Archive for 20 January 2017

8-4 Play 1/20/2017: BULKY GAMING PODCAST

20 January 2017

Switch announcement aftermath, Gravity Rush 1, Miitopia, Let it Die, DOOM, Bloodborne, Parasite Eve, Fire Emblem Direct, and more!

8-4 Play 1/20/2017: BULKY GAMING PODCAST

Running Time: 1:33:33

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Time – Topic Discussed:

10:32 – Dragon Quest Builders
15:01 – Titanfall 2, PS4 Buttons
19:38 – VR Games
25:40 – DOOM, VR legs
31:32 – Let it Die
35:53 – Bloodborne
39:35 – Gravity Rush 1
44:42 – Miitopia
50:56 – Parasite Eve
57:20 – Switch Aftermath
1:18:44 – Gaben AMA
1:19:23 – Fire Emblem Direct
1:24:40 – Switch Grip
1:26:59 – Closing Comments

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

8-4 Play 1/13/2017: SHARE THE JOY
Intro: Mario Bros Theme Snapping mix
Ending: Super Mario Odyssey Trailer theme

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8-4 Play 1/13/2017: SHARE THE JOY

14 January 2017

Reactions to the Nintendo Switch announcement and play impressions of the system and the games from the event held Tokyo Big Sight.

8-4 Play 1/13/2016: SHARE THE JOY

Running Time: 2:01:47

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Time – Topic Discussed:

1:00 – Nintendo Switch event impressions
1:47:15 – Nickname talk and closing comments

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

8-4 Play 12/23/2016: MARIO RUN (FROM 2016)
Intro: RUN DMC – Christmas Time in Hollis
Ending: Naofumi Hataya – Dreams Dreams Acapella

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2017 NEW YEAR’S CARDS FROM AROUND THE JAPANESE GAMING INDUSTRY

13 January 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 is finally over (thank goodness), which means it’s time for another installment of our yearly tribute to the best “nengajōs” (New Year’s cards) from around the Japanese gaming industry! We’ve told you of the time-honored tradition of nengajōs before, but if you’re new, or weren’t paying attention, head on over here for a quick run-down on what it all means, man.

(And if you missed our previous installments, feel free to check them out here: 20112012201320142015, 2016)
This year – the year of the rooster — we teamed up with the amazingly talented Temmie Chang, known for her work on a little indie PC game called Undertale, to put together our card. Undertale is a game that’s very near and dear to our hearts, and it just so happens to be making its way to Japan later this year, so we thought we’d give our friends in the JP industry a taste of some original artwork, courtesy of Temmie.

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She was also rad enough to draw us all in her (amazing) pixel style for the back of the card – can you tell who is who?!

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As always, we’ve put together a collection of some of the other cool cards from around the Japanese industry for you to peruse, so have a look below (click through for larger versions!), and let us and/or the creators what you think! And once again: HAPPY NEW YEAR!





Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
Nintendo 3DS, INTI CREATES CO., LTD., 2016/09
Gotta Protectors
Nintendo 3DS, Ancient Corp.,, 2016/09
Lumines Puzzle & Music
iOS/Android, mobcast Inc.,, 2016/09
Genies & Gems
iOS/Android, SGN, Inc., 2016/08