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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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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