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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.
Lara Croft returns for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, muddier and murderier than ever, on the trail of Trinity in the Peruvian jungle. Show of the Week talks Tomb Raider, animal murder and Predator-style stealth, then Mike identifies Lara's classic animal enemies from over the years.
No Man's Sky Next is a spruced up version of Hello Games' original space exploration game, with updates that include multiplayer and improved base building. If you're anything like us, that means "time to build a five-star space resort", so see how we get on in this week's Show.
Mike, Andy and I go hamster ball racing as Overwatch's new hero Wrecking Ball (Hammond to his friends) in Challenge of the Week, but also Andy and I nip to New York for the first ever Overwatch League grand final.
Show of the Week celebrates Fortnite Season 5 with a relaxing trip to Lazy Links, the new golf course added to the Fortnite map in this latest big update. Can Mike complete a round of golf without being shot to bits or engulfed by the storm? There is literally one way to find out.
Show of the Week examines new Anthem gameplay footage, sizing up the next sci-fi shooter from the makers of Mass Effect and asking, how much Destiny is in its DNA? Later, my challenge of the week is to compose an actual literal anthem for Outside Xbox's great and fictional nation of Oxvania. (National motto: It's a Place You Can Live.)
The Resident Evil 2 remake takes players back to the Raccoon City Police Department from the 1998 original but, with the power of Resident Evil 7's RE Engine, makes everything look nastier and, ew, wetter. Join us in Show of the Week as we talk about our time playing the game, and stick around for a throwback challenge as Mike attempts to revisit a classic easter egg in the original Resident Evil 2.
Action RPG Vampyr, out this week, casts you as Dr. Jonathan Reid, a newly turned vampire with a suspiciously modern haircut situation, who must track down his creator to better understand his curse. Join us as we talk vampires and finally find out just how well I fare as a modern-day Van Helsing in my Challenge of the Week.
Show of the Week eyes up Black Ops 4's new battle royale mode Black Out, its kooky Zombies experiences, and its no single-player campaign. Is the new Black Ops 4 stuff an acceptable trade-off for a story mode, Show of the Week asks, and then makes Mike reproduce a world famous art in a Black Ops emblem creator challenge.
Show of the Week is all up in zombie survival sim sequel State of Decay 2. Take a watch for State of Decay 2 gameplay and Andy's challenge of the week, in which he must scavenge food and medical supplies for Jane's community of State of Decay 2 survivors.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider wraps up Lara Croft's rebooted origin story with a lush jungle location and impending Mayan apocalypse. Jane talks up the new Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay and setting in Show of the Week, then returns to classic Croft Manor for a go on the old assault course in Tomb Raider 2.
Grand Theft Auto IV is 10 years old this week, so Show of the Week takes the opportunity to revisit this groundbreaking classic that brought us a huge beautiful city, a compelling main character, and day drinking with cousin Roman. This is harder than we remember, as I discover in my challenge of the week.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is finally out on Xbox One, fresh from having won an armful of awards at the recent BAFTA Game Awards. Join us as Jane tells us about her time with the game, then faces her greatest challenge yet: a fiendish quiz about the weirdest stories from Norse mythology.
Show of the Week talks Minit, the charming indie adventure where you die every 60 seconds. And a minute is not a long time, it turns out, as Andy discovers later in the Show in his Lego-based challenge of the week.
This weekend is World Wrestling Entertainment's annual main event: Wrestlemania or, as Andy calls it, "Wrestling Christmas". Show of the Week forecasts the outcome of the superstar match-ups with the predictive power of WWE 2K18. Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar? Asuka or Charlotte Flair? AJ Styles or Shinsuke Nakamura? Watch and discover the winners two days early, only on Outside Xbox.
Show of the Week has a go on Attack on Titan 2, the action game based on the popular animated series about intense teens fighting giant naked zombies.
Show of the Week inspects A Way Out, a split-screen co-op adventure in which odd couple Leo and Vincent must work together to escape prison, settle old scores and master mini games that include horseshoes, darts and baseball.
Show of the Week sizes up Sea of Thieves, the open-world piracy game that launches next week, at long last. What's animal trafficking doing in a social buccanneering sim? We aim to find out.
Show of the Week investigates Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Chimera, a zombie-themed update that adds co-op campaign Outbreak, in which you and your operator buddies must gun down a spiky, explosive zombie horde.
In Show of the Week Andy explains what's on the cards for Soulcalibur's imminent return, with new fighter Groh and a new clash system arriving with Soulcalibur 6 later this year. Later in the show, Mike challenges him to re-create an iconic game hero for an unlicensed cameo in Soulcalibur 4, via that game's custom character creator.
With Black Panther destroying box office records worldwide, Show of the Week reminisces over Marvel videogames, to determine if they're all terrible or if there are hidden (Infinity) gems amongst all the dreck.
Metal Gear Survive is an online co-op survival game that divides Metal Gear fans into two camps: those who hate it, and those who really hate it. Does it deserve all the suspicion? Show of the Week investigates.
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