Show of the Week: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Beta vs Outside Xbox

Show of the Week: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Beta vs Outside Xbox

This week it's the Xbox One's turn to get the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta, so people who pre-ordered the game can test the multiplayer before it comes out. It's the first time Call of Duty has let players preview its multiplayer like this since Call of Duty World at War in 2008, so let's give it a go, shall we?

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Yesterday

6 Ways the Riddler is Batman's Least Effective Nemesis

6 Ways the Riddler is Batman's Least Effective Nemesis

The Riddler is one of the most enduring members of Batman's rogue's gallery, despite being completely useless. In fact, Riddler may be the single least effective villain Batman has to face across all four Arkham games, for the following reasons.

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2 days ago

Gears of War Ultimate Edition's New Gnasher Execution Mode Gets Messy Fast

Gears of War Ultimate Edition's New Gnasher Execution Mode Gets Messy Fast

New for Gears of War Ultimate Edition is the Gnasher Execution multiplayer game type: a frenetic two-versus-two shotgun battle in an extremely claustrophobic map. As you can imagine, it's a matter of seconds before someone, usually us, is blown into giant chunks of meaty kibble. If you like your multiplayer matches settled Thunderdome style, this is the mode for you.

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3 days ago

YouTube Sent Us a Gold Play Button for 1 Million Subscribers

YouTube Sent Us a Gold Play Button for 1 Million Subscribers

Such a shiny thing YouTube has sent us! It's an enormous golden play button for surpassing one million YouTube subscribers, and it's all thanks to you for watching Outside Xbox videos. We funbox the gold play button in the following video.

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3 days ago

The 6 Unlikeliest Things Lara Croft Shot Full of Holes in the Old Days

The 6 Unlikeliest Things Lara Croft Shot Full of Holes in the Old Days

Most people go their whole lives without ever having to fight an evil version of themselves. Lara Croft of Tomb Raider fame has done it twice. We hark back to the pre-reboot years, when the Croftster was always fighting bizarre flesh monsters and actual dinosaurs.

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4 days ago

Bridge Constructor Proves We Should Not Be Bridge Constructors

Bridge Constructor Proves We Should Not Be Bridge Constructors

Bridge Constructor is a game which lets you, yes, construct bridges. You then stress test them to see if they can withstand the traffic that qualifies something as bridge rather than a loose collection of planks balanced precariously over a river. Jane and I abandon our YouTube careers to become civil engineers for a day in this Xbox One gameplay.

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5 days ago

It's Only a Matter of Time Before Cannibalism in Sheltered on Xbox One

It's Only a Matter of Time Before Cannibalism in Sheltered on Xbox One

Sheltered is a pixel-arty survival simulation in which you keep a family of four (and a pet) alive for as long as possible in an underground bunker - like The Sims, but after a nuclear catastrophe, or mobile Fallout game Fallout Sheltered, but deeper and with more crafting. We play a preview version on Xbox One in this gameplay video.

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5 days ago

Punching a Tree is the Next Step in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

Punching a Tree is the Next Step in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

In this latest episode of our Shenmue 2 adventure, Ryo must punch all the leaves off a tree to learn the secret ways of Wude from an old man in the park.

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6 days ago

Show of the Week: Dishonored Definitive Edition and 5 Game Diseases as Gross as Rat Plague

Show of the Week: Dishonored Definitive Edition and 5 Game Diseases as Gross as Rat Plague

Next week, supernatural stealth assassination comes to the Xbox One as Dishonored Definitive Edition: a prettified version of the 2012 game bulked up with all the subsequent downloadable content, including further story chapters set in the gloomy plague-ridden city of Dunwall. Show of the Week inspects the bundle and five videogame diseases with symptoms as vile as Dishonored's zombifying rat plague.

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8 days ago

8 Signs You're Living in an Evil Dystopia

8 Signs You're Living in an Evil Dystopia

You're a busy person. It's easy to lose track of current affairs until one day you look out of the window and see surveillance drones, futuristic stormtroopers and giant propaganda screens. If you start to suspect the place in which you live is an evil dystopia, don't worry. We're here to help.

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9 days ago

7 Times Cars Don't Work Like That, You Guys

7 Times Cars Don't Work Like That, You Guys

How difficult can it be for a game to get right the hundreds of delicately interconnected mechanical components of a motor vehicle? Super difficult, it turns out, with impossible physics, dramatised drifting and other mechanical weirdness all on the rap sheet. Here are seven times cars just don't work like that, you guys.

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10 days ago

Final Fantasy 15 Trailer Explained: Who's the Dog? Why the Hugging?

Final Fantasy 15 Trailer Explained: Who's the Dog? Why the Hugging?

With launch set for 2016, Final Fantasy 15 is a way off yet, but there's no stopping the makers of the game teasing us with snippets of story, like this most recent foreshadowy trailer. So what's going on in the trailer? Why all the hugging? Who's this dog? We asked director Hajime Tabata.

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11 days ago

We Take a Cricket Bat to the Undead in Zombi on Xbox One

We Take a Cricket Bat to the Undead in Zombi on Xbox One

Known as ZombiU back when it was a Wii U exclusive, London-set zombie game Zombi is now finally available on Xbox One and PS4. Jane and I grab a cricket bat and see how long we can survive in this Xbox One gameplay.

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11 days ago

GTA Online Heist Means Wanton Van Destruction, Rival Crew Shootout

GTA Online Heist Means Wanton Van Destruction, Rival Crew Shootout

The Outside Xbox GTA Online heist team's latest mission heist is to steal a hacking rig from a rival heist crew and blow up their heisting van. Watch as we show those upstarts who's the real Los Santos heist crew (it's us).

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12 days ago

Dubstep and Dragons Come Together at Last in Scalebound Gameplay

Dubstep and Dragons Come Together at Last in Scalebound Gameplay

Xbox One exclusive Scalebound combines dragons and dubstep in an action RPG in which you and your scaly companion fight as one. Inspect new Scalebound gameplay with custom dragons and a glimpse of co-op in the following video.

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12 days ago

It Is Hard to Make Money in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

It Is Hard to Make Money in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

On his (and our) continuing mission to track his father's killer, Ryo moves crates at the dock to earn money then gambles his earnings on dice game Roll It On Top. Later, Joy rescues him from a dodgy photographer. Let's watch.

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14 days ago

Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Descent Brings Back Darkspawn, Deep Roads, Slow Lifts

Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Descent Brings Back Darkspawn, Deep Roads, Slow Lifts

In new Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Descent, the Inquisitor is called to the subterranean Deep Roads, in which we whomp a bunch of Darkspawn and ride a classic BioWare slow elevator. Have a watch of this Xbox One gameplay.

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15 days ago

Show of the Week: Gears of War and What is Ultimate Edition Anyway?

Show of the Week: Gears of War and What is Ultimate Edition Anyway?

Gears of War was already in HD when it came out on Xbox 360 back in 2006. So what do you call its new Xbox One remake? ULTIMATE EDITION, is what. Gears of War Ultimate Edition brings a faster, prettier version of the game to Xbox One along with modernised multiplayer and a suitcase full of DLC. If your memory doesn't stretch back as far as 2006, let us take you on a chainsaw rampage down memory lane with the original Xbox 360 game from way back when.

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16 days ago

The 6 Cheapest Tricks Bosses Should Be Ashamed Of

The 6 Cheapest Tricks Bosses Should Be Ashamed Of

You don't get to be a boss in a videogame by being nice to people. Even so, most bosses go out of their way to make the process of fighting them as unbearable as possible. Behold the six most aggravating tactics that you should be ashamed of, bosses.

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16 days ago

Dying Light's The Following DLC Adds Two-Seater Buggy, Crossbows

Dying Light's The Following DLC Adds Two-Seater Buggy, Crossbows

Dying Light's The Following DLC is an expansion to Dying Light that adds new gameplay treats such as a two-player buggy vehicle, a crossbow and a new rural open-world map. Mike and I have played it; hit the jump to hear what we thought and see plenty of new gameplay from Dying Light The Following.

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16 days ago

On Mirror's Edge Catalyst's Bad Guy, Mystery Runner and a Non-Lethal Faith

On Mirror's Edge Catalyst's Bad Guy, Mystery Runner and a Non-Lethal Faith

As Mirror's Edge Catalyst creeps closer to launch in 2016, developer DICE is trailing the Mirror's Edge prequel-cum-reboot with hints of more complex characters, deeper lore and a Sam Fisher-looking mystery character. Senior producer Sara Jansson tells us more.

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17 days ago

GTA Online Heist Leads to Jetski Island Raid, Upriver Speedboat Chase

GTA Online Heist Leads to Jetski Island Raid, Upriver Speedboat Chase

The Outside Xbox heist team raids an island on Seashark jetskis, there to snatch fugitive Avi Schwartzman. We're once again joined by valued Outside Xbox crew member and occasional heist intern Nerascus, who puts us all to shame with his hearse-handling and cop-evading skills.

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17 days ago

Divinity Original Sin Adds Splitscreen Co-op for Enhanced Edition

Divinity Original Sin Adds Splitscreen Co-op for Enhanced Edition

Here's fresh new gameplay from the upcoming Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition. It's a new and improved version of the game that first brought its classic RPG experience to PC in 2014. Inspect new and notable items, including local splitscreen co-op, in the following video.

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18 days ago

Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster Gameplay Has Zombie Train Conductor, Leech Monster

Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster Gameplay Has Zombie Train Conductor, Leech Monster

Resident Evil publisher Capcom will soon release an HD remaster of Resident Evil prequel Resident Evil 0, as I specifically requested back in February. In it, you play rookie S.T.A.R.S. medic Rebecca Chambers trapped on a luxury train with hordes of zombies, a gross leech monster and an escaped murderer with sexy bad boy tattoos. We take on the game's opening chapter in this HD gameplay.

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19 days ago

GTA Online Heist Begins with Vanspotting in Downtown Los Santos

GTA Online Heist Begins with Vanspotting in Downtown Los Santos

The Outside Xbox crew is called out of luxurious, heist-funded retirement for one last job: GTA Online's Pacific Standard heist, which begins with the tracking and thieving of a certain courier van. Watch and despair as we collaboratively decipher the Trackify app required to locate the target vehicle.

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19 days ago

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