A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of being interviewed while playing Move or Die with Jeremy Smith. Give it a watch/listen.
Picked up Blizzard’s Overwatch this weekend. Great game to pass-n-play with Wyatt.
Speaking of, we played a bunch tonight. Here is Wyatt’s first Play of the Game (he did good):
And here is mine:
T: “Just give me a minute to move the shield around.”
B: “Okay.” Continues flying towards the death ray blocking the path as if nothing was said.
An explosion rocks the screen. We. Are. Dead.
Tabitha, Wyatt, and I battled through the first level of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. I could feel the tension as we all raced around the pink spaceship. Each of us scrambling to man the proper command console:
- Pilot – Thrusters
- Block – Shield
- Search – Radar
- Fire – Guns / Super Gun
Meanwhile, enemies kept attacking from all directions. To be stationary is to be space dust.
Communication is not optional:
T: “Give me a moment to move the shield around this time.”
B: “Okay, I can do that. Wyatt, are you firing back?”
Our second run through the first level went much better than the first run. We survived!
But I’m not sure whether we’ll be playing Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime again soon. Even if the boy kept asking:
“Can we play the lovers game?”
4/5 – INVERSUS is a smart shooter that challenges your brain through unique movement and solid gameplay mechanics. A great game to play with your kids and to pull out when friends and family come over.
*INVERSUS was reviewed using a code provided by Evolve PR.
Over the weekend, Wyatt and I played Minecraft for a couple of hours. Straight. I’ve never really understood the game. Sure, I get that it is virtual LEGOS. You can dig caves, build forts, the imagination is the limit. But I didn’t understand Minecraft until I played it co-op with my son.
We started our play session separated from one another. I worked on a castle; Wyatt worked on a village/farm. Eventually we figured out that the game has an in-game map. We found each other!
Wyatt begged me to come see his village. So I did. But my castle called to me, come finish me! So I left. Wyatt followed. My castle soon became a joint creation, our castle. Glowing pumpkins, emerald blocks, materials I would never choose, the boy placed with relish.
Playing the game cooperatively, split-screen, allowed us to create our own in-game narrative. Our creations telling the story of a seven-year-old and a thirty-five-year-old living in a block-filled land.
We have built great things together. Cooperatively, through the magic of Minecraft.
I finally understand.
This made me tear up. I miss the times spent gaming with siblings and friends. But I hold onto the new memories being created with my family.
Those worlds you explored will always be there, waiting.
Had a fun time checking out the co-op racing mode in Skylanders SuperChargers with Wyatt. Here is one of the better races we both raced (Left: Wyatt; Right: Bryan).