Episode 12 – Video Game Burn Out

In this week’s episode of Fathers of the Grind, we dive into the topic of video game burn out. Have you ever decided to sideline the hobby of gaming for a period of time? What caused it? Did a certain game bring you back to it?

Before we get to that, however, we talk about Daredevil (Season 2) – it’s a spoiler-free discussion, so no worries there! We also chat about other movies & shows we’ve been watching recently, and then we pick our favorite comic book character adaptations for TV shows, movies, and games.

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Episode 11 – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

Episode 11 is here, and Tim is (apparently) already trying to trim it down to a 1-man show. Listen to the botched opening to see for yourself. Sorry! Not Sorry!

Our community is starting up a Rocket League Season! Join our Facebook group, Fathers of the Grind, to find out more!

What qualities give a game emotional weight? What games have made us feel emotional? We discuss that in our Topic of the Show, and we share some thoughts from the community as well.

We also talk about:

  • Family. Kids bring home all the germs.
  • Games! The Division, Hitman, Ori and the Blind Forest, New Plants VS Zombies game, New Oddworld game, I Am Setsuna, and many more!
  • GDC headlines, including the big PSVR announcements
  • Final Fantasy XV release date

You can reach out to us by joining our group on Facebook, or you can email us at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 10 – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

We made it to Episode 10! We kick things off by embarrassing ourselves while trying to pronounce some of the more difficult names of members from our Facebook group. Apologies all around. We are the worst.

In our topic of the show, we discuss M-Rated games. When should kids play games that are rated M? When did we play our first M-rated game?

  • Games we are currently playing
  • Metacritic’s best of February 2016
  • Major changes at Lionhead and Bioware
  • PS Store’s new Launch Party promotion
  • Gears of War 4 details revealed
  • New games have been announced: Labyrinth, Urban Empire, and Sniper Elite 4
  • More games! Dead Island 2, Witcher 3 expansion: Blood & Wine, Far Cry Primal, The Division, Grim Dawn, Hitman, and more!

Be sure to join our Facebook group, “Fathers of the Grind” to join the conversation! As always, thanks so much for listening!

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Episode 9 – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

We’re back with episode 9, and it’s a DOOZY!
…Okay, it’s actually the same size as most of our 2-hour gaming podcasts. At least this time we provide you with a little music interlude to signal the halfway point of the show. You’re welcome!

Our conversation begins with a focus on how kids, marriage, jobs, school, and other life changes have impacted our ability to enjoy hobbies like playing video games. Of course, we want to hear from YOU as well! Join our Facebook group, Fathers of the Grind, to join the conversation.

Other topics & games we cover include:

  • The Division – what you need to know before it launches this week!
  • No Man’s Sky release details
  • What makes an Indie Game indie?
  • Lots of games! Heavy Rain, Far Cry Primal, Monster Hunter Revelations, Fallout 4, Galak-Z, Star Fox, Paper Mario, Titanfall 2, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Disney Art Academy, and more!
  • Nintendo announced some great stuff in their most recent Nintendo Direct
  • We list the games releasing in March, and share the community’s feedback on what they will be playing
  • How have you had to adjust your gaming habits due to life changes?

Have questions? Comments? General feedback? Empty flattery? We’ll take it. Email us at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com or join our new Facebook group: Fathers of the Grind.

As always, thanks for listening!

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Episode 8 – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

In episode 8 of our video game podcast, we chat about all the biggest news stories & game announcements, including:

  • Resident Evil Games re-releasing
  • New Pokemon, Alan Wake, Postal, & Carmageddon games
  • Xbox Games with Gold & PS Plus for March
  • Are subscribers getting fair value from those services?
  • Rocket League getting super-powered DLC
  • Naughty Dog and Ubisoft share an awkward moment
  • What is Take-Two planning for E3 2016?
  • How is Fire Emblem: Fates selling? What are our thoughts on it so far?
  • We also talk about TellTales’ Game of Thrones, Far Cry Primal, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more!

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You can leave us a comment there or email us at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com

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Episode 7 – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

Episode 7 has arrived!

Tim is fighting a never-ending cold. Derek is recording while sitting on the floor. You think that will stop us? Not. A. Chance.
It’s a classic entry into the Fathers of the Grind show!

In this episode:

  • “Hey! Listen!” Comments and questions from YOU, the listeners!
  • Toys to Life games
  • Tim almost scored a copy of Fire Emblem Fates a few days before release
  • What we’re playing in 60 seconds or less
  • Games: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, The Division, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, Shakedown Hawaii, Rocket League, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, Knack 2, and more!
  • What updates are coming with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD remake, and what is up with the new Nintendo Accounts?
  • How are the reviews for Street Fighter V and Fire Emblem Fates?
  • Derek likes Street Fighter V, but Tim’s not convinced Capcom had the right strategy

Want to contribute to a future episode? Write in at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com with your questions & comments.

Thank you SO MUCH for listening!

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Episode 6 – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

We thought we might miss a week between episodes 5 and 6…NOPE. We’re back with a full episode right on schedule! What do we cover this week?

  • Firewatch is great
  • Fire Emblem Awakening is worth revisiting
  • Tales From The Borderlands
  • Gaming Genres that we love and hate
  • Game announcements (Knights & Bikes, Dungeons 2, Party Hard, Shiren the Wanderer, Toukiden 2, Night in the Woods, The Walking Dead: Michonne, Downwell, The Flame in the Flood)
  • Derek explains why we should all be hyped for Quantum Break
  • Tim shares some thoughts on what makes Final Fantasy IX so great
  • Will Onimusha be resurrected by Capcom?
  • Will Titanfall 2 arrive this winter?
  • Metacritic scores for February releases so far (X-Com 2, Firewatch, Unravel, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, and Dying Light: The Following)

We talk about that and a ton more! As always, send us your thoughts by emailing us at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 5 (part 2) – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

The conversation continues in part 2 of Episode 5 as Derek and Tim talk about games coming out in February and which ones have them hyped. It’s a surprisingly full month for releases, with February 9th being one of the biggest video game release days in the year up to this point. Are you excited about Firewatch, Unravel, Fire Emblem: Fates, Street Fighter V, and Far Cry Primal? We are, too!

To close out the episode, we talk about how the narrative of a story can be affected by open world settings in games. How are games like Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed, The Witcher, and Metal Gear Solid impacted by their open worlds? Also, we disagree on which game has a better story: The Witcher 2 or The Witcher 3. Let us know which one you think is best!

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Episode 5 (part 1) – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

Fathers of the Grind Podcast Episode 5 is here! In part 1, we will cover the games we are currently playing as well as our personal gamer goals for the month of February. “Four in February” is a challenge that many in our community are taking on to complete 4 games from our ever-growing backlog of games. Which games are Tim and Derek hoping to complete in February?

We read some of the awesome Ridiculous Game Ideas from the community, so thank you all for participating!

There was a ton of gaming news this week, so we cover a few of those topics as well as Metacritic’s top-rated games for January.

Stay tuned for part 2 next week where we discuss February’s game releases as well as a special topic about open world games. As always, thanks for the support!

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Episode 4 – Fathers of the Grind Podcast

There have been some amazing dogs in video games, but which ones stand above the rest? We took it to the community, and in this episode, we’ll share the results of the “Best Video Game Dogs” poll.

Also, we talk about games our young kids like to watch us play, and Derek and Tim have both been playing shorter gaming experiences recently. Are shorter games the better option for busy parents?

Insomniac has finally announced their new game, Song of Deep, and the ambitious game, Conan Exiles, has been revealed by developer Funcom. With all the game announcements that keep popping up do the Playstation and Xbox stores run the risk over over-saturating the market with smaller games. Will these console stores become just another app store?

Tim and Derek discuss a couple games you’ve probably never heard of before today, including Crashlands and Who’s Your Daddy?

Lastly, Tim has some “big” personal news to announce, so don’t miss it!

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