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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We Wreck the Batcave, Batvehicles in Lego Batman 3 on Xbox One

We Wreck the Batcave, Batvehicles in Lego Batman 3 on Xbox One

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham takes Batman and Robin to space in a Batrocket, but not before trashing the Batmobile, the Batwing, the Batcycle and the Batboat. We wreck up the Batcave and Batvehicles then do battle with a giant Batmonster as Robin and Alfred in this Xbox One gameplay.

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5 days ago

Show of the Week: 5 Sneaky Changes to Historic Paris in Assassin's Creed: Unity

Show of the Week: 5 Sneaky Changes to Historic Paris in Assassin's Creed: Unity

Show of the Week says bienvenue to Arno, a new assassin for a new era in a new open-world city. That city is Paris of the late 1700s: an historic metropolis packed with graceful monuments, seething with popular unrest, and surveyed in this week's show for sneaky anachronisms by historical accuracy stickler Andy.

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8 days ago

Here Is What Real Money Buys You in Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer

Here Is What Real Money Buys You in Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer

What does spending real money get you in Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer store? We open loot chests so you don't have to in this Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay on Xbox One. Microtransactions ahoy!

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10 days ago

This Is How a Dragon Will Wreck Your S**t in Dragon Age: Inquisition

This Is How a Dragon Will Wreck Your S**t in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragons are the apex predators in the world of Dragon Age: Inquisition, which makes you the bottom of the food chain as you begin the game and start exploring the scenic Hinterlands. Fight a dragon as a level four mage in Dragon Age: Inquisition and it will mess you up, as you will see in this Xbox One gameplay.

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11 days ago

7 Times You Had to Die for Important Reasons, Sorry

7 Times You Had to Die for Important Reasons, Sorry

You spend most of your time in videogames trying not to die, then occasionally you hack your way through a thousand faceless goons to reach the bit where, it turns out, your death is unavoidable. But there is plenty of difference between losing your last health point to the 831st henchman and going down in a scripted blaze of glory, and it's not just whether or not you get to respawn. Consider these seven times your canonical death was necessary for important reasons, sorry. Beware of spoilers ahead for several games, though nothing newer than 2013.

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12 days ago

So Begins the Quest for a New Hat in Dragon Age: Inquisition

So Begins the Quest for a New Hat in Dragon Age: Inquisition

The beginning of Dragon Age: Inquisition takes the newly appointed head inquisitor to rustic Redcliffe Farms in Ferelden's Hinterlands to fetch horses, close rifts and find a better hat for my female human mage. So begins the quest for new headgear in this new Xbox One gameplay.

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19 days ago

Here Are the First Two Hours of Sunset Overdrive in 12 Minutes

Here Are the First Two Hours of Sunset Overdrive in 12 Minutes

In Sunset Overdrive you shoot and grind your way around in a city that pops with colour the same way its swollen mutant baddies pop with toxic energy beverage. Prepare to be overstimulated by the first two hours of Sunset Overdrive condensed into 12 minutes of rainbow-coloured chaos.

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26 days ago

Massive Cleavage vs Zombies Has Both Those Things on Xbox 360

Massive Cleavage vs Zombies Has Both Those Things on Xbox 360

Massive Cleavage vs Zombies contains both of those things and, what's more, is an indie game in which you play the barechested owner of the titular (haha) body part, carving up zombies with a meat cleaver in 2D side-scrolling 'action'. See for yourself as Andy and I sample the game on Xbox 360.

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A month ago

Shut This Door or Die in One Night Two Crazies on Xbox 360

Shut This Door or Die in One Night Two Crazies on Xbox 360

One Night Two Crazies is an indie game in which your 'friend' Chris has you 'test' his 'security system' by looking at a laptop and being murdered when you don't shut the door on him or his partner who is a giant spider silhouette. Andy and I submit ourselves for testing in this Xbox 360 gameplay.

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A month ago

Falling Skies: The Game Wishes It Were XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Falling Skies: The Game Wishes It Were XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Falling Skies: The Game adapts sci-fi television show Falling Skies into a turn-based strategy game which closely resembles a downmarket XCOM: Enemy Unknown. See Falling Skies' Tom 'Noah Wyle' Mason and his last-hope-for-humanity crew murderise Espheni alien invaders in a wood in this gameplay from an early mission in Falling Skies: The Game on Xbox 360.

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A month ago

Beehives, Autodrive, Karma and 6 More New Things in Far Cry 4

Beehives, Autodrive, Karma and 6 More New Things in Far Cry 4

We've already banged on about Far Cry 4's rideable elephants and the awesome power of kicking things; it's time for nine other novelties in Far Cry 4 gameplay. Watch on for autodrive, beehives, guns for hire, demon fish, flying bird attacks and the new karma system.

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A month ago

Far Cry 4: This is How You Pronounce Ajay Ghale

Far Cry 4: This is How You Pronounce Ajay Ghale

How do you say Ajay Ghale? This Far Cry 4 gameplay has your answer. Take a watch for how to pronounce Ajay Ghale, the Kyrati name of Far Cry 4's protagonist, whether your accent is American, Kyrati or Pagan Min's.

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A month ago

'You're in a Thunderdome' in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Survival Mode

'You're in a Thunderdome' in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Survival Mode

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's exo survival mode is the co-op portion of Advanced Warfare: a wave-based survival mode for one to four players. Sledgehammer Games head Glen Schofield likens his game's futuristic survival action to Mad Max's Thunderdome, but with exosuits instead of spikes, leather and Tina Turner.

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A month ago

The 5 Scariest Things in The Evil Within (So Far)

The 5 Scariest Things in The Evil Within (So Far)

Survival horror archetypes abound in The Evil Within, in which zombie-like enemies shuffle along the corridors of a creepy mansion among deadly spike traps and arcane lock puzzles. But do tropes this familiar still have the power to scare us silly? Yes, is the answer we find at London games expo EGX 2014.

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A month ago

Gang Beasts is Multiplayer Ragdoll Chaos at EGX 2014

Gang Beasts is Multiplayer Ragdoll Chaos at EGX 2014

Gang Beasts is a chaotic ragdoll brawler for two to eight players. Watch Mike and Andy play it at EGX 2014, scrapping across levels set around a ferris wheel, speeding lorry, subway train platform and fiery pit. As Andy notes, the action resembles a boozy scrap in a pub car park at closing time, but with more and greater environmental hazards.

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A month ago

D4 Is a Point-and-Click Fever Dream from the Creator of Deadly Premonition

D4 Is a Point-and-Click Fever Dream from the Creator of Deadly Premonition

D4 is an Xbox One-exclusive fever dream from auteur game designer Swery, creator of Deadly Premonition. There is toilet-based time travel, a mute cat-woman carrying a rat in her mouth and, look, you had better see for yourself.

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A month ago

Let's Play: Defense Grid 2 on Xbox One

Let's Play: Defense Grid 2 on Xbox One

Defense Grid 2 is a sci-fi tower defense game for Xbox One in which a conga line of aliens tries to steal your precious cores while you try to kill them with strategically placed weapon towers. Observe as we defend a space station and a spiral-shaped city from alien core raids, with varying success.

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A month ago

6 Metal Gear Solid 5 Fan Theories So Crazy They Might Be True

6 Metal Gear Solid 5 Fan Theories So Crazy They Might Be True

If there is one thing Metal Gear Solid fans love more than tactical espionage action, it's speculating about where the series is going next. We already know plenty about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain thanks to trailers, its prequel Ground Zeroes, and from it being set in the middle of the Metal Gear timeline. That's all fuel to the fire of fans predicting what mind-bending high drama Kojima is going to spring on us in the finished game. Here are six fan theories so bonkers they might just be true.

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A month ago

Sunset Overdrive Does Grinding and Gunplay, But Will it Blend?

Sunset Overdrive Does Grinding and Gunplay, But Will it Blend?

There is a lot to admire about Sunset Overdrive, the punky platform-shooter for Xbox One, not least its gender-bending character customisation. But, asks Andy, can Insomniac's "Tony Hawk with guns" pull off a trick combo of high-speed grinding plus satisfying gunplay? Ponder along with some Sunset Overdrive gameplay footage after the jump.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Forza Horizon 2 Takes Place at World's Best, Least Plausible Festival

Show of the Week: Forza Horizon 2 Takes Place at World's Best, Least Plausible Festival

The Horizon festival around which open-world racer Forza Horizon 2 takes place is a Mediterranean paradise for music-loving petrolheads. If it turns out to be a literal paradise because you died in a car ferry accident on your way to Italy, I will be only half-surprised. How else to explain the festival PR, who has the voice and likeness of 90s pop heartthrob Sean Maguire and dishes out free supercars like promotional tote bags? Answer me that, Show of the Week.

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2 months ago

7 Things Destiny Must Add in the First Major Update

7 Things Destiny Must Add in the First Major Update

Destiny is a game developer Bungie plans on supporting for years to come with new content, patches and updates. So listen up, Bungie, here's what we need first of all (a cantina in the Tower in which to dance is but one of our initial demands).

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2 months ago

Everyone Is on Fire in Evolve Gameplay from New Map Distillery

Everyone Is on Fire in Evolve Gameplay from New Map Distillery

Outside Xbox faces off against bulky beastie Goliath in monster-hunting action on Distillery, Evolve's most recently revealed map. Harpoon traps are laid, mobile arenas are deployed, and everyone gets set on fire in this new Evolve gameplay. Let's watch.

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2 months ago

Far Cry 4's Shangri-La Has Demons, Spirit Tiger, Red Everywhere

Far Cry 4's Shangri-La Has Demons, Spirit Tiger, Red Everywhere

Far Cry 4's Shangri-La missions take you into Kyrati legend as a warrior who slows time with his bow and arrow, sics white tigers on demon enemies, and spins prayer wheels to restore peace and good times. See Mike play in mystical Shangri-La and snowy Kyrat in this new Far Cry 4 gameplay.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Dance Central Spotlight and the Trouble with Kinect

Show of the Week: Dance Central Spotlight and the Trouble with Kinect

Don't look now, Xbox One owners who set their Kinects on fire, here is the first thoroughly good dedicated Kinect game on Xbox One: Dance Central Spotlight. Show of the Week ponders this pared-down Dance Central, Xbox One's beleaguered Kinect and the mysteries of the afterlife, in that order.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Metal Gear Solid 5 and 5 Metal Gear Gadgets You Already Own, Probably

Show of the Week: Metal Gear Solid 5 and 5 Metal Gear Gadgets You Already Own, Probably

Show of the Week looks ahead to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, which promises Metal Gear Solid melodrama in gorgeous, intricate stealth sandboxes. We're most excited for the Fulton recovery system, however, which promises goats dangling from balloons.

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2 months ago

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