Archive for 29 June 2011

The Japan Times: Local Heroes Take Japanese Video Games to the World

29 June 2011

Hey, guess what? We (along with our friends over at AltJapan) were featured in a Japan Times article about video game localization.

We were in the paper!

You can check out the full text here: The Japan Times

Shadows of the Damned Review Roundup

21 June 2011

Shadows of the Damned out now for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

Here’s what reviewers are saying about our work on Grasshopper Manufacture’s Shadows of the Damned:

“This is Resident Evil 4 rewritten by a 12-year-old obsessed with d— jokes. As it turns out, that’s a good thing… Shadows of the Damned is unapologetically adolescent, but instead of trying to be cutely ironic and wink at players, the humor comes off as genuine, playful, and fun.”
Game Informer

“In short, Shadows of the Damned is insensitive, puerile, gross, incredibly profane and … kind of wonderful.”
Joystiq

“…the overall plot and impressively performed dialog is just so charmingly out-there that one cannot help laughing along… one of the funniest mindfucks this industry has to offer.”
Destructoid

8-4 Play 6/17/2011: CHILD OF MIZUGUCHI

17 June 2011

Child of Eden is finally out, and who better to discuss it with than Q Entertainment’s own James “Milkman” Mielke? Fresh from LA, the former EGM editor-in-chief and 1up.com superstar joins us as we talk about Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s latest opus, the big three’s E3 press conferences, hands-on impressions of Wii U and PS Vita, and more. Hosted by internet celebrity and 8-4 superfriend David “CheapyD” Abrams of CheapAssGamer.com!

Running time: 2:17:15

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Time – Topic Discussed:
2:00 – Milky Time, Starring James Mielke of Q Entertainment
37:00 – E3 Talk, Part 1
58:17 – Surprise Guest T______ M________ (Child of Eden)
1:24:23 – E3 Talk, Part 2
2:02:10 – News, etc.
2:14:17 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 6/17/2011: E3 COMETH
Intro: Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Break 1: HVC-1384 – Hip Tanaka.ß (Play for Japan: The Album)
Ending: -!- Alert – Iku Mizutani, Kazuki Muraoka (Metal Gear)

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8-4 Play 6/3/2011: E3 COMETH

4 June 2011

E3 is almost here! Join us for one last round of rumor-mongering and baseless speculation on what’ll go down at next week’s big event. Former 8-4 intern and Resident Evil superfan Alex “cvxfreak” Aniel joins us to talk about Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, Kojima Productions’ pre-E3 announcements, the merits (or lack thereof?) of calling your handheld “Vita,” and our very own E3 predictions.

Running time: 2:12:59

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Time – Topic Discussed:
11:34 – PS Vita, Sony Security
26:34 – Game Talk: Modern Warfare 3, Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
1:10:47 – E3 Talk, KojiPro Announcements
2:02:23 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 5/23/2011: PRE-PRE-E3 SPECIAL
Intro: Junichi Nakatsuru – Under the Stars of Destiny (Soul Calibur II)
Break: Nazo2 Suzuki – Shuffler in the Dark (Guardian Heroes)
Ending: DC Talk – Nu Thang (As performed by Michael Clancy)

Also…this week’s links!

The Adventures of Mark Twain: The Mysterious Stranger

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