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Old School NES Games That Prepared Me for Fatherhood
3 years ago

Old School NES Games That Prepared Me for Fatherhood

Fathers pull their inspiration from weird places. Some of them pull it out of their own father’s teachings. Some of them pull it out of necessity and learn on the fly. But what indisputably prepares you for fatherhood the most is video games.

Old NES games, specifically. Look, that console had two buttons. TWO. There was no dual-stick move-and-look. There was no rocket-jumping. You didn’t get a gun and a melee attack. You got JUMP and SHOOT. If you were incredibly lucky, and you usually weren’t, you could use a second weapon or skill by holding B while pressing A.

The games were brutally tough, unfair, and unrewarding. And all of that hardship prepared a generation of boys for fatherhood.

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3 Incredible Things I Can Do Now That I’m a Dad
6 years ago

3 Incredible Things I Can Do Now That I’m a Dad

Everyone jokes about the Superman-like abilities you get when you become a parent. Well, this is no joke. I’m about to unleash upon you the three most incredible things I’m now able to do, simply because I’m a father.

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Mike Tyson Is a Father for the Eighth Time
7 years ago

Mike Tyson Is a Father for the Eighth Time

By  •  News

The headline’s kind of the whole story.

I tried to write more, but that’s kind of it: Mike Tyson’s got another kid.

In other news, 8BitDad somehow became an …
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