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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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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