Show of the Week: Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the 5 Least Reliable Delivery Services in Games

Show of the Week: Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the 5 Least Reliable Delivery Services in Games

Mirror's Edge fans who have been waiting over seven years for a follow-up to the original game can have a go on prequel-slash-reboot Mirror's Edge Catalyst a week early if they subscribe to EA Access. Maybe the head start will give Faith's crew of runners time to improve their delivery service, so they're no longer in the company of the rest of these catastrophic couriers.

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7 Game Endings That Made Us Go Wait, What

7 Game Endings That Made Us Go Wait, What

Ideally, the end of a game delivers a satisfying last bout of gameplay and wraps up the narrative. On occasion, though, a finale is so left field that they could be having Coachella in the right field and you wouldn't notice. Take these bizarre endings, for instance.

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2 days ago

Mike Gets a Freeze Ray in Overwatch Gameplay

Mike Gets a Freeze Ray in Overwatch Gameplay

Mike discovers his calling as Mei, Overwatch's Chinese climatologist-adventurer with a freeze ray. Behold Mike building ice walls, laying down blizzards and occasionally encasing himself in an ice block by accident in this Overwatch footage.

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3 days ago

We Pretend to Search for Missing Son in The Park's Spooky Funfair

We Pretend to Search for Missing Son in The Park's Spooky Funfair

We play amusement park-set horror game The Park, pretending to look for our missing son Callum while riding all the spooky rides without having to queue. Behold the best bits and jumpiest scares from the first hour of The Park in this Xbox One gameplay.

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4 days ago

We Start a Revolution in Homefront: The Revolution Gameplay

We Start a Revolution in Homefront: The Revolution Gameplay

Ok, we don't actually start the revolution in this gameplay from the first hour of Homefront: The Revolution, but after top resistance man Walker is captured in the opening minutes, it's up to us to lead this ragtag band of guerilla fighters to victory over our North Korean oppressors. This involves exploding barrels, motorbike chases and a field nipple-ectomy, almost, as you will see in this Xbox One gameplay.

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5 days ago

Show of the Week: Overwatch and 5 Alternate Londons Not to Visit, Ideally

Show of the Week: Overwatch and 5 Alternate Londons Not to Visit, Ideally

Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter from Blizzard, the developer behind Diablo, Hearthstone, Starcraft and Warcraft. It features a London map that is just the latest in a long line of bleak representations of the city that Outside Xbox calls home. Join us for a blast of Overwatch and a trip to other terrible Londons in games.

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8 days ago

Something's Fishy in Fallout 4's Far Harbor

Something's Fishy in Fallout 4's Far Harbor

Fallout 4's new Far Harbor DLC sends you to the island of Far Harbor off the coast of Maine looking for a missing person. What you find when you get there is a mysterious synth refuge, radioactive fog and some extremely aggressive fish. Watch Mike and I get to grips with the DLC's first hour in this Xbox One gameplay.

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9 days ago

7 Unsafe Theme Parks That Would Be Immediately Condemned

7 Unsafe Theme Parks That Would Be Immediately Condemned

Theme parks are meant to be happy places, but game parks often don't make the grade on account of poor ride safety or how they're more haunted than a ouija board factory built on the burned-down remains of another ouija board factory. Take Atlantic Island Park from survival horror The Park, or Left 4 Dead 2's Whispering Oaks Amusement Park for instance.

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9 days ago

Here's How To Start Fallout 4 DLC Far Harbor

Here's How To Start Fallout 4 DLC Far Harbor

So you've downloaded Fallout 4 story DLC Far Harbor, and you want to voyage to the largest land mass Bethesda has ever created for a game add-on to see what the fuss is about. Here's how.

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9 days ago

Rainbow 6 Siege's New Map Border Looks Like This

Rainbow 6 Siege's New Map Border Looks Like This

Rainbow 6 Siege's new map is Border, part of the free Operation Dustline update. Witness 2 of us versus 22 terrorists on the Border map in mode Terrorist Hunt in this Xbox One gameplay.

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10 days ago

DOOM is What You Get When You Do Hell Research on Mars

DOOM is What You Get When You Do Hell Research on Mars

Who's for DOOM? Behold Xbox One gameplay from the beginning of the Doom reboot, in which Mr Doomguy wakes up naked and handcuffed to a slab. Later there is Doomguy armour and a chainsaw.

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11 days ago

Hitman's First Elusive Target Appears in Paris, Doesn't Hang Around

Hitman's First Elusive Target Appears in Paris, Doesn't Hang Around

Hitman's first elusive target is Sergei Larin, an art forger working out of the Palais de Walewska in Paris. His wife wants him dead and there's only a 48-hour window of opportunity to get the job done, so she's engaged the best assassins in the business to take him out: Jane and I. Wait, that can't be right.

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12 days ago

Show of the Week: Homefront The Revolution and 5 Time America Was Invaded, Surprised

Show of the Week: Homefront The Revolution and 5 Time America Was Invaded, Surprised

Homefront: The Revolution posits a bleak, dystopian future in which North Korea has invaded and occupied mainland USA, crushing civilian uprisings with military might. But they're far from the only military power to try to conquer the US in videogames, as we discover in Show of the Week.

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15 days ago

6 Unsolved Videogame Mysteries That Keep Us Awake at Night

6 Unsolved Videogame Mysteries That Keep Us Awake at Night

Though many of the big videogame mysteries we've pondered (who is the Arkham Knight?) have been solved, countless smaller questions will forever go unanswered (why does Dr Robotnik put bunnies in robots?). Consider these mysteries that keep us awake at night.

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16 days ago

Our Powers Combine in Overwatch Gameplay on Xbox One

Our Powers Combine in Overwatch Gameplay on Xbox One

We play Overwatch on Xbox One as a dubious dream team composed variously of Tracer, Reinhardt, Mercy, Soldier 76, Mei and Pharah. Witness our highs and lows, mostly lows, in this Xbox One gameplay.

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17 days ago

Time is of the Essence in Superhot Xbox One Gameplay

Time is of the Essence in Superhot Xbox One Gameplay

Superhot is a game with a unique gimmick: time only moves when you do. This makes it a cross between a shooter and a strategy game as you meticulously plot your course through a level, dodging bullets, grabbing guns out of the air, and generally acting like a panicky Neo from the Matrix. Watch Mike and I get our heads around Superhot in this Xbox One gameplay.

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17 days ago

Hitman Escalation Mission Really Has It In For Chef

Hitman Escalation Mission Really Has It In For Chef

Hitman's Escalation mode gives you new targets to assassinate with five levels of increasing difficulty. Escalation contract The Sigma Illusion in Sapienza, Italy adds in a variety of complicating factors, but the one constant across all five levels is that we have to murder chef Marcello Ray with a melee weapon. The Hitman producers aren't fans of his spaghetti either, we guess?

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18 days ago

9 Sneaky Overwatch Easter Eggs for Hearthstone, Starcraft, Warcraft, Diablo

9 Sneaky Overwatch Easter Eggs for Hearthstone, Starcraft, Warcraft, Diablo

Peppy online shooter Overwatch comes from multi-genre developer Blizzard, who you might remember from such games as Starcraft, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone. If you do remember those, then keep an eye out for these sneaky Blizzard Easter eggs when you jump into Overwatch. Or don't keep an eye out because you'll get shot while you're looking at the walls, and watch this video instead.

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19 days ago

Show of the Week: Doom and 5 Retro Shooters They Should Remake Right Now

Show of the Week: Doom and 5 Retro Shooters They Should Remake Right Now

Grandaddy of first person shooters Doom returns with a reboot full of nasty monsters, massive guns and ultraviolence. Show of the Week has Doom in its sights, and demands modern-day remakes for five further retro shooters.

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22 days ago

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: 7 Things You Need To Know

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: 7 Things You Need To Know

The next Call of Duty is pretty much the opposite of a World War 2 shooter. Who knew that after two sci-fi themed Call of Duty games, Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3, that Infinity Ward would abandon Earth entirely and point the world's biggest military shooter franchise at the stars? Struggling to understand? Here are the seven things you need to know about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered, which will arrive at the same time.

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23 days ago

8 Buttons You Were Told Not to Press and Then You Pressed Them, Dummy

8 Buttons You Were Told Not to Press and Then You Pressed Them, Dummy

As people who play games, we know what you do with a button. You press it. So when presented with a button we're not meant to push, we're more conflicted than a sushi chef at Seaworld. Consider these buttons you were clearly told not to press, and the terrible consequences when you pressed them anyway.

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24 days ago

Behold Aliens vs Pinball in Pinball FX2 on Xbox One

Behold Aliens vs Pinball in Pinball FX2 on Xbox One

To celebrate Alien Day, Pinball FX2's newest tables are based on the movies Alien and Alien vs Predator and hit hide-em-up videogame Alien: Isolation. Watch Mike and I test our pinball prowess against the Alien queen in this gameplay.

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25 days ago

Puzzle Adventure Adam's Venture: Origins is Mostly Fuse Puzzles

Puzzle Adventure Adam's Venture: Origins is Mostly Fuse Puzzles

1920s-set platform puzzler Adam's Venture: Origins tells the story of Adam Venture, an old-timey intrepid adventurer armed with a grappling hook who spends most of his time rewiring plugs. See Adam's Venture in action in this Xbox One gameplay.

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25 days ago

Hitman's Sapienza Level is Gorgeous, Total Deathtrap

Hitman's Sapienza Level is Gorgeous, Total Deathtrap

Set in Sapienza, Italy, World of Tomorrow is the second of Hitman's episodic missions. In it, Agent 47 needs to off both Silvio Caruso and Francesca De Santis, then destroy a virus that they have been working on which can be coded to a target's DNA. Discover how each of us sends Silvio and Francesca to join the choir invisible in this Xbox One gameplay.

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26 days ago

Show of the Week: Battleborn and 5 Battleborn Heroes Rated for Huggability

Show of the Week: Battleborn and 5 Battleborn Heroes Rated for Huggability

Show of the Week eyes up Battleborn, the multiplayer shooter from the makers of Borderlands that's out next week. Its roster of 25 heroes is more colourful than an explosion in a Skittles factory, but the question is how huggable are they? No, it is.

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29 days ago

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