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  • By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a casual/pro mission. We'll start with 1 quick drop for prep, and then split into casual and professional groups. You'll be informed as to which group you belong, and there's no negotiation on the designation at this time.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 12/09/2017. Duration: 2+ hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal:  Leadership TBD. 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.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Charlie Hall on The year of BattleTech, Writing On Games on going back to Metal Gear Solid 5, why indie devs sign with publishers, Jason Schreier on Bungie and communication, Vidme shutting down on the 15th, how a JRPG ended up being re-translated after release, how the Game Awards come together and how it has changed, Gaming Historian on SEGA's three biggest mistakes, changes coming to YT advertising and comments, new Darkest Dungeons DLC announced, Mega Man 11 announced, The Making of Tex Murphy, when persecution complexes cause gamers to become corporate cheerleaders, Noclip on The Hillbillies of Grand Theft Auto Online, how first party games return investments compared to third part titles, what Assassin's Creed Origins gets right about Egypt, how Ubisoft changed multiplayer games, the enduring appeal of Musou games, GOTYs and people of the year, 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)
    An Evolving Game Award Show for an Evolving Industry

    How Video Games' Biggest Award Show Comes Together
    Bad Reporting Leads To Widespread False Rumor About The Game Awards
    Guillermo Del Toro confirmed for the Game Awards
    Metro Exodus will be shown at The Game Awards, and a Portal “thing” is rumored
    The year of BattleTech
    BattleTech’s turn-based PC game wants to be the next Firefly
    The BattleTech timeline
    The birth of BattleTech
    Mechwarrior 5 devs challenged by claimant who may not even own copyright
    Find out more about Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord's faction, the Vlandians

    Ashly Burch and Hannah Telle return as Chloe and Max in Life is Strange’s “Farewell” episode
    Shin Megami Tensei V coming west
    Abandon Ship delayed, dev let's play shows off impressive new in-game footage
    Hello Neighbor releases this week, so here's a new trailer
    A time-traveling merchant has 21 days to solve a mysterious death in a strange city

    So far, Wild West Online is more mild than wild

    Desperately trying to get Ubisoft to talk about Far Cry 5's controversial US setting

    How Far Cry 5 became more political than Ubisoft intended
    Into The Breach: a diary of doom

    From the FTL Devs Comes: INTO THE BREACH (w/ Russ and Plante)
    Gorogoa, the beautiful hand-drawn puzzle game, will (finally) be out next week
    How Reigns and its forthcoming sequel make their 'Tinderocracy' work

    Attack on Titan 2 release date set
    No Yakuza: Kiwami 2 localization announcement planned for PlayStation Experience 2017

    The Opening Cinematic For Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Pits Light Against Dark
    Zwei!! for PC coming west as Zwei: The Arges Adventure this winter
    EA UFC 3's Beta Has Brutal Striking, But Falls Apart On The Ground

    Check out fast-paced dungeon crawler Wizard of Legend in this new trailer
    Anamorphine launches January 16

    Co-op thriller A Way Out should be detailed next week, but don’t expect to play it until 2019

    New Past Cure trailer reveals astral projection, time manipulation, and stealth kills
    Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time might not be the 2D brawler the anime deserves

    Capcom Is Making Another True Mega Man Game, 'Mega Man 11'
    Mega Man X Games Coming To PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
    Four difficulty Settings and No Female Robot Masters: 11 Things We Know About Mega Man 11
    Children of Morta: 6 Minutes of This Diablo-Meets-Pixel-Art RPG - IGN First
    Unusual JRPG Koruldia Heritage is the latest pick for Square Enix's indie incubator
    Rebellion Is Remaking Battlezone II: Combat Commander
    Blazing Legion: Ignition’s mech action looks ace
    Legendary Gary is an odd RPG from the programmer of What Remains of Edith Finch
    Bold RTS Riot: Civil Unrest explores the politics and humanity behind real-world protests

    Railway Empire details its sophisticated AI system
    Eight minutes of Gal Gun 2 gameplay
    Omega Labyrinth Z coming west in spring 2018
    10 Minutes of The Adventure Pals Gameplay
    Rainbow Six Siege devs show how they’re bringing more personality to new operators
    Reddit AMA confirms a new shield operator, Tachanka rework are coming to Rainbow Six Siege
    Ubisoft plan to deal with dropshotting in Rainbow Six Siege
    Players Worry Paladins' New Card System Inches Closer To Pay-To-Win

    PUBG's desert map gameplay will debut at The Game Awards
    PUBG's desert map has a sawed-off shotgun with incendiary shells (maybe)
    PUBG 'will never add anything that affects gameplay', but will consider new cosmetic items
    EA Boosts Star Wars Battlefront II's Multiplayer Rewards

    Alien DLC Crash Lands In Darkest Dungeon

    Korea are all about science and hills in Civilization 6: Rise and Fall
    Assassin’s Creed Origins getting ‘nightmare’ difficulty, horde mode and ... chocobos?

    Overwatch Gets Separate Currency For League Skins
    Destiny 2’s December plans include Masterwork weapons and an economic overhaul

    Rain World's difficulty-changing update is now in open beta on Steam

    A new Fortnite update adds weapons, smoke grenades, and two more leaderboards

    Fortnite devs are tinkering with the look of Battle Royale
    Square-Enix Promises 2018 Will Be A Big Year For Final Fantasy Fans
    Final Fantasy XV Gets Character Swapping
    Star Control's future is in question as Ghosts of the Precursors devs clash with Stardock

    Take-Two president on loot boxes: 'We don't view [them] as gambling'

    Warframe dev: Industry must get better at "giving players a choice and a voice"

    The Moment Madden NFL Killed NFL 2K Forever
    "It's the game designer's job to evoke different sides of humanity"

    Former Valve writer Chet Faliszek joins Bossa Studios to direct co-op action game
    From Software: ‘We have no intention of ending the Armored Core series in its current state’

    Introducing In-Extension purchases, now in limited preview

    YouTube exploring a ‘new approach to advertising’ in wake of disturbing content

    Vidme to shutter its site due to costs and tough competition

    This closure isn't a surprise if you've been following the site, their business model, their layout, or the kind of creators that were attracted to the site. The above thread partly showing some of those things and predicting that their next step would be closure back in August. I shared the below video back in June, it covers problems with the site, the challenges with creating a site like this in the first place, and the relationship between creators and platform owners.
    G2A's dispute with indie devs doesn't look like it's ending any time soon

    Two former Gazillion employees claim they’re each owed $5,000 in unpaid benefits

    FTC sternly warns CS:GO gambling fraudsters not to do it again

    Detroit: Become Human under fire for controversial domestic abuse scene
    Have to appeal to their 60+ voter demographic.
    It's 2017, Here's A New Game Boy Game
    PS3 Emulation Makes Huge Strides, Can Now Play Uncharted
    Kickstarter Update #45 - Top of the Mods!
    Mod Turns Mirror's Edge Into A Multiplayer Racing Game
    Esports News
    The Weekend In Esports: Gears Of War Pro Circuit And DreamHack Winter

    Smash Pro Narrowly Wins After Missed Ledge Grab

    Smash Player Proposes To Girlfriend Before Championship Match
    The Smash 4 Championship Final Was Extremely Satisfying
    The Newest Smash Teen Is Dominating With Luigi
    Team Secret Is In The Driver's Seat Of The Dota Pro Circuit

    How Ubisoft are taking Rainbow Six Siege esports to a global audience

    The esports industry has a problem with who it is choosing to represent it

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    How a Major JRPG Wound Up Getting Totally Re-Written Months After Release

    Communication Is Hard

    The games industry has an inferiority complex, and it's holding us back

    Why do indie developers sign with publishers?

    When gamers become weird persecution complex having corporate cheerleaders
        The Norwood Suite's creator on composing the game's soundtrack and standing out from the crowd
    Game Design Deep Dive: The Spinning Plates approach of Bomber Crew

    What I talk about when I talk about Narrative Design

    Dream Daddy co-creator opens up about the challenges of creating in public

    Developers share their most memorable dirty coding tricks

    How SteamWorld bucked 'the easy route' and became a series without a genre

    The “microtransaction” of buying a console

    Meet the 19-Year-Old Who Spent Over £10,000 on Microtransactions

    Ubisoft don't get enough credit for how they've changed multiplayer games

    Why 'SteamWorld Dig 2' Sold 10 Times More on Switch Vs. Steam

    This War of Mine
    What Games Get So Wrong About Egypt, 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Gets Right

    How 'LA Noire' Rewards You For Being a Bad Cop

    “Not Like Other Girls” and Other Lies: Magical Diary’s Exploration of Romance Writing


    Majora's Mask and the Magic of Player Revisionism

    Torment: Tides of Numenera's Opening Accomplishes So Much With Just Words

    What Remains of Edith Finch Does Dreams Right

    Wolfenstein 2’s true heroes are its moms

    The Peaceful, Human Dreams Behind the Nazi-Slaying Fantasy of 'Wolfenstein'
    The Most Shocking Scene in 'The New Colossus' Shouldn't Work, But It Does
    Cyberpunk Rarely Imagines That Its Dystopian Futures Might End

    Haque is a cute, glitchy, roguey-likey little thing

    GOTY 2017: #9 Everything

    The 30 Best Videogames of 2017

    People of the Year 2017: Ninja Theory

    People of the Year 2017: Ubisoft Milan and Paris

    The Warhammer License (Again) - Did Games Workshop's Gamble Work? - Extra Credits
    The Hillbillies of Grand Theft Auto Online - Noclip
    The Making of Tex Murphy - Full Documentary (Official)
    Cool Ghosts: Episode 1
    Going Back to MGSV: The Phantom Pain (Part 1: Gameplay)
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Spoilers)
    Resident Evil 2 Design | Road to the Rocket Launcher
    5 Amazing Levels from 2017 | Game Maker's Toolkit
    SEGA's 3 Biggest Mistakes | Gaming Historian
    The Battlefield 4 Comeback | Fixing a Disaster?
    How Janina Gavankar Became Battlefront 2's Main Anti-Hero - Up At Noon Live!
    The Rise Of The Platform Fighter - Developer Roundtable
    toco toco - Yoshiro Kimura, Game Creator
    The 2017 Experimental Gameplay Workshop
    Innovation on Demand: Paradox Interactive's Strategic Initiatives Division
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
    Streamer goes viral after broadcasting UFC pay-per-view while pretending to play UFC video game
    The illegal UFC 3 streamer has been issued a temporary Twitch ban
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    News & Highlights
    Xbox One Division Anniversary Raffle Winners - During the #AJSA4Year Anniversary week on the Xbox One, we held a special raffle in observance of the community's birthday. Members on the Xbox One who participated in our 'Weekly Events' and completed various Contracts throughout the week in those events had their names placed in a raffle. For those on Xbox who also attended the Special Operation for Rocket League this past Saturday, your names were also placed in this raffle.
    Eight Anniversary events and many Contracts later, the winners have been chosen.
    I'm very pleased to announce the winners of the #AJSA4Year Anniversary Raffle on Xbox One:
    First Place - O0PP34 - While still fairly new to the AJSA, OP has adjusted quick and has fit right into the community. He is a frequent participant at the events and always down to lend a hand to those who need help. We're all happy OP has decided to call the AJSA his gaming home!
    Second Place - EJGarza - Fiery, passionate, and always down for a good fight, Garza is a long-time member of the Xbox community. His random outbursts of laughter and goofiness always brings a smile to the party, even though we think we should send him to an insane asylum sometimes.
    Third Place - Valkyric - Val has come a long way since joining the AJSA. He has grown to be one of our most improved and active members on Xbox. He is consistently the first one to answer calls for any Destiny Raid Nights and always down to tackle any challenge across any game. He is someone you want watching your back in a squad.
    Congratulations to you three! Your prizes are on the way.
    I just want to say that everyone who came out to participate and help organize all of our Anniversary events on Xbox were all part of something really special. I believe that this year we did our best Anniversary events yet on Xbox. Each and every single one of you made the AJSA 4th Year Anniversary activities a great success. Prizes or no prizes, we have the fact that we rocked the house and had an amazing time playing. We set up an amazing foundation for 2018!
    Top 10 Games of 2017 (According to Xbox) - This week we will begin the process of voting on the Top 10 Games of 2017 according to Xbox One members. Similar to last year, members will receive Club notices and messages in the next few days asking for votes and feedbacks on what games that came out this year on Xbox One they really liked. The voting will likely last two weeks. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for these messages.
    AJSA Gaming YouTube
    The AJSA 4 Year Anniversary was a stunning celebration. Members from all sides of the community came together to honor the founding of the AJSA and showed their support in a variety of ways. In the Xbox One Division, we held a unique series of events to commemorate the birthday of this community.
    Just like how we've done in 2015 and 2016, we created a montage video filled with funny/crazy/goofy moments from the Xbox side of the Anniversary festivities. We are happy to share with everyone our adventures and we hope you enjoy the showIf you are passionate and like to make videos and record during events, you are absolutely welcome to create videos such as this shown above and share them with all your fellow AJSA members in the Community Content section of the forums! You can contact Commander Jayson's Rage and coordinate with him to get footage from your events on the channel.
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [December 5th to December 9th]
    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 event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
    Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance 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. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    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.
    Destiny 2 - Xbox One Event - Tues. Dec. 5th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Rally with the 'Angry Guardians' on the Xbox One this Tuesday night [12.5.2017] at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. Join us as we close out vanilla Destiny 2 and enter a new adventure with the 'Curse of Osiris' expansion, packed with new content and changes to the game that we hope will carry it into 2018 and beyond! Read Bungie's 'State of Destiny 2' update here.
    This event will primarily revolve around Curse of Osiris content, however like with our past Destiny events over the years we will have seperate squads and parties for members who do not have any DLC so they may still participate.
    We event will focus on squad play, completing Milestones, and ranking up fellow Guardians. We'll be doing both Vanguard & Nightfall Strikes, Crucible, Missions/Quests, and other challenges. If you've been seeking an organized Destiny gaming group, this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
    Contact our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox One, MasterfulJoe101 on Xbox Live, if you have any questions/require assistance about this upcoming event. Hope you can join us on this new journey.
    For additional information about the AJSA Xbox One crew on Destiny 2, check out our sub-forum.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 5th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    GTA Online - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Dec. 7th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    After a crazy Anniversary event back in November, the Angry Grand Theft Army is returning to Los Santos for more action and shenanigans! Participants of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow AJSA members in an event full of racing, missions, adversary matches and fun in the city of Los Santos and Blaine County.
    Participants are to join the Xbox Live Party of the hosts, "RuneX"", during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can add the hosts to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message them in advance to let them know you'd like to play.
    To join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew, head to the Rockstar Social Club to join:
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 7th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Titanfall 2 - Xbox One Event - Fri. Dec. 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    'Angry' Pilots, prepare for Titanfall! The AJSA is returning to the Frontier this Friday night. Start off your gaming weekend with some classic Titanfall action with the Xbox community!
    We'll squad up together during the event and have fun as a team. We'll do a mixture of custom and online games, plus some Frontier Defense as well. Participants are encouraged to join the 'Official AJSA Network' in-game. Networks are a built in clan system within Titanfall 2. During off-event hours, you can easily see who is online playing Titanfall 2 and join up with other members without having to sort through your friends list.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am EST)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Dec. 9th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Team up with the Angry Army on Xbox during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on December 9th, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. Get ready and warmed up for the Winter Wonderland seasonal event! 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 modes/themes for custom games, please message WookieJedi on Xbox Live.
    For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 9th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Brazil's Video Game Gray Markets, Cuphead The Fake Outrage, The Legacy of Dragon's Lair, how the death of net neutrality can effect smaller game studios and startups like Discord, Gore As Art in The Evil Within 2, Ovosonico founder finds the best game dev ideas while staying away from games, the realities of being an indie developer, Night in the Woods creator on copyright law, Raycevick on Destiny and different types of emotions and enjoyment games of the same genre can offer, how the term grimdark seems to apply to anything with a serious or real world tone, Civilization 6 expansion news, more advertisers leave Youtube, Solutions to Fix the Game Industry, UK Gambling Commission on loot crates, Deus Ex likely to return, RagnarRox on No One Lives Forever, modernizing the classic cartoon style of Cuphead, Game Informer interviews Yoko Taro, To the Moon sequel gets trailer with loot boxes, 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)
    Finding Paradise has a new release date and an unexpected trailer
    The new massively-multiplayer airship brawler from the makers of PUBG is a beautiful, chaotic mess

    A Thriller Where the AI Gets Stressed, Drinks Too Much, and Needs to Pee

    Valkyria Chronicles 4 Story Trailer Shows The New Face Of War
    'Valkyria Chronicles 4' Wants Your Faith Back
    Indies In Development: This week's most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturday

    Purrfect Date promises surreal, floofy feline romance and moderate-to-heavy petting
    Seven: The Days Long Gone has Hitman-style disguises, time-manipulating mechanics
    Open-world stealth game Seven: The Days Long Gone gets aggressive in new combat trailer
    Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War puts a hex-based 4X spin on the setting
    Remedy’s next game will feature Destiny-like online elements
    Magibot is a 'strategy platformer' about a cute robot wizard
    Regain Your Memories Before Time Runs Out In The Longest Five Minutes
    Invade parody films in 2D platformer Epic Loon
    Nihon Falcom's RPG Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is coming to PC next month
    Floor Kids ‘Highlights’ trailer
    Build a low-poly Jurassic Park in dinosaur park sim Parkasaurus
    Check out the surprisingly explosion-heavy trailer for Europa, Tencent's new battle royale
    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds unveils two new guns
    Tencent get exclusive rights to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China
    PUBG dataminer uncovers 3 new weapons and a flare gun
    PUBG is heading to mobile
    Total War: Warhammer 2 will soon give Old World Lords immortality

    Everything we know about Civilization 6: Rise and Fall
    8 new features coming to Civ 6 in the Rise and Fall expansion
    Bungie Changes Destiny 2 XP System After Players Discover It Was Rigged

    Destiny 2's XP scaling is gone, but it now takes double the XP to earn a loot box
    Bungie Cancels Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Stream To Address Fan Anger
    Two years after its launch, Rainbow Six Siege gets an option to report toxic behaviour

    Rising Storm 2: Vietnam update adds Australian forces, new weapons, attack helicopter

    Star Wars: Battlefront II Data Miner Discovers Hidden Character Customization Menu
    EA Doesn't Think Players Want Darth Vader In Pink, 'Not Giving Up' On Battlefront 2 Microtransactions
    Nioh's PC port to add mouse and keyboard support in update this week
    Ninja Theory in profit only three months after Hellblade launch
    Deus Ex is likely to return after Eidos Montreal’s Marvel game

    East meets West: Yosuke Matsuda on growing Square Enix's global empire
    Sources: Gazillion have fired most their employees and will shut down Marvel Heroes tomorrow
    “People in AAA talk about games being mainstream - they're not”

    "It's not Hitman without IO": Why Square Enix set the franchise free

    Ultra Sun and Moon Shouts Out The Time Iwata Helped Save Pokémon
    PlayStation exec: "Sometimes we announced games too early"

    A Fond Farewell to Demon’s Souls’ Servers
    Demon's Souls Servers Are Shutting Down, Removing Part Of What Made The Game Great
    FIFA 18 fans organize Black Friday in-game purchase boycott

    Firms ditch YouTube ads over predatory comments on videos of children

    Business is booming for Valve, as Steam sees over 17 million concurrent users this Saturday

    EA’s day of reckoning is here after ‘Star Wars’ game uproar, $3 billion in stock value wiped out

    Divinity: Original Sin 2 has now sold over 1,000,000 copies
    Sony posts record Black Friday hardware sales

    Global gaming revenue on par with sports at $149bn for 2017

    14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Says He's A Scapegoat

    Games could be hit hard by net neutrality's death

    The State Of Hawaii Investigating EA For "Predatory Practices"
    Victorian gambling commission: "What occurs with 'loot boxes' does constitute gambling"

    UK Gambling Commission weighs in on loot crate legality

    Witcher 3 Development Is Over, But One Of Its Designers Is Still Making Mods

    Esports News
    The Weekend In Esports: European Counter-Strike And Hadocon VIII

    Riot Games Admits They Had No Plan In Place For Abusive Pros

    Rainbow Six Pro League Season 3 Finals showcase the very best of live esports and Siege

    Tekken 7 Competition Concludes With Miraculous Comeback

    Guy Wins Mobile Game Tournament, Has Nothing To Say

    Germany’s Major Esports Organisations Join Together to Form National Federation

    UPDATE: Arrest Warrant Issued Against Former KeSPA President, Charges Expanded

    A Critical Look at the Ecosystem, Part 1: Esports is Not Just About the Top 1%

    Competing in America's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament: Evo 2017
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Du Lac & Fey: Dance Of Death
    NES-inspired platformer Super Mighty Power Man cancels Kickstarter, but publishers are interested
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    I thought I could ship at least 700 units to stay in business

    The sunk cost fallacy: Devs describe how it almost destroyed them


    25 years ago, Mortal Kombat redefined American video games

    If Shadowrun: Dragonfall is 'grimdark,' where does that leave us?


    Poetry in games

    Thread on bad poetry in games.
    Game designer explains how copyright law affects fan art and merch
    Zelda concert producer: "I just want to bring video game music to the masses"


    Nier’s Yoko Taro On Success, Drinking, And Death

    Why, Two Years Later, Sci-Fi Horror 'Soma' Is Nerfing Its Monsters

    How do you get bookworms into games?


    Gore as Art in The Evil Within 2

    The Evil Within 2's Real Horror Lurks Beneath the Surface

    Opinion – Life is Strange: Before the Storm Is The Queer Love Story I’ve Always Wanted In A Game

    The Newest Batman Video Game Is One of the Best Explorations of the Joker in Years

    'Assassin's Creed Origins' Replaces Revenge With Justice


    My Last Night With 'The Tomorrow Children'

    Nier: Automata still needs a patch on PC, 8 months later

    Super Mario Odyssey benefits from unlimited lives

    Watching History Fade Away in 'Call of Duty: WWII'
    The hottest video games of the year can be great teaching tools

    Everything is Going to Be OK is about the circus performance of being all right

    An ode to the sniper rifle


    Halcyon Dreams: The Legacy of Dragon's Lair

    Cuphead: The Fake Outrage

    Found In Translation: Final Fantasy VII, Part Seven

    Brazil's Video Game Gray Markets

    Destiny & Horizon

    Games as Lit. 101 - Quick Time Events & Context

    The Rise and Fall of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
    No One Lives Forever | Forgotten Gems
    What Happened to Warframe? | The Game that Was Supposed to Fail

    Why Resident Evil 7 Works
    TMNT 4: Turtles in Time | The Completionist | New Game Plus

    Peering into Cuphead: Modernizing the Classic Cartoon Style
    Off Camera Secrets | Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Boundary Break *FIXED*

    Big Huge Charity - Giving in the Games Industry - Extra Credits

    Reliving the Horror: Taking Resident Evil 7 Forward by Looking Back
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
    What Happened When The Guy Who Remixes Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Met Jeff Kaplan

    Solutions to Fix the Game Industry
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
    Sonic, the Most Sincere Hedgehog in the World


    The Developer Who Made 100 Games in Five Years

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood uses zombie schlock to talk about white supremacy

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    This article is a monthly update on all the on goings for the PS4 Division in the AJSA Community. These monthly updates can cover news and updates for; PS4 Division, Game Nights, Community Nights, PS4 AJSA Chatrooms, PSN AJSA Community Page, etc. The monthly updates will also give PS4 Division members a sneak peek of what games will be coming to this month’s Game Nights and Community Nights.
    PS4 Division General Updates
    December 3rd-4th the PS4 Division members will begin receiving their prizes from the AJSA 4th Year Anniversary raffle giveaway. The winners won’t be announced until everyone has received their prizes. Community Nights will be returning in January alongside Game Nights. When we started Community Nights it was more of a counter to Game Nights. Game Nights are always the more promoted larger style event, where Community Nights acted as a way to help build our communities in game. Going into January there will be a few changes to Community Nights. Community Nights will now always be on a Friday or sometimes Sunday. We learned that having Community Nights on days during the week proved to be difficult. We had to settle for later times, which would push our European members away. Going forward Community Nights will aim for to be hosted on Fridays at an earlier time similar to Game Nights. We’re still working on an exact time, but will have more information later. Community Nights will rotate between two games per month. We learned a bi-weekly format was very helpful for the host as it won’t burn them out. We’ll have more information on how this process will work at a later point. We’re happy to have Community Nights as a part of our Division, as a way to serve our members with the games they gather to and love to play.   We want AJSA members to help us test out the PS Communities feature, to help determine if this is our future. We recommend having notifications turned on all PS4 and smart devices that include the Communities app. We recommend members to post both on the wall directly and reply to each other directly. We are not saying stop using the Chatrooms all together, but help myself and my staff fully understand what this Communities feature can do. We tried moving there last year and it didn’t work because we simply didn’t understand how different it would truly be. We are not saying that we’re definitely moving, we’re asking for your help to understand if Communities is ready for us. Thank you. Game Nights Updates
    Game Nights are weekly PS4 Division events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. Now members in the PS4 Division will get an idea of what is to come for this month. Whether those games be; Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free to play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. Please understand right now we’re not giving the dates of when each game may appear in the month. Game Nights are always ever changing, and the games could get shifted around. Also understand that these games you see below have a chance of changing due to a number of reasons like; Network issues, broken patches, broken games, lost of support and interest, etc. However 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!
    Below are the updates coming to Game Nights:
    There will be an additional Game Nights on December 2nd for Rocket League, which is part of the AJSA Special Operations were all platforms (PC, PS4, XB1) will be playing together. This will be the final event in celebrating the AJSA’s 4th year anniversary. This Game Nights will count attendance and the contract towards the 4th Year Anniversary giveaway. After the December 2nd Game Nights Rocket League event Game Nights will start its Holiday Break and will return in January. Game Nights and Community Nights will no longer feature Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed Payback, or future EA titles with similar “services” as these selected titles. This ban will not affect past EA titles that do not have these same services. I understand this may upset some of our members but give us a moment to explain our reasoning. EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Need for Speed Payback have shown us what EA means when they say games to be a service. All for the full price of a Triple-A they want to force peoples to grind long hours to get very little in return, all the while nagging the players to spend money to make things “easier”. We PRIDE ourselves on featuring our members the games that can carry out a fun experience and give a sense of ACCOMPLISHMENTS after a long night. As newer EA titles come out in the future we’ll place a larger delay before featuring those titles in order to fully understand, and see how much of a “service” it is when it should be a game. Once this ban is placed on any of these future and current titles it will be reversed once these horrible pay to win, grind wall, and disgusting microtransaction business practices are changed or permanently removed. We’ll continue to feature and promote games we feel will give our members a fun experience for any PS4 Division event. This ban does not reflect or affect the PC Division, the XB1 Division, or the AJSA as a whole. This is a decision that the PS4 Division Commander and Staff came to for the PS4 Division alone. We respect whatever the other Divisions decide to do, and hope they rock the house with their events. We also respect the individual member of the PS4 Division and the AJSA as a whole if they purchase these titles. Game Nights Line-up
    *Do not sign up for any of these Game Nights. Wait until the proper Game Nights announcement featuring the game you’re interested in.*

    Rocket League: Superiority- PS4 and XB1 players will battle the PC to gather as many wins as possible. The console with the most wins under their belt will complete the contract and all members attending will be rewarded! Completing this contract will earn you an extra spot in the 4th Year Anniversary Giveaway.

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    Join the Angry Army across PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One this Saturday night December 2nd at 6pm EST for a special AJSA 4th Year Anniversary Event on Rocket League! Come together as we close out our Anniversary season playing a game that has such an important and storied place in our history as a community. Keeping in tune with the fellowship and unity that the Anniversary season brings, this event will include cross-play matches between console and PC! We hope you can join us for a night of fun and good gaming.
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    PC Division - Expeditionary Force
    Host: Jayson's Rage
    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
    How To Participate:
    This event will take place in the Official AJSA Discord Server, and participants are asked to join the ‘Expeditionary Force’ voice channel. If you’re not yet a member of the Official AJSA Discord Server, click on this link to join: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj

    Playstation 4 Division - Game Nights
    Hosts: WITHASTICK, DoctorPainMD, and Syrupywolf
    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
    How To Participate:
    Make sure you’re apart of the AJSA’s PlayStation 4 Community Page. Click here to learn more about Community Pages. Each host will create an Event for Game Nights on the PlayStation 4 through the Community Page. Accept and join one of the host created Game Nights Events. Please DO NOT join more than one of the host created Events. Look for and remember Game Nights date and start time for your region/country below. On the day and start time of Game Nights the Event feature will auto-create a party chat and auto-invite everyone who signed-up to it. ---

    Xbox One Division - Weekly Events
    Hosts: AJSAWookieJedi, StraightUpMelon & RuneX
    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
    How To Participate:
    It is encouraged you add the hosts to your friends list on Xbox Live. During the event, please join the ‘Official AJSA Xbox One Community’ Xbox Live Party that the host creates from the AJSA Xbox Club (learn how to join the Club here). If the party is full, or on invite only, please contact a host for an invite. Room will be made for every member who wishes to participate. If need be, 'Squad Leaders' will be designated by the host to accommodate all participants.
    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 AJSA Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact the hosts directly at their Gamertags on Xbox Live or on the forums.
    ---- Additional Information ----
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    New Members Guide: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38814-new-members-guide-and-contacts/
    PC: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/176-pc-gaming/
    PS4: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/31-playstation-4-vita/
    Xbox One: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    AJSA Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    AJSA Gaming Events Calendar: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/calendar/