8-4 Play (general)

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Netflix in Japan, Xanadu Next, trips to ancient Edo, Devil May Cry V rumors, and more!

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2, City Shrouded in Shadow, Assassin's Creed Origins, Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3, Stranger Things 2, Danganronpa V3, Game Awards nominees, Chip Tanaka, and more!

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Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo financial reports, Paris Games Week, and more!

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The Evil Within 2, Stardew Valley, Donkey Kong Country, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Dragon Quest XI, Nintendo World Championships, Super NT, Mario Odyssey speedruns, and more!

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Come for the Super Famicom Mini chat, stay for a really fun interview with our friends working on the upcoming South Park RPG, The Fractured But Whole. Also: Golf Story, Destiny 2 (YES, MORE), Danganronpa V3, and a smattering of news.

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Join us for our annual Tokyo Game Show first-night free-for-all, starring Monster Hunter World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Code Vein, Sonic Forces, City Shrouded in Shadow, Zone of the Enders VR, Mario Kart VR, Final Fantasy V, and more!

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Destiny 2, Project Octopath Traveler, Knack 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo Direct, a bunch of random news, and more!

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Metroid: Samus Returns, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Dragon Quest XI, Secret of Mana remake, Fist of the North Star, Nindies showcase, Famitsu and Edge top 100s, and more!

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Mike Drucker joins us to talk Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, No Man's Sky, Yakuza Kiwami, Kid Icarus: Uprising, vampire restaurants, automatic bidets, and more!

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Dragon Quest XI, Pyre, Kingsway, Kingdoms and Castles, Monster Hunter XX demo, Dragon Quest XI sales, Pokemon Go updates, and more!

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Splatoon 2, Destiny 2, Castlevania, Hollow Knight, Pulstar, Polybius, Nintendo Switch Online, Evo2k17, and more!

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC, Brittle Blue, Farpoint, Everybody's Golf mobile, Dead Cells, Hollow Knight, SNES Classic Mini, and more!

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The hype train has once again departed for parts unknown, but there's still plenty of E3-related goodness to discuss in its wake. Join us as we tear through all (OK, most) of the games announced at this year's show with the usual mish-mash of thoughts and impressions on everything Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony had to offer.

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It's E3 time again! Join us as we walk through all the major conferences, make some terrible predictions, miss out on numerous big announcements that happened after we recorded (Bubsy? Really?!), and more! #E3HYPETRAIN

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Fire Emblem Echoes, Magikarp Jump, Shovel Knight, Phantom Dust, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Xbox Game Pass, Destiny 2, plus a special chat about Fire Emblem with two of Nintendo Treehouse's finest!

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Everything, I am Setsuna, Blazing Star, What Remains of Edith Finch, Fire Emblem Echoes, New 2DS XL, Street Fighter V's new character, and more!

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Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City, Fire Emblem Heroes, FAST Racing NEO, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Super NES Mini, Capcom and Nintendo earnings, and more!

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Persona 5, NieR: Automata, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, Night in the Woods, Rain World, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Nintendo Direct news, Dragon Quest XI news, Scorpio news, and more!

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Snipperclips, No Man's Sky Path Finder update, Overwatch, JoyCon issues, Seiken Densetsu Collection, Japanese McDonalds news, and more!

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Switch launch + impressions, (spoiler-free!) Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Night in the Woods talk, news on Switch sales, Disney Collection, Dragon Quest XI...and more!

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NieR: Automata, Zelda at GDC, Switch purchase plans, GDC Awards, and more!

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Nioh, Yakuza 0, Fire Emblem Heroes, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass, Valentine's Day musings, Gabe Newell on VR, and more!

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8-4 Play 2/3/2017: THE MARKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Fire Emblem Heroes, Resident Evil 7, Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, Nintendo financials, Switch news, Cup Noodles, Evo 2017, and more!

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

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

Reactions to the Nintendo Switch announcement and play impressions of the system and the games from the event held in Tokyo, Japan.

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Super Mario Run, The Last Guardian, Video Game History Foundation, Japanese arcades, My Horse Prince, SaGa: Scarlet Grace, our favorite games of 2016, Switch spec leaks, and more!

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Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian, Let it Die, The Game Awards 2016, PlayStation Experience 2016, Switch rumors 2016, and lots more! 2016.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon, Final Fantasy XV Judgment Disc, The Tomorrow Children, Seiken Densetsu 3, Switch rumors, Mario Run pricing, The Game Awards 2016, and more!

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8-4 Play 11/11/2016: FAMILY COMPUTING

Famicom Classic Mini, Animal Crossing: New Leaf amiibo update, Tensai Terebi-kun, Monster Hunter in the West, more Switch rumors, the Neko Atsume movie, Akuma in SFV, and more!

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8-4 Play 10/28/2016: BALFARK HEARTS 84/2 REMIX

Monster Hunter Double Cross, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Dark Souls III - Ashes of Ariandel, Gravity Rush 2, more Switch news, World of Final Fantasy, and more!

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Switching it up a bit with an emergency podcast all about Nintendo's surprise console announcement.

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PlayStation VR, Rez Infinite, Thumper, Super Hypercube, Kira Kira Star Night DX, Legend of Ogre Battle Gaiden: Prince of Zenobia, Famicom Classic Mini announcement, Oculus Connect 3, NX rumors, and more!

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Persona 5, Dragon Quest 7, Dragon Quest 10, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Gravity Rush 2, modern retro gaming 101, NX rumor roundup, and more!

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8-4 Play 9/16/2016: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2016

Yakuza 6, Persona 5, NieR: Automata, Final Fantasy XV, Vakyria: Azure Revolution, Musous on Musous on Musous, VR at TGS, School Girl/Zombie Hunter, PS4 Pro, Super Mario Run, and lots more from this year's Tokyo Game Show!

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Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Direct, Nioh Beta, Nintendo Direct, Dragon Quest VII, Justice Monsters V, Shining Force II, Nintendo Direct, Persona 3, Pokemon Go, Nintendo Direct, and more! Also: Nintendo Direct

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No Man's Sky, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, More NX Rumors, PlayStation Meeting, Metal Gear?! Survive, NieR: Automata goes PC, and more!

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8-4 Play 8/5/2016: BALLS TO THE WALL

Pokemon GO, latest NX rumors, Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, Lucio Ball, Gotta Protectors, Headlander, Hyper Light Drifter, Inside, and more!

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Monster Hunter Generations, (not) Pokemon Go, 999, Gaming PCs, Gradius II, Furi, NES Classic Edition, Yo-Kai Watch 3 Sales, Evo 2k16, Bitsummit, and more!

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8-4 Play 7/8/2016: KAT'S IN THE CRADLE

Bloodstained, Breath of the Wild, Fire Emblem Fates, new Nintendo patents, social eating, Summer Games Done Quick, Soccer (Futbol), BitSummit, and more!

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8-4 Play 6/24/2016: E3 2016: WE KEPT COMING

Zelda! Resident Evil 7! Sony! Microsoft! E3! BitSummit! Indie MEGABOOTH! Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden?!

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You don't need money, don't take fame. Don't need no credit card to ride this train. It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes. But it might just save your life.

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Kill some time waiting for E3 with talk of Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Dark Souls III, Furusoma, Xbox Scorpio, Kojima's world tour, the Nioh alpha results, and much, much more!

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8-4 Play 5/13/2016: DEEPU THOUGHTS

Overwatch, Nioh, Uncharted 4, Galak-Z: The Void, Nintendo at E3, Pokemon Sun & Moon, Donkey Kong world record, and more!

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NX and Zelda delay, Zelda NX, Wii U and E3, PS4 Neo, Koei T Nioh, Granblue Fantasy, the future of Dark Souls, SNK returns, Semradical NES reviews, and more!

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Star Fox Zero, Dark Souls 3, Granblue Fantasy, Ratchet & Clank, HTC Vive, 32-bit RPGs, NX patents, rumors, and more!

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Dark Souls III, Final Fantasy XV, Miitomo, Stardew Valley, NX "leaks", PS4K rumors, GDC, emulation, Japanese bathrooms, and more!

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Miitomo, PlayStation VR vs Oculus, Stardew Valley, My Nintendo, Final Fantasy XV chicken bets, NX Rumors, Tom Clancy's The Division, the Resident Evil musical, and more!

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Nintendo Direct, Street Fighter V, Firewatch, The Division, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Nuzlocke rules, Xbox's new direction, Young Conker, and more!

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Dragon Quest Builders, Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, Valkyria of the Blue Revolution & Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, Miitomo pre-registration, City Shrouded in Shadow, and more!

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Dragon Quest Builders, The Witness, Firewatch, Detective Pikachu, Splatoon Koshien, Yakuza, The Evil Within, retro gaming in Japan, Nintendo earnings, EVO 2016, two amazing special guests, and more!

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Odin Sphere Lei...ffthr...uh, Odin Sphere HD, Earthbound Beginnings, Pocket Mortys, Bloodborne, MGSV, Clash Royale, Black Knight Strikers, the latest NX rumors, Kojima's World Tour, $40 download games, and more!

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Happy 2016! Sean Velasco and David D'Angelo of Yacht Club Games join us to kick off the new year with an in-depth discussion about the past, present and future of YCG and their epic debut title, Shovel Knight.

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Celebrate Life Day with 8-4's Unofficial Official Star Wars Holiday Special X (Cross), featuring Game of the Year chit-chat and Xmas Gaming memories, a heaping side of Force Awakens talk, and guest appearances by Brad Douglas, Nintendo patents, and Bea Arthur.

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(MORE!) Monster Hunter X, (MORE!) Xenoblade Chronicles X, Retro Freak, The Game Awards, PlayStation Experience 2015 and more!

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Monster Hunter X, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Bloodborne: The Old Hunters, Fallout 4, Grand Knights History, Game Awards nominees, Black Friday, the return of Bubsy, and more!

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Dragon Quest VII & VIII, Zelda, Zelda, ZELDA, Fallout 4, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Bob Ross on Twitch, Starfox Zero, Fire Emblem Fates and everything Nintendo Direct, Xbox backwards compatibility, and more!

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Miitomo & Nintendo's next act, Downwell, Undertale, Destiny (YES, DESTINY), Yomawari, Final Fantasy Grandmasters, Detroit: Become Human, Gran Turismo Sport & all the Paris Games Week news, Kojima leaving the building, and real-life Pokemon gyms.

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Zelda Tri-Force Heroes, Downwell, Star Wars Battlefront, Picross 3D 2, Nintendo's mobile plans, Destiny microtransactions, HoloLens pricing, localization crowdfunding, Shin Megami Tensei 4 Final, Monster Hunter Explore, and more!

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8-4 Play 10/2/2015: A WINNER IS YU

Dragon's Dogma Online, Super Mario Maker, Destiny: The Taken King, Disgaea 5, DOTA 2, Oculus's price, Junji Ito's Silent Hills, Starfox's delay, Edge's top 100 games, and Pokemon's asses.

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Bloodborne DLC, Metal Gear Online, Monster Hunter X & Stories, Street Fighter V, Gravity Daze 2, Ni-Oh, Persona 5 delay, 13 Sentinels, Dragon Quest Builders, Dark Souls 3, Hyrule Warriors Legends, PlayStation VR, Summer Lesson, Kitchen & more from TGS, plus talk on Iwata's successor and the new Apple TV.

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In the wake of PAX, we check in with a bevy of Seattle devs and industry biz-types to talk about standouts from the show, the state of indie gaming in general, mobile vs console (vs Apple TV?), Metal Gear Solid V, if we want a Mega Man movie, and more.

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Game Informants Tim Turi and Ben Hanson stop by to talk Super Mario Maker, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Pac-Man 256 and more, but mostly end up debating Resident Evil games and trivia.

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Dragon Quest XI, Dark Souls 3, Galak-Z, Final Fantasy XV, N++, Splatoon 2.0 update, Scalebound, Crackdown 3, other Gamescom news and more!

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Fire Emblem Fates, Rhythm Tengoku The Best+, Yoshi's Wooly World, Odallus: The Dark Call, Yo-kai Watch Busters, Tembo the Badass Elephant, Iwata Memories, EVO2k15, SFV, and more! 

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Persona Q, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward,  Final Fantasy VII, Rocket League, Splatoon, Dragon Quest, Club Nintendo, The Nintendo PlayStation, Red Ash, Star Citizen, PewDiePie and more!

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Splatoon, Batman: Arkham Knight, Fallout Shelter, Evil Within DLC, Last Guardian, Super Mario Maker, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Kingdom Hearts 3, Horizon, Dark Souls 3, and more on a special post-E3 8-4 Play!

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It's that time of year again. We go over what we know, what we don't know, and what we think we know about this year's E3, so come on board the E3 HYPE TRAINNNN!

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Destiny: House of Wolves (trigger warning), Witcher 3, WoW losing flying mounts, Wattam, Nintendo Humble Bundle, required Konami bitching, Kickstarter stuff, and more!

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Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Girls Mode 3, Titan Souls, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Bloodstained, Nintendo fiscals, VR future, and more!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing DLC, Girls Mode 3, Monster Hunter: Frontier G, Bravely Second: End Layer, Steam Mod-gate, Ouya for sale, Silent Hills, and more!

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Danganronpa, Hotline Miami 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dark Souls II, Bloodborne, Neko Atsume, Level-5 Vision, Monster Hunter Stories, Fatality-gate, and more!

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Bloodborne, Nintendo Direct, Bloodborne, Kojima leaving Konami, Sayonara PlayStation Home, Bloodborne, HTC Vive impressions, and more (Bloodborne)!

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Bloodborne, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Cities: Skylines, Nintendo going mobile, Nintendo NX, Minter vs. Atari, Level-5 Vision 2015, and more!

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Majora's Mask, OlliOlli2, Counterspy, Dragon Quest Heroes, Hyrule Warriors, FF14 Gold Saucer update, htol#NiQ, White Night, VR, free game engines, gold amiibos, Clay Fighter, and more!

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Majora's Mask, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Persona 5, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, The Last Guardian, Nintendo's investor meeting, (more!) amiibos, live action Zelda, the Tokyo Zelda concert, and more!

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Pokemon Cafe, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, Darkest Dungeon, The Swapper, Destiny, dreeps, Terra Battle, Dragon's Dogma Online, Apex 2015, Amiibos, Football (?)...and other stuff.

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8-4 Play 1/23/2015: DON'T BE RIDICULOUS

Driveclub, Hako-Boy, Infamous: First Light, The Swapper, Mario Galaxy 2, Dreeps, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, Nintendo Direct, Hololens, and more!

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New Years in Japan, Final Fantasy XIV, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD, Battle of the Tetris games, Fantasy Life, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition, CES, Steam Machines and more! 

 

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Xmas in Japan, Final Fantasy Explorers, Hack 'n' Slash, retro gaming gift memories, Fantasy Life, Nintendo Donut DS, amiibo cards, our favorite games of the year and JJ's Candy Room fantasies.

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Amiibos, Wii U Smash Bros., Captain Toad, Jake Kazdal, Persona Q, Bravely Second, PlayStation Experience, The Game Awards, and more!

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Pokemon, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, Steamworld Dig, Evil Within, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Crossy Road, random Japanese gaming memories, and more!

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Captain Toad, Forza Horizon 2, SingStar, LEGO Batman 3, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Nintendo Direct, Iwata on region locking, Sonic Boom, Black Friday deals, and more!

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The Evil Within, Monster Strike, Terra Battle, Fantasy Life, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Japanese strategy guides, retro game shopping, Nintendo earnings, QOL devices, Bloodborne 30fps-gate, Dominos Pizza, Valkyria Chronicles, and more!

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New Nintendo 3DS, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Danganronpa, Vib-Ribbon, Terra Battle, Alien: Isolation, Destiny, Japanese Sales, NPDs, Ex-Irrational Kickstarters, and more!

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Final Fantasy 14, Destiny, Terra Battle, Super Smash Bros. parity problems, Media Create numbers, Nomura's burning rage, Call of Duty in decline, and more!

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Join us for our 5th annual Tokyo Game Show free-for-all, with guests from Polygon, Game Informer, SCEA, 17-Bit and more on-hand to talk Bloodborne, FF15, Bravely Second, FF Explorers, The Evil Within, RE Revelations 2, Silent Hills, DQ Heroes, Mighty No. 9, the New Nintendo 3DS and everything else at TGS!

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Hop on the Tokyo Game Show Hype (Bullet) Train with talk of Nintendo's New 3DS, Sony's Pre-TGS Press Conference, and Microsoft's Japan Xbox One launch, plus more thoughts on Gunvolt, Dark Souls II DLC, Final Fantasy XIV, Disgaea 4, and more!

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Hyrule Warriors, P.T., Azure Striker Gunvolt, more Dark Souls II DLC, Gamescom press conferences, the Night Trap Kickstarter, Monster Hunter's 10th Anniversary expo, and more!

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Dark Souls 2 DLC, The Legend of Heroes: TITS, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy X, Resident Evil Remake Remake, Twitch.tv content id-gate, Iwata Drama (tm), EA Access, PlayStation Now and more!

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FRB Japan's Scott Popular joins us to talk about Evo 2014, the Destiny beta, Xenoblade Chronicles, Yo-Kai Watch (of course), The International 4, Kim Kardashian, aDanza, Sega Genesis music, plot holes in Double Dragon, and more!

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Yo-kai Watch 2, Super House of Dead Ninjas, Japanese baths, Dragon Quest X for 3DS, John's free-to-play addiction, preorder DLC, 3DS update speculation, EVO 2014 hyyyype!

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Superagent Ben Judd joins the crew to recap what we learned from E3, dig deep into Shovel Knight, the Destiny Alpha, Summer Games Done Quick, balloon swords, Evo 2014, and more.

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John Davison, Garnett Lee, and Mike McWhertor -- plus a surprise blast of bonus guests! -- join Mark and John from LA to talk anything and everything E3, including Smash Bros, Destiny, Zelda, Bloodborne, Splatoon, and plenty more!

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With Mark and John out of town, JJ packs the E3 Hype Train(TM)(C) with a rowdy gang of friends-of-the-show (Jean Snow, ex-intern Tom, ex-intern Johnny, Esteban Salazar of Marvelous AQL, John Davis of Q Games) to discuss / predict / argue what's about to go down in L.A.

Direct download: 8-4Play_103_140530.mp3
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With only a couple weeks till the hype train leaves the station we take a quick stop to talk about Super TIME Force, Sportsfriends, Kero Blaster, Yo-Kai Watch, the Kinect cut and run, Nintendo's financial results, Project Beast, Tetsuya Mizuguchi returning to video games and more.

Direct download: 8-4PLAY_102_140516.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

On this, the most golden of weeks, the regular crew checks in to weigh in on Hearthstone, YO-Kai Watch mania, Dark Souls 2 PC, Nintendo E3 news, Xbox TV, the E.T. Dig, old Japanese cell phone games, From Software's sale and more.

Direct download: 8-4PLAY_101_140502.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43am EDT

8-4 Play 4/18/2014: ONCE, TWICE, 100 TIMES A PODCAST

Our 100th episode gets the band back together (finally!), along with friends from 17-Bit and 2 Player Productions, to talk PAX East, Below, MGSV: Ground Zeroes, Dark Souls II, PS4 eye tracking, Steam sales numbers, Tomodachi Life, and of course, Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Direct download: 8-4Play_100_140418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44am EDT

8-4 Play 4/4/2014: EPISODE 99

John and Hiroko are back, as are celebrity ex-interns Alex "Jungle Fire" Aniel, Chris "Scan Lines" Reed, and Tom "Hitman" Staniforth, joining us to talk Heroes of the Storm, Diablo 3, Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost, Boom Beach, Monument Valley, Facebook & Oculus, Phil Spencer & Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Brave Wave music, and more!

Direct download: 8-4Play_099_140404.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

8-4 Play 3/21/2014: VR TROOPERS

John, Mark, and Hiroko are out working GDC, so it’s up to JJ and guests Johnny Linnert and Jean Snow to pick up the slack! This week we talk Dark Souls II, Luftrausers, Awesomenauts Assemble!, Towerfall: Ascension, Project Morpheus, Bitsummit, Iga going solo and more!

Direct download: 8-4PLAY_098_140321.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53am EDT

8-4 Play 3/7/2014: CEASELESS DISCHARGE

Dark Souls. That's it. 150 minutes of talk about Dark Souls. No other games. No news. Just Dark Souls. Can you survive and make it to the end? In content AND format, truly the Dark Souls of podcasts. ...Dark Souls.

Direct download: 8-4PLAY_097_140307.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13am EDT