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Let’s Play Nier (Ongoing Series)

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Fred tackles the next game in his quest for conquering cult classics. Nier is quite possibly the title from last generation with the most cult appeal and with last year’s announcement of a sequel it’s time to get it done.  This series will continue to grow in both this post and on the playlist on YouTube.  See the video description on YouTube for timestamps of the different sections.

***The live stream had issues until around 13:30, if you can’t handle choppy video/sound then you may want to skip to there.***

Footage was taken from a live stream of this session on twitch.tv/gh101. This series airs Wendesdays at 11pm Eastern, but additional sessions may be announced. Follow @TheRealGH101 on twitter to get announcement details. Each episode will later be uploaded on this channel.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

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Lost Treasures of Gaming: Earthworm Jim

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This week on Lost Treasures of Gaming David Perry of Shiny Entertainment was on to discuss Earthworm Jim. Fred decides to show off his copy of the “Special Edition” playing on his Sega CD.

This was captured on an actual console playing an actual game, no emulation. The Lost Treasures of Gaming Podcast can be found at http://www.omgnexus.com

Written by Fred Rojas

January 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

The Making of Jade Empire (G4 Special)

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A brief documentary produced by G4 and found on the Limited Edition supplemental DVD.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Marble Madness

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This week Syd and Sean were graced by the presence of a wonderful game developer named Mark Cerney.  Responsible for working on a bunch of games we all loved including Sonic 2, Crash Bandicoot, and more, one of Cerney’s first releases was Marble Madness.  In addition to being a newer perspective on games, this title was significant for many reasons both revealed in the interview and mentioned in this video.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Remember Me

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This week’s Lost Treasures of Gaming is near and dear to my heart because I got to review the game upon release. Probably the most unappreciated game of 2013, Remember Me is the first game from studio Dontnod. It fuses combo-based brawling, cyberpunk, and the unique “memory remix” features to create a unique and gorgeous title.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Retro Game Night: Atari’s Star Wars Arcade Games

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One of the only redeeming traits of Rebel Strike: Rogue Squadron III on Gamecube is that you can unlock all 3 of the original Atari developed arcade games from the early 1980s.  These games – Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi – were games that I had to play every time I saw them regardless of the situation (like me really not liking Return of the Jedi in arcade form).

In lieu of Lost Treasures of Gaming (this week’s ep I’ve already done, Smash TV, and can be found here).  Next week we will return to another great Lost Treasure of Gaming.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: American McGee’s Alice

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WARNING: Due to the nature of these titles, there is some graphic violence and harsh language in this video.  All mature content is in-game only.

This week’s show was a treat because Sean and Syd had on American McGee, the lead behind the fantastic titles Alice and Alice: Madness Returns.  Separated by eleven years, this “twisted” take on the already dark world of Alice in Wonderland, I loved both titles.  It was just the right blend of action platformer and fantastic art design.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Smash TV

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There was no episode of Lost Treasures of Gaming, but that never stops Syd from talking about another classic on the OMG! Hour.  This week was a treat that I loved back when I was playing in the arcades, Smash TV.  A twin stick shooter with ultra violence in a futuristic gameshow, this Robotron 2084 inspired title was a blast.  Not only that, but thanks to how I captured the game we have interview footage with Midway developers Eugene Jarvis and Mark Turmell.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ongoing Series: Tomb Raider Anniversary

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For the November game club we are playing through Tomb Raider, both the original and anniversary. Fred is tackling Anniversary. By popular request two versions of each video is being uploaded: one with and one without commentary. This has commentary, so if you wish to see the one without simply go here.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Chip’s Challenge (Lynx)

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This week’s Lost Treasures of Gaming featured Chuck Sommerville, formerly of Epyx, to discuss the development of the famed “games” series and of course Chip’s Challenge.  In his many years at Epyx, Chuck touched and led many a team into popular titles including California Games.  It was later on Epyx’s (and later Atari) portable console, the Lynx, that he made a game many love: Chip’s Challenge.  This is a highly addicting puzzle game as you will see in the video.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

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