Gaming With the Moms #35: Anti-Minecraft Dad

Nicole, Linda, and Simone are joined by Steve Lubitz, host of the fabulous Isometric podcast and all-around amazing gamer & wonderful dad of three girls. We talk about gaming news and what we played.

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The New Ratchet and Clank game looks good.

Rez in VR: is it trippy or awesome?

We run down the The Game Awards winners.

Ori and the Blind Forest is a candidate for Steve’s Game of the Year, but it’s too hard for most humans.

Simone really liked Her Story.

Nicole really liked Lara Croft GO.

Splatoon was quite a controversial winner in the first-person shooter category.

Greg Miller won Trending Gamer and he’s a good guy who deserves all good things.

Minecraft on Wii U—$30 isn’t too much, is it? Also, this feels like it should’ve happened years ago.

Sparrow Racing League in Destiny looks like a lot of fun.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is episodic because it’s huge.

Psychonauts 2 passed its funding goal.

Alphabear has multiplayer!

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes and Rez made Steve want to try playing in VR.

Eagle Flight for PlayStation VR made Simone nauseated, and that was just from watching the trailer! Here it is, but be CAREFUL!!

100ft. Robot Golf and Zombie Taxi Company are a couple of weird VR titles that puzzle us.

We’re surprised Rock Band was the big VR announcement for Oculus Rift.

What We Played

Steve played Rise of the Tomb Raider and Nuclear Throne and Hearthstone. He often games on his exercise bike to save time and play “daddy games.”

Linda and Simone played Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.

Linda also played Alphabear and got a Captain Bear.

Nicole played Hearthstone and Rise of the Tomb Raider.


This podcast was recorded in the studios of the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. The music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Linda Breneman, Nicole Tanner, and Simone de Rochefort, and Steve Lubitz (@WickedGood on Twitter).

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