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 mulls over the sudden new prospect of post-apocalyptic Far Cry spinoff Far Cry New Dawn, then welcomes Andy's Red Dead Online cowboy avatar to the mix with a Red Dead Online rampage challenge. Can he become what he hates most: a murderous online jerk? Find out within.
For certain videogames 'realism' means including 'realistic' elements some might call excessively gross or finicky or so mundane you'll want to eat your own hands. And not just because you'll starve to death otherwise. Please enjoy these seven times realism in videogames was way too realistic for us.
Andy and Mike return for another dose of gameplay from the Resident Evil 2 remake. Here, they steer remastered Claire Redfield through the Raccoon City PD into an army of lickers and the terrifying, fedora-wearing Mr. X.
Witness Resident Evil 2 remake gameplay in which Andy and Mike run remastered Leon Kennedy through an early part of this reimagining of the classic survival horror, meeting the mysterious Ada Wong along the way.
The Red Dead Online beta is here! Behold Red Dead Online gameplay on Xbox One, in which Mike takes the character creator for a whirl, then dives into the first missions in the Red Dead Online beta. Take a look at Red Dead Online's world map, co-op gameplay, multiplayer Showdown Series and the like in the following video.
Show of the Week celebrates it's 300th episode with Red Dead Redemption 2 reactions (a treat for Andy) and a legendary hunting challenge (a treat for Mike). Later, Jane marks the occasion with 300 donuts.
In the Skyrim city of Riften, the Bee and Barb tavern serves a "special drink" known as the Velvet LeChance. Witness Andy and Mike mix this spiced wine Skyrim cocktail, then Luke, Ellen and I suffering the consequences. There is also a non-alcoholic variant for non-drinking viewers.
From spamming fireballs in Street Fighter 2, to spamming kicks in Dead Island, to spamming explosive cyborg powers in Deus Ex Human Revolution - join us now in a shameful celebration of the spammy moves we just couldn't stop spamming.
Witness Hitman 2 multiplayer gameplay in which Mike and Andy clash in Ghost Mode, the new multiplayer mode in which two Agent 47s compete to kill targets in two separate but intersecting realities. How does it work? Will Andy-style stealth or Mike-style chaos win the day? Can their friendship last even a single match? Discover the answers within.
The Oxventure crew raid a stately manor, vying for loot in a scrum with elite guards, deadly brigands and a pot of tainted stew. Behold this new Dungeons and Dragons episode, recorded live at EGX 2018, then discover episode two, available now on Outside Xtra.
Having sampled Fallout 76, Andy tells us how the upcoming multiplayer Fallout is shaping up on Show of the Week. Later, Mike constructs a ramshackle studio in Fallout 4, in which we can shoot YouTube videos in after the post-apocalyptic wasteland. You didn't think a nuclear apocalypse could stop us, did you?
Guybrush smuggling bananas? Bawdy Ken Masters win quotes? Ian Paul Freeley? We didn't get all the jokes in the games we played as kids because some in-game, adult-targeting humour sails clear over the heads of younger players with its grown-up references and risque innuendo. So let's all of us sophisticated adults enjoy those jokes with now our clever adult brains. Beware of rude things and saucy wordplay ahead.
Show of the Week salutes Assassin's Creed Odyssey: an open-world Assassin's Creed on a massive scale, set in Ancient Greece and bristling with RPG elements. Then Andy, enraged by Mike's disregard for historical accuracy, sets a fiendish challenge for me in the Victorian London of Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Because that's fair.
Occasionally you run into an enemy who you can't beat by conventional violent means. Take the non-violent moral high ground though and you're rewarded with victory and more leftover bullets to use on the next baddie. Embrace tranquility and contemplate these times violence wasn't the answer.
Showdown of the Week returns! Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra clash for the second time, live on stage at EGX 2018, in the categories of violence, friendship, art and music. Who will triumph at Nidhogg 2? Who can draw a better Pikachu? Who can play an actual ocarina? Literally no-one in the whole world. But discover the other answers in Showdown of the Week 2018.
The Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra Dungeons and Dragons crew, also known as the Oxventurer's Guild, is proud to present a new official Oxventure t-shirt!
Andy and what we are assured is Mike hail the release of Forza Horizon 4 in Show of the Week, with a trip to a real-life Forza Horizon festival at the Goodwood Estate, England. Later, Andy attempts a kind of proto-Rocket League in his challenge of the week, set in Forza Motorsport 4's car football.
Behold Starlink split screen gameplay in which Luke and I have a co-op space adventure in the opening chapter of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the upcoming open-world toys-to-life spaceship game. Who can build the least symmetrical ship? Which way is space? Why have alien cultists kidnapped Space Dad? Discover the answers in the Starlink co-op gameplay.
Heroes have all the good karma but villains have all the fun, which is presumably why so many game heroes switch sides for the sequel. This is more widespread than we even imagined, judging by the quantity of comments on our last video on the issue. Direct your attention to these seven heroes who lived long enough to become the villain and subscribe to Outside Xbox for a video like this every Thursday.
Mike and I co-op some Strange Brigade on Xbox One, in which we massacre zombies, smash ancient artefacts and harvest souls in a cheesy vintage matinee vision of 1930s Egypt.
Ready yourself for a new Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure, in which our ostensible heroes clash with a strange, shushy cult. What is their deal? Why are they stealing things? How did this grease get everywhere? There is literally one way to find out, which is to watch episode one of this new Oxventure on Outside Xbox.
Behold Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay with Lara Croft on an expedition through a murdery mountain temple and spooky Spanish galleon the San Cordoba, guided by us in this video brought to you by Outside Xbox and sponsor Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 adds a battle royale mode by the name of Blackout, and Show of the Week takes the public beta for a spin ahead of the game's launch in October. Take a watch of Blackout gameplay and discover Andy's aptitude for 1-vs-80-player Call of Duty.
Skydiving in Far Cry 3, a resort stay in Dead Island, and the tropical getaway in Let's Go Jungle Lost on the Island of Spice: consider, for starters, these videogame vacations from hell that are enough to make you want to stay at home.
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