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Blues and Bullets is Bioshock Meets Alternate History Eliot Ness

Blues and Bullets is Bioshock Meets Alternate History Eliot Ness

Remember when famed detective Eliot Ness retired to serve chilli-poisoned burgers in a small town diner? Or when he boarded a hotel beneath the Hindenburg designed by Bioshock's Andrew Ryan to have a sass-off with Al Capone? Neither do we, but Blues and Bullets is one alternate history we can absolutely get behind.

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2 days ago

Physics Puzzler Magnetic: Cage Closed is a Bit Like Portal With Magnets

Physics Puzzler Magnetic: Cage Closed is a Bit Like Portal With Magnets

Magnetic: Cage Closed on Xbox One is a first-person physics puzzler in the same vein as Portal but with magnets. We get an electromagnetic gun with the power to attract and repel (yourself, cubes and whatnot) in this Xbox One gameplay.

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2 days ago

Don't Press A to Not Die in Shenmue 2

Don't Press A to Not Die in Shenmue 2

In the latest of his Shenmue 2 adventures, deadpan protagonist Ryo goes to the barber shop for a QTE encounter with a cut-throat razor. Don't press A to not die but do click through for this Xbox 360 gameplay.

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4 days ago

Bridge Constructor Proves We Should Not Be Bridge Constructors

Bridge Constructor Proves We Should Not Be Bridge Constructors

Bridge Constructor is a game which lets you, yes, construct bridges. You then stress test them to see if they can withstand the traffic that qualifies something as bridge rather than a loose collection of planks balanced precariously over a river. Jane and I abandon our YouTube careers to become civil engineers for a day in this Xbox One gameplay.

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10 days ago

It's Only a Matter of Time Before Cannibalism in Sheltered on Xbox One

It's Only a Matter of Time Before Cannibalism in Sheltered on Xbox One

Sheltered is a pixel-arty survival simulation in which you keep a family of four (and a pet) alive for as long as possible in an underground bunker - like The Sims, but after a nuclear catastrophe, or mobile Fallout game Fallout Sheltered, but deeper and with more crafting. We play a preview version on Xbox One in this gameplay video.

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10 days ago

Punching a Tree is the Next Step in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

Punching a Tree is the Next Step in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

In this latest episode of our Shenmue 2 adventure, Ryo must punch all the leaves off a tree to learn the secret ways of Wude from an old man in the park.

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12 days ago

We Take a Cricket Bat to the Undead in Zombi on Xbox One

We Take a Cricket Bat to the Undead in Zombi on Xbox One

Known as ZombiU back when it was a Wii U exclusive, London-set zombie game Zombi is now finally available on Xbox One and PS4. Jane and I grab a cricket bat and see how long we can survive in this Xbox One gameplay.

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17 days ago

GTA Online Heist Means Wanton Van Destruction, Rival Crew Shootout

GTA Online Heist Means Wanton Van Destruction, Rival Crew Shootout

The Outside Xbox GTA Online heist team's latest mission heist is to steal a hacking rig from a rival heist crew and blow up their heisting van. Watch as we show those upstarts who's the real Los Santos heist crew (it's us).

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18 days ago

It Is Hard to Make Money in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

It Is Hard to Make Money in Shenmue 2 on Xbox

On his (and our) continuing mission to track his father's killer, Ryo moves crates at the dock to earn money then gambles his earnings on dice game Roll It On Top. Later, Joy rescues him from a dodgy photographer. Let's watch.

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20 days ago

Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Descent Brings Back Darkspawn, Deep Roads, Slow Lifts

Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Descent Brings Back Darkspawn, Deep Roads, Slow Lifts

In new Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Descent, the Inquisitor is called to the subterranean Deep Roads, in which we whomp a bunch of Darkspawn and ride a classic BioWare slow elevator. Have a watch of this Xbox One gameplay.

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21 days ago

GTA Online Heist Leads to Jetski Island Raid, Upriver Speedboat Chase

GTA Online Heist Leads to Jetski Island Raid, Upriver Speedboat Chase

The Outside Xbox heist team raids an island on Seashark jetskis, there to snatch fugitive Avi Schwartzman. We're once again joined by valued Outside Xbox crew member and occasional heist intern Nerascus, who puts us all to shame with his hearse-handling and cop-evading skills.

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23 days ago

Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster Gameplay Has Zombie Train Conductor, Leech Monster

Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster Gameplay Has Zombie Train Conductor, Leech Monster

Resident Evil publisher Capcom will soon release an HD remaster of Resident Evil prequel Resident Evil 0, as I specifically requested back in February. In it, you play rookie S.T.A.R.S. medic Rebecca Chambers trapped on a luxury train with hordes of zombies, a gross leech monster and an escaped murderer with sexy bad boy tattoos. We take on the game's opening chapter in this HD gameplay.

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24 days ago

GTA Online Heist Begins with Vanspotting in Downtown Los Santos

GTA Online Heist Begins with Vanspotting in Downtown Los Santos

The Outside Xbox crew is called out of luxurious, heist-funded retirement for one last job: GTA Online's Pacific Standard heist, which begins with the tracking and thieving of a certain courier van. Watch and despair as we collaboratively decipher the Trackify app required to locate the target vehicle.

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24 days ago

The Escapists The Walking Dead Mashes Up Harrowing Zombie Comics, Sandbox Action

The Escapists The Walking Dead Mashes Up Harrowing Zombie Comics, Sandbox Action

The Escapists The Walking Dead mashes up the original The Walking Dead comics and the pixel art sandbox action of The Escapists. See us flee the zombie-filled Harrison Memorial Hospital in this Xbox One gameplay.

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28 days ago

Homefront: The Revolution Gameplay Proves Homefront: The Revolution Is Still a Thing

Homefront: The Revolution Gameplay Proves Homefront: The Revolution Is Still a Thing

If you thought Homefront 2 had quietly crawled into a ditch to die, let this Xbox One gameplay disabuse you of that notion. Homefront: The Revolution, as it is officially titled, is still coming and not only that, it's a lot of fun, even in this very early state. Imagine Far Cry, but set in war-ravaged, enemy-occupied Philadelphia.

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29 days ago

King's Quest Begins with Episode 1: A Knight to Remember

King's Quest Begins with Episode 1: A Knight to Remember

A Knight to Remember is chapter one of the new King's Quest. Playing it here on Xbox One we escape a mattress dragon with a magic mirror, repair a busted cart with bread and hatchet everything else with a hatchet.

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A month ago

Batman: Arkham Knight's Harley Quinn DLC is Short But Short

Batman: Arkham Knight's Harley Quinn DLC is Short But Short

Batman: Arkham Knight's Harley Quinn Story Pack DLC puts you in the mismatched shoes of Harley Quinn on a mission to free Poison Ivy from the Bludhaven police department using clown-themed gadgets, psychosis vision and a big metal baseball bat. Clearly most of the police are on holiday that day, because it springing Ivy will take you under 30 minutes.

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A month ago

Now Is the Time to Become a Professional Gambler in Shenmue 2

Now Is the Time to Become a Professional Gambler in Shenmue 2

Lucky Hit is a kind of high-stakes Peggle played on every street in 1980s Hong Kong, according to Shenmue 2. The obvious next step in our urgent mission to track down Ryo's father's killer is to become the world's greatest Lucky Hit player. And begin!

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A month ago

No Time To Explain is Xbox One's Most Baffling Game

No Time To Explain is Xbox One's Most Baffling Game

No Time To Explain on Xbox One is one of the most confusing games we've ever experienced. There is a giant robot crab, a furious shark and several unashamedly paradoxical time travel moments. That's all we could work out when we played it, see if you can make any more sense of No Time to Explain in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

We Wrangle Cubes in Portally Puzzler QUBE Director's Cut on Xbox One

We Wrangle Cubes in Portally Puzzler QUBE Director's Cut on Xbox One

In QUBE you play an amnesiac astronaut trapped in a giant spacefaring Rubik's Cube on a deadly collision course with Earth. Imagine Armageddon but with physics-based cube puzzles in place of Bruce Willis drilling an asteroid. Watch us save the world with cubes, probably, in this Xbox One QUBE gameplay.

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A month ago

Shenmue 2 Distracts Us With Capsule Toys, Arm Wrestling, Street Crime

Shenmue 2 Distracts Us With Capsule Toys, Arm Wrestling, Street Crime

With the funds mustered by a record-breaking Kickstarter, the formerly mythical Shenmue 3 is on the way at last. The time is ripe therefore to revisit Hong Kong in 2001's revered Shenmue 2, where we step off the boat from Japan and are immediately sidetracked from our mission to find our father's killer by capsule toy machines, arm wrestling matches and thieving urchins.

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A month ago

GTA Online Heist Concludes With Heartwarming Display of Teamwork

GTA Online Heist Concludes With Heartwarming Display of Teamwork

In our latest series of GTA Online heist adventures, we've stolen weed, coke, meth, viagra and MDMA. Now it's time to take it to market. The trouble is, all the people we stole the aforementioned narcotics off want them back, and have teamed up to make that happen. It would be a heartwarming display of unity and teamwork if they weren't all firing guns at us.

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A month ago

Arkham Knight's Batgirl DLC Welcomes You to World's Worst Amusement Park

Arkham Knight's Batgirl DLC Welcomes You to World's Worst Amusement Park

In Batman: Arkham Knight's new DLC, you step into the crime-fighting wedge heels of Barbara Gordon in her pre-Oracle days as Batgirl. In this Xbox One gameplay she takes on The Joker in an abandoned amusement park on an offshore oil rig. It is pretty easy to see why it was abandoned, to be honest.

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A month ago

Here Is Space Piracy for Beginners in Elite Dangerous on Xbox One

Here Is Space Piracy for Beginners in Elite Dangerous on Xbox One

Here at Outside Xbox we've always aspired to be mighty space pirates, feared in every system from here to Rho Ophiuchi. Unfortunately, we're not particularly adept at space piracy. Just look at our calamitous mission to assassinate coffee-quaffing space celeb Gianmaria Obligis.

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A month ago

We Are Quite Bad at Stealth Platformer The Swindle

We Are Quite Bad at Stealth Platformer The Swindle

The Swindle is an upcoming Xbox One stealth platformer best described as Deus Ex meets Spelunky. The levels are procedurally generated, right down to the addresses and business names, and your job as one of a gang of master thieves is to steal as much loot as possible from a level without getting caught or dying. We're not so good at the last part, as you will see in this gameplay.

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A month ago

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