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 recently recalled the videogame bosses who made us deeply sorry for underestimating their unassuming first forms. Plenty of commenters had suggestions of their own and here are our seven favourites. Enjoy and subscribe for a video like this every Thursday.
Our Tropico 6 adventures in the island paradise of Janetopia continue, as Jane works towards her ultimate goal as a world leader: stealing the Statue of Liberty. Will she succeed? And will having the Statue of Liberty finally cheer up these mopey citizens? Find out in this Tropico 6 Xbox One gameplay.
Mike and I posse up and turn bounty hunter, as we attempt to bring in one of Red Dead Online's new Legendary Bounties, added in the recent Frontier Pursuits update. The target: four members of the Owlhoot Family, a murderous gang of outlaws wanted dead or alive. See which of those two options we specialise in in this Red Dead Online gameplay.
Red Dead Redemption Online's new Frontier Pursuits update adds new roles, such as bounty hunter or master trader, to give players something to actually do in the game. But is it enough to get us back into RDO? Or is it too little too late? Andy and Mike talk it out in Show of the Week, along with your comments and an original mouth harp soundtrack by Andy Farrant.
The only thing that comes at you faster than life is videogames. Specifically these videogames, which got so bored of you playing them slowly that they resorted to bizarre and deadly means of making you hurry the eff up.
Statecraft simulator Tropico 6 puts you in charge of your own island nation and lets you rule as you see fit, as a benevolent leader of the people, or a ruthless dictator with an iron fist. Which path will we choose? Can we steal the Statue of Liberty? And just how many solid gold Janes is it going to take to bring up morale around here? Find out in this Tropico 6 Xbox One gameplay.
Agent 47 heads to Colombia for Hitman 2 escalation mission the Merle Revelation, in which he must eliminate his targets while dressed as what the game informs us is a shaman. Watch on for poisonous frogs, the Dallas theme and us starting a cult in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is almost here, so join Mike and Andy on the green sofa for chat about its horror-inspired campaign, new playable characters and elaborate facial hair. Plus, your comments!
Sometimes you have a great idea for a videogame and the only obstacle standing between you and success is having to actually develop a videogame. Instead, why not take an existing game, change the graphics and hope that no-one notices? It worked for these 7 games!
Two time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso is the 'race consultant' for the new Grid game from Codemasters. We headed over to Spain to quiz him on his contribution, talk about how the game compares to reality and play the game with him in a one on one race.
Join us for Call of Duty Modern Warfare multiplayer gameplay, in which Mike and I face off against the Call of Duty YouTuber elite with what can charitably be described as mixed results. Take a watch of this Modern Warfare multiplayer gameplay and judge our skills harshly, oh viewers.
Agent 47 heads to sleepy suburbia for Hitman 2 escalation mission the Covert Dispersal, in which he must ruin a delightful backyard barbecue in as deadly a manner as possible. Watch on for sneaking, muffins and discussion of proper party etiquette in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
Mike has escaped from his bank vault prison just in time to tell us all about The Surge 2, a sci-fi Dark Souls alike in which you construct a mech suit to die in over and over again because it's really difficult. Also on the menu: your comments, freshly picked and served piping hot. Enjoy!
Don't you just hate it when you encounter a videogame boss who looks easy and unintimidating but then transforms into something you would have sooner not picked a fight with? Consider these seven bosses who did exactly that.
Once a fighting game character makes their debut, they usually stick around in that series. Except for the occasional fighters who prove to be so weird, out of place, or just downright unpopular that they only appear in one game in a franchise - then disappear, never to be seen again. Here are more of our fave fighting game characters who were never invited back.
Loot shooter Borderlands 3 is on the menu in this week's episode, specifically in split screen co-op mode, but not before we get locked in a John Wick escape room for some reason. Will we make it out? Is there such a thing as too much loot? And didn't there used to be three of us? Find out in Show of the Week.
Modern games are updated all the time, with patches providing little tweaks, but today we're interested in the developers who took the opportunity of a full-on rerelease of their games to amend some pretty major issues. Watch on for seven re-releases that received such fixes.
Most Achievements and Trophies exist as a record of your most impressive gaming feats. Some achievements, however, can be attained by doing literally nothing at all, which is an achievement in itself if you think about it. Here are seven games that agree.
Outside Xbox hit one billion views on YouTube this week, so let's celebrate by talking Man of Medan, the first in episodic anthology horror series The Dark Pictures. See it for yourself in Man of Medan gameplay in Show of the Week, followed by the choicest YouTube comments of the last seven days and a quiz about Outside Xbox's road to becoming view billionaires.
We've talked before about fighting game finishers so humiliating that you'll die of embarrassment before you die of blunt force trauma. It turns out that we were just scratching the surface, so point your eyeballs at seven more embarrassing finishing moves that you don't want to be on the receiving end of.
Jane's in time out after destroying the studio last week, so let's distract ourselves from the weird, non butt-friendly new sofa by talking Blair Witch, the new first person horror game based on the hit movies about people being confused in the woods.
A short while back we pondered the videogame easter eggs that, much like easter, only happen once a year. Everyone in the comments of that video went on to add their own suggestions for date-related easter eggs, so day planners at the ready for our commenters' favourites.
On the orders of his cow god, Egbert the Careless pursues his atonement in the citadel of Mistmire, aided and abetted by Corazon, Prudence, Merilwen and Dob.
Mike and I as talk looty-shooty Borderlands 3, then Jane gets her hands on the cursed blade Frostmourne and swears to wreak vengeance on I guess whoever shows up. Set your eyes on that new Borderlands 3 gameplay in Show of the Week, followed by the choicest YouTube comments of the last seven days.
In Hitman 2 Escalation The Simmons Concussion, Agent 47 takes a break from all the killing to enjoy a nice relaxing time in Miami, knocking out joggers with cans of fizzy pop. Join Jane and I as we demonstrate the terrible effects energy drinks will have on your health in this Hitman 2 gameplay on Xbox One.