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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Aug 27, 2017

Episode 264: The One That Behooves You

GAMES:

  • Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels DLC
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Conan Exiles
  • World of Tanks

NEWS:

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Aug 20, 2017

Episode 263: The One with the Crotch Grenades

WHAT WE PLAYED

  • Madden 18
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Elder Scrolls Legends
  • >observer_

NEWS

*DISCLAIMER: >observer_ was reviewed using a download code provided by the publisher*

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Aug 13, 2017

Episode 262: The One with Just the Two of Us

It's just Sean and Tycko this week as Jeff takes the month of August off. We've got new game reviews for you for VR games Archangel and Dino Frontier. We also finally get to review one of our most anticipated games from PAX East, Shadow Tactics. Will it live up to our expectations? We let you know. We also discuss Elder Scrolls Legends now that it's hit iOS.

In the news we discuss such topics as micro-transactions in single player games, eSports as an Olympic Medal Event, Hellblade's unique death mechanic, and the improvements made to the year old game, No Man's Sky.

Lost Treasures returns this week with "King of Chicago", release in 1987 on the Amiga and other platforms. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton, owner of Canada's largest video game collection.

*DISCLAIMER: Archangel, Dino Frontier, and Shadow Tactics were reviewed using download codes provided by their respective developer/publisher.

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Jul 30, 2017

Episode 261: The One with Strange VR

We've got another great show for you this week with some more new games showing up. Jeff realizes how much he sucks at Battlefield 1, visits The Farm in Destiny 2 Beta, and battles the undead in Fortnite. Sean takes a trip into mythology in the PSVR game, Theseus, and Tycko tries his hand at card battles with Fable Fortune.

In the news this week we discuss the change to Destiny 2 that Bungie made even before the Beta began; Overwatch League reveals player salaries (how can we get on a team?? I want to be paid to play Overwatch! ~Sean); and Nintendo Switch sales are soaring. Looks like Jeff might have to eat his words next year as Nintendo is fast approaching their target of 13 million units sold in a year.

Finally, we discuss the games that will be made available in August with PS Plus and Xbox Games with Gold as well as a remastered version of the Sega CD classic, Night Trap, coming to PS4.

*DISCLAIMER: Theseus and Fortnite were reviewed on PS4 Pro, using download codes provided by the publisher*

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Jul 24, 2017

Episode 260: The One with the Ear Tickle

The Destiny 2 beta started this week and, of course, Sean and Jeff were deep into the available story and strike missions to check it out. Our PAX East Game of the Show finally released this week as well and Sean gives us his thoughts on how Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles turned out. Is it the game he hoped it would be?

In gaming news this week:
• Atari offers first look at the Ataribox
• Star Wars’ new AR headset lets you be a Jedi, play Holochess
• Ubisoft's Biggest Hit Of The Year So Far Is Ghost Recon: Wildlands
• Don't dismiss 'Starlink: Battle for Atlas' just because it's a toys-to-life game
• Former 'Mass Effect' creative director returns to the franchise
• Telltale Games announces new seasons of Batman, Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us

*DISCLAIMER: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles was reviewed on a PS4 Pro using a download code provided by the developer.*

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Jul 16, 2017

Episode 259: The One with the Driving Dilemma

New games discussed this week includes the free to play PS4 party game, That's You, and Curve Digital's fast-paced stealth game, Serial Cleaner. Sean shares some fun Ghost Recon Wildlands stories and Tycko finally opened his Nintendo Switch!

In the news, we discuss more Destiny 2 videos, more game subscription services, this time for Indie Games, and why Jeff just wants a good racing game in VR!

LINKS:
• https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/11/all-you-can-play-indie-gaming-is-coming-for-10-per-month/
• https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/07/nintendo-kills-off-its-smaller-stereoscopic-3ds-line-in-japan/
• https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/13/15964990/gran-turismo-sport-release-date-ps4

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Jul 9, 2017

Episode 258: The One with Hololens

We're back after some celebrations of high school graduates and our country's 150th birthday! Canada 150!

Games discussed this week include The Deep End's spectacularly terrifying Perception, Cliffy B's LawBreakers Beta, Diablo III's new Necromancer class, Marvel Heroes Omega, Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf (Zombie Golf anyone?), and more Ghost Recon Wildlands as Sean finally unlocks the Long Shot achievement by successfully making a shot over 400m.

In news, Jeff discusses his personal experience with Microsoft Hololens, and Nintendo announces the SNES Classis Mini (cuz we *never* saw that coming, right?). PS4 Games are coming to PlayStation Now but is a game streaming service worth $20 every month? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

In game news, Bungie shows off "The Farm", Destiny 2's new social space, Horizon Zero Dawn adds New Game+, Ultra Hard mode and more. Finally, after months of hinting at it through in-game lore, Blizzard announces Doomfist is coming for Overwatch.

LINKS:
• SNES Mini: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/06/plug-and-play-snes-classic-coming-sept-29-for-80-with-two-controllers/
• Destiny 2 "The Farm": http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2017/07/say_hello_to_your_new_home_in_destiny_2
• Horizon Zero Dawn: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/07/06/horizon-zero-dawn-patch-1-30-adds-new-game-face-paint-options-ultra-hard-difficulty-more/
• PS4 on PS Now: https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/6/15928292/playstation-now-supports-ps4-games-playstation-4-windows-pc
• Doomfist: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/doomfist/

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