29 May 2015

8-4 Play 5/29/2015: DATE WITH DESTINY

by Sarah

Destiny: House of Wolves (trigger warning), Witcher 3, WoW losing flying mounts, Wattam, Nintendo Humble Bundle, required Konami bitching, Kickstarter stuff, and more!

Running Time: 1:46:37

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Time – Topic Discussed:

10:43 – Destiny: House of Wolves
53:40 – The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
1:07:33 – Grand Theft Auto V, 2K Games, Samurai Warriors 4-II, YouTube streaming, League of Legends
1:12:48 – Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster, World of Warcraft, Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary, Star Wars: Battle Pod
1:18:13 – Wattam, amiibos, Splatoon, Nintendo Humble Bundle, Konami, Square Enix E3
1:24:20 – Xbox Fest, PlayStation E3, Bloodborne expansion and patch
1:29:29 – Occulus Rift, Sega mobile games, Shenmue/Streets of Rage II soundtracks going vinyl, Bloodstained Kickstarter
1:39:24 – Closing Comments

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 5/15/2015: VIVE LE FRANCE
Intro: Noriyuki Iwadare – Grandia Main Theme (Grandia)
Break: Toru Minegishi – Splatoon Victory Theme (Splatoon)
Ending: Michiru Yamane – Bloodstained Main Theme (Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night )

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15 May 2015

8-4 Play 5/15/2015: VIVE LE FRANCE

by Sarah

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

Running Time: 2:24:08

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Time – Topic Discussed:

14:10 – Tokyo Indie Fest
33:09 – Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X
45:00 – Girls Mode 3, Harvest Moon: Story of Seasons
52:52 – Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
58:53 – Titan Souls, Westerado: Double Barreled, Bloodborne
1:10:15 - Final Fantasy Record Keeper
1:19:13 - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Nintendo World Championship
1:29:30 – Nintendo Fiscal Year results, Nintendo Theme Park, SEGA Fiscal Year Results
1:41:30 – The Division delay, PC Gaming conference, HTC Re Vive and Occulus Rift
1:58:30 – Titanfall 2, Fallout 4, Destiny: House of Wolves
2:05:40 - Yooka-Laylee, Grandia II remaster, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, Monster Strike on 3DS
2:08:50 – Fire Emblem IF and other news
2:12:31 – Closing Comments

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 5/1/2015: X MY HEART
Intro: Shiho Fuji – Mario Kart 8: Big Blue
Ending: Hiroyuki Sawano – Xenoblade X OST: New Los Angeles

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1 May 2015

8-4 Play 5/1/2015: X MY HEART

by Sarah

Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Kart 8′s Animal Crossing DLC, Girls Mode 3, Monster Hunter: Frontier G, Bravely Second: End Layer, Steam Mod-gate, Ouya for sale, Silent Hills, and more!

Running Time: 2:13:00

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Time – Topic Discussed:

14:55 – Xenoblade Chronicles X
37:34 – Monster Hunter: Frontier G, Divinity: Original Sin
47:09 – Nom Nom Galaxy, The Tomorrow Children
58:36 – Girls Mode 3, Bravely Second: End Layer
1:18:32 – NPD March Report, Bloodborne patch, amiibos, Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves
1:28:30 – Fire Emblem if pre-orders, Ouya for Sale, ESPN and MOBAs, Gamestop sells retro games
1:35:23 – Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Alan Wake
1:38:14 – Steam Workshop
1:50:28 – Silent Hills and PT cancelled, Metal Gear Solid 5′s mysterious buzz campaign
1:54:57 – Active Time Report: Final Fantasy XV, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
1:57:10 – Mana series 25th anniversary, Marvel and Telltale Games, other news
2:00:00 – Bloodborne guide
2:06:55 – Closing Comments

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 4/17/2015: WHOSE DAMN SHOW?
Intro: Yuka Kitamura – Bloodborne OST: Blood Starved Beast
Ending: Carpenter Brut – Le Perv [Official Hotline Miami 2 OST]

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17 April 2015

8-4 Play 4/17/2015: WHOSE DAMN SHOW?

by 8-4

Danganronpa, Hotline Miami 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dark Souls II, Bloodborne, Neko Atsume, Level-5 Vision, Monster Hunter Stories, Fatality-gate, and more!

Running Time: 2:15:26

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Time – Topic Discussed:

6:40 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
15:06 – Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
23:48 – Dragon Age: Inquisition
32:05 – Bloodborne
52:12 – Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin Edition, Destiny
1:00:00 – Neko Atsume 
1:15:58 – Leve-5 Vision : Yo-kai Watch 3, Yo-kai Watch Busters, Yo-kai Watch x Three Kingdoms
1:23:55 – Layton 7, Fantasy Life, The Snack World
1:30:05 – Monster Hunter Stories, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, Mortal Kombat X 
1:44:10 – Guitar Hero Live, Quantum Break, New Xbox One Features, Tomb Raider
1:49:25 – LEGO Dimensions, Apple Watch
1:54:45 – Splatoon, TwitchCon, Shovel Knight, Project X Zone 2, Battle for Video Game Past
2:04:16 – Closing Comments

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 4/3/2015: THE ‘BORNE SUPREMACY
Intro: Ozzie Osbourne – Bark at the Moon
Break: Yuka Tsujiyoko – Chaos Ablaze (Fire Emblem : Awakening)
Ending: Mötley Crüe – Home Sweet Home (Theatre of Pain)

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3 April 2015

8-4 Play 4/3/2015: THE ‘BORNE SUPREMACY

by Sarah

Bloodborne, Nintendo Direct, Bloodborne, Kojima leaving Konami, Sayonara PlayStation Home, Bloodborne, HTC Vive impressions, and more (Bloodborne)!

Running Time: 2:46:40

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Time – Topic Discussed:

6:00 – Bloodborne
1:30:55 – Amiibos , Animal Crossing, Splatoon
1:37:00 – Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros DLC, N64 and DS on Wii U Virtual Machine, Yoshi Yarn
1:42:40 – Illusiory Revelations#FE, Fire Emblem If
1:52:18 : Puzzle and Dragons, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
1:57:21 – Legend of Zelda Wii U Delay, Nintendo and DeNA, Nintendo NX
2:08:57 – Hideo Kojima leaving Konami, PlayStation Home shuts down for good, PS4 2.5 Update
2:23:00 – HTC Re Vive
2:40:00 – Closing Comments

Here are this week’s links!
‘Kaleidoscope’ Remix Contest

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 3/20/2015: DeNA TEST
Intro: Konosuke Kihara – Rei Seimei (Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines)
Ending: Rika Muranaka – The Best is Yet to Come (Metal Gear Solid)

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20 March 2015

8-4 Play 3/20/2015: DeNA TEST

by Sarah

Bloodborne, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Cities: Skylines, Nintendo going mobile, Nintendo NX, Minter vs. Atari, Level-5 Vision 2015, and more!

Running Time: 1:17:26

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Time – Topic Discussed:

12:02 – GDC
15:55 – Code Name: S.T.E.A.M
18:27 – Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
19:46 – Bloodborne
29:19 – Oreshika Tainted Bloodlines
37:27 – Cities: Skylines
40:03 – Nintendo and DeNA
52:34 – Nintendo NX
59:15 – Google Play, Playstation Mobile, Tembo the Badass Elephant
1:01:12 – amiibo Tournament, TxK, Level-5 Vision, other news
1:09:17 – Closing Comments

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 3/6/2015: BACK TO FRONT
Intro: Louis Futon – Shoulda Known (GANZ Remix)
Ending: George Jean Marc Anthony Kabeya – French Pokemon Theme

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6 March 2015

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

by Thomas

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!

Running Time: 1:46:41

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Time – Topic Discussed:

12:02 – OlliOlli2
17:37 – The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask
24:11 – Counterspy, Final Fantasy 14 2.5 update, htol#NiQ
39:33 – Dragon Quest Heroes and Zelda: Hyrule Warriors
53:17 – White Night, The Next Penelope
1:01:32 – GDC : Valve HTC Vive, Valve Lighthouse, Morpheus
1:09:49 – Steam Link, Steam Controller, Steam Machines
1:17:50 – Nvidia Shield, Shovel Knight on Xbox One, Windows 10
1:24:24 – Battle of the engines: Unity, Unreal and Source 2
1:32:12 – Deep Down, DanganRonpa 3, Clayfighter HD
1:41:23 – Closing Comments

Here are this week’s links!
StarTropics for the NES had broken music, hear what it was supposed to sound like
Mad Max Promotional Poster by Ohrai Noriyoshi

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 2/20/2015: RODEO TIME
Intro: Marika Suzuki – Gore Magala (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate)
Break: Koji Kondo – Majora’s Theme (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask)
Ending: George “The Fat Man” Sanger – Wanderer (Ultima Underworld)

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20 February 2015

8-4 Play 2/20/2015: RODEO TIME

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Majora’s Mask, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Persona 5, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, The Last Guardian, Nintendo’s investor meeting, (more!) amiibos, live action Zelda, the Tokyo Zelda concert, and more!

Running Time: 1:42:04

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Time – Topic Discussed:

20:30 – Majora’s Mask 3D
32:42 – Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
1:12:36 – Nintendo Investor Meeting: amiibos and New 3DS
1:19:45 – TVii,Harry potter, Live action Zelda, Miis on social networks
1:22:20 – New 3DS success, Fire Emblem and Zelda concerts, Final Fantasy 15 Demo
1:25:00 – Gex, Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade, The Last Guardian, The Order: 1886
1:31:00 – Persona 5, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin
1:35:00 – Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
1:36:00 – Closing Comments

Here are this week’s links!
Gaijin Hunter Tumblr

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 2/6/2015: #84BBQ
Intro: Stuart Chartwood – Main Theme (Darkest Dungeon)
Break: Yoshito Hirano – Mission Music (Code Name: S.T.E.A.M)
Ending: Coby Recht – Taste It (The Apple)

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6 February 2015

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

by Thomas

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.

Running Time: 1:36:35

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Time – Topic Discussed:

00:05 – #84BBQ Announcement
21:45 – Pokemon Cafe, John gets a very special Playstation 4
32:10 – Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
37:44 – Darkest Dungeon
44:50 – dreeps, Monster Strike and Terra Battle
51:53 – The Swapper, The Evil Within
56:53 – Destiny DLC, Terra Battle
1:04:49 – Dragon’s Dogma Online
1:07:00 – News: Tetris master, Apex 2015
1:10:10 – Joystiq x ENGADGET
1:12:40 – Condemned 3, Nintendo streaming policy, MGR 2 (?)
1:21:40 – Super Bowl
1:25:10 – News: New Lumines, Underworld Ascendant
1:30:00 – Closing Comments

Here are this week’s links!
Guy Beats All of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out Blindfolded
Someone Outside of Japan Finally Became A Tetris Grandmaster

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8-4 Play 1/23/2015: DON’T BE RIDICULOUS
Intro: Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay – Perfect Strangers Opening Theme
Break: Niko – Night of Fire (Initial D)
Ending: Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay – Perfect Strangers Closing Theme

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23 January 2015

2015 NEW YEAR’S CARDS FROM AROUND THE JAPANESE GAMING INDUSTRY

by Thomas

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re a little late this year (JJ clearly wasn’t thinking of this extremely important blog post when he went and impregnated his lovely wife last March), but at last, he has returned to the office from new baby duty, which means…we’re back with a fresh installment of our yearly tribute to the the best “nengajōs” (New Year’s cards) from around the Japanese gaming industry! (Surely you know what a nengajō is, by NOW, right? If not, you can read all about ‘em here.)

(If you missed our previous installments, check them out here: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

The Chinese zodiac animal of choice for 2015 is the sheep, and so this year, we commissioned the fine folks at 256graph to take some art from a title near and dear to our hearts, Yacht Club Games’ amazing Shovel Knight, and inject said art with a taste of Nippon (and fleece) in honor of the game’s inevitable march toward Japan later this year. As always, they did an amazing job, and we are extremely happy with the results.

After you’re done printing yourself out a poster-sized copy of our nengajo, why not check out some of these other really cool cards we got from all over the Japanese gaming industry? (Click through for full-size versions!) Be sure to let us know your faves in the comments, and/or click on the names beneath each card to tweet at some of them directly!

8-4, Ltd.
8-4, Ltd.

 

Arika Nude Maker Pygmy Studio Prope
Arika NudeMaker Pygmy Studio Prope
Vitei Studio Saizensen Digital Frontier BANDAI・WiZ/TV TOKYO
Vitei Studio Saizensen Digital Frontier BANDAI・WiZ/TV TOKYO
Capcom Nihon Falcom Kyos Co.,td. Procyon Studio co., LTD.
Capcom Nihon Falcom Kyos Co.,td Procyon Studio co., LTD.
Cygames Koei Tecmo Level 5 Sega Networks
Cygames Koei Tecmo Level 5 Sega Networks
Kemco Brave Wave Square Enix Bandai Namco
Kemco Brave Wave Square Enix Bandai Namco
Creatures Filament Dog Ear Records Shift
Creatures Filament Dog Ear Records Shift
Intelligent Systems Comcept Spike Square Enix
Intelligent Systems Comcept Spike Chunsoft Square Enix
Marvelous CyberConnect2
Marvelous CyberConnect2
Kyo Kusanagi (草薙 杏) PG Universe
Kyo Kusanagi (草薙 杏) PG Universe
256graph NanaOn-Sha
256graph NanaOn-Sha
Inti Access Games
Inti Creates Access Games
Q-Games Platinum Games
Q-Games Platinum Games
Edit Mode Grasshopper Manufacture
Edit Mode Grasshopper Manufacture
Ancient tri-Ace
Ancient tri-Ace
Tango Gameworks Unity
Tango Gameworks Unity 3D
Vanpool Riot Games
Vanpool Riot Games
D3 Publisher Cutecool
D3 Publisher Cutecool
Basiscape NIGORO
Basiscape NIGORO
ILCA Vanillaware
ILCA Vanillaware

 

That’s all for now – be sure to tune in again early next January! (assuming nobody else goes and has a baby right at the end of the year)

 



 
Fossil Fighters: Frontier
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Co., Ltd., 2015/03
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Nintendo 3DS, Capcom Co., Ltd., 2015/02
Tales of Hearts R
PlayStation Vita, Namco Bandai Games Inc., 2014/11
Monster Strike
iOS/Android, Mixi, Inc., 2014/10