23 July 2021

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

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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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9 July 2021

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

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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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25 June 2021

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

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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)

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11 June 2021

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

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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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28 May 2021

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

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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)

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14 May 2021

8-4 Play 5/14/2021: RESIDENTAL

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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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30 April 2021

8-4 Play 4/30/2021: G IS FOR GOLDEN

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It’s Golden Week in Japan! Join us for pre-holiday impressions of SaGa Frontier Remastered and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139, plus the latest news from the worlds of video games and fast food (spoiler: MacDonald is out this week, but McDonald’s is -in-).

8-4 Play 4/30/2021: G IS FOR GOLDEN

Running Time: 1:40:25

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:25 – Nicknames
13:05 – SaGa Frontier Remastered
33:29 – NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
01:01:37 – News: PS5 Sales, PS3/PS Vita stores are here to stay, RE8 news recap, and more!

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

Intro: Song of the Ancients ~ Fate – Keiichi Okabe (NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…)
Ending: Fight! Alkaiser – Kenji Ito (SaGa Frontier)

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16 April 2021

8-4 Play 4/16/2021: TENDER IS THE FUR

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Impressed with the dioramas in Fantasian, we work together to construct a faithful replica of the 8-4 office. We spare no detail, including our fridge in the state-of-the-art podcast wing filled with tiny Chu-hi!

8-4 Play 4/16/2021: TENDER IS THE FUR

Running Time: 1:54:58

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:31 – Nicknames
14:21 – Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
24:26 – Monster Hunter Rise
27:04 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
31:42 – Fantasian
40:32 – Dragon Quest X
41:59 – No Man’s Sky
52:03 – News: Nintendo Indies Announcement, the latest Sony happenings, and more!

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

Intro: Boss Battle 2 – Nobuo Uematsu (Fantasian)
Ending: Water Temple – Satoshi Hori (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

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2 April 2021

8-4 Play 4/2/2021: MY FAIR GAIJIN HUNTER

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Joined by special guest Adam “Gaijin Hunter” Evanko, we celebrate the latest pointy, bitey addition to the Monster Hunter franchise!

8-4 Play 4/2/2021: MY FAIR GAIJIN HUNTER

Running Time: 1:43:42

Time – Topic Discussed:

00:53 – Nicknames
05:52 – Monster Hunter Rise
1:04:48 – News: DLSS on the Next Switch, Sony’s Sunset Plans PS3/PSP/PSVita stores, and more!

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

Intro: Shrine Ruins Theme – Satoshi Hori (Monster Hunter Rise)
Break: Kamura’s Song of Purification – Satoshi Hori (Monster Hunter Rise)
Ending: Magnamalo Theme – Satoshi Hori (Monster Hunter Rise)

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19 March 2021

8-4 Play 3/19/2021: OUT OF SYNC

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This week we bravely default to talking about Japan, games, and Japanese games! Plus a bit of reminiscing about boy bands, print gaming media, and some classic puzzle platformers.

8-4 Play 3/19/2021: OUT OF SYNC

Running Time: 1:24:48

Time – Topic Discussed:

00:58 – Nicknames
27:19 – Bravely Default II
38:40 – Don’t Starve Together
44:45 – Little Nightmare 2, Inside, & Limbo (***Limbo Spoilers***)
51:28 – News: Bethesda Joins Microsoft, Super Nintendo World, Apex Legends on Switch and more!

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

Intro: Seth Special Movie Theme – Sound Horizon (Bravely Default 2)
Ending: Danger – Vince de Vera (Don’t Starve Together)

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Kitty City
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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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