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Jun 14, 2021

Penguin & Termite continue our discussion of how things aren't free in video games. This time, it's all about water! Going to a water world may sound like the epitome of summer... But! Why is this is so difficult to get right? Why are the water levels the most infuriating levels in the history of video games? All this...

Jun 7, 2021

With the ongoing conversation around Returnal, Penguin & Termite continue our Developer Profile series by covering Housemarque. They are a wonderful Finish development studio that has a long history of making "shmup" and bullet hell style games. We talk about their history, pedigree of software and discuss future...

May 31, 2021

E3 2021 is happening! Despite the digital format of the biggest video game event of the year, join us for our hype, speculation and anticipation. What's going on in the gaming industry? We run through all confirmed appearances, giving our own "get hype" moments. 


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May 24, 2021

Penguin & Termite get together over a beer to talk about the weather... systems in video games! Nothing is free in video game development. Everything is a crafted thing, including something that doesn't get a lot of attention, the weather. There are many, diverse weather systems that affect video games in various...

May 17, 2021

Video games continue into the HD era, Leveraging new technology to tell stories in new ways, as Penguin & Termite push through Wikipedia's Best Video Games of All Time list. We walk through the years 2005 through 2006 of this curated list, while offering our perspective of the games themselves and the state of the...