Mar 19, 2017

Episode 243: The One with the Hand Chicken

We went to PAX East again this year! Well, Sean and Tycko did anyway. So before we get to that, let's talk about games that came out just before we left. Like Ghost Recon Wildlands, for example. And Lego No Man's Sky....oops, I mean Lego Worlds.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, Sony brings us their new PlayStation Now in an attempt to compete with Microsoft's Game Pass subscription, and Jeff brings us all the numbers as we learn that Nintendo has sold 1.5 million Switch consoles in their first week. How do these number stack up to the rest of history?

Don't forget about PAX East! We review a few of our favourite games from the show and regale you with some interesting stories from our trip. We don't have time to cover everything here so be sure to check out our PAX East Day In Review shows on YouTube.

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

Watch the show on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Mar 4, 2017

Episode 242: The One with the Lick

We waited a couple days to record this week so we could talk about the Nintendo Switch. And so that's what we do. Both Sean and Tycko picked up their preorders on Launch Day and have had some time to check out Nintendo's new console and the launch game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Sean and Jeff also participated, once again, in Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta and have some fun stories to tell from this incredible open-world game, including the Attack of the Killer Tractor!

In the news this week: Microsoft announces new subscription games services called Game Pass; Peter Moore leave EA and the gaming industry; No Man's Sky wins a GDC award....and weren't there to accept it; and we learn that players will not take all their hard work in Destiny over to Destiny 2.

Our Lost Treasure this week round out our Bungeling Bay Trilogy with 1982's Choplifter. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton of pcmuseum.ca with gameplay footage by Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.

Visit us at omgnexus.com for links to all the articles we discuss in the news.

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Feb 26, 2017

Episode 241: The One with the Totally F-able Aliens

Horizon Zero Dawn / Mass Effect Andromeda

We're back to The Originals again this week as Tycko is, once again, unable to join us. Even without Tycko, we still manage to pump out lengthy gaming talk. In this week's episode, we discuss (amidst some technical difficulties) an upcoming puzzle game called Death Squared that is both clever, devious, and fun.  For Honor returns this week as we discuss the multiplayer options in Ubisoft new fighter, and, hot on the heels of our episode of "OMG! it's", Halo Wars 2!  Finally, after a very long wait, Sean is thrilled to be able to talk about his most anticipated game of 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn! Mass Effect Andromeda has made its way into the news this week thanks to several prominent gaming sites having been given the opportunity to sit down with the game in a limited fashion. We discuss these reports and our hopes and fears for the game. Mass Effect also gets its own card pack for Cards Against Humanity.

Our Lost Treasure this week is a sequel of sorts to last week's. Syd brings us Wil Wright's "Raid on Bungeling Bay" from 1984.  Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton of pcmuseum.ca with gameplay footage by Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.

*DISCLAIMER: Death Squared, For Honor, Halo Wars 2, and Horizon Zero Dawn were all reviewed using download codes provided by the publishers.*

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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 236: 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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