What do Fallout 4, Pauly from Rocky, and Couch Co-Op have in common? THE BIG BABY DADDY CAST that's what! Join the daddies this week as we discuss all things Fallout 4, couch co-op memories and the proper spelling of the word DYYYAABLOW! Enjoy! As always, if you would like to ask the daddies a question, make comments or suggestions please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.orgTake Care, Keep Gaming!
By: @Manny_The_Great As I think about all the games I have played in my lifetime I begin to realize that although there are many games I have enjoyed playing through them by myself or with friends, there are only a few games that have influenced the way I think and play. These are the games I am thankful to have played given that they have helped me mature as a person and have expanded my horizons to other game types. Coming up with this list really wasn't hard since there weren't many games that influenced me in such a way.
By Joshua Vazquez Have you ever planned out your perfect day? We’ve all thought about it. In fact, sometimes we think about it too much. It’s almost as if the mere thought of it crossing our minds is in of in itself, guilt inducing. That’s right, the age-old question: When is the best time for me to play video games with a full schedule? What? Is it only me then?
The latest episode of the Big Baby Daddy Cast is here! Join us in episode 3 where we discuss our Thanksgiving plans, give you an update on what we're playing, dive into Gio's latest article on coping with PTSD and hear us get sentimental in our last topic where we discuss how games have affected us emotionally. Also, we all sound super sexy! Enjoy!
How do I cope with PTSD by playing video games? By Gio Pacheco For me playing video games is a way to unplug from reality and focus my thoughts on the objectives at hand in the game. While gaming may appear simple enough for most, sometimes it’s all I have to turn to. For as long as I can remember I have always had a passion for video games and my ultimate goal as a child would be to try and beat them all. At the age of 19 I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. At that time I had to put my passion on pause and focus on my training and getting my mind right for what I was about to experience.
So you just had a baby, you're feeling pumped, exited, energetic, motivated, and all these other emotions at the same time. This is especially evident when you hold the baby for the first time. As you stare down at your baby, you begin to realize that suddenly nobody is taking care of you or the baby for that matter. It is you and your significant other who from now on will be the world for this child you now call your son or daughter. This feeling is overwhelming, you initially feel like you can't breathe, and sadness overtakes you for a little bit, but that all goes away as you continue to hold the baby. You begin to gain some confidence and this confidence will continue to grow as the days go by. This is what I felt initially when our daughter was first born. During the first couple of weeks I couldn't even think about playing video games, but like all things in life, time passes. You get used to having your baby around and you begin finding ways to integrate them to your daily routine. For us we took on babywearing.
This episode of The Big Baby Daddy Cast we welcome our newest member to The Gamer Mind! Manny is a full-time dad, husband, worker, and gamer! This week we discuss the launch ofTheGamerMind.com, look back at old arcade shenanigans, get mad at DLC, and discuss best ways to introduce children to gaming!
By: Manny_the_great What is it that we feel? Are we wasting our time? While I was growing up my parents always felt that I was wasting my time playing video games. They could never understand how I could spend hours sitting in front of a TV playing Nintendo. It was never a means of escape for me nor was it a way to avoid interaction with other kids, it was just fun in its purest form. Generally kids play with toys and they get lost in their imaginations, making up stories as they go. In my spouse's case the Ninja Turtles would go on dates with her Barbie’ dolls, I on the other hand would be battling bad guys through several made up scripts and if I didn't have a specific toy I would create it out of aluminum foil.
The Partner of a Gamer Being Married to a Gamer Daddy By Josh Vazquez
The toughest year for video games and I was 2007. That was the year I sold my Xbox 360 and the majority of my game collection. I’d just celebrated my 22nd birthday and had decided that being a gamer was juvenile and if I were to “grow up” I’d have to leave video games behind. It never felt right to hang up my game controllers and find a new passion. I was determined to succeed and the only solution to my supposed “problem” was to completely emancipate and devoid myself from anything pixelated. That year I convinced myself that I needed a more mature hobby if I were to become a proper adult.
Let Them Be! Video Game Developers and Their Art By Josh Vazquez
Game developers are artists and creators. They create worlds, characters, and stories some of which have become iconic in modern mainstream media. Chances are if you asked the next person you came across to whistle the Super Mario Bros theme song they could, assuming they knew how to whistle.
Now that you’ve got that sweet Mario jam stuck in your head we can continue.