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