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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
2006 adventure horror game Pathologic was a cult hit, despite being one of the weirdest videogames ever made. So it's with cautious optimism that we approach Pathologic 2, a reimagined version of the same story with a bunch of graphical, gameplay and story improvements.
If the recent revival of the Shenmue series has taught us anything, it's that people love nostalgia and forklift trucks. But not every series is as lucky as Shenmue - plenty more beloved franchises are being kept alive only in cameos, DLC and free-to-play mobile games, for instance, instead of the fully fledged sequels that fans have been clamouring for. Here are seven bittersweet examples of just that.
If you ask us, the scary-looking fighters in fighting games are the ones you have to worry about the least. Much more dangerous are the ones that look cute and friendly but then deliver a savage beatdown, leaving you not only KO-ed but also with a story no-one is going to believe. Here are seven of our favourite harmless-looking fighting game characters who were actually absolute beasts.
We recently shared some of the most horrible weapons we've used in videogames, and instead of recoiling in horror many of you chimed in with suggestions of your own for videogame weapons that you are definitely the bad guy for using. We're all terrible people.
The Oxventurers head deep underground to fight a mysterious evil at the behest of a severed head, which isn't even the weirdest thing that happens to them that day. See for yourself in Rolling in the Deep, an Oxventure episode recorded live at MCM Comic Con Birmingham on Sunday 16 November 2019.
Usually, early versions of game characters are lost and forgotten forever. But sometimes these abandoned character designs are sneakily immortalised as Easter eggs, to commemorate what might have been. Join us now on a delicious Easter egg hunt, for the videogame Easter eggs that reveal lost versions of our favourite characters.
Halo Reach, the last Halo game from series developer Bungie, finally joins the Master Chief Collection with a visually revamped update that includes native 4K support. Watch as we tackle the game's opening mission and deadly ostriches in this 4K gameplay.
Games often demand a fight but it doesn't mean you have to use the most horrible, deliberately gut-churning weapon you can find. Consider the cruel and unusual methods of the Cerebral Bore from Turok 2, the Drill Bucket from Dead Rising 2 and the Time Manipulation Device from Singularity, for example.
Want to know what kind of drinks the bold spacefaring pioneers of The Outer Worlds mix to enjoy in their downtime from being oppressed by galactic megacorporations? Watch on as we mix and taste the Concentrated Distillate from a recipe found in the game.
A videogame safehouse is a space where you can relax and enjoy some downtime between missions. Right up until the bad guys wreck up the place, something that seems to happen all the g-damn time, like these seven times that your safehouse became an UNsafehouse. Enjoy!
Real life combat sports organisations have rules which prevent humans from fighting animals. Not in videogames however, where the animal kingdom shows up to kick some ass on the regs. Here are 7 of our favourite fauna fighters who snuck their way into human fighting game tournaments.
If you've been on social media lately, you might have caught some hilarious and viral gifs in which WWE 2K20 appears to be kind of glitchy. Join Mike and I chasing huge Twitter numbers by trying to get WWE 2K20 to glitch out, then stick around for your comments and a sneak peek at the next Oxventure Dungeons and Dragons video.
Occasionally a popular TV show, refreshing soda or fast food restaurant will be adapted into a promotional videogame. The problem is that these shows, sodas and burger dispensaries aren't obvious material for videogames, leading to some extremely loose, extremely weird adaptations. Just consider these seven tie-ins that only get weirder the more you think about them.
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