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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Show of the Week: 5 Best Marvel Games and Mike's Marvel Challenge

Show of the Week: 5 Best Marvel Games and Mike's Marvel Challenge

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.

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Yesterday

We Prepare a Historically Accurate Wedding in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

We Prepare a Historically Accurate Wedding in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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.

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3 days ago

The 7 Cheapest Bosses in Fighting Game History

The 7 Cheapest Bosses in Fighting Game History

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.

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4 days ago

Show of the Week: Metal Gear Survive and Jane's Fortnite Survival Challenge

Show of the Week: Metal Gear Survive and Jane's Fortnite Survival Challenge

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.

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8 days ago

We Play Dungeons and Dragons: Live!

We Play Dungeons and Dragons: Live!

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.

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10 days ago

Assassin's Creed Origins: 8 Weirdest Things We Learned Playing Discovery Tour Mode

Assassin's Creed Origins: 8 Weirdest Things We Learned Playing Discovery Tour Mode

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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11 days ago

7 Famous Movie Moments Ruined in the Game Adaptations

7 Famous Movie Moments Ruined in the Game Adaptations

Game adaptations of movies should be great, on account of them combining two of our favourite things. Sadly, most tie-in games are not only inferior to the movie on which they're based, but also seem to go out of their way to ruin iconic moments from those films. See for yourself in these seven famous movie moments that got a dramatic rewrite for the videogame version.

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16 days ago

8 Weirdest FMV Games That Have Only Gotten Weirder With Time

8 Weirdest FMV Games That Have Only Gotten Weirder With Time

Full motion video or "FMV" games were interactive movies in which the action took place in grainy video clips, the gameplay was minimal, and the story was nonsense. Join us for our eight favourite, unforgettable slices of FMV weirdness.

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19 days ago

8 Worst Pick-Up Lines That Did Not and Will Never Work

8 Worst Pick-Up Lines That Did Not and Will Never Work

Romancing someone in a videogame is usually no more complicated than winning enough tickets on skee ball to buy a novelty comb, only instead of a novelty comb, you earn a smoochy cutscene. It's not this easy for everyone all the time, however, especially when they're busting out chat-up lines so cheesy they would embarrass James Bond. Take a listen to these cringey pick-up lines that didn't work, and probably never will.

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23 days ago

Kerbal Space Program: It's Jane vs Mike in the Oxbox Space Race

Kerbal Space Program: It's Jane vs Mike in the Oxbox Space Race

Space sim Kerbal Space Program has come to Xbox One with its adorable green astronauts, so we pit Mike against Jane to see who can build the best, least deadly spaceship. How hard can it be? It's not exactly rocket science oh wait.

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24 days ago

The 8 Most Embarrassing Finishing Moves in Fighting Game History

The 8 Most Embarrassing Finishing Moves in Fighting Game History

Some fighting game finishers are so gross, weird or humbling we are mortified even thinking about the times we lost to them. Here are eight fighting game finishers so humiliating that you could die of embarrassment. And also the many, many injuries you sustained.

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26 days ago

We Face the Final Curtain in Red Dead Redemption

We Face the Final Curtain in Red Dead Redemption

Today in Red Dead Redemption, we take on the game's final missions: John's last stand against the Bureau of Investigation and the US Army, as well as his son Jack's roaring rampage of revenge. Join us for sadness, redemption and riverside duels in this moving final episode.

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A month ago

7 Ways We Died That Were Our Own Dumb Fault

7 Ways We Died That Were Our Own Dumb Fault

The conflict at the heart of most videogames is between the game trying to kill the player, and the player trying to stop that happening. But sometimes we make things a lot easier for the game by being stupid, careless, or both stupid and careless. Double whammy. Just consider these various ways we've died in videogames where we had no one to blame but ourselves.

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A month ago

Now Comes Red Dead's Most Challenging Mission of All: Tolerating Uncle

Now Comes Red Dead's Most Challenging Mission of All: Tolerating Uncle

With the stock of missions left until we reach John Marston's fateful finale dwindling, this week in Red Dead Redemption we take on some tasks for Uncle, the old-timey prospector character who for some reason lives in John Marston's house. Come for the farming action, stay for the obvious contempt in which John and Uncle hold each other in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Our 11 Hardest Fails of 2017

Show of the Week: Our 11 Hardest Fails of 2017

In many ways 2017 was a banner year for unmitigated videogame-playing disaster from us all. Maybe you've repressed the memories of those times we failed harder than a submarine with a sunroof, but the internet never forgets. So let Show of the Week jog your memories with the solid gold fails from the trophy cabinet of failure from the year just gone.

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A month ago

The Oxbox Xmas Challenge Continues With Friday the 13th

The Oxbox Xmas Challenge Continues With Friday the 13th

For day five of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, I am tasked with surviving a round of Friday the 13th as an easily-killable counsellor. Will I be able to survive the terrifying twin spectres of Jason Voorhees and crippling network issues? Watch and find out!

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Sea of Thieves and the 5 Worst Pirates of All Time

Show of the Week: Sea of Thieves and the 5 Worst Pirates of All Time

Rare's online co-op pirate adventure Sea of Thieves finally has a release date, 20 March 2018. We're keen to crew up and take to the high seas, but if you're still not sure if a pirate's life is right for you, don't worry, you won't be any worse than some of videogames' most famous swashbucklers, as we find out later in the show.

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2 months ago

Never Help Anyone, is the Message in Red Dead Redemption

Never Help Anyone, is the Message in Red Dead Redemption

This week in Red Dead Redemption we polish off the final stranger missions, so called because you do them for strangers, and because they are usually stranger than the main missions in the game. They could equally be called 'downer missions' because the message of at least the three that we do today seems to be that helping people is for suckers and people are the worst. See for yourself in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: PUBG and 5 Games That Had No Plot and We Didn't Care

Show of the Week: PUBG and 5 Games That Had No Plot and We Didn't Care

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is due out in game preview next week, bringing its incredibly popular battle royale gameplay to Xbox One for the first time. Join us for the reasons Mike's slightly cautious about it, as well as a celebration of other games that, like PUBG, have no plot whatsoever, and are still great.

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2 months ago

Coughs and Sneezes Cause Diseases, Murder Rampages in Hitman: Patient Zero

Coughs and Sneezes Cause Diseases, Murder Rampages in Hitman: Patient Zero

The final mission of Hitman's new Patient Zero campaign takes us back to the Gama Institute in Hokkaido, Japan, where doctors are treating the Patient Zero of the title - a man named Owen Cage who was the first person to be infected with the deadly Nabazov virus. While we're here, we'll also be taking out his doctor, Klaus Lieblied, because we don't want to make two trips, I guess. See how each of us goes about it in this Hitman gameplay.

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2 months ago

We Have a Devil of a Time in Red Dead Redemption

We Have a Devil of a Time in Red Dead Redemption

In this week's Red Dead Redemption adventures, Jane and I spend some time with The Devil, or at least a mysterious stranger who might be The Devil. Expect ethically tricky choices, such as whether or not to shoot a nun, as our moral character is tested in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Fortnite Battle Royale and 5 Worst Bus Journeys (Besides Your Commute)

Show of the Week: Fortnite Battle Royale and 5 Worst Bus Journeys (Besides Your Commute)

Fortnite: Battle Royale drops you and 99 other players onto an island with a periodically shrinking playspace, and carries on until only one of you is left alive. So yes it is like PUBG - but with key differences. For one, you arrive in a bus suspended from a hot air balloon 10,000 feet in the air, which you're then kicked out of. And yet that's not the worst bus journey we've endured in a videogame, as proven by Show of the Week.

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2 months ago

We Take on a Sniper Challenge in Hitman Mission The Vector

We Take on a Sniper Challenge in Hitman Mission The Vector

The Vector is the third mission of Hitman's new Patient Zero campaign. In it, you must ascend a new tower overlooking the Colorado militia compound and take out a series of soldiers infected carrying a deadly virus with only a sniper rifle, along with the doctor responsible for their viral infection. See how we get on in this Hitman sniping gameplay.

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2 months ago

This Family Isn't Going to Bond Itself in Red Dead Redemption

This Family Isn't Going to Bond Itself in Red Dead Redemption

Now we've got our family back, we should spend some time with them, which means going hunting with Jack, helping run the ranch with Abigail, and pushing Uncle over every time we see him, because we hate him. Isn't that what family is all about? It is if you're John Marston, as you'll see in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Hitman and 5 Scary Clowns Less Sinister Than Agent 47

Show of the Week: Hitman and 5 Scary Clowns Less Sinister Than Agent 47

Hitman's Game of the Year edition brings with it new weapons, new missions and, to Mike's delight, new outfits that include a ridiculously sinister clown suit. Join as as we chat Hitman,then examine videogames' most sinister clowns who are still somehow not as scary as Agent 47 in a bright red wig.

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3 months ago

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