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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • The Wind, It Speaks To Me

    At long last we’ve been given a decent look at Ghost of Tsushima, the new game from Sucker Punch, coming to PS4 on July 17th 2020. PlayStation’s State of Play is an 18 minute long look at various elements of the game. We get a look at exploration, combat...
  • 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,...
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    The Surge 2: The Kraken DLC Review (PlayStation 4)

    The Kraken is The Surge 2’s first DLC package, and this self-contained tale takes place on the washed-up VBS Krakow. The Krakow is a retired airship carrier that has been repurposed as a post-war American utopia, except by the time you board the retrofitted military vessel it has been...
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    What Sony Can Learn From the Inside Xbox May Stream

    Fans were left disappointed by Microsoft’s Inside Xbox stream on Thursday because gameplay was promised and that promise was met by a dismal display of actual gameplay. Sure, there were brief glimpses of it to let gamers know what to anticipate later this year but calling your stream a...
  • 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 5)

    Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo & The Wind Rises   This is Part 5 of Adam’s series reviewing the films of Studio Ghibli. You can find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 by using the hyperlinks.   Hayao Miyazaki’s films for Studio Ghibli are each so different...