38 Comments
Posted by Dooley

heyyyy

Posted by Skanker

Taking an example of the Bombcast and doing a three hour one! Awesome!

Posted by dr_mantas

Thanks for recording this, you guys.

Posted by DexterKid

Finally, a podcast I can listen to without worrying about spoilers this week. Thanks!

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Posted by MeatSim

When 5 GOTY podcast isn't enough then 8-4 has got you covered.

Posted by golguin

You guys actually got a shout out from Patrick during the day 5 GOTY deliberation as being the place to go for monster hunter.

Posted by 617_jbug

8-4 Play is my favorite podcast this year. Great group of people just talking about games and the excellent retrospectives.

Posted by ciscoidiot

This is probably the best 8-4 cast I've heard so far this year. The Gregg Tavares stories are awesome.

Posted by williamflipper

Great!!! a Long One! Awesome! I Love You All! R'nR'

Posted by paisan13

Thanks for a fantastic episode.

Merry X-mas and a happy new year to you all, looking forward to some new poddies next year ^_^

Posted by Droop

Started listening to these podcasts yesterday. Really loving them!

Posted by csx009

i love the special guest episodes. industry stories are great.

Posted by TheHT

I've never quite understood the hate for all caps, but since this podcast started naming their episodes in all caps, I may just be starting to get it.

But I'm here, so I'll download it before the caps send me away.

Posted by jewunit

Happy holidays to you, 8-4 folks. I look forward to hearing what you folks think of Soul Sacrifice.

Posted by Draxyle

Great podcast!

Enjoyed hearing about Crusader Kings II at the end there. I still haven't "completed" a single game, but I've thrown nearly a hundred hours at it. Absolutely fantastic once you get passed the obscenely complex systems in place.

Posted by chocolaterhinovampire

Happy to listen

Posted by Christoffer

Why do Mark MCdonald hate me? When GB post, it's 3am. When 8-4 post, it's 3am. Wouldn't you be ahead of me Mark? C'mon Mark, I know you're in control of all the strings here.

Posted by RuthLoose

Please make that Dreamcast retrospective happen. Preferably, by having multiple guests from SEGA Japan/USA talk about their perspective of the system over a number of episodes similar to the SNES retrospective.

Any insight from Smilebit or AM2 would make my heart sing.

Also, big credit for putting out a podcast so close to New Years! Fantastic!

Posted by ChrisTaran

OH MAN, MORE 84.

Posted by dropabombonit

8-4 is the best. Happy new year to you guys

Posted by TheSolution

This was their best podcast yet.

Posted by zameer

I'm hoping that one day, Jeff and GIantbomb get to do that stupid/amazing Japanese games shopping spree.. and live stream the experience with the 8-4 crew.

Posted by Turambar

@Christoffer: Actually, Patrick posts the podcast on the GB site.

Posted by Elleander

Something to accompany me in the harsh dungeons of Legend of Grimrock. Thanks!

Posted by nan0fear

Podcast happiness is my pleasure to rain.

Posted by Jolt92

This episode was really, really awesome.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Samurai Shodown! Damn I miss that franchise.

Posted by Enns

What an excellent episode!

Posted by Tobiass

All that girl does is laugh and giggle. It's annoying.

Posted by golguin

The developer stories were pretty amazing. Japanese development sounded so inefficient back then. The Zombie Revenge stuff was pretty cool because I remember that arcade was set up right next to House of the Dead so my mind was blown when you get to the stage that literally takes place at the House of the Dead with the game's mansion and enemies.

Posted by amardilo

Great episode. Maybe one of the best podcast episodes ever!

I loved hearing about the behind the scenes stuff and learning about how programmers performed certain tricks with the hardware they had. The level of detail Gregg Tavares went into was amazing. Normally when podcasts get people in they get producers or game designers this was really interesting to hear what it was like for a programmer.

An awesome way to end the year!

Posted by daltonrowe

Great episode! I love the wackiness of the normal team's game conversation, and the in-depth looks at development really help the podcast standout. I love it.

Posted by Pepsiman

I have next to no programming experience, but it's absolutely fascinating to hear Gregg reminisce about how old consoles and games got to work their magic and have it all make sense to a plebeian like myself. Astounded to hear how stuff like the dragon in Mega Man worked; those developers did a superb job covering their tracks in how they got that sort of stuff to work.

Posted by Scarabus

"En, Två, Tre, Fyr!"

Oh Loco Roco..

Posted by caney11

That was a very entertaining listen. I played the hell out of the Commodore 64 version of Centipede!

Posted by gregSTORM

Being a programmer myself, this was a lot of fun to listen to. Thanks guys!

Posted by Double

Great podcast episode, guys (and gal)!

Posted by InfiniteStateMachine

Just gotta say this is one of my favorite ones so far.

I can't believe I've been button mashing in Samurai Showdown all those years FOR NOTHING!