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Dan's Dad Plays Games He'll Hate: 2014 Edition

It's that time of year again. Everyone's favorite Kansas-based mailman came up to visit me for our annual Super Bowl weekend tradition, and I had five games ready for him at the Game Informer offices. I tried to mix AAA with some indie titles this year, but he wound up hating everything and I had to put in an admittedly-awesome baseball game from 1994 to make him happy. Regardless, Paul Ryckert is back in all of his cranky glory in this fourth installment in the series.

Click to watch the 2011, 2012, and 2013 versions.

The Last of Us – Naughty Dog's masterpiece sat at the top of most gamers' and outlets' Game of the Year lists (including ours). Considering Paul Ryckert only plays like five games a year, will it be near the top of his?

The Stanley Parable – Considering that many actual gamers fail to understand the point of this fascinating indie title, I figured it would go right over the head of a guy whose gaming resume basically ends at Mario Kart Wii and Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition.

Beyond: Two Souls – My dad really, really hated Heavy Rain (to entertaining results), so I figured it would be interesting to see how he would react to David Cage's next project.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch – It's always fun to put him in front of a game that's just downright weird, and the top contender in recent months is certainly the one about the secret octopus.

Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball – By the time we reached the last game we had planned on, my dad was at nuclear levels of cranky. He quickly grew tired of all of the games that had any semblance of story, so I threw him a bone with this classic from our past.

Thanks as always to Jason Oestreicher for his great work producing these videos, and to my dad for being a good sport yet again.

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