May 28, 2017

Episode 253: The One with the VR Arcade

RiME  |  The Surge  |  Future of VR

It's another week without Tycko but Sean and Jeff have enough experience to get on without him. But it's also another week of little gaming on Jeff's side of things so Sean steals the show with games he played. Horizon Zero Dawn returns and Sean gushes over it yet again. We also take a look at two new releases, The Surge and RiME. One we like, one we don't.

Our discussion also turns to VR once again with Sean's visit to a local VR Arcade, CTRL-V and new of Samsung working on tiny 4K displays. The future of VR is exciting!

On other news, Microsoft's GamePass is ready for public consumption on June 1st but is it enough to entice people to subscribe? Does the Netflix model work for games? Microsoft's Games with Gold for June are discussed as well as the renaming of their Beam service to Mixer and whether that service is even needed amongst Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

For links to the articles we reference, visit us at www.omgnexus.com.  Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

*DISCLAIMER: The Surge and RiME were reviewed using download codes provided by their respective publishers.

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May 21, 2017

Episode 252: The One with the Clan Plan

It's been a week of 2's. Episode 252. Destiny 2. Injustice 2. I like the number 2 (~Sean). To follow up last week's preview of Injustice 2, Sean and Tycko review the full game now that it's released, Sean on the versus mode, Tycko on the campaign. In other new games this week, Tycko reviews both Human Fall Flat (a game we loved at PAX East 2016 and 2017), and Demon's Crystals, a new dual stick isometric shooter. In Virtual Reality, Sean and Jeff discuss Farpoint for PSVR and the included PlayStation Aim controller.

To no surprise to you, we're sure, we discuss the Destiny 2 gameplay launch event. Needless to say, we're excited for the next entry in the franchise. We'll undoubtedly learn more at E3 this year whose schedule has been release this week as well.

*DISCLAIMER: Injustice 2, Demon's Crystals, and Human Fall Flat were reviewed using download codes provided by the publishers.

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May 13, 2017

Episode 251: The One with the Accents

NBA Playgrounds / Elliot Quest / Heroes of the Storm

Games discussed this week includes Mass Effect Andromeda, Heroes of the Storm, with reviews of NBA Playgrounds and Elliot Quest.

In the news this week, we discuss the announcement that Mass Effect Andromeda will be put on hiatus as well as BioWare's newest, unnamed IP getting delayed. Yes, a game we know nothing about, and has no name, has been delayed. Okay. Nintendo Switch has impressed EA who has decided to look at releasing more games for the console. Microsoft confirms keyboard support for Xbox One, and how Bethesda's review policy could affect review scores.

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May 6, 2017

Episode 250: The One with Our History

A look back at our 5 Years History.

It's our milestone 250th episode and to celebrate, we take a look back at our 5 years reporting and talking about the gaming industry. We dive deep into all our past show notes and discover the fun stuff we talked about and some stuff that came and went in the blink of an eye. We've been doing this show for a wonderful 5 years, and hope to do it for another 5!

We also have a special interview with Dan Amrich, of Palette-Swap Ninja. Dan and his musical partner, Jude Kelly, recently released the result of their own epic 5 year journey: Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans, a Star Wars parody album set entirely to the music of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album faithfully recreates every song on the album and tells the story of A New Hope in chronological Order. Listen to the album at palletswapninja.com or watch the entire Playlist on YouTube at bit.ly/starwarsbeatles.

For links to all the stuff we talk about today, visit www.omgnexus.com.  Come watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans: bit.ly/starwarsbeatles

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Apr 30, 2017

Episode 249: The One with the Anti-Gamer

We love numbers.  Episode 249, recorded on 4/29, falls on the exact anniversary of our first show.  5 years ago to the day (4/29/2012) we launched and next week we celebrate with our milestone 250th episode!  Numbers!

Games! We play games around here.  We even still play VR games and this week we review Symphony of the Machine for PSVR and give an update on last week's review of Fated: The Silent Oath.  In non-VR land, Tycko reviews Voodoo Vince: Remastered for Xbox One.  In the category of "It's About Time!", Sean finally gets into Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and figures out what the heck he's been doing wrong this whole time!

In the news, we discuss the games of the month for Xbox Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus. More Nintendo numbers as we get an update how sales figures for Nintendo Switch and say goodbye to 3D on the 3DS.  In game release news, Call of Duty returns to World War II, Forza Horizon takes on Hot Wheels, and Burnout Crash Mode comes back with Danger Zone.

All that and more in Episode 249 of The OMG! Hour.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

Links to all the articles we discuss can be found at www.omgnexus.com

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Apr 23, 2017

Episode 248: The One with the Nostalgia

Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy / The Sexy Brutale / Fated: The Silent Oath

New games, old games, and finished games. That's our week. Sean finished up Mass Effect Andromeda and gives us his overall thoughts on the game and Jeff weighs in on his weariness of open-world games. In VR Land, Sean reviews both VR Invaders and Fated: The Silent Oath on PSVR. On the Xbox One front, Tycko plays through our 2012 Game of the Year, Dishonored, and starts Telltale's new Guardians of the Galaxy, and travels through time with The Sexy Brutale.

On the news front, Nintendo is rumoured to be developing the SNES Classic, Original Starcraft is free to play, we discuss the latest in Star Wars Battlefront II news, and more numbers in the world of Nintendo Switch.

*DISCLAIMER: VR Invaders, Fated: The Silent Oath, and The Sexy Brutale were reviewed using download codes provided by the publishers*

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

Show Notes: www.omgnexus.com

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Apr 16, 2017

Episode 247: The One with the Spider

Games discussed this week include Yooka-Laylee, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, and Skyforge on PS4.

News:

  • Microsoft will allow Xbox gamers to play against PS4 and PC players
  • Xbox One, Windows 10 become more Steam-like with “self-service refunds”
  • How Microsoft is future-proofing for Xbox’s “multi-generational” future
  • The Xbox One loses another exclusive third-party developer
  • PlayStation Plus Vs. Xbox Games With Gold – Who Is Winning The Free Games War?
  • Nintendo hates money, discontinues the NES Classic
  • Overwatch Uprising Event
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands’ first DLC arrives next week
  • Star Wars Battlefront II leaked trailer
  • Play the first hour of Prey for free

Watch us on Youtube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.  All links to articles can be found at www.omgnexus.com.

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Apr 9, 2017

Episode 246: The One with Jeff Rising

Skyforge / Xbox Scorpio / LEGO City Undercover

Our gaming talk this week continues with some of our stories in the Mass Effect Andromeda universe. Skyforge finally releases on PS4 and Jeff is all in. As usual, Tycko pressed more buttons and brings us his review of two Xbox One PC Ports: Anoxemia, from Badland Games, and The Inner World, from Headup Games. LEGO City Undercover and the Dead Rising 4 DLC also make an appearance this week.

In the news, BioWare releases an extensive list of fixes for Mass Effect Andromeda; Xbox Scorpio specs have been revealed by Microsoft and Jeff explains to us what it all means.

*DISCLAIMER: Anoxema and The Inner World were reviewed using download codes provided by the developers*

Show notes: www.omgnexus.com

Live Show: bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Apr 2, 2017

Episode 245: The One with the Simulations

In a world of greats such as Mass Effect Andromeda and Horizon Zero Dawn, we find ourselves wondering who will play all the other, smaller, unknown games out there. Enter Tycko aka MrSecondPlace, who puts aside all his wants and desires just for you! He takes on the games you won't so that.....uh....we're still not really sure why, actually. Probably for the achievements. Yeah, that's probably it.

This week's new games include Snake Pass from Sumo Digital, Punch Club from tinyBuild Games, and This is the Police! from THQ Nordiq. In other games, after many hours of Mass Effect Andromeda, Sean covers a few of his gripes in the game such as the crafting system, character dialogs, and the useless Journal.

In the news this week, we discuss how video games can protect mental health and avert trauma and addiction; more sales number for the Nintendo Switch compared to other systems in their first weeks of life; and the PlayStation Plus games for April 2017.

For links to the articles we reference, visit www.omgnexus.com

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

*DISCLAIMER: Snake Pass and Punch Club were reviewed using download codes provided by the publishers*

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Mar 26, 2017

Episode 244: The One with the New Galaxy

It's time for The OMG! Hour once more and, tired as we may be, we're here just for you! We do this for you. At least that's what Tycko tells himself at night. Sean and Jeff played some normal games this week, what Tycko played will shock you! Actually, you'll probably just roll your eyes like we did.

Of course, the big game this week is Mass Effect Andromeda and we'd be remiss if we didn't discuss our experience with the game so far. Jeff even took a few days off to play it. For you, of course! The Paladins beta is also discussed this week and you won't believe what Tycko plays next! Okay, okay, enough with the click-bait wording already!

In the news this week, we discuss Overwatch's new character, Orisa; a strange bug fix for Horizon Zero Dawn; a possible Assassin's Creed TV show; and the Xbox Games with Gold titles for April.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Rocket Knight Adventures for Sega Genesis, released in 1993. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton of pcmuseum.ca with gameplay capture by Fred Rojas of gaminghistory101.com.

For links to all our topics, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.

What are your thoughts on Mass Effect Andromeda? We'd love to hear from you! Send us a note at TheOMGHour@gmail.com

Come watch us on YouTube at bitl.ly/TheOMGHour

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