Is there a right way to introduce your child to the world of video gaming? It might be a more difficult proposition
for the children of adult gamers, whose boundaries are a bit less clear on the subject, but their non-gamer
spouses (if indeed they are non-gamers) might keep them in check. Maybe.
With Vinnk already a father of a 2 year old daughter, and Sean a father-to-be in 2012, we try to tackle those questions.
How young is too young? How much is too much? What's appropriate, and what's deemed okay? Plus, in an audio bonus exclusive to the website, Sean tells the tale of how a camcorder gave birth to Puppy Star Trek, and helped to shape the rest of his life.
This subject feels like a damn that's going to burst.
There's lots more to say and do, and it can't be done in just an hour.
The chances that we'll revisit this topic are pretty high.
In fact, we've already revisited it: we didn't have time in the podcast, but Sean recorded a separate recollection about
technology as as child, how amazing something like Skype video chat is, and a (hopefully) touching story about how he
did something similar with his grandparents in the '80s. Intrigued? Listen to the audio bonus above, exclusive to
We also released this week our Tokyo Game Show coverage of a "game" by the Kanagawa Institute of Technology called
"Mommy Tummy". It's aimed at showing men, in a few minutes, what it's like to be pregnant. You'll want to buy your
wife/girlfriend(/mother?) flowers afterwards! Check it out in the Related Videos section below.
Vinnk gets strapped with a contraption by the Kanagawa Institute of Technology that simulates the ups and downs (oh, the downs!) of pregnancy, including: bigger boobs, a punching/kicking baby, weight gain, inability to bend over, and the societal pressure of finding a husband to raise your child.