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Oct 19, 2020

Penguin & Termite discuss video game endings! We dive deep into how various video games end and compare them to other forms of storytelling medium. Do video games have an advantage over other media? What are the pitfalls to video game endings? We discuss all this and more....



Oct 12, 2020

Penguin & Termite talk about the thing in and around video game storytelling, the lore! We discuss how lore can either augment or distract from video games. We also run down good and bad examples of video game lore.



Ozzed - It's Not My...

Oct 5, 2020

Penguin & Termite kick off October 2020 with a discussion of all things Resident Evil! We discuss the influence and impact this franchise has had on the gaming industry as well as our favorite entries.


Ozzed - It's Not My Ship

Sep 28, 2020

Penguin & Termite explore the phenomenon in video games where player's will hoard, or not, their items throughout the game. The intention is to use them in difficult situations, but the paradox is that there is never a difficult enough situation to use em. So, the player ends the game with all their high...

Sep 21, 2020

Termite & Penguin get real with Tim Owens, the owner/operator of @reclaimarcade!
This is a great discussion about opening the most authentic video game arcade we've seen, amidst the unique situation COVID had put us all in.
We get the deep dive of the history and vision of this revolutionary arcade idea. This is not...