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#1 Edited by Seb (358 posts) -

http://8-4.jp/blog/?p=1125&lang=en(Mark MacDonald, John Riccardi, Justin Epperson, Hiroko Minamoto, Brendon Pritchard)

They mainly talk about japanese games and the show is AWESOME.

@Seb said:

They announced it during the latest episode. (1UP were the previous hosts)

I'm guessing it will appear on the podcast dropdown list from later on today.

@patrickklepek said:

Joining the "family" is a good way to put it. We aren't merging with them or anything. They cover and talk about some games that we don't, but more importantly, there was an opportunity to host the podcast (which will happen fully eventually) and join up on some cool projects down the road. I love those guys, and I basically listen to zero gaming podcasts. I'll have a post on the site later today about it.

#2 Edited by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

Forgive my ignorance but, who?

EDIT: Much better post now. The original was a just a link with no explanation. I know who you're talking about now. I hear them occasionally when they drop in on the Weekend Confirmed show.

#3 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:

Forgive my ignorance but, who?

8-4 is a video game localization company based in Shibuya, Tokyo. When we’re not lovingly translating your favorite RPG or junior-high ballet trainer/dating sim, we enjoy hunting monsters, recording podcasts, and making our interns perform live re-enactments of scenes from Chaos Wars.

#4 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

Explain.

#5 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I don't believe you.

#6 Posted by Seb (358 posts) -

They announced it during the latest episode. (1UP were the previous hosts)

I'm guessing it will appear on the podcast dropdown list from later on today.

#7 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

Probably making fun of Giantbomb joining CBSi. I believe they are a localization team.

#8 Posted by sterbacblu (231 posts) -

I don't believe you!

(Listens to intro music)

Oh. Well then.

Haven't listened to them for a while but I guess if they're part of the family now, all the reason to start up again!

#9 Posted by Baal_Sagoth (1235 posts) -

They announced a new mysterious host for the podcast last episode but I haven't listened to this one yet. I hope you're not fucking with us because this would be absolutely exciting news. I really enjoy their podcast and when I think about it Giantbomb is an excellent fit for what they do since the developer's and creator's perspective gets a lot of attention alongside the gamer's viewpoints. On top of that Japanese games are somewhat under-represented so this makes a lot of sense. Can't wait to hopefully enjoy the "Gaming Jesus's" show here soon!

#10 Posted by RVonE (4603 posts) -

I don't know what any of this means.

#11 Posted by Ehker (235 posts) -

Great podcast, especially the really in-depth episodes, like when they cover the history of Resident Evil.

Should be great exposure. Now if they could just become weekly.

#12 Edited by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU?

#13 Edited by amardilo (116 posts) -

After listening to the last 8-4 Play episode (when they announced they would be move from 1UP to some place new) I was hoping that they would join Giantbomb.

The moment I heard that intro music I totally couldn't stop smiling, two of my favourite podcasts now on my favourite gaming site.

#14 Posted by liveforlaughs76 (11 posts) -

But what does it MEAN?!

#15 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

What's so bad about foreplay?

#16 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3786 posts) -

Yet to listen to that podcast for some reason I need to start. Mark Macdonald is a pretty rad dude though, this is good news.

#17 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Yet to listen to that podcast for some reason I need to start. Mark Macdonald is a pretty rad dude though, this is good news.

yeah i remember him and denis dyack falling out on the old 1up yours podcast

#18 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

If you don't know about 8-4, they're responsible for the excellent Shadows of the Damned localization.

#19 Edited by Megasoum (351 posts) -
#20 Posted by alternate (2682 posts) -

Called it 2 weeks ago. They were pissed at 1up for laying off basically everyone but Parish. They are big fans of the bombcast. Brad name drops 8-4 numerous times. They were on the E3 podcast. John Davison is a friend of both Mark Mac and Riccardi. So many clues.

As to what it means for GB. Costs them nothing to host the mp3 and both parties get a bump in traffic. Free cross-promotion.

Now GB has to go to Tokyo Game Show.

#21 Posted by fRAWRst (236 posts) -

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN

#22 Posted by mosespippy (4032 posts) -

Great, they join Patrick 'Trick Tricky Scoops' Klepek and decide to stop using nicknames at the start of the show. :(

#23 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

Great news, exactly what i was hoping for when they said that they're parting ways with 1UP. It's a great podcast. I hope they get sweet TurboToaster art like the Bombcast page.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Parish is alone in a dark room somewhere, writing about Mega Man. Sobbing.

#24 Posted by Wikitoups (775 posts) -

@alternate said:

Now GB has to go to Tokyo Game Show.

They dont need to go to TGS they just need to go to tokyo!

#25 Posted by xXxLYNCHxXx (162 posts) -

That's great. At the time I was betting the farm they were going to join up with Weekend Confirmed... Good thing I don't own a farm.

#26 Posted by alternate (2682 posts) -

@Wikitoups said:

@alternate said:

Now GB has to go to Tokyo Game Show.

They dont need to go to TGS they just need to go to tokyo!

sure, but TGS is the excuse and 8-4 works it hard so they can line up some decent interviews, do the translating etc.

#27 Posted by Video_Game_King (36000 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

What's so bad about foreplay?

It means less time spent fucking.

#28 Posted by CaLe (3911 posts) -

I don't have time for more podcasts. Good for them though.

#29 Posted by startyourengine (15 posts) -

so GB just hosts 8-4's podcast mp3? i'm confused.

#30 Posted by Hailinel (23888 posts) -

@fRAWRst said:

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN

It means that the 8-4 podcast will be published on Giant Bomb, which in turn means that people who actually know their shit about JRPGs will have a podcast on Giant Bomb. :P

#31 Edited by Mijati (885 posts) -

Never heard of these guys before but will give it a listen. Seems awesome news though.

And only strengthens the rumour that State of the Game will be on Giant Bomb too

Edit: 10 minutes in and I can see these guys are awesome and fit right at home here.

#32 Posted by Nasar7 (2604 posts) -

This is a great fit for both parties.

#33 Edited by countinhallways (632 posts) -

I have never heard of this podcast before but I look forward to listening to it in the future. Well, and right now.

I like the fact that rather than trying to cover genres/games they don't really like, the GB crew seem to just be working with outside people who focus on these areas. This way we get the in-depth coverage without it feeling forced or being (understandably) riddled with factual inaccuracies. Good good very good.

#34 Posted by johncallahan (542 posts) -

I love this so much. So so so much.

#35 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

I've listened to one episode of 8-4 (the Vita launch episode) and it was AWESOME. This is great news!

#36 Posted by iAmJohn (6108 posts) -

Wait, what? Why are they no longer being hosted by 1UP?

#37 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

Mark MacDonald awesome guy. Put him John Davison, Garnnett Lee and Shane Bettenhausen in a room witha microphone and magic happens.

#38 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

My 2nd favorite podcast joining the same network as my favorite one? Excellent.

#39 Posted by iAmJohn (6108 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

Mark MacDonald awesome guy. Put him John Davison, Garnnett Lee and Shane Bettenhausen in a room witha microphone and magic happens.

God I miss the heyday of 1UP, back before Garnett forgot how to host a podcast well.

#40 Posted by mosespippy (4032 posts) -

@iAmJohn: 1Up's parent company seems to be downsizing 1Up. I'd be surprised if it still exists in a year.

#41 Posted by XtremePudim (86 posts) -

since 8-4 is the only other game podcast i listen to on a regular basis im pretty happy about this

#42 Posted by DeF (4799 posts) -

@Baal_Sagoth said:

They announced a new mysterious host for the podcast last episode but I haven't listened to this one yet. I hope you're not fucking with us because this would be absolutely exciting news. I really enjoy their podcast and when I think about it Giantbomb is an excellent fit for what they do since the developer's and creator's perspective gets a lot of attention alongside the gamer's viewpoints. On top of that Japanese games are somewhat under-represented so this makes a lot of sense. Can't wait to hopefully enjoy the "Gaming Jesus's" show here soon!

I had a feeling it was gonna be either GB or Shacknews when they talked about that last time because they're all friends (didn't Ryan get his couch from Mark many years ago? ... and Patrick had it as well at some point?).

Finally some more Japanese-related content on GB. Though they're just hosting the podcast but still. Welcomed variety!

:)

#43 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

This video is relevant and, somehow, it's the first time I see it:

#44 Edited by Bollard (5253 posts) -

So now we get real Monster Hunter coverage instead of 4 Americans just complaining because they don't understand the game? Yay!

#45 Edited by patrickklepek (3469 posts) -

Joining the "family" is a good way to put it. We aren't merging with them or anything. They cover and talk about some games that we don't, but more importantly, there was an opportunity to host the podcast (which will happen fully eventually) and join up on some cool projects down the road. I love those guys, and I basically listen to zero gaming podcasts. I'll have a post on the site later today about it.

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#46 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -
#47 Posted by MachoFantastico (4488 posts) -
@Enigma777 They did indeed do a great job then, played through that recently and thought whar a crap show all that dialogue could have been in translation, it's got some odd dialogue for sure but it was translated perfectly.
#48 Posted by Hailinel (23888 posts) -
@patrickklepek Very cool, Patrick. But I hope you realize that this won't absolve you of your own ignorance toward things like which Final Fantasy games Nomura actually worked on and in what capacity. :P
#49 Edited by Rudeboy217 (1766 posts) -

8-4 is the only other gaming podcast I listen to so this is pretty awesome news.

#50 Posted by MEATBALL (3065 posts) -

That's neat, I guess.

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