Archive for 24 September 2010

8-4 Play 9/23/2010: ASCENSION OF THE POKETRON

24 September 2010

It’s a guestacular second episode of 8-4 Play as two of the industry’s finest – former EGM/1UP scribe Shane Bettenhausen (now of Ignition Entertainment) and Kojima Productions alum Ryan Payton (now of Microsoft’s 343 Industries) join us to give their thoughts on this year’s Tokyo Game Show, the state of the Japanese game industry, Dante’s new hair, and a whole lot more.

Running time: 1:31:21

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Time – Topic Discussed:
4:09 – Shane’s thoughts on TGS 2010
19:09 – Deadly Premonition / Swery
22:15 – El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
26:00 – Pokemon Black/White
34:13 – Ryan Payton’s podcasting return
1:16:20 – Bonus round w/Shane: Shadows of the Damned, DMC, Asura’s Wrath, Yakuza: Of the End, Ni no Kuni, etc.
1:27:00 – Closing comments

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8-4 Play 9/17/2010: TOKYO GAME SHOW PANIC!

20 September 2010

Special Guest and 1UP.com podcast-legend Garnett Lee joins the 8-4-some in a game-by-game analysis of everything at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, including Tactics Ogre, Parasite Eve, Yakuza, Castlevania, Monster Hunter, El Shaddai, Mega Man Universe, Child of Eden, and more. And before you start, be sure to listen to Weekend Confirmed Ep. 26 over at Shacknews.com to get the first half of our TGS 2010 discussion!

Running time: 1:10:55

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Time – Topic Discussed:
4:26 – El Shaddai
9:44 – Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
14:00 – The 3rd Birthday
16:25 – Final Fantasy / Square Enix talk
18:10 – Tactics Ogre
20:21 – Lords of Arcana
21:21 – Yakuza: Of the End
26:30 – Catherine
28:06 – Ni no Kuni / Level 5
35:54 – Mega Man Universe
39:47 – Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
42:05 – Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
46:30 – Child of Eden
48:20 – Michael Jackson: The Experience
49:23 – Gun Loco
53:09 – Tokyo Jungle
56:00 – Project Dark
58:33 – Phantasy Star Online 2
1:01:44 – Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
1:02:12 – Gal☆Gun
1:04:48 – Game of the Show / Closing

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