I would consider myself a “Gaming Dad”. I have three children, and I actually spent some time this weekend playing Fortnite with each of them. But discovering Marc Straight’s recent tweets about introducing his father to the world of gaming made me wonder what it would be like if my own dad played games.

I’ll be honest. It boggles the mind a bit. My father is from a generation where boys ran around outside playing “war” and stick-ball. I have an old school dad who grew up on a farm and was working in a coal mine when he was 16. So imagining him playing God of War is crazy.

Fortunately, since I don’t know whether I would be able to persuade my dad to take up a controller, someone else did. Marc Straight’s tweets about his father went a bit viral a couple weeks ago as he chronicled his dad’s introduction to gaming, especially his funny takes on his son’s collection of games. Let’s dig into it. (Caution: Dad jokes ahead.)

As some of you know I have recently been pouring a ton of time into No Man’s Sky so I particularly enjoyed this one, even if it made me realize I am space gardener.

This might tell you a bit too much about myself, but I agree. If you have a grill, you don’t have time for God of War. And frankly, all those “cooking” games are just virtual chores. Yeah, that’s gonna be a no for me dog.

Gaming Dad

Yeah, I can see how Dark Souls 3 is really just an allegory of contemporary life in modern America for some folks and how they see the geopolitical world. Or maybe not.

This Dad is on fire. Thank you Marc Straight for sharing this with the world.

Man, I honestly feel for Marc here. This is not a game to share your playing time on – especially not with your dad. If you don’t understand why, see the screenshot below.

Gaming Dad

So … regarding this next tweet … I admit that I had to do some Googling. Because even though I consider myself well-versed in games on all platforms, I honestly had no clue.

Hatoful Boyfriend, which is a Japanese pigeon dating simulator.


Gaming Dad
Hatoful Boyfriend


I never thought in a million years I would write those words.

These next two are something special.

American Pie. Seriously I am starting to think Marc’s father is a genius.

From Wikipedia – American Pie – The film concentrates on five best friends (Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler) who attend East Great Falls High. With the exception of Stifler (who has already lost his virginity), the guys make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation.

Again, thanks to Marc for sharing this with all of us. You can find Marc Straight on Twitter or on his website.

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