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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7 Best Unlockables That Were Worth All the Hassle

7 Best Unlockables That Were Worth All the Hassle

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.

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14 days ago

A Shocking Twist Ends Things in A Way Out

A Shocking Twist Ends Things in A Way Out

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.

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15 days ago

Show of the Week: Yoku's Island Express and Mike's Pinball Challenge

Show of the Week: Yoku's Island Express and Mike's Pinball Challenge

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.

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18 days ago

8 Things You Will Do in Red Dead Redemption 2

8 Things You Will Do in Red Dead Redemption 2

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.

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20 days ago

Parachuting is Probably Easy in A Way Out

Parachuting is Probably Easy in A Way Out

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!

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22 days ago

Show of the Week: GTA 4 and Andy's Drunk Walking Challenge

Show of the Week: GTA 4 and Andy's Drunk Walking Challenge

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.

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25 days ago

Show of the Week: Hellblade and Jane's Norse Mythology Challenge

Show of the Week: Hellblade and Jane's Norse Mythology Challenge

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.

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A month ago

7 Ambitious Games Too Ambitious for Their Own Good

7 Ambitious Games Too Ambitious for Their Own Good

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.

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A month ago

A Way Out Gameplay: Jane and Andy Rob a Gas Station

A Way Out Gameplay: Jane and Andy Rob a Gas Station

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.

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A month ago

The 7 Most Humiliating Finishing Moves in Fighting Games: Commenter Edition

The 7 Most Humiliating Finishing Moves in Fighting Games: Commenter Edition

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.

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A month ago

7 Innocent Bystanders Who Were Screwed Over By You, The Hero

7 Innocent Bystanders Who Were Screwed Over By You, The Hero

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.

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A month ago

A Way Out Gameplay: Jane and Andy On The Run

A Way Out Gameplay: Jane and Andy On The Run

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.

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A month ago

Sea of Thieves' Pirate Grog is Legitimately Delicious

Sea of Thieves' Pirate Grog is Legitimately Delicious

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.

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A month ago

A Way Out Gameplay: Jane and Andy Escape Prison

A Way Out Gameplay: Jane and Andy Escape Prison

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.

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A month ago

7 Unlockable Characters That Weren't Worth the Hassle

7 Unlockable Characters That Weren't Worth the Hassle

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.

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2 months ago

It's Mike vs The Horde in Rainbow Six Siege's Outbreak Mode

It's Mike vs The Horde in Rainbow Six Siege's Outbreak Mode

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.

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2 months ago

7 More Great Games You'll Never Get to Play

7 More Great Games You'll Never Get to Play

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.

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2 months ago

The 8 Weirdest Bosses in Side-Scrolling Beat-'Em-Ups We Still Can't Explain

The 8 Weirdest Bosses in Side-Scrolling Beat-'Em-Ups We Still Can't Explain

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.

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2 months ago

8 DLCs That Were Ridiculous Fanservice and We Loved It

8 DLCs That Were Ridiculous Fanservice and We Loved It

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.

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months ago

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