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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

572 Ratings
Average Ratings
497
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11
15
19

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
Read more
E3 HYPE TRAAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNNN!!!

iTunes Ratings

572 Ratings
Average Ratings
497
30
11
15
19

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

Latest release on Jun 26, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: 8-4 Play 3/7/2014: CEASELESS DISCHARGE

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Dark Souls. That's it. 150 minutes of talk about Dark Souls. No other games. No news. Just Dark Souls. Can you survive and make it to the end? In content AND format, truly the Dark Souls of podcasts. ...Dark Souls.

Mar 07 2014

2hr 39mins

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Rank #2: 8-4 Play 8/8/14: PARTY OF V

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Dark Souls 2 DLC, The Legend of Heroes: TITS, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy X, Resident Evil Remake Remake, Twitch.tv content id-gate, Iwata Drama (tm), EA Access, PlayStation Now and more!

Aug 08 2014

1hr 26mins

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Rank #3: 8-4 Play 12/25/2015: MERIKURI

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Celebrate Life Day with 8-4's Unofficial Official Star Wars Holiday Special X (Cross), featuring Game of the Year chit-chat and Xmas Gaming memories, a heaping side of Force Awakens talk, and guest appearances by Brad Douglas, Nintendo patents, and Bea Arthur.

Dec 25 2015

2hr 7mins

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Rank #4: 8-4 Play 7/25/2014: A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

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FRB Japan's Scott Popular joins us to talk about Evo 2014, the Destiny beta, Xenoblade Chronicles, Yo-Kai Watch (of course), The International 4, Kim Kardashian, aDanza, Sega Genesis music, plot holes in Double Dragon, and more!

Jul 25 2014

2hr 2mins

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Rank #5: 8-4 Play 5/17/2013: ZAPPA YOW YOW BOYS

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Doritos Crash Course 2, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, interns, Pandora's Tower, La Mulana, Dragon Fantasy, interns, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Monster Hunter, Sorcery, Star Command, interns, more NextBox speculation, Nintendo's E3 plans, interns, BS crowdfunding campaigns, Gran Turismo 6, and interns. Also: interns.

May 17 2013

1hr 55mins

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 8-4 Play 04/20/2018: SPANX FOR THE MEMORIES

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The gang continue their fortnightly arguments about gym etiquette and where to get the best tacos in Shibuya. We also reminisce about the games that made us who we are with a special–and incredibly tall–guest.

Apr 20 2018

1hr 57mins

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Rank #9: 8-4 Play 12/11/2015: PS(CROSS)

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(MORE!) Monster Hunter X, (MORE!) Xenoblade Chronicles X, Retro Freak, The Game Awards, PlayStation Experience 2015 and more!

Dec 11 2015

1hr 10mins

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 8-4 Play 10/28/2010: SUPER GAME MASTERS

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NES, 8-4 invites retro gaming legend Kevin "tsr" Gifford, founder of tsr's NES archive and keeper of the world's largest collection of obscure game knowledge, to take us back (back... back...) to the 80s to talk about the birth of the era's most popular 8-Bit system. But before that, listen to round-ups of the recent Level-5 and Grasshopper events in Japan, thoughts on Costume Quest, Vanquish, Limbo, La Mulana, and Game Dev Story, and the sad tale of Mr. Gifford's epic attempt to clear the Tower of Druaga on a single coin...

Oct 28 2010

3hr 7mins

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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 8-4 Play 5/30/2014: OFF THE RAILS

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With Mark and John out of town, JJ packs the E3 Hype Train(TM)(C) with a rowdy gang of friends-of-the-show (Jean Snow, ex-intern Tom, ex-intern Johnny, Esteban Salazar of Marvelous AQL, John Davis of Q Games) to discuss / predict / argue what's about to go down in L.A.

May 30 2014

1hr 32mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 8-4 Play 7/19/2013: WHERE ALL THE WHITE PIKMIN AT?

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Peer into the (near) future for in-depth, spoiler-free impressions of Pikmin 3, then dive back to the (recent) past for 73 minutes (!) of spoiler-packed The Last of Us thoughts. Plus: EVO '13, June NPDs, Strider, Ultra SF4, and more.

Jul 19 2013

3hr 1min

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Rank #20: 8-4 Play 8/31/2018: WEE BAIRNS

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Special guest Andy Church joins the crew to talk speedrunning and Dragon Quest XI!

Aug 31 2018

2hr 13mins

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8-4 Play 6/26/2020: XANA-DON’T

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This week we touch briefly on The Last of Us--or how it makes us feel things. Dark things. Then it's business as usual with talk of the latest Pokémon news, the joy of mining, and of course Strong Zero.

Jun 26 2020

1hr 21mins

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8-4 Play 6/12/2020: HI, FIVE

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Big gaming news on a Friday again, huh? Guess it won't be in the latest 8-4 Play... WRONG. We went all out and recorded a special PS5 segment on Friday! Join us, as we gaze into the traceable rays and haptic sounds of the future.

Jun 12 2020

2hr 2mins

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8-4 Play 5/29/2020: DOUBLE PINE STRASH ZERO

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It's here! The 8-4 Play FF7R Spoilercast! Stick around to the end of this week's episode to hear all our timely, spoilery takes.

May 29 2020

2hr 26mins

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8-4 Play 5/15/2020: TGS RIP

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This week we talk about the big changes happening in civilization—Civilization 6, that is! We also check in on Animal Crossing and pour one out for TGS.

May 15 2020

1hr 49mins

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8-4 Play 5/1/2020: MANA’S BEST FRIEND

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Brand new audio, same old cast. Well, besides Roy and Derm. So basically not the same old cast. Anyway, grab a beverage and saddle up (indoor) poolside as we celebrate Golden Week responsibly and put our new trial audio engineer's skills to the test.

May 01 2020

1hr 20mins

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8-4 Play 4/17/2020: MATERIA GIRLS

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Strap on your nostalgia goggles-- Or wait, maybe take them off? I'm not sure! Because this week we dive deep on Final Fantasy VII Remake, in this spoiler-free spectacular.

Apr 17 2020

1hr 45mins

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8-4 Play 4/3/2020: REMOTE PLAY

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This week we embrace the future of podcasting technology while gushing about Animal Crossing. Wash your hands.

Apr 03 2020

1hr 40mins

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8-4 Play 3/20/2020: NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT

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We hunker down to discuss that PS5 presentation, the latest from Indie World, and our favorite gaming smells.

Mar 20 2020

1hr 47mins

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8-4 Play 3/6/2020: TWERK FROM HOME

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The gang takes a break from scouring Tokyo for toilet paper to talk about the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, Playstation VR, and reflect on the PS2's legacy.

Mar 06 2020

2hr 18mins

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8-4 Play 2/21/2020: RAP ROCKIN' PROFESSOR OAK

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This week we struggle to pick the 9 games that define us, talk about corona conspiracy theories, and speculate about the latest Animal Crossing Direct.

Feb 21 2020

1hr 59mins

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8-4 Play 2/07/2020: CAST A POD TO YOUR WITCHER

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This week we welcome a special guest to talk about a bevy of Nintendo news and sing that Witcher song.

Feb 07 2020

1hr 51mins

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8-4 Play 1/24/2020: OH MY CAR

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It's delay season, folks, and everyone is sad. But we're playing the new Yakuza, so it's not all bad!

Jan 24 2020

1hr 55mins

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8-4 Play 1/10/2020: SUPER PODCAST 2020

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We're back from the holiday break, with stories to tell of video games, travel, and pants-wetting.

Jan 10 2020

1hr 19mins

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8-4 Play 12/20/2019: XMAS SERIES X

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It's that time of year! We talk about our holiday memories, and of course the games and Japan and Japanese games of 2019.

Dec 20 2019

1hr 47mins

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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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iTunes Ratings

572 Ratings
Average Ratings
497
30
11
15
19

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!!!