Alan Smithee

Geek Dad Report – Passing the Torch

Geek Dad Report – Passing the Torch

Earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure of spending the waning daylight hours with my eldest daughter playing games on my NES and SNES, two consoles that I used to love more than life itself and something I so very desperately wish for my kids to fight over after my passing.

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Am I His Ultimate Protector In Game Too?

Geek Dad Report: Am I His Ultimate Protector In Game Too?

We’ve started letting our 5 year old play on my old Nintendo, of course, he loves Ninja Turtles Arcade. Now, I’ll disclose this early on, after a couple of game sessions we couldn’t make it past the first level in the game. Eventually, I realized it was a Konami game, and well, you know what […]

 Ryan Thomason

No Hungy: My Tough Mudder Experience

No Hungy: My Tough Mudder Experience

We entered as a three man team. We finished as a team that was cold, muddy, and sore as hell. Now, we are Tough Mudders.

 

One Woman dares to make me feel even worse for having a penis

One Woman dares to make me feel even worse for having a penis

‘Not In the Kitchen Anymore’ is a work in progress by Jenny Hanvier (a 23 year old gamer who also happens to be a girl) meant to open our eyes to the fact that sometimes, guys can be assholes.

 Alan Smithee

I’m Becoming an Older Geek

I’m Becoming an Older Geek

I’d love to know the age of the typical reader/commenter of WatchPlayRead…because I have some serious questions about the demographics of our audience. Are there pre-teens out there in the audience? Any REALLY old people reading this right now?

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Daddys Lil Gamer

Geek Dad Report: Daddys Lil Gamer

Well, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Every night now for the past couple of weeks, Lincoln is very excited to do one thing before bedtime. That is the 30 or so minutes we spend on the ‘puter as he puts it, playing games. Yes, my son makes me very proud because […]

 Alan Smithee

Best Buy To Make @Gamer Magazine

Best Buy To Make @Gamer Magazine

Best Buy, in all of their infinite knowledge has decided that it would be a ‘good idea’ to make a foray into the video game magazine business. The question is…does anyone really give a shit?

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Putting my controller into temporary retirement

Geek Dad Report: Putting my controller into temporary retirement

I used to be a hardcore gamer once, during college, working nearly full time, living in a house where I was the ‘Manager’ and didn’t have to pay rent. Merely instead, I was collecting it from my roommates and making sure everything still looked nice inside and out.