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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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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2 days 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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4 days 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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10 days 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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12 days 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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13 days 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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13 days 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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19 days 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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21 days 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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25 days 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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26 days 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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26 days 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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A month ago

Show of the Week: Overwatch and 5 Alternate Londons Not to Visit, Ideally

Show of the Week: Overwatch and 5 Alternate Londons Not to Visit, Ideally

Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter from Blizzard, the developer behind Diablo, Hearthstone, Starcraft and Warcraft. It features a London map that is just the latest in a long line of bleak representations of the city that Outside Xbox calls home. Join us for a blast of Overwatch and a trip to other terrible Londons in games.

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A month ago

Something's Fishy in Fallout 4's Far Harbor

Something's Fishy in Fallout 4's Far Harbor

Fallout 4's new Far Harbor DLC sends you to the island of Far Harbor off the coast of Maine looking for a missing person. What you find when you get there is a mysterious synth refuge, radioactive fog and some extremely aggressive fish. Watch Mike and I get to grips with the DLC's first hour in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

Here's How To Start Fallout 4 DLC Far Harbor

Here's How To Start Fallout 4 DLC Far Harbor

So you've downloaded Fallout 4 story DLC Far Harbor, and you want to voyage to the largest land mass Bethesda has ever created for a game add-on to see what the fuss is about. Here's how.

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A month ago

Hitman's First Elusive Target Appears in Paris, Doesn't Hang Around

Hitman's First Elusive Target Appears in Paris, Doesn't Hang Around

Hitman's first elusive target is Sergei Larin, an art forger working out of the Palais de Walewska in Paris. His wife wants him dead and there's only a 48-hour window of opportunity to get the job done, so she's engaged the best assassins in the business to take him out: Jane and I. Wait, that can't be right.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Homefront The Revolution and 5 Time America Was Invaded, Surprised

Show of the Week: Homefront The Revolution and 5 Time America Was Invaded, Surprised

Homefront: The Revolution posits a bleak, dystopian future in which North Korea has invaded and occupied mainland USA, crushing civilian uprisings with military might. But they're far from the only military power to try to conquer the US in videogames, as we discover in Show of the Week.

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A month ago

Time is of the Essence in Superhot Xbox One Gameplay

Time is of the Essence in Superhot Xbox One Gameplay

Superhot is a game with a unique gimmick: time only moves when you do. This makes it a cross between a shooter and a strategy game as you meticulously plot your course through a level, dodging bullets, grabbing guns out of the air, and generally acting like a panicky Neo from the Matrix. Watch Mike and I get our heads around Superhot in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

Hitman Escalation Mission Really Has It In For Chef

Hitman Escalation Mission Really Has It In For Chef

Hitman's Escalation mode gives you new targets to assassinate with five levels of increasing difficulty. Escalation contract The Sigma Illusion in Sapienza, Italy adds in a variety of complicating factors, but the one constant across all five levels is that we have to murder chef Marcello Ray with a melee weapon. The Hitman producers aren't fans of his spaghetti either, we guess?

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Doom and 5 Retro Shooters They Should Remake Right Now

Show of the Week: Doom and 5 Retro Shooters They Should Remake Right Now

Grandaddy of first person shooters Doom returns with a reboot full of nasty monsters, massive guns and ultraviolence. Show of the Week has Doom in its sights, and demands modern-day remakes for five further retro shooters.

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A month ago

8 Buttons You Were Told Not to Press and Then You Pressed Them, Dummy

8 Buttons You Were Told Not to Press and Then You Pressed Them, Dummy

As people who play games, we know what you do with a button. You press it. So when presented with a button we're not meant to push, we're more conflicted than a sushi chef at Seaworld. Consider these buttons you were clearly told not to press, and the terrible consequences when you pressed them anyway.

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A month ago

Behold Aliens vs Pinball in Pinball FX2 on Xbox One

Behold Aliens vs Pinball in Pinball FX2 on Xbox One

To celebrate Alien Day, Pinball FX2's newest tables are based on the movies Alien and Alien vs Predator and hit hide-em-up videogame Alien: Isolation. Watch Mike and I test our pinball prowess against the Alien queen in this gameplay.

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A month ago

Puzzle Adventure Adam's Venture: Origins is Mostly Fuse Puzzles

Puzzle Adventure Adam's Venture: Origins is Mostly Fuse Puzzles

1920s-set platform puzzler Adam's Venture: Origins tells the story of Adam Venture, an old-timey intrepid adventurer armed with a grappling hook who spends most of his time rewiring plugs. See Adam's Venture in action in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

Hitman's Sapienza Level is Gorgeous, Total Deathtrap

Hitman's Sapienza Level is Gorgeous, Total Deathtrap

Set in Sapienza, Italy, World of Tomorrow is the second of Hitman's episodic missions. In it, Agent 47 needs to off both Silvio Caruso and Francesca De Santis, then destroy a virus that they have been working on which can be coded to a target's DNA. Discover how each of us sends Silvio and Francesca to join the choir invisible in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

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