Archive - Mike Channell
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.
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After years of waiting GTA Online's Casino is finally open and we've dropped a fat stack on a tasteless top floor penthouse. Join us as we give you the tour and then gamble all our hard earned money away on the roulette table, blackjack, fruit machines and horse racing.
If a game really wants to put you in your place, the easiest way is to drop you into a boss fight, usually early in the game, that is unwinnable. In this way way you're reminded that you, the player, are a worthless scrub who will have to go on a hero's journey in order to defeat the evil baddie.
F1 drivers are fast in an actual Formula One car, sure, but we were secretly hoping we'd be quicker than them on our home turf of videogames. Find out exactly what happened when we challenged real life Aston Martin Red Bull Racing driver Pierre Gasly on F1 2019 and discover the 7 reasons he's probably faster than you.
Most horror movie baddies are unstoppable murder machines in their cinematic incarnations, but that's not always the case when they make the leap to games. Consider these seven invincible horror movie villains who became fragile, vulnerable meat-sacks in videogames.
F1 2019 adds a revamped career mode that begins with you mixing it up in the newly introduced Formula 2 championship. It's here that career-long rivalries will be established, rivalries such as Devon Butler versus us, The God of Driving.
Join us for gameplay from the new Just Cause 4 DLC Los Demonios, due for release on June 26th. In it Rico battles against a bunch of weird, ancient demons using only his wits, his skills and the brand new demon crossbow weapon, which, yes is probably the most useful of those three things.
Watch Dogs Legion is one of the most ambitious games of E3 2019, letting you choose any of London's citizens and recruit them as a playable character. We've played it and, as Londoners, here are the things we deem the most London in Watch Dogs Legion.
It's hard enough to find Easter eggs in games, desperately head-butting walls looking for a secret cave or something. These games decided to make things even trickier by making these Easter eggs only available to find on one of the 365 days of the year.
Join us as for Show of the Week as we venture cautiously into the haunted cruise ship of Layers of Fear 2. No longer are you a troubled painter, instead you're a troubled actor and the layers are the layers of your character. It makes perfect sense, probably. Watch as we play the first hour of Layers of Fear 2 gameplay in Show of the Week and subscribe for this show every Friday!
From the director behind the original Assassin's Creed, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey puts you in charge of the prehistoric apes that would eventually evolve into humans. Forget RPG skill trees, here you'll have to learn how to use a stick.
Something fishy is going on with Agent 47 in The Aelwin Augment Escalation mission. He's tasked not with killing a target, but simply with pacifying them by slapping them in the head with a fish. It turns out to be an effective non-lethal melee weapon as this Hitman 2 Escalation descends into a fish rampage.
Normally a boss fight involves a big circular arena and rocket launchers, but occasionally bosses want to flex their intellectual muscle rather than their player smashing muscles. Also known as their muscles. Here are a bunch of bosses who couldn't resist delivering a quiz.
January is usually pretty quiet for new game releases, but we've got a couple of old game releases today: Hitman Blood Money and Hitman Absolution, both making a comeback as part of the new Hitman HD Enhanced Collection on Xbox One and PS4.
We're sure an intelligent, attractive Outside Xbox viewer like you knows all about the big games coming out this year, but what about the smaller ones that might have escaped your attention? Here are 7 upcoming games for 2019 that you should definitely know about.
Day 4 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2018 and it's turkey time, with Jane attempting to successfully serve up Christmas dinner by flamethrowering turkeys in Overcooked.
Surprise! The Red Dead Online Beta went live this week and no-one was more surprised than us, or more specifically than Andy who has mysteriously gone missing all of a sudden. We investigate that and share our opinions of Red Dead Redemption 2's long-awaited online multiplayer mode, before Mike takes on a challenge in the game's Most Wanted competitive multiplayer game mode.
It's winter in Forza Horizon 4 and we're embarking on a little road trip up to Edinburgh, on a mission to race the Hogwarts Express. And no, we're not going to let the fact that the Hogwarts Express isn't actually in the game stop us.
Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Britain, the land of our birth, and we're rather excited. This is why we've compiled the very Britishest things we saw in this new gameplay from the first hour of the game.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an upcoming space shooter that uses character and spaceship toys that attach to your controller. Behold Starlink gameplay in which we visit the game's first planet Haven with a complement of said plastic toys. No Man's Skylanders? Find out here.
Rage 2 promises to combine id Software's trademark shooting with the open-world chaos of Avalanche, the studio behind Just Cause. And judging by the first 15 minutes of gameplay, it delivers on the potential promised by basically a mash-up of Doom and Mad Max.
So much for historical accuracy! In new Assassin's Creed Odyssey gameplay, we fight mythical snake-coiffed Medusa, who turns people to stone with her gaze and, in this case, also hits really hard with a sword. Additionally, some bears may have been spartan kicked in the face.
F1 2018 apparently offers the closest experience to driving a real F1 car of any of the official F1 games so far. With that in mind, Mike investigates how tough it is to qualify on the real life F1 grid at F1 2018's new circuit Paul Ricard in this F1 2018 gameplay.
Hungry Shark World may be the first game to really offer an insight into the psyche of natures greatest killing machine. Why do they kill so mercilessly? What's truly going on behind those jet black eyes? Why do they insist on wearing a grass skirt? All these questions and more are answered in this Hungry Shark World gameplay.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the new game from Dark Souls developer From Software, but unlike Dark Souls has only light RPG elements, no character creation, and even checkpoints when you die. Will it still demand you "git gud in the grand tradition of Soulsborne games? Find out within.
Did you enjoy Burnout's Crash Mode? Danger Zone 2 is basically that by another name. This explosive traffic accident sim is rough around the edges but what it does, namely enormous point-scoring crashes, it does very well.
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