Happy Father’s Day To All Video Game Dads

Most people probably have an idea of what they’re doing for their dads this Father’s Day, and if not, surprise!…it’s Father’s Day! It’s our yearly Father’s Day Edition, so enjoy!

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My wife tops herself every year when it comes to spoiling me on Father’s Day.  She always knows the perfect gift to get me, plus, I do make things easier being a Gamer/Geek…I mean, they have ThinkGeek 30 minutes from us so, I mean, come on.

My Dad on the other hand absolutely hates video games, and that’s OK. Let’s all take a few seconds to let that sink in….OK, and…we’re back. We all have our likes and dislikes (I hate tomatoes, but love hot sauce and pico…go figure). My middle brother Mike prefers FPS games…and my little brother Jon likes games on the Nintendo and 3DS. My wife likes games on pretty much any platform, and surprisingly enjoys VR (the girl who can’t look at her iPhone when the car is moving because it makes her nauseous).

Because my Dad isn’t a fan of video games, I can’t just run to the closest GameStop and buy him a game for his Father’s Day present. I really wish I could get him to try some of the RPG games because I really love the adventures. Let’s face it, when you get older you don’t go out and search for dragons anymore, and you leave the zombie killing to a younger crowd…said no gamer ever (I may have used that before, but it still fits).

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For Father’s Day, we all need to take a second and really appreciate what our dads did for us. They kept us safe when the dragons attacked…or we kicked a chicken…which is the worst thing you can do when you enter a village in an RPG. I mean, you can take everything they own, but don’t kick a chicken, because everyone loses their minds.

They kept us fed and full, and always made sure no one ‘stole our sweet-roll.’ My Dad would occasionally bring us donuts from road trips and they were awesome.

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My point being, even though my dad hates video games, and I mean, really hates video games…He is still a great guy who loves his kids, and enjoys playing with his grandkids, and lights up when they come around, like I do when I see mine. Being a dad is the greatest ‘achievement’ I’ve ever gotten. It’s cross-platform, and the game never ends…you just get free DLC’s as time goes on…Happy Father’s Day Dad…who will probably never read this so we did send you a card…just saying…

 

 

 

‘Metro Exodus’ Won’t Be Open-World, But Is A Move In The Right Direction

Metro Exodus premiered at E3 earlier this week and was one of the events surprise highlights for Metro fans. Developer 4A Games’ Metro series executive producer Jon Block revealed that while the game offers “sandbox survival”, linear storytelling is still vital to the franchise.

“First and foremost we’re not moving away from the classic linear Metro gameplay,” Bloch told PCGamesN. “We still have that, but what we’re doing with this new gameplay is more like sandbox survival.”

“There’s large levels that offer a lot more freedom, they’re non-linear, but we will have a story wrapped into them,” Bloch explained. “So the story will carry through across the non-linear and linear levels.”

The Metro series always does a great job portraying its post-apocalyptic Russian setting and engaging storyline. Running in true 4K on the Xbox One X, this game is nothing short of beautiful, and truly marks a major paradigm-shift in console gaming. Metro Exodus is due for release in 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

‘Call of Juarez: Gunslinger’ May Help Those ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Delay Blues

If you are like the rest of America you are trying to deal with the news that Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed until 2018. But stay with me, we have the perfect game to get you by…for like, several hours anyway.

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If you have an Xbox One or 360 and need a ‘western fix’ due to the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2, then Call of Juarez: Gunslinger may be just what the doctor ordered. I already know what you’re thinking, “Is it covered under my HMO?”…probably not…maybe…but, probably not.

Call of Juarez is a western-themed FPS adventure/story and is backwards-compatible so you can be firing that six-shooter as soon as today. It has it all, fast-paced revolver duels, horseback riding, and is a lot like ‘Borderlands-western-style.’

You play as Silas Greaves, an old bounty hunter in a saloon telling stories of his wild adventures involving almost every old west outlaw you can think of. Like who, you ask? How about names like Butch Cassidy, Jesse James, and Billy The Kid? That’s just a small list of gunslingers you’ll face and to put it mildly, they ain’t happy.

 Call of Juarez: Gunslinger messes with you the entire ride by adding false endings, starting at the end and working backwards, and not to mention totally re-telling history…or is it? The spaghetti-western stories have you laughing but I wouldn’t go in guns blazing, you can get surrounded quickly.

No, the game is not open world or Red Ded Redemption (1 and for sure not 2), but it’s a lot of fun and the good news is, it’s available to download today for $14.99. But wait, if you act now…