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8-4 Play

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Rank #74 in Video Games category

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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

562 Ratings
Average Ratings
490
27
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

562 Ratings
Average Ratings
490
27
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 Mar 20, 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 6/13/2014: E3 2014 SUPERCAST

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John Davison, Garnett Lee, and Mike McWhertor -- plus a surprise blast of bonus guests! -- join Mark and John from LA to talk anything and everything E3, including Smash Bros, Destiny, Zelda, Bloodborne, Splatoon, and plenty more!

Jun 13 2014

2hr 34mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 8-4 Play 8/26/2011: MAY CONTAIN SCENES OF EXPLICIT VIOLENCE AND GORE

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You could just listen to the 8-4 crew talk 3DS rumors, PS3 and Vita announcements, MHP3rdHD, DOTA2 and Street Fighter IV as eSports, games that will hit and miss the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, and the Valve / EA / Activision shit-talkin' express and then just call it a day. Perfectly acceptable. But if you want the real, secret, best ending to the podcast, bust out some healing herb and stick around as Resident-Evil-superfan Alex "cvxfreak" Aniel joins us in the second half for part 1 of our long-awaited, quote-laden celebration of the seminal survival horror franchise's 15th anniversary.

Aug 26 2011

2hr 54mins

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Rank #4: 8-4 Play 1/9/2015: AWESOME PODCAST DONE SLOW

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New Years in Japan, Final Fantasy XIV, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD, Battle of the Tetris games, Fantasy Life, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition, CES, Steam Machines and more! 

Jan 09 2015

1hr 21mins

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 8-4 Play 11/14/2014: THE BALD & THE BEAUTIFUL

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Captain Toad, Forza Horizon 2, SingStar, LEGO Batman 3, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Nintendo Direct, Iwata on region locking, Sonic Boom, Black Friday deals, and more!

Nov 14 2014

1hr 38mins

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Rank #7: 8-4 Play 3/6/2015: BACK TO FRONT

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Majora's Mask, OlliOlli2, Counterspy, Dragon Quest Heroes, Hyrule Warriors, FF14 Gold Saucer update, htol#NiQ, White Night, VR, free game engines, gold amiibos, Clay Fighter, and more!

Mar 06 2015

1hr 46mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 8-4 Play 2/6/2015: #84BBQ

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Pokemon Cafe, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, Darkest Dungeon, The Swapper, Destiny, dreeps, Terra Battle, Dragon's Dogma Online, Apex 2015, Amiibos, Football (?)...and other stuff.

Feb 06 2015

1hr 36mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #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 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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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 8-4 Play 5/15/2015: VIVE LE FRANCE

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Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Girls Mode 3, Titan Souls, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Bloodstained, Nintendo fiscals, VR future, and more!

May 15 2015

2hr 24mins

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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 #20: 8-4 Play 9/9/2011: FRANKENSTICK MEETS THE SLIME KNIGHT

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And the megatons fall like rain: Dragon Quest X revealed as a massively-multiplayer online game for Wii and Wii U. :BWAAAH: Monster Hunter coming to the 3DS -- and with "monstrous" right-stick add-on, no less. :BWAAAH: Who better to join us in the fallout shelter than a man in the news himself, Kojima Productions vet Ryan Payton, who left Microsoft to go indie and to talk with us about 3DS vs. Vita, PS3 HD Remasters, Soul Bladder, the looming Tokyo Game Show, and more? So grab your totem and :BWAAAH:

Sep 09 2011

2hr 55mins

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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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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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iTunes Ratings

562 Ratings
Average Ratings
490
27
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!!!