Archive - Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.
The Battlefield V multiplayer beta deploys Mike and Andy in Conquest Mode. Witness Battlefield V gameplay in which they dodge tanks and capture objectives through the streets and canals of World War 2-era Rotterdam.
What with the covering herself in mud, stringing up enemies and shivving of jaguars, Lara Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a pitiless predator of both humans and non-humans. See for yourself with these seven ways Lara is the most terrifying jungle predator since the one Arnold Schwarzenegger blew up in this video brought to you by Outside Xbox and sponsor Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs adds three cats to the Outside Xbox family home, along with enough cat beds, scratching posts, food bowls and litter trays to furnish a very intense cat cafe. Andy and I welcome new pets Temaki, Oreo and Maple, then design Andy's ideal goth detective wolf dog pet in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs' Create a Pet.
With nearly an hour of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay in the wild but no release date in sight, how closely might the eventual game resemble the staggeringly impressive demo? Show of the Week assesses that, while Challenge of the Week calculates the likelihood of Mike being a replicant hiding among humans.
The Walking Dead's Negan in Tekken 7? Ariana Grande in a Final Fantasy? These celebrity cameos in videogames were so unexpected, so incongruous, they left us baffled by what we'd just seen, heard and played.
Look upon Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor - Martyr Xbox One gameplay in which Andy and I investigate the Martyr, a grim space monastery rife with heresy. And when we say heresy, we mean Chaos Cultists and gross Nurglings, and when we say investigate, we mean bombard with shoulder rockets.
Out of the cauldron of bubbling hot games news at Gamescom 2018 rose Life is Strange 2, with a first chunk of gameplay introducing new characters Sean Diaz and his little brother Daniel. After Life is Strange: Before the Storm, are we ready to love again? What's in store for these young runaways? Can Andy achieve a new high score in Captain Spirit's Flappy Bird clone minigame? There is literally one way to find out.
We recently recalled cheaty videogame bosses, who used tactics such as deleting your save file, learning from their mistakes, or being from Bloodborne. The comments on that video revealed you had suffered similarly unjust encounters, so here are yet more times you folks were bested by a bent boss.
They say you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. The second option is popular with game protagonists, judging by how we're always battling our former heroes in subsequent games we played as in previous games. Enjoy these ultimate betrayals!
Outside Xbox is six years old! We celebrated the channel's sixth birthday with Outside Xbox faves such as Hitman and Minecraft Pictionary, culinary chaos sim Overcooked 2, and the live murder of a caterpillar cake. Thanks for joining us, if you did, and if you didn't, catch up right now why not?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.