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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

552 Ratings
Average Ratings
481
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11
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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
Read more
E3 HYPE TRAAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNNN!!!

iTunes Ratings

552 Ratings
Average Ratings
481
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

Latest release on Jan 10, 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 10/25/2019: 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 #2: 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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Rank #3: 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 #4: 8-4 Play 1/11/2019: ALL YOU CAN EAT SMASHBROWNS

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We catch up after the New Year, look forward to 2019, and get a little retro. Or...more than usual anyway.

Jan 11 2019

2hr 2mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 8-4 Play 9/14/2018: WHATEVER, A SPIDER

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Spider-Man, Destiny 2, and PlayStation's TGS prelude—all with two special guests!

Sep 14 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 8-4 Play 9/14/2012: PLAY U NEXT WILL HOW?

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To be honest, none of us remember recording this episode -- after the deluge of Nintendo's Wii U announcements (prices! Dates! 2 SKUs! Monster Hunter Ultimate! Toki Tori 2! ...wait, I mean Bayonetta 2!), we woke up the next day, and it was just THERE. We took it as a sign to add on part two of our Super Nintendo 21st (more or less) Super-anniversary retro-sode, focusing on the system's epic game library (OCD bonus: in chronological order!).

Sep 14 2012

3hr 58mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 8-4 Play 7/27/2012: 1 + 1 = ...?

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With John out on a super secret mission, a super secret special guest...from cheapassgamer.com joins us to talk about the INCREDIBLE 3DS XL, Fez Patches, Vita sales, Foos Balls, New Super Mario Bros. 2, FF XIII, Nyuta No Kiseki, and more.

Jul 27 2012

1hr 50mins

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Rank #16: 8-4 Play 9/7/2012: PLAY IT LOUD!

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Part one of our long-awaited Super Nintendo 21st (and change) Super-anniversary retro-sode is here, and you don't even need your Mom to drive you to the mall to get it! But before that, thoughts on the latest Nintendo Direct, Monster Hunter 4, rumored Wii U pricing, Lightning Returns:

FF13, Super Hexagon, Steam Greenlight, Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight and (wait for it)...more!

Sep 07 2012

2hr 39mins

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Rank #17: 8-4 Play 8/19/2016: [AD LIB MOANING IN PAIN]

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No Man's Sky, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, More NX Rumors, PlayStation Meeting, Metal Gear?! Survive, NieR: Automata goes PC, and more!

Aug 19 2016

1hr 46mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 8-4 Play 1/20/2017: BULKY GAMING PODCAST

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Switch announcement aftermath, Gravity Rush 1, Miitopia, Let it Die, DOOM, Bloodborne, Parasite Eve, Fire Emblem Direct, and more!

Jan 20 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #20: 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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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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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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iTunes Ratings

552 Ratings
Average Ratings
481
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!!!