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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Noclip talks to former Telltale employees about the highs and lows of the studio, Ian Boudreau plays Project Hospital with a hospital director and finds that the game helps him understand the broken US healthcare system, Cool Ghosts return with new episode in their dead guys watching TV and reflecting on games series, CaseyExplosion and Dominic Tarason give thoughts on why the Epic Store sale can draw both anger and support from devs and what creating a successful store in this climate involves, Gwen Frey shares how Epic Store deal stopped her from having to sell to a publisher and how they promoted her work, Jacob Geller discusses the attacks faced by modern and experimental art both in videos games and in the wider art world, Liam Triforce looks at the Half Life series to see why it deserves to be revered and remembered, Kimimi's analysis of how Devil May Cry 5's final boss avoids typical tropes and how it focuses on the personalities of the cast, and more.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
     
    Signs of the Sojourner is a card game with chats instead of battles
     
    Roadwarden is an upcoming wilderness exploration interactive fiction, with a demo out now

     
    System Shock 3 ‘has a lot of interest from publishers’

     
    Mech strategy Phantom Brigade has a new combat system that lets you peer into the future
     
    Clan Introduction - Toreador - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
     
    George R.R. Martin: “I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan”
     
    The Full Story Behind Marvel Heroes' Development
     
    Persona Q2 Has Me In An Extremely Fun Feedback Loop

     
    Until Dawn dev's new nautical horror Man of Medan gets an August release date
     
    Codemasters reveals an all-new Grid
     
    Sources: Call of Duty 2020 In Upheaval As Treyarch Takes Over, Plans Black Ops 5

     
    Lords of the Fallen 2 studios fall out over quality of work, one leaves project

    Lords Of The Fallen 2 drops new devs Defiant Studios
     
    Conglomerate 451 brings cyberpunk dungeon crawling to early access next week
     
    Fade to Silence’s antagonist is a Lovecraftian GLaDOS that wants to see you fail
     
    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Liu Bei Launch Trailer [PEGI UK]
    Total War: Three Kingdom’s ‘Chapter Packs’ DLC will advance your hero’s story
     
    Rainbow Six Siege Phantom Sight release date – all the latest details
     
    Metro Exodus expansions will tell the tales of a lost colonel and an American survivor

     
    Epic launches its own version of the Steam summer sale

    Hades’ Epic Games store price hike “stemmed from a miscommunication”
    Hades pricing and the Epic Mega Sale
    "I Was Saved By an [Epic Games Store] Exclusivity Deal," Says Indie Dev
     
    Steam user scores boost a game’s store placement – mixed is 500% better than negative

    Valve lets players avoid toxic people in DOTA 2, charges for the privilege
     
    CD Projekt promises less crunch on Cyberpunk 2077 than The Witcher 3

     
    Sony and Microsoft to explore strategic partnership

    Report: Microsoft And Sony's Cloud Gaming Collaboration Caught The PlayStation Team By Surprise
    Xbox boss Phil Spencer pledges improved safety and inclusivity in online games
     
    Riot Games stands firm against walkout employees' demands

    Riot Walkout Organizers Release Statement Saying They're "Disappointed" By Company's Decision on Forced Arbitration
     
    Indie Developer Accused Of Plagiarism Says It Was An 'Intentional' Reference

     
    Tencent acquires Sharkmob

     
    Nippon Ichi Software reportedly unable to pay staff after Disgaea RPG teething problems

     
    Unity slammed over engine features supporting the gambling industry

     
    China is the next battleground for Epic and Steam, but why haven't they been banned?

     
    U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried

    Nintendo to shut down Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem mobile games in Belgium over loot box law fears
     
    Sega's Judgment Going Back On Sale In Japan

     
    Esports News
     
    Losing in slow motion: How it feels to flame out on Hearthstone’s biggest stage

     
    LCS demands removal of Echo Fox investor who used racist slur
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Fight To Make Games Accessible For Everyone

     
    How to support videogames in 2019

     
    How Final Fantasy IX's Strategy Guide Turned Out So Horrible (And Other Answers From A Veteran Guide Writer)

     
    Divinity: Original Sin’s team “love it” when players break the game

     
    Top Streamers Said To Earn $50,000 An Hour Playing New Games

     
    Why Games Need Better Non-Player Characters

     
    Now I’m motivated!

     
    ‘Project Hospital’ is A Great Way to Understand Our Broken Healthcare System

     
    Heaven’s Vault rewards replays by forcing you to live the theory you’re investigating

     
    Persona Can’t Do Women Justice Without Fixing its Conservatism

     
    Rage 2 is a fun game that makes me feel like garbage

    The Lazy Design Aesthetic of Misrepresenting Genetic Conditions
     
    Telltale: The Human Stories Behind The Games
     
    Who’s Afraid of Modern Art: Vandalism, Video Games, and Fascism
     
    Episode 3 Cool Ghosts
     
    TIMING - The 12 Principles of Animation - New Frame Plus
     
    Building Mario Levels with Machine Learning | AI and Games
     
    Alucard's Running Animation
     
    How To Make an Indie Game Trailer | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    Half-Life Retrospective | Liam Triforce
     
    DAYS GONE COMBO MAD
     
    You Need To Play Katana Zero
     
    Atmosphere and Motivic Development in Hollow Knight's Soundtrack
     
    Mongolia's Video Game Grit
     
    Ubisoft’s Accessible Design Workshop | Ubisoft [NA]
     
    Suda51 Breaks Down His Iconic Career | Audio Logs
     
    How Localizing Return of the Obra Dinn Nearly Sunk the Game | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    BBC GTA Interview Archive
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    WoW Classic

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Overwatch Three Year Anniversary -
    Happy birthday, Overwatch! Released on May 24th, 2016, this game has established itself as an institution within the Xbox community. Our first ever event for Overwatch was held on May 27th, 2016 and we've been supporting the game ever since. Overwatch holds the honor of being our longest running event series within the Xbox community. It holds several other honors and accolades as well. Last year, Overwatch set the record for the longest single Xbox event at 16 hours when we held our Two Year Anniversary event.
    We're recognizing our community history with the game, reflecting on past accomplishments and looking ahead to forge new adventures. To celebrate the Three Year Anniversary of Overwatch, we're organizing a special Game Night this Saturday night on May 25th. Starting at 6pm EST, our longtime Overwatch Officer and host WookieJedi will be leading us on an epic journey filled with fun and exciting custom games.
    We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has been with us since the start or came along the way. To all those who came out to play during an Overwatch event these past three years, thank you for being part of this journey.
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    To commemorate the Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night series, we've created a special video for the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel that features highlights from all our nine Fight Nights held during the Kountdown to Kombat. This is a visual chronicle of our community project. Enjoy!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - May 24th to May 26th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday May 24th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Angry Spartans! Come join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Master Chief Collection. Revisit and relive the epic journey of the Master Chief as we play across all four featured Halo titles in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening.
    ICYMI - Halo: Reach is coming to the Master Chief Collection later this year. Check out this blog post from Halo Waypoint to get up to speed on this announcement from 343 Industries.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual online & custom games Grifball, Action Sack, & Infection - Date & Start Times -
    Friday May 24th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Officer Rager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Overwatch - Game Night
    Saturday May 25th - 6:00pm EST [11:00pm GMT]

    Happy Birthday, Overwatch! Join us this Saturday night for a special Game Night to celebrate the Three Year Anniversary of Overwatch. We're recognizing our community history with the game, reflecting on past accomplishments and forging new adventures. Starting at a special time at 6pm EST, our Officer and host WookieJedi will be leading us on an epic journey filled with fun and exciting custom games.
    Our first ever event for Overwatch was held on May 27th, 2016. We've been supporting the game ever since. Overwatch has grown to be our longest running event series in the community with events spanning the course of these three years. We would like to thank everyone for their support and dedication! We'll see you at the Game Night!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Anniversary Custom Games Casual Quickplay & Arcade - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday May 25th, 2019 6:00pm ET 5:00pm CT 3:00pm PT 11:00pm GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer Wookie [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Sea of Thieves - Game Night
    Sunday May 26th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Ahoy, yer scurvy dogs! Set your sails, the pirates of the Angry Army are returning to Sea of Thieves this Sunday night! Unleash your inner 'Angry' pirate, plot with your crew, and set course for hidden riches in this treacherous world. We're going to check out the latest Anniversary Update and see how much the game has changed since we last played. All pirates welcome!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Checking out the Anniversary Update content Completing Voyages Fishin'!!!! - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday May 26th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Captn' Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    This Saturday, the 18th, we here at the EF will revisit the era of the Napoleonic Wars, with an old community favourite: EF: Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars event. During the event itself, we'll reconnect with old faces from the M&B: NW era in the AJSA and see how the game has aged, as well as how it compares to the newer Holdfast: Nations at War. The event itself will take place on a public server.

    The event will take place this at 7pm BST/ 2pm EDT on our Discord Server.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Game Score Fanfare's new series explores the music of Final Fantasy, Dia Lacina examines the character who meant the most to her in Sekiro and why players respond strongly to From Software's lonely and isolating worlds, Patrick Stafford interviews developers about the dangers of in-game data collection, Joshua Rivera talks to a Mortal Kombat developer about the toll watching and researching violent material can have, Brian Crecente speaks with sources and researches leaked documents to uncover the current state of the ESA, Santa Monica Studio's documentary on the journey to creating God of War, Jody Macgregor on how the player expectation and pressure to constantly update games is harmful to developers and changes how games are talked about, Daryl Talks Games discusses his favorite moment in Twilight Princess and how sadness effects how you play games, Core-A Gaming discusses fighting game mechanics and why button mashing doesn't work, and more
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
     
    John Wick Hex is an official strategy game heading to the Epic store
     
    The Final Fantasy VII Remake Finally Re-Emerges
     
    Be A Sugar Glider In Away: Survival Series
     
    As expected, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a year-long Epic Store exclusive

     
    Square Enix says ‘Project Prelude Rune’ is canceled, and the studio behind it shut down

     
    The Surge 2’s cyberpunk city is a concrete playground for its Souls-like combat

     
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s level design is like Dishonored

     
    Predator: Hunting Grounds Coming From Illfonic And Sony
     
    Exclusive Hands-On Impressions Of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
    Exclusive Miles Morales Gameplay - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
    Exclusive Ms. Marvel Gameplay - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
     
    How Rivalries and Alliances shape the world of Total War: Three Kingdoms
    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Multiplayer Campaign Spotlight
    Building an army in Total War: Three Kingdoms
    Sun Jian Let's Play PART 1 - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
    EVERYTHING in the Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
     
    Another Vampire: The Masquerade RPG is Coming From the Developers of The Council
     
    An intensely bizarre trailer marks the start of Pathologic 2 preorders
     
    Search for your lost daughter after a spacecrash in upcoming Claire De Lune
     
    Trine 4 dev diary showcases a return to sidescrolling fairy tales
     
    The Legend of Grimrock devs are back with Druidstone, a new tabletop-inspired tactical RPG
     
    Blood Bowl 3 is coming next year

     
    New, Exclusive Gameplay For Man Of Medan
     
    Wandering city-builder Dream Engines lets you float away to escape and find untapped resources
     
    Dive into the depths of Koral on May 16
     
    Outer Wilds becomes another Epic Games Store PC exclusive and some backers are not happy
     
    16-player space submarine simulator Barotrauma plunges into early access next month
     
    You can’t have human AI comrades in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint is on Epic Games Store and not Steam
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint Isn't Making Political Statements, Ubisoft Insists Despite Obvious Themes
    Ghost Recon Bungled Bolivia, So At Least They're Going Somewhere Fictional This Time
     
    Warhammer: Chaosbane leans on an army of miniatures, but remains faithful to them
     
    New Gameplay Today – Gato Roboto
     
    MediEvil Remake Gameplay Trailer - State of Play
     
    New Gameplay Today – Code Vein
    Does Code Vein do enough to distinguish itself from Bloodborne?
     
    Monster Hunter: World Iceborne gameplay trailer reveals new elder dragon, Velkhana
     
    Titan Quest, first released in 2006, has a new expansion set in Atlantis
     
    “What if putting your empire into decline was a fun mechanic?” – developing Stellaris
     
    Euro Truck Simulator 2 heads through Transylvania to the Black Sea next
     
    Battle Brothers walks the woad to war with Warriors Of The North
     
    Rage 2 post-release content includes two expansions, free content and weekly challenges

     
    Cities: Skylines Is Going Back To College
     
    Pillars of Eternity 2’s turn-based mode gets full release
     
    The people who make WWE 2K are making a rival to WWE 2K

     
    Epic Games to collect special BAFTA award

     
    Bethesda pulls Elder Scrolls tabletop adventure amid plagiarism accusations
     
    YouTuber ProJared Accused Of Sexually Soliciting Fans

    Every Time I Become Aware of a YouTuber It's Because They've Done Something Horrible
     
    Labor Wants To Bring Back The Australian Interactive Games Fund With $25 Million

     
    Sweden investigating loot boxes

     
    U.S. Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions

     
    Esports News
     
    Thrilling Overwatch League Match Sees Only Undefeated Team Lose

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Monster Prom 2: Holiday Season
     
    Fig announces open-ended crowdfunding program Open Access

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3

    Video Game Industry Association Appoints New President, CEO
     
    The dangers of in-game data collection

     
    'I'd Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams': What It's Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11

     
    The 12 principles of animation in video games

     
    The First Video Game Convention Hosted Entirely On Steam

     
    How one deaf Overwatch fan is trying to make the game more accessible
     
    Fortnite is free, but kids are getting bullied into spending money
     
    Former Fortnite UX lead digs into ethical game design

     
    Porting Dead Cells to mobile: An in-depth breakdown

     
    From 'Putt Putt' to 'Freddi Fish'—How Humongous Entertainment Made Edutainment Fun

     
    Zelda: Skyward Sword Speedrunning Has Been Stale For A While, But A New Trick Might Change That

     
    How Rainbow Six Siege brings diversity to the military shooter
     
    Charting our Emotional Landscapes through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s Hanbei

     
    The 20 Best Puzzle Games on Itch.io

     
    Heaven's Vault Is a Remarkable Exploration of Language and History

     
    Katana ZERO Offers Only Excuses

     
    The Flare Path: A breath of fresh Aer

     
    Us Lovely Corpses

     
    The Challenge of Cameras | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    How NBA Jam Revolutionized Cheat Codes − Codex
     
    The Best Moment of Twilight Princess | Psych of Play
     
    Final Fantasy I, II, & III | Warriors of Leitmotif
     
    Exile: The 8-Bit Metroidvania You've Never Heard Of | Retrohistories
     
    Analysis: Why Button Mashing Doesn't Work
     
    God of War - Raising Kratos: Full Length Feature | PS4
     
    Fallout Miami and Cascadia - What It Takes To Make A Large-Scale Mod
     
    Out of Bounds Discoveries | Mortal Kombat 11 - Boundary Break
     
    The Making of Divinity: Original Sin 2
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    The Story Of XBAND - The 16-Bit Multiplayer Network For Super Nintendo & Sega Genesis
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    Garfield, Only He's A Nightmarish Monster Starring In A Game Boy Game
     
    Which Dark Souls boss is the best manager? | Unraveled

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Return to Sea of Thieves -
    Ahoy, landlubbers! As part of our Sunday night festivities this month, we are venturing back to the world of Sea of Thieves. New voyages and dangers await! Thanks to their latest Anniversary Update, a host of new content and challenges has been added to the game. We're setting up these pirate themed Game Nights to try out all the exciting and fun features that have been added! All pirates, ranging from new to veteran, are welcome as we tackle to the new Tall Tales quests and more.
    - Overwatch Three Year Anniversary -
    As a reminder, we will be having our special Overwatch Three Year Anniversary event on Xbox next Saturday night. We will be starting at a new, earlier time at 6:00pm EST with host Officer WookieJedi. Last year when we celebrated the Two Year Anniversary for Overwatch we went on a 16 hour Marathon. What crazy plan will WookieJedi have in store for us next week? 
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    As an extension of our latest Xbox Spotlight with EJGarza, WookieJedi got together with our 'Man of the Hour' on Black Ops 4 Zombies where they played and talked together. Great way to learn more about Garza! Enjoy the video:
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - May 17th to May 19th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
    --------------------
    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday May 17th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Angry Spartans! Come join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Master Chief Collection. Revisit and relive the epic journey of the Master Chief as we play across all four featured Halo titles in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening.
    ICYMI - Halo: Reach is coming to the Master Chief Collection later this year. Check out this blog post from Halo Waypoint to get up to speed on this announcement from 343 Industries.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual online & custom games Grifball, Action Sack, & Infection - Date & Start Times -
    Friday May 17th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer Rager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    COD: Black Ops 4 - Game Night
    Saturday May 18th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    A new seasonal event is live on Call of Duty Black Ops 4! Operation Spectre Rising has been activated on Xbox One and it brings with it a host of new content and game modes for us to play. Along with a new operator, this update also brings Prop Hunt back into the fold. For those who used to participate in our Call of Duty: World War II Game Nights last year, you will be very familiar with this fun and goofy game mode. We'll be swapping between online and custom game modes throughout the evening depending on the size of the group. 
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Prop Hunt Online TDM/Kill Confirmed/Domination Online & Custom Blackout [Battle Royale] - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday May 18th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Sea of Thieves - Game Night
    Sunday May 19th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Ahoy, yer scurvy dogs! Set your sails, the pirates of the Angry Army are returning to Sea of Thieves this Sunday night! Unleash your inner 'Angry' pirate, plot with your crew, and set course for hidden riches in this treacherous world. We're going to check out the latest Anniversary Update and see how much the game has changed since we last played. All pirates welcome!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Checking out the Anniversary Update content Fishing!!! Completing 'Tall Tale' Quests - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday May 19th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
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    Super Bunnyhop looks into the efforts towards unionization in the games industry and how the way the industry is run effects future generations, over 150 Riot employees stage walk out to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment and assault lawsuits and labor groups investigate sexual harassment claims at Quantic Dream, former Gearbox VO accuses Randy of assault, Matt Kim and Brendan Sinclair speaks to NetherRealm Studio's contractors and former employees about studio culture, Epic acquires Rocket League developer Psyonix, Errant Signal discusses small games both to highlight some and to talk about exposure, QueenofRabites covers the making of Chrono Trigger with the help of RPG Maker, Heather Alexandra on the importance of idle animations, Noah Caldwell-Gervais explores the real life locations that inspired or appear in the Fallout series, New Frame Plus looks at the evolving animations of Pokemon, and more.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
     
    Borderlands 3: The Best Guns at the Preview Event
    Borderlands 3 Worldwide Gameplay Reveal - IGN Live
    Borderlands 3 Won't Have Loot Boxes
    Borderlands 3 Zane skill tree: all abilities and perks detailed
    Let's Talk About Randy Pitchford's Tantrum Over Borderlands 3's Microtransactions
    Here's why Claptrap's voice actor has changed in Borderlands 3
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 and 2020 tabletop confirmed as being in the same timeline
     
    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Mid Game Spotlight
    He Yi Start Position Spotlight - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
     
    Exclusive: The Saga Of 'Star Citizen,' A Video Game That Raised $300 Million—But May Never Be Ready To Play

     
    Clan Introduction - Brujah - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
     
    The Oxenfree creators discuss Afterparty, a game about outdrinking Satan

     
    Persona 5 Royal Gets a New Director and Producer
     
    The Dark Pictures: Man Of Medan

     
    A Plague Tale: Innocence ‘Monsters’ trailer
     
    Run a robo-kitchen in Automachef
     
    How the Devs Behind 'Sable' Found Inspiration in the Enigmatic
     
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is out in June, and it doesn’t look like “poop” anymore
    Making it in Unreal: how Bloodstained continues the Castlevania legacy
     
    Last Epoch puts a brilliant new twist on the Diablo and Path of Exile skill systems
     
    A Subtler Magick Filled the Air: Exploring The Sinking City

     
    Send lonely messages to other players in upcoming The Things We Lost In The Flood
     
    New Gameplay Today – Observation
     
    The Red Solstice 2: Survivors continues WarCraft 3's modding legacy
     
    Respawn shares that it has banned over 770k Apex Legends cheaters in latest dev update

     
    World War Z lays out a roadmap full of speedy zombies
     
    Epic Acquires Rocket League Developer Psyonix

    Epic Clarifies: No Announced Plans to Stop Selling Rocket League on Steam
    Rocket League is getting review bombed because Epic bought Psyonix
     
    Path of Exile director on crunch: “I will not run this company that way”

     
    Over 150 Riot Employees Walk Out To Protest Forced Arbitration And Sexist Culture

    Riot Games Employees Walkout in Protest of Treatment By Company
    Over 100 Riot Games Employees Walked Out to End Forced Arbitration
     
    Labor Groups Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims at 'Detroit: Become Human' Developer

     
    Starbreeze seeks funding to avoid imminent "liquidity shortfall"

     
    Echo developers Ultra Ultra shut down, movie still planned
     
    Ubisoft and Genba to "kill the grey market" with silent key activation

     
    UK games industry gender pay gap report shows progress, but companies must do more

     
    It turns out the FCC ‘drastically overstated’ US broadband deployment after all

     
    There will soon be more PC gamers in China than the total population of the United States

     
    Dundee launches Summer of Games

     
    Esports News
     
    San Francisco Shock Complete Overwatch League's First-Ever Perfect Stage

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    "This Is How They Get Away With It:" Former NetherRealm Studios Contract Devs Reveal a Troubling Studio Culture

    NetherRealm's self-sustaining culture of crunch
    Ronda Rousey Has No Business Being in 'Mortal Kombat 11'
    Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm responds to accusations of workplace toxicity and crunch culture
     
    The pressure to constantly update games is pushing the industry to a breaking point

     
    How video games are reimagining Britain for the Brexit era

     
    In 1998, 'Jagged Alliance' Developers Threatened a Walkout—And It Worked

     
    What responsibility do leaders have to their developers?

     
    What it’s like to map a galaxy in Elite: Dangerous

     
    How YouTube let's plays are preserving video game history

     
    The Quiet Importance Of Idle Animations

     
    Can Grand Theft Auto V help your mental health? Yes, say role-players

     
    Unionization, Steady Careers, and Generations of Games Culture
     
    The Real Life Landscapes of Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas
     
    Talkin' 'Bout tiny Games
     
    How to Animate a 2D Fighting Game [redux]
     
    Leveling Up Progression Systems
     
    How Has Pokémon's Battle Animation Evolved? - New Frame Plus
     
    Good Game Design - Baba Is You
     
    The Design of FTL & Into The Breach
     
    The Making of Chrono Trigger (Animated)
     
    How Dead Cells Secretly Stops You From Dying
     
    Fixing Far Cry - A Critique of New Dawn // HeavyEyed
     
    Examining SUPERHOT's Innovative Action, Three Years On
     
    A Review of Forager
     
    Noclip Podcast #10 - Playing Sekiro With One Arm
     
    Inside FINAL FANTASY X|X-2 HD Remaster (Closed Captions)
     
    How Slay the Spire’s Original Interface Almost Killed the Game | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    3 Hours of Relaxing Super Nintendo Music - SNESdrunk
    Three hours of relaxing SNES music, going to the video page and looking at the description will give you time stamps and the name of each track.
     
    God of War documentary is making its debut this week
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    David Cage