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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1995, publisher Namco gave the world Time Crisis, Tekken 2 and a patent for a system that ran minigames in the loading screens of other games, which kept anyone else from doing that for over two decades. Consider the ways these games tried to keep you entertained during load times with things that weren't Galaxian.
There are plenty of flashy triple-A games on the horizon for Xbox One, but you want to pay close attention to the indie games coming to the console. Where else but in an indie game are you going control someone's bodily functions, race the elderly or beat up a wallaby with an armadillo? Nowhere, is where.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst turns back time to tell us the origin story of parkouring protagonist Faith, fleshing out the lightly written fiction of the original game with a more substantial story. Fresh from a session with this prequel-reboot, Show of the Week gets to grips with Catalyst and what new things we have learned about Faith Connors.
Table Top Racing World Tour has you driving tiny cars around everyday settings, gathering power-ups to use against your enemies and trying not to fall off the edge of the track. So is it just a Micro Machines remake? Not exactly.
Fallout 4 DLC Wasteland Workshop lets you trap animals, raiders and deathclaws in cages then make them fight for your amusement. Watch us capture bears for the Sanctuary Funderdome in this Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop gameplay footage.
Final Fantasy 15's new "Platinum" Demo puts you in the trendy shoes of a younger version of protagonist Noctis, as he explores his dreamscape with the help of his magic fox-rabbit-unicorn guide, Carbuncle. Join us as we attempt to figure out what the hell is going on.
No matter how long you spend designing cool and unique enemies for your videogame, you're never going to come up with anything worse than the other players. Here are just some of the times when in videogames, man was the real monster.
Games get cancelled all the time, but often it's before we know they exist. Much worse is when a game that we've seen and are looking forward to gets spiked. Consider these six of the most promising games that will never see the light of day.
It's been an important week for Batman fans. There's a new Batman movie out this week (some other guy is in it as well but I think we all know who the real star is there) and the developer behind The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us has announced the first details of its Batman game. Show of the Week investigates.
Fallout 4's new Automatron DLC sees the Commonwealth invaded by a wave of hostile robots under the control of the dastardly Mechanist, last seen battling the Antagonizer back in the Capital Wasteland of Fallout 3. That's good news though, because they're full of spare parts that you can use to build your own murderous battlebot at the DLC's new robot workstations.
Hitman's Escalation mode extends the lifespan of its levels by giving you new targets to assassinate with five levels of increasing difficulty. Escalation contract The Holmwood Disturbance also asks that we complete our hits while dressed as a vampire magician. Will anyone at a Parisian fashion party notice how ridiculously we're dressed? Watch and find out.
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