20 January 2017

8-4 Play 1/20/2017: BULKY GAMING PODCAST

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Switch announcement aftermath, Gravity Rush 1, Miitopia, Let it Die, DOOM, Bloodborne, Parasite Eve, Fire Emblem Direct, and more!

8-4 Play 1/20/2017: BULKY GAMING PODCAST

Running Time: 1:33:33

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Time – Topic Discussed:

10:32 – Dragon Quest Builders
15:01 – Titanfall 2, PS4 Buttons
19:38 – VR Games
25:40 – DOOM, VR legs
31:32 – Let it Die
35:53 – Bloodborne
39:35 – Gravity Rush 1
44:42 – Miitopia
50:56 – Parasite Eve
57:20 – Switch Aftermath
1:18:44 – Gaben AMA
1:19:23 – Fire Emblem Direct
1:24:40 – Switch Grip
1:26:59 – Closing Comments

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8-4 Play 1/13/2017: SHARE THE JOY
Intro: Mario Bros Theme Snapping mix
Ending: Super Mario Odyssey Trailer theme

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14 January 2017

8-4 Play 1/13/2017: SHARE THE JOY

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Reactions to the Nintendo Switch announcement and play impressions of the system and the games from the event held Tokyo Big Sight.

8-4 Play 1/13/2016: SHARE THE JOY

Running Time: 2:01:47

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Time – Topic Discussed:

1:00 – Nintendo Switch event impressions
1:47:15 – Nickname talk and closing comments

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8-4 Play 12/23/2016: MARIO RUN (FROM 2016)
Intro: RUN DMC – Christmas Time in Hollis
Ending: Naofumi Hataya – Dreams Dreams Acapella

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13 January 2017

2017 NEW YEAR’S CARDS FROM AROUND THE JAPANESE GAMING INDUSTRY

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Happy New Year! 2016 is finally over (thank goodness), which means it’s time for another installment of our yearly tribute to the best “nengajōs” (New Year’s cards) from around the Japanese gaming industry! We’ve told you of the time-honored tradition of nengajōs before, but if you’re new, or weren’t paying attention, head on over here for a quick run-down on what it all means, man.

(And if you missed our previous installments, feel free to check them out here: 20112012201320142015, 2016)
This year – the year of the rooster — we teamed up with the amazingly talented Temmie Chang, known for her work on a little indie PC game called Undertale, to put together our card. Undertale is a game that’s very near and dear to our hearts, and it just so happens to be making its way to Japan later this year, so we thought we’d give our friends in the JP industry a taste of some original artwork, courtesy of Temmie.

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She was also rad enough to draw us all in her (amazing) pixel style for the back of the card – can you tell who is who?!

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As always, we’ve put together a collection of some of the other cool cards from around the Japanese industry for you to peruse, so have a look below (click through for larger versions!), and let us and/or the creators what you think! And once again: HAPPY NEW YEAR!





23 December 2016

8-4 Play 12/23/2016: MARIO RUN (FROM 2016)

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Super Mario Run, The Last Guardian, Video Game History Foundation, Japanese arcades, My Horse Prince, SaGa: Scarlet Grace, our favorite games of 2016, Switch spec leaks, and more!

8-4 Play 12/23/2016: MARIO RUN (FROM 2016)

Running Time: 1:43:13

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Time – Topic Discussed:

10:43 – Parappa Pop Up Shop
15:38 – Most Northern Arcade in Japan
17:50 – Video Game History Foundation
45:43: – Super Mario Run
53:50: – The Last Guardian
1:01:30 – Dragon Quest Monster Battle Scanner and Japanese Arcades
1:09:30 – Dragon Quest XI
1:11:50 – NieR Automata
1:16:45 – My Horse Prince
1:20:10 – SaGa: Scarlet Grace
1:23:15 – Favorite Games of 2016
1:32:31 – Switch Spec Leak
1:35:33 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 12/9/2016: THE GONG SHOW
Intro: Yoko Shimomura – Trial of Titan (Final Fantasy XV)
Break: Kazumi Totaka – Dreams of Trico (The Last Guardian)
Ending: Michiko Naruke – Intro Theme (Wild Arms

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9 December 2016

8-4 Play 12/9/2016: THE GONG SHOW

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Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian, Let it Die, The Game Awards 2016, PlayStation Experience 2016, Switch rumors 2016, and lots more! 2016.

8-4 Play 12/9/2016: THE GONG SHOW

Running Time: 1:43:52

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Time – Topic Discussed:

14:40 – Final Fantasy XV
38:55 – The Last Guardian
1:01:04 – Let It Die
1:10:30 – Nintendo News and Rumors
1:20:40 – The Game Awards 2016
1:26:45 – PlayStation Experience, Sony Mobile Games
1:36:40 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 11/25/2016: TURN IT TO GOO
Intro: Junichi Masuda – Intro (Pokemon Sun and Moon)
Break: Kazumi Totaka – Battle Theme (Final Fantasy XV)
Ending: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi – Daytona (Let’s Go Away)

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25 November 2016

8-4 Play 11/25/2016: TURN IT TO GOO

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Pokemon Sun and Moon, Final Fantasy XV Judgment Disc, The Tomorrow Children, Seiken Densetsu 3, Switch rumors, Mario Run pricing, The Game Awards 2016, and more!

8-4 Play 11/25/2016: TURN IT TO GOO

Running Time: 1:43:16

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Time – Topic Discussed:

16:32 – Pokemon Sun and Moon (http://i.imgur.com/GfSFBE0.gifv)
33:20 – Final Fantasy XV Judgment Disc
46:20 – The Tomorrow Children
54:45 – Seiken Densetsu 3
1:03:20 – Nintendo News and Rumors
1:29:00 – News: Capcom bans a stage, The Game Awards, Daytona USA 3
1:36:49 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 11/11/2016: FAMILY COMPUTING
Intro: Famicom Mini Menu Music
Break: Kazumi Totaka – Campground music (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
Ending: Kendrick Lamar – Alright

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11 November 2016

8-4 Play 11/11/2016: FAMILY COMPUTING

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Famicom Classic Mini, Animal Crossing: New Leaf amiibo update, Tensai Terebi-kun, Monster Hunter in the West, more Switch rumors, the Neko Atsume movie, Akuma in SFV, and more!

8-4 Play 11/11/2016: FAMILY COMPUTING

Running Time: 1:20:33

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Time – Topic Discussed:

3:30 – Pokemon Go
14:05 – Famicom Mini
41:00 – Tensai Terebi-kun
47:20 – PS4 Pro
54:00 – Persona 5
57:20 – Paper Mario Color Splash
1:00:00 – Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
1:17:30 – Monster Hunter in the West
1:19:37 – Akuma in SFV, Diablo in Diablo 3, Blaster Master
1:25:25 – Miitopia
1:29:40 – Possible Switch Release Date
1:31:59 – Neko Atsume Movie
1:33:16 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 10/28/2016: BALFARK HEARTS 84/2 REMIX
Intro: First Choice – Double Cross
Ending: Nobuo Uematsu – Terra’s Theme (World of Final Fantasy)

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28 October 2016

8-4 Play 10/28/2016: BALFARK HEARTS 84/2 REMIX

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Monster Hunter Double Cross, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel, Gravity Rush 2, more Switch news, World of Final Fantasy, and more!

8-4 Play 10/28/2016: BALFARK HEARTS 84/2 REMIX

Running Time: 1:20:33

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Time – Topic Discussed:

12:20 – Classic Famitsu
16:00 – Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo
22:00 – World of Final Fantasy
28:00 – Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel
32:00 – Gravity Rush 2
35:00 – Monster Hunter Double Cross
40:00 – Nintendo Switch aftermath
53:50 – News: Red Trainer in Pokemon, Microsoft VR, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix HD, FF XV DLC, Uwe Boll Retires
1:13:00 – Closing Comments

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8-4 Play 10/21/2016: SWITCHEROO
Intro: Nintendo Switch Trailer Song
Ending: Switch – Pulled the Switch

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21 October 2016

8-4 Play 10/21/2016: SWITCHEROO

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Switching it up a bit with an emergency podcast all about Nintendo’s surprise console announcement.

8-4 Play 10/21/2016: SWITCHEROO

Running Time: 49:32

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Time – Topic Discussed:

1:11 – Nintendo Switch
46:16 – Closing Comments

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8-4 Play 10/14/2016: VIRTUAL BOYS
Intro: HYDELIC – Area X (Rez Infinite)
Break: Brian Gibson – Disk (Thumper)
Ending: Hitoshi Sakimoto – Bland Logo (Final Fantasy Tactics)

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14 October 2016

8-4 Play 10/14/2016: VIRTUAL BOYS

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PlayStation VR, Rez Infinite, Thumper, Super Hypercube, Kira Kira Star Night DX, Legend of Ogre Battle Gaiden: Prince of Zenobia, Famicom Classic Mini announcement, Oculus Connect 3, NX rumors, and more!

8-4 Play 10/14/2016: VIRTUAL BOYS

Running Time: 1:47:09

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Time – Topic Discussed:

1:18 – Tokusatsu
5:12 – Roy’s Problem
9:46 – Kira Kira Star Night DX
18:00 – Hunting and “Gathering” in Tokyo
27:45 – Fighting game talk (Sorry for the audio problems)
37:40 – Ogre Battle NGPC
47:00 – Thumper
52:00 – Rez Infinite
1:08:30 – Super Hyper Cube
1:16:20 – Dragon Quest VII
1:20:10 – Famicom Mini
1:24:30 – Oculus Connect 3
1:33:00 – NX Rumor Corner
1:34:00 – News: Super Famicom Perfect Video, Super Mario Records
1:40:00 – Closing Comments

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8-4 Play 9/30/2016: VIDEO ARMAGEDDON
Intro: Kōhei Tanaka Title theme (Gravity Rush 2)
Break: Shoji Meguro – Title Theme (Persona 5)
Ending: Stevie Wonder – Happy birthday

Here are this week’s links!
Running Man
Super Famicom Perfect Video
Seriously, buy Gotta Protectors, DO ITTTTTT!!!!!!11111

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Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
Nintendo 3DS, INTI CREATES CO., LTD., 2016/09
Gotta Protectors
Nintendo 3DS, Ancient Corp.,, 2016/09
Lumines Puzzle & Music
iOS/Android, mobcast Inc.,, 2016/09
Genies & Gems
iOS/Android, SGN, Inc., 2016/08