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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).
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United States

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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).

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English

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80 Bit Podsmash: Speed Running and Games Done Quick!

6/24/2019
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Penguin & Termite celebrate the awesome video game speed running community by having a discussion about just that, speed running. Since Summer Games Done Quick kicked off this week, its aptly timed to celebrate with them. The event consists of a week long stream of speedrunners to raise money for charities. Check it out at https://gamesdonequick.com/ Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:07:05

80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Lit - Plot

6/17/2019
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Penguin & Termite take on the third of our series focusing on literary devices as they are applied in video games. This time we focus on plot. We define what it is along with discussing the various types of plot structures with examples from video games. Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:13:34

80 Bit Podsmash Bonus Level: Post E3 2019 ReCap!

6/13/2019
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E3 2019 is over! Relax... Unwind... Play some games. During this discussion of the biggest event in gaming, join us for our recap, reactions, hype and disappointments. What's going on in the gaming industry? We run through all the major press conferences and give our excitements, indifference, and disappointments. We end the show with our overall E3 2019 rating as well as reveal who we think won the show this year. Music: Ozzed - No Fight But...

Duration:01:39:53

80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Weapons

6/10/2019
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Penguin & Termite get together to discuss all things video game weapons. There is every type of weapon you can imagine in video games, and they're usually the focal point of mechanics. How often do you ever sit down and talk about them over a beer? Come join us! Let us know what you think about video game weapons! https://twitter.com/80BitPodsmash https://www.reddit.com/r/80bitpodsmash Music: Ozzed - No Fight But...

Duration:01:06:55

80 Bit Podsmash Bonus Level: Pre E3 2019 Hype!

6/5/2019
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E3 2019 is upon us! During this lead up to the biggest event in gaming, join us for our for the hype, speculation and anticipation. What's going on in the gaming industry? We run through all the major press conferences and give our own "get hype" moments. Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:25:39

80 Bit Podsmash: Can Video Games be Art Redux!

6/3/2019
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Almost 2 years ago, Penguin & Termite launched 80 Bit Podsmash. Our flagship topic was the argument against Roger Ebert's claim that video games can never be art. That episode has been listened to over 100 times! To celebrate, we take another look at what video games have contributed to the argument that video games can indeed be art. Music: Ozzed - No Fight but Cool http://ozzed.net

Duration:01:10:34

80 Bit Podsmash: Craft Gaming Round 2!

5/27/2019
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Penguin & Termite once again take our "gaming goes to grab a beer" to the next level. We pair up craft beer styles with specific video games. We discuss what aspects of the beer brings out aspects of the video games we chose. We are bringing a local homebrewer on board as a guest as well! Cheers! Music Ozzed - All for me NES A cover of the Irish drinking song "All for me...

Duration:01:05:35

80 Bit Podsmash: Genre Deep Dive, Racing Games!

5/20/2019
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Penguin & Termite do another genre deep dive. This week, we discuss racing games! Walk with us through the history, evolution and influence that the racing genre has brought to the video game industry. Riot games walk out https://www.google.com/amp/s/kotaku.com/over-150-riot-employees-walk-out-to-protest-forced-arbi-1834566198/amp Randy pitchford Daniel...

Duration:01:06:02

80 Bit Podsmash: Voice Over IP (VoIP)

5/13/2019
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Penguin & Termite realized a very influential technology often gets taken for granted. We are going to put it in the spotlight of this week's episode of 80 Bit Podsmash. We talk about voice chat in video games. Where did it start? What's it look like today? We even dabble in a little PC vs Console territory. Do you use any chat services online when you play games? Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:02:52

80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Lit - Character

5/6/2019
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Penguin & Termite take on the second of our new series focusing on literary devices as they are applied in video games. This time we focus on character. We define what it is along with discussing the various types of characters with examples from video games. Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:20:25

80 Bit Podsmash: Popularity vs Critical Acclaim

4/29/2019
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Penguin & Termite explore the apparent dichotomy of video game's popular reception vs critical reception. Why do some games seem to be so popular yet so shallow? Why do some games get a review score of 10 yet don't sell well? How do we determine if a game is successful or not? Come join us! Feel free to join in on the conversation over on our subreddit /r/80bitpodsmash Music: Ozzed - No Fight But...

Duration:01:00:44

80 Bit Podsmash Everything MORTAL KOMBAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!

4/22/2019
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With Mortal Kombat 11 coming out this week, Penguin & Termite discuss all things related Mortal Kombat. We talk about its cultural influence in the arcades and consoles as well as those awful spin offs. We have some fun talking about our favorites too. Music: D I V I N O - Mortal Kombat Theme 8-Bit (Best Version) http://www.jamendo.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Duration:01:00:28

80 Bit Podsmash: Entitlement in the Gaming Culture!

4/15/2019
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Penguin & Termite discuss entitlement in gaming culture. Some gamers are accused of being entitled when critiquing or discussing things in the industry. There has to be more to these "entitled gamers" than people lead on. Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:02:00

80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Streaming Services!

4/8/2019
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Google has burst into the video game industry as a major contender with Google Stadia. This begs the conversation around video game streaming. What is it? Why does it matter? What's the future? Penguin & Termite discuss on this episode of 80 Bit Podsmash! Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:01:09:32

80 Bit Podsmash: The Most Controversial Topic

4/1/2019
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Penguin & Termite lay it on thick with the most controversial discussion yet. Come listen to us debate some very hot button issues of our current day. Nothing is excused as our topic covers religion, politics and even science doubters. Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:00:49:22

80 Bit Podsmash: Unionization in the Video Game Industry

3/25/2019
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Penguin & Termite address the growing outcry in the video game industry to unionize! We debate and discuss the merit of unions as well as the pros and cons of how it could play out in the world of workers in video...

Duration:01:11:50

80 Bit Podsmash: Developer Profile - Capcom

3/18/2019
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Penguin & Termite's latest entry in our Developer Profile series of topics. This time we talk all about Capcom! Did you know they weren't doing so well for awhile until about 3 years ago? What happened? Why are they so good!? Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Monster Hunter Worlds, Mega Man 11, and Resident Evil 7 were major successes! Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom https://www.gamerevolution.com/features/366417-capcom-became-capcompetent Music: Ozzed - No Fight But...

Duration:00:55:36

80 Bit Podsmash: State of the Industry, Games as a Service

3/11/2019
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Penguin and Termite discuss the state of Games as a Service GaaS or live service games in 2019. How is the new business model working as we wrap up the decade? Termite things it's unsustainable in its current...

Duration:01:15:04

80 Bit Podsmash Episode 076: Gaming by the Decade: The Aughts (2000-2009)

3/4/2019
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Penguin & Termite's second entry in the series of topics analyzing the different decades in gaming history. This time we visit the Aughts, 2000-2009, the entry of the "HD era" of gaming. Some say it's the emo, dark, grungy teenager decade of video games. We analyze the culture of the time, video game business during this era and talk about our favorite entries in this...

Duration:01:17:20

80 Bit Podsmash Episode 075: Challenge Runs!

2/25/2019
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Penguin & Termite, inspired by Coopatition Matt, discuss challenge runs! Anything from Speed Runs to Mario with no jumping is on the table. Why do gamers put themselves through this? What challenges do you like? https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/top10/2330-the-top-10-mostly-self-imposed-challenges-specific https://kotaku.com/billy-mitchell-breaks-silence-about-donkey-kong-high-sc-1822815818 Music: Ozzed - City of Iron http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Duration:00:49:52