The temptation is to play wrestling games like beat em ups: you punch your opponent, do your big moves, hit a finisher, and then pin them. But ask any pro wrestler and they'll tell you there's much more to wrestling than just that. So we did! Ask some wrestlers, that is, about the things you need to be doing in the upcoming WWE 2K19.
Showdown of the Week returns! Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra clash for the second time, live on stage at EGX 2018, in the categories of violence, friendship, art and music. Who will triumph at Nidhogg 2? Who can draw a better Pikachu? Who can play an actual ocarina? Literally no-one in the whole world. But discover the other answers in Showdown of the Week 2018.
The Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra Dungeons and Dragons crew, also known as the Oxventurer's Guild, is proud to present a new official Oxventure t-shirt!
Andy and what we are assured is Mike hail the release of Forza Horizon 4 in Show of the Week, with a trip to a real-life Forza Horizon festival at the Goodwood Estate, England. Later, Andy attempts a kind of proto-Rocket League in his challenge of the week, set in Forza Motorsport 4's car football.
Sometimes in videogames you will often find yourself in possession of a weapon or ability that seems great at first, only to discover that when you use it, it's more trouble than it's worth. Here are just some of the times we've encountered that very thing.
Behold Starlink split screen gameplay in which Luke and I have a co-op space adventure in the opening chapter of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the upcoming open-world toys-to-life spaceship game. Who can build the least symmetrical ship? Which way is space? Why have alien cultists kidnapped Space Dad? Discover the answers in the Starlink co-op gameplay.
GTA Online's After Hours update allows players to purchase their own nightclub, a Los Santos hotspot that provides a place for the city's pleasure-seekers to unwind, as well as an opportunity to launder a ton of dirty cash. Join Mike and I as we open our Vespucci Beach destination venue Maisonette, soon to be the watchword in unaffordable drinks and seizure-inducing ceiling lights.
WWE 2K19 is on the horizon, promising an expanded roster, a new indie-based career mode, a Daniel Bryan Showcase mode, and more of a sense of fun, according to developers 2K. Join Mike and Andy as they nerd out about wrestling and then later in the show, beat the heck out of each other in a WWE 2K18 backstage brawl as Jane watches on in horror/amusement.
Heroes have all the good karma but villains have all the fun, which is presumably why so many game heroes switch sides for the sequel. This is more widespread than we even imagined, judging by the quantity of comments on our last video on the issue. Direct your attention to these seven heroes who lived long enough to become the villain and subscribe to Outside Xbox for a video like this every Thursday.
Mike and I co-op some Strange Brigade on Xbox One, in which we massacre zombies, smash ancient artefacts and harvest souls in a cheesy vintage matinee vision of 1930s Egypt.
Ready yourself for a new Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure, in which our ostensible heroes clash with a strange, shushy cult. What is their deal? Why are they stealing things? How did this grease get everywhere? There is literally one way to find out, which is to watch episode one of this new Oxventure on Outside Xbox.
Behold Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay with Lara Croft on an expedition through a murdery mountain temple and spooky Spanish galleon the San Cordoba, guided by us in this video brought to you by Outside Xbox and sponsor Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 adds a battle royale mode by the name of Blackout, and Show of the Week takes the public beta for a spin ahead of the game's launch in October. Take a watch of Blackout gameplay and discover Andy's aptitude for 1-vs-80-player Call of Duty.
Skydiving in Far Cry 3, a resort stay in Dead Island, and the tropical getaway in Let's Go Jungle Lost on the Island of Spice: consider, for starters, these videogame vacations from hell that are enough to make you want to stay at home.
Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Britain, the land of our birth, and we're rather excited. This is why we've compiled the very Britishest things we saw in this new gameplay from the first hour of the game.
The Battlefield V multiplayer beta deploys Mike and Andy in Conquest Mode. Witness Battlefield V gameplay in which they dodge tanks and capture objectives through the streets and canals of World War 2-era Rotterdam.
What with the covering herself in mud, stringing up enemies and shivving of jaguars, Lara Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a pitiless predator of both humans and non-humans. See for yourself with these seven ways Lara is the most terrifying jungle predator since the one Arnold Schwarzenegger blew up in this video brought to you by Outside Xbox and sponsor Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Day Z has finally come to the Xbox preview program and Mike is here to let us know if it was worth the wait. Later in the Show, Challenge of the Week sets Jane a task in the greatest zombie game ever made. That's right, The Typing of the Dead.
Movies get their ideas from all kinds of places, including games, so it's probably only fair that games are ripping off movies with the kind of shameless abandon of a kid borrowing some else's homework four minutes before it's due to be handed in. Consider seven of our favourite examples.
We recently toured the very worst places to have a fight in fighting game history, but it turns out we were only scratching the surface, because fighting game characters really will fight in any terrible place. Here are yet more places we'd fight to not to have a fight in.
The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs adds three cats to the Outside Xbox family home, along with enough cat beds, scratching posts, food bowls and litter trays to furnish a very intense cat cafe. Andy and I welcome new pets Temaki, Oreo and Maple, then design Andy's ideal goth detective wolf dog pet in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs' Create a Pet.
The upcoming Soulcalibur 6's most high-profile new character is Geralt of Rivia, hero of the Witcher series and a force to be reckoned with thanks to his two swords and mastery of magic signs. See Geralt in action in this Soulcalibur 6 gameplay.
With nearly an hour of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay in the wild but no release date in sight, how closely might the eventual game resemble the staggeringly impressive demo? Show of the Week assesses that, while Challenge of the Week calculates the likelihood of Mike being a replicant hiding among humans.
The Walking Dead's Negan in Tekken 7? Ariana Grande in a Final Fantasy? These celebrity cameos in videogames were so unexpected, so incongruous, they left us baffled by what we'd just seen, heard and played.
Look upon Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor - Martyr Xbox One gameplay in which Andy and I investigate the Martyr, a grim space monastery rife with heresy. And when we say heresy, we mean Chaos Cultists and gross Nurglings, and when we say investigate, we mean bombard with shoulder rockets.