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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When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, and I believed these urban legends like a child. Now we've put away childish things, join us to reflect on these videogame urban legends we wholeheartedly believed when we were kids, back when bigger kids could convince us they were true because they had uncles who worked at Nintendo.
Jason returns! We're back in Friday the 13th and Mike has a shot at his bloody revenge as supernatural serial murderer Jason in this Xbox One gameplay. Who will get put on a coathook? Who will get trapped in his own trap? And where the hell are the car keys? Watch and see.
In Dead by Daylight one player is a supernatural serial killer while four others are regular chumps trying to not get murdered in a series of arcane trials. In these, the killer must sacrifice victims to the mysterious trans-dimensional Entity for which they work. That's just one of the eldritch abominations you don't want to wind up as your manager, as Show of the Week discovers.
When stealth is done right, it's a gratifying test of your skill and focus. When stealth is done wrong, it's more irritating than a mosquito in your room at 3AM asking to borrow a tenner. Bear with us while we vent about the stealth sections that boiled our blood.
In this Friday the 13th gameplay on Xbox One, we are teen counselors stalked by supernatural serial killer Jason Voorhees, striving to repair a car and escape Jason's hunting ground. Who will find the car keys? Who will survive? Who will be sacrificed as Jason bait? Watch and see, why not.
Many a hero has a past so chequered only a convenient spot of memory loss can hide their darkest secret from you, the player, while keeping them, the protagonist, from spending a whole game wracked with guilt. Remember, if you can, these times amnesia made you forget your terrible deeds until, ooh, act three or thereabouts.
Mario and Luigi make our hit list in Hitman contract Super Sibling Rivalry, in which Agent 47 must whack the colour-coded plumber brothers in the Italian town of Sapienza. For maximum Hitman points, you must kill Mario dressed as Luigi and Luigi dressed as Mario, with an explosion. See if Hitman Mike can pull it off in this Hitman gameplay.
What kind of world do we live in, when it's rarer to find a clean, intact bathroom than it is to find one full of death traps, murderous thugs, vengeful ghosts, and the bloody mess that comes with those things I said? Consider the videogame restrooms in immediate need of a crime scene investigation team, and you tell us.
The first gameplay from Life is Strange Before the Storm reveals a prequel focused on Life is Strange's Chloe Price, three years before the events of Life is Strange. We're cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the prequel, and here's why. Beware spoilers for the original Life is Strange.
In this South Park: The Fractured But Whole gameplay, the superhero-themed sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth transports us to South Park's skeevy Peppermint Hippo "gentlemen's club". Join Andy and I, along with Outside Xtra's Ellen for this new gameplay and be as appalled as you might expect.
Co-op shooter Strange Brigade reveals itself in gameplay in which we blast waves of zombie mummies, solve a few light puzzles, and flee the occasional giant mummified bull monster. Take a watch of this new Strange Brigade gameplay from E3 2017 and see how I get on against wave after wave of the embalmed undead.
Call of Duty WW2 has revealed its multiplayer here at E3 2017, where we faced off against the Call of Duty YouTuber elite with results that are as occasionally hilarious as they are inevitable. Take a watch of this first Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer gameplay and judge our skills harshly, oh viewers.
The Anthem gameplay unveiled at E3 2017 reveals a "shared-world action RPG" from RPG specialist studio Bioware, with a touch of Destiny about it. You and up to three friends are "Freelancers", exosuited adventurers jetpacking around an open world of lush landscapes rendered by the Frostbite engine. Straight out of the Xbox E3 conference where the Anthem gameplay debuted, we talk about the elements that stuck with us most.
Incredibly, games industry expo E3 won't have begun in earnest by Monday 12 June 2017, the day of publisher Ubisoft's press conference. But on this last day before the show opens, Ubisoft will set out its stall with upcoming games Far Cry 5 and South Park: The Fractured But Whole, for example. Expect a first look at the new Assassin's Creed to boot.
Xbox arrives at games industry expo E3 with its Sunday 11 June 2017 press conference, starting at 2PM Pacific time or 10PM if you're in the UK. You can watch the livestream of the media briefing here on Outside Xbox for all the haps, with upcoming Xbox One games, news on Xbox's 4k Project Scorpio and the like.
Battlefront 2 multiplayer premiered at publisher EA's E3 2017 press conference, with the first ever multiplayer gameplay appearing at the show. Consider the moments that left us the most impatient to get our hands on the full game in the following video.
Games industry expo E3 2017 unofficially begins with the earliest of the press conferences. This year it's that of publisher EA, at its EA Play event in Hollywood. Watch the E3 2017 EA press conference live with us right here on Saturday 10 June 2017, from 8PM if you're in the UK or from midday Pacific time.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind takes us back to the land we loved in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, from the Imperial prison ship where you start out, to silt striders, Vivec City and the rest. See us play the new druid-ish Warden class in this gameplay footage from the new Morrowind.
Friday the 13th: The Game is based on the classic slasher movie franchise in which unhappy campers try not to be killed by supernatural ice hockey enthusiast Jason Voorhees. Jason is as unstoppable a murder juggernaut as ever here, but other horror villains have suffered serious nerfing in being adapted for videogames. Pity them in Show of the Week.
For certain game heroes, there's always something going on to damage their calm. Maybe they've been deceived by ancient gods, stepped to by street gangs, or had their house blown up by the army. Just ponder these furious heroes who have less chill than a busted refrigerator.
Now Far Cry 5 has broken cover, we know it's coming on release date 27 February 2018 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. But that's not all we know. Take our brisk tour of Far Cry 5 trailer, with the most important first details about Far Cry 5 gameplay.
Survival horror Narcosis takes place at the bottom of the ocean, where a deep sea diving suit is all that stands between you and a host of spider crabs, beaky squids and actual ghosts after a cataclysmic earthquake wrecks your underwater base. Witness our aquatic misadventures in the following Xbox One gameplay.
Destiny 2 adds a bundle of new things to your to-do list as Guardian, including new Lost Sector dungeons, new multiplayer mode Countdown, a new clan system and a Guided Game matchmaking system. Check them all out in Destiny 2 gameplay in the video above.
Witness a hot first episode of new co-op gameplay from Destiny 2 Strike Mission The Inverted Spire, in which Luke of Outside Xtra and I platform precariously to a giant drill platform, on a mission to investigate the Cabal and shoot up Vex Goblins.
Hitman Elusive Target 24 is The Badboy: a tripcore artist hiding out on a movie set in the Italian seaside town of Sapienza while on the run from the authorities. Who will be lethally tackled by the target's security? Who will try to cram an entourage member in the portable toilet? Who will split the badboy's skull with a cleaver? Watch and learn.
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