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.
Agent 47 visits the bank in a bank robber disguise (a boiler suit and creepy rabbit mask) for Hitman 2 escalation mission the Dalton Dissection - which entails an increasingly convoluted list of demands, none of which are made easier by 47's highly suspicious outfit. Stand by for sneaking, hammering and wedging doors open with unconscious victims in this Hitman 2 gameplay.
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.
Back at the Federal Bureau of Control for a third episode, Andy and I throw barrels of toxic waste into a sinister furnace, which is probably bad for the environment, but also prevent a terrible power plant meltdown, which is probably good for the environment. So a mixed day for planet Earth, all told.
Bus Simulator on Xbox One shows Mike his true calling: to be a terrible bus driver who crashes the bus, runs over pedestrians and can barely work the ticket machine. He is however very good at aggressively checking passengers have tickets and cracking down on loud music.
There's no escape and no phone signal in this Blair Witch gameplay, in which Andy and I are trapped in the woods with haunted trees, traumatic flashbacks and fuse puzzles. Only a pizza delivery and a rousing game of Nokia Snake could possibly lighten the mood in this third episode.
Action RPG Greedfall takes centre stage in this week's episode, alongside our stylishly behatted player characters. Who has the better tricorne? What are the romance options like? Will I ever pay off my escalating debts to Andy? Find out, mostly, in Show of the Week.
As immersive as games get, there's usually something to remind you you're playing a game. Except some try to stretch the illusion even further, adding in-universe explanations for common game mechanics. Respawning in Bioshock? The HUD in Nier Automata? Carrying a zillion weapons in Star Trek Voyager Elite Force? They all make perfect in-game sense, thanks to these creative justifications.
On our continuing first day as the Federal Bureau of Control's new director, Andy and I acquire physics powers and use them on Tommasi, the zombified hovering Head of Communications, on our quest to answer a ringing phone. Will we reach the Bureau's spooky Hotline at last?
Andy and Jane's hike in the Blair Witch nightmare woods continues, only this time there are tree monsters and a cursed video camera. Brace yourselves for a episode two of Blair Witch gameplay on Xbox One.
Gears 5, the latest chapter in the lancer-revving Gears of War saga, begins with an outing for JD Fenix and Del, accompanied by Kait, Old Marcus Fenix and everyone's new favourite robot, Dave. See Mike andI play Gears of War 5 split screen co-op in this gameplay video.
This week Andy is firmly in favour of Remedy's spooky new action adventure Control, firmly against cannibal horror clowns, and drawing a complete blank on Outside Xbox's mysterious New Director who is either new or has been here, in the office at the end of the hall, since before the dawn of human memory. Management, am I right?
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.
Andy and I go down to the woods today in this Blair Witch Xbox One gameplay, searching for a missing child on the home turf of the legendarily scary Blair Witch. Seems unwise. Will good boy Bullet lead us to safety? Or straight into the witch's den? See for yourself, if you dare.
The Church in the Darkness is a "action-infiltration" game set in a cult compound in the 1970s, and gives us top-down Hitman vibes. Will Andy's elite skills at Hitman stealth and Mike's elite skills at Hitman running around and shooting everything help us rescue a brainwashed nephew? Watch and find out.
Andy and I start a new job, having been recruited as the new director of a shadowy government agency by wandering off the street and into the weird head office of the Federal Bureau of Control, which has been infiltrated by an insidious arcane evil known as the Hiss. Mondays, am I right?
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.