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Gaming With the Moms #50: Stephen Loses the Nintendo NX Bet

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Moms Nicole Tanner and Linda Breneman and Stephen Duetzmann—a dad, not a mom, of course—talk about lots of video game news this week. It’s the 50th episode, and we’re so grateful for our community of listeners!

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5 Games to Play When You Feel Like a Tired Vegetable

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We’ve all been there. It’s the end of the day, or the week, or something, and you finally have some time to sit back and relax. You want to do some gaming, but the very thought of loading up your last save in Fallout 4, tackling another long quest in The Witcher 3, or fighting another grueling boss in Bloodborne makes you want to lie down on the floor and whimper.

A lot of days I’m so exhausted from all of the usual life stuff going on that I don’t have the mental energy to play a game that requires intense focus. I love difficult games, but I’m not always up for fighting my way through a particularly obstinate level or area over and over again. My friends struggle with this as well; they love playing games, but when they go to do so, nothing they find actually helps them unwind.

Another hurdle we face is that a lot of games take a decent amount of time per play session. If I only have an hour or so of downtime, there’s no way I want to start playing a game where I know I’m only going to get through part of a mission before I have to go do something else. Sometimes what we need is bite-sized gaming: games that we can pick up and put back down quickly and easily.

Since just finding suitable games can be the hardest part, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite chill-out games for you to peruse. Read More