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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

555 Ratings
Average Ratings
485
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10
16
17

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

555 Ratings
Average Ratings
485
27
10
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

Latest release on Jan 24, 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 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 #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 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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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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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Rank #13: 8-4 Play 8/2/2013: #REGGIEFORSMASHBROS

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Join us for a second helping of Pikmin 3 talk followed by first impressions of Dragon's Crown, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and a whopping 17 seconds on Rogue Legacy. Plus: the Capcom 13 (BOF6?!), Mike Tyson vs. Glass Joe, indie updates, and plenty more.

Aug 02 2013

2hr 21mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 8-4 Play 1/11/2013: PRO-GEAR SPEC

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Ake-ome-koto-yoro! (Japanese for "Happy New Year!") We're back to our typical fo-matto ("format") to talk about Level 5's latest, Fantashi Raifu ("Fantasy Life"). We also get into atsui ("heated") discussions over Steam Box, Nvidia's Shield, Nintendo stuff, Pokemon X and Y, the Neo-Geo X handheld, and all sorts of other shinjouhou ("news"). Jaa ne bye bye! ("bye bye!")

Jan 11 2013

2hr 37mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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 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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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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iTunes Ratings

555 Ratings
Average Ratings
485
27
10
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!!!