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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WWE 2K17's Backstage Brawl Turns into a Brutal Dustbin Duel

WWE 2K17's Backstage Brawl Turns into a Brutal Dustbin Duel

Watch nearly 20 minutes of brand new WWE 2K17 Gameplay as we take some of the newly introduced wrestlers for a whirl. We start with the phenomenal AJ Styles, perform another classic Sasha Banks vs Bayley match, attempt a backstage brawl that quickly becomes a dustbin duel and finally pit NXT champ Shinsuke Nakamura against fast-talking Enzo Amore.

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2 days ago

6 Least Responsible Uses of Watch Dogs 2's Godlike Hacking Powers

6 Least Responsible Uses of Watch Dogs 2's Godlike Hacking Powers

Watch Dogs 2 hacker hero Marcus Holloway wields mighty hacking powers that could change the world for the better, but that's not what we did with them. In this new Watch Dogs 2 gameplay we used them to mess with the citizens of San Francisco. With a mere tap of the touchscreen, Marcus can control the environment around him, which just happens to be ripe for wildly irresponsible mucking about.

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4 days ago

Puzzle Platformer Little Nightmares is Unravel for Goths

Puzzle Platformer Little Nightmares is Unravel for Goths

Little Nightmares is a creepy, Tim Burton-esque platformer - or as Andy describes it, Unravel for goths. Either way, it's very dark, very creepy and, much like Limbo and Inside, has plenty of child murder. The plot is that a mysterious underwater structure called the Maw has appeared and is drawing people to it. It's not clear what's going on inside, but whatever it is, it ain't good.

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9 days ago

8 Great Games Nearly Ruined by One Terrible Level, You Know the One

8 Great Games Nearly Ruined by One Terrible Level, You Know the One

We've all been there: you're playing an excellent game, everything is going swimmingly, it might even be a candidate for Game of the Year for whichever authority gives that award out to every single game. Then said game is nearly ruined by that awful platforming bit, mounted gun bit, or half-baked racing sequence. You know the one.

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29 days ago

Hitman's Latest Elusive Target is the Toughest Yet

Hitman's Latest Elusive Target is the Toughest Yet

Next up on our list of Hitman elusive targets is The Black Hat. We have no idea going into this mission what he looks like, but we do know he has a penchant for orange jam (or marmalade, as we call it here in Britain) and that he's somewhere in Paris. Armed with that information and not much else, we embark upon our most challenging elusive target yet.

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A month ago

Fallout 4's Nuka World DLC Makes You Boss of a Theme Park

Fallout 4's Nuka World DLC Makes You Boss of a Theme Park

Fallout 4's new Nuka World DLC takes you to the happiest place in the irradiated, post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland: Nuka-World! The exclamation point is mandatory, we're told. This latest add-on gives you a whole theme park in which to run amok, going on rides, murdering raiders, lording it over your subjects as park Overboss. As Fallout 4's biggest DLC yet, it's exciting stuff.

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A month ago

Battlefield 1's Desert Map Contains Planes, Trains and Horse-mobiles

Battlefield 1's Desert Map Contains Planes, Trains and Horse-mobiles

Battlefield 1's desert map Sinai Desert contains horses, death trains and lots of sand. As you'll discover in this Battlefield 1 gameplay (from the PC version), it also contains some sneaky sniping positions that come in very handy indeed.

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A month ago

5 Reasons Metal Gear Survive is Not Metal Gear Solid 6

5 Reasons Metal Gear Survive is Not Metal Gear Solid 6

The internet has spoken and it is not happy about Metal Gear Survive, the first game to bear the Metal Gear name since Hideo Kojima left Konami. But are there any silver linings to this huge cloud? We discuss what we've seen so far.

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A month ago

Deus Ex Mankind Divided Gameplay Shows Us Tackling a Conversational Boss Battle

Deus Ex Mankind Divided Gameplay Shows Us Tackling a Conversational Boss Battle

One of the most maligned elements of Deus Ex Human Revolution was its approach to boss battles, which lumped even ill-prepared stealthy and or chatty players with a stand up gunfight. In Mankind Divided, there are bosses who are a battle of wits rather than of firepower. Having already made our way through the lower levels of Golem City, here's how Andy and I tackled our meeting with Talos Rucker.

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A month ago

Just Cause 3's New Lightning Gun Brings Down Actual Lightning

Just Cause 3's New Lightning Gun Brings Down Actual Lightning

Just Cause 3's Bavarium Sea Heist DLC, the final of the three DLC packs, adds a lightning gun to the game. But not one of those boring ones that shoots electricity out of the gun itself, which would be far too conventional for a game so committed to varied destruction. Instead, the Eden Spark calls down actual, natural lightning from the sky to fry and/or explode everything in sight.

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A month ago

Star Wars Battlefront's Skirmish Mode is Just as Much Fun in Versus

Star Wars Battlefront's Skirmish Mode is Just as Much Fun in Versus

We first played the co-operative version of Star Wars Battlefront's Skirmish mode at Star Wars Celebration, but we also found time to face off against each other in a competitive split-screen round on the planet of Jakku.

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A month ago

Xbox One S: 6 New Things It Can Do (and 1 That It Won't)

Xbox One S: 6 New Things It Can Do (and 1 That It Won't)

The new Xbox One S is here and, yes, it's a lot slimmer than the previous Xbox One, but that's not the whole story. There are some other neat features of this facelifted Xbox One that make it an even more tempting proposition.

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A month ago

F1 2016 is the Nerdiest Formula One Game Yet

F1 2016 is the Nerdiest Formula One Game Yet

As you'll learn from this Xbox One Gameplay, F1 2016, or Formula One 2016 to give it its full name, is unashamedly nerdy about that nerdiest of sports, Formula One racing. Its new in-depth career mode, manual starts and revamped rival system are just some of the ways it simulates the sport more closely than ever.

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2 months ago

We Happy Few on Xbox One is Social Survival

We Happy Few on Xbox One is Social Survival

We Happy Few on Xbox One arrives via the Xbox Game Preview tomorrow after a spectacular showing during the Microsoft Conference at E3 2016. Watch as we attempt to survive in a game that is not quite as Bioshock-like as we expected. Instead it's a bizarre polite society survival simulator that has to be seen to be believed.

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2 months ago

Star Wars Battlefront's New Skirmish Mode is Best Played in Split Screen

Star Wars Battlefront's New Skirmish Mode is Best Played in Split Screen

Star Wars Battlefront's new, free Skirmish mode finally adds one of the most fan requested features to EA's take on Battlefront: an offline bot match. As in the original Battlefront, it can be played in split screen, both co-operatively and competitively. Suddenly we have a very compelling reason to return to Battlefront. Here's how it looks in action.

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2 months ago

Deus Ex Mankind Divided Gameplay Has Headbutting, Electrocuting, Sweet Talking

Deus Ex Mankind Divided Gameplay Has Headbutting, Electrocuting, Sweet Talking

In this Deus Ex Mankind Divided gameplay, Andy and I tackle the first area of the game's Golem City area in different ways. Andy is all about stealth and social sweet talking, whereas I am all about aggravating police and headbutting people.

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2 months ago

Battlefield 1 Domination Mode and the 5 Crucial Tactical Errors We Made

Battlefield 1 Domination Mode and the 5 Crucial Tactical Errors We Made

Fresh from a successful outing in Battlefields 3 and 4, Domination returns in Battlefield 1. It's a close quarters capture mode that takes place on smaller versions of the game's maps. Join us as we use our many, many years of videogaming experience to show you what not to do when you play this mode.

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2 months ago

Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin DLC Has Cloud Cars, Not Clown Cars

Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin DLC Has Cloud Cars, Not Clown Cars

This Star Wars Battlefront gameplay shows the new map added in the game's recent Bespin DLC. Home to Lando Calrissian, Cloud City is one of the most iconic locations in the Star Wars universe and it's beautifully replicated here. But how is it as a multiplayer map?

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3 months ago

It's Us vs Airship in Battlefield 1 Gameplay

It's Us vs Airship in Battlefield 1 Gameplay

In this Battlefield 1 Gameplay we tackle Battlefield's classic Conquest mode on the new St Quentin's Scar map. Expect bi-planes, airships and a particularly bloody hatchet rampage as we run around this battle-scarred slice of World War 1 France.

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3 months ago

Forza Horizon 3 Gameplay Brings The Party To Australia

Forza Horizon 3 Gameplay Brings The Party To Australia

The new open-world Forza game has been announced and in Forza Horizon 3 the Horizon festival travels to the vast and diverse country of Australia for the biggest, most car-filled Horizon game yet. You'll have the opportunity to razz 350 cars around the highways, cities and vast outback of the Land Down Under. That's not an excuse to start singing the song, no.

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3 months ago

FIFA 17 is Mass Effect But With Football

FIFA 17 is Mass Effect But With Football

We can't quite believe we've written that headline. FIFA 17's new story mode The Journey is a proper, branching RPG storyline, complete with conversation options ripped straight from Mass Effect. A blend of on-pitch performance and carefully considered dialogue choices will steer your version of youth prospect Alex Hunter toward Premier League stardom.

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3 months ago

Just Cause's Mech Land Assault DLC Adds Gravity Gun, Gravity Fun

Just Cause's Mech Land Assault DLC Adds Gravity Gun, Gravity Fun

We were rather fond of previous Just Cause 3 DLC Sky Fortress because it basically turned Rico into Iron Man. The second piece of DLC, called Mech Land Assault, turns you into something less glamorous: a sort of spider-robot-thing ripped straight from the pages of Ghost in the Shell. But what it lacks in superhero style, it makes up with a massive gravity cannon that allows for unprecedented levels of destruction.

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3 months ago

Dead Island Definitive Edition on Xbox One Has Much Prettier Zombies

Dead Island Definitive Edition on Xbox One Has Much Prettier Zombies

Dead Island on Xbox One offers us a graphically improved opportunity to revisit one of our favourite zombie games. When it was originally released, Dead Island wasn't exactly what you'd call a critical darling, but it found an enthusiastic fan base that liked its co-op enabled, zombie-infested, open-world tropical paradise. This remastered version for Xbox One and PS4 is exactly the same, but prettier.

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4 months ago

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: 7 Things You Need To Know

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: 7 Things You Need To Know

The next Call of Duty is pretty much the opposite of a World War 2 shooter. Who knew that after two sci-fi themed Call of Duty games, Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3, that Infinity Ward would abandon Earth entirely and point the world's biggest military shooter franchise at the stars? Struggling to understand? Here are the seven things you need to know about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered, which will arrive at the same time.

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4 months ago

5 Most Impressive Levels Built In Doom's Minecraft-Like SnapMap Editor

5 Most Impressive Levels Built In Doom's Minecraft-Like SnapMap Editor

The 2016 reboot of Doom prides itself on being a no-nonsense first person shooter of the old-school persuasion. With the inclusion of SnapMap, a highly flexible map editor, though, you can fill the game with as much nonsense as you like. Want to create a musical instrument or a full-blown farming simulator? Go right ahead.

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5 months ago

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