Nov 19, 2017

Episode 274: The One That Lollygags

GAMES PLAYED/DISCUSSED

  • Farming Simulator 17 [PS4]
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle [NSW]
  • Assassin's Creed Origins [PS4/XBO]
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds [PS4]
  • L.A. Noire [PS4]
  • Need for Speed Payback [EA Access Trial]
  • Star Wars Battlefront II [EA Access Trial]

NEWS

  • The Game Awards - Voting now Open

    • Tycko for Trending Gamer 2017
    • Fun Fact #1 - Did you know that Tycko pushes more buttons in a single week than all other gamers combined?
  • Popular gaming consoles adjusted for 2017 prices
  • EA response to ‘Battlefront II’ complaint is the most downvoted comment in Reddit history
    • EA slashes Battlefront 2 unlock hero costs after backlash
  • Bungie details Destiny 2’s newest area, Mercury, in Curse of Osiris
    • Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris to Feature First Raid Lair
  • HTC Vive Focus is a standalone VR headset with ‘world-scale’ tracking
  • Disney Shuts Down Marvel Heroes
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Nov 12, 2017

Episode 273: The One with the Cartoons

GAMES REVIEWED/DISCUSSED:

  • Just Dance 2018 [NSW]
  • End Space [PSVR]
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins [PS4]
  • Call of Duty: WWII [PS4]
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds [PS4]
  • Disney Rush [XBO]
  • Disneyland Adventures [XBO]
  • Zoo Tycoon [XBO]
  • Super Lucky’s Tale [XBO]

NEWS:

  • Xbox 360 Games Being Enhanced for Xbox One X
  • Microsoft will create game studios to ensure more Xbox One exclusives
  • Microsoft may bring first-party franchises to PlayStation
  • PlayStation trophies now can earn discounts on the PlayStation store
  • The Nintendo Switch needs an FPS Joy-Con
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Nov 2, 2017

Episode 272: The One That Got a Clew

GAMES DISCUSSED/REVIEWED:
- Assassin's Creed Origins
- Professional Farmer: American Dream
- Slayaway Camp

NEWS:
- TheOMGHour GamerScore Update: We Won!!
- Super Mario Odyssey is selling even faster than 'Zelda'
- Super Mario Odyssey sold 2 million copies already, says Nintendo
- Super Mario Odyssey never punishes the player
- Nintendo Switch closing in on 8M sales worldwide
- Paris Games Week
- Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris launches Dec. 5
- Far Cry 5 Co-op Announcement

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Oct 22, 2017

Episode 271: The One with the Adversity

GAMES PLAYED/REVIEWED:

  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  • ELEX
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole

NEWS:

PSVR 1 year anniversary discussion

  • Radial-G [PSVR]
  • Raw Data [PSVR]
  • End Space [PSVR]

Are single player games really dead?

  • EA’s Star Wars ‘pivot’ is a vote of no confidence in single-player games
  • Does Visceral's closure prove AAA single-player games are dying?
  • Xbox boss says backwards compatibility can help with the uncertain future for single-player games

LEGO Dimensions Reportedly Ending a Year Early

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Oct 8, 2017

Episode 270: The One That Bombards

It's been an incredibly busy week for both Sean and Tycko. We cover some industry events we've been to this week including Hamilton Comic Con, support Extra Life, the Canadian Launch event for Middle Earth: Shadow of War, and a new exhibit by our Gaming Archaeologist, Syd Bolton, called Interplay.

We still play some games too! We cover the newly launched Cuphead, The Hunted: Call of the Wild, Let them Come, and Pinball FX3.

IN GAMING NEWS:
- New PlayStation VR hardware includes small but welcome changes
- PlayStation VR: Over 100 Games and Counting
- Mixed Reality headsets to start flooding the market
- Xbox One Game Gifting Now Possible For Some
- Test drive ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ on PS4 next week
- PUBG Dev: "In Talks" About a PlayStation 4 Version
- ‘Overwatch’ Halloween bash begins on October 10th

*DISCLAIMER: Cuphead was reviewed using a 'retail' download code provided by Microsoft.

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Sep 29, 2017

Episode 269: The One with the Ensconced Education

Games Played/Reviewed:

- Destiny 2 Raid
- Hob
- Lego Ninjago The Movie Videogame
- SEUM: Speedrunner from Hell
- Splasher

NEWS:
- Assassin’s Creed Origins zero-combat mode coming next year
- Skyrim Special Edition gets hardcore survival mode
- Chess Ultra on Switch features Cross-Platform Play
- What’s in the Ataribox console
- Xbox Live Games With Gold For October 2017
- PS Plus: Free Games for October 2017

*DISCLAIMER: Hob, Lego Ninjago, and Splasher were reviewed using download codes provided by their respective publisher

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Sep 23, 2017

Episode 268: The One with the Resplendent Scenery

Games Played this week: The Solus Project, Morphite, Surf World Series, and NBA 2K18.

NEWS:
- Nintendo Switch’s hidden Golf rumor explained by a sweet theory
- Fortnite briefly features PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play
- Battleborn getting no more updates, 15 months after launch
- Toys ‘R’ Us Plans Bankruptcy Filing Amid Debt Struggle
- HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China's cloud VR service
- The state of the VR industry
- Tomb Raider Director Reveals 6 Major Video Game Influences
- The Duke, Xbox’s biggest controller of all time, will be in stores soon

*DISCLAIMER: Morphite, Surf World Series, and The Solus Project (PS4) were reviewed using download codes provided by their respective publishers.

Links to all these articles can be found at omgnexus.com.  Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

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Sep 17, 2017

Episode 267: The One with Obsolescence

Games Played: Destiny 2, NBA 2K18 Prelude, The Last Day of June, Planet of the Eyes.

NEWS:
- Destiny 2 racks up 1.2 million players online
- Nintendo bringing back NES Classic Edition in 2018
- Nintendo of America boss: Production of SNES Classic ‘dramatically increased’
- Nintendo bringing arcade classics to Switch, starting with Mario Bros.
- Blizzard: Toxic Overwatch players are hurting the game’s development
- Tired of waiting, Star Citizen guild gets a $45,000 refund (not really, it was only $330)

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Sep 10, 2017

Episode 266: The One with the Flippant Attitude

Guess who's back!!! Jeff returns so we can talk all about Destiny 2. It's only been out a couple of days but we have a lot to say about it.

NEWS
- Destiny 2 could be the testing ground for mouse and keyboard support on consoles
- Destiny 2’s Shaders are Single-Use, and Players are Mad
- Overwatch’s highest-paid pro lands $150,000 salary deal
- PUBG breaks 10 million copies sold
- Raptr shutting down as optimization services become obsolete   
- Rockstar bringing L.A. Noire to PS4, Switch and Xbox One

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Aug 31, 2017

Episode 265: The One with no Cromulent Characters

GAMES PLAYED:
• Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle [Nintendo Switch]
• ARK: Survival Evolved [Xbox One]
• Path of Exiles [Xbox One]

NEWS
• SteamVR games coming to Microsoft’s $299 VR platform
• Xbox One’s launch edition no longer for sale
• Violent games won't be included in Olympic eSports consideration
• PS Plus: Free Games for September includes VR
• The Walking Dead meets Pokémon Go in upcoming AR game

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

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