Point-and-click adventure Thimbleweed Park takes place in the town of the title: a kooky slice of northwest Americana where a mysterious murder has taken place. Besides harking back to classic adventures such as Maniac Mansion, the game doubles down on nostalgic 1990s appeal by evoking inscrutable TV drama Twin Peaks. Show of the Week inspects the show's lasting influence on pop culture, and the other games Twin Peaks fans might like to try.
We recently recalled the achievements that took more planning than a piss-up in prohibition-era Pittsburgh, and asked if you had any of your own tales of cheevos that put you through organisational nightmares. The answer was yes, you definitely did have those. For which, see these achievements submitted for your consideration in the comments of that earlier video.
Get Even is difficult to describe. You play as a gruff Sean Bean soundalike who wakes up in an abandoned asylum, with mysterious texts telling him to save a girl. What follows is a mind-melting combo of detective work, time travel and mysterious VR headsets. Watch Luke from Outside Xtra and I try to fathom just what on earth is going on in this Get Even gameplay.
The adventures of Jerk Ryder continue as the newest Pathfinder on the block gets handed the keys to a state of the art spaceship after about 30 minutes on the job. He also establishes an eye-boilingly garish brand new Pathfinder uniform.
In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we abandon the main story for a while to pursue John Marston's self-imposed hunting, sharpshooting and survivalist challenges. Ever see a man deadeye a fleeing buck, or knife fight a pack of wolves? You will if you watch this video.
Mass Effect Andromeda steps away from the original trilogy to tell a new story with a new cast of characters, and, more importantly, a new planetary rover in which to tootle around: the Nomad. That's important because, unlike the M35 Mako vehicle of Mass Effect 1, the Nomad is a boss. Watch on for five reasons why.
Super soldiers are soldiers enhanced by artificial means to be stronger, faster and more super. Just as there's more than one way to skin a cat, though, there's more than one way to create a super soldier - and like the various ways of skinning a cat, methods for making super soldiers tend to be a bit icky. Ethically icky, that is.
Shadow of Mordor was a bit of a cult hit, but a few factors held it short of greatness. Its upcoming sequel Shadow of War is shaping up to be pretty special, though, even if you know almost nothing about Lord of the Rings. Most significantly there has been huge expansion to the Nemesis system, an idea so brilliant we're amazed it hasn't been ripped off yet.
Ryder's standard-issue Andromeda Initiative armor is all well and good, but it's not Mass Effect if you're not proudly wearing the N7 logo on your chest. See for yourself how to get the N7 Armor for Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda, both the Pathfinder version and the classic N7 combat armor that was Shepard's preference.
Mass Effect has always been about exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations, and then shooting them with exciting sci fi guns and blue sci fi magic. But Mass Effect Andromeda is a new game, with a new hero, set in a whole new galaxy with a whole new combat system. Take a look at the biggest changes to combat in this new Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay.
Scott Ryder of Mass Effect Andromeda isn't just humanity's best hope in a new galaxy. As you'll find in this gameplay from the first hour of Mass Effect Andromeda, he's also a part-time space jerk. Beware a few story spoilers, albeit from very early in the game.
After Andy lost his Red Dead Redemption save, we resolved to reclaim his 100 percent complete status by replaying one of our favourite games of the last generation. In this second episode of Red Dead Redemption gameplay, we go treasure hunting, cannibal tracking and lawbringing to rescue John Marston's wife and son, somehow.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to Tolkien-based hit Shadow of Mordor and whisks us back to the world of epic fantasy battles, bitter personal vendettas and unpronounceable names. The only downside is that anything Lord of the Rings-related instantly reminds us of Boromir actor Sean Bean and the many, many times he's died in various works of fiction. Keep watching for Mr Bean's dyingest videogame moments in this week's Show.
Some achievements you can get in your sleep, just by resting your cheek on the controller. Others take the sort of meticulous organisation that's usually reserved for complex military operations, slingshotting a spacecraft around the moon or planning a wedding. Here are the achievements that took some serious forward planning.
Resident Evil 7's Daughters DLC gives us a glimpse into the Baker family's life before they turned into immortal, centipede-vomiting monsters. Sadly, it's not long before Evie shows up at the house and things go from zero to monstery super fast. Join us on this magical journey in this Resident Evil 7 DLC gameplay.
Due to a hard drive failure, my Red Dead Redemption save is gone forever. No, do not cry for me, even though it was a 100 percent complete save with the Bureau Uniform unlocked and everything, because it means I get to play it all again in anticipation of Red Dead Redemption 2. This time I've got Jane and Mike to keep me company through my adventures in New Austin.
When you discover Lego is releasing a building sandbox game in the style of Minecraft, your first question is probably less "oh cool, when's it coming out" and more "what the ruddy hell took them so long". Lego has been the perfect foundation for a building sandbox game since forever, and it seems crazy that it's taken until future year 2017 for it to arrive on Xbox. As to your second question of "is it any good", Show of the Week has just the gameplay you need to see.
A good fan theory about your favourite game is like bacon bits in your milkshake. You're not sure if it's right, or what the inventor of the milkshake intended, but it still blows your mind. The best theories offer intriguing new possibilities and let us see the games we love in a twisted new light. Just have a think about these, the fan theories so mind-blowing we hope they're true.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a "new online multiplayer experience", says Rockstar. But what can we expect from Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer, beyond the heavy influence of GTA Online? Here are the seven items it ought to have, say we.
Hitman's latest Elusive Target mission takes place in the fancy hospital at Hokkaido, Japan and designates two targets: the surgeons Pavel Frydel and Akane Akenawa, who the client has requested be killed by viral infection. Who will whack them successfully? Who will panic and be gunned down in the corridor? Watch and find out, why not.
After astronaut training from the European Space Agency and Mass Effect Andromeda, I am super ready to be the Pathfinder and/or an actual astronaut. Call me, ESA and/or the Andromeda Initiative!
Halo Wars 2 is a Halo game in which instead of controlling one big space soldier, you control lots of little space soldiers from high above the battlefield. It's a real-time strategy game, yes. But aren't strategy games on consoles always terrible? Not always, as we discover in Show of the Week.
Your typical videogame action hero is fitter, stronger and more voiced by Troy Baker than we will ever be. This, we have come to accept. We've also come to accept that a game hero or heroine can typically do a whole bunch of things that are physically implausible, if not straight-up biomechanically impossible. Ponder with us now, these incredible physical feats that videogame heroes are pulling off every day like it's nothing.
Resident Evil 7's first two batches of Banned Footage DLC have dropped on Xbox One, and we attempt the restful-sounding Bedroom VHS tape in this video. Sadly, said bedroom is in the Baker house, and therefore full of horrible people vomiting centipedes onto your face. See for yourself how Mike and I handled the horror in this Resident Evil 7 DLC gameplay.
Her Majesty's SPIFFING is in many ways the most British game on the planet. The Queen appears within the first five seconds, for pity's sake. In this Xbox One gameplay we join Captain Frank Lee English and his trusty if unhelpful sidekick Aled Jones, then Brexit off the planet altogether and venture into space in our Mini spaceship.