Posts Tagged ‘game dad’

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus announced, coming October

Good morning! While we were all sleeping (and Adam was fighting terrible conference wifi), Bethesda’s press conference happen. With came announcements of new games, including Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus [official site]. There’s an 8 minute trailer below, which includes live action sequences, cutscene vignettes and lots and lots of killing Nazis and robots and robot Nazis. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Dad Quest explain the mystery of where all these dads keep coming from?

Dads: what are they? Where do they come from? Why are they here? And how have these pod people managed to replace a full half of Rock, Paper, Shotgun? Some say games can offer powerful insight into others’ lives but, beyond Shower With Your Dad Simulator, almost all dad games star raging goons who stomp out the teeth of anyone who goes near their daughter figures. Is this all the dad is? I’ll have to study platform-o-action-a-APG ’em up Dad Quest [official site] when it hits early access next month. We must unlock the secret of the dads before they replace us all. Read the rest of this entry »

Not Child Safe: Who’s Your Daddy Looks Wackyfun

The duties of a game dad usually entail smashing in the teeth of anyone so much as looks at your daughter figure, but Who’s Your Daddy takes a far more realistic approach. The two-player asymmetric multiplayer game will have a game dad rushing about trying to child-proof a home while the baby crawls about trying to find ways to injure itself. Drinking soap is always a safe bet, and maybe you can pop yourself in the oven. Oh sure, the game looks all sorts of janky, but it’s a charming idea. Observe:

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All Is Full Of Dad: Live-Action Dad By The Sword Trailer

Does the latest Dad By The Sword [official site] trailer tell us much new about the first-person dad-action-RPG? Nnnooot really (you get a nice look at your dad’s bejorted leg as he kicks a monster, mind). The trailer does, however, have the best live-action sequences since Roundabout. I never knew dad was such a versatile – and prevalent – element.

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The Wonder Of Shower With Your Dad Simulator

You can hardly swing a cat in here without hitting a dad and being sent to your room. On Monday I was tip-toeing around the first-person melee roguelikelike parenting of Dad By The Sword, and now I’m slipping on headphones so I can listen late at night to the bizarre rewrite of Kanye West’s Power in the trailer for Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad? [Greenlight page]. The dadification of games is exploring some strange and wonderful paths.

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My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: Dad By The Sword

In contrast to many of my treasured colleagues, I dislike puns. I suppose I never went through the Future Publishing punmill. Dad By The Sword [official site] might have a punny name, but its puns are seeds sprouting justification for roguelikelike first-person melee mutilation and murder.

Your game dad will run around procedural dungeons in his jorts, see, hacking monsters and hot dogs to pieces, collecting dadcessories and gaining derks (dad perks). He sounds more fun than your regular gruff game dad. Come see some short dad clips (dips?):

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Game Dad: Resident Evil Rev 2 Barrying Up February

Thanks, game dad!

It’s not easy, being a game dad – a gruff, burly, bearded figure whose parenting technique is heavy on slitting throats, kicking teeth in, shooting faces, and shouting. I can’t imagine how this works with mundanities like homework, chores, and teenage rebellion, but it seems to work out all right in apocalyptic scenarios. When your daughter/daughter figure is in trouble, a game dad’s gotta do what a game dad’s gotta do. Resident Evil comic relief character Barry Burton has been a dad all along, but a new Resident Evil Revelations 2 trailer shows he’s promoted to the gritty role of game dad. This also brings word of release dates for the episodic game’s chapters.

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