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Delays, Delays, Delays

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Stuart and Antony are back to discuss the delays that have hit some key titles in 2020; what does this mean for the start of the year? How does this affect the next generation of consoles and can they remember to the quote from Shigeru Miyamoto about a delayed game (spoiler: NOPE!).

In the hands-on section this week Stuart recounts his epic achievement hunt over Christmas, playing a whopping 11 games and bumping his gamer score by 17,000 points!!  This week Antony has been deep into the city-building survival game, Frostpunk and the incredibly impactful Sea of Solitude, now available on EA Access.

All this and more on episode 174 of the Lost Spark Podcast, enjoy!

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James’ Viva Piñata Crochet for Special Effect

Top 20 easiest achievement games of 2019

5000 gamerscore in 2 hours

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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Has E3 Lost Its Spark Or Is The Magic Still There?

This week amongst the usual wealth of gaming and tech news that the Sparks’ discuss the glory days of E3 are lovingly looked back on. Have the best days of this core gaming event passed us by and will E3 return to former glory this year or in future? Antony and Darren swap stories of enjoying the conferences of E3’s past, chat about how they feel that it really is a core gaming event still, that brings not just the press but also the gaming community along for the ride causing a level of excitement they are sure could only happen in gaming.

As more big players drop out of the main event though, a tremor of worry rears its head – could the best of E3 already be behind us? Let’s hope not.
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Unravel the Hidden Xbox Gem, EA Access – Is It Enough To Open Your Wallet?

The first gaming gem of 2016, Unravel is less than a month away (releases 9th February) and EA Access is offering subscribers 10 hours of unrestricted access to this adorable title 5 days ahead of it’s release date as well as a 10% discount – this is just one of many enticements EA have offered Xbox gamers since EA Access launched back in August 2014 and costing no more than a pumpkin spice latte per month, is EA Access a hidden gem? Continue reading

Rising Resolutions – is Rise of the Tomb Raider leading a new 1080p renaissance for Xbox One?


In this week’s podcast the Sparks are wowed at the news that Rise of the Tomb Raider (and some other upcoming gaming gems) will be in full 1080p and chat about how this could be the beginning of a new dawn for Xbox One.

Darren dips his toes into online Rocket League and is having a blast while Antony is still honing his skills offline.

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