Day 3 and time for a classic event in the Oxbox Xmas Challenge: the traditional FIFA Giant Killing Challenge, this year in FIFA 20, in which I am supposed to lead a League Two team to victory against a Premier League team. Will I bring home a football win this year or another shameful football defeat? Let's football!
Andy steps up for his first challenge of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2019, which takes him to Hitman 2's Haven Island for the Hitman 2 Crocodile Hunter Challenge. Can he assassinate all the inflatable crocodiles in this island paradise? Watch and find out, dear viewer.
2006 adventure horror game Pathologic was a cult hit, despite being one of the weirdest videogames ever made. So it's with cautious optimism that we approach Pathologic 2, a reimagined version of the same story with a bunch of graphical, gameplay and story improvements.
So begins this year's Xmas Challenge! This year's competition launches with a Blair Witch challenge for Mike: can he score 100 points in Blair Witch's off-brand Nokia Snake game Cobra Masters without crashing into his own tail or being murdered by the Blair Witch? Watch and find out today, day one of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2019.
If the recent revival of the Shenmue series has taught us anything, it's that people love nostalgia and forklift trucks. But not every series is as lucky as Shenmue - plenty more beloved franchises are being kept alive only in cameos, DLC and free-to-play mobile games, for instance, instead of the fully fledged sequels that fans have been clamouring for. Here are seven bittersweet examples of just that.
Like Overcooked but with home renovation, Tools Up! lets you take control of bumbling decorators in couch co-op, with your job to complete DIY tasks specified by the blueprint, such as painting and laying carpet, to a gruellingly tight deadline. Why can't we just leave two bags of gravel in the driveway and head off on holiday to Ibiza like real builders?
Behold Sea of Thieves Seabound Soul gameplay in which Andy and Mike are attacked by a giant kraken. Who will be eaten alive? Who will be turned into a ghostly green skeleton? The one way to find out is to watch, and also why not subscribe for more Sea of Thieves on Outside Xbox?
Hey! Listen! Sometimes games reuse voice lines so frequently that they become seared onto our frontal lobe with a red hot cattle brand. Usually it's the case that there simply wasn't enough voice acting recorded to fill a 30 hour game full of repetitive combat, but sometimes it's a scenario where the line itself is so weird that it stays with you forever. Either way, here are eight of them we thought you might like to hear again.
If you ask us, the scary-looking fighters in fighting games are the ones you have to worry about the least. Much more dangerous are the ones that look cute and friendly but then deliver a savage beatdown, leaving you not only KO-ed but also with a story no-one is going to believe. Here are seven of our favourite harmless-looking fighting game characters who were actually absolute beasts.
Sea of Thieves Tall Tale Seabound Soul is out now on Xbox One as a free update to Sea of Thieves. Here's gameplay in which Andy and I dust off our peg legs and set sail for a life of adventure or, more likely, death by misadventure.
Witness the chaos in this Bleeding Edge Xbox One gameplay, in which Mike and I played Ninja Theory's upcoming team brawler, sampling distinctive fighters such as zombie rockstar Nidhoggr, witchy granny Maeve and Cass, the Black Swan-looking ballerina with robotic bird legs.
We recently shared some of the most horrible weapons we've used in videogames, and instead of recoiling in horror many of you chimed in with suggestions of your own for videogame weapons that you are definitely the bad guy for using. We're all terrible people.
Join Oxventure for the premiere of the music video for the Oxventurers Guild charity single Literally Everyone Else in the World! We'll be revealing the new Oxventure music video in this live stream to launch a festive fundraiser for mental health charity Mind.
The Oxventurers head deep underground to fight a mysterious evil at the behest of a severed head, which isn't even the weirdest thing that happens to them that day. See for yourself in Rolling in the Deep, an Oxventure episode recorded live at MCM Comic Con Birmingham on Sunday 16 November 2019.
Show of the Week takes Terminator-based first-person shooter Terminator Resistance for a spin, with Andy as Sgt. Jacob Rivers of the titular Resistance, on a mission to save humanity from spidery terminators, exploding terminators and occasional terminator terminators. Then it's over to the best YouTube comments of the week. Don't go away.
Usually, early versions of game characters are lost and forgotten forever. But sometimes these abandoned character designs are sneakily immortalised as Easter eggs, to commemorate what might have been. Join us now on a delicious Easter egg hunt, for the videogame Easter eggs that reveal lost versions of our favourite characters.
Minecraft Dungeons is the new dungeon-crawling, loot-hoovering top-down co-op adventure set in the world of Minecraft. It's coming to Xbox One, but also PS4, PC and Switch. Get your eyes on this new Minecraft Dungeons co-op gameplay as Andy and I bumble our way around a dungeon in search of a necromancer's tomb, but instead find a terrifying Enderman boss, a treasure pig and a friendly gold key.
Halo Reach, the last Halo game from series developer Bungie, finally joins the Master Chief Collection with a visually revamped update that includes native 4K support. Watch as we tackle the game's opening mission and deadly ostriches in this 4K gameplay.
Jedi Fallen Order is the new Star Wars game from Titanfall developer Respawn. In it, you play as Cal Kestis, a Padawan who survived the Jedi-destroying Order 66 and is justifiably ready to go ham on the Empire with a lightsaber. Join us for Jedi Fallen Order gameplay on Xbox One as Mike and Andy tackle the game's opening, then stick around for Jane with the finest YouTube comments of the week.
Games often demand a fight but it doesn't mean you have to use the most horrible, deliberately gut-churning weapon you can find. Consider the cruel and unusual methods of the Cerebral Bore from Turok 2, the Drill Bucket from Dead Rising 2 and the Time Manipulation Device from Singularity, for example.
Red Dead Online bounty hunting returns! Andy and Mike saddle up to hunt down legendary bounty Etta Doyle, leader of a notorious all-woman gang, and Rosa Jones, a cello teacher turned murderer who stabbed her victim with a cello bow. Can the Outside Xbox posse finally bring in a bounty alive and unexploded? Only time and this video will tell.
Want to know what kind of drinks the bold spacefaring pioneers of The Outer Worlds mix to enjoy in their downtime from being oppressed by galactic megacorporations? Watch on as we mix and taste the Concentrated Distillate from a recipe found in the game.
Andy and Mike solve pirate murders with a supernatural pocket watch in Return of the Obra Dinn on Xbox One. Get an eyeful of Xbox One gameplay then stick around for the week's choicest YouTube comments and Oxventure Dungeons and Dragons chat.
A videogame safehouse is a space where you can relax and enjoy some downtime between missions. Right up until the bad guys wreck up the place, something that seems to happen all the g-damn time, like these seven times that your safehouse became an UNsafehouse. Enjoy!
Real life combat sports organisations have rules which prevent humans from fighting animals. Not in videogames however, where the animal kingdom shows up to kick some ass on the regs. Here are 7 of our favourite fauna fighters who snuck their way into human fighting game tournaments.