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Farewell Brendan! Good luck in your future endevours!

Posted by jewunit

Brendan goes beyond? Aw man, best of luck!

Posted by GasparNolasco

"More Dark Souls"

Count me IN!

Edited by mrfluke

8-4 is kind of swinging back to being my favorite podcast

Posted by MeatSim

Sleepy tired podcast!

Edited by Krelwy

dokuro has been out for a really long time, actually >_>

*edit*

ah they mentioned that later.

Edited by JOURN3Y

That sounded like pretty authentic fake Mandarin. Well done. Not offended!

Edited by Kosayn

From now on, I'm always going to be trying to sniff out cryptic future translation projects from this podcast.

Also, Dark Souls and Umihara Kawase in one episode, hot damn.

Posted by Anwar
Posted by chrismafuchris

This will be fun to listen now that I'm too sick to leave this bed

Edited by Ett

Good luck Brendan!

Edited by Draxyle

Loved the brief predictions of Microsoft's console announcement. I hate how accurate it probably is.

Fantastic podcast as always~

Edited by golguin

I want more Dark Souls.

Edited by RaidenMitsuru

Bull shit, it SHOULD be BC. With the high end specs that the PS4 has it COULD totally have emulation BC. But Sony does NOT want to pay nvidia royalties for this to happen and that is bull shit, I'm sorry. I have over 70 PS3 disc games and I still want to play some of these games.

Posted by 7Force

Did someone say Umihara Kawase!

Posted by greylion

I recently just started listening to this and really enjoying it.

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Posted by McGhee

I say it every time this podcast comes up and I still have never gotten an answer:

WHY IS THIS PODCAST ON GIANT BOMB? WHAT ARE THEY DOING HERE? IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME.

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Good luck, Brendan!

Posted by Zero_

@mcghee said:

I say it every time this podcast comes up and I still have never gotten an answer:

WHY IS THIS PODCAST ON GIANT BOMB? WHAT ARE THEY DOING HERE? IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME.

The guys from 8-4 Play are friends of Giant Bomb. 8-4 primarily focuses on Japanese games which the crew of Giant Bomb have little care for so hence the partnership of GB filling that void and 8-4 reaching a larger audience.

Posted by w1n5t0n

@raidenmitsuru:

Bull shit, it SHOULD be BC. With the high end specs that the PS4 has it COULD totally have emulation BC. But Sony does NOT want to pay nvidia royalties for this to happen and that is bull shit, I'm sorry. I have over 70 PS3 disc games and I still want to play some of these games.

Hardware emulation is very performance intensive. There's a great ArsTechnica article on NES emulation, where some games still put a hurt on PCs.

Posted by sprsk

@mcghee: Because the people who run Giant Bomb said "ok we will put your podcast on the giantbomb.com"

Posted by ThreeRoneC

WTF at 1:51:51 lol

Posted by dropabombonit

Good luck on your future endeavors Brendan, you will be missed

Posted by Draxyle
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@mcghee said:

I say it every time this podcast comes up and I still have never gotten an answer:

WHY IS THIS PODCAST ON GIANT BOMB? WHAT ARE THEY DOING HERE? IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME.

Originally, the 8-4 podcast was hosted over at 1UP (Mark MacDonald and John Ricciardi are former EGM / 1UP writers). Due to circumstances (inside baseball), they had to look for a new home. In game journalism, everyone knows everyone, yada yada, presto, they're on Giant Bomb.

Posted by philsmith007

Just love the show, keep it up boys! Mark, you old dog, she's only 21!!! (i wish i was you)

Posted by McGhee

@gaff said:

@mcghee said:

I say it every time this podcast comes up and I still have never gotten an answer:

WHY IS THIS PODCAST ON GIANT BOMB? WHAT ARE THEY DOING HERE? IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME.

Originally, the 8-4 podcast was hosted over at 1UP (Mark MacDonald and John Ricciardi are former EGM / 1UP writers). Due to circumstances (inside baseball), they had to look for a new home. In game journalism, everyone knows everyone, yada yada, presto, they're on Giant Bomb.

Thank you.

Edited by rcath

Great podcast, Good luck Brendan.

Edited by paulunga

The originally PSO had 4 shops: Armor, Weapons, Items, Upgrades. Very simple and straightforward. Phantasy Star Universe is where they went nuts with it.

Edited by doe3879

awww have to wait to summer for the Dark Souls podcast : (

meanwhile if anyone else just love listening about Dark souls as much as I do, I been listening to the Bonfire side chat podcast. If anyone got any other good podcast for Dark souls, please let me know as well

Posted by ParamedicFoetus

Good luck with the new job Brendan!

Also the Dark Souls live stream was cool, would watch again if you do any more.

Posted by Seb

Brendan will be missed!

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If this is the first, last, and only time Umihara Kawase plays prominently on a podcast on this site, then I can die a happy person. As a really pacifistic successor to Bionic Commando as a fellow grappling hook-driven platformer, I'm happy to call the original SNES game one of my personal favorites, even if I'll probably never be competent enough to reach the true ending. I continue to be astounded none of the games have made it overseas, since the physics engine in even the first game lets you do some really crazy level traversal stuff that I bet some people would happily gobble up here. Since I'm importing a Japanese 3DS for Shin Megami Tensei IV, I'll definitely be grabbing this upcoming one for it as well. If it really is the last one, I'd quite like to see how it turns out for myself.

Here's a non-tool-assisted speed run of the first game. No real exploits; just sheer mastery of the physics engine and knowledge of how the level warp system works with the doors.

Edited by Rafaelfc

Anyone care to share a link to the Dark Souls stream they talked about?

Edited by hollitz

Video for that clip at the end. Fucking stellar. I especially love that even though this guy is obviously a native English speaker, he's speaking in SNES-era JRPG broken English.

Posted by ParamedicFoetus

@rafaelfc: http://www.twitch.tv/sp0rsk/b/376005144

Posted by Rafaelfc
Posted by RiotEXE

What was that track at the beginning of the podcast? It was really cool!

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@RiotEXE

ifana - wamono

the music video is cool too.

'nooo darling don t go! it s too dangerous!!!!' ahaha.

Posted by TheSouthernDandy

Brendan noooo! Leave him take JJ instead!

Posted by ParamedicFoetus

New episode is up!

http://8-4.jp/blog/?p=1594&lang=en

Edited by Shtinky

Tony "lemon fresh" should replace Brendan.