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80-bit Podsmash is a weekly podcast discussing video game industry and culture and how the medium relates to various other topics. It is hosted by Daniel Grathwol (Penguin) and Daniel Bowen (Termite).

80-Bit Podsmash Penguin & Termite

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

80-bit Podsmash is a weekly podcast discussing video game industry and culture and how the medium relates to various other topics. It is hosted by Daniel Grathwol (Penguin) and Daniel Bowen (Termite).

    Mythology in Video Games!

    Mythology in Video Games!

    Hot off the heels of the God of War Ragnarok announcement! Penguin invites JavaFiend to discuss how mythology is handled in video games. What mythologies are common in video games or not? Why are video games a great medium for mythology? All this and more in this very special episode..

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Music:
    Ozzed - No Fight But Cool
    http://ozzed.net

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/80bitpodsmash
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80bitpodsmash

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Abandoned and the Blue Box Conspiracy!

    Abandoned and the Blue Box Conspiracy!

    Penguin & Termite don our tin foil hats and explore the conspiracy surrounding Blue Box Games Studios' Abandoned and it's relationship to Konami and Hideo Kojima. How did we get here? How'd this happen? We discuss...

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Music:
    Ozzed - No Fight But Cool
    http://ozzed.net

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Rise and Fall of the Lootbox!

    The Rise and Fall of the Lootbox!

    What happened to the outcry over the trend of loot boxes in video games? There was a huge backlash to the industry that grabbed the attention of world Governments. We discuss some of that history and take an assessment of where loot boxes are now.

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Music:
    Ozzed - No Fight But Cool
    http://ozzed.net
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Indie Video Game Movement

    Indie Video Game Movement

    Indie games have exploded onto the scene at large in a huge way over the last decade. Penguin & Termite discuss the history and how the movement has shaped the video game industry. There was almost another scare, as "indiepocalypse" could've meant another wave of oversaturation, much like the one that destroyed the industry in the late 80s... We discuss!
    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Activision Blizzard Hotwash

    Activision Blizzard Hotwash

    Penguin & Termite have a hotwash on the California lawsuit against Activision Blizzard over workplace culture. It's been a few weeks since we discussed, and a lot has happened. We run through the fallout of it all, discuss boycott efficacy, and what this all means for the future...

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Music:
    Ozzed - No Fight But Cool
    http://ozzed.net
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Best Video Games of All Time '07 - '08

    Best Video Games of All Time '07 - '08

    Video games continue through the HD era! Explore Microsoft solidifying their exclusives for the 360, as Penguin & Termite push through Wikipedia's Best Video Games of All Time list. We walk through the years 2007 through 2008, while offering perspective of the games with the industry at the time!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_considered_the_best

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Music:
    Ozzed - Super Secret Tune
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

JDGross820 ,

What a Show!

Absolutely terrible, all they do is make Hamilton references and tell termite not to mention solid snake every week.

Joking! Joking!

This is a great show, if you are interested in gaming, and it’s affect on society, this is definitely the podcast for you, the show also has personality (such as Hamilton references for us musical nerds, or Termite being obsessed with Solid Snake during DLC ), which makes it really fun to listen to!

(Penguin needs to work on his Fall Guys gameplay though, termite was mostly able to keep up with me, but penguin barely made it past round 2. Cmon Penguin! Get it together! 😉)

CLM14 ,

Great Podcast!

I loved episode 021 that released near Valentine’s Day! I enjoyed hearing from Termite and Penguin’s wives and I thought dating/marriage with gamers was a great topic to discuss.

HamNEgger ,

Best Video Game Centric Podcast Ever!

Hands down, the best video game centric podcast I have ever listened to!

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