44 Comments
Posted by Dizzyhippos

Being half asleep and seeing that Macross photoshop really messed with my mind for a minute.

Posted by KidDynamite

What is this "Dragon Quest special" that we should watch? Mark mentioned at 1:56:53 time stamp.

Posted by Hassun

Let's get it on.

Posted by KidDynamite

Is that Whitney Houston end capping the podcast? Legendary performance

Edited by MooseyMcMan

I really like Smash Bros for Wii U. That's as close to an on topic comment I can make but I like this podcast! Well, I haven't listened to this specific episode yet, but you know what I mean!

Posted by Impreza_AWD

You haven't changed a bit, have you? Well, this isn't your dad's amateur flying circus. My men are real pilots.

Edited by CandleMonkey

Man that music takes me back love some Macross and 8-4 Play!

Posted by kubqo

Alright, I’ve ignored 8-4 Play so far on this. Dunno why. I gotta ask. What is it actually about?

Posted by Psylockerules

yay the weekend is complete!

Posted by Vrikk

@kubqo said:

Alright, I’ve ignored 8-4 Play so far on this. Dunno why. I gotta ask. What is it actually about?

An... anime-centric podcast for people who really like Japanese games, mostly. RPGs and the such. It's good stuff, but I don't know why Giant Bomb ever partnered with them. It seems odd, especially because they never talk about them.

Posted by AMyggen

@vrikk said:

@kubqo said:

Alright, I’ve ignored 8-4 Play so far on this. Dunno why. I gotta ask. What is it actually about?

An... anime-centric podcast for people who really like Japanese games, mostly. RPGs and the such. It's good stuff, but I don't know why Giant Bomb ever partnered with them. It seems odd, especially because they never talk about them.

They partnered with them because 8-4 needed a new second home after 1UP went to shit, and especially Patrick is friends with those guys. They've been on E3 and GDC live shows on the site, so it's not like they're ignored by GB or anything :)

Posted by mattchops

Another great cast!

Edited by GalacticPunt

@kiddynamite said:

Is that Whitney Houston end capping the podcast? Legendary performance

LOL.

Mariah's vocal struggles

Anyway, fine episode! Even without Hiroko this time around.

FOKKER.

Edited by GTCknight

I got my hopes up when I saw the Macross image and some folks mentioning the opening, only to be let down that it was Robotech and not SDF-1 Macross.

And yes they are two entirely separate franchises.

Here's the actual opening of Macross

Posted by Lurkero

That Final Fantasy 7 tease was the best thing to come from the Playstation Experience. It is difficult to tell if Squareenix was trolling or not.

Posted by Praise_the_sun

8-4 Play is the best!

Posted by mikachops

Just wanted to say this is fast becoming one of my favourite podcasts. Thanks and keep up the great work :)

Edited by coma1138

First time checking out this show, pretty bad/unlistenable tbh. I can't stand shows with people constantly talking over each other, with nothing worthwhile to say. Oh well.

Posted by Mezmero

Whenever I think of the pronunciation of "Fokker" I think of the announcer from the Japanese version of Power Stone. Falcon was originally named "Fokker" and you hear it spoken on the character select screen. I seem to remember it kind of sounding like fah-ker and my friends making fun of how vulgar it sounded. It's been a long time so it could be just my imagination. Thanks for the podcast. I never miss an episode.

Edited by Sydlanel

So! I'm one of those people who's PS4 died when my power went out, and I had the exact same situation. I also read the solution about banging the PS4 on its side on your lap (or on any soft surface), and I actually tried it, gently but firmly, and it did work. I am not joking. I opened it up after that and as you guys said, I did notice that the power brick did hinge a bit so that explains how banging it would make it go back into position.

It has happened again too, when I installed the masamune Firmware, and the console wouldn't wake up from rest mode, and tapping it on its side has fixed it time and time again...

so yeah, I can confirm. Scout's honor.

Posted by fanboyjustin

great show.!

Posted by Hassun
Posted by sodapop7

I really don't get the Xbox derision by these guys. As someone who has both PS4 and X1, they're they same damn machine.

Both UI's are not great and there's very little difference in games right now, if anything Xbox has the stronger line up at this moment in time. To call one platform "shitty" seems funny to me.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

Really enjoyable episode for the most part. I laughed out loud in my office way more than was appropriate.

@sodapop7: It sounded like only one of the cast (John?) really disliked the new Xbox. At least he was honest about his opinion, and someone (Mark?) called him out on the double standard of being upset that Tomb Raider was an Xbox exclusive, but being happy about the PS4 exclusives. Still kinda weird.

Edited by sodapop7

@viking_funeral: Yeah you're right but most treat the Xbox with derision, which in a Japan-only view is pretty true. But the consoles themselves are too similar at this point to be really trumpeting one over the other in a wide sense.

Still enjoyed the episode, just the Xbox derision seems like it's from a perception gained from last year's E3 and not what the consoles actually are today.

EDIT: I take back what I said because how could Mark possibly be more wrong about Gang Beasts? The character blob models combined with the animations are THE CHARM OF THE GAME and everyone else wanted them to keep them!!!! I'm significantly less interested in that game if there were "actual" character models

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

Wow, the opening to Macross sucks. Mah-cco-ross, Mah-coo-ross.

Thanks GTCknight