The movie Alien, in addition to employing classic Gothic horror tropes for its terror, used men’s fear of pregnancy as one of the primary disturbing motifs that have made the movie a classic in the horror genre (the only thing sci-fi about that movie is that it’s an ‘alien’… although, so is an infant). Just… Continue reading
My son said the most beautiful words the other day which immediately put a lump in my throat and took all my willpower not to shower the entire room with tears. He said, “I want to grow up and be like you, Dad.” Before all the happiness just spewed forth from tear ducts I choked… Continue reading
I must be getting old. My 5 year-old son wears me out. Not just because he’s got much more energy than I can even come close to having, but because his young imagination is taking the world by storm and is fueled by a common interest – video games. Sometimes I sit in awe as… Continue reading
I recently wrote an article about playing Turtles in Time with my son. It was fun to watch my 4 year old navigate the screen, fighting foot soldiers with his tongue hanging out half the time as he concentrated. It got me thinking: What game types would be best for teach a kid how to… Continue reading
When my son was born nearly five years ago, I had visions of playing catch with him in the backyard, watching him play sports, go to college, and, of course, play video games with me. Now that he’s close to five years old, he’s able to take simple game concepts and adapt to them. Last… Continue reading
Navigating game ratings may be confusing for parents especially when there are so many different games your children may be interested in. I took some time to provide a simple guide on console settings for your Xbox 360 to assist you when you’re not there to ensure your children are playing appropriate games.