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Why Do Parents Still Not Take Ratings Seriously?

I've been a roll lately, writing about how the media is very quick to blame violence on gaming, this is an on-going theme that I'm sure all of us are familiar with. Recently in Louisiana, police investigators were quick to point out that an...

 
 
 
 
 

Time to Take the Old Xbox 360 Behind the Shed

I have come to an unfortunate conclusion the other day. Simply put, since the announcement of the next generation consoles, I haven't been playing my current console as much anymore. I haven't turned on my Xbox 360 since July 2, almost two ...

 
 
 

PSA: The Perils of Bathroom Gaming (i.e. Canning)

Five days ago, one of our fellow Destructoid community blog contributors wrote an article about �Canning�, you can read about it here. I was shocked by the positive response, because bathroom gaming is leading our generation down a slippery...

 
 
 
 
 

A Conspicuous Political Message in an FPS

A new game is on the market that has been in the making for over two years. It's your run-of-the-mill first person shooter. There's true to life weaponry, uniforms, tactics and vehicles. There's also a multi-player component available, as a...

 
 
 
 
 

Why Madden NFL Will Continue to Disappoint

I have a confession to make. I used to indulge myself in the pleasures of mediocre and uninspired sports games back in the day. Every August, without fail, I would wait in line, sometimes at mid-night, dressed in my finest Abercrombie gear ...

 
 
 

"What About the Twinkie?"

Friends, our long national nightmare is over. The Twinkie, one of man's greatest inventions is back. After falling into the abyss, perhaps never to be seen again, we have witnessed a triumphant return of the yellow sponge cake and cream ...

 
 
 

Where Have all the Handhelds Gone?

Last week I went on vacation for the first time in over year. It was the first time we have traveled since the birth of my daughter, who's now close to 14 months old. We were off to god's waiting room, sunny Boca Raton, Florida, where we wo...

 
 
 
 

From Gran Turismo to Le Mans

Imagine, for a moment, being so good at a video game that you make that into a career. I�m not talking about being so good at gaming that you become a professional gamer and compete in Major League Gaming. What I�m referring to is being so ...

 
 
 

A Set Back for 3D TV

Last Wednesday, ESPN announced that they are discontinued their 3DTV channel due to limited viewer adoption. This is a major set back for 3DTV in general. ESPN is owned by Disney, a company that hasn't been particular shy in adopting new ...

 
 
 

The Summer of Apathy

With a new generation of consoles just over the horizon, I reckon that the summer of 2013 will be slower than previous summers for the video game industry. I�m struggling to stay excited with my current line-up of games. I�m sure many gamer...

 
 
 

My Gaming Story: I think I Just Crapped My Pants

Video games have played an important role in my life. �So much so, that today, as a thirty something-year-old guy, it is engrained as one of my favorite past times. Video games, to me, is a hobby in much of the same way as reading, exercise...

 
 
 

Gaming and Grieving

March 31, 2013 was Easter Sunday. It was a day I was looking forward to. It was my daughter�s first Easter and our first as a young family together. We woke up early, as we always do now, as having a young child means sleeping in is a thing...

 
 
 

The Day the Game Changed

On May 17, 2012 I became a father and how I played and looked at videogames changed forever. It was a beautiful spring day on May 16 2012. It was almost summer-like with clear blue skies and some humidity, which made the day feel unseasona...

 
 

About SpielerDadone of us since 5:24 PM on 02.08.2013

I'm just a dad writing about games, technology, movies, and geeky stuff that tickles my fancy.

A little background:
- I'm the youngest of two children with one older sister.

- I'm first generation American as my parents were born in Italy.

- Married to a wonderful wife and have two amazing daughters who makes me laugh, smile, cry, and scream every day.

- Hobbies include exercise, reading, writing, sci-fi, film, and of course, video games.




 
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