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.
If you want more information on some of the items in this weeks Podcast here are some handy links:
If you would like to give us a rating or a review on iTunes then we have this handy link for you, click here to jump to iTunes and rate, review or subscribe to the Lost Spark Podcast
This week, Antony and Darren make the best they can out of the snippets of news flying around in a quiet week for the industry. There’s never a dull moment though as the most eye opening stories of the week get the Sparks’ unique analysis.
Among the topics this time on the pod, is the phenomenal success of new release – Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, as it shot in straight into the number one spot in the UK gaming charts.
We have had a bit of a nostalgia renaissance recently with the likes of WipeOut and Tekken getting recent releases and doing well, thank goodness Yooka Laylee didn’t spoil the vibe.
It seems that gaming nostalgia is a powerful force for all of us and who can blame us for having such affections for the games of yore that we loved when we were younger. Maybe it was a game we got with a system at a young age, maybe it was a title we had looked forward to for a long time and loved, or maybe a title can just take you back and remind you of a time of your life that is preserved around the memory of enjoying your gaming and life back in the glory days. Continue reading →
In this week’s episode Antony and Darren welcome James Thomas (@BigSheep) into the gaming fold to discuss the ins and outs of the latest gaming news, rumour and what we’ve been playing.
According to an article on Kotaku and corroborated by Eurogamer news of a PlayStation 4.5 or PS4K has surfaced…
With rumours of Sony working on a PS4.5 currently rife around the interwebs the Spark’s dive into the speculation pit and hammer out whether or not it’s a good thing for a more powerful PS4 to be just around the corner.
The idea of some increased functionality has happened before of course and we have been furnished with refinements in standard and slim models before – the Xbox 360 Elite having an HDMI input for instance – but, and this is just hypothesis at this stage as we do not truly know the difference that the rumoured new model would make – if this turned out to be more than just an iterative change, if a newer 4.5 model really was a jump in terms of graphical finesse and had the power to match that with an increased frames per second, where would this leave existing owners?
Surely it would not be prudent to incense a user base of 32 million happy PS4 customers with the news that their PS4 is now second best to a newer and shinier model?
It will of course depend on the extent of difference between the models, the cost will certainly be a factor and whether Sony will be able to offer an upgrade path to existing owners will also be interesting to see. Console owners, as a rule, buy a console because they know they are safe from upgrades. They know they are on the same level playing field as the rest of their console buddies. Are the lines between console and PC set to blur if this trend escalates? Could mid-cycle console upgrades become the norm?