Archive - Jane Douglas

Co-Editor

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

Twitter: @janedouglas

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7 Times You Failed a QTE and Looked Like an Hilarious Dummy

7 Times You Failed a QTE and Looked Like an Hilarious Dummy

A quick time event is usually a simple button-pressing mini game that lets you pull off something cool with relative ease. In order for these interactive cutscenes to actually be interactive, though, there has to be a consequence for when you fail to hit that button - such as a humiliating pratfall. Consider these times you failed a QTE and wound up looking like an hilarious dummy instead of a cool action hero.

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13 days ago

We Herd Llamas in Ghost Recon Wildlands Co-op Gameplay

We Herd Llamas in Ghost Recon Wildlands Co-op Gameplay

We return to Ghost Recon Wildlands' Bolivia for this Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op gameplay, rolling an APC through llama country on the way to a drug cartel outpost. Who can resist their fuzzy faces and doe eyes? Not us, apparently.

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15 days ago

Show of the Week: Hitman and 5 Most Cruel and Unusual Hits From Season 1

Show of the Week: Hitman and 5 Most Cruel and Unusual Hits From Season 1

The recipe for a perfect Hitman kill calls for a firm base of preparation and a dash of wicked irony. Just consider these, the most needlessly elaborate, cruel and unusual kills from Season 1 of Hitman No Subtitle in Show of the Week.

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19 days ago

Hitman Kill Quiz Decides Who is Head Hitman at Outside Xbox

Hitman Kill Quiz Decides Who is Head Hitman at Outside Xbox

With an assassin career stretching back 17 years, Agent 47 has racked up more hits than Abba. Time to test amateur Hitmans Mike and Andy on their Hitman history, as we show them a selection of clips starring Agent 47 as he prepares to pull off a classic kill. Can they tell us what happens next?

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20 days ago

We Are Ghosts on a Mission in Ghost Recon Wildlands

We Are Ghosts on a Mission in Ghost Recon Wildlands

Andy and I are co-op Ghosts in this Ghost Recon Wildlands gameplay, fresh from the Santa Blanca-controlled Bolivian region of Montuyoc. Witness the gathering of intel, the kidnapping of informants and the blowing up of helicopters in the following video.

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21 days ago

We Take Jane's Ghost Alter Ego to Ghost Recon Wildlands' Bolivia

We Take Jane's Ghost Alter Ego to Ghost Recon Wildlands' Bolivia

Behold Ghost Recon Wildlands single-player gameplay in which we bring my eyepatch-loving female Ghost to the game's open-world Bolivia - specifically the Itacua region from the start of the game.

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28 days ago

Hitman Elusive Target The Chameleon Must Be Killed in 'Accident'

Hitman Elusive Target The Chameleon Must Be Killed in 'Accident'

Hitman Elusive Target 18 is The Chameleon: an actor dressed as a decorated military officer, holed up in the house in the Colorado militia base. You have to kill him in an 'accident'. Witness our respective attempts on his life in this Hitman gameplay.

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29 days ago

Show of the Week: Resident Evil 7 and 5 Signs You Should Move Out of Your Terrifying Home

Show of the Week: Resident Evil 7 and 5 Signs You Should Move Out of Your Terrifying Home

In Resident Evil 7, you find yourself trapped in the home of the Baker family: a dwelling almost as gruesome and freaky as the Baker family itself, with who you are unhappily trapped. If only you had seen Show of the Week, which advises on the telltale signs you've wound up in a house of horrors, you might have gotten out of there in time.

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A month ago

We Conquer Lizard People with Strategy in Siegecraft Commander

We Conquer Lizard People with Strategy in Siegecraft Commander

Watch us crush the formerly peaceful lizard men with our superior human siegecraft commanding in the above gameplay from the Xbox One version of action strategy number Siegecraft Commander.

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A month ago

Show of the Week: Mass Effect Andromeda and 10 Twins Not Qualified to Be Pathfinder

Show of the Week: Mass Effect Andromeda and 10 Twins Not Qualified to Be Pathfinder

In Mass Effect Andromeda, you play as one of the Ryder twins, who travels to the distant Andromeda galaxy to find a new home for humanity. But being the Pathfinder is a demanding job, and you'll need more qualifications than just having been born at the same time as your sibling. Show of the Week has bad news for these other pairs of videogame twins who fail to meet the job requirements of humankind's best hope of intergalactic colonisation.

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A month ago

New Overwatch Map Oasis Has Palm Trees, Lethal Hovercars

New Overwatch Map Oasis Has Palm Trees, Lethal Hovercars

Overwatch's new map Oasis is a ritzy urban Control mode map with skyscrapers, palm trees and lethal hovercars. We take a tour of the new map, then have a match with a bunch of friendly and unfriendly bots.

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A month ago

8 Easter Eggs So Dark You'll Need a Flashlight

8 Easter Eggs So Dark You'll Need a Flashlight

Easter eggs are fun little references hidden in games, you know, for fun. Though occasionally they're less like little in-jokes, more like horrible nightmares that you wish you hadn't gone out of your way to discover. Behold some of the darkest easter eggs in videogames ever to make our skin crawl.

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A month ago

Watch Dogs 2 Remote Parking Challenge Concludes Xmas Challenge

Watch Dogs 2 Remote Parking Challenge Concludes Xmas Challenge

On this, the last day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, I draw the Watch Dogs 2 Remote Parking Challenge: in Watch Dogs 2, it says, remote park a car in 10 minutes. Oh, sure, no problem.

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A month ago

Overwatch Basketball Challenge Marks Day 9 of Xmas Contest

Overwatch Basketball Challenge Marks Day 9 of Xmas Contest

On the ninth day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, the festive hat of challenge randomisation gave to me: Overwatch basketball! In the following video I draw the Overwatch Basketball Challenge: score a basket in 10 minutes. Simple! Simple? Watch and we'll see.

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2 months ago

Dishonored 2 Corpse Stacking Challenge is What It Sounds Like

Dishonored 2 Corpse Stacking Challenge is What It Sounds Like

It's my turn again in the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, and day 6 is the Dishonored 2 Corpse Stacking Challenge: create a stack of five dead or unconscious guards (or similar) in 10 minutes. Can it be done? By me? Watch and discover, why not.

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2 months ago

Witness This Attempted FIFA 17 Giant Killing in Day 3 of the Xmas Challenge

Witness This Attempted FIFA 17 Giant Killing in Day 3 of the Xmas Challenge

For the third day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, I draw FIFA 17 and the notorious FIFA Giant Killing Challenge: beat a Premiership team with a League Two team in FIFA 17. Can I lead Leyton Orient to victory over Bournemouth? See for yourself in this FIFA 17 gameplay.

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2 months ago

Mike Tries to Kill Us With Battlefield 1 Biplane, Not Explode

Mike Tries to Kill Us With Battlefield 1 Biplane, Not Explode

In day 2 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, Mike must run over and kill an enemy (that is, Andy or I) with a Battlefield 1 biplane, without destroying the biplane, in under 15 minutes. Can Mike rise to this challenge, or will his hopes be as dashed as his WW1 biplane? Only time and you can tell, if you watch this video.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Dead Rising 4 and 5 Worst Malls to Do Your Xmas Shopping At

Show of the Week: Dead Rising 4 and 5 Worst Malls to Do Your Xmas Shopping At

It's no mean feat, finding the perfect presents for your friends and family, and though in the Willamette Memorial Mall of Dead Rising 4 you won't have to elbow a dozen angry parents in the face for the last Hatchimal, you will have to turn several thousand zombies into zombie chum if you want to complete your Christmas shopping. Yet that only ranks it among the worst of the videogame malls in which to get your gift list checked off.

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2 months ago

15 Times GTA Online Wasted Us: What Happens Next?

15 Times GTA Online Wasted Us: What Happens Next?

GTA Online: the fake LA where we've been gunned down and blown up more times than we care to remember. Except hard luck, Mike and Andy, it's time to remember some of those classic GTA Online moments in which we got wasted. Andy and Mike examine these clips from Outside Xbox's giant GTA Online playlist and try to recall: what happens next?

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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3 months ago

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