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.
  • 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...
  • After Playing Iki Island

    Having liberated Iki island from the talons of the Eagle Tribe, I can’t help but think about what comes next. Of course, I have already made some suggestions for what could come next; You can find those here. The pertinent question, now that I’ve finished the Iki island expansion,...
  • After Iki

    Jin Sakai the ‘Ghost of Tsushima‘ is making his way to the neighbouring Iki island. He will face the Mongol invaders there just as he did on his home island. It’s unlikely that the series will end there even if Jin’s story does. It’s a franchise kind of world,...
  • Samurai Warriors 5 – Impressions

    My time with Samurai Warriors 5, the latest Musou/Warriors style game from Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force, has been a mostly enjoyable one. At the time of writing I’m 12 hours in, I’ve messed around with a few different modes and characters and completed 4 chapters of Nobunanga’s Path. One...
  • Chivalry 2 – An Axe In The Back & An Arrow In The Eye

    Like a modern – well, medieval – Paris of Troy, I stalk the ramparts and scaffolding surrounding the gatehouse. The gatehouse must be defended from the modern – well, medieval – Achilles of Greece, and his allies, who swarm like wasps towards their objective while my allies and I...
  • Out of Rupees Post-E3 2021 Smash House

    Take a break from… whatever it is you are doing and join Francis & Lucy as they take a look back at Nintendo’s showing at E3 2021. Rabidly Smash the third dimension and bask in this return to 2D podcasting. Enjoy!...
  • The Space Odyssey Begins To Unfold

    Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is incomplete. It’s incomplete, partly, for the same reason Elite Dangerous as a whole is incomplete. There will always be more. Players will always want more. Developers will always want to do more. Just beyond our reach but before the distant horizon, there will be something...
  • Out of Rupees Predicts E3 2021

    Will a “Smash”-ing attorney open the show? Will Mario Golf steal the show… literally? Join Francis and Lucy for their Pre-E3 2021 predictions extravaganza where some of the predictions prove, perhaps, a little more sensible than the others. Enjoy!  ...