There are two types of gamers: the ones who love explosions, and the ones who love explosions in 1080p at 60 fps. Whether you’re a fan of shooters or strategy games, 8-bit or HD, we still all share the common appreciation of a good bang (ha, you WISH!). To show our love of all things that go BOOM, we’ve collected some of videogames' most epic explosions and set them to a bangin’ soundtrack. Of course, we couldn’t get every single videogame explosion ever, because a billion zillion videogames have them (yes, even Puzzle Fighter). But here are some of the best of the best. See if you can identify all the games in the video below!
When you ask gamers what they love about explosions, you’re most likely going to get one or a combination of the following answers:
• Explosions are BIG!
• Explosions are BRIGHT!
• Explosions are LOUD!
• Explosions are EXCITING!
• ASPLOAD AM SHINY111
• Explosions are HELLA COOL! (Or MAD cool, if you’re on the East Coast.)
Then ask gamers WHY they think explosions are so effin’ awesome, and most won’t be able to answer that question. It’s like asking why babies like colorful things that move – they just do. We have the primal desire to play with fire, and the gratuitous explosions in videogames exaggerate the sensations we inexplicably love so much.
Feb 11, 2009