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.
We love scary games, but sometimes a freaky moment arises that scares us so hard we literally have to stop playing and curl up into a protective ball. Join us now, along with Luke and Ellen from Outside Xtra, as we share our life-changing in-game scares.
The videogame bosses that really stick in the mind are the ones who are so weird that we still can't explain what the developers were thinking when they decided to have you fight them. Here are seven of the weirdest boss fights we've ever had to go through. Enjoy!
Most fighting games are a bit weird, with their fighting bears and volcano stages, but they're nothing compared to these seven beat 'em ups which broke our brains harder than a Mortal Kombat fatality.
Anything can be a weapon if you try hard enough. This is particularly true in videogames, as proven by the many times we've found a weapon that we assume is just a joke, only to later discover its true, terrifying power. Here are seven times we did just that.
A lot of videogames like to play it safe, but not these unconventional seven - which turned out to be great gun, despite being weirder and more intense than a Macho Man Randy Savage promo.
In Hitman Escalation The Hirani Evacuation from the Mumbai mission, Agent 47 must dump a series of progressively tougher targets down the elevator shaft of an under construction apartment building. Will our spirits be going up, or will we get the shaft? See how we get on in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
Left 4 Dead 2 is incredibly almost 10 years old, yet remains the gold standard for co-op zombie shooters. World War Z, based on the book that inspired that Brad Pitt movie, hopes to change that. Will it succeed? Join Jane and Mike as they talk it out in Show of the Week, along with your comments and scenes of flagrant air horn misuse.
In Hitman Escalation The Turms Infatuation from Hitman 2's Colombia mission, Agent 47 must eliminate lovesick cartel member Hector Delgado with a letter bomb, in a series of increasingly difficult ways. See how we get on in this Hitman 2 gameplay footage.
Most games try to ease players in, introducing them gently to the world through means of tutorials and such. Not these seven games, though, which were all super keen to kill you the second you got started.
Remastered classic Final Fantasy 7 has come at last to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and Mike plays it for my benefit in Show of the Week. Sit tight for Final Fantasy 7 gameplay on Xbox One and a sampler of this week's finest YouTube comments.
It's the final episode of our Resident Evil 2 let's play, but G. Birkin and Mr. X aren't letting us go without a fight. Also, we actually get our hands on the G Virus so in your face, Annette.
We've all made dumb mistakes, but being a massive, evil corporation gives you the opportunity to make terrible mistakes on a much bigger scale. For your enjoyment, here are the seven worst mistakes made by evil corporations in games. Subscribe for a video like this every Thursday!
Another week, another three ways to play. This time, Agent 47 must assassinate target Nolan Cassidy in the sleepy American suburb of Whittleton Creek, USA. See us whack the target with a booby trapped panic room, a humane exterminator's knockout gas and a nightmarish clown outfit in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
It's a weird time for videogames, with free-to-play games and microtransactions making it potentially both very cheap and infinitely expensive to get involved. But there are games out there so expensive they make even the priciest loot box look like a bargain. Here are seven ridiculously pricey videogames to bear in mind if and when you win the lottery.
We've spoken before about the brief golden age of FMV, or Full Motion Video games, where you could film a bunch of theatre school dropouts in front of a blue screen, stick a sudoku puzzle in there every 20 minutes and call it a videogame. But it turns out we were only scratching the surface and that there are even murkier depths of weirdness lurking in the early nineties for us to explore. Here are seven of the most bizarre FMV games that would most definitely never get made today.
Join us for more Resident Evil 2 gameplay in episode 7 of this Resident Evil 2 Let's Play, in which Leon and Ada traverse the stinky sewers underneath Raccoon City. Will we solve the chess puzzle? What's the correct way to use magnum ammo? And What's the difference between a cable car and a funicular railway? Watch and see!
Big-budget mainstream games are a great way to shoot things in robot suits, but you can only do that for so long before you start to crave variety. That's where we come in, with some recommendations for smaller upcoming games that let you do things you can't do anywhere else, including challenging Satan to a drinking contest and beating up cakes.
There's nothing worse than thinking you've completed your objective, only to find out that the goalposts have moved. Sadly, all too often, games will make it seem like you're done, when in fact, you've got a whole heap of work still ahead of you. Here are seven times they did just that.
The Ghost Survivors is Resident Evil 2's first DLC, focusing on three minor characters from the main story, telling 'what if' stories about how their escapes from the city might have gone had things been different. They'd have gone badly, seems to be the consensus from our attempts.
Trials Rising, the newest game in the one-more-go motocross platforming series is nearly here, letting you ride with a friend in the new tandem mode, as well as stunt off of various protected world heritage sites. Check out some Trials Rising gameplay and hang around for an Overcooked 2 challenge as Jane takes on the lunar new year DLC in this week's Show of the Week. Subscribe for this show every Friday on Outside Xbox!
Videogames know that people want their games to be ready as soon as possible, which is why they try and hide the fact that they're loading from you with various cunning and ingenious methods. Enjoy now several times videogames did just that.
Famous monuments, archaeological sites, areas of incredible natural beauty untouched by human hands - they've all had it too good for too long, according to Trials Rising, and need someone to come along and ramp motocross bikes off them. Here are seven places you'll be doing just that.
Devil May Cry 5 is nearly here, bringing with it more of the brutal, cinematic combat the series is known for courtesy of Dante, Nero and mysterious new character V. Check out some Devil May Cry 5 gameplay and hang around for an Apex Legends challenge as Mike and I go head to head to see who can survive the longest in this week's Show of the Week
I'm no doctor, but I'd wager the most difficult medical condition to treat is being dead. And yet it takes more than a nasty case of having died to keep these game heroes down. Join us now to fondly remember the times you died, but then got better, because you had too much to do.