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It's Father's Day today, and we want to know if you have gaming memories with your father.
My dad, while always supportive of my hobby (unless somebody needed to rake the yard), has never been into video games. He, my brother, and I dabbled in Myst together, and I got him to try out Guitar Hero once (he's an expert bluegrass mandolin player), but that's about it. These days he watches Netflix on the Wii, but that's about as close as he gets to playing a game console.
How about you? Did you and your father play a lot of video games together?
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when i was 4,5 and 6 we played alot of the lego games
My father is the one who bought me my first gaming console. He got me the PS1 when it was first released and with it he picked up Crash Bandicoot. We spent so many long hours jumping, running and dieing with the WOAH constantly echoing from the TV :3 Here's to you dad, you put the first stone for me to step into the gaming world!
When I was a kid, we had a 468 computer (I hope you know what I'm talking about, one of those things that ran on MS-DOS). My father always brought shareware and freeware games on diskettes home from work.
Among these games were gems like Commander Keen, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures, Benny the Bookworm (which actually taught us a lot of English vocabulary - I'm German) Hugo 1-3, Roboman, Bio Menace, Space Invaders and of course our own personal nightmare fuel, The Catacomb Abyss (and man, we were so scared that we never even got to the part where you actually go INTO the catacomb).
Our father played these games with us, and it was just great.
Hmmm... I don't really have that many memories of my dad and I playing together. In fact I don't remember him playing a whole lot of video games to begin with. He has picked up gaming in the past few years however but it's mostly casual or Mario Party/Kart, Guitar Hero/Rock Band kind of stuff that he plays with my sister or mom. I've kinda grown out of those... although we did play a Mario Party game today... which he won (with a little help *wink*, shhh... don't tell).
It's been a while since my dad and I played video games together, and when we did, it was usually the old school stuff like Pacman, Space Invaders, and Tetris. Anything that came out after that was beyond him. Although, I do see him playing some games on his iPod Touch, but that's the extent of my father and video games. He doesn't consider himself what many here would consider to be a "gamer".
God this is the article for me! My dads a HUGE gamer. He has more time in skyrim than me! (over 250 hours) But growing up we also played a lot of sports games together he wasnt honestly the person who introduced me to video games so I have to thank him for that.
I have one memory of my sega saturn at age 4, my brother left the red alert disk out and that pissed him off so he broke the saturn story over.
My dad like to play video games a lot. I always love playing Borderlands with him and playing Call of Duty with him. I alway love playing video game with him. Then I enjoy watching him play skyrim and helping hi with stuff that he misses or that ive done befor. Ive alawys loved playing video games with my dad.
My Dad used to play Lego Star Wars with me when I was little. Now, he only plays Galaga every once in a while. Still, the old days were awesome.
I enjoy being a gaming father. My wife supports me. When out today and finally purchased Diablo 3... finally! A little gift to myself for fathers day. I've been playing it most of the day, when our 8 month old is sleeping. I look forward to all the memories my son and I are going to have if he enjoys video games (I'm sure he will).
Ive been playing since I was 4 and my dad thinks video games are just a phase. Well im about to take a game design class after high school and he still thinks its only a phase...
Playing legend of zelda with my dad when I wasn't even old enough to beat world 1 in Mario bros. That or helping my dad map out all the dungeons in the Shining Force series. Someone needs to revisit that IP.
My Dad died in the locust war I miss him.
Neither of my parents were ever into gaming. They bought the NES when it came out but shelved it after they couldn't get past the first Koopa in Super Mario Bros. I inherited it shortly after (born in 89).
My mom clung onto her original grey gameboy and played Tetris all the time. Dad never touched another game again.
Neither of them ever watched what I played cause the games never interested them. My dad finally sat down and watched me play Uncharted 1 after I told him it was like Indiana Jones. He loves those movies (as do we all...?) and was really into it when Drake and Sully found the submarine in the hills. Before that, he watched me play GTAIV for a bit once and laughed a lot when I drove around a fire truck and sprayed people. He thought it was hilarious when I barricaded a street with the truck, hopped out, and threw a grenade at a pedestrian that was yelling at me.
He watched me play Rock Band expert drums a few times, amazed that I could actually keep a beat. He played as a kid and was awful from what I've heard.
Now he and my mom play Draw Something. Social games are exactly geared towards them.
That's it for my gaming.
I have never seen my dad touch a video game controller.
Well, I remember trying to show my dad Portal. That was pretty funny.