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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Hitman 2 gameplay in which Agent 47 is in Colombia to eliminate drug cartel leader Rico Delgado, his PR agent Andrea Martinez, and his top scientist Jorge Franco. Who will be killed with a tattoo gun? Who will be eaten by piranhas? Find out in this gameplay from Hitman 2's Colombia level.
The news that Fallout 76 would be a multiplayer game left us with the same mix of emotions a person would feel upon entering a Vault Tec vault: excitement, confusion, and the feeling that it could all go very wrong, depending on how things played out. However, we've now seen a little bit of how it does play out, thanks to a three hour hands-on session with the game, and are here to give you a better idea of what to expect when you head out into the West Virginian wasteland next month. Here are seven things we did, in this brand new Fallout 76 gameplay.
The temptation is to play wrestling games like beat em ups: you punch your opponent, do your big moves, hit a finisher, and then pin them. But ask any pro wrestler and they'll tell you there's much more to wrestling than just that. So we did! Ask some wrestlers, that is, about the things you need to be doing in the upcoming WWE 2K19.
Sometimes in videogames you will often find yourself in possession of a weapon or ability that seems great at first, only to discover that when you use it, it's more trouble than it's worth. Here are just some of the times we've encountered that very thing.
GTA Online's After Hours update allows players to purchase their own nightclub, a Los Santos hotspot that provides a place for the city's pleasure-seekers to unwind, as well as an opportunity to launder a ton of dirty cash. Join Mike and I as we open our Vespucci Beach destination venue Maisonette, soon to be the watchword in unaffordable drinks and seizure-inducing ceiling lights.
WWE 2K19 is on the horizon, promising an expanded roster, a new indie-based career mode, a Daniel Bryan Showcase mode, and more of a sense of fun, according to developers 2K. Join Mike and Andy as they nerd out about wrestling and then later in the show, beat the heck out of each other in a WWE 2K18 backstage brawl as Jane watches on in horror/amusement.
Day Z has finally come to the Xbox preview program and Mike is here to let us know if it was worth the wait. Later in the Show, Challenge of the Week sets Jane a task in the greatest zombie game ever made. That's right, The Typing of the Dead.
Movies get their ideas from all kinds of places, including games, so it's probably only fair that games are ripping off movies with the kind of shameless abandon of a kid borrowing some else's homework four minutes before it's due to be handed in. Consider seven of our favourite examples.
We recently toured the very worst places to have a fight in fighting game history, but it turns out we were only scratching the surface, because fighting game characters really will fight in any terrible place. Here are yet more places we'd fight to not to have a fight in.
The upcoming Soulcalibur 6's most high-profile new character is Geralt of Rivia, hero of the Witcher series and a force to be reckoned with thanks to his two swords and mastery of magic signs. See Geralt in action in this Soulcalibur 6 gameplay.
Gene Rain is the answer to the question "what if Gears of War, but bad?". It casts you as a member of a "death squad" fighting aliens, monsters and, thanks to some fairly slapdash localisation, "swollen scorpions". Watch Mike and Andy get to grips with Gene Rain in this Xbox One gameplay.
From Dracula's Castle to a tomato-throwing festival to actual literal hell, these non-regulation battle arenas are fraught with risks, inconveniences and garment-ruining tomato juice. Think before you take your fight outside of a standard competition ring, by which we mean watch this video why not.
Fallout 76 is the new Fallout game, in which you'll emerge from Vault 76 in the year 2102, to rebuild society along with a load of other players all with the same goal. Show of the Week talks Fallout 76, and then recruits society's best and brightest, AKA Jane, to design a new Vault to carry on Vault-Tec's important psychological experiments.
After months of minute-long teaser videos, Rockstar just dropped six minutes of Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay and now it's all we can think about. We were already impatient for the 26th of October but now we really can't wait to do the following things.
In Hitman contract Vaping Vengance we've been hired by Big Tobacco to kill Amos Dexter, the elderly Texan who is in Hokkaido for a lung transplant. The client has demanded 47 electrocute Dexter, to make his death look like a vaping accident and, we assume, his cigarette habit look less lethal by comparison? See how we get on in this Hitman gameplay.
No Man's Sky Next is a spruced up version of Hello Games' original space exploration game, with updates that include multiplayer and improved base building. If you're anything like us, that means "time to build a five-star space resort", so see how we get on in this week's Show.
The inaugural Overwatch League finals took place at the weekend, with the London Spitfire beating the Philadelphia Fusion across seven tense games of some of the best Overwatch you'll see anywhere. "But I'm a busy person, I don't time to watch all that", you seem to say. Not to worry! Jane and I were there and bring to you now, our 12 highlights from the finals.
Sometimes when playing a videogame, you'll notice clues that suggest they share a universe with another series, like when Zangief from Street Fighter piledrives Kazuya from Tekken in Street Fighter X Tekken. Subtle, but it's definitely there. Amazingly, sometimes these connections are even more well hidden than this. See for yourself in these following examples.
There's no shame in getting a game over from losing a tough battle, or failing to complete a puzzle in time. There is however a lot of shame in getting one of these embarrassing game overs, in which we managed to lose the game through stupidity, ineptitude or on one memorable occasion, pissing off a powerful vampire. Oops.
Nidhogg 2 is a game in which two players fight across side-scrolling levels, each attempting to be the first to reach their opponent's final screen and be devoured by Nidhogg, a mythological Norse serpent. Watch as Mike and I throw swords, daggers and curses at each other in this Nidhogg 2 gameplay.
The whole point of arcade machines is to get you to insert more coins, which is why they often employ every trick in the book to get you to keep playing. The cruellest money grabbing technique of all was the continue screen, in which a timer ticked down, imploring you to insert more money, before a terrible fate befell your beloved hero. The more horrible these continue screens were, the more likely you were to pay up, which is why some of these just have to be seen to be believed.
Control is the new game from Remedy, the studio behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake, and from what Remedy has revealed so far, it's shaping up to be just as weird and unsettling as those previous games. Join us as we talk Control, and stick around as Andy attempts to prove his Remedy game skills in Alan Wake in the challenge of the week.
With the announcement that the Resident Evil 2 remake will be here in January, we've all got Resident Evil fever! If you feel the same way, join us and test your Resident Evil knowledge along with Jane and Mike as you wait for 2019 to roll around.
The Resident Evil 2 remake takes players back to the Raccoon City Police Department from the 1998 original but, with the power of Resident Evil 7's RE Engine, makes everything look nastier and, ew, wetter. Join us in Show of the Week as we talk about our time playing the game, and stick around for a throwback challenge as Mike attempts to revisit a classic easter egg in the original Resident Evil 2.
Behold Ori and the Will of the Wisps gameplay on Xbox One in which Jane and I take luminous spirit creature Ori on a scamper through the arid Windswept Wastes. Get an eyeful of the shifting sands and Ori's burrowing powers in this new gameplay.
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