Show of the Week celebrates Fortnite Season 5 with a relaxing trip to Lazy Links, the new golf course added to the Fortnite map in this latest big update. Can Mike complete a round of golf without being shot to bits or engulfed by the storm? There is literally one way to find out.
There's no shame in getting a game over from losing a tough battle, or failing to complete a puzzle in time. There is however a lot of shame in getting one of these embarrassing game overs, in which we managed to lose the game through stupidity, ineptitude or on one memorable occasion, pissing off a powerful vampire. Oops.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the new game from Dark Souls developer From Software, but unlike Dark Souls has only light RPG elements, no character creation, and even checkpoints when you die. Will it still demand you "git gud in the grand tradition of Soulsborne games? Find out within.
Did you enjoy Burnout's Crash Mode? Danger Zone 2 is basically that by another name. This explosive traffic accident sim is rough around the edges but what it does, namely enormous point-scoring crashes, it does very well.
Here's Unravel 2 gameplay in which Andy and I wrap our brains around newly co-op Unravel 2. Unravel 2 was released during games industry mega-convention E3, which is why no-one noticed, but it turns out it's really good, adding co-operative puzzling to the yarn feature adventures.
Show of the Week examines new Anthem gameplay footage, sizing up the next sci-fi shooter from the makers of Mass Effect and asking, how much Destiny is in its DNA? Later, my challenge of the week is to compose an actual literal anthem for Outside Xbox's great and fictional nation of Oxvania. (National motto: It's a Place You Can Live.)
We recently recalled the times we made a game much harder for ourselves by accident. The YouTube comments on that video revealed plenty more times you suffered a similar fate, such as by wearing Assassin Creed 2's Auditore Cape, achieving a high chaos level in Dishonored, or accepting a creepy doll in Silent Hill 4. Consider these yet more times you stumbled on a somewhat unofficial hard mode.
Behold Warhammer: Vermintide 2 gameplay on Xbox One in which Mike, Andy and I, plus Luke of Outside Xtra, combine our Skaven-smashing skills to liberate a farm held by the swarming Ratmen and their allied forces of Chaos in this different-every-time, first-person fantasy action job.
Nidhogg 2 is a game in which two players fight across side-scrolling levels, each attempting to be the first to reach their opponent's final screen and be devoured by Nidhogg, a mythological Norse serpent. Watch as Mike and I throw swords, daggers and curses at each other in this Nidhogg 2 gameplay.
The whole point of arcade machines is to get you to insert more coins, which is why they often employ every trick in the book to get you to keep playing. The cruellest money grabbing technique of all was the continue screen, in which a timer ticked down, imploring you to insert more money, before a terrible fate befell your beloved hero. The more horrible these continue screens were, the more likely you were to pay up, which is why some of these just have to be seen to be believed.
Control is the new game from Remedy, the studio behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake, and from what Remedy has revealed so far, it's shaping up to be just as weird and unsettling as those previous games. Join us as we talk Control, and stick around as Andy attempts to prove his Remedy game skills in Alan Wake in the challenge of the week.
Normally your job in a video game is 'world saver' and probably you make all your money from lucrative endorsement deals. Not so in these games, where it's only hard graft in a conventional, normal person job that will get you through.
With the announcement that the Resident Evil 2 remake will be here in January, we've all got Resident Evil fever! If you feel the same way, join us and test your Resident Evil knowledge along with Jane and Mike as you wait for 2019 to roll around.
The Resident Evil 2 remake takes players back to the Raccoon City Police Department from the 1998 original but, with the power of Resident Evil 7's RE Engine, makes everything look nastier and, ew, wetter. Join us in Show of the Week as we talk about our time playing the game, and stick around for a throwback challenge as Mike attempts to revisit a classic easter egg in the original Resident Evil 2.
The original Crew 2 game had some pretty exotic cars, but The Crew 2 adds boats, stunt planes and all manner of weird and wonderful machinery to drive. Just consider these seven exotic vehicles you won't believe you can drive in The Crew 2.
Behold Ori and the Will of the Wisps gameplay on Xbox One in which Jane and I take luminous spirit creature Ori on a scamper through the arid Windswept Wastes. Get an eyeful of the shifting sands and Ori's burrowing powers in this new gameplay.
Check out this Lego DC Super-Villains gameplay, in which Jane and I create cool new original super villain Captain Eyepatch, and watch him and his laser eyes team up with a veritable Suicide Squad of DC's most nefarious rogues including Lex Luthor, Braniac and The Joker. He's the best one, obviously.
Hitman 2 gameplay in which Agent 47 is let loose on a Miami motor racing event, where Andy and Jane steal a Flamingo costume, sneak into the VIP lounge, and eventually sabotage the prototype race car of target Sierra Knox.
Jane and Ellen steer Assassin's Creed Odyssey's new assassin Alexios around Delos in Assassin's Creed Odyssey gameplay on a mission to fight lions and bears, raid tombs and spartan kick fools off clifftops wherever possible here in Ancient Greece.
We've all had to overcome challenges in games, be they tough bosses or tricky puzzles, but the hardest hurdles to overcome are the moments where you have to do something you hate in order to proceed. Consider these times we were left with only two options, do the horrible thing or eject the game disc and throw it in the bin, and we seriously contemplated doing the latter.
Cyberpunk 2077 stole the show at E3 2018, mostly thanks to an incredible behind-closed-doors, hour-long gameplay demo that has yet to be released to the public. Luckily, your intrepid Cyberpunk correspondents Jane and I saw that demo and are here to relay our reactions to this amazing-looking game.
In Resident Evil 2 Remake gameplay, Andy and I revisit the Raccoon City Police Department HQ and find it full of tweaked layouts, new puzzle elements and blood. Get a first look at the darker, gorier Resident Evil 2 remake and Leon Kennedy's high-fidelity new face in this gameplay video.
Dying Light 2 gameplay brings back the parkour, melee combat, day-night cycle and open world of the original zombie action game, but with a much larger map, physics-based parkour objects and a new emphasis on story driven by player decisions. It all goes down in a new European city, enjoying the "modern Dark Ages" of a world trashed by the Infected horde, as well as conflict between human factions. Fresh from an E3 2018 gameplay presentation, we ponder the changes since the last Dying Light.
Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op action game set in the same world as The Walking Dead graphic novels and TV show. That is to say it's set in a world where flesh-eating zombies, also known as 'walkers', are shuffling around like they own the place and humanity is firmly on the back foot.
It's been over 20 years since Resident Evil 2 and to mark the occasion, Capcom is working on a Resident Evil 2 remake. But just because it's a remake doesn't mean it's just a straight-up repeat the 1998 original. We played a timed demo here at E3 2018 which was only 20 minutes long, but even that was long enough for us to spot 20 differences between this remake and our beloved original.
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