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Three Times in the Last Week I’ve Wanted to Disown My Son Over Video Games
7 months ago

Three Times in the Last Week I’ve Wanted to Disown My Son Over Video Games

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Look, we all love our kids. But sometimes, something deep inside of you becomes a petty monster and you give your kid such a side eye that it actually hurts your own reproductive organs.

That was me last week — three times — over video games.

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Z-Ro, the Last Game Counselor, with Tips & Tricks for the NES Classic Edition
11 months ago

Z-Ro, the Last Game Counselor, with Tips & Tricks for the NES Classic Edition

(Disclosure: I’m a Nintendo Ambassador and they sent me an NES Classic Edition to play with. Boom!)

Sup, nerds. It’s been great walking among the people, but the truth is that for years, I’ve been hiding my true identity, and I think it’s finally time you know it.

The truth is, I’m Z-Ro, the last Nintendo Game Counselor. Born in the 80s, honed by playing with power until I bled pixels. By the time the Nintendo Power Line faded away, I had gone into hiding with nothing but an NES and a dream that one day I may use my power again. That day, friends, is today.

There can only be one, baby, and I’m it! Cowabunga!

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Which Super Mario Bros. 3 Powerup Describes Your Parenting Style?
2 years ago

Which Super Mario Bros. 3 Powerup Describes Your Parenting Style?

Super Mario Bros. 3 is still an incredible game. We thought we’d pay a little homage to it the best way we know how: asking you which of Super Mario Bros. 3‘s powerups best describes your parenting style.

Are you firey? Do you throw hammers? Do you avoid parenting duties by standing still like a statue? We made a graphic that’ll help you decide…

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Super Mario Maker Lets You Create Insanity & Feed It to People
2 years ago

Super Mario Maker Lets You Create Insanity & Feed It to People

So here’s the thing about Super Mario Maker: you can never go back.There’s no putting the toothpaste back in the tube. Once you know that you can make Super Mario Bros. levels, you can’t just play Super Mario Bros.anymore. I know this because I tried. For funsies, I revisited Super Mario Bros. 1, and immediately, I sized everything up with Maker eyes:

“It’d be cool if they put an invisible block here…”

“I wonder if a second Koopa Troopa here would trip you up…”

“THIS WOULD KICK ASS WITH MORE FIRE FIRE FIIIIRRRRREEEEEEEE”

You get the point.

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Dad & Son Play Through History of Video Games Together
3 years ago

Dad & Son Play Through History of Video Games Together

Mario Dad & Son

If there’s a God, Andy Baio is doing his or her work.

Andy, a 37 year old dude from Portland, Oregon, has his priorities right. While the rest of us are content to plop our kids down in front of whatever the most recent video game is, Baio wanted to know what would happen if he ran his son through the history of video games from past to present.

I can’t tell you how badly I wanted to leap through the computer and hug the crap out of Andy when I first read this story.

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Episode 049: Games and Moar Games
3 years ago

Episode 049: Games and Moar Games

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In this week’s episode, we talk about World of Warcraft (the game AND the movie), and Super Mario Bros. the movie!
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Mario And Luigi Swingin’ In Style
6 years ago

Mario And Luigi Swingin’ In Style

I love that 8BitDad.com is a place where a video of two people wearing overalls and plumber’s mustaches appeals to absolutely EVERY SINGLE reader.

With that in …
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Watch the ‘Super Mario Marathon 4’ for Child’s Play Charity
6 years ago

Watch the ‘Super Mario Marathon 4’ for Child’s Play Charity

By  •  News

We admit, this isn’t exactly fatherhood news, but it’s got to do with kids. Right now, if you’re interested in this sort of thing, a group of dudes in …
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