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?
On this week’s podcast Antony and Darren run-through Sony’s TGS press conference and cannot help feeling a little underwhelmed, could the land that inspired so many of the games we love need to look to the West to re-ignite its Spark?
Plus the Sparks discuss The Gamechangers – the BBC Dramatisation of Jack Thompson and Rockstar during the development and release of GTA San Andreas and Antony gives insight into a revitalised Destiny with the advent of The Taken King and Darren praises MGSV perhaps a little too much.
We also chat about the latest gaming and tech news of the week including the newly announced release date for Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode and could we have a new developer for Half-Life 3? (spoiler alert, it’s a no!)