When was the last time you "exploded from joy" for getting a game.

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Flame, Jul 7, 2014.

?

When was the last time you "exploded from joy"

  1. 1 week

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. 1 month

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  3. 1 year

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. 1 decade

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  1. Flame
    OP

    Flame Me > You

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Flame is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    3,938
    5,292
    Jul 15, 2008
    the last time i almost fainted that i got a game is championship manager 01/02 yeah yeah.. a spreadsheet.


    do you even remember the last time you brought a game with _REAL_ joy or is it a case of buying a game to past some time now.


    with joy i mean you missed school, work or life just to play that game.
     
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,671
    21,710
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    I read "exploded from joy" and then I saw it's a Flame thread.

    ...you sure you wanna talk about video games? :tpi:

    In any case, it's been a long, long time since I was so hyped for a game that I cried into the heavens, but that's mostly because they're a more easily accessible commodity for me now. When I was a kid, I knew that I can get one game every now and then, so it had to be a good game alright... hence all the gaming magazines, listening to recommendations, hours of browsing etc. These were different times. :P
     
    Psionic Roshambo and Flame like this.
  3. Logan97

    Logan97 G.B.A.T.e.m.p T.e.m.p.l.a.r K.n.i.g.h.t

    Member
    511
    250
    Dec 24, 2013
    United States
    Where all things matter
    The last time I exploded from joy was when I got/played No more heroes 2, Red steel 2, and Spiderman Shattered dimensions on the Wii which was like two years ago. I honestly have to say when I think again about the most fun game I ever played I have to give it to the Nintendo overall. In addition I thought I was a Sony fan at heart, but now I feel like I have betrayed them...
     
    Flame likes this.
  4. boomario

    boomario Nothing to say here.

    Member
    413
    135
    Oct 31, 2012
    Brazil
    When I finished metroid prime 1, 2 and started the 3 recently
     
    Flame and Snailface like this.
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

    Member
    20,197
    21,577
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    I can't even put to words how existed I was when I bought Yoshi's New Island.
    Now I can't even put to words how disappointed I was with that game
     
    Flame likes this.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    23,863
    9,771
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    That would be basically never, however I have been mostly joyless since I attained consciousness.

    I usually go with the "is it 3am and you have things to do tomorrow?" metric. This happens far more often. Actually missing work/school/life.... well I do not do options 1 and 3, technically I might have done 2 at one point but there my policy was bare minimum to comfortably skate by unnoticed. That said I found morrowind a year or so before obliviion hit and fell short on the 2 bit.
     
    Flame likes this.
  7. SickPuppy

    SickPuppy New Member

    Member
    1,792
    452
    Jul 29, 2009
    United States
    Never.

    oh, this is a gaming thread and not about real life. Let me think, nope, still never "exploded from joy" even playing video games, but I did have some good times with the NES, Genesis, playstation, and my atari 800xl.
     
    Flame likes this.
  8. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

    Member
    1,286
    412
    Jan 25, 2009
    Canada
    Victoriaville,Québec
    When i got my PS4 at launch and when i got my Vita. I explode from joy when i get a new console that i've been wanting to get for a long time
     
    Flame likes this.
  9. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Member
    4,190
    1,689
    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    I remember Persona 4 Golden being the only reason I wanted a Vita so I guess I "exploded from joy" once I was finally able to afford a Vita, a memory card, and a copy of the game.
     
    Flame likes this.
  10. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,916
    354
    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    Ever since the age of easy piracy and digital downloads, I haven't found joy in getting games.

    But I still really appreciate the joy I get from finally playing something that just feels good.
     
    Flame likes this.
  11. syfyTy

    syfyTy PhD in Thaumaturgy

    Member
    361
    72
    Apr 11, 2011
    United States
    Tazmily, USA
    I was that excited when I heard of/ purchased Civilization revolution. Since I've played every civ game, on every platform every made, that I could find, pc, etc...then finally a portable version with the DS/xbox etc..? ohh yeahhhh. ok, so there were some trim backs but still, its a CIV game...
     
    Flame likes this.
  12. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

    Member
    2,470
    1,056
    Nov 29, 2010
    Portugal
    Behind you
    Get a 3DS with the latest firmware and then you'll see.
     
    Flame likes this.
  13. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,404
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Kenran Sagura Burst.

    ...Wait, define "explode from joy" here.
     
    Flame likes this.
  14. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Member
    10,255
    557
    Nov 27, 2006
    Belgium
    Bruges, Belgium
    Skyrim, only game that got me so hyped up.
    Maybe AoE 2 HD too, although it got old really fast (I've played it for 10 years+ already so that's no surprise). Still, very happy they remade that classic, 10/10
     
    Flame likes this.
  15. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,867
    711
    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    Last night I was looking at a web page with BBW gassy Asian midget amputees....

    Oh for a game?

    Probably it was Plague Inc, I can't put my finger on it but the game just makes me so happy... Could be it satisfies my desire to destroy humanity in the most miserable way possible?

    Either way I am down to 2 plagues left that I just can't seem to beat on hard mode.
     
  16. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,881
    2,713
    Sep 14, 2010
    Netherlands
    Probably when I got Brawl way back when it launched. Had been playing Melee for ages, continuously checked the Brawl website for the occasional updates (Like I do now with the picture of the day thing, honestly) and I was just so excited for it lol. Maybe we'll see a repeat performance once we get closer to October, I'm already pretty stoked for the new smash lol.
     
  17. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,909
    11,091
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    >Insert obvious orgasm joke here

    Last time I suppose was probably when my Collectors edition of Dark Souls 2 came in the mail. Didn't end up being my favorite Souls game, but regardless I still love the series to death.
     
  18. BORTZ

    BORTZ You get a hat, and YOU get a hat!

    Supervisor
    GBAtemp Patron
    BORTZ is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,758
    14,907
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    Does it count if my head exploded afterwards? SMT4 was a huge boom to me. I was only somewhat interested but i decided to pick it up on a whim with a giftcard... totally worth it.
     
    EZ-Megaman likes this.
  19. Vipera

    Vipera Banned

    Banned
    1,586
    1,462
    Aug 22, 2013
    United States
    Away from this shithole
    In many occasions I enjoyed my time a lot with certain games I didn't know I would have, but there was no hype before, so I'll skip those.

    There was a time I played Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky nearly every night for more than a year. Every fucking morning I would look for news for a new PMD game, no kidding. I really, REALLY wanted for this to happen.
    Then one day I hear the announcement and I feel 10 again. Wait, Japan only? Fuck...
    Months pass by, and now I'd be looking for confirmations of the game being released outside Japan. Then America was confirmed, and then, Europe.

    I downloaded the game at midnight, as soon as it was available in the eShop. It was ok. I was not disappointed, nor too happy about it.
     
  20. Flame
    OP

    Flame Me > You

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Flame is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    3,938
    5,292
    Jul 15, 2008

    you cant recruit all the pokemon as before in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3DS which is shit imo.