Archive - Mike Channell
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.
It's winter in Forza Horizon 4 and we're embarking on a little road trip up to Edinburgh, on a mission to race the Hogwarts Express. And no, we're not going to let the fact that the Hogwarts Express isn't actually in the game stop us.
Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Britain, the land of our birth, and we're rather excited. This is why we've compiled the very Britishest things we saw in this new gameplay from the first hour of the game.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an upcoming space shooter that uses character and spaceship toys that attach to your controller. Behold Starlink gameplay in which we visit the game's first planet Haven with a complement of said plastic toys. No Man's Skylanders? Find out here.
Rage 2 promises to combine id Software's trademark shooting with the open-world chaos of Avalanche, the studio behind Just Cause. And judging by the first 15 minutes of gameplay, it delivers on the potential promised by basically a mash-up of Doom and Mad Max.
So much for historical accuracy! In new Assassin's Creed Odyssey gameplay, we fight mythical snake-coiffed Medusa, who turns people to stone with her gaze and, in this case, also hits really hard with a sword. Additionally, some bears may have been spartan kicked in the face.
F1 2018 apparently offers the closest experience to driving a real F1 car of any of the official F1 games so far. With that in mind, Mike investigates how tough it is to qualify on the real life F1 grid at F1 2018's new circuit Paul Ricard in this F1 2018 gameplay.
Hungry Shark World may be the first game to really offer an insight into the psyche of natures greatest killing machine. Why do they kill so mercilessly? What's truly going on behind those jet black eyes? Why do they insist on wearing a grass skirt? All these questions and more are answered in this Hungry Shark World gameplay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.