Episode 17 – Nintendo 64 vs Playstation

In this episode of Fathers of the Grind, Tim and Derek revisit the 5th generation of consoles, which include everything from the disastrous Atari Jaguar to the showdown between the Nintendo 64 and Sony Playstation. We talk about launch prices, game lineups, and our thoughts on which system we liked the most.

Before we dive into the console debate, we talk about kids & classic games. How should kids experience games? Should they play the classics first? We discuss how we approached sharing our hobby with our kids.

What are your thoughts on the 5th generation of video game consoles? Were you a Sony Pony or a Nintendo fanboy? Should kids play the classic games before diving into modern experiences? We’d love to have you join the conversation by joining our Facebook group, Fathers of the Grind, or emailing us at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 16 – Listener Questions

The Fathers of the Grind are back with Episode 16, and this week we answer questions from the community. Our Facebook page has become a great place to interact with other gamers, and we’d love to have you join us. Whether or not you’re a parent, everyone is welcome!

Before we get to listener questions, we talk about the games we are currently playing, early access to Gears of War 4, and more!

Thanks for listening, and keep the questions & comments coming our way! We’ll do our best to include them in the show and give you a proper shout-out.

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Episode 15 – The Hardest Games We’ve Played

Join Derek Tigue and Tim Nester as they discuss the hardest games they’ve ever played in Episode 15 of this dad gamer podcast: Fathers of the Grind. Before we get to that topic, there are a number of recent developments in the industry to talk about, including the new Witcher 3 DLC, more Nintendo NX rumors, mature content filters for games, and more!

We also talk about our thoughts on recent releases Rachet & Clank, Dark Souls 3, and Stories: Path of Destinies. Oh, and we discover a strange alter ego that we never knew Tim had: “Snobby Tim.” He’s the worst.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 14 – Q1 2016 Review / SNES vs Genesis

The latest episode of our gaming podcast includes a review of the 1st quarter of 2016. We discuss our most disappointing and favorite games as well as provide a quick preview of a jam-packed 2nd quarter!

We also compare our favorite consoles from the Super Nintendo & Sega Genesis generation. Which was your pick then & now? We cover a number of other things including Quantum Break first impressions, revisiting the brutal world of God of War 3, and a few timeless Dad Jokes from Derek.

Don’t forget email us at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com and join our community page on Facebook!

As always… thank you SO much for listening!

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Episode 13 – “Final Fantasy XV Uncovered” Recap

The title of this week’s episode pretty much sums up our topic for this week. Final Fantasy XV now has a ton of confirmed information as Square Enix unveiled a host of new details about its next big game during it’s live event title “Final Fantasy XV Uncovered.” Sounds scandalous… but it’s totally not.

That’s not the only topic we cover, however as there were a number of recent developments in the gaming industry. We talk about Miitomo, Hellblade, Xbox & PS Plus ‘free’ games for April, and a lot more!

We’d love to get your feedback & thoughts on our discussion! Be sure to join our group on Facebook: “Fathers of the Grind”

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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.

Join the conversation by heading over to our Facebook page, “Fathers of the Grind” or sending an email to fathersofthegrind@gmail.com.

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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!

Join our new Facebook group by searching for “Fathers of the Grind” in Facebook search. 

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

Thanks for taking time to listen!

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