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The big news this week is EA and Disney announcing apartnership to work on more Star Wars games. Is this good news? I think it might be, Mike's vehemently opposed to the idea. Hit the jump to find out why.
Lately, our favourite Minecraft pastime is a mash-up of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition's creative mode and Pictionary. Can you guess our inscrutable 3D doodles? Can we? Watch and find out.
When the wraps came off Splinter Cell: Blacklist last June, an interactive torture scene was decried for trivialising a hot-button topic. Though the interactivity has since been removed, torture shouldn't be off-limits for video games, says creative director Max Béland. He talks torture, politics and story in Splinter Cell: Blacklist after the jump.
Fuse, the game previously known as Overstrike, is the first Xbox 360 outing for Insomniac Games, creators of the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank series. The free demo is out now on Xbox Live, so join Mike and I as we take it for a co-operative spin, checking out each of the four characters' special abilities as we go.
Splinter Cell's distinctive stealthy-against-shooty multiplayer game Spies vs. Mercs returns in Splinter Cell: Blacklist in two flavours: Classic mode and Blacklist mode. Classic is tense and dark, Blacklist is brighter, bigger and faster. Both have important lessons for the wannabe spy. Watch this first multiplayer Spies vs. Mercs gameplay to learn them all.
Plenty of games claim to be difficult, but even the notoriously cruel Dark Souls doesn't claim to stop you dead in your tracks. In the spirit of investigation-slash-masochism, we thought we'd try out The Impossible Game, whose title is about as foreboding as they come. Mechanically straightforward yet utterly punishing seems to be the gist.
Everyone knows sharks are the most dangerous creatures on Earth. Or is it humans? Well, it's definitely sharks in water. And it's probably humans on land - that makes sense. So at exactly what depth of water do sharks overtake humans on the dangerousness graph? This is a minefield. Sort of like the underwater minefield that features in Shark Attack Deathmatch, which we play here. And if that isn't the most unnecessarily laboured segue you've ever read, we'll try harder next time.
Join us for a slice of '80s nostalgia as remember what Show of the Week was like back in 1984, ponder the retro sci-fi spinoff Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and undertake the inaugural Outside Xbox Kill Quip Challenge.
Persona 4 Arena has been out for a while in the States, but is finally coming out in Europe next week. Join us for a few rounds as we take a look at this stylish 2D fighter featuring bear suits, elevator attendants and bloodcurdling beefcake emperors.
Ubisoft has dropped a new trailer for Splinter Cell Blacklist showing off the game's asymmetric multiplayer mode Spies Vs. Mercs. Check it out after the jump.
Codemasters Racing Studio's latest is only a month away, so we thought we'd spend some substantial, quality time with the single player events available in this preview version of the game. GRID 2's world tour spans all corners of the globe, from street races in Dubai to drift events in the Japanese mountains. And as you'd expect from a Codies racer, everything looks positively delicious.
Activision has officially unveiled the new Call of Duty: Ghosts with a reveal trailer that, while it features no actual gameplay, does include plenty of scary looking dudes in masks. Check it out after the cut.
By now you'll have recovered from the frothing excitement of three new GTA V trailers - Michael, Franklin and Trevor. But there's a lot going on in those trailers, and it's possible you might have missed some of the finer details. In this video we analyse all three trailers with a fine-toothed comb, picking out secrets and background bits. There's plenty to talk about.
Those of you who can remember as far back as January might remember the inaugural Outside Xbox Far Cryathlon, a trio of Far Cry 3 challenges that tested our mettle as electronic sportspersons. Now, thanks to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the Far Cryathlon has been given a distinctly 80s makeover. Come join us for three more events: The FutureGlider Drop, The Jetski Jump (From The Future) and The Dragon Garrison Capture.
Watch_Dogs' masked protagonist Aiden Pearce is about two things: hacking and revenge. And sliding across car bonnets. Okay, three things. Watch them all in this new gameplay trailer, set in the computer-controlled surveillance society of future Chicago.
Xbox Live Gold turns free this weekend, with non-members invited to sample Xbox's premium online service for nothing from Friday afternoon to Sunday night.
IllumiRoom is a Kinect sensor bar and a projector arranged to magically fill your living room with the videogame images previously confined to just your television screen. We first saw it revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. Now see IllumiRoom do its thing with Portal and how it might be part of the next Xbox console after the jump.
Poker Night 2 pits you against a cast of celebrity game characters in high stakes poker, all under the pitiless gaze of GlaDOS from the Portal games. But is it any good? Watch on for our gameplay review.
Vacation season is practically here, so join us for a quick holiday from hell courtesy of Dead Island Riptide, along with the five other worst holidays in videogames and your comments about superpowered dogs.
Cast your minds back through the mists of time (about three weeks) and you'll remember the Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles. It's easy to be dismissive of eSports as trying to turn an interactive medium into a non-interactive spectator sport, but having watched two of the greatest Black Ops 2 teams in the world face off for a huge prize, we promise you it is genuinely spectacular. That's why you should give this video a whirl even if you ordinarily wouldn't - it compiles the 10 most entertaining, impressive moments from the final match-up between Fariko Impact and EnvyUs.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified sets the mood for its Cold War-era XCOM shooter with this foreboding live action trailer, while developer 2K Marin sets a date: it's coming on August 20. Watch the trailer after the jump.
If there's one group likely to survive the zombie apocalypse, it's gamers. It turns out we've been training for the inevitable for as long as we've been able to hold a controller. Tune in as we take you through a quick refresher course for zombie survival. Don't worry, you know it all already.
After the lukewarm reception for Lost Planet 2, Lost Planet needed a shot in the arm. Creative director Kenji Oguro wanted a "new direction" for the third game, says producer Andrew Szymanski, so Lost Planet 3 was steered towards storytelling and relatable characters. Find out about these in the video.
You might think we limit ourselves to Xbox-themed videos but frankly the real money is in filming weddings. There's something about the lunacy that descends upon prospective brides and grooms that means they'll pay through the nose for an insultingly slapdash wedding video. And nobody does insultingly slapdash like Outside Xbox. So when Dead Island Riptide threw a zombie wedding as a cheesy publicity stunt, we were the first choice.
Lost Planet 3 dispenses with the frivolity of Frank West character skins and dancing emotes in favour of a straighter-laced multiplayer offering than Lost Planet 2. "We just got rid of some of the more wacky things," says producer Andrew Szymanski. "Lost Planet 2 in a lot of ways was very much party game, where people got together and just kind of had a great time... For Lost Planet 3 we wanted to make it a little bit more of a fast-paced, competitive atmosphere." Get your eyes on Lost Planet 3 multiplayer gameplay after the jump.