Tag Archives: Halo

No Halo at E3 – Disappointing or Refreshing?

It’s episode 92 of the podcast and in addition, this edition marks the 2nd anniversary of the dawn of the Gamers of the Lost Spark. Join the guys as they celebrate this milestone with their unique look at the gaming news of the last 7 days.

In a week where Halo developers 343 Industries announced that there will be no Halo 6 at E3 or Gamescom, Antony and Darren discuss whether this is a bad thing or a good move for the Xbox team’s E3 presentation.

This can be argued both ways it seems with a reasonable case put forward that Halo is Xbox and Xbox is Halo, that the rolling out of a new and exciting Halo-centric announcement at the Xbox E3 conference is a tradition, a right of passage, the big thing that all the Xbox fans are excitedly waiting for during the other treats that are announced for the future of the platform and that a no show form the Halo franchise would leave a disappointing edge to the proceedings in June for Phil Spencer and the team. Continue reading

Will The NX Launch Usher In A New Generation Of Nintendo?

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast we have a pipe full of Nintendo news, with fresh rumours appearing regarding the NX and its detachable controllers.  According to a news report via Eurogamer and LetsPlayVideoGames the detachable controllers clip on to either side of the portable’s main unit and will feature Wii-style motion sensors and vibration.

Other NX rumours have included the addition of a ‘Social’ button on the NX controller which will allow you to instantly share footage and screen-grabs of your games to social media platforms; this is an interesting turn around from a normally very protective Nintendo.

In an interview with website alistdaily Reggie Fils-Aimé said “We have to do better when we launch NX” and “[Nintendo must] have that continuous beat of great new games that are motivating more and more people to pick up the hardware and more and more people to pick up the software,” he added. “Those are the critical lessons.”

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AAA’s Shine, Season Passes Malign and Nintendo goes Direct to the Back of the Line

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.

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Halo 5: Grumblings – Don’t Locke the Chief Behind Convoluted Story…

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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?

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MGSV: When Single Player is this Good, a Broken Online Ain’t no Thang

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We’re back!  After a week’s break, Gamers of the Lost Spark are back to dissect the week’s news and talk all things Metal Gear Solid 5 but don’t worry, we are totally spoiler free!

In between the unadulterated love that Antony and Darren can’t stop themselves from bestowing upon Kojima San’s masterpiece, the question of Phantom Pain getting a free pass regarding the broken online aspect of the game is surprising. Especially when such an unstable connection would draw plenty of flak were it any other game. Does the sheer magic of the single player excuse this?

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MGSV Pay to Win – are Microtransactions in Full Price Games Ever OK?

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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.

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Is Rare Replay the Greatest Games Collection Ever and Will Purists Revolt at Old Skool Tweaks?

Rare ReplayIn 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!

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