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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The Elder Scrolls Online Lands on Xbox One in Console Beta, at Last

The Elder Scrolls Online Lands on Xbox One in Console Beta, at Last

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has come at last to Xbox One, albeit as a five-day beta test. Take a watch of this Xbox One gameplay and see for yourself how it stacks up against the original game on PC.

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3 days ago

The 6 Dirtiest Moves in Games We Cannot Approve Of

The 6 Dirtiest Moves in Games We Cannot Approve Of

We at Outside Xbox live by a strict code of honour and observe the Geneva Convention at all times, but not all videogame combatants are so humane. Witness their low blows and cheaty guns brought to fist fights in this damning exposť.

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4 days ago

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Rewards Stealth, Punishes Us

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Rewards Stealth, Punishes Us

The first downloadable chapter of Assassin's Creed Chronicles takes us to China as new Assassin Shao Jun in this Xbox One gameplay, adapting the trademark Assassin's Creed climbing and murdering for a 2.5D sidescrolling world. As always, the secret is to ignore Mike's stealth 'advice'.

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5 days ago

8 Life Lessons We Learned From GTA Online

8 Life Lessons We Learned From GTA Online

Who says Grand Theft Auto is a bad influence? Sure, we haven't seen sunlight for weeks and these rickets are a nightmare, but GTA Online has taught us several valuable tips and tricks for getting along in the real world.

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11 days ago

Mortal Kombat X Bonus Fighter Goro Conquers a Living Tower on Xbox One

Mortal Kombat X Bonus Fighter Goro Conquers a Living Tower on Xbox One

Four-armed Shokan warrior and pre-order bonus Goro murders his way to the top in Mortal Kombat X's new Living Towers challenge mode, mostly by dismembering the other, less numerously limbed fighters. Wince along with us in this Xbox One gameplay video.

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12 days ago

Tower of Guns Is a First-Person Bullet Hell That Changes Every Time

Tower of Guns Is a First-Person Bullet Hell That Changes Every Time

Tower of Guns is a first-person shooter in which you have one life to ascend seven randomised storeys of turrets, enemies and giant spiky bosses. We give it a whirl on Xbox One in this gameplay video.

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12 days ago

Show of the Week: Mortal Kombat X and 5 Times Games Shamed Quitters

Show of the Week: Mortal Kombat X and 5 Times Games Shamed Quitters

If you quit mid-match in Mortal Kombat X you will suffer a "quitality", in which you are punished by having your head explode like a bony grenade. Mortal Kombat X thusly continues a proud videogame tradition of shaming quitters for their lack of moral fibre.

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17 days ago

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Promises Taser Hand, Shiny Nanoshield

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Promises Taser Hand, Shiny Nanoshield

Gravelly cyborg Adam Jensen returns soon for Deus Ex: Human Revolution sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It's 2029 and augmented humans are being hounded by the terrified unaugmented public, so Jensen has had a bunch of killer upgrades bolted on to make himself even more terrifying? Look closely at these six sweet new cyborg powers promised by the slick announcement trailer.

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17 days ago

We Sing the Hits of Frozen to Neverwinter on Xbox One

We Sing the Hits of Frozen to Neverwinter on Xbox One

Andy becomes a half-elf control wizard with a magic ball and ice powers in free Xbox One MMORPG Neverwinter, gets shipwrecked, then kills some zombies and dances in the city square. Later, we sing Frozen songs.

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18 days ago

Show of the Week: Assassin's Creed Goes to China

Show of the Week: Assassin's Creed Goes to China

Assassin's Creed: Chronicles flattens the stabby open-world action you love onto sidescrolling 2.5D. The first of its three chapters stars Shao Jun, a young Chinese assassin you should remember from Assassin's Creed: Embers, a short animated film that came with collector's editions of Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Haha, only kidding, we know you didn't watch it.

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23 days ago

Dying Light Changes Physics, Gives You Super Strength for One Day Only

Dying Light Changes Physics, Gives You Super Strength for One Day Only

Dying Light's April Fools' Day surprise changes up the physics to give you melee superpowers for one day only, with the amplified kicks, punches and dropkicks sending zombie ragdolls flying all over. Join us on 1 April 2015 as we use these newfound powers to punt zombies into space in this Xbox One gameplay.

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26 days ago

Borderlands 2 on Xbox One Brings Split Screen Co-op, So Much DLC

Borderlands 2 on Xbox One Brings Split Screen Co-op, So Much DLC

Borderlands 2 on Xbox One adds a split screen co-op mode for two to four players. Get an eyeful of three-player split screen co-op in this HD Xbox One gameplay, with Mike as Krieg the Psycho, Andy as Maya the Siren, and me as Axton the Commando. Mike says he gets the biggest chunk of screen because it's his TV.

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A month ago

Say Hello to the Terrifying Lightwoman in The Evil Within DLC The Assignment

Say Hello to the Terrifying Lightwoman in The Evil Within DLC The Assignment

The Evil Within DLC The Assignment fills in the gaps in the story of Juli Kidman, your agenda-having fellow detective from the main game. It also introduces the terrifying Lightwoman: a tall lady in stockings and a diving helmet with a headlamp, who brings to mind a leggy Big Daddy, a bit. Witness the horror in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

Final Fantasy 15 Demo on Xbox One Has Chocobos, Goblins, Stew

Final Fantasy 15 Demo on Xbox One Has Chocobos, Goblins, Stew

The Final Fantasy 15 demo gives protagonist prince Noctis and his entourage free roam of Duscae: an idyllic, woodland region dotted with campsites and chocobos, as well as other, less adorable, critters. We murder some cave goblins and cook some stew in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

GTA Online Lab Heist Begins with Illicit Exchange Gone Bad, Shooty

GTA Online Lab Heist Begins with Illicit Exchange Gone Bad, Shooty

The next big score for Outside Xbox's heist crew in GTA Online is a raid on an animal testing lab. The first step is to discreetly buy the access codes for Humane Labs in a secret car park exchange that was frankly bound to end in a Bonnie and Clyde-scale shootout with the feds. Let's watch!

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A month ago

Let's Play Goat Simulator on Xbox One at EGX Rezzed

Let's Play Goat Simulator on Xbox One at EGX Rezzed

Goat Simulator comes to Xbox One in April 2015 and just appeared at indie-centric games expo EGX Rezzed, where attendees took it for a ragdolling, bleating spin in splitscreen co-op multiplayer. See Andy and Mike cause caprine carnage in this video from the show.

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A month ago

There's a Sewer Section in This Dying Light Co-op Gameplay Because of Course

There's a Sewer Section in This Dying Light Co-op Gameplay Because of Course

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' underground sewer lair looked pretty cosy to me as a kid, with its sofas and trendy exposed brickwork. As an adult, I understand it must have reeked, because it in was in a sewer. And they ate pizza in there? Turtles, that is unsanitary.

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A month ago

Destiny Wins BAFTA for Best Game of 2014

Destiny Wins BAFTA for Best Game of 2014

On 12 March 2015, BAFTA celebrated the leading lights of the global games industry at the 11th British Academy Games Awards, with comedian Rufus Hound presiding. The Last of Us and indie puzzler Monument Valley won multiple shiny masks, before Destiny clinched the prize for Best Game. They also let me put questions to the winners backstage with fellow presenter Chris Cohen. Watch some of the best bits here.

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A month ago

Let's Play Noir Survival Horror White Night on Xbox One

Let's Play Noir Survival Horror White Night on Xbox One

White Night is a horror game in which you, a noirish trenchcoat wearer, explore a black and white mansion filled with jazz-age ghosts and foreboding. Watch us dim the lights and hunker down for spooky facecam times in this Xbox One gameplay.

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A month ago

5 Times Games Got Space Really, Really Right

5 Times Games Got Space Really, Really Right

Popular fiction has a tough time with accurate depictions of space, but some videogames get it really, really right. Let's give them credit.

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A month ago

You Must Hold X for Three Minutes to Pick Up This Sword in Dying Light

You Must Hold X for Three Minutes to Pick Up This Sword in Dying Light

Dying Light's EXPcalibur is a unique legendary sword that you will find sticking out of some dead guy on a rock off the south-east coast of Harran's slums. To pick up EXPcalibur, you must press and hold X for three minutes, much like fabled British hero warrior King Arthur.

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A month ago

The 7 Bleakest Downer Endings That Were Totally Our Fault

The 7 Bleakest Downer Endings That Were Totally Our Fault

We love games with multiple endings, they make all our careful choices seem meaningful. They also open the way for the dreaded downer ending, however. That's the one where everything explodes and everyone is miserable or dead. Here are the seven bleakest for which we were responsible with our terrible decisions.

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2 months ago

Here's Us Racing to Collect Booze and Metal in Dying Light Co-op

Here's Us Racing to Collect Booze and Metal in Dying Light Co-op

To build Dying Light's powerful Korek Machete, you need 20 metal parts and 10 alcohols. In this Xbox One gameplay, we race to collect all the booze and metal in Harran. Who will be first to craft the mighty machete? Who will detonate the most hazmat zombies? Only this video knows for sure.

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2 months ago

You Must Kick a Box 70 Times to Get This Superweapon in Dying Light

You Must Kick a Box 70 Times to Get This Superweapon in Dying Light

Dying Light's Korek Machete is a ludicrously powerful weapon. You have to kick a box hidden on a roof 70 times to get the blueprint, then gather a whole bunch of alcohol and a junkyard's worth of metal parts to actually build it.

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2 months ago

It's Time to Pick a Side in Co-op Dying Light Gameplay

It's Time to Pick a Side in Co-op Dying Light Gameplay

When the zombie plague lays waste to civilisation, I will bring to bear my real-life survival skills of making tea, singing karaoke and doing my eyeliner on the train. Who wants me for their band of post-apocalyptic survivors? Anyone?

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2 months ago

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