The first ever Lost Spark Game of the Year podcast is here! Games have been played (and played) and the votes are in. 2015 was a fantastic year for games but which titles got Antony and Darren excited this year?
In this week’s news section The Sparks chat about Uncharted 4’s slip to April 2016 and speculate on what could be causing the delay – a final polish after seeing Rise of the Tomb Raider in action or perhaps even some kind of VR mode? Yes, we can dream!
Also, Radio 1 finally acknowledges gaming and PlayStation release their PS Plus games for January 2016.
So, Konami have announced a freemium version of PES 2016 for the PS4. It’s an ‘entry level’ version of the game and so it’s quite light on content but you can try it for free and if you like it and want more you can add to it with micro transactions. The usual thing really, almost like a kind of demo with added expansion via microtransactions. Continue reading →
In this week’s podcast, in light of Industry analyst firm Superdata’s report on the digital games market for October, showing a 7% year-on-year increase to $5.5 billion in global spend, the Sparks discuss what life would be like if gamers had a digital only future imposed upon them with games costing more than they did in store and ask, would there be a mass migration to the PC and its more reasonably priced online services such as Steam, Origin and GOG? Would the sting of high cost digital games on console make the initial larger financial outlay for a gaming rig worth it?
In this week’s news section there’s lots of “who sold what and how many” announcements, as Activision, Bethesda and Microsoft all release their day 1 sales figures for their latest blockbusters. The curse of the Season Pass rears it’s head once again in Star Wars Battlefront, much to the Sparks’ lament.
Fresh from Vault 111 Darren, Antony and guest Spark James (@BIGsheep) talk through their first day of wandering the lands of the Commonwealth in Fallout 4, don’t worry it’s completely spoiler free! The Sparks also discuss GAME’s seeming stranglehold on UK exclusives and beseech the powers that be to stop giving them the exclusives so we don’t have to face the endless excuses in light of yet another disappointing blunder!
The Sparks are back! As the dust settles on Sanghelios Darren and Antony discuss Halo 5: Guardians. Was it enjoyable? Was it a true Halo game? And is the leaning away from time playing Master Chief a boon or a blemish on the series?
Plus, in light of recent sales figures showing PS4 outselling Xbox One by a significant margin, the Sparks debate what the fundamental reason is here, we know games sell consoles but is PS4 widening the gap on it’s technical prowess alone?
Another great game drops and with it comes great controversy as the Spark’s discuss the news of microtransactions lurking within the most eagerly awaited title of the moment – Metal Gear Solid – The Phantom Pain. We suspected already but have Konami officially revealed that they are MGSV’s real Evil Boss? Antony and Darren debate if this can ever be acceptable and at what point have these cash siphoning (allegedly optional) transactions crossed the line to intrude upon the players enjoyment.
Questions are also asked regarding using the RockBand 4 legacy adapter to use 360 controllers on the Xbox One, a disk-less Nintendo NX being a good thing and Just how much time have we Wasted on Destiny.
In this week’s podcast you can feel the excitement building for what could be the greatest games collection ever made; Rare Replay, brimming over with 700 hours of gameplay from 30 titles spanning 30 glorious gaming years! All for 30 bucks! Or even cheaper as spendthrift Darren found out which brings up the debate of Digital vs Physical purchases once again!