Archive for 29 July 2011

8-4 Play 7/29/2011: $169.99

29 July 2011

Yes, we eventually talk about Rhythm Heaven for the Wii, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Groove Coaster, From Dust, Phantasy Star Online 2, Irem’s apparent demise, Mega Man Legends 3’s definite demise and so on, but mostly this episode is all about Nintendo’s embattled 3DS handheld and just about every aspect of the news surrounding its upcoming price drop, complete with color commentary from discount-expert Mr. CheapyD of CheapAssGamer.com fame.

Running time: 1:28:16

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Time – Topic Discussed:
5:26 – 3DS Price Drop
46:54 – Games: Everyone’s Rhythm Heaven, Groove Coaster, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, From Dust, etc.
1:07:00 – News: Megaman Legends 3, EVO, Phantasy Star Online 2, Double Dragon 2 for XBLA, Gamepro Goes Quarterly, etc.
1:22:56 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 7/15/2011: ¡QUE MAGNIFICO!
Intro: Akira Yamaoka – Intro (Shadows of the Damned)
Break 1: Akira Yamaoka – This Way Comes (Shadows of the Damned)
Break 2: Akira Yamaoka – She (Silent Hill)
Ending: Jessy Roussel – Pluie amére (Rhythm Paradise)

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8-4 Play 7/15/2011: ¡QUE MAGNIFICO!

15 July 2011

Played Shadows of the Damned? You should! Why? 1) Read the reviews, it’s a great game! 2) We here at 8-4 worked on it! 3) Oh yeah, so did some other guys, Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami. 4) You will enjoy this podcast a helluvalot more, since we discuss the soundtrack with legendary game musician Akira Yamaoka and talk shop about creating the script. When you tire of our self-congratulatory nonsense, there’s plenty more chit-chat about Xenoblade, PS4 motion controls, Dragon’s Crown, Final Fantasies XIII-2 and Theatrhythm, and more. Do me, do m—er, do it!

Running time: 2:31:20

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Time – Topic Discussed:
7:00 – Xenoblade, Frozen Synapse, Darksiders
27:24 – Shadows of the Damned
57:34 – Akira Yamaoka Interview
1:40:50 – News: PS4 Kinect-like Controls, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Theatrhythm, Dragon’s Crown, Bioshock Infinite
2:27:45 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 7/1/2011: TOO HOT FOR TV
Intro: Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Break: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi – Slingshot (Daytona USA 2)
Ending: ACE+ – Those Who Bear Their Name (Xenoblade)

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The Joystiq Show: Localization of the Damned

15 July 2011

Mark joins the crew of The Joystiq Show to talk about our work localizing Shadows of the Damned and a range of other topics.

You can listen to it here: The Joystiq Show

8-4 Play 7/1/2011: TOO HOT FOR TV

1 July 2011

Frankly, it’s too damn hot in Tokyo to spend much energy writing up a fancy description of our latest episode, so let’s just cut the crap, OK? We talk about Operation Rainfall’s attempt to bring Wii JRPGs to the West, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save file-gate, Journey (the game and the band), Wii U, famed game director Yasumi Matsuno moving to developer Level-5, yadda yadda yadda. Get it? Got it? Good.

Running time: 2:00:02

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Time – Topic Discussed:
13:03 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
23:19 – Journey E3 Demo Discussion
43:11 – News: Operation Rainfail, Capcom DRM fun, PlayStation Home (Again), Misc. Nintendo News
1:55:33 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 6/17/2011: CHILD OF MIZUGUCHI
Intro: Genki Rockets – Star Line (Child of Eden)
Break 1: Koji Kondo – Staff Roll 2 (Orchestra) (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D)
Break 2: Introducing…Ulala! (Scene from Space Channel 5)
Break 3: Naofumi Hataya – Mountain Replay ~evaluation~ (Sega Rally)
Ending: Motoi Sakuraba – Le ali del principio (Baten Kaitos Origins)

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