Archive - Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.
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.
Show of the Week inspects the first Borderlands 3 gameplay, which reveals a planet-hopping sequel with new characters and smart improvements to the co-op experience. Is it enough to bring Mike around on the number-popping shooter series? See for yourself.
World War Z, the game based on the book that inspired the 2013 movie, is a co-op tour of a world overrun with jaw-dropping zombie swarms. Here Andy and I take a trip to Japan in World War Z's Tokyo episode, protecting a bus bristling with barbed wire in chapter Setting Sun. Watch on for more zombies than you can shake a machete at.
Hitman 2 Escalation Mission The Nolan Disinfection takes Agent 47 back to the scene of the crime in suburban Whittleton Creek, where he must lethally fumigate several people at once in a single house. How will this escalation escalate? Watch and see, why not.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out now, and in Show of the Week Andy takes me on a tour of this latest game in the famously gruesome fighting series. What's new and good? What's new and grindy? What's that pool of stuff dissolving my kombatant's head? Oh, it's acid. Discover the other answers and more in today's episode.
Andy and I toast marshmallows and stoke campfires in Overcooked 2 gameplay from Campfire Cook Off, the first DLC from Overcooked 2's new season pass. How do you make s'mores? Who will go mad with chef power? When can we eat s'mores? Watch on for answers.
Developers will often come up with a clever way to keep you exploring somewhere you're not meant to be. Other times, they chuck any old nonsense in your way, regardless of how effective it would be at actually stopping you in your tracks - like psyducks with headache, a couple of suitcases, or a handful of ants.
Hilarious physics-based brawler Gang Beasts has come at last to Xbox One and Show of the Week is on the case. Get an eyeful of Xbox One gameplay with Mike and Andy, then a bellyful of delicious YouTube comments in the comments section with Andy and I.
Tech demos exist to show off a graphics engine, for instance, in the best possible light. As such, there are loads of gorgeous, exciting tech demos out there that never become actual games, but look so good that we'd happily front crawl through a sandpaper swimming pool for the chance to play them. Consider these stunning demonstrations of dazzling technology destined never to become an actual game
In science fiction a redshirt is a minor character who can be casually killed off, leaving the stars of the show to star another day, referencing the garments worn by such characters in the original Star Trek series. But the redshirt isn't just cannon fodder in TV and movies; sci-fi videogames are similarly packed with such characters so hopelessly full of optimism and bravery and bloody entrails that we give them ten minutes, tops, before those entrails are strewn across the level like beads at a Mardi Gras parade. Now consider seven of the most hapless in-game redshirts who were doomed from the start.
In the second part of this Hitman 2 mission, set in suburban Whittleton Creek, Agent 47 must eliminate Janus - formerly a Soviet spymaster, now a heavily guarded octogenarian. See us whack the target as a fake nurse, stage the perfect crime scene with a gramophone, and fling some plastic explosive at his head.
When an evening at the tavern turns into a massacre, the Oxventure crew must solve the mystery of Port Fairwind's ferocious furnishings instead of finally and at long last enjoying a quiet hard-earned drink. No, it's fine. See our braveish heroes set down their pints and put up their dukes in Bad Chair Day, recorded live at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham, England on 23 March 2019.
In Resident Evil 2, our brave boy Leon Kennedy ventures into the Umbrella Research Lab, a subterranean home to scientist zombies, ivy zombies, and it just wouldn't be a Mr X Monday without Mr X. Join us now for high-stakes weed whacking in the Umbrella greenhouse.
Resident Dark Souls fan Mike applies his masochism to From Software's latest joint Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: a steely challenge set in a fantastical feudal Japan. Stick around for his verdict in Show of the Week.
After Mike's controversial Hitman 2 Ghost Mode 'win', it's high time for a rematch in the Hitman 2 multiplayer mode. Andy's steely discipline and Mike's liquid chaos are tested once again in the curious crucible of Ghost Mode: a competitive Hitman mode in which two players eliminate targets in parallel, intersecting Hitman worlds.
We take control of Ada Wong for the first time in episode six of Resident Evil 2 gameplay, in which Leon and Ada raid Kendo's Gun Shop then descend into the inevitable sewer level. What horrors await in Raccoon City's wastewater system? Besides the giant sewer gator? Watch and see.
Andy nips to Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm in Chicago to put Johnny Cage and Cassie Cage through their paces and, Andy assures us, provide his likeness and moves for an original Andy Farrant-inspired Mortal Kombat 11 character.