Sep 23, 2018

Episode 302: Organized Magisterial Gentlemen

In this week's show we discuss Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Gallant, and a revivial of Veronica Mars.  In gaming, we review Shadow of the Tomb Raider.  Our Couch Co-op this week includes a discussion about the exciting new Captain Marvel Trailer, the Playstation Classic announcement, and the sudden closure of Telltale Games.

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Sep 16, 2018

Episode 301: Original Modern Geeks

We're back after exactly 3 months to the day! Tycko and Sean have returned refreshed and ready to enter a new era of The OMG! Hour.  You're going to find some things the same and some things not quite the same.  We're geeks.  We're geeks for more than just gaming so why hold back on what we discuss here?  Nothing's off the table now: Video Games, Board Games, TV, Movies, Toys, you name it.  If we like it, we'll talk about it.

In today's episode we cover some of the stuff we've been doing and playing since you last heard from us.  We discuss Pop! Vinyl figures what why they seem to popular, and the current state of the DC Cinematic Universe and what a mess it is.

In game reviews, this week we cover both The Garden Between, a fantastic time-bending puzzler, as well as the incredible Spider-Man from Insomniac Games.

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Jun 15, 2018

Episode 300: The One with the End of an Era

This is our epic 300th episode and our last as we take a break for the summer.  Good thing it was also E3 this week as we spend a good 100 minutes talking about the show and all the games we're looking forward to getting our hands on this year and next!

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF SYD BOLTON

Syd Bolton has been a part of The OMG! Hour for over 4 years. We first met him in 2012, on our 13th Episode, when we interviewed him about the Brantford PC Museum and his video game collection. in 2014, he became a regular contributor to the show, as our Gaming Archaeologist, with his weekly "Lost Treasures" segment.

Syd was going to be a guest host on the show for Episode 299, and was planning to record yet another Lost Treasures segment for our epic Episode 300 this week. His untimely passing will leave a hole in our hearts and the heart of The OMG! Hour for a very long time.

Syd has been a treasured part of our lives for the past 6 years and he will be truly missed. He has become our ultimate Lost Treasure.

Rest In Peace
Syd Bolton
1971-2018

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Jun 10, 2018

Episode 299: The Penultimate One

GoFundMe for Syd Bolton: https://www.gofundme.com/bqp6h-friends-helping-friends

GAMES DISCUSSED:
- Vampyr
- Detroit: Become Human
- Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn
- Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness

NEWS:
Ubisoft CEO: 'There will be one more console generation ... after that, we will be streaming'
https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/death-of-the-console-1202833926/

Report: Crackdown 3 delayed to 2019
https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/6/17436676/crackdown-3-delay-2019-xbox-one-windows-pc

Sony announced Tetris Effect coming this fall to PS4/PSVR
https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/6/17433998/tetris-effect-ps4-playstation-vr

Sony announced Days Gone release date: February 22, 2019
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/06/07/days-gone-rides-to-ps4-february-22/

Sony announced Twin Mirror from Dontnod
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/06/08/introducing-twin-mirror-from-the-creators-of-life-is-strange/

WB announced Hitman 2 coming November 13 with online co-op
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2018/06/07/hitman-2-officially-announced

All the E3 Leakes
https://www.gameinformer.com/e3-2018/2018/06/05/all-of-the-e3-2018-leaks

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Jun 3, 2018

Episode 298: The One with Stuff Like That

GAMES DISCUSSED:
- Monster Slayers
- Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
- Yoku's Island Express
- The Crew 2 Beta

NEWS:
Atari VCS Preorders are on now
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atari-vcs-game-stream-connect-like-never-before-computers-pc#/

Intellivision plans a revival with a new game console
https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/30/intellivision-plans-new-console/

Fallout 76 Announced
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/05/30/fallout-76-announced

Latest 'Star Citizen' ship pack costs as much as a car
https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/29/star-citizen-27000-ship-pack/

Xbox Games With Gold offers Sonic racing, Assassin’s Creed in June
https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/29/17405302/xbox-games-with-gold-free-games-june-2018

PlayStation Plus: Free Games for June
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/05/30/playstation-plus-free-games-lineup-for-june-2018/

E3 2018 Nintendo Switch Predictions: Animal Crossing Switch, Bayonetta 3, N64 Classic, And More
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2018-nintendo-switch-predictions-animal-crossin/1100-6459233/

E3 2018 PS4 Rumors: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Cyberpunk 2077, Splinter Cell, More
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2018-ps4-rumors-assassins-creed-odyssey-cyberpu/1100-6459327/

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May 27, 2018

Episode 297: The One That Was Jeff’d

Our Live show was recorded in two parts this week, due to internet issues preventing us from streaming smoothly.  In the first half we talk about some new tabletop games we played this past week, Terraforming Mars and Skyway Robbery.  After getting his internet stabilized, Sean and the gang return to complete the show, picking up right where they left off. We review two incredible statues from ThinkGeek's Modern Icon line: Aloy, and Nuka Cola Girl.

We continue onto the news to discuss the future of the PS4 and Sony's plans for the future. Finally, we finish the show with what we're hoping to see at E3 this year.

NEWS:

PS4 Is Entering The End Of Its Lifecycle, Sony Says
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-is-entering-the-end-of-its-lifecycle-sony-says/1100-6459113/

Sony isn't ready to give up on portable gaming just yet
https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/23/sony-portable-gaming-ps5/

The future of PlayStation may be portable, says Sony exec
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/318726/The_future_of_PlayStation_may_be_portable_says_Sony_exec.php

The PS5 will likely be based on Ryzen architecture
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-sony-is-working-with-amd-ryzen-and-ps5-is-the-most-likely-target

Introducing SCUF Vantage, An Officially Licensed Performance Controller for PS4
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/05/22/introducing-scuf-vantage-an-officially-licensed-performance-controller-for-ps4/

EA No Longer Has PGA Tour License
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/05/22/ea-no-longer-has-pga-tour-license

 

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May 20, 2018

Episode 296: The One with the Disappearing Act

GAMES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK

  • State of Decay 2 [XBO]
  • Descenders [XBO]
  • Rage [X360]
  • Wizard of Legend [XBO]
  • Shadow of War: Desolation of Mordor DLC [XBO]

NEWS

 

*DISCLAIMER* State of Decay 2 and Descenders were reviewed using download codes provided by the publishers.

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May 13, 2018

Episode 295: The One with the Moose Incident

GAMES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

- Death Road to Canada
- Raging Justice
- Nine Parchments
- Super Mega Large Headed Baseball Guys 2

NEWS:

CAMPAIGN CORNER:

BestKey Power Case for Switch

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May 6, 2018

Episode 294: The One with the Obscure Font

So it turns out that free tickets to the Raptors' playoff game is more important than being on the show this week, so Tycko was off to Toronto to watch the game. Joke's on him, they lost.

With just Sean and Jeff hosting the show like old times, we talk again about God of War, then discuss the Defiance 2050 Closed Beta that we played in this past weekend. City of Brass makes an appearance as well.

IN THE NEWS:
Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Discussion

Atari VCS Pre-Sale begins May 30th on Indiegogo
https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/04/30/1490222/0/en/Atari-Announces-Atari-VCS-Pre-Sale-Begins-May-30th-on-Indiegogo-With-Exclusive-Wood-Front-Collector-s-Edition-Onyx-Model-and-Accessories.html

Nintendo's new president wants to turn mobile into $900M business
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/317425/Nintendos_new_president_wants_to_turn_mobile_into_900M_business.php

FTC Warns Nintendo, Microsoft, And Sony To Review Warranty Terms
https://kotaku.com/ftc-tells-nintendo-microsoft-and-sony-to-review-warra-1825719786

Xbox E3 2018 Briefing Will Include "New Games" And More
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-e3-2018-briefing-will-include-new-games-and-m/1100-6458693/

Harmonix is reviving Rock Band Network in 'Rock Band 4'
https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/03/rock-band-network-rb4-harmonix-xbox-one-ps4/

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Apr 29, 2018

Episode 293: The One with the Real Life Sims

It's Episode 293.  We talk about stuff. And Things. And games.  Games such as God of War, LEGO Marvel Thanos DLC, and the game made for raising funds for cancer research, "I, Hope."  News this week includes God of War's new single camera shot trick, Destiny's upcoming Warmind DLC, Black Ops 4's lack of a single player campaign, and some Nintendo stuff.

Instead of a Lost Treasure this week, we have another Video Games Live interlude.  This time it is a clip from the Mario Theme and the Final Fantasy X Theme.  Video Games Live clips were recorded on April 16th, 2018 at Center In The Square in Kitchener, Ontario.

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