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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Mike Kicks, Explodes Zombies in Dying Light Co-op Gameplay

Mike Kicks, Explodes Zombies in Dying Light Co-op Gameplay

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.

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9 hours ago

8 Ways to Go to Hell According to Videogames

8 Ways to Go to Hell According to Videogames

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.

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Yesterday

Show of the Week: Dying Light and the 5 Ickiest Zombies in Zombie Games

Show of the Week: Dying Light and the 5 Ickiest Zombies in Zombie Games

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.

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7 days ago

Shakespeare is a DJ in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

Shakespeare is a DJ in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

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.

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9 days ago

7 Videogame 'Geniuses' Killed by Their Own Creations

7 Videogame 'Geniuses' Killed by Their Own Creations

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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15 days ago

Halo 5's Rocket Launcher is Key in New Multiplayer Mode Strongholds

Halo 5's Rocket Launcher is Key in New Multiplayer Mode Strongholds

We ship off to the Halo 5 multiplayer beta's new map Regret in base-capturing Strongholds mode, there to lock down bases and bogart the rocket launcher. In this new mode, teams must capture and hold a map's three bases, and control at least two bases to earn points.

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16 days ago

Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Dead Kings is Free, Here's How to Start It

Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Dead Kings is Free, Here's How to Start It

Assassin's Creed: Unity DLC Dead Kings is available to download imminently (from January 13). This free DLC adds five hours to the game by giving Arno a trip away from the city of Paris to the town of Franciade, known as Saint-Denis prior to the church-hatin' Revolution.

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18 days ago

Dragon Age: Inquisition Fashion is Ridiculous and Amazing

Dragon Age: Inquisition Fashion is Ridiculous and Amazing

In Dragon Age: Inquisition's system for crafting armour, plaideweave is a cheery yellow fabric that confers protection against electrical damage, among other things. It's like a magic tartan Faraday cage and every cloth wearer on Team Inquisition looks goddamn fabulous in it.

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18 days ago

Who Is Last Spartan Standing in New Halo 5 Mode Breakout?

Who Is Last Spartan Standing in New Halo 5 Mode Breakout?

Halo 5 adds multiplayer mode Breakout, in which there are no respawns and a team wins a round by killing all four Spartans on the opposite team. We report for duty on the shiny Crossfire map in this Xbox One gameplay from the multiplayer beta. Who will be last Spartan standing?

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23 days ago

Can Smart Scope Save Us in the Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta?

Can Smart Scope Save Us in the Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta?

Spartans are even now testing their new scoping, sprinting and thrusting abilities in the crucible of 4 vs 4 arena combat in Halo 5's multiplayer beta. We collect headshots, grenade kills and Covenant energy swords right in our spines in Slayer mode on maps Truth and Empire in the following Xbox One gameplay.

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25 days ago

Boozy GTA Online Mountain Chase Is the Oxbox Xmas Tiebreaker

Boozy GTA Online Mountain Chase Is the Oxbox Xmas Tiebreaker

It's time for the GTA Online tiebreaker finale of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, in which we drink all the beers and sled face first down Mount Chiliad. Who will be crowned Oxbox Xmas Champion? Who will shear their face off on the mountainside? Who will be exploded with fireworks? Answers within.

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A month ago

Can Geometry Wars 3 Decide the Oxbox Xmas Champion?

Can Geometry Wars 3 Decide the Oxbox Xmas Champion?

It's Christmas Eve and the final day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge. The final task is mine: survive for 90 seconds in Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions' gun-free Pacifism mode. Can I survive or will I be murdered by a flock of angry shapes? Find out in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

This Motorbike Jump in GTA 5 Is a Turning Point in the Oxbox Xmas Challenge

This Motorbike Jump in GTA 5 Is a Turning Point in the Oxbox Xmas Challenge

Can I jump a motorbike onto a moving train? Only this Xbox One gameplay knows for sure on the ninth day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge which, like a runaway freight train itself, cannot be slowed, steered or stopped, only ridden inexorably towards Christmas Day. Its final destination? The Oxbox Xmas Champion. All aboard!

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Mike Is Stealth Santa, Saves Christmas

Show of the Week: Mike Is Stealth Santa, Saves Christmas

In the spirit of the season, Mike means to prove any old idiot can do what Santa does: infiltrate homes by night and stealthily deposit festive gifts. In Minecraft, mind. Andy and I meanwhile set about hindering Mike's deliveries with extreme prejudice.

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A month ago

Oxbox Xmas Challenge Stomps All Over Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Oxbox Xmas Challenge Stomps All Over Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare achievement "Never Saw It Coming" is awarded for boost jumping, dashing forward in the air, then ground slamming an enemy unto death. On a normal day, it's worth 15G. On the sixth day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, it's worth one golden Christmas point.

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A month ago

7 Horrible Gifts in Videogames You Can't Even Regift

7 Horrible Gifts in Videogames You Can't Even Regift

They say it's the thought that counts, but they are wrong idiots. There are good gifts and there are rubbish gifts which make your life as the recipient measurably worse, especially in videogames. Consider these seven horrible presents you can't stick on eBay or regift, except to your enemies, and even then you'll look like a cheapskate.

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A month ago

Jane Confronts WWE 2K15's Undertaker in Oxbox Xmas Challenge

Jane Confronts WWE 2K15's Undertaker in Oxbox Xmas Challenge

On day three of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, I must defeat The Undertaker in WWE 2K15 with an original character created by Mike and Andy. Behold, Chauncey Milquetoast, the purplest wrestler in sports entertainment!

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A month ago

Let's Play: Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions on Xbox One

Let's Play: Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions on Xbox One

Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions lifts the kaleidoscopic action of twin-stick shooter Geometry Wars into a higher plane, wrapping its maps around three-dimensional shapes in the style of Super Stardust HD. The co-op mode is somewhat flatter, but it does let you shoot little shapes with up to three other players. Witness our co-op efforts in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

Helicopter Grappling is My New Favourite Thing in Far Cry 4 Co-op

Helicopter Grappling is My New Favourite Thing in Far Cry 4 Co-op

Grappling to the helicopter piloted by your partner in Far Cry 4 co-op creates a wealth of deadly new opportunities, such as being airlifted by a helicopter, danging from a helicopter, swinging wildly from a helicopter, and being scalped by helicopter rotor blades.

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A month ago

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is Bloody, Hilarious on Xbox 360

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is Bloody, Hilarious on Xbox 360

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person fighting game in which knights smack each other with old timey melee weapons while no-good dirty-rotten archers take pot shots from afar. Sometimes a limb or a head will pop off. It is as hilarious as it is grisly and has come finally to the Xbox 360. Watch the gallant Sir Mike dismember me in this Xbox 360 gameplay.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Game of Thrones and 6 Bastard Kings Still Not as Bad as Joffrey

Show of the Week: Game of Thrones and 6 Bastard Kings Still Not as Bad as Joffrey

In this week's show, we size up Telltale's talky, episodic Game of Thrones adventure, while Outside Xbox royal correspondent Mike Channell appraises six demonstrably dreadful kings who still can't hold a candle to Westeros' own slimy King Joffrey.

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A month ago

6 Military Baddies in Serious Need of a Career Change

6 Military Baddies in Serious Need of a Career Change

There's something about rising to the top of a military organisation in videogames that brings out the worst in people. These military commanders can't go five minutes without holding the world to ransom with a death ray or trying to blow up a major population centre for inadequately explored reasons.

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A month ago

Let's Play: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on Xbox One

Let's Play: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on Xbox One

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a downloadable co-op game starring the Tomb Raider and up to three companions. Witness Lara and her new sidekick tackle giant scarabs, zombie mummies and physicsy bomb-rolling puzzles in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

Far Cryathlon Releases the Hounds in Far Cry 4 on Xbox One

Far Cryathlon Releases the Hounds in Far Cry 4 on Xbox One

Release the Hounds is event the second in Far Cryathlon 2014. In it, you must outrun a flock of angry guard dogs through a fiendish obstacle course. Who will get lost in the death maze? Who will trip on the death hurdles? Who will be shredded by attack dogs? Only this Xbox One gameplay has the answer.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Dragon Age: Inquisition and 5 Inquisitor Chat-up Lines That Shouldn't Work

Show of the Week: Dragon Age: Inquisition and 5 Inquisitor Chat-up Lines That Shouldn't Work

Dragon Age: Inquisition invites you to decide who your heroic Inquisition leader is: a saviour sent by the Maker, a pragmatic disbeliever, or a sleazy flirt who spends more time macking on her advisors than closing demonic sky holes. I aim for a flavourful blend of all the above in Show of the Week, featuring five Inquisitor chat-up lines that shouldn't work but, encouragingly, do.

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2 months ago

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