Adam Thomas

Adam is a Writer, Editor & Podcaster here at Out of Lives. He casts a wide net across popular culture with video games & anime, in particular, featuring heavily in his work for the site. Hailing from a town just outside Glasgow, this Scotsman can usually be found roaming the Northern Realms on The Path or behind the wheel of a Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle-Car.
  • A Decade Of Rebellion: Enemies Far & Near

    Oh, how times have changed. Time stands still for no one in the real world and that is equally true in Paradox Interactive’s Crusader Kings 3 – pause button notwithstanding. Last time I had left things on the cusp of a potentially bloody feud between me, the King of...
  • I Conquered My Son A Kingdom And Now He Hates My Guts

    As the recently crowned King of Bohemia I was presented with a golden opportunity; the sort that you don’t turn down. Not only did I have the means and manpower to conquer the neighbouring Kingdom of Hungary but the powerful allies I could call upon would ensure an overwhelming...
  • Star Wars: Visions Has Everything I Love About Anime

    I finally got around to watching the nine stand alone stories showcasing Star Wars in various unique Japanese animation styles. Star Wars: Visions showcases exactly what I love so much about anime. What makes it an art form that speaks to me, and so many others, in the way...
  • My Hero Academia

    I have set my stall out a few times in various pieces of writing that I believe in the “less is more” philosophy of creation. From books, to films, to video games, to music, no matter what the medium – less is often more. You want to leave your...
  • Amazon’s New World

    “I landed on an island and it’s a New World. Familiar, sure, but different too. I got a thousand problems but corruption ain’t one. I have no idea who anyone is but I’m having fun. Mining ore and being mauled by bears. My musket shots echo loud like the...
  • Out of Rupees – October 2021

    Catch-up with all the Nintendo news since the E3 podcast with Francis & Lucy.   Francis has experienced one riddle (or 14) too many, there’s plenty of Pokémon news, Kirby absorbs another dimension and plenty more besides. ~14:50 into the podcast you’ll hear a little bonus surprise.   Enjoy!...
  • Samurai Warriors 5 Review

    Koei Tecmo’s Samurai Warriors 5 is a hack ‘n’ slash experience that is easy to fall in love with. The latest game in the Musou series features beautiful art and character design. The action speaks for itself when you see it in full flow. However, there are a few...
  • An Ode To Bonking

    If you smack them upside the head, with a weapon or some sticks instead,  That’s a bonking.   If you smash them between the eyes, With some furniture laying nearby, That’s a bonking.   If you swing your heavy weight, Round and round ’til they faint, That’s a bonking....
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 7)

    This is part 7 of a series of reviews, looking at Studio Ghibli‘s films. You can find Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, which look at Hayao Miyazaki’s, Yoshifumi Kondō’s & Gorō Miyazaki’s directed films, by clicking on the hyperlinks.   This is a difficult review to...