98 episodes

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

    • Video Games
    • 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).

    Console Launch Titles!

    Console Launch Titles!

    With the arrival of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, we take a look back at the previous generations' launch titles. We discuss what makes a good launch title and if they are important in the long term of the generation. Are we happy with the launch titles for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S?

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Twitch:
    https://twitch.tv./80bitpodsmash

    Music:
    Ozzed - It's Not My Ship
    http://ozzed.net
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Happy Thanksgiving! Genre Deep Dive: Sports Games!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Genre Deep Dive: Sports Games!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    Almost everybody in America celebrates Thanksgiving by watching Football! With this past time, we deep dive into the sports game genre. We talk about the history of sports games, why this genre lends itself to video games, as well as its influence on the video game industry.

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Twitch:
    https://twitch.tv./80bitpodsmash

    Music:
    Ozzed - Lingonsalt
    http://ozzed.net
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Developer Profile: CD Projekt Red

    Developer Profile: CD Projekt Red

    With the release of CyberPunk 2077 supposing to be this week, Penguin & Termite continue our Developer Profile series by covering the CyberPunk 2077 developer, CD Projekt Red. They are a wonderful Polish development studio that is known for their amazing GOTY 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We talk about their history, pedigree of software and discuss future expectations.

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Music:
    Ozzed - It's Not My Ship
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Generation 8 Retrospective!

    Generation 8 Retrospective!

    Penguin & Termite muse over the last generation. It's been seven amazing years of gaming, and we offer our highlights, low points, and industry trends and changes. Finally, we end with our hopeful anticipation of the next generation.

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Twitch:
    https://twitch.tv./80bitpodsmash

    Music:
    Ozzed - It's Not My Ship
    http://ozzed.net
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bosses and Encounters!

    Bosses and Encounters!

    Penguin & Termite discuss video game bosses and encounters! How are they an integral part of video game design? They aren't just tent poles in a video game, they often tell their own stories within the encounter and involve lots of different mechanics. We discuss this and more.....

    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    Twitch:
    https://twitch.tv./80bitpodsmash

    Music:
    Ozzed - It's Not My Ship
    http://ozzed.net
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Monster Smash - Ghosts!

    Monster Smash - Ghosts!

    Penguin & Termite are taken over once again by Halloween! We "celebrate" the holiday by continuing our Monster Smash series, focusing on monsters in video games. This year we tackle Ghosts. How do video games represent Ghosts? Are Ghosts compelling in video games? What is a Ghost game? All this and more...

    Music:
    The Guillotine Factory - Assembly Line
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/


    Discord:
    https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

    • 1 hr 6 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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