26 Comments
Posted by Morningstar

Crytek ain't the most clever.

Posted by MeatSim

This thumbnail is nightmare fuel.

Posted by MankMachinery

I need to know where this image came from. I need a new desktop background.

Edited by Draxyle

I have to say, I did enjoy that conversation on Japanese names and related kanji. A lot of that is something I still have trouble wrapping my head around.

Posted by digitaldiatribe

Ah yes, let that amazing Gunstar Heroes soundtrack wash all over me.

Edited by BisonHero

While I think those games are all solid, listing Gunstar Heroes, NiGHTS into Dreams..., and Sin & Punishment 2 as someone's top 3 games is the craziest top 3 I've ever heard. But hey, that was the experience of...whoever said that, so who am I to argue with it? Sorry, I wish I knew your names better, but Mark is the only guy with a distinct (nasally) voice, and I'm bad at associating any other male name to the appropriate male voice since everybody sounds kind of...normal to me. I should look up pictures of everybody, that usually helps.

Also @sprsk, there's a typo in the show description: "the rest of the crew have assembled or a relaxed bout of hearty discussion". It should be "for".

Also, it's a bummer that the Bombin' the A.M. podcast was released only a few hours after this latest 8-4 Play, because now the podcast tab says that Bombin' is the newest podcast, so people may not be aware of this new 8-4 Play, if they usually find out through the GB site.

Posted by mrthee

died reading that podcast title XD

Posted by Nekroskop

2nd best podcast on the site. Keep up the good work, guys.

Edited by Akujin

OMG "Super Methroid"

Priceless, I almost choked on my Pizza laughing

Posted by hollyw00t

I wanted to mention how much I enjoyed the discussion regarding choosing the perfect kanji, and finding the perfect number of strokes for a kids name. I don't really hear those discussions anywhere else in my life, so please feel free to indulge. The intro declares this is a podcast about Japan, games, and Japanese games, and I'm always ready to hear more "Japan" discussions.

Posted by ike7779

Heck yes more retro talk!

Great show as always guys. I listen to a lot of podcasts and 8-4 is one of the very few that never dissapoints.

Posted by Duffyside

This is the second "11.500" reference I've seen in the last few days. Anyone want to clue me in on what it means?

Posted by dr_mantas

This is the second "11.500" reference I've seen in the last few days. Anyone want to clue me in on what it means?

Probably a reference to this.

Posted by Pepsiman

In case anybody wants to take in the full majesty of that last audio clip, it's a real doozy.

Edited by Benmo316

I'm glad Giant Bomb posts this podcast otherwise I probably wouldn't have found it on my own. My ears thank you.

Posted by Astrophyle

Would love to hear more about retro games. JJ, I'm with you on the Genesis and Saturn. The Genesis because arcade games were my thing, and Sega had the best arcade ports in the late 80's/early 90's. There was no competition.