336 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

    • Leisure
    • 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).

    Termite's Buzz Episode 41 - Termite goes to The Game Awards!

    Termite's Buzz Episode 41 - Termite goes to The Game Awards!

    A special bonus episode of Termite's Buzz all about The Game Awards. Termite took a legendary trip across the country to celebrate TBone's 40th Birthday. I discuss the trip, our experience, the people we met, and review The Game Award show itself. I end the show with my favorite announcement and moments in the show!
     

    • 56 min
    Termite's Buzz Episode 40

    Termite's Buzz Episode 40

    Termite's Buzz! A weekly solo show running through what games and/or trophies Termite is pursuing, followed up by some gaming industry news and finishing with a retro video game discussion.
    Trophies what I'm playing: 
    Spider-Man 2 Platinum done!
    Horizon Call of the Mountain
    Gran Turismo 6 PS3
    Alan Wake 2 started
    Super Mario Wonder

    News:
    Sony has halved the number of live service games
    https://www.polygon.com/23954006/sony-playstation-live-service-games-marathon-last-of-us-factions
    Context: Jim Ryan "retiring"

    Zelda Live Action movie
    https://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/en/2023/231108.html


    Song: 8-Punk - 8 bit music
    Licence: The song is permitted for non-commercial use under license "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)"
    http://www.orangefreesounds.com/

    • 52 min
    Termite's Buzz Episode 39

    Termite's Buzz Episode 39

    Termite's Buzz! A weekly solo show running through what games and/or trophies Termite is pursuing, followed up by some gaming industry news and finishing with a retro video game discussion.
    Trophies what I'm playing: 
    Spider-Man 2
    Super Mario Bros Wonder

    News:
    Phil Spencer on GamePass with Activision
    https://blog.playstation.com/2023/10/10/new-look-for-ps5-console-this-holiday-season/


    Song: 8-Punk - 8 bit music
    Licence: The song is permitted for non-commercial use under license "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)"
    http://www.orangefreesounds.com/

    • 42 min
    Termite's Buzz Episode 38

    Termite's Buzz Episode 38

    Termite's Buzz! A weekly solo show running through what games and/or trophies Termite is pursuing, followed up by some gaming industry news and finishing with a retro video game discussion.
    Trophies what I'm playing: 
    Mortal Kombat 1
    Resident Evil 4
    Fun GotY Predictions!

    News:
    PS5 Slim Announced
    https://blog.playstation.com/2023/10/10/new-look-for-ps5-console-this-holiday-season/

    XBox Activision Blizzard Aquisition is complete
    https://www.polygon.com/23915545/microsoft-activision-blizzard-deal-close

    Bobby Kotick to stay through end of year
    https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/13/23915559/activision-blizzard-ceo-steps-down-kotick-microsoft

    Redfall Update:
    https://www.ign.com/articles/redfalls-latest-update-finally-adds-60fps-mode-now-available

    Retro:
    New PS3 games added to the collection
    Song: 8-Punk - 8 bit music
    Licence: The song is permitted for non-commercial use under license "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)"
    http://www.orangefreesounds.com/

    • 54 min
    Termite's Buzz Episode 37

    Termite's Buzz Episode 37

    Termite's Buzz! A weekly solo show running through what games and/or trophies Termite is pursuing, followed up by some gaming industry news and finishing with a retro video game discussion.
    Trophies what I'm playing:
    Call of Duty Black Ops 1
    Mortal Kombat 1

    News:
    Sony hacked again?!
    https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-launches-investigation-after-ransomware-group-claims-to-have-breached-companys-systems

    Platinum games co-founder leaving
    https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/25/23888860/hideki-kamiya-leaving-platinumgames-bayonetta-viewtiful-joe-director-wonderful-101

    PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan to Retire Next Spring
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2023-09-29/why-playstation-fans-are-cheering-ceo-jim-ryan-s-departure

    Retro:
    Halo 3 16 year anniversary
    PS3 - It Only Does Everything
    Song: 8-Punk - 8 bit music
    Licence: The song is permitted for non-commercial use under license "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)"
    http://www.orangefreesounds.com/

    • 42 min
    Termite's Buzz Episode 36

    Termite's Buzz Episode 36

    Termite's Buzz! A weekly solo show running through what games and/or trophies Termite is pursuing, followed up by some gaming industry news and finishing with a retro video game discussion.
    Sea of Stars Plat 97!
    What's next? Mortal Kombat 1? deal

    News:
    -Switch 2 performance that of PS4/Xbox One
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nintendo-reportedly-briefed-activision-on-its-switch-2-plans-last-year/#:~:text=Tom%20Ivan,were%20viewed%20by%20The%20Verge.

    -Unity apologizes
    https://www.polygon.com/23885373/unity-technologies-install-fee-pricing-change

    All the Xbox Leaked stuff - Cliff Notes/Readers Digest
    https://www.ign.com/articles/all-the-major-revelations-from-the-ftc-vs-xbox-court-document-leaks

    Phil Spencer's response
    https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/19/23881174/microsoft-xbox-leak-gaming-phil-spencer-memo

    Need for Speed developer focus on Battlefield
    https://www.eurogamer.net/need-for-speed-developer-criterion-to-focus-on-battlefield#:~:text=Criterion%2C%20the%20British%20studio%20behind,with%20Need%20for%20Speed%2C%20meanwhile.

    The Division 3 is announced
    https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2023/09/21/ubisoft-announces-tom-clancys-the-division-3-appoints-new-series-producer

    Song: 8-Punk - 8 bit music
    Licence: The song is permitted for non-commercial use under license "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)"
    http://www.orangefreesounds.com/

    • 58 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.

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Fallout Lorecast - The Fallout Video Game & TV Lore Podcast
Robots Radio
The Big Three by Donut Media
Donut
Critical Role
Critical Role
ClutterBug - Organize, Clean and Transform your Home
Clutterbug
Past Gas by Donut Media
Donut
Sword AF
Smosh