Show of the Week: The Sims 4 and 5 Freaky Things About the Sims Universe

Show of the Week: The Sims 4 and 5 Freaky Things About the Sims Universe

The Sims 4 has finally arrived on consoles, giving us the means, motive and opportunity to murder Sims in fancier, better-looking homes than ever before. But the mortality rate isn't even the weirdest thing in our simulated neighbourhood, as Show of the Week attests.

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23 hours ago

7 Times You Showed That Jerk from the Start of the Game

7 Times You Showed That Jerk from the Start of the Game

Having our butts handed to us at the start of a game is so commonplace it's practically tradition, which is why there's nothing more gleefully empowering than much later on meeting the same baddie that humiliated you early in the game, and wiping the floor with them. Time now for a jog down memory lane, reminiscing about the times we totally showed that jerk from the opening act.

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2 days ago

We Break Up Doomsday Cult in New Hitman Mission The Source

We Break Up Doomsday Cult in New Hitman Mission The Source

Hitman's Game of the Year edition adds a four-mission campaign called Patient Zero. See us take on first mission The Source, set in the Himmapan hotel in Bangkok, in which we must whack a pair of cult leaders to prevent a terrorist attack. See how each of us goes about it in this Hitman gameplay.

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3 days ago

We hunt for the buffet in FIFA 18's The Journey Part 2

We hunt for the buffet in FIFA 18's The Journey Part 2

FIFA 18 sees the return of The Journey, which follows the life and career of Alex 'Goal' Hunter. Unfortunately in our clumsy hands he's definitely more Alex 'Buffet' Hunter. In the Part 2 we're on tour in America and all we have to do is beat Real Madrid. Easy.

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4 days ago

Show of the Week: Star Wars Battlefront 2 and 5 Times Being Bad Was The Best

Show of the Week: Star Wars Battlefront 2 and 5 Times Being Bad Was The Best

Star Wars: Battlefront 2's single-player story campaign stars Imperial special forces operative Iden Versio, who works for the baddies and dresses like a right villain. So good job we're not averse to a bit of videogame villainy, as found in Show of the Week.

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8 days ago

7 Skills We Can't Believe We Had to Unlock

7 Skills We Can't Believe We Had to Unlock

It's easy to take for granted simple skills such as holding items in a particular hand and drinking things. So spare a thought for these game characters who must unlock some ludicrously basic skills to get by in life. Consider these skills we can't believe we had to unlock.

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9 days ago

6 Things Battlefront 2 Told Us About Star Wars

6 Things Battlefront 2 Told Us About Star Wars

New droids! Emperor Palpatine's final orders! The interior design of the Mos Eisley Cantina! Consider these and the other tidbits about Star Wars we learned from Battlefront 2, in more new Battlefront 2 single-player and multiplayer gameplay than you can menacingly twirl a double-bladed lightsaber at.

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10 days ago

Flying Machine Technology Leaves a Lot to be Desired in Red Dead Redemption

Flying Machine Technology Leaves a Lot to be Desired in Red Dead Redemption

This week in our Red Dead Redemption adventure, we're mopping up the final stranger missions, starting with the mission Daedalus and Son. In this mission we must help an amateur aviator named Charles Kinnear finish his flying machine by collecting a bunch of animal parts and red sage. The Wright Brothers had been flying planes for about six years at this point in history, but we haven't the heart to tell him.

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12 days ago

Show of the Week: Wolfenstein The New Colossus and 5 Timelines Where Technology Was Weirder, Worse

Show of the Week: Wolfenstein The New Colossus and 5 Timelines Where Technology Was Weirder, Worse

Wolfenstein sequel The New Colossus presents us with an alternate history in which Nazis won the Second World War, and now occupy the United States with their advanced technology of laser guns, robot dogs, and decades-too-early videogames. Why are alternate timelines always so full of weird, bad technology? Show of the Week investigates.

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15 days ago

8 Pointless Activities That Seriously Sidetracked Us

8 Pointless Activities That Seriously Sidetracked Us

Normally games task us with something important or other that we're supposed to be doing, whether that's saving the world, scratching out a meagre existence in the post-apocalyptic wasteland or building a crime empire that Pablo Escobar would nod approvingly at. Were he not dead. Somehow or other we always get sidetracked by pointless but weirdly compelling activities that do nothing to push us toward our primary objective.

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16 days ago

Join Us for Annual Halloween Slender Adventure, Livestreamed This Time

Join Us for Annual Halloween Slender Adventure, Livestreamed This Time

In Outside Xbox tradition, Halloween means an outing for gaming's slenderest spook. We play Slender The Arrival live for the first and feasibly the last time ever if we die of horror. Plus we answer questions in the chat for those keeping us company on this spookiest of nights.

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18 days ago

Let's Play Red Dead Redemption: Marston Monday Becomes an Undead Nightmare

Let's Play Red Dead Redemption: Marston Monday Becomes an Undead Nightmare

It's Halloweek, so we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled Marston Mondays to bring you a spooky special in which we play Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption's standalone zombie spinoff. Expect family strife, sasquatches and hordes of the ravenous undead in this Undead Nightmare gameplay.

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19 days ago

Show of the Week: Assassin's Creed Origins and 5 Cats You Should Worship If You're an Ancient Egyptian

Show of the Week: Assassin's Creed Origins and 5 Cats You Should Worship If You're an Ancient Egyptian

In this modern age of swegways and freakshakes, cats will have to work harder to get the same attention they got back in the good old days of Ancient Egypt. Lucky for them, though, there are plenty of of excellent cats in videogames that deserve fanatical devotion way more than the regular old felines that Bayek can't stop smoothing in Assassin's Creed Origins.

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22 days ago

7 Things We Want to Do on Xbox One X (Sponsored Content)

7 Things We Want to Do on Xbox One X (Sponsored Content)

Sponsored Content: We're going to be pretty busy this November with the Xbox One X, and not just on account of how we must brave the tangled cables behind the TV to hook it up. We'll be busy playing new games optimised for Xbox One X, as well as games that are already out that will benefit from Xbox One X updates. Take a look at our Xbox One X to do list in this video.

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23 days ago

We Return to Overwatch's Halloween Event, Are Gluttons for Punishment

We Return to Overwatch's Halloween Event, Are Gluttons for Punishment

'Tis the season, which means that Overwatch's Halloween event, Junkenstein's Revenge, is back for a limited time only. Still sore from our defeat last year, we head back into Overwatch for revenge on Junkenstein's Revenge. Will it go any better this year? Watch and find out!

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24 days ago

Gollum Leads the Way in Shadow of War Gameplay

Gollum Leads the Way in Shadow of War Gameplay

In our continuing Middle-earth adventures, treacherous ring enthusiast Gollum leads us first to spiderlady Shelob and then in pursuit of a mysterious orc assassin. Can Minas Ithil be saved? Can the Palantir help us? Can we have our new ring back, please?

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25 days ago

It's Time to Knife Some Cougars in Red Dead Redemption

It's Time to Knife Some Cougars in Red Dead Redemption

Today in our adventures in Red Dead Redemption, we aim to become master hunters by knifing two cougars to death with our melee knife, then collecting their pelts. You'd think a master hunter would shoot them from a distance rather than get within slashing range of their terrible claws, but here we are. If we die, Horson gets all our stuff.

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26 days ago

Show of the Week: WWE 2K18 and the 5 Spookiest Wrestlers to Dress Up as for Halloween

Show of the Week: WWE 2K18 and the 5 Spookiest Wrestlers to Dress Up as for Halloween

WWE 2K18 is out this week, bringing an updated roster, expanded career mode and eight-man battle royales that are as chaotic as they are confusing. But if you're struggling for inspiration for Halloween, it's also packed with spooky wrestlers whose ring gear would make for great costumes, as Mike teaches us later in the show.

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29 days ago

Wolfenstein 2: 7 Outrageous Gadgets We Want Right Now (Sponsored Content)

Wolfenstein 2: 7 Outrageous Gadgets We Want Right Now (Sponsored Content)

William 'BJ' Blazcowicz begins Wolfenstein 2 a bit worse for wear, having gotten a bit blown up at the end of the last game. But our man Blazcowicz isn't about to let a little thing like that keep him from liberating America and be home in time for milkshakes. To that end, it's lucky that technology is on BJ's side; he's kitted out with more kooky high-tech equipment than ever and we fancy some of it for ourselves.

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A month ago

Shadow of War: We Lose the One Ring to Sauron in Embarrassing Flashback

Shadow of War: We Lose the One Ring to Sauron in Embarrassing Flashback

In episode two from the opening chapters of Shadow of War, we become a non-spectral Celebrimbor for an important flashback, ride Caragors, bombard Siege Beasts and get back on the trail of Minas Ithil's elusive Palantir. For this plus more Tolkien lore than you or Mike can handle, point your face at this Shadow of War gameplay.

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A month ago

Hitman Contract: We Kill Rocco But on Purpose This Time

Hitman Contract: We Kill Rocco But on Purpose This Time

Long-time viewers of our Hitman videos will recognise Rocco, the hapless, pantsless kitchen assistant late for his first day at work in the Sapienza mansion. He's our target in this latest Hitman contract, but we've got to kill him with a falling object. This should prove tricky. Will we manage it? Watch and find out.

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A month ago

Being Nice is Hard in Red Dead Redemption

Being Nice is Hard in Red Dead Redemption

Our John Marston tries to do good at every opportunity because a key part of redemption is changing your ways. But Red Dead Redemption doesn't make it easy, when our attempted good deeds go awry in a this week's stranger missions.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: The Evil Within 2 and the 5 Worst Artists in Videogames

Show of the Week: The Evil Within 2 and the 5 Worst Artists in Videogames

Horror sequel The Evil Within 2 is out today, and sees series protagonist Sebastian Castellanos thrust back into the STEM brain matrix, which is now under the control of a twisted photographer by the name of Stefano Valentini. Typical videogame artist - they're always up to something weird, as we find later in the show.

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A month ago

7 'Non-Lethal' Takedowns That Definitely Killed People

7 'Non-Lethal' Takedowns That Definitely Killed People

Some videogames offer non-lethal alternative methods to take out your foes. Just don't look too closely at these supposedly murder-free options, because it soon becomes apparent a lot are at least as deadly as the lethal method you've been trying to avoid. Here are the times we took the non-lethal option with probably fatal consequences.

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A month ago

We Resist the First Order in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer

We Resist the First Order in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer

In Battlefront 2 gameplay from the Battlefront 2 beta, Mike, Andy and Jane resist the Force Order from Maz's Castle on Takodana, protecting what we assume is Luke's lightsaber from enemy forces in objective-based Strike mode.

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A month ago

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