Archive - Jane Douglas

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Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

Twitter: @janedouglas

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Falling Skies: The Game Wishes It Were XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Falling Skies: The Game Wishes It Were XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Falling Skies: The Game adapts sci-fi television show Falling Skies into a turn-based strategy game which closely resembles a downmarket XCOM: Enemy Unknown. See Falling Skies' Tom 'Noah Wyle' Mason and his last-hope-for-humanity crew murderise Espheni alien invaders in a wood in this gameplay from an early mission in Falling Skies: The Game on Xbox 360.

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4 days ago

Beehives, Autodrive, Karma and 6 More New Things in Far Cry 4

Beehives, Autodrive, Karma and 6 More New Things in Far Cry 4

We've already banged on about Far Cry 4's rideable elephants and the awesome power of kicking things; it's time for nine other novelties in Far Cry 4 gameplay. Watch on for autodrive, beehives, guns for hire, demon fish, flying bird attacks and the new karma system.

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6 days ago

Far Cry 4: This is How You Pronounce Ajay Ghale

Far Cry 4: This is How You Pronounce Ajay Ghale

How do you say Ajay Ghale? This Far Cry 4 gameplay has your answer. Take a watch for how to pronounce Ajay Ghale, the Kyrati name of Far Cry 4's protagonist, whether your accent is American, Kyrati or Pagan Min's.

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6 days ago

'You're in a Thunderdome' in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Survival Mode

'You're in a Thunderdome' in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Survival Mode

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's exo survival mode is the co-op portion of Advanced Warfare: a wave-based survival mode for one to four players. Sledgehammer Games head Glen Schofield likens his game's futuristic survival action to Mad Max's Thunderdome, but with exosuits instead of spikes, leather and Tina Turner.

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13 days ago

The 5 Scariest Things in The Evil Within (So Far)

The 5 Scariest Things in The Evil Within (So Far)

Survival horror archetypes abound in The Evil Within, in which zombie-like enemies shuffle along the corridors of a creepy mansion among deadly spike traps and arcane lock puzzles. But do tropes this familiar still have the power to scare us silly? Yes, is the answer we find at London games expo EGX 2014.

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23 days ago

Gang Beasts is Multiplayer Ragdoll Chaos at EGX 2014

Gang Beasts is Multiplayer Ragdoll Chaos at EGX 2014

Gang Beasts is a chaotic ragdoll brawler for two to eight players. Watch Mike and Andy play it at EGX 2014, scrapping across levels set around a ferris wheel, speeding lorry, subway train platform and fiery pit. As Andy notes, the action resembles a boozy scrap in a pub car park at closing time, but with more and greater environmental hazards.

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24 days ago

D4 Is a Point-and-Click Fever Dream from the Creator of Deadly Premonition

D4 Is a Point-and-Click Fever Dream from the Creator of Deadly Premonition

D4 is an Xbox One-exclusive fever dream from auteur game designer Swery, creator of Deadly Premonition. There is toilet-based time travel, a mute cat-woman carrying a rat in her mouth and, look, you had better see for yourself.

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26 days ago

Let's Play: Defense Grid 2 on Xbox One

Let's Play: Defense Grid 2 on Xbox One

Defense Grid 2 is a sci-fi tower defense game for Xbox One in which a conga line of aliens tries to steal your precious cores while you try to kill them with strategically placed weapon towers. Observe as we defend a space station and a spiral-shaped city from alien core raids, with varying success.

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26 days ago

6 Metal Gear Solid 5 Fan Theories So Crazy They Might Be True

6 Metal Gear Solid 5 Fan Theories So Crazy They Might Be True

If there is one thing Metal Gear Solid fans love more than tactical espionage action, it's speculating about where the series is going next. We already know plenty about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain thanks to trailers, its prequel Ground Zeroes, and from it being set in the middle of the Metal Gear timeline. That's all fuel to the fire of fans predicting what mind-bending high drama Kojima is going to spring on us in the finished game. Here are six fan theories so bonkers they might just be true.

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27 days ago

Sunset Overdrive Does Grinding and Gunplay, But Will it Blend?

Sunset Overdrive Does Grinding and Gunplay, But Will it Blend?

There is a lot to admire about Sunset Overdrive, the punky platform-shooter for Xbox One, not least its gender-bending character customisation. But, asks Andy, can Insomniac's "Tony Hawk with guns" pull off a trick combo of high-speed grinding plus satisfying gunplay? Ponder along with some Sunset Overdrive gameplay footage after the jump.

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29 days ago

Show of the Week: Forza Horizon 2 Takes Place at World's Best, Least Plausible Festival

Show of the Week: Forza Horizon 2 Takes Place at World's Best, Least Plausible Festival

The Horizon festival around which open-world racer Forza Horizon 2 takes place is a Mediterranean paradise for music-loving petrolheads. If it turns out to be a literal paradise because you died in a car ferry accident on your way to Italy, I will be only half-surprised. How else to explain the festival PR, who has the voice and likeness of 90s pop heartthrob Sean Maguire and dishes out free supercars like promotional tote bags? Answer me that, Show of the Week.

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A month ago

7 Things Destiny Must Add in the First Major Update

7 Things Destiny Must Add in the First Major Update

Destiny is a game developer Bungie plans on supporting for years to come with new content, patches and updates. So listen up, Bungie, here's what we need first of all (a cantina in the Tower in which to dance is but one of our initial demands).

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A month ago

Everyone Is on Fire in Evolve Gameplay from New Map Distillery

Everyone Is on Fire in Evolve Gameplay from New Map Distillery

Outside Xbox faces off against bulky beastie Goliath in monster-hunting action on Distillery, Evolve's most recently revealed map. Harpoon traps are laid, mobile arenas are deployed, and everyone gets set on fire in this new Evolve gameplay. Let's watch.

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A month ago

Far Cry 4's Shangri-La Has Demons, Spirit Tiger, Red Everywhere

Far Cry 4's Shangri-La Has Demons, Spirit Tiger, Red Everywhere

Far Cry 4's Shangri-La missions take you into Kyrati legend as a warrior who slows time with his bow and arrow, sics white tigers on demon enemies, and spins prayer wheels to restore peace and good times. See Mike play in mystical Shangri-La and snowy Kyrat in this new Far Cry 4 gameplay.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Dance Central Spotlight and the Trouble with Kinect

Show of the Week: Dance Central Spotlight and the Trouble with Kinect

Don't look now, Xbox One owners who set their Kinects on fire, here is the first thoroughly good dedicated Kinect game on Xbox One: Dance Central Spotlight. Show of the Week ponders this pared-down Dance Central, Xbox One's beleaguered Kinect and the mysteries of the afterlife, in that order.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Metal Gear Solid 5 and 5 Metal Gear Gadgets You Already Own, Probably

Show of the Week: Metal Gear Solid 5 and 5 Metal Gear Gadgets You Already Own, Probably

Show of the Week looks ahead to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, which promises Metal Gear Solid melodrama in gorgeous, intricate stealth sandboxes. We're most excited for the Fulton recovery system, however, which promises goats dangling from balloons.

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A month ago

Dragon Age: Inquisition's Morrigan Has a 'More Human Side'

Dragon Age: Inquisition's Morrigan Has a 'More Human Side'

Dragon Age: Origins' witchy fan favourite Morrigan returns in the upcoming Dragon: Age Inquisition. The former winner of the Dragon Age awards for Best Dressed, Least Dressed and Most Sarcastic, if they existed, is no longer a party member you can play with but she is important and, according to producer Cameron Lee, less of an 'ice queen'.

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A month ago

6 Reasons Hellraid is the Best Game You Don't Give a Damn About

6 Reasons Hellraid is the Best Game You Don't Give a Damn About

The forgettable name might not do it any favours, but first-person hack and slasher Hellraid deserves your attention. Discover why (viciously smashy melee combat, the Sean Bean-alike voice of protagonist Ayden) in this new gameplay.

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2 months ago

5 Things You Will Do in Assassin's Creed: Unity Co-op

5 Things You Will Do in Assassin's Creed: Unity Co-op

Co-op play is new to Assassin's Creed in Assassin's Creed: Unity, but how does it work and what makes it special? Discover the co-op campaign's brotherhood missions, customised characters and shared co-op abilities in the video below the cut.

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2 months ago

Behold Forza Horizon 2's Upgraded Multiplayer in New Gameplay

Behold Forza Horizon 2's Upgraded Multiplayer in New Gameplay

Forza Horizon 2 transplants Forza Horizon's open-world driving to sunny southern Europe and addresses the imperfect multiplayer of the first game with a slicker, simpler system. See for yourself in this new Forza Horizon 2 gameplay with car correspondent Mike Channell behind the wheel.

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2 months ago

Quantum Break Gameplay Reveals Time-Freezing 'Stutters'

Quantum Break Gameplay Reveals Time-Freezing 'Stutters'

Alan Wake developer Remedy has revealed the first gameplay for time-warping action shooter Quantum Break at Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 conference. Get your eyes on it after the jump.

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2 months ago

9 Things You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer

9 Things You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has just premiered its multiplayer, revealing bouncy, boost-jumping exosuits and a shiny new loot system. If you didn't catch the live gameplay premiere, or did but couldn't focus out of sheer excitement, we've played it and here are the first nine things you need to know.

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2 months ago

6 Orphanages in Games for the Worst Childhoods Ever

6 Orphanages in Games for the Worst Childhoods Ever

After you murder the manager of Skyrim's Honorhall Orphanage at the request of one miserable orphan, another thinks out loud, "Kill one person and you can solve so many problems. I wonder at the possibilities." These are the lessons you learn growing up in videogames' least nurturing orphanages.

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2 months ago

EA Gamescom 2014 Conference Live Stream: Watch It Here

EA Gamescom 2014 Conference Live Stream: Watch It Here

Battlefield: Hardline, Dragon: Age Inquisition and FIFA 15 will take the stage at EA's Gamescom press conference on Wednesday 13 August, and you can watch the live stream video here. Join us at 9AM UK time (1AM Pacific) for new gameplay from EA's big hitters and discover what BioWare's mysterious new game Shadow Realms is all about anyway.

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2 months ago

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Premiere: Watch It Here

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Premiere: Watch It Here

Sledgehammer Games will reveal Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer on Monday 11 August. To catch the new trailer and multiplayer gameplay, take your seats here for the livestream video from 6PM UK time (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern).

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2 months ago

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