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Sep 20, 2021

Hot off the heels of the God of War Ragnarok announcement! Penguin invites JavaFiend to discuss how mythology is handled in video games. What mythologies are common in video games or not? Why are video games a great medium for mythology? All this and more in this very special episode...


Sep 13, 2021

Penguin & Termite don our tin foil hats and explore the conspiracy surrounding Blue Box Games Studios' Abandoned and it's relationship to Konami and Hideo Kojima. How did we get here? How'd this happen? We discuss...


Ozzed - No Fight But Cool

Sep 6, 2021

What happened to the outcry over the trend of loot boxes in video games? There was a huge backlash to the industry that grabbed the attention of world Governments. We discuss some of that history and take an assessment of where loot boxes are now.


Ozzed - No Fight But...

Aug 30, 2021

Indie games have exploded onto the scene at large in a huge way over the last decade. Penguin & Termite discuss the history and how the movement has shaped the video game industry. There was almost another scare, as "indiepocalypse" could've meant another wave of oversaturation, much like the one that destroyed...

Aug 23, 2021

Penguin & Termite have a hotwash on the California lawsuit against Activision Blizzard over workplace culture. It's been a few weeks since we discussed, and a lot has happened. We run through the fallout of it all, discuss boycott efficacy, and what this all means for the future...