Archive - Andy Farrant
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.
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Get Even is difficult to describe. You play as a gruff Sean Bean soundalike who wakes up in an abandoned asylum, with mysterious texts telling him to save a girl. What follows is a mind-melting combo of detective work, time travel and mysterious VR headsets. Watch Luke from Outside Xtra and I try to fathom just what on earth is going on in this Get Even gameplay.
In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we abandon the main story for a while to pursue John Marston's self-imposed hunting, sharpshooting and survivalist challenges. Ever see a man deadeye a fleeing buck, or knife fight a pack of wolves? You will if you watch this video.
Mass Effect Andromeda steps away from the original trilogy to tell a new story with a new cast of characters, and, more importantly, a new planetary rover in which to tootle around: the Nomad. That's important because, unlike the M35 Mako vehicle of Mass Effect 1, the Nomad is a boss. Watch on for five reasons why.
Mass Effect has always been about exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations, and then shooting them with exciting sci fi guns and blue sci fi magic. But Mass Effect Andromeda is a new game, with a new hero, set in a whole new galaxy with a whole new combat system. Take a look at the biggest changes to combat in this new Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to Tolkien-based hit Shadow of Mordor and whisks us back to the world of epic fantasy battles, bitter personal vendettas and unpronounceable names. The only downside is that anything Lord of the Rings-related instantly reminds us of Boromir actor Sean Bean and the many, many times he's died in various works of fiction. Keep watching for Mr Bean's dyingest videogame moments in this week's Show.
Resident Evil 7's Daughters DLC gives us a glimpse into the Baker family's life before they turned into immortal, centipede-vomiting monsters. Sadly, it's not long before Evie shows up at the house and things go from zero to monstery super fast. Join us on this magical journey in this Resident Evil 7 DLC gameplay.
Due to a hard drive failure, my Red Dead Redemption save is gone forever. No, do not cry for me, even though it was a 100 percent complete save with the Bureau Uniform unlocked and everything, because it means I get to play it all again in anticipation of Red Dead Redemption 2. This time I've got Jane and Mike to keep me company through my adventures in New Austin.
A good fan theory about your favourite game is like bacon bits in your milkshake. You're not sure if it's right, or what the inventor of the milkshake intended, but it still blows your mind. The best theories offer intriguing new possibilities and let us see the games we love in a twisted new light. Just have a think about these, the fan theories so mind-blowing we hope they're true.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a "new online multiplayer experience", says Rockstar. But what can we expect from Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer, beyond the heavy influence of GTA Online? Here are the seven items it ought to have, say we.
Halo Wars 2 is a Halo game in which instead of controlling one big space soldier, you control lots of little space soldiers from high above the battlefield. It's a real-time strategy game, yes. But aren't strategy games on consoles always terrible? Not always, as we discover in Show of the Week.
Resident Evil 7's first two batches of Banned Footage DLC have dropped on Xbox One, and we attempt the restful-sounding Bedroom VHS tape in this video. Sadly, said bedroom is in the Baker house, and therefore full of horrible people vomiting centipedes onto your face. See for yourself how Mike and I handled the horror in this Resident Evil 7 DLC gameplay.
Hitman's 20th elusive target is Adeze Oijofor, a West African warlord currently staying at the Himmapan hotel in Bangkok. In addition to knocking off the warlord, we also need to retrieve maps and digital files located on a USB stick in a safe somewhere in the hotel. Is Mike up to the stealth challenge? The answer may surprise you!
Sniper Elite 4 is out this week, bringing with it the sandbox stealth and anatomically rigorous killcams that the series is known for. If you want to succeed at it though, you'd do well to listen to the top sniping tips that we've picked up from other videogames later in the show.
Prey is the upcoming shooter from Arkane Studios set on a futuristic space station on which things have gone horribly wrong, as if there is any other kind. We've played the first hour, and are here to share six things that you're going to want to see if you're excited for Prey and don't mind some minor story spoilers for the very start of the game.
Hitman's final bonus episode of season one is Landslide, in which 47 must take out a corrupt politician throwing a rally in Sapienza. Surely buying in all those fireworks was only going to end one way with Mike around.
For Honor is a Deadliest Warrior-style historical mash-up that imagines a past in which vikings, knights and samurai got into scraps on the regs. As much as that makes my inner historical accuracy stickler wince, I have to admit that this is far from the least likely face-off we've ever seen in videogames - as we discover later in this week's Show.
Resident Evil 7 is a return to form for Resident Evil, but occasionally confusing. Join myself and Luke from Outside Xtra as we try to explain some of the stranger moments in Resident Evil 7. Beware major spoilers ahead.
Ghost Recon Wildlands puts you in a four-person fireteam charged with taking down a brutal drug cartel threatening to take over Bolivia. It's serious business, which is why we nearly got kicked out of the squad so many times, as you'll discover in this week's Show.
It's easy to tell who the hero of a game is: they're the character on the box, or the game is named after them, or they're played by Troy Baker. While those guys get all the fame, spare a thought for the unsung heroes: the nobodies without whom nothing would get done and those heroes wouldn't be very heroic at all.
At first, Resident Evil 7 seems like a far cry from Resident Evil survival horror tradition, with its controversial new first-person perspective and apparent preference for stealth and hiding. As a long time fan of the Resident Evil series, though, I think it's the best Resident Evil since 4, for the following (mostly spoiler-free) reasons.
Being a videogame hero is usually a straightforward job, but you can't plan for the unintended consequences of all your reckless heroing. Here are seven times we thought we were doing the right thing and ended up making things much, much worse.
While the shiny new year gathers speed like a high performance automobile, Show of the Week looks ahead to some of the exciting new games for the first half of 2017, and also back in the rear view mirror at our most memorable gaming fails of the year just gone.
We've seen plenty of multiplayer footage from upcoming hack and slasher For Honor, so now it's time to see what the single-player campaign is like. Along with Luke from Outside Xtra, I play Sabotage, one of the game's early missions, in which we take on bad vikings as a speedy female knight in this For Honor gameplay.
Resident Evil 7 is nearly here, and despite its new first-person perspective, it promises to take the series back to its horror roots. We've played a good chunk of the game and that is definitely the case, judging how what we've played so far has lingered in our minds long after we've stopped playing. Here are the seven scariest things that have kept us up at night.
Where the original Bridge Constructor had you construct bridges and then stress test them to see if they stand up to traffic, Bridge Constructor Stunts has you construct bridges and then do sick jumps off them. Come watch Jane and I backflip our way into civil engineering history in this Xbox One gameplay.
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