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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8 Least Ethical Ways to Make a Super Soldier

8 Least Ethical Ways to Make a Super Soldier

Super soldiers are soldiers enhanced by artificial means to be stronger, faster and more super. Just as there's more than one way to skin a cat, though, there's more than one way to create a super soldier - and like the various ways of skinning a cat, methods for making super soldiers tend to be a bit icky. Ethically icky, that is.

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7 days ago

Scott Ryder is a Space Jerk in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

Scott Ryder is a Space Jerk in Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay

Scott Ryder of Mass Effect Andromeda isn't just humanity's best hope in a new galaxy. As you'll find in this gameplay from the first hour of Mass Effect Andromeda, he's also a part-time space jerk. Beware a few story spoilers, albeit from very early in the game.

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9 days ago

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: John Marston Is the Law

Let's Replay Red Dead Redemption: John Marston Is the Law

After Andy lost his Red Dead Redemption save, we resolved to reclaim his 100 percent complete status by replaying one of our favourite games of the last generation. In this second episode of Red Dead Redemption gameplay, we go treasure hunting, cannibal tracking and lawbringing to rescue John Marston's wife and son, somehow.

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10 days ago

Show of the Week: Lego Worlds is Lego Minecraft, At Last

Show of the Week: Lego Worlds is Lego Minecraft, At Last

When you discover Lego is releasing a building sandbox game in the style of Minecraft, your first question is probably less "oh cool, when's it coming out" and more "what the ruddy hell took them so long". Lego has been the perfect foundation for a building sandbox game since forever, and it seems crazy that it's taken until future year 2017 for it to arrive on Xbox. As to your second question of "is it any good", Show of the Week has just the gameplay you need to see.

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20 days ago

Hitman Elusive Target 21 Demands Death by Viral Infection

Hitman Elusive Target 21 Demands Death by Viral Infection

Hitman's latest Elusive Target mission takes place in the fancy hospital at Hokkaido, Japan and designates two targets: the surgeons Pavel Frydel and Akane Akenawa, who the client has requested be killed by viral infection. Who will whack them successfully? Who will panic and be gunned down in the corridor? Watch and find out, why not.

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23 days ago

5 Ways Astronaut Training Taught Us to Be Pathfinder in Mass Effect Andromeda

5 Ways Astronaut Training Taught Us to Be Pathfinder in Mass Effect Andromeda

After astronaut training from the European Space Agency and Mass Effect Andromeda, I am super ready to be the Pathfinder and/or an actual astronaut. Call me, ESA and/or the Andromeda Initiative!

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24 days ago

7 Physically Implausible Things Game Heroes Do All the Time

7 Physically Implausible Things Game Heroes Do All the Time

Your typical videogame action hero is fitter, stronger and more voiced by Troy Baker than we will ever be. This, we have come to accept. We've also come to accept that a game hero or heroine can typically do a whole bunch of things that are physically implausible, if not straight-up biomechanically impossible. Ponder with us now, these incredible physical feats that videogame heroes are pulling off every day like it's nothing.

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29 days ago

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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A month 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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A month 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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A month 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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A month 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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A month 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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A month 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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A month 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 months ago

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