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  • By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Welcome AJSA, to my lair. Let's us kick back, relax and dive back in time; back to when gaming was young and play a classic. Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition - a game made back during the infant days of computer gaming, based off the 2nd Edition of the D&D rule set, will take you through a magical journey of betrayal, dragons, demons and tension. So grab your dice, grab those pens and ROLL INITIATIVE!
    The event will take place on the AJSA Discord, on Saturday, the 24th, at 2pm EST/ 7pm GMT.

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    PS4 Weekly Events features two events that are consistently held weekly every Friday and Saturday. These two events are Community Nights on Fridays and Game Nights on Saturdays. Both events feature different kinds of activities, and both encourage members coming together to have an enjoying experience playing games together. We’re sure that you’ll find something to enjoy with the PS4 Weekly Events. Below includes information like; featured games, date and times of the events, the hosts of the events, and instructions in how to join both Community Nights and Game Nights.
    To learn more about PS4 Weekly Events Click Here
     
    Game Nights Fortnite: Battle Royale (2/24/18), Hosted by Raxynus, Dekaku, & Smabb4000.
    Spots are limited and time is short, save a spot by replying with ‘GNFBR’ and your PSN ID!
    Information of how to join is included at the bottom of the post.
    Game Nights are weekly PS4 Disivion 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!
    Game Nights Regional/Country Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    - 11:00 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
     

    Community Nights Monster Hunter World (2/23/18), Hosted by Syrupywolf.
    Event Goal: Help hunters climb from low rank to high rank hunts.
    Spots are limited and time is short, save a spot by replying with ‘CNM’ and your PSN ID!
    Information of how to join is included at the bottom of the post.
    Community Nights are weekly PS4 Division events that put a focus on community supported games. Games that show a natural gathering from the community are chosen and focused on. Each Community Nights game has a campaign with a goal and will run on until either the goal is met or the community itself decides to move on. So whether you are new to a game or a veteran there is a place for you at Community Nights!
    Community Nights Regional/Country Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    - 11:00 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 Join Game Nights/Community 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/Community Nights Start Time for your region/country below Remember who the Host/Hosts are. On the day and start time of Game Nights/Community Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite)

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    GAMESD on How Breath of the Wild Builds a Better Future, Amr Al-Aaser on how the reaction to Doki Doki Literature Club dismissed the genre's history, James Howell's essay on the meta-narrative of The Evil Within 2, System Shock reboot put on hiatus, ESA opposes change that will help preserve old games, PC Gamer Weekender developer interviews and gameplay, Snoman Gaming on How Celeste Teaches You Its Mechanics, EA SPORTS Accessibility Lead talks about her job, Writing on Games on how the music tells the story of Shadow of the Colossus, what it's like to kill a game, Eugen Systems employees strike claiming labor law violations, Mark Brown on The Rise of the Systemic Game, Jupiter Hadley gives a view of Bucharest's game development scene, A Game Exhibition Where Everything Is Destroyed, 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)
     
    Vampyr is a game torn between character and combat

     
    Where The Water Tastes Like Wine - Available February 28
     
    Warhammer: Vermintide 2 brings the rat pack back in March
    Warhammer Vermintide 2: Kerillian Hero Spotlight - Careers, Abilities, and More
     
    Total War: Thrones of Britannia Developer Interview - PC Gamer Weekender Live Stream
     
    A Plague Tale: Innocence wants to be The Last of Us with rats

     
    Valkyria Chronicles 4’s New Trailer Highlights The Bad Guys From The Empire
     
    Sea of Thieves devs will "treat PC players with respect" and offer more than a port

    85 minutes of NEW 4K Sea of Thieves gameplay with Rare Ltd.
    Sea of Thieves Developer Presentation - PCG Weekender 2018
     
    Let's Play Cultist Simulator OH NO, STARVATION
    Cultist Simulator Pre-Sales: Why, What, and How Much
     
    Code Vein has distress signal multiplayer
     
    5 Hidden Indie Gems of 2018
     
    Phoenix Point Developer Interview - PC Gamer Weekender Live Stream
    Phoenix Point Pre-Alpha Demo Gameplay (PC Gamer Weekender).
     
    Stay And Platago Developer Interview - PC Gamer Weekender Live Stream
     
    Spellforce 3 - PC Gamer Weekender 2018 Live Stream
     
    The Ballad Singer's story promises 40 endings and 1,700 unique paths
     
    Fade to Silence - PC Gamer Weekender 2018 Live Stream
     
    Close Combat was nearly done when the developer changed game engines

     
    Monster Prom is a competitive dating sim in which you hook up with sexy freaks
     
    Orwell’s second season to kick off later this month
     
    Full-Scale Development of Shin Megami Tensei V Has Started

     
    Mavericks: Proving Grounds Developer Talk - PC Gamer Weekender 2018
     
    Rend - PC Gamer Weekender 2018 Live Stream
     
    Burnout Paradise Remastered Official Reveal Trailer
     
    ONRUSH | The Stampede is Coming | PS4
     
    Soulcalibur VI Mitsurugi character breakdown
     
    System Shock reboot that raised $1.3M on Kickstarter is now on ‘hiatus’

    System Shock’s massive setback proves everything in crowdfunding is a gamble
     
    Hard Drinking, Rabble Rousing Bards

     
    Ni no Kuni II’s Latest Gameplay Video Shows How King Evan Starts Building His New Kingdom
     
    Biomutant Developer Interview - PC Gamer Weekender 2018 Live Stream
    Biomutant Shows Off Its Character Creator
     
    One Piece: World Seeker’s anime piracy goes open-world
     
    Four years later, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is finally coming out
     
    God Wars: The Complete Legend Heading To The Nintendo Switch
     
    Deadly Premonition director Swery making a new game called The Missing for 2018
     
    Frozen Synapse 2 Developer Interview - PC Gamer Weekender Live Stream
     
    Super Robot Wars X’s Second Trailer Features New Original Characters And Robot-On-Robot Action
     
    Insurgency: Sandstorm is a harrowing depiction of combat

     
    Far Cry 5: Why John Seed Is Your Charmingly Deadly Enemy - IGN First
     
    FANTASY FLIGHT INTERACTIVE TALKS ABOUT THE LORD OF THE RINGS LIVING CARD GAME

     
    Attack on Titan 2’s New Trailer Shows Off A Custom Character, Events, And Titan-Slaying Action
     
    Pendula Swing is an adventure game set in a fantasy version of the Roaring '20s

     
    World War II Turn-Based Wargame Klotzen! Panzer Battles Announced
     
    Blazblue Cross Tag Battle’s pricing & first DLC announced
     
    The Evil Within 2: First-Person Mode Trailer
     
    Sombra, Mei, and Doomfist changes being tested on the Overwatch PTR
     
    Ubisoft unveils Rainbow Six Siege's newest Operators, Finka and Lion
    Rainbow Six Siege: Chimera Operators Gameplay and Starter Tips | UbiBlog | Ubisoft [US]
    Rainbow Six Siege - 22 Minutes of Outbreak Gameplay (Finka, Lion Footage)
    Rainbow Six Siege is getting a pick and ban phase
    Big changes are coming to Rainbow Six Siege’s Clubhouse and Hereford maps
    Major changes coming to Rainbow Six Siege’s Starter and Standard editions
    Rainbow Six Siege devs explain why they aren’t talking about toxicity
     
    A new PUBG map will be unveiled in March

     
    Stellaris details its Apocalypse expansion ahead of launch next week
     
    Broly And Bardock To Join Dragon Ball FighterZ As Its First Wave Of DLC Characters

     
    Stardew Valley creator says new multiplayer features are "done", still hopeful of spring beta

     
    Northgard sails out of early access on March 7

     
    Battalion 1944's lead on its troubled launch, plans for the future, and the color gray

     
    Twitch delays new rules to address community concern, frustration

    Popular CS:GO streamer sues Twitch after almost 600 days of being banned
     
    de Blob owner THQ Nordic buys Saints Row and Dead Island owner Koch Media for 121m euro

     
    Mafia 3 developers Hangar 13 hit with layoffs

     
    Significant downsizing at CI Games despite profitable 2017

     
    Call of Duty: WWII Directors Leave Sledgehammer, The Studio They Founded

     
    Outsourcer suing Gameloft over Asphalt assets and trade secrets

     
    Eugen Systems employees on strike

     
    Atari Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Because That's Just What a Company Like Atari Does Now

     
    Valve removes publisher's games from Steam for manipulating review scores

     
    ESA opposes potential DMCA rule change aimed at preserving abandoned online games

     
    US senator calls on ESRB to take action on loot boxes, suggests FTC could get involved

     
    Epic collaborate with Russia's biggest publisher to fund upcoming devs

     
    Inside the GTA 5 mod that brings San Andreas gang warfare to modern day Los Santos

     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: Rainbow Six, Fiesta Bowl, Rocket League Qualifiers

     
    Scarlett's StarCraft triumph is already one of 2018's best moments
     
    Geguri And Other Overwatch League Players Delayed By Visa Issues

     
    Rainbow Six Siege Invitational 2018 Championship Sunday (All Star Match, Outbreak, and Grand Finals)
    Rainbow Six: Siege Invitationals End In Tense Overtime

     
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Belongs To The Fighting Game Community Now

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Once Upon A Coma – From The Creator of Pinstripe
    Once Upon A Coma is a side-scrolling sequel to a Flash era great
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    A Memory of Fire

     
    A Game Exhibition Where Everything Is Destroyed

     
    'Doki Doki Literature Club' Fits in a Tradition of Subversive Visual Novels

     
    Behind the sunless scenes

     
    What it's like to kill a game

     
    You Can Care About Games Without Caring About "Gamer Culture"

     
    Thread on community in gaming
     
    A View of Bucharest's Burgeoning Game Development Scene

     
    My Job Doesn't Exist Without the Support of Fans. How Much Do I Owe Them?

     
    'Don't be predictable': Gary Whitta reflects on writing for games

     
    Road to GDC: Triple-A Gaming While Blind

     
    The retro gaming industry could be killing video game preservation

     
    Being Derek Yu: A Chat With The Creator of 'Spelunky', 'UFO 50'

     
    The best engines for making your own visual novel

     
    The Humble beginnings of National Insecurities

     
    Road to the IGF: Videocult's Rain World

    Road to the IGF: Laundry Bear Games' A Mortician's Tale
    Road to the IGF: Fullbright's Tacoma
    Road to the IGF: Hempuli Oy's Baba Is You
     
    If loot boxes are free-to-play's present, what will be the future?

     
    3 Times That Game Translations Were Quietly Changed

     
    Learning to love older games

     
    Take a look at how Florence became an unforgettable game

    The breathtaking Florence captures falling in love better than almost any game
     
    Dandara: A Videogame's Responsibility to History

     
    How Patriots Became Siege - Investigating Rainbow 6: Patriots
     
    The Rise of the Systemic Game | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    How Celeste Teaches You Its Mechanics - Good Game Design
     
    Shadow of the Colossus: How Music Tells Its Story
     
    A Tale of Tarrey Town (How Breath of the Wild Builds a Better Future)
     
    History Respawned: Harvard Egyptologist on Assassin's Creed Origins
     
    Bendy and the Ink Machine Chapter Two: How Mike Mood and TheMeatly Saved The Old Song
     
    Games With Mental Health Themes 2! #CHECKPOINTSERIES ft Night in the Woods, Town of Light, and more!
    Anxiety Disorders on the #CHECKPOINTSERIES
     
    The Fascinating History Of Xenogears
     
    Make Peace, Not War | Diplomacy AI in Total War: Attila
     
    The Loot Box Question - Designing Ethical Lootboxes: I - Extra Credits
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    The dumbest armour in PC gaming history

     
    When your game site is run by sane people
     
    Shadow the Hedgehog of the Colossus

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    News & Updates
    Free to Play Weekend Recap - I wanted to give a quick thank you to everyone who took advantage of the Overwatch and Rainbow Six: Siege free to play promotions that went on this past weekend. For those unware, we had an Overwatch 'Weekly Event' on Saturday and then a Rainbow Six: Siege 'Game Night' on Sunday. I was happy to see and hear back that we had quite a bit people who took advantage of the opportunity and got to experience these games for the first time, especially with their fellow community members.
    Shout out to the organizers of these activities as well (Melon, Sickshock, and WookieJedi) who made sure they were awesome and fun!
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    Xbox One Events (XB1): Battlefield 4 | February 16th, 2018 - A new highlights video is live on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel! This week we have a gaming montage/highlights compilation of our Battlefield 4 event we held this past Friday night. Enjoy:
    Thank you to MythicalDragon, O0PP3, SavvyDoomSlayer, StraightUpMelon, and SpartanMaster93.for contributing footage to help make this video happen!
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [February 20th to February 24th]
    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. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
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    COD: World War II - Xbox One Event - Tues. Feb. 20th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    As part of our Tuesday night lineup this month are be featuring COD: World War II as a bi-weekly feature. We'll be gathering in observance of the 'Resistance' seasonal event. Squad up with the Angry Army, support the Resistance movement, earn easy double XP, and earn new gear and weapons with your fellow members!
    We'll tie in some custom games into the event as well. We welcome all players of all skill levels. Did we mention 'Resistance' is free to all players? Simply log in and play! Hope to see you on the field.
    Event Summary:
    Time: February 20th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Feb. 22nd, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Come on by and build with us this Thursday night as we work and play in our Minecraft community world. Members are invited play, talk, and craft together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army.
    Please note that for this event we will use the 'Xbox One Edition' of Minecraft.
    We have a central base for all members to start off in and use as a launching pad to explore the rest of the world. Additionally we have 'Bounties & Contracts' for members to complete during the event. You can earn new gear/loot by exploring new areas and discovering secret locations! Remember all 'Bounties & Contracts' will be up at the central base at the start of the event on the 'Bounty Board'.
    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. Early attendance is encouraged due to limited spots in the server.
    Event Summary:
    Time: February 22nd, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Halo: MCC - Xbox One Event - Fri. Feb. 23rd, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection returns this Friday night! Kick off your gaming weekend with the Chief. We're gathering to play some classic Halo across all four titles (CE to H4) in the game in a variety of custom game modes and online matchmaking.
    For additional information concerning the Angry Army on Halo, please check out our sub-forum below:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/167-halo/
    Contact the host on the forums at Blurmania 53 on the forums or on Xbox Live at his Gamertag Awakeningrager1 if you have any inquiries on this upcoming event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: February 23rd, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: Blurmania 53 (Gamertag: Awakeningrager1)
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Feb. 24th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    The AJSA is celebrating the 'Year of the Dog' on Overwatch! Team up with us during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on February 24th, 2018 at 7:00pm EST. Don't miss out! Keep note that we're changing the event time for Overwatch to 7:00pm EST going forward.
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event to get everyone warmed up. 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:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/34618-overwatch-xbox-one-event-information-news/
    Event Summary:
    Time: February 24th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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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/
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    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By Jayson's Rage, in Frontpage,


    This weeks EF event will take you into the vaults and streets of the heist-ridden world of Payday 2 this Sunday, the 18th at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EST. Like always, we'll be using the AJSA Discord Server to communicate for the duration of the event. 
    WE WILL BE PLAYING ON THE VR BETA BRANCH OF PAYDAY 2. THIS DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE VR.
    To get the VR beta branch, follow the instructions in the image below. To transfer your main game character to the VR beta, follow this link for instructions.

    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(11:00AM PT), 02/10/2017.
    Duration: 2+ hours Location: Kell's Corner> MWO
    Command/Signal: Leadership KELL.
     
    SVP for invites by commenting below. Questions may be asked here as well. Please come ready to use your mic and communicate respectfully/effectively. See you there.