Archive for 28 December 2012

8-4 Play 12/28/2012: BOX OF CHOCOLATES

28 December 2012

No news, a few game impressions (Soul Sacrifice demo among them), and no GOTY BS – mostly just one, long, leisurely, holiday trip through the history of video games – PC and console, Japanese and American — as we talk through the career of uber-programmer Gregg Tavares, a man who has worked at just about everywhere (Sony, Sega, Microprose, Virgin Interactive, Cinemaware, Naughty Dog, etc.) and on every system (Commodore 64, Amiga, NES, PC, 3DO, M2, Arcade, PSX, PS2, PSP, etc.) at one point or another, and has the stories to prove it. Happy holidays!

Running time: 2:58:33

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Time – Topic Discussed:

11:05 – Google’s emulated Pac-Man
12:40 – Catching up on recent games
20:04 – Soul Sacrifice demo
39:25 – Rise of the Blobs
43:20 – Gregg’s early programming days
1:14:26 – Gregg’s retrospective on the NES and programming workarounds of its era
1:30:04 – Gregg’s goes 32-bit
1:46:17 – Gregg’s first journey to Japan to work for Sega
2:05:37 – Gregg’s return home to work for Naughty Dog
2:16:41 – Gregg’s return to Japan and Sega
2:19:31 – Gregg’s move to Sony
2:33:45 – Gregg’s second return home to join up with Namco Bandai
2:37:44 – Gregg’s latest adventures with Google
2:43:27 – The 8-4 Team’s holiday plans
2:54:33 – Mainichi no mimi kaki & closing comments

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

8-4 Play 12/14/2012: PODCAST OF THE DECADE
Intro: Duran Duran – Rio
Break: Monster Hunter Data Transfer Theme
Ending: The Muppets – Swedish Chef Montage

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Mainichi no Mimikaki for iOS and Android:
iOS
Android

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8-4 Play 12/14/2012: PODCAST OF THE DECADE

14 December 2012

The cast and crew of 8-4 Play would like to thank all the discussion topics that made this award possible, including Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the Wii U’s Miiverse, the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards (and its assorted reveals, including Dark Souls II, The Phantom Pain, the new Last of Us trailer, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2), the final issue of Nintendo Power (rest its blessed soul), the Street Fighter x Mega Man freebie, and that one Vita game where you stroke your unit to make the characters squeal. Thank you all!

Running time: 1:51:46

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Time – Topic Discussed:

2:58 – Persona 4
7:20 – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
13:55 – Miiverse
21:23 – Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
38:35 – VGAs
57:02 – Dark Souls 2
1:03:21 – The Phantom Pain
1:33:40 – Nintendo Power
1:49:19 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 11/30/2012: WII LOVE U?
Intro: Eddie Money – Shakin’
Break: Eddie Money – Two Tickets to Paradise 8-bit remix
Ending: Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight

Here are this week’s links!

PS VITA 限界凸騎 モンスターモンピース プレイムービー
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31SF5DDMu8o

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