Dec 4, 2016

Episode 231: The One with All the Schick

It takes dedication for Jeff to show up to the show after the week he had. Sleepy eyes and all, he manages to stay awake for it all. He even got the play some games this week too! Titanfall 2 and Final Fantasy XV were discussed this week and Sean shares some of his adventures in Watch Dogs 2. As always, Tycko pressed more buttons and tells us all about Ubisoft's new Steep, Jonothan Blow's The Witness, and the Warmastered Edition of Darksiders.

The Game Awards happened this week and, while Jeff was unable to watch, Sean and Tycko have some very poignant thoughts on the show. In other news, Ubisoft announces all their VR titles feature cross-platform play, EA takes a break from Battlefield to concentrate on Star Wars Battlefront, and all the PS Plus games for December.

Finally. FINALLY! We have gameplay footage for Mass Effect Andromeda! Jeff wakes up just in time to discuss his thoughts on that.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour and get all the links to articles we discuss at www.omgnexus.com.

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Nov 27, 2016

Episode 230: The One with Stolen Black Friday

Here in Canada we decided that Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) wasn't enough so we stole Black Friday from the US. Now we get two days to get stuff on massive sales. With this week giving us big savings on many games, we all indulged and picked up a few games we've been waiting for. Our games discussion continues with more Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and Dishonored 2. As always Tycko pressed more buttons and brings us Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection, more Lego Dimensions packs, Livelock, and Headlander.

In the news this week, we discuss the categories for The Game Awards and what we hope the show is and isn't this year. News from Ubisoft including free DLC plans and a new direction for gaming in general. Todd Howard talks about the Nintendo Switch, and all the games for Games with Gold in December.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Vexx from 2003. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

For links to the articles we discuss, visit www.omgnexus.com.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Nov 20, 2016

Episode 229: The One with The Station

We have another packed show for you this week with something we haven't had in a very long time...and interview with a developer. First, we discuss our latest gaming adventures in Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2, Mekazoo, more Robinson: The Journey, and a return to Mass Effect 3.

We are thrilled to welcome to the show, Kevin Harwood, Creative Director of The Station (www.thestationgame.com), now on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2fG845d). Watch the interview, then check out the Kickstarter and we're sure you're going to want to back them too!

In the news, the list of awards for the annual Video Game Awards has been revealed. We will discuss them in more detail next week. Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the 15th Year Anniversary of Xbox. To celebrate we each share when and why we first bought an Xbox and quickly realize how much the Xbox truly changed our lives.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Second Sight, the 2004 game for PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

For links to everything we discuss, be sure to visit us at www.omgnexus.com

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Nov 13, 2016

Episode 228: The One That’s Supah!

Despite other events in the world, we were able to enjoy so many new games this week. We all played Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a game that some of us on this show feel could have made its way without the Call of Duty name. Fresh off the Pre-order early play, Tycko dove into Dishonored 2, Sean and Jeff dove into Eagle Flight on PSVR and adventured on an alien planet in Robinson: The Journey.

In the news, we discuss all the Mass Effect information we've received this week including the inclusion of Mass Effect 2 and 3 coming to Backward Compatibility. With N7 Day, we also received much more information about Mass Effect Andromeda and we cover what we know about the game so far.

Our Lost Treasures this week is Disney Guilty Party, a party game for fans of games such as Clue. Lost Treasures is written an narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

For links to the articles we refer to, visit www.omgnexus.com.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Nov 4, 2016

Episode 227: The One Before Extra Life

Sean finally gets through the last of his VR game reviews, this week with 3 VR games from Oasis Games, Ace Banana, Pixel Gear, and Weeping Doll.  Our cover image this week comes from Skyrim: Special Edition, of which both Sean and Tycko have been happy to jump back into on the Xbox One.  We talk about what we like about it and what really doesn't live up to our expectations.

In the news this week we say goodbye to the Wii U.  Or do we?  Driveclub rides way into the sunset, Mass Effect Andromeda begins enlisting, and nearly 40 games get the 4K upgrade just in time for the PS4 Pro release.  Are these games worth playing in 4K? Do we need all these games upgraded and what does this mean for those of us who don't buy the new console?

If you can help Sean raise funds for his Extra Life campaign, visit http://bit.ly/ExtraSean and you could win a game.

For links to everything we talk about, visit www.omgnexus.com.
Watch the show on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour
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Oct 30, 2016

Episode 226: The One with the Cult Classics

So many games so little time to talk about them. If only we could go longer than an hour....but not this week!  Jeff and Sean are still fully ensconced in their Virtual Reality worlds.  On the docket this week are games such as Sports Bar VR, Tethered, Loading Human Chapter 1, The Brookhaven Experiment, and probably the best VR game in the release lineup, Batman: Arkham VR.

In non VR gaming this week, we cover the Destiny Halloween event, Battlefield 1, and Reus.

In the news there is so much we don't know about the Nintendo Switch, according to Nintendo, and we won't know more until January. The November free games have been announced for both Xbox Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus with one of them presenting a clearly better package than the other.

Our Lost Treasure this week, just in time for Halloween, is Deadly Premonition, released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.  Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.

Visit www.omgnexus.com for links to all the articles we talk about on the show.
Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour
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Oct 23, 2016

Episode 225: The One with the Button Pusher

Well we've had PlayStation VR for a week and are ready to really give it a good review and analysis. We've played some really great games and some not so great ones, which is pretty typical for a new hardware launch.  We also discuss Tycko's latest Button Pushing capers and a hilarious new game, Manual Samuel. For more on Manual Samuel, be sure to check out our "OMG! it's" episode for it.

In the news this week (or, perhaps, last week since we didn't actually cover last week's news, uh, last week) include a new VR controller that allows the player to open and close their hands.  We discuss Sony's need for actual VR controllers and what older games we think would make a great comeback for VR.

In non VR news, of course we talk about Red Dead Redemption 2, Nintendo Switch, and the new Star Wars Rogue One trailer.  It was a great week for all us geeks and nerds!

Our Lost Treasure this week is near and dear to Jeff's heart, Bonk's Adventure.  Lost Treasures are written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay video provided by Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour
Links to the articles we refer to are at www.omgnexus.com.
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Oct 16, 2016

Episode 224: The One in Virtual Reality

We won't apologize for being as excited as we are about VR.  This episode was recorded on the very same day that PlayStation VR launched so we talk about that. A lot!  We talk about the unit itself, what we like, what we don't; the games we tried; the experiences we've had in the short time we've had it; and where we see this new platform going.

If you have PlayStation VR or any other VR platform, we'd love to know what you think of this brave new world we've found ourselves in. Is VR here to stay? What kind of experiences are you hoping for?  Leave a comment and let us know, or ask us a question.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Grabbed by the Ghoulies for Xbox.  Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay provided by Fred Rojas from GamingHistory101.com.

Show notes: www.omgnexus.com
YouTube: bit.ly/TheOMGHour
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Oct 9, 2016

Episode 223: The One with VR Excitement

It's only a week until we get our hands on PlayStation VR and we couldn't be more excited. Well, okay, Sean and Jeff couldn't be more excited.  Tycko is content with just pressing buttons on his Xbox One.  And press buttons he did.  He played two very strange games this week, The Bunker, and Castles.  Why he played them, we still don't know.

In the news, we get excited over the news and reviews coming out about PlayStation VR, discuss some of the games that will release with it, and the future of the platform.  Oculus Connect announced a stand alone VR headset that has motion tracking built in.  We also discuss some Skylander Imaginator news, Sony and Bethesda kissing and making up, and Universal planning a Gears of War movie.  Jeff wants to play Marcus Fenix.  We support his decision.

Watch this episode on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour
For links to the show notes, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.
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Oct 2, 2016

Episode 222: The One with the Destiny of the Future

Sean and Jeff played Destiny this week. And not much else so it's all up to Tycko to make up the game playing slack.  Oh, wait, he didn't play much either.    Seems like it's a slow week for everyone including the gaming industry.

The news this week was scarce so we end up talking about Destiny. A lot.  Our thoughts on Rise of Iron; some of the crazy things needed for an exotic weapon; the rumors of what Destiny 2 will have in store, and what we think of these rumors.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Advent Rising, from 2005 for Xbox.  Lost Treasures are written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay capture from Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.

For links to the articles we talk about, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.
Check us out on YouTube: bit.ly/TheOMGHour
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