Co-op Mood 16: Hades, Thee Bisexual Thirst Trap

On this episode Shane and Sally talk “Project 007,” the upcoming James Bond video game by IO Interactive, the studio behind the Hitman games. Then they talk about about the gameplay and aesthetic of the horny roguelike dungeon-crawler, Hades. They also talk about games they’re playing right now, including League (season 11 patch), Breath of the Wild, and Watch Dogs: Legion.


Things we talked about:

Hitman developer IO Interactive is making a James Bond game

Hades: The Team from Supergiant Games & Hades Discuss the Game, Reactions & More 


-What Shane’s excited about: Tehran (the Israeli espionage thriller on Apple+)

-What Sally’s excited about: The Crown (Netflix)

Co-op Mood 15: There’s No Crying in Blaseball

On this episode Shane and Sally make an official correction about the upcoming Uncharted movie. Then they talk once again about the design/appearance of the PS5. Then Shane is joined by Jon (@gurglespasm), co-host of One Shot network’s System Mastery podcast, to talk about the weird and wonderful world of Blaseball, including its best lore, and advice for Blaseball n00bs to get involved in the upcoming new season. They also talk about the games they’re playing right now, including Hades, League of Legends Clash, and If Found….

Things we talked about:

Why Do People Care So Much About How a PlayStation 5 Looks in Their Home?

-What Shane’s excited about: Overwatch Git Gud Tournament

-What Sally’s excited about: Uncover: Escaping NXIVM from CBC Podcasts, The Vow (HBO), Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult (STARZ)

Co-op Mood Unlucky 13: Rise From Your Grave

On this episode, Shane and Sally discuss exactly why Tom Holland is the wrong hunk to play daddy next door Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie, and who they’d cast instead. Then they talk about participating in One Shot Network’s Among Us stream and the zaniness that ensued. Finally, in tribute to Halloween week they, as two people of scaredy-cat experience, talk about the times video games have scared them silly.

Things we talked about:

Video Game Daddy Nathan Drake Will Be Played By Local Abercrombie Model

The Creepypasta Community That Influenced Control

-Streaming Among Us with One Shot Network (VOD here)  

-What Shane’s excited about: The Boys (Amazon Prime)

-What Sally’s excited about: Non-mainstream superhero media (MasksCapers, The Boys, Brat Pack comics)

Co-op Mood 14: That’s How It Could’ve Happened…But How About This?

On this episode, Shane and Sally talk about the PS5’s absolutely massive dimensions and whether it’ll fit in a typical entertainment center (jury’s still out). Then they talk all about multiple endings in video games, what functions they serve, when they work, and when they kinda ruin your fun. And they talk about the games they’re playing right now, Star Wars: Squadrons and Prey.

-What Shane’s excited about: Schitt’s Creek (on Netflix)

-What Sally’s excited about: The Expanse (on Amazon Prime Video)

Things we talked about:

Sony’s official PS5 specs confirm the console is an absolute unit

Co-op Mood 12: The Most Influential Consoles of All Time You Won’t Believe What Happens Next

With all the talk and excitement about next gen consoles, Shane and Sally decided to take a stroll down memory lane and talk all about their own experiences with consoles over the years, from ColecoVision and Atari 7800 to Sega Game Gear and N64, all the way up to current gen consoles. They also talk about the recent announcement that the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival will include a category for video games. Of course they also talk about the games they’re playing: League of Legends and Batman: Arkham Knight.

-What Shane’s excited about: SEC football is back!

-What Sally’s excited about: The Netflix series The OA

Things we talked about:

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will include a video game festival, too

Co-op Mood 11: David Cage Remastered

Sally and Shane played the game that put David Cage’s name on the video game map: 2005’s Fahrenheit (or, as it was known in North America, Indigo Prophecy) and they’re here to talk all about it. They describe the game’s story and gameplay before diving into a discussion about the legacy of this very uneven game when it comes to today’s point and click and adventure games. They also talk about games they’re playing right now, including League of Legends and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.

-What Shane’s excited about: Defector, the new spots blog/media company founded by former Deadspin employees

-What Sally’s excited about: The TV show Stumptown (ABC), available on Hulu

Things we talked about:

Postmortem: Indigo Prophecy by David Cage

Co-op Mood 10: Detroit: Become Tabletop

In this episode Sally and Shane talk about Sony’s weird lottery system for preordering a PS5. Then they talk about the video games they’d like to play as tabletop RPGs and share their thoughts and ideas for just how to do that, from adapting lore and worldbuilding to implementing gameplay and mechanics. They also talk about games they’re playing right now, including Among UsEliza, and Night Call.

-What Shane’s excited about: The TV series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet available on Apple+.

-What Sally’s excited about: The actual play of the indie RPG Sleepaway on the One Shot Network. You can listen to Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Co-op Mood 9: You Will Be Deceived

In this episode Sally and Shane talk about a few different news items (including Stardew Valley update 1.5 and a certain big company suing a certain giant company). Then they discuss the 2019 game Interrogation: You Will Be Deceived, from the noir mood and rotoscoped aesthetic to the mechanics and themes, as well as what worked and what didn’t. They also talk about games they’re playing right now (League of Legends and Borderlands 3) and buying skins that don’t do anything mechanically but are extremely fun.

-What Shane’s excited about: The Canadian TV series, Letterkenny, available on Hulu

-What Sally’s excited about: The podcast California Love by Walter Thompson-Hernández

Co-op Mood 8: Tabletop Roleplaying Video Games

In this episode Sally and Shane talk about the Nintendo gigaleak, why it matters, and ask the question “Does anyone care about the plumber’s brother?” Then they talk about the tabletop roleplaying games they’d like to see adapted in video games and how those concepts would be executed. They also talk about the games they’re playing right now, which include League of Legends and The Witness.

-What Shane’s excited about: The finale of Discovery’s Naked and Afraid XL

-What Sally’s excited about: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the 3-season A&E docuseries

Co-op Mood 7: You Have My Divided Attention

In this episode, Sally and Shane talk about casual co-op games, when they work, when they don’t, why they’re great during the pandemic, and more. Then they discuss their all time favorites of the genre and also kind of change their definition of the genre. They also talk about speedrunning and Games Done Quick 2020 as well the games they’re playing right now (Overwatch, Minecraft Dungeons, LA Noire, A Mortician’s Tale, ACNH).

Things we talked about:

Games Done Quick 2020 Schedule

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! World Record Progression

Final Fantasy VII speedrun from Summer Games Done Quick 2017

-What Shane’s excited about: The rom-com Palm Springs (Groundhog Day for millennials, streaming on Hulu)

-What Sally’s excited about: Zweihänder, the “grim and perilous” RPG that started as a hack of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay