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Uber Poncho – The Red Dead Redemption 2 Review

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast it’s all about Red Dead Redemption 2 as Steve and Antony hitch their horses and take to the mics to talk about their time so far in the Wild West.  Hear Steve and Antony talk about the Good, the amazing world and fantastic story, the Bad, the slow pace of the game so far, and the Ugly, Rockstars’ attempt at HDR.

But that’s not all, we have the full rundown of all the preloaded games for the new PlayStation Classic console, MediEvil’s remake trailer reactions and a run-through of the games coming to PS Plus, Games Pass, and Games with Gold for November.

We also found some time to play the new Story added to Forza Horizon 4’s latest update, hear Antony take on this romp through British racing history.

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MediEvil Remake Trailer

PlayStation Classic

Eurogamer’s Red Dead Redemption 2 HDR Article

USB Travel Charger via Amazon UK

Overload Of New Shiny

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Stuart and Antony kick off with some new tech talk. Fresh from AWE Europe expo Stuart chats about 8K screens, Sony’s new Master Series TVs and IMAX presentations at home, prepare for an overload of new shiny!

In the news section this week the guys talk about the next generation of gaming consoles with the announcement of Project xCloud from Microsoft and Sony going on record to say that the PS5 is necessary and currently in the works.

And, it’s finally happening, you will soon(ish) be able to change your PSN name!

Hands-on impressions this week include Super Mario Party, the new Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC for Overcooked 2 and of course the guys are still racing around the beautiful English countryside in Forza Horizon 4 but this time they have brought the Lost Spark Car Club with them, hear Stuart and Antony’s hands-on with the multiplayer mode.

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Project xCloud

PS4 Cross Play Funtime Is Here!

On this week’s bumper edition of the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony take to the mics to cover all the latest news from the world of gaming.  The guys cover the exciting news that PlayStation has finally joined in on all the cross play fun and are now live with a beta version running in Fortnite.  What game is next? Will we ever see AAA 3rd party titles offering cross platform? Listen in to this week’s podcast to hear the guy’s take on this important first step.

Fresh from EGX James and Antony recap all the great indie titles that they got to play at this years show.  In their quest to seek out awesome new indie games they found great games like ‘What the Golf”, ‘Sketch Showdown’, ‘Phogs’, ‘Sticky Cats’ and lots more.

In ‘What We’ve Been Playing’ James takes on the adventure-puzzle game ‘The Gardens Between’, Antony continues his time with Marvel’s Spider-Man, delving deeper into the story.  Also this week the guys have started playing the first episode of ‘Life is Strange 2’, does this sequel to a Spark favourite live up to the first game? Find out on this week’s Lost Spark Podcast.

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The Moss Anticipated Game of the Year

It’s episode 120 of the Lost Spark Podcast, James and Antony are back on mic duties to talk about to talk about the latest in video games news.

This week the guys chat about Capcom’s announcement that Monster Hunter is the biggest selling game ever, Chucklefish has released details of their next magical game, and EA release a tease about this year’s installment of Battlefield.

Hands-on impressions this week include James dabbling in the world of Pokemon Snap on the N64, Part Time UFO on mobile and Antony goes hands on and head-over-heels in love with Moss, the new PSVR puzzle platformer from Polyarc.

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Stand Up for Drummers Trailer

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Cap, Crackle and Pop

It’s episode 112 of the Lost Spark Podcast and this week Antony (@ChessmanUK) is joined by ‘The Gaming Yorkshire Pudding’ Steve (@Ste_Carter91).

On this week’s show Steve and Antony discuss a bunch of gaming news stories include the release of a Super Mario cereal!?!? More woes for both EA with Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Activision with Destiny 2.

Also on this week’s podcast we have a breakdown of the less than impressive bonus games for December on both Games with Gold and PS Plus.

And if that’s not enough Steve and Antony have hands-on impressions of DOOM on the Switch, the full Star Wars Battlefront 2 campaign and, of course Animal Crossing Pocket Camp.

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Avengers Infinity War Trailer

Mega Ran’s Strangers (Full Album on YouTube)

Nindies and Nidhoggs

Welcome to another episode of the Lost Spark podcast. This week we have a bumper packed show with a bevy of all the latest news from this week in gaming. With thoughts on the Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition selling out pretty much everywhere worldwide and Microsoft’s elation and commitment to fulfill demand, all the games coming in September from PlayStation Plus and Games with Gold, right through to employees of KFC being trapped in a room by Colonel Sanders until they learn the hallowed Chicken Mastery in VR.

There’s also a good look at the latest Nintendo Nindies Summer Showcase that aired an hour before recording with a look at the highlights from the selection of over 20 titles for Switch that Nintendo packed into just 22 minutes.

Antony gets to grips with Nidhogg 2 and discovers, much to Dazza’s chagrin that he is in fact the lord and master of the game. Destined to forever wear the beloved Nidhogg Crown encrusted with jewels and claymation body parts and leaving Dazza shaking his head in fury at having Antony dance upon his face with his feet just one too many times. It really is some top notch non stop fun.

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PSVR Excitement Grows – Will You Be Batty for VR?

With a week and change until PlayStation VR is launched the Sparks are going PSVR crazy! In this week’s podcast excitement is building as Antony prepares his game space for VR and scours the Official PSVR FAQ for hints, tips and features to get him started on day one. Are you, like Antony, hoping to be one of the day one PSVR massive?

The VR desk has a bumper edition of PSVR news this week in preperation for the big day on October 13th and spirits are high until… Could there be a slight oversight that dulls teh celebratory speculations somewhere in the VR soup?

The answer to this and of course the rest of life’s great questions lies deep within the pod.

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Did The Playstation Meeting Dampen The Excitement For The PS4 Pro?

This week Antony is joined once again by James (@BIGsheep) as he completes his hat-trick of consecutive Lost Spark Pods.  In this episode the Sparks discuss the PlayStation Meeting, the Apple Event and of course there’s a little Bake Off thrown in too.

The biggest news of the week was the announcement (finally) of the PS4 Pro and the new slimline PS4.  In a somewhat dull and lacklustre announcement event in New York, Sony introduced the PS4 Pro to the gaming press and waiting public (via Twitch and YouTube etc).

So what is the PS4 Pro? It’s a 4K and HDR capable version of the PlayStation 4 (but with no 4K Blu-ray support) that’s going to beef up the visuals of both your existing PS4 gaming catalogue, via a forward compatibility patch.  The new console will also upgrade the quality of PSVR games either by framerate or graphical finesse.

In a surprise announcement the PS4 Pro will double the visual quality of PSVR games, a somewhat low-blow for the 40 million PS4 owners who may have pre-ordered their PSVR already.

On the plus side Sony announced that an HDR firmware update would be coming in the following weeks to all existing PlayStation 4s so if you have an HDR capable TV your PS4 visuals are going to get a free graphical increase.

Overall the event was a strange affair with a very post-show lukewarm reception from the gaming masses.  How do you feel about the PS4 Pro? Will you be buying the new console on day one? Let us know either in the comments below or on twitter (@LostSparkPod).

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Pokemon GO – Super Successful and Brings People Together, But Can It Last?

Boom! Yep, there it was, the explosion atop an eruption that has been the soaring rise to the heavens that the already beloved Pokemon GO has enjoyed.

Nintendo’s latest mobile game, which has been a hit in every territory it has been released in so far has taken the world by storm. Just arriving in the UK as this is written and opening up the gateway for many more people who didn’t use workarounds to get the game early in Britain who will be just starting to find out what Pokemon GO is all about.

Nintendo seems to have struck gold again with this genius hybrid of augmented reality Pokemon hunting fused with real life geo data and it’s bringing Gamers out into the sunlight in their droves.

Parents are singing the praises of the game, thanking it for getting their kids, who usually never shy away from the safety and darkness of their shuttered video game lair / bedrooms, up, dressed and outside as they brave the twinkling sunlight in search of the eponymous Pokemon. Hordes of players feel the touch of glorious weather upon themselves as the game lures them (and us) further out into the wilds of civilisation where gatherings of like minded Gamers congregate, meet and compare stories of their hunting prowess. People are met, bonds are made and perhaps Nintendo will be responsible for many a friendship blossoming from it’s latest mobile diversion.

Pokemon GO being a runaway success then, can’t really be argued with and it’s great to see the Big N deliver something that seems so overwhelmingly to almost literally sparkle with that Nintendo magic that Gamers love and that they are so renowned for.

The game seems responsible for a massive spike in Nintendo stocks adding 7.5 billion dollars onto their share value since the launch – the biggest spike enjoyed by the company since 1983.

Whilst enjoying discussing the success of this new phenomenon (pokemonemon?)  the sparks ask the question – can it last? Is there enough fuel for the fire to last past the initial novelty of seeing an augmented Snorlax roosting by the local public toilets and can the massive player base be coerced on to keep on playing and more importantly from a business point of view, keep contributing by dipping in to those ever present and ever tempting microtransactions.

A flash in the pan, or the start of a new gaming utopia of connecting people in person outside of their own dwellings?

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Gaming Rapture, Is The Bioshock Collection Worthy Of A Double-Dip?

This week, the Sparks discuss all the latest goings on in the games world and spend a good degree of time remembering and appreciating the Bioshock franchise after the announcement of The Bioshock Collection; a HD remaster of the series, Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and the awesome Bioshock Infinite all complete with DLC.

Join us on a nostalgic stroll down the lane of some of the most enjoyable and atmospheric environments that gamers’ dared to tread, from the depths of Rapture to the heights of the air city of Columbia, that first encounter with a Big Daddy, that harrowing original Bioshock trailer and much more.

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