googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tantrums, Tantrums, Tantrums!!

Now that my little girl is almost approaching two, she has already begun with the tantrums.  Now, I know that this is a normal stage in growing up, but is there a right or wrong way to deal with them?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Survived the Warrior Dash

If you remember I put up a post awhile back about how I was trying to get myself in shape for the Warrior Dash that took place on June 19th. A little more than a week later I filled you in on my progress and started to worry and second guess my attempt at completing this obstacle course.  Well, it's be over a week and let me tell you that I survived and it was a great experience. 

"I'm a Celebrity Look-Alike" Blog Hop

So Morgan from The Little Hen House has posted a fun Blog-Hop called "I'm a Celebrity Look-Alike" and while reading this I noticed that there were no dad bloggers represented.  I started to think about some celebrities that I've been told I look like and these are the two that I constantly hear.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Video Game Time 6/21 Edition

This week we have the continuing saga of Point-man, a man's journey to hell to save his girlfriend, a new co-op fantasy game and another movie tie-in.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

We here at Fandads would like to wish all the fathers out there a Happy Father's Day and thank you for all the support in our first year here.  Being a father is an amazing experience and everyday it just keeps getting better.  As we grow as fathers we remember words of advice that was handed down to us by our fathers and famous fathers.  Below is a small list of famous fathers quotes, feel free to add your favorites in the comments below.

"If you put your mind to it, anything is possible!" - George McFly, Back to the Future

"I am your father." - Darth Vader, Star Wars

"You totally rock,Squirt! So gimme some fin!" - Crush, Finding Nemo

"I've just always wanted you to be strong, be your own man." Mr. O'Brien, Tree of Life

Friday, June 17, 2011

Warrior Dash Update!

Well, there are two days to go before the Warrior Dash and I haven't really had that much time to work out for it.  Am I ready? Who knows, but I am going to try my best.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Video Game Week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Last year after the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Jimmy Fallon dedicated an entire week on highlighting some of the biggest games that were announced and revealed them on his show.  This year he's doing it again and he chose some great titles to highlight each night.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Training the Fandad way!

As many of you know by now, I am participating in the Warrior Dash on June 19th.  Now while I am not in peak physical shape, I am in decent shape and have decided to start working out so I won't embarrass myself doing the dash.  I thought of a few ways to get in shape and I decided to share them with you, our loyal readers.  Remember, I am not a professional trainer, I'm just a fandad.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Video Game Time 6/7 Edition

This weeks games include:
  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
  • Infamous 2
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
Many new games were announced these past few days at E3 and be sure to read our post about some of these titles.  We have a few items to giveaway, but we are trying to create a contest to give these items to our readers.

Here's a sneak peek at one of next weeks releases.  Can you guess what game it is?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Microsoft Announcements

Hey everyone, I'm busy being more of a dad and less of a fan, but I was able to watch the Microsoft special today and I just wanted to touch on a few of the announcements/demos while the little monster angel is taking a nap.

  • Kinect
  • HALOs 4 through 6
  • MW3
  • Gears of War
  • Fable (The Journey)
  • MISC
So, the most exciting news has to be the remake of Halo in HD right? Oh wait, how about official confirmation on another trilogy of Halo games. Awesome.

The Kinect demos were quite impressive, the games looked interesting and it actually looked responsive. I might have to cough up the dough and get one this summer. I was especially intrigued about being able to scan in objects and use them in the virtual world. Baby Serafina in a fighting game? Yes please! How would you feel about getting beat up by a ten month old, lol. Throw yourself in Halo and those post victory umm...let's say cups of tea, start feeling just a bit more uncomfortable.

I really liked seeing how the voice recognition stuff worked, the Ghost Recon demo using Kinect was awesome. I'm sold. Modern Warfare 3, Gears of War 3, the New Tomb Raider, lots of stuff was demoed. The new Fable game didn't do much for me, but we'll see how it turns out.

Well, E3 has just begun and if you asked me it started with a bang, can't wait to see what else these brilliant minds have in store for us. Oh by the way, is it a good thing that names like Peter Molyneux, Cliff Bleszinski, and Dan and Sam Houser are like household names to me now?

Have fun with all of the E3 news!

Friday, June 3, 2011

PlayStation Network Back Online. UPDATED

The PlayStation Network is back online and there are a bunch of new downloadable games, demos, add-ons available for you to purchase.  The "Welcome Back" package is not available yet, but will soon be. In the meantime head over to the PlayStation Blog to see the entire list of content available.
Now I can finally download my Mortal Kombat and L.A. Noire pre-order exclusives.

The Welcome Back package is now available.  Head to the PlayStation Blog for details on how to get your free games.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Video Game Time 5/31 Edition

These are the new releases for the week of 5/31.
  • Hunted: Demon's Forge
It's a slow week for game releases, but next week there is one release that I'm pretty excited about.  Can you guess what game this is?