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Posted by demonssoulfood

yeah, japan!

Edited by MeatSim

Wednesday night fever on a friday! I don't know how, but it happened.

Edited by switters

Posted this on 8-4's site but thought I would put it here to see what people thought-thanks

Nintendo using inferior 50Hz mode for European Wii U Virtual Console:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-nintendo-using-inferior-50hz-mode-for-european-wii-u-virtual-console

Just wondering what you guys thought of this?

The Wii U seems to be off to a slow start, even in Japan, which surprises me a little.

On the other hand, the PS3 seems to be on the road do great things this year, with an amazing set of exclusives games coming out in 2013. Here is a list of PS3 exclusives, in America, in 2013

.http://www.reddit.com/r/PS3/comments/16yt2k/the_games_media_seem_to_be_focused_on_whats_next/

And this list does not even mention the great multi-platform releases this year that, for the most part, won’t be on the Wii U.

I feel the Wii U is having a hard time competing with the PS3 and 360 and this will only get more difficult when the PS4 and 720,or whatever they are called, are released. But maybe I should just enjoy Nintindo's amazing first party line-up and be quiet.

Posted by Seb

I'm leaving a comment to show my support!

Posted by Ted_Mosby

@MeatSim said:

Wednesday night fever on a friday! I don't know how, but it happened.

Don't you know that Japan is two days behind the west?

Posted by NEOnuts

love your podcasts!! thanks

Posted by CptBedlam

Yay, my favorite podcast from Japan!

Posted by datarez

Any links to the speedruns they're talking about?

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Posted by Tidel

I think this is the film that influenced the style of Wind Waker.

The whole film (no subs) is on YouTube here.

Posted by demonssoulfood

Anyone know what the audio is in the last minutes of the show?

Posted by golguin

You guys should talk more about Dark Souls. The Giant Bomb community is crazy about Dark Souls.

Posted by nomtank
Posted by Nicked

It would be rad if they actually had Epic Name Bro on for a Dark Souls podcast.

Posted by paulunga

I'd say both Fire Emblem and SMT are just as niche outside of Japan. At least that's my perspective as a European. As far as popularity goes, that's a good fit. But yes, it's still fucking weird and enough with all the crossovers.

Posted by IzunaDrop

Hey 8-4, your podcast is great.

In Australia and Europe, we have a huge problem. Nintendo is putting the inferior 50Hz PAL versions of games on the WiiU PAL Virtual Console. If you could talk about this on the show, that would be great.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-nintendo-using-inferior-50hz-mode-for-european-wii-u-virtual-console

Posted by Wallace316

Hyped. Also looking forward to reading the comments on their website about how they should stop talking about western gaming news.

Posted by digitaldiatribe

@demonssoulfood: I know it sounds crazy. But I want to believe it's from Resident Evil.

Posted by Hunter5024

Just now got what Megaten meant.

Posted by sprsk

@Nicked: I know, right? Dude lives in Japan I'm actually kind of surprised I don't know him. He must not live around Tokyo?

It's a cutscene from Star Fox Adventure

Also RE: 50hz stuff, I'll make sure it gets in our show notes next ep!

Edited by Kosayn

Hmm... Zelda X Dark Souls. A shield eating ability. A ReDead covenant. Nintendo and Namco Bandai combine their efforts to ensure the net code for summoning phantoms is even worse than in Dark Souls.

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I want to want a Wii U, but it's going to be a while before I can justify it. Can't see myself getting one before the new PS and Xbox come out, and by that time I think I'll end up in a similar situation to this gen, where it always feels like I'm retro gaming when I turn on a Nintendo console. I barely touched my Wii and I still feel a little burned by it. Not saying there weren't plenty of amazing games for it, just saying I had a hard time dropping full price money on Wii games this gen. I hope the Wii U does well. I really do. I hope I want one someday.

Love me some 8-4! Always find myself wishing that it was weekly :(

Also, Koch media has nothing to do with the Koch brothers. The surname is just spelled the same.

Posted by dropabombonit

Another great show, 8-4 Play is slowly becoming my favorite podcast

Edited by CptBedlam

Great podcast. But guys, Koch Media has nothing to do with the Republicans. It's a German company.

Also, to the guy who's currently playing Dark Souls: you're not really playing the game when you're watching youtube videos all the time. Try to play as much of it without guides as possible.

Posted by Orange_Pork

You guys keep saying there's no Miiverse board for Monster Hunter. There totally is. People have been using it since at least last month, pictures and everything.

Posted by Shoobs

@Orange_Pork: I think they're referring to in game integration of Miiverse, a la New Super Mario Bros. U, although I may be mistaken.

Posted by walterbennet

@Nicked said:

It would be rad if they actually had Epic Name Bro on for a Dark Souls podcast.

He does live in Japan.

Posted by Orange_Pork

@Shoobs: I thought so too, but on the 12/14 show they specifically say that there isn't even a Miiverse Community for it where people can make posts and draw pictures. I remember the community being around back then too though.

Posted by dr_mantas

Love the podcast!

I also enjoy how just enough time was spent, and the relevant things were said about the Dead Island Riptide statue thing. Not too much, unlike some other places... jk :)

Posted by BisonHero

@demonssoulfood said:

Anyone know what the audio is in the last minutes of the show?

The music is the theme from Jurassic Park, and the audio is the made up language spoken on the Dinosaur Planet in Starfox Adventures. See if you can spot the common element :)

Also, I really hope the only reason that Hiroko is taking placenta pills is that she is getting peer pressured by her girlfriends to do it or something. I hope she is aware that anything made out of placenta is pretty much snake oil, because placenta really has no remarkable medicinal or health effects. Any placenta-based cure is just bullshit Chinese medicine that doesn't do anything.

Posted by doe3879

Please please please do a Dark Souls podcast. I don't have much of a specific topic for it, I know way too much about the game already and I still just love hearing people's experience with it. Perhaps discuss about the 1st time you ever summon for help.

My 1st time was on the 2 bosses, those guys broke me down and tore me to pieces making me begging for help.

Posted by shadow961

Does anyone know what the opening theme was for this episode? I know they'll put the names up with the next show but I'd like to know now ^_^

Posted by ChrisTaran

What language was that little skit at the very end in? O_o

Posted by KiddoMac

it's from monkey island, if i'm not mistaken.

Posted by BisonHero

@KiddoMac said:

it's from monkey island, if i'm not mistaken.

Not even close. It's the music for Dragon Roost Island, from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Ya know, given that the Wind Waker HD rerelease is one of the big talking points of the podcast. What would Monkey Island have to do with anything? :P

But you are forgiven for the confusion, as Monkey Island also uses a lot of...island music, full of pan flute and castanets and whatever.

Posted by shadow961

@BisonHero said:

@KiddoMac said:

it's from monkey island, if i'm not mistaken.

Not even close. It's the music for Dragon Roost Island, from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Ya know, given that the Wind Waker HD rerelease is one of the big talking points of the podcast. What would Monkey Island have to do with anything? :P

But you are forgiven for the confusion, as Monkey Island also uses a lot of...island music, full of pan flute and castanets and whatever.

lol thanks guys

Posted by ChrisTaran

Where's my new episode?!

Posted by ParamedicFoetus

New episode is up, check itunes or the 8-4 website

Edited by wjb

Weird moment of publicly thanking a person who gave them a copy of a game that person was involved with, and then immediately describing how boring that game turned out to be for several minutes.

Got to have opinions, I guess, but hopefully she doesn't listen to the podcast. :/

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Posted by abara

hooooooly fuuuuuuck how weirdly defensive did Mark get about the possibility that MS could eliminate the second-hand games thing. Jesus christ those were some asspull arguments

Posted by Dizzyhippos

I am going to assume that this isnt going to be updated this week what with the relaunch and patricks fight with a pothole

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Posted by Draxyle
@woodles said:

They posted their 02-08-13 (08-02-13 if you prefer) podcast on their site here: http://8-4.jp/blog/?lang=en

Thanks! I assume it'll be a little bit before they repost it back here on the new site.