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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Remember the secret Cloud City level in Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Aztec in GoldenEye, and the gigantic Area 51 hidden away in Duke Nukem 3D? Remind yourself of these and further impressive bonus levels for which you'd probably get charged real money if they were made these days in the following video.
Our enthusiasm for hard-as-nails cartoony platformer Cuphead can't be dampened by mean daisies, murderous acorns or how, years after the game was first revealed, it has yet to come out or have a release date. In the following video we play Cuphead in co-op on Xbox One in a forest level, where we are attacked by daisy paratroopers, grenade-launching tulips and unkillable blue things. Witness our struggle.
Indie survival game We Happy Few was a surprise offbeat hit at the E3 2016 Microsoft conference. This was thanks to its kooky Clockwork Orange-inspired premise, creepy masked characters, and how it included people smashing a rat to bits and eating the bits, in what is surely a press conference first.
When you think about it, the ostensibly bad guy sometimes has a good point after all. Reconsider Streets of Rage 2's beleaguered barkeep Barbon, Batman Arkham Origins' took-it-too-far activist Anarky and did-what-he-had-to King Logan from Fable 3, for starters, in the following video.
Hitman Elusive Target 6 is The Twin: one of a pair of identical twins who are billionaires, inseparable and dressed exactly alike because twins. Mike is the stealthiest he has ever been in this attempt to assassinate target Dylan Narvaez but leave his twin brother Gonzales completely unmurdered. Discover three ways to play the mission in this Xbox One gameplay.
Join us now for the ending of The Park, in which the only way to find Callum is to ride a rollercoaster, probably, and then march into the spooky funhouse where we assume Chad the Chipmunk and the Babadook-looking Bogeyman live. Witness us complete The Park in this Xbox One gameplay.
Inside is a bleak, desaturated platformer specialising in physics puzzles and casually harrowing deaths. Show of the Week ponders this follow-up to Limbo from Danish developer Playdead, then other similarly harrowing experiences through which we gritted our teeth in other videogames.
Imagine the infinitesimal chance of stumbling across sentient humanoid alien life in this vast universe, then imagine the probability it would look exactly like a sexy human lady, except blue or green. Discover the alien races that by staggering coincidence looked like beautiful human women in the following video.
Dishonored 2 comes out on release date 11 November 2016 on Xbox One, PC and PS4, but how does it play differently? Discover new skills Far Reach, Mesmerize, Domino and Shadow Walk, along with your new choice of characters, in this Dishonored 2 gameplay.
The Technomancer is a sci-fi action RPG in which the Technomancers, of which you are one, have mighty electro powers because Mars. Witness this Xbox One gameplay in which we are strongly encouraged to not kill people to harvest the precious serum we need to use our powers. Does anyone feel a morality system coming on?
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the previously stuffy militaristic series Ghost Recon letting its hair down, chucking you and three of your best spec ops buds into open-world Bolivia, a country torn apart by a corrupt government and the illegal drug trade. It's your job to take the whole thing apart via the medium of synchronised sniper shots.
Behold Xbox One gameplay from isometric nostalgia fest Lumo in which tiny wizard me collects shoves crates, collects cassette tapes and ponders the retro Easter eggs with which this platform puzzler is stuffed.
We lurch from holographic pirate ship to ancient ruins to Tron temple in the Xbox One version of Soul Axiom, which adds two hours of bonus content to this formerly PC-only first-person puzzler. Witness Soul Axiom Xbox One gameplay in the following video.
In the following Xbox One gameplay, golf goes from the most expensive walk you can take that's not on the moon, to the most expensive session of smashing all the valuables inside a French chateau you can pull off with a superpowered, explosive golf ball.
Behold Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens Xbox One footage in which Rey, Finn, BB-8 and iconic Star Wars hero SN-1F4 punch Stormtroopers to pieces and escape Jakku on the Millennium Falcon.
At E3 2016, publisher Ubisoft unveiled Steep: an open-world snow sports game with wingsuiting, skiing, paragliding and snowboarding. Here's Steep gameplay with some extreme snowboard tricking and some wiping out so hard they'll be scraping us off the mountainside for weeks.
We have played Skylanders Imaginators' E3 2016 gameplay demo, creating an adorable abomination that will surely land us all jobs as professional Skylander designers. Look upon our works in this gameplay footage.
Please enjoy Sniper Elite 4 gameplay from E3 2016, in which Mike's mission is to destroy a railroad gun by exploding the railway bridge beneath it. Gruesome X-ray kill cams ahoy!
In which I play Halo Wars 2, the Halo real-time strategy sequel just revealed at E3 with a multiplayer beta that's now available to all. Who will triumph in my 2v2 Domination Mode clash of the tiny titans?
We talk seven new things you can do in open-world hacking adventure Watch Dogs 2, including an improved driving system, new customisation options, and hackable dogs, at last.
The E3 2016 Microsoft conference revealed Project Scorpio: a more powerful Xbox One coming in 2017, capable of VR and 4K gaming. How much will it cost and can it revive Xbox One's fortunes? Mike and Andy talk Project Scorpio, prices, Xbox One 4K gaming and Xbox One S from E3 2016.
Inside is the gloomy side-scroller from Limbo developer Playdead, in which physics puzzles and harrowing child death go hand in hand. We play Inside in this gameplay footage from E3 2016, and are hardly killed by pigs, dogs, or brutal gunmen at all.
Fresh from a Battlefield 1 gameplay demo at E3 2016, Mike and Andy talk about what's new in Battlefield 1 multiplayer and what were the coolest things that happened as they played, including tank climbing, bayonet charging, dogfighting and destruction, plus Behemoth and zeppelin action.
At E3 2016 we talk five new things you can have and do in Titanfall 2 gameplay, including new pilot abilities such as a grappling hook, new Titans Scorch and Ion, new weapons, and a new mode called Bounty Hunt.
E3 2016 gave us a new trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda, and though it was short it was also pretty sweet. Take a quick, closer look at eight Mass Effect things we were very happy to see in the Mass Effect Andromeda trailer.
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