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 Resident Evil 7, you find yourself trapped in the home of the Baker family: a dwelling almost as gruesome and freaky as the Baker family itself, with who you are unhappily trapped. If only you had seen Show of the Week, which advises on the telltale signs you've wound up in a house of horrors, you might have gotten out of there in time.
Watch us crush the formerly peaceful lizard men with our superior human siegecraft commanding in the above gameplay from the Xbox One version of action strategy number Siegecraft Commander.
In Mass Effect Andromeda, you play as one of the Ryder twins, who travels to the distant Andromeda galaxy to find a new home for humanity. But being the Pathfinder is a demanding job, and you'll need more qualifications than just having been born at the same time as your sibling. Show of the Week has bad news for these other pairs of videogame twins who fail to meet the job requirements of humankind's best hope of intergalactic colonisation.
Overwatch's new map Oasis is a ritzy urban Control mode map with skyscrapers, palm trees and lethal hovercars. We take a tour of the new map, then have a match with a bunch of friendly and unfriendly bots.
Easter eggs are fun little references hidden in games, you know, for fun. Though occasionally they're less like little in-jokes, more like horrible nightmares that you wish you hadn't gone out of your way to discover. Behold some of the darkest easter eggs in videogames ever to make our skin crawl.
On this, the last day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, I draw the Watch Dogs 2 Remote Parking Challenge: in Watch Dogs 2, it says, remote park a car in 10 minutes. Oh, sure, no problem.
On the ninth day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, the festive hat of challenge randomisation gave to me: Overwatch basketball! In the following video I draw the Overwatch Basketball Challenge: score a basket in 10 minutes. Simple! Simple? Watch and we'll see.
It's my turn again in the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, and day 6 is the Dishonored 2 Corpse Stacking Challenge: create a stack of five dead or unconscious guards (or similar) in 10 minutes. Can it be done? By me? Watch and discover, why not.
For the third day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, I draw FIFA 17 and the notorious FIFA Giant Killing Challenge: beat a Premiership team with a League Two team in FIFA 17. Can I lead Leyton Orient to victory over Bournemouth? See for yourself in this FIFA 17 gameplay.
In day 2 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, Mike must run over and kill an enemy (that is, Andy or I) with a Battlefield 1 biplane, without destroying the biplane, in under 15 minutes. Can Mike rise to this challenge, or will his hopes be as dashed as his WW1 biplane? Only time and you can tell, if you watch this video.
It's no mean feat, finding the perfect presents for your friends and family, and though in the Willamette Memorial Mall of Dead Rising 4 you won't have to elbow a dozen angry parents in the face for the last Hatchimal, you will have to turn several thousand zombies into zombie chum if you want to complete your Christmas shopping. Yet that only ranks it among the worst of the videogame malls in which to get your gift list checked off.
GTA Online: the fake LA where we've been gunned down and blown up more times than we care to remember. Except hard luck, Mike and Andy, it's time to remember some of those classic GTA Online moments in which we got wasted. Andy and Mike examine these clips from Outside Xbox's giant GTA Online playlist and try to recall: what happens next?
Dead Rising 4's combo weapons include brutally festive new combos like the Gandelf (a spear and a gnome), the acid trap Santa (Santa and acid), the ice-spitting Froztee penguin mask and a Christmassy electric wreath. Get an eyeful in the following Dead Rising 4 gameplay.
The first-person perspective enhances your immersion in games, letting you experience your character's adventures from right behind their simulated eyeballs. Unfortunately, it also means seeing through the eyes of your character when they get set on fire, whacked in the groin, or surgery. This would be a lot less traumatic seen from across the room, videogame, seriously. Consider the most harrowing moments we've had to endure in first person, if you dare.
In this final episode from Skyrim mod The Forgotten City, we conclude our time-looping investigation, recruiting Andy this time for his detective skills and spacious mind palace. What's with the underwater house? Is there a ghost in the Citadel? Which ending will we finally get? Watch and discover, mystery fans.
We club together for Zombies in Spaceland, becoming 80s archetypes AJ, Sally and Andre at the ultra neon Spaceland Theme Park. See us build friendly robot N31L, visit the arcade-based afterlife and, later, get lasered to death on a light-up dance floor in this gameplay from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies mode.
We play Overwatch with new character Sombra, mostly, in the following Overwatch gameplay. Get an eyeful of Sombra's hacking, invisibility and translocator abilities in this gameplay, along with her EMP ultimate, an area-of-effect blast that hobbles other heroes with purple electromagnetism.
Dishonored 2's Crown Killer assassination mission takes us to the Addermire Institute, a creepy treatment facility on a remote island where the Crown Killer is supposedly holed up. Witness Mike as high-chaos Corvo and me as low-ish-chaos Emily in the following gameplay from Addermire.
In episode two, we charge ahead in Skyrim mod The Forgotten City on Xbox One in Skyrim Remastered. In the above Skyrim Remastered gameplay, we chat up Forgotten City citizens, shoot looters full of arrows and get smashed by a giant Dwarven robot.
Celebrated Skyrim mod The Forgotten City is available on Xbox One in Skyrim Remastered, and we give it a whirl in the following Skyrim Remastered gameplay, discovering the Forgotten City and its spooky time-travel murder mystery in this first episode. Who is behind all the burnt corpses? What's the secret of the Forgotten City? Why is Mike's Dragonborn so nude? There's literally one way to find out.
Deliciously dark supernatural sneak em' up Dishonored 2 proves the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, offering the choice to play as either Dishonored's original protagonist Corvo or his similarly lethal daughter Emily. But Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin aren't the only murderous daddy-daughter tag team on the block; any of the duos in the following Show of the Week would give them a run for their money, until Emily morphs into a smoke monster and pulls their arms off.
The benefit of playing games is how you get to sit still on a soft piece of furniture, pressing buttons without sharp edges. You're as safe as you can be from tripping over, hitting your head, or otherwise doing yourself as mischief. That's until you add a spicy dash of risk with one of these exciting peripherals, and gamble on your natural sense of balance, coordination, and self-preservation to keep you safe. Good luck!
The infinite of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is surely a reference to the vast infinity of space, rather than how Call of Duty has seemingly filled every era in history with bullets and explosions. But this isn't the first time this increasingly loopy military shooter series has been blasted into space, as we find in Show of the Week.
More than just a cowboy fantasy, Red Dead Redemption has plenty to teach us about the human spirit, the nature of redemption and why it's a bad idea to shoot your horse in the head while you're riding it. Consider these key life lessons from Red Dead Redemption you'd do well to remember before heading into Red Dead Redemption 2.
We party up to play Battlefield 1's epic, multi-map Conquest Mode, roving from narrow French streets to Fao Fortress, a hilltop fortress overlooking a Mesopotamian desert coastline. Keep an eye out for horse battles, perpetually on-fire tanks and Mike healing someone for once in his life.
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