Archive - Andy Farrant

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Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

Twitter: @farrantula

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Here's How To Start Fallout 4 DLC Vault-Tec Workshop

Here's How To Start Fallout 4 DLC Vault-Tec Workshop

So you've downloaded Fallout 4 DLC Vault-Tec Workshop, and you want to embark on your career as a maniacal overseer, torturing Vault-dwellers under the flimsiest of scientific pretexts. Of course you do! Here's how.

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3 hours ago

Show of the Week: 5 Star Wars Games To Be Excited For

Show of the Week: 5 Star Wars Games To Be Excited For

This weekend is Star Wars Celebration: an annual celebration of all things Star Wars. It was during last year's celebration when publisher EA unveiled the first proper trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, and we can expect more news this year - about the upcoming Death Star DLC, for instance, which looks likely to feature Chewbacca as a playable hero. That's not the only Star Wars gaming treat heading our way soon, though, as we discover later in the show.

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11 days ago

The 7 In-Jokiest Achievements Where You Had to Be There

The 7 In-Jokiest Achievements Where You Had to Be There

With certain achievements, game developers indulge in some crafty in-jokery that you'll only get with a bit of insider knowledge, leaving those not in the know utterly baffled as to what they've just unlocked and why. Join us for seven achievements and trophies that really need some explaining.

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12 days ago

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Simulates Deduction, Victorian Urchins

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Simulates Deduction, Victorian Urchins

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter is the latest game in Frogware's series about the world's greatest detective and his newly hipster-fied sidekick Watson. Join us as we investigate a missing father with disguises, eavesdropping, and sending Victorian urchins up chimneys.

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12 days ago

We Continue to Play Harrowing Physics Puzzler Inside, Die Some More

We Continue to Play Harrowing Physics Puzzler Inside, Die Some More

Playdead's Inside is so intriguing that we couldn't just leave it where we finished last time. Maybe we should have though, as things get much, much worse for our nameless child protagonist from here on out.

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13 days ago

Overcooked Brings Couch Co-op Cooking to Xbox One

Overcooked Brings Couch Co-op Cooking to Xbox One

Overcooked is a co-op cooking game for 1-4 players that brings to mind Gang Beasts if the fighters had decided to open a restaurant together instead of trying to kick each other off Ferris Wheels. Watch Mike and I get to grips with it as we attempt to serve up soup on a pirate ship and hamburgers on a pair of moving trucks.

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14 days ago

7 VR Games We Can't Wait to Play on Project Scorpio, Hopefully

7 VR Games We Can't Wait to Play on Project Scorpio, Hopefully

Virtual Reality headsets may be the next big thing in gaming, but you're going to need actual games to play on them to make them more than just extremely heavy, not very attractive hats. But, now that Phil Spencer has confirmed that Project Scorpio will support VR you officially have our permission to get excited. Here are seven upcoming VR experiences that look like they'll be well worth abandoning the stupid real world for.

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15 days ago

Show of the Week: Batman Return to Arkham and 5 Gotham Doctors Who Need To Be Struck Off Immediately

Show of the Week: Batman Return to Arkham and 5 Gotham Doctors Who Need To Be Struck Off Immediately

Batman: Return to Arkham is a collection of the first two Arkham games, Asylum and City, as well as all their DLC, available for the first time on Xbox One and PS4. It's also delayed indefinitely, because it looks awful. Show of the Week ponders Return to Arkham, as well as asking, Seinfeld-style, what is up with the terrible state of the medical professionals in Gotham. You'll have to imagine the slap bass sounds we're making right now.

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18 days ago

8 Times You Got Dropped in at the Deep End

8 Times You Got Dropped in at the Deep End

Some games take a little time to get warmed up. Other games boot you straight into the action, barely giving you enough time to work out the buttons before you're attacked by a monster the size of a building, or dropped into the middle of the Normandy landings. Without further ado, here are eight games that drop you in right at the deep end.

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18 days ago

Prepare For Titans vs Teens in Attack on Titan on Xbox One

Prepare For Titans vs Teens in Attack on Titan on Xbox One

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom is the game of the popular anime series about giant naked zombies and the shouting teens that fight them. Witness us tackle part of the battle of Trost in this Xbox One gameplay.

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19 days ago

The Walking Dead's Michonne Fights Zombies, Bear in 7 Days to Die on Xbox One

The Walking Dead's Michonne Fights Zombies, Bear in 7 Days to Die on Xbox One

7 Days to Die is an open-world zombie game in which you have to survive as long as possible without dying from the elements or becoming zombie chow. It is not a challenge to try and die before a week has elapsed, we discovered too late. See it in action as we play as Michonne from The Walking Dead in this Xbox One gameplay.

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22 days ago

Hitman's Newest Elusive Target is The Gunrunner

Hitman's Newest Elusive Target is The Gunrunner

Hitman's fifth elusive target is Vito Duric, a Hague-indicted arms dealer who is now spending 72 quality hours in an underground parking garage in Marrakech, Morocco. The perfect opportunity for the three of us to do some running and gunning of our own.

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23 days ago

We Build a Fireworks Factory in Fallout 4 DLC Contraptions Workshop

We Build a Fireworks Factory in Fallout 4 DLC Contraptions Workshop

Fallout 4 DLC Contraptions Workshop lets you go all Rube Goldberg, creating crazy and complicated gadgets for your settlements out of wasteland junk. Watch us create our very own Outside Xbox fireworks factory in this Fallout 4 Contraptions Workshop gameplay.

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A month ago

7 Times It Wasn't Actually Game Over and You Totally Fell For It

7 Times It Wasn't Actually Game Over and You Totally Fell For It

If you've ever watched us play a videogame, you know we're no stranger to the game over screen. But though they're usually well deserved (for forgetting how grenades work or for walking off a cliff, say) there have been several occasions on which we've been fooled by convincing trick facsimiles of a real game over. Consider the fake game overs in which it wasn't actually game over and you totally fell for it.

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A month ago

5 Reasons We're Excited For Mafia 3 (And One Reason We're Worried)

5 Reasons We're Excited For Mafia 3 (And One Reason We're Worried)

From E3 2016 we ponder the things that have us excited for 2K's upcoming open-world organised crime simulator Mafia 3, including its unique setting and story, along with the ways it lets you manage your criminal empire.

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A month ago

Mike Goes Loud in Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay from E3 2016

Mike Goes Loud in Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay from E3 2016

Join us Ghost Recon Wildlands gameplay from two perspectives and play styles at E3 2016, as we interrogate baddies, secure intel and blow stuff up. There's no "aiee" in "team", Mike.

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A month ago

It's Vikings vs Samurai in For Honor Gameplay

It's Vikings vs Samurai in For Honor Gameplay

In this mission from Ubisoft's Deadliest Warrior-style fantasy battle game For Honor, Mike and I play as hairy vikings taking down an army of Samurai and kill their fearsome commander. How, you ask? With a giant axe, we enthusiastically respond.

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A month ago

Dead Rising 4 on Xbox One is Festive Zombie Chaos

Dead Rising 4 on Xbox One is Festive Zombie Chaos

Behold brand new Xbox One gameplay of Dead Rising 4, the latest instalment in Capcom's zombie smashing series, including the new exo suits, along with weaponised vehicles and face-pulling selfies.

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A month ago

We Party Down in Murderous Strategy Game Party Hard on Xbox One

We Party Down in Murderous Strategy Game Party Hard on Xbox One

Party Hard tells the heartwarming story of a man who is kept awake by parties, and so goes to those parties and kills everyone. Watch Jane and I take down a backyard barbecue, a house party and a rural biker bash in this Party Hard Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

Hitman's Marrakesh Level is a City of Two Halves

Hitman's Marrakesh Level is a City of Two Halves

Set in Marrakesh, Morocco, A Gilded Cage is Hitman's third episodic mission, where Agent 47 is tasked with assassinating Swedish banker Claus Hugo Strandberg and military General Reza Zaydan. Discover how each of us kills Strandberg and Zaydan in this Hitman gameplay.

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A month ago

Red Dead Redemption 2: 8 Questions for the Rumoured Red Dead Prequel

Red Dead Redemption 2: 8 Questions for the Rumoured Red Dead Prequel

An announcement for Red Dead Redemption 2 could be here sooner than the 7:10 from Blackwater. Very little is known so far about the rumoured game; here are the eight most pressing questions that the next Red Dead games needs to answer.

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A month ago

7 Fallout 4 Mods to Try Now on Xbox One

7 Fallout 4 Mods to Try Now on Xbox One

Fallout 4's long-promised mods have finally arrived on Xbox One and the mod store is already starting to fill up with ways for you to mess around with your copy of Fallout 4. So what's there from the get go? Here are seven mods that caught our eye.

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A month ago

Hitman's Second Elusive Target Takes A Vacation to Sapienza

Hitman's Second Elusive Target Takes A Vacation to Sapienza

Hitman's second elusive target is Congressman Anthony L. Troutt, a future Presidential hopeful with past shady enough that someone wants him dead for it. There's a 48-hour window of opportunity to take him out while he visits Silvio Caruso in Sapienza, so nature's perfect weapon, Andy and Jane, head to Italy to get the job done.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the 5 Least Reliable Delivery Services in Games

Show of the Week: Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the 5 Least Reliable Delivery Services in Games

Mirror's Edge fans who have been waiting over seven years for a follow-up to the original game can have a go on prequel-slash-reboot Mirror's Edge Catalyst a week early if they subscribe to EA Access. Maybe the head start will give Faith's crew of runners time to improve their delivery service, so they're no longer in the company of the rest of these catastrophic couriers.

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A month ago

We Start a Revolution in Homefront: The Revolution Gameplay

We Start a Revolution in Homefront: The Revolution Gameplay

Ok, we don't actually start the revolution in this gameplay from the first hour of Homefront: The Revolution, but after top resistance man Walker is captured in the opening minutes, it's up to us to lead this ragtag band of guerilla fighters to victory over our North Korean oppressors. This involves exploding barrels, motorbike chases and a field nipple-ectomy, almost, as you will see in this Xbox One gameplay.

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2 months ago

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