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 Reasons Not to Worry About Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

6 Reasons Not to Worry About Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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.

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4 days ago

Danger Zone 2 is Burnout Crash Mode in All But Name

Danger Zone 2 is Burnout Crash Mode in All But Name

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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6 days ago

Unravel 2 Gameplay Adds Blue Yarny, Co-op Puzzling

Unravel 2 Gameplay Adds Blue Yarny, Co-op Puzzling

Here's Unravel 2 gameplay in which Andy and I wrap our brains around newly co-op Unravel 2. Unravel 2 was released during games industry mega-convention E3, which is why no-one noticed, but it turns out it's really good, adding co-operative puzzling to the yarn feature adventures.

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7 days ago

7 Ordinary Jobs You Won't Believe Got Their Own Game

7 Ordinary Jobs You Won't Believe Got Their Own Game

Normally your job in a video game is 'world saver' and probably you make all your money from lucrative endorsement deals. Not so in these games, where it's only hard graft in a conventional, normal person job that will get you through.

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18 days ago

7 Exotic Vehicles You Won't Believe You Can Drive in The Crew 2 (Sponsored Content)

7 Exotic Vehicles You Won't Believe You Can Drive in The Crew 2 (Sponsored Content)

The original Crew 2 game had some pretty exotic cars, but The Crew 2 adds boats, stunt planes and all manner of weird and wonderful machinery to drive. Just consider these seven exotic vehicles you won't believe you can drive in The Crew 2.

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25 days ago

5 Surprising Things We Didn't Expect From Metro Exodus

5 Surprising Things We Didn't Expect From Metro Exodus

We appreciated previous Metro games on an artistic level, we just weren't that bothered about playing them. All that has changed with Metro Exodus, which based on this gameplay is looking like exactly our sort of shooter.

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A month ago

7 Cheaty Bosses Who Didn't Fight Fair

7 Cheaty Bosses Who Didn't Fight Fair

Bosses are supposed to be difficult, that's the point, but occasionally they break the rules to steal an unfair advantage. Rules like not messing with your save files, not introducing firebombs to a skating competition, and not turning into a 20-foot werewolf mid-duel.

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A month ago

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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2 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 months ago

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