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New PlayStation 5 Details Get Us Excited

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony deep dive into the new PlayStation 5 details that have emerged from the Wired article and get excited about the new enhancements to the next-gen console and controller.  Along with name and console details Sony also announced the “Holiday 2020” release date for the PlayStation 5. So with just over a year to go the guys start to ponder what the launch line-up will look like.

Hands-on impression this week include the Untitled Gooooooooooooooooooooooose Game, Link’s Awakening, Creature in the Well and Enter the Gungeon.  James also takes Mario Kart Wold Tour for a spin and Antony jumps into Borderlands 3.

All this and lots more in episode 164 of the Lost Spark Podcast.

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Press Y To Honk

This week Stuart and Antony are back on the mics to talk about all the latest news in the world of gaming.  We have a full recap of PlayStation’s State of Play and Inside Xbox discussing all the latest announcements from the Limited Edition Death Stranding console to the Project xCloud beta on Android.

Hands-on this week include Antony rolling credits on Gears, Stuart jumping into Control and in a bumper week for Nintendo Switch releases Antony goes wild for the Untitled Goose Game and Link’s Awakening.

We also have a deep dive on Apple Arcade and the wealth of great games that have been added to the new platform.  The guys take on Mini Motorways, WHAT THE GOLF!, Grindstone and many more on iOS13, iPadOS and tvOS.

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PlayStation Blog about ‘Play for the Planet’

Hands-on With Gears 5

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast it’s time for the Gears 5 review with Stuart and Antony.  In our non-spoilery review the guys take you through the great new gameplay additions to Gears as well as incredible improvements to the visuals and the audio.  This time around Gears has added amazing immersive audio with Dolby Atmos and Stuart takes it for a spin in the Just Add Popcorn demo room.

We also we have a Sparks first as the guys do a live beer review of the new Bandit Brew IPA, a Beavertown collaboration with Borderlands 3.

In the hands-on section this week the guys are all about Gears 5 but Antony has found the time to roll-credits on Control.

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Beavertown x Borderlands Bandit Brew Light IPA

Control DLC Plans

Controlled Excitement

It’s September and James and Antony are podding together, that can mean only one thing, it’s time for Gamers of the Lost Bake Off Tent!! The guys do finally get into the latest gaming news but first they breakdown the first two episodes from the latest season of The Great British Bake Off.

When James and Antony do finally get around to discussing what they have been playing they get very excited about the latest game from Remedy, Control.  Listen in as James and Antony are overjoyed and excited about just how good Control is.

Hands-on impression also include Dicey Dungeon, Pandemic, more Slay the Spire and we knew it had to happen, Antony has jumped back into Viva Piñata (again!).

In the news section the guys discuss Overcooked 2’s new DLC coming in a week’s time, new games coming to Game Pass and all the rumours for the upcoming Nintendo Direct.

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Wavepoint Radio Podcast talk about the #MeToo movement in the Games Industry

Kotaku’s #MeToo article

Fast and the Furriest Trailer (James’ taskmaster trailer)

Roadie Running Through the Gamescom Announcements

This week Stuart and Antony are back on mic duties to discuss all the latest news and announcements from Gamescom.  Listen in as the guys take you through the special Gamescom edition of ‘Inside Xbox’, the Nintendo Indie World showcase and all the big trailers and announcements from Geoff Keighley’s ‘Opening Night Live’ event.  You won’t want to miss all the bonkers news about Death Stranding!

This week’s hands-on include some more time with Vigor and Slay the Spire as well as Stuart’s new obsession, ‘Gears POP!’ and Antony has jumped back into Sea of Thieves to take on the Tall Tales quests.

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X019 Information

Games Radar’s Death Stranding article

Xbox Gamescom Recap

Sea of Thieves Weekly Stream with James ‘loose lips’ Thomas

Gardening in Norway

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Stuart and Antony chat about Outer Worlds exclusivity, Destiny 2 gets cross-save from the end of August and the guys get excited about a FCC filing that may have revealed that Nintendo are going to release SNES games on the Switch.

In the hands-on section Stuart has been playing in the criminal underbelly of Redrock county with  American Fugitive, a 3D top-down open world game from Curve Digital.  Also taking advantage of the free weekend Stuart has discovered Vigor, a shoot ‘n’ loot shelter building game from the makers of DayZ and for a moment in the pod got Antony all excited when he said that he has been gardening, alas it wasn’t Viva Piñata but a post-nuclear Norwegian garden.

This week Antony has the Slay the Spire bug, passed on from James in the last episode. Antony is now deep into the deck building awesomeness of Slay the Spire, now available on Xbox via Game Pass.

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Stuart’s Fund Raising Page

Destiny 2 Cross-save FAQ

Slay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year Contender

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony take to the mics to chat about the games they have been playing this week and the latest news from the world of gaming.

Also this week James talks about his recent trip to GuardianCon, crocheting a NES controller and his new personal challenge, Ecobricks.  Ecobricks is a great way of collecting and repurposing unrecyclable plastics and turning them in building blocks.  Hear James’ awesome plans for an Ecobrick bench-slash-planter in the shape of the Rare golden R.

In ‘What We’ve Been Playing’ James has an early ‘Game of the Year’ contender with Slay the Spire, a new roguelike-like deck-building card game from Mega Crit Games out now on PC and Nintendo Switch.  James has also been dabbling in Griftlands on PC, Dr. Mario World on Mobile and the Bridge Constructor Portal on Xbox via Xbox Game Pass.  Antony has been continuing his nerd-quest through Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and enjoying the adorable Riverbond, the new voxel based shoot-and-slash game on Xbox Game Pass.

Slay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year ContenderSlay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year ContenderSlay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year ContenderIn the news this week the guys discuss the Halo TV show cast and the news that the Xbox One version of Halo Infinite will not be a “second-class” port. All this and news of a Pokemon pop-up coming to London and the new Gears 5 limited edition console.

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GoBrik – Ecobricks info site

Gears 5 Special Edition Console

Sparks Assemble: Hands on with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

This week Steve and Antony are back for another episode of the Lost Spark Podcast.  Before the guys jump into what they’ve been playing there’s plenty of chat about the what they are watching; Stranger Things, The Boys and The Loudest Voice and what they are eating and drinking; beer and pizza!

In the  ‘What We’ve Been Playing’ section Steve has been jumping into the delights of Xbox Game Pass and playing Borderlands 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.  Antony has been tackling Super Mario Maker 2 and with the story mode completed Antony started to dabble in user created levels and had “fun” tackling ‘Friend of the Show’ Matt’s level.  If you would like to take on the challenge of the level that stumped Antony here’s the code 8VX-FPN-D6G – good luck!  Also this week Antony has been playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, a game packed jam packed with fun and a ton of Marvel nerdiness, no surprise that Antony is REALLY enjoying this game.

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Stadler Made Pizza Oven

Welcome To Brickchester

This week Stuart and Antony are back for another bricktastic episode of the Lost Spark Podcast. The guys jump straight into what they have been playing and discuss the awesome new expansion for Forza Horizon 4, Lego Speed Champions. Already a Spark favourite this introduction of Lego into the Forza world is another stroke of genius by the amazing folks at Playground Games.

But that’s not all the guys have been playing, Stuart has been virtually thumbing his way through Xbox Game Pass, played Supermarket Shriek and jumped into Void Bastards.  Antony has FINALLY finished his play through of Days Gone, hear his final thoughts this week and by surprise, Overcooked 2 dropped a new DLC, The Hangry Horde which the Chesson house has dived in to and already 4 starred.  Hear Antony talk about the new exciting Horde mode in Overcooked 2 and it’s change in gameplay.

All this and the latest gaming news of the week, enjoy episode 156 of the Lost Spark Podcast

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Giant Bomb’s Phil Spencer interview

Insert Coin’s Overcooked Apron

Lost Spark E3 Spectacular 2019

WOAH! It’s time for the Lost Spark E3 spectacular!  Join Stuart and Antony as they take on the mammoth task of running through the highs and lows of this year’s E3.

Join the guys as they talk about the amazing Cyberpunk 2077 and that Keanu cameo and appearance on stage that stole E3, the new Elite Series 2 controller, gameplay for Luigi’s Mansion 3, finally seeing Animal Crossing and of course it wouldn’t be a Lost Spark Podcast without the guys nerding out over Star Wars and Marvel Comics, in this case it’s Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay and Marvel’s Avengers.

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Xbox wire breakdown of the announcements 

The Chef Show on Netflix

Nintendo trailers