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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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My dad used to play the Genesis Madden's and NHL games more than I got to play Earthworm Jim!
When I was really little, I would watch my brother and my dad play Tecmo. He didn't really play video games much after that, but I think that if he never bought that Sega Genesis, I would never have gotten into video games, since that's how I started out, and soon that led to me getting a PlayStation
I played a crapload of PC with my dad when I was really young, and I have really fond memories of him and I playing through the old Final Fantasy games with him trying to help me get through them. Ahhh, good times.
My dad never played video games with me. The last game we played together was Star Fox 64.
My dad used to beat my brother and I down in Madden when we were kids. He wasn't very gracious about it either. I blame my competitive nature on him.
One of my earliest gaming memories is playing through Zelda: Wind Waker with my dad and my brother, it's still one of my favorite games.
My father doesn't play games. However, when I first got my Super Nintendo he did play some Pilot Wings with me. The only other time I can remember was a baseball game for my Tandy Color Computer 3.