Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nerd Tunes - Laser Destroyer Team

First time plugging some music on the site! I've been listening to Laser Destroyer Team's album, AUTODESTRON while working the last couple days and I'm completely in love, and figured I should pass the good music on to you all. If you like video game inspired music then you should definitely check them out! I mean, the first song on the album is "Spoopy Streets" how could you NOT check them out?

Best known for their work composing the score for the indie game Always Sometimes Monsters, which won "Best Writing" and "Best Indie Game" at the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards. For their work on the game, Laser Destroyer Team received a nomination in the "Best Original Music" category.

In January 2014, the group released AUTODESTRON, their first non­game release.

For all you indie devs out there, Laser Destroyer Team is also available to compose music for your project!



Monday, March 23, 2015

Nerd Fashion - Dresses for Spring!

Spring is here! And for parts of the country (sorry y'all who are still buried in snow) that means time to start thinking about cute spring and summer outfits! No more covering up, warm weather is on its way. Here are 12 cute and nerdy dress ideas to get you ready!

Kokiri Dress

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nerd Fashion - RedBubble now offering leggings!

RedBubble, a site for artists to sell their works as various products (shirts, phone cases, cards), is as of today offering leggings as a product option!

We took a quick look at what's already available as leggings and here are some of our favorites.

See Also: More Nerdy Leggings

  1. Doctor Who Leggings by Sharon Turner
  2. N7 Galaxy by ThePyratQueen
  3. Abstract by badbugs
  4. Tale as Old as Time by Ellador
  5. Space by Jorge Lopez
  6. Myth and Legend by Alex Clark
  7. Donkey Kong Arcade by Octavio Velazquez
  8. Middle Earth Map by Alice Edwards

See Also: More Nerdy Leggings

Monday, March 2, 2015

Nerd Fashion Giveaway - Two Free "Link for President" Shirts! [ENDED]

This giveaway has ended! Congrats to our two winners, your shirts have been shipped out as of 3/11/2015. 

I was recently approached by Merchbro, a company that prints custom t-shirts. They were looking to team up on a shirt giveaway and asked if I’d be interested in giving away two Zelda shirts to my readers. What shirt, you ask? That cool Link For President shirt you see above!

My response? Of course! (I mean, obviously, here is the blog post!) Who doesn't love a good giveaway?

If you want to enter to win the shirt, fill out the form here and in the "Contest code" line enter explodedsoda.

Sometime in the next week or so I’ll announce the winners and Merchbro will ship out the shirts. All free and with no strings attached.

Good luck!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nerdy Gift Guide - Valentine's Day 2015 Cards

Oh boy. February is here already and Valentine's Day is fast approaching. 
This year stick it to the card companies, support someone's art and get an unconventional card!

Need some help weeding through the mass of options online? 

Here are some awesome gamer and nerd pop culture related cards we found for you! 

Will You Be My Player 2

Created by TurtlesSoup

Monday, January 26, 2015

Nerdy Art - Super Mario World Transit Maps

User tastethebacon on RIPTApparel has created some amazing transit maps of 5 major cities based off of the maps in Super Mario World. Show off your love for a city and your love of games with poster versions of these maps!

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Map

Check out the other cities after the break!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nerd Fashion - Geekweave Armor Leggings

One can never have enough nerdy leggings, so thank goodness for Geekweave! They're working on starting a line of video game armor inspired leggings, and they look completely awesome. Geekweave just launched their Kickstarter earlier this week and are already over halfway to their goal of $15,000. Be sure go to and check it out!

See Also: More Awesome Nerdy Leggings

Currently they're offering three designs. The Satina Paladin, Skull Reaver, and Mecha. Check out more pictures after the break!

The New Nintendo 3DS

Hooray! North America will be getting the New Nintendo 3DS XL sooner than planned. And there's even going to be a fancy Zelda Majora's Mask edition, if you can manage to find a place that still has it in stock.

But this isn't really a post about that. This is another one of my rants about NA getting shafted.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Nerd Fashion - Ombre Gradient Tights

Not really video game or nerd pop culture related, but I'm sure design and color geeks will love these awesome gradient tights from BZRshop on Etsy

Check out more of these beautiful tights after the break!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Nerd Office - Star Trek Office Supplies

What better way for a Star Trek fan to show their passion for the series than at work? For $35 one can get the below Mr. Spock business card holder and for $20 one can preorder (available sometime in July) a Trek-themed tin with 40 paper clips, 20 shaped like the Starfleet delta insignia and 20 shaped like the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Mr. Spock Business Card Holder Statue

Available from Entertainment Earth

Star Trek The Original Series Paper Clips

Available from Entertainment Earth