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The Co-Operatives Podcast

Gaming is fun. Dating is fun. Combining the two can be hard, luckily The Co-Operatives are here! Real-life Human couple Liz and Aaron discuss the joys and sorrows of co-operative gaming with a significant other as they play and discuss video/board games with a co-operative bent! The Co-Operatives releases every other week and is a part of the VStheUNIVERSE Network.
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Mar 27, 2018

We don't know how to say this, but Liz & Aaron are going to prison. Listen to them recall their experiences playing as Leo & Vincent in EA's latest game made by Josef Fares' Hazelight Studio in "A Way Out." It's one of the best co-operative games they've ever played!

  • SPOILERS START AT 42:35
  • SPOILERS END AT 53:18

--- The Kickstarter for Aaron's game is LIVE! Head to www.EarwormGame.com to back it today!

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

Mar 13, 2018

Today Liz interviews Aaron, Sam, and Laura about the development of their new party game Earworm, which hits Kickstarter THIS WEEK ON MARCH 14TH! Head to www.EarwormGame.com to see more!

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

Feb 27, 2018

SUPER IMPORTANT EPISODE of Co-Operatives right here! We learn a number of things about our hosts such as: what their real-life codenames are, which Codenames game is the best, and whether or not a board game can help a person build empathy.

--- Aaron's game "Earworm" launches on Kickstarter on March 14th, so mark your calendars!

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Here's the Buzzfeed article that Liz was talking about! It's weird, but Aaron is toast. It makes sense. Trust us.

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

Feb 15, 2018

This episode finds Liz & Aaron masquerading as hoodlums in Master Thief by Sparr Games. Who can steal the most valuables and win the day? We'll find out! Along the way, our intrepid hosts discuss Party Game Etiquette and how to create a fun environment for everyone to enjoy.

They also detail their past crimes. Yikes.

--- Check out Master Thief and more by Sparr Games by heading to www.SparrGames.com or Sparr.games

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Aaron's game "Earworm" launches on Kickstarter on March 14th, so mark your calendars!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

--- Want to make the cocktail Liz made for Master Thief? Here's the recipe from Liz!

"For two drinks: 1 tablespoon powdered sugar + 1 tablespoon hot water, 1.5 oz cognac, 1.5 oz rye, 2 oz Cointreau, 1 oz fresh lemon juice - shake with ice for 30 seconds and strain into two glasses with lemon/powdered sugar rims. Place one small ice cube in each glass (this is "ice." like a diamond. do you get it)"

Feb 2, 2018

Liz & Aaron gear up with some cat-companions and get to huntin' some big scary kaiju in the world of Monster Hunter! Does it succeed as a good co-operative experience? Let's grab an insect glaive and find out!

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

Jan 16, 2018

We've been gathering questions from our listeners for the past few months and are ready to be PUT ON THE SPOT to answer them! We've got questions from our GenCon panel attendees, IRL folks, Twitter, and Facebook, so there's something from everyone. We get into on some of these more personal ones so let's do it!

QUESTIONS

  • 5:00 - What drinks do you pair with gaming or podcasting? Do you theme them with the subject matter, such as rum with pirate games or Zubrowka with the Witcher?
  • 10:48 - How do you get out of a game when it’s taking way too long to finish without hurting anyone’s feelings?
  • 15:35 - What's your favorite non-cooperative game to play and who usually wins?
  • 19:55 - How many games do you own?
  • 25:19 - What are your favorite single player non co-op games?
  • 28:17 - What Resident Evil character do you think best fits you, and what character do you think best fits our fiancé?
  • 29:55 - Do you each have your own set of dice, or do you share?
  • 32:02 - What is a good game to play while a baby is in the other room?
  • 37:23 - How do you get a partner who isn't into gaming to play with you?
  • 45:53 - How do you decide what games to play? How do you listen to your partner in selecting games?

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

Jan 2, 2018

Happy New Year! It's 2018 which means we're making a resolution to play more co-op games! FIRST UP: Cuphead by Studio MDHR! This charming homage to 1930's cartoons had Aaron and Liz jumping all over trying to beat some nefarious and difficult bosses. Does the game have what it takes to be enjoyable while being hard as nails? Listen and find out!

--- Find out more about Cuphead here: http://www.cupheadgame.com/

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

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