Jan 29, 2017

Episode 237: The One with the Chinese

We now return to our regulary scheduled podcast. You know, before the Nintendo Switch conference and all we could talk about was the Switch. Well this week we don't talk about it. As much.

Our week in gaming brought us some Dreadnought, Star Conflict, and Revelation Online on PC, Subject 13, Toby: The Secret Mine, and Rise & Shine on the consoles, and a new iOS/Android game called A Normal Lost Phone. It's a wonderful, and inexpensive, experience that we highly recommend.

In the news this week, we discuss the Year of the Rooster in Overwatch, the Ghost Recon Wildlands upcoming beta, and some mysterious happenings in Elite Dangerous. Xbox Games with Gold for February is not too bad this month, either. Finally, we discuss briefly a new controller for iPad/iPhone that makes them much like a Nintendo Switch, and Square Enix announces they are working on games in the Marvel Avengers franchise.

For links to all the news we talk about, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Jan 22, 2017

Episode 236: The One That’s All Switch All the Time

Since last week's Nintendo Switch reveal, news on any other subject has been scarce. So let's just go with the flow, shall we?

But first, games! This week we discuss some more Final Fantasy XV as Sean finishes his 65 hour campaign, Jeff upgrades his computer and plays some of his favourite genres of games: space ships! Tycko tries out the Xbox Games with Gold free games and tells us about World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap, and the game preview title, Pit People. Finally, let's talk a but about tabletop games, shall we? Sean introduces us to Mansions of Madness from Fantasy Flight Games.

Now. Now let's talk about the Nintendo Switch. So many news articles are available now with so much more information about the console. Hands on reviews, what's good, and what's bad. We discuss it all and continue with our own views of the console ahead of its release. We'd love to know what you think of the Nintendo Switch. Leave us a note in the comments below.

For links to the articles we discuss, be sure to visit www.omgnexus.com.

Watch the show on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Jan 15, 2017

Episode 235: The One That Looks Forward to 2017

AKA: The One with the Random 8-bit Guy

It's our first show of the year and have a lot of catch up to do. As usual Tycko played a ton of games but we limit what he's allowed to talk about. Otherwise we'd be here all day...

As we always do, this being the first show of the year, we take some time to review what's coming out this year and what games we're most looking forward to. Additionally, and since it just happened on Thursday night, we also dive into our thoughts on the new Nintendo Switch information that was presented during the Nintendo Press Conference.

This week's Lost Treasure is, quite coincidentally, 2007's Switchball (no relation to the Nintendo Switch). Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (www.pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay by Fred Rojas (www.gaminghistory101.com).

Visit www.omgnexus.com for links to the articles we discuss.

Watch the show on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Dec 24, 2016

Episode 234: 2016 Game of the Year Show

It's the final show of the year and our Games of the Year Show! We discuss all the free games we got with Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus. Then we move into our discussion and vote for Games of the Year in the categories of Multiplayer, VR, and Game of the Year.

For Lost Treasures this week, we look back at the Game of the Year winners from 20 years ago and 30 years ago. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

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Dec 18, 2016

Episode 233: 2016 Year In Review Show

It's that time of year again! It's time to take a look back at 2016 and all the games and events that took place in our wonderful world of video games.  This is our personal choice episode, in which we discuss our favourite Gaming Moments, Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment, and our Favourite Mobile/Handheld Games.

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Dec 11, 2016

Episode 232: The One That’s Gametastic!

It's games, games, and nothing but games in this week's episode of The OMG! Hour. Seriously. So many games to talk about, we take nearly the entire hour going through them all. We blame Tycko.

Sean got his first taste of Overwatch this week and it was GLORIOUS! Yes, you heard that right, Sean actually enjoyed, nay, loved, a PVP game! What's this world coming to? Both Steep and The Last Guardian are reviewed on the show this week as well as Dead Rising 4.

Next week we begin our two show 2016 Year In Review series. Send us your top 3 games of the year. You can write to us or send us an MP3 to play (no more than 60 seconds) at theomghour [at] gmail.com.

There are no links this week, but you can still check us out at www.omgnexus.com and on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour.

*DISCLAIMER* Steep, The Last Guardian, and Dead Rising 4 were reviewing using retail copies provided by the publishers.

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Dec 4, 2016

Episode 231: The One with All the Schick

It takes dedication for Jeff to show up to the show after the week he had. Sleepy eyes and all, he manages to stay awake for it all. He even got the play some games this week too! Titanfall 2 and Final Fantasy XV were discussed this week and Sean shares some of his adventures in Watch Dogs 2. As always, Tycko pressed more buttons and tells us all about Ubisoft's new Steep, Jonothan Blow's The Witness, and the Warmastered Edition of Darksiders.

The Game Awards happened this week and, while Jeff was unable to watch, Sean and Tycko have some very poignant thoughts on the show. In other news, Ubisoft announces all their VR titles feature cross-platform play, EA takes a break from Battlefield to concentrate on Star Wars Battlefront, and all the PS Plus games for December.

Finally. FINALLY! We have gameplay footage for Mass Effect Andromeda! Jeff wakes up just in time to discuss his thoughts on that.

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour and get all the links to articles we discuss at www.omgnexus.com.

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Nov 27, 2016

Episode 230: The One with Stolen Black Friday

Here in Canada we decided that Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) wasn't enough so we stole Black Friday from the US. Now we get two days to get stuff on massive sales. With this week giving us big savings on many games, we all indulged and picked up a few games we've been waiting for. Our games discussion continues with more Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and Dishonored 2. As always Tycko pressed more buttons and brings us Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection, more Lego Dimensions packs, Livelock, and Headlander.

In the news this week, we discuss the categories for The Game Awards and what we hope the show is and isn't this year. News from Ubisoft including free DLC plans and a new direction for gaming in general. Todd Howard talks about the Nintendo Switch, and all the games for Games with Gold in December.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Vexx from 2003. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

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

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Nov 20, 2016

Episode 229: The One with The Station

We have another packed show for you this week with something we haven't had in a very long time...and interview with a developer. First, we discuss our latest gaming adventures in Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2, Mekazoo, more Robinson: The Journey, and a return to Mass Effect 3.

We are thrilled to welcome to the show, Kevin Harwood, Creative Director of The Station (www.thestationgame.com), now on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2fG845d). Watch the interview, then check out the Kickstarter and we're sure you're going to want to back them too!

In the news, the list of awards for the annual Video Game Awards has been revealed. We will discuss them in more detail next week. Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the 15th Year Anniversary of Xbox. To celebrate we each share when and why we first bought an Xbox and quickly realize how much the Xbox truly changed our lives.

Our Lost Treasure this week is Second Sight, the 2004 game for PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube. Lost Treasures is written and narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

For links to everything we discuss, be sure to visit us at www.omgnexus.com

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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Nov 13, 2016

Episode 228: The One That’s Supah!

Despite other events in the world, we were able to enjoy so many new games this week. We all played Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a game that some of us on this show feel could have made its way without the Call of Duty name. Fresh off the Pre-order early play, Tycko dove into Dishonored 2, Sean and Jeff dove into Eagle Flight on PSVR and adventured on an alien planet in Robinson: The Journey.

In the news, we discuss all the Mass Effect information we've received this week including the inclusion of Mass Effect 2 and 3 coming to Backward Compatibility. With N7 Day, we also received much more information about Mass Effect Andromeda and we cover what we know about the game so far.

Our Lost Treasures this week is Disney Guilty Party, a party game for fans of games such as Clue. Lost Treasures is written an narrated by Syd Bolton (pcmuseum.ca) with gameplay captured by Fred Rojas (gaminghistory101.com).

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

Watch us on YouTube at bit.ly/TheOMGHour

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