Feb 19, 2017

Episode 240: The One With the Tombstone

It's back to the originals this week as Tycko was unable to be on the show, so Jeff and Sean return to how things were in the years BT (Before Tycko). So, naturally, we're not going to talk nearly as long about the games we're playing, right? Not so much.

It's a big week for gaming, and it's going to keep getting bigger through Feburary and March, making this a bigger season than Holidays 2016 was. Both Sniper Elite 4 and Ubisoft's ambitious For Honor released this week and, thanks to the developers of both, we've been playing them both in single player and co-op modes. Sean also gives his review to Super Happy Fun Fun's Sure Shot HD console with Big Buck Hunter Pro.

In the news this week, Nintendo announces DLC for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and drops a hint at GameCube games coming to the Switch along with a, possibly, a Joy-Con version of the GameCube controller (that would be awesome! ~Sean). Sony files a patent for room scale VR, and Microsoft moves their E3 presser to Sunday instead of their usual Monday. What is this world coming to??

Our Lost Treasure this week is the amazing Lode Runner for C64, written and narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay footage by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

For links to the news we discuss, be sure to visit us at omgnexus.com and watch the episode on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

*DISCLAIMER: For Honor and Sniper Elite 4 were reviewed using download codes provided by the developers. Big Buck Hunter Pro and the Sure Shot HD were reviewed using a console provided by the publisher*

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Feb 11, 2017

Episode 239: The One with All the Bits

The Bit Wars continue. First let's talk about the elephant in the room, a game that is not exactly what it seems. Then let's actually talk about the latest beta weekend from Ubisoft for their highly anticipated Ghost Recon Wildlands. We were part of the beta and we bring you our thoughts and experiences in the game. We went in with the excitement and expectations of experiencing a game like The Division and Far Cry 4's amazingly fun multiplayer. Did we come away feeling the same way? Find out inside!

In other gaming discussion, still on the PC front, Jeff played Ashes of the Singularity, "from the people who brought you Sins of a Solar Empire!" So, naturally, Jeff had to give it a try.

Tycko, as usual, pressed more buttons. More silly, silly buttons. Buttons that brought all the bits home with Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic, and Adventure Pop. Yes, that's right, he talks about Adventure Pop. Of all the game he played this week, it's Adventure Pop that make the cut. Because Bust-A-Move!

News was scarce again this week, but we managed to dig up some discussion about Oculus Rift closing nearly half their pop-up stored in Best Buy, PS4 Pro gets new Boost Mode, and E3 will open its doors to the public this year.

Our Lost Treasure this week is 1982's Shamus for the Commodore 64 in all its 8-bit glory (was it even 8-bit?). Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton of the Brantford PC Museum (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.

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

Watch us on YouTube and tell all your 10,000 friends: bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Feb 5, 2017

Episode 238: The One with the 8.5-bit Rage

Careful around here. Video game bits is very serious business and don't get Jeff started on whether a game is 8-bit or 16.5-bits! He'll school you on it if you give him the chance. So, instead, let's talk about other games! Games like Dreadnought and Blade & Soul. New games like Linelight and Dexed get reviewed as does 90 seconds of Kill the Bad Guy, a game in which you, uh, well, kill the bad guy! But only because a dossier told you to!

In the news, PlayStation Plus's February games are analyzed, Nintendo Switch gets some information about their online service pricing and news about more games begin developed for the Switch isn't news at all apparently, but a simple letter from Bioware is!

Finally, we discuss the recent news about GameStop's Circle of Life program and our own experiences with it here in Canada.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Kya: Dark Lineage [2003, PS2]. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas of gaminghistory101.com.

Watch us on Youtube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

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Jan 29, 2017

Episode 237: The One with the Chinese

We now return to our regulary scheduled podcast. You know, before the Nintendo Switch conference and all we could talk about was the Switch. Well this week we don't talk about it. As much.

Our week in gaming brought us some Dreadnought, Star Conflict, and Revelation Online on PC, Subject 13, Toby: The Secret Mine, and Rise & Shine on the consoles, and a new iOS/Android game called A Normal Lost Phone. It's a wonderful, and inexpensive, experience that we highly recommend.

In the news this week, we discuss the Year of the Rooster in Overwatch, the Ghost Recon Wildlands upcoming beta, and some mysterious happenings in Elite Dangerous. Xbox Games with Gold for February is not too bad this month, either. Finally, we discuss briefly a new controller for iPad/iPhone that makes them much like a Nintendo Switch, and Square Enix announces they are working on games in the Marvel Avengers franchise.

For links to all the news we talk about, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Jan 22, 2017

Episode 235: The One That’s All Switch All the Time

Since last week's Nintendo Switch reveal, news on any other subject has been scarce. So let's just go with the flow, shall we?

But first, games! This week we discuss some more Final Fantasy XV as Sean finishes his 65 hour campaign, Jeff upgrades his computer and plays some of his favourite genres of games: space ships! Tycko tries out the Xbox Games with Gold free games and tells us about World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap, and the game preview title, Pit People. Finally, let's talk a but about tabletop games, shall we? Sean introduces us to Mansions of Madness from Fantasy Flight Games.

Now. Now let's talk about the Nintendo Switch. So many news articles are available now with so much more information about the console. Hands on reviews, what's good, and what's bad. We discuss it all and continue with our own views of the console ahead of its release. We'd love to know what you think of the Nintendo Switch. Leave us a note in the comments below.

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

Watch the show on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Jan 15, 2017

Episode 235: The One That Looks Forward to 2017

AKA: The One with the Random 8-bit Guy

It's our first show of the year and have a lot of catch up to do. As usual Tycko played a ton of games but we limit what he's allowed to talk about. Otherwise we'd be here all day...

As we always do, this being the first show of the year, we take some time to review what's coming out this year and what games we're most looking forward to. Additionally, and since it just happened on Thursday night, we also dive into our thoughts on the new Nintendo Switch information that was presented during the Nintendo Press Conference.

This week's Lost Treasure is, quite coincidentally, 2007's Switchball (no relation to the Nintendo Switch). Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (www.pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay by Fred Rojas (www.gaminghistory101.com).

Visit www.omgnexus.com for links to the articles we discuss.

Watch the show on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Dec 24, 2016

Episode 234: 2016 Game of the Year Show

It's the final show of the year and our Games of the Year Show! We discuss all the free games we got with Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus. Then we move into our discussion and vote for Games of the Year in the categories of Multiplayer, VR, and Game of the Year.

For Lost Treasures this week, we look back at the Game of the Year winners from 20 years ago and 30 years ago. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

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Dec 18, 2016

Episode 233: 2016 Year In Review Show

It's that time of year again! It's time to take a look back at 2016 and all the games and events that took place in our wonderful world of video games.  This is our personal choice episode, in which we discuss our favourite Gaming Moments, Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment, and our Favourite Mobile/Handheld Games.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Dec 11, 2016

Episode 232: The One That’s Gametastic!

It's games, games, and nothing but games in this week's episode of The OMG! Hour. Seriously. So many games to talk about, we take nearly the entire hour going through them all. We blame Tycko.

Sean got his first taste of Overwatch this week and it was GLORIOUS! Yes, you heard that right, Sean actually enjoyed, nay, loved, a PVP game! What's this world coming to? Both Steep and The Last Guardian are reviewed on the show this week as well as Dead Rising 4.

Next week we begin our two show 2016 Year In Review series. Send us your top 3 games of the year. You can write to us or send us an MP3 to play (no more than 60 seconds) at theomghour [at] gmail.com.

There are no links this week, but you can still check us out at www.omgnexus.com and on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

*DISCLAIMER* Steep, The Last Guardian, and Dead Rising 4 were reviewing using retail copies provided by the publishers.

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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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