Archive - Show of the Week
Join us as for Show of the Week as Mike talks Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the newest Tom Clancy shooter to feature the Ghosts who, misleadingly, are not actual ghosts, but rather an elite special forces crew. Discover more about this Wildlands sequel in Show of the Week and subscribe for this show every Friday!
It's time for Show of the Week, in which Mike and I get to grips with Rage 2, the open-world action shooter from the genre maestros at ID Software. How crunchy is the shooting? Why is Danny Dyer shouting at us? Show of the Week has the answers!
In Show of the Week, Andy shares his obsession with the PS4 game currently living in his disc tray: open-world organised crime action-adventure Yakuza 0. This prequel to the eccentric Yakuza series came out in 2017 in the West (2015 in Japan), but only now is eating up all Andy's free time. Why? And how? Today's episode has the answers.
Show of the Week inspects the first Borderlands 3 gameplay, which reveals a planet-hopping sequel with new characters and smart improvements to the co-op experience. Is it enough to bring Mike around on the number-popping shooter series? See for yourself.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out now, and in Show of the Week Andy takes me on a tour of this latest game in the famously gruesome fighting series. What's new and good? What's new and grindy? What's that pool of stuff dissolving my kombatant's head? Oh, it's acid. Discover the other answers and more in today's episode.
Left 4 Dead 2 is incredibly almost 10 years old, yet remains the gold standard for co-op zombie shooters. World War Z, based on the book that inspired that Brad Pitt movie, hopes to change that. Will it succeed? Join Jane and Mike as they talk it out in Show of the Week, along with your comments and scenes of flagrant air horn misuse.
Hilarious physics-based brawler Gang Beasts has come at last to Xbox One and Show of the Week is on the case. Get an eyeful of Xbox One gameplay with Mike and Andy, then a bellyful of delicious YouTube comments in the comments section with Andy and I.
Remastered classic Final Fantasy 7 has come at last to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and Mike plays it for my benefit in Show of the Week. Sit tight for Final Fantasy 7 gameplay on Xbox One and a sampler of this week's finest YouTube comments.
Resident Dark Souls fan Mike applies his masochism to From Software's latest joint Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: a steely challenge set in a fantastical feudal Japan. Stick around for his verdict in Show of the Week.
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.