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.

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Dead Rising 4: 8 Combo Weapons to Ruin a Zombie's Christmas

Dead Rising 4: 8 Combo Weapons to Ruin a Zombie's Christmas

Dead Rising 4's combo weapons include brutally festive new combos like the Gandelf (a spear and a gnome), the acid trap Santa (Santa and acid), the ice-spitting Froztee penguin mask and a Christmassy electric wreath. Get an eyeful in the following Dead Rising 4 gameplay.

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Yesterday

8 Times First-Person Perspective Made It Ultra Harrowing

8 Times First-Person Perspective Made It Ultra Harrowing

The first-person perspective enhances your immersion in games, letting you experience your character's adventures from right behind their simulated eyeballs. Unfortunately, it also means seeing through the eyes of your character when they get set on fire, whacked in the groin, or surgery. This would be a lot less traumatic seen from across the room, videogame, seriously. Consider the most harrowing moments we've had to endure in first person, if you dare.

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6 days ago

We Solve the Mystery of Skyrim Mod The Forgotten City in Final Episode

We Solve the Mystery of Skyrim Mod The Forgotten City in Final Episode

In this final episode from Skyrim mod The Forgotten City, we conclude our time-looping investigation, recruiting Andy this time for his detective skills and spacious mind palace. What's with the underwater house? Is there a ghost in the Citadel? Which ending will we finally get? Watch and discover, mystery fans.

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8 days ago

We Do Some Murder on the Dance Floor in Zombies in Spaceland

We Do Some Murder on the Dance Floor in Zombies in Spaceland

We club together for Zombies in Spaceland, becoming 80s archetypes AJ, Sally and Andre at the ultra neon Spaceland Theme Park. See us build friendly robot N31L, visit the arcade-based afterlife and, later, get lasered to death on a light-up dance floor in this gameplay from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies mode.

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14 days ago

We Try Overwatch's New Hacker Hero Sombra for the First Time

We Try Overwatch's New Hacker Hero Sombra for the First Time

We play Overwatch with new character Sombra, mostly, in the following Overwatch gameplay. Get an eyeful of Sombra's hacking, invisibility and translocator abilities in this gameplay, along with her EMP ultimate, an area-of-effect blast that hobbles other heroes with purple electromagnetism.

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15 days ago

We Kill the Crown Killer at Dishonored 2's Creepy Addermire Institute

We Kill the Crown Killer at Dishonored 2's Creepy Addermire Institute

Dishonored 2's Crown Killer assassination mission takes us to the Addermire Institute, a creepy treatment facility on a remote island where the Crown Killer is supposedly holed up. Witness Mike as high-chaos Corvo and me as low-ish-chaos Emily in the following gameplay from Addermire.

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21 days ago

We Get Smashed by Giant Dwarven Robot in Skyrim Mod The Forgotten City

We Get Smashed by Giant Dwarven Robot in Skyrim Mod The Forgotten City

In episode two, we charge ahead in Skyrim mod The Forgotten City on Xbox One in Skyrim Remastered. In the above Skyrim Remastered gameplay, we chat up Forgotten City citizens, shoot looters full of arrows and get smashed by a giant Dwarven robot.

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22 days ago

Skyrim Mod The Forgotten City Adds Spooky Murder Mystery to Skyrim Remastered

Skyrim Mod The Forgotten City Adds Spooky Murder Mystery to Skyrim Remastered

Celebrated Skyrim mod The Forgotten City is available on Xbox One in Skyrim Remastered, and we give it a whirl in the following Skyrim Remastered gameplay, discovering the Forgotten City and its spooky time-travel murder mystery in this first episode. Who is behind all the burnt corpses? What's the secret of the Forgotten City? Why is Mike's Dragonborn so nude? There's literally one way to find out.

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23 days ago

Show of the Week: Dishonored 2 and 5 Deadliest Dad-Daughter Teams

Show of the Week: Dishonored 2 and 5 Deadliest Dad-Daughter Teams

Deliciously dark supernatural sneak em' up Dishonored 2 proves the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, offering the choice to play as either Dishonored's original protagonist Corvo or his similarly lethal daughter Emily. But Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin aren't the only murderous daddy-daughter tag team on the block; any of the duos in the following Show of the Week would give them a run for their money, until Emily morphs into a smoke monster and pulls their arms off.

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26 days ago

6 Gimmick Peripherals That Were Accidents Just Waiting to Happen

6 Gimmick Peripherals That Were Accidents Just Waiting to Happen

The benefit of playing games is how you get to sit still on a soft piece of furniture, pressing buttons without sharp edges. You're as safe as you can be from tripping over, hitting your head, or otherwise doing yourself as mischief. That's until you add a spicy dash of risk with one of these exciting peripherals, and gamble on your natural sense of balance, coordination, and self-preservation to keep you safe. Good luck!

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27 days ago

Show of the Week: Infinite Warfare and 6 Strangest Places We've Shot Stuff in Call of Duty

Show of the Week: Infinite Warfare and 6 Strangest Places We've Shot Stuff in Call of Duty

The infinite of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is surely a reference to the vast infinity of space, rather than how Call of Duty has seemingly filled every era in history with bullets and explosions. But this isn't the first time this increasingly loopy military shooter series has been blasted into space, as we find in Show of the Week.

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A month ago

8 Life Lessons We Learned in Red Dead Redemption

8 Life Lessons We Learned in Red Dead Redemption

More than just a cowboy fantasy, Red Dead Redemption has plenty to teach us about the human spirit, the nature of redemption and why it's a bad idea to shoot your horse in the head while you're riding it. Consider these key life lessons from Red Dead Redemption you'd do well to remember before heading into Red Dead Redemption 2.

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A month ago

We Storm Hilltop Fortress with On-Fire Tank in Battlefield 1 Multiplayer

We Storm Hilltop Fortress with On-Fire Tank in Battlefield 1 Multiplayer

We party up to play Battlefield 1's epic, multi-map Conquest Mode, roving from narrow French streets to Fao Fortress, a hilltop fortress overlooking a Mesopotamian desert coastline. Keep an eye out for horse battles, perpetually on-fire tanks and Mike healing someone for once in his life.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Skyrim Remastered Nude Jarl Punching Challenge

Show of the Week: Skyrim Remastered Nude Jarl Punching Challenge

Skyrim: Special Edition brings dragon-shouting adventure Skyrim to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC with remastered art, some newfangled effects and a mound of memorable DLC. It's a moderately perfect excuse for transplanting a favourite Outside Xbox challenge to a new setting, which is to say, for the Skyrim Nude Jarl Punching Challenge (patent pending).

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A month ago

19 Times Horror Games Freaked Us Right Out

19 Times Horror Games Freaked Us Right Out

We've played many horror games and they've taught us who we are: Mike is a fearproof robot and Andy's terror reflex is singing. To check they've been paying attention, I test Mike and Andy with classic clips from Slender, Outlast, Layers of Fear, The Evil Within and rest. What happens next? Find out in the following, not-un-harrowing quiz.

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A month ago

7 Ways to Make Time to Go Faster We Don't Recommend in Real Life

7 Ways to Make Time to Go Faster We Don't Recommend in Real Life

In the real world, the only time travel we're allowed is forward, at a rate of one hour per hour. But seeing what game characters do to make time pass more quickly, maybe it's just as well. Consider these ways to make time go faster in The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid 5, Deadly Premonition and the rest.

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A month ago

Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Adds Co-op Zombie Robot Mode

Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Adds Co-op Zombie Robot Mode

Behold Overwatch Halloween Terror's co-op mode Junkenstein's Revenge, in which we defend the castle gates from Dr Junkenstein and his Monster, Mercy the Witch, Reaper with a jack-o'-lantern head and stupidly many zombie robots.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Titanfall 2 and 5 Jacks Ranked in Order of Robot Affinity

Show of the Week: Titanfall 2 and 5 Jacks Ranked in Order of Robot Affinity

Titanfall's rideable robot warriors and puny wall-running pilots return shortly in Titanfall 2. This sequel adds a new single-player campaign mode that promises to flesh out the tantalising sci-fi backdrop of the first game with a proper story. In it, you play as Jack Cooper, a pilot who is forced to link with a Titan named BT-7274, after BT's original pilot tragically buys the farm.

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A month ago

9 Sarcastic Achievements That Made Us Feel Like an Idiot

9 Sarcastic Achievements That Made Us Feel Like an Idiot

The emotions usually associated with unlocking an achievement are positive ones, such as pride or satisfaction, but a few games have prepared sarcastic low-value achievements that pop when you screw something up, just to really rub it in.

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A month ago

We Rescue R2-D2 From the Death Star in Battlefront's Death Star DLC

We Rescue R2-D2 From the Death Star in Battlefront's Death Star DLC

Battlefront's Death Star DLC lets you attack a Star Destroyer, rescue R2-D2 from Death Star imprisonment and go on a trench run right into the Death Star's vulnerable exhaust port. Observe us do those all those things in this Battlefront Death Star DLC gameplay on Xbox One.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: WWE 2K17 and 5 Ways to Mess With Your Opponent According to The New Day

Show of the Week: WWE 2K17 and 5 Ways to Mess With Your Opponent According to The New Day

WWE 2K17 comes out on consoles next week, promising to bring us closer than ever to the slapstick, gymnastic pantomime that is professional wrestling. We assess the game in Show of the Week, then turn to WWE Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day for tips on the most important aspect of playing with your friends: psyching them out so you score an easy victory.

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2 months ago

8 Terrible Levels That Nearly Ruined Great Games: Commenter Edition

8 Terrible Levels That Nearly Ruined Great Games: Commenter Edition

We recently got all salty about the terrible levels that nearly ruined some of our favourite games, then asked which rubbish levels in otherwise brilliant games really ground your gears, and you told us. Fiddly GTA San Andreas missions, misjudged Deus Ex: Human Revolution boss battles, and an entire ethereal dimension from Dragon Age: Origins figure in this hall of shame.

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2 months ago

How Long Will Lara Last in Co-op Rise of the Tomb Raider Endurance Mode?

How Long Will Lara Last in Co-op Rise of the Tomb Raider Endurance Mode?

Behold Rise of the Tomb Raider co-op gameplay from the newly co-operative survival-based Endurance Mode, in which Andy and special guest Let's Player Ellen Rose combine forces as Lara and Nadia, on a mission to kill and eat everything fuzzy or feathery in the Siberian wilderness. Will they light the signal fire? Can they survive attack by angry wolves? How long before they resort to cannibalism? Watch and find out, survival fans.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Forza Horizon 3 and 5 Ways We Screwed Over Friends in Games

Show of the Week: Forza Horizon 3 and 5 Ways We Screwed Over Friends in Games

Forza Horizon 3 refreshes its open-world racing with the diverse environments of a new Australian setting, the outback oomph of Australian utes ("utility vehicles", Mike tells me) and, by making you the new boss of the Horizon festival, the power to hire and fire your friends as on-staff racers. Show of the Week compares this solemn responsibility with other ways in which we have, given the opportunity, screwed over our friends in video games.

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2 months ago

Zombies Invade Croft Manor in Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC Lara's Nightmare

Zombies Invade Croft Manor in Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC Lara's Nightmare

To celebrate Tomb Raider's 20th anniversary, Rise of the Tomb Raider will shortly add some nostalgic DLC that takes Lara back to Croft Manor, her once-swanky family mansion. In Lara's Nightmare, she fends off a zombie invasion while scrounging for ammo and destroying hovering skulls of rage. See how we cope, why not, in this Lara's Nightmare gameplay.

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2 months ago

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