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After Mike's controversial Hitman 2 Ghost Mode 'win', it's high time for a rematch in the Hitman 2 multiplayer mode. Andy's steely discipline and Mike's liquid chaos are tested once again in the curious crucible of Ghost Mode: a competitive Hitman mode in which two players eliminate targets in parallel, intersecting Hitman worlds.
Andy nips to Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm in Chicago to put Johnny Cage and Cassie Cage through their paces and, Andy assures us, provide his likeness and moves for an original Andy Farrant-inspired Mortal Kombat 11 character.
The first three Phoenix Wright games are coming to Xbox One (and PS4, PC and Switch) in Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy. Andy presents his case for why he loves these games and is pumped for the trilogy re-release in Show of the Week.
In this episode of Show of the Week, we take Andy's Storm class Javelin out for a spin in a spot of Anthem gameplay then are delighted to announce Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra's live show plans for PAX East 2019.
Trials Rising, the newest game in the one-more-go motocross platforming series is nearly here, letting you ride with a friend in the new tandem mode, as well as stunt off of various protected world heritage sites. Check out some Trials Rising gameplay and hang around for an Overcooked 2 challenge as Jane takes on the lunar new year DLC in this week's Show of the Week. Subscribe for this show every Friday on Outside Xbox!
Xbox exclusive Crackdown 3 is supposed to be out this month, but but for the four and a half years since it was announced, things have been quieter than a mouse with a hangover. So does Crackdown 3 really exist? Find out in Show of the Week!
The Resident Evil 2 remake is here, and Mike celebrates the launch by sending Andy off on a harrowing real life zombie experience. Buckle up for Andy's live action zombie adventure and Resident Evil 2 remake gameplay in Show of the Week.
Behold Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay in Show of the Week, in which Andy and I play Mortal Kombatants Sub Zero, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, Skarlet and Raiden, as well as new character Geras and toothy returning fighter Baraka. Keep an eye out in particular for Mortal Kombat 11 Baraka face-offing fatality, which is as grisly a study in facial anatomy as you could hope for.
January is usually pretty quiet for new game releases, but we've got a couple of old game releases today: Hitman Blood Money and Hitman Absolution, both making a comeback as part of the new Hitman HD Enhanced Collection on Xbox One and PS4.
All hail 2019! In Show of the Week Andy and I ponder the new games we're looking forward to in the first half of the new year, such as the Resident Evil 2 remake, Devil May Cry 5 and Rage 2, then Mike and Andy scrutinise a fresh crop of YouTube comments from the Outside Xbox community. Please enjoy.
Show of the Week mulls over the sudden new prospect of post-apocalyptic Far Cry spinoff Far Cry New Dawn, then welcomes Andy's Red Dead Online cowboy avatar to the mix with a Red Dead Online rampage challenge. Can he become what he hates most: a murderous online jerk? Find out within.
Surprise! The Red Dead Online Beta went live this week and no-one was more surprised than us, or more specifically than Andy who has mysteriously gone missing all of a sudden. We investigate that and share our opinions of Red Dead Redemption 2's long-awaited online multiplayer mode, before Mike takes on a challenge in the game's Most Wanted competitive multiplayer game mode.
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.
Show of the Week celebrates it's 300th episode with Red Dead Redemption 2 reactions (a treat for Andy) and a legendary hunting challenge (a treat for Mike). Later, Jane marks the occasion with 300 donuts.
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.
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.
Having sampled Fallout 76, Andy tells us how the upcoming multiplayer Fallout is shaping up on Show of the Week. Later, Mike constructs a ramshackle studio in Fallout 4, in which we can shoot YouTube videos in after the post-apocalyptic wasteland. You didn't think a nuclear apocalypse could stop us, did you?
Show of the Week salutes Assassin's Creed Odyssey: an open-world Assassin's Creed on a massive scale, set in Ancient Greece and bristling with RPG elements. Then Andy, enraged by Mike's disregard for historical accuracy, sets a fiendish challenge for me in the Victorian London of Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Because that's fair.
Andy and what we are assured is Mike hail the release of Forza Horizon 4 in Show of the Week, with a trip to a real-life Forza Horizon festival at the Goodwood Estate, England. Later, Andy attempts a kind of proto-Rocket League in his challenge of the week, set in Forza Motorsport 4's car football.
WWE 2K19 is on the horizon, promising an expanded roster, a new indie-based career mode, a Daniel Bryan Showcase mode, and more of a sense of fun, according to developers 2K. Join Mike and Andy as they nerd out about wrestling and then later in the show, beat the heck out of each other in a WWE 2K18 backstage brawl as Jane watches on in horror/amusement.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 adds a battle royale mode by the name of Blackout, and Show of the Week takes the public beta for a spin ahead of the game's launch in October. Take a watch of Blackout gameplay and discover Andy's aptitude for 1-vs-80-player Call of Duty.
Day Z has finally come to the Xbox preview program and Mike is here to let us know if it was worth the wait. Later in the Show, Challenge of the Week sets Jane a task in the greatest zombie game ever made. That's right, The Typing of the Dead.
With nearly an hour of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay in the wild but no release date in sight, how closely might the eventual game resemble the staggeringly impressive demo? Show of the Week assesses that, while Challenge of the Week calculates the likelihood of Mike being a replicant hiding among humans.
Out of the cauldron of bubbling hot games news at Gamescom 2018 rose Life is Strange 2, with a first chunk of gameplay introducing new characters Sean Diaz and his little brother Daniel. After Life is Strange: Before the Storm, are we ready to love again? What's in store for these young runaways? Can Andy achieve a new high score in Captain Spirit's Flappy Bird clone minigame? There is literally one way to find out.
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