Show of the Week salutes that most fun and potentially friendship-destroying mode: splitscreen multiplayer. Join us as we play couch co-op gems on Xbox One, as well as Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which lets you hunt vaults with up to three friends on the same TV.
Borderlands 2 on Xbox One adds a split screen co-op mode for two to four players. Get an eyeful of three-player split screen co-op in this HD Xbox One gameplay, with Mike as Krieg the Psycho, Andy as Maya the Siren, and me as Axton the Commando. Mike says he gets the biggest chunk of screen because it's his TV.
If you're in good health, your chances of suddenly dropping dead are low. If you are a videogame character, you can further increase your odds of living a long, fulfilling life by always going on about your loving family back home or big plans for the future, or by being better qualified for action heroism than the protagonist. Take these guys, for instance. I'm sure none of them are going to die immediately in tragic, plot-advancing twists of fate.
The Evil Within DLC The Assignment fills in the gaps in the story of Juli Kidman, your agenda-having fellow detective from the main game. It also introduces the terrifying Lightwoman: a tall lady in stockings and a diving helmet with a headlamp, who brings to mind a leggy Big Daddy, a bit. Witness the horror in this Xbox One gameplay.
Now our heist crew has secured the SUVs, we need to borrow an EMP bomb from the navy. The catch is that the EMP resides in the nose cone of a Hydra VTOL jet parked on a heavily fortified offshore aircraft carrier. At what point does it just become easier to give up high-concept crime and get a real job?
The Final Fantasy 15 demo gives protagonist prince Noctis and his entourage free roam of Duscae: an idyllic, woodland region dotted with campsites and chocobos, as well as other, less adorable, critters. We murder some cave goblins and cook some stew in this Xbox One gameplay.
As we prepare for our daring raid on Humane Labs (in which we will steal every cute animal that's not nailed down), we must appropriate a couple of heavy duty Insurgent SUVs from notoriously crazy PMC Merryweather. I'm sure they'll be fine with it, they probably like having their stuff stolen.
The next big score for Outside Xbox's heist crew in GTA Online is a raid on an animal testing lab. The first step is to discreetly buy the access codes for Humane Labs in a secret car park exchange that was frankly bound to end in a Bonnie and Clyde-scale shootout with the feds. Let's watch!
The police of Battlefield Hardline are unorthodox in their methods (hello, laser trip mines) but the other videogame cops are hardly going to notice on account of being generally corrupt, insane, or just completely inept. Show of the Week evaluates the least effective cops in games, a ragtag collection of officers who would struggle to solve their way out of a paper bag, then gets to grips with Battlefield's new police-'em-up.
The 90s were a golden age of snap bracelets, Magic Eye and Saved by the Bell. Not to be a grouchy millennial but literally everything was better, brighter and cheaper back then - except for baffling adventure game puzzles. In the 1990s, videogames didn't know any better, with their puzzles made of nonsense logic and inventory garbage. Do you remember these six?
Goat Simulator comes to Xbox One in April 2015 and just appeared at indie-centric games expo EGX Rezzed, where attendees took it for a ragdolling, bleating spin in splitscreen co-op multiplayer. See Andy and Mike cause caprine carnage in this video from the show.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' underground sewer lair looked pretty cosy to me as a kid, with its sofas and trendy exposed brickwork. As an adult, I understand it must have reeked, because it in was in a sewer. And they ate pizza in there? Turtles, that is unsanitary.
As anyone who has watched any of our previous GTA Online adventures can tell you, team Outside Xbox is a well-oiled crime machine operating at peak efficiency at all times. GTA Online's new heists require meticulous planning, teamwork and execution. Should be fine, right?
Until now, there had been no evidence of the Xbox One version of Project CARS whatsoever. All gameplay footage had either been from the insanely detailed PC version or from the PS4 edition. Well, we're pleased to reveal that Project CARS does exist on Xbox One. We've played a near-final version and here is a bunch of our gameplay over which to coo until the newly announced mid-May launch.
Ori and the Blind Forest, out this week on Xbox One, is a puzzle platformer in which you play Ori, a forest spirit who ventures through dense and dangerous woods, unlocking new abilities as he goes, Metroidvania-style. Get the lowdown on that, plus what some of the XBLA greats of the past are up to now in Show of the Week.
On 12 March 2015, BAFTA celebrated the leading lights of the global games industry at the 11th British Academy Games Awards, with comedian Rufus Hound presiding. The Last of Us and indie puzzler Monument Valley won multiple shiny masks, before Destiny clinched the prize for Best Game. They also let me put questions to the winners backstage with fellow presenter Chris Cohen. Watch some of the best bits here.
A wedding is supposed to be a happy occasion and a lifelong commitment, but we see these videogame ceremonies as nothing more than harbingers of marital trouble. Whether it's the groom being drugged with ant pheremones or the bride putting a hit out on her hubby, all of these unions are destined for a messy divorce. Some messier than others.
Mortal Kombat X will be the goriest Mortal Kombat yet, if the painstakingly anatomical gameplay footage is anything to go by. Presumably it will also be the last ever Mortal Kombat, after all the designers get imprisoned for the good of public safety. So let's recall Mortal Kombat's most bizarre and still unexplained finishers before they're seized as evidence, shall we?
White Night is a horror game in which you, a noirish trenchcoat wearer, explore a black and white mansion filled with jazz-age ghosts and foreboding. Watch us dim the lights and hunker down for spooky facecam times in this Xbox One gameplay.
Final Fantasy 15 gets a demo this week, although it's only yours with a copy of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Still, the demo itself clocks in at three hours plus and gives a lot of insight into how the full game will play. Discover Final Fantasy 15's intriguing new battle system in this Xbox One gameplay from the demo.
Show of the Week welcomes Screamride to Xbox One with a salute to the five most dangerous theme park rides in videogames. It's hard to believe anyone takes their kids to an amusement park when they can expect carousels of horse corpses, rollercoasters packed with zombies and ferris wheels full of fighty drunks.
Popular fiction has a tough time with accurate depictions of space, but some videogames get it really, really right. Let's give them credit.
We're still struggling to commit the name Zombie Army Trilogy to memory, but we did manage to hold that arrangement of nouns in our minds long enough to boot it up for some co-op zombie sniping. Our chosen level? FREIGHT TRAIN OF FEAR, which positively demands to be announced in all caps and intoned portentously. Find out how we get on in Xbox One gameplay after the jump.
Dying Light's EXPcalibur is a unique legendary sword that you will find sticking out of some dead guy on a rock off the south-east coast of Harran's slums. To pick up EXPcalibur, you must press and hold X for three minutes, much like fabled British hero warrior King Arthur.
Shadow of Mordor DLC The Bright Lord lets you play as Celebrimbor, the ring-making elf ghost sidekick from the main game, thousands of years before the events of Shadow of Mordor. So what did Celebrimbor get up to back then? Mostly branding Uruk warchiefs, rubbish attempts at stealth and getting his head cut off, if our let's play is anything to go by.
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