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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Trust is how you believe someone will catch you if you fall backwards into their arms, and we would gladly fall into the waiting arms of the following videogame characters on account of how they appear to be reliable, honest and incapable of dramatic heel turns.
When we play horror games, we know what we signed up for. The rest of the time, we can be caught with our guard down by genre-defying scares, as in these games so unexpectedly terrifying we can never trust again so thanks for that, games.
Dying Light expansion The Following introduces a new SMG weapon to your array of zombie countermeasures. It turns up in this Let's Play video, in which we fix up the buggy vehicle and do a vengeance on some bandits.
Some of the worst birthdays happen in games, where the occasion is marked too often with a party that is awkward, violent or both. We advise you to avoid these seven birthday parties, whether or not there's delicious cake.
Dying Light The Following introduces a new crossbow weapon to the zombified mix, which we sample in this co-op gameplay. Watch on for the make-physics-happen impact bolts and make-vomiting-happen toxic bolts.
Dying Light The Following's new vehicle arrives in this Let's Play video, in which we track down the weaponised buggy. It's initially not much more than a two-seater skateboard with minimal zombie protection, but as you progress you can upgrade your new wheels with a protective electric cage, mounted flamethrower and mine dispenser. Witness us in the following video, get it, oh never mind.
We work hard. So when it's time to take a few days off and take a break, is it too much to ask to check into a clean, comfortable, unhaunted hotel that isn't run by murderous fishpeople? With a decent breakfast buffet? Consider the game hotels for which we wrote our longest, angriest online reviews.
If dystopian sci-fi has taught us anything, it's that one day everyone will tire of minimally violent reality shows such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians and start demanding blood. And why create whole new formats when you can copy them from videogames? Here are seven heinous reality shows to keep in mind when devising your programming schedule, future TV networks.
Having gently crashed the Ecliptic Express in the last Resident Evil 0 video, Mike and Andy disembark into a classic spooky Umbrella mansion. Watch as they battle a giant centipede, solve complex puzzles and realise the leech monster has followed them from the train. He really needs to get a hobby.
Welcome to the future. There are hoverboards, but not the ones you were hoping for. Still though, Happy New Year! Show of the Week recalls our favourite fails of the year just gone, then inspects games out in 2016 for which we haven't long to wait, such as Hitman, Far Cry Primal and The Division.
If you have ever been playing an FPS and thought boy, I wish I were being shot in the chest for real, then good news, weirdo: That's the kind of bizarre masochism these peripherals are pleased to cater to. Consider these six game gadgets that loved inflicting pain more than Christian Gray.
The Oxbox Xmas Challenge Contest 2015 originally included a Star Wars Battlefront challenge in which you had to collect the health pick-up from over the Tattooine Sarlacc pit and survive while being blasted by the other two contestants. When we tried to run the challenge, the health pick-up (previously encountered in the multiplayer beta) never materialised. This is the result of that aborted challenge.
Welcome to the Outside Xbox festive charades, in which we take it in turns to depict a random videogame in the medium of inexpert competitive mime. Begin!
For the final day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, I'm meant to clear a level of terrorists solo in Rainbow 6 Siege's Terrorist Hunt mode. My siege strategy is modelled on the advent calendar: smash open one window at a time for a festive surprise.
Can I fly a jet through a tunnel in Just Cause 3? Day 9 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge is counting on it. Let me pick a plane, pick a tunnel, and then we'll see what's what.
Today's challenge asks the eternal question: can you beat up the Terminator with selfie-loving wrestler Tyler Breeze in WWE 2K16? And the follow-up eternal question: can you beat up two Terminators with selfie-loving wrestler Tyler Breeze in WWE 2K16? Answers within.
Sport has gotten less brutally violent over the course of history, with the gladiatorial combat of Ancient Rome giving way to gentler pursuits, like darts and rhythmic gymnastics. But if the futures foreseen by these sci-fi games are to be believed, gruesome spectacle is set for a roaring comeback in the world of professional sport.
We are brave Stormtroopers in Star Wars Battlefront's Battle of Jakku DLC, whose giant crashed Star Destroyer appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, don't you know. Watch us avenge the Death Star in the following gameplay. Never forget! Do it for the Empire!
Day three of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge Contest 2015 is my turn, and my task is to stay on the track for a whole lap of the wet and slippy Sebring Raceway in the Forza 6 wet weather showcase event. I have full confidence in my abilities as an excellent driver and enjoyer of puddles.
Star Wars Battlefront's free DLC Battle of Jakku is, among other things, the origin story of the wrecked Star Destroyer from that Force Awakens trailer. You can spot it crashing in the desert in the Graveyard of Giants map. Credit for the crash goes to aristocrat Thane Kyrell and a band of former Imperials, according to Star Wars lore, which is crowded with minor characters who find fame outside of the main movies. With that in mind, Show of the Week salutes five bit players who made it big in Star Wars games.
Lego Marvel's Avengers remixes the plot of the first two Avengers movies, and re-rendering the Marvel movies in Lego means seeing iconic moments from the films acted out by adorable Lego Avengers minifigures, such as this one from the opening sequence of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Lego Avengers Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye go to work in this gameplay from Lego Marvel's Avengers. Watch and witness some of the unique double team moves, including the one where Hulk shakes up Tony like an aerosol can to spray enemy grunts with laser beams.
We are the scrappy Rebels in this Xbox One gameplay from Star Wars Battlefront DLC The Battle of Jakku, which leads into new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. Can we turn the point in the expansive new Turning Point multiplayer mode?
Some heroes are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them, and some get given sweet robot arms then spend a whole game moaning about them, like these seven job-having protagonists who really didn't sign up for this, are you kidding me.
Show of the Week journeys to a galaxy far, far away to appraise the unerringly authentic Star Wars Battlefront and shoot people in some of science fiction's most iconic locations. Later, we rate the Death Star against the other most lethal space megaweapons ever created, in case you're in the market for an orbiting weapon of mass destruction.
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