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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 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 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 23 of Parents Press Play. This week, in Ghosts, Goblins, and Cat Pee, 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 Monsters University, Final Exam, Life Is Feudal, Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods, Cookie Clicker, Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 launch lineup, and we close with our What the Heck!?!? segment.

First up is Monsters U. Dan reviewed Monsters University over at his blog. We also talk about it on the show. Will this be the first movie Dan and Kaleb agree on?

Next up we have a trailer for an upcoming Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC game called Final Exam. Here is the trailer:

Life Is Feudal is coming and this is the trailer we spoke about on the show.

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The next topic of the show is Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods and how they work with Angry Birds Star Wars II.

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We then talked about the highly addictive yet utterly stupid Cookie Clicker. Warning, don’t click the link unless you want it to take over your life!!!

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Up next we discuss the problem the Xbox One is having with resolution. Instead of 1080P, launch games are only natively 720P.

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We then talk about what launch titles are coming for the the PlayStation 4 at launch.

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We end with our What the Heck!?!? segment and we talk about Dell computers smelling like cat pee.

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

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 8 of Parents Press Play. With Dan still overseas, the remaining team of Kaleb and Michael are talking about What we are Watching, Games we are playing, Tech we are playing with, The latest News, our What the Heck!?!? segment, & we end with a sad note.

Kaleb talks about going to see Despicable Me 2 at his local Drive-in in Fort Worth with the wife and kids.

Believe it or not, the sequel is fun and enjoyable (I wasn’t expecting it!).

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Next up, Kaleb talks about his time with the world of Tera and ponders why female characters don’t have armor to cover themselves all the way…

You can learn more about Tera and download the PC client at their website. WARNING: This site is not very friendly to the Chrome Browser. So be sure to use a different web browser if you are on Chrome.

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Fable wants you to help create an achievement for the new HD Remake of Fable on the Xbox 360. Michael and Kaleb start trying to create achievements for life.

Next up, the dynamic duo talk about the Grand Theft Auto V footage that Rockstar released this week.

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Kaleb and Michael round out the news talking about the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 preorder console selling out at certain retailers.

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Kaleb tells us about the new on-windshield HUD they have coming out this late summer 2013.

Michael tells us about Razer’s free virtual surround sound software. You can download it here with an optional donation to Child’s Play.

Kaleb talks about Amazon’s Jet City Comics.

In our What the Heck!?!? segment, we learn about McDonald’s new line of $10 Quarter Pounder Burgers. Yes, that is right–$10 burgers from McDonald’s!

They even come with a FACT SHEET!

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Finally, in sad news, Ryan Davis, co-founder of Giant Bomb, passes away at the age of 34 a week after he got married. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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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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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.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

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.

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Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!

By Kaleb Rutherford