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Hello the Internet! Welcome to the official show page for 80-Bit Podsmash. We are a weekly podcast smashing conversations about video games with topics that you care about. Please take time to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter with the links below. We are also on reddit at /r/80bitpodsmash; and Instagram, @80bitpodsmash.

We generally have a weekly streaming schedule.

Our schedule consisted of two weekly streams - a half hour video game news show, and a video game live stream of a game we're digging.

However, due to life circumstances for both Penguin and Termite, we are putting that on hiatus until Dec 2021. Be sure to subscribe and follow along, so when we come back, you'll be ready


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Jun 28, 2021

Penguin & Termite talk about how death works, and has worked, in video games. Almost every single video game has a death mechanic or system. What are they, how do they vary, how does it affect game design? We discuss...

Discord:
https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music:
Ozzed - Super Secret...


Jun 21, 2021

Penguin & Termite take on a surprise fourth entry of our series focusing on literary devices as they are applied in video games. This time we focus on setting. We define what it is along with discussing the various types of settings, with good and bad examples from video...


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...