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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

Feb 28, 2022

Penguin & Termite discuss the all important aspect of world design in video games, the map! Maps may just be the most important aspect of video game design, but doesn't get a lot of discussion. What does a well designed map convey? What about the absence of them? All this and...

Feb 21, 2022

Elden Ring "OHHH"!

Penguin & Termite continue our Developer Profile series by covering FromSoftware! The studio behind a new genre, the Soulslike. We take a detailed look at the notoriously difficult productions, the history of its founders, as well as their pedigree.


Feb 14, 2022

Penguin & Termite celebrate Valentine's Day, again this year, by discussing various types of love stories and how they're told through video games. We walk through our favorites and talk about how video games differ from other mediums in this "genre."

Ozzed - Seaside Town

Feb 7, 2022

With the release of Horizon Forbidden West next week, Penguin & Termite continue our Developer Profile series by covering Guerrilla Games! The PlayStation studio behind the Killzone and Horizon franchises. They have a complex history, full of mergers and fractures. We talk about their history, pedigree of software...