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 Get to Grips With First-Person Thriller Get Even

We Get to Grips With First-Person Thriller Get Even

Get Even is difficult to describe. You play as a gruff Sean Bean soundalike who wakes up in an abandoned asylum, with mysterious texts telling him to save a girl. What follows is a mind-melting combo of detective work, time travel and mysterious VR headsets. Watch Luke from Outside Xtra and I try to fathom just what on earth is going on in this Get Even gameplay.

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21 hours ago

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption Episode 3 - Hunting! Shooting! Flowers.

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption Episode 3 - Hunting! Shooting! Flowers.

In this latest episode of us replaying Red Dead Redemption, we abandon the main story for a while to pursue John Marston's self-imposed hunting, sharpshooting and survivalist challenges. Ever see a man deadeye a fleeing buck, or knife fight a pack of wolves? You will if you watch this video.

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3 days ago

Show of the Week: Mass Effect Andromeda and 6 Ways the Nomad is the Ballerest Space Rover

Show of the Week: Mass Effect Andromeda and 6 Ways the Nomad is the Ballerest Space Rover

Mass Effect Andromeda steps away from the original trilogy to tell a new story with a new cast of characters, and, more importantly, a new planetary rover in which to tootle around: the Nomad. That's important because, unlike the M35 Mako vehicle of Mass Effect 1, the Nomad is a boss. Watch on for five reasons why.

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6 days ago

6 Changes to Combat in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

6 Changes to Combat in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

Mass Effect has always been about exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations, and then shooting them with exciting sci fi guns and blue sci fi magic. But Mass Effect Andromeda is a new game, with a new hero, set in a whole new galaxy with a whole new combat system. Take a look at the biggest changes to combat in this new Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay.

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9 days ago

Show of the Week: Shadow of War and 5 Times Sean Bean Died Tragically in Games

Show of the Week: Shadow of War and 5 Times Sean Bean Died Tragically in Games

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to Tolkien-based hit Shadow of Mordor and whisks us back to the world of epic fantasy battles, bitter personal vendettas and unpronounceable names. The only downside is that anything Lord of the Rings-related instantly reminds us of Boromir actor Sean Bean and the many, many times he's died in various works of fiction. Keep watching for Mr Bean's dyingest videogame moments in this week's Show.

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13 days ago

Resident Evil 7's Daughters DLC Lets You Play as Zoe

Resident Evil 7's Daughters DLC Lets You Play as Zoe

Resident Evil 7's Daughters DLC gives us a glimpse into the Baker family's life before they turned into immortal, centipede-vomiting monsters. Sadly, it's not long before Evie shows up at the house and things go from zero to monstery super fast. Join us on this magical journey in this Resident Evil 7 DLC gameplay.

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16 days ago

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: Johnny Meets Bonnie

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: Johnny Meets Bonnie

Due to a hard drive failure, my Red Dead Redemption save is gone forever. No, do not cry for me, even though it was a 100 percent complete save with the Bureau Uniform unlocked and everything, because it means I get to play it all again in anticipation of Red Dead Redemption 2. This time I've got Jane and Mike to keep me company through my adventures in New Austin.

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17 days ago

7 Mind-Blowing Fan Theories We Hope Are True

7 Mind-Blowing Fan Theories We Hope Are True

A good fan theory about your favourite game is like bacon bits in your milkshake. You're not sure if it's right, or what the inventor of the milkshake intended, but it still blows your mind. The best theories offer intriguing new possibilities and let us see the games we love in a twisted new light. Just have a think about these, the fan theories so mind-blowing we hope they're true.

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21 days ago

7 Things Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Needs to Have

7 Things Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Needs to Have

Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a "new online multiplayer experience", says Rockstar. But what can we expect from Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer, beyond the heavy influence of GTA Online? Here are the seven items it ought to have, say we.

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22 days ago

Show of the Week: Halo Wars 2 and 5 Strategy Games for Console That Also Weren't Rubbish

Show of the Week: Halo Wars 2 and 5 Strategy Games for Console That Also Weren't Rubbish

Halo Wars 2 is a Halo game in which instead of controlling one big space soldier, you control lots of little space soldiers from high above the battlefield. It's a real-time strategy game, yes. But aren't strategy games on consoles always terrible? Not always, as we discover in Show of the Week.

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27 days ago

Resident Evil 7's Bedroom DLC Is Stephen King's Misery But With Centipedes

Resident Evil 7's Bedroom DLC Is Stephen King's Misery But With Centipedes

Resident Evil 7's first two batches of Banned Footage DLC have dropped on Xbox One, and we attempt the restful-sounding Bedroom VHS tape in this video. Sadly, said bedroom is in the Baker house, and therefore full of horrible people vomiting centipedes onto your face. See for yourself how Mike and I handled the horror in this Resident Evil 7 DLC gameplay.

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29 days ago

Hitman Elusive Target The Warlord Has a Safe Full of Secrets

Hitman Elusive Target The Warlord Has a Safe Full of Secrets

Hitman's 20th elusive target is Adeze Oijofor, a West African warlord currently staying at the Himmapan hotel in Bangkok. In addition to knocking off the warlord, we also need to retrieve maps and digital files located on a USB stick in a safe somewhere in the hotel. Is Mike up to the stealth challenge? The answer may surprise you!

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Sniper Elite 4 and 5 Things We Learned About Sniping From Games

Show of the Week: Sniper Elite 4 and 5 Things We Learned About Sniping From Games

Sniper Elite 4 is out this week, bringing with it the sandbox stealth and anatomically rigorous killcams that the series is known for. If you want to succeed at it though, you'd do well to listen to the top sniping tips that we've picked up from other videogames later in the show.

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A month ago

Prey Gameplay: 6 Things You Need to See Right Now

Prey Gameplay: 6 Things You Need to See Right Now

Prey is the upcoming shooter from Arkane Studios set on a futuristic space station on which things have gone horribly wrong, as if there is any other kind. We've played the first hour, and are here to share six things that you're going to want to see if you're excited for Prey and don't mind some minor story spoilers for the very start of the game.

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A month ago

Hitman's Landslide Bonus Mission Ends Season 1 With a Bang

Hitman's Landslide Bonus Mission Ends Season 1 With a Bang

Hitman's final bonus episode of season one is Landslide, in which 47 must take out a corrupt politician throwing a rally in Sapienza. Surely buying in all those fireworks was only going to end one way with Mike around.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: For Honor and 5 Least Likely Match-Ups in Games

Show of the Week: For Honor and 5 Least Likely Match-Ups in Games

For Honor is a Deadliest Warrior-style historical mash-up that imagines a past in which vikings, knights and samurai got into scraps on the regs. As much as that makes my inner historical accuracy stickler wince, I have to admit that this is far from the least likely face-off we've ever seen in videogames - as we discover later in this week's Show.

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A month ago

7 Resident Evil 7 Moments That Made Us Go Wait, What

7 Resident Evil 7 Moments That Made Us Go Wait, What

Resident Evil 7 is a return to form for Resident Evil, but occasionally confusing. Join myself and Luke from Outside Xtra as we try to explain some of the stranger moments in Resident Evil 7. Beware major spoilers ahead.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Ghost Recon Wildlands and 5 Times We Nearly Got Kicked Off Ghost Squad

Show of the Week: Ghost Recon Wildlands and 5 Times We Nearly Got Kicked Off Ghost Squad

Ghost Recon Wildlands puts you in a four-person fireteam charged with taking down a brutal drug cartel threatening to take over Bolivia. It's serious business, which is why we nearly got kicked out of the squad so many times, as you'll discover in this week's Show.

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A month ago

7 Nobodies Who Were the Real Hero

7 Nobodies Who Were the Real Hero

It's easy to tell who the hero of a game is: they're the character on the box, or the game is named after them, or they're played by Troy Baker. While those guys get all the fame, spare a thought for the unsung heroes: the nobodies without whom nothing would get done and those heroes wouldn't be very heroic at all.

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A month ago

6 Reasons Resident Evil 7 Is the Best Since Resident Evil 4

6 Reasons Resident Evil 7 Is the Best Since Resident Evil 4

At first, Resident Evil 7 seems like a far cry from Resident Evil survival horror tradition, with its controversial new first-person perspective and apparent preference for stealth and hiding. As a long time fan of the Resident Evil series, though, I think it's the best Resident Evil since 4, for the following (mostly spoiler-free) reasons.

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A month ago

7 Times You Thought You Were Helping But Actually Doomed Everyone

7 Times You Thought You Were Helping But Actually Doomed Everyone

Being a videogame hero is usually a straightforward job, but you can't plan for the unintended consequences of all your reckless heroing. Here are seven times we thought we were doing the right thing and ended up making things much, much worse.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: New Games for 2017 and Our 19 Hardest Fails of Last Year

Show of the Week: New Games for 2017 and Our 19 Hardest Fails of Last Year

While the shiny new year gathers speed like a high performance automobile, Show of the Week looks ahead to some of the exciting new games for the first half of 2017, and also back in the rear view mirror at our most memorable gaming fails of the year just gone.

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2 months ago

We Wreck Some Vikings in For Honor Single-Player Gameplay

We Wreck Some Vikings in For Honor Single-Player Gameplay

We've seen plenty of multiplayer footage from upcoming hack and slasher For Honor, so now it's time to see what the single-player campaign is like. Along with Luke from Outside Xtra, I play Sabotage, one of the game's early missions, in which we take on bad vikings as a speedy female knight in this For Honor gameplay.

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2 months ago

The 7 Scariest Things in Resident Evil 7 (So Far)

The 7 Scariest Things in Resident Evil 7 (So Far)

Resident Evil 7 is nearly here, and despite its new first-person perspective, it promises to take the series back to its horror roots. We've played a good chunk of the game and that is definitely the case, judging how what we've played so far has lingered in our minds long after we've stopped playing. Here are the seven scariest things that have kept us up at night.

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2 months ago

Bridge Constructor Stunts is Clear Violation of Civil Engineering Code

Bridge Constructor Stunts is Clear Violation of Civil Engineering Code

Where the original Bridge Constructor had you construct bridges and then stress test them to see if they stand up to traffic, Bridge Constructor Stunts has you construct bridges and then do sick jumps off them. Come watch Jane and I backflip our way into civil engineering history in this Xbox One gameplay.

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2 months ago

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