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Xbox One X, All Kit And No Caboodle

This weeks’ episode of The Lost Spark Podcast delves into Gamescom, the Microsoft conference and the gaps left in the foreseeable future for Xbox One X.

With the 90 minute show managing to reveal almost nothing that wasn’t already known  and attempting to whet our appetite’s with warmed up footage that’s been around since E3, the common feeling from ardent and expectant fans has been one of disappointment.

Over at Spark Towers, we pride ourselves on an objective positivity as we dissect the industry we love, but in this case, although we fight for it, there’s an unmistakable air of underwhelmed surprise.

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The PS4 Slim Is Out Now…On eBay!

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This week we got our first glimpse at one of Sony’s surprises for their September 7th PlayStation Meeting as the new PlayStation 4 Slim popped up on sale on both Gumtree and eBay.  Both Eurogamer and Kotaku covered the story and one report from Eurogamer visited the seller at his home to verify the authenticity of the new PS4 Slim!

Has this ruined one of Sony’s surprise or does this clear the decks for the unveiling of the new PlayStation, currently codenamed Neo?

With only a few weeks away until the PlayStation Meeting can Sony protect its other secret announcements and not spring anymore leaks?

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Everybody’s in Rapture with Rare – Which Replay Title Are You Going Nuts & Bolts About?

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In this week’s podcast the Sparks give you their hands-on impression from the first few hours of the Playstation exclusive ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture‘.  We celebrate Rare Replay hitting the top spot in the UK all formats chart, Rare’s first number 1 since 1998. We also discuss pre-owned games and a digital future, ask if promotion campaigns are too long and debate the Xbox Cloud finally flexing its muscles in Crackdown 3. Plus Darren hangs up his boots as he finally conquers Witcher 3, hear his final (non-spoiler) report. Continue reading

Gamescom Conference Analysis – Are Sony Getting Complacent or Running Scared?

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, at the Xbox gamescom 2015 Briefing on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz for Microsoft)

This week it’s Gamescom! So of course Antony and Darren discuss all the news that has come to light from the Microsoft and EA conferences. The highs and lows, the faves and the frowns all come under the Sparks’ microscope and the lack of a presence from Sony is discussed at length, can they keep their edge on promises alone and does their absence signify the start of a turning of the tide?

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