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OutsideXbox
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Personal information
NationalityBritish
OccupationYouTubers · Journalists
Website
YouTube information
Also known asOxboxtra, OxBox, Oxtra
Channelsoutsidexbox
Outside Xtra
OxShorts
Oxventure
Associated channels
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Years active2012–present
Genre
Subscribers3.49 million
Total views1.49 billion
NetworkGamer Network
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013, 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2015

Last updated: 5 May 2021

OutsideXbox, or Oxbox, is a British YouTube channel and group consisting of Jane Douglas, Andy Farrant, and Mike Channell. The group also has a sister channel, Outside Xtra, or Oxtra, consisting of Luke Westaway and Ellen Rose. The group is best known for video games commentary, journalism, and gameplay. The channel also hosts the Oxventure, a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) Dungeons & Dragons and Blades in the Dark series featuring fellow YouTuber Johnny Chiodini. The group has a combined 3.49 million subscribers and 1.49 billion views as of May 2021.[1]

Members

The following people are part of OutsideXbox and its associated channels:

Editors:

Producers:

Series regulars:

History

OutsideXbox was launched in 2012 by the then EuroGamer Network (now Gamer Network) as a website focused on Xbox gaming and its community. The founding members all had previous games journalism experience: Andy Farrant was part of Inside Xbox in Europe; Jane Douglas was working with GameSpot; and Mike Channell previously worked for the magazine PC Format and was the UK deputy editor of the Official Xbox Magazine.[4][5] The group expanded in 2016 to include a second channel, Outside Xtra, to cover the wider games industry beyond Xbox.[6] New members included Luke Westaway, previously a CNET senior editor and contributor to Nintendo Life; and Ellen Rose, who worked for Attention Seekers' official Xbox channel Xbox On.[7][8][9]

In 2019, Douglas was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the UK games industry for her work at OutsideXbox.[10]

On 24 June 2021 Hitman 3 released featured contracts on the Dartmoor map curated by Farrant, Douglas and Channell focused on stealth, poison, and explosions. This was part of the game's Season 3 Seven Deadly Sins DLC content, specifically Act 3: Season of Sloth.[11][12][13]

Oxventure

Both OutsideXbox channels began the Oxventure Dungeons & Dragons campaign in 2017 with Johnny Chiodini as Dungeon Master.[14][15] The Oxventure began a podcast in August 2020 hosted by Jane Douglas to replay old D&D sessions and chat with other members of OutsideXbox.[16] At New York Comic Con x MCM Metaverse 2020 the Oxventure did two virtual sessions of the TTRPG Lasers & Feelings on 14 August 2020 and 10 October 2020.[15][17][18] On 8 January 2021, the Oxventure began a Blades in the Dark series.[19]

The Oxventure released a Dungeons & Dragons appreciation music video and single "Literally Everyone Else in the World" on 27 November 2019. It also had elements reflecting the upcoming Christmas holiday.[14][20] The song's title is a reference to a Dungeon Master's role of being responsible for all NPC's in a fictional world combined with DM Johnny Chiodini's introduction for themself to the audience.[14][21] Luke Westaway and Andy Farrant wrote the single with Farrant playing bass guitar for the track. Vocals were provided by all five Outside Xbox and Xtra editors with CNET editor Andrew Hoyle on the drum.[14] All proceeds from the single and its live-streamed premiere were donated to the UK mental health charity Mind.[21][22]

In 2022 OutsideXbox advertised that it was looking to hire a new producer with the aim of expanding its Oxventure brand, and in September that year the Oxventure was relaunched under its own dedicated YouTube channel 'Oxventure', moving all previously uploaded Oxventure videos to it and beginning a new season titled 'Legacy of Dragons'.

Discography

Singles with year released
Title Year
Literally Everyone Else in the World[23] 2019

References

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  3. ^ "Jonathan Garnham - Video Producer - Outside Xbox". LinkedIn. Retrieved 6 May 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Bramwell, Tom (15 August 2012). "Eurogamer welcomes Outside Xbox to the family". Eurogamer. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Outside Xbox". www.outsidexbox.com. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  6. ^ Welsh, Oli (19 October 2016). "Outside Xbox branches out with new channel Outside Xtra". Eurogamer. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Outside Xbox launches multi-platform channel, expands team". GamesIndustry.biz. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Outside Xtra". www.outsidextra.com. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Outside Xbox expands, launches new channel to cover other platforms". VG247. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Meet 100 of the most influential women working in the UK games industry - F - J". GamesIndustry.biz. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Chill Out with Hitman 3 Season of Sloth". Player.One. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Hitman 3 – Season of Sloth Trailer Details New Escalation, Elusive Target, Featured Contracts, and More". GamingBolt. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Hitman 3 Season of Sloth Begins with a Chilling Take on Dartmoor". PlayStation LifeStyle. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  14. ^ a b c d Burton, Bonnie. "Dungeons & Dragons game masters score their own tribute song". CNET. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Every Tabletop & Video Game Panel At NYCC 2020: How & When To Watch". ScreenRant. 6 October 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Oxventure - A Dungeons & Dragons Podcast on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  17. ^ "NYCC x MCM Metaverse: Your Digital Destination for Dungeons & Dragons". New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  18. ^ OutsideXbox. "coming next Friday". Twitter. Retrieved 7 May 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ Outside Xbox (8 January 2021). "Coming today! Oxventure presents Blades in the Dark". Facebook. Retrieved 7 May 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ OutsideXbox. "Join Oxventure for the premiere of the music video for the Oxventurers Guild charity single Literally Everyone Else in the World, live in 30 minutes!". Twitter. Retrieved 7 May 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ a b "Outside Xbox charity single raises money for UK charity Mind". www.greenmangaming.com. Retrieved 7 May 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ Phillips, Tom (28 November 2019). "Our friends at Oxventure have a brilliant charity single to raise money for Mind". Eurogamer. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Outside Xbox & Outside Xtra Top Amazon music charts with charity single". VG247. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2021.