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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The point of rebooting a franchise with a dark and gritty new vibe is to make it cooler, but for every Chris Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy there's a game reboot that, in the very antithesis of being cool, tried much too hard.
This time in GTA Online's Doomsday Heist, we must use our stolen Deloreans to hack a fleet of enemy vehicles in a high-octane, high-altitude chase. Watch on for GTA Online gameplay from the Signal Intercepts heist set-up mission.
As people thrilled by both games and technology, we are susceptible to a buzzy new game gimmick that, in retrospect, was faddier than extreme planking. It's now obvious these trends couldn't last, but at the time they were hotter than the harlem shake circa 2013.
Show of the Week salutes Kingdom Come Deliverance, the ultra-realistic medieval action RPG arriving on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on release date 13 February 2018. Then, in tribute to Kingdom Come Deliverance's brutal realism, Andy gets nude and punches the Jarl of Markarth in a Skyrim Challenge of the Week.
Wolfenstein 2 DLC gameplay in which Andy slithers through tiny vents and loudly murders Supersoldaten as Agent Silent Death, whose codename is ironic for the purposes of this video.
Next up in GTA Online's Doomsday Heist, we must steal four Deloreans, respray them, and race them across town pursued by cops, players and apparently the Joker. See for yourself in this high-octane GTA Online gameplay.
Show of the Week asks how is GoldenEye 20 years old? What happened to the Xbox 360 version that quietly died? And who is deadliest in the classic GoldenEye multiplayer scenario (license to kill, pistols, facility)? Is it Mike or is it Jane? There is literally one way to find out, therefore watch on.
In Hitman Escalation mission The Cheveyo Calibration, from Hitman's Game of the Year Edition, Agent 47 must whack a series of goons (and one doctor) in Marrakesh's night market, mostly with a sniper rifle and entirely while wearing the new Raven Suit, which is both suave and tactical. See for yourself in this Hitman gameplay.
Villains come in all shapes and sizes (mostly big) but if they have one thing in common, it's their ambition to not accidentally help the good guy save the world. Yet this happens more often than these so-called bad guys would care to admit. Just think of the occasions on which these antagonists saved the day with embarrassing self-sabotage.
Andy and I thought our GTA Online heisting days were behind us until Mike gathered us in his new underground bunker for One More Job. Witness the Outside Xbox heist crew reformed for GTA Online's Doomsday heist.
Hitman Elusive Target The Sensation is one Jonathan Smythe: a popstar accused of murder and hiding out at a party in Paris. See us hunt down the Bieber-ish fugitive in this Hitman gameplay, then go absolutely spare trying to poison his glass of vodka, from which he drinks with infuriating infrequency.
In Show of the Week, Andy scrutinises upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, schools Mike in Dragon Ball lore, and undertakes a brutal challenge in inscrutable SNES brawler Dragon Ball Hyper Dimension. Watch now and judge his overall performance, why don't you.
You know where you are with a sequel: it's like the first game but there are new weapons, new baddies and there's a number at the end of it. Except sometimes a sequel isn't like that at all. Sometimes the next game lurches into a whole other genre to produce a sequel so radically different from the original you have to squint to see the family resemblance.
Behold Metal Gear Survive gameplay in which Luke and I play the online co-op survival game's single-player mode from the very beginning. Here we find ourselves on a hostile, dusty world where eating sheep, poking zombies and building fences are what it takes to get by.
In Hitman's Escalation mission The Dexter Discordance, Agent 47 must yoink a ludicrously overpowered antique pistol and use it on a cowboy-hatted patient at a luxurious private hospital in Japan. Agent 47 must also be dressed as a cowboy while executing the hit, for reasons known only to him and possibly the International Contract Agency.
Show of the Week celebrates the birthday of landmark survival horror game Resident Evil 2, which turns 20 this month. Who could forget the foreboding Raccoon City Police Department? The debut of floppy-haired series mainstay Leon Kennedy? The eccentric voice acting? Not us, is who.
After the maelstrom of world news that was 2017, who could know what 2018 will bring? Videogames, that's who. For a glimpse of the year ahead, consider how games such as Terminator Salvation, Deus Ex and Iron Sky Invasion predicted what's to come in 2018.
Take a gander at gameplay from cartoony survival horror game Hello Neighbor, in which Mike and Andy sneak into a creepy neighbour's creepy basement to discover the surely terrible secret hidden within. What could be in the murder basement? Clue: it's not luggage and Christmas decorations.
After a hike back from their spicy first caper, our ostensible heroes regroup at a friendly tavern. Join them at The Bawdy Flamingo for the next chapter of the Oxventure then subscribe to Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra for further episodes, why not?
Luke and I duel all the Battlefront 2 heroes versus all the Battlefront 2 villains in a grand tournament to find the mightiest and most survivable of all the Battlefront 2 characters. Witness Kylo vs Yoda, Boba vs Lando, Vader vs Leia, and all the rest within.
Far Cry 5 gameplay in which Outside Xtra's Ellen and I discover a spooky UFO crop circle covered in glowing cow corpses, flammable pigs, and a weaponisable combine harvester. Take a good look for yourself at Far Cry 5's Holland Valley area in this Far Cry 5 gameplay.
In a make-or-break final challenge in the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2017, I draw Assassin's Creed Origins, in which I must seek out and pet five cats in 10 minutes in that game's Ancient Egyptian open world. Can I find them? Will they allow themselves to be petted? Who is to become Oxbox Xmas Champion 2017? Watch on to find out these things, won't you?
On day 9 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, I draw a challenge in Forza Motorsport 7: race a big rig truck at Germany's Nurburgring in heavy rain without coming off the track. Can I stay on the road? Will I be shunted into the grandstands? What was the name of the NASCAR monkey co-driver? Find out in the following Forza 7 gameplay, why don't you.
As we reach the midpoint of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2017, I draw a Resident Evil 7 challenge in which I must solve the squicky escape room puzzle in the game's Happy Birthday VHS tape in under 7 minutes. Will I escape the room? Where does one buy a creepy tattooist clown automaton? Is this the best birthday Lucas Baker ever had?
It's day three of the annual festive face-off and I must murder an innocent Sim in a Christmassy Sims household in The Sims 4 on Xbox One. Hey, I don't make the rules, they just sometimes coincidentally describe how I prefer to play The Sims 4 anyway. Who will wind up in the pool? Who will be trapped in a doorless room? Who will take a nap on a bench?
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