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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 & Friends is part of the Covering Videogames Network.

This week, in Episode 217: E3 2019 Other Publishers, we are joined by 2 Dads. I am your Host Kaleb Rutherford, @kahleeb on Twitter, and joining me this week is the newest Parent that Presses Play but we know him better as “Mr Rise Broadband” Derek Smith, @DigitalSamson on Twitter.

On the Show, we talk about Bethesda, Square-Enix, and Ubisoft Press Conferences at E3 2019.

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 & Friends is part of the Covering Videogames Network.

This week, in Episode 216: Nintendo Direct E3 2019, we are joined by 2 Dads. I am your Host Kaleb Rutherford, @kahleeb on Twitter, and joining me this week is the newest Parent that Presses Play but we know him better as “Mr Rise Broadband” Derek Smith, @DigitalSamson on Twitter.

On the Show, we talk about the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019.

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 & Friends is part of the Covering Videogames Network.

This week, in Episode 215: Microsoft E3 2019 Press Conference, we are joined by 2 Dads. I am your Host Kaleb Rutherford, @kahleeb on Twitter, and joining me this week is the newest Parent that Presses Play–but we know him better as “Mr Rise Broadband” Derek Smith, @DigitalSamson on Twitter. 

On the Show, we talk about all the details at the 2019 Microsoft E3 Press Conference, VidAngel, Games as a service, and allowing users to control language and content in games.

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 & Friends is part of the Covering Videogames Network.

This week, in Episode 214: Pre-E3 Madness, we are joined by 1 Dad and 1 Friend. I am your Host Kaleb Rutherford, @kahleeb on Twitter, and joining me this week is my little minion, “Kase-O,” Kase Rutherford.

On the Show, we talk about: Pre-E3 leaks, E3 predictions, Google Stadia, Pokemon Direct, Nintendo Labo VR, and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age on Nintendo Switch.

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Welcome to Episode 6 of Parents Press Play. This week Kaleb, Dan, and Michael are talking Games we are Playing, Things we are Watching, Tech we are Playing With, The latest News, and our What the Heck!?!? segment.

This week is also Dan’s last show for a bit. He and his family are headed to Ireland and we don’t expect to see him return for at least 4 to 5 episodes.

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In Games, Kaleb talks about Star Wars pinball and how it makes video pinball fun in a world without real pinball tables.

Dan talks about the Card Hunter Beta and explains to us what makes it so unique. You can sign up for the beta here.

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In Tech, we learn, from Michael, more about the upcoming iOS 7 that he and Kaleb cannot admit they are using.

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Kaleb talks about the Zagg Sparq and BodyGuardz PowerBank and how these devices saved his life at E3 2013 last week.

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Michael rounds out our Tech section by discussing the Kenu Airframe.

In Watching, we discuss the Lego Movie, coming in 2014

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In Gaming News, we discuss Rayman Legends Delay because of the poor sales of the Wii U. Is this the end of Third Party exclusives for Nintendo this generation?

In our last Gaming News story, Don Mattrick, Head of Xbox, made this statement yesterday. You can read CVGames humorous take on it here. “Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.

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For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.

Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.

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You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

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In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.

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Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.”

In this week’s What the Heck!?!? Sony explains how they designed the PlayStation 4 to not make you feel shame or embarrass your family and friends when they come over to your house. Also, black is still the new black. Remember to follow Parents Press Play on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe to the Podcast via our RSS feed or iTunes.

Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

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Welcome to Episode 5 of Parents Press Play. This week Kaleb, Dan, and Michael are talking about the Electronic Entertainment Expo show, or E3, that went on last week. This is the show where developers all around the world come to show off the latest games that will be coming out over the next year. Today we are going to devote the show to E3 so our format will be a little bit different.

Here are links to all of the audio interview podcasts we did for the E3 2013 Show.

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Next, we talk the best games of E3 according to Kaleb and his staff at CVGames.

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Up next, Dan, Kaleb, and Michael talk about Microsoft sticking their foot in their mouth over the restrictions of Xbox One. Kaleb predicted many of these things in an article written on April 15, 2013.

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Kaleb brings up the Sony response to the Xbox One restrictions with the PlayStation 4.

Finally, the three of us talk about preordering the new consoles at various retailers.

Remember to follow Parents Press Play on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe to the Podcast via our RSS feed or iTunes.

Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford

Live from E3 2013 in the Astro and Skull Candy Meeting Room, we sit down with Gernard Feril and learn more about the upcoming headsets, that Astro designed, for Skull Candy in 2013.

There were some audio issues during the first day of recording podcasts at E3 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience if you encounter them. We did our best to clean them up.

By Kaleb Rutherford

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After another week of our exciting lives surrounded by children, Kaleb and Dan return to their computers and talk in the 3rd Episode of Parents Press Play! This week we talk about “Whatcha Been up to,” Things we have been Watching, Tech we are playing on, Stuff we have been Reading, the latest Video Game News, “What the Heck!?!?,” What we have been Listening to, and the “Band of the Week.”

Keep reading for the full shownotes.

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In our introductory “Whatcha Been Up To,” Dan recounts his tale of putting up their household crib for the first time in over ten years. Dan also has a full post about this story here.

Kaleb talks about the the upcoming Sonic Lost World coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. You can read his full “First Look” preview here. You can view the reveal trailer here.

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Kaleb also chimes in about the local Hawaiian Falls Water Park with 5 locations close to the DFW Area. This is a family friendly Water Park. You can learn more about this by going to their website.

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Dan’s kids have had him busy watching Dora Rocks and Bubble Guppies Sunny Days.  He wrote about the Dora DVD here and the Bubble Guppies DVD here. Listen to the podcast to hear him rage about price versus content.

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Meanwhile, Kaleb and his wife, Emily, were able to go out to see Star Trek Into Darkness. We talk about the movie without spoilers. After the movie, Emily geeked out by watching all of the original Star Trek Films! Yes, even the bad ones!

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In our “Reading” portion of the show, Dan talks about some books his kids are reading. First up is Howl’s Moving Castle. He also speaks about The Lost Stories: Book 11 of Ranger’s Apprentice.

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After talking The end of the Spider-Man last week, Kaleb recounts the events of the Green Lantern in The New 52 up through the amazing conclusion of the 64 page Issue 20.

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Moving to our “Tech” section, Kaleb talks about his experiences with the Samsung Google Chromebook.

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In our “Video Game News,” Dan and Kaleb discuss the Rayman Legends, for the PlayStation Vita and Sony streaming their upcoming E3 Press Conference onto the Vita screen.

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We discuss the release of FUSE on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms. FUSE is the new IP from Insomniac Games who are best known for the Ratchet and Clank series.

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Nintendo is also having their Wii U and Nintendo 3DS E3 titles playable at Best Buy locations across the US and Canada. To find the Best Buy nearest you, that is hosting the E3 Nintendo games, visit their site. Nintendo is currently scheduled to have the games available from 4-8 PM, local time, on Wednesday, June 12, and 1-5 PM, local time, on Saturday, June 15.

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In this Week’s What the Heck!?!?, Microsoft is ready to use the Xbox One to make TV less boring and give you achievements for watching shows and commercials.

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Moving to the “Listen” section, Dan tells us more about his Ireland trip, Depeche Mode’s new  album: Delta Machine, and the upcoming Depeche Mode concert he is going to.

Finally, Dan introduces us to Poplock Holmes and his song Monster Hunters. You can view his website here.

Remember to follow Parents Press Play on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to the Podcast via our RSS feed or iTunes.

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.”

Keep reading for the full shownotes.

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!