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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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.
Catch Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen and his many accents in action as Paul Serene in this new Quantum Break Xbox One gameplay. The footage also features one of the game's "junction moments": crucial points at which players make a decision that steers the course of the story of the game (and TV-like show).
The Showstopper is the first of Hitman's episodic missions. In it, Agent 47 must whack Viktor Novikov and Dalia Margolis, a power couple who are fashion moguls by day and leaders of a clandestine spy organisation named IAGO by night. Discover how each of us shuffles Viktor and Dalia off this mortal coil in this Xbox One gameplay.
In most games, you have to work your way up to a confrontation with the villain. Sometimes though a convenient opportunity to murderise the antagonist presents itself early on, and instead of seizing the moment and saving yourself hours of hassle, you let it slip by. Consider these times you could have killed your nemesis much, much earlier and been home in time for dinner.
Join us for some early moments from time-manipulation action adventure Quantum Break. in which we have to escape a university science lab as protagonist Jack Joyce. We are accompanied by Jack's brother Will, who may have just caused time to catastrophically shatter. Just like a brother. I bet we get blamed for this.
Latest in the barely interconnected series of Far Cry games, Far Cry Primal gives the series its most unforgiving setting yet: 10,000 BC, where only getting half your face mauled off by a sabre-toothed tiger counts as a good day. And yet it may not be quite what you're expecting from a prehistoric setting, as we find in Show of the Week.
It may be school wasn't the most fun you ever had but count yourself lucky you didn't go to any of these videogame institutions where you're more likely to be carried off by horrors than graduate with honours.
Our prehistoric adventures in Far Cry Primal rumble on as we face a new tribe, the fearsome Sun Walkers, known for their fondness for fire and for their leader Batari, who has an unusual way of greeting captives. Take a watch in this new Far Cry Primal gameplay.
Rocket League is football with cars, flips, and explosions, and is as many times better than actual football as that sounds. It's been out on PS4 and PC for a while, but finally became available for Xbox One players this week, so we got behind the wheels of our own rocket-powered battle cars to see what the fuss was about.
Far Cry Primal's story campaign continues as we develop our village, building some sweet huts worthy of MTV Cribs, then defending them from an attack by rival tribe the Udam and their leader, who we are calling Caveman Vaas. Take a watch in this new Far Cry Primal gameplay.
Cobalt is the latest game from Minecraft creators Mojang, and tells the story of Cobalt, a robot who is excellent at rolling into things. Watch us do just that, along with some expert hacking and phreaking, in this Cobalt gameplay on Xbox One.
Gunscape bills itself as an "FPS construction kit". Think Minecraft with guns: a platform with which you can create your own old-school first-person shooter and then upload the results for the world to download, play, and judge harshly. We doing that last part in the following video, as we jump into local co-op on one of Gunscape's retro levels.
You might have thought scars were patches of fibrous tissue produced by the body's natural healing process. Actually, scars are deeply meaningful and symbolic external signs of destiny, ruggedness and evil-doing. For instance. Consider, if you will, these significant scars and what they reveal about you, the scarred videogame hero.
In the new episodic Hitman game's Paris level, you can overhear a conversation from which you learn that Agent 47 resembles the world's most famous supermodel. One supermodel battering later and you've got some stolen haute couture, walking the runway so no one realises anything is amiss. That's just one example of the new system of 'opportunities', as seen in this new Hitman gameplay.
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