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Posted by SmiteOfHand

Time to inject some japan

Edited by Phatmac

That's a great image.

Can anyone tell me when they start talking about Ace Attorney please?

Ugh, I can't stand these people. Nevermind.

Posted by Chaser324

Looking forward to hearing their opinion on the US Wii U launch. It'll be interesting to contrast that with their reaction to the Japanese launch in the next podcast.

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Posted by MeatSim

Not even Phoenix Wright would object to a new episode of 8-4 play.

Posted by craves

@SmiteOfHand: Straight into my veeeiiiins. 8-4 is the concentrated, boiled down form of Japan/videogames/Japanese videogames I want, nay, NEED.

Posted by buckybit
"What you are about to listen to is real"
Posted by Icon

The Wii U menu slowdown is awful, but I've found I haven't been annoyed by it. I've mostly been playing NSMBU and Nano Assult Neo on the gamepad instead of my TV, so if I'm hit by some menu lag I just use the opportunity to check twitter or something else. It's definitely something that needs to be fixed, though - the little I've played of ZombiU has been marred by long load times.

Posted by ExplodeMode

8-4 play is my favorite station that plays all the hits

Posted by Pyrrhic

1st listen to 8-4 and really enjoyed it, will subscribe.

Posted by StarvingGamer

Another great episode. Even as described, I still am very excited for Layton X Wright if it ever comes out in the US. Thanks for the breakdown. I also have two quick bones to pick.

You talked about Amazon showing Sony how it's done with their Black Friday deal for the Vita, but that was actually officially sponsored by Sony, not to mention all the other $200 bundles at various retailers which were not marked down but distributed by Sony with an MSRP of $200.

Also you talked about Kickstarters taking too long and called out Double Fine for this. You have to keep in mind that their original release date was for a game scoped out for a $400,000 budget (or closer to $300,000 when you factor in all the backer rewards and the Kickstarter/Amazon cut). Instead they got over $3,000,000. It's only natural for a game potentially 10x as big to take significantly longer to make, and they were very up-front about that right when their Kickstarter ended. So while it's true that they missed their originally projected date, you can hardly hold it against them as any sort of failure to deliver.

Just wanted to get my 2cp in. Keep it up and I can't wait for the next episode!

Posted by linus_south

I'll just leave this here.

Posted by leejunfan83

nice!

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Posted by linus_south

Bad story time,

When the Wii came out I went to launch at nintendo world in NYC then came home to michigan to see my dad. I had unhooked my Wii and put it in my back pack along with my laptop. I took it as carry on. The scanners just said "WTF is that ?" and sent me on my way. One of the TSA guys asked me where I got it cause he was looking for one.

The flight was delayed by I think a hour? So I could of played it if it was a Wii U while waiting. James Earl Jones was standing in line for the same flight. Why he was going to Detroit I'll never know?

On my way back I did the same thing, In Detroit I got a bunch of Dude scanners going "HOLY CRAP YOU GOT A WII!" which turned into a crazy talk about what I liked and didn't like. I thought I was going to miss my flight. It was also delayed by 3 hours. Once again the Wii U would of been perfect.

After all the above I will say The Wii fit in my laptop backpack like a charm and added barely any weight to it. This is with a full size 17 inch monitor laptop and my DS in the front that I killed the battery on, then rechaged it in Detroit.

Posted by nan0fear

Time has not been kind to Eddie Money but this is a great podcast, cocaine for everyone.

Posted by Subjugation

First one of these I've listened to all the way through. Maybe this will supplement my other podcast of choice.

Posted by jackskellinghog

@Phatmac: My exact thoughts.

Posted by dropabombonit

Great timing, got a bunch of reading to do for me essay. This will make that less painful

Posted by ciscoidiot

@Pyrrhic: Check out the awesome four hour SNES episode. It's awesome. Welcome to this great podcast.

Posted by Pyrrhic

@ciscoidiot: OK I will give it a go, thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by amardilo

Good episode as always. I think it would be good to find out if people in Japan are hyped about the Wii U and how the media over there is covering the device and it's games.

Posted by murisan

fuck yeah great intro music

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

I GOT...TWO CHICKENS TO PARALYZE!

WON'T YOU...SNAP YOUR BACK, WONT LEAVE TONIGHT!!!

Edited by Bistromath

Dat Hiroko.

The Raidcast with 8-4 would be great. CBSi, send Jeff Gerstmann to Japan!

Posted by Lelcar

Giant Bomb X 8-4 Play podcast would be amazing!

Posted by Draxyle

The terrible load times of the WiiU are quite worrisome; it feels like a highly compromised console for the sole purpose of incorporating that gamepad. The bad ports I'm not too worried about. They're all the expected rush jobs of publishers racing to meet the launch, but it does make me worry about the longevity of the WiiU if it's already struggling on basic menus.

I know I'll end up buying the console once the "Xeno-" team's game is announced though. I really hope they're still making JRPG's.

Posted by RazielCuts

@Phatmac said:

Ugh, I can't stand these people. Nevermind.

Ha! That's exactly how I feel. Every couple of months or so I'm like, 'Okay let's give this another shot, I'd like some Japan gaming news' *1 Minute later* 'Nope!'

Posted by daigen

Great episode as always. Just gave the 8-4 bump to LA Game Space and Sportfriends. Hope they both make it! I'm really enjoying my Wii U and like Mark totally digging the MiiVerse and the amazing drawings. Seriously how much time do this 'kids' have? Send me a friend request: Daigen

Looking forward to the Monster Hunter 'flare up' episode (doubt if they make a cream for that one) and speaking of std's can't wait to hear your thoughts on the VGA's :P

Edited by VicRattlehead

i still haven't got any games for the wiiu either... well i have but the game collection are useless bastards, but i've been having a good time just looking at the drawings on the miiverse, the netflix app is pretty decent and the internet browser lets me watch giantbomb videos so so far so good as far as i am concerned, only problem is some fucker took my name so i had to go with a capital i instead of a lower case L.... makes me sad UK got it 2 weeks later

edit: also why the fuck is the hdmi cable so god dam well small?

Posted by Ronald

After hearing Jeff talk about Japan in his latest video I think we're getting closer to that Giant Bomb X 8-4 cast. On the Wii U front everyone has been showing in stock. GameStop is showing the console in stock online. Walmart has their bundles in stock online. Target is showing in stock at every location in Charlotte. Even Newegg is showing in stock, even if it is their crazy $530 bundle. And Overstock is for some reason selling the whites for $337. Still, the Wii U is not selling like the Wii was where it was over a year before they started showing up in stores in a more permanent position where you could always find them. Wii U is not even selling out like the 360 and PS3 were when they first came out.

Posted by sprsk

@linus_south said:

I'll just leave this here.

That tag line is amazing.

Posted by wjb

They said they would comment here. WHAT A BUNCH OF PHONIES! HEY EVERYONE, LOOK AT THE GREAT, BIG PHONIES!

Posted by philsmith007

Love the show!

Posted by HappyCheeze

So I'm on Giantbomb and I'm commenting

Edited by Shingro

I know Peter Moly hasn't lived up to his dreams, but I'm surprised to hear that the 8-4 crew considers him such a bad guy, I'd think they'd be in the line of work to know plenty of 'stars in their eyes' creative types who dream the impossible dream.

Say what you like about Peter, but I don't get the sense he's... crass and manipulative, I don't think he ever said a thing he didn't believe.

He may believe crazy ass things but that doesn't make him a jerk/asshole/whatever, it just means he's not a sensible or rational guy. I think that deserves a lesser version of hate, because I think every industry needs a guy like that.

Posted by sprsk

@wjb said:

They said they would comment here. WHAT A BUNCH OF PHONIES! HEY EVERYONE, LOOK AT THE GREAT, BIG PHONIES!

I posted in the post right above yours! Though, I suppose I should have used my real name...

Posted by wjb

@sprsk said:

@wjb said:

They said they would comment here. WHAT A BUNCH OF PHONIES! HEY EVERYONE, LOOK AT THE GREAT, BIG PHONIES!

I posted in the post right above yours! Though, I suppose I should have used my real name...

It's cool. Next time you should totally name your Giant Bomb account "[Real Name] and I Work for 8-4...Seriously" to avoid confusion.

I appreciate the podcast and look forward to the mysterious project you all are working on!

Posted by Gordo789

great podcast!

Posted by mrfluke

another banger, glad to see 8-4 is doing strong

Posted by VarkhanMB

This one was incredibly short, but so much easier to digest. I think I prefer when they're that length. I can't wait for the next podcast to hear their reactions to the launch and what the situation is over there.

Posted by casper_

i enjoy this podcast a lot but they seem to always be apologizing for the japanese game market. maybe its because im used to hearing the bombcasts extremely negative view on the subject but i dont understand how they could talk about the wii u for 45 minutes and never once express any doubt about the systems future etc. and praising the new incredibly played out super mario brothers game.

Posted by tactis

Great podcast, its crazy how different these guys are from the bombcast, especially with regards to the Wii u, its nice to hear a different perspective.

Posted by featurepreacher

I'm just wondering how many of the 8-4 play guys have reached the conclusion that The Last Guardian is going to be released as a launch title for the ps4?

Posted by Kieran_Smith5

Really enjoyed this weeks podcast. I know you guys are super busy, but would love a weekly podcast. Keep up the excellent work, and thanks for providing a unique look into Japanese games/industry.

Posted by jesterroyal

Really the podcast. Its a good foil to GB. Also, i keep hoping to hear every week "they are making a monster hunter for vita". But thats just my selfish wish.

Posted by Protonguy

@casper_ said:

i enjoy this podcast a lot but they seem to always be apologizing for the japanese game market. maybe its because im used to hearing the bombcasts extremely negative view on the subject but i dont understand how they could talk about the wii u for 45 minutes and never once express any doubt about the systems future etc. and praising the new incredibly played out super mario brothers game.

I feel the same way. They seemed very apologetic for Nintendo's quite frankly sub-par efforts with the launch of this system but were more than happy to rag on both Sony and Microsoft multiple times during the cast. They are very much Nintendo people though so not that surprising.

Still an enjoyable episode.

Edited by aquacadet

I can't believe Mark was pretending he would actually play a Wii-U on a plane. The idea of him bringing it in his carry on, plugging it AND the controller up (after you go through all 2.5 hours of battery life) to play some game on that tiny screen is insane.

Sure the idea of playing games on the control screen is kinda cool, but don't go crazy now.

Posted by evanbower

@aquacadet said:

I can't believe Mark was pretending he would actually play a Wii-U on a plane. The idea of him bringing it in his carry on, plugging it AND the controller up (after you go through all 2.5 hours of battery life) to play some game on that tiny screen is insane.

Sure the idea of playing games on the control screen is kinda cool, but don't go crazy now.

I.... I think I would too. If the flight were long enough. Just plug the console in and keep it by your feet, hold the GamePad like you would a 3DS. Why not?

Posted by evanbower

@casper_ said:

i enjoy this podcast a lot but they seem to always be apologizing for the japanese game market. maybe its because im used to hearing the bombcasts extremely negative view on the subject but i dont understand how they could talk about the wii u for 45 minutes and never once express any doubt about the systems future etc. and praising the new incredibly played out super mario brothers game.

Things are just different in Japan.. they don't have that same doom and gloom attitude toward Nintendo that we do.

Posted by casper_

@evanbower: yeah i can see that but it's still surprising how quick they are to demonize western companies/ developers while defending stagnant hyper conservative japanese design (thats only my opinion of it of course). they praise new super mario brothers # whatever and then spend 5 minutes belittling peter molyneux in a kind of mean way.

Posted by jscro

Ahh, found the show thread. Took me a while. I also am on Giant Bomb and I am also commenting.

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