|Occupation||YouTubers · Journalists|
|Also known as||Oxboxtra, OxBox, Oxtra|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Total views||1.49 billion|
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.
The following people are part of OutsideXbox and its associated channels:
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. The group expanded in 2016 to include a second channel, Outside Xtra, to cover the wider games industry beyond Xbox. 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.
In 2019, Douglas was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the UK games industry for her work at OutsideXbox.
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.
Both OutsideXbox channels began the Oxventure Dungeons & Dragons campaign in 2017 with Johnny Chiodini as Dungeon Master. 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. 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. On 8 January 2021, the Oxventure began a Blades in the Dark series.
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. 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. 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. All proceeds from the single and its live-streamed premiere were donated to the UK mental health charity Mind.
|Title||Year||Amazon Music||British iTunes|
|Literally Everyone Else in the World||2019||1||22|