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Orbs, Steaks and Wizards

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony STEP UP THEIR BOOM! and go hunting for delicious delicious orbs as the guys take on Crackdown 3 on Xbox One.  Listen to their hands-on discussion of this latest addition to Xbox Game Pass; was it worth the wait, how is the orb collecting (spoiler: it’s amazing), just how much boom did they bring? Find out all of this and more on this week’s Lost Spark Podcast.

Other hands-on include the awesome Tetris 99, the new Battle Royale Tetris game exclusive to Nintendo Switch, Antony goes all anime with the ‘Jump Force’ the new Anime Smash game and ‘Defense Grid 2’ comes to Switch.

Also in this fun packed meaty episode, Antony recalls the delicious Tomahawk steaks he cooked for his birthday and James, the nicest pirate in all of the ‘Sea of Thieves’ loses it when Antony proclaims that “Fantastic Beast 2” wasn’t that bad.

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#SoTAndMe tweet from James 

Norwich’s Fortnite Festival

Perpetual Loop of Waiting

It’s Episode 145 of the Lost Spark Podcast and this week the Lost Spark team chats about last Sunday’s Super Bowl, Yorkshire Pudding Day, (you can guess who the co-host is this week!) and lots of gaming news too.

In the news section this week the Sparks discuss the rumours that Sony are focusing all 1st party studios on PS5 development only, Xbox announces their GDC talks and it has got the Sparks excited about the possibility of Xbox Live on Switch, iOS and Android, and news that made Antony extraordinarily happy, Tequila Works have announced a PSVR sequel to the classic comedy ‘Groundhog Day’, In ‘Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son’, you’ll play the charming but arrogant Phil Connors Jr., trapped back in Punxsutawney. For more details click on the link below.

In what we’ve been playing this week Steve continues his play through of ‘Life is Strange’ and runs around Hogwarts in Lego Harry Potter on Switch.  Antony’s hands-on time has been split between his first dabble with the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts 3 and gets chased around Raccoon PD by Mr. X in Resident Evil 2.  We also have hands-on impression of the second Anthem demo and the newly released Apex Legends, the free-to-play Battle Royale game from Respawn.

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Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son 

We Spark Joy

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony are back on mic duties so naturally the topics wander from Marie Kondo, to Kitchen Aid mixers, Super Bowl and the wondrous Piñatas that James has been crocheting.

We do talk about games, eventually, with news of H.Bomberguy (Harry Brewis) charity stream of Donkey Kong 64 making £230K for the charity Mermaids with some surprise guests popping into the stream.  We have all the details of the Anthem demo that arrives this weekend and the strange news regarding the online MMO, Atlas.

In the hands-on section this week James updates on the games he has been playing since his last pod appearance.  We have tales from the seas with Sea of Thieves and Return of the Obra Dinn, Florence on mobile and hear as James takes on Smash Bros. for the first time since the N64.  Antony recounts his time with the Call of Duty Blackout trial, dabbles in Soul Calibur VI and has a blast with user created maps in Forza Horizon 4.

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Sea of Thieves Weekly Stream

Viva Piñata Crochet (via @BIGsheep)

The Cross Platform Dream Rockets Forward

This week on the Lost Spark pod Steve and Antony talk about the latest gaming news.  This week the guys discuss Bungie’s announcement that they will be leaving Activision and keeping the Destiny IP.  PlayStation’s cross play beta adds another title making Rocket League the second game to go cross-platform, meaning that you can now take on your friends across PC (Steam), Switch, Xbox and PS4, could this be the start of the cross platform dream, Antony can only hope!

In ‘What We’ve Been Playing’ Steve takes on Fallout ’76, hangs up his saddle after completing Red Dead Redemption 2 and thanks to the awesomeness of Xbox Game Pass has started ‘Life is Strange’ for the first time.  Antony has been playing the Resident Evil 2 ‘1-shot- demo and has rolled credits on Let’s Go Pokemon.

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Steve’s Points of Brew BotY blog post

List of SNES games coming to the Switch (maybe)

Gamers of the Lost Spark GotY 2018 Celebration

As the credits roll on another spectacular year of gaming a lighter than normal gathering of the Sparks run through their personal gaming highs of 2018. Join Antony and Stuart as they talk about their top games of last year.

Also on this week’s Lost Spark Podcast Sony releases the latest sales figures for the PlayStation 4 and details of a solid ‘Holiday Season’ for both the console and their top titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Stuart brings all the latest awesomeness from CES 2019 and we have details on the ‘1-shot’ demo coming for Resident Evil 2.

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True Achievements 

Xbox Game Pass – Year in review

BBC Gaming article

Resident Evil 2 “1-shot’ demo details

Uber Poncho – The Red Dead Redemption 2 Review

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast it’s all about Red Dead Redemption 2 as Steve and Antony hitch their horses and take to the mics to talk about their time so far in the Wild West.  Hear Steve and Antony talk about the Good, the amazing world and fantastic story, the Bad, the slow pace of the game so far, and the Ugly, Rockstars’ attempt at HDR.

But that’s not all, we have the full rundown of all the preloaded games for the new PlayStation Classic console, MediEvil’s remake trailer reactions and a run-through of the games coming to PS Plus, Games Pass, and Games with Gold for November.

We also found some time to play the new Story added to Forza Horizon 4’s latest update, hear Antony take on this romp through British racing history.

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MediEvil Remake Trailer

PlayStation Classic

Eurogamer’s Red Dead Redemption 2 HDR Article

USB Travel Charger via Amazon UK

A Hitman in Training

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony are tackling all the fresh news from the world of gaming including the announcement that all of Red Dead Redemption 2’s cowboy goodness will ship on 2 discs.  We have all the news from ‘puddlegate’ and we chuckle along with Insomniac Games as they release puddle stickers in the latest update to Marvel’s Spider-Man, you can now add as many puddles as you want to all your in-game photos!

During his pods James has been busy gaming and we have hands-on impressions of ‘Return of the Obra Dinn’, ‘Curse of the Necrodancer’ on Switch, Mario Party 11, Overcooked 2  and it wouldn’t be a Lost Spark podcast if we haven’t played Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4.

Also on the podcast this week James and Antony prepare for Hitman 2 and discuss the new addition to the game, Ghost Mode, where two players exist in the same world and race to take out the target first but with a Sparks twist this will allow James to teach Antony the ways of the Hitman.

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Kotaku’s Rockstar Article

Cowboy Crunch

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Steve and Antony take to the mics to discuss the latest news around Red Dead Redemption 2 and the comment from Dan Hauser during an interview regarding the Rockstar developers working 100 hour weeks to get Red Dead 2 finished and in our excited gaming hands.

Hands-on impression continue with the mighty Forza Horizon 4 as the guys take to the wintery cotswold roads and discuss another epic Lost Spark Car Club meet up. Also Steve gives us his take on Marvel’s Spider-Man and We Happy Few.

All this and a random reference to a classic British movie, Kes, Beer talk and, of course a recap on the emotional week in the Bake Off tent.

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James’ Cargo Run stream

New Spidey Suits

Overload Of New Shiny

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Stuart and Antony kick off with some new tech talk. Fresh from AWE Europe expo Stuart chats about 8K screens, Sony’s new Master Series TVs and IMAX presentations at home, prepare for an overload of new shiny!

In the news section this week the guys talk about the next generation of gaming consoles with the announcement of Project xCloud from Microsoft and Sony going on record to say that the PS5 is necessary and currently in the works.

And, it’s finally happening, you will soon(ish) be able to change your PSN name!

Hands-on impressions this week include Super Mario Party, the new Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC for Overcooked 2 and of course the guys are still racing around the beautiful English countryside in Forza Horizon 4 but this time they have brought the Lost Spark Car Club with them, hear Stuart and Antony’s hands-on with the multiplayer mode.

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Project xCloud

Lost Spark Forzathon

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Stuart and Antony’s engines are revved up and ready to talk about Forza Horizon 4, after spending many hours racing around the beautiful English countryside and destroying the picturesque Cotswolds they are ready for a lengthy hands-on discussion; what do they love, what do they like and what amazes them in the latest edition to the Forza series, listen to this week’s Lost Spark Podcast to find out.

In the news section Antony is beside himself with rumours of a new Justice League game from Rocksteady AND if that’s not all, footage has leaked from a new Harry Potter game from potentially Avalanche Games.  Click the link below to watch the leaked footage of the game and listen into episode 137 to hear the Sparks excited to runaround Hogwarts in this open-world RPG.

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Leaked Harry Potter footage