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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Show of the Week celebrates Fortnite Season 5 with a relaxing trip to Lazy Links, the new golf course added to the Fortnite map in this latest big update. Can Mike complete a round of golf without being shot to bits or engulfed by the storm? There is literally one way to find out.
Show of the Week examines new Anthem gameplay footage, sizing up the next sci-fi shooter from the makers of Mass Effect and asking, how much Destiny is in its DNA? Later, my challenge of the week is to compose an actual literal anthem for Outside Xbox's great and fictional nation of Oxvania. (National motto: It's a Place You Can Live.)
We recently recalled the times we made a game much harder for ourselves by accident. The YouTube comments on that video revealed plenty more times you suffered a similar fate, such as by wearing Assassin Creed 2's Auditore Cape, achieving a high chaos level in Dishonored, or accepting a creepy doll in Silent Hill 4. Consider these yet more times you stumbled on a somewhat unofficial hard mode.
Behold Warhammer: Vermintide 2 gameplay on Xbox One in which Mike, Andy and I, plus Luke of Outside Xtra, combine our Skaven-smashing skills to liberate a farm held by the swarming Ratmen and their allied forces of Chaos in this different-every-time, first-person fantasy action job.
Hitman 2 gameplay in which Agent 47 is let loose on a Miami motor racing event, where Andy and Jane steal a Flamingo costume, sneak into the VIP lounge, and eventually sabotage the prototype race car of target Sierra Knox.
Jane and Ellen steer Assassin's Creed Odyssey's new assassin Alexios around Delos in Assassin's Creed Odyssey gameplay on a mission to fight lions and bears, raid tombs and spartan kick fools off clifftops wherever possible here in Ancient Greece.
In Resident Evil 2 Remake gameplay, Andy and I revisit the Raccoon City Police Department HQ and find it full of tweaked layouts, new puzzle elements and blood. Get a first look at the darker, gorier Resident Evil 2 remake and Leon Kennedy's high-fidelity new face in this gameplay video.
Dying Light 2 gameplay brings back the parkour, melee combat, day-night cycle and open world of the original zombie action game, but with a much larger map, physics-based parkour objects and a new emphasis on story driven by player decisions. It all goes down in a new European city, enjoying the "modern Dark Ages" of a world trashed by the Infected horde, as well as conflict between human factions. Fresh from an E3 2018 gameplay presentation, we ponder the changes since the last Dying Light.
Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op action game set in the same world as The Walking Dead graphic novels and TV show. That is to say it's set in a world where flesh-eating zombies, also known as 'walkers', are shuffling around like they own the place and humanity is firmly on the back foot.
It's been over 20 years since Resident Evil 2 and to mark the occasion, Capcom is working on a Resident Evil 2 remake. But just because it's a remake doesn't mean it's just a straight-up repeat the 1998 original. We played a timed demo here at E3 2018 which was only 20 minutes long, but even that was long enough for us to spot 20 differences between this remake and our beloved original.
Control is the new game from Remedy, the studio behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake, and it's shaping up to be just as twisted and unsettling as those earlier games. Fresh from the new Control trailer and a demo of Control gameplay here at E3 2018, we're here to share the seven freakiest things we saw in Control, because if we can't sleep at night anymore, we don't see why you should either.
Witness this Forza horizon 4 gameplay, fresh from E3 2018, in which Jane and Andy take a selection of supercars for a spin through the English countryside, experiencing all four seasons as they go and occasionally ploughing through roadside sheep flocks.
Hitman 2 is coming on release date 13 November 2018 on Xbox One, PC, and PS4, adding co-op assassination to the contract killing we enjoy. You can preview the co-op Hitman 2 action in Hitman 2's pre-order bonus Sniper Assassin mode, seen here in our gameplay.
The Division 2 is coming on release date 15 March 2019, transplanting the squad shooter action to summertime Washington DC and adding end-game specializations, riot foam guns, and persistent grass physics. We've tried it all in this The Division 2 gameplay, so get an eyeful right here.
Battlefield 5 might be the the umpteenth game in the long-running series, but that doesn't mean it doesn't shake things up. Based on this gameplay and having played it, we reckon some changes, big and small, means BF5 multiplayer feels different from the other Battlefield games.
In the (abridged) first hour of Vampyr gameplay, Dr Jonathan Reid returns from the dead, discovers his new vampire powers, and tries to trade his bloody rags for doper vampire clothes in gloomy 1918 London. Witness his (and our) vampiric first steps in this action RPG.
The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection gathers the 12 Street Fighter games prior to Street Fighter IV in one punchy package, along with online play and a fascinating museum mode. Join us as we take a stroll down Street Fighter memory lane, then discover how well Jane knows some of the more obscure characters on the series' roster.
Fallout 76 is the new Fallout game, in which you'll emerge from the previously unseen Vault 76 in the year 2102. But what kind of game is Fallout 76? Where does it take place? And what's this about online multiplayer? Discover the Fallout 76 theories doing the rounds, and our hopes for the new Fallout, within.
With Red Dead Redemption 2's release date still harrowingly far off, it's time to bone up on classic Red Dead Redemption trivia. Test your Red Dead Redemption knowledge along with Andy, Mike and Luke of Outside Xtra as you bide your time between now and the arrival of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Show of the Week eyes up Black Ops 4's new battle royale mode Black Out, its kooky Zombies experiences, and its no single-player campaign. Is the new Black Ops 4 stuff an acceptable trade-off for a story mode, Show of the Week asks, and then makes Mike reproduce a world famous art in a Black Ops emblem creator challenge.
GTA Online's Doomsday Heist Act 1 culminates in this heist finale: an assault on a secret service base which is being hacked by foreign powers. Can the Outside Xbox heist crew breach the IAA base? Will we stop the bad hackers? Who will have a buttock shot clean off? Watch and discover the answers, and keep an eye out for more GTA Online heists still to come on Outside Xbox.
The State of Decay 2 diaries continue! In episode 2, witness State of Decay 2 gameplay in which Neal comes to Molly's rescue with a Blood Plague cure while her on-off boyfriend Travis takes a nap, or something. Later, we destroy a gross Plague Heart with fire.
Show of the Week is all up in zombie survival sim sequel State of Decay 2. Take a watch for State of Decay 2 gameplay and Andy's challenge of the week, in which he must scavenge food and medical supplies for Jane's community of State of Decay 2 survivors.
The most effective scares happen when you're least expecting them. This gives non-horror games an advantage at scaring the bejesus out of us, because we were having a nice relaxed time doing assassinations, not expecting sudden terror. A while back we shared the games so unexpectedly terrifying we can never trust again. Now it's time to see which ostensibly un-scary games gave you the willies.
The Crew 2 has a diverse array of vehicles, from motocross bikes, through powerboats, to an officially licensed Red Bull Formula One Car. We sample some of the new vehicles in The Crew 2's car list in this Crew 2 gameplay video.
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