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  • Dying

    There’s no escaping it. For all that we avoid talking about it in real life, it’s a prevalent part of a lot of our creative endeavours. How a show, film or game deals with the deaths of characters can often be a defining part of its perception. Game of...
  • My Hopes For Dragon Ball Games In The Next Generation

    Dragon Ball is a series with a long list of video game titles stretching back all the way to 1986. They’ve had their ups and downs but the most recent ones have been truly transformative in my eyes. DB XenoVerse 2, my favourite, is excellent while DB FighterZ is...
  • Free 2 Destiny

    Since Destiny 2 went (mostly) free to play last week, I’ve played quite a bit of it. It’s a bold plan from Bungie since their split from publisher Activision to make basically their entire game free to play with only the latest expansion’s content still behind the paywall. Time...
  • Football Drama

    I’ve been struggling with Football Drama. It’s a small indie title by Open Lab Games, released on Steam, iOS & Android. The premise is an interesting one. It’s a satirical take on Football management inspired by the vast amounts of literature on the subject and the narratives that come...
  • Forget Metal-Head, It’s The Bloody Jetpacks!

    I finally got around to The City That Never Sleeps set of DLC packs for Spider-Man (PS4). I’ve written about Spider-Man before, as have a few of my friends here at Out of Lives in the year or so since it was first released. However, now I’ve completed the...
  • Rocket League at Dreamhack Montreal (2019)

    Dreamhack Pro Circuit took place last weekend in Montreal, Canada. A Rocket League LAN tournament with a selection of the best teams from across the world competing to become champions. One of a few such tournaments held around the world throughout the year but it’s the first one I’ve...
  • The Agony Of 1v1 in Rocket League

    So, the new competitive Season has started for Rocket League. In the last season, Season 11, I finally managed to achieve my Diamond Season Rank reward for the first time. The ranks – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Champion & Grand Champion – are as competitive as ever. In...
  • Next Gen Will Be In A Solid State

    It’s E3! Microsoft have given us the first details on the shape of their next generation offering, coming in late 2020, titled Project Scarlett. Since I did write down some thoughts on the details Sony released, in a Wired article, about the PS5; I thought I should do the...
  • Bei The Builder

    This is the third article in a series where I recount and review my time with Total War: Three Kingdoms by Creative Assembly. You can find the first article here & the second article here. Thank you to Creative Assembly for providing a review code to the site. This...