Tag Archives: VR

The Witness : Did Jonathan Blow You Away?

This week James (@BIGsheep) Thomas pulls up a chair and joins the Sparks in another epic pod!

In the “What We’ve Been Playing” section James and Antony recount their time so far in the glorious island of The Witness, and pitch the game to Darren in the attempt to convince him that this epic is worthy of the time and money investment; did it work?

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Could HTC Vive’s Front Camera Offer Mixed Reality and Steal Hololens’ Thunder?

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We stand on the brink of VR entering the mainstream and with HTC Vive at last revealing the details of their ‘Very Very Big Technological Breakthrough’, the Sparks share their feelings about the announcement, asking was it as big as expected, did it take the wind out of their sails and are there applications that the forward facing camera will allow us to embrace that just haven’t been thought of yet?

Yesterday (6th Jan 2016) marked the date when the VR revolution truly began, with the consumer version of Oculus Rift being finally available for pre-order, costing £499 in the UK and $599 in the US and with a release date of April 2016. The price point is discussed…

The Sparks, along with James ‘Sensual Santa’ Thomas (@BIGsheep) record an epic podcast discussing the latest gaming news along with a jam packed VR News Desk covering all the latest VR News.

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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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Will Destiny’s £25 Boost Packs Tip the Balance of Fair Play?

Darren drags Antony out of his Star Wars spoiler proof bunker for another fun filled episode, in which the Sparks debate Destiny’s latest offering to their loyal gaming community and ask, have we finally reached the stage where microtransactions threaten to upset gameplay balance and if not, are we just one step away from the dreaded ‘Pay to Win’ scenario dividing ‘The Haves’ and the ‘Have Nots’ that lies in the Sparks worst nightmares?

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If Star Wars Battlefront had followed the PES Freemium Model Would You Rejoice?

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So, Konami have announced a freemium version of PES 2016 for the PS4. It’s an ‘entry level’ version of the game and so it’s quite light on content but you can try it for free and if you like it and want more you can add to it with micro transactions. The usual thing really, almost like a kind of demo with added expansion via microtransactions. Continue reading

Would you want to be Immortalised in VR?

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By Darren Whitham (@dazwhitham) on 28th November 2015

Imagine a time where being able to visit your ancient ancestors in VR is commonplace. A world where akin to Superman, we all have our own equivalent of his Fortress of Solitude.

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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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Looks like the HTC Vive VR Headset is Delayed

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By Darren Whitham (@dazwhitham) on 29th August 2015

Bad tidings indeed for all us VR fans chomping at the bit to get our hands on what has been shaping up to be the best VR experience coming our way. It looks like we may have to endure the wait a little longer.

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