Tag Archives: Metal Gear Solid

Uncharted Slips and Slides to April… Could VR Get Bolted On?

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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.

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Duck These Microtransactions!

In this week’s podcast the Sparks break down all of the recent crazy microtransactions news: Have Konami out ‘horse-armoured’ Bethesda with their new Mother Base insurance policy!? Is Destiny about to open the floodgates with their newly introduced “Silver” currency? If only there was an insurance policy we could get that protected us all against against this seemingly unstoppable barrage of cash siphons, or are the gamers who dislike this practice really in the vocal minority?

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Pachter Basics – Could we be Console-less by the Next Gen?

In light of Michael Pachter’s discussion at DICE Europe last week, the Spark’s take some time to examine his prediction of a console-less future in which gaming is directly accessed via Smart TV’s or set top boxes and the like. Would millions more Gamers dive in, would a change like this herald a new dawn of gaming but most importantly, could a potential lack of new consoles ruin Christmas morning?!

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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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Release Collisions – Is there room on the road for Mad Max and MGSV?

 

By Darren Whitham (@dazwhitham) on 26th August 2015MSG5

Let’s get straight to the question at hand here, and that is:

Why is Mad Max being released on the same day as Metal Gear Solid V?

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PlayStation’s Double Whammy! Excitement Is Building But Do We Need To Keep Our Expectations In Check?

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In this week’s exciting edition of the Lost Spark Podcast we talk all things Sony with some great announcements about Paris Games Week and The PlayStation Experience and try and predict what they have in store for us. Should we temper our excitement to avoid disappointment or will Sony blow us away!

We also dissect the news about the interesting competitor to Kickstarter, Project Fig and look at the key differences between the two and get nerdy about the re-release of an old classic.

Darren starts his journey in to Metal Gear Solid 5 at Ground Zero(s), buys an Ewok and shares just how amazing it feels to hold the Worlds Second Place in Rare Replay’s Jetpac Snapshot Challenge.

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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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