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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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 257: The One With Atari’s Comeback?

Something incredible unprecedented happened this week and you may not believe it when you hear it. We'll give you a hint: it has to do with Tycko and how many games he played this week. As mentioned last week, Jeff finally picked up Horizon Zero Dawn and gives us his thoughts on Sean's favourite game of forever. Finally, Sean reviews the amazing, yet unsettling game, The Town of Light.

In the news this week, we discuss some new VR technology that's being developed and some possible games being remade for VR. Sony takes a page from JackBox and brings party games to your phone with PlayLink while Firaxis takes a page from Shadow of Mordor and brings the Nemesis system to their next XCOM 2 expansion.

Be sure to visit us at www.omgnexus.com for links to all the articles we discuss.

*DISCLAIMER: The Town of Light was reviewed using a download code provided by the publisher.

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Jun 14, 2017

Episode 256: The One with Our E3 2017 Overview

It's Gamer's Christmas week with E3 upon us. All the major showcases are done so we record a day early to get our thoughts out to you sooner than usual. We love you, that's why. We cover all 6 of the press conferences with our thoughts on what was presented, how they were presented, and our favourites from each of the shows.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour or www.omgnexus.com

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Jun 10, 2017

Episode 253: The One with Blind Tycko

Blind Tycko is guest host this week and regales us with his homicidal antics in Friday the 13th: The Game. Yes, he was finally able to actually get into a game! Other games this week include Embers of Mirrim, Tokyo 42, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, and a new-to-Steam Online Action MMO, Black Desert Online, with the most amazing character creator you've ever seen!

We continue our E3 talk this week with what we're hoping and expecting to hear from the 3rd party publishers, EA, Ubisoft, and Bethesda.

*DISCLAIMER: Tokyo 42, Victor Vran, and Embers of Mirrim were reviewed using download codes provided by their publishers

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Jun 3, 2017

Episode 254: The One with Our E3 Hopes

We've got more games for you and, surprisingly, most of them are being reviewed by Jeff! That's right, Jeff actually played something this week. We take a look at Endless Space 2, from Amplitude Studios, the sequel to one of our 2012's Worst Game of the Year. How does it stand up to the original game? Jeff tells us. We also review the new FTP game Crossout, and PC game Forts.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the VR game that convinced Sean he wanted a PSVR, has finally released. Jeff and Sean have been warping around the galaxy and stop on by to give is their impressions and review of the game. For more gameplay, check out our episode of OMG! it's Star Trek: Bridge Crew, available now on our YouTube channel.

It's almost time for this year's annual geekfest known as E3. To get ready for it, we discuss what we're expecting and what we're hoping for from both Microsoft and Sony. Next week, we will discuss our hopes for the 3rd party publishers such as Ubisoft, Bethesda, and EA.

*DISCLAIMER: Endless Space 2, Forts, and Star Trek Bridge Crew were reviewed using download codes provided by their respective publishers.

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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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