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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Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the previously stuffy militaristic series Ghost Recon letting its hair down, chucking you and three of your best spec ops buds into open-world Bolivia, a country torn apart by a corrupt government and the illegal drug trade. It's your job to take the whole thing apart via the medium of synchronised sniper shots.
Behold Xbox One gameplay from isometric nostalgia fest Lumo in which tiny wizard me collects shoves crates, collects cassette tapes and ponders the retro Easter eggs with which this platform puzzler is stuffed.
We lurch from holographic pirate ship to ancient ruins to Tron temple in the Xbox One version of Soul Axiom, which adds two hours of bonus content to this formerly PC-only first-person puzzler. Witness Soul Axiom Xbox One gameplay in the following video.
In the following Xbox One gameplay, golf goes from the most expensive walk you can take that's not on the moon, to the most expensive session of smashing all the valuables inside a French chateau you can pull off with a superpowered, explosive golf ball.
Behold Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens Xbox One footage in which Rey, Finn, BB-8 and iconic Star Wars hero SN-1F4 punch Stormtroopers to pieces and escape Jakku on the Millennium Falcon.
At E3 2016, publisher Ubisoft unveiled Steep: an open-world snow sports game with wingsuiting, skiing, paragliding and snowboarding. Here's Steep gameplay with some extreme snowboard tricking and some wiping out so hard they'll be scraping us off the mountainside for weeks.
We have played Skylanders Imaginators' E3 2016 gameplay demo, creating an adorable abomination that will surely land us all jobs as professional Skylander designers. Look upon our works in this gameplay footage.
Please enjoy Sniper Elite 4 gameplay from E3 2016, in which Mike's mission is to destroy a railroad gun by exploding the railway bridge beneath it. Gruesome X-ray kill cams ahoy!
In which I play Halo Wars 2, the Halo real-time strategy sequel just revealed at E3 with a multiplayer beta that's now available to all. Who will triumph in my 2v2 Domination Mode clash of the tiny titans?
We talk seven new things you can do in open-world hacking adventure Watch Dogs 2, including an improved driving system, new customisation options, and hackable dogs, at last.
The E3 2016 Microsoft conference revealed Project Scorpio: a more powerful Xbox One coming in 2017, capable of VR and 4K gaming. How much will it cost and can it revive Xbox One's fortunes? Mike and Andy talk Project Scorpio, prices, Xbox One 4K gaming and Xbox One S from E3 2016.
Inside is the gloomy side-scroller from Limbo developer Playdead, in which physics puzzles and harrowing child death go hand in hand. We play Inside in this gameplay footage from E3 2016, and are hardly killed by pigs, dogs, or brutal gunmen at all.
Fresh from a Battlefield 1 gameplay demo at E3 2016, Mike and Andy talk about what's new in Battlefield 1 multiplayer and what were the coolest things that happened as they played, including tank climbing, bayonet charging, dogfighting and destruction, plus Behemoth and zeppelin action.
At E3 2016 we talk five new things you can have and do in Titanfall 2 gameplay, including new pilot abilities such as a grappling hook, new Titans Scorch and Ion, new weapons, and a new mode called Bounty Hunt.
E3 2016 gave us a new trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda, and though it was short it was also pretty sweet. Take a quick, closer look at eight Mass Effect things we were very happy to see in the Mass Effect Andromeda trailer.
The E3 2016 press conference schedule rolls on, with Ubisoft's effort on Monday 13 June, 1PM Pacific time (9PM in the UK). Look out for Watch Dogs 2 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands as you watch the live stream right here on Outside Xbox with us and our pithy tweeted commentary.
Microsoft's Xbox press conference at games industry news fest E3 takes place on Monday 13 June at 9:30AM Pacific time (5:30PM UK time). Is Dead Rising 4 a thing? How about the Xbox One Slim? Find out by joining us at the appointed hour on Outside Xbox to watch the conference as it happens via live stream.
Bethesda prefaces E3 2016 with a press conference from LA, and you can watch along with us via live stream here on Outside Xbox. Join us for Dishonored 2, The Evil Within 2, live tweet commentary and other unknown, unknowable treats from 7PM Pacific time (3AM UK time).
Publisher EA sets out its stall for E3 2016 with a press conference on Sunday 15 June, 9PM UK time (1PM Pacific time), when you can watch the live stream here on Outside Xbox with added live tweet commentary. Expect more from Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and FIFA 17, for starters.
Graphical remasters of last-gen games appear to be money for old rope, so it's hard to believe some of the best, top-selling Xbox 360 games haven't yet had a 1080p spit and polish. Based entirely on rumour and speculation, Show in the Week bets these five in particular will land on your current-gen hard drive one day.
Hitman's third elusive target is The Prince: a cardinal in line for popedom who is kicking at at the old church in Sapienza, Italy. We three hitmans try to kill the elusive target before he disappears forever in this Xbox One gameplay.
We recently pondered some unsolved mysteries, such as why Resident Evil's STARS members are allowed to wear whatever they like, and why the Templars at Abstergo Entertainment create videogames that make their enemies the Assassins look like awesome badasses. Then we asked you to share the mysteries that have been bothering you, and you obliged.
Just Cause 3 DLC Mech Land Assault adds hulking spider mechs to Rico's precarious stack of explosive, destructive, high-tech toys. In this Just Cause 3 gameplay video we combine the mech's mounted gravity gun, Rico's stretchy tether and the classic Just Cause 3 rocket mine to jury rig and launch a rocket car, hopefully into outer space.
The resort island of Banoi on which Dead Island takes place has sandy beaches, waterslides with no queues, and more mai tais than you can shake a cocktail umbrella at. It's just a shame about the zombie hordes trying to make a meal of your sun lotion-slathered carcass. They make Banoi a lot like these other videogame islands, which would all be great if not for some tiny, inconvenient detail.
Ideally, the end of a game delivers a satisfying last bout of gameplay and wraps up the narrative. On occasion, though, a finale is so left field that they could be having Coachella in the right field and you wouldn't notice. Take these bizarre endings, for instance.
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