8-4 Play: 8-4 Play 8/5/2022: BORN TO DIE WORLD IS A SNUFF

Summer has finally hit Tokyo, and we’re all looking for ways to cool down–or at the very least keep our cooldowns spinning in Xenoblade Chronicles 3! Also Tina learns to make her favorite cocktail and Gabe moves up in the world, plus Pokémon and Tactics Ogre news!

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.

Aug. 8 2022

Posted by: Jan

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

00:40 – Happy 8-4 Day!

03:18 – Nicknames

18:44 – Xenoblade Chronicles 3

46:14 – Stray (and an Elden Ring name drop)

56:01 – Pokémon Go

59:09 – News: Pokémon Presents, EVO returns, Steam Deck bound for Asia, and more!

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


Intro: Moebius Battle Theme – Yasunori Mitsuda (Xenoblade Chronicles 3)

Ending: Riki the Legendary Heropon – ACE+ Cruyssen (Xenoblade Chronicles)

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