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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Animators discuss Mass Effect and the animation process, Brian Fargo to retire after Wasteland 3, learning to play Overwatch one handed, a look at modern FMV games, Outlast 2 unbanned in Australia, Holly Green writes about the effects of travel bans and passports on a game developer, Final Fantasy IX's exceptional moment, how NieR Automata uses gameplay to tell its story, GOG Galxy exits beta, Mark Brown talks about Breath of the Wild's soundtrack and about the often overlooked women who composed music famous videos games, GameStop closing stores, the legal battle between Sony and two early emulators, Jim Sterling writes about how popular Youtubers believe they have surpassed the media in importance while not understanding why they are talked about, Robert Purchese meets The Witcher author, and more.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods)
     
    GOG Galaxy exits beta, adding universal cloud saves, screenshot capturing, new chat, more

     
    YouTube Restricted Mode Explained
     
    Take an extended look at customisation and PvP in crunchy punch ‘em up Absolver
     
    PAX East Report: Games from around the world

     
    Three Indie Games Are Vying To Out-Smash Smash Bros.

     
    '80 Days' Developer Inkle Digs for Buried Space-Treasure in 'Heaven's Vault'

     
    Steel Division: Normandy 44 - Gameplay reveal
    GAMEPLAY #2 – THREE-PHASE GAMEPLAY
     
    Outlast 2 Edited, Will Come Out in Australia After All

     
    Total War: Warhammer 2 may be revealed next week, and everything else Creative Assembly are doing

     
    Watch The Church in the Darkness gameplay
     
    Warhammer Fantasy Battle going hack ‘n’ slashy

     
    Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition announced for iOS, Android, PC and Mac
     
    Summoning and Polymorph are now in Divinity: Original Sin 2 Early Access
     
    ‘Ruiner’ Might Be the ‘Hotline Miami’ Successor Your Bloodlust’s Been After

     
    Build your army through friendship or fear with Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord’s quest system

     
    Atlus Announces Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey For Nintendo 3DS
     
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire sets sail for frontiers beyond mere tradition

     
    Prey – Weapon and Power Combos
     
    Wonder Boy 3 remake adds something new: Wonder Girl
    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Revives an Overlooked Classic
     
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series debuts on April 18

     
    Syberia 3 - "Story" - official trailer - ESRB version
     
    The next Valkyria game comes to PlayStation and Xbox in June
     
    Meet Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's New Lead Developers
     
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII ‘Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack’ announced, Xbox One version coming west

     
    Be suitably entertained when gladiator manager Domina launches April 4
     
    Watch 14 minutes of the new Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 'Challenge Mode'
     
    The Occupation looks an interesting first-person reporter
     
    Radiant Historia Remake Gets Its First Trailer
     
    Blizzard reveals StarCraft: Remastered, set for release this summer
    'StarCraft: Remastered' Doesn't Fix The Broken Perfection of 'Brood War'
     
    1980s-set police adventure Beat Cop out next week
     
    Tokyo 42 showcases gorgeous neon open world at the PC Gamer Weekender
     
    Rumor: Call of Duty is headed back to World War II, according to supposed leak

     
    Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition prematurely ejects launch trailer
     
    Destiny 2 reveal font lines up with leak pointing at September 8 release date
     
    Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom launch date announced, so let's listen to some music
     
    Sir, You Are Being Hunted devs to launch sci-fi shooter The Signal From Tölva on April 10
     
    Injustice 2 Official Shattered Alliances: Part 3 Trailer
     
    Ex-Lionhead devs’ Kynseed brings new life to the farm

     
    First screenshots of Warhammer Quest 2

     
    The next Civilization 6 leader will be Alexander the Great of Macedonia
    Civilization 6 gets long-awaited warmonger penalty tweak
     
    Overwatch's Anti-Abuse System Is Getting An Overhaul

     
    Blade & Soul reveals Secrets of the Stratus expansion, release date set
     
    Torment Patch 1.0.2 Release Notes

     
    Titanfall 2 free DLC lands March 30, while a single-player mission also goes gratis
     
    Dishonored 2 gets third patch of technical fixes - now Jindosh won't make fun of you after death

     
    Here are the major Mass Effect: Andromeda issues BioWare are working on fixes for

     
    Ubisoft Makes More Of Watch Dogs 2’s Remaining DLC Free

     
    Final Fantasy XV Now Has An Alternative Chapter 13

    Final Fantasy 15’s sweetest boy becomes a man in next DLC
     
    Rocket League Dev Speaks Out Against Real-Money Betting Announcement

    Rocket League boss addresses poor server performance, matchmaking issues on PC
     
    League of Legends design director defends plans for more diversity

     
    Playtonic removes controversial YouTuber JonTron from Yooka-Laylee
    Unsurprisingly, their forum has quite a few people with HItler avatars acting like they had planned to buy the game for the last few days.
     
    inXile boss Brian Fargo plans to retire after Wasteland 3 ships

     
    Nintendo chases more than profit with 'Super Mario Run'

    Nintendo seals victory in 3DS tech lawsuit
     
    Blizzard says cheerio to Battle.net branding

    WoW account services are about to get more expensive in the UK and EU, and players are pissed
     
    Containing Bits, random emotes and chat badges, Twitch lift the lid on Twitch Crates

     
    The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later

     
    GameStop took a beating in holiday sales, and will close 150 stores in 2017

     
    Stalker: Lost Alpha Developer's Cut gets launch date three years after major leak

     
    The ethics of emulation: how creators, the community, and the law view console emulators

     
    Esports News
     
    Meet Michael 'Imaqtpie' Santana, the World's Best 'League of Legends' Streamer

     
    One Of Street Fighter V's Best Young Rivalries Has Been Heating Up This Month

     
    Counter-Strike Tournament Organizer Changes Rules For Benefit Of Banned Cheaters

     
    The Weekend In Esports: The Halo 5 World Championship Finals And More

     
    Newcomer Shocked After Taking Down Smash Bros. Legend

     
    Underdog Knocks Hearthstone World Champ Out Of Tournament

     
    Protoss Prodigy Stats Wins Global StarCraft League Finals

     
    Fans Are Ripping The Halo World Championship For Its Shabby Venue
    OpTic’s CEO Speaks Out About the Scope of the Halo World Championship 2017
     
    For Honor tournament organisers ban the game's most overpowered hero
     
    This Overwatch play is amazing and serves as a valuable lesson

     
    Crowdfunding News
     
    All Walls Must Fall: A Tech-Noir Tactics Game
    All Walls Must Fall is a gorgeous 'tech-noir' tactics game that imagines the Cold War never ended
     
    Celebrating 10,000 Funded Games Projects

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc)
     
    ROUND TABLE – MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA

    Former Mass Effect animator speaks out on Mass Effect: Andromeda’s visuals
     
    How I Learned to Play Overwatch One-Handed

     
    YouTubers Say The Darndest Things
     
    How Trump's Travel Ban Impacts the Games Industry

     
    The Game Beat Weekly: Game reviewers face their own "crunch time"

     
    An Account of Uncommon Darkness: 'Lone Survivor' on Its Fifth Anniversary

     
    Meeting Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer who created The Witcher

     
    Hajime Tabata Reflects on the Transformation of Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV

     
    'Fallout: New Vegas' Writer Chris Avellone: "Fantasy is Not My Happy Place"

     
    David Jaffe Hates Cutscenes, Loves 'Hearthstone' and Says 'Drawn to Death' is His Most Honest Work Yet

     
    Dancing With an Elder God at the End of 'Quake'

     
    Nier: Automata's Most Human Character Is An Alien Machine

     
    Can Learning To Make Video Games Help Rehabilitate Jailed Kids?

     
    Check out the handwritten game design doc for Asteroids
     
    How an RPG Designer Went from 'D&D' to the Bold World of 'Numenera'

     
    One Player's Six-Year Quest to Wear an Iconic 'Dark Souls' Helmet

     
    What It's Like to Curate an Indie Gaming Event

     
    Former Sega America CEO Tom Kalinske on Sonic’s missteps and future

     
    Half-Life 2 maps leak online, but are they legit?

     
    More Than Fuzzy Nostalgia, FMV Games Still Matter Today

     
    FINAL FANTASY IX’S FAMOUS “NO CLOUD, NO SQUALL” QUOTE
     
    The Unifying, Monstrous Hopefulness of 'Inside'

     
    'IT Crowd' and 'Father Ted' Creator Graham Linehan Loves 'Dark Souls' and 'Rainbow Six Siege'

     
    Why Some Zelda Speedruns Use German And Others Use Japanese

     
    Inside the Resilient ‘Team Fortress 2’ Community on the PlayStation 3

     
    Some Of The Witcher 3's Character Animations Are Still Blowing People Away

     
    Crafting the complex, chaotic ecosystem of Rain World

     
    Flashback: 'Justice League Task Force', Blizzard's Only Bad Game

     
    The Hunt For Gaming's First Easter Egg

     
    Every Time Nier Automata Ends, It Gets Better

     
    How Zelda and Horizon fix open worlds in very different ways

     
    Bonus: The music of Breath of the Wild | Downloadable Comment
    <br /> <br />  
    From Shady to Legal: How 2 Emulators Battled Sony - Bleem! & VGS | Gaming Historian
     
    Politics in Games - All Media is Political - Extra Credits
     
    Why NieR: Automata Could Only Work as a Game (Spoiler Analysis) - Writing on Games
     
    Night in the Woods (Spoilers!)
     
    The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Bonus Session
     
    You're Not Alone! Final Fantasy IX's exceptional moment | Game Score Fanfare
     
    Rocket Launcher.
     
    Mass Effect: Andromeda: When Science-Fiction Fails - Reboot
    Mass Effect: Andromeda’s aliens are a missed opportunity
     
    Inside Adult Swim Games' Crusade For More Weird Games
     
    Why "Everything" On PS4 Might Make You Rethink Your Existence
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games
     
    Defeated League Of Legends Player Rams Head Through Computer Monitor

     
    Too many people like this
     
    Worst Pitch Thread
     
    This Guy Is Putting Cooking Mama's Recipes to the Test
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    How Breath of the Wild Fixes Zelda's Item Problem
     

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    Game Nights will be taking its scheduled month long break for 2017 during April. Do not worry, Game Nights will return in May. We take these scheduled breaks to encourage our hosts and members of the PlayStation 4 Division to take a period of rest. During these breaks we of the PlayStation 4 Division Staff may make adjustments to the Game Nights system. We’re always excited to host Game Nights and can’t wait to get back to playing games every Saturday with our members. Thank you guys, and see you soon!
     
    We're reopening the campaign to allow members to sign-up and get their chance to become Game Night host for PlayStation 4 Division. Keep in mind however, not everyone who signs up will become a Game Nights host.
    Game Nights host sign-ups: https://goo.gl/forms/j6t32QlNAdJYJZFN2
     
    We want to test out gathering information about our members we may not know about, to help better understand and than provide back correctly. This survey will focus mainly on games seen at Game Nights and possible future games for Game Nights.
    Game Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/RFlXsAwCafyum0Wz

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    News and Highlights
    Age of Triumph Plans & Raid Notes - Destiny's "Age of Triumph" content update is being released this Tuesday (3.28.2017), the same day as our next scheduled Destiny event here in the Xbox One Division. We are prepared to meet all coming challenges that the new update will bring. Please take a moment to scan over our own Age of Triumph outline regarding future events and Raid activities. Our Game Sergeant (MasterfulJoe101) lays out our battle plan for Destiny in April. Take a read: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38138-xb1-destiny-age-of-triumph-event-plans-raid-notes/
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [March 28th to April 1st]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there.
    All Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. 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 Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live.
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    Destiny - Xbox One Event - Tuesday Mar. 28th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    The 'Angry' Age of Triumph Starts Today!
    AJSA XB1 Age of Triumph Plans & Notes:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38138-xb1-destiny-age-of-triumph-event-plans-raid-notes/
    Destiny's long awaited content drop, the "Age of Triumph" launches today! The last major update for the game will see revised and improved Raids, a new Record book, and Strike variants, along with new quests. For the past month the Angry Guardians on Xbox One have been preparing and are now ready to tackle all the new challenges the 'Age of Triumph' brings our way!
    This Destiny event is scheduled for Tuesday March 28th, 2017 at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. If you want to play during the event right when we start, make sure to have the latest content update installed. During this event we doing various squad activities that will involve strikes, missions, quests, and completing daily challenges associated with the Age of Triumph.
    Destiny DLC is NOT required to participate in this event. Members who don't have Rise of Iron/Age of Triumph or any other expansion are still welcome and we'll adjust in-game squads accordingly.
    Interested in joining the AJSA Xbox One in-game clan for Destiny? Click here:
    https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/GroupMembers/234936
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 28th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    GTA Online - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Mar. 30th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Join up and play with members of the Angry Grand Theft Army on Xbox One this Thursday for a community GTA Online event! Members of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow members in a night of racing, missions, custom matches and general chaos in Los Santos.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can add the host to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message them in advance to let him know you'd like to play.
    Join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew today! Link to join below:
    https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/angrygrandtheftarmy
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 30th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Battlefield 1 - Xbox One Event - Friday Mar. 31st, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    The Angry Army on Xbox One returns to Battlefield 1 this Friday night. Gear up and squad up! We're moving out on Friday at 6:30pm EST with host RuneX. A note to all interested players: the latest "They Shall Not Pass" DLC will be available to all players on March 28th for purchase.
    Squad up with your fellow AJSA members as we move together into this latest entry in the Battlefield series. Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "AScapeRunePlaya" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can message the host before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
    Squad Leaders will be designated by the hosts to help run the event smoothly and to assist the host in accommodating all players. We'll be playing game modes like Conquest and Rush throughout the evening. Additionally depending on how many members who have the latest DLC and want to play in those maps specifically, a DLC-centric squad will be designated by the host.
    To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Battlefield group, click here.
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 31st, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm EST)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Saturday April 1st, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Team up with the Heros of the Xbox One "Angry Army" during our Overwatch event this Saturday on April 1st, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event. Afterwards the host will determine to split up the group to play regular, online multiplayer. If you have suggestions on game modes for custom games, please message Wookie on Xbox Live.
    For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/34618-overwatch-xbox-one-event-information-news/
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 1st, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    Stay Connected With the Xbox One AJSA Community
    Sign Up To Receive Event Notifications On Your Console - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37805-ajsa-xbox-one-message-system-sign-up-to-receive-event-notifications/
    Xbox Section of the Forum - 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/
    Want More AJSA-Wide 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 Section - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a Unit Specific event. If you are not in the unit and/or are considered a casual player, then this is not for you. We will be working on SPECIFIC Unit details, permanent standards, etc.
    Enemy: OPFOR only.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 03/25/2017. Duration: 2 hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal: BATCMDR 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 respectfully/effectively.
     
    See you there.
    NO GUTS, NO GALAXY.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Hearts of Iron 4
    Hearts of Iron 4 is a real time strategy game set in WW2 and developed by Paradox Development Studios. Within the game you take charge of any one country existing at the onset of the Second World War and guide it through these turbulent times. Within this game it is your duty to mobilize your country for the impending conflict by building up your industry, infrastructure and armed forces, whilst positioning your country in politically advantageous positions. Once war finally breaks out, it is your job to guide your country to victory against your foes.
    For the events, we will launch an unhistorical multiplayer session, which we shall continue with each event. Nations are claimed on a first come, first served basis. Players are allowed to cooperatively play as the same nation, as long as the first claimant to the nation concurs. Should some players however not attend an event, then they forfeit their claim to their nation. You will not need to purchase any additional content to be able to partake in the event.
    As such we will host the fourth and final Hearts of Iron 4 session this Saturday, the 25th of March at 5pm EDT/ 9 pm GMT.
     
    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.com/ajsa/forums/topic/31185-future-ef-games-post-your-suggestions-here/   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the EF leaders, namely Acepilot666, ArisingFlame, Brandykins1982, Conan or Digs.

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    Game Nights Uncharted 4 (3/25/17), Hosted by WITHASTICK, and BleedingChaos23.
    Spots are limited and time is short, so save a spot by replying with ‘GNU’ and your PSN ID.
     
    Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from; newly 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 time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a 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
    10:00 PM GMT
     
    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights changes.