Adam Thomas

  • Salvage Saturday 2: Salvage Harder

    The second Salvage Saturday video is here! This week, Adam salvages a Grade 3 Mackerel ship, talks through some of his trials and tribulations and avoids catching fire… this time. All in a days work in Hardspace: Shipbreaker. Enjoy! Check back next week for the next video!...
  • The Future of Rocket League

    Rocket League has been a huge success for developer Psyonix. Since launching 5 years ago (as of next week), in July 2015, it’s changed a great deal. There have been experiments with arena designs, game modes, items and battle-cars; some of which were successful and others not so much....
  • Welcome To Salvage Saturday!

    I don’t know where to start with Blackbird Interactive’s latest game; Hardspace: Shipbreaker. It’s so unlike any other game I’ve played that it’s difficult to draw comparisons to help me contextualise it for you. Here’s the blurb on Steam “Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve & slice spaceships to...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 6)

    Tales From Earthsea & From Up On Poppy Hill   This is part 6 of a series of reviews, looking at Studio Ghibli’s films, you can find Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 which look at Hayao Miyazaki’s and Yoshifumi Kondō’s directed films, by clicking on the hyperlinks....
  • Elite’s Next Step

    Frontier Developments have announced the next chapter for their immersive Space Sim MMO Elite: Dangerous. Odyssey will be only the second piece of paid DLC to be released after Horizons which started to launch a year after the base game. Elite: Dangerous released in December 2014 and has been...
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker – The First Ship

    Hardspace: Shipbreaker is available now through Early Access on Steam. Developed by Blackbird Interactive & published by Focus Home Interactive, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is an exciting game with a bit of a twist. As the title suggests, your job is to break up space ships, in space, to salvage valuable...
  • Puzzle Me This

    I have a confession to make. Writing articles for Out of Lives is not the only writing that I do. Crazy, I know. For years I’ve done some things here and there, privately, none of which have seen the light of day; 99% of which never, ever will. However,...
  • Back Where It All Began

    In late 2013, when the PS4 & Xbox One launched, the first game I played on my brand new PS4 was not Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It was the second game I played but it is the one I want to talk about for reasons which should become...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 4)

    Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away   This is Part 4 of Adam’s series reviewing the films of Studio Ghibli. You can find Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 by using the hyperlinks.   For Part 4 we return to Hayao Miyazaki for writing and direction while Joe Hisaishi...