident Evil 6 trailer, and make hands-on revelaitons re: the latest RE on 3DS. LISTEN! To chatter of new Wii U features, rumors of the neXtBox, and other tender newsy morsels. EXCITE! To more Vita game impressions, as well as the details of our amazing giveaway contest

Jan 27 2012

2hr 39mins

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8-4 Play 4/18/2014: ONCE, TWICE, 100 TIMES A PODCAST

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Our 100th episode gets the band back together (finally!), along with friends from 17-Bit and 2 Player Productions, to talk PAX East, Below, MGSV: Ground Zeroes, Dark Souls II, PS4 eye tracking, Steam sales numbers, Tomodachi Life, and of course, Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Apr 18 2014

2hr 24mins

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8-4 Play 8/16/2013: SUMMER GAMES

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Kevin Larrabee of Back in my Play (Dorito it!) and Mehdi Debbabi-Zourgani of Je Game Moi Non Plus (cherchez le sur Dorito!) join us to talk retro games, Suda 51, and the...how do you say? ESSAUNCE of The Wonderful 101, DuckTales Remastered, amazon's new console, Carmack at Oculus, Nintendo Direct, MS news, Sony news, and more.

Aug 16 2013

2hr 22mins

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8-4 Play 1/13/2012: ALL THAT J*ZZ

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Why try out games and form your own opinions when you can sit back and let the 8-4-some do it for you? This episode the newly-reunited gang takes on the (Press up!) new Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Asura's Wrath demos (Right, RIGHT!), sparking a lively debate on quicktime (Tap 'A' repea—ALRIGHT ENOUGH!) events that pops up outta nowhere like…you know what. Speaking of outta nowhere: Wut up with that 3DS stand that comes included with Kid Icarus: Uprising? Plus the Independent Games Festival finalists, Yu Suzuki, avatar tattoos, and speculation on redesigned 3DS hardware and next-gen timing for Sony and Microsoft. (Hit 'Download'!)

Jan 13 2012

1hr 27mins

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8-4 Play 6/21/2013: E3 2013: THERE AND BACK AGAIN

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(Almost) Live from Seattle! 17-Bit's Jake Kazdal, Camouflaj's Ryan Payton, and ex-Game Informer / Nintendo World Report founder Billy Berghammer join us (well, some of us) for a first-hand recounting of the highs and lows and highs again of this year's rollercoaster E3 game expo.

Jun 21 2013

3hr 23mins

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8-4 Play 6/7/2013: E3 2013: ALL ABOARD

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We designed the new 8-4 Play so that game publishers can enable you and up to 10 family members to hear about facts, rumors, and wild speculation on the upcoming E3 trade show, including games like Dark Souls 2, MGS5, Destiny, Killer is Dead, Smash Bros., the new 3D Mario, Zelda, The Last Guardian, Xbone policies and much, much more.

Jun 07 2013

2hr 38mins

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8-4 Play 4/22/2011: PROJECT CAFÉ OLÉ

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What's this? An episode of 8-4 Play where the crew actually talks about what they do all day: game translatin'? Believe it, spoony bard! Localization legend Richard Honeywood, he of such Square Enix favorites as Xenogears, Chrono Cross, and Dragon Quest VIII, joins us to talk shop, 64DD development, and being best buds (well, buds) with Nintendo prez Satoru Iwata. And speaking of Nintendo -- did someone say Project Cafe? Tune in for idle speculation on the big N's rumored Wii successor system, along with thoughts on Capcom's Captivate games, Sonic Generations, and plenty more.

Apr 22 2011

2hr 16mins

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8-4 Play 6/15/2012: EVERYTHING'S JUST F'ING PEACHY!

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A massive, 3-hour E3 recap lovefest, where we have nothing but great things to say about the amazing press conferences, creative and fresh AAA games, awesome Vita support, stunning WiiU launch lineup, and every other wonderful-funderful thing about gaming's greatest trade show ever! <3<3<3

Jun 15 2012

3hr 4mins

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8-4 Play 1/25/2013: WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER

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Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata brought the winter heat during this week's Nintendo Direct with the first megatons of 2013, including Wind Waker HD, MegaTen x Fire Emblem, Xeno-whatever-they're-gonna-call-it, and Wii U Virtual Console, among others. We've got a full breakdown of the event, as well as fresh PlayStation 4 (and controller) talk, a whole bunch of news (Pandora's Tower! Project X-Zone! Killer is Dead! etc!), the latest in skin-smoothing placenta technology, and plenty more.

Jan 25 2013

2hr 12mins

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8-4 Play 12/06/2019: KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON

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This week we're joined by special guest and saver-of-bacon, Alan Averill! We talk about roads (a lot) and ponder what qualities define a burrito.

Dec 06 2019

1hr 55mins

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8-4 Play 11/22/2019: GIGANTACAST

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Plug in your BB and grab a bowl of cryptobyte curry cuz this week we're talking about Death Stranding AND the next generation of Pokémon games!

Nov 22 2019

1hr 51mins

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8-4 Play 11/8/2019: ONI LEMON

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This week we go goo-goo for Gooigi, prepare ourselves mentally for Death Stranding, and talk about a primordial VR experience.

Nov 08 2019

1hr 46mins

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8-4 Play 10/25/2019: SHI-BOO-YA

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Special guest Alex Aniel joins us for a very spooooky almost-Halloween episode.

Oct 25 2019

1hr 38mins

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8-4 Play 10/11/2019: FINGER OF GOD

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An epic typhoon looms over Tokyo, but there's still gaming news to cover! We grab some cans and discuss, while trying to not worry about the impending F5.

Oct 11 2019

1hr 40mins

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8-4 Play 9/27/2019: LITE UP THE PIPE

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In the wake of TGS, a slime draws near—and a new Zelda, too!

Sep 27 2019

1hr 58mins

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8-4 Play 9/13/2019: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019

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On this extra special (and rowdy) episode, a cavalcade of guests stop by the towers to share their TGS experiences.

Sep 13 2019

1hr 53mins

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8-4 Play 9/6/2019: CHAIN OF CONTROL

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This week we put down our curry on rice to spoon-feed you all the announcements from the latest Nintendo Direct!

Sep 06 2019

1hr 46mins

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8-4 Play 8/23/2019: HARD OFFERINGS

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Book Off. Hard Off. Hilarious names? Yes. Are they hiding a dark secret? Find out, in the latest 8-4 play. (Uh, we also talk about Death Stranding and some MMOs.)

Aug 23 2019

1hr 30mins

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8-4 Play 8/9/2019: THE HOUSES ARE ON FIRE

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This week we heat things up with some Fire Emblem, and then cool off with some ice cream.

Aug 09 2019

1hr 37mins

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8-4 Play 7/26/2019: PAPPY UNCORKED

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This week we are joined by bourbon smugglin', retro game playin' friend-of-the-show Rob Fox.

Jul 26 2019

1hr 23mins

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8-4 Play 7/12/2019: LITE WEEK

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Join us as we talk making Marios, doctoring Marios, and Mario's new turquoise vacation home.

Jul 12 2019

1hr 25mins

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8-4 Play 6/28/2019: CADENCE OF JUDGMENT VII: RITUAL OF DEXIT

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This week we talk about boogieing in Cadence of Hyrule, lawyering in Judgment, and sitting in Bloodstained. Who doesn't love a good sit?

Jun 28 2019

1hr 31mins

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8-4 Play 6/14/2019: CYBERPUNKS 2019

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This week we attempt to summarize the avalanche of news from E3 into a 2 hour podcast. Can we even come close? Find out now!

Jun 14 2019

2hr 11mins

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8-4 Play 5/31/2019: TICKET TO RIDE

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ALL ABOOOOOOOOARD! The #E3HYPETRAIN is leaving the station!

May 31 2019

1hr 57mins

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8-4 Play 5/17/2019: BETTER THAN THE BOOKS

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With BitSummit fast approaching, we invite John Davis on the show to talk shop and how he could probably use a nap.

May 17 2019

1hr 37mins

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8-4 Play 5/03/2019: SUPER GOLDEN WEEK

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For a very casual Golden Week episode, we talk about what we've been playing, and reflect on the games that made Heisei great.

May 03 2019

1hr 5mins

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8-4 Play 4/19/2019: THE NON-VEGAN ALL DIGITAL SPECIAL

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With the next gen looming overhead, special guest Justin Massongill of the Playstation Blog joins us to talk about easy modes and different ways to watch Game of Thrones abroad.

Apr 19 2019

1hr 45mins

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8-4 Play 4/5/2019: YOSHIS DIE TWICE

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Special guest Cory Schmitz joins us to talk Sekiro, Ace Combat 7, and all the latest news!

Apr 05 2019

2hr 3mins

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8-4 Play 3/22/2019: SPOODIA STYLE

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First episode recorded in the new office! With Mark, John, and Graeme off at GDC, we invite some new blood on to talk DMC5.

Mar 22 2019

1hr 42mins

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