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Episode 1: The PC Museum

The PC Museum It’s the very first episode of The OMG! Hour’s first official spin-off show.  In this inaugural episode, your host, Sean Evans, and your Gaming Archaeologist, Syd Bolton, discuss the formation of the show, it’s history on The OMG! Hour, and what we hope to bring you in future episodes.  In this episode, […]

Primetime Podcasts

Episode 1: The Pilot

The Pilot Welcome to the Pilot episode of Primetime, your TV loving podcast.  This being our first show, we begin by establishing all the characters you’ll be hearing each week and what each of our interests are in terms of TV shows.  In the news this week, we discuss DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, no hope […]

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Project CARS

On this week’s The OMG! Hour podcast, Jeff took the time to give us his very detailed thoughts on the crowd-funded racing game, Project CARS, from Slightly Mad Studios.  Jeff has been a racing simulator fan for many years so he was the perfect gamer to check this game out and judge its merits against […]

OculusRift Editorial

2016: The Year of VR

Get ready for a whole new experience If you had asked me last year what I thought 2015 was going to be known for, I would have, without hesitation, said VR. Yet here we are almost half way through the year, and VR has yet to surface save for jam packed demonstrations at shows such as […]

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

Lasting First Impressions When one speaks of the Assassin’s Creed series of games, one usually thinks of cutting edge 3D game engines and photo realistic graphics paired with a huge open world sandbox of a game.  Well, throw all that away because Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is none of this.  And yet it is still […]


 
 
 

 
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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...
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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...
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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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&#...
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Hero Worship

Lasting First Impressions of “Comic Jumper” from Twisted Pixel It started with The Maw.  Then came ‘Splosion Man.  Now, the crazy minds at Twisted Pixel bring us their latest platformer for XBLA, Comic Jumpe...
by Sean
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Dark Kingdom

Lasting First Impressions of Epic Mickey by Disney Interactive When Warren Spector, creator of such epic games as Deus Ex, Wing Commander, and System Shock decides that his next project will star Walt Disney’s cornerstone...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 40

The One with the Rumoured Future o much more information has come to light about the future of our beloved consoles.  One such rumoured future is that of the Free-to-Play model (F2P).  We discuss this model and whether or not...
by Sean
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Fast Forward: Orcs Must Die!

Looking Forward to Orcs Must Die! from Robot Entertainment Last week I had the pleasure of attending PAX East 2011 and seeing many new and upcoming games from several developers.  Over the next week I will post my thoughts...
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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How Long Can You Survive?

Lasting First Impressions of Zombi U Developed by Ubisoft » When Ubisoft announced their lineup of launch titles for the Nintendo Wii U, the title that truly stood out as being the one game I had to play was Zombi U.  I have ...
by Sean
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Gameshow Hijinks

Lasting first impressions of You Don’t Know Jack from THQ You Don’t Know Jack was a classic trivia game for the PC back in 1995 boasting “where high culture meets pop culture” mixing trivia with comedy.&...
by Sean
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Soundproof

Lasting First Impressions of The Truth from Brian Melo Those of you who know me understand that I love music. My Dad is a wonderful vocalist, I am a singer (I...
by Sean
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The Long Road Ahead

Lasting First Impressions of Lego Lord of the Rings Developed by TT Games  |  Published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment » I love Lego. If you were to visit my home you would see my epic 5200 piece Millennium Fal...
by Sean
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PAX East Preview – Borderlands 2

One of the biggest attractions at last week’s PAX East 2012 was 2K Games’ large-as-life Borderlands 2 booth with lines snaking all the way around the booth and wait times of nearly 2 hours to play for 20 minutes.  Craig an...
by Sean
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Go West, Young Man

Lasting First Impressions of Wild West Town from Clipwire Games Facebook was, once upon a time, just a place to reconnect with friends, old and new.  Over the years, however, it has become much more than just a place to ke...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: episode 23

The One with the Space Cadet » Just when we thought we had our timing correct, we still went over an hour.  Having a couple of great interviews will do that.  More Project Play interviews come your way this week, including P...
by TheOMGHour
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 26

The One with the Can’t Hear You Song » Besides talking about what we’ve been playing this week: HAWKEN, Guild Wars 2 (Jeff hit level 80. Ding!), NFS: Most Wanted, and Assassin’s Creed III, we also discuss these q...
by TheOMGHour
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Solid Summer Fun

Lasting First Impressions of Dungeon Siege III from Obsidian. Dungeon Siege III is the franchise’s first time on consoles, and they did a good job bringing the Diablo-style gameplay to a controller.  It’s an Ac...
by Maranda
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Return of the King

Lasting First Impressions of RAGE from id Software id Software has been out of the spotlight for some years now with their last developed title, Doom 3, having been released in 2004. While John Carmack, the father of Doom and Q...
by Sean
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All the World’s a Stage

Lasting First Impressions of Black Knight Sword Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture  |  Published by D3Publisher » Black Knight Sword, from the crazy minds of Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, is an exercise in the absol...
by Sean
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