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Hands-on With Gears 5

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast it’s time for the Gears 5 review with Stuart and Antony.  In our non-spoilery review the guys take you through the great new gameplay additions to Gears as well as incredible improvements to the visuals and the audio.  This time around Gears has added amazing immersive audio with Dolby Atmos and Stuart takes it for a spin in the Just Add Popcorn demo room.

We also we have a Sparks first as the guys do a live beer review of the new Bandit Brew IPA, a Beavertown collaboration with Borderlands 3.

In the hands-on section this week the guys are all about Gears 5 but Antony has found the time to roll-credits on Control.

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Beavertown x Borderlands Bandit Brew Light IPA

Control DLC Plans

Slay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year Contender

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast James and Antony take to the mics to chat about the games they have been playing this week and the latest news from the world of gaming.

Also this week James talks about his recent trip to GuardianCon, crocheting a NES controller and his new personal challenge, Ecobricks.  Ecobricks is a great way of collecting and repurposing unrecyclable plastics and turning them in building blocks.  Hear James’ awesome plans for an Ecobrick bench-slash-planter in the shape of the Rare golden R.

In ‘What We’ve Been Playing’ James has an early ‘Game of the Year’ contender with Slay the Spire, a new roguelike-like deck-building card game from Mega Crit Games out now on PC and Nintendo Switch.  James has also been dabbling in Griftlands on PC, Dr. Mario World on Mobile and the Bridge Constructor Portal on Xbox via Xbox Game Pass.  Antony has been continuing his nerd-quest through Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and enjoying the adorable Riverbond, the new voxel based shoot-and-slash game on Xbox Game Pass.

Slay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year ContenderSlay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year ContenderSlay the Spire – An Early Game of the Year ContenderIn the news this week the guys discuss the Halo TV show cast and the news that the Xbox One version of Halo Infinite will not be a “second-class” port. All this and news of a Pokemon pop-up coming to London and the new Gears 5 limited edition console.

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GoBrik – Ecobricks info site

Gears 5 Special Edition Console

Gamers of the Lost Spark GotY 2018 Celebration

As the credits roll on another spectacular year of gaming a lighter than normal gathering of the Sparks run through their personal gaming highs of 2018. Join Antony and Stuart as they talk about their top games of last year.

Also on this week’s Lost Spark Podcast Sony releases the latest sales figures for the PlayStation 4 and details of a solid ‘Holiday Season’ for both the console and their top titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Stuart brings all the latest awesomeness from CES 2019 and we have details on the ‘1-shot’ demo coming for Resident Evil 2.

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True Achievements 

Xbox Game Pass – Year in review

BBC Gaming article

Resident Evil 2 “1-shot’ demo details

Did Walmart Just Spoil The Big E3 Announcements?

This week on the Lost Spark Podcast Steve makes a triumphant return to chat with Antony about all the latest goings on in the world of gaming.

This week the guys chat about Nintendo’s online service, the end of the Virtual Console, and in a somewhat ham-fisted move, did Walmart Canada pull the trigger on their website update too soon and spoil big E3 surprises?

We have hands-on impressions of Far Cry 5, Firewatch and Max: Curse of Brotherhood from Steve and Antony discusses his latest obsession, Cities Skylines on Xbox Game Pass as well as hands-on with Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze on the Switch and a spooky add-on for Star Wars Battlefront 2.

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Points of Brew

Nitchi Gamer

Star Wars Orchestral Flash Mob

Xbox One, Is X Really Gonna Give It To Ya?

On the show this week Antony (@ChessmanUK) is joined by two new Sparks; ‘Friend of the Show’ Manny (@Manuel_Garcia) and from D-pad Joy‘s, Steve (@ste_carter91).

This week we discuss the newly released Xbox One X and give our hands on impressions of ‘the world’s most powerful console’, does the Xbox One X live up to the hype and does Forza 7 look so shiny it will hurt your eyes; join the Sparks for episode 109 and find out. Continue reading

Does the Loot Crate Invasion Need Regulation?

In this week’s collection of fun and hi-jinx from the gaming world, Antony and Darren discuss the games of the moment and the news and mood from across the bewildering bubble that is our games industry.

A blind eye could not be turned any longer as Antony and Dazza discuss the hot topic of the moment – the Loot Crate. Not a new innovation by any means but it does seem that in recent times, this method of monetisation seems to be more and more in the public eye as these innocent looking Crates seem to be unstoppably seeping into every premium title you can shake a stick at.

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Xbox One X, All Kit And No Caboodle

This weeks’ episode of The Lost Spark Podcast delves into Gamescom, the Microsoft conference and the gaps left in the foreseeable future for Xbox One X.

With the 90 minute show managing to reveal almost nothing that wasn’t already known  and attempting to whet our appetite’s with warmed up footage that’s been around since E3, the common feeling from ardent and expectant fans has been one of disappointment.

Over at Spark Towers, we pride ourselves on an objective positivity as we dissect the industry we love, but in this case, although we fight for it, there’s an unmistakable air of underwhelmed surprise.

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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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