Gaming Update: Three's a PINKY PIE PARTY!

Did you know that there is a Back to the Future game? Oh, yeah, that NES one; I forgot. Well, did you know that they made a better one? And it's by the gang behind the Walking Dead game? If you did, just play along for the rest of the Internet.

Set right after Movie #3, Marty McFly must find out what happened to Doc Brown. Doc sent back Einstein the dog in the delorian (which I remember that thing becoming scrap metal after #3, so enter PLOT HOLES) and Marty receives a call for help on a tape recorder. The game already has multiple references to the movie series, so I already want to keep playing. But there are other games, so I gotta make like a tree and GET OUTTA HERE.

Go ahead and face palm. If you remember, you'll get a laugh. If you don't know what happened, you need to watch the series.

And speaking of a series, I have been playing the Dance Central series lately. Even got a pal who wants to achievement hunt with me. (SHOUT OUT TO MR. L!) If you think that you're fit, then you go a couple rounds on this and then talk to me. Even just half-A--ing it, the game will work you till you drop. Most of the songs are more adult-themed songs, and the DLC songs are ridiculously priced, but hey- I like the game, so I'll dance like a monkey for a few more bucks.

Besides, the games has a cool feature that wasn't advertised: I will load up a currently popular song for some kids that think "SWAG" and "YOLO" are desirable traits. The moment they try to show off their "SWAG" on, say, "Soulja Boy", all that "SWAG" can't save them and I get real dancers on the floor. I don't care if my biggest customers are 8 years old. They can bust some moves.

The last game I have for you kinda breaks my norm so far. Phase 10, a card game in which you need to acquire a certain set of cards 10 times before your opponents. It's like a harder version of Rummy. My wife and I try to get one game in before bed. We've gotten to the point where we breeze through the game in minutes. We still enjoy each others company, just like an old married couple should. "SKIP!" "F--- you, B---h." "Bite me, W---e. OW!" Don't worry, we'd rather fight over cards than anything else.

In case you were still waiting for the next chapters in my Dead Space play-through.... I finally discovered true fear. More on that around Wednesday.


IRL EXP: Third's a Charm or Three Strikes?


Thank you, random Web Surfer. Let us backtrack a bit. My wife is due April 22, and this will be our third child yet first son. Emerson David Sagataw, he shall be called, and he may be called that really early. Nicole has been feeling odd pains all day. I, being the good husband (and the ever worrier), suggested that Nicole should check it out. After all, her mucus plug (real thing, eww) fell out a few days ago. That means baby wants out pretty soon. Nicole, being the loving wife that she is, then told me to shut up- everything is fine and that I should make her a sandwich.

Fast Forward about four hours. Nicole really is in pain, and I need to go to work. I'm literally in front on my workplace's front door. She asks that I come home with her to help her with the girls, but still refuses to see the doctor or even call him. I walk inside to tell my coworkers that I cannot come in today, as odd as that sounds.

Jump another four hours and we're right around here. Nicole is in Pain. We drive up to DCH with our twin terrors sleeping soundly. She insists that, even though she NOW thinks that there may be an issue, that she can take care of herself and I wait patiently for her. Even now, I wait for a call or text message stating that there will be or will not be a baby coming tonight. Can you tell that I'm handling this well?

If this were a video game, I may have restarted a couple times. Just to make sure I got the right outcome. You see, I don't like this at all. I have to wait and see if other people do the right thing. Not fellow teammates or NPCs, but other people in general. It's as nerve-racking as gambling; I don't know the odds and wouldn't benefit if I did. My part has ended and now I have to wait for player 95 to take their turn with my campaign. I don't like it. That's my wife. That's my son.

Uh, wait one. Okay, the official word is that my wife is having real contractions, but it is not full labor and she is not dilated. Doctor "I have an online degree" said she can leave, so while I'm happy she and baby are okay, I don't like that player 95 decided to go AFK. The ball is back in my court, however, and now I can take a more active role in keeping my family safe. Now, if only I had a sure fire way to keep Emerson inside for a while longer.