Friday, December 30, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 060 Year in Review 2016

12/28/2016 - Cup of Noodles product placement in FFXV.  Announcing a trilogy before starting it is a death sentence.  The depth of Resident Evil 7's demo deepens, as does Ryan and Andrew's respect for it.  No Man's Sky revisited once more for the December update.  Every major game discussed on the podcast during 2016 is revisited and the year as a whole is put into retrospective.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 059 Award Shows are Dumb

12/11/2016 - Andrew's initial thoughts on Final Fantasy XV.  Ryan's conclusive thoughts on Titanfall 2.  Looking back on the entire Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.  The last word on Gears of War 4.  The Resident Evil 7 demo deepens.  The new Death Stranding trailer stoked excitement.  The 2016 Game Awards are picked apart category by category.  The 2016 Playstation Experience brought some neat announcements.  Latest batch of Nintendo Switch leaks and news.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 058 No Longer Alive

11/26/2016 - Andrew's final thoughts on Bravely Second and initial thoughts on Pokemon Sun & Moon.  Nintendo Switch launch title speculation and Beyond Good & Evil 2.  Ryan's finally free of CS:GO, but now held hostage by Battlefield 1.  A pronunciation lesson with Denuvo.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 057 Donkey Show

11/11/2016 - Plenty of talk about alcohol, bestiality and dehumanization.  Pokemon GO is getting better.  Andrew's opinion on Bravely Second and the localization.  Ryan's thoughts on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's campaign, Modern Warfare Remastered and early impressions on Gears of War 4.  A discussion on Hatred, why it deserves to exist and what a game like it should offer.  Every entry of Grand Theft Auto brings strengths and weaknesses.  Skyrim Remastered and the mod divide.  Activision decided to screw the PC port of Call of Duty even more than usual this year.  Ryan talks about the Metro series.  No optimism for Mass Effect.  Plenty of optimism for One Punch Man season 2.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 056 To Be a Kid Again

10/28/2016 - More Nintendo Switch details trickle down.  Respawn's talking up Titanfall 2's singleplayer campaign.  Doom 64 is getting brutal.  Pokemon Go's scars haven't healed yet.  Digimon and Tamagotchi were things.  Memories of early 90's Nickelodeon.  Hopes of Sleeping Dogs 2 have been put to sleep by United Front's closure.  NSFW stuff happens post-podcast.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 055 Switch Back

10/21/2016 - Completely unfitting automotive talk.  Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's PS4 beta.  PT being remade on PC with Unity.  Red Dead Redemption 2's announcement.  Hydro Thunder's deep lore.  The Nintendo NX has finally been unveiled as the Nintendo Switch.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 054 Never Go Full Anime

10/13/2016 - CitizenCon 2016 discussed.  Jimmy Johns vs. Jersey Mikes round two.  The Dualshock 4's getting Valve's support on Steam.  For Honor is less honorable than before.  2K Games is the WB of 2016.  The stale state of VR games discussed.  Ryan and Andrew ramble about anime and this will undoubtedly be something they regret.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 053 Casual Competition

10/05/2016 - Ryan tours an evil residence and goes on a Journey.  Andrew goes nowhere.  No Man's Sky serves its purpose.  Unwarranted political ramblings that will probably be regretted.  Dead or Alive 5 is now F2P on Steam.  Activision wants everyone to hate them and the Call of Duty franchise as much as possible.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 052 Procedural Destruction

09/30/2016 - Andrew's FFXIV binge.  Ryan's Destiny cringe.  Battleborne is delivering DLC to all 400 of its players.  Nidhogg 2's art style is rubbing everyone the wrong way.  Forza Horizon's DLC is going bye bye.  Titanfall 2's been blessed by the Dorito pope.  NetherRealm is upping their cash shop game in Injustice 2.  The Otonx will be too amazing for anyone to comprehend.  Ryan likes the Dualshock 4 a little too much.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 051 Disaster Porn

09/21/2016 - Barking dogs and cringe-worthy porn captions fill the void of this catastrophic opening. Only pussies don't start the playthrough of a game series from the beginning.  Psyonix wants to rule their Rocket League community with an iron safe space fist. Digital Homicide is going to have to add Ryan and Andrew to the lawsuit list.  Valve changed their default review filter, and then changed it back.  Ryan chooses a terrible fate with Destiny.  Jimmy Johns vs. Jersey Mikes.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 050 Jump Around

09/17/2016 - The biggest milestone yet is celebrated with self-loathing.  Chris Metzen left Blizzard.  Remedy entertainment is branching into multiplayer.  Andrew's favorite game had its one year anniversary.  New Resident Evil 7 trailer goes full Rob Zombie.  Sony is targeting the PC playerbase with the PS4 Pro because they have no idea what they're doing.  Apple rants.  Samsung rants.  Microsoft wants to kill us all.  The Gamecube is 15 years old.  Ryan gives his Interplay eulogy.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 049 Dude Sex

09/08/2016 - Please forgive the annoying mic bumping because Andrew's an idiot.  The final word on Deus Ex.  Ryan went to PAX.  Nintendo's copyright crusade continues.  Studio Wildcard's greedy hackjob continues.  Playstation 4 Pro discussed.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 048 WTF Nintendo

09/02/2016 - Ryan and Andrew took a bite out of Mankind Divided.  Duke Nukem is coming back, should we bet on him?  Nintendo has sunk to an all time low.  Studio Wildcard released an expansion pack to their unfinished game.  EVE Online has a free to play option now.  Mortal Kombat X is finally getting fixed on PC.  Horizon Zero Dawn is Horizon Zero Dawn.  Team Ninja is doing God's work with Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's VR mode.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 047 Gawkers are Dead, Gawkers are Over

08/24/2016 - Gawker media is no more.  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is out, and despite Ryan and Andrew's optimism, there's undeniable controversy surrounding the game.  Facebook is going to compete with Valve, except not really.  Plentiful Sony hardware news.  ZeniMax vs. John Carmack.  AM2R's creator is back and baiting Nintendo's wrath.  Where the hell is the NX?  Devolver Digital and Croteam are putting out a survival sandbox game.  First Dark Souls 3 expansion is coming.  Valve is pissing off CS:GO eSports cum guzzlers.  Allison Road is back from the dead.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 046 Please Traumatize Children

08/17/2016 - Spontaneous directionless angry rants brought to you by the usual degenerates.  Metal Gear Survive is what none of us wanted.  Resident Evil 7 is what some of us wanted.  EA is remastering games that they didn't already get to ruin.  Breath of the Wild is going to have meaningful day and night cycles.  Kids need a good scare sometimes.  New Orleans is a fitting place for Fallout.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 045 No Game's Sky

08/13/2016 - It only took 20 hours to see all there is to see in an infinite universe.  Egos are masturbated in a discussion about No Man's Sky's reception as well as collected thoughts on the actual game.  Andrew forced himself to see Suicide Squad.  Star Trek Discovery's marketing and pandering is going exactly the way Ryan dreaded.  Marvel Ultimate Alliance is back on PC for full price and along with a ton of bugs. Quake: Champions and Prey's gameplay trailers maintain the status quo.  Nintendo is DMCAing awesome things again, like AM2R and the Nintendo Power archive.  Quantum Break is coming to Steam, Windows 7 and DX11.  The makers of Black Desert Online decided they don't want fans anymore.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 044 Terms of Use

08/03/2016 - The Metroid series has aged like fine wine.  Blizzard's latest ban wave sent cheaters into a rage.  Character skins are not video games.  Battlefront 3 continues its cycle of cancellation and resurrection.  More Microsoft shenanigans.  Niantic is pissing off their audience.  No Man's Sky is almost out and the leaks are confirming expectations.  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided looks rad.

Friday, July 29, 2016

[AUDIO FEATURE] Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void

07/17/2016 - Major spoilers throughout entire recording.  Comprehensive discussion about the gameplay and story of Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void.  Feature hosted by Ryan and Andrew.  Music composed by Michael Patti, Legacy of the Void OST.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 043 Muh Dick Beyond

07/27/2016 - Spoiler free review of Star Trek Beyond- minus the sensationalism and by an actual Star Trek fan.  Road kill stories and paranoid ramblings.  Microsoft vs. Valve.  The Sonic cycle begins again.  Hard Nintendo NX details discussed.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 042 All Wings Reporting

07/20/2016 - Ryan finally made Star Fox Zero a priority and dishes out his opinion.  Andrew scratched his Metroidvania itch with Axiom Verge.  More Pokemon GO stories, don't worry it'll be quick.  G2A Verification system is overdue but welcomed nonetheless.  The most expensive item on G2A's store is a Counterstrike knife skin.  Microsoft is now charging Windows 10 Enterprise Edition users a monthly fee.  Breeding Season has been cancelled, and because this podcast is pure degeneracy, a special guest joins to discuss the tragedy.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 041 It's 1998 All Over Again

07/14/2016 - Andrew goes on a pre-show rant on how to make Borderlands 3 not suck.  Obligatory thoughts on Pokemon GO after one week of its massive social impact.  Ryan and Andrew had a real life encounter with a Twitch douchebag.  The Nintendo Entertainment System is back, sort of.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 040 Go Time

07/07/2016 - Ryan and Andrew unironically liked Independence Day: Resurgence and they pridefully own up to it.  Ryan played through Legacy of the Void and closed the book on this dark chapter of his life.  Andrew's enjoying Hex: Shards of Fate in spite of Wizards of the Coast.  Pokemon GO is out on Android and iOS, and the death tally is pending.  Sentimental porn talk involving the following NSFW image-  Blizzard's legal team is at it again, but this time attempting to do actual good.  Alleged Left 4 Dead 3 leak.  Evolve is now free to play.  King of Fighters XIV has a ton of characters.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Explosion Of Happiness 039 Red Alert

06/30/2016 - Ryan and Andrew played a chunk of Dragonball Xenoverse, but even as fanboys they can't stop being bitter even once in their lives.  There's plenty to like about Super Hot.  There's not much to like about Pony Island.  The Steam sell encouraged Ryan to indulge in some old school Star Wars nostalgia.  He then kills the good vibe by ranting about CBS and their new ball crushing guidelines for Star Trek fan film producers.  The Oculus Rift is pulling an Xbox One tier rebound with its DRM.  G2A has one (and only one) good thing going for it.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 038 Mighty No. Flop

06/22/2016 - The game nuts got wasted on Wasted.  Andrew's fed up with Overwatch player behavior.  Ryan sums up the simple nature of Call of Duty's competitive multiplayer.  Destiny and The Division are still boring as hell.  Ryan and Andrew share further thoughts on E3 now that a week's passed.  Some superheroes are natural picks for video game, some superheroes absolutely aren't.  Razer's throwing a new VR set at us.  tinyBuild Games is pissed off at G2A.  Mighty No. 9 did not pleasantly surprise anyone, not even Andrew.  Ubisoft got publishing rights for Star Trek games, and Ryan's not happy about that.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 037 E3 2016

06/17/2016 - Comments, concerns, and criticism for all major E3 2016 press conferences.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 036 Make Gaming Grate Again

06/09/2016 - In the week leading up to E3 Ryan explores Rodina and Andrew gets annoyed by how Overwatch's player-base is rapidly descending into Twitch kiddie hell.  VR might be marching the human race to infertility, but who cares?  Trailer talk about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Watch Dogs 2.  Ramblings about video game films.  The game nuts grieve Allison Road.  Valve permits the unofficial Battlefront 3 project (now re-titled to 'Galaxy in Turmoil') onto Steam.  Gearbox's writing is approaching Blizzard levels of cringe.  Zerg need to check their privilege. Elder Scroll fans get to buy Skyrim again.  Unenthusiastic E3 Predictions.  Agony over Half-Life 3.  Ryan remembers Jumpgate: Evolution, because if he doesn't no one will.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 035 TNEIOISAM

06/03/2016 - Ryan makes his annual return to Star Trek Online and this time he sees it through.  Blizzard is militantly issuing DMCA take downs to Overwatch porn.  EA confirms that the Battlefield audience is, in fact, young teenagers. Konami begins their ass wiping with the Metal Gear license.  Tom Clancy's name is immortal, but strictly for business.  GoG is offering a great reason to try out GoG Galaxy.  EA's getting desperate to reach appeal with The Sims 4.  Xbox One price drop.  Stupidly funny censorship from the western localization of Criminal Girls 2 and the eastern localization of Witcher 3.  E3 predictions.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 034 The PSX Factor

05/26/2016 - Andrew's feelings on the full Overwatch release.  Ryan expresses fear of Unreal Tournament's virginity being violently taken by the Twitch crowd someday.  Rambling about various Star Trek related stuff.  Ryan hooks up his old original Playstation for the first time in almost fifteen years.  The Last Guardian is set for a 2016 release.  Super Smash Bros for WiiU is getting the Project M treatment.  Oculus doesn't want any other VR sets getting in on their action.  Minecraft's console ports are getting a PvP arena with paid maps.  New updated Xbox hardware rumors.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 033 Prophecy Prophecy Mystic Runes

05/19/2016 - Andrew finally joins the Hotline Miami 2 completion club.  Ryan's Counterstrike journey continues into solo ranked competition matches.  Star Trek Online warps onto consoles.  Winning pay to win games without paying to win can offer egotistical satisfaction.  Valve's VAC Ban system is Skynet waiting to happen.  Civilization VI announced.  Windows 10 continues to take victims.  Pokken Tournament for the WiiU out-sold Street Fighter V for the PS4.  Multiplayer-only games only work when the multiplayer is good.  Japan's censorship of Telltale's Walking Dead Season 2 is hilarious, but America's censorship of Tokyo Mirage Sessions is appalling.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 032 Blissful Mass Murder

05/11/2016 - Opinions on the Overwatch open beta.  Drama behind the scenes of game of Mexico City game studio Squad.  The Infinite Warfare hate has hit peak levels as the Battlefield 1 trailer fanboy circlejerk hits peak levels.  The Pokemon Sun Moon starters are adorable.  Kojima talks a bit about his new PS4 game.  John Carpenter should make another Escape movie.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 031 Gimme Somethin' to Shoot

05/05/2016 - The long awaited Heart of the Storm roasting is here.  Comparisons are made between Blizzard and Valve.  Ryan's first ranked match of CS:GO went very south.  Andrew dances with the macro-transaction devil that is Clash Royale.  Dragaon's Lair memories and demand for nude mods.  John Romero and Adrian Carmack blast on to kickstarter with Blackroom.  Respawn Entertainment is working on a Star Wars game.  Valve updated the review system on Steam.  Bethesda's launching their own DRM.  Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's trailer is the worst received in the series.  Nintendo won't be showing anything but Zelda at E3.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 030 War Has Changed

04/28/2016 - Ryan brings up the topic of terrible online communities after wrestling with his love/hate relationship with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.  Andrew drops some details on the future of FromSoftware and his thoughts on Dark Souls 3 post-completion.  Nintendo caused another fan ruckus over The Legend of Zelda for WiiU, confirmed to be coming to NX as well.  Atlus wants its western fans to respect the Japanese essence of Tokyo Mirage Sessions, so they went ahead and censored a bunch of Japanese customs in it.  The inevitable return of paid mods is ever closer.  Rumor has it the original Modern Warfare is getting moderner on PS4.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Explosion Of Happiness 029 Hurt Me Plenty

04/21/2016 - The Doom open beta left the game nuts very dissatisfied with ID and Bethesda's treatment of the IP.  The Titanfall 2 trailer leads Ryan to predict a future trend in trailers.  Rambo: The Video Game is getting free DLC for what ever reason that defies any and all logic in the universe.  Super Giant Games is coming out with an RPG.  Corpse Party is coming to Steam and 3DS and it's... Not getting censored?  John  Romero is teasing his new FPS on Twitter.  Ken Levine is working on a Twilight Zone interactive not-game or something.  Playstation Neo details.  Xbox 360 discontinued.  Star Fox Zero's critical reception was exactly as predicted.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 028 Soul Addiction

04/14/2016 - The game nuts have plenty to say about Dark Souls 3.  Retroactive opinions on the 2014 Godzilla movie.  Turns out Leslie Benzie's departure from Rockstar did bring drama. Microtransactions on Grand Theft Auto V have earned over 500 million dollars.  The developers of Rust are more than happy to stir up pointless controversy.  Doom's open beta is just around the corner and early opinions are not optimistic.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Explosion Of Happiness 027 False Narratives

04/07/2016 - Thoughts and opinions on Tree of Savior's monetization, Call of Duty: Black Ops III's campaign, and the Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo.  A massively false narrative concerning Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear's negative user reception is vomited across the web by your typical rotten-to-the-core gaming news sites, and the game nuts promptly lambaste it.  The question of "should an artist's work stand apart from the individual?" is discussed in the context of video gaming.  Blizzard replaced the ridiculously over-controversial Overwatch character art.  Nintendo slaps down a fan tribute to The Legend of Zelda.  Blizzard slaps down a World of Warcraft vanilla server.  Doom's multiplayer DLC is just sad.  A prank on the CS:GO community leads to a discussion on how microtransactions are smearing the line between gaming and gambling.  The Oculus Rift is going to invade everyone's privacy.  WB is supporting Mortal Kombat X's competitive scene, too bad they won't support the actual game.  Teasing of God of War 4.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 026 Hentai Capital USA

03/31/2016 - Despite obnoxious hardware failure the game nuts assemble and spend half the podcast talking about inappropriate things again.  Goldeneye has aged horribly but it's still fun.  Andrew tried out Stardew Valley and found it pleasing to the play.  Dark Souls 3 is almost here.  You can't avoid spoilers on the web unless you cut the cord.  Windows 10 is pissing the game nuts off again and still without them even using it.  The NX controller leak was faked, but impressively.  Ryan points out an important detail Andrew missed regarding Punch Club's promotion controversy discussed in episode 14.  A good old roundup of censorship and not censorship related news involving Overwatch, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and Street Fighter V.  Destructoid blasted Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.  Final Fantasy XV has a demo, sort of, better actually.  Ryan vents his hate for Paramount.  Andrew vents his hate for the new Ghostbusters.  A lengthy porn discussion switches into hating on Portland hipsters.  Women's most searched pornhub term in USA by state:

Friday, March 25, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 025 The Epitome

03/24/2016 - The game nuts have come full circle on their opinions of ARK.  The average online skill level in Super Smash Bros has skyrocketed since launch.  Andrew touches on Stardew Valley.  Life lessons about drinking coffee.  Dark Souls 3 is already playable on Xbox One if you import from Japan.  STOP with the crappy PC ports already.  Expert analysis of Punch Club's piracy statistics.  Microsoft is surveying about digital game trading.  Ryan's PSN account got hacked.  PS4 has 4k on the horizon.  Discussion about the PS2 blue disc phenomenon.  Uncharted 4 is locked at 30fps.  More supposed NX controller leaks.  The source of the Krystal hype was revealed, and it's painful to look at.  Ryan plays a Mass Effect 3 audio clip for Andrew in order to case and point the game's awful writing.  Nintendo needs to embrace the darkness within.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 024 DRM Assassin

03/19/2016 - Ryan's thoughts on the first content release of Hitman.  Playstation VR price officially revealed.  Microsoft is talking cross-platform multiplayer finally.  The game nuts are extremely underwhelmed and skeptical over the ARK: Survival of the Fittest reveal.  The Division is out and nobody cares except everybody cares.  A rebellion mod team battles the empire that is Disney in honor of Free Radical's canceled Star Wars Battlefront 3.  The Doom reboot has something good to show for once.  Lionhead Studios is no more and Fable is probably gone with it.  Why did the Hitman films have to be atrocious?  Final Smash Bros DLC out.  Live reaction to the supposed leak of the NX controller.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 023 Krystal is a Terrible Character

03/09/2016 - ARK's warming on the game nuts but still hasn't blown them away.  G2A is offering impressive discounts on digital PC games but not without repercussions.  Another Xbox development.  Capcom is still Capcom and Konami is still Konami.  Modders make everyone happy on Black Desert Online.  Target Australia's made it clear who their demographic isn't.  EVE Online infuses real life scientific research into gameplay.  Quentin Tarantino and video games.  Krystal fans are the worst of the worst and it's time for a rant.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 022 Welcome to the Family

03/03/2016 - Time was spent surviving in ARK.  The No Man's Sky hype has gone too far and the game nuts are here to verbalize this insanity into the ground.  Microsoft's Xbox One announcement gave the green light to an overdue rant on Windows 10 as well as the inevitable coming war of cloud based entertainment services.  Have we all been given a phantom pain unknowingly?  Is a Devil May Cry crossover with Bayonetta possible?  Nintendo finally adds SNES games to their virtual store for the New 3DS.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

[AUDIO FEATURE] Bloodborne

02/23/2016 - Minor spoilers throughout entire recording.  Major spoilers begin at the 24:50 mark.  Comprehensive discussion about the gameplay and story of Bloodborne.  Feature hosted by Ryan and Andrew.  Music composed by Michael Wandmacher, Bloodborne OST.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 021 Meet Your Remaster

02/26/2016 - Emulating on Android is more tangible than ever.  Super Mario Maker is a pure joy delivery service.  Andrew continues his rougelike tour with Darkest Dungeon.  The Resident Evil collection coming to PS4/Xbone is missing its better half.  Plagiarism controversy in FF14.  Please come to PC Vanillaware.  Apple's sticking it to the man (wait what?)  There is hope for Alan Wake 2.  New Pokemon generation announced right on schedule.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 020 Everything Sucks

02/18/2016 - It's a bitter and mostly negative podcast beginning with Ryan ranting about Google's music player.  The Deadpool film is a diamond in the rough.  Fallout 4 DLC announced and immediately crapped on.  Mass Effect Andromeda is going to suck and Bioware is going to keep sucking.  Microsoft subversively announced Games for Windows Live 2.0 with Quantum Break's PC port.  Hideo Kojima's ongoing Twitter teasing is getting more and more interesting.  Warren Spector is on board with OtherSide Entertainment for System Shock 3.  A brainstorming session for video games with superior sequels.  Pokemon generation 1 is back.  Street Fighter V launches bare.  The D.I.C.E. Award for GOTY was so dumb that an extra post-wrap podcast segment had to be recorded in order for the game nuts to vent.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


02/06/2016 - Minor and major spoilers throughout entire recording.  Comprehensive discussion about Undertale's gameplay and story.  Feature hosted by Ryan and Andrew.  Intro and outro music composed by Toby Fox, Undertale OST.

Explosion Of Happiness 019 Like Favorite Subscribe

02/12/2016 - Andrew tastes Heroes of the Storm.  The game nuts reminisce nostalgic memories of Newgrounds.  Sexy asses are cool.  GameTrailers bites the dust.  Youtubers and annoying promotion practices.  A lesson on bathroom etiquette.  Pirates and piracy ideologies.  Amazon and their new game engine.  Sonic fans will be invading movie theaters.  Titanfall 2 and how to properly handle good versus evil.  Star Citizen is getting last weeks H1Z1 treatment.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 018 Let That Be Your Last Battlefront

02/06/2016 - February syndrome hits the game nuts as Ryan begins to crave junk food shooters and Andrew struggles to put his Undertale trauma behind him.  Ryan gives Battlefield 4 a shot after distancing himself from the series for 4 years.  He also jumps into Battlefront to take it in while there's still a community left.  Comparisons of Uncharted and Tomb Raider are made.  Conversations about new Doom and old Doom.  H1Z1 is splitting up.  Andrew witnesses an amusing situation on Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade.  Legend Maker is getting kickstarted.  Bravely Second censorship is a paradox.  Bonus 12 minute post-podcast Star Trek conversation ripped from the Undertale Audio feature recording.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


01/27/2015 - Minor and major spoilers throughout entire recording.  Comprehensive discussion about Dead Space's gameplay and story.  Feature hosted by Ryan and Andrew.  Intro and outro music composed by Jason Graves, Dead Space OST.

Explosion of Happiness 017 There is No Wonderland

01/31/2016 - Ryan's finished Bloodborne, time to talk about how it stacks up to the rest of the series.  Andrew theorizes that Diablo III is Blizzards test tube baby.  Yet another Warhammer game.  GoG wants some of that Early Access lovin.  Ryan's let down by Alice Otherlands.  Mighty No 9 delayed for reasons few backers care about.  Turns out that people have friends and splitscreen matters, who could have guessed?  Old Sports games fun.  A shockingly kind gesture from the creator of FNaF World.  EA accidentally takes a dump on Microsoft's yard.  Co-Op gets harder to arrange as you get older.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 016 Trigger Warning

01/22/2016 - If you're a huge fan of Undertale, you might want to skip this episode while Andrew has one or two or a hundred not very nice things to say about it.  Ryan's enjoying games for once like Bloodborne, Star Trek Timelines and *cough*Undertale*cough*.  Nintendo has gone full asshole with Amiibos and Twilight Princess HD.  Blizzard wants to prove that Heroes of the Storm don't need no man.  Warner Bros screws PC owners of Mortal Kombat X.  Minecraft porn scars the game nuts for life.  Twitch bans Yandere Simulator.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 015 Playing to Win

01/14/2016 - Collector Editions are giant wastes of space and money, but sometimes you just have to be human.  The expensive price of VR sets won't stop the game nuts from sperging about them. Talk of Pokemon's 20th anniversary delves into some deep tangents about trading cards games, tabletop games, and elitist douchebags.  Leslie Benzies departs from Rockstar North.  EA launched Origin Access on PC.  Thomas the Tank Engine is going to f**k your s**t up.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 014 Apples to EAs

01/09/2016 - Actual happiness is expressed for once thanks to Dead Space.  The happy talk turns sour as EA's path with Dead Space, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age is discussed.  A tag-team anti-Apple rant breaks out of the blue.  Crappy mobile and browser games should take a lesson from Animal Crossing.  Talks of Final Fantasy X HD, Punch Club's pissed off pre-orderees, a hypothetical Valve portable device, smart phone emulation, Masahiro Sakurai, the ESRB, PS4 getting hacked, Oculus Rift pricing, Scalebound's delay, and Mark Kern's League for Gamers are also to be had.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Explosion of Happiness 013 What Was That About Incest

01/02/2016 - The New Years Eve celebration provided the game nuts a chance to play some couch multiplayer games like Duck Game and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.  Ryan gives his thoughts on Lisa: The Painful after completing it.  Console ports of RTS have their moments.  Ryan fails in his quest to obtain a digital copy of PT.  Activision bought MLG.  The game nuts share what they're looking forward to in 2016.  Andrew expresses some love for Bravely Default in anticipation for Bravely Second.  Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's fan reception is not at all warm. Bonus rants about the grimdark television show trend.