The infinite of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is surely a reference to the vast infinity of space, rather than how Call of Duty has seemingly filled every era in history with bullets and explosions. But this isn't the first time this increasingly loopy military shooter series has been blasted into space, as we find in Show of the Week.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set in the distant future, so it's full of futuristic technology - mostly high-concept military gadgets to save the soldier of tomorrow tons of time, hassle and manual throwing of non-robotic grenades.
More than just a cowboy fantasy, Red Dead Redemption has plenty to teach us about the human spirit, the nature of redemption and why it's a bad idea to shoot your horse in the head while you're riding it. Consider these key life lessons from Red Dead Redemption you'd do well to remember before heading into Red Dead Redemption 2.
The final episode of Hitman's excellent first season takes place in the hyper-exclusive GAMA private hospital in Hokkaido, Japan, where an ICA turncoat and his shady lawyer need sending to the morgue. Join us for this Hitman gameplay in which we take out Erich Soders and Yuki Yamazaki in our own unique ways.
Having finished Slender: The Arrival in yesterday's video, we unlocked a new bonus chapter called Genesis, in which we have to avoid Phil Collins in some woods while collecting sheet music for I Can't Dance. Not really, it's Slender Man and pages again. Still, it supplies some classic old-school scares, as we discover in this video.
We party up to play Battlefield 1's epic, multi-map Conquest Mode, roving from narrow French streets to Fao Fortress, a hilltop fortress overlooking a Mesopotamian desert coastline. Keep an eye out for horse battles, perpetually on-fire tanks and Mike healing someone for once in his life.
Our annual Halloween Slendering continues in Slender: The Arrival on Xbox One, as we discover the game's final mysteries in a spooky journey through haunted mines and on-fire forests. Also Slender Man was there, as usual.
Skyrim: Special Edition brings dragon-shouting adventure Skyrim to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC with remastered art, some newfangled effects and a mound of memorable DLC. It's a moderately perfect excuse for transplanting a favourite Outside Xbox challenge to a new setting, which is to say, for the Skyrim Nude Jarl Punching Challenge (patent pending).
We've played many horror games and they've taught us who we are: Mike is a fearproof robot and Andy's terror reflex is singing. To check they've been paying attention, I test Mike and Andy with classic clips from Slender, Outlast, Layers of Fear, The Evil Within and rest. What happens next? Find out in the following, not-un-harrowing quiz.
Battlefield 1's campaign War Stories is a series of single-player World War 1 tales from various perspectives. In this gameplay we tackle the pilot's story Friends in High Places, starring pilot-gambler Clyde Blackburn, the biggest jerk in the whole of World War 1.
Watch Dogs 2 co-op expands on Watch Dogs' multiplayer promise with new open world co-op missions. Also, actual dogs. In this Watch Dogs 2 co-op gameplay we're joined by Ellen from Outside Xbox companion channel Outside Xtra to tackle both co-op missions and the thorny issue of which adorable dog to pet first.
Red Dead Redemption 2 can show us all the stunning landscapes and wildlife it likes, we all know that this is a Rockstar game and as such, it will also be full of memorably kooky side quests. Red Dead Redemption 2 has its work cut out, however, if it's going to top the weirdest moments from the original Red Dead Redemption. Recall these eight missions that really put the wild in Wild West.
Battlefield 1 is out this week, and it takes the military shooter series to World War 1. This conflict was one of the most bloody and horrifying in modern history, but that doesn't preclude it from including an unexpectedly moving section where you play as a pigeon. It's not the first time a game has let us briefly, bizarrely be an animal, as Show of the Week discovers.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is officially a thing, at last, and it's officially called Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar has even treated us to a short trailer, though it's as light on detail as it is very, very pretty. Our hunger for Red Dead Redemption 2 facts won't be denied, however, so here's what we've deduced from the debut one-minute trailer.
In the real world, the only time travel we're allowed is forward, at a rate of one hour per hour. But seeing what game characters do to make time pass more quickly, maybe it's just as well. Consider these ways to make time go faster in The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid 5, Deadly Premonition and the rest.
We're pleased to present Outside Xtra, a new channel dedicated to the wider world of gaming and related culture, including PlayStation, Nintendo, VR and games that don't have Master Chief in. We drop in completely voluntarily to help newbies Luke and Ellen explain the deal in the following video.
In this Gears of War 4 co-op gameplay, our adventures in the land of thick necks and robot Disneyland continues. We discover exactly where JD Fenix and Del are dragging that fabricator and meet the leader of the Outsiders' village. We also discover the exact level of glee Jane exhibits when she gets her hands on a Salvo rocket launcher.
Hitman's 11th elusive target is "The Fixer": an attache named Xander Haverfoek at the Swedish consulate in Marrakesh, who is helping previous target Claus Hugo Strandberg transport conflict diamonds. We can't be having that, obviously, so Mike and I head to Morocco to fix the Fixer for good.
Behold Overwatch Halloween Terror's co-op mode Junkenstein's Revenge, in which we defend the castle gates from Dr Junkenstein and his Monster, Mercy the Witch, Reaper with a jack-o'-lantern head and stupidly many zombie robots.
Titanfall's rideable robot warriors and puny wall-running pilots return shortly in Titanfall 2. This sequel adds a new single-player campaign mode that promises to flesh out the tantalising sci-fi backdrop of the first game with a proper story. In it, you play as Jack Cooper, a pilot who is forced to link with a Titan named BT-7274, after BT's original pilot tragically buys the farm.
The emotions usually associated with unlocking an achievement are positive ones, such as pride or satisfaction, but a few games have prepared sarcastic low-value achievements that pop when you screw something up, just to really rub it in.
FIFA 17's career mode is known as The Journey, and follows the career of Alex Hunter, a young man hoping to follow in his grandfather's footsteps to become a professional footballer. See what happens when we're given control of Alex's early career in this FIFA The Journey gameplay on Xbox One.
This Gears of War 4 co-op gameplay shows some questionable co-operative play from us as we tackle the opening raid of the campaign as JD Fenix and Del, who is by far the coolest Derek in gaming. The Outsiders, as JD's scavenging clan is known, find themselves in an idyllic Disneyland-esque prefab city that's the perfect place to start a post-Locust War baby boom. There's even a fully kitted out Maternity Annex ready to go.
Battlefront's Death Star DLC lets you attack a Star Destroyer, rescue R2-D2 from Death Star imprisonment and go on a trench run right into the Death Star's vulnerable exhaust port. Observe us do those all those things in this Battlefront Death Star DLC gameplay on Xbox One.
WWE 2K17 comes out on consoles next week, promising to bring us closer than ever to the slapstick, gymnastic pantomime that is professional wrestling. We assess the game in Show of the Week, then turn to WWE Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day for tips on the most important aspect of playing with your friends: psyching them out so you score an easy victory.