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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In QUBE you play an amnesiac astronaut trapped in a giant spacefaring Rubik's Cube on a deadly collision course with Earth. Imagine Armageddon but with physics-based cube puzzles in place of Bruce Willis drilling an asteroid. Watch us save the world with cubes, probably, in this Xbox One QUBE gameplay.
With the funds mustered by a record-breaking Kickstarter, the formerly mythical Shenmue 3 is on the way at last. The time is ripe therefore to revisit Hong Kong in 2001's revered Shenmue 2, where we step off the boat from Japan and are immediately sidetracked from our mission to find our father's killer by capsule toy machines, arm wrestling matches and thieving urchins.
Rainbow Six Siege's obsession with smashing its levels into matchsticks makes us think it's got a bitter grudge against the buildings themselves, like maybe a building killed its parents. But it's not the only game that hates unobliterated architecture, oh no.
Sometimes a fan mod is so good it goes on to inspire something in a future game or a whole game of its own. Take freeform base building, one of Fallout 4's various killer features, which takes its cues from a mod for Fallout 3 called Real Time Settler and a mod for Fallout New Vegas called Wasteland Defense. Now take these other six genius ideas that started life as mods.
As Xbox gamers, we have long looked with envious eyes at the PC's flourishing indie horror scene. But soon enough we'll have a handful of horror gems to play for ourselves. This diverse bunch coming to Xbox One (or probably coming to Xbox One) will have us all sleeping with the lights on. Yay?
The Love Potion #728 is a cocktail recipe tucked away in Batman Arkham Knight's Grand Avenue Station bar, and what better way to celebrate reaching 1 million YouTube subscribers this week than with a cocktail Bruce Wayne himself might order? We attempt to mix our own. Cheers!
In celebration of 1 million subs and to check Andy and Mike aren't in denial about our terrible stealth skills, I tested them both on our rich, long history of stealth snafus.
Outside Xbox has one million subscribers! We're delighted and humbled, folks. Thank you so very much for subscribing, liking, leaving puns on our videos and being generally excellent. All that remains is to thank every subscriber individually?
Some game innovations are so good they become industry standards, like online multiplayer or Troy Baker. Others are so daringly novel they couldn't possibly stick around. Inspect these six ridiculous gimmicks too beautiful for this world.
Get an eyeful of Lego Jurassic World co-op gameplay in which we bash and build through the first iconic scenes of the original Jurassic Park movie on Xbox One. Look out for Chris Pratt origin theories and Lego Muldoon supervising a super unsafe velociraptor transfer.
Shot your commanding officer? Late for a hostage rescue? Sniped a wild dog? These seven games aren't going to humour your non-canon mucking about, so you better get back in character.
Mike and I play the multiplayer beta for Xbox One's upcoming remastered Gears of War, or Gears of War Ultimate Edition as it's properly known, in King of the Hill on the Courtyard map. Who will be king? Who will be chainsawed in half? This gameplay video has your answers.
We go London sightseeing from the rooftops in this new Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay from E3 2015, in which Mike gets to grips with the new rope launcher and horse-drawn carriages, while Jacob Frye and his twin Evie break gang leader Bloody Nora's grip on the City of London.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided brings back cybernetic augmentee Adam Jensen with a collection of new augmentation abilities. Catch producer Stephan Roy explain the new augments with Mankind Divided gameplay from E3 2015, including Adam Jensen's swank new multiway taser hand.
Fresh from a Rise of the Tomb Raider demo at E3 2015, we talk new stuff for the Tomb Raider sequel, including bigger explorable open areas, a deeper crafting system and bears.
At E3 2015, Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed Battlefront's Survival Missions: a single-player or co-operative mode with wave-based survival action. Watch on for new Tatooine gameplay from Star Wars Battlefront while the developer explains all.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst calls itself a reboot of 2008's Mirror's Edge, but what makes Mirror's Edge Catalyst more than a straight-up sequel or prequel? Find out and get a first eyeful of tantalising Mirror's Edge 2 gameplay.
Publisher Bethesda is hosting a press conference at E3 2015 this year, at which it is poised to give us the good word on Fallout 4 and Dishonored 2. Watch the whole livestreamed show from here on Outside Xbox via the Bethesda Twitch channel on Sunday 14 June at 2:30AM UK time, 6:30PM Pacific.
The Elder Scrolls Online has launched on Xbox One, which can only mean it's time for us to create fantasy alter egos and go questing together in Tamriel. Witness how Andy's Dark Elf character looks exactly like Andy with pointy ears in this Xbox One gameplay.
Publisher EA sets out its stall for E3 2015 with a press conference on Monday 15 June, 9PM UK time (1PM Pacific), when you can watch the live stream here on Outside Xbox. We expect appearances from Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Need For Speed and FIFA 16 and will have all appropriate appendages crossed for news on Mass Effect 4.
Lego Jurassic World is the latest hot property to get the Lego treatment, and though it coincides with the launch of the Jurassic World film, it actually adapts all four Jurassic Something movies for your co-op action-adventuring pleasure. Show of the Week inspects the goods and ponders cheaper alternatives to bespoke designer dinos.
Your home isn't just the place you keep your stuff and lie down once a day. It says lots about who you are, what you do, and how much you like collecting human skulls. That's why we have serious postcode envy for these deluxe videogame dwellings.
Microsoft's E3 Xbox press conference takes place on Monday 15 June at 5:30PM UK time (9:30AM Pacific), when you can join us here to watch the Microsoft conference live stream on Outside Xbox. You bring the snacks, we'll bring the live commentary.
Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live both mean to revive the music game genre when they come out late this year, which is funny because the reason they stopped making these games was oversaturation. Show of the Week gets the old band back together in preparation for rocking out on one or both of the two new titles.
The new Fallout 4 trailer introduces us to the highly anticipated next entry in the Fallout series. What can we learn from this detail-rich, three-minute mood-setter? Please stand by.
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