Archive - Andy Farrant

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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.

Twitter: @farrantula

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Resident Evil 3: 7 Ways it's Better than the Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident Evil 3: 7 Ways it's Better than the Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident Evil 3 remake might seem like it's going to be a retread of Resident Evil 2. But having played the entire game, we're happy to report that there are a few ways in which it actually outdoes its predecessor. Here are seven spoiler-free ways this new Resident Evil tops the Resident Evil 2 remake. Enjoy!

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20 hours ago

Exhibition Impossible! A Dungeons & Dragons Oxventure (Episode 1 of 3)

Exhibition Impossible! A Dungeons & Dragons Oxventure (Episode 1 of 3)

A sudden encounter with a whale leaves the Oxventurers face to face with Panniers, former crewmate of Corazon and current undead cursed pirate. Can Corazon, Dob, Egbert, Merilwen and Prudence make it to the mysterious Treasury and retrieve the final coin Corazon needs to break the curse on his old crew? Let's watch and find out!

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19 days ago

7 Developer Tricks You Won't Be Able to Unsee

7 Developer Tricks You Won't Be Able to Unsee

Videogames are much like magicians in that they use skill, technology and misdirection to trick people into thinking that what they're seeing is real, and to hide the mechanics of how everything works. But where a magician's tricks are about spectacle, videogame tricks can be subtler, using camera angles, animations, the environment and game systems to manipulate the player.

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A month ago

Resident Evil 3 Remake Gameplay: 7 Awesome Upgrades You Have to See

Resident Evil 3 Remake Gameplay: 7 Awesome Upgrades You Have to See

The Resident Evil 3 remake is nearly upon us, and frankly, we're more excited than Barry Burton in a magnum store. We recently got to play a good chunk of the early part of the game, and have some gameplay footage of that section provided to us by Capcom that is full of new, cool, upgraded stuff you're definitely going to want to see.

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A month ago

7 Things All Games Need to Agree On

7 Things All Games Need to Agree On

Disagreements are natural and healthy but we could definitely stand for videogames to come together and agree on a handful of things, where a uniform approach would really help out us and our feeble brains. If you're listening, games, here are those things we'd dearly love for you to agree on.

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A month ago

7 Ridiculous Kickstarter Rewards for Kickstarted Games

7 Ridiculous Kickstarter Rewards for Kickstarted Games

The rise of crowdfunding let game creators to go straight to the fans to fund the development of their game, but as more and more projects got in on the crowdfunding action, game makers had to get creative with their rewards. That's how we wound up with the following bizarre Kickstarter rewards for crowdfunded games.

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A month ago

Sims 4 Tiny Living! Behold Our Smol House in Show of the Week

Sims 4 Tiny Living! Behold Our Smol House in Show of the Week

This week Andy, having been shrunk and digitised, gets imprisoned in The Sims 4. There he must peacefully cohabit with four other Sims in a 100-tile micro-home, in the new Sims 4 Tiny Living DLC. Who will snap first? Find out within, while Mike and Jane get all nostalgic about it being 20 years since The Sims first came out.

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A month ago

7 Impossibly Badass Moments That Made Us Feel Like Mighty Gods

7 Impossibly Badass Moments That Made Us Feel Like Mighty Gods

You know what they say about great power: "with great power comes having a great time". That's why it's called "great power". No-one knows this better than videogames in which you steadily earn and master more and better powers - or occasionally, for a special treat, a game will give you a bunch of power all at once so you can enjoy a big old power high. This video is dedicated to those badass moments of ultimate power that made us feel like mighty gods.

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A month ago

7 Awkward Ways You Can Experience Your Favourite Games in Real Life

7 Awkward Ways You Can Experience Your Favourite Games in Real Life

We all love videogames, but for some people, merely playing a game doesn't go far enough. Which is the reason for the existence of these experiences, which took beloved games and turned them into somewhat awkward real-world adaptations, with more push-ups, rollercoasters and themed dining. Enjoy, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for videos like this from Outside Xbox every week!

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A month ago

7 Weirdest Witcher Moments They'll Never Put in the Netflix Show: Commenter Edition

7 Weirdest Witcher Moments They'll Never Put in the Netflix Show: Commenter Edition

We recently shone a spotlight on the quirkiest quests from the Witcher games. That video drew a whole heap of suggestions from you folks for other deeply strange Witcher missions that also qualified as too weird for TV. So, here are seven more Witcher videogame quests that are far too kooky to end up in the relatively serious Netflix show should they ever run out of source material from the novels.

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A month ago

7 Easter Eggs Where Games Roasted Themselves

7 Easter Eggs Where Games Roasted Themselves

Mistakes are only natural. The important thing is taking mistakes in your stride, and maybe even poking some good natured fun at yourself. Like in these videogames, which made light of past mistakes, bugs and criticisms with some extremely self-deprecating easter eggs. Enjoy and subscribe for a video like this every Thursday!

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2 months ago

We Celebrate Lunar New Year in Overcooked 2's Spring Festival Update

We Celebrate Lunar New Year in Overcooked 2's Spring Festival Update

Join Jane and I as we celebrate the Year of the Rat by cooking up sizzling hot pots and fresh fruit platters in Overcooked 2's Spring Festival update. Will we have a prosperous new year? What goes into a Double Beefy Boy? Does sushi really need to go on a plate? Watch on for answers and happy new year!

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2 months ago

Everything is Delayed! Except Show of the Week

Everything is Delayed! Except Show of the Week

Remember the Show of the Week where we joked all games would be delayed except one? Behold our powers of prophecy, because it's getting perilously close to that actually being the case, with Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII remake, Avengers, Dying Light 2 and Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 all missing their original release dates. Join us as we talk about what's going on and why, then stick around for the best of your YouTube comments from the last seven days.

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2 months ago

7 More Times Developers Appeared In Their Games (With Bizarre Results)

7 More Times Developers Appeared In Their Games (With Bizarre Results)

Being in charge of making a videogame is hard, and time consuming, and unlike being a film director, you don't get to spend your downtime hanging out with movie stars. That's presumably the reason why so many videogame creators choose to put themselves in their own games, so they can get a bit of that sweet recognition. Here are seven more times that game developers cameoed in their own games.

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2 months ago

We Lose Patients in Two Point Hospital Xbox One Gameplay

We Lose Patients in Two Point Hospital Xbox One Gameplay

Two Point Hospital puts you in charge of your own healthcare facility and lets you run it as you see fit, as a benevolent healer who takes care of their patients, or a ruthless business tycoon who'll squeeze the sick for every last penny they have. Which path will Mike choose? Can everyone stop dying for 10 seconds so we can collect our thoughts? And how did all these clowns get in here? Find out in this Two Point Hospital Xbox One gameplay.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week Explores Journey to the Savage Planet

Show of the Week Explores Journey to the Savage Planet

Journey to the Savage Planet is a sci-fi exploration game in which you play as a resourceful astronaut scoping out a new world for human habitation. Jane and Mike have played it and are here with their hot takes and cool jokes. Keep watching for your YouTube comments and subscribe for Show of the Week every Friday!

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2 months ago

7 Things You've Forgotten About Resident Evil 3

7 Things You've Forgotten About Resident Evil 3

We're getting a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis on 3 April 2020. But it's been a long time since Resident Evil 3 came out, and maybe you don't remember it all that well. If so, don't worry, we're here to fill you in on what to expect from the remake. Consider these seven things you may have forgotten about Resident Evil 3.

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2 months ago

We Fight to Save the Most Wanted Game of 2020 in Show of the Week

We Fight to Save the Most Wanted Game of 2020 in Show of the Week

2020 is here friends, and with it come brand new videogames! But which one game would we most want to save from being delayed until 2021, if given the power? Join us as we talk it out in this first Show of the Week of the year, then stick around for the choicest YouTube comments of the last few weeks.

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2 months ago

Agent 47 Becomes a Pirate in Hitman Escalation

Agent 47 Becomes a Pirate in Hitman Escalation

Agent 47 heads to Haven Island in the Maldives for Hitman 2 escalation mission the Bartholomew Hornswoggle, in which he must find the pieces of a treasure map, dig up and wear a pirate outfit and then eliminate his targets with a cannon and his trusty pirate sabre. Watch on for swashbuckling, derring-do and at least one mizzenmast in this Hitman 2 gameplay.

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2 months ago

Quiz of the Year Reveals How Well We Remember 2019

Quiz of the Year Reveals How Well We Remember 2019

2019 is nearly over but how well do you remember what happened in the past 12 months? Find out along with Jane and Mike as they compete in the annual Outside Xbox quiz of the year just gone. Play along, let us know how you do in the comments and subscribe to Outside Xbox on YouTube to join us for yet more fun in 2020!

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3 months ago

The Final Day of Oxbox Xmas Brings the Santa Royale Challenge

The Final Day of Oxbox Xmas Brings the Santa Royale Challenge

The final day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2019 brings a WWE 2K20 Santa Royale challenge: a eight-man Battle Royal in which Jane plays a hulking pro wrestler Santa against a grab bag of top stars, midcard staples, Hall of Fame legends, and one sentient barbecued rib. Will Santa be the last man standing? Or will someone flip Saint Nick over the top rope? Watch this WWE 2K20 gameplay and see.

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3 months ago

Day 11 of the Xmas Challenge Brings the Monkeys

Day 11 of the Xmas Challenge Brings the Monkeys

It's time for the penultimate Oxbox Xmas Challenge and Andy's up for a Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD winter sports challenge. Will he achieve a point and therefore a perfect score in this year's challenges? Just how sporty can Monkey Ball actually be? Find the answers to these questions and more within!

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3 months ago

Xmas Challenge Day 10 is a Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas

Xmas Challenge Day 10 is a Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas

Day 10 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2019 and it's time for traditional festive treats, with Mike attempting to successfully serve up mince pies and Christmas puddings in Overcooked 2. Can Mike get a star and avoid igniting the entire kitchen? Watch this Overcooked Christmas DLC gameplay and see.

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3 months ago

Jane Becomes Santa 47 for Xmas Challenge Day 9

Jane Becomes Santa 47 for Xmas Challenge Day 9

The Oxbox Xmas Challenge continues! For day 9, Jane must turn Hitman 2's Agent 47 into Santa Claus, choosing presents, and then delivering them to the good people of Whittleton Creek, Vermont. How will the stoic 47 fare as the Holidays' jolliest elf? And will Jane's expert guidance lead to a merry Xmas for the sleepy suburbs? See for yourselves and come back tomorrow for another daily Xmas challenge!

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3 months ago

7 Boss Battles You Won But Not Really

7 Boss Battles You Won But Not Really

Beating a tough boss is something we take great pride in, which is why we get mad when we discover in the following cutscene that actually, we lost, better luck next time. Here are seven times that exact thing happened in videogames. Thanks to commenter Time Dragon for the suggestion!

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3 months ago

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