Now this is really cool. Having spent a lot of time on my Grandparents' farm as a kid, that lifestyle had a big impact on me, and I share that with my children today through the Gardening we do here at Rock Father HQ. While we may not have a full-scale farm (I'd love that), growing veggies and teaching the girls has been a real joy. Now comes word that FARMING SIMULATOR is coming to XBOX 360 and PS3 next month after a successful run on PC. I'm digging the idea of learning about farming through console gaming. Take a peek below...

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II ft TELEPODS would be coming to Mobile Devices this September, the crew over at Rovio has teamed up with Activision to bring ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS to consoles. Activision hit The Rock Father with details on the platform version, which will arrive for XBOX 360, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, and 3Ds on October 29.

It's the next-to-last week for regularly-scheduled DLC on the ROCK BAND platform as Harmonix wraps things up after more than five years of weekly rock. For those of you still rocking the plastic instruments, CHEVELLE makes their ROCK BAND debut with a trio of tracks. Interestingly enough, these guys hail from a location very close to Rock Father HQ (they even played a local show in Arlington Heights at H.O.M.E. tonight), and back when their album WONDER WHAT'S NEXT came out in 2002, I personally sold a bunch of copies to their families at the Sam Goody store I used to run. Good memories from a time when the music business was still a business fun.

There's only three weeks of regularly-scheduled DLC for ROCK BAND before it all comes to an end after an impressive run lasting more than five years (unheard of in the gaming world). For those of you still rockin' the plastic instruments with your friends and family, this Tuesday brings a collection of songs from KOOL & THE GANG, TEARS FOR FEARS, and SHINEDOWN to the platform. Harmonix sent over the updates, and I've got them posted on The Rock Father for you below...

I'm really kind of disturbed that I didn't know about this. Announced over a year ago... countless videos uploaded to YouTube (including some with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes) racking up more than 12,000,000 plays... and starring my two favorite superheroes: SUPERMAN and BATMAN. How did I not find out about INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US until tonight? The video game hits all the major consoles (XBOX 360, Playstation 3, Wii U) next month, and looks great.

No, it's not family-friendly (I say "keep the kids off of it!"), but I know a lot of Daddys and Mommys that slip quietly into solider mode after the kids are tucked into bed for the night. I'm one of 'em, and CALL OF DUTY has long been my franchise of choice. Now that BLACK OPS II has been out for a bit, the first DLC Map Pack has been deployed on XBOX LIVE. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II REVOLUTION is available today for players on Xbox 360. It might be time to call The Replacer. Yes, the role of The Rock Father may have to be played by Peter Stormare for a little bit.

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