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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Xbox Series X is the new next-generation Xbox that arrives this year to face off against the PS5, and we have the first Xbox Series X gameplay released by Microsoft right here. The way this new Xbox, formerly known as Project Scarlett, is designed is going to change the way games work forever - and here are seven ways how.
Multiplayer modes in video games are usually vanilla reskins of classic modes like deathmatch or horde. Every so often though, a mode comes along that provides a unique competitive or co-operative experience that you can't find anywhere else. Unfortunately those modes usually burn twice as bright for half as long. Here are seven that were too beautiful for this world.
Recently we detailed 7 times game developers made fun of their own mistakes in later games via the universally loved delivery vector of Easter Eggs. There were some brilliant suggestions in the comments and here are a further 7 of the very best Easter Eggs where games roasted themselves.
Turns out we played a lot of Hitman 2 in the last 12 months, to the surprise of absolutely no-one. So when we asked for your favourite moments from our various bungled assassinations, there were plenty of highlights. Here are the five most ludicrous moments and be sure to subscribe to Outside Xbox on YouTube for plenty more Hitman in 2020.
Hey! Listen! Sometimes games reuse voice lines so frequently that they become seared onto our frontal lobe with a red hot cattle brand. Usually it's the case that there simply wasn't enough voice acting recorded to fill a 30 hour game full of repetitive combat, but sometimes it's a scenario where the line itself is so weird that it stays with you forever. Either way, here are eight of them we thought you might like to hear again.
Sea of Thieves Tall Tale Seabound Soul is out now on Xbox One as a free update to Sea of Thieves. Here's gameplay in which Andy and I dust off our peg legs and set sail for a life of adventure or, more likely, death by misadventure.
As you can see in this WWE 2K20 story mode gameplay, WWE 2K20's new career mode is inspired by the career mode in the NBA games. But does it work for the spandex soap opera that is wrestling? Spoiler alert: not really, but at least it's rubbish in some pretty amusing ways, including a bizarre high school flashback.
Sponsored Content: As if it wasn't difficult enough being a top tier racing driver, we have to contend with the enemy within - in this case, our treacherous teammate Nick Whittle. He might not always be our official Nemesis, appointed by GRID's new Nemesis system, but he'll always be the Nemesis of our hearts.
We return to Paris with some unfinished business. We never killed The Identity Thief elusive target the first time around and now that he's popped up again in Hitman 2 it's time to make up for lost time. Also, he deserves to die for that outfit alone.
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.
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