Oct 23, 2016
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.
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Oct 16, 2016
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
Oct 9, 2016
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.
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For links to the show notes, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.
Oct 2, 2016
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.
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Sep 25, 2016
Destiny: Rise of Iron released this week much to Sean and Jeff's delight. Along with friend of the show, HeartBreakRidge, we played through the initial campaign. Sean also finished his second playthrough of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and got to play an early release of Forza Horizon 3. This week was also a week of walking simulators as Sean played the newly released Virginia, an FBI based mystery story, and Tycko gave Firewatch a go on the Xbox One.
In the news we discuss the price of the Oculus Rift's controllers, and the price of VR in general. Valve bans a developer from Steam for suing gamers over bad reviews; Microsoft and Sony duke it out over 4K; and HoloLens looks better and better every day.
Our Lost Treasure this Legend of Kay, the second Lost Treasure we did back in 2014. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay captures by Fred Rojas of gaminghistory101.com.
Show notes are at www.omgnexus.com.
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Sep 18, 2016
Another great week of gaming with some interesting new games. ReCore finally released on Xbox One as well as Pure Chess and King Oddball, all of which Tycko pressed buttons in order to play. Check our our episode of OMG! it's ReCore for more information on this great new action platformer.
In the news this week, we discuss changes to Steam reviews, getting a part in Mass Effect Andromeda, and all the game demos that will be included with PlayStation VR. Sean is afraid. Very Afraid. Ubisoft could be taken over by Vivendi and we don't think this will end well if they do.
Our Lost Treasure this week is Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, released in 2004 on Xbox and PS2. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.
For links to everything we talk about, visit www.omgnexus.com.
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Sep 11, 2016
Recorded on the exact day of Star Trek's 50th Anniversary! This week we have a huge list of games we played including Star Trek Online, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, and several others.
This week in the news, Sony officially unveiled the poorly named (and ugly) PlayStation Pro, the 4K version of the PS4. Is this something we need? Is this something they *should* have released this year or are they just shooting themselves in the foot? We weigh in on our thoughts of both the press conference and the idea of the console itself.
Our Lost Treasure this week is....something different. Some people enjoy good kids games and our Gaming Archaeologist is no different. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs makes its way as the 110th episode of Lost Treasures, written and narrated by Syd Bolton.
Links to all the articles we talk about can be found at www.omgnexus.com.
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Sep 4, 2016
We're back after a one week hiatus in which Jeff cut down trees and Tycko spent a lot of money on his demon spawn. Meanwhile, Sean's diligence to the show saw him visit the Xbox X'16 Showcase to bring you all the news. Well, some of it anyway.
This week our games discussions include Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Valley, Hue, Armello, Jotun: Valhalla Edition, and the Battlefield 1 beta.
In the news this week we discuss all the hate for No Man's Sky and Xiantayne expresses his though on what Hello Games should be doing about it. PlayStation Now available on the PC now, all the free games for September are discussed, and finally, VR goes wireless.
Our Lost Treasure this week is the classic Demon Attack for Atari 2600, released in 1982. Lost Treasures is written and directed by Syd Bolton with gameplay captures by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).
Show Notes: www.omgnexus.com
Aug 21, 2016
As usual Tycko pressed more buttons and played more games. Games such as Uno and Friends, Song of the Deep, Kingdom: New Lands, and even Prominence Poker. Well, okay, the poker game was free so that's a button worth pressing.
More No Man's Sky was played this week as well and Sean has figured out what keeps him going in this game. The game keeps revealing more things and he tells us what that is.
In the news, we discuss, of course, No Man's Sky, the PS4 4.00 UI changes, how to stream Steam games to your Xbox One, and the end of the Console Generation? Is it possible? Will it actually happen? We have out doubts. Watch to find out why.
Our Lost Treasure this week is Spec Ops: The Line from 2012. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas of gaminghistory101.com.
For links to all the news we talk about, visit www.omgnexus.com.
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Aug 14, 2016
It was a very big week in gaming as the most anticipated game of the year finally released to PS4 consoles everywhere. Of course we're talking about No Man's Sky. And boy do we ever talk about this game. While we may have had other things planned for tonight's show, this game is just so big that we sort of went on about it for a long time.
We discuss what is good about No Man's Sky, what we like, and some of our personal experiences. The game isn't all great though and we do illuminate some of the elements in the game that Hello Games didn't quite get right in our opinion. It's the good, the bad, and the ugly of No Man's Sky, and all the news related thereof.
Other games discussed on this episode include Batman: The Telltale Series, Quatros Origins, #KILLALLZOMBIES, Ben-Hur, and Rebel Galaxy.
Our Lost Treasure this episode is an Xbox 360 Arcade game called Weapon of Choice from Mommy's Best Games. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas at gaminghistory101.com.
For links to the articles we discuss, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.
Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.