Chris Lough

Chris Lough is a writer and editor. At Fatherly, he writes about video games, '90s TV, and music.

For the past 6 years he has been the editor-in-chief at, an online magazine focused on sci-fi/fantasy books. He’s a huge fan of They Might Be Giants, Spider-Man, and Zelda, and his favorite Beatle is Paul.

Chris likes to run and build Legos and make life-size cardboard Minecraft sets for the neighborhood kids. He’s a gamer dad and the guy’s pretty sure that thing you referenced happened weeks ago.


The Very Best Mario Games For Every Type Of Kid

ByChris Lough

There are over 200 Mario games. Here’s how to choose the right one for your family.

Watch Together

The 'Mario' Movie Is About to Blow Up. Parents, Get Ready

ByChris Lough

Your kids won’t shut up about the movie. Here’s how to prepare for the inevitable.

Old Friends

30 Years Ago, The Simpsons Told The Greatest Love Story Of a Generation

ByChris Lough

This Valentine's Day episode is much more than just a cautionary tale.

Link to Nostalgia

New 'Zelda' Is The Best Zelda Since 1986

ByChris Lough

You can finally introduce your kids to the greatest Nintendo hero of all time.

Mission Briefing

'GoldenEye' Is Finally On Switch and Xbox — But There’s A Catch

ByChris Lough

The N64 classic is back.

Old Frenemies

25 Years Ago, 'The Simpsons' Dropped Its Most Controversial Episode

ByChris Lough

It was a perfect show, up until this pivotal moment.

The Weird One

The One Scene In The Weird Al Trailer That's Actually Real

ByChris Lough

The new Daniel Radcliffe biopic about Weird Al is a complete joke. But there's one thing that's legit.