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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Most Achievements and Trophies exist as a record of your most impressive gaming feats. Some achievements, however, can be attained by doing literally nothing at all, which is an achievement in itself if you think about it. Here are seven games that agree.
Outside Xbox hit one billion views on YouTube this week, so let's celebrate by talking Man of Medan, the first in episodic anthology horror series The Dark Pictures. See it for yourself in Man of Medan gameplay in Show of the Week, followed by the choicest YouTube comments of the last seven days and a quiz about Outside Xbox's road to becoming view billionaires.
We've talked before about fighting game finishers so humiliating that you'll die of embarrassment before you die of blunt force trauma. It turns out that we were just scratching the surface, so point your eyeballs at seven more embarrassing finishing moves that you don't want to be on the receiving end of.
Jane's in time out after destroying the studio last week, so let's distract ourselves from the weird, non butt-friendly new sofa by talking Blair Witch, the new first person horror game based on the hit movies about people being confused in the woods.
A short while back we pondered the videogame easter eggs that, much like easter, only happen once a year. Everyone in the comments of that video went on to add their own suggestions for date-related easter eggs, so day planners at the ready for our commenters' favourites.
On the orders of his cow god, Egbert the Careless pursues his atonement in the citadel of Mistmire, aided and abetted by Corazon, Prudence, Merilwen and Dob. In episode two, Egbert's angry ex-boss rocks up with a squad of paladin pals. Can they be persuaded of the danger to their mystic order? Or are they going to be jerks about it? Find out within.
Mike and I as talk looty-shooty Borderlands 3, then Jane gets her hands on the cursed blade Frostmourne and swears to wreak vengeance on I guess whoever shows up. Set your eyes on that new Borderlands 3 gameplay in Show of the Week, followed by the choicest YouTube comments of the last seven days.
In Hitman 2 Escalation The Simmons Concussion, Agent 47 takes a break from all the killing to enjoy a nice relaxing time in Miami, knocking out joggers with cans of fizzy pop. Join Jane and I as we demonstrate the terrible effects energy drinks will have on your health in this Hitman 2 gameplay on Xbox One.
Mike has jailbroken himself so let's celebrate by playing Metal Wolf Chaos XD, a game in which the President of the United States somersaults out of the White House in a mech suit. It was made by Dark Souls developer From Software, somehow. See for yourself in Metal Wolf Chaos XD gameplay in Show of the Week, followed by PAX West news and the choicest YouTube comments of the last seven days.
Hitman 2's new sniper assassin mission takes Agent 47 to one of the harshest places on the planet: a remote, high-security prison in Siberia. Behold as 47 scopes out the Crime and Punishment mission, in which he must off the prison warden and a particularly nasty prisoner. Can 47 snipe the targets, take out the bodyguards and cause a prison riot to cover his tracks? Find out within!
Join us for some fresh The Outer Worlds gameplay, in which Mike and I test our theory that all sci fi games are funnier if you play them as a massive intergalactic space jerk. Take a watch for Outer Worlds gameplay from Stellar Bay, taken from early in the game, and don't try this at home. Or in space.
Mike and I play The Outer Worlds, upcoming sci-fi RPG from the makers of Fallout New Vegas, before Mike is detained for suspected shark crimes. Get your eyes on that new Outer Worlds gameplay in Show of the Week, followed by Oxventure Dungeons and Dragons news and the choicest comments of the last seven days.
There are some game baddies so determined to screw you out of a fair fight that they're willing to mess around with the very game itself. Consider the injustice of these seven times a boss cheated by hacking the game.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes the Nazi-killing gameplay of the previous games in the series and moves it to the neon-soaked 1980s where you play as BJ Blazkovic's twin daughters Jess and Soph. Join us on Show of the Week for Wolfenstein Youngblood gameplay, courtesy of Jane and Mike, stick around for your comments, and subscribe to Outside Xbox for a video like this every Friday.
Sometimes in a video game, the person who was your sworn enemy in one game rocks up for the sequel as your good buddy and trusted ally in the fight against whoever it is we're fighting this time. Consider these mortal enemies of ours who mended their ways and became our best friends.
Hitman 2 gameplay from the mission The Ark Society, set on the foreboding Isle of Sgail, where Agent 47 must assassinate twin targets Zoe and Sophia Washington at a swanky party for a doomsday cult. See us whack the first target with a medieval iron maiden, an antique necklace and a bloody great broadsword in part one of this Hitman 2 mission.
We've gotten to the era of retro-inspired games where they are imitating Playstation 1 titles and Back in 1995 takes aim at the classic Resident Evil games. That means gritty visuals, tank controls and awkward camera angles. What we don't recall from Resi are the killer potatoes you'll see in this back in 1995 Xbox One gameplay.
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is the new horror game from the makers of Until Dawn, set to spook up your Xbox next month. Jane's played it and lived to tell the tale, so gather round for creepy Man of Medan gameplay, character deaths, and Shawn Ashmore's likeness in Show of the Week.
Join us for gameplay from the new State of Decay 2 DLC Heartland, out now. Heartland, the biggest State of Decay 2 update to date, sends players back to the map from the original State of Decay to take on one of two different stories: a man searching for his hero, and a woman tracking down her estranged Dad. Watch on as Jane and I kick off the latter story in this State of Decay 2 Heartland gameplay.
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!
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