A long time ago, I’d hoped that a children’s cartoon character would be my kid’s entryway into the world of science fiction. But, nope, as much as I wanted it to happen, it was DC Comics’ Legion of Superheroes that helped my kid understand what “the future” means.
As far as video games that would inspire a video game tattoo, Papo & Yo seems like an unlikely one, right? As moving as it is, Minority Media’s digital release is built on one man’s childhood, specifically the abuse he suffered at the hands of his alcoholic dad. It is an undeniably sad game. But, despite that, one…
The thing about humor, Phil Tibitoski told me, is its ability to mask hidden truths—sometimes, these are things that are actually kind of disquieting. This somber remark seems strange coming from the president at Young Horses, the folk behind Octodad: Dadliest Catch—an amusing game about the difficulty that comes…
Finding time to play normal video games as the father of newborn baby boys is tough enough as it is. I was certain my thirst for massively multiplayer online role-playing games would go unquenched in the face of fatherhood. Then I discovered the joy of dailies.
A Cincinnati-area father took bad parenting to a new depth this past weekend by swiping his 9-year-old son's console and games and trading them all in for cash. What for exactly wasn't said, but the guy has a drug problem.
I can buy video game’s depiction of intergalactic war, sure. Gaming portrayals of romance are a tougher sell. But there’s another kind of love that’s suddenly popular in games and is being done well: The love of being a dad.
Parting with one's treasured game collection can be an unthinkable proposition for many. But having a baby absolutely transforms your life, as one long-tenured Kotaku commenter writes. And that makes such decisions not only possible, but downright necessary.