31 October 2014

8-4 Play 10/31/2014: VENTURES IN DREAMLAND

by Justin Epperson

The Evil Within, Monster Strike, Terra Battle, Fantasy Life, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Japanese strategy guides, retro game shopping, Nintendo earnings, QOL devices, Bloodborne 30fps-gate, Dominos Pizza, Valkyria Chronicles, and more!

Running Time: 2:04:44

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Time – Topic Discussed:
15:00 – The Evil Within
39:00 – Monster Strike/Terra Battle
43:15 – Pokemon ORAS
57:17 – Zelda: LTTP Strategy Guide/Retro Game Shopping
1:08:30 – Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
1:14:00 – Nintendo Earnings: Smash Bros., QOL Improvement Device
1:33:30 – News: Snorlax bed, Bloodborne 30fps-gate, “Feed Me, Dominos”, Destiny, Valkyria Chronicles, Zuckerberg on VR
1:57:00 – Closing Comments

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Back in my Play

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

8-4 Play 10/17/2014: TERRA-BLE
Intro: Laugh and Beats – Sunny Day (Vib-Ribbon)
Break: Ryo Nagamatsu – Death Mountain – Milk Bar version (The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds)
Ending: Michiru Yamane – Simon’s Theme (Castlevania Bloodlines)

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17 October 2014

8-4 Play 10/17/2014: TERRA-BLE

by Justin Epperson

New Nintendo 3DS, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Danganronpa, Vib-Ribbon, Terra Battle, Alien: Isolation, Destiny, Japanese Sales, NPDs, Ex-Irrational Kickstarters, and more!

Running Time: 1:59:20

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Time – Topic Discussed:

17:45 – Castlevania: Bloodlines
22:40 – Danganronpa 1 and 2
28:26 – Vib-Ribbon
33:30 – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
35:00 – Terra Battle
45:12 – New 3DS
58:21 – Alien: Isolation
1:11:10 – New 3DS and Monster Hunter 4G Sales
1:25:20 – Destiny
1:33:00 – NPDs
1:41:40 – News: Official Nintendo Magazine, Nintendo eShop, Vib Ribbon, Bloodborne Alpha, Ex-Irrational Kickstarters
1:50:49 – Red Bull Music Academy
1:52:41 – Closing Comments

Here are this week’s links!
Back in my Play

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

8-4 Play 10/03/2014: SUPER SMASHED BROS.
Intro: Rio Hamamoto – Mega Man 2 Medley (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS)
Break: Elevated Level – Tunnel Snakes Rule!!
Ending: Akane – Maboroshi

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3 October 2014

8-4 Play 10/03/2014: SUPER SMASHED BROS.

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Final Fantasy 14, Destiny, Terra Battle, Super Smash Bros. parity problems, Media Create numbers, Nomura’s burning rage, Call of Duty in decline, and more!

Running Time: 1:22:30

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Time – Topic Discussed:

14:15 – Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
20:30 – Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
33:00 – Final Fantasy 14
34:30 – Destiny
41:00 – Terra Battle
48:10 – Bloodborne Alpha
51:45 – Super Smash Bros. Hardware Constraints
53:15 – New 3DS News
57:30 – PlayStation Plus October Games
1:00:00 – Media Create Sales Numbers
1:05:30 – Tetsuya Nomura’s Burning Rage
1:06:40 – Call of Duty Pre-Order Numbers
1:08:40 – Samsung Gear VR
1:10:00 – Steam’s Discovery Update
1:11:30 – Blizzard Cancels Titan
1:13:15 – Closing Comments

Here are this week’s links!
Buy Akane’s new album, Journey!

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

8-4 Play 9/19/2014: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014
Intro: Haruomi Hosono – Super Xevious (Super Xevious)
Ending: The Jacksons – This Place Hotel

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19 September 2014

8-4 Play 9/19/2014: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014

by Justin Epperson

Join us for our 5th annual Tokyo Game Show free-for-all, with guests from Polygon, Game Informer, SCEA, 17-Bit and more on-hand to talk Bloodborne, FF15, Bravely Second, FF Explorers, The Evil Within, RE Revelations 2, Silent Hills, DQ Heroes, Mighty No. 9, the New 3DS and everything else at TGS!

Running Time: 2:16:44

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Time – Topic Discussed:

8:20 – New Nintendo 3DS
14:45 – Monster Hunter 4G
17:30 – Bloodborne
27:20 – Salt and Sanctuary
30:00 – Push Me Pull You
33:45 – Final Fantasy XV
38:30 – Final Fantasy Explorers
46:00 – P.T.
49:00 – Metal Gear Solid 5
52:10 – RE: Revelations 2 and RE: HD Remaster
56:45 – Super Smash Brothers for 3DS
1:03:40 – Bloodborne (Part 2)
1:05:40 – RE: Revelations 2 (Part 2)
1:06:45 – D4
1:09:45 – The New Nintendo 3DS (Part 2)
1:12:00 – Bravely Second
1:18:30 – Relativity
1:20:10 – Mighty No. 9
1:22:30 – The Evil Within
1:27:00 – P.T. (Part 2)
1:30:15 – Dragon Quest Heroes
1:36:35 – Project Morpheus
1:38:40 – Raiden V
1:40:45 – Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
1:42:45 – Drive Club
1:43:30 – Dai Gyakuten Saiban
1:44:10 – Ori and the Blind Forest
1:45:25 – Guilty Gear Xrd
1:46:15 – Phantasy Star Nova
1:49:20 – Destiny
2:01:10 – Microsoft Buys Mojang
2:08:10 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 9/5/2014: ONE ON NONE
Intro: Tenpei Sato – Lord Laharl’s Hymn (Instrumental) (Disgaea)
Ending: Chubby Checker – Dig Dug

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5 September 2014

8-4 Play 9/5/2014: ONE ON NONE

by Justin Epperson

Hop on the Tokyo Game Show Hype (Bullet) Train with talk of Nintendo’s New 3DS, Sony’s Pre-TGS Press Conference, and Microsoft’s Japan Xbox One launch, plus more thoughts on Gunvolt, Dark Souls II DLC, Final Fantasy XIV, Disgaea 4, and more!

Running Time: 1:36:00

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Time – Topic Discussed:

9:00 – Azure Striker Gunvolt and Hiroko’s PAX Trip
18:20 – Dark Souls
23:30 – Dark Souls II DLC and Final Fantasy 14
30:00 – Disgaea 4
34:20 – Sunless Sea
40:40 – The New 3DS Nintendo Direct
1:03:20 – Sony Pre-TGS Press Conference
1:23:15 – Japan’s Xbox One Launch
1:27:45 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 8/22/2014: C+/B-
Intro: Masato Koike / Yuki Matsumura – Adventure Mode Theme (Hyrule Warriors)
Ending: Lumen – Beyond the Blue (Azure Striker Gunvolt)

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Diggin’ In The Carts Episode 1

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22 August 2014

8-4 Play 8/22/2014: C+/B-

by 8-4

Hyrule Warriors, P.T., Azure Striker Gunvolt, more Dark Souls II DLC, Gamescom press conferences, the Night Trap Kickstarter, Monster Hunter’s 10th Anniversary expo, and more!

Running Time: 1:46:19

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Time – Topic Discussed:

9:45 – Hyrule Warriors
27:00 – P.T.
42:20 – Azure Striker Gunvolt & Mighty Gunvolt
50:30 – Dark Souls II
55:30 – Microsoft’s Gamescom Press Conference
1:13:00 – Sony’s Gamescom Press Conference
1:32:00 – Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Exhibit
1:37:40 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 8/08/2014: PARTY OF V
Intro: Nobuo Uematsu – Main Theme (Final Fantasy V)
Ending: Dolly Parton – 9 to 5

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8 August 2014

8-4 Play 8/8/14: PARTY OF V

by Justin Epperson

Dark Souls 2 DLC, The Legend of Heroes: TITS, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy X, Resident Evil Remake Remake, Twitch.tv content id-gate, Iwata Drama ™, EA Access, PlayStation Now and more!

Running time: 1:26:36

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Time – Topic Discussed:

19:00 – Dark Souls II
26:15 – The Legends of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
29:55 – Final Fantasy V
42:00 – Final Fantasy X
48:00 – Resident Evil Remake Remake
56:15 – New changes for Twitch
1:04:32 – EA Access Subscription Service
1:21:50 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 7/25/2014: A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
Intro: Jake Kaufman – City Streets 1 (Double Dragon Neon)
Break: ACE+ – Gaur Plain (Xenoblade Chronicles)
Ending: Yuzo Koshiro – Go Straight (Streets of Rage 2)

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25 July 2014

8-4 Play 7/25/2014: A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

by Justin Epperson

FRB Japan’s Scott Popular joins us to talk about Evo 2014, the Destiny beta, Xenoblade Chronicles, Yo-Kai Watch (of course), The International 4, Kim Kardashian, aDanza, Sega Genesis music, plot holes in Double Dragon, and more!

Running time: 2:02:17

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Time – Topic Discussed:
2:04 – Pokémon Stamp Rally and Yo-kai Watch Medals
10:53 – “What is Yo-kai Watch?”
20:10 – Destiny Beta
34:45 – Xenoblade Chronicles
38:55 – aDanza
41:55 – Monster Hunter Frontier GG
46:50 – Dark Souls II DLC
54:18 – PS4 Sales in Japan
1:04:00 – EVO 2014
1:20:53 – Nintendo Direct
1:30:53 – The International 4
1:34:09 – YouTube Users Getting Paid From Developers
1:57:00 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 7/11/2014: MOBA-TAH BLUES
Intro: King Cream Soda – Gera Gera Po no Uta
Ending: Nonomura Scandal Press conference”

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Crazy Yo-Kai Watch Movie Ticket Lines

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11 July 2014

8-4 Play 7/11/2014: MOBA-TAH BLUES

by Justin Epperson

Yo-kai Watch 2, Super House of Dead Ninjas, Japanese baths, Dragon Quest X for 3DS, John’s free-to-play addiction, preorder DLC, 3DS update speculation, EVO 2014 hyyyype!

Running time: 1:39:07

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Time – Topic Discussed:
22:15 – Youkai Watch 2
35:21 – Shovel Knight
39:28 – Super Time Force
43:03 – Super House of Dead Ninjas
46:06 – Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light
52:48 – Dark Souls
57:16 – Nintendo Virtual Console Rumors
1:05:25 – Mighty No. 9 Pre-Orders
1:07:35 – The Evil Within’s Content Ratings
1:10:54 – Hyrule Warriors
1:14:12 – Battleborn
1:19:15 – Dragon Quest X for 3DS
1:23:17 – EVO 2014
1:34:12 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 6/27/2014: CAN YOU EVEN HAVE A BABY?!
Intro: Jake Kaufman, Manami Matsumae – Plains of Passage (Shovel Knight)
Break: Main Theme (NFL Sports Talk Football)
Ending: David Wise – Mangrove Cove (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)

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Learn How to Play Fighting Games
Crying Japanese Politician

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27 June 2014

8-4 Play 6/27/2014: CAN YOU EVEN HAVE A BABY?!

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Superagent Ben Judd joins the crew to recap what we learned from E3, dig deep into Shovel Knight, the Destiny Alpha, Summer Games Done Quick, balloon swords, Evo 2014, and more.

Running time: 1:40:21

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Time – Topic Discussed:
13:24 – RetroN 5
26:58 – E3 2014 Impressions
36:45 – Shovel Knight
49:50 – Destiny
1:02:25 – 1001 Spikes
1:03:58 – Summer Games Done Quick 2014
1:19:48 – Xbox One Japan Launch
1:24:50 – EVO 2014
1:29:43 – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (and the popped balloon sword)
1:36:23 – Closing Comments

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8-4 Play 6/13/2014: E3 2014 SUPERCAST
Intro: Electric Rodeo Medium
Ending: Fossil Fighters: Frontier E3 2014 Trailer

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