Side-Quest 137. We Are All Dads

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This week, we’re talking about dads in video games. Happy Father’s Day!

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The Topic

Who are the best video game dads? Why are there so many video game dads anyway? And why are they all the same kind of dad? What makes up a dad versus some other mentor figure? What do we want to see from dads in video games going forward? Or do we even want more dads, or have we had enough?

The Actual Discussion

We talk about our favorite video game dads and why some popular video game dads are actually not that great. We also try to figure out why there’s such an influx of gruff dads who learn to love their surrogate child. Also, just to be fair, we also talk about the lack of moms, and why stories are so biased towards fatherhood instead of motherhood.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Earthworm Jim and Deathloop!

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