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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2006 adventure horror game Pathologic was a cult hit, despite being one of the weirdest videogames ever made. So it's with cautious optimism that we approach Pathologic 2, a reimagined version of the same story with a bunch of graphical, gameplay and story improvements.
If the recent revival of the Shenmue series has taught us anything, it's that people love nostalgia and forklift trucks. But not every series is as lucky as Shenmue - plenty more beloved franchises are being kept alive only in cameos, DLC and free-to-play mobile games, for instance, instead of the fully fledged sequels that fans have been clamouring for. Here are seven bittersweet examples of just that.
If you ask us, the scary-looking fighters in fighting games are the ones you have to worry about the least. Much more dangerous are the ones that look cute and friendly but then deliver a savage beatdown, leaving you not only KO-ed but also with a story no-one is going to believe. Here are seven of our favourite harmless-looking fighting game characters who were actually absolute beasts.
We recently shared some of the most horrible weapons we've used in videogames, and instead of recoiling in horror many of you chimed in with suggestions of your own for videogame weapons that you are definitely the bad guy for using. We're all terrible people.
The Oxventurers head deep underground to fight a mysterious evil at the behest of a severed head, which isn't even the weirdest thing that happens to them that day. See for yourself in Rolling in the Deep, an Oxventure episode recorded live at MCM Comic Con Birmingham on Sunday 16 November 2019.
Usually, early versions of game characters are lost and forgotten forever. But sometimes these abandoned character designs are sneakily immortalised as Easter eggs, to commemorate what might have been. Join us now on a delicious Easter egg hunt, for the videogame Easter eggs that reveal lost versions of our favourite characters.
Halo Reach, the last Halo game from series developer Bungie, finally joins the Master Chief Collection with a visually revamped update that includes native 4K support. Watch as we tackle the game's opening mission and deadly ostriches in this 4K gameplay.
Games often demand a fight but it doesn't mean you have to use the most horrible, deliberately gut-churning weapon you can find. Consider the cruel and unusual methods of the Cerebral Bore from Turok 2, the Drill Bucket from Dead Rising 2 and the Time Manipulation Device from Singularity, for example.
Want to know what kind of drinks the bold spacefaring pioneers of The Outer Worlds mix to enjoy in their downtime from being oppressed by galactic megacorporations? Watch on as we mix and taste the Concentrated Distillate from a recipe found in the game.
A videogame safehouse is a space where you can relax and enjoy some downtime between missions. Right up until the bad guys wreck up the place, something that seems to happen all the g-damn time, like these seven times that your safehouse became an UNsafehouse. Enjoy!
Real life combat sports organisations have rules which prevent humans from fighting animals. Not in videogames however, where the animal kingdom shows up to kick some ass on the regs. Here are 7 of our favourite fauna fighters who snuck their way into human fighting game tournaments.
If you've been on social media lately, you might have caught some hilarious and viral gifs in which WWE 2K20 appears to be kind of glitchy. Join Mike and I chasing huge Twitter numbers by trying to get WWE 2K20 to glitch out, then stick around for your comments and a sneak peek at the next Oxventure Dungeons and Dragons video.
Occasionally a popular TV show, refreshing soda or fast food restaurant will be adapted into a promotional videogame. The problem is that these shows, sodas and burger dispensaries aren't obvious material for videogames, leading to some extremely loose, extremely weird adaptations. Just consider these seven tie-ins that only get weirder the more you think about them.
We recently recalled the videogame bosses who made us deeply sorry for underestimating their unassuming first forms. Plenty of commenters had suggestions of their own and here are our seven favourites. Enjoy and subscribe for a video like this every Thursday.
Our Tropico 6 adventures in the island paradise of Janetopia continue, as Jane works towards her ultimate goal as a world leader: stealing the Statue of Liberty. Will she succeed? And will having the Statue of Liberty finally cheer up these mopey citizens? Find out in this Tropico 6 Xbox One gameplay.
Mike and I posse up and turn bounty hunter, as we attempt to bring in one of Red Dead Online's new Legendary Bounties, added in the recent Frontier Pursuits update. The target: four members of the Owlhoot Family, a murderous gang of outlaws wanted dead or alive. See which of those two options we specialise in in this Red Dead Online gameplay.
Red Dead Redemption Online's new Frontier Pursuits update adds new roles, such as bounty hunter or master trader, to give players something to actually do in the game. But is it enough to get us back into RDO? Or is it too little too late? Andy and Mike talk it out in Show of the Week, along with your comments and an original mouth harp soundtrack by Andy Farrant.
The only thing that comes at you faster than life is videogames. Specifically these videogames, which got so bored of you playing them slowly that they resorted to bizarre and deadly means of making you hurry the eff up.
Statecraft simulator Tropico 6 puts you in charge of your own island nation and lets you rule as you see fit, as a benevolent leader of the people, or a ruthless dictator with an iron fist. Which path will we choose? Can we steal the Statue of Liberty? And just how many solid gold Janes is it going to take to bring up morale around here? Find out in this Tropico 6 Xbox One gameplay.
Agent 47 heads to Colombia for Hitman 2 escalation mission the Merle Revelation, in which he must eliminate his targets while dressed as what the game informs us is a shaman. Watch on for poisonous frogs, the Dallas theme and us starting a cult in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is almost here, so join Mike and Andy on the green sofa for chat about its horror-inspired campaign, new playable characters and elaborate facial hair. Plus, your comments!
Sometimes you have a great idea for a videogame and the only obstacle standing between you and success is having to actually develop a videogame. Instead, why not take an existing game, change the graphics and hope that no-one notices? It worked for these 7 games!
Two time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso is the 'race consultant' for the new Grid game from Codemasters. We headed over to Spain to quiz him on his contribution, talk about how the game compares to reality and play the game with him in a one on one race.
Join us for Call of Duty Modern Warfare multiplayer gameplay, in which Mike and I face off against the Call of Duty YouTuber elite with what can charitably be described as mixed results. Take a watch of this Modern Warfare multiplayer gameplay and judge our skills harshly, oh viewers.
Agent 47 heads to sleepy suburbia for Hitman 2 escalation mission the Covert Dispersal, in which he must ruin a delightful backyard barbecue in as deadly a manner as possible. Watch on for sneaking, muffins and discussion of proper party etiquette in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
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