Show of the Week Archive
Imagine if they announced a new Xbox. You'd freak, right? Well, that's what's happening on Tuesday, so join us as we predict everything about the next Xbox in a Show of the Week that will in no way come back to haunt us on Wednesday morning.
Grand Theft Auto V might not arrive until September, but watching those new character trailers on loop has given Mike a nasty case of GTA V fever. The only cure? GTA V. Failing that, symptoms can be treated with therapeutic sessions of telling you all about it in Show of the Week and playing GTA IV. Watch both in this week's episode.
Join us for a slice of '80s nostalgia as remember what Show of the Week was like back in 1984, ponder the retro sci-fi spinoff Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and undertake the inaugural Outside Xbox Kill Quip Challenge.
The eternal question of whether Superman or Batman would win in a fight is yours for the settling now Injustice: Gods Among Us has dropped DC's heroes and villains into the melee of a spectacular fighting game. With that question resolved, we turn in Show of the Week to the next most intractable dilemma: which is the greater comic megapublisher, Marvel or DC?
Battlefield 4 is coming this winter, powered by the mighty Frostbite 3: an engine outputting visuals so realistic they've already given Mike post-traumatic stress disorder. For more on BF4, including our fondest wishes for DICE's next military manshooter, watch Show of the Week.
Roll up, viewers! Much like BioShock Infinite, Show of the Week is a soaring thrill ride, a parade of marvels, and a firm believer in trashcan dining. Come on in for this week's show, featuring BioShock Infinite and the five least livable videogame cities.
What time is it? That depends on when you are reading this. Also Show of the Week time! Come with us as we put Gears of War: Judgment on trial, look at gaming's greatest weapons and field feedback from 12th Century Mongol warlords.
The Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC reminded us why we love Mass Effect so much, and got us thinking about what want from Mass Effect 4. We've known since September the game is in development at Bioware Montreal so watch on, valued viewer, to see where we'd like to see the series go next.
Showtime. With Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 out next week, we turn to snipers, sniping and the eternal appeal of hitting a target between the eyes while having a lie-down half a mile away.
Tomb Raider is a misleading title for the latest game starring Lara Croft, as you spend very little time raiding tombs and a lot more fighting for your life, shooting people with arrows and running through things as they thrillingly collapse around you. I guess Fight For Your Life And Shoot People With Arrows As You Run Through Things While They Thrillingly Collapse Around You wouldn't fit on the box. Naming issues aside, Crystal Dynamics' new take on Lara's adventures feels both familiar and like a new direction for the series. Join us for a closer look in this week's show.
Metal Gear has not traditionally been something with which Xbox players are au fait. It's a fauna-filled universe of Snakes, Mantises and Ocelots that's all but impenetrable if you haven't been playing the series since Metal Gear Solid on the PS1. Or aren't David Attenborough. With Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, though, you have the perfect standalone opportunity to dip your toe into the universe while also chopping everything within a five-mile radius to bits. This week we took exactly that opportunity.
Friday means Show of the Week. This week that means Crysis 3, latest in the series of sci-fi sandbox shooters that doubles as showcase for developer Crytek's visual wizardry. We're just as interested in Crysis' newest Nanosuit as in graphical hocus pocus - you'll find both in the video, along with the comments, questions and Andy's dodging of friend dates.
Alright, sweethearts, listen up - it's time for an Aliens: Colonial Marines episode of Show of the Week. What are you waiting for, breakfast in bed? You are waiting for that? It was included in your room price? Let me see that. I don't... we're not even a... Ok, this all checks out. I'll be in the kitchen, I guess.
Let's be honest, Dead Space isn't the most inspiring name in the world. "It has dead things in it and it's set in space, so let's call it Dead Space", was probably how the two-minute brainstorm went. Still, the series has managed to hurdle that nominative impediment and become both well-loved and financially successful. Dead Space 3 mixes up the formula far more than the second game did, adding campaign co-op and a rather severe cold front, so does it still feel like Dead Space?
This week, we explore The Cave, Double Fine's latest downloadable puzzler, and our thoughts turn to adventure games as well as ghosts, your feedback, and the successful avoidance of dropping things on the floor. I honestly nearly managed it once, I swear.
Fallout 4 is coming, and coming soon, for reasons we lay out in a Fallout-themed Show of the Week. For those reasons, as well as our Fallout 4 wish list and the rumours flying around this coyly unannounced game, watch on, dear viewer, watch on.
Join us in Show of the Week for a look at DmC's new Dante, satirical setting and spectacular combat, as well as gaming history's most radical character makeovers.
It's almost the future year 2013. What wonders will it bring? Hoverboards? Marauding road warriors? A safety razor with one more blade? Almost certainly all three. There's also the outside chance it will bring us a whole new Xbox.
You might imagine we're all consummate professionals here at Outside Xbox - infallible like a trio of 'games popes' - but in reality, as wretched mortals, we're constantly forgetting the lines we wrote mere hours before. So this is the video for you if you want to see lines fluffed, cues missed and pooches screwed. Actually, come to think of it, you might need to go to a specialist website for that last one.
We reach Christmas critical mass in this week's show by condensing lovely gifts, ugly jumpers, festive Easter Eggs and our must-play holiday games into a devastating nine-minute explosion of peace on Earth and good will to all men. There will be no survivors.
We're not done for the year, far from it, but as we approach Christmas we wave goodbye. Not just to 2012 but the last holiday season where Xbox 360 will be our primary platform of choice. This time next year, we'll be 'jacked in' to the next Xbox and 'surfing' the new version of Xbox Live. So futuristic! But let's take a moment pre-Christmas to look back at the year that was.
December is that magical time of year when Santy loads up his sleigh, visions of sugar plums dance in our heads, and every game in the world is now out and we haven't even finished Assassin's Creed 3 yet oh god help.
Life's a beach, which sounds lovely until you find that beach is teeming with alligators, sharks and giant, vicious purple turkeys. Not to mention the gangs of pirates roaming Far Cry 3's Rook Island, who pack machine guns and grenades rather than cutlasses and peg legs. In this week's Show of the Week, Jane abandons the guys for just such a lifestyle, leaving them to fend for themselves against a safari park's worth of wildlife.
Join us, friends, for another Show of the Week, this time focussed on the subtle art of assassination. Or in Agent 47's case, the subtle art of dressing up in an ill-fitting bellhop uniform and staving someone's head in with an iron. Let's just hope perennial victim Mike manages to escape this week unscathed. Oh and is it just us, or is Andy failing to keep tabs on his facial grooming?
In this week's show, we hail Call of Duty: Black Ops II - a surprisingly energetic shake-up for a series still riding high in its genre. Developer Treyarch feeds a number of CoD's sacred cows into the meat grinder; multiplayer killstreaks as we knew them are out, for instance, replaced by scorestreaks, and guns, gear and perks have been pitched into a single pool of options. Help yourself to any 10, says Treyarch, and there's your new favourite loadout.
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