100 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

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    • 5.0 • 16 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).

    EXPLOSIONS!!! a July 4th discussion!

    EXPLOSIONS!!! a July 4th discussion!

    Penguin & Termite acknowledge the 4th of July holiday by discussing all things EXPLOSIONS!! in video games. What do explosions have to do with video games? What are the many forms they take? What are the technical ramifications of each explosion? All this and more... 

    https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash
    Music:
    Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Franchises Jumping from 2D to 3D

    Franchises Jumping from 2D to 3D

    Penguin & Termite discuss the jump from 2D to 3D back in the 90s. Why did some franchises gracefully make the jump while others failed to find a hit? What is the history and what are the many factors which make up 3D and 2D games?
    https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash
    Music:
    Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    LGBTQ Gaming Community

    LGBTQ Gaming Community

    Happy Pride Month! To celebrate Pride Month, Penguin & Termite invite a member of the LGBTQ Community, Chris, to discuss being amongst the culture of the gaming industry. We discuss the current state of diversity and inclusion in the gaming culture as well as how the culture is responding and growing towards that end.
    https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash
    Music:
    Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Non-gamer Series Pt 3 - Change We Bring

    The Non-gamer Series Pt 3 - Change We Bring

    Penguin & Termite attempt to inspire, educate, and provide insight into the culture of video gaming to those who would describe themselves as "non-gamers" in an epic, three episode series. In this third conversation, we discuss the change that people bring to the culture, both en masse and individually. 
    https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash
    Music:
    Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Non-gamer Series Pt 2 - Teaching and Learning Games

    The Non-gamer Series Pt 2 - Teaching and Learning Games

    Penguin & Termite attempt to inspire, educate, and provide insight into the culture of video gaming to those who would describe themselves as "non-gamers" in an epic, three episode series. In this second conversation, we discuss the teaching and learning aspect of getting into video games. Different people have different amounts of knowledge to share, and learn differently. Also, Termite ran into the CFO of ZeniMax!?
    https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash
    Music:
    Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Bonus Level - Pokemon: Legends Arceus Review Live Stream!

    Bonus Level - Pokemon: Legends Arceus Review Live Stream!

    Penguin & Termite return to twitch to discuss all things Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Both us of us have put about 10+ hours into hte game and we share our thoughts/opinion of the game.
    Check out the video version on our YouTube channel.
    To be a part of our monthly, review live streams, subscribe to our twitch channel.
    https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash
    Music:
    Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

maceface52 ,

Not your average video game content!

These dudes cover a wide variety of content as video games relate to culture and current events. Highly recommended!

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.

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