Archive for 23 March 2012

8-4 Play 3/23/2012: SICK R US

23 March 2012

With Gaming Jesus bedridden from an evil GDC pox and both JJ and Hiroko fighting off the flu, we thought about taking the week off. But then, like an angel from Heaven above, our intern showed up at the door with three pre-release copies of Kid Icarus: Uprising, and all the pain and suffering went away. Listen to a half hour’s worth of spoiler-free discussion on the 3DS’s first major release of 2012, along with follow-up thoughts on Journey (also spoiler-free!), quick impressions of PixelJunk 4AM and Lollipop Chainsaw, some scattershot news and GDC thoughts, and more talk from Hiroko than you’ve heard in the last 10 episodes combined.

Running time: 1:25:39

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Time – Topic Discussed:
4:54 – 8-4 at GDC 2012
13:20 – World Game Project Fes Vol 2: Lollipop Chainsaw, Pixeljunk 4am
23:39 – Kid Icarus: Uprising
53:00 – Journey
1:05:11 – News: Mass Effect Ending, Dark Souls PC, Nomura on Versus XIII, Giant Bomb Joins Gamespot
1:21:17 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 3/9/2012: JOURNEY TO VITA HEAVEN
Intro: Dvorak – Symphony no. 9 Allegro con Fuoco
Break: Austin Wintory – Journey Music Trailer
Ending: Sega Sound Team – Phantasy Star Online 2 Trailer music

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8-4 Play 3/9/2012: JOURNEY TO VITA HEAVEN

9 March 2012

Internet sensation David “CheapyD” Abrams returns to the show for a truly rare event: we actually played some games! Tune in to the first segment for impressions of Journey, Asura’s Wrath, Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, and Level-5’s Girls RPG, plus thoughts on the new iPad, Valve’s rumored (and then debunked) “SteamBox” console, Phil Fish and Keiji Inafune’s feelings about Japanese games, and more. Then stick around for the second segment for a quick burst of fresh-from-YouTube commentary on Sony’s “PS Vita Game Heaven” video barrage! (One word: PSO2!)

Running time: 1:50:10

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Time – Topic Discussed:
5:35 – Games: Journey, Asura’s Wrath, Mass Effect 3, Lumines Electronic Symphony, Theatrhythm, Girls RPG
52:51 – News: New iPad, Phil Fish comments, Steam Box, GDC Awards, Joustin’ Beaver
1:45:21 – Closing Comments

Here some are pics of the stuff we got during the podcast:

Club Nintendo Super Mario Pillow (2011 Platinum prize)
Mario Pillow

Rad Wind-up Knight Art from Robot Invader (thanks, guys!)
Wind-up Knight Art

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

8-4 Play 2/24/2012: BLOCK DROPPIN’ BEATS
Intro: Hip Tanaka – Underworld Theme (Kid Icarus)
Break 1: Deep dish with Everything but the Girl – Future of the Future (Stay Gold)
Break 2: Kaskade – 4 AM
Ending: Coolio – Fantastic Voyage

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