OutsideXbox, also known as Oxbox, is a British YouTube channel and a collective made up of Mike Channell, Andy Farrant, and Jane Douglas. Outside Xtra, also known as Oxtra, is the group's sister channel and is run by Luke Westaway and Ellen Rose.
The group is best known for its gameplay, journalism, and commentary on video games. Additionally, the channel features Johnny Chiodini, a fellow YouTuber, in the Blades in the Dark and Oxventure tabletop role-playing game series.
|DOB (Age)||Jane Douglas: January 28, 1988 (age 34)|
|Andy Farrant: January 28, 1984 (age 38)|
|Mike Channell: April 30, 1982 (age 40)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||January 11th, 2009|
|Schedule/Status||2-3 videos per week|
|Net Worth||$1.57 million|
In 2012, the former EuroGamer Network (now Gamer Network) launched OutsideXbox as a website dedicated to Xbox gaming and its community. All of the founding members had prior experience writing about video games, including Andy Farrant, who worked for Inside Xbox in Europe, Jane Douglas, who worked for GameSpot, and Mike Channell, who served as the UK deputy editor of the Official Xbox Magazine and previously worked for PC Format. A second channel, Outside Xtra, was added to the organisation in 2016 to cover the broader games industry outside of the Xbox.
"Sleeping Dogs: Top Takedowns with Dan Sochan" is the oldest video on the OutsideXbox channel. The video lists the top takedowns in Sleeping Dog.
They are best known for their weekly programme, Show of the Week, their Let's Play videos, their annual Christmas challenge, and list videos like 305 Game Videos to Watch Before You Die, which was published on August 1st, 2017.
The Far Cryathlon, which includes a series of competitions based either in the game itself or using the game's map editor, is another semi-regular event held on the channel.
Playing Minecraft Pictionary used to be a channel pastime, but since mid-2013, it has been reserved primarily for longer live streams honouring special occasions. More recent appearances have been made to celebrate the channel's sixth birthday in 2018 and a fundraiser for the War Child UK charity in late 2019. The first two of these were to commemorate the channel's 250,000 subscriber milestone and when the three hosts performed live on stage at EGX 2015.
Since 2017, the combined Outsidexbox and outsidextra teams have played a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons. At first, the adventures were performed in pre-recorded videos shot at the Loading Bar in London, but as the series gained popularity, the adventures were also performed live at the Vault Festival, EGX, EGX Rezzed, PAX East, and the MCM Comic Con in both London and Birmingham. The adventures were then uploaded to YouTube a few weeks later.
According to Net Worth Spot, OutsideXbox is worth $1.57 million as of July 2022. The Outsidexbox channel receives more than 218k views per day and 6.54 million views per month on average.
YouTube channels typically make between $3 and $7 for every thousand video views. According to Net Worth Spot, outsidexbox earns $26.1k per month or $392.4k annually. Ad revenue could bring in as much as $706.3k per year for outsidexbox if it performs well.
Jane and her younger sister were raised in London by their Chinese-Malaysian mother, a secretary at a nearby information technology (IT) company, and their British father, a programmer. Her father sparked her interest in computers, and she began playing video games at a very young age. Her first console was the PlayStation 1, and her favourite games were "Pandemonium" and "Crash Bandicoot," which she first played when she was eight years old.
Jane went to a London high school close by and she enrolled at Warwick University in England after graduation, where she eventually earned a Master's degree in Physics in 2012. Internet rumours claim that Jane and Andy have been dating for more than five years, though it is unclear whether or not they are wed. Details about the personal life of Andy Farrant and Mike Channell are unknown.
The trio have Instagram and Twitter accounts and has thousands of followers. On Instagram, they have 58k followers and post solo photos of their members as well as thumbnails of their videos. The trio has 77k followers on Twitter and gets several likes and retweets.
OutsideXbox has an upload schedule of 2-3 videos per week. They upload videos which talk about the various aspects of gaming as well as videos that rank certain parts of video games such as “The most difficult boss” or “The strongest moves in games”.
The trio talk about 7 villains who had a point.
The trio ranks times when players accidentally make the game harder.
The trio ranks easter eggs in games.
The trio ranks difficult bosses with peculiar weaknesses,
A. After Andy made fun of the Colorado stage in Hitman, a Sumo Digital employee approached him at EGX Rezzed and asked him what his least-favourite cocktail ingredients were. This led to the appearance of a cocktail recipe in Hitman 2 that uses all of those ingredients, which the team created and then had to consume.
A. The short story Breaking Strain by James Swallow, which appeared in the book Halo: Fractures and featured the characters Corporal Douglas, Farrant, and Channell, Mike, Jane, and Andy, were formally accepted into the Halo canon in September 2016.