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Sony Pulls The Cover Off The PlayStation 5

It’s episode 151 of the Lost Spark Podcast and this week James and Antony are in the pod-seats to discuss the official details that have been announced about the next PlayStation, all the games announced at Star Wars Celebration, as well as the trailer for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and James and Antony just can’t stop staring at the new console from Capcom.

James gives us an update on the Sea of Thieves anniversary content, coming 30th April and a bumper crop of games he played whilst away on holiday.  Games including Baba is You, Golf Peaks, Wandersong, Yoshi’s Crafted World and more.  Antony continues his hands on with Borderlands GotY edition and discovers a free-to-play Forza game, Forza Street.

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Wired’s interview with Mark Cerny

Capcom’s “awesome” classic console

Vader Immortal trailer

Should 4K Consoles Be Offering Increased Storage?

It’s Episode 96 of the Gamers of the Lost Spark Podcast and with E3 out of the way (just), Antony and Darren get together once again to discuss all the happenings after the dust has settled. Braving the blistering heat of their respective studio’s as the UK swelters beneath an intense heatwave, nothing as paltry as ridiculously high temperatures will stop the guys from having their say.

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Star Wars Battlefront II: The Campaign Awakens

There’s a tremor in the Force. What’s this, a feeling of excitement and wonder? Of course, it’s episode 88 of the Gamers of the Lost Spark podcast, lovingly crafted for your listening delight.

This week Antony and Darren are at fever pitch with all the Star Wars news of the last week and try and keep themselves calm enough to objectively discuss the full reveal of the new game and of course, the trailer for The Last Jedi.

Announced at the Star Wars Celebration we can look forward to – Star Wars™ Battlefront II being released on November 17, 2017 worldwide.

With the press release stating that we will finally see that long yearned for campaign mode that we have all been waiting for it’s an exciting prospect:

‘Building upon the foundation of groundbreaking visuals and authenticity of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront, DICE, Motive and Criterion are teaming up to deliver one of the most expansive Star Wars games to date. Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players will be able to pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Darth Maul, across all three Star Wars eras.’

Featuring new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.

In addition to the all-new single player campaign, the team at DICE is evolving the game’s multiplayer to become the ultimate Star Wars battleground. With modes supporting up to 40 players, Star Wars Battlefront II takes fans through a wide range of iconic locations from all three eras: prequel, classic and new trilogy, including new in-game locations such as Yavin 4’s jungle canopies, the spaceport town of Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero’s journey, with customisable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.
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Get Ready To Embark On A Journey Into VR – Which Platform Is For You?

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With Oculus Rift getting released on 28th March the Sparks spend time breaking down the reviews that dropped in to coincide with the release.

Antony and Darren give thanks to Palmer Luckey for his vision and for driving Oculus forward and look forward to the future of this new platform that will no doubt innovate and deliver amazing experiences to the consumers.

Also examined is the fact that having PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive active in the market can only be a good thing for the future of VR as it seems the industry has a razor sharp intent upon making VR relevant.

Once the affordability factor is overcome VR will surely become more mainstream but as it stands at the moment, which platform would you go for?
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Does HTC Vive Have An Extra Christmas Present For Us?

In true holiday fashion, The Sparks embark on their first Christmas episode (warning, WE SING!) but with the release of The Force Awakens Darren and Antony’s Christmas takes a backseat to the new Star Wars movie but don’t worry we are totally spoiler free! Continue reading

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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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