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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

Aug 30, 2021

Indie games have exploded onto the scene at large in a huge way over the last decade. Penguin & Termite discuss the history and how the movement has shaped the video game industry. There was almost another scare, as "indiepocalypse" could've meant another wave of oversaturation, much like the one that destroyed the...

Aug 23, 2021

Penguin & Termite have a hotwash on the California lawsuit against Activision Blizzard over workplace culture. It's been a few weeks since we discussed, and a lot has happened. We run through the fallout of it all, discuss boycott efficacy, and what this all means for the future...


Aug 16, 2021

Video games continue through the HD era! Explore Microsoft solidifying their exclusives for the 360, as Penguin & Termite push through Wikipedia's Best Video Games of All Time list. We walk through the years 2007 through 2008 of this curated list, while offering our perspective of the games themselves and the state...

Aug 9, 2021

Inspired by Aloy's appearance in Genshin Impact, Penguin & Termite discuss the history of crossovers in video games. We discuss the good and bed, our favorites and the worst in all things video game crossovers. What value do they add, if any? All this...

Aug 2, 2021

Penguin & Termite dedicate a whole episode to run through the drama unfolding with California's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. We run through the things happening directly with Activision Blizzard as well as the community and industry responses. What do you think of all this?