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Domestic battery is a group of mature, diverse, friendly, sensible gamers looking for like minded players to add to the crew. There are many members from all over the world, so there's always someone online from the crew.
Founded in 2014 XDBX is an active PS4 crew and looks forward to gaming with you in RDR2, GTA5 plus other games.

We aren't like other crews. Some might say they are an active crew, but we mean we are an active crew. We have a bunch of weekly playlist meetups, mission meetups, freeroam meetups. Something every night of week near enough.

We have contests to see who can gain bragging rights. We've had 170 crew challenges and counting. We organise Head to Heads against other crews with mutually agreed rules, 145 and counting. 

If you are looking for a mature crew who will be friendly, supportive and fun while exploring and taming this wild online world, step right up.

 

Visit us at

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Our first weekly event in Red Dead Online has been added to the calender. Your host LimeGreenLegend welcomes everyone to Brokeback Fridays at 21:00/9pm UTC.

LimeGreenLegend has been hosting a weekly friday event in this slot on GTA for years, looking forward to see the transition to Red Dead!

Join the site - Join the crew - Join the events!

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6 hours ago, OGTKCole said:

I love that you guys have a active gaming crew. I would love to join, but man that name bothers me on so many levels. 

Please read up on the history of the name in the picture a few posts above. 

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5 hours ago, OGTKCole said:

I love that you guys have a active gaming crew. I would love to join, but man that name bothers me on so many levels. 

I get the name bothers some folks, however the name comes from my wife and I loving to beat the snot out of each other in GTA. Join us and you will see some of the best friends and gaming to be found anywhere 

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New crew challenge up!

Nr 173.

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1. Clear/sell your inventory at the Butcher.

2. Timer starts as you leave the Butcher, you have 10 minutes and 10 bullets (no lasso, dynamite, knife or bow, just your bullets).

3. Before 10 minutes are up you go to a Butcher and sell everything you managed to collect (it don't have to be the same butcher).

You are not allowed to visit/sell to the Butcher multiple times. Use only your one horse.

 

 Save a video! 

Timer starts once you leave the Butcher with nothing to sell.

Times ends once you get to the Butcher interaction screen (the actual selling can be outside of the 10 minutes)

Most money from the Butcher win.

 

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Newsletter published.

 

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XDBX News!!!

Issue 64 - January 2018

In case you are wondering, the last newsletter was put out in January 2016

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The News In Ten

1 - As we wait for Rockstar to release some content for Red Dead Online we are struggling a bit to get some interesting events for RDRO going. Bear in mind that getting good RDR events running on a consistent basis is one of our top priorities. Hopefully it will happen sooner than later but if GTAO is any indicator the best stuff will come long after everyone is bored with the game.

2 - Domestic Battery's fifth anniversary is on January 28th. Lann and the events hosts are currently working to put a fun list of anniversary events together in both GTAO and RDRO. Stay tuned to the forum for more info as we would love to have maximum turnout on both games if at all possible. And it you don't show up to at least 1 events Omar will round up a group with torches and pitch forks and hunt you down!!!

3 - Speaking of Lann, he heard the Butcher in RDRO is looking for an Employee of the Year. A year long competition to see who can make the most money in a single selling trip to the slaughter house!! And you all thought the JustHatched version of BACCAR racing took awhile :P!!

4 - If you are only hopping into GTAO for the occasional playlist because RDRO is soaking up your time and don't know what of the newer cars bring to the race then visit the Best Cars thread, Protocawl got us an updated list of Best in Class to save us time and money. Or, if you are like me you could bring a Zentorno to a horse race and still DNF......

5 - A big thank you goes to Truelife for the time he has spent as a Vetting Manager. He stepped down recently to focus on IRL things. Protocawl who was a Manager without a defined role has taken the spot vacated by Truelife. This will give Protocawl new opportunities to balls something up, but not on a Dodgescale of ballsing it up. 

6 - Trying to sort out if your ability is a disability? Several of your crew mates have good advice on RDRO Ability Cards if you are having a hard time figuring them out. 

7 - The RDRO Fishing Tournament is underway, but it isn't to late to join in and have a change at winning a website award from the most weight (your 3 biggest fish added together) for the week and overall winner after 5 weeks. Burgermauger took the lead in the 1st week with 56lbs and 3 oz caught in the Dakota River.

8 - If fishing is your thing in RDRO, check out some of ZZTop's and Burgermauger's favorite Fishing Holes, or post up some of your spots so we all can cash in. If only we could just FISH FROM THE DAMN BOAT!!

9 - Got a date night? If you have to put the PS4 away for a bit and watch a movie with your better half but don't know what to watch, then you will be happy to know the great movie reviews by Con have been copied into the Article Database to make them easier to find. Just hope she doesn't pick out a Notebook or Driving Miss Daisy kind of movie.....if you are a female member of the crew disregard what you just read and don't tell Rose I said that....please...

10- Lastly, if you have not visited the website in awhile then you will notice it got a bit of a face lift with the addition of a Homepage. Hopefully it'll make the site look a bit more inviting than just a forum for new potential members. Or maybe it'll hide the forum from Dodge and he'll just go away.

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Be Sure To Note The Following Unvetted Members If You Game With Them

Aggaran (PSN = skynhammer) / BlackRabbit (PSN =  BlackRabbit-78-) / Brainstick / 

DaRealJstyleZ / Ebon (PSN = Ebontune) / Hernstack / Kudisanga / Manny_AKA_Yolo /

Millius / NickStix / p33t0 (PSN = TheRealp33t0) / SGT Air Raid

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Events Listing

Monday Motor Mayhem, Mischief, and Merriment (M5)  hosted by Crawford 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 Omar and Pete 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.

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Have you met nkaujrog??

(Our segment where we get to know more about our fellow crew members)

1. What's your first name and where are you from ?
    My first name is Maykou and I currently reside in southern California.


2. When and where are you likely to be found in GTAO and/or RDRO ?
    You can usually find me in the hair salon doing my hair and make-up or buying new clothes in GTAO. If not there, I'm probably in random missions. As for RDRO, I've not yet ventured into that realm just yet as I'm still in progress of finishing story mode.


3. Answer quickly : First IRL job ? First IRL car ? Favorite meal? Married ? Kids ?
    First IRL job was an assembler in a stationary warehouse. First IRL car is my 2009 Toyota Corolla CE. Favorite meal is purple sticky rice w/ Hmong sausage and papaya salad. I'm single, never married, and no kids.


4. What are your hobbies outside of gaming ?
    I used to record vocals over beats about 5-6 years ago, but since it was stolen I've not yet replaced it. I like to cross-stitch, karoake, edit images, and just chill with my family.


5. Favorite video game as a kid ?
    Killer Instinct Gold on Nintendo64.


6. Have you thrown up in a car?
    Not yet.


7. Do you believe in aliens ?
    Not necessarily, but I believe there's "something" out there.


8. You just got a superpower! What is it ?
    Invisibility!


9. If the crew were to visit you, where would you take them to experience your culture ?
    A Hmong wedding! Pig, cow, millions of family members, traditional clothing, alcohol, and food!


10. Any advice for new crew members looking to fit in ?
    Always try something once! Don't be afraid to speak up! We're all here to help one another. 

 

Have You Met Dodge?

1. What's your first name and where are you from ?

Ryan from Peoria IL

2. When and where are you likely to be found in GTAO and/or RDRO ?

Tall Tree or Grizzlies West

3. Answer quickly : First IRL job ? First IRL car ? Favorite meal? Married ? Kids ?

Movie Theatre, Plymouth Laser RS,  Burger, Yes, and 3

4. What are your hobbies outside of gaming ?

My family, and Movies

5. Favorite video game as a kid ?

Gran Turismo

6. Have you booze is to much for you?

Assuming the question is, How much booze is too much? The only time I recall too much booze was at my bachelor party. The group all bought me shots of 151. That was 12 or 13 shots of 151 lined up. I did them, puked, and nursed a beer the rest of the night. So a dozen shots of 151 is too much. 

7. Do you believe in aliens ?

I think I do. 

8. You just got a superpower! What is it ?

Invisibility. 

9. If the crew were to visit you, where would you take them to experience your culture ?

Some of the coolest things on Peoria are the Riverboat Casino, the Peoria Museum, a Peoria Rivermen hockey game, and a rock solid burger at the Burger Barge. 

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The newsletter use to be a weekly thing, then went to bi-weekly. If 1 or 2 crew members would be willing to help out with it we could return this crew feature to a weekly, bi weekly or monthly basis. If you think you can handle the Have You Met section or the News In Ten section of the newsletter let JustHatched (me) know. I can't always commit the time to writing but can get what is written coded into email form plus add in unvetted members, events, and double check links. I just need some help to do the rest on a regular basis.

 

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.

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Questions or Comments about the XDBX Newsletter please contact: JustHatched.

 

Parting Thoughts

As I was writing this issue of the newsletter I was reviewing some old newsletters tucked away in a corner of the forum and I found a piece I wrote for the 2 year anniversary of the crew which I am copying here as it still hold true to this day as we come up on the 5 year anniversary.

 

"When I started this crew I never imagined it would have ever grown into what it has become. I was merely looking for other people to game with, however I am very happy to have been the spark to the XDBX fire. For many or most of us we would have long shelved GTA if it had not been for this crew to keep things fun and active, I do not know for certain what I would be playing or doing had we not had this crew for the laughs. I/we have made mistakes along the way but the end result is truly a special group of friends, family and acquaintances. We don't always get along but we manage to continue on our path that hopefully sees us thru to GTA6 and beyond. We've developed some of the best players on the game which has given us a great head 2 head win/loss record, we've held countless playlists and events and still continue to find new ways to do things. Thank you for making the last 2 years an experience I will never forget, and while some of the details may get foggy, the route we took to get here will always be with me. Though I've not said it for awhile, I do not consider myself a leader, more of an organizer, all whom have had a hand in building this crew are the leaders who paved their path and mark among us. I'll see you in year 3 and beyond - Hatch"

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XDBX News!!!

Your source for all things Domestic Battery

Issue 65 - January 15 2019

(Written by PB76, Fido_le_muet and JustHatched)

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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.

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(Snapmatic Celebrity Look A Like Contest Winners - @omarcomin71 and @pete_95973 as Crockett and Tubbs)

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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

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Anniversary Events

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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)

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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.

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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 di*k, in which case how did you get past vetting? Go and do some soul searching or something.

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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.

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(Snapmatic Celebrity Look A Like Contest Runner Up - @Beez as inspired by American Graffiti)

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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.

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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.

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Questions or Comments about the XDBX Newsletter please contact: JustHatched, PB76 or Fido_le_muet.

 

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I hope that in another five years our anniversary will be centered around Red Dead Online, but Rockstar has some work to do in order for that to happen. Out 5th anniversary is just getting started, looking forward to a fun week and a action packed weekend!

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