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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

Franchises Jumping from 2D to 3D

6/27/2022
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/

Duration:01:04:33

LGBTQ Gaming Community

6/20/2022
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/

Duration:01:11:29

The Non-gamer Series Pt 3 - Change We Bring

6/13/2022
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/

Duration:01:08:30

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

6/6/2022
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...

Duration:01:13:04

Bonus Level - Pokemon: Legends Arceus Review Live Stream!

6/1/2022
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/

Duration:01:22:10

The Non-gamer Series Pt 1 - Reasons to Game

5/30/2022
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 first conversation, we discuss the reasons to be a gamer. We discuss why people get into gaming, what does it look like, what is this culture? Gamers, partake as well, as we are responsible for that culture. https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and...

Duration:01:03:52

Putting The Soul in Console - Nintendo GameBoy Advance!

5/23/2022
Penguin & Termite celebrate the successor to the original Nintendo GameBoy - The GameBoy Advance! Introducing us to a lot of features we see fully fleshed out in the Nintendo Switch! We discuss the history, impact, and our favorite games/memories. https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:04:49

Re-Playing Video Games!

5/16/2022
Ever get an urge to sit down with a game a second, third, twentieth time? Why? What makes us want to re-play a video game? What games do we typically re-play? Is there something about the games themselves that gravitate us back? https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:01:02

Adapting Source Material for Video Games!

5/9/2022
It's easy to get caught up in the conversation surrounding TV and Movie adaptations of video games. But, have you considered how well video games adapt other source material? We discuss all about it on this week's episode of 80 Bit Podsmash! https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:13:50

All about Beta Testing!

5/2/2022
You've heard the term, you've pre-ordered games, you've hyped yourself up, all maybe because of an anticipated game's beta test. What are beta tests, why does the industry have them, and what was the history of them? Penguin & Termite discuss... https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:08:33

Bonus Level: Horizon Forbidden West and Wonderlands Review Live Stream!

4/27/2022
Penguin & Termite return to twitch to discuss all things Horizon Forbidden West and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Having completed the Platinum Trophy in both, we were ready to share our thoughts/opinion of the game with recommendations. Then launch into a discussion about the state of video games in 2022. 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...

Duration:01:56:43

Lego Games!

4/25/2022
With the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Penguin & Termite discuss the history of Lego in video games, walking through the history of the relationship as well as the history and impact on the video game industry. https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:00:58:47

Best Video Games of All Time '09 - '10

4/18/2022
Explore the rise of Sony catching up to Microsoft, as Penguin & Termite push through Wikipedia's Best Video Games of All Time list. We walk through the years 2009 through 2010 of this curated list, while offering our perspective of the games themselves and the state of the industry at the time! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_considered_the_best https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and...

Duration:01:13:28

Wartime Politics: A New Problem to the Gaming Industry

4/11/2022
With the condition of the world today, and the state of Ukraine, we are seeing lots of companies and organizations respond by ceasing business in Russia - a viable video game market. How does this compare to previous wars? What's different about the gaming industry today that changes the affect on a global scale? We discuss... https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:15:12

Now Airing on Fridays!

4/1/2022
Surprise! We are releasing this episode three days early, so you get the show, ON April Fool's Day. We wish you the best April Fool's Day by providing you an entire episode of DLC content. We had a blast making this episode, and hope you do as well! Join us for some non-lying good times! https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:00:47:30

Morally Grey Game Developers

3/28/2022
Penguin & Termite discuss the murky and philosophical morality in the video games industry. We analyze the game developers' and publishers' decisions, actions, and reactions to the world. We discuss how/why those decisions and communications get made, as well as add our own take on ethics and morality in the industry. https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:10:20

Bonus Level: Elden Ring Review Live Stream!

3/24/2022
Penguin & Termite took to twitch to discuss all things Elden Ring. Having completed the Platinum Trophy, we were ready to share our thoughts/opinion of the game with recommendations. 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/

Duration:01:58:57

Fantasy Games, DnD, and the Legacy of Tabletop Games!

3/21/2022
To celebrate Tiny Tina's Wonderlands - Penguin & Termite discuss the relationship between Role Playing Games, such as DnD, Table Top games and video games! We discuss the legacy and impact as well as the evolution of these genres. https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:09:11

Everything Kirby!

3/14/2022
With the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land coming next week, we take a walk through the world, legacy, and impact of the Kirby franchise! We discuss our experiences with the franchise over the year, the pedigree, and its influence on the gaming industry! https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:00:57:15

Video Game Release Dates!

3/7/2022
Penguin & Termite take a deep dive into the gaming industry to determine what factors go into picking release dates for video games. Publishers will often dodge others to find the optimal time to release a game. We discuss! https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:13:01