Tandem Canon - The Game-rific Podcast
Tandem Canon
Welcome to the podcast, fam! We are two nostalgia-seeking, plot-twist feeling, button mashing, character-avenging, co-op fist-bumping, passionate gamers. And we’re sharing that passion with you on the airwaves on Tandem Canon: The Game-rific Podcast.This podcast is based on our attitudes, desires and experiences in the world of video gaming, particularly co-op. We are passionate about gaming, and strongly believe that everyone has room on the co-op couch with us. On the podcast, we'll cover a wide range of topics, such as our favorite games; characters we feel are highly underrated; the games that have us catching feelings; franchises we wish could be fixed; our frustrations with movie based games, and more.We are so excited about nerding out with you and would love you to level up with us every other week. Please look for Tandem Canon: The Game-rific Podcast on your iTunes & the Google Play store to stay plugged in!
We apologize for yet another Quick Sip, Tandem Fam, but please enjoy as we review our first LeakyCon experience, and discuss some of the highlights of this year's QuakeCon! Let's level up!

Well, if it rains, it pours, fam. Poor Mia has had a medical issue arise and has been feeling under the weather to do the usual recording. So we'll postpone again until she gets her medical demon taken care of and get to feeling better. But yes, we still owe you something! So we went ahead and did a Quick Sip minisode about Let's Play Gaming Expo going on right now. If you can still come out Sunday, please do so! We're so proud of how far they've come since year one. Only more things to come! Thanks for understanding and always stay game-tastic!

Square up, Tandem Fam (kidding)! This week we're discussing Square Enix, their games, what makes them so unique, and why their merger may have been beneficial for games. In other news, we review ArlingCon, discuss Flippy's Agents of Mayhem review, and celebrate the success of Overwatch's Pink Mercy campaign. We also review A Way Out and Dear Esther, and lastly, highlight Gameranx and The Black Mastadonte on this week's PYT! Let's level up!

What's up, fam? We'll be postponing Episode 56 to give us a break from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In the meanwhile, here is a bonus episode on the panel we did yesterday at ArlingCon, on how it is still hard to be an adult gamer in these streets. It was a great and interactive panel and hope you guys enjoy. We'll discuss our overall feeling of ArlingCon on Episode 56. Thanks for understanding and we'll see you in a couple of weeks!

Old soldiers never die, and they don't fade away, fam. This week we give mad props to the older characters in video games that still know how to hold it down. We also cover Women of Wonder Con convention date, the release date of Sims 4 Seasons, our desires for the E3 coverage and the hype surrounding it and Yves Guillermont's comment about streaming in the future. PYT gives shout outs to History Behind the Warrior and OnlyAbiDoang. Let's level up!

Let's dance, Tandem Fam! This week we are movin' and shakin' as we cover the history of dance rhythm games and how they have evolved with our current technology. In other news, we review Comicpalooza 2018, discuss PS4's development cycle, Overwatch's 2 year anniversary, and the upcoming (and long overdue) release of Sims 4 Season. Lastly, we highlight RiffRaffDC and Kilian Experience on this week's PYT! Let's level up!

Dust off those tiaras, Tandem Fam! This week we're giving some long overdue praise for some of our favorite princesses in games! We also discuss Cinderella Phenomenon, Destiny 2's latest expansion, Hogwarts Mystery, and fun mods for the Sims 3. In other news, we talk about Overwatch's upcoming Nerf gun lineup, Sony's decision to end physical game production for the Vita, and backwards compatibility for Saints Row 1 & 2 and what this could mean for Saints Row 5. Lastly, we highlight TGN and Funny or Die's "Zach Morris is Trash" series on this week's PYT! Let's level up!

We need a doctor stat, Tandem Fam! Join us this week as we discuss our favorite doctors and nurses in games! In gaming news, we review Sims 4 community unrest and rumors, Pink Mercy and Overwatch, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, and trailers for Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and the KIngdom Hearts III minigame add-on. Lastly, we highlight Duel Screens and BeatEmUps on this week's PYT! Let's level up!

Discussion of thoughts and feelings about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Get your cameras ready, Tandem Fam! This week we dive into the games or franchises which deserve a film or TV adaptation! In other news, we talk about our first impressions of Overwatch: Retribution, Cinderella Phenomenon, and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We also discuss Fan Expo Dallas 2018, God of War's stellar reviews, and A Way Out's surprising success and what this means for the EA Originals program. Lastly, we highlight SimGM Productions and MovieFlame in this week's PYT! :Let's level up!

Choose your path to love, Tandem Fam! This week we are knee deep in choose-your-own-adventure goodness as we chat with Martha Marie, one of the most prolific streamers and players of Otome (story-based simulation/dating simulation) games. We talk about the tropes within the genre, representation and problematic themes, Martha's favorites, and our own experiences with otome games. In other news, we give our first impressions of A Way Out and Breath of the Wild, discuss the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Far Cry 5 reviews, Street Fighter: World Warrior TV series, and the new esports stadium coming to the DFW area. Lastly, we give some long overdue love to The Dom, Call Me Kevin, Anima Gaming, Kaylaslovely, Madam Sharky and others on this week's PYT. Let's level up!

Do you love Volition Games, Tandem Fam? Join us this week as we talk about Volition, their history, why their games have made us lifelong fans, and our hopes for their future games. In other news, we review Women of Wonder Con, All-Con 2018, the new Tomb Raider movie, and fangirl over A Way Out and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. In other news, we gripe about the Sims 4: My First Pet stuff pack for the Cats & Dogs expansion, and share our concerns about EA's business practices and what this could mean for Sims fans. Lastly, we highlight The Lore Master and Elia in a Box in this week's PYT. Let's level up!

Are you afraid of ghosts, Tandem Fam? This week we shine a spotlight on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, one of the best co-op tactical shooter games on the block! We also fangirl over Brigitte, the newest Overwatch character and ultimate badass, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mysteries, A Way Out's upcoming release, and our first Dallas Fuel watch party event. In other news, we discuss Haven Con’s final year and the recent Playstation Plus announcement regarding PS3 and Vita titles. Lastly, we highlight Next of Ken and RPGGameplay on this week’s PYT! Let’s level up!

Black Girls Rock, Tandem Fam! Join us as we close out this amazing month by highlighting our favorite black female characters! In this episode, we discuss some of the tropes and specific issues in representation for Black women, and why their perspective is incredibly important for gamers and developers alike. In other news, we talk about the rumors of EA possibly losing the Star Wars franchise, the Sims 4 skintone patch controversy and the upcoming Jungle Adventures expansion pack, Kingdom Hearts 3’s gameplay trailer from D23, THQ Nordic buying Volition and what this means for the Saints Row franchise, Destiny 2, and Overwatch Lunar New Year discoveries. Lastly, we highlight Pretty, Brown, and Nerdy and Xmiramira in this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

Not all love is good love, Tandem Fam. Join us this week as we discuss love triangles, tragedies, and travesties in video games. In other news, we discuss Microsoft looking to buy EA, the delayed releases of Anthem and Red Dead Redemption 2 and what it means for their companies, God of War’s hilarious release date, and review GoGames360 in Dallas. We also racap our gaming adventures with Overwatch, the Sims 4, Destiny, Borderlands, Katamari Forever, and Streets of Rage 2. Finally, we highlight retroSFX.com and Sailor J on this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

It’s cold in here, Tandem Fam! This week we try to stay warm as we recap our favorite snow and ice levels in video games! We also discuss the Nintendo Labo and what it means for the Nintendo Switch, discovering the wonders of GaCuCon, GoGames360, and changes to Let’s Play Gaming Expo 2018. We recap our recent gaming adventures with Overwatch, Destiny 2, AC Origins, Agents of Mayhem, Just Dance 2014 and the relationship-wrecking co-op fun of Overcooked. Lastly, we highlight GD2 & Healthbars, and Now This Nerd on this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

Reel 'em in, Tandem Fam! This week we do some reminiscing over games whose openings captured our attention well before the title sequence! We review holiday gaming marathons with Sims 4: Parenthood, Destroy All Humans, Overwatch, and Destiny 2, and discuss our favorite finds and sales over the Christmas break! Lastly, we highlight Auralnauts and Team Starkid in this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

Happy Holidays,Tandem Fam! Join us this week as we recap 2017 in gaming with Kevin Bradley from This Week in Our Collective Heads (TWIOCH)! From the Game Awards to trends, regrets, and our favorite moments, this year has been a wonderful year for gamers, and we can’t wait to share our most anticipated games for 2018! In other news, we discuss Destiny 2: The Curse of Osiris, Shadow of War, Back to the Future, Saints Row IV, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Overwatch winter wonderland gameplay. Lastly, we highlight Saberspark, Nerdy and Quirky, and PBS’s Origin of Everything in our last PYT of 2017! Let’s level up!

It's mmm mmm good, Tandem Fam! This week we settle in and get cozy over the video games we go to when we're feelin' a little down. We also discuss Doomfist's status among Overwatch characters, the new Alexa-controlled Destiny 2 Ghost for sale, Black Friday shopping sprees, Saints Row 4 nostalgia feels, Otome game tropes, and Destiny 2 clan membership. Lastly, we highlight TV Trivia and YongYea (Youtube) and fangirl over our upcoming end-of-year collab with Kevin from TWIOCH. Let's level up!

Who’s the fairest of them all, Tandem Fam? Join us this week as we explore some of our favorite visually stunning games! We also recap our first experience with Wizard World Austin and our joint panel with Scott Murray and Genese Davis (Assembly of Geeks/Gamer's Dominion). We take an almost too much joy with EA's microtransaction controversy and first impressions with Moira gameplay (Overwatch), the New Mini SNES, The Red Star, Final Fantasy 3/6, and Tomb Raider Underworld. Lastly, we highlight Oliver Harper and the 90s Kid on this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

Can you name that voice, Tandem Fam? From Ali Hillis to Will Yun Lee, this week we give thanks to our favorite voice actors in video games! In gaming news, we fangirl over Reinhardt's backstory and Moira, the deadliest support to the Overwatch lineup. We also discuss Call of Duty WW2, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life's release date, Destiny Expansion Pack 1 updates, and our first ever Wizard World Austin panel with the incomparable Genese Davis and Scott Murray from Gamer's Dominion (Assembly of Geeks). Lastly, we highlight Antoine Bandele and Educated Black Siblings on this week's PYT. Let's level up!

Happy Native American History month, Tandem Fam! This week you're in a treat as we discuss our favorite Native American and First Nation characters in video games! From Assassin's Creed to Prey to Turok, we go into detail about why characters from these games and their representation is important for all gamers. We also recap our adventures in Yakuza 5, Destiny 2, Batman: The Telltale Series, and Persona 5. In gaming news, we share our thoughts on Wolfenstein II's controversies, our hopes for Assassin's Creed: Origins and Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Mass Effect Andromeda: Annihilation, and Microsoft's decision to end Kinect production. Lastly, we highlight The Leaderboard and Nakey Jakey in this week's PYT. Let's level up!

Heroes (and good games) never die, Tandem Fam! From Bust a Groove to Viewtiful Joe, this week we explore video games or franchises that deserve to come back from the dead! We share first impressions of Valkyria Chronicles, The Wolf Among Us, and Destiny 2's main storyline, but also review Retropalooza Arlington, the shutdown of Visceral Games, Jim Boone's return to Volition, and Overwatch Halloween loot boxes. Lastly, we cover games which deserve to stay dead and highlight GameOverContinue and Sage's Rain on this week's PYT. Let's level up!

Time to soldier up, Tandem Fam! This week we're highlighting one of our favorite co-op games of all time, The Warriors, and what other studios can learn about adapting movies for video games. Join us as celebrate the bittersweet ending of Persona 5, the creation of Tandem Canon's own Destiny 2 clan (Killer Tofu) and fangirl over Junkertown and our co-op adventures in Halo. We also review the Granbury Paranormal Expo, the Red Redemption 2 trailer, the Tomb Raider movie trailer, the Volition layoffs, and our first impressions of Cuphead. Lastly, we highlight Crazy4Games and Pop Culture Detective in this week's PYT. Let's level up!

This episode explores and celebrates our favorite characters in honor of National Latinx Heritage Month.

It’s a trap, Tandem Fam! Join us for some fangirling and nostalgia as we recap the Star Wars Battlefront series and share how its gameplay impacted us as co-op players. We also discuss Sims 3 rabbithole issues, the differences between Legend of Zelda and The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventures of Link, Mei’s tragic backstory, Mercy’s ult changes, and share our hopes for EA Star Wars Battlefront II. Lastly, we highlight CrazY and Video Game Story Time in this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

You got served, Tandem Fam! This week we talk about character ownage in video games, either through words, fists, or both! We also discuss EA’s decision to end single-player content for Mass Effect: Andromeda, our first impressions of Agents of Mayhem, Overwatch Summer Games, and fangirl over our amazing first Infinicon experience! Lastly, we highlight Sylvibot and Downward Thrust on Youtube in this week's PYT. Let's level up!

You have won a trophy, Tandem Fam! This week we discuss the value of achievements and trophies in video games, and share our thoughts on how the nature of achievements have changed since their introduction roughly a decade ago. In other news, we review Classic Game Fest and Let's Play Gaming Expo, share our convention finds, and discuss EA closing Bioware Montreal and what Casey Hudson's return to Bioware could mean for the Mass Effect franchise. We also share updates on playing Persona 5, Animal Crossing, the Legend of Zelda, Gauntlet, and Mario Kart DS. Lastly, we highlight Hot Not Meh and The Black Hokage on Youtube. Let's Level up!

It's game time, Tandem Fam! This week's episode is a walk down memory lane as we discuss what happened to G4 TV, how the merger with Tech TV affected audiences and our favorite shows, and what potential the channel could've had with the rise of Youtube and Twitch. In other news, we discuss the Destiny 2 beta, the SNES classic, Assassin's Creed: Chronicles, and Overwatch. We also celebrate HavenCon's successful Indiegogo campaign and Tandem Canon's growth. Lastly, highlight Adel Plays Story Games and Thumbstick Mafia in this week's PYT. Let's level up!

Are you a good team player, Tandem Fam? This week’s episode is all about bonding and cohesion in co-op and multiplayer gaming! How to create good synergy with your team and how to transition from a lone wolf to the ultimate team player! We have plenty of gaming news with Mass Effect: Andromeda, Journey, Persona 5, Yakuza 5, Fallout Shelter, Destiny and the evils of the Terminus, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles. We also fangirl over Doomfist’s skills, the new Assassin’s Creed comics featuring Connor Kenway, and explore STEM careers in Caduceus Quest, a new medical mystery RPG. Lastly, we highlight MrEdxwx and 98Demake on Youtube and announce a very important milestone for Tandem Canon’s growth. Let’s level up!

What's up, Tandem fam? This week is a week of apologies. Technical issues happened where this week's current episode had a corrupt file. So as we shuffle to re-record said episode to bring to you next week, here's an apology episode stuffed full of off-topics. These are posted on our YouTube channel but we decided to compile the current ones into a compilation for you as a sorry and so that you don't go without. Forgive us! Remember to stay game-tastic out there and see you again next week!

Happy Independence Day, Tandem Fam! This week’s episode pays tribute to the games and characters that represent the best qualities of America! In other news, we discuss Agents of Mayhem and how the retcon ending of Gat out of Hell changes the Saints Row universe; the symbolism and meaning of Journey’s gameplay; Hitman’s prologue missions; Destiny and its ties to Destiny 2; revisiting Fallout Shelter; and our most anticipated games from E3. Last but not least, we highlight Smooth McGroove and Lord Karnage (Youtube) in this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

Happy Father’s Day, Tandem Fam! This week we talk about our favorite dads, father figures, and how they’re represented in games! We also discuss our first collaborations with Kevin from This Week in Our Collective Heads (TWIOCH), Genese Davis and Scott Murray from The Gamer’s Dominion/Assembly of Geeks. In gaming news, we discuss Overwatch co-op fun with Scott Murray, Agents of Mayhem and our thoughts on Johnny Gat pre-order DLC, and how Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens stacks up against previous Lego Star Wars games. Lastly, we profile Loomer (Youtube/iTunes) and Flippy (Youtube) in this week’s PYT. Let’s level up!

Happy anniversary, Tandem Fam! Join us this week as we celebrate Tandem Canon's first birthday and reflect on our favorite games, moments, and our goals for the future. We also discuss E3, Destiny 2's latest trailers, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Overwatch, and Oh Sir! The Insult Simulator! Let's level up!

Pack your bags and get your passports ready, Tandem Fam! This week we discuss video game worlds we’d love to visit for vacation! We also talk FarCry 5’s new trailer, PS4 external hard drive woes, the power of millennials in Persona 5, team synergy on Overwatch, and revisit some co-op fun with Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Destiny. Lastly, we explore the possibilities of video game crossovers with Nathan Drake (Uncharted) and Max Caulfield (Life is Strange) in this week’s Wheel of Random Tandem! Let’s level up!

You gon learn today, Tandem Fam! In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this week’s episode spotlights Asian characters, cultures, and their representation in gaming. In other news, we talk Bioware Montreal’s changes, the hiatus, and how this impacts the future of Mass Effect; Sims 4 Parenthood gameplay; Ubisoft’s E3 reveal; the magic of Journey and Gone Home; and the snarky humor of The Secret of Monkey Island. Lastly, we fangirl over orcas and other sea mammals in 8-Bit Bastard’s GTA Wildlife Documentaries and SuperButterBuns’ Persona 5 for Beginners. Let’s level up!

Happy Mother’s Day, Tandem Fam! In honor of all the moms out there, we talk about the most badass matriarchs in gaming and why their nuanced representation is so important! In other news, we talk Ryder’s naughty bits, love interests, and disappointed surrogate parents in Mass Effect: Andromeda; Persona 5 difficulty curves; Assassin’s Creed 3 soundtrack feels; Overwatch team synergy; the end of the Classic NES; Battlefront II news, and Sony’s Road to Greatness Tour. Let’s level up!

Warm up your vocal chords, Tandem Fam! From Super Mario to Final Fantasy, this week’s episode covers our favorite music soundtracks and songs in games! We also give an updated Mass Effect: Andromeda review since the patch release, discuss Persona 5 and the power of friendship, GTA: Chinatown Wars’ technical issues, Tiff’s Mercy main badassness, and other unsung heroes in Overwatch. Lastly, we review our experience at the TCC South Campus Anime and Gaming Expo. Let’s level up!

It’s in the game, Tandem Fam! This week’s episode is in for a wild ride as we recap Mass Effect: Andromeda, the new Agents of Mayhem trailer, Dallas Fan Expo, Borderlands single player mode, and how we became friends with the best Mercy main in existence. In this week’s Tandem Topic Tea Time, Electronic Arts (EA) is next on the chopping block as we discuss why they’ve gotten on our bad side and why they are considered one of the most hated gaming companies in the industry. Let’s level up!

We can do it, Tandem Fam! In honor of Women’s History Month, join us as we share our most inspiring women and empowering moments in video games! In this week’s Talk from Team Tandem, we review All-Con 2017, racism and the realities of nerds of color in geek spaces, panelist professionalism, the Lawbreakers beta, Persona 4’s multiple endings, and Overwatch as a perfect stress reliever. We also fangirl over Raspberry Pi and first impressions of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, and Rocket League. Lastly, we give some extra special shoutouts to Eris Walsh (SheGeeks) and Jim Trent (Mad Raven Productions). Let’s level up!

Happy Spring Break, Tandem Fam! From brothels to bars, raise a glass with us as we reminisce over our favorite gaming drinking spots! This week we review the Ghost Recon: Wildlands Beta, Orisa’s intro into Overwatch and black female representation, and the new Sleeping Dogs movie and what its success could mean for the game franchise. We also discuss the highlights of Saints Row IV, The Order: 1886, Life is Strange, Tomb Raider, and lastly, the games where it’s definitely a good idea to keep some alcohol nearby. Let’s level up!

Laissez les bon temps roulez, Tandem Fam! Join us for a debauchery-filled episode as we discuss one of the best co-op series of all time, Saints Row! From wacky, violence-filled mayhem to memorable characters, we talk about what drew us to Saints Row, how the bankruptcy of THQ affected the series, and our hopes for Agents of Mayhem. We also discuss our co-op fun with Overwatch and Assassin's Creed: Unity, Destiny dungeon crawling, and Mass Effect: Andromeda's new combat and level system. Last but not least, we discuss Harley, the undisputed King of Quakecon 2016. Let's level up!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Tandem Fam! Join us for a squishy feel-good episode about the role of love in video games and our favorite gaming romances! We also discuss the awesomeness of Pax South, Persona 4 romances, the struggles of The Urbz: Sims in the City, and characters who should’ve been romanceable. Lastly, we give some extra shoutouts to Cheap Ass Gamer, SuperButterBuns, and Geeks of Color. Let’s level up!

What’s up Tandem Fam?! Are you more of a Player One or Player Two person? Do you like being the leader, or are you cool with following? Either way, buckle up for some serious analysis as we tackle how personality and co-op play intersect and lead to some interesting dynamics in gameplay and team cohesion. We also discuss Sims 4’s toddlers, Yakuza 0 first impressions, Lara Croft and female empowerment, the appeal of The Lady’s Choice, and Playstation Flash sale finds. Lastly, we also show some long-overdue appreciation to our favorite Player Two characters. Let’s level up!

Happy New Year, Tandem Fam! Get your Simlish dictionaries ready as we discuss The Sims franchise in this week's Tandem Topic Tea Time! In this episode, we talk about how The Sims has changed us as gamers, what it's done for storytelling and creativity, modding, representation, controversial subjects, and how the franchise has changed over time. We also geek out over Christmas holiday gaming finds and first impressions for The Wolf Among Us, Batman: Arkham Knight, Broken Age, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Life is Strange; of course we rejoice over Mass Effect: Andromeda's release date and Persona 5's Japanese gameplay trailer. Let's level up!

Happy Holidays, Tandem Fam! This week's episode is full of Christmas cheer as we reflect on 2016's trends, favorite and worst games, memorable gaming moments and our most anticipated games for 2017! This week's Talk from Team Tandem is all about first experiences with Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout, Persona 4, and Gears of War. We also try to stay off the naughty list over the Last of Us Part II reveal, Super Mario Run's launch, and the Assassins Creed movie. Let's level up!

Hey Tandem Fam! From the NES to this generation's consoles, this week’s episode is packed with narrative goodness as we discuss the importance of story in gaming! In other news, we talk about Mass Effect Andromeda’s new relationship and romance system; Bioware’s devotion to the booty; the eeriness of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture; the ups and downs of the Sims Freeplay and Elder Scrolls Online; Titanfall 2’s lack of a season pass (!), Gat out of Hell co-op fun, and our most despicable moments in gaming. Let’s level up!

Hey fam! This week’s all about the Assassin’s Creed series and why we feel it’s been lackluster. We also discuss N7 Day and Mass Effect Andromeda news; Rise of the Tomb Raider and our first Twitch streaming; the next-gen Ezio Collection release; and finally, the shutdown of United Front Games and what this means for the future of the Sleeping Dogs franchise. We also (unsurprisingly) do some epic fangirling over Panache Digital Games' upcoming Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey. Let’s level up!

What up, Tandem Fam?! Today’s episode focuses on Ubisoft games and why they are on our naughty list! From unwarranted hype to cookie cutter game design to drug binges, we discuss various Ubisoft franchises and where they’ve gone wrong. In positive news, heavy fangirling ensues (again) over the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer; we discuss the novelty of Fallout Shelter in the wake of updates and gaming plateaus; Sims Freeplay fun; how to earn respect Saints Row style; our thoughts on the Assassin’s Creed movie and how its success may impact future movie-based games; last but not least, we remain cautiously optimistic over Watch Dogs 2. Let’s level up!

Zombies and aliens and spiders, oh my! Happy Halloween, Tandem Fam! This week’s spooktacular episode is full of creepies and crawlies as we discuss scary games where having a co-op buddy would be handy! We dissect the reasons why certain games freak us out, and why psychological games give us the most chills in our spine. Stick around for Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Wolf among Us fangirling; why Looty Dungeon is the best name for a game in existence; Fallout Shelter Halloween missions; prequel discoveries in Assassin’s Creed: Altair Chronicles for the DS; exploring Sims 2’s limitations with story progression and Royal Caribbean’s aversion to PS2 consoles. Last but certainly not least, find out what Halloween costumes the Tandem Team would love to rock the most! Let’s level up!

Hey, Tandem Fam! Join us this week for this gangsta filled episode on why GTA: San Andreas was so groundbreaking out of all the GTA games, especially for black gamers. This week's Talk from Team Tandem indulges in the ball of cuteness that is Scribblenauts, Fallout Shelter addictions, Overwatch free play weekend and first impressions, Remember Me/Life is Strange Parallels, Farcry 4 and the illusion of choice, and kicking ass one turn at a time in Oz: The Broken Kingdom. We have some extra special shoutouts for our Tumblr fam for a certain Mass Effect post. Get your lists ready as we discuss our pre-holiday gaming wish lists. Let's level up!

Long time, no see fam! In this spectacular scholarly episode, we explore the rise of educational games and companies in the late 80s and early 90s, and wax nostalgic on how these games impacted us as kids, learners, and gamers. We also discuss the social, educational, and cultural impact of educational games and how they have changed in the age of the internets. Other highlights include side-eying the well-intended but passive aggressive advice from Fat Princess; how Tiffany's vault is so lit they need a bouncer in Fallout Shelter; Pit People Beta feels and our favorite childhood games from back in the day. Let's level up!

Can you channel your inner Gryffindor to tackle ANY game? From giant bugs to Pacific Rim levels of destruction and chaos, this week's episode explores the games we'd love to try out, but need some courage to play. We also celebrate some amazing Boss Ass Moments in Gaming with our 2nd attempt at Borderlands co-op and the awesomeness that is Cowboy (The Warriors) and Evie Frye (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate) in this week's Wheel of Random Tandem. Let's level up!

What up, Tandem Fam? In this extra special welcome back episode, we’re cooking up something yummy as we salivate over the perfect ingredients needed to make a great co-op game. We also delve into why honey badgers and explosives don’t mix in this week’s Wheel of Random Tandem; the creepy addictive life-ruiner that is Fallout Shelter, Mass Effect: Andromeda release date rumors, and the disappointment of No Man’s Sky; last but certainly not least, why a co-op buddy is a lifesaver when completing challenges in Red Dead Redemption. Let’s level up!

We're back, Tandem Fam! We apologize for our short hiatus, but between convention-hopping and illnesses, we've been a bit busy! In this week's episode, we mourn the end of our summer convention season, talk about the amazing finds and amazing bands at Classic Game Fest, and fangirl over our first Quakecon experience! Also, pour out a 40 with us as we weep a little over our favorite most emotional moments in games. Let's level up!

In this awesome episode, the Lego franchise gets the spotlight as we talk about what we love about Lego and what has changed since Traveller's Tales blew our minds with Lego Star Wars almost a decade ago. We also discuss the impact of Minecraft and how it influenced more recent Lego games, and get our 80s and 90s nostalgia on with other properties that would make perfect Lego games. Let's level up!

What up, Tandem Fam? This week, we discuss the social and societal impact of Pokemon Go and how it has changed mobile gaming. Get a load of deja vu as we review Saints Row, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Star Wars Battlefront I and II in this week's new Tandem Topic: Co-op Games With Great Replay Value. Lastly, Tiff and Mia pine over Journey, Deus Ex and Titanfall in this week's Wheel of Random Tandem. Let's level up!

Prepare for epic overthinking as we unveil the first "How to Fix a F*cking Franchise" for the Army of Two series! In this week's episode, we examine Army of Two: 40th Day and The Devil's Cartel, where this series went wrong, and ways this once-beloved co-op gem can fix the mess of the last two games. We also discuss the missed co-op opportunities in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Syndicate, and Unity; various differences between Saints Row 1 & 2; wishin' and hopin' we get chosen for the Pit People closed beta, cursing the King of the Cosmos for terrible parenting; last but not least, we follow Tiff's Bioware-ish pirate adventures in Scarlet Sails and the Lost Heir: The Fall of Daria. Let's level up!

Level up with us in this episode, where we discuss our adventures at RTX/SGC 2016 last weekend; why we love Rockstar Games, what other developers could learn from them, and what Rockstar could improve; we pour out virtual 40s for our first Unsung Heroes of Gaming segment; lastly, we discuss Andre the Black Nerd's SGC awesome professionalism (Black Nerd Comedy) and convention panel etiquette for burgeoning YouTube content creators.

Join us this week as we discuss our excitement about attending RTX/SGC 2016 in Austin; how nostalgia, seller's remorse, and poor impulse control influence our spending habits at conventions; the struggles of being an adult gamer and juggling family expectations and money with game time; what draws the line between collecting and hoarding when it comes to video games, and bullsh*t reasons why we stopped playing a game.

Join Tiff and Mia this week as we discuss our favorite games of E3; Let's Play Gaming Expo adventures; we fangirl over the first Army of Two game and how its co-op focus changed the way we view co-op and friendship. Last but not least, learn about Pyro Breakfast and Harry Potter Armageddon in our first ever gaming confessions: The Sims edition! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube, and Twitch for more videos, commentary, and game-tastic updates!

Meet Tiffany and Mia, the hosts of the newest gaming podast on the block: Tandem Canon, the gamer-ific podcast where co-op play IS canon! In this introductory episode, we discuss our gaming backstories, how we got into co-op gaming; why the podcast was created; the struggles of being an adult co-op gamer in a changing industry; and last but definitely not least, future podcast topics and tidbits coming your way. If you are a fan of video games and geeking out, especially for co-op, this is definitely the podcast for you.