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    What're you listening to right now?

    I heard this a few minutes ago on the radio. I am not a huge Stryper (80's hair christian metal band) fan by any means, I love hard rock and metal but the whole jesus metal has never grabbed my attention. They apparently came out with a new album last year and this is one of the songs off it, the beat and riffs are awesome, good stuff here
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    gta Moster Truck & Air Show - Anniversary

    Updated the 2nd post with event details
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    gta&rdr Whacked Out Wednesdays

    Event Title: Whacked Out Wednesdays (GTA & RDR) Event Author: JustHatched Calendar: Public Events Calendar Event Title: Whacked Out Wednesdays (GTA & RDR) Calendar: Public Events Calendar Event Host: @djw180 Game: GTA & RDR2 Event Start Time: Wednesday, 9:00pm GMT/UTC (Wednesday, 4:00pm EDT / Wednesday, 9:00pm BDT / Thursday, 6:00am AEST) Reoccurring: Weekly - The 2nd post will be kept updated with the schedule for the next few weeks. This playlist is open for any crew member to host a one off playlist or event in GTA, RDR2 or any other game enough crew members may be playing, at the scheduled time. If you would like to try hosting or have done it before but can't commit to a regular playlist, simply let DJ know what your would like to do and which date and we can slot you into the upcoming schedule Whacked Out Wednesdays (GTA & RDR)
  4. XDBX News!!! Your source for all things Domestic Battery Issue 65 - January 15 2019 (Written by PB76, Fido_le_muet and JustHatched) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The News In Ten (by @Pb76) 1. Lasting longer than a Showbiz couple and even outliving the incredible Venucia R30, XDBX celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary on January 28th. What started as a group of gamers who got together after growing tired of only meeting squeaky 12 year olds in Los Santos, has grown into a close knit family of like minded people. You can read how it all began here. 2. To celebrate our birthday, we are having the gaming equivalent of cake and ice cream......a number of events, on GTA and RDR, all through the week of January 21st to 27th, find out more here 3. pete_95973 Lann stormed to the top of the Butchers employee of the year Leaderboard with a $394.71 $426.22 haul. It seems the real test will be getting a good return without crashing the game. 4. The joy at topping the butcher leaderboard may have only lasted a day for @pete_95973, but he is also celebrating his promotion to vetting manager. 5. Joining Pete on the vetting team is @The_Lady_A, who makes the step up to vetting commissioner. 6. The newsletter is back! And just like the expendables, an old bloke has got some slightly less old blokes to help out, in fact the original team is back..... @JustHatched, @Fido_le_muet and @Pb76 aim to keep you informed and entertained with a fornightly newsletter. 7. Does the site need a profanity filter? There’s reasons for and against, you can have your say and vote here. Don’t worry though....with or without the filter, Dodge is still an a$$hat. 8. @JustHatched has updated the What do we call you thread, be sure to post what you want, or don’t want, to be called. 9. Fido got himself a cool new solar system Tattoo. However, NASA reports that Pluto has began drifting into deep space, it was hurt when the International Astronomical Union declared it no longer a proper planet, but not being included on Fido’s tattoo has really hit it hard. 10. And finally, Beez introduced Walter, possibly the cutest thing ever seen on our site. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (Snapmatic Celebrity Look A Like Contest Winners - @omarcomin71 and @pete_95973 as Crockett and Tubbs) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Be Sure To Note The Following Unvetted Members If You Game With Them @Aggaran (PSN = skynhammer) / @BlackRabbit (PSN = BlackRabbit-78-) / @Darealjstylez / @Ebon (PSN = Ebontune) / @Hernstack / @John Waymon (PSN = Marco77X / @Manny_AKA_Yolo / @Millius / @nickstix / @p33t0 (PSN = TheRealp33t0) / @SGT Air raid ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anniversary Events TNT (GTA) Friday January 25 at 3:30AM UTC Tip Touching (GTA) Friday January 25th at 9:00PM UTC M5 (GTA) at midnight UTC between Friday January 25 and Saturday January 26 Whacky Races (GTA) Saturday January 26 at 2:00PM UTC Two Brothers (GTA) Saturday at 9:00PM UTC XDBX vs 187X (GTA) at midnight UTC between Saturday January 26 and Sunday January 27 Gunslinger (RDR) Sunday January 27 at 3:30AM UTC Monster Truck and Air Show (GTA) Sunday January 27 at 6:00PM UTC XDBX vs STNC Sunday January 27 at 9:00PM UTC (note - if any of the weekly events below are at the same time as an anniversary event the normal weekly event is not taking place) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weekly Events Listing Monday Motor Mayhem, Mischief, and Merriment (M5) hosted by @Crawford1872 and @The_Lady_A on Mondays at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO. Whacked Out Wednesdays hosted by @djw180 on Wednesdays at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO and RDRO. Thursday Night Thunder hosted by @Dodge on Fridays at 3:30AM UTC for GTAO. Brokeback Fridays hosted by @LimeGreenLegend on Fridays at 9:00PM UTC for RDRO. Gfred hosted by @Potato on every 2nd Friday at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO. 2Bros hosted by @omarcomin71 and @pete_95973 on Saturdays at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO and RDRO. Gunslinger Saturdays hosted by @JustHatched on Sundays at 3:30AM UTC for RDRO. RSVP Reminder: - RSVP'ing for an event is very important so that the event host is aware of how many people plan to attend so that they can make the event tailored to the projected lobby size. So if you plan to attend and event please RSVP. Likewise, if you have done so and something comes up and you can not attend please un-RSVP so the host is not expecting you to be there. - To RSVP simply check the calendar for any event that you would like to attend, click on the event and there will be an 'Going' button on the right hand side. To visit the discussion thread for the event you clicked on, scroll down and click "View Discussion Topic" If you have any queries regarding this feel free to ask any Staff Member. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Have you met The_Lady_A? (Our segment where we get to know more about our fellow crew members) - by @Fido_le_muet Today, we get to learn a bit more about The_Lady_A, our new vetting commish. We already know she can kick our butts at racing but there is more to her ! Let's find out what. Hello! What's your first name and where are you from ? Alaina, and I was born in the city of Leicester in England. Answer quickly : First IRL job ? First IRL car ? Favorite meal? Married ? Kids ? Quick! QUICK! General Sales Assistant at Matalan, a budget fashion retailer (and owned by a bunch of arseholes). I can't drive so have never owned a car. [note from the editor: that's a shame!] I love way too many different foods to say just one thing! I have never been married and I have no children. When and where are you most likely to be found in GTAO and/or RDRO ? I'm most likely to be in game when there is a crew event happening, and I co-host the weekly Monday night (EU time) racing playlist in GTA. I may also be in game if there is a good double money opportunity that week or I am taking part in a crew challenge. [I really need to update the crew challenge leaderboard...] What are your hobbies outside of gaming ? I am usually listening to music and I enjoy actively finding new artists to listen to. I read a lot, both fiction and non-fiction. Walking in nature, and I am particularly fond of woodland. [You must love RDR about that. The forests are gorgeous.] Favorite video game as a kid ? There were four PS1 games that I would call my favourites: Tomb Raider 1, Resident Evil 2, Final Fantasy VII, and Metal Gear Solid. I could still probably recount the plots to all of them with a scary amount of accuracy! [Me too. Loved all these!] What ice-cream flavor is absolutely disgusting ? Anything with alcohol in it. To be honest that could apply to just about any dessert too. [Agreed] Now onto the most important question of all : milk, before or after the tea ? Always after tea, because tea needs hot water to brew correctly. I can understand putting the milk in first if you're using a teapot or making coffee, but I don't bother if I'm making it for myself. What's your take on neuroconstructivism in the evolution of interactions in plankton organisms colonies ? I'm pretty sure plankton aren't likely to become super-organisms any time soon, and are happy enough as whale food. Do you believe in aliens ? Yes, I believe that life, including intelligent sentient life, can and does exist in other parts of the universe. I find the likelihood of an alien species to have ever visited our solar system to be incredibly low, and they absolutely are not living among us and never have been. You just got a superpower! What is it and why ? Hmmm my answer depends on whether or not I also get the secondary powers necessary to actually use the power I choose (e.g. super strength and super speed would result in pulverised bones or whole body friction burns unless you had super toughness too). If being a fully fledged flying brick like supergirl or captain marvel is asking too much then I would have to go for professor X level telepathy. If the crew were to visit you, where would you take them ? A day at the sea side in the old resort town I live in, complete with donkey rides and fish & chips. Any advice for new crew members looking to fit in ? Don't try too hard to 'fit in'. We're a pretty diverse bunch so you'll have a better time just being genuine and true to yourself. Unless you're a dick, in which case how did you get past vetting? Go and do some soul searching or something. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Have you met Jjss? (Our segment where we get to know more about our fellow crew members) - by @JustHatched What's your first name and where are you from ? Jacob, and I live about 30 minutes North of Dallas, Texas. When and where are you likely to be found in GTAO and/or RDRO ? Friday nights mostly. Answer quickly : First IRL job ? First IRL car ? Favorite meal? Married ? Kids ? Construction plumbing, Ford Tempo, smoked brisket, yes, 3(13, 12, 6 weeks). What are your hobbies outside of gaming ? Watching my kids compete in sports. Son is into BJJ and Muay Thai, daughter plays volleyball and soccer. Favorite video game as a kid ? Street Fighter 2, without a doubt. Have you booze is to much for you? I was a heavy drinker in the past, now I lose the desire to drink after 1 or 2 beers. Do you believe in aliens ? I am one. You just got a superpower! What is it ? I actually already have a super power. I can find anything I've lost within seconds of asking my wife or kids where it is. If I could pick, I would take super speed or something like that. It would not be used responibly, or for the benefit of mankind. If the crew were to visit you, where would you take them to experience your culture ? Hutchins BBQ, local wildlife preserves and state parks, Mesquite rodeo, etc. Normal Texas stuff. Gun range is a must if they're scared of them. Six Flags, Rangers, Cowboys. Any advice for new crew members looking to fit in ? Try to race clean, don't be a sore loser, and play everything during vetting, even if you don't want to. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (Snapmatic Celebrity Look A Like Contest Runner Up - @Beez as inspired by American Graffiti) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parting Thoughts by JustHatched The past few days I have been thinking about everything the crew has done in the past 5 years and the issues we had getting to this point in gaming. A post in the Censorship thread had me reply about an issue from years ago that took place on the website. In 5 years we have seen people come and go and some come again. At some point in time alot of us have been ticked off enough to leave or consider leaving. We have 2 other crew form from members here because they were unhappy with some aspect of XDBX and since both crew have failed and disbanded. Through it all we have managed to press on and make this a success and even if GTA is an old game for the majority of us and RDR is still finding its feet we will continue to press forward like we always have because that's what we do. So in the next 5 years we know what it takes to be successful, we will continue to sort out our issue, work as a team and press forward. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Featured Video by @Lann) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Our crew website domesticbatterygaming.com is quite active and is a great resource for GTAV and RDR2 gamers new and experienced, sign in and join the fun. Cheers and good gaming. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Questions or Comments about the XDBX Newsletter please contact: JustHatched, PB76 or Fido_le_muet. (1 and 2 year anniversary videos)
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    Newsletter Issue #65 (1/15/19)

    I'll go on record in saying that @The_Lady_A is wrong about the plankton turning into super organisms. Obviously she has not seen the Spongebob Documentaries. It's been proven that plankton will try to steal your Krabby Patty Formula.....watch your backs people
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    Going to Disney World

    Figured since @pete_95973 and @djw180 posted where they are going I would also @WasHatched and his high school band were invited to play at Disney at the end of March, I am going with him. We'll be there for 8 days. I am a chaperone for a bunch of kids, fun fun....
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    Censoring the website?

    Question, would you be opposed to censoring the language used on the website? Reason I ask, I can create a bad word filter which would turn for example the word fuck into f*** if someone attempted to type that. Benefits of doing this, Google search doesn't favor sites that allow full use of profanity and they have an extensive list of words they filter. Also, if we were to put Google Ads on the site to generate revenue Google would reject us because of alot of the profanity on the site. Negatives would be words we use commonly would be auto filtered My point of view, I don't care either way for the most part, you all know I cuss alot in verbal and text form. I would like the site to rank better in google searches but we don't do to bad now in some cases showing on the 2nd to 5th pages depending on the search. As far as the ads go, we have always covered the costs so generating revenue is not a huge issue by any means. If there was ads on the site I would set them to be visible to guests and non crew members only. Curious what you all think and put the poll up to see, but would also like you to reply with your thoughts. Also, I have to do this on another site I manage which is the reason it made me think to ask here. If the the votes lean to No then I wont put the filters in, if the votes lean to yes (you are ok with doing this) I still may not do it, I'm not yet convinced or sure I would want that. The poll is for if you are ok with it being done, not whether or not we should do it. We will save that for depending on how this poll goes.
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    Cruising the Caribbean - any suggestions?

    @Burgermauger I think been in that area multiple tines.
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    Gunslinger Saturdays (RDR)

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    Date of Event: Begins Saturday January 5th 2019 Time of Event: 9:30PM Central (3:30AM Sundays UTC) Does Event Repeat: Yes If Event Repeats/How Often: Weekly Event Host: @JustHatched Amount of Players Allowed: As many as RDRO will allow Special Rules for Event: No Bitchin!! Description of Event: An all RDRO event, what we do may vary pending what R* adds to RDRO. Stay tuned to event thread for what we are doing each week
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    Videos System change

    I have made some enhancements to the Video System. It is now easier to watch a video And there is a new thing called Our Collections (not new, but I finally figured out how to set it up). When submitting a video, if it is of a Head to Head Match or a Recruitment?Promo Video select the category under the Collections box to add it to our collections. Otherwise do not tick this area. This will make these videos easier to find and adds them to the Collections feed.
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    Videos System change

    I've been struggling with this decision for awhile but I am going to switch the site video system off to another one. We will lose all the videos we have, fortunately all are on Youtube so they not really lost, they just won't be here unless they are reposted. Advantages of the new system are, slight smoother operating and cleaner looking, Twitch actually works on it as well, and when I move the site to my own server (1st of the new year plans) we will be able to upload videos directly on to our server without the need for Youtube) This will happen possibly tonight, for sure by the end of the weekend
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    The official funny pic thread

  13. Is it possible to download sharefactory videos on your PS4 into a memory stick and then email them to someone? I'm not in the same building as my PS4 to try it so I figured one of ya'll might know
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    gta Moster Truck & Air Show - Anniversary

    Maybe not, we can figure something out
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    gta M5 - Anniversary

    What is the UTC time for this?
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    gta Moster Truck & Air Show - Anniversary

    Once I hear from @Dodge we will figure it out in a PM
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    gta Moster Truck & Air Show - Anniversary

    at least one, but 2 or 3 more would be sweet
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    gta Moster Truck & Air Show - Anniversary

    The Plan We all will be meeting up a Sandy Shores, there is to be no gun fire (I will be good, you have to be also). I don't care if you bring a plane or heli or monster truck. Oppresor Mk2 is fine. If you are using a Pegasus Vehicle (monster truck or aircraft) come to Sandy Shores in a personal vehicle to be used to be ran over as they do not de spawn. Dress accordingly to what you are bringing to the party Cars to be ran over are to be parked on the crosswind runway lined up correctly for a monster truck show. Parked aircraft are to be on the short main runway. Extremely large planes at the east end of the airfield just off the main runway will be fine. Leave the main runway open for landings and takeoffs. @Dodge, @Protocawl and @zztop911 will be getting together for some formation flying Feel free to put on your solo show or get with anyone you can for formations
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    Hi everyone

    Welcome
  20. As always the topic/post feed under the shoutbox show the 5 most recent posts and auto refreshes. There has been a change to this, I had a new one built for our site cuz the old one didn't work correctly. Now, if you visit your account settings you can choose to see the widget, how many posts you want to see in the widget and which forums to exclude from your feed. I've added a pic for reference, it shows it saying "Recent Topics" but I have changed that to say "Live Feed". So that said it is set default to show all forums, so if you want to block no show for example the blog forums that is now up to you to do.
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    special XDBX 5 years - planning

    Just dawned on me that there is a hitch in the plan, since they are hidden they will not show for the crew for this coming weekend either. Up to you, might unhide them and then re hide them after Saturday
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    Censoring the website?

    Cunt is censored from way back in 2014 we had an issue on site, as is the N word
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    Censoring the website?

    Nope, the filters are auto applied to everything on the site, no way around it
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    special XDBX 5 years - planning

    When viewing the event, scroll to Manage Event and then hide it. I have already done that, but anyone with permission to see hidden content will still see them there, pretty sure only around 6-8 of us have permission to do that so it is non issue for the most part, just gotta remember to unhide them.
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    special Rdro fishing tournament

    Well do this for 5 weeks, a different fishing location for each week. Dec 16 thru the 23rd we are fishing anywhere in the Dakota River. Cutoff time to post your results is 1100 PM UTC on the 23rd. Post screenshots of your 3 biggest fish, total combined weight wins. Biggest fish is tie breaker. Worm, cheese or bread bait only due to some not having other lures unlocked yet. Website awards given for each weeks winner and for the overall top 3 winners (all weeks combined) Winners Dakota River week: @Burgermauger - 56ibs 3oz @djw180 - 55lbs 13 oz @JustHatched - 14lbs 14 oz Flat Iron Lake week: @djw180 - 58lbs 14 oz @Lann - 58lbs 11oz @Burgermauger - 56lbs 7oz @Dodge - 52lbs 6oz @Darealjstylez - 19lbs 9oz Total Weights so far: @djw180 - 114lbs 11oz @Burgermauger 112lbs 10oz @Lann - 58lbs 11oz @Dodge 52lbs 6oz @Darealjstylez 19lbs 9oz @JustHatched 14lbs 14oz
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