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?
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!
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!
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!
Did you know that there’s a PC gamer out there who is currently trying to complete every game available on Steam? It’s exactly as crazy as it sounds.
In our 3rd episode, Derek and Tim cover that story as well as a bunch of other news, game announcements, and their all-time favorite game developers. They also dive into a discussion on what makes a “good” developer, so be sure to listen and send us your personal top 3!
Topics this week:
Top PSN downloads in 2015
Nintendo NX rumors
PC gamer completionist – can he do it?
Will the NCAA Football games make a comeback?
Fire Emblem: Fates hype!
New game announcements
Tim & Derek pick their personal favorite developers