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Hands-On With Marvel’s Avengers At EGX 2019

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Stuart and Antony take to the mics to report on this year’s EGX and the awesome games they managed to see during the day.  We have hands-on with Marvel’s Avengers, Circuit Superstars, a great 4-player local and online racing game, Moving Out, a game that has Overcooked levels of craziness and the guys got to see the 45 minutes gameplay demo of Cyberpunk 2077.

Hands-on this week include Stuart wrapping up on the Gears 5 campaign and a game he discovered at EGX, Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Liar.  Antony continues his play through of Concrete Genie and a title that is fresh into Xbox Games Pass, Lonely Mountains: Downhill.

All this and lots more in episode 166 of the Lost Spark Podcast – enjoy!

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Controlled Excitement

It’s September and James and Antony are podding together, that can mean only one thing, it’s time for Gamers of the Lost Bake Off Tent!! The guys do finally get into the latest gaming news but first they breakdown the first two episodes from the latest season of The Great British Bake Off.

When James and Antony do finally get around to discussing what they have been playing they get very excited about the latest game from Remedy, Control.  Listen in as James and Antony are overjoyed and excited about just how good Control is.

Hands-on impression also include Dicey Dungeon, Pandemic, more Slay the Spire and we knew it had to happen, Antony has jumped back into Viva Piñata (again!).

In the news section the guys discuss Overcooked 2’s new DLC coming in a week’s time, new games coming to Game Pass and all the rumours for the upcoming Nintendo Direct.

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Wavepoint Radio Podcast talk about the #MeToo movement in the Games Industry

Kotaku’s #MeToo article

Fast and the Furriest Trailer (James’ taskmaster trailer)

Welcome To Brickchester

This week Stuart and Antony are back for another bricktastic episode of the Lost Spark Podcast. The guys jump straight into what they have been playing and discuss the awesome new expansion for Forza Horizon 4, Lego Speed Champions. Already a Spark favourite this introduction of Lego into the Forza world is another stroke of genius by the amazing folks at Playground Games.

But that’s not all the guys have been playing, Stuart has been virtually thumbing his way through Xbox Game Pass, played Supermarket Shriek and jumped into Void Bastards.  Antony has FINALLY finished his play through of Days Gone, hear his final thoughts this week and by surprise, Overcooked 2 dropped a new DLC, The Hangry Horde which the Chesson house has dived in to and already 4 starred.  Hear Antony talk about the new exciting Horde mode in Overcooked 2 and it’s change in gameplay.

All this and the latest gaming news of the week, enjoy episode 156 of the Lost Spark Podcast

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Giant Bomb’s Phil Spencer interview

Insert Coin’s Overcooked Apron

The Return Of The Star Wars Excitement

This week Steve Carter, the Sparks “King of the North” is back with Antony to enjoy the hype and anticipation for the big reveal of the new Star Wars game from Respawn, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.  We also have news on the PSN name change that is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox Game Pass games that are coming and going  and, of course with Steve on mic duties you can expect a full run down of the latest craft beers and his epic quest to find the one Tesco that stocks the latest craft beer crossovers; a story you won’t want to miss!

Hands-on this week include Kingdom Hearts 3 as Steve starts this long awaited sequel and after last week’s excitement Antony jumps into Borderlands: GotY Edition to check out how crisp Borderlands is in 4K and HDR.

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Points of Brew on Twitter

The Cross Platform Dream Rockets Forward

This week on the Lost Spark pod Steve and Antony talk about the latest gaming news.  This week the guys discuss Bungie’s announcement that they will be leaving Activision and keeping the Destiny IP.  PlayStation’s cross play beta adds another title making Rocket League the second game to go cross-platform, meaning that you can now take on your friends across PC (Steam), Switch, Xbox and PS4, could this be the start of the cross platform dream, Antony can only hope!

In ‘What We’ve Been Playing’ Steve takes on Fallout ’76, hangs up his saddle after completing Red Dead Redemption 2 and thanks to the awesomeness of Xbox Game Pass has started ‘Life is Strange’ for the first time.  Antony has been playing the Resident Evil 2 ‘1-shot- demo and has rolled credits on Let’s Go Pokemon.

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Steve’s Points of Brew BotY blog post

List of SNES games coming to the Switch (maybe)

A Hitman in Training

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony are tackling all the fresh news from the world of gaming including the announcement that all of Red Dead Redemption 2’s cowboy goodness will ship on 2 discs.  We have all the news from ‘puddlegate’ and we chuckle along with Insomniac Games as they release puddle stickers in the latest update to Marvel’s Spider-Man, you can now add as many puddles as you want to all your in-game photos!

During his pods James has been busy gaming and we have hands-on impressions of ‘Return of the Obra Dinn’, ‘Curse of the Necrodancer’ on Switch, Mario Party 11, Overcooked 2  and it wouldn’t be a Lost Spark podcast if we haven’t played Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4.

Also on the podcast this week James and Antony prepare for Hitman 2 and discuss the new addition to the game, Ghost Mode, where two players exist in the same world and race to take out the target first but with a Sparks twist this will allow James to teach Antony the ways of the Hitman.

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Kotaku’s Rockstar Article

Lost Spark Forzathon

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Stuart and Antony’s engines are revved up and ready to talk about Forza Horizon 4, after spending many hours racing around the beautiful English countryside and destroying the picturesque Cotswolds they are ready for a lengthy hands-on discussion; what do they love, what do they like and what amazes them in the latest edition to the Forza series, listen to this week’s Lost Spark Podcast to find out.

In the news section Antony is beside himself with rumours of a new Justice League game from Rocksteady AND if that’s not all, footage has leaked from a new Harry Potter game from potentially Avalanche Games.  Click the link below to watch the leaked footage of the game and listen into episode 137 to hear the Sparks excited to runaround Hogwarts in this open-world RPG.

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Leaked Harry Potter footage

The Voyage of The Lost Spark

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Steve and Antony discuss the latest Nintendo news; a launch date for the Switch online services, confirmation of the new animated Mario movie by the studio behind Despicable Me and, if that’s not enough Mario Kart is coming to mobile.

Hands on impressions this week include Oxenfree, Shadow of War, and Antony takes a deep dive into Sea of Thieves.

All of this and we have a breakdown of the latest games coming to PS Plus, some backlash from Microsoft’s Game Pass announcement and much more.

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PS Plus Games for February

Is Xbox Game Pass The Right Price For You?

After a fairly short trial period, Microsoft have announced that the ‘Xbox Game Pass’ is now live for all Xbox Live Gold members, starting with a free 14 day trial, Xbox Gold members can now access over 100 Xbox 360, ID @ Xbox and Xbox One titles for the requested coin of £7.99/$9.99 per month.

Some of the big hitting titles available in the first wave are; Halo 5, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Spark favourite Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. Continue reading