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Hand of Fate Feature Gaming

Hand of Fate

Lasting First Impressions When a game developer boasts that they are going to make a game that is a hybrid of several different genres, the chances of such a game going horribly wrong are great. Fortunately, this can’t be said about Defiant Development‘s Hand of Fate, the Kickstarter funded hybrid Rogue-like/Action RPG/Tabletop/Deck Builder game. That […]

Dying Light Feature Audio Review

The OMG! Hour: Episode 139

The One with the Dedication Dedication comes in all shapes and sizes. In this case, it’s your two co-hosts, Sean and Jeff and….oh, there’s no third co-host this week due to…um…well, you’ll have to listen to find out.  This week we have a good discussion of the games we’re playing this week; the purpose of collectibles and […]

Construction Simulator Feature Audio Review

The OMG! Hour: Episode 137

The One with the Arguing Lost Treasures Ikaruga [2001, Dreamcast] The ZX Spectrum makes a return with 1000 original games pre-installed The Stuff We Like to Talk About Xbox One System Updates add Game Hub Microsoft wants to bring back classic Rare franchises Microsoft drops price of Xbox One Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns Expansion […]

The Crew Feature Audio Review

The OMG! Hour: Episode 136

The One with the CES Goodies Diana returns from Sweden and graces us once again with her presence.  Sean and Jeff spent some time with Ubisoft’s The Crew and discuss their Lasting First Impressions of the game.  Is Sony’s PlayStation NOW Subscriptions model worth what they’re asking? We weigh in on that and perhaps suggest something […]

2014 GOTY Part III Annual Awards

The OMG! Hour’s 2014 Game of the Year Awards

2014 was an interesting year for gaming.  It was the first full year we had with the new generation of gaming consoles and some of our most anticipated games were delayed, while others released with less than stellar stability.  All in all, however, there were definitely some standout games that deserve their time in the […]


 
 
 

 
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The Real Deal

Lasting First Impressions of Rocksmith from Ubisoft It was quite a while ago that I learned of Ubisoft’s plan to introduce their own entry into the music game genre.  It was right around the time that Activistion put the...
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Diesel Punk Justice

Lasting First Impressions of Sine Mora from Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality In this day and age of the ever popular First Person Shooter, where every new games seems to feel it needs to be next best FPS, Grasshopper...
by Sean
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The Call of the Dragonborn

Lasting First Impressions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks I think it goes without saying that any open world RPG from Bethesda is going to be revered and will be popular with many, many people.  With the...
by Sean
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You’ve Got an Hour to Impress Me

Welcome. Thanks for dropping by. I hope I have your undivided attention. Well, at least for the next little while. Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am a sci-fi fan, a tech geek, and a gamer and I have been most...
by Sean
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Discover Your Legacy

Lasting First Impressions of Assassin’s Creed Revelations from Ubisoft The original Assassin’s Creed, first released in 2007, was a title most agreed was very repetitive and, at the time, most would have said that i...
by Sean
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Summer of Arcade: Week Five

Lasting First Impressions of Toy Soldiers: Cold War from Signal Studios In 2010, Signal Studios released their first XBLA game, Toy Soldiers, to much fan response.  Personally, I couldn’t get into the game and I was ...
by Sean
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The Most Impressive AWARDS 2011 – Retail

A Look at the retail games that impressed us most in 2011 Well, this is it.  The end of 2011 and the completion of Lasting First Impressions’ first full year online.  It’s been a great year for both new IPs and se...
by Sean
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You Talkin’ to Me?

Lasting First Impressions of “Mafia II” from 2K Games Having been advertised and hyped for months before its release, Mafia II just seemed to be yet another open world GTA style game. I bought GTA IV on launch day a...
by Sean
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Continuing the Tradition

Lasting First Impressions of "Fallout: New Vegas" from Bethesda Softworks In 2008, Bethesda presented the world with their vision of an alternative future in which a nuclear war devastated the Americas in the 1950s fo...
by Sean
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Monkey Business

Lasting First Impressions of “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” from Namco Bandai It was just shortly before this game hit the market that I had even heard about it. It just sort of came out of no where and I had no id...
by Sean
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The OMG Hour Feature

The OMG! Hour: Episode 30

The One with Nintendo Killing Santa » Wow. Can you believe we’re at Episode 30 already? We can’t but we’re very thrilled that The OMG! Hour has come such a long way since we started this back in April.  We&#...
by TheOMGHour
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Summer of Arcade: Week Two

Lasting First Impressions of From Dust from Ubisoft Xbox Live Arcade’s second week of Summer of Arcade continues with another unique entry from the mind of legendary creator, Eric Chahi (Out of this World/Another World) c...
by Sean
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A Return to Roots

Lasting First Impressions of Ash from SRRN Games Classic games such as Final Fantasy, Ultima, Phantasy Star, and Dragon Quest forged the ever popular RPG genre laying the groundwork that would eventually bring us such modern hi...
by Sean
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Deus Ex Human Revolution

The Bionic Man

Lasting First Impressions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from SquareEnix August 23rd, 2011 was a great day for gamers.  It was a highly anticipated day long in the waiting.  It was the release date for the SquareEnix published ...
by Sean
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Become a Superhero

Lasting First Impressions of PowerUp Heroes from Ubisoft Okay, I never saw this one coming and I had no idea what it was when it arrived.  PowerUp Heroes seemed to fly under the radar and just stealthily appeared in stores one...
by Sean
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