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8-4 Play 1/6/2011: SURRENDER! OR I WILL CONQUER YOU!!

Episode 010: 8-4 Play 1/6/2011: SURRENDER! OR I WILL CONQUER YOU!!

After an extended holiday break filled with snow, sake, and SASUKE! (look it up), the 8-4some is back and they got some ‘splainin’ to do! (:LAUGHTER:) Good thing former EGM and Turn 10 hipster Che “China Warrior” Chou joins in to talk iPhone game shame, his personal wall of give a s*** — basically ANYTHING…

8-4 Play 12/10/2010: JUMP THE SHARQ

Episode 009: 8-4 Play 12/10/2010: JUMP THE SHARQ

Let’s make this perfectly clear: Like Kinect, sauerkraut, and inverted controls, this special holiday episode of 8-4 Play is not for everyone. How can you know? Take our simple quiz: 1. Do you enjoy Monster Hunter? 2. Are you curious about Monster Hunter? 3. Would you like to hear almost two hours of talk about…

8-4 Play 11/26/2010: MERRY THANKSGIVING GET!

Episode 008: 8-4 Play 11/26/2010: MERRY THANKSGIVING GET!

In Tokyo, the holiday season brings a mix of imported Western traditions and uniquely Japanese flavors (Google “Japan KFC Christmas” if you don’t know what we mean), so that’s exactly what this T-day episode of 8-4 Play delivers. A rundown on the best Black Friday gaming deals one minute, a detailed explanation of table-flipping arcade…

8-4 Play 11/12/2010: JACK IT TO HARD

Episode 007: 8-4 Play 11/12/2010: JACK IT TO HARD

The 8-4 crew’s too busy working on next year’s games to have much time for this year’s offerings, so they called in intern Alex “cvxfreak” Aniel to help discuss everything they wish they were playing (but mostly aren’t). Tune in for baseless, uninformed talk about Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kinect, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Vanquish,…

8-4 PLAY 10/28/2010: SUPER GAME MASTERS

Episode 006: 8-4 PLAY 10/28/2010: SUPER GAME MASTERS

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NES, 8-4 invites retro gaming legend Kevin “tsr” Gifford, founder of tsr’s NES archive and keeper of the world’s largest collection of obscure game knowledge, to take us back (back… back…) to the 80s to talk about the birth of the era’s most popular 8-Bit system. But before…

8-4 Play 10/14/2010: WAY OF THE WARRIOR

Episode 005: 8-4 Play 10/14/2010: WAY OF THE WARRIOR

The demo for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd has hit Japan, and who better to discuss it with than Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer? …Well, just about anyone, actually. But Mr. Meyer does have plenty of interesting things to say about helping launch the Xbox and Xbox 360, working in the studio that brought us…

8-4 Play 10/7/2010: GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE

Episode 004: 8-4 Play 10/7/2010: GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE

Former Nintendo, Sega, EA, Zombie, Irem, Boss, and Enix superstar Jake Kazdal (now of indie newcomer Haunted Temple Studios) joins the 8-4-some to talk about his experiences working his way up the game industry ladder, from having the dream job of being a Nintendo game counselor in the 80’s to…having the dream job of working…

8-4 Play 9/30/2010: WAIT FOR SPACEWORLD

Episode 003: 8-4 Play 9/30/2010: WAIT FOR SPACEWORLD

Fresh from Nintendo’s big 3DS (re-)unveiling in Tokyo, the 8-4 crew is ready to drop all kinds of knowledge on the upcoming portable picked up at and after the show. Opinions on the price and date? You got it. Breakdown of all the new hardware features? Natch. Analysis of games and other announcements? Sure. List…

8-4 Play 9/23/2010: ASCENSION OF THE POKETRON

Episode 002: 8-4 Play 9/23/2010: ASCENSION OF THE POKETRON

It’s a guestacular second episode of 8-4 Play as two of the industry’s finest – former EGM/1UP scribe Shane Bettenhausen (now of Ignition Entertainment) and Kojima Productions alum Ryan Payton (now of Microsoft’s 343 Industries) join us to give their thoughts on this year’s Tokyo Game Show, the state of the Japanese game industry, Dante’s…

8-4 Play 9/17/2010: TOKYO GAME SHOW PANIC!

Episode 001: 8-4 Play 9/17/2010: TOKYO GAME SHOW PANIC!

Special Guest and 1UP.com podcast-legend Garnett Lee joins the 8-4-some in a game-by-game analysis of everything at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, including Tactics Ogre, Parasite Eve, Yakuza, Castlevania, Monster Hunter, El Shaddai, Mega Man Universe, Child of Eden, and more. And before you start, be sure to listen to Weekend Confirmed Ep. 26 over…