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8-4 Play 9/17/2021: LEAVE IT TO THE MASTERS

17 September 2021

Join us as we traipse through a field of misty GameCube memories, Lost Judgment verdicts, Bugsnax morsels, and PlayStation Showcase amuse-bouches.

8-4 Play 9/17/2021: LEAVE IT TO THE MASTERS

Running Time: 1:50:33

Time – Topic Discussed:

00:56 – Nicknames
22:04 – Bloodborne
28:10 – Lost Judgment
43:39 – Bugsnax
54:28 – Pokémon Unite
57:20 – Genshin Impact
1:00:29 – News: PlayStation Showcase, the GameCube turns 20, PS5 & Nintendo Switch Updates, and more!

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Sunrise over Snaktooth Island – Seth Parker (Bugsnax)
Ending: Menu Select Theme – Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma (Metroid Prime)

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8-4 Play 9/3/2021: GOLF BADGUY

3 September 2021

Friend of the show Liam Edwards joins to talk his newly-announced golf-like, Cursed to Golf, plus BitSummit, indie life in Japan, No More Heroes 3, Guilty Gear Strive, and a healthy shake for dinner.

8-4 Play 9/3/2021: GOLF BADGUY

Running Time: 1:33:15

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:12 – Nicknames
15:27 – Bitsummit Talk
17:34 – Cursed to Golf
46:31 – Sol Cresta impressions
54:58 – No More Heroes 3
1:02:45 – Guilty Gear Strive
1:09:00 – Pokémon Unite

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Title Theme – Mark Sparling (Cursed to Golf)
Ending: Phantom Skate – Nobuaki Kaneko (No More Heroes III)

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8-4 Play 8/20/2021: GOOD TIME TO BE A HUNTER

20 August 2021

Look: if you aren’t Monster-Hunter-positive or at least MH-curious, might wanna just skip this ep. Otherwise, enjoy as GaijinHunter Adam Evanko joins to chat about the new Netflix special, Rise and MH Stories 2, what’s next for the series, and (of course) Cheetos vs. Potato straws.

8-4 Play 8/20/2021: GOOD TIME TO BE A HUNTER

Running Time: 1:53:21

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:23 – Nicknames
13:48 – ***SPOILERS*** Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild ***SPOILERS***
55:34 – Monster Hunter: Rise Part 1
01:03:37 – Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
01:10:10 – Monster Hunter: Rise Part 2
01:19:36 – Listener Q&A

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: End Credits – Masato Kouda (Monster Hunter Legends of the Guild)
Ending: Title Theme – Marika Suzuki (Monster Hunter Stories 2:Wings of Ruin)

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8-4 Play 8/6/2021: SPIRITUAL OPIUM

6 August 2021

This week we debate the strengths and weaknesses of the two big conbini chains in Japan. Who makes the best pasta? The best fried chicken in an envelope? The best onigiri? Listen to find out! Oh, we also talk about video games.

8-4 Play 8/6/2021: SPIRITUAL OPIUM

Running Time: 1:35:59

Time – Topic Discussed:

02:01 – Nicknames
21:09 – Pokémon Unite
40:42 – Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters
48:41 – Demon’s Souls
53:25 – Apex Legends
1:00:52 – Terranigma
1:03:38 – Listener Questions & Answers

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Remote Stadium – Junichi Masuda (Pokémon Unite)
Ending: Battle Theme – Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy II)

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8-4 Play 7/23/2021: QUALITY ASSURED

23 July 2021

Rainy season is out, Skyward Sword HD is in, Gabe is…all over the place, and it’s a four-day weekend in Japan?! Join the holiday celebration as we answer listener questions and talk about Zelda, Steam Deck, crazy auctions, and more!

8-4 Play 7/23/2021: QUALITY ASSURED

Running Time: 1:38:42

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:01 – Nicknames
15:45 – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
31:51 – News: The Steam Deck, Mario & Zelda Auctions, and more!
01:02:49 – Listener Questions & Answers

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Romance in the Air – Takeshi Hama (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
Ending: Steam Machine – Daft Punk

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8-4 Play 7/9/2021: MR. HOE’S WILD RIDE

9 July 2021

Ex game-journo and noted theme park connoisseur Michael Donahoe joins us for a deep dive into what he considers the best park on the planet (!): Super Nintendo World.

8-4 Play 7/9/2021: MR. HOE'S WILD RIDE

Running Time: 1:54:24

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:09 – Nicknames
23:34 – Streets of Rage 4
34:22 – Chicory
45:01 – Super Nintendo World Report
01:15:59 – News: The Nintendo Switch OLED, Sony’s Acquisitions, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, and more!

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Supper Woods – Lena Raine (Chicory)
Ending: We Love – Kazumi Totaka (Yoshi’s Story)

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8-4 Play 6/25/2021: SUMMER OF PARADISE

25 June 2021

The hype train has left with a resounding choo-choo! In its wake, we unpack this year’s E3 news and share thoughts on Stranger of Paradise, FF7R Intergrade, 25 years of N64, and more!

8-4 Play 6/25/2021: SUMMER OF PARADISE

Running Time: 2:03:01

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:40 – Nicknames
11:17 – Apex Legends
19:47 – Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
35:20 – Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade
52:07 – Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
54:28 – Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
1:05:37 – News: E3 Recap; Sonic’s 30th Anniversary, Nintendo 64’s Anniversary, and more!

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Battle Theme – Naoshi Mizuta (Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin)
Ending: File Select – Koji Kondo (Super Mario 64)

As always, you can leave comments for us via Twitter at @84play. And if you’re new to the show, you can subscribe to 8-4 Play on iTunes right here. Subscribe today!

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8-4 Play 6/11/2021: BACK ON TRACK

11 June 2021

E3 is (sorta) back, which means it’s time to buckle up for another round of baseless speculation, ridiculous predictions, and general mayhem as we once again board the #E3HYPETRAIN!

8-4 Play 6/11/2021: BACK ON TRACK

Running Time: 2:07:40

Time – Topic Discussed:

25:30 – News: Nintendo, Uncharted 4 on PC, E3’s Award show, and more!
34:17 – Nintendo E3 Speculation
57:14 – More News: The EGRETII mini, Yuji Naka’s retirement (?), The Playdate, and more!
01:26:35 – Capcom E3 Speculation
01:33:08 – Microsoft & Bethesda E3 Speculation
01:44:38 – Square-Enix
01:50:30 – Our Wishlists & Last Minute Predictions

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Mystery Train – Elvis Presley
Ending: C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJ’s

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8-4 Play 5/28/2021: PRIME SLIME

28 May 2021

Dragon Quest may be getting ‘darker’ and ‘more adult’, but we here at 8-4 Play pledge to remain as cute and carefree as ever. Join us for talk of all the recent DQ-related announcements, the latest Switch rumors, a little RE: Village and New Pokémon Snap, and more!

8-4 Play 5/28/2021: PRIME SLIME

Running Time: 1:53:23

Time – Topic Discussed:

00:50 – Nicknames
13:22 – News: Dragon Quest Announcements, Valve’s portable steam device, new Switch Pro rumors, and more!
1:17:54 – Resident Evil: Village
1:25:48 – Control
1:29:50 – Earthbound
1:39:07 – New Pokémon Snap
1:45:43 – Last Minute Rumors & News: Team Ninja & Final Fantasy, Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Edition, and a little bit more!

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Battle Theme – Koichi Sugiyama (Dragon Quest III)
Ending: La Hee – Soken (Final Fantasy XIV)

As always, you can leave comments for us via Twitter at @84play. And if you’re new to the show, you can subscribe to 8-4 Play on iTunes right here. Subscribe today!

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8-4 Play 5/14/2021: RESIDENTAL

14 May 2021

No news is good news when the only news is Alex “cvxfreak” Aniel joining us for nearly two hours of impressions of two of the past month’s biggest releases: Returnal and Resident Evil Village!

Check out Alex’s book Itchy, Tasty: An Unofficial History of Resident Evil

8-4 Play 5/14/2021: RESIDENTAL

Running Time: 1:55:28

(Thanks to Peter Jonca for the Resident Evil font used in our image!)

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:04 – Nicknames
09:17 – Returnal
41:59 – Resident Evil: Village

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Chris Battle Theme – Shusaku Uchiyama (Resident Evil Village)
Ending: Murals – The Haxan Cloak (Returnal)

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Kitty City
iOS/Android, Jam City, Inc., 2017/09
Solitaire Jam
iOS/Android, Jam City, Inc., 2017/09
Undertale
PlayStation 4/PC/PlayStation Vita, 8-4, Ltd., 2017/08
EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap
iOS/Android, DMM.com Co., Ltd., 2017/08

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