Video games have changed a lot over the years, so for a parent wanting to play with their kids it can get overwhelming.
To make things easier, our friend “Weird Beard” from e-sports Checkpoint XP described video games as country artists! That way you understand what you’re playing.
Jason Aldean is best described as CLASSIC. He is one of, if not, the biggest star in country music. So it makes sense that he should be compared to the BIGGEST video game character, Mario! If you haven’t yet, Super Mario Oddessy is the best Mario in a long time, and will give you the warm fuzzies inside for playing Mario on the N64 again. Be on the lookout too, Nintendo has recently released word that they will be remastering most of the Mario games for later this year as well. Where to get it: Nintendo Switch eStore
Luke Combs is Overcooked 2. Why? Because playing it is literally being in a hurricane. You are the chef in a kitchen, and the only way to get through it is communicating with your fellow players and navigating the crazy kitchen antics! Chaos and laughs emerge from the kitchen as up to four players try to cooperate to prepare and serve meals to ever more demanding customers. Possible bonus: It may give children additional appreciation for their real-life personal chefs. You play this game on PS4, Xbox One, Steam and on the Nintendo Switch.
Is the cutest right? And what better game to tie to “cute” as the newly released Animal Crossing! The first in the series since 2012’s New Leaf, released on the 3DS, Animal Crossing is a game that’s all about family and togetherness. Miss being able to design houses and towns in the Sims? This cute-sy styled game is perfect for losing yourself in hours in. Have the kids help you design the house, and for anything more complicated, wait until they go to bed later since the game runs on a perpetual clock. You can play this game on the Nintendo Switch.
Carrie Underwood is best known for digging her keys into the side of a pretty little four wheel suped up ride. For another amazing tale of revenge, check out the recently released Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Now, this is not a game that the kids will be playing on their own if they are any younger than 14. However, I have many fond memories of playing final fantasy games with my younger brother watching in awe, and that’s exactly what will happen here. A darker game with a little more “combat” than might. You can play this game on the PS4.
Gets disrespected all the time, and what better way to solve the anger than taking it out on giant gelatinous blobs. There is no better way to take out a little bit of aggression in this funny game that pits you against up to three other players as you wrestle it out and try to crown the champion in this fun brawler. You find this game on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, Humble Store and Oculus.