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Kids on Classics – Metal Slug

Full disclosure, I didn’t fully remember how violent Metal Slug was when I decided to play it with a 5 year old boy. Luckily in my version of the game we shoot love lasers at bad guys to give them happy naps. Enjoy!




Solo Mode – WWF Superstars (Part 1)

If you have read this blog during its first run it wouldn’t take long for you to figure out that I am a wrestling fan. More specifically, I’m an old school wrestling fan. That’s why this game was such a big deal to me. WWF Superstars was the first WWF Arcade game and by 1989’s standards they pretty much nailed it. Watch my climb to the top of the tag team division as I lead the Mega Powers to glory. The final match however was so epic (and honestly so long) that it had to be it’s own video. Come back next week for part 2!

Kids on Classics: Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter

After playing King of Fighters, Alex got a taste for fighting games and wanted more. Since he tends to be a button masher (he’s 5 so of course he is) I decided to show him on of the best button mashing fighting games. Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter. You can pull off amazing moves completely by accident. He also sees his love of octopuses and the color green combine when he discovers Shuma-Gorath. If that’s not enough, we get to learn how Alex reacts when he loses. Spoiler alert, he doesn’t like losing. Enjoy!



Solo Mode – Captain America and the Avengers

With the kids asleep and some free time on my hands I take a shot a making a video by myself. Hopefully I can be as entertaining as my 5 year old son. Captain America and the Avengers was a game I played endlessly on Sega Genesis. Not because it was so good that I couldn’t put it down, but because there weren’t many games I could actually beat and this was one of them. Enjoy!

Kids on Classics: King of Fighters

I give you the debut episode of Kids on Classics. My goal with Dad Playtime is to show my kids the kind of games that I grew up on while giving him something to watch on his tablet (It’s 2018, he watches videos on a tablet okay? Get over it) that I know is safe for him to watch. He got to pick whatever he wanted to he couldn’t wait to try King of Fighters. Enjoy.

We’re back!


After a 7 year hiatus Chris and I are bringing back KMI TV! We have new social media accounts, new equipment and most importantly new ideas.

The only reason we stopped doing things in the first place was that we got older and needed to take time out to become adults, buy toilet paper, learn how to do taxes, and go from kids who liked to make random videos to adults who like to make random videos. During this time off the passion for what we were doing never went away, and now is the perfect time to bring it back!

KMI TV will focus on events and interviews from anywhere we can get to with a camera and a microphone, while my personal channel Dad Playtime will revolve around me exposing my kids to the old school games and toys I used to play with.

I hope you are looking forward to out new content as much as we are looking forward to making it.

Tales Of An Expectant Dad: Week 82 (Final Entry!)

1002174_10151819471369697_290201084_nOn November 5th 2012, my wife gave birth to our first child. During the pregnancy I decided that I would write about the experience. Every week since I have documented all of the events that took place throughout this time, along with my thoughts on them. Now that I can confirm that our baby is happy and healthy, I will share those thoughts with you.

Week 82 – Home And Happy And Healthy (And Stinky And Loud And Gross)

It has now been 41 weeks since Alex left the hospital and I am happy to report that he is perfectly happy and healthy. He is ten months old now and not only is he crawling like a maniac, but he is standing on his own and on the verge of walking!

I hate to be one of those people who says you just don’t get it unless you are a parent, but you don’t. The emotions that come from creating a person that did not exist before, and watching him grow and develop and take your mannerisms is completely unmatched. He had me teary-eyed during Finding Nemo. I never cried during a movie in my life (including Up) and now I’m sobbing through Finding Nemo? What have I become?

It took 6 months but we finally did close on the house and another 6 to finish renovation and actually move in. I love the house. We modernized it enough to make it our own but did not change so much that it is unrecognizable from the house my great-uncle called home. There is plenty of yard space for Alex to run around in and I can’t wait to play catch with him.

The last year and a half has easily been the most emotional time I have ever gone through. Each triumph and set back and piece of news we received took more out of me than I could possibly comprehend until now. With that in mind I would like to thank every one of my friends and family for offering their time, support, thoughts and prayers. While I did not accept everyones assistance (that can be like pulling teeth for me), justing knowing that I had such a strong support system behind me made all the difference in the world.

Finally, I want to thank my wife Jessica being as amazing as she is. I can not begin to comprehend the physical toll her body went through and I never will. For her to just function at a normal level through pregnancy is nothing short of amazing, but to handle house hunting and moving and child birth and being a mother and keeping me in check when I started to waver all at the same time is David Copperfield S#!T right there!

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my experiences waiting for my son to be born. If you actually learned something throughout it then that is a total bonus. If my wife talks me into having a second kid I look forward to doing it again.

Don’t expect that any time soon thought. We’re still trying to keep Alex from getting into the kitchen.

Voltron Media Blitz (NYCC)

We’re back with, what else? Media coverage from the New York Comic Con. If you haven’t heard, Voltron is back and running on all cylinders. There is a new cartoon, Voltron Force, on Nicktoons. There is a comic book through Dynamite Entertainment. THQ has developed a Voltron video game, and Mattel stepped up their game with a new line of toys, including a masterpiece version for us big kids. We got to talk to people that work on all the Voltron properties at the New York Comic Con.

First is Peter Armstrong from THQ on the video game, Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Here is Robert Koplar from WEP, the rights holder for Voltron, talking about the tv show

Next we spoke to supervising producer Jeremy Corray about Voltron Force