Show of the Week: Star Wars Battlefront and 5 Ways the Originals Were Ahead of Their Time

Show of the Week: Star Wars Battlefront and 5 Ways the Originals Were Ahead of Their Time

We're still buzzing from the spectacular Star Wars: Battlefront trailer. That's partly because this 'in-engine footage' looks absolutely stunning but it's also because of the nostalgic, good-time vibes conjured by memories of the original two games, released in the mid-2000s. Here are five reasons they were light years ahead of their time.

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19 hours ago

The Elder Scrolls Online Lands on Xbox One in Console Beta, at Last

The Elder Scrolls Online Lands on Xbox One in Console Beta, at Last

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has come at last to Xbox One, albeit as a five-day beta test. Take a watch of this Xbox One gameplay and see for yourself how it stacks up against the original game on PC.

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21 hours ago

The 6 Dirtiest Moves in Games We Cannot Approve Of

The 6 Dirtiest Moves in Games We Cannot Approve Of

We at Outside Xbox live by a strict code of honour and observe the Geneva Convention at all times, but not all videogame combatants are so humane. Witness their low blows and cheaty guns brought to fist fights in this damning exposť.

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2 days ago

Stealth Inc 2 Has Puzzles, Adorable Robot Clone Murder

Stealth Inc 2 Has Puzzles, Adorable Robot Clone Murder

Stealth Inc 2 is a charming puzzle platformer recently released for Xbox One. A bit like a mechanised Abe's Oddysee, you're leading a band of tiny robotic clones attempting to escape an unnecessarily lethal facility. We do our very best to prevent our adorable minions from getting mashed, sliced and lasered to bits. See if you can guess how that goes for us.

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3 days ago

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Rewards Stealth, Punishes Us

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Rewards Stealth, Punishes Us

The first downloadable chapter of Assassin's Creed Chronicles takes us to China as new Assassin Shao Jun in this Xbox One gameplay, adapting the trademark Assassin's Creed climbing and murdering for a 2.5D sidescrolling world. As always, the secret is to ignore Mike's stealth 'advice'.

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4 days ago

Star Wars Battlefront: 7 Things We Don't Want

Star Wars Battlefront: 7 Things We Don't Want

Star Wars Battlefront made a splash on Friday with its new trailer, in which speeder bikes race through the forests of Endor, Boba Fett flies around on a jet pack, and Darth Vader menaces dudes with his lightsaber. The hype train is well and truly rolling out of the station, but the combination of DICE and Star Wars means it might well be justified this time. We're optimistic, as long as they avoid seven specific things.

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5 days ago

Show of the Week: Deus Ex Mankind Divided and 4 Story Clues from the Trailer

Show of the Week: Deus Ex Mankind Divided and 4 Story Clues from the Trailer

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided made a splash with its recent first trailer, which revealed the turbulent setting for this Deus Ex: Human Revolution sequel, as well as cyborg protagonist Adam Jensen's cool new augmentations, such as a wrist-mounted knife launcher and nicer beard. In Show of the Week we stop rewatching the trailer for long enough to extract some clues to the game's story.

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8 days ago

Goat Simulator on Xbox One Has Split Screen, Fus Ro Dah

Goat Simulator on Xbox One Has Split Screen, Fus Ro Dah

We're still not sure what to make of Goat Simulator, which will be arriving on your Xbox One very soon indeed. It seems less a game and more a random selection of 3D objects being smashed together by a rather suspect physics engine. Still if you're into fus ro dahing popular EDM producer DeadMau5 off a rooftop bar and into the ocean, you're probably not interested whether the game has done its maths properly.

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9 days ago

Star Wars Battle Pod Arcade Game is Hoth Stuff

Star Wars Battle Pod Arcade Game is Hoth Stuff

We at Outside Xbox concern ourselves mostly with games you play on your Xbox, but we'll make a special exception for Star Wars Battle Pod, an arcade-only Star Wars game that lets you relive setpieces from the movies in a pod with a domed screen that completely fills your peripheral vision. Watch us tackle the Death Star, the battle of Hoth and a speeder bike chase through the forests of Endor in this video.

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9 days ago

8 Life Lessons We Learned From GTA Online

8 Life Lessons We Learned From GTA Online

Who says Grand Theft Auto is a bad influence? Sure, we haven't seen sunlight for weeks and these rickets are a nightmare, but GTA Online has taught us several valuable tips and tricks for getting along in the real world.

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10 days ago

Mortal Kombat X Bonus Fighter Goro Conquers a Living Tower on Xbox One

Mortal Kombat X Bonus Fighter Goro Conquers a Living Tower on Xbox One

Four-armed Shokan warrior and pre-order bonus Goro murders his way to the top in Mortal Kombat X's new Living Towers challenge mode, mostly by dismembering the other, less numerously limbed fighters. Wince along with us in this Xbox One gameplay video.

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10 days ago

Tower of Guns Is a First-Person Bullet Hell That Changes Every Time

Tower of Guns Is a First-Person Bullet Hell That Changes Every Time

Tower of Guns is a first-person shooter in which you have one life to ascend seven randomised storeys of turrets, enemies and giant spiky bosses. We give it a whirl on Xbox One in this gameplay video.

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11 days ago

7 Goofy Spin-Offs the Original Game Won't Make Eye Contact With

7 Goofy Spin-Offs the Original Game Won't Make Eye Contact With

We all have a close-talking cousin or nebulously racist uncle to cope with, but it's not just people who have embarrassing relations. Videogames have to deal with them too. Consider these videogame spin-offs so embarrassing that their original games won't return their calls or speak to them at parties.

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12 days ago

Show of the Week: Mortal Kombat X and 5 Times Games Shamed Quitters

Show of the Week: Mortal Kombat X and 5 Times Games Shamed Quitters

If you quit mid-match in Mortal Kombat X you will suffer a "quitality", in which you are punished by having your head explode like a bony grenade. Mortal Kombat X thusly continues a proud videogame tradition of shaming quitters for their lack of moral fibre.

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15 days ago

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Promises Taser Hand, Shiny Nanoshield

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Promises Taser Hand, Shiny Nanoshield

Gravelly cyborg Adam Jensen returns soon for Deus Ex: Human Revolution sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It's 2029 and augmented humans are being hounded by the terrified unaugmented public, so Jensen has had a bunch of killer upgrades bolted on to make himself even more terrifying? Look closely at these six sweet new cyborg powers promised by the slick announcement trailer.

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16 days ago

7 Save Points That Don't Work in Real Life, We Tried

7 Save Points That Don't Work in Real Life, We Tried

We all know how saving works in videogames. You bring up a menu, press save, and then next time you get flattened by a dragon you don't have to start the whole game over from scratch. Our favourite save points, though, are the ones based on familiar, everyday things. It's enough to make you wish they worked in real life. Spoiler alert: they don't.

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16 days ago

We Sing the Hits of Frozen to Neverwinter on Xbox One

We Sing the Hits of Frozen to Neverwinter on Xbox One

Andy becomes a half-elf control wizard with a magic ball and ice powers in free Xbox One MMORPG Neverwinter, gets shipwrecked, then kills some zombies and dances in the city square. Later, we sing Frozen songs.

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17 days ago

7 Xbox One Indie Games That Will Surprise You in 2015

7 Xbox One Indie Games That Will Surprise You in 2015

In the indie games department, Xbox One has had a lot of catching up to do. Its indie games program ID@Xbox seems to be moving the needle though, with a diverse bunch of cool-looking indies making their way to the Xbox One soon. Here are seven to surprise you this year.

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18 days ago

5 Insane Call of Duty Moves Only the Pros Can Pull Off

5 Insane Call of Duty Moves Only the Pros Can Pull Off

It's hip to to hate on Call of Duty, but don't let that take away from the skills of the players at the very top of the heap. The million-dollar Call of Duty Championship is one of the world's most well supported eSports tournaments and its players are as dedicated as in any other sport. As a result, there's a level of skill and strategy on display far beyond what you'd stumble across on a public server or even from high profile Call of Duty YouTubers.

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20 days ago

Show of the Week: Assassin's Creed Goes to China

Show of the Week: Assassin's Creed Goes to China

Assassin's Creed: Chronicles flattens the stabby open-world action you love onto sidescrolling 2.5D. The first of its three chapters stars Shao Jun, a young Chinese assassin you should remember from Assassin's Creed: Embers, a short animated film that came with collector's editions of Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Haha, only kidding, we know you didn't watch it.

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22 days ago

The 7 Most Childish Easter Eggs We Laughed at Anyway

The 7 Most Childish Easter Eggs We Laughed at Anyway

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to Easter eggs. Not the chocolate treats left behind by a mysterious egg-laying rabbit, but the equally delicious secret messages or items game designers hide in their games to amuse their fans. Some of these Easter eggs, it turns out, are very, very childish. Obviously we'd never laugh at anything as silly as the following seven.

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23 days ago

Dying Light Changes Physics, Gives You Super Strength for One Day Only

Dying Light Changes Physics, Gives You Super Strength for One Day Only

Dying Light's April Fools' Day surprise changes up the physics to give you melee superpowers for one day only, with the amplified kicks, punches and dropkicks sending zombie ragdolls flying all over. Join us on 1 April 2015 as we use these newfound powers to punt zombies into space in this Xbox One gameplay.

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24 days ago

This Is How 2D Assassin's Creed Works in Assassin's Creed Chronicles

This Is How 2D Assassin's Creed Works in Assassin's Creed Chronicles

Assassin's Creed Chronicles isn't just one Assassin's Creed game but three downloadable episodes telling the tales of three new playable Assassins, translating the series' trademark traversal, stealth and combat into a 2D world. Well, two and a half D, to be exact. See for yourself in this Xbox One gameplay from the first episode, China.

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25 days ago

LA Cops is Hotline Miami for Xbox One, But Not Good

LA Cops is Hotline Miami for Xbox One, But Not Good

LA Cops is the Beastie Boys music video for Sabotage, if it were an isometric twin stick shooter. Catch the buddy cop shooter in action on Xbox One as we wreck up drug mansions, arrest perps and get stuck on doors, all in the pursuit of justice.

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26 days ago

Show of the Week: Borderlands The Handsome Collection and Xbox One's Splitscreeniest Games

Show of the Week: Borderlands The Handsome Collection and Xbox One's Splitscreeniest Games

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.

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29 days ago

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