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About Zach Rosenberg

is married and has one son. He's a gamer and world-class unicorn wrangler. You should follow him on Instagram. You can also find his writing on The Good Men Project and The Huffington Post, and HLN.
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Dadvertising: Zillow Continues to Show Awesome Dads with “Gunnar’s Home”
1 year ago

Dadvertising: Zillow Continues to Show Awesome Dads with “Gunnar’s Home”

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The new normal is that brands are showing fathers as competent, caring, emotional and intelligent. They’re part of the family unit, no longer relegated to the hungry animal blasting in the door from work, ready to eat, have a beer and tune out. The image of fathers in commercials has matured (we won!), and because of it, commercial dads are cooking, cleaning and raising kids. It’s great.

One of the brands that’s consistently put out great dadvertising — Zillow — is back again. The real estate website has a spot on TV right now called “Gunnar’s Home”, and it tackles a non-traditional household with grace and respect.

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Yo-Kai Watch is Japanese Weird-Cool, Gives Me a Farting Excuse
1 year ago

Yo-Kai Watch is Japanese Weird-Cool, Gives Me a Farting Excuse

By  •  Blog

“No, I know. It sounds weird to me too,” I assured the mother of my son’s friends. “I did just ask if your kids could come over and I could show them Japanese cartoons and take pictures of them. I get it.” 

Let’s rewind back to mid-December: my son and I were Christmas shopping, and Nintendo had a game kiosk set up in the mall. Among the games was one called Yo-Kai Watch. My son and I wouldn’t have paid too much attention to it, except that one of the game’s characters was a butt. Like, literally, a butt. A Nintendo rep asked my son if he wanted a Yo-Kai Watch mask. “THE BUTT I WANT THE BUTT,” my son yelped because he’s seven years old and he’s my son and I love him as much as anything could love anything. 

But I digress.

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All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition
1 year ago

All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition

Here at 8BitDad we care about parents. We want parents to know the most effective ways to parent their children, and so we’ve compiled a list of all of …
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Canadian Teen Buys Almost $8K of FIFA DLC With Father’s Credit Card
1 year ago

Canadian Teen Buys Almost $8K of FIFA DLC With Father’s Credit Card

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Too bad, so sad for a father in Pembroke, Ontario (Canada, y’all) whose son managed to buy almost $8,000 of in-game content in a FIFA game on his Xbox recently.

Lance Perkins’ 17 year old son dropped $7,625.88 CAD (about $5364.86 in USD) on EA’s FIFA game store content, which, assuming he’s playing FIFA 16, consists of “FIFA Points” – an in-game currency that allows you to buy “FUT Packs and Draft Entries” – basically, stuff to beef up your soccer/football/fútbol club. That’s a lot of draft entries; EA sells packs in increments ranging from 100 points — for $0.99 — all the way up to 12,000 points, which will set you back $99.99. Even if Perkins the Younger bought the 12,000 point packs alone, it’d still take him over 50 transactions to hit his total.

That’s dedication to the game, people.

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5 Reasons I Need Pepto This Holiday Season
1 year ago

5 Reasons I Need Pepto This Holiday Season

By  •  Blog

It has been zero days since my last heartburn.

Welcome to the holiday season – a stretch of calendar days where people of every culture have at least one day set aside for gift giving and eating. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, I am in a constant state of satisfaction and indigestion. Should I be eating all of the foods? At once? YES AND YUM.

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Screw Movie Order: You’re Still Showing Your Kids Star Wars Incorrectly
1 year ago

Screw Movie Order: You’re Still Showing Your Kids Star Wars Incorrectly

As our collectively-linked dad boners are telling us through giant, blue-veined throbs and pant-shredding splits, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is like minutes away from ushering in a whole new universe of catchphrases, toys, cartoons, (more) movies, books, comics, stuff, stuff and more stuff. And lightsabers, possibly in new colors.

But if you somehow managed to live with Star Wars virgins in your household for this many years without mundanely crapping out vital plotpoints to them when your smug Star Wars jokes that killed in college have been falling flat on their Alderaanian asses at the dinner table, then you’ve been shaking your fist at your obviously inferior family members, threatening them with showing them the movies “IN THE CORRECT ORDER” before they’re “allowed” to see The Force Awakens.

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We Win: ‘Amazon Mom’ is Now ‘Amazon Family’
1 year ago

We Win: ‘Amazon Mom’ is Now ‘Amazon Family’

Success comes nine months after dad bloggers Voltron’d together to lay pressure on Amazon to change its baby-stuff program, “Amazon Mom“, to “Amazon Family“!

The back story: As early as 2010, dad blogger Oren Miller wrote about Amazon Mom on his siteA Blogger and a Father. Another dad, Chris Routly, wrote about the Amazon Mom problem on his site, Daddy Doctrines in 2012. Somewhere along the line, a dude named Jeffrey Harrington started a Change.org petition about the same issue. When Oren Miller passed in late February of this year, dad bloggers not only renewed their efforts, but went ten-fold to honor their friend. You can read our article on the matter here.

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Finding the Perfect Games To Play With Family & Friends this Holiday Season
1 year ago

Finding the Perfect Games To Play With Family & Friends this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of family. Awkward family you haven’t seen in foreves. I mean, sure, you follow them on Facebook, but once you’ve covered the catching-up phase, what do you do?

My suggestion: make the holidays a time of family gaming. I think you can, and I think it’s easy. But it’s not a one-size fits all approach. There are plenty of great board games, card games and video games out for folks of all ages – and with a little forethought, you can be the hero that emcees the whole thing.

Here are some suggestions of games you can break out once family starts showing up, and there’s bound to be something for everyone.

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