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    The elite vanguard of the AJSA, the Expeditionary Force (EF) chooses a new PC game to dive into every month! Join us for weekly events and help decide if the game has a future in the AJSA.

  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    News and Highlights
    Promotion Notice - I'm very pleased to announce that StraightUpMelon has been promoted to Sergeant within the AJSA Xbox One Division! Melon has been a member of the AJSA Gaming Community here on the Xbox since July of 2015. He is an active, friendly, and respectful member of the community, consistently attending events and being a great help to not only the hosts but to his fellow members as well.
    Never hesitating to offer assistance to a fellow member in need, Melon has proved to be highly capable, reliable and a role model to his peers. Melon was recently part of the exemplary team that organized and executed the recent Rocket League Tournament on Xbox One. He will now be joining the ranks of staff lending his organizational and hospitable skills to the team. Congrats!
    Special Week of Events Starts Tomorrow (July 26th, 2016) - After a month of planning we finally reach the end of July and to members of the AJSA Xbox One Community it means that the Special Week of Events is finally here!
    We'll be kicking off the festivities tomorrow night with a special session of Minecraft! Other titles that we will be playing this week include Borderlands 2, Gears of War, and more! We're going to be ending July 2016 with a bang! The full list of scheduled events for this week can be found below in this article.
    Rocket League Tournament (Finale Highlights) - As only seen on the AJSA Gaming Youtube Channel, Compilation clips from the finale of the Rocket League Tournament we held on the Xbox One can be found in the video shown below. Thank you to all participants and organizers who helped make the tournament a great success! Enjoy the video!
    Xbox One Event Schedule - July 26th to July 31st
    The Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule Thread Can Be Found Here
    Special Week of Event Notices
    Event Participation Notes - For new members/first time participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host). All Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's party. If you have any questions, please contact me at "RuneX" on the forums.
    Minecraft - Tuesday July 26th, 2016 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Minecraft is one main supported titles here in the AJSA Xbox One Community. Since August of 2015 members of the Angry Army have been meeting up weekly (normally on Thursday nights). During our Special Week of Events we are going to be putting a twist on our Minecraft event in recognition of the unconventionality for the week.
    Hosted by our own Minecraft Game Officer, Bamboe, members will be taken to a new land far away from our accustomed and safe halls of the "Angry" Fortress. Mini-games, survival elements, and other features will be included.
    Event Summary:
    Time: Tuesday July 26th, 2016 - 6:30pm EST
    Host: Bamboe (Gamertag: AJSABamboe)
    Grand Theft Auto Online - Wednesday July 27th, 2016 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    The Angry Army is being re-deployed to Los Santos. We've heard reports that several competing crews have been setting up shop in the city establishing warehouses and offices to run their unscrupulous criminal enterprises.
    We want in on this action!
    We will be working, and playing, together to build up our own enterprise and going through content from the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update. Warehouses and offices will be pre-established and squads will be designated. We will work our hardest to make sure we have everyone in the same open, free-roam lobby.
    Members of all skill levels are welcome to play! We'll also be doing some crazy custom game modes set up by the host and Xbox One Game Officer, Slade Bogaty. RuneX will be listed as co-host and will assist the main host.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "Slade Bogaty" and/or "AScapeRunePlaya" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can add Slade to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message Slade in advance to let him know you'd like to play.
    Officer Slade Bogaty can be reached on the forums and Xbox Live at "Slade Bogaty" for questions. Commander Rune can be reached on the forums at "RuneX" and Xbox Live at "AScapeRunePlaya" for assistance.
    Event Summary:
    Time: Wednesday July 27th, 2016 - 6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Hosts: RuneX (Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya) & Slade Bogaty (Gamertag: Slade Bogaty)
    Far Cry 4 - Thursday July 28th, 2016 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Far Cry 4's unique multiplayer has long eluded the forces of the AJSA on Xbox One. We've enjoyed the single-player, and co-op, content but when was the last time you remember playing multiplayer on this game in a group? Against your friends? We will be gathering to play Far Cry 4 during the Special Week of Events to travel to the land of Kyrat and experience what the multiplayer has to offer. Use the environment and wild animals to defeat your enemies!
    The host, Slade Bogaty, will be leading us in multiplayer battles. Participants who want to do co-op instead will be designated co-op buddies to play with by the host.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "Slade Bogaty" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you.
    You can add Slade to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message Slade in advance to let him know you'd like to play.
    Officer Slade Bogaty can be reached on the forums and Xbox Live at "Slade Bogaty" for questions.
    Event Summary:   Time: Thursday July 28th, 2016 - 6:30pm EST   Host: Slade Bogaty (Gamertag: Slade Bogaty) -------------------- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Friday July 29th, 2016 @7:00pm EST (12:00pm GMT)

    The war against the Locust (or COG, depending on whose side you support!) isn't over yet...The Angry Army is traveling to the world of Sera on Friday July 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm EST. RuneX will be hosting multiplayer lobbies and organizing squads for the evening.
    Depending on the response from the community on this event we may do more GOW events going forward in prep for Gears of War 4. You want GOW supported more in the AJSA? Come to the event, lend a helping hand and contribute to the in-game community. Want to know what some of the current AJSA Xbox One staff think about upcoming Gears game? Check out our Gears of War 4 Beta Impressions here.
    All skill levels are welcome to play.
    Event Summary:
    Time: Friday July 29th, 2016 - 7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX (Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya)
    Borderlands 2 - Saturday July 30th, 2016 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT) After much requests and inquiries from members, Borderlands 2 (a game that has quickly become a community favorite on Xbox) is being being showcased as an event on Saturday July 30th, 2016 at 6:30pm EST with host Slade Bogaty.
    We'll be taking down raid bosses, exploring the in-game world, completing hard-to-do missions together, and acquiring kick-ass loot all along the way! Please contact Slade Bogaty for questions and other inquiries regarding the event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: Saturday July 30th, 2016 - @6:30pm EST
    Host: Slade Bogaty (Gamertag: Slade Bogaty)
    Star Wars: Battlefront (E.A) - Sunday July 31st, 2016 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Fight for the Galactic Empire or fight for the Rebel Alliance...or just derp around in a speedbike lolz. The Xbox One Angry Army returns to Star Wars: Battlefront on Sunday July 31st, 2016 @7:00pm EST hosted by AJSABamboe. We will be playing a variety of games modes, both within custom matches and online matchmaking.
    Please contact the host at his Gamertag "AJSABamboe" or his forum handle at "Bamboe" if you have any questions regarding the event and/or if you'd like to give advance notice that you are looking to participate in this event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: Sunday July 31st, 2016 - 6:30pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: Bamboe (Gamertag: AJSABamboe)

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    The AJSA Community site got an update back at the start of April, with the new site update came with some new toys. One of these new toys were the ability to make our very own emoticons for the site that we call, AJSAticons. So far each of the sites new AJSAticons have been designed by myself, however I want to give the Community a chance to make their very own AJSAticons! And what a solid few selection of entries do I get to pick from (Literally only 3), but what can you do?
    The TWO Champions of July’s Community Challenge “Your AJSAticon” are…
    Dyzzles’s Joembo
    Apex Spartan’s Joegasm
    Challenge (Completed): Design and create your own AJSAticon. Two Champions of this challenge will have their AJSAticons design become emoticons for the site.
    Firstly, Dyzzles your capture of our Lord Commander's face during his Rambo review is perfect! When I first started making these AJSAticons I thought of doing one from Joe’s Rambo review. However, I couldn’t get a perfect shot of Joe with a good look.
    Secondly, Apex Spartan you just seem to find ways to continue to end up on this Champions article. Some people argued it was bullshit, but hey everyone has different tastes. Anyway your Joegasm is quite the looker. While I thought of getting one from the Witcher 3 review, I never this would be the image from there. However, good catch!

    Once again hail your two new Champions Dyzzles and Apex Spartan the Fifth and Sixth Community Challenge Champions (Now a third time Champion for Apex Spartan). Thank you everyone who entered/attempted (All one other of you). See you’ll next week for Community another Community Challenge!

    Wade D McGinnis takes a deep dive into the vast wondering game Song of The Deep from Insomniac Games (Yes the guys who made Ratchet & Clank). Published by Game Trust Games (aka GameStop, yes… they publish games now). In this next installment to his review series of The Good, The Bad, The OMG
    Blurmania shows us a short 28 second clip of a split second move he pulled off in Halo 5 to avoid death. You got to keep your eyes peeled, blink and you will miss it.
    DestinyDecade started his new playthrough of Monster Hunter Generations for the Nintendo 3DS back on July 15th, and continues to keep up with progress. I don’t know what progress in Monster Hunter games looks like, but I like to imagine it involved hunting monsters… look I am a simple man, with a simple mind.
    Agent of Darkness has started his own playthrough/role-play series of Fallout 4, with the first episode titled “The Beginning”. It’s pretty fun watch, especially the amount of time it must take to edit between shots and voice work (Don’t know if he captures the voice work live or in post, maybe both. Money is on live).

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    Game Nights Paragon (7/23/16), Hosted by BleedingChaos23. Attending will earn you 2 AP.
    Spots are limited and time is short, so save a spot by replying with ‘GNP’
    Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from new released Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free to play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. No matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other!
    How To Join Game Nights
    Reply below with the abbreviation you see above and include your PSN ID (you’ll be added to our Attendance List).
    Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country below.
    Remember who the Host/Hosts are.
    On the day and start of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite or Party Chat invite).
    Game Nights Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM GMT
    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights changes.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: We will be engaging in multiple drops, drills, and unit collaboration. Those looking to enter the unit will be squared away. Tutorial is a required prerequisite. Expect to be recorded.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 7/23/2016. Duration: 2 hour
    Location: AJSA TS-> MWO Channel-> Staging Area.
    Command/Signal: BlackOpsElf will lead the event. RSVP by commenting below. Questions may be asked here as well. Please come ready to use your mic and communicate, as we will be establishing "battle comm" protocols.
    See you there.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    The third EF GoI event will be held this Saturday, the 23th of July at 4pm EDT/ 9pm BST. 
    Dedicated Players

    We encourage commitment and attendance within the EF, thus we offer attendance pips for those players who register themselves as dedicated players (You can still attend all events without making this commitment). As such dedicated players promise to attend at least 50% of the events, for which they will receive said attendance pip at the end of the month.
    If you want to suggest ideas, discuss the game or make other recommendations, then feel free to do so in the EF forum here: http://angryjoeshow....itionary-force/   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the EF leaders, namely Acepilot666, ArisingFlame, Brandykins1982, Conan or Digs.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    This week in gaming; PewDiePie responds to sites using his name and image as what he feels is clickbait and why I use or don't use (or try not to use) certain articles or sites in news posts, Xbox One S release date, look into Naughty Dog creator Neil Druckmann's creative process, Overwatch director interviewed, EVO 2016, tournament Super Smash Bros player Cristian "Hyuga" Medina fired after groping sleeping Smash 4 caster, Ubisoft says Nintendo NX has potential to draw in casual gamers, developers from the 80s and 90s and what they have done since then, Twitch begins beta for HTML5 player, Obsidian CEO talks about success and survival in AAA development and independence, Bethesda accused of ripping off New Vegas mod with Fallout 4 DLC, a look at the Famicom Disk System, and more.
    Xbox One S "launch edition" to ship August 2 for $399

    Twitch Begins Closed Beta for HTML5 Player

    Twitch Tells Counter-Strike Gamblers To Go Away
    Twitch researcher confirms that livestreams help boost game sales
    Twitch Bans Top Counter-Strike Gambling Streamer
    Battlefield 1 Beta to Begin “Shortly After” Gamescom; Rush Gamemode Returning

    Drugs, masks, and randomness: The moral gray areas of We Happy Few
    For Honor - New Campaign: Knight Campaign Mission (Women Knight)
    This video was actually posted at the end of last month on two different Youtube channels but I didn't see any sites show it, so I just found it, so I'll post it now for anyone interested in the game.
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole Is Full Of Surprises
    Civilization 6 shows off China’s leader Qin Shi Huang and The Great Wall
    Amy Hennig Discusses New Star Wars Game, It Sounds Like Uncharted

    A thread about this was created here.
    Double Fine's sci-fi side-scroller Headlander gets a release date and a trailer
    Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality revealed, coming to the HTC Vive
    Persona 5 ‘Take the Treasure’ Event Liveblog
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered gets a lengthy gameplay video
    RimWorld updates with new scenario system, Steam Early Access release
    Fraudsters force RimWorld dev to stop giving out Steam keys
    Exploring Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Open World, Side Quests, and More
    Titanfall 2 Dev Teases Multiplayer and Network Changes
    Here's When Nioh's Beta Demo Will Be Available on PS4

    Blade Arcus from Shining EX coming west for PC via Steam on July 28
    New Mafia 3 Trailer Tells You All About the Main Character and His Troubled Past
    Lantern - Story Trailer
    Gail Simone To Help F84 Create A Red Sonja Video Game

    Gail Simone is great, hope it turns out well.
    Tekken 7 adds Bob and Master Raven to roster
    Gears of War 4 Microtransactions Don't Let You Pay to Win

    LawBreakers Trailer Shows Off Enforcer Action
    Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru first details, screenshots

    Cossacks 3 launches this September in stores and on Steam

    Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 includes a PSVR chapter when it launches

    Bam! Biff! Hi! Meet Telltale’s Batman In New Trailer
    Batman: The Telltale Series coming to retail the month after season premiere
    Gravity Rush 2 drops in December
    Dead Rising 1 and 2 Officially Headed to PS4, Xbox One, and PC

    Pokémon Sun and Moon lets you train monsters past the level 100 cap
    Sex Game Cancelled After Taking In Five Figures A Month On Patreon

    If they were making that much money they should have hired a better artist.
    New Total War: Warhammer DLC Trailer Reveals Beastmen
    From their Steam announcement
    Like the focus on ambushes and having a new campaign, I bought it, it's 21% off on Greenmangaming.
    Total War: Warhammer’s Call of the Beastmen expansion introduces Minotaurs
    Total War: Warhammer - Lore of the Wild
    Total War WARHAMMER - Beastmen Campaign Gameplay Walkthrough
    Teaser and leak hint at new Hearthstone adventure, with Karazhan the likely theme

    Star Wars Battlefront Will Have Rogue One Tie-in Expansion

    Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC's Two New Characters Revealed
    Star Wars: The Old Republic’s next expansion teased

    Satellite Reign now has a four-player co-op multiplayer mode

    A peek into Naughty Dog game creator Neil Druckmann's creative process

    Obsidian Entertainment: Survival, success and independence

    Hideo Kojima: It'll soon be 'easier to get emotions through games than actual people'

    Hideo Kojima on Leaving Metal Gear Behind and Starting Anew
    Overwatch's Director On Competitive Mode, Controversies, And The Future

    Hindu Leader Wants Blizzard To Drop Symmetra's Devi Skin From Overwatch
    Players are getting more toxic in Overwatch, but Blizzard is on it
    The new Overwatch hero Ana is now live

    Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space, SimCity 3000 now available on GOG

    Why Some People Have Accused Bethesda Of Ripping Off A Mod For Fallout 4
    Sadly, Metal Gear Pachinko Has Beautiful Cutscenes
    Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System

    Mini NES Classic Edition FAQ
    Without being able to add more games and with so many of the included titles getting updated versions on the SNES or being in compilations, I don't see much of a point. You would think that they would have some advantage over cheaper and more feature complete third party options but they can probably sell well on nostalgia alone.
    A thread about this was created here.
    Nintendo becomes most traded Japanese stock in any one day this century
    Nintendo's NX Is "Really Great" and Has Potential to Draw in Casual Gamers, Ubisoft Says
    Microsoft Says It Didn't Need Crackdown 3 This Year Because It Has So Many Other Games

    Windows 10 Won't Reach 1 Billion Downloads as Fast as Expected, Microsoft Admits
    Half-Life 2's City-17 creator, Viktor Antonov, joins Darewise Entertainment
    Playdead co-founder Dino Patti leaves Limbo & Inside studio
    King of Fighters team wants to bring back Samurai Shodown, World Heroes and more

    Some Real Talk On Piracy From A Witcher 3 Dev
    Valve Says They'll Start Cracking Down On Gambling Sites That Use Steam

    What happened to CS:GO skin prices after Valve's gambling ban
    Fallout 1.5: Resurrection promises a new, old-school Fallout RPG
    A thread about this was created here.
    Another Day, Another Alarmist Warning Against Violent Games

    That's an odd title, as that really isn't something that comes up that often anymore, seems more accurate to say something like, "Well, been about two years since we mentioned this.". ...Does their logo look like they are about to sacrifice a child?
    In esports news

    EVO screwed up Smash 4
    Hungrybox Wins EVO 2016's Smash Tournament

    VGBootCamp drop Hyuga following groping accusations
    Evo’s first Street Fighter 5 champ is Infiltration

    Shirtless Guy Tries To Challenge Evo Champion, Gets Thrown Out
    Evo Japan announced, more details at Tokyo Game Show
    Two Filipino Dota 2 teams are facing visa issues ahead of The International 2016

    In crowdfunding news
    Star Citizen Backer Gets $2550 Refund

    Long Gone Days - A 2D Modern-Day Military RPG

    A thread about this was created here.
    Other content I found interesting this week
    I noticed that the NicheGamer editor with the "can we hate him now" quote is the same guy who was recently going on a homophobic and transphobic rant about not wanting to support No Man's Sky last week, while also talking about his ban dodging (if anyone wanted to know why I don't use sites like that for the news post, that would mostly be the reason why). That aside, I was worried I linked to some badly written clickbait last week, thankfully I didn't. I read the FCC and Polygon article (which is the one I linked to) which actually just says that he was one of the people paid, Polygon's mention of him just said
    Which is correct, even PewDiePie says he now puts disclosures in a place where they are immediately visible, they also weren't one of the ones to use his image for their article or even mention him in the headline. You really can't call the Polygon article clickbait when he wasn't even mentioned in the preview part of the article on their homepage. The Verge article being the opposite with him as the first word of the title, his image being attached, saying he is a reviewer, and saying he didn't disclose it. The ones saying he didn't disclose at all, using his picture for the headline, and saying he reviewed it, that would typically be something that I look more into, but he was such a minor inclusion to the FCC and Polygon write up that it didn't even cross my mind to think about him.
    Japanese Video Game History Is Disappearing

    Classroom Metrics - Real World Case Study for Games in Schools - Extra Credits
    TIMING: The Animation of Shadow of the Colossus - Extra Frames
    Nostalgia and greatness meet at California Extreme

    Designing for Adaptation in Games: An Early Analysis

    Watch an engineer tear down this Nintendo PlayStation prototype
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Game Designers
    Bit Bash indie game festival is back for another year showcasing Chicago game devs
    Famicom Disk System - Gaming Historian

    The Unexpected Joy Of Repetition In Video Games
    Guest Column: How They Got Good: Tips on Learning Fighting Games from the Pros

    Farewell & Thanks Chris Watters - The Lobby
    Farewell & Thanks Ty Root - The Lobby
    With Chris gone that will be the last of the familiar staff faces back from the 11 years I used the community.
    How one pro CS:GO player profited from gambling, and how it all went terribly wrong

    How I failed making my dream-game 2 times in 4 years

    The Struggle To Bring More Women Into Game Development

    INSIDE: The Best Game Ever
    The History of Quake
    Downwell's Dual Purpose Design | Game Maker's Toolkit
    How Free DLC Helped Turn A Small Steam Game Into A Hit

    Game Theory: FNAF Sister Location DECODED! (FNAF 5)
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games
    Fan crushes Dark Souls 3 using only dance pads
    Assassin's Creed Ghost Murder
    Throwing him over the table is what makes it.
    Suspected Censorship
    Shared some fake screenshots that account was sharing a week or two ago but that's pretty funny to me that they were worried about a game that actually has different pairs of panties put on every day of the week and thinks censorship happened when they change.