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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After the modern-day misstep that was Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger takes the series back to its Wild West roots. So, is it Deadwood or dead wood? Hit the jump to find out.
Buckle up for the full five-minute Batman: Arkham Origins trailer, which gives us our first proper look at Warner Montreal's take on the Dark Knight. In it, Batman battles Deathstroke and Deadshot on a snowy Christmas Eve in Gotham City.
Imagine if they announced a new Xbox. You'd freak, right? Well, that's what's happening on Tuesday, so join us as we predict everything about the next Xbox in a Show of the Week that will in no way come back to haunt us on Wednesday morning.
Type "zombie" into the search bar in the Indie Game Marketplace and check out just how many words you can pair with zombie to make a game premise. Zombie Accountant? Zombie Cow Milking? Zombie Outhouse? Zombie Outback. Let's go with that.
Thanks to some creative merchandising from Valve, the official Portal Cake Mix is a thing that exists. It's a kit that contains not nearly almost everything you need to create the chocolate cherry cake promised the player by GlaDOS in Portal. Join us in the Outside Xbox show kitchen and see how we get on baking the thing.
Come join the Outside Xbox crime crew as we play Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, an XBLA heist game with eight uniquely skilled characters. We'll be assigning each of you a codename. You're Badshoes. Don't argue.
Being a raving psychopath and on fire is a hindrance in most areas of employment. Not for a Borderlands 2 Vault Hunter, however. Join us as we talk to Paul Hellquist, Creative Director of Borderlands 2 about new DLC playable character Krieg the Psycho after the jump.
The big news this week is EA and Disney announcing apartnership to work on more Star Wars games. Is this good news? I think it might be, Mike's vehemently opposed to the idea. Hit the jump to find out why.
Fuse, the game previously known as Overstrike, is the first Xbox 360 outing for Insomniac Games, creators of the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank series. The free demo is out now on Xbox Live, so join Mike and I as we take it for a co-operative spin, checking out each of the four characters' special abilities as we go.
Join us for a slice of '80s nostalgia as remember what Show of the Week was like back in 1984, ponder the retro sci-fi spinoff Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and undertake the inaugural Outside Xbox Kill Quip Challenge.
Persona 4 Arena has been out for a while in the States, but is finally coming out in Europe next week. Join us for a few rounds as we take a look at this stylish 2D fighter featuring bear suits, elevator attendants and bloodcurdling beefcake emperors.
Ubisoft has dropped a new trailer for Splinter Cell Blacklist showing off the game's asymmetric multiplayer mode Spies Vs. Mercs. Check it out after the jump.
Activision has officially unveiled the new Call of Duty: Ghosts with a reveal trailer that, while it features no actual gameplay, does include plenty of scary looking dudes in masks. Check it out after the cut.
Those of you who can remember as far back as January might remember the inaugural Outside Xbox Far Cryathlon, a trio of Far Cry 3 challenges that tested our mettle as electronic sportspersons. Now, thanks to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the Far Cryathlon has been given a distinctly 80s makeover. Come join us for three more events: The FutureGlider Drop, The Jetski Jump (From The Future) and The Dragon Garrison Capture.
Poker Night 2 pits you against a cast of celebrity game characters in high stakes poker, all under the pitiless gaze of GlaDOS from the Portal games. But is it any good? Watch on for our gameplay review.
Vacation season is practically here, so join us for a quick holiday from hell courtesy of Dead Island Riptide, along with the five other worst holidays in videogames and your comments about superpowered dogs.
If there's one group likely to survive the zombie apocalypse, it's gamers. It turns out we've been training for the inevitable for as long as we've been able to hold a controller. Tune in as we take you through a quick refresher course for zombie survival. Don't worry, you know it all already.
Batman: Arkham Origins is on the way. It's a Batman: Arkham Asylum prequel developed by new and mostly untested studio Warner Montreal. We're cautiously optimistic, so long as they avoid the seven things we don't want to see in the next Batman game.
Mob of the Dead is Uprising's brand new zombies experience, starring Michael Madsen, Ray Liotta, Joe Pantoliano and Chazz Palminteri as 1920s gangsters fighting their way through hordes of the undead to escape from Alcatraz Island. In this gameplay video, Mike and I wander around the map's dilapidated cell blocks looking for airplane parts, becoming electric ghosts and occasionally killing zombies.
Most of the time, our achievements make us proud. Sometimes, they're a downright embarrassment. Join us as we round up the eight achievements you least want to describe to your mother.
Uproar! is an Xbox Live Indie game where you punch people for no adequately explained reason. Watch as Jane and I take to the streets, dish out vigilante punishment and hit people with what appears to be a human thigh bone. For justice!
Did you know the actor behind Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth also played a delusional cosplayer? Or that Nolan North is in everything ever? Join us as we uncover more actors behind famous videogame characters and where you can see their real human faces on TV and in film.
JOIN Jane and I as we play BattleBlock Theater, the latest XBLA game from Castle Crashers developer The Behemoth. WATCH as we experience teamwork, exploding frisbees and some extremely mean cats. CLICK the read more button to read more.
At last week's Battlefield 4 reveal event we caught up with DICE's creative director, the incredibly tall Lars Gustavsson, to talk about his aims for the latest game in the hugely popular team-based shooting series.