Archive - Jane Douglas

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

Twitter: @janedouglas

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7 Stunning Tech Demos We Wish Were Real Games

7 Stunning Tech Demos We Wish Were Real Games

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

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2 months ago

7 Redshirts Who Were Doomed From the Start to Die in Space

7 Redshirts Who Were Doomed From the Start to Die in Space

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.

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2 months ago

Behold Three Ways to Off an Old Dude in This Hitman 2 Mission

Behold Three Ways to Off an Old Dude in This Hitman 2 Mission

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.

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2 months ago

Magical Tavern Brawl Begins New Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure

Magical Tavern Brawl Begins New Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure

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.

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2 months ago

We Raid Umbrella Research Lab in Resident Evil 2, Find Plant Zombies

We Raid Umbrella Research Lab in Resident Evil 2, Find Plant Zombies

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.

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2 months ago

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Stars in Show of the Week

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Stars in Show of the Week

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.

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3 months ago

Show of the Week Hosts Hitman 2 Grudge Match

Show of the Week Hosts Hitman 2 Grudge Match

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.

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3 months ago

Resident Evil 2: It's Ada's Time to Shine in Inevitable Sewer Level

Resident Evil 2: It's Ada's Time to Shine in Inevitable Sewer Level

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.

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3 months ago

Show of the Week Confirms Andy Farrant Not in Mortal Kombat 11

Show of the Week Confirms Andy Farrant Not in Mortal Kombat 11

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.

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3 months ago

7 Tiny Details That Are Super Satisfying in Games

7 Tiny Details That Are Super Satisfying in Games

Working mirrors, realistic footprints and first-person legs: often it's a tiny detail in a game that gives our brains the most disproportionate buzz.

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3 months ago

Behold 11 Jerk Moves in Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay

Behold 11 Jerk Moves in Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay

Behold Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay with veteran kombatants Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage and Sonya Blade and discover the jerk moves you'll be trolling your enemies with come Mortal Kombat 11 release date 23 April 2019.

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3 months ago

Agent 47's Mumbai Murder Tour Continues with Painting, Shaving

Agent 47's Mumbai Murder Tour Continues with Painting, Shaving

Agent 47 is back for an Outside Xbox three ways to play in Hitman 2 Mumbai mission Chasing a Ghost. In this second part, Andy, Mike and I subject two targets to our distinctive Hitman styles: Bollywood producer Dawood Rangan and enigmatic crime bigwig The Maelstrom. Look out for opportunities Close Shave and Broad Strokes, plus appropriate macabre puns from quip-happy 47.

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3 months ago

Mr X is Everywhere in Resident Evil 2 Episode 5

Mr X is Everywhere in Resident Evil 2 Episode 5

Mr X is hot on the heels of our favourite cop newbie Leon Kennedy in a fifth of Resident Evil 2 gameplay. What does trenchcoated terror Mr X want? Why is he so mad? Is he because we shot his hat off? All your answers are within.

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3 months ago

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy in Show of the Week

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy in Show of the Week

The first three Phoenix Wright games are coming to Xbox One (and PS4, PC and Switch) in Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy. Andy presents his case for why he loves these games and is pumped for the trilogy re-release in Show of the Week.

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3 months ago

7 Cheats That Changed Our Lives Forever

7 Cheats That Changed Our Lives Forever

Whoever said cheaters never prosper clearly never played a game, because if you've got a powerful cheat code, cheating is as easy as pressing a few buttons then enjoying the illicit rewards. Speaking of which, here are the seven game-changing cheats that changed our lives forever.

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3 months ago

Hitman 2's Agent 47 Goes to Mumbai for Triple Contract

Hitman 2's Agent 47 Goes to Mumbai for Triple Contract

We return to Hitman 2, dispatching Agent 47 to Mumbai for story mission Chasing a Ghost. In it Andy, Mike and I eliminate three targets with our 'distinctive' Hitman 'styles'. First on the chopping block is would-be queen of Mumbai Vanya Shah.

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3 months ago

Zombie Dogs Hassle Leon in Resident Evil 2: Episode 4

Zombie Dogs Hassle Leon in Resident Evil 2: Episode 4

The zombified former police dogs of Raccoon City's police department aren't the deadliest enemies in Resident Evil 2. They are, however, fast, hard to hit, and remind us of nice, non-zombified dogs - making them a special challenge in this week's episode of gameplay from the Resident Evil 2 remake.

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3 months ago

Anthem Reaction and PAX East News on Show of the Week

Anthem Reaction and PAX East News on Show of the Week

In this episode of Show of the Week, we take Andy's Storm class Javelin out for a spin in a spot of Anthem gameplay then are delighted to announce Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra's live show plans for PAX East 2019.

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4 months ago

We Free Roam, Fight Boss in Crackdown 3 Single Player Gameplay

We Free Roam, Fight Boss in Crackdown 3 Single Player Gameplay

Point your face at Crackdown 3 gameplay starring Agent Chapman and Agent 'Terry Crews' Jaxon, free roaming and boss fighting in the single-player Crackdown open world. Andy and I smash some story missions, hijack a limo, and eliminate Terra Nova boss Khan after the jump.

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4 months ago

We Meet William Birkin, Ada Wong and Mr X in Resident Evil 2 Remake

We Meet William Birkin, Ada Wong and Mr X in Resident Evil 2 Remake

Leon Kennedy's busy night continues for a third episode of Resident Evil 2 remake gameplay. In it, Baby Leon solves the medallion puzzle, meets Ada Wong and Mr X, and battles hulking eyeball monster Dr William Birkin.

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4 months ago

Witness Andy's Real Life Resident Evil 2 Zombie Challenge in Show of the Week

Witness Andy's Real Life Resident Evil 2 Zombie Challenge in Show of the Week

The Resident Evil 2 remake is here, and Mike celebrates the launch by sending Andy off on a harrowing real life zombie experience. Buckle up for Andy's live action zombie adventure and Resident Evil 2 remake gameplay in Show of the Week.

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4 months ago

7 Times You Could Go Anywhere But Probably Shouldn't

7 Times You Could Go Anywhere But Probably Shouldn't

In an open world where you can technically go anywhere but actually shouldn't, some games get creative, concocting in-world explanations for why you're being assassinated by psychic snipers for exploring. Others just stick a bunch of nightmare monsters in your path to crunch you senseless. Consider the times videogames did such things, to our horrified dismay.

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5 months ago

Brace Yourself for Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay in Show of the Week

Brace Yourself for Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay in Show of the Week

Behold Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay in Show of the Week, in which Andy and I play Mortal Kombatants Sub Zero, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, Skarlet and Raiden, as well as new character Geras and toothy returning fighter Baraka. Keep an eye out in particular for Mortal Kombat 11 Baraka face-offing fatality, which is as grisly a study in facial anatomy as you could hope for.

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5 months ago

7 Times Games Stole All Your Stuff

7 Times Games Stole All Your Stuff

Many a time we've spent a game acquiring precious items and equipment, then lost it all when the game ransacked our inventory - by means of a fussy elevator, quad bike crash, island shipwreck or, more often than not, throwing us in jail. Nightmare.

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5 months ago

Agent 47 is a Flamingo Murder Mascot for Hitman 2 Miami Escalation

Agent 47 is a Flamingo Murder Mascot for Hitman 2 Miami Escalation

Andy and Mike try to master the Hitman 2 Escalation mission The Bigmooney Flamboyancy, set in Hitman 2's Miami level. Agent 47's now-iconic flamingo mascot disguise features heavily.

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5 months ago

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