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8-4 Play: 2/5/2021: MAIDEN VOYAGE

What do the RE8 and Balan demos, Cyber Shadow, Evangelion, Xbox Live Pricing, Switch LTD Sales and Sega politics all have in common? We talk about them on this podcast. Duh. This is always a list of the stuff we talk about. It was a rhetorical question.

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.

Feb. 5 2021

Posted by: Brad

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

00:46 – Nicknames

04:58 – Cyber Shadow

11:01 – Some Evangelion chat

19:31 – Resident Evil Village Visual Showcase

43:14 – The Medium

59:31 – News: PS5 Chaos in Japan, Nintendo Switch sales surpass the 3DS, Stadia’s New Direction, GameStop at the last minute (literally), and more!

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

***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Tunnel Cleaner – Enrique Martin (Cyber Shadow)

Ending: Hurray!! – Ryo Yamazaki (Balan Wonderworld)

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Who writes the deck on these things? Award-worthy...

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I had the same takeaway as Tina re: Evangelion, even as an adult man. The show was also pretty erratic thematically and seemed to have characters switch gears on a whim, and that's on top of the deeply problematic depictions of consent and sexuality. On a very surface level I enjoyed it as a monster-of-the-week drama with a dark theme but under any kind of scrutiny, it absolutely falls to pieces.

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PLANTAR FASCIITIS LET'S STRECH AND DO THIIIIIIIIIS

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It might be because I had a fever and was generally not doing well, but the very slow tempo of Balan Wonderworld was sort of nice. It's just cute and nice to run around and do stuff, and wonder why you're throwing birds at a mill so you can then throw birds at a slide, so... Yeah, that thing's weird.

Also, Gabe should get try and get better shoes or maybe check if he needs support soles, because I have had those problems and they suck.

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Didn't know 8-4 Play was still going, I'll have to go back & check out some of the ones I've missed. Completely & totally disagree with Tina's terrible takeaway's on Evangelion & to be nice I'll just leave it at that.