Archive for 24 January 2014

8-4 Play 1/24/2014: CANDY has a CRUSH on SAGAt

24 January 2014

Six hours have passed since the occupation of 8-4 Towers by one Alexander O. Smith, founder and leader of the Kajiya sect. Tune in for talk of his various localization feats (Vagrant Story! Tactics Ogre! Final Fantasy XII!) as well as his current Kickstarter project Unsung Story, along with thoughts on Don’t Starve, Kirby: Triple D, DayZ, Zubaz, and plenty more.

Running time: 2:06:38

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Time – Topic Discussed:

11:35 – Don’t Starve, Resogun
21:50 – Dark Souls
24:38 – Nidhogg
29:25 – Kirby: Triple Deluxe
32:20 – DayZ
40:25 – Interview with Alexander O. Smith on Localization
1:28:30 – Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians
1:34:15 – Nintendo Financials
1:45:05 – Xbox One Praise Gets Paid
1:48:25 – Candy Crush Saga Trademarks “Candy”
1:57:13 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 1/10/2014: HOLIDAY HANGOVER
Intro: Revo – Battle Medley (Bravely Default Concert)
Ending: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth – Main Theme (Big Trouble in Little China)

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2014 NEW YEAR’S CARDS FROM AROUND THE JAPANESE GAMING INDUSTRY

15 January 2014

あけましておめでとうございます! Or as the exotic Western kids say: Happy New Year!

We’re back with another installment of our yearly tribute to the best of the best in “nengajōs” (New Year’s cards) from around the Japanese gaming industry. (We’ve been doing this for a few years now, but if you still don’t know what a nengajō is, you can read all about ‘em here.) Each year, cards are themed around the new year’s Chinese zodiac animal, and this year’s zodiac animal of choice? The horse! (Of course.)

We always kick off our gallery with a peek at our own card, and this year’s is a real doozy. We had the honor of having the one, the only, Mr. KIMOKIMO of Comcept— character designer on numerous Capcom arcade classics as well as The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap (!!) and of course Mighty No. 9 — design our card and immortalize us in his unique style (along with some other familiar faces fans of Mighty No. 9 might recognize). How are we ever supposed to top this?! We’d better start planning next year’s card right away…

Anyway, before we get to that, have a look at some of the other cool cards we received this year (click for full-size versions!), and be sure to let us know your faves in the comments, and/or click on the name beneath each card to tweet at them directly!

8-4, Ltd.
8-4, Ltd.
Capcom Land Ho! Brave Wave Crispy’s
Capcom Land Ho! Brave Wave Crispy’s
Cygames Square Enix Namco Bandai Games Koei Tecmo
Cygames Square Enix Namco Bandai Games Koei Tecmo
Frognation Filament Creatures Arika
Frognation Filament Creatures Arika
Access Games Tango Gameworks Falcom Grasshopper Manufacture
Access Games Tango Gameworks Falcom Grasshopper Manufacture
Dog Ear Records Asterizm cutecool Q-Games
Dog Ear Records Asterizm cutecool Q-Games
Prope Climax Entertainment Digital Sonic Designs Sony Computer Entertainment
Prope Climax Entertainment Digital Sonic Designs Sony Computer Entertainment
Vanpool ImageEpoch
Vanpool ImageEpoch
Comcept Level-5
Comcept Level-5
Dena NanaOn-Sha
Dena NanaOn-Sha
Inti Creates Basiscape
Inti Creates Basiscape
Edit Mode Grounding Lab
Edit Mode Grounding Lab
Unity Procyon Studio
Unity Procyon Studio
Epic Games Bitster
Epic Games Bitster
Flarewave
Flarewave
Sega
Platinum Games
CWO
ORANGE AND PARTNERS

 

8-4 Play 1/10/2014: HOLIDAY HANGOVER

10 January 2014

John’s out sick, but the show must go on! Join us for New Year’s holiday reminiscings, including Ys II, Bravely Default, what Hiroko *wants* to play, Steam machines, the new Oculus Rift, pizza and a whole lotta rock, paper, scissors.

Running time: 1:21:11

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Time – Topic Discussed:

07:10 – New Years: Rock Paper Scissors, Japanese TV, Animal Crossing
19:20 – Ys II
26:05 – Bravely Default, The Last of Us
30:41 – The Legend of Zelda: ALBW
38:50 – Mark Goes to Gamestop
40:40 – What Hiroko Wants to Play
43:20 – CES: Playstation Now
53:07 – CES: Steam Machines
56:50 – CES: Oculus Rift
59:20 – CES: Project Christine
1:00:54 – News: Xbox One Twitch Delay, Pizza sales, Devil’s Third, China, Toejam and Earl
1:07:54 – Nidhogg, Samurai Gunn, IGF awards
1:10:10 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 12/28/2013: BECAUSE THE ESHOP
Intro: De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays
Ending: Naofumi Hataya, Tomoko Sasaki, Fumie Kumatani – Christmas in Nightopia (Christmas NiGHTS)

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