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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).

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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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Great Podcast!

By CLM14 - May 15 2018
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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.

Best Video Game Centric Podcast Ever!

By HamNEgger - Feb 14 2018
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Hands down, the best video game centric podcast I have ever listened to!

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Great Podcast!

By CLM14 - May 15 2018
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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.

Best Video Game Centric Podcast Ever!

By HamNEgger - Feb 14 2018
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Hands down, the best video game centric podcast I have ever listened to!
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80-Bit Podsmash

Latest release on Sep 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 80 Bit Podsmash: Entitlement in the Gaming Culture!

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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/

Apr 15 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: 80 Bit Podsmash: Long-term Storytelling in Video Games!

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Penguin & Termite discuss how storytelling can apply to an entire franchise. We talk about the struggles of keeping a game succinct, yet connected to other entries. How do franchises maintain a narrative over long periods of time?

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Jul 29 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #3: 80 Bit Podsmash: Genre Deep Dive, Racing Games!

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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.

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May 20 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: 80 Bit Podsmash Bonus Level: Post E3 2019 ReCap!

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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 Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Jun 14 2019

1hr 39mins

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Rank #5: 80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Streaming Services!

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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/

Apr 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: 80 Bit Podsmash: Gaming By the Decade, the 2010s!

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Penguin & Termite's final entry in the series of topics analyzing the different decades in gaming history. We are celebrating a new decade by visiting the 2010s. We analyze the culture of the decade, how the industry has evolved, how business models have changed, and talk about notable games from the decade.

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Jan 06 2020

1hr 20mins

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Rank #7: 80 Bit Podsmash: Starting a Game Mid-Franchise

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Penguin & Termite tackle the question "Do I need to play all other games to enjoy the next one?" Why are long franchises intimidating to jump in on? Has this trend gotten worse? Come join us to find out.

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Dec 09 2019

1hr

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Rank #8: 80 Bit Podsmash: Cross-platform!

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Penguin & Termite invite TBone on their episode about cross-platform. The newest entry in the Call of Duty franchise was announced to launch with cross-platform. This is indicative of where the industry is headed! We 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/

Jul 01 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: 80 Bit Podsmash: The Most Controversial Topic

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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/

Apr 01 2019

49mins

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Rank #10: 80 Bit Podsmash: Anime Games!

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Penguin & Termite start to scratch the surface of a huge crossover between video games and anime. We explore anime and video game adaptations, crossovers, and influences. Come join in on the conversation all about anime and video games.

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: Eric Skiff- Jumpshot https://ericskiff.com/music/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Feb 03 2020

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: 80 Bit Podsmash: Cheats, Hacks, and Exploits!

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Penguin & Termite discuss all things related to video game cheats, hacks and exploits! We walk through the history of how cheating was done in the past and what it looks like today. We tackle what affect this has had on the industry as well!

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Aug 12 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #12: 80 Bit Podsmash: Character Relationships

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Penguin & Termite "celebrate" Valentine's Day with a discussion around video game couples! We also ship a few of our own. We discuss what relationships bring to video game storytelling and celebrate our favorite couples over the years.

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/

Feb 10 2020

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: 80 Bit Podsmash: Rewarding Skill vs Time Investment

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Penguin & Termite answer the question: "Is it better to reward player skill or time investment in video games?" Which is better for players? Which is better for developers/publishers? Has this evolved over the years? Check it out!

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Dec 02 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #14: 80 Bit Podsmash: Everything DOOOM!!!

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Penguin & Termite are on hype overload for all things DOOM!!! Join us in celebrating the Doom franchise, in light of Doom Eternal's release. We go through our favorite games as well as talk about the influence that Doom brought in the gaming industry.

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: The Guillotine Factory - Assembly Line http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Mar 16 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #15: 80 Bit Podsmash: Everything Uncharted!

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Penguin & Termite are enjoying a game series that very much resembles a summer blockbuster, Uncharted! We discuss everything about the series, its history, our favorites and our critiques. Let us know what you think of Uncharted!

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Jul 08 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #16: 80 Bit Podsmash: Developer Profile - Obsidian Entertainment

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Penguin & Termite's latest entry in our Developer Profile series of topics. This time we talk all about Obsidian Entertainment, the developers of the GoTY nominee, Outer Worlds! Did you know they got their footing with Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2? The founders used to work for Black Isle Studios making Icewind Dale and Fallout 2. Come join us as we explore Obsidian Entertainment.

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Dec 16 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: 80 Bit Podsmash: 2019 in Review!

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Penguin & Termite close out the year with a discussion of all things 2019. We have so much to talk about, such as what the gaming industry did, what games we've played and how our podcast has changed. We also vote for our video game superlatives and top downloaded episodes. We finish with some future plans for 2020.

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: Ozzed - Not My Ship http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Jan 13 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: 80 Bit Podsmash: Black Friday!

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This Thanksgiving, Penguin & Termite discuss the very American tradition of Black Friday. Where did it originate? How has it affected the video game industry over the years? We answer these questions and more!

Discord: https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music: Ozzed - No Fight But Cool http://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Nov 25 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #19: 80 Bit Podsmash: Reboots, Remasters, and Remakes!

Jul 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #20: 80 Bit Podsmash: Video Game Weapons

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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!

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Music:Ozzed - No Fight But Coolhttp://ozzed.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Jun 10 2019

1hr 6mins

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