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7 Awkward Items in Special Editions You're Going to Have to Explain to Your Roommate

7 Awkward Items in Special Editions You're Going to Have to Explain to Your Roommate

Special editions let you show off your love for a game by buying a version that costs twice as much but comes bundled with an heirloom-worthy keepsake you'll treasure forever. Or, in some cases, come bundled with an item that is so awkward or odd that you're going to have a hard time explaining it to anyone who spots it on your shelf. Ponder our seven awkward faves.

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3 days ago

Discover Andy's Top Game Pass Games in Show of the Week Live

Discover Andy's Top Game Pass Games in Show of the Week Live

Watch Mike, Andy and I in Show of the Week Live, with chitchat about the best games on Game Pass for Xbox One, along with Mike's adventures in Half-Life Alyx and reportage from Luke's island in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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3 days ago

Resident Evil 3 Remake's Nemesis is More Terrifying Than Ever

Resident Evil 3 Remake's Nemesis is More Terrifying Than Ever

Resident Evil 3 Remake gameplay in which Jill Valentine (Andy) forages for gunpowder and green herbs on the mean streets of Raccoon City, with moral support from Jane and explosive red barrels. But there are worse things than zombies out tonight - namely the terrifying new Nemesis. Stick around for a shocking cameo from the big guy with the small vocabulary.

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9 days ago

Exhibition Impossible! A Dungeons & Dragons Oxventure (Episode 2 of 3)

Exhibition Impossible! A Dungeons & Dragons Oxventure (Episode 2 of 3)

The Oxventurers are welcomed to a curious party. They set to work casing the joint and eating the canapés, but what's the deal with their suave host and his mysterious museum? Can Corazon, Dob, Egbert, Merilwen and Prudence track down the cursed coin? There's literally one way to find out, which is to watch this second episode of Exhibition Impossible, the latest Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure.

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9 days ago

7 Harsh But Funny Punishments for Cheating in Games

7 Harsh But Funny Punishments for Cheating in Games

When a game aims to discourage cheating, it might deploy a stern text warning or an online ban. Alternatively, it might opt for a smackdown that is as hilarious as it is harsh - putting you in a hundred-billion-trillion-year time out, for instance, or a sudden fiery explosion. The punishments may seem extreme but they're also very funny, which in our book makes them the perfect system of justice. Consider these seven of the most memorable.

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10 days ago

Doom Eternal Takes Centre Stage in Show of the Week Live

Doom Eternal Takes Centre Stage in Show of the Week Live

Show of the Week is streaming now! Join Mike, Andy and I for live chitchat about Doom Eternal, Xbox One Series X and some grand plans for Animal Crossing New Horizons, plus our fave YouTube comments of the week. It's the same Show of the Week Classic you know and tolerate, only now you can talk to us live during the episode.

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11 days ago

7 Ways Games Will Be Different on Xbox Series X

7 Ways Games Will Be Different on Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X is the new next-generation Xbox that arrives this year to face off against the PS5, and we have the first Xbox Series X gameplay released by Microsoft right here. The way this new Xbox, formerly known as Project Scarlett, is designed is going to change the way games work forever - and here are seven ways how.

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12 days ago

7 Unique Multiplayer Modes Too Beautiful For This World

7 Unique Multiplayer Modes Too Beautiful For This World

Multiplayer modes in video games are usually vanilla reskins of classic modes like deathmatch or horde. Every so often though, a mode comes along that provides a unique competitive or co-operative experience that you can't find anywhere else. Unfortunately those modes usually burn twice as bright for half as long. Here are seven that were too beautiful for this world.

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17 days ago

Exhibition Impossible! A Dungeons & Dragons Oxventure (Episode 1 of 3)

Exhibition Impossible! A Dungeons & Dragons Oxventure (Episode 1 of 3)

A sudden encounter with a whale leaves the Oxventurers face to face with Panniers, former crewmate of Corazon and current undead cursed pirate. Can Corazon, Dob, Egbert, Merilwen and Prudence make it to the mysterious Treasury and retrieve the final coin Corazon needs to break the curse on his old crew? Let's watch and find out!

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17 days ago

Elder Scrolls Online Harrowstorm Stars in Show of the Week Live

Elder Scrolls Online Harrowstorm Stars in Show of the Week Live

Join us for Show of the Week Live, in which Mike takes his Elder Scrolls Online character Myke the Foolish for a tour of the new Harrowstorm DLC, precursor to the upcoming Skyrim-set Elder Scrolls Online expansion Greymoor. There's also live chitchat and the best of the week's YouTube comments, streamed for your amusement.

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18 days ago

Let's Play Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Let's Play Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Painterly Metroidvania platformer Ori and the Will of the Wisps is here and Ori veteran Ellen joins us for a look at an early part of this gorgeous sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, in which you head off to a quite clearly haunted island in search of your adorable missing Owlet friend.

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18 days ago

7 Easter Eggs Where Games Roasted Themselves: Commenter Edition

7 Easter Eggs Where Games Roasted Themselves: Commenter Edition

Recently we detailed 7 times game developers made fun of their own mistakes in later games via the universally loved delivery vector of Easter Eggs. There were some brilliant suggestions in the comments and here are a further 7 of the very best Easter Eggs where games roasted themselves.

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24 days ago

7 Developer Tricks You Won't Be Able to Unsee

7 Developer Tricks You Won't Be Able to Unsee

Videogames are much like magicians in that they use skill, technology and misdirection to trick people into thinking that what they're seeing is real, and to hide the mechanics of how everything works. But where a magician's tricks are about spectacle, videogame tricks can be subtler, using camera angles, animations, the environment and game systems to manipulate the player.

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A month ago

Show of the Week Goes Live, Talks Resident Evil 3 Remake

Show of the Week Goes Live, Talks Resident Evil 3 Remake

Show of the Week is streaming for the first time! Join us for live chitchat, Resident Evil 3 Remake gameplay and our fave YouTube comments. It's the same SOTW you know and love, only now you can talk to us live during the episode. We'll be keeping an eye on the live chat while Andy tells us what's what in the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake, having recently played both the single-player and Resident Evil 3 'Resistance' multiplayer mode.

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A month ago

Resident Evil 3 Remake Gameplay: 7 Awesome Upgrades You Have to See

Resident Evil 3 Remake Gameplay: 7 Awesome Upgrades You Have to See

The Resident Evil 3 remake is nearly upon us, and frankly, we're more excited than Barry Burton in a magnum store. We recently got to play a good chunk of the early part of the game, and have some gameplay footage of that section provided to us by Capcom that is full of new, cool, upgraded stuff you're definitely going to want to see.

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A month ago

Behold Bayonetta on Xbox One in Show of the Week

Behold Bayonetta on Xbox One in Show of the Week

Show of the Week celebrates 10 years of Bayonetta with the newly released remaster, buffed up for Xbox One and PS4 and bundled with a similarly remastered Vanquish, another decade-old PlatinumGames action joint. Take a watch of witch time, gun kata and spanking attacks in this week's episode, then stick around for an update on some exciting new things we're getting ready to try in next week's show.

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A month ago

7 Things All Games Need to Agree On

7 Things All Games Need to Agree On

Disagreements are natural and healthy but we could definitely stand for videogames to come together and agree on a handful of things, where a uniform approach would really help out us and our feeble brains. If you're listening, games, here are those things we'd dearly love for you to agree on.

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A month ago

7 Ridiculous Kickstarter Rewards for Kickstarted Games

7 Ridiculous Kickstarter Rewards for Kickstarted Games

The rise of crowdfunding let game creators to go straight to the fans to fund the development of their game, but as more and more projects got in on the crowdfunding action, game makers had to get creative with their rewards. That's how we wound up with the following bizarre Kickstarter rewards for crowdfunded games.

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A month ago

Sims 4 Tiny Living! Behold Our Smol House in Show of the Week

Sims 4 Tiny Living! Behold Our Smol House in Show of the Week

This week Andy, having been shrunk and digitised, gets imprisoned in The Sims 4. There he must peacefully cohabit with four other Sims in a 100-tile micro-home, in the new Sims 4 Tiny Living DLC. Who will snap first? Find out within, while Mike and Jane get all nostalgic about it being 20 years since The Sims first came out.

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A month ago

7 Impossibly Badass Moments That Made Us Feel Like Mighty Gods

7 Impossibly Badass Moments That Made Us Feel Like Mighty Gods

You know what they say about great power: "with great power comes having a great time". That's why it's called "great power". No-one knows this better than videogames in which you steadily earn and master more and better powers - or occasionally, for a special treat, a game will give you a bunch of power all at once so you can enjoy a big old power high. This video is dedicated to those badass moments of ultimate power that made us feel like mighty gods.

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A month ago

7 Awkward Ways You Can Experience Your Favourite Games in Real Life

7 Awkward Ways You Can Experience Your Favourite Games in Real Life

We all love videogames, but for some people, merely playing a game doesn't go far enough. Which is the reason for the existence of these experiences, which took beloved games and turned them into somewhat awkward real-world adaptations, with more push-ups, rollercoasters and themed dining. Enjoy, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for videos like this from Outside Xbox every week!

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A month ago

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Shuffles Onto Show of the Week

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Shuffles Onto Show of the Week

Mike is back, along with his prized possessions: a pair of exquisite model cars, dredged from sewers beneath Outside Xbox, where no-one knows how they got there, not even Andy or I. Anyway, Show of the Week weighs up schlocky shooter Zombie Army 4: Dead War, in which Mike searches a zombie-infested zoo for undead penguins. Subscribe for this show every week, why not?

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A month ago

7 Most Bizarre Things You Can Be Thanks to VR Games

7 Most Bizarre Things You Can Be Thanks to VR Games

Virtual reality encourages us to live out our wildest dreams, like being Batman or having more than 40 square feet of living room space. It's not all standard superheroism though - VR also lets game makers create first-person experiences that don't just border on weird, they move into weird and build a weird house there. Do you want to be an angry elephant? A colossal cop? Jesus? Take your pick from these seven VR games that let you experience the weirdness firsthand.

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A month ago

7 Weirdest Witcher Moments They'll Never Put in the Netflix Show: Commenter Edition

7 Weirdest Witcher Moments They'll Never Put in the Netflix Show: Commenter Edition

We recently shone a spotlight on the quirkiest quests from the Witcher games. That video drew a whole heap of suggestions from you folks for other deeply strange Witcher missions that also qualified as too weird for TV. So, here are seven more Witcher videogame quests that are far too kooky to end up in the relatively serious Netflix show should they ever run out of source material from the novels.

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A month ago

Doom Eternal! Doom Annihilation! Animal Crossing? in Show of the Week

Doom Eternal! Doom Annihilation! Animal Crossing? in Show of the Week

Mike is away this week so there's no-one to stop Andy and I from flushing toy cars, getting pumped for Doom Eternal (also Animal Crossing) and ragging on Doom Annihilation, the latest film adaptation from the Doomiverse.

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A month ago

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