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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

Nov 30, 2020

With the arrival of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, we take a look back at the previous generations' launch titles. We discuss what makes a good launch title and if they are important in the long term of the generation. Are we happy with the launch titles for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S?


Nov 23, 2020


Almost everybody in America celebrates Thanksgiving by watching Football! With this past time, we deep dive into the sports game genre. We talk about the history of sports games, why this genre lends itself to video games, as well as its influence on the video game industry.


Nov 16, 2020

With the release of CyberPunk 2077 supposing to be this week, Penguin & Termite continue our Developer Profile series by covering the CyberPunk 2077 developer, CD Projekt Red. They are a wonderful Polish development studio that is known for their amazing GOTY 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We talk about their...

Nov 9, 2020

Penguin & Termite muse over the last generation. It's been seven amazing years of gaming, and we offer our highlights, low points, and industry trends and changes. Finally, we end with our hopeful anticipation of the next generation.



Nov 2, 2020

Penguin & Termite discuss video game bosses and encounters! How are they an integral part of video game design? They aren't just tent poles in a video game, they often tell their own stories within the encounter and involve lots of different mechanics. We discuss this and more.....