Today, as everyone in the U.S. knows, is Father’s Day. Gamasutra has a pair of articles up on dads and gaming, and both are worth reading.

The first one is on how having children has affected game designers, in their views and what games they work on (or prefer to work on). The other is about developing a relationship with dad by killing things with him.

That’s game violence, of course, not real-world killing. Just so you know ;)

I know that many of you guys out there are also fathers. Do you play games with your kids? Which games? What games do you keep away from the kids? Has having a family changed your views of games at all?

While you ponder those questions, check out the links below and see what others have to say.

Designer Dads on Gamasutra

Killing People With Dad on Gamasutra