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80-Bit Podsmash

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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 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).

Location:

United States

Description:

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).

Language:

English

Contact:

5408485217


Episodes

80 Bit Podsmash: Putting The Soul in Console - Sega Dreamcast!

8/10/2020
Penguin & Termite take a deep dive in discussing the Sega Dreamcast. We discuss the hardware, history, impact, and a definitive list of games for the console. The Dreamcast is unique in that this was the swan song of Sega hardware as the very last console manufactured by the major Nintendo competitor! Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:17:30

80 Bit Podsmash: The Accessibility Question!

8/3/2020
Inspired by the exhaustive list of accessibility options in The Last of Us Part 2, Penguin & Termite discuss the notion of accessibility in video games. We discuss the differing viewpoints of difficulty being part of the artistic vision and if that's affected by accessibility options. Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:13:36

80 Bit Podsmash Bonus Level: Xbox Series X Games Showcase!

7/28/2020
Penguin & Termite take a deep dive through the Microsoft XBox Series X Games Showcase from 07/23/2020. We run through all the games shown, talk about Microsoft's strategy and explore what next gen looks like in light of this. Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:40:19

80 Bit Podsmash: Gaming and Junk Food

7/27/2020
Penguin & Termite welcome our resident caffeine expert and friend of the show, Ryan! He joins us to discuss the culture surrounding video games, junk food or poor diet, and caffeine. We discuss our favorite indulgences as well as raise questions about the food and video game industry in marketing a poor...

Duration:01:15:35

80 Bit Podsmash: Developer Profile - Sucker Punch Productions!

7/20/2020
Penguin & Termite's latest entry in our Developer Profile series of topics. This time we talk all about Sucker Punch Productions, the developers of the InFamous series and Ghost of Tsushima! Did you know they got their start on an N64 game published by Ubisoft? Their innovations can be discovered through the Sly Cooper games and now, Ghost of Tsushima. Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:01:35

80 Bit Podsmash Bonus Level: The Last of Us Pt 2 Spoilercast!

7/17/2020
Penguin & Termite bring to you a full on review of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 game yet! Don't worry, you'll be warned before we transition to spoiler territory (58:00). We run through a review, address the controversy surrounding the game, and do an entire spoilercast and reactions on the story. Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:02:07:03

80 Bit Podsmash: The Video Game Industry's #MeToo Movement!

7/13/2020
Penguin & Termite have a heavier conversation brought about by the recent 70 plus abuse allegations across the video game industry. People are stepping down, being banned, and good change is...

Duration:01:20:18

80 Bit Podsmash: Cutscenes, Love em or Hate em?

7/6/2020
Penguin & Termite discuss the cutscene and its use in video games. What types are there? What does "in-engine" mean? Do you think there are too many? Are they a reward? We discuss.... Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:14:05

80 Bit Podsmash: The Graphical Plateau!

6/29/2020
With the launch of a new generation of consoles imminent, Penguin & Termite explore the idea of the graphical plateau. Have we reached a point where graphical advances are insignificant? Have we achieved photo-realism in animation and lighting? Hit the jump to find out! Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:17:02

80 Bit Podsmash: Best Video Games of All Time '94-'97

6/22/2020
Penguin & Termite discovered a curated list of the best video games of all time. We continue to explore this list, run through it, and offer our feedback. Come join in on the fun! Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:19:40

80 Bit Podsmash: Black Lives Matter and Father's Day!

6/15/2020
Penguin & Termite's first recording since the murder of George Floyd. We address that as well as the Black Lives Matter movement. Our topic is about Father's Day and how video games represent fatherhood in various ways. Very relevant with the release of The Last Of Us Part 2 this Friday. Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:22:36

80 Bit Podsmash Bonus Level: PlayStation 5 Revealed!

6/12/2020
Penguin & Termite digest and react to the PlayStation 5 Game Showcase. We discuss the announcements, their implications for the future, as well as what they didn't show. Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns and Cuppycakes http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:02:05:59

80 Bit Podsmash: The Best Video Games of All Time?! Pt. 1 1972-1993

6/8/2020
Penguin & Termite discovered a curated list of the best video games of all time. We want to explore this list, run through it, and offer our feedback. Come join in on the fun! Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:21:28

80 Bit Podsmash: Localization!

6/1/2020
Penguin & Termite take a dive into the world of video game localization. With simple translation being just the tip of the iceberg in localization, jump in to hear just how complicated and integral the process is for the video game industry. https://www.gamedesigning.org/gaming/localization/ https://www.leveluptranslation.com/single-post/five-most-expensive-localization-mistakes Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My...

Duration:01:08:05

80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Engines!

5/25/2020
Hot off the heels of Epic Games' Unreal 5 engine unveiling, Penguin & Termite discuss video game engines. They are the foundation to all video games and are super important. We discuss... Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:17:05

80 Bit Podsmash: Talkin bout my..... Education?

5/18/2020
Penguin & Termite discuss education and video games. Do you remember Oregon Trail, Math Blaster? We discuss how video games can be educational. Where do we draw that line between educational and distracting? Hit the link and find out! Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:20:30

80 Bit Podsmash: Putting The Soul in Console - Sega Saturn

5/11/2020
Penguin & Termite take a deep dive in discussing the Sega Saturn. We discuss the hardware, history, impact, and a definitive list of games for the console. The Saturn is unique in that there is almost more information regarding the controversy surrounding the console than there is information about the console itself! Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:08:50

80 Bit Podsmash: May the 4th Celebration!

5/4/2020
May the 4th be with you AND may Star Wars video games be with you as well. Penguin & Termite travel at light speed through the ages of 40 plus years of Star Wars video games. How has Star Wars affected our beloved medium? Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Twitch.tv/80bitpodsmash Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:21:10

80 Bit Podsmash Bonus Level: Final Fantasy VII Remake Review!

5/1/2020
Penguin & Termite bring to you a full on review of the most anticipated remake yet! Including a spoilercast. Don't worry, you'll be warned before we transition to spoiler territory. Final Fantasy VII may be Termite's favorite single video game of all time, but how does the Remake hold up? We take a very deep dive into this amazing JRPG. Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:02:04:55

80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Genres!

4/27/2020
Penguin & Termite discuss the convoluted, ambiguous nature of video game genres. What is the purpose of a genre categorization for a video game? Should it be prescriptive or descriptive and what's the difference? Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt Music: Ozzed - It's Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:12:38