Although Valve deserves credit for much of what made Left 4 Dead so special, it was developer Turtle Rock Studios that built it. That's why I'm excited for Turtle Rock's new game Evolve, in which a four-player team of hunters takes on a fifth player, who controls a giant monster. Come on through for a first hit of Evolve gameplay.
Listening to Brian Hayes talk about the level of detail in EA Sports UFC's fighters is a mind-boggling experience. These guys are so realistic that as their weight shifts onto a foot, their toes deform slightly and spread out like on a real foot. If you zoom in on their eyeball, the entire arena is reflected in their cornea. Truly, we are in the next generation of realistic sweaty men.
Telltale Games' The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 has finally arrived after an excruciating four-month wait and picks up the story of a collection of fairytale characters hiding out in New York City. Based on the comic book series Fables, it has you play as hard-bitten detective Bigby Wolf (formerly the Big Bad Wolf) as he attempts to solve serial murders. Not your usual one heavily armed man versus a private military stuff, then, which is why we also look at some of the more unexpected, unconventional works that have been adapted into videogames.
Proper journalists have this thing called the 'news pyramid', where you lead your news story with the most important fact and all the rest comes later. You can see where our priorities lie based on the headline of this post. Sniper Elite III, just announced by 505 Games and Rebellion, has 1080p next-generation balls. Oh, and after the jump we've also got the first actual Sniper Elite III gameplay and some chat with the game's head of art, if you're interested.
Sherlock Holmes has never been hotter, thanks to the TV show where he has great cheekbones and the other TV show where he is the guy from Hackers. If you think you could be a great detective, but don't have Tim from The Office or Lucy Liu to help you, then Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is place to get your deductive fix. A word of warning, however: it's possible to foul up your deductions and put the wrong suspect behind bars.
Crikey, it's our 1000th video! Thank you for watching some or all of the 1000 videos on Outside Xbox. To celebrate, we remember our favourites from the archives and drink tea.
Dark Souls is difficult. That's its whole deal. So when Namco Bandai and From Software announced there would be a move towards accessibility in Dark Souls 2, hardcore fans (are there any other kind?) got nervous. So having played the first couple of hours, we chat about whether Dark Souls 2 retains its merciless, lonely charm.
Back before they started dishing out gamerscore for watching Netflix, achievements were the measure of the Xbox elite. Among those precious Xbox 360 achievements, these seven were as unicorns: special, beautiful and so rare as to be downright mythical. Come on through to discover the seven rarest achievements from your favourite Xbox 360 games.
Call of Duty: Ghosts' first DLC arrived this week, adding some kookier maps to the sensible factories and freight yards of the maps on the disc. Show of the Week examines Onslaught's new digs and uses its standout feature, the chance to become Halloween slasher Michael Myers, to find out which of us is best at being an axe murderer.
The new BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea episode 2 trailer lit up the forums with outlandish Burial at Sea theories about Elizabeth, Booker, Atlas and the rest of Rapture. We pick apart the plausible predictions and nonsense speculation below the cut.
Xbox indie game Downgate Exodrone Wars mashes up Minecraft with a sci-fi shooter populated by Space Marine-looking space marines. Andy and I storm fortresses and incinerate baddies in the Downgate Exodrone Wars gameplay below the cut.
Attack of the Zombie Horde 2 is a top-down shooter starring the indie store's favourite flesh-hungry foes: vultures. Watch Andy and I wreak bloody co-op havoc in the desert, beset by carrion birds, witch doctors and the zombified rest in this Xbox 360 gameplay.
As part of Tomb Raider's next-gen makeover for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Lara Croft's head has been "rebuilt" in finer detail. The new textures and tweaked features make a striking difference. Take a look at Xbox 360 and Xbox One footage compared in the video below the cut.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Xbox One adds new Kinect controls to last year's Tomb Raider reboot. Some are useful, such as voice commands for quick weapon switching. Others are pointless Kinect busywork, such as 'personal view', which occasionally lets you tilt the camera by leaning your body. Watch all Tomb Raider's new Kinect features in action in this gameplay video.
After the rather serious multiplayer maps in Call of Duty: Ghosts, we were hoping for something a little less po-faced for the DLC. We get just that with Onslaught, a collection of four new MP maps and one new Extinction map that leads with Fog: a horror-themed level that lets you transform into Halloween's Shatner-faced murderer Michael Myers. Check it out Fog gameplay, along with action from the rest of the maps, after the jump.
This week's challenge takes the Outside Xbox scavenger hunt to Red Dead Redemption's open-world Old West. Who will round up the most items from Andy's shopping list? It might be whoever can sober up the fastest. Come on in for more competitive scavenging.
Lara Croft returns with a new face, new hair and newly realistic blood spatter in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Show of the Week examines Lara's extreme makeover and takes a nostalgic tour of Croft Manor, for old time's sake.
Shadow of Mordor follows Talion, a human ranger on a revenge mission after Sauron's forces leave him in a state of living death. The game's open-world Mordor is populated with a procedurally generated orc society by means of the Nemesis System, Shadow of Mordor's most intriguing feature. Discover the details below the cut.
We've been hurt before. Even as Aliens: Colonial Marines came in to land, we were still convinced we'd get a decent take on one of the most beloved sci-fi universes in cinema. Then when it was finally released, we discovered that was very much not the case. So it's hardly surprising people are approaching the announcement of Alien: Isolation with caution. We've got eight reasons, though, you should give Sega's Alien: Isolation the benefit of the doubt once again.
The original Fable is ten years old this year. To celebrate, Lionhead is releasing Fable Anniversary, an HD remastering of the original game with new visuals, remastered audio and a bunch of tweaks to the gameplay. So how does it look? Hit the jump to find out.
Welcome to Challenge Oxbox, a new feature in which we test the limits of our gaming skill, ingenuity and patience with a weekly challenge. In episode one, Jane sets a GTA Online scavenger hunt challenge for Mike and I. Will we get everything on the list or shot down by jerks in attack helicopters while searching for golf buggies? Hit the jump to find out!
Show of the Week returns for 2014 with Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, a prettied-up re-release of the adventures of the series' first female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpré. We'll also take a look at some less enjoyable remakes, in which the HD stands for "Hugely Disappointing".
'Sexy' bosses in videogames are sometimes warranted, such as the psychosexual manifestations of Silent Hill or the ridiculously over the top dominatrix from Saints Row 4. Sometimes, however, they are completely baffling. Hit the jump for the ones with the most explaining to do.
Assassin's Creed's first female protagonist makes it to the big consoles with Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, a remake of 2012's PlayStation Vita original available now on Xbox 360. We take Aveline and her three 'personas' (slave, lady and assassin) for a spin the gameplay after the cut.
The approved spelling of Time Viking and Space Raptor contains several dozen more exclamation marks than typed here but I don't have all day, people. Come have a watch of this psychedelic twin-stick shooter in which I am a time-travelling Norse warrior and Andy is a gravely ill velociraptor.