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Hello and welcome to Parents Press Play & Friends where we talk about unique and interesting topics across gaming, entertainment, and technology for people of all ages. Parents Press Play is part of the Covering Video Games Network.

This week, in Episode 220: Is That Breakfast Cereal?, we are joined by 2 Dads. I am your Host Kaleb Rutherford, @kahleeb on Twitter, and joining me this week is “Mr. Xbox” Josh Gilmore, @sil3ntv3lcro on Twitter.

On the Show, we talk about: a rumored Disney/Spider-Man deal that didn’t happen after recording, Spider-Man PS4 Game, Developer Insomniac, Loot Crate, Matrix 4, Witcher 3, Game Informer, Final Fantasy VIII Remaster, Dragon Quest XI Demo and shouldn’t all games have demos again?

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Welcome to Episode 36 of Parents Press Play. This week, in Braaaains, we have all three Dads together to discuss the latest in the world of technology, entertainment, and videogames.

This week, Kaleb, @kahleeb on Twitter, Michael, @blitzz5 on Twitter, and Daniel, @ppmddad on Twitter talk about Dead Nation, Bound by Flame, Marvel Puzzle Quest, Titanfall, Diablo 3, Local Comic Stores, Gravity, Noah’s Ark, & Disney Anywhere App.

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Michael talks about Dead Nation–the March free PS4 game on PlayStation Plus.

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Daniel talks about Bound By Flame coming to PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC later this year. The trailer is below:

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Daniel unfriends Marvel Puzzle Quest

Kaleb spills the beans on Titanfall.

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Kaleb talks about Diablo 3 briefly and their new 2.01 Patch.

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Daniel reminds us to go visit our local comic book or game/hobby shops and tells us about the Journey to the Center of the Earth board game.

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Gravity is out on DVD/Blu-ray and Dan wants to see it.

Dan talks about his review of Winnie The Pooh: Springtime With Roo on Blu-ray

The Steering wheel is alive in this Noah’s Ark DVD review.

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Finally, Michael tells us about the new Disney Movies Anywhere App.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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Welcome to Episode 24 of Parents Press Play. This week, in Disney Disney Disney, we have all three Dads together, at least for some of the show, to discuss the latest in technology, entertainment, and videogames.

This week, Kaleb, @kahleeb on Twitter, Michael, @blitzz5 on Twitter, and Dan, @ppmddad on Twitter talk about Amazon’s Sunday Delivery, Jewel Master: Cradle Of Egypt 2, My Little Pony, Disney’s Planes, Disneyworld talk, and we close with our Band of the Week.

Tech Kaleb talks to us about Amazon expanding Sunday delivery times from the US Postal Service. Could Amazon Buy the USPS or use them exclusively for delivery in the future?

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Games

Dan reviews Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 for the 3DS and talks about it on the show.

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Videos

Dan reviews My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A Pony For Every Season.

He also reviews Disney’s Planes and argues with Kaleb over how it compares to some other Disney films.

Disney Disney Disney Michael and Kaleb talk about their recent trip, with their respective families, to Disneyworld and all of the technology incorporated into the park.

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Band of the Week Last week Charlie Chesterman passed away after fighting cancer. Based out of Boston, he fronted the band Scruffy The Cat in the 80s and went on to a solo career in the 90s, with his backing band eventually becoming a full-time outfit called Chaz & The Motorbikes.

His earlier stuff, particularly with Scruffy The Cat was much more “rocking” and he moved on to a sort of “alt-country” vibe in his solo career. The song we want to play is from his second solo album Studebakersfield, and is a great example of where he was and where he was going.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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Welcome to Episode 21 of Parents Press Play. This week, in An Apple a Day Keeps Dan Away, we have all three Dads together to discuss the latest in technology, entertainment, and videogames.

This week, Kaleb, @kahleeb on Twitter, Michael, @blitzz5 on Twitter, and Dan, @ppmddad on Twitter talk about Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2, Captain America The Winter Soldier, Amazon’s Free Shipping Going Up, The 2013 Fall Apple Keynote, and we close with our Band of the Week. 

Starting off, Dan tells us about Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 from Rising Star Games.

Next we talk about Captain America The Winter Soldier this week as well as the larger Marvel cinematic universe.  You can view the first trailer below:

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Apple’s 2013 Fall iPad and Mac Event was the subject of much discussion as well. You can read about all of the announcements in much more detail over at the article Kaleb wrote at CVGames.

Our Band Of The Week is The Doubleclicks. A sister act out of Portland, Oregon. They have a couple of albums and E.P.s available now and are currently in the midst of a “Song A Week” project, which is where our song this week comes from. “Cats And Netflix” is an appropriate song for the turning of the seasons.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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Welcome to Episode 15 of Parents Press Play. This week, in Best of PAX, we have the two Dads together, with Michael, @blitzz5 on Twitter, stuck in a traffic jam, and discuss the latest in technology, entertainment, and gaming.

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This week, Kaleb, @kahleeb on Twitter, and Dan, @ppmoddad on Twitter, talk about the Xbox One release date, the new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Matchbook, and the best of PAX that Dan saw this year.

We start off the show discussing the Xbox One release date announcement and ponder what is going on over in Redmond…

Next up, Kaleb talks about the new Kindle Paperwhite announcement and who this eReader is for.

He also gives the details on Amazon’s new Kindle Matchbook service.

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Finally, the bulk of the show surrounds the Penny Arcade Expo–known as PAX. Dan goes over the best things he saw at the show. The list includes:

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You can also follow our individual twitter accounts: Daniel (ppmdad), Michael (Blitzz5) and Kaleb (kahleeb).

Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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Welcome to Episode 14 of Parents Press Play. This week, in PAX Eve, we have the three Dads together as a group and discuss their entertainment, technology, and gaming.

This week, Kaleb, Dan, & Michael talk about Blu-ray movies, the AppleTV Update, Ben Affleck as Batman, Nissan and Driverless Cars, The Raven, Cubetractor, the Wii U Price Drop, the 2DS, and we close out with our What the Heck!?!? segment.

Dan opens up the show talking about two very different Blu-rays: Cockneys vs Zombies and Return to Neverland.

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Michael tells us about the new AppleTV update and the content it gives users.

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Kaleb talks about Daredevil star Ben Affleck becoming the new Batman for the 2015 Batman vs Superman film.

Next up, Michael talks about Nissan and their promise to have driverless cars on the road by 2020.

Dan talks about two games he has been playing: The Raven and Cubtractor.

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Next, Kaleb tells us about the new Zelda Wii U Bundle and the $50 price drop the console is getting in September.

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Michael and Dan next argue with Kaleb over the 2DS and why they think it is a bad idea.

We end with our What the Heck!?!? segment and Nintendo’s cafeteria food situation with their President Iwata..

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You can also follow our individual twitter accounts: Daniel (ppmdad), Michael (Blitzz5) and Kaleb (kahleeb).

Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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Welcome to Episode 13 of Parents Press Play. This week, in the Return of Trio, we finally see the three Dads return together as a group and discuss their favorite topics.

This week, Kaleb, Dan, & Michael talk about The Disney Movie Club, Saints Row IV, The PlayStation 4 Getting Dated, Launch Window PS4 Games, The Vita and its price drop, and we close out with the Fitbit One.

Michael starts us off this week talking about the Disney Movie Club. We learn how it works and why he loves Blu-ray so much.

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Next up, Kaleb talks Saints Row IV and why this is an open world, sandbox, game you should play.

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Dan tells us about the PlayStation 4 getting dated for November 15, in North America, and November 29 for Europe. They also revealed the launch window games. The full list includes:

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
Battlefield 4 (EA)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
Driveclub (SCE)
FIFA 14 (EA)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE)
Knack (SCE)
Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft)
LEGO Marvel Superheroes (Warner Bros.)
Madden 25 (EA)
NBA 2K14 (2K Games)
NBA Live (EA)
Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
Skylanders: Swap Force (Activision)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

The list of Digital only titles includes:
Basement Crawl (Bloober Team)
Blacklight: Retribution (Zombie Studio)
Contrast (Focus Home Interactive)
Counterspy (SCE)
Doki-Doki Universe (SCE)
DC Universe Online (SOE)
Flower (SCE)
Hohokum (SCE)
Minecraft (Mojang)
N++ (Metanet)
Pinball Arcade (Farsight Technologies)
Planetside 2 (SOE)
Pool Nation Extreme (Cherry Pop Games)
ResoGun (SCE)
Super Motherload (Xgen Studios)
Tiny Brains (Spearhead)
Warframe (Digital Extremes)
War Thunder (Gaijin Entertainment)
Guns Of Icarus Online

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Next up, we talk about the PlayStation Vita and its $50 price drop in North America and Europe. The memory cards have also been dropped in price by $20 in each memory configuration.

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Kaleb ends the show talking about the Fitbit One and how it has changed his life.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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Welcome to Episode 7 of Parents Press Play. This week Kaleb and Michael are talking Games we are Playing, Things we are Watching, Tech we are Playing With, The latest News, our What the Heck!?!? segment, & Band of the week.

Kaleb talks about seeing Monsters University two times and what he thought about the movie after seeing it each time.

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Kaleb talks about Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers and gives some background on the game and series. This is a title from GOG.com.

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In our first News Story of the week, we talk about Don Mattrick leaving Xbox to be the the head of Zynga and possible reasons why.

Michael tells us about Grand Theft Auto V and the mandatory installs needed for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and if this is a sign of things to come for the next generation of consoles.

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In our last news story of the week, Kaleb talks about the Ewoks joining the cast of companions for Star Wars the Old Republic and the potential of Jar Jar’s Great Great Great Great Grandpa joining as a companion in the future.

Kaleb talks about the Monoprice Mechanical keyboard he reviewed at CVGames.

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Michael tells us about the new Nest Thermostat he installed at the house he just moved into.

In our What the Heck!?!? segment, we talk about the most expensive preorder of all time. $190,000 expensive!!

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Finally, our Band of the Week is Powerglove and we play their “Gotta Catch Em All (Pokemon)” from their “Saturday Morning Apocalypse” album.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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This week Dan and Kaleb are joined by a new voice, Michael. We figure since our format is working so well, we might as well try as hard as possible to throw a monkey wrench in with another voice. In this fourth episode of Parents Press Play, we talk about “Whatcha Been up to,” Things we have been Watching, the latest in Video Game News, Tech we are playing on,“What the Heck!?!?,” and the “Band of the Week.”

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Whatcha Been up To Dan and Kaleb talk about Michael joining the third chair.

Kaleb talks about installing his review unit of the Newer Technologies Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet late one night.

Watching

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Michael talks about the TV Show Revolution.

Daniel talks about recent Disney releases on Blu-ray and how they stack up to their previous DVD release counterparts: Atlantis, Lilo & Stich and The Emperor’s New Groove.

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Daniel talks about Oz The Great And Powerful.

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Kaleb Talks about Hell’s Kitchen and its eleventh season on the air.

Games

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Michael talks about Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Dan talks about Magrunner: Dark Pulse Video

Dan also talks about the Contract trailer

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Kaleb talks about Warhammer Quest on iOS.

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Dan, Kaleb, and Michael all discuss the new Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro.

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We talk about Path of Exile and their new update.

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What the Heck!?!?

Kaleb gives a history lesson on the burial of ET Cartridges and how they are going to be dug up.

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Band of the Week The Newsboys. You can learn more about Thew Newsboys on their Wikipedia page.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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After a week off with Kaleb at sea on a Disney Cruise, with his family, Dan and Kaleb return to the microphones to talk in Episode 2 of Parents Press Play. This week we talk about “Whatcha Been up to,” the latest news, “What the Heck!?!?,” and the “Band of the Week.”

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Whatcha Been Up To? Kaleb has been catching up on the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. He recaps the major plotlines of the Civil War, A Brand New Day, and the end of Peter Parker and beginning of The Superior Spider-Man!

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Spidey’s official Marvel page is here. You can learn more about Marvel’s digital comics here.

Daniel talks about his woes with downloading LEGO Batman 2, on Steam, and the LEGO Batman: The Movie. Dan has a full review over at Post Post Modern Dad.

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Next, Kaleb talks about the movie he saw on the Disney Cruise: Iron Man 3. Without spoiling any major plotlines, he has a few gripes about how Marvel is handling the use of these characters in all of their separate movies. Dan, of course, disagrees!

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We swear we didn’t plan it, but Daniel rounds out this portion of the podcast by talking about more Superheroes in the Aquabats Super Show Season 1. He has a review of the DVD over at Post Post Modern Dad.

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Before moving on to the news, Dan explains to Kaleb what exactly the Hub Network is.

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In the News
We lead off the news this week with talk about the Xbox One Microsoft revealed on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Kaleb is annoyed searching for Xbox One, the day of the announcement, gave him all images for the very first Xbox.

CVGames has a full writeup of Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal event. You can view it here.

We also talk about the online requirements, used game restrictions, and if the machine is more of an entertainment device than a games machine.

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E3 is coming up in a few weeks and Kaleb and Dan talk about some upcoming titles that will be shown and what each of them want to see at the show. Will we get release dates and prices for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Dan hopes so because his PS3 broke again and he needs a new Blu-ray player.

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As soon as Kaleb got off his cruise and on dry land, EA was in the news saying they weren’t supporting the Wii U and slamming the platform. Then they changed their stance today. Dan and Kaleb talk about this and the future of Nintendo with the Wii U and future hardware.

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What the Heck?!?!?!
Kaleb tells Dan about this week’s “What the Heck!?!?” as a Chinese man gets beat up over “supposedly” taking pictures of a lady when he was playing a game. Be careful out there with your smart phones when you game!

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Band of the Week
This week, our “Band of the Week” is Mega Ran. You can check out his music here.

Mega Ran is Raheem Jarbo, better known as Random or Mega Ran, and is an American underground rapper, Chiptunes DJ, and record producer. Today, we are going to hear “Wily” from his Mega Ran (5th Anniv. Edition) Double Disc album released in July of 2012.

His Wikipedia page can be found here.

Here are the Lyrics for “Wily”
One of the smartest in the world, Amazing advances within the field of ro-botics Money is no object, But he never felt the need to make a profit with projects Had a best friend, doctor light They couldve changed the world If they had stayed together friendly competition turned to bitter rivalry and one day it changed forever Wily felt he had done enough But no matter how good he was he was always Runner up Got Sick of second place Felt like it was wilys turn to take a crack at comin up The school held a contest, To show off technology and chart our progress, Wily and Light collaborated But Dr Light got all the accolades wild press and I guess Wily had enough of that, started actin up, so he packed his stuff, And though his act was tough, we weren’t buying it, this is how he became a mad scientist Might win some but he just lost 1 Light kept building, awards got won A table for 1, it’s just not fun, So he built a robot, to call his son Rock, named for his love for music, Lab assistant who fetched his tool kits Teenage boy, A little clumsy clueless, but always amusing, that’s the blueprint Didnt want Rock to be alone So he made a sister bot, named Roll, Life was grand but little did they know That wily was coming back for everything he was owed

CHORUS I was beat I was played I was lied to Unappreciated for all the good i do They told me chill and I tried to Now it’s all about survival, Crushing my rivals, I’m takin over, nothin can stop me,

It’s doc wily, do not try me, It’s doc wily ha, do not try me

All was well in the city of robots, Peace and love no shots no cops Till guess who came back to the block When danger comes, it’s likely that it won’t knock Broke in the lab like a repo man, Left all the robots reprogrammed Cut man iceman elecman guts, Fireman But rock and roll, keep those man, Stack mad chips like Doritos man, Built a huge fortress unleashed those and, Used lights Robots to wreck the town, And if you wanna stop em you gonna bow down Now, Our worst fears came to life and Worse everyone is blaming light, doc only has one robot left, rock, and he ain’t even trained to fight On world domination he’s hellbent So he gives him a blue suit and helmet Tells rock don’t kill if you can help it, Can’t believe his old friends so selfish, Mass destruction, is his only objective If only he had known he’s respected, Maybe he wouldn’t act so reckless I guess it’s all a matter of perspective But we can’t let him win this fight, Time to get equipped, bots get sliced Rock has wily in his sights But cant bring himself to End his life So they lock the doc in a cage Where they think he’ll spend the rest of his days, But I heard the other day he escaped, And i bet hes right back to his evil ways

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I was beat I was played I was lied to Unappreciated for all the good i do They told me chill and I tried to Now it’s all about survival, Crushing my rivals, I’m takin over, nothin can stop me,

It’s doc wily, do not try me,
It’s doc wily ha, do not try me

Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!