Archive - Mike Channell

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Mike is co-editor at Outside Xbox. His favourite thing about making videos is adding unnecessary special effects. He has heard all of your 'channel' jokes.

Twitter: @MikeChannell

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Superman is Still a Super Jerk in Injustice 2

Superman is Still a Super Jerk in Injustice 2

Superhero fighting game sequel Injustice 2 is here and Superman is still being a super jerk. It's like he can't let go of that time when the Joker made him kill his wife and unborn child, which then triggered a nuke that destroyed Metropolis and killed millions more innocent civilians. Pretty melodramatic, I think you'll agree. So how about we head into story mode and kick him directly in his superbutt?

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6 days ago

6 New Games Like Dark Souls You Need Now Dark Souls is Dead

6 New Games Like Dark Souls You Need Now Dark Souls is Dead

Prepare to cry! The Dark Souls series is dead, at least for the foreseeable future. Where are we going to get our masochistic action RPG kicks from now? Well here are 6 upcoming games that promise to scratch that Dark Souls itch. You probably want to get that looked at, by the way.

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19 days ago

6 Ways Star Wars Battlefront 2 Fixes What You Hated in Battlefront

6 Ways Star Wars Battlefront 2 Fixes What You Hated in Battlefront

As a first stab by DICE at a Star Wars Battlefront game, 2015's Star Wars Battlefront was impressive but flawed. Over two years of unending galactic conflict, fans have identified several infuriating elements of the experience and, fortunately, DICE has fixed six of the biggest offenders for sequel Star Wars Battlefront 2, which arrives in November of this year. Consider these Star Wars Battlefront bugbears that are fixed for the follow-up.

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A month ago

Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Finds a Nightclub (Finally)

Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Finds a Nightclub (Finally)

We've been at this Pathfinder business in the company of Jerk Ryder for only a couple of hours and we've already forgotten our prime directive. Instead we decide to celebrate the founding of a colony on Eos by making a beeline to the nearest nightclub. Naturally things can only go downhill from there and given that there's no such thing as 'downhill' in space, that's saying something.

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A month ago

Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Flirts with the Entire Crew of the Tempest

Mass Effect Andromeda: Jerk Ryder Flirts with the Entire Crew of the Tempest

Watch as Jerk Ryder completes a sexy lap of the ship, attempting to romance anything that isn't properly secured to the hull. Will his trademark neon pink jacket help his chances of getting his space rocks off? Find out this and more in another thrilling episode.

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A month ago

Project Scorpio Specs Revealed: 7 Reasons You Need One

Project Scorpio Specs Revealed: 7 Reasons You Need One

Project Scorpio is the upcoming 4K-enabled Xbox One, but there's much more to it than 4K. With the help of the Digital Foundry experts who have seen the console running, we reveal why you need a Project Scorpio in your life. Tech expert Rich Leadbetter is exactly the person to take us through the vital statistics of what stands to be the most powerful console in the world.

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A month ago

Mass Effect Andromeda: Our Novice Pathfinder Ryder Explores First Alien Vault

Mass Effect Andromeda: Our Novice Pathfinder Ryder Explores First Alien Vault

Barely qualified human Pathfinder Scott Ryder gets his first true test of combat prowess in this Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay as we venture into the first Remnant vault in search of alien atmospheric processing technology. What we find is lots of things that need shooting in their robot faces.

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A month ago

Jerk Ryder Gets a Spaceship in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

Jerk Ryder Gets a Spaceship in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

The adventures of Jerk Ryder continue as the newest Pathfinder on the block gets handed the keys to a state of the art spaceship after about 30 minutes on the job. He also establishes an eye-boilingly garish brand new Pathfinder uniform.

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2 months ago

7 New Things You Can Do in Middle-earth Shadow of War

7 New Things You Can Do in Middle-earth Shadow of War

Shadow of Mordor was a bit of a cult hit, but a few factors held it short of greatness. Its upcoming sequel Shadow of War is shaping up to be pretty special, though, even if you know almost nothing about Lord of the Rings. Most significantly there has been huge expansion to the Nemesis system, an idea so brilliant we're amazed it hasn't been ripped off yet.

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2 months ago

How to Get Shepard's N7 Armor in Mass Effect Andromeda

How to Get Shepard's N7 Armor in Mass Effect Andromeda

Ryder's standard-issue Andromeda Initiative armor is all well and good, but it's not Mass Effect if you're not proudly wearing the N7 logo on your chest. See for yourself how to get the N7 Armor for Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda, both the Pathfinder version and the classic N7 combat armor that was Shepard's preference.

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2 months ago

7 Achievements That Took Some Serious Planning

7 Achievements That Took Some Serious Planning

Some achievements you can get in your sleep, just by resting your cheek on the controller. Others take the sort of meticulous organisation that's usually reserved for complex military operations, slingshotting a spacecraft around the moon or planning a wedding. Here are the achievements that took some serious forward planning.

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2 months ago

We Brexit the Entire Planet in Her Majesty's SPIFFING

We Brexit the Entire Planet in Her Majesty's SPIFFING

Her Majesty's SPIFFING is in many ways the most British game on the planet. The Queen appears within the first five seconds, for pity's sake. In this Xbox One gameplay we join Captain Frank Lee English and his trusty if unhelpful sidekick Aled Jones, then Brexit off the planet altogether and venture into space in our Mini spaceship.

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3 months ago

Project CARS 2 Gameplay: 6 Things Car Nerds Will Love

Project CARS 2 Gameplay: 6 Things Car Nerds Will Love

Project CARS 2 is unashamedly a game for petrolheads, and I am unashamedly a petrolhead. Well mostly unashamedly, although if you asked me exactly how many hours of motorsport I watched in 2016, I'd likely mumble the triple digit figure into my sleeve. Regardless, us enthusiasts have different priorities from more casual racing game fans, so here are the 6 things that car nerds will adore about this fantastically ambitious sim.

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3 months ago

Behold Our Hero and Wingman Duo in Sniper Elite 4 Co-op Gameplay

Behold Our Hero and Wingman Duo in Sniper Elite 4 Co-op Gameplay

Here's new Sniper Elite 4 co-op gameplay from the Xbox Version of Rebellion's latest gruesome sniping game, with its X-ray kill cams and exploding vital organs. Witness our exclusive co-op gameplay from the second level of the campaign, Bittanti: a small Italian fishing village that's about to get awfully messy.

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3 months ago

Dirt 4 Gameplay: 6 Things You Need To Know

Dirt 4 Gameplay: 6 Things You Need To Know

Dirt 4 is the next full-fat instalment in the best rally series in videogames. After Early Access game Dirt Rally found success by appealing to people like me, who want to be punished by massively challenging simulation handling, Dirt 4 aims to cater for hardcore rally sim fans and more casual players alike. Here's everything you need to know.

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3 months ago

Sniper Elite 4 Gameplay: 5 New Things You Can Do in Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 Gameplay: 5 New Things You Can Do in Sniper Elite 4

This Sniper Elite 4 Gameplay rejoins hero Karl Fairburn, the man Nazi testicles have bad dreams about at night. This time he's in Italy, pretty much single-handedly dismantling the Nazi war machine, one pair of plums at a time.

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3 months ago

9 Murdery Games You Can Finish Without Killing Anyone

9 Murdery Games You Can Finish Without Killing Anyone

Some games let you choose either to dispense lethal justice to every enemy you come across or, alternatively, to talk, disarm and flirt your way out of trouble. Consider these 9 murdery games that you could feasibly finish without bumping anyone off.

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4 months ago

6 Reasons it's a Crying Shame Scalebound Got Cancelled

6 Reasons it's a Crying Shame Scalebound Got Cancelled

Now Scalebound has been cancelled, we feel the urge to play it even more keenly. Any game by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games is worth attention and Scalebound's blend of on-foot and on-lizard combat looked an awful lot of fun. Here's why you should be sad Scalebound got canned.

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4 months ago

Rise and Shine is a Shooter Stuffed With Easter Eggs

Rise and Shine is a Shooter Stuffed With Easter Eggs

Rise and Shine is a retro-themed 2D shooter from Adult Swim, but don't be fooled by its cutesy cartoon graphics. It's a challenging retro-styled game in the Contra mould. See how many sneaky videogame easter eggs you can spot in this Rise and Shine footage while we play.

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4 months ago

7 New Games for 2017 You Didn't Know You Need in Your Life

7 New Games for 2017 You Didn't Know You Need in Your Life

Wondering about new games coming your way in 2017? Consider these intriguing new games for 2017 that might have flown under your radar so far, such as Vampyr, Styx, Raiders of the Broken Planet, The Surge and Agents of Mayhem.

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4 months ago

Sci-Fi Puzzler Headlander Requires You To Suck

Sci-Fi Puzzler Headlander Requires You To Suck

Headlander is a bizarre 70s-themed sci-fi puzzle game in which the solution to every puzzle involves you launching your head from your neck stump and connecting it to, variously, dancing robots, satellite communication terminals and Roombas. You simply use your vacuum suction powers to pull the existing head off your target and plonk your noggin in its place. Be warned, though: you will be sorely tempted to spend the whole time as a disco-dancing android.

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4 months ago

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3: 6 Things You Can Do That Aren't Sniping

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3: 6 Things You Can Do That Aren't Sniping

This Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 gameplay shows Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 does sniping rather well. That's kind of its whole deal. For this third instalment in the series, though, it's branching out to all sorts of other stuff. Who knew that in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 there are six things you can do that aren't sniping?

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5 months ago

Resident Evil 7 Demo's Final Form Rears its Ugly Mush

Resident Evil 7 Demo's Final Form Rears its Ugly Mush

Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour demo over on PS4 has received another update, bringing with it a new area, the basement. And as you'd expect from a horror game, things go brilliantly when you go into the basement. This is apparently the final update to the PlayStation demo before the game arrives on January 24th but should give us Xbox players a good idea of the sort of thing to expect when the full game arrives.

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5 months ago

7 Careless Caregivers Who Shouldn't Be Put in Charge of Kids, Probably

7 Careless Caregivers Who Shouldn't Be Put in Charge of Kids, Probably

Looking after kids isn't easy, but it is possible. Millions of people manage it every day. So why do these videogame caregivers struggle so much? They've got the running, jumping and shooting down pat, but they can't stop a kid from running off and doing itself a mischief? Consider these designated guardians who think babysitting means sitting on a baby.

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6 months ago

Steep Multiplayer Lets You Break Bones With Friends

Steep Multiplayer Lets You Break Bones With Friends

Steep lets you ski, snowboard, paraglide and wingsuit around on vast, open-world mountain ranges. In order to test our multi-discipline skills to the limit, we challenged Luke and Ellen from Outside Xtra to a race across the map. It was not without its skeleton-snapping casualties.

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6 months ago

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