Axe of the Blood God Episode 18: USgamer x 8-4 Play

Axe of the Blood God Episode 18: USgamer x 8-4 Play

Kat cracks open a chuhai and joins the 8-4 Play crew to talk current events, Japanese RPGs, and localization.

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the show notes for previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), I team up with the 8-4 Play crew to discuss Japanese RPGs, the recent controversy surrounding Fire Emblem Fates, and localization. I also crack open a chuhai or two.

While I was in Japan last week covering BitSummit, I dropped by 8-4's office for a special crossover episode, where I was joined by Justin Epperson, Mark MacDonald, and Roy Blakely. I ended up picking their brain on what's happening in Japan right now, the real status of Persona 5, and the challenges of localizing an RPG. As usual, it's a wide ranging conversation with plenty of good stuff, so go ahead and have a listen. Thanks to the 8-4 crew for letting me use their setup to record this episode.

As a sidenote, if you haven't heard it already, the other half of this ultimate crossover is my appearance on 8-4 Play, where I talk some more about Persona Q, the Final Fantasy VII remake, and news from around the industry (there's a lot of it). If for some reason you're not already subscribed to 8-4 Play, then you should get on that. I'd say that if you like this show, you're probably going to like 8-4 Play.

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Show Description

It's a mega crossover event as Kat heads to Japan to join the 8-4 Play cast for an afternoon of Japanese RPGs, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and chuhai.

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at Check it out!

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Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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