8-4 Play: 8-4 Play 12/9/2022: FUNKY KONG OF 40,000 YEARS

Travel back to a time before (a day before!) the Game Awards and revel in the nostalgia and naïveté of those bygone days when people cared about Mario movie trailer ​#2, Elden Ring art books, and Yuji Naka conspiracy theories.

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.

Dec. 9 2022

Posted by: Jan

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:07 – Nicknames

14:27 – The second Mario Movie trailer

20:35 – Elden Ring

39:52 – Vampire Survivors

44:42 – News: Street Fighter 6 leaks, Summer Games Fest returns, Yuzo Koshiro announces a Mega Drive game, and more!

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


Intro: Ancient Dragon Lansseax – Tai Tomisawa (Elden Ring)

Ending: The Beginning – William Davies‎‎ (Vampire Survivors)

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