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2014 GOTY Part II Annual Awards

The OMG! Hour: Episode 133

The 2014 GOTY Countdown, Part II Here we go. It’s part 2 of our annual Game of the Year extravaganza.  This week we take care of some listener votes for GOTY and Syd Bolton, our Gaming Archaeologist chimes in with his votes for game of the year from 20 and 15 years ago.  Our award categories […]

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Far Cry 4

Lasting First Impressions At first glance, my thoughts on Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 was that it was simply more Far Cry 3 but with a much nicer coat of paint. It is, after all, made for the new generation of consoles.  Fortunately, after playing this game for some time now, it has proven to be […]

2014 GOTY Part I Annual Awards

The OMG! Hour: Episode 132

The One with the 2014 GOTY Countdown, Part I It’s that time of year again.  We take a look back over 2014 and begin our 3 episode series looking at all the best games we played this year.  In Part I, we begin with a few personal choice categories before moving on to two awards. First, however, we […]

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This War of Mine

If someone was to figure out how many video games there are based upon wars, I imagine the number would be absolutely staggering. Although all of these games are different, following different storylines and sub-plots of various wars throughout various times they all tend to be about the soldiers of war doing their thing with […]

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Lasting First Impressions After more than 80 hours in the world of last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, all I wanted was more content for the game.  Freedom Cry, the stand alone story of Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewale, was good but it just didn’t fill that void left when I completed everything there […]


 
 
 

 
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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&#...
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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 OMG Hour Feature

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...
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