gaming

  • Mark’s Got A Vision

    Wired recently published an article they did with Mark Cerny the lead designer of the PlayStation 4 and who is now working on the next generation of console for Sony in the same role. (For the sake of ease I’m going to call it the PS5) In the article...
  • Simplicity & Joy

    “It’s the simple things in life that give you the most joy.” They stand the test of time in a way that more complicated things often, just, don’t. When I think back to my childhood many of the things I enjoyed fitted this particular bill. So many things that...
  • Gran Turismo Sport

    Polyphony Digital and the Gran Turismo franchise hold a special place in my heart. I remember as a young kid getting stuck on the licences, my older cousin would do them all and give me the save on a memory card. I remember getting a go of the red...
  • You Spin Me Right Round

    The clouds are thick, and threatening. The rain is hammering down. I can barely hear the rumbles of thunder or the rumble of the afterburners over the constant beeping from my cockpit. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. It never stops; not even for a moment as the missiles close in....
  • Mental Health in gaming

    Mental health is not an easy topic to tackle in any medium, least of all games. In film or books you have to tell the story, there needs to be a character with whom we can empathise; whether through our own personal struggles or not. Games need to achieve...
  • Yearly Review – Adam (2018)

    2018, it’s been one of those years. I’ve moved twice– wait a minute, this sounds familiar… “2017, it’s been one of those years. I’ve moved house twice, helped my Dad move, took a break from Out of Lives to sort things out, struggled with some other stuff, done some...
  • Detonation Imminent

    Since Elite: Dangerous launched 4 years ago so many things have changed. Frontier Developments have been tirelessly working on adding and improving this Space Sim MMO of theirs. But until recently one aspect of the game that hadn’t really seen any of that is mining. I wrote in a...
  • God of War-dio(book)

    God of War (PS4), released earlier this year, is creeping back into conversations amongst gamers; As part of the annual tradition of arguing about which game each individual thinks is the Game of The Year (GOTY). We all enjoy a bit of (mostly) friendly discussion based on our experiences...
  • Out of Rupees – Intimate E3 2018 Chat

    Francis and Lucy get together to discuss all the things you need to know about Nintendo’s E3 Direct for 2018. Plus they let you know about a few other things that they enjoyed from the show as a whole....