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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Magnetic: Cage Closed on Xbox One is a first-person physics puzzler in the same vein as Portal but with magnets. We get an electromagnetic gun with the power to attract and repel (yourself, cubes and whatnot) in this Xbox One gameplay.
In the latest of his Shenmue 2 adventures, deadpan protagonist Ryo goes to the barber shop for a QTE encounter with a cut-throat razor. Don't press A to not die but do click through for this Xbox 360 gameplay.
Such a shiny thing YouTube has sent us! It's an enormous golden play button for surpassing one million YouTube subscribers, and it's all thanks to you for watching Outside Xbox videos. We funbox the gold play button in the following video.
Most people go their whole lives without ever having to fight an evil version of themselves. Lara Croft of Tomb Raider fame has done it twice. We hark back to the pre-reboot years, when the Croftster was always fighting bizarre flesh monsters and actual dinosaurs.
Sheltered is a pixel-arty survival simulation in which you keep a family of four (and a pet) alive for as long as possible in an underground bunker - like The Sims, but after a nuclear catastrophe, or mobile Fallout game Fallout Sheltered, but deeper and with more crafting. We play a preview version on Xbox One in this gameplay video.
In this latest episode of our Shenmue 2 adventure, Ryo must punch all the leaves off a tree to learn the secret ways of Wude from an old man in the park.
Next week, supernatural stealth assassination comes to the Xbox One as Dishonored Definitive Edition: a prettified version of the 2012 game bulked up with all the subsequent downloadable content, including further story chapters set in the gloomy plague-ridden city of Dunwall. Show of the Week inspects the bundle and five videogame diseases with symptoms as vile as Dishonored's zombifying rat plague.
You're a busy person. It's easy to lose track of current affairs until one day you look out of the window and see surveillance drones, futuristic stormtroopers and giant propaganda screens. If you start to suspect the place in which you live is an evil dystopia, don't worry. We're here to help.
With launch set for 2016, Final Fantasy 15 is a way off yet, but there's no stopping the makers of the game teasing us with snippets of story, like this most recent foreshadowy trailer. So what's going on in the trailer? Why all the hugging? Who's this dog? We asked director Hajime Tabata.
Xbox One exclusive Scalebound combines dragons and dubstep in an action RPG in which you and your scaly companion fight as one. Inspect new Scalebound gameplay with custom dragons and a glimpse of co-op in the following video.
On his (and our) continuing mission to track his father's killer, Ryo moves crates at the dock to earn money then gambles his earnings on dice game Roll It On Top. Later, Joy rescues him from a dodgy photographer. Let's watch.
In new Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Descent, the Inquisitor is called to the subterranean Deep Roads, in which we whomp a bunch of Darkspawn and ride a classic BioWare slow elevator. Have a watch of this Xbox One gameplay.
As Mirror's Edge Catalyst creeps closer to launch in 2016, developer DICE is trailing the Mirror's Edge prequel-cum-reboot with hints of more complex characters, deeper lore and a Sam Fisher-looking mystery character. Senior producer Sara Jansson tells us more.
The Outside Xbox heist team raids an island on Seashark jetskis, there to snatch fugitive Avi Schwartzman. We're once again joined by valued Outside Xbox crew member and occasional heist intern Nerascus, who puts us all to shame with his hearse-handling and cop-evading skills.
Here's fresh new gameplay from the upcoming Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition. It's a new and improved version of the game that first brought its classic RPG experience to PC in 2014. Inspect new and notable items, including local splitscreen co-op, in the following video.
The Outside Xbox crew is called out of luxurious, heist-funded retirement for one last job: GTA Online's Pacific Standard heist, which begins with the tracking and thieving of a certain courier van. Watch and despair as we collaboratively decipher the Trackify app required to locate the target vehicle.
Fresh from a laser dogfight over the volcanic planet of Sullust, we talk Star Wars Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode at Gamescom 2015. Discover the deal with this objective-based multiplayer mode and how to get your hands on the Millennium Falcon in this video from the show.
A combat-heavy demo of Fallout 4 at Gamescom 2015 got Mike and Andy talking about the notable changes and welcome refinements to shooting and killing things in Fallout 4.
The Escapists The Walking Dead mashes up the original The Walking Dead comics and the pixel art sandbox action of The Escapists. See us flee the zombie-filled Harrison Memorial Hospital in this Xbox One gameplay.
See us play the Oculus Rift VR version of Vaas' memorable speech about the definition of insanity in Far Cry 3 in this VR tech demo from Far Cry publisher Ubisoft at Gamescom 2015. If we sit mostly still it's because we're paralysed with terror.
We played Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer against the Call of Duty YouTuber elite here at Gamescom 2015, with consequences that are as predictable as they are occasionally hilarious. Take a watch of this new Black Ops 3 gameplay and judge us harshly.
Star Wars: Battlefront, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Need for Speed and FIFA 16 will lead EA's Gamescom press briefing on Wednesday 5 August and you can watch the live stream video here. Join us at 9AM UK time (1AM Pacific) for new gameplay and trailers from EA's big hitters.
A Knight to Remember is chapter one of the new King's Quest. Playing it here on Xbox One we escape a mattress dragon with a magic mirror, repair a busted cart with bread and hatchet everything else with a hatchet.
Get your eyes on Xbox's Gamescom 2015 offering live from Cologne from 3PM UK time (7AM Pacific), with appearances from Quantum Break, Crackdown 3, Halo 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Lucky Hit is a kind of high-stakes Peggle played on every street in 1980s Hong Kong, according to Shenmue 2. The obvious next step in our urgent mission to track down Ryo's father's killer is to become the world's greatest Lucky Hit player. And begin!
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