Outlast 2 follows investigative journalist Blake Langermann who is investigating the murder of a woman in the Arizona desert when he runs into a cult, and things go all Outlast 1. Blake does ignore all the warning signs to get out of there immediately, though, such as spooky crows, weird religious art, and corpses, so this is partially his own doing. This is the case with many other videogame heroes, we discover later in the show.
Not all games stand idly by when you act like a jerk for no reason, as anyone who's beaten up a chicken in a Zelda game can tell you. Some skip the standard morality meter in favour of direct punishment, as in The Warriors, Banjo Kazooie, Resident Evil 4 and Spelunky. Consider the karmic smackdowns in the following video, and be warned.
Wannabe astronaut me recently did some training with the European Space Agency and Mass Effect Andromeda. The time has come to put that space training to work in zero gravity, aboard a parabolic flight. Now boarding flight zero-g to weightlessness, please stow your tray table and discover seven things to do if you find yourself without gravity.
As a first stab by DICE at a Star Wars Battlefront game, 2015's Star Wars Battlefront was impressive but flawed. Over two years of unending galactic conflict, fans have identified several infuriating elements of the experience and, fortunately, DICE has fixed six of the biggest offenders for sequel Star Wars Battlefront 2, which arrives in November of this year. Consider these Star Wars Battlefront bugbears that are fixed for the follow-up.
In this latest episode of Red Dead Redemption gameplay, we help out snake oil salesman Nigel West Dickens by taking part in Fast and Furious-style illegal underground horse races, before obtaining a gatling gun with the help of Nigel's friend Irish. Even Mike isn't complaining when it turns out we need to transport the gun by means of what is in effect a cowboy rollercoaster. Hands in the air, everybody!
Cities Skylines, the city sim that's not Sim City, has finally arrived on Xbox One, and we are raring to explore strange new roads, to seek out new nightlife and new specialisations, and to boldly create light residential zones where no mayor has created light residential zones before. But we're not going in totally blind - we've learned a lot about how not to build a city from videogames, as Mike learns later in the show.
Imagine you're a game developer with a license to make a game based on a hit movie, but the movie's star hasn't given you permission to use their likeness. Do you cancel production and go work on a farm, dreaming about what could have been? No! You sub in some generic character model and hope nobody notices. Consider these times videogames did just that, with mixed results.
Cities Skylines is launching soon on Xbox One, and we've always fancied ourselves as the benevolent if easily distracted mayor of a great city. Watch us fire up the city sim that's not sim city in this Cities Skylines: Xbox One Edition gameplay, in which we establish the overfunded, underwatered beachside utopia of Oxboxford.
We've been at this Pathfinder business in the company of Jerk Ryder for only a couple of hours and we've already forgotten our prime directive. Instead we decide to celebrate the founding of a colony on Eos by making a beeline to the nearest nightclub. Naturally things can only go downhill from there and given that there's no such thing as 'downhill' in space, that's saying something.
Hitman's Contracts mode is a list of player-generated targets where you can take on challenges set by other players. In this particular contract, our challenge is to kill a guy complaining about a broken shower in the basement of Thailand's Himmapan Hotel, in a fall. Hit the jump to see how we got on.
After Wolfenstein 3D in 1992, the 90s became a golden age for first-person shooters. That's not to say that every 1990s FPS was a classic. Countless shooters made it to market that were weird, baffling, or starred William Shatner. Watch on for our favourite weird genre relics from that baffling era of games.
Jane and I venture back to the space station Talos 1 for more Prey gameplay. This time, we're in the Psychotronics lab, a place so full of shapeshifting mimics that the lab staff have to put post-it notes on everything with 'not a mimic' written on them. But what if a mimic turned into a post-it note, lab assistants? What then?
With Cities Skylines coming to console, it's time for us aspiring civil engineers on Xbox One to have a crack at the city-building simulation beloved by PC players. So consider the following Cities Skylines gameplay on Xbox One and reasons to move immediately to the utopian beachside city of Oxboxford, brought to you by Outside Xbox and sponsor Cities Skylines: Xbox One Edition.
Hitman's newest elusive target is Kieran Hudson, a paparazzo with a price on his head after he ruined the career of a sitcom star with his scurrilous rumours. So, we're back in Paris to collect, with a nice, discreet chandelier accident that will kill no more than two additional people. Three, tops.
Watch as Jerk Ryder completes a sexy lap of the ship, attempting to romance anything that isn't properly secured to the hull. Will his trademark neon pink jacket help his chances of getting his space rocks off? Find out this and more in another thrilling episode.
In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we help out snake oil salesman Nigel West Dickens, much to Mike's total lack of delight. West Dickens wants us to help him sell snake oil by drinking some, and then performing amazing feats of cowboymanship to impress a crowd of potential customers. Luckily for him, amazing cowboying is our stock in trade.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition brings the acclaimed 2011 shooter to Xbox One with prettier graphics, all its previous DLC, and a new game mode called Overkill. It's a great chance to get reacquainted with Bulletstorm hero Grayson Hunt, although, considering what a total jerk he is, you might be reconsidering spending any more time with him. At least he's in good company, as we find out later in the Show.
Project Scorpio is the upcoming 4K-enabled Xbox One, but there's much more to it than 4K. With the help of the Digital Foundry experts who have seen the console running, we reveal why you need a Project Scorpio in your life. Tech expert Rich Leadbetter is exactly the person to take us through the vital statistics of what stands to be the most powerful console in the world.
The Town of Light is a first person psychological adventure game set in an asylum in Italy in the first part of the Twentieth Century. Playing as Renee, a former patient, Mike, along with Luke and Ellen from Outside Xtra, head back to the asylum to solve the mysteries of her past. Or, they will, as soon as they stop playing on the equipment in the nearby playground.
Barely qualified human Pathfinder Scott Ryder gets his first true test of combat prowess in this Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay as we venture into the first Remnant vault in search of alien atmospheric processing technology. What we find is lots of things that need shooting in their robot faces.
In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we return to the task of becoming a Legend of the Old West, a feat that can only be achieved by knife fighting a bunch of wolves, collecting red sage, and shooting a bunch of birds from a moving train. Try explaining that one to the conductor.
Snake Pass is an endearing puzzle platformer, soon to become your favourite game about a Snake that isn't a Metal Gear Solid or running on a Nokia 3310. However, not all snakes are as friendly and amenable to collaboration with hummingbirds as Noodle, the lovable hero of Snake Pass. Show of the Week ponders the serpentine jerks that won't make you say aww, they'll make you say oww, or possibly oww, does anyone know how to suck the venom out of a snakebite because I'm starting to get dizzy here.
People who make games usually want as many people as possible to play them, but that only applies to people who are supposed to be playing their games. For those other people, developers occasionally come up with some sneaky, weird and hilarious ways to keep them out. Witness the times games have tried to stop people from playing them with unconventional means.
Sexy Brutale is an intricate puzzler in which you must prevent the many simultaneous murders taking place in a single day at luxe casino mansion the Sexy Brutale, where the masked staff are offing the masked guests. In the following gameplay footage our only hope at figuring out this swanky murderhouse and saving would-be victims is a magic pocket watch that resets time, so wish us luck.
Thimbleweed Park is a point and click adventure from the creators of Maniac Mansion, and it feels like a lost gaming relic from the year 1987. Expect weird puzzles, wacky characters and references galore as Jane and I get to grips with the game's demo in this Thimbleweed Park Xbox One gameplay.
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