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.
In this week's Red Dead Redemption adventures, Jane and I spend some time with The Devil, or at least a mysterious stranger who might be The Devil. Expect ethically tricky choices, such as whether or not to shoot a nun, as our moral character is tested in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.
Fortnite: Battle Royale drops you and 99 other players onto an island with a periodically shrinking playspace, and carries on until only one of you is left alive. So yes it is like PUBG - but with key differences. For one, you arrive in a bus suspended from a hot air balloon 10,000 feet in the air, which you're then kicked out of. And yet that's not the worst bus journey we've endured in a videogame, as proven by Show of the Week.
The Vector is the third mission of Hitman's new Patient Zero campaign. In it, you must ascend a new tower overlooking the Colorado militia compound and take out a series of soldiers infected carrying a deadly virus with only a sniper rifle, along with the doctor responsible for their viral infection. See how we get on in this Hitman sniping gameplay.
Now we've got our family back, we should spend some time with them, which means going hunting with Jack, helping run the ranch with Abigail, and pushing Uncle over every time we see him, because we hate him. Isn't that what family is all about? It is if you're John Marston, as you'll see in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.
Hitman's Game of the Year edition brings with it new weapons, new missions and, to Mike's delight, new outfits that include a ridiculously sinister clown suit. Join as as we chat Hitman,then examine videogames' most sinister clowns who are still somehow not as scary as Agent 47 in a bright red wig.
The Author is the second mission of Hitman's new Patient Zero campaign missions, and it returns us to a much spookier Sapienza to seize a deadly virus and eliminate an author and his cult contact. See how each of us goes about it in this Hitman gameplay.
This week in Red Dead Redemption, our goal is to reach rank 10 of the master hunting challenges, and cement our reputation as the greatest hunter in the Old West. Standing between us and that lofty ambition are four legendary beasts, scattered around New Austin and Mexico. Join us as we hunt them down in this Red Dead Redemption gameplay.
Having our butts handed to us at the start of a game is so commonplace it's practically tradition, which is why there's nothing more gleefully empowering than much later on meeting the same baddie that humiliated you early in the game, and wiping the floor with them. Time now for a jog down memory lane, reminiscing about the times we totally showed that jerk from the opening act.
Hitman's Game of the Year edition adds a four-mission campaign called Patient Zero. See us take on first mission The Source, set in the Himmapan hotel in Bangkok, in which we must whack a pair of cult leaders to prevent a terrorist attack. See how each of us goes about it in this Hitman gameplay.
This week in our Red Dead Redemption adventure, we're mopping up the final stranger missions, starting with the mission Daedalus and Son. In this mission we must help an amateur aviator named Charles Kinnear finish his flying machine by collecting a bunch of animal parts and red sage. The Wright Brothers had been flying planes for about six years at this point in history, but we haven't the heart to tell him.
Wolfenstein sequel The New Colossus presents us with an alternate history in which Nazis won the Second World War, and now occupy the United States with their advanced technology of laser guns, robot dogs, and decades-too-early videogames. Why are alternate timelines always so full of weird, bad technology? Show of the Week investigates.
It's Halloweek, so we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled Marston Mondays to bring you a spooky special in which we play Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption's standalone zombie spinoff. Expect family strife, sasquatches and hordes of the ravenous undead in this Undead Nightmare gameplay.
'Tis the season, which means that Overwatch's Halloween event, Junkenstein's Revenge, is back for a limited time only. Still sore from our defeat last year, we head back into Overwatch for revenge on Junkenstein's Revenge. Will it go any better this year? Watch and find out!
Today in our adventures in Red Dead Redemption, we aim to become master hunters by knifing two cougars to death with our melee knife, then collecting their pelts. You'd think a master hunter would shoot them from a distance rather than get within slashing range of their terrible claws, but here we are. If we die, Horson gets all our stuff.
WWE 2K18 is out this week, bringing an updated roster, expanded career mode and eight-man battle royales that are as chaotic as they are confusing. But if you're struggling for inspiration for Halloween, it's also packed with spooky wrestlers whose ring gear would make for great costumes, as Mike teaches us later in the show.
Long-time viewers of our Hitman videos will recognise Rocco, the hapless, pantsless kitchen assistant late for his first day at work in the Sapienza mansion. He's our target in this latest Hitman contract, but we've got to kill him with a falling object. This should prove tricky. Will we manage it? Watch and find out.
Our John Marston tries to do good at every opportunity because a key part of redemption is changing your ways. But Red Dead Redemption doesn't make it easy, when our attempted good deeds go awry in a this week's stranger missions.
Horror sequel The Evil Within 2 is out today, and sees series protagonist Sebastian Castellanos thrust back into the STEM brain matrix, which is now under the control of a twisted photographer by the name of Stefano Valentini. Typical videogame artist - they're always up to something weird, as we find later in the show.
Some videogames offer non-lethal alternative methods to take out your foes. Just don't look too closely at these supposedly murder-free options, because it soon becomes apparent a lot are at least as deadly as the lethal method you've been trying to avoid. Here are the times we took the non-lethal option with probably fatal consequences.
Our quest to achieve 100 percent completion in Red Dead Redemption rolls on this week with two stranger missions. In these we mule drugs for a weird racist, and gather flowers for a man's unseen but definitely still alive wife of 50 years. What could go wrong?
The recent Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer introduced Arthur Morgan, the somewhat sinister presumable protagonist of the Red Dead Redemption prequel who menaces people for money. If Dutch's gang is exclusively populated with jerks such as Arthur though, at least they have options for recruiting new blood; there are several games with excellent gunslinger characters they could bring on board, as we find in Show of the Week.
Videogames are supposed to challenge and amuse you, not get their kicks from screwing you over. In a recent video we recalled the times we could swear a game sneakily stacked the odds against us so it could see us fail, and in the comments of that video many of you submitted your own similarly suspect scenarios. Here they are for your viewing pleasure.
One of WWE 2K 18's pre-order bonus is legitimate Olympic gold medallist and 2017 hall of fame inductee Kurt Angle. In this WWE 2K18 gameplay, Mike and I pit two eras of Kurt Angle, his 2001 American Hero persona and his 2006 Wrestling Machine gimmick, against each other. Which Angle will come out on top? Watch and find out!
It's almost time for The Evil Within 2, the survival horror sequel set to put the 'scared' into 'I am scared of the Evil Within 2'. In this Evil Within 2 gameplay from the game's fifth chapter, Luke and I set out to explore a town hall that is less full of city administrators and more full of terrifying camera monsters and challenging photography.
Death of the Outsider is a standalone Dishonored 2 DLC in which Dishonored 2's Billie Lurk and Knife of Dunwall's Daud team up to kill the mysterious, godlike Outsider. In this early mission, we're after a twin bladed knife to stab him with, but first, we need to stop by a tattoo parlour and get some ink.