Archive for 26 November 2010

8-4 Play 11/26/2010: MERRY THANKSGIVING GET!

26 November 2010

In Tokyo, the holiday season brings a mix of imported Western traditions and uniquely Japanese flavors (Google “Japan KFC Christmas” if you don’t know what we mean), so that’s exactly what this T-day episode of 8-4 Play delivers. A rundown on the best Black Friday gaming deals one minute, a detailed explanation of table-flipping arcade title Cho-Chabudai Gaeshi the next. Hardcore Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Tactics Ogre talk here, ultra-casual Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood chat there. As special guest CheapyD of cheapassgamer.com would say: “There you go!”

Running time: 2:06:58

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Time – Topic Discussed:
5:20 – Black Friday Deals/Holiday shopping talk
20:40 – Games…
1:15:07 – More games…
1:38:43 – Listener Feedback!
1:58:00 – Closing Comments

This week, as promised, we’ve got a list of all of the music used in the first seven episodes! Without further ado…

9/17/2010: TOKYO GAME SHOW PANIC!
Intro: Conan the Barbarian – Anvil of Crom
Ending: Super Castlevania IV – Prologue

9/23/2010: ASCENSION OF THE POKETRON
Intro: Deadly Premonition – Life is Beautiful
Break: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire – Battle Theme
Ending: Metal Gear Solid 3 – Snake Eater (Ladder version)

9/30/2010: WAIT FOR SPACEWORLD
Intro: Nintendo Cereal Commercial
Break: Mii Channel Music
Ending: Rhythm Heaven – DJ School (Scratch-O)

10/7/2010: GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE
Intro: Audio from Earth Defense Force 2017’s Final Mission
Break 1: F-ZERO – Big Blue
Break 2: Rez Area 5 – Adam Freeland, Fear is the Mindkiller
Ending: Skulls of the Shogun trailer music

10/14/2010: WAY OF THE WARRIOR
Intro: Way of the Warrior – Opening Part 1
Break 1: Way of the Warrior – Opening Part 2
Break 2: Way of the Warrior – Opening Part 3
Ending: Way of the Warrior – Opening Part 4

10/28/2010: SUPER GAME MASTERS
Intro: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) – Title Theme
Break 1: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle – Philistine
Break 2: Akumajou Densetsu (Castlevania III) – Beginning
Ending: The Tower of Druaga – Ending Theme

11/12/2010: JACK IT TO HARD
Intro: Donkey Kong 64 – DK Rap
Ending: Super Mario World – Ending Theme

And there you go! From next episode onward, we’ll start listing the previous episode’s music each time. Got a problem? Want to file a complaint? Talk to JJ.

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8-4 Play 11/12/2010: JACK IT TO HARD

13 November 2010

The 8-4 crew’s too busy working on next year’s games to have much time for this year’s offerings, so they called in intern Alex “cvxfreak” Aniel to help discuss everything they wish they were playing (but mostly aren’t). Tune in for baseless, uninformed talk about Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kinect, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Vanquish, 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros., and (as required by law) Call of Duty: Black Ops, not to mention the usual chit-chat on the latest news out of Japan (Inafune quits! Mikami gets bought! Uniqlo makes t-shirts!). As a great fairy once said: “LISTEN!”

Running time: 1:18:11

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Time – Topic Discussed:
4:11 – Call of Duty: Black Ops
6:50 – Kinect
9:53 – PlayStation Move
12:38 – Donkey Kong Country Returns
20:48 – Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
25:37 – Keiji Inafune Leaves Capcom
30:18 – Sonic the Hedgehog 4
32:40 – Mario 25th Anniversary
42:30 – Club Nintendo Prizes
52:58 – Vanquish
59:15 – ZeniMax buys Shinji Mikami’s Tango
1:08:43 – 8-4 on Akibatteru
1:11:30 – Closing Comments

And now…this week’s links! (We told you we’d take the 30 seconds necessary to do this sooner or later!)

Super Mario Bros. X fan-made Mario game
Sonic Fan Remix fan-made Sonic game
Akibatteru visits 8-4

As always, you can leave comments for us at the “Leave a Comment” link below or via Twitter at @84play. And if you’re new to the show, you can subscribe to 8-4 Play on iTunes right here. Subscribe today!

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Akibatteru Video Interview

9 November 2010

We were featured in an edition of Akibatteru — a YouTube show about all things Japan! Their Hiroko interviews our Hiroko and the rest of the gang about our localization process. You even get a small tour of the 8-4 towers! Check it out:

Or you can find it at Akibatteru’s official YouTube channel: Akibatteru

Kotaku: Found in Translation

2 November 2010

The guys over at Kotaku talked to us about the kind of changes games can undergo during the localization process.

What kind of changes? Find out for yourself over at Kotaku

Kitty City
iOS/Android, Jam City, Inc., 2017/09
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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