Archive - Mike Channell

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Mike is co-editor at Outside Xbox. His favourite thing about making videos is adding unnecessary special effects. He has heard all of your 'channel' jokes.

Twitter: @MikeChannell

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6 Games That Tried To Save the World for Real

6 Games That Tried To Save the World for Real

We've saved the world so many times in games, it feels like babysitting a reckless toddler. But every so often along comes a game that wants to actually save the world for real. Discover six games that were the real hero.

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7 days ago

8 New Games Like Fortnite That Could Be the Next Battle Royale Hit

8 New Games Like Fortnite That Could Be the Next Battle Royale Hit

Fortnite has been a phenomenal success, but there are Battle Royale inspired games that are lining up for a shot at that same glory. Here are 8 new games that could well be the next Fortnite. Though maybe wait to place a down payment on that gold-plated yacht, developers.

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A month ago

5 Things We Learned Playing Dark Souls Remastered

5 Things We Learned Playing Dark Souls Remastered

It seems strange that one of the games we're most anticipating this year is a game from 2011. That's just how good Dark Souls is. Here's the very first gameplay from Dark Souls Remastered.

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A month ago

OnRush Gameplay: 5 Reasons It's Not Just Motorstorm Again

OnRush Gameplay: 5 Reasons It's Not Just Motorstorm Again

OnRush might at first appear like Motorstorm with a pastel paint job, but even though it is from the same team that made PS3 classic Motorstorm, class-based OnRush has as much in common with Overwatch as any other racing game.

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2 months ago

We Get Locked Out of Our Train in Train Sim World

We Get Locked Out of Our Train in Train Sim World

Who hasn't fantasised about being a train driver? Literally no-one. Now if you've got an Xbox you can pretend to be one from the comfort of your couch and it's not as easy as it looks. You would not believe the number of ways driving a train can go terribly wrong, as we see in Train Sim World on Xbox One.

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2 months ago

6 Ways Call of Cthulhu Plans to Mess With Your Head

6 Ways Call of Cthulhu Plans to Mess With Your Head

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Videogame promises to bring creepy, Lovecraftian horror to your Xbox One and PS4 and this is the first gameplay footage. In it you play a private investigator sent to Darkwater Island to investigate the murder of an artist, but as is custom for Lovecraft there are also weird cults, sea monsters and your own fragile sanity to contend with.

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2 months ago

Dark Souls Remastered: 6 Things You Need To Know

Dark Souls Remastered: 6 Things You Need To Know

Guess all that sun praising finally paid off because Dark Souls Remastered is arriving this year, on release date 25 May 2018. Here's everything you need to know about the 4k-ready remaster of this classic RPG.

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4 months ago

5 New Videogame Movies Coming in 2018

5 New Videogame Movies Coming in 2018

Occasionally we remember that we love movies as well as videogames and 2018's cinematic slate is shaping up nicely, with five films in particular that are laser-targeted at videogame fans. Find out what they are here.

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4 months ago

We Powerbomb a Cthulhu in Resident Evil 7's End of Zoe DLC

We Powerbomb a Cthulhu in Resident Evil 7's End of Zoe DLC

There we were, thinking we'd wrapped up the events of Resident Evil 7 in the Not a Hero DLC, but it turns out End of Zoe offers up even more Resident Evil 7 story. In the most ludicrous DLC yet, all the fearsome terrors from the main game are reduced into comedy punching bags.

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4 months ago

7 New Games for 2018 You Didn't Know You Need in Your Life

7 New Games for 2018 You Didn't Know You Need in Your Life

Wondering about new games coming your way in 2018? Consider these intriguing new games for 2018 that might have flown under your radar so far, such as Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, OnRush and Overkill's The Walking Dead.

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4 months ago

We Are Chris Redfield Again At Last in New Resident Evil 7 DLC

We Are Chris Redfield Again At Last in New Resident Evil 7 DLC

Resident Evil 7 DLC Not a Hero puts you in the tactical sneakers of Chris Redfield to finish off the final member of the Baker family, Lucas. Beware Resident Evil 7 spoilers ahead, because this takes place after the end of the game.

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4 months ago

PUBG Turkey Dinner Face-Off Decides The Outside Xbox Xmas Challenge 2017

PUBG Turkey Dinner Face-Off Decides The Outside Xbox Xmas Challenge 2017

After 12 days of heated competition here is the gripping tie breaker that sees Andy and Mike face off against each other in survival sandbox du jour, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. As independent adjudicator and recent Xmas Challenge 2017 retiree, Jane has decided that the player who manages to finish highest will officially win Christmas.

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4 months ago

Outside Xbox Xmas Challenge Approaches Conclusion With Dishonored Corpse Jenga

Outside Xbox Xmas Challenge Approaches Conclusion With Dishonored Corpse Jenga

It's Day 11 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge! This time it's Andy's turn to draw from the sack of festive challenges. His objective? Create a structurally integral pile of corpses in Dishonored Death of the Outsider. But will his cadaver stacking skills be up to the task?

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4 months ago

FIFA Giant Killing Returns on Day 10 of the Xmas Challenge

FIFA Giant Killing Returns on Day 10 of the Xmas Challenge

It's the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2017! Day 10 sees the return of the traditional FIFA Giant Killing challeng, in which we take a bunch of league two minnows up against the might of a Premiership squad. This year it's a clash between Mansfield Town in their tasteful ombre kit and Brighton and Hove Albion, who for the purposes of this challenge are 'the baddies'. Can Mike remember how to play FIFA? Find out as the Xmas Challenge 2017 approaches its feverish climax.

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5 months ago

Show of the Week: Xmas Special and the 5 New Hotnesses for 2018

Show of the Week: Xmas Special and the 5 New Hotnesses for 2018

It's the final Show of the Week in 2017 and we're feeling all festive. We're also looking forward to the videogames coming in 2018 and we've identified 5 themes we reckon are going to be the new hotness over the next 12 months. Gaze with us into our crystal ball, why not?

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5 months ago

7 Best Minigames That Deserve Their Own Game

7 Best Minigames That Deserve Their Own Game

Every so often game developers get bored of making their game and decide to develop a different, smaller game to put in the big game. These 'minigames' as us experts call them are occasionally brilliant, here are seven that are good enough to deserve their own game.

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5 months ago

The Countdown to Xmas Continues With a Flamethrower Fight in Evil Within 2

The Countdown to Xmas Continues With a Flamethrower Fight in Evil Within 2

It's Day 8 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge and Andy is stepping up to the figurative plate. And if you thought Andy had enjoyed lucky picks already with Red Dead Redemption and Friday 13th, prepare to watch the streak continue as he draws a flamethrower guy melee kill challenge in The Evil Within 2.

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5 months ago

It's a Rubbish Wrestler Rumble for Xmas Challenge Day 7

It's a Rubbish Wrestler Rumble for Xmas Challenge Day 7

It's day seven of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2017 and I've drawn a challenge in WWE 2K18 that will take all of my wrasslin' talent. With a rubbish wrestler chosen by sports entertainment expert Andy, I'll have to beat some of the greatest grapplers ever to step into the squared circle. Can I send seven of them over the top rope in an eight-man over-the-top-rope battle royale?

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5 months ago

Oxbox Xmas Challenge Day 4 Heralds Yoda Lightsaber Chaos in Battlefront 2

Oxbox Xmas Challenge Day 4 Heralds Yoda Lightsaber Chaos in Battlefront 2

It's Day 4 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2017 and I embark upon my second Xmas challenge and draws Star Wars Battlefront 2. In this challenge I don't have to unlock Darth Vader using only paid loot crates, but instead must kill 50 Stormtroopers as Master 'wars not make one great' Yoda. That's as may be, but will war make me a point in this challenge?

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5 months ago

Hitman's Clown Escalation is Totally Batty

Hitman's Clown Escalation is Totally Batty

After the unique performance I gave in Hitman Patient Zero while dressed as a clown, we thought we'd tackle clown-themed Escalation mission The Corky Commotion. Our mission? To head to Paris and smash fashion model Helmut Kruger in the face with a confetti-filled baseball bat. Sounds right up our boulevard.

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5 months ago

Xbox One X: 4K Monitor and 4K Television Compared

Xbox One X: 4K Monitor and 4K Television Compared

Oh my gosh is it nearly Black Friday again already? The day of the year when the Dark Lord marches his terrible armies across the land? What do you mean it's about buying technology? Well then you probably want to watch this video and find out whether you'd be better getting a 4K TV or a 4K PC monitor for your Xbox One X.

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5 months ago

We hunt for the buffet in FIFA 18's The Journey Part 2

We hunt for the buffet in FIFA 18's The Journey Part 2

FIFA 18 sees the return of The Journey, which follows the life and career of Alex 'Goal' Hunter. Unfortunately in our clumsy hands he's definitely more Alex 'Buffet' Hunter. In the Part 2 we're on tour in America and all we have to do is beat Real Madrid. Easy.

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6 months ago

8 Pointless Activities That Seriously Sidetracked Us

8 Pointless Activities That Seriously Sidetracked Us

Normally games task us with something important or other that we're supposed to be doing, whether that's saving the world, scratching out a meagre existence in the post-apocalyptic wasteland or building a crime empire that Pablo Escobar would nod approvingly at. Were he not dead. Somehow or other we always get sidetracked by pointless but weirdly compelling activities that do nothing to push us toward our primary objective.

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6 months ago

7 Things We Want to Do on Xbox One X (Sponsored Content)

7 Things We Want to Do on Xbox One X (Sponsored Content)

Sponsored Content: We're going to be pretty busy this November with the Xbox One X, and not just on account of how we must brave the tangled cables behind the TV to hook it up. We'll be busy playing new games optimised for Xbox One X, as well as games that are already out that will benefit from Xbox One X updates. Take a look at our Xbox One X to do list in this video.

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6 months ago

Showdown of the Week: Outside Xbox vs Outside Xtra Live at EGX 2017

Showdown of the Week: Outside Xbox vs Outside Xtra Live at EGX 2017

It's all been friendly up until now, but Showdown of the Week saw Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra in pitched battle against each other in the three categories of violence, friendship and charades. If you missed the live show (and us) at EGX here it is now for your viewing pleasure.

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7 months ago

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