Archive - Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.
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Escape is Gears 5's new three-player co-op mode that sees you as a trio of Hivebusters who must plant a bomb in a Locust hive then get the heck out as quickly as possible. Watch Jane, Mike and myself play Escape Mode mode at E3 2019, and keep an eye on the channel for more from the show all this week!
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 understandably annoyed and ready to take it out on the Empire. As a result, here are seven stormtroopers who are having a really, bad day in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
A title screen is the digital welcome mat to let you know what to expect from the videogame to come. But some go the extra mile and give you title screens that are fun, funny, or that give you a deeper understanding of the game itself. Consider our seven most memorable faves.
Join us as for Show of the Week as Mike talks Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the newest Tom Clancy shooter to feature the Ghosts who, misleadingly, are not actual ghosts, but rather an elite special forces crew. Discover more about this Wildlands sequel in Show of the Week and subscribe for this show every Friday!
Jane and I set sail in Shores of Gold, the first of Sea of Thieves' new story-based Tall Tales, to hunt for the legendary Shroudbreaker, a mystical macguffin with the power to reach a lost island. Why is our boat sinking? Will we survive the deadly traps guarding the Shroudbreaker? Will some jerk other players show up and kill us for no reason? The only really good way to find out is to watch this Sea of Thieves gameplay.
It's time for Show of the Week, in which Mike and I get to grips with Rage 2, the open-world action shooter from the genre maestros at ID Software. How crunchy is the shooting? Why is Danny Dyer shouting at us? Show of the Week has the answers!
We love scary games, but sometimes a freaky moment arises that scares us so hard we literally have to stop playing and curl up into a protective ball. Join us now, along with Luke and Ellen from Outside Xtra, as we share our life-changing in-game scares.
The videogame bosses that really stick in the mind are the ones who are so weird that we still can't explain what the developers were thinking when they decided to have you fight them. Here are seven of the weirdest boss fights we've ever had to go through. Enjoy!
Most fighting games are a bit weird, with their fighting bears and volcano stages, but they're nothing compared to these seven beat 'em ups which broke our brains harder than a Mortal Kombat fatality.
Anything can be a weapon if you try hard enough. This is particularly true in videogames, as proven by the many times we've found a weapon that we assume is just a joke, only to later discover its true, terrifying power. Here are seven times we did just that.
A lot of videogames like to play it safe, but not these unconventional seven - which turned out to be great gun, despite being weirder and more intense than a Macho Man Randy Savage promo.
In Hitman Escalation The Hirani Evacuation from the Mumbai mission, Agent 47 must dump a series of progressively tougher targets down the elevator shaft of an under construction apartment building. Will our spirits be going up, or will we get the shaft? See how we get on in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
Left 4 Dead 2 is incredibly almost 10 years old, yet remains the gold standard for co-op zombie shooters. World War Z, based on the book that inspired that Brad Pitt movie, hopes to change that. Will it succeed? Join Jane and Mike as they talk it out in Show of the Week, along with your comments and scenes of flagrant air horn misuse.
In Hitman Escalation The Turms Infatuation from Hitman 2's Colombia mission, Agent 47 must eliminate lovesick cartel member Hector Delgado with a letter bomb, in a series of increasingly difficult ways. See how we get on in this Hitman 2 gameplay footage.
Most games try to ease players in, introducing them gently to the world through means of tutorials and such. Not these seven games, though, which were all super keen to kill you the second you got started.
Remastered classic Final Fantasy 7 has come at last to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and Mike plays it for my benefit in Show of the Week. Sit tight for Final Fantasy 7 gameplay on Xbox One and a sampler of this week's finest YouTube comments.
It's the final episode of our Resident Evil 2 let's play, but G. Birkin and Mr. X aren't letting us go without a fight. Also, we actually get our hands on the G Virus so in your face, Annette.
We've all made dumb mistakes, but being a massive, evil corporation gives you the opportunity to make terrible mistakes on a much bigger scale. For your enjoyment, here are the seven worst mistakes made by evil corporations in games. Subscribe for a video like this every Thursday!
Another week, another three ways to play. This time, Agent 47 must assassinate target Nolan Cassidy in the sleepy American suburb of Whittleton Creek, USA. See us whack the target with a booby trapped panic room, a humane exterminator's knockout gas and a nightmarish clown outfit in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
It's a weird time for videogames, with free-to-play games and microtransactions making it potentially both very cheap and infinitely expensive to get involved. But there are games out there so expensive they make even the priciest loot box look like a bargain. Here are seven ridiculously pricey videogames to bear in mind if and when you win the lottery.
We've spoken before about the brief golden age of FMV, or Full Motion Video games, where you could film a bunch of theatre school dropouts in front of a blue screen, stick a sudoku puzzle in there every 20 minutes and call it a videogame. But it turns out we were only scratching the surface and that there are even murkier depths of weirdness lurking in the early nineties for us to explore. Here are seven of the most bizarre FMV games that would most definitely never get made today.
Join us for more Resident Evil 2 gameplay in episode 7 of this Resident Evil 2 Let's Play, in which Leon and Ada traverse the stinky sewers underneath Raccoon City. Will we solve the chess puzzle? What's the correct way to use magnum ammo? And What's the difference between a cable car and a funicular railway? Watch and see!
Big-budget mainstream games are a great way to shoot things in robot suits, but you can only do that for so long before you start to crave variety. That's where we come in, with some recommendations for smaller upcoming games that let you do things you can't do anywhere else, including challenging Satan to a drinking contest and beating up cakes.
There's nothing worse than thinking you've completed your objective, only to find out that the goalposts have moved. Sadly, all too often, games will make it seem like you're done, when in fact, you've got a whole heap of work still ahead of you. Here are seven times they did just that.
The Ghost Survivors is Resident Evil 2's first DLC, focusing on three minor characters from the main story, telling 'what if' stories about how their escapes from the city might have gone had things been different. They'd have gone badly, seems to be the consensus from our attempts.
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