7 Things to Do If You Find Yourself Without Gravity

7 Things to Do If You Find Yourself Without Gravity

Wannabe astronaut me recently did some training with the European Space Agency and Mass Effect Andromeda. The time has come to put that space training to work in zero gravity, aboard a parabolic flight. Now boarding flight zero-g to weightlessness, please stow your tray table and discover seven things to do if you find yourself without gravity.

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6 Ways Star Wars Battlefront 2 Fixes What You Hated in Battlefront

6 Ways Star Wars Battlefront 2 Fixes What You Hated in Battlefront

As a first stab by DICE at a Star Wars Battlefront game, 2015's Star Wars Battlefront was impressive but flawed. Over two years of unending galactic conflict, fans have identified several infuriating elements of the experience and, fortunately, DICE has fixed six of the biggest offenders for sequel Star Wars Battlefront 2, which arrives in November of this year. Consider these Star Wars Battlefront bugbears that are fixed for the follow-up.

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Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: We Ride a Minecart Rollercoaster

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: We Ride a Minecart Rollercoaster

In this latest episode of Red Dead Redemption gameplay, we help out snake oil salesman Nigel West Dickens by taking part in Fast and Furious-style illegal underground horse races, before obtaining a gatling gun with the help of Nigel's friend Irish. Even Mike isn't complaining when it turns out we need to transport the gun by means of what is in effect a cowboy rollercoaster. Hands in the air, everybody!

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Show of the Week: Cities Skylines and 5 City Planning Nightmares You Must Avoid

Show of the Week: Cities Skylines and 5 City Planning Nightmares You Must Avoid

Cities Skylines, the city sim that's not Sim City, has finally arrived on Xbox One, and we are raring to explore strange new roads, to seek out new nightlife and new specialisations, and to boldly create light residential zones where no mayor has created light residential zones before. But we're not going in totally blind - we've learned a lot about how not to build a city from videogames, as Mike learns later in the show.

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7 Times Movie Games Couldn't Use the Star's Likeness, So Here's Some Random

7 Times Movie Games Couldn't Use the Star's Likeness, So Here's Some Random

Imagine you're a game developer with a license to make a game based on a hit movie, but the movie's star hasn't given you permission to use their likeness. Do you cancel production and go work on a farm, dreaming about what could have been? No! You sub in some generic character model and hope nobody notices. Consider these times videogames did just that, with mixed results.

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See Us Build Our Dream Beachside City in Cities Skylines

See Us Build Our Dream Beachside City in Cities Skylines

Cities Skylines is launching soon on Xbox One, and we've always fancied ourselves as the benevolent if easily distracted mayor of a great city. Watch us fire up the city sim that's not sim city in this Cities Skylines: Xbox One Edition gameplay, in which we establish the overfunded, underwatered beachside utopia of Oxboxford.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Finds a Nightclub (Finally)

Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Finds a Nightclub (Finally)

We've been at this Pathfinder business in the company of Jerk Ryder for only a couple of hours and we've already forgotten our prime directive. Instead we decide to celebrate the founding of a colony on Eos by making a beeline to the nearest nightclub. Naturally things can only go downhill from there and given that there's no such thing as 'downhill' in space, that's saying something.

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Broken Shower is the Least of This Guy's Worries in Hitman Contracts

Broken Shower is the Least of This Guy's Worries in Hitman Contracts

Hitman's Contracts mode is a list of player-generated targets where you can take on challenges set by other players. In this particular contract, our challenge is to kill a guy complaining about a broken shower in the basement of Thailand's Himmapan Hotel, in a fall. Hit the jump to see how we got on.

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7 Weirdest Shooters from the 1990s That Make Even Less Sense Now

7 Weirdest Shooters from the 1990s That Make Even Less Sense Now

After Wolfenstein 3D in 1992, the 90s became a golden age for first-person shooters. That's not to say that every 1990s FPS was a classic. Countless shooters made it to market that were weird, baffling, or starred William Shatner. Watch on for our favourite weird genre relics from that baffling era of games.

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Everything is Mimics in New Prey Gameplay

Everything is Mimics in New Prey Gameplay

Jane and I venture back to the space station Talos 1 for more Prey gameplay. This time, we're in the Psychotronics lab, a place so full of shapeshifting mimics that the lab staff have to put post-it notes on everything with 'not a mimic' written on them. But what if a mimic turned into a post-it note, lab assistants? What then?

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Cities Skylines Xbox One Edition: 7 Reasons to Move to Oxboxford (Sponsored Content)

Cities Skylines Xbox One Edition: 7 Reasons to Move to Oxboxford (Sponsored Content)

With Cities Skylines coming to console, it's time for us aspiring civil engineers on Xbox One to have a crack at the city-building simulation beloved by PC players. So consider the following Cities Skylines gameplay on Xbox One and reasons to move immediately to the utopian beachside city of Oxboxford, brought to you by Outside Xbox and sponsor Cities Skylines: Xbox One Edition.

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Jane Gets the Drop on Hitman Elusive Target 23

Jane Gets the Drop on Hitman Elusive Target 23

Hitman's newest elusive target is Kieran Hudson, a paparazzo with a price on his head after he ruined the career of a sitcom star with his scurrilous rumours. So, we're back in Paris to collect, with a nice, discreet chandelier accident that will kill no more than two additional people. Three, tops.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Flirts with the Entire Crew of the Tempest

Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Flirts with the Entire Crew of the Tempest

Watch as Jerk Ryder completes a sexy lap of the ship, attempting to romance anything that isn't properly secured to the hull. Will his trademark neon pink jacket help his chances of getting his space rocks off? Find out this and more in another thrilling episode.

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Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: Snake Oil is Real, You Guys

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: Snake Oil is Real, You Guys

In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we help out snake oil salesman Nigel West Dickens, much to Mike's total lack of delight. West Dickens wants us to help him sell snake oil by drinking some, and then performing amazing feats of cowboymanship to impress a crowd of potential customers. Luckily for him, amazing cowboying is our stock in trade.

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Show of the Week: Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition and the 5 Dickest Moves by Game Heroes

Show of the Week: Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition and the 5 Dickest Moves by Game Heroes

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition brings the acclaimed 2011 shooter to Xbox One with prettier graphics, all its previous DLC, and a new game mode called Overkill. It's a great chance to get reacquainted with Bulletstorm hero Grayson Hunt, although, considering what a total jerk he is, you might be reconsidering spending any more time with him. At least he's in good company, as we find out later in the Show.

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Project Scorpio Specs Revealed: 7 Reasons You Need One

Project Scorpio Specs Revealed: 7 Reasons You Need One

Project Scorpio is the upcoming 4K-enabled Xbox One, but there's much more to it than 4K. With the help of the Digital Foundry experts who have seen the console running, we reveal why you need a Project Scorpio in your life. Tech expert Rich Leadbetter is exactly the person to take us through the vital statistics of what stands to be the most powerful console in the world.

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Creepy Asylum Plus Creepy Doll Equals Maximum Creepy in The Town of Light Gameplay

Creepy Asylum Plus Creepy Doll Equals Maximum Creepy in The Town of Light Gameplay

The Town of Light is a first person psychological adventure game set in an asylum in Italy in the first part of the Twentieth Century. Playing as Renee, a former patient, Mike, along with Luke and Ellen from Outside Xtra, head back to the asylum to solve the mysteries of her past. Or, they will, as soon as they stop playing on the equipment in the nearby playground.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: Our Novice Pathfinder Ryder Explores First Alien Vault

Mass Effect Andromeda: Our Novice Pathfinder Ryder Explores First Alien Vault

Barely qualified human Pathfinder Scott Ryder gets his first true test of combat prowess in this Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay as we venture into the first Remnant vault in search of alien atmospheric processing technology. What we find is lots of things that need shooting in their robot faces.

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Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: Livin' Wild with John Marston

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: Livin' Wild with John Marston

In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we return to the task of becoming a Legend of the Old West, a feat that can only be achieved by knife fighting a bunch of wolves, collecting red sage, and shooting a bunch of birds from a moving train. Try explaining that one to the conductor.

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Show of the Week: 6 Snakes Less Adorable Than Snake Pass Snake Noodle

Show of the Week: 6 Snakes Less Adorable Than Snake Pass Snake Noodle

Snake Pass is an endearing puzzle platformer, soon to become your favourite game about a Snake that isn't a Metal Gear Solid or running on a Nokia 3310. However, not all snakes are as friendly and amenable to collaboration with hummingbirds as Noodle, the lovable hero of Snake Pass. Show of the Week ponders the serpentine jerks that won't make you say “aww”, they'll make you say “oww”, or possibly “oww, does anyone know how to suck the venom out of a snakebite because I'm starting to get dizzy here.”

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7 Weird Ways Games Tried to Stop People Playing Them

7 Weird Ways Games Tried to Stop People Playing Them

People who make games usually want as many people as possible to play them, but that only applies to people who are supposed to be playing their games. For those other people, developers occasionally come up with some sneaky, weird and hilarious ways to keep them out. Witness the times games have tried to stop people from playing them with unconventional means.

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We Prevent Masked Murders in Time-Looping Puzzler Sexy Brutale

We Prevent Masked Murders in Time-Looping Puzzler Sexy Brutale

Sexy Brutale is an intricate puzzler in which you must prevent the many simultaneous murders taking place in a single day at luxe casino mansion the Sexy Brutale, where the masked staff are offing the masked guests. In the following gameplay footage our only hope at figuring out this swanky murderhouse and saving would-be victims is a magic pocket watch that resets time, so wish us luck.

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Thimbleweed Park is a Shot of Pure Nostalgia, See Us Play It

Thimbleweed Park is a Shot of Pure Nostalgia, See Us Play It

Thimbleweed Park is a point and click adventure from the creators of Maniac Mansion, and it feels like a lost gaming relic from the year 1987. Expect weird puzzles, wacky characters and references galore as Jane and I get to grips with the game's demo in this Thimbleweed Park Xbox One gameplay.

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Ryder Gets New Ride in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

Ryder Gets New Ride in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

Jerk Ryder returns for episode 3 of Mike and Andy's Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay, in which the noob Pathfinder lands on Eos, acquires the Nomad planetary rover, meets Asari livewire Peebee, Krogan grouch Drack, and then plunges blindly into a Remnant Vault. There had better be a path down there, is all I'm saying.

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Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: We Save Bonnie's Cows, Mostly!

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: We Save Bonnie's Cows, Mostly!

In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we return to the main story missions to do some cowboying over at the MacFarlane ranch, much to Mike's dismay. He can't see why herding a load of cows helps us bring in Bill Williamson, but it's not for us or John Marston to question the mysterious path to Redemption in the Old West.

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