Will The NX Launch Usher In A New Generation Of Nintendo?

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast we have a pipe full of Nintendo news, with fresh rumours appearing regarding the NX and its detachable controllers.  According to a news report via Eurogamer and LetsPlayVideoGames the detachable controllers clip on to either side of the portable’s main unit and will feature Wii-style motion sensors and vibration.

Other NX rumours have included the addition of a ‘Social’ button on the NX controller which will allow you to instantly share footage and screen-grabs of your games to social media platforms; this is an interesting turn around from a normally very protective Nintendo.

In an interview with website alistdaily Reggie Fils-Aimé said “We have to do better when we launch NX” and “[Nintendo must] have that continuous beat of great new games that are motivating more and more people to pick up the hardware and more and more people to pick up the software,” he added. “Those are the critical lessons.”

Could all of these interesting rumours be part of a new Nintendo?  

In the ‘What We’ve Been Playing’ section this week Antony has embarked on the Turing Test from UK based studio Bulkhead Interactive.  The Turing Test follows the story of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency, as she attempts to uncover the truth behind strange events at the research base on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.  This incredible first person puzzler has Antony hooked and spurred onto solving just one more puzzle… 

The Turing Test is available now on Xbox One and Steam.

This week as well as playing a stack of new boardgames, James has jumped into the fantastic couch co-op cookfest that is Overcooked. This surprise hit has the Sparks cooking up a storm and shouting at significant others as they chop their way through the Overcooked campaign.

In the news this week the PlayStation Plus monthly games for September have been announced and the amazing ‘must-play’ game Journey heads the strong line up this month.  Also available from Sept. 5 will be Lords of the Fallen (PS4), Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3), Datura (PS3), Badlands (PS Vita, PS4, PS3) and Amnesia: Memories (PS Vita).

Also this week Microsoft and Turn 10 unveiled a unique addition to the Forza Horizon 3 car lineup, a vehicle that has long been requested by both the Forza and Halo communities.

On Sept. 27 you can now drive the most famous ground vehicle in the Halo universe – the Warthog!   A First for the Forza franchise, the M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.

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Cash & Guns Board Game

Forza Horizon 3 Warthog Announcement

Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé Discusses Nintendo NX

Gears of War Horde 3.0 Trailer

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