Hbomb & Friends

It’s Harold (@usfhbomb), Jared (@kohaku233), & Matt (@mattmanver2) as we talk Rock Band 4, Stardew Valley, Final Fantasy XV, NES Classic Edition, Super Mario Run, the Assassin’s Creed movie, Cuban food, Culver’s, PSX news, & more.

  • Rejected Titles:
    • Jared Does His Duty
    • No Wal-Mart in Dunk City

Intro: George Michael- Faith

Outro: Bearstronaut- Shadow

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More GotY goodness, as it's time for Best Port, Best Mobile, Best Handheld, and the Game of the Year Wild Card.

Best Port

  • Guild of Dungeoneering (iOS)
  • Mini Metro (iOS)
  • Pac-Man 256 (PS4/XB1/PC)
  • Super Mario Maker (3DS)
  • (Dragon Quest VII excluded- not just a simple port)


Best Mobile

  • Guild of Dungeoneering
  • Mini Metro
  • PvZ Heroes
  • Super Mario Run


Best Handheld

  • Dragon Quest VII
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Picross 3D Round 2
  • Pokemon Sun/Moon

Game of the Year Wild Card

  • Drawful 2
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Pokemon Sun/Moon
  • Stardew Valley
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More GOTY goodness as we have the prelims for Game of the Year.

  • Pool 1
    • Amplitude
    • Drawful 2
    • Fire Emblem Fates
    • Tharsis
  • Pool 2
    • Dragon Quest Builders
    • Forza Horizon 3
    • Stardew Valley
    • Tumblestone
  • Pool 3
    • Dragon Quest VII
    • Jackbox Party Pack 3
    • Picross 3D Round 2
    • Pokemon Sun/Moon
  • Honorable mentions: Pocket Card Jockey, Project X Zone 2, Super Mario Run
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Thank you for joining us for part 1 of H&F's Game of the Year Awards. Awards discussed on this episode:

2015 Revisited:

  • Guild of Dungeoneering
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Jackbox Party Pack 2
  • Splatoon

Best Multiplayer

  • Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • Drawful 2
  • Tumblestone
  • Forza Horizon 3

Best Post-Release Support (Old & new games w/ post-release content in 2016)

  • Rock Band 4
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Guild of Dungeoneering
  • Honorable mentions: Super Mario Maker, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, Splatoon, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Plants vs. Zombies 2
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It’s Harold (@usfhbomb) & Jared (@kohaku233) as we talk Pokemon Sun/Moon, Desert Bus for Hope, Forza Horizon 3, Burnout Paradise, head injuries, game delays, Switch rumors, and the incredible power of moms.

Intro: Hootie & the Blowfish- Only Wanna Be With You

Outro: Howard Jones- No One is to Blame

Direct download: hf112.mp3
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It’s Harold (@usfhbomb) & Jared (@kohaku233) as we talk Rock Band Rivals, Jackbox Party Pack 3, Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, Master Blaster Zero, the Mega Drive’s return to Brazil, Harambe goes back to high school (sort of) & more.

Rejected title: Jared is Not a Gremlin

Intro: Smash Mouth- Then the Morning Comes

Outro: Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet With Butterfly Wings

Direct download: hf111.mp3
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Harold (@usfhbomb), Matt (@mattmanver2), & Jared (@kohaku233) talk Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing New Leaf’s amiibo update, & more.

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It’s Harold (@usfhbomb) & Jared (@kohaku233) as we talk Retro Game Treasure, ReCore, 100 ft Robot Golf, Forza Horizon 3, delays, award scams, & more.

Intro: Beastie Boys- Brass Monkey

Outro: James Silva- I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1

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Ok, so I’ve been sitting on this one for a bit. This was just after the last Nintendo Direct, so no Switch talk except NX speculation. We also talk our favorite SNES games. We have a (mostly) 4-man show with Harold (@usfhbomb), Matt (@mattmanver2), Jared (@kohaku233), & Chris (@supernintendad).

Intro: Mario Kart 8- Big Blue

Outro: Fire Emblem Fates- Lost in Thoughts All Alone

Direct download: p64-53.mp3
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Ok. It's been awhile, but here goes.

It’s Harold (@usfhbomb), Jared (@kohaku233), & Tyler (@tylertreese), as we talk Uno, Hatsune Miku Project Diva X, Pepsi 1893 Ginger Cola, PS4 slim, the 3DS Nintendo Direct, Harambe, Vladimir Putin, Xbox Onsies, & more.

Our good friend & Podcast 64 colleague Chris has been having some health issues and started a GoFundMe page. Please support him. Thank you.

Direct download: hf109.mp3
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We have September Rock Band artists & the next 2 weeks of DLC, 3DS news, PAX stuff, and I try Mountain Dew Dewshine

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We have the last week of Rock Band DLC for August and artist predictions for September.

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TURN ON THE FOG MACHINE!!! (Or don't. Please don't.) Hbomb sits down with Aaron Trites of League of Heels Video Game Wrestling and the upcoming PAX Rumble, and all the craziness that led to this point.

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We've got new Rock Band DLC, and I try Crystal Pepsi for the first time in years.

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Can you believe it’s been 3 years? We’ve got Hbomb (@usfhbomb), Jared (@kohaku233), Alex (@alfighter27), Adam (@moofey17), & Tyler (@tylertreese) this week, and we’re talking about No Man’s Sky, Harambe, MasterChef, Mr. Robot, getting derailed, & more. This podcast brought to you by “Ben-Hur” & Nutella.

Intro: Soul Asylum- Runaway Train

Outro: Persona 5 Theme Song Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There!


  • Rejected Titles:
    • Road Combatants
    • Nobody expects the Dorothinquisition!
    • Harold Knows His Sh**
    • Full Harambe
    • What’s Getting Harder?
    • Miku Ruined Vita
    • Kagamine Len and KAITO’s Yaoi Adventures
    • Rated E for Butthole Touching
    • Greg Miller Has the Panties
    • Do Not Sexualize the Vocaloid
    • Tyler Is Full of Crap
    • #vomitvomitvomit
    • 2D, 3D, RealD3D, IMAX 3D
    • Hbomb & Ben Hur
    • Ben-Hur? I Hardly Know Her
    • Goddammit, Tyler!
    • Harold, Are You Boosting Again?
    • OxenFree: The Sequel To OlliOlli
    • Hey Arambe! The Sequel to Samba de Amigo
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Not much to talk about here. Just a show update and a big announcement!

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Well, we missed last week, but we're back with some Rock Band DLC announcements, some NX discussion, and some fancy Pepsi.

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Harold (@usfhbomb) & Jared (@kohaku233) talk Gal*Gun Double Peace, Suicide Squad, Sharknado 4, Rock Band going NASCAR racing, NX rumors, PDQ, BattleBots, the meaning of “parity” & more.

Intro: Limp Bizkit- Rollin’

Outro: Ace of Base- Beautiful Life


  • Rejected Titles:
    • Thank You Japan
    • Dumb Movie: The Movie
    • Pokemon S&M: It’s Just Wrong
    • Because Japan
    • That’s So Harold
Direct download: hf107.mp3
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It's Monday, so it's time for a Rock Band DLC announcement. It's also the first Monday of the month, so we also get all the August artists!

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I'm trying something new here. I'm going to start doing short mini-podcasts every few days or so, talking about whatever's going on (including weekly bites discussing Rock Band DLC & monthly bites discussing Games With Gold & Playstation Plus). For the inaugural Hbites, I will discuss recent NX rumors stemming from the leak to Eurogamer. 

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Harold (@usfhbomb), Jared (@kohaku233), and Matt (@mattmanver2) talk Rock Band Rivals, Ghostbusters, Independence Day Resurgence (spoiler warning), the Hemsworth brothers, I Am Setsuna, Tumblestone, & more.

Intro: The Doubleclicks- Ghostbusters-

Outro: Red Vox- There She Goes (For more, go to )

Rejected Title: I Am Chrono Trigger

Direct download: hf106.mp3
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Harold (@usfhbomb), Matt (@mattmanver2), Jared (@kohaku233) & Chris (@supernintendad) talk more NX rumors, the 64 DD prototype, Zero Time Dilemma, Project X Zone 2, Fire Emblem Fates, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, the final Splatfest, old Wii games, & more.

Intro: Pokemon Red & Blue- Opening Theme

Outro: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest- Bloody Tears (Barkerville)

Rejected Titles:

  • Intentional Poop
  • Pokemon YOLO
  • Hairs of Fate
  • Aeris of Fate
  • Tyler Was Right
  • Chris Was Right
  • Waifu Wars
Direct download: p64-52.mp3
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We had some technical difficulties, but we got a good show in. Hbomb (@usfhbomb) is joined by Jared (@kohaku233), Jerry (@screamopichu), and the long-overdue return of Adam (@moofey17) as we discuss Drawful 2, Sharknado 4, God of War, Stargate SG-1, Nintendo vs. Zoe Quinn, EA being EA (at the expense of Criterion & Burnout fans), NX rumors, Mighty No. 9, & more.

Intro: Toto- Africa

Outro: Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet with Butterfly Wings


  • Rejected Titles:
    • You Didn’t Even Leave A Tip?
    • F*** the East Coast!
    • ...this game sucks!
    • The Healing Potion Killed me!
    • S*** Looney
    • Canadian Pesos
    • TMS #FE: 4kidz Edition. Thanks, Treehouse
    • Mighty “Number 2”
    • Sharknado 4: The Sharknadoing
    • God of War SG-1: Don’t Be Sorry, Be Better
    • S*** Michael Pachter Says
    • The Rails Are In A Whole Different Zip Code
Direct download: hf105.mp3
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E3 is over, and Harold (@usfhbomb), Jared (@kohaku233), and Matt (@mattmanver2) are here to wrap it up.

Intro: Ozzy Osbourne- Crazy Train

Outro: The Killers- Don’t Shoot Me, Santa

  • Rejected Titles:
    • Finding Ellen
    • Matt’s Boss Fight
    • Blitz or GTFO
    • One Does Not Simply Drive Into Mordor
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Our E3 coverage continues as Harold (@usfhbomb), Jared (@kohaku233), (eventually) Jerry (@screamopichu) wrap up the Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony press events, along with some additional news.

Rejected Titles:

  • Hbomb & the Elephant in the Room
  • Rise of the Division
  • Assassin’s Creed: Blood Dragon
  • Aisha Tyler Wins
  • The Last of Us 2: More of Us

Intro: Chris Issac- Wicked Game
Break 1: Men at Work- Down Under
Break 2: Queen- Don't Stop Me Now
Outro: Van Halen- Right Now

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E3 is upon us! Hbomb (@usfhbomb) & Jared (@kohaku233) talk EA & Bethesda's E3 events.

Rejected Titles:

  • Ten of Listeners
  • Sleeping Doge

Intro: MAGIC!- Rude
Break: Bush- Machinehead
Outro: Fleetwood Mac- Gold Dust Woman

Direct download: hf104a.mp3
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Well, it’s just Hbomb (@usfhbomb) and Jared (@kohaku233) this time. We’re talking Fire Emblem Fates, Deadpool, Nintendo’s E3 plans (or lack thereof), PS4 Neo, Xbox Scorpio, Rock Band 4 news, & more.

Intro: The Killers- Somebody Told Me

Outro: Barenaked Ladies- One Week (Live from Red Rocks)

  • Rejected Titles:
    • We Have a Problem
    • Guitar Hero Dead
    • Guitar Hero Revived
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Skylanders
    • Skylanders the Gathering
    • Why Did I Buy This Thing?
    • Border Wars
    • Neal Ronaghan Doesn’t Like Fire Emblem
    • Podcast Simulator
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Hbomb (@usfhbomb) is joined by Retro Nick (@retron8) as they talk about the failure of the Coleco Chameleon and about retro gaming in general. There's even a brief tangent about Star Wars.

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In this experiment by the Hbomb & Friends family of podcasts, Hbomb (@usfhbomb) spends about 30 minutes talking to Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) of "You Like the Worst Stuff" about Loot Crate and its recent expansion of offerings.

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Harold (@usfhbomb), Matt (@mattmanver2), & Chris?! (@supernintendad) talk NX details, new Splatoon amiibo, mobile games, & more.

Intro: Super Mario World- Overworld Theme

Outro: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past- Overworld Theme

Rejected Titles:


  • Skype is Fired
  • Real Talk
  • Online Pickup
  • For the Sequel
  • Fire Emblem Fired
  • Nickel & Dime Until Permadeath
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Well, Hbomb (@usfhbomb)’s been in a funk lately, so he called on Jared (@Kohaku233), Tyler (@tylertreese), Alex (@alfighter27), & Jon (@heyjonanderson) to help him out of it. The crew talks GDC, Senran Kagura, Metal Gear, Fire Emblem Fates, Fuller House, a possible end of Wii U, air conditioning, & more.

Intro: Nelly- Hot in Herre

Outro: Steven Page- Surprise, Surprise


  • Rejected Titles:
    • PC Master Racing
    • RIP “Waaaaaazzzzup!”
    • End of an Error
    • Wrestlemania Preview
    • Nintendo NXT
    • You’re Gonna Have a Problem
    • All the Hadoken
    • Poop Trash From a Butt
    • PG for Poop Garbage
    • Pekken Tournament
    • Gust: An Elysian Tale
    • Tom Clancy’s The Multiplication
    • I know Aaron Trites. You, sir are no Aaron Trites.
Direct download: hf102.mp3
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Harold (@usfhbomb), Matt (@mattmanver2), & Jared (@kohaku233) celebrate the 50th episode of Podcast 64 by talking about NX rumors & fake prototypes, the best of Wii U, and the potential end of Wii U.

Intro: F-Zero- Mute City

Outro: Pilotwings- Light Plane

Direct download: p64-50.mp3
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Harold (@usfhbomb), Matt (@mattmanver2), & Jared(@kohaku233) talk about our favorite games of 2015, but we’d all really rather playing Fire Emblem.

Intro: Fire Emblem Fates- Lost in Thoughts All Alone

Outro: Fire Emblem Fates- Sadness

Direct download: p64-49.mp3
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It’s a solo Hbomb (@usfhbomb) show as we wrap up PAX South 2016, as well as discuss some Nintendo news and upcoming Rock Band 4 DLC. Also, due to the delay of getting this show out and the lack of additional shows, I have also made a State of the Podcast at the end of the show.

Intro: Paul & Storm- Opening Band

Outro: The Protomen- Light Up the Night

Direct download: hf101.mp3
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Holy crap! We made it to 100! Harold (@usfhbomb) & Jared (@kohaku233) are joined by Alex O’Neill (@alfighter27), Tony Horvath (@tonyhorvath), & Tyler Treese (@tylertreese), as they talk about Guitar Hero Live, Tharsis, Klaus, Greg Miller’s chicken wing recipe, Chiptune Companion, Final Fantasy 7, Tony’s dislike of Yoshi’s Woolly World, & more.


Wanna catch us live? We’re live on most Wednesdays (new night!) @8pm ET/5PT at our new home for live shows, Also check out Podcast 64 on alternate Monday nights at 8PM on the same channel. Plus, Hbomb is showing off new Rock Band 4 tracks on the channel on Tuesdays at 7pm ET.


Also, be sure to check out our brand new website: In addition to new episodes of Hbomb & Friends and Podcast 64, I will be posting regular blog entries. I have also added the archives to the website for your convenience.


Intro: The Eagles- Hotel California

Outro: Glenn Frey- The Heat is On

  • Rejected Titles:
    • What’s Up, Pussycat?
    • STEAM, HO!
    • What’s a Snapchat?
    • Stupid Delicious
    • Beer is Optional, But Recommended
    • Hot Wang Action on Instagram
    • I QUIT!
    • OC & Friends
    • Motorboating Alex
    • The Nintendo Fii
    • The Legend of Groose
    • Mr. Namedropper
    • I am the Grumpy Old Man!
    • Yahtzee of Death
    • Mortal Kombat 40
    • Persona 5 Golden
    • Lara Croft Goes Again: a Potty Training Game
    • Where’s My F***ing Theatrhythm?
Direct download: hf100.mp3
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Tyler (@tylertreese) joins Harold (@usfhbomb) & (eventually) Jared (@kohaku233) as they talk Tharsis, Amplitude, David Bowie, Amiibo, Pokemon, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Star Wars Pinball, Star Wars pajamas, & more.


Wanna catch us live? We’re live on most Wednesdays (new night!) @8pm ET/5PT at our new home for live shows, Also check out Podcast 64 on alternate Monday nights at 8PM on the same channel. Plus, Hbomb is showing off new Rock Band 4 tracks on the channel on Tuesdays at 7pm ET.


Also, be sure to check out our brand new website: In addition to new episodes of Hbomb & Friends and Podcast 64, I will be posting regular blog entries. I have also added the archives to the website for your convenience.

Intro: David Bowie- Lazarus

Outro: David Bowie- Space Oddity

  • Rejected Titles:
    • Tyler & Friends
    • Everybody Loves Phantoms
    • We Don’t Have Time for Your Lies
    • Nobody Cares About Venusaur
    • Pokemon Go Away
    • Read the Tylers
Direct download: hf99.mp3
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2015 is in the past, and Harold (@usfhbomb) & Jared (@kohaku233) discuss their favorite games from the past year and more.


Wanna catch us live? We’re live on most Wednesdays (new night!) @8pm ET/5PT at our new home for live shows, Also check out Podcast 64 on alternate Monday nights at 8PM on the same channel.


Also, be sure to check out our brand new website: In addition to new episodes of Hbomb & Friends and Podcast 64, I will be posting regular blog entries. I have also added the archives to the website for your convenience.


Intro: Staind- It’s Been Awhile

Outro: Freezepop- Super Sprode

  • Rejected Titles:
    • Licensing is Hard
    • Bye Bye, Jar-Jar
    • EA: It’s In the Game… Unless It’s Not
    • EA: It’s In the Wallet
    • Sorry, Alex!
    • I’m Kinda Feeling It
Direct download: hf98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EST