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 Face the Final Curtain in Red Dead Redemption

We Face the Final Curtain in Red Dead Redemption

Today in Red Dead Redemption, we take on the game's final missions: John's last stand against the Bureau of Investigation and the US Army, as well as his son Jack's roaring rampage of revenge. Join us for sadness, redemption and riverside duels in this moving final episode.

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4 days ago

7 Ways We Died That Were Our Own Dumb Fault

7 Ways We Died That Were Our Own Dumb Fault

The conflict at the heart of most videogames is between the game trying to kill the player, and the player trying to stop that happening. But sometimes we make things a lot easier for the game by being stupid, careless, or both stupid and careless. Double whammy. Just consider these various ways we've died in videogames where we had no one to blame but ourselves.

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8 days ago

Now Comes Red Dead's Most Challenging Mission of All: Tolerating Uncle

Now Comes Red Dead's Most Challenging Mission of All: Tolerating Uncle

With the stock of missions left until we reach John Marston's fateful finale dwindling, this week in Red Dead Redemption we take on some tasks for Uncle, the old-timey prospector character who for some reason lives in John Marston's house. Come for the farming action, stay for the obvious contempt in which John and Uncle hold each other in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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11 days ago

Show of the Week: Our 11 Hardest Fails of 2017

Show of the Week: Our 11 Hardest Fails of 2017

In many ways 2017 was a banner year for unmitigated videogame-playing disaster from us all. Maybe you've repressed the memories of those times we failed harder than a submarine with a sunroof, but the internet never forgets. So let Show of the Week jog your memories with the solid gold fails from the trophy cabinet of failure from the year just gone.

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14 days ago

The Oxbox Xmas Challenge Continues With Friday the 13th

The Oxbox Xmas Challenge Continues With Friday the 13th

For day five of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, I am tasked with surviving a round of Friday the 13th as an easily-killable counsellor. Will I be able to survive the terrifying twin spectres of Jason Voorhees and crippling network issues? Watch and find out!

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Sea of Thieves and the 5 Worst Pirates of All Time

Show of the Week: Sea of Thieves and the 5 Worst Pirates of All Time

Rare's online co-op pirate adventure Sea of Thieves finally has a release date, 20 March 2018. We're keen to crew up and take to the high seas, but if you're still not sure if a pirate's life is right for you, don't worry, you won't be any worse than some of videogames' most famous swashbucklers, as we find out later in the show.

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A month ago

Never Help Anyone, is the Message in Red Dead Redemption

Never Help Anyone, is the Message in Red Dead Redemption

This week in Red Dead Redemption we polish off the final stranger missions, so called because you do them for strangers, and because they are usually stranger than the main missions in the game. They could equally be called 'downer missions' because the message of at least the three that we do today seems to be that helping people is for suckers and people are the worst. See for yourself in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: PUBG and 5 Games That Had No Plot and We Didn't Care

Show of the Week: PUBG and 5 Games That Had No Plot and We Didn't Care

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is due out in game preview next week, bringing its incredibly popular battle royale gameplay to Xbox One for the first time. Join us for the reasons Mike's slightly cautious about it, as well as a celebration of other games that, like PUBG, have no plot whatsoever, and are still great.

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A month ago

Coughs and Sneezes Cause Diseases, Murder Rampages in Hitman: Patient Zero

Coughs and Sneezes Cause Diseases, Murder Rampages in Hitman: Patient Zero

The final mission of Hitman's new Patient Zero campaign takes us back to the Gama Institute in Hokkaido, Japan, where doctors are treating the Patient Zero of the title - a man named Owen Cage who was the first person to be infected with the deadly Nabazov virus. While we're here, we'll also be taking out his doctor, Klaus Lieblied, because we don't want to make two trips, I guess. See how each of us goes about it in this Hitman gameplay.

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A month ago

We Have a Devil of a Time in Red Dead Redemption

We Have a Devil of a Time in Red Dead Redemption

In this week's Red Dead Redemption adventures, Jane and I spend some time with The Devil, or at least a mysterious stranger who might be The Devil. Expect ethically tricky choices, such as whether or not to shoot a nun, as our moral character is tested in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Fortnite Battle Royale and 5 Worst Bus Journeys (Besides Your Commute)

Show of the Week: Fortnite Battle Royale and 5 Worst Bus Journeys (Besides Your Commute)

Fortnite: Battle Royale drops you and 99 other players onto an island with a periodically shrinking playspace, and carries on until only one of you is left alive. So yes it is like PUBG - but with key differences. For one, you arrive in a bus suspended from a hot air balloon 10,000 feet in the air, which you're then kicked out of. And yet that's not the worst bus journey we've endured in a videogame, as proven by Show of the Week.

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A month ago

We Take on a Sniper Challenge in Hitman Mission The Vector

We Take on a Sniper Challenge in Hitman Mission The Vector

The Vector is the third mission of Hitman's new Patient Zero campaign. In it, you must ascend a new tower overlooking the Colorado militia compound and take out a series of soldiers infected carrying a deadly virus with only a sniper rifle, along with the doctor responsible for their viral infection. See how we get on in this Hitman sniping gameplay.

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A month ago

This Family Isn't Going to Bond Itself in Red Dead Redemption

This Family Isn't Going to Bond Itself in Red Dead Redemption

Now we've got our family back, we should spend some time with them, which means going hunting with Jack, helping run the ranch with Abigail, and pushing Uncle over every time we see him, because we hate him. Isn't that what family is all about? It is if you're John Marston, as you'll see in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Hitman and 5 Scary Clowns Less Sinister Than Agent 47

Show of the Week: Hitman and 5 Scary Clowns Less Sinister Than Agent 47

Hitman's Game of the Year edition brings with it new weapons, new missions and, to Mike's delight, new outfits that include a ridiculously sinister clown suit. Join as as we chat Hitman,then examine videogames' most sinister clowns who are still somehow not as scary as Agent 47 in a bright red wig.

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A month ago

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword in Hitman Mission The Author

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword in Hitman Mission The Author

The Author is the second mission of Hitman's new Patient Zero campaign missions, and it returns us to a much spookier Sapienza to seize a deadly virus and eliminate an author and his cult contact. See how each of us goes about it in this Hitman gameplay.

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A month ago

On the Hunt for Legendary Beasts in Red Dead Redemption

On the Hunt for Legendary Beasts in Red Dead Redemption

This week in Red Dead Redemption, our goal is to reach rank 10 of the master hunting challenges, and cement our reputation as the greatest hunter in the Old West. Standing between us and that lofty ambition are four legendary beasts, scattered around New Austin and Mexico. Join us as we hunt them down in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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A month ago

7 Times You Showed That Jerk from the Start of the Game

7 Times You Showed That Jerk from the Start of the Game

Having our butts handed to us at the start of a game is so commonplace it's practically tradition, which is why there's nothing more gleefully empowering than much later on meeting the same baddie that humiliated you early in the game, and wiping the floor with them. Time now for a jog down memory lane, reminiscing about the times we totally showed that jerk from the opening act.

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2 months ago

We Break Up Doomsday Cult in New Hitman Mission The Source

We Break Up Doomsday Cult in New Hitman Mission The Source

Hitman's Game of the Year edition adds a four-mission campaign called Patient Zero. See us take on first mission The Source, set in the Himmapan hotel in Bangkok, in which we must whack a pair of cult leaders to prevent a terrorist attack. See how each of us goes about it in this Hitman gameplay.

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2 months ago

Flying Machine Technology Leaves a Lot to be Desired in Red Dead Redemption

Flying Machine Technology Leaves a Lot to be Desired in Red Dead Redemption

This week in our Red Dead Redemption adventure, we're mopping up the final stranger missions, starting with the mission Daedalus and Son. In this mission we must help an amateur aviator named Charles Kinnear finish his flying machine by collecting a bunch of animal parts and red sage. The Wright Brothers had been flying planes for about six years at this point in history, but we haven't the heart to tell him.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Wolfenstein The New Colossus and 5 Timelines Where Technology Was Weirder, Worse

Show of the Week: Wolfenstein The New Colossus and 5 Timelines Where Technology Was Weirder, Worse

Wolfenstein sequel The New Colossus presents us with an alternate history in which Nazis won the Second World War, and now occupy the United States with their advanced technology of laser guns, robot dogs, and decades-too-early videogames. Why are alternate timelines always so full of weird, bad technology? Show of the Week investigates.

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2 months ago

Let's Play Red Dead Redemption: Marston Monday Becomes an Undead Nightmare

Let's Play Red Dead Redemption: Marston Monday Becomes an Undead Nightmare

It's Halloweek, so we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled Marston Mondays to bring you a spooky special in which we play Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption's standalone zombie spinoff. Expect family strife, sasquatches and hordes of the ravenous undead in this Undead Nightmare gameplay.

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2 months ago

We Return to Overwatch's Halloween Event, Are Gluttons for Punishment

We Return to Overwatch's Halloween Event, Are Gluttons for Punishment

'Tis the season, which means that Overwatch's Halloween event, Junkenstein's Revenge, is back for a limited time only. Still sore from our defeat last year, we head back into Overwatch for revenge on Junkenstein's Revenge. Will it go any better this year? Watch and find out!

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2 months ago

It's Time to Knife Some Cougars in Red Dead Redemption

It's Time to Knife Some Cougars in Red Dead Redemption

Today in our adventures in Red Dead Redemption, we aim to become master hunters by knifing two cougars to death with our melee knife, then collecting their pelts. You'd think a master hunter would shoot them from a distance rather than get within slashing range of their terrible claws, but here we are. If we die, Horson gets all our stuff.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: WWE 2K18 and the 5 Spookiest Wrestlers to Dress Up as for Halloween

Show of the Week: WWE 2K18 and the 5 Spookiest Wrestlers to Dress Up as for Halloween

WWE 2K18 is out this week, bringing an updated roster, expanded career mode and eight-man battle royales that are as chaotic as they are confusing. But if you're struggling for inspiration for Halloween, it's also packed with spooky wrestlers whose ring gear would make for great costumes, as Mike teaches us later in the show.

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2 months ago

Hitman Contract: We Kill Rocco But on Purpose This Time

Hitman Contract: We Kill Rocco But on Purpose This Time

Long-time viewers of our Hitman videos will recognise Rocco, the hapless, pantsless kitchen assistant late for his first day at work in the Sapienza mansion. He's our target in this latest Hitman contract, but we've got to kill him with a falling object. This should prove tricky. Will we manage it? Watch and find out.

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3 months ago

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