Archive - Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.
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Dying Light's April Fools' Day surprise changes up the physics to give you melee superpowers for one day only, with the amplified kicks, punches and dropkicks sending zombie ragdolls flying all over. Join us on 1 April 2015 as we use these newfound powers to punt zombies into space in this Xbox One gameplay.
Borderlands 2 on Xbox One adds a split screen co-op mode for two to four players. Get an eyeful of three-player split screen co-op in this HD Xbox One gameplay, with Mike as Krieg the Psycho, Andy as Maya the Siren, and me as Axton the Commando. Mike says he gets the biggest chunk of screen because it's his TV.
The Evil Within DLC The Assignment fills in the gaps in the story of Juli Kidman, your agenda-having fellow detective from the main game. It also introduces the terrifying Lightwoman: a tall lady in stockings and a diving helmet with a headlamp, who brings to mind a leggy Big Daddy, a bit. Witness the horror in this Xbox One gameplay.
The Final Fantasy 15 demo gives protagonist prince Noctis and his entourage free roam of Duscae: an idyllic, woodland region dotted with campsites and chocobos, as well as other, less adorable, critters. We murder some cave goblins and cook some stew in this Xbox One gameplay.
The next big score for Outside Xbox's heist crew in GTA Online is a raid on an animal testing lab. The first step is to discreetly buy the access codes for Humane Labs in a secret car park exchange that was frankly bound to end in a Bonnie and Clyde-scale shootout with the feds. Let's watch!
Goat Simulator comes to Xbox One in April 2015 and just appeared at indie-centric games expo EGX Rezzed, where attendees took it for a ragdolling, bleating spin in splitscreen co-op multiplayer. See Andy and Mike cause caprine carnage in this video from the show.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' underground sewer lair looked pretty cosy to me as a kid, with its sofas and trendy exposed brickwork. As an adult, I understand it must have reeked, because it in was in a sewer. And they ate pizza in there? Turtles, that is unsanitary.
On 12 March 2015, BAFTA celebrated the leading lights of the global games industry at the 11th British Academy Games Awards, with comedian Rufus Hound presiding. The Last of Us and indie puzzler Monument Valley won multiple shiny masks, before Destiny clinched the prize for Best Game. They also let me put questions to the winners backstage with fellow presenter Chris Cohen. Watch some of the best bits here.
White Night is a horror game in which you, a noirish trenchcoat wearer, explore a black and white mansion filled with jazz-age ghosts and foreboding. Watch us dim the lights and hunker down for spooky facecam times in this Xbox One gameplay.
Popular fiction has a tough time with accurate depictions of space, but some videogames get it really, really right. Let's give them credit.
Dying Light's EXPcalibur is a unique legendary sword that you will find sticking out of some dead guy on a rock off the south-east coast of Harran's slums. To pick up EXPcalibur, you must press and hold X for three minutes, much like fabled British hero warrior King Arthur.
We love games with multiple endings, they make all our careful choices seem meaningful. They also open the way for the dreaded downer ending, however. That's the one where everything explodes and everyone is miserable or dead. Here are the seven bleakest for which we were responsible with our terrible decisions.
To build Dying Light's powerful Korek Machete, you need 20 metal parts and 10 alcohols. In this Xbox One gameplay, we race to collect all the booze and metal in Harran. Who will be first to craft the mighty machete? Who will detonate the most hazmat zombies? Only this video knows for sure.
Dying Light's Korek Machete is a ludicrously powerful weapon. You have to kick a box hidden on a roof 70 times to get the blueprint, then gather a whole bunch of alcohol and a junkyard's worth of metal parts to actually build it.
When the zombie plague lays waste to civilisation, I will bring to bear my real-life survival skills of making tea, singing karaoke and doing my eyeliner on the train. Who wants me for their band of post-apocalyptic survivors? Anyone?
Show of the Week gives the shakedown to The Escapists on Xbox One: a sandbox jail simulator in which your objective is to break out of a series of increasingly high-security slammers.
Endings are hard. But lucky for you, videogames, some clever people already figured the optimum way to end a game that delights and rewards the player for hours of sticking with all the punching, shooting and snowboarding: it's the unexpected, out of genre, choreographed dance finale. Witness these seven magnificent dance endings we never saw coming.
Open-world zombie run-away-frommer Dying Light has Assassin's Creed-style leaps of faith in which you can jump from a huge height and survive the fall by landing on a pile of soft stuff. Only in Dying Light, the stuff is trash bags not hay, and it is 100 percent easier to miss it by a lethal few inches. These are our findings in the following Xbox One co-op gameplay.
Open-world zombie whacker Dying Light shifts gear after dark, dispatching the much more aggressive, powerful and gross zombies called volatiles to hunt you down and mess you up. We creep out of the safe house to brave our first full night in the city in the following Xbox One co-op gameplay.
Dying Light's co-op mode lets you complete any of the single-player campaign's missions with the help of up to three parkouring clones. In this Xbox One gameplay, Mike, Andy and I free run to the video rental store because we need anti-zombification medicine and a man named Gazi needs a VHS tape for his scarecrow mother. Best not to ask.
Mike discovers a talent for blowing up the gas cannisters on the backs of hazmat-suited zombies in our first co-op outing in open-world zombie basher Dying Light. No-one discovers a talent for battling the enormous heavyweight zombie twirling a chunk of concrete rebar.
We thought you got to hell by doing bad things such as murder or walking slowly with people behind you, but there are loads of alternative routes to the hot place, say videogames. If you need to get down there in a hurry, consider your many transport options.
At sundown, open-world zombie basher Dying Light swaps your regular zombies for ickier, meaner variants called volatiles. Show of the Week sees how these nocturnal jerks stack up against the special shamblers of other disgusting zombie games.
The hell imagined by Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is a city full of neon signs and lava pits, where William Shakespeare is a disc-jockeying nightclub magnate. Andy meets the damned DJ and runs amok with an explosive frog launcher in this Xbox One gameplay.
If you're a scientist or an inventor in a videogame, watch your back. The chances are good you will die at the hands of your creation, or at the giant rusty drill arm of your creation. Why did you even give it one of those? Consider these seven geniuses killed by their best work. (Be careful of spoilers in the video below, although none are for games newer than 2013.)
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