Archive for 25 January 2013

8-4 Play 1/25/2013: WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER

25 January 2013

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata brought the winter heat during this week’s Nintendo Direct with the first megatons of 2013, including Wind Waker HD, MegaTen x Fire Emblem, Xeno-whatever-they’re-gonna-call-it, and Wii U Virtual Console, among others. We’ve got a full breakdown of the event, as well as fresh PlayStation 4 (and controller) talk, a whole bunch of news (Pandora’s Tower! Project X-Zone! Killer is Dead! etc!), the latest in skin-smoothing placenta technology, and plenty more.

Running time: 2:12:05

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Time – Topic Discussed:

1:55 – Awesome Games Done Quick
16:52 – Placenta Pills
21:36 – Ni No Kuni, Skulls of the Shogun, Mother
28:54 – Dark and Demon’s Souls
36:11 – Adventure Time and Walking Dead
37:45 – Nintendo Direct
42:40 – Firmware Update, Virtual Console
55:18 – Wonderful 101, Megaten X Fire Emblem
1:05:00 – Zelda
1:16:20 – Press Reactions
1:21:28 – X
1:28:40 – Other Nintendo News
1:34:21 – Playstation 4
1:49:15 – News: Pandora’s Tower, Killer is Dead, Monster Hunter 3G, Steam Guides, Dragon’s Dogma, Destiny
2:04:22 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 1/11/2013: PRO-GEAR SPEC
Intro: Nam 1975 Intro
Break: M.O.O.N. – Hydrogen (Hotline Miami)
Ending: Dire Straits – Money for Nothing

Here are this week’s links!

Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon
Part 1
Part 2

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8-4 Play 1/11/2013: PRO-GEAR SPEC

11 January 2013

Ake-ome-koto-yoro! (Japanese for “Happy New Year!”) We’re back to our typical fo-matto (“format”) to talk about Level 5’s latest, Fantashi Raifu (“Fantasy Life”). We also get into atsui (“heated”) discussions over Steam Box, Nvidia’s Shield, Nintendo stuff, Pokémon X and Y, the Neo-Geo X handheld, and all sorts of other shinjouhou (“news”). Jaa ne bye bye! (“bye bye!”)

Running time: 2:37:56

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Time – Topic Discussed:

15:04 – Fantasy life
33:17 – Super Metroid and Game Center CX
42:51 – Zombie U
49:44 – Walking Dead
54:30 – Ecstasy of Order
59:57 – Steam Box, Nvidia Shield and the future
1:23:47 – John’s Apple Utopia
1:40:34 – Pokémon X and Y
1:41:47 – Pikimin 3
1:44:08 – Animal Crossing Sales
1:51:47 – Wii U Sales
1:59:08 – Demon’s Souls
2:02:12 – Skulls of the Shogun release date
2:07:43 – Kamiya vs Kotaku
2:11:52 – Sega Deleting Shining Videos
2:19:57 – Neo Geo Gold X
2:30:47 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 12/28/2012: BOX OF CHOCOLATES
Intro: Nobuyuki Shimizu, Kemmei Adachi – Theme song (LocoRoco
Break: Charles Deenen – Level 2 Theme (M.C. Kids)
Ending: Mutato Muzika, Mark Mothersbaugh, Josh Mancell – Menu Screen (CTR: Crash Team Racing)

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2013 NEW YEAR’S CARDS FROM AROUND THE JAPANESE GAMING INDUSTRY

7 January 2013

Happy New Year aaaaaand welcome to the latest installment of our annual “nengajou” round-up from around the Japanese gaming industry! (See also: 2012 and 2011)

What you say?! No idea what a nengajou is? Click here and all will be illuminated. (Short answer: Japanese version of a Christmas card, themed around the new year’s Chinese zodiac animal. This year: The Snake. …Snake?! SNAAAAAAKE!!!)

Super-special thanks to super-talented artisté Kelly Smith and her super-cool co-workers at Capy Games for the super-awesome custom-built Super TIME Force-flavored image. (Look closely and you might even spot a member or five of your favorite podcast ever lurking someplace in the background…)

The only question is, who has the second-best card this year? Let us know your faves in the comments, and/or click on the name beneath each card to tweet them directly!

8-4, Ltd.
8-4, Ltd.
Vanpool (A) Vanpool (B) Score Studios Tango Gameworks
Vanpool (A) Vanpool (B) Score Studios Tango Gameworks
Climax Entertainment cutecool Kyos Land Ho!
Climax Entertainment cutecool Kyos Land Ho!
Access Games Basiscape BrainStorm Capcom
Access Games Basiscape BrainStorm Capcom
Level-5 Namco Bandai Games Namco Bandai Games Prope
Level-5 Namco Bandai Games Namco Bandai Games Prope
CyberConnect2 Cygames Dog Ear Records Flarewave
CyberConnect2 Cygames Dog Ear Records Flarewave
Ubisoft Unity Valhalla Game Studios Creatures
Ubisoft Unity Valhalla Game Studios Creatures
Yumiko Miyabe Gabe Taito
Yumiko Miyabe Gabe Glick Taito
Epic Games Vanillaware
Epic Games Vanillaware
Falcom Famitsu
Falcom Famitsu
Grasshopper Manufacture Inti Creates
Grasshopper Manufacture Inti Creates
NanaOn-Sha Procyon Studio
NanaOn-Sha Procyon Studio
Q? Entertainment Q-Games
Q? Entertainment Q-Games
Sega Square Enix
Sega Square Enix
Edit Mode Game Freak
Edit Mode Game Freak
Crispy's
Crispy’s
Platinum Games Sony Computer Entertainment
Platinum Games Sony Computer Entertainment
ILCA
ILCA

 

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