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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They say hard work is its own reward but a much better reward is an actual reward. Videogames agree, which is why they offer bonuses that are definitely worth the effort it takes to unlock them. Here are seven of our favourites.
In the final episode of our A Way Out gameplay, Andy and Jane deal with the aftermath of a shocking twist that they were far too busy shooting people into swimming pools to see coming. Watch on to discover this dark secret and subscribe for more gameplay from Outside Xbox.
Yoku's Island Express is a charming puzzle platform game in which you play a dung beetle postman who is also a pinball. Join us as I try to explain this unique concept, and watch as Mike takes on a challenge in the greatest pinball table ever made: The Addams Family.
Like a double rainbow, a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is the rare, beautiful, short-lived and mysterious, so you have to be quick to catch everything it has to offer. Or alternatively you could just watch this video, in which we've passed the new trailer through the powerful prism of our Red Dead Redemption analysis.
In this latest episode of A Way Out gameplay, Jane and I parachute into Mexico to start their Beverly Hills Cop-style assault on bad guy Harvey's palatial mansion. Sure, my character Leo has never parachuted before, but how hard can it be? Watch on to find out!
Grand Theft Auto IV is 10 years old this week, so Show of the Week takes the opportunity to revisit this groundbreaking classic that brought us a huge beautiful city, a compelling main character, and day drinking with cousin Roman. This is harder than we remember, as I discover in my challenge of the week.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is finally out on Xbox One, fresh from having won an armful of awards at the recent BAFTA Game Awards. Join us as Jane tells us about her time with the game, then faces her greatest challenge yet: a fiendish quiz about the weirdest stories from Norse mythology.
Any Slytherin will tell you ambition is an admirable quality. But much like Mrs Weasley fighting Bellatrix Lestrange, sometimes ambition goes too far, as in the case with these ambitious videogames that overpromised, under-delivered, and ended in disappointment.
A Way Out is a co-op prison break adventure from the team behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. In part three of our A Way Out split-screen gameplay, Andy and I take part in a daring parkour chase through a construction site, and knock over a gas station in our own inimitable style.
We recently pondered some of the most embarrassing finishing moves in fighting games, among them flaming farts, exploding pies and furious cinema ushers. But the YouTube comments reveal plenty more that the Outside Xbox has been subject to. Here are seven more fighting game finishers that hurt your dignity as much as your spine.
They say you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, but it's equally true that you can't be a videogame hero without ruining the lives of a few random bystanders. At least, that's the way it seems, when you consider how these seven videogame heroes destroyed these people's homes, livelihoods and skeletons, whether for the greater good, or just because they thought it'd be a laugh, Kratos. Honestly, that guy.
A Way Out is a co-op prison break adventure from the team behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Behold the second part of our A Way Out split-screen gameplay in which Jane and I continue our daring escape through the woods, into a farm and down a raging river.
Drinking grog is one of the key pillars of piracy, so when Sea of Thieves sent us a recipe for genuine pirate grog, we got out the Outside Xbox cocktail shaker out and gave it a whirl. Watch and learn the secrets of great grog, with a non-alcoholic version for non-drinkers and viewers under legal drinking age, me hearties.
A Way Out is a co-op prison break adventure from the team behind the BAFTA-winning Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Join Jane and I as we attempt to Shawshank our way out of jail in this A Way Out gameplay.
We're not averse to putting in loads of effort for a worthwhile result, but we are dead against working our socks off for an insultingly shabby reward - as in the case of these unlockable game characters who were so much more hassle than they were worth.
Rainbow Six Siege's new mode is Outbreak, a co-op event that is part of the Operation Chimera update. Witness Mike and his team of operators take on hordes of infected as they attempt to rescue a doctor who may hold a key to the cure. She had better hold it, to be honest, after all the trouble we go through to find her.
Despite us being sad about it on the internet, videogames continue to get cancelled after giving us a glimpse of what they might be like, and as we all know, the best games are the ones you never get to play. Here are seven games we'd love to play that are never going to see the light of day.
Side scrolling beat-'em-ups need to have loads of enemies in them, otherwise they would be 10 minutes long. But you can't just recolour everyone or make the player fight evil clones of themselves forever. That's how we ended up with bizarre boss designs that are surely the result of a late night, a looming deadline and way, way too many cups of coffee. Consider these, our eight favourites.
Fanservice is when a thing is designed above all else to please fans. In games it is often delivered in packages of downloadable content, so the fan-pleasing weirdness is kept at arm's length from the main game. Please enjoy these, our eight favourites.
With Black Panther destroying box office records worldwide, Show of the Week reminisces over Marvel videogames, to determine if they're all terrible or if there are hidden (Infinity) gems amongst all the dreck.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an ultra realistic historical RPG, sure, but that doesn't mean that every quest needs to be of earth-shattering importance. Sometimes you just need to go on a quest to pick up some things for a wedding. See how we get on as medieval wedding planners in this Xbox One X gameplay.
You don't get to be a boss in a fighting game by being nice to people. You get there by crushing everyone who dares oppose you, ideally with some kind of unblockable laser that takes off half their health. Some would call that cheap, and, after seeing these fighting game bosses in action, we 100 percent agree.
Metal Gear Survive is an online co-op survival game that divides Metal Gear fans into two camps: those who hate it, and those who really hate it. Does it deserve all the suspicion? Show of the Week investigates.
Embarking on a forest picnic to celebrate their recent piratical successes, our heroes find themselves embroiled in what could be their most dangerous adventure yet, and under the watchful eyes of a live audience.
The new Discovery Tour mode in Assassin's Creed Origins makes history fun by letting you clamber all over it while dressed as an Egyptian Pharaoh. At the same time, you might even find yourself learning a thing or two. We certainly did, and in the spirit of historical research we present to you now the eight weirdest things we learned while playing.
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