Hot Dads of Gaming: Bowser is The Most Underrated Hot Dad in Gaming

Hot Dads are everywhere right now. In TV and movies, the Hot Dad is often (but not always) a single father. He holds down a challenging job while raising children. Or he fights zombies while raising children. Or whatever it is Ned Stark did. He doesn’t always get it right, especially with his daughter, but he’s trying hard, and there’s sensitivity behind those piercing grey eyes. He’s fiercely protective of his kids, which can make it hard for him to let people in. Oh, and he’s super hot. (more…)

Death in Games, According to a Five Year Old

Death in Games, According to a Five Year Old

My youngest brother is a gamer in the loosest sense of the term. He really enjoys watching others play games, almost as much as he enjoys telling others how to play games. He especially likes completely dictating every gaming action to another person and then celebrating the outcome as his own success. He’s six (five at the time of this “interview”). He experiences death in games as an extreme annoyance and little else. Even when pushed on the matter he considers a character’s death to be only a failing on the part of the player (either my father or myself in those cases; if we win it’s all him though). So I decided to talk to him a bit more about what death means, and how games are different from real life. (more…)