Archive - Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.
Guybrush smuggling bananas? Bawdy Ken Masters win quotes? Ian Paul Freeley? We didn't get all the jokes in the games we played as kids because some in-game, adult-targeting humour sails clear over the heads of younger players with its grown-up references and risque innuendo. So let's all of us sophisticated adults enjoy those jokes with now our clever adult brains. Beware of rude things and saucy wordplay ahead.
Show of the Week salutes Assassin's Creed Odyssey: an open-world Assassin's Creed on a massive scale, set in Ancient Greece and bristling with RPG elements. Then Andy, enraged by Mike's disregard for historical accuracy, sets a fiendish challenge for me in the Victorian London of Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Because that's fair.
Occasionally you run into an enemy who you can't beat by conventional violent means. Take the non-violent moral high ground though and you're rewarded with victory and more leftover bullets to use on the next baddie. Embrace tranquility and contemplate these times violence wasn't the answer.
Showdown of the Week returns! Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra clash for the second time, live on stage at EGX 2018, in the categories of violence, friendship, art and music. Who will triumph at Nidhogg 2? Who can draw a better Pikachu? Who can play an actual ocarina? Literally no-one in the whole world. But discover the other answers in Showdown of the Week 2018.
The Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra Dungeons and Dragons crew, also known as the Oxventurer's Guild, is proud to present a new official Oxventure t-shirt!
Andy and what we are assured is Mike hail the release of Forza Horizon 4 in Show of the Week, with a trip to a real-life Forza Horizon festival at the Goodwood Estate, England. Later, Andy attempts a kind of proto-Rocket League in his challenge of the week, set in Forza Motorsport 4's car football.
Behold Starlink split screen gameplay in which Luke and I have a co-op space adventure in the opening chapter of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the upcoming open-world toys-to-life spaceship game. Who can build the least symmetrical ship? Which way is space? Why have alien cultists kidnapped Space Dad? Discover the answers in the Starlink co-op gameplay.
Heroes have all the good karma but villains have all the fun, which is presumably why so many game heroes switch sides for the sequel. This is more widespread than we even imagined, judging by the quantity of comments on our last video on the issue. Direct your attention to these seven heroes who lived long enough to become the villain and subscribe to Outside Xbox for a video like this every Thursday.
Mike and I co-op some Strange Brigade on Xbox One, in which we massacre zombies, smash ancient artefacts and harvest souls in a cheesy vintage matinee vision of 1930s Egypt.
Ready yourself for a new Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure, in which our ostensible heroes clash with a strange, shushy cult. What is their deal? Why are they stealing things? How did this grease get everywhere? There is literally one way to find out, which is to watch episode one of this new Oxventure on Outside Xbox.
Behold Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay with Lara Croft on an expedition through a murdery mountain temple and spooky Spanish galleon the San Cordoba, guided by us in this video brought to you by Outside Xbox and sponsor Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 adds a battle royale mode by the name of Blackout, and Show of the Week takes the public beta for a spin ahead of the game's launch in October. Take a watch of Blackout gameplay and discover Andy's aptitude for 1-vs-80-player Call of Duty.
Skydiving in Far Cry 3, a resort stay in Dead Island, and the tropical getaway in Let's Go Jungle Lost on the Island of Spice: consider, for starters, these videogame vacations from hell that are enough to make you want to stay at home.
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.