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.
The Oxbox Xmas Challenge continues! For day nine, Mike must create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in the Soulcalibur 6 character creator, then use said abomination to win a fight. How will he fare? Will we ever get the resulting images out of our heads? Find out within!
Day seven of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge sees Jane becoming the Santa Claus of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout battle royale mode by mounting her sleigh (quad bike) and delivering presents (weaponry) to good boys and girls (Call of Duty players). Find out how she gets on within!
Day 6 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2018 sends Mike back to Sea of Thieves for a suitably piratical challenge: sail a sloop through a tight gap while drunk and playing the accordion. It's the challenge Mike has been training for all his life, but will he succeed? Find out within!
It's Day three of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, and Mike's off to Red Dead Redemption 2's Valentine to shoot some people in the hat. Sounds about right, happy holidays, everyone!
Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2018 day 2 brings a WWE 2K19 Santa Royale: a five-man Battle Royal in which Andy plays a hulking pro wrestler Santa against Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura. Will he be the last man standing? Or will someone flip Saint Nick over the top rope? Watch this WWE 2K19 gameplay and see.
It's the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2018! Jane has first pick of the random game challenges and draws FIFA 19 for the traditional FIFA Giant Killing challenge as we take a bunch of league two players up against the might of a Premiership squad. This year it's a clash between the glorious heroes of Bury and the villainous Cardiff City. Will Jane FIFA well enough to get the point? Find out within!
Warning: spoilers ahead! Join Luke and I for takes on the most pivotal, shocking, triumphant and sad moments in Red Dead Redemption 2, with Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay and excellent Dutch impressions, along with our reactions to the most important moments in Red Dead Redemption 2 - especially the game's endings.
Jane and I play Bendy and the Ink Machine, a stylish survival horror game set in a spooky animation studio plagued by a sinister ink machine and its ever-smiling mascot Bendy. What's the deal with the ink? Why can't Bendy just be cool? Watch on for answers in this Xbox One gameplay.
Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't what you'd call a cheery game, but there are a few places where things get darker than an Annesburg coal mine. Join us now on a creepy excursion through some of the spookiest places in all of Red Dead Redemption 2, featuring serial killers, manmade mutants and honest-to-goodness ghosts.
Sean Bean is Hitman 2's first Elusive Target, "The Undying", roaming Miami in his role as disgraced MI5 agent Mark Faba. We each have a single chance to assassinate the Game of Thrones star. Who will succeed? Who will fail? What's with the blueberry muffin? Discover the answers within.
Fallout 76 is now out for real, so what's the verdict? Join Mike and I as we chat it out, then stick around for a Fallout challenge with a difference as Jane tries to fall out of a helicopter without lethal results. Will she succeed? Find out within.
No matter how much you may overindulge this holiday season, chances are your morning regrets won't come close to the epic hangovers endured by some of our favourite videogame characters. Join us as we recall our seven most shame-filled videogame morning afters.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is packed with mind-blowing secrets, easter eggs and mysteries for curious cowboys to discover - among them UFOs, ghost trains and an actual vampire, probably. Pleas enjoy these, the seven secrets that twisted our melons the hardest in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Jane and I play The One We Found, a horror game in which you explore a spooky abandoned asylum plagued by violent former patients and apparently the actual sound of true fear. Can we escape the asylum? How do you pick up a melon? What the hell is The Membrane, and why can't we use weapons in it? Watch and discover the answers maybe in this Xbox One gameplay.
We recently revealed some of the jokes and references in videogames we didn't get until much much later, because we were too young, or stupid, or busy exploding aliens to notice that most videogames are saucier than a Heinz bottling plant. It turns out, it's not just us who realised later on that plenty of jokes had been sailing over our heads - you did too. Here now are your the jokes that flew right over your head like some kind of rude hang glider. Enjoy, and watch out ahead for adult humour, wordplay and possibly mimes.
Join us for Hitman 2 gameplay in which Agent 47 goes to New Zealand to eliminate terror cell leader Alma Reynard in her beachfront home. Will Jane and Andy manage to stage the perfect crime scene? What is the deal with all the terrifying paintings? Find out in this gameplay from Hitman 2's Hawke's Bay level.
This week we hail the impending Hitman 2, a sequel to one of our favourite games of 2016 that gives Agent 47 a travel brochure's worth of exotic locations to travel to and commit horrible murders in. Watch on as Show of the Week gets to grips with Hitman 2, and challenges Jane to eliminate a target while dressed as nature's deadliest apex predator: a flamingo.
People are always saying that we never finish a game, so here's a treat: we play a whole game from start to finish, and it only takes 20 minutes because that game is Captain Commando, a Capcom side-scrolling beat 'em up from 1991 that stars a ninja, a mummy, and a baby in a mech suit.
GTA Online's Doomsday Heist Act 2 continues! The crew save the kidnapped Agent ULP in setup mission Rescue ULP for ongoing job The Bogdan Problem. Why are the heisters in costume? Who will dive lethally off a water tower? What's so special about this ULP anyway? Discover the answers within!
Call of Cthulhu, out this week, casts you as an old timey PI investigating a mysterious fatal fire in a spooky fishing town. Join Mike and I as we inspect this new H.P. Lovecraft horrorshow and then stick around for another one-off challenge, in which we try to take down the final boss of the original Quake, Lovecraftian deity Shub-Niggurath, or as he likes to be known, "The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young". Nice guy.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is here, and so all else is on the backburner as we finally dive into our most anticipated game of the last couple of years. Join Mike and I as we talk through this new Red Dead and then stick around for a one-off challenge, in which we have to survive for as long as possible while wanted, dead or alive.
Violence never truly solves anything, except in videogames, where it solves everything. Except! For the handful of special occasions that call for non-violent lateral thinking. Hot on the heels of our last video in this topic, here are your suggestions for sneaky ways to resolve a conflict.
GTA Online's Doomsday Heist Act 2 continues, as the crew bumps off a bunch of dealers and steal their duffel bag in the preparation mission "ULP Intel" for The Bogdan Problem, in aid of rescuing the kidnapped Agent ULP. Why are the Outside Xbox heisters in costume? Whose Molotov cocktail set this entire apartment on fire? And why? Find the answers within!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is here, bringing with it the series' trademark multiplayer, new zombies campaigns, and a new battle royale mode known as Blackout, but crucially, no single-player campaign. Join Mike and I as we talk through this new Black Ops and then stick around for my challenge, in which I have to recreate my face in Black Ops 4's emblem editor.
Gamers are used to overcoming obstacles, but sometimes there comes a moment in otherwise good games where things are suddenly so tedious, hard, or scary that they make you go "You know what? Eff this game". Watch on for the moments in games that made us do just that, and subscribe for a video like this every Thursday.