Archive - Jane Douglas

Co-Editor

Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

Twitter: @janedouglas

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Lara Depopulates Jungle in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gameplay

Lara Depopulates Jungle in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gameplay

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay in which Lara Croft survives another plane crash, a jaguar attack and Trinity's finest goons in the Peruvian jungle, and still finds the time to murder howler monkeys, tropical birds and capybaras by the score. Subscribe for more Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Outside Xbox.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Mike's Animal Challenge

Show of the Week: Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Mike's Animal Challenge

Lara Croft returns for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, muddier and murderier than ever, on the trail of Trinity in the Peruvian jungle. Show of the Week talks Tomb Raider, animal murder and Predator-style stealth, then Mike identifies Lara's classic animal enemies from over the years.

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2 months ago

We Build a Mighty Monument in Fortnite Playground Mode

We Build a Mighty Monument in Fortnite Playground Mode

Fortnite's new Playground Mode is a loot-rich sandbox in which you can harvest resources and build monuments without fear of being caught out by an unseen opponent or encroaching storm. See us celebrate Fortnite's first birthday with a mighty Outside Xbox monument constructed in this Playground Mode gameplay.

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2 months ago

7 Times You Made Your Own Fun in Games

7 Times You Made Your Own Fun in Games

Sometimes the most fun you can have is throwing away the rulebook and mucking around doing whatever you feel like, such as naming Link inappropriate things in Legend of Zelda games, writing your name in lightsaber in Jedi Knight 2, and locking Lara Croft's butler in the freezer in Tomb Raider 2.

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2 months ago

We Flee Sickle-Waving Pensioner in Remothered: Tormented Fathers

We Flee Sickle-Waving Pensioner in Remothered: Tormented Fathers

Remothered: Tormented Fathers is a horror game in which we play a Clarice Starling lookalike and mostly run screaming from a mostly nude elderly man waving a sickle. Can we escape this spooky mansion? What happened to the missing kid? Why is this old man wearing nothing but an apron? Watch and discover the answers, maybe, in this Xbox One gameplay.

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2 months ago

We Discover Multiplayer, Gross Creatures in No Man's Sky Next Gameplay (Sponsored Content)

We Discover Multiplayer, Gross Creatures in No Man's Sky Next Gameplay (Sponsored Content)

No Man's Sky Next gameplay on Xbox One in which Mike, Andy and I explore strange new worlds and their disgusting creatures in the gigantically diverse, procedurally generated space adventure No Man's Sky Next on Xbox One.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Overwatch League Finals and Jane's Hamster Racing Challenge

Show of the Week: Overwatch League Finals and Jane's Hamster Racing Challenge

Mike, Andy and I go hamster ball racing as Overwatch's new hero Wrecking Ball (Hammond to his friends) in Challenge of the Week, but also Andy and I nip to New York for the first ever Overwatch League grand final.

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2 months ago

8 Weirdly Romantic Proposals in Unromantic Games

8 Weirdly Romantic Proposals in Unromantic Games

A marriage often originates in one person asking another if they would like to get married, in what is known as a "proposal". In certain special cases these are proposed not down on one knee, but inside a game whose less than obvious romantic potential was previously unexploited such as Portal 2, LittleBigPlanet, or Dying Light. Consider these times someone popped the question through the medium of games.

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2 months ago

Co-op Shooter Earthfall Attempts Left 4 Dead But With Aliens

Co-op Shooter Earthfall Attempts Left 4 Dead But With Aliens

Behold Earthfall gameplay in which we try to survive the aftermath of an alien invasion, building barricades and exterminating alien variants in suburbia in this co-op shooter for up to four people that plays quite a lot like Left 4 Dead but with alien baddies.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Fortnite Season 5 and Mike's Fortnite Golf Challenge

Show of the Week: Fortnite Season 5 and Mike's Fortnite Golf Challenge

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.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week: Anthem and Jane's Musical Anthem Challenge

Show of the Week: Anthem and Jane's Musical Anthem Challenge

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.)

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3 months ago

7 Times You Found an Accidental Hard Mode: Commenter Edition

7 Times You Found an Accidental Hard Mode: Commenter Edition

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.

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3 months ago

Let's Play Warhammer: Vermintide 2 on Xbox One (Sponsored Content)

Let's Play Warhammer: Vermintide 2 on Xbox One (Sponsored Content)

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.

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3 months ago

We Become Flamingo, Sabotage Race Car in Hitman 2 Miami Gameplay

We Become Flamingo, Sabotage Race Car in Hitman 2 Miami Gameplay

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.

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3 months ago

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gameplay Has Lions, Bears and Spartan Kicks

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gameplay Has Lions, Bears and Spartan Kicks

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.

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3 months ago

Resident Evil 2 Remake Gameplay Reveals New Puzzles, More Blood

Resident Evil 2 Remake Gameplay Reveals New Puzzles, More Blood

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.

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3 months ago

6 Things You Need to Know About Dying Light 2

6 Things You Need to Know About Dying Light 2

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.

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3 months ago

6 Ways to Survive in Overkill's The Walking Dead

6 Ways to Survive in Overkill's The Walking Dead

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.

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4 months ago

20 Big Differences in the First 20 Minutes of the Resident Evil 2 Remake

20 Big Differences in the First 20 Minutes of the Resident Evil 2 Remake

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.

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4 months ago

7 Freakiest Things We Saw in Control Gameplay at E3 2018

7 Freakiest Things We Saw in Control Gameplay at E3 2018

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.

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4 months ago

We Go on a British Country Drive in Forza Horizon 4 Gameplay

We Go on a British Country Drive in Forza Horizon 4 Gameplay

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.

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4 months ago

Hitman 2 Adds Co-op Preview with Sniper Assassin Pre-Order Mode

Hitman 2 Adds Co-op Preview with Sniper Assassin Pre-Order Mode

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.

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4 months ago

8 New Things We Did While Taking Air Force One in The Division 2 Gameplay

8 New Things We Did While Taking Air Force One in The Division 2 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.

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4 months ago

6 Things That Make Battlefield 5 Feel Brand New

6 Things That Make Battlefield 5 Feel Brand New

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.

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4 months ago

We Hunt New, Better Vampire Clothes in First Hour of Vampyr Gameplay

We Hunt New, Better Vampire Clothes in First Hour of Vampyr Gameplay

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.

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4 months ago

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