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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

Oct 29, 2018

Penguin & Termite are taken over by Halloween! We "celebrate" the holiday by discussing Horror in video games. What qualifies as a horror game? How can video games explore this differently than other mediums?

Oct 22, 2018

Penguin & Termite welcome our Pathfinder Game Master (GM) Nick Taylor to discuss table top RPGs. We analyze what they are, how they're played and how they've influenced video games and vice versa. @OzzedNet has a new Album, Friendship Adventure, which the intro and outro of this episode came from. Be sure to check...

Oct 15, 2018

Penguin & Termite kick off a new series of topics analyzing the different decades in gaming history. This time we visit the 90s, one of the most diverse and definitive decades in gaming history. We discuss why this is the case as well as analyze the culture of the time and talk about or favorites in this decade.

Oct 8, 2018

Penguin & Termite finally talk about religion! We've lived up to our description by discussing the ideas of theology and philosophy that are present in video games. What ways do storytellers use their world view to build the plots? Do you think video games are a good medium to express theological and/or philosophical...

Oct 1, 2018

Penguin & Termite continue the series of Developer Deep Dives. We take an in depth look at a specific developer. This time it's Insomniac Games. The studio behind Spyro the Dragon as well as Ratchet & Clank. They just took over the gaming world with Spider-Man! We discuss where they came from, what defines them...