Archive - Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.
Andy and Mike take on Void Bastards, a "strategy-shooter" with a slick art style ripped straight from the pages of sci-fi comic book. Join them for this Void Bastards gameplay aboard a derelict spaceship and see for yourself.
From the interrogation room in Black Ops, to the squelchy brain in Psychonauts, to your android assistant Chloe attaining self awareness in Detroit: Become Human - contemplate these seven title screens that couldn't bear to just be a basic list of options, as suggested by commenters in the previous video on gaming's fanciest title screens.
Outer Worlds is a sci-fi RPG from the makers of Fallout New Vegas, also known as Mike and Andy's favourite ever Fallout. They react to Outer Worlds gameplay in Show of the Week, then along comes Star Wars, F1 2019 and professional wrestling for the comments section with yours truly.
Can we withstand the Lovecraft-inspired horror and presumable stench of The Sinking City? Witness gameplay from this open-world detective adventure set in the oppressively weird town of Oakmont, with its flooded streets, occult murders and rotting shark corpses.
Hitman 2 goes to a swanky New York bank for its first expansion pack, home to the Golden Handshake mission in which Agent 47 must off the bank manager and heist his way into the top-security bank vault. Can 47 don the ugly sweater, defeat the laser grid, and trouser three Faberge eggs in a single run? There's only one really good way to find out.
The Sinking City is an open-world detective game set in the oppressively odd burg of Oakmont, where it falls to you to investigate murders amidst the flooded streets and whale carcasses. Does it scratch our specific itch for Lovecraftian horror and solving crimes? Find out in Show of the Week.
Epic poetry, biblical apocrypha and fast food mascots are just some of the unexpected items that inspired these unlikely videogames - each based on source material so strange we're amazed they ever got greenlit in the first place. Consider the origins of Xbox 360 oddity Sneak King and more in this video.
Get a faceful of Borderlands 3 gameplay in which Ellen and I take new character Moze the Gunner for a spin in her mighty mech suit Iron Bear, hunting out Mouthpiece, a noisy and high-ranking lieutenant with the nefarious Children of the Vault cult. Keep watching for Iron Bear action from Ascension Bluff and the cult's Holy Broadcast Center, taken from early in the game.
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 transports the bloodsucking action RPG to moody Seattle, where your newly made vampire must live their best unlife against a backdrop of warring factions, powerful clans and the constant temptation to be a terrible vampire asshole. Here are seven ways to be the latter in Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 gameplay revealed at E3 2019.
A pit stop at a quiet tavern turns sinister when the Oxventure heroes are tricked and taken captive in a magic-proof prison. Rude. What will they do without magic? Who is behind the nefarious spell-sucking scheme? How many organs is Egbert missing? Find out in Spell Check, an Oxventure episode recorded live at MCM London on 24 May 2019.
Behold Control gameplay in which Federal Bureau of Control chief Jesse Faden strives to lift a lockdown in the Bureau's spooky headquarters, under the direction of Jane and Andy at E3 2019. Keep your eyes peeled for Jesse's supernatural powers, creepy Hiss monsters and mysterious janitor Ahti.
Nazi zombies are back on their bullshit in third-person co-op shooter Zombie Army 4, follow-up to Rebellion's Zombie Army Trilogy. Here's Zombie Army 4 Dead War gameplay in which Mike survives a zombie ambush, sets off a bunch of zombie traps, and wallops zombies with his special electric punch. What other treats does Zombie Army Trilogy sequel Zombie Army 4 have in store? There's only one way to be sure.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is essentially Ghost Recon Wildlands 2, but differentiates itself with a more involving storyline, a new setting and new survival mechanics. What Mike and Ellen are really assessing in this co-op gameplay, though, is the survivability of a parachute crash.
Witness this Lego Forza Horizon 4 gameplay, fresh from E3 2019, in which Mike and Ellen take a selection of blocky motors for a spin through an eclectic Lego racetrack that features UFOs, dinosaurs, pirate ships, and a spooky haunted forest.
As rumours foretold, Microsoft revealed Project Scarlett, the next Xbox, at its E3 2019 press conference. The Project Scarlett reveal was dense with close-up shots of circuit boards and light on details, but what we do know about Project Scarlett so far is enough to make us sit up straight, and also look up the term custom Zen 2 and Navi processor. So consider the new Xbox's potential resolution, framerate, power, launch titles and release date.
Andy returns from Star Wars Land with tales from Disneyland's new Star Wars-themed area, Millennium Falcon ride and coloured milks, then turns to Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Respawn's excitingly story-led, single-player Star Wars game due for an imminent gameplay reveal at E3 2019. What a time to be alive. Subscribe to Outside Xbox for Jedi Fallen Order news coming soon, along with the best of E3 2019 as it happens.
Mike, Andy and I posse up again for a Red Dead Online story mission from Sadie Adler's husband Jake, in which we must ride out and hunt down some man-eating wolves. But first: a blood feud! Watch on for horseback acrobatics and wolf stabbing in this Red Dead Online gameplay.
For the first time, Andy, Mike and I posse up in a Red Dead Online video. Red Dead Redemption 2's Sadie Adler has a job for us in a new free roam story mission: go rescue a cart from some bad cowboys. Watch on for rootin' tootin' gun-shootin' Red Dead Online gameplay.
Minecraft recently turned 10 years old, and with Minecraft creators constantly cooking up amazing new stuff, this giddy minecart ride isn't running out of track any time soon. Minecraft Marketplace offers just that kind of stuff, being a simple storefront where you can discover and download new skins, maps, and mini games for your game of Minecraft. Take a look at seven of our favourite creations.
The Sea of Thieves Tall Tale continues! We return to Shores of Gold, the first of Sea of Thieves new story-led adventures, still on the hunt for the mysterious Shroudbreaker treasure. Fresh from finding the wreck of the Magpie's Wing in the first episode, we boisterous buccaneers discover the mysterious drowned tunnel, looking for somewhere to put the weird crab totem we acquired in the last episode. Is it a temple? Is it a trap? Can't it be both?
We recently recalled our best loved joke weapons that actually worked like nobody's business. The YouTube comments revealed a heap more weapons that looked mostly harmless but were definitely harmful - like the Fable Frying Pan, the TimeSplitters Brick and New Vegas' toy-looking ray gun that calls down a deadly Archimedes II laser orbital strike. Be careful with that thing.
Forget ambient occlusion and full frame anti-aliasing, A Plague Tale: Innocence's contribution to video game technology is filling the screen with a thousand rats. Join us as we explore this extremely unsettling stealth puzzle game. Musophobes beware!
Andy and I go on a stealthy sabotage mission in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, the remaster of the WW2-set sharpshoot 'em up that originally came out on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2012. After the low-profile infiltration of a rocket facility under the noisy cover of a public-address system, things get very loud very fast.
In Show of the Week, Andy shares his obsession with the PS4 game currently living in his disc tray: open-world organised crime action-adventure Yakuza 0. This prequel to the eccentric Yakuza series came out in 2017 in the West (2015 in Japan), but only now is eating up all Andy's free time. Why? And how? Today's episode has the answers.
Sean Bean returns to Hitman 2 as the apparently unkillable Mark Faba in 'The Undying Returns' - his second go at being a Hitman 2 Elusive Target. How will Andy and I do him in this time? And will it stick? How exactly did he get that eye patch? Watch and find out maybe.