8-4 Play: 8-4 Play 9/22/2023: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2023

A cavalcade of special guests old and new drop by to talk about their experiences at (or around) this year’s Tokyo Game Show. With Brandon Sheffield, John Linneman, Imran Khan, Kevin Gifford (?!), and more!

Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about video games, Japan, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Hosted by 1UP Japan's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, and Hiroko Minamoto.

Sep. 22 2023

Posted by: Jan

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

  • 02:03 – TGS is back (w/Brandon Sheffield & Kevin Gifford)
  • 31:42 – Dragon’s Dogma 2 & FF7 Rebirth (w/Imran Khan & John Davis)
  • 56:28 – Nivalis, Shadow of the Ninja (w/John Linneman & Diamond Feit)
  • 1:18:18 – Enotria: The Last Song, Black Finger JET, & Zelda (w/Jake Kazdal, David Hellman, Liam Edwards, and Colin Williamson)
  • 1:57:38 – Persona 3 Reload, Like a Dragon Gaiden, & BQM
  • 2:10:44 – Wrapping up

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!


Intro: In the Crucible, We Wait – Tadayoshi Makino, Rei Kondoh, Inon Zur, Masayoshi Ishi (Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen)

Ending: Mass Destruction – Shoji Meguro (Persona 3)

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