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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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Jun 26, 2018

Mountains Of Madness is a game where you go to a mountain, get some artifacts, and leave. Sounds simple right? Not when you have MADNESS AILMENTS INFLICTED ON YOU AT EVERY TURN! Liz and Aaron play this heavy party game and discuss their experiences, both good and bad, and how accessibility is important in the industry.

TIMECODES!

  • 00:45 - Liz is playing a new Assassin's Creed game. HERE WE GO AGAIN!
  • 04:10 - Aaron is playing Quantum Break! PLUS: Bad Jason Mraz references.
  • 08:15 - OK, Octopath Traveler is also very good.
  • 10:25 - Our first encounter with Mountains Of Madness.
  • 12:00 - Mountains Of Madness gameplay!
  • 14:40 - What are you doing in this game?! + light rules.
  • 17:20 - The Madness cards, and how they change the game.
  • 22:20 - Characters can be different genders!
  • 23:40 - Our initial takeaways of the game.
  • 26:13 - Liz on playing the game with an invisible disability.
  • 35:15 - "I need to be more aware of this thing too. These are things that I think ahead with."
  • 38:10 - Taking cues from Kids On Bikes RPG.
  • 40:30 - How to walk away from a game you don't feel comfortable in.
  • 42:30 - "I am excited to play this game more with people who are into it."
  • 43:30 - "I would recommend playing this before buying."
  • 44:13 - Let's chat about Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza (and how amazing Bonus Round Game Cafe is!)
  • 48:06 - Outro!

OTHER STUFF IN THE SHOW!

--- 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.

Jun 13, 2018

In this very special episode, Aaron & Liz go over their top picks from E3 2018! Expect takes so hot that they burn your shoes off! E3 2018 is the biggest video game event of the year and our intrepid hosts are here to discuss it!

  • 0:00 - Opening bit + hangouts!
  • 5:10 - Talking about E3 2018!
  • 5:55 - Liz wants to discuss Unravel Two!
  • 9:10 - Aaron wants to discuss Resident Evil 2 REmake!
  • 12:10 - Liz wonders how Aaron knows such a large amount of useless knowledge!
  • 14:20 - Liz wants to discuss Super Mario Party! "I never had the experiences that YOU had with games..."
  • 19:20 - Aaron wants to discuss Assassin's Creed: Odyssey!
  • 24:20 - Liz wants to discuss Anthem!
  • 33:30 - Sam Maggs is good.
  • 35:00 - "I WANT TO TALK ABOUT BETHESDA" - Aaron
  • 38:40 - Liz NEEDS to talk about Fallout 76.
  • 46:44 - Liz needs to discuss Killer Queen Black!
  • 49:30 - Aaron fights the urge to flip over Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • 56:20 - The Co-Ops needs to discuss Control by Remedy Studios - "I agree, Control looks HOT AS SHIT!"
  • 58:00 - Kojima & Death Stranding discussion.
  • 1:00:30 - We Happy Few Discussion
  • 1:02:15 - Liz wants to talk about Sea Of Solitude
  • 1:05:30 - Liz and Aaron discuss Dontnod.
  • 1:09:00 - Ninja games, Kingdom Hearts 3, and the rest.

--- 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.

Jun 1, 2018

Liz has drinks and Aaron has feelings. Lots of news, updates, and discussion in this one. Let's do this. The game is Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game by Keith Baker and Renegade Game Studios. Insert coin to continue.

TIMESTAMPS!

  • 0:00 - Life updates and what we've been playing
  • 15:15 - Game discussion & intro of game! Plus Liz hates the term "IP" when muggles use it.
  • 16:50 - How we know Scott Pilgrim.
  • 25:03 - Theming is a THING. Plus, the basic rules!
  • 32:10 - Competitive, co-operative, and forgiving playsets.
  • 43:04 - Iconography and confusion.
  • 47:00 - "It takes a lot of effort to create the mechanics they created, but then it wasn't tested."
  • 57:10 - "I feel like you could make a good game...but you didn't. You went for the easy play."
  • 1:10:40 - Outro

--- 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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