Rank #1: 8-4 Play 9/30/2011: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHIN'
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
Rank #2: 8-4 Play 2/6/2015: #84BBQ
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
Rank #3: 8-4 Play 11/14/2014: THE BALD & THE BEAUTIFUL
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
Rank #4: 8-4 Play 3/6/2015: BACK TO FRONT
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
Rank #5: 8-4 Play 9/27/2019: LITE UP THE PIPE
In the wake of TGS, a slime draws near—and a new Zelda, too!
Sep 27 2019
Rank #6: 8-4 Play 03/09/2018: SLIGHTLY LESS MONSTER HUNTER TALK…?
More Monster Hunter World, a return to the cobbled streets of Bloodborne, and news from the latest Nintendo Direct.
Mar 09 2018
Rank #7: 8-4 Play 5/4/2018: BEET STREET
It’s Golden Week at 8-4! But we gather around the podcast table to talk TV shows, comic book movies, and video games just the same! Mostly video games thought, honest.
May 02 2018
Rank #8: 8-4 Play 10/28/2010: SUPER GAME MASTERS
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
Rank #9: 8-4 Play 1/25/2019: RE: RE2
Joined by a special guest, we talk at length about Resident Evil 2 and its recent remaster, while doing our darnedest to dance around spoilers.
Jan 25 2019
Rank #10: 8-4 Play 2/22/2013: ANDREW HOUSE PARTY
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
Rank #11: 8-4 Play 1/27/2012: INDUSTRY SOURCES
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
Rank #12: 8-4 Play 9/13/2019: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019
On this extra special (and rowdy) episode, a cavalcade of guests stop by the towers to share their TGS experiences.
Sep 13 2019
Rank #13: 8-4 Play 5/17/2013: ZAPPA YOW YOW BOYS
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
Rank #14: 8-4 Play 3/7/2014: CEASELESS DISCHARGE
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
Rank #15: 8-4 Play 4/22/2011: PROJECT CAFÉ OLÉ
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
Rank #16: 8-4 Play 8/26/2011: MAY CONTAIN SCENES OF EXPLICIT VIOLENCE AND GORE
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
Rank #17: 8-4 Play 5/15/2015: VIVE LE FRANCE
Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Girls Mode 3, Titan Souls, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Bloodstained, Nintendo fiscals, VR future, and more!
May 15 2015
Rank #18: 8-4 Play 1/24/2014: CANDY has a CRUSH on SAGAt
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
Rank #19: 8-4 Play 2/21/2014: I CHOOSE YOU, AAJST(????
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
Rank #20: 8-4 Play 4/18/2014: ONCE, TWICE, 100 TIMES A PODCAST
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