New Dad Gaming – Episode 106 – Steamy Summer

Who doesn’t partake in a Steam Sale summer? I mean as a gaming dad I remember the Steam sales being much more lucrative than today, but it’s still a great chance to pick up some hidden gems.

That being said, I won’t be adding to my backlog, but rather consider games that my kids might want. Or better yet, get some games that we will both enjoy and talk about. Some ones I have in mind are City Skylines (for the Sim City aspect), oldies like Age of Empires or even dabble in some Civilization.

Yes, those examples mentioned are some pretty hard games for any kid under 10, but it’s more about learning mechanics, introducing math, strategy and decision-making, while having a bit of fun.. and no nuking foes with Gandhi.

Article: Good News for Gaming Dads Who Want to Share Their Hobby

From the Article:

“Researchers at the University of York have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent.

In a series of experiments, with more than 3,000 participants, the team demonstrated that video game concepts do not ‘prime’ players to behave in certain ways and that increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily increase aggression in game players.”