Archive for 29 October 2010

8-4 PLAY 10/28/2010: SUPER GAME MASTERS

29 October 2010

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NES, 8-4 invites retro gaming legend Kevin “tsr” Gifford, founder of tsr’s NES archive and keeper of the world’s largest collection of obscure game knowledge, to take us back (back… back…) to the 80s to talk about the birth of the era’s most popular 8-Bit system. But before that, listen to round-ups of the recent Level-5 and Grasshopper events in Japan, thoughts on Costume Quest, Vanquish, Limbo, La Mulana, and Game Dev Story, and the sad tale of Mr. Gifford’s epic attempt to clear the Tower of Druaga on a single coin…

Running time: 3:07:22

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Time – Topic Discussed:
13:19 – Level-5 Vision 2010 event
35:25 – Hopper’s 4 event
47:40 – Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
48:50 – Costume Quest/Limbo
1:04:28 – Vanquish
1:10:30 – La Mulana
1:18:30 – Game Dev Story
1:28:03 – Kevin’s Tower of Druaga Journey
1:42:50 – Happy Birthday NES
3:04:14 – Closing comments

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8-4 Play 10/14/2010: WAY OF THE WARRIOR

15 October 2010

The demo for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd has hit Japan, and who better to discuss it with than Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer? …Well, just about anyone, actually. But Mr. Meyer does have plenty of interesting things to say about helping launch the Xbox and Xbox 360, working in the studio that brought us Uncharted 2, and more. Also: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and what Japanese gamers have to say about TGS and the 3DS.

Running time: 1:40:32

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Time – Topic Discussed:
6:45 – Goodbye NPDs
20:21 – Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Demo
27:39 – Kirby’s Epic Yarn
35:43 – TGS and 3DS survey talk
52:42 – Community strategizin’ with Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer
1:35:57 – Closing comments

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8-4 Play 10/7/2010: GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE

8 October 2010

Former Nintendo, Sega, EA, Zombie, Irem, Boss, and Enix superstar Jake Kazdal (now of indie newcomer Haunted Temple Studios) joins the 8-4-some to talk about his experiences working his way up the game industry ladder, from having the dream job of being a Nintendo game counselor in the 80’s to…having the dream job of working on Space Channel 5 and Rez with Tetsuya Mizuguchi in Tokyo.

Running time: 1:11:25

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Time – Topic Discussed:
5:50 – Intros, current events
27:00 – Jake Kazdal: The Man, The Myth, The…guy who played the Super NES before any of us (lucky SOB)
1:05:25 – Closing comments

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8-4 Play 9/30/2010: WAIT FOR SPACEWORLD

1 October 2010

Fresh from Nintendo’s big 3DS (re-)unveiling in Tokyo, the 8-4 crew is ready to drop all kinds of knowledge on the upcoming portable picked up at and after the show. Opinions on the price and date? You got it. Breakdown of all the new hardware features? Natch. Analysis of games and other announcements? Sure. List of questions used to point out show highlights? Done.

Running time: 1:05:41

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Time – Topic Discussed:
2:15 – 3DS: The hardware
37:53 – 3DS (and a little Wii): The software
1:00:30 – Closing comments

Once again we’re a week early – sorry about that! (We’re still not sure what “biweekly” actually means – we’re working on it.) And as always, we love and desperately want/need/lust for your feedback. We said we’d start discussing comments on this week’s episode, but we decided to hold off for now so we could keep the focus on 3DS. But we’ll get to it…soon! (Probably next time, but we’ve learned our lesson! No more promises!)

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