The EFG Daily Commute

The EFG Daily Commute

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Welcome to Engaged Family Gaming! We’re here to help you get your family game on! Join our founder Stephen on his commute to work as he talks about all things Gaming! EngagedFamilyGaming.com


Nintendo Switch Lite
Jul 10 • 5 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work while he talks about the new Nintendo Switch lite announcement!
My Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Wishlist!
Jul 9 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about his wishlist for the hotly anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild!
Spider-Man: Far From Home Spoilercast
Jul 8 • 27 min
Join a Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home!
SolSeraph - Spiritual Successor to Actraiser!
Jun 27 • 8 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the announcement of SolSeraph - a spiritual successor to Actraiser!!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Jun 26 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares new information about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order!
Revisiting the Final Fantasy VII Remake
Jun 20 • 12 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about some of the comments he’s been seeing about the Final Fantasy VII Remake!
Dr. Mario World
Jun 19 • 12 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Nintendo’s next upcoming mobile game - Dr. Mario World.
Pokémon Sword/Shield and the National Pokédex
Jun 18 • 11 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Pokémon Sword and Shield. People sure are mad about the National Pokédex.
Project Scarlett - Three Smaller Announcements
Jun 13 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Project Scarlett and three small announcements from the Xbox team that will make a BIG splash when the console launches next holiday.
Gods and Monsters
Jun 10 • 7 min
Join Stephen, James and Jonathan as they talk about God’s and Monsters.
Roller Champions
Jun 10 • 5 min
Join Stephen and Jonathan as they talk about Roller Champions!
Uplay + a Ubisoft Subscription Service
Jun 10 • 5 min
Join Stephen and Jonathan as they talk about Uplay +!
Just Dance 2020
Jun 10 • 6 min
Join Stephen, Jonathan, and James as they talk about Just Dance 2020!!! (Yes. It’s coming out for the Wii!)
Cyberpunk 2077 - One for the Grownups
Jun 9 • 6 min
Join Stephen and the rest of the E3 crew as they talk about Cyberpunk 2077!
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga
Jun 9 • 5 min
Join Stephen and the whole EFG Team LEGO Star Wars The Skywalkers Saga!
Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions DLC
Jun 9 • 6 min
Join Stephen and the the EFG Crew as they talk about Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions DLC.
The Sims 4
Jun 8 • 5 min
Join Stephen and Evan as they share their thoughts on The Sims 4 from EA Play 19!
FIFA 20
Jun 8 • 6 min
Join Stephen and John as they share their thoughts about FIFA 20.
Madden 20
Jun 8 • 8 min
Join a Stephen and John as they share their impressions of Madden 20 from EA Play!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Jun 8 • 6 min
Join Stephen, Evan, John, James, and Linda as they share their initial reactions to Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order!
The EFG E3 Schedule!
Jun 7 • 7 min
Join Stephen and he records from the E3 War Room to talk about his team’s schedule for covering E3 2019!!!
Google Stadia Connect
Jun 6 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride home from work as he talks all about the Google Stadia Connect video that was posted today!
Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct
Jun 5 • 12 min
Join Stephen on his drive home from work as he talks about the Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct!
The SEGA Genesis Mini
Jun 4 • 18 min
Join Stephen (and Evan) on the way into work as they talk about the final list of games on the Sega Genesis Mini.
The Russo Brothers are making Magic: The Gathering on Netflix??
Jun 4 • 11 min
Join Stephen (and Evan) in the car while they talk about the new Netflix show featuring Magic: The Gathering.
Death Stranding - One for the Grownups
May 30 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about his insane turnaround on Death Stranding.
The 2019 Pokémon Press Conference - Pokemon Sleep?
May 29 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he discusses the announcements from the 2019 Pokémon Press Conference and the curious announcement of Pokémon Sleep!
Sonic Team Racing
May 28 • 11 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his impressions of Sonic Team Racing.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu Spoiler Cast
May 26 • 15 min
Join Stephen and the whole family as they ride from the theater and give their impressions of Pokémon Detective Pikachu!
What if Microsoft bought Blizzard?
May 23 • 15 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he thinks about a world where Microsoft bought Blizzard.
Sony Productions
May 21 • 16 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Sony Productions and some of the movie/tv projects they could work on.
Nintendo’s Voucher Program
May 20 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Nintendo’s new voucher program.
Minecraft 10th Anniversary News!
May 19 • 18 min
Join Stephen and Evan on their ride home from church. This time they talk about the Minecraft 10th anniversary news. Sales milestones, Minecraft Earth, and a Minecraft Dungeons update.
Super Mario Maker 2
May 16 • 12 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work while he talks about last night’s Nintendo Direct that was all about Super Mario Maker 2!
WoW Classic
May 15 • 14 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about WoW Classic and his concerns for the longevity of the program. (Vanilla WoW was cool… but do we really want to craft ammo again?)
Sony State of Play - May 2019
May 14 • 20 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about four big announcements from the PlayStation State of Play presentation!
What Would a Legend of Zelda TV Show Even Look Like?
May 6 • 12 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares a few thoughts on the possibility of a Legend of Zelda TV Show. Head to engagedfamilygaming.com/community to chat about it!
The Sonic The Hedgehog Trailer
May 1 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer.
It’s Screen Free Week!
Apr 30 • 8 min
Join Stephen as he talks about a Screen Free Week and the importance of balance! Check out ScreenFree.org!
Nintendo is SLAYING Right Now!!
Apr 29 • 17 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Nintendo’s year end earnings call. They killed it last year!!!
What’s Kickstarter Up To?
Apr 29 • 13 min
Join Stephen on hi ride to work as he talks about Kickstarter cancelling several projects over the weekend as a result of newly enforcing an existing policy. What does it mean for Kickstarter? Give a listen!
The EFG Steamworld Quest Review!
Apr 29 • 15 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work! Today he is sharing his thoughts on Steamworld Quest for the Nintendo Switch! Spoiler alert: this is his game of the year so far!
Avengers Endgame Spoiler Review
Apr 29 • 26 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his thoughts on Avengers. WARNING! Listen to this one AFTER watching the movie!
Xbox One S All Digital Edition and PS5 Info all in one day?!?!
Apr 17 • 18 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the release information for the Xbox One S All Digital Edition and the first details about the PS5.
Changing the Conversation About Video Game Addiction.
Apr 10 • 15 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Video Game Addiction and how we need to start talking about WHY kids/adults are playing games for so long as opposed to blaming it on games.
My Evolving Thoughts on #ScreenTime
Apr 3 • 20 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the evolution of his thoughts on screen time and a few strategies that families can use to deal with it.
Magic The Gathering War of the Spark Unveiled!
Apr 1 • 21 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his thoughts on the reveal of War of the Spark!
The Games of #PAXEast 2019!
Mar 31 • 24 min
Join Stephen on his ride home from Boston as he talks about some of the awesome games he played during #PAXeast2019!
Concrete Genie is my most anticipated game of 2019!
Mar 26 • 11 min
Join Stephen in his ride to work as he talks about the State of Play video released by Sony and explains why Concrete Genie is now his most anticipated game of the year.
Two New Switches You Say?
Mar 25 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about recent reports in the a Wall Street Journal about two updates to the Switch hardware that might be announced as soon as E3!
Nindie Showcase Highlights!
Mar 21 • 11 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares some of the highlights from the 3/20 Nindie Showcase!
Google’s #Stadia Announcement Part 2
Mar 20 • 28 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his concerns about Stadia and some of the challenges it faces.
Google’s #Stadia Announcement Part 1
Mar 19 • 12 min
Join Stephen and he drives home from the store and shares the details of the Google Stadia announcement today! (And stay tuned for part 2 where he shares some of his doubts and lingering questions!)
In Honor of Journey’s 7th Birthday!!
Mar 14 • 12 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Journey on its 7th birthday!
Spoiler Free #CaptainMarvel Review!
Mar 13 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he tries something new and gives a *spoiler free* review of Captain Marvel!
Google is Making a Console and it’s Being Announced Soon!
Mar 12 • 8 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his thoughts on Google’s future in the video game space.
Choose Good Passwords Friends: A Lesson for Content Creators, Parents, and Kids
Mar 11 • 24 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he admits some of his faults, and gives everyone an important lesson: take account security seriously.
A Planeswalker in Every Pack of War of the Spark?!? #MTGWar
Mar 10 • 14 min
Stephen, Evan, and the Infinite Co-host come together for a special episode of the EFG Daily Commute. They were driving home from the VT State Magic The Gathering Championships and took the chance to talk about War of the Spark and the HUGE number of…
Nintendo LABO VR Kit
Mar 7 • 9 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Nintendo’s new LABO VR kit!
Microsoft Releasing an Xbox without a Disc Drive?
Mar 6 • 11 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about recent reports about an Xbox with no disc drive that is apparently coming to retail in the next few months! Would you buy one?
New Dungeons and Dragons Books for Kids!
Mar 5 • 9 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Dungeons and Dragons and a new line of products, targeted at kids, coming from Wizards of the Coast.
The #MomoChallenge is (Mostly) a Hoax But We Can Learn From It Anyway!
Feb 28 • 18 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talked about the Momo Challenge, his frustrations with content creators, and what parents can learn from it (even though it isn’t a thing).
A Follow-up on My Thoughts on User-Reviews!
Feb 26 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about this updates thoughts on User reviews!
Announcing Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition!
Feb 26 • 8 min
Join Stephen on this special episode of the EFG Daily commute with a special new update! The OP (formerly USAopoly) has announced Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!
If I ran Square Enix…
Feb 20 • 15 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about what he would do if he ran Square Enix.
Tetris 99 Might Be My Game of the Year
Feb 19 • 11 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Tetris 99 and makes a very bold prediction and explains how the game works.
Top Two of Toy Fair
Feb 17 • 9 min
Join Stephen and Linda on their drive home from NY Toy Fair as they talk about their top two games of the show.
Even MORE thoughts on the Nintendo Direct!
Feb 14 • 14 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares more thoughts about this year’s Nintendo lineup after all of those big announcements.
My thoughts on the #Nintendo Direct!
Feb 13 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his ride to get Valentine’s Day cards for his daughter’s class (because parenting is hard in 2019) while he talks about some of the exciting points from the 2/13/19 Nintendo Direct.
Balancing Relationships, Children, Work, and Content Creation.
Feb 11 • 18 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about how he manages to balance his marriage, his kids, his gaming, and his website. (Spoilers: very carefully).
The Games I Need To Play This Year!
Feb 8 • 11 min
Join Stephen on his ride from from bringing his wife coffee as he talks about the video games he needs to play this year.
A Special Episode: Are Mini Consoles a Fad?
Feb 7 • 29 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the various Mini Consoles and whether or not they are a fad!
We need to teach our children to listen.
Feb 7 • 7 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his thoughts on how important it is that we teach our children to listen to others (especially marginalized people) about their experiences.
Xbox Live is coming the the Nintendo Switch (iOS and Android, too!)
Feb 6 • 11 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Microsoft bringing Xbox Live to the Nintendo Switch!
Anthem and Apex Legends: Two very different T-rated shooters
Feb 5 • 21 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about his time in the Anthem demo and the surprise announcement and release of Apex Legends.
Snow Day Stories and My Thoughts on Our Digital Future.
Jan 31 • 12 min
Stephen shares his thoughts on the closure of the Wii Shop Channel and what it showed us all about the dangers of an all digital future.
Early #KingdomHearts3 Impressions!
Jan 29 • 12 min
Stephen shares his Kingdom Hearts 3 impressions today!
Advice for Content Creators: Stop Thinking.
Jan 28 • 12 min
Stephen spent his ride to work today giving advice to other content creators who might be thinking of doing their own thing.
My Early Thoughts about Magic: The Gathering Arena
Jan 24 • 16 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about his time playing Magic: The Gathering Arena!
EA and Their Troubled History with Star Wars
Jan 17 • 19 min
Join Stephen as he rides into work and talks about EA and the state of their exclusive rights to make Star Wars video games. Spoilers: it’s not going very well.
I Turned My Life Into a Game (And Learned some Things)
Jan 15 • 19 min
Join Stephen as he drives to work and talks about his experiences with turning his daily to do lists into a mini game for himself.
Where are all the #Nintendo Sports games?
Jan 10 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about his wishlist for Nintendo Sports games!
The New Childhood - Early Impressions of be new book my Dr. Jordan Shapiro
Jan 9 • 12 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his early impressions of the new book “The New Childhood” by Dr. Jordan Shapiro.
My Second Switch Experience
Jan 8 • 23 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about his families experiences with a second Switch.
Our most anticipated video games of 2019!
Jan 7 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about his most anticipated video games of 2019!
Episode 34: The EFG Video Games of the Year 2018!
Jan 2 • 34 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the Engaged Family Gaming Video Games of the year for 2018!
Episode 33: Looking into the Future of EFG!
Dec 20, 2018 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he looks forward to EFG’s mission for 2019 and Beyond!
Episode 32: Tips (and Gifts) for The Budding Game Designer or Content Creator in Your Life!
Dec 19, 2018 • 29 min
Join Stephen as he drives to work and shares his advice for parents who have aspiring game designers and content creators in the family!
Episode 32: Epic Games Is Being Sued Over #Fortnite Dances!
Dec 18, 2018 • 31 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about a pair of lawsuits being brought against Epic Games!
Episode 31: #KingdomHearts3: An Object Lesson in Gatekeeping
Dec 17, 2018 • 16 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about Kingdom Hearts 3, expresses his Spoiler concerns, and talks about how to deal with Gatekeeping in fandoms.
Episode 30: #Fortnite isn’t Just a Game Anymore!
Dec 13, 2018 • 10 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he briefly discusses the idea of Fortnite transcending it’s status as merely a game and become a place for kids to socialize.
Episode 29: Long Live the #Nintendo 3DS!
Dec 12, 2018 • 13 min
Join Stephen on his commute to work as he records a quick episode to share his thoughts on the 3DS and why it is still a good purchase for your kids (especially the younger ones)!
Episode 28: Thoughts On Video Content Online
Dec 11, 2018 • 16 min
Join Stephen on his commute to work as he talks about the different kinds of video content available online and some of the questions we should ask our kids about what they are watching.
Episode 27: My Thoughts on #SuperSmashBrothers DLC Characters!
Dec 10, 2018 • 27 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his impressions of Super Smash Brothers and his ideas for Smash DLC characters.
Episode 26: #TheGameAwards Announcements
Dec 9, 2018 • 28 min
Join Stephen and Evan as they drive and talk about all of the family friendly video game announcements from the #GameAwards 2018.
Episode 25: #Fortnite Season 7 Is Here!
Dec 6, 2018 • 17 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the new stuff coming in Fortnite season 7 and thinks about Fortnite’s potential lasting legacy.
Episode 24: Epic Games Has a Store Now?
Dec 5, 2018 • 18 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work while he talks about Epic Games and their upcoming adventures in online game sales.
Episode 23: #Fortnite Season 7 is Coming!
Dec 4, 2018 • 24 min
Join Stephen as he discusses some of Fortnite’s baked in parental controls. He also talks about the incoming Season 7!
Episode 22: So You Bought a Console for the Holidays. Now what?
Dec 3, 2018 • 28 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares a PSA about what to do with that wonderful new Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox One between now and when you give it as a gift!
Episode 21: Are the Classic “Mini” Consoles a Fad?
Nov 30, 2018 • 28 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he tells a funny story about his ride home last night AND shares his thoughts on the Mini console craze.
Episode 20: #Nintendo Made a BIG Change to the Creator Program.
Nov 29, 2018 • 11 min
Join Stephen and Evan as they drive home from an event. They talk about the changes Nintendo made to the creator program.
Episode 19: Yep. We Deleted #Fortnite. And So Can You (If You Need To)
Nov 28, 2018 • 14 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work and he talks about how he and Jenna decided to get rid of Fortnite for a while.
Episode 18: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and #Localization vs #Censorship
Nov 27, 2018 • 18 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about What Localization is and highlights a few decisions that have been made regarding #SuperSmashBrothersUltimate
Episode 17: No. There Should NOT Be A “Mature” #Pokemon Game!
Nov 26, 2018 • 28 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his thoughts on the recent “movement” to encourage The Pokemon Company to develop and release a Pokémon title targeted at adult fans of the series.
Episode 16: Happy 20th Birthday #LegendofZelda Ocarina of Time!
Nov 21, 2018 • 14 min
Join Stephen as he talks about his memories of playing Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time!
Episode 15: Why I think User Reviews for Games and Movies are Terrible
Nov 20, 2018 • 20 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his feelings on User Reviews for games and movies.
Episode 14: Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee Impressions And Gacha Mechanics!
Nov 19, 2018 • 35 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he shares his impressions of Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and discusses Gacha Mechanics in mobile games.
Episode 13: Stephen And Son Sell Several Switches @Nintendo
Nov 17, 2018 • 29 min
Join Stephen and Evan as they discuss why they think NOW might be the time to look into a second Switch for your family.
Episode 12: #PlayStation is skipping -#E32019 and an #Xbox With No Disc Drive?
Nov 16, 2018 • 21 min
Join Stephen on a special ride into the office. He’s talking about Sony skipping E3 2019 and sharing his thoughts on an Xbox One with no Disc Drive!
Episode 11: How Do You Choose Your Character Names?
Nov 15, 2018 • 26 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about how he chooses names for his characters. He also poses the question: How do YOU name your characters?
Episode 11: Good Golly it’s #TheGameAwards!
Nov 14, 2018 • 42 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he discusses the nominees for his year’s Game Awards!
Episode 10: the #PS1classic vs. the #SNESClassic
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work while he talks about the PS1 Classic and how it compares to the SNES Classic.
Episode 9: Stephen’s #StarWars Supershow! (Sorta)
Nov 12, 2018 • 23 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work while he shares his history with Star Wars and why he is so perplexed by the way EA is handling their exclusive license.
Episode 8: #Microsoft, #Minecraft, and Much More!
Nov 10, 2018 • 18 min
Join Stephen and Evan as they head to the store! They talk about the Microsoft X018 event!
Episode 7: Final Fantasy XV Finally Finished
Nov 8, 2018 • 14 min
Join Stephen on his ride to work as he talks about the end of Final Fantasy XV DLC development and where he wants the franchise to go moving forward!
Episode 6: Blizzard’s Bizarre #Blizzcon Blunders
Nov 7, 2018 • 31 min
Join Stephen as he recaps his feelings about Blizzard’s unforced errors during their annual Blizzcon event.
Episode 5: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nov 2, 2018 • 11 min
That one where Stephen apologizes to the Internet for dismissing their concerns about Smash.
Episode 4: Memories, Red Dead Redemption, and Bully
Nov 1, 2018 • 24 min
Join Stephen as he drives to work and talks about his earliest video game memories, shares a wild speculative theory about Red Dead Redemption 2, and the potential for a new Bully game from Rockstar.
Episode 3: A 10 year old explains Fortnite
Oct 31, 2018 • 31 min
Stephen and Jacob commute to school and talk about Fortnite!
Episode 2: Story in Games
Oct 30, 2018 • 24 min
Today Stephen spends his right to work talking about the importance of story in video games.
Episode 1 - EFG a Brief History
Oct 29, 2018 • 21 min
The episode where Stephen gets on the phone and talks about what EFG is, where it came from, and where it’s going