Mothers are some of the most special people in our lives. Here at Gamer Assault Weekly, we love our mothers and we know they support us no matter what. They may ask “So wait, what do you do again? You’re how old… and you still play video games? Don’t you think it’s time for a real job?” To which we say “Oh mom!” and laugh it off because we know they don’t understand. However, what if we were to bring them into our world? This got us thinking so we asked your favorite staff, “What video game would you love to play with your Mom?” Here is how they responded. John Donadio Cheif Operating Officer/Streamer/Mother’s Day Bouquet Arranger My mom was never really big into video games but she did seem to like the old school stuff. If I decided to hang out with mom, and she wanted to play games with me, I’d probably have to go retro with her. Actually, one of my fondest moments as a kid was when we had purchased a Super Nintendo. Mom actually spent time with my brother and I playing Mario Kart. We laughed so hard because my mother was turning the controller like it was a steering wheel. We all laughed until we cried. While living down memory lane is nice I’d love to NOW buy a Nintendo Switch and play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with her. Why? Well, because now she CAN move the controller around like a steering wheel! Ok granted she could do that with the Wii versions and on, but still…you asked me what I would play with her now. Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Andy L. Editorial and Review Writer/Last Minute Gifter Video games were definitely not something my mom was into while I was growing up. Most of my childhood was spent explaining why I couldn’t come to dinner right now because I had to get to a save point. The gamer parent was 100% my dad. OK, maybe that’s not entirely fair because she plays a mountain of free-to-play Cooking Dash-like games on her computer, but the question was what game I’d want to play with her. She’s not going to go for a new Nintendo game or be willing to try a round of Overwatch. I’m going to go with a game that I know she’s played: Pong. Yes, original Pong. She said that was the only real video game system my grandfather ever got for them and they thought it was so cool. It played one game according to her, so hopefully, you liked virtual ping pong. I’ve never messed around with any games or consoles from that era and it would be a chance to experience this interesting piece of her childhood. A small video game speed bump in her mostly non-video game life. Happy Mother’s Day! Bobby C Director, Reviews/Editorials/ Mamma’s Boy From the time I was very young, I was all about video games. My mom wasn’t always too keen on them, but she didn’t actively prevent me. Instead, she put these dumb things called “time limits” on me. Despite this hindrance, I still became the Video Game Extraordinaire I am today. Ok…maybe not, but it’s sure thanks to her that I am where I am. It took a while to get her into gaming, and when I did it was always the super casual and low-intensity games. A few times we got her to play Mario Kart 64 though, which was entertaining. However, my favorite memory with her was playing countless games of Tetris. By the time I was 15, or so, I was able to beat her but that didn’t matter to her. She still liked playing with me and we’d have some friendly rivalries between the two of us. Sometimes playing normal mode, sometimes playing a mode that sent garbage to the other player if you cleared two or more lines. No matter who won though, it was always fun and I’ll forever cherish those times. Hmm…I wonder if I could get her to play with me on the Xbox One today! Alina Community Development Director/First Time Mom-to-Be I may be the odd one out here, but my mom was actually the one who got me into gaming in the first place. It all started with Super Mario Bros., you know the cartridge that came with Duck Hunt too! She started my love affair with gaming right then and there and continued to facilitate it until finally turning me into an Xbox fangirl with the Xbox 360. Mind you she only bought me my very own after she got sick and tired of me hogging hers. Not only would I absolutely love to go back to our Nintendo roots and play Super Mario Bros. with her, but now that I have my own little girl on the way, I cannot wait to keep this tradition alive and introduce my daughter to the amazing world of gaming, starting with a classic. Looking back at the relationship my mother and I share makes me so thankful. I can only hope that my own daughter and I share a similar connection. As I celebrate my first Mother’s Day as a Mom-to-Be it reminds me how lucky I am. I would like to wish all the mothers out there a very special Happy Mother’s Day! Vanessa M. Founder/MOMager of GAW I vividly remember the moment I called my mom and told her I was leaving my full time, salaried desk job to do video games for a living. She responded with, “Well, if that’s what you really want, you know we will support you,” which frankly was not what I was expecting to hear but I went head first into it and here we are. She doesn’t really understand what I do despite watching me grow up with games and literally buying me every single Call of Duty game because it releases right around my birthday. My mom is moderately tech savvy for her age but I don’t think anything too intense that requires a controller would be a good fit. I think we would have a blast playing something like Just Dance where we can move to the music and make jokes of each other horrible dance skills. I’m not a mom and I probably won’t be one for a while but I am excited to share my love and passion for gaming and for this industry with my future spawn. Allen Saunders Editorials/Reviews Manager/ Mommy’s Little Monster I’m very fortunate to have a mom who supports the stupid crap (oops sorry Mom) I do on the internet with my friends. She didn’t bat-an-eye when I told her I applied for a job here on Gamer Assault Weekly, or when I started my own Twitch channel. She even promoted the hell out of the small game company I ran for a while. Ever since her aneurysms a few years back she has lost a few steps in terms of hand-eye coordination but I know she would love the chance to play the latest entry in our favorite series, Gears of War. Back when I worked an awful restaurant job she frequently kept me awake after I got off work at two a.m. and we would knock out a few checkpoints in the games. There’s nothing like chainsawing some Locusts with your mom running covering fire or realizing the blood your walking through belongs to your mom because she got swarmed by Wretches while you weren’t watching. I had the brief pleasure of being a step father to a wonderful little girl (whom I still love very much) and I hope one day I can pass on the saga of the human race overcoming the Locust threat to my own tiny human. That will do it for all of us here at Gamer Assault Weekly. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Wives, Single Moms, and Soon-to-be-Moms out there!! Do you have a game you’d like to play with your mother? Tell us in the comments below! Dean Marconi My mom used to love playing games. She’s the one that got me into the Legend of Zelda series when I was little. And she’s a pro at Gauntlet, Rampart, and Millipede. That’s why nowadays I make her play new consoles with “too many buttons” and VR games that both terrify and amaze her.