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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Gameumentary's documentary on the making of Divinity Original Sin 2, Nintendo ends its Creator Program, Laura Kate Dale reports on how disabled gamers feel about the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Esteban Martinez's Noclip documentary on Team Spooky and fighting game tournaments, MechWarrior 5 and Resident Evil 2 previews, James Holland covers how FIFA is ideal for teaching mental health patients about resilience, Steam reveals new revenue program that favors AAA publishers over indie developers while Epic announces store that it will give 88% of revenue to developers, Jeremy Parish on how Ultima 4 and Wasteland ushered in an era of maturity in RPGs, The Gaming Historian tells The Story of Punch-Out, Obsidian's next game to be announced at Game Awards, Gamestop posts another loss for last quarter, 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)
    Obsidian's next RPG will be announced at The Game Awards

    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Diplomacy Gameplay Reveal (Part 2)
    Total War: Three Kingdom’s latest general is axe-wielding bandit queen Jiang Zheng
    MechWarrior 5 will release in September 2019
    How MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ creators plan to rearm the series
    Resident Evil 2's remake reveals its biggest star
    Resident Evil 2’s horrible humans are more disgusting than its monsters
    Story comes first in the making of Cyberpunk 2077

    Rust studio go turn-based tactical with Clatter next month
    Hell Let Loose gameplay trailer showcases 'authentic' WWII combat
    New games: Later Alligator is an animated adventure about New York City and reptiles
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden's new character is a stone cold fox
    Tekken 7 - Negan Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer | TWT 2018
    TEKKEN 7 - Season Pass 2 Reveal: Craig Marduk | PS4, X1, PC
    TEKKEN 7 - Season Pass 2 Reveal: Armor King | PS4, X1, PC
    Big Changes Coming To Battlefield 5 | Weapon Balance Dec 4th Patch
    Delayed Battlefield 5 Update Releases Tomorrow
    The Nintendo Creators Program draws to a close this December

    Brenda Romero, Jade Raymond and Fumito Ueda to be honoured at Fun & Serious Festival 2018

    Ubisoft acquires server company i3D.net

    Games Done Quick 'Indefinitely' Splits With Speedrunners Over Sexist And Transphobic Comments

    Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players for life after shocking in-game homophobic attack
    $200 Fallout 76 Edition Promised Fancy Bag, Delivers Nylon Trash Instead
    New Revenue Share Tiers and other updates to the Steam Distribution Agreement
    Fortnite maker Epic takes on Steam with its own PC games store
    IGDA calls for industry action on loot boxes

    Starbreeze CEO departs as company files for administration

    GameStop posts $488 million loss for last quarter

    Tumblr to Ban All Adult Content in a Blow to NSFW Video Game Fandoms
    No-deal Brexit would 'devastate' UK gaming industry, says report

    Account boosting in Korea could soon land you in jail

    Chinese Gamers are More Competitive and Completionist, More Homogeneous in Gaming Motivations Than US Gamers

    Esports News
    A high school CS:GO team has accidentally ended up in a pro Rainbow Six tournament

    Fanatics Signs Major Multi-Year Overwatch League Merch Deal

    The best Tekken player in the world is a panda

    After Dota 2 Team Fails To Ban One Of Its Players, Valve Does It For Them

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Two Months On, Here's How Disabled Gamers Feel About the Xbox Adaptive Controller

    Developer Shows How To Write Good Game Dialogue Using Blade Runner


    Kotaku Reporting
    Inside Livestreamfail, The Controversial Forum That Fuels Twitch Drama

    Yasuhiko Fujii – 2007 Developer Interview
    It turns out FIFA is ideal for teaching mental health patients about resilience

    One Designer's 15-Year Journey to Ship The 'Doom' Mod He Started as a Teen

    Red Dead Redemption 2's Redface Proves How Far Games Haven't Come

    On Voice Acting and Diversity
    A Stairway To The Unconscious — Thief: The Dark Project, 20 Years Later
    Thief: The Dark Project is 20 years old, and that makes me feel the following emotions
    “My Life Didn’t Begin Until The World Ended” — Sunset Overdrive and the post-apocalyptic identity

    “Women Out of Date,” by Esther Wright

    The Cynical Politics of Red Dead Redemption 2’s Symbolic Violence
    The meaning of death and Red Dead Redemption 2
    The irony of Red Dead Redemption 2’s themes
    “The Daguerreotype, Real,” by Julie Muncy
    The Emotionless Death Throes of 'Battlefield V'

    The Bizarre Animation of MR. GAME & WATCH - New Frame Plus
    The Making of Divinity: Original Sin 2 | Gameumentary
    STAY FREE: The Team Spooky Story - FGC Documentary
    The Story of Punch-Out!! | Gaming Historian
    The Magic of Super Smash Bros and Pro Wrestling | Psych of Play
    God of War - Dealing With Disappointment (Spoilers!)
    The AI of Tom Clancy's The Division Part 1: Enemy AI Design | AI and Games
    Game Boy Advance: First Person Shooter Ports | Punching Weight [SSFF]
    The Horror of Universal Paperclips and Space Engine
    Playing with Pride: When Game Culture and LGBTQ Culture Collide
    Classic Game Postmortem: The Bard's Tale I and II
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
    How Ultima 4 and Wasteland Ushered in a New Era of Maturity for RPGs


    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    Hello everyone and welcome back! Our November Break has concluded and we are returning to regular programming here in the AJSA Xbox One community. It was a nice opportunity to recharge and rest after a busy Anniversary Week. I'd like to once again thank everyone who participated in our AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week festivities here on Xbox. If you'd like to check out our recap of the Anniversary Week, please check out our last article. In this article we'll be covering the latest news and updates coming out of the Xbox community plus we're highlighting the winners of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Xbox Raffle. Our December outline will represent the last series of events for 2018. We hope you can join us as we close the year!
    Anniversary Raffle Winners [Xbox]
    During the AJSA 5th Year 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 Anniversary activities 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 and Destiny 'Vault of Glass' Raid Night events also had their names included in the raffle.
    I'm very pleased to announce the winners of the #AJSA5Year Anniversary Raffle on Xbox One:
    First Place - EJGarza02
    Second Place - AlphaDelta1994
    Third Place - SavvyDoomSlayer
    Congratulations! All well deserved.
    Overwatch Moving to Friday Nights
    Overwatch, our longest running AJSA event series on Xbox, is moving to Friday nights in December. Due to IRL work obligations of our host, WookieJedi, we feel it is best we move the event a day early from its usual Saturday spot and keep our Overwatch crowd engaged as the year closes. Meet up time will remain the same at 7pm EST for Friday nights. COD: Black Ops 4 will be taking our Saturday night event spot for the rest of the month. Thank you for your understanding!
    Top 10 Games of 2018 - Xbox Voting Survey
    Our campaign to determine the 'Top 10 Games of 2018' according to Xbox members continues! Our voting survey is still up and going for those who wish to cast their vote and opinion on what games they enjoyed the most. We are asking for your thoughts and opinions on what games you liked and why. We don't want this to a 'normal' Top 10 List, we want to make it as fun and unique as possible. For this to happen we need as much members of the community as possible to participate. This survey will take you only a few moments of your time. We also have some extra questions at the end that you may find interesting.
    Voting ends on December 21st, 2018. To vote, please click this link to be directed to our voting survey.
    2019 Changes
    As we close out 2018 we are looking towards the future. The closure of the year symbolizes both an end and a new beginning. It is an opportunity for us to look at what is currently in place and what we can do to make things better. What has to change, what needs to stay in place, and what new ideas can we come up with to make the new year unique. There are several initatives and other plans in place that will taking hold within the Xbox community as 2019 approaches. We are looking at matters such as restructuring our event format and organization and introducing new community engagement projects, among other thing. We will be sharing our plans for 2019 in the coming weeks.
    December 2018 Outline
    The following Weekly Events and Game Nights for December 2018 is as follows:
    Week One [December 7th to December 9th]
    Fri. Dec. 7th - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST Sat. Dec. 8th - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Dec. 9th - PUBG - 7:30pm EST Week Two [December 14th to December 16th]
    Fri. Dec. 14th - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST Sat. Dec. 15th - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Dec. 16th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Week Three [December 19th to 21st]
    Weds. Dec. 19th - Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7:00pm EST Thurs. Dec. 20th - Red Dead Online - 7:30pm EST Fri. Dec. 21st - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST Holiday Break [December 22nd to January 10th]
    During this time we will have no events or game nights scheduled. Xbox Event Schedule [Dec. 7th to Dec. 9th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Activity? - 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. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
    All Xbox Live 'Weekly Event' & 'Game Night' parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we may use the AJSA Discord. 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 activity and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, 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 activity 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.
    Overwatch - Xbox Weekly Event - Fri. Dec. 7th, 2018 @7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]
    Overwatch events are moving to Friday nights in December! Join us as kick off the last slate of events for 2018 as we play our longest running weekly event series on Xbox! Meet up times will remain the same despite the day change with 7:00pm EST remaining our start time. This will likely be the final weekend before the Overwatch WInter Wonderland seasonal activity starts so this will be a great opportunity to practice, play, and get ready for the holiday grind. We'll be playing a mix of both casual online and custom game modes during the evening.
    Event Summary
    Date & Start Times
    December 7th, 2018 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Host
    WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] --------------------
    COD: Black Ops 4 - Xbox Weekly Event - Sat. Dec. 8th, 2018 @7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
    Squad up with the AJSA this Saturday night on COD: Black Ops 4 as we play a mix of Battle Royale, Multiplayer, and Zombies to help ring in our last round of events for 2018. Black Ops 4 has quickly risen as a favorite within the community and we're excited to bring back this game to our event rotation. This will be a casual COD experience. We don't care about stats or K/D. Play your best and keep a good attitude win or lose. If our group is large enough we'll also do some custom games.
    Event Summary
    Date & Start Times
    December 8th, 2018 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Host
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] --------------------
    PUBG - Xbox Game Night - Sun. Dec. 9th, 2018 @7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
    PUBG has been finally released as a full retain title, coming out of the Xbox Preview Program. PUBG has a special place in our hearts here in the AJSA Xbox Community. This gamew has been a frequent title featured as a Game Night in 2018 and we find it only approriate we play it in a Game Night setting one last time before the year ends. PUBG is also a new addition to the Xbox Game Pass meaning anyone with a Game Pass subscription can download and play this game for free. We hope you can join us this Sunday as we end the week and revisit a game that has provided us countless hours of fun over the past year.
    Rune will be taking up hosting duty this Sunday for the Game Night as our regular Game Night host, Sickshock6, is out of town for the next week visiting family. Have a great trip Sick, we will miss you and we will try to be as silly as possible playing PUBG in your honor!
    Event Summary
    Date & Start Times
    December 9th, 2018 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Host
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] --------------------
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Codex Entry discusses The Emotional Journey of Tetris Effect, TheParryGod created a beautiful Dark Souls short film, Maddy Myers on the inexplicable sexiness of Soul Calibur's Ivy Valentine, Jacob Geller on The Architecture of Fumito Ueda, Gaijillionaire looks at the Dreamcast's marketing version of Segata Sanshiro, Matt Leone covers the legacy of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, Jason Schreier speaks with Blizzard employees about Diablo and the company's present and future, Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152 discusses spoilers and the treatment of death in What Remains of Edith Finch, Divinity Original Sin 2 gets a Dark Eye GM campaign, Patrick Klepek's How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in Spelunky, Super Bunnyhop looks at the "historical" setting of Soulcalibur, 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)
    Warborn is bringing the hex appeal back to anime mech-war
    Artifact’s Monetisation Is A Mess

    Tropico has been “rebuilt from scratch” for its big glow up

    The Last Remnant Remastered Discovers A New Trailer Featuring Story Cinematics
    Platform brawler Bladed Fury is looking sharp in its latest trailer
    Just Cause 4 ‘One Man Did All This?’ trailer
    The Council's fifth and final episode arrives next month

    Divinity: Original Sin 2 added an official The Dark Eye GM campaign today
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker’s first DLC will add tieflings and a new companion

    A big Bard's Tale 4 update adds grid movement, save anywhere, and respeccing

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC ‘Story Arc 1 – Legacy of the First Blade’ launches December 4
    Enter The Gungeon DLC canned in favour of new projects and one final update

    Rainbow Six Siege Devs Talk Wind Bastion Balance and Pro League | Rainbow Six Siege Reinforcements
    Total War: Arena shutting down after failing to meet expectations

    Disappointing Overkill's The Walking Dead Sales Prompts Starbreeze to Cut Costs

    Amplitude Studios co-founder opens new studio for tactical RPG

    Obituary: Carolyn Enlow, one of Sierra Online's first female coders
    Number of child gamblers quadruples in just two years

    UK Gambling Commission: No link between loot boxes and exposure to gambling
    US Federal Trade Commission agrees to investigate loot boxes

    TwitchCon is heading to Europe for the first time

    Esports News
    A sloppy setup marred the Smite and Paladins World Championships

    Cracking the curious case of Toronto Esports

    H1Z1’s esports league collapses as teams go unpaid

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Koruldia Heritage, a pixel-painted adventure RPG
    Shenmue 3 dev ends crowdfunding efforts with over $7.1M raised

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    The legacy of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, in 24 stories

    The Past, Present, And Future Of Diablo
    How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in 'Spelunky'

    Strong National Museum of Play recognizes herstory

    On Media Oversaturation, How The Past Is Competing With The Present

    Fallout 76

    At the Games Accessibility Conference, 2018

    What a giant catfish taught me about happiness at Final Fantasy XIV fan festival

    Off the streets and onto the dancefloor: the lasting impact of Streets of Rage's soundtrack

    Attentat 1942: The Long Road Towards German Release

    Ikari Warriors, Guerilla War, and The SNK Golden Age originally featured in the 3/01 issue of CONTINUE magazine
    We talk to Alexios and Kassandra voice actors about the beauty of mocap, and using Pink Floyd to get psyched up

    For Lucas Pope, Return of the Obra Dinn was a bunch of appealing design problems

    InXile acquired by Microsoft: the interview

    The Inexplicable Sexiness Of Ivy Valentine

    Tetris Effect Thread
    “Up, In Smoke,” by Ed Smith

    Hitman's humour evolved because of 47's penchant for disguises

    A Battlefield for Everyone, But Rarely at the Same Time

    On Warframe and Late Capitalism

    The Emotional Journey of Tetris Effect // Codex Entry
    Subjectivity is Implied
    The "Historical" Setting of Soul Calibur
    Spider-Man and the Effective Use of Musical Clichés
    Building Better Skill Trees | Game Maker's Toolkit
    Which SNES Action RPGs Are Worth Playing Today? - SNESdrunk
    World Record Progression: Super Mario Bros. 3 Warpless - Episode 20
    History Respawned: Crime and the Pinkertons in Red Dead Redemption 2
    Pokémon: The Story of Junichi Masuda (Red & Green, Ruby & Sapphire, Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee)
    The Rise and Fall of Dead Space
    Indie Dev Releases Game After Documenting Its Development Every Week For Three Years
    The Dreamcast Has A Segata Sanshiro? Meet Mr. Sega Hidekazu Yukawa! Gaijillionaire's Club - GTV
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    Beautiful Dark Souls Fan Film Tells The Story Of The Chosen Undead
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
    Epitaph: What Remains of Edith Finch and Death

    Bonus Observations on What Remains of Edith Finch
    The Architecture of Fumito Ueda

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    5 years ago I joined the AJSA as a member much like the majority of you reading this. I had just gotten a PS4 right at its release. A lot of my friends didn’t jump on board right away, and who could blame them it was still a pricey investment. So I had no one to play with, figure I give a gaming community a try, what could go wrong! Joined on the site, became invested with the forums, and found other people looking for others to play games with. I discovered we could make a crude chatroom system with the PS4 messaging feature, and began to bring all kinds of AJSA members into it. That’s where it all started, a single man with a selfish want to have people to play with.
    If I could go back and tell myself all of the things I did in the past 5 years. That he would be a Game Officer, and soon a Commander that represents the PS4. That he would grow to think of these people on the PS4 as friends and family. That he get to run an event series that went on for 4 years. He laugh, he wouldn’t believe it, and hell that’s not even the half of it. But I think he would be proud, that his selfish want helped others out in a strange way.
    I’ve seen a lot of people come and go. Commanders, Game Officers, members, some of my Team over the years. But I stuck around, because I enjoyed the little life we built on the PS4 side. I was told once “Stick you’ll be here till the end at this rate. You’ll out exist ever Commander, watch all the Officers step away, and even see decay before your eyes. At this rate you’ll be the last man standing.” At the time it was a funny joke, born from my determine nature to have the last word. But as the years went on that “joke” got too real for me, and I got tired.
    I don’t know what the future holds. I never been good at predicting it. But I know one thing, as long as someone has one crazy idea others will follow. Like the late Stan Lee said “You know, I guess one person can make a difference.” From the bottom of my heart, thank you everyone. I know I’ve helped others over the past years, but really you all help save me.
    It’s never goodbye, oh no it’s!...
    See you later. - WithaStick

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Reid McCarter on the characterization of RDR2's Arthur Morgan as a man that wants to do good in a world that makes it seem impossible, part four of Zoyander Street's series of articles on games criticism with this one focused on hampering the search for real criticism and Youtube culture, Telltale Games liquidation underway and games being removed from Steam, New Frame Plus asks if Red Dead Redemption 2's detailed animations can hurt the game, Sony is skipping E3, Ludocriticism begins a look at the evolution of Arkane Studios' games over time starting with Arx Fatalis, Clint Hocking collects the best critical writing on Far Cry 2 that he has seen over the past 10 years, upcoming expansion for Civilization VI, Jeremy Signor on how Deltarune focuses on your values being at odds with others while Undertale focuses on questioning your own choices, diplomacy gameplay for Total War Three Kingdoms, 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)
    Sony Is Skipping E3 2019

    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Diplomacy Gameplay Reveal (Part 1)
    Eastward 15-minute gameplay preview
    IndieWatch: Top 5 Hidden Gem Indie Games (Day of the Devs 2018)
    Look Who’s Coming Back for the Command & Conquer Remasters
    Darkly cute adventure Little Misfortune launches early next year
    New Gameplay For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s World Of Light And Rathalos Fight
    Conqueror’s Blade trailer shows off its massive, chaotic sieges
    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Golden Joystick Awards 2018 trailer
    Phoenix Point Backer Build 3 Gameplay - Part 1 - Strategy Layer (Geoscape) Overview
    Super Robot Wars T Announced For PS4, Switch; Adds Cowboy Bebop, Magic Knight Rayearth
    Left Alive - "The Survivors" Character Story Trailer
    Tokyo Chronos second trailer
    Battlefield 5 free Panzerstorm map, Practice Range, first Tides of War chapter dates confirmed
    Valve is changing Artifact after ‘pay for everything’ backlash

    Gathering Storm Expansion Brings Climate Change To Civilization VI February 14
    Civilization 6: Gathering Storm isn't interested in debating climate change, says Firaxis
    Rainbow Six Siege Wind Bastion: hands on with two of the strongest operators ever
    Ubisoft walks back Rainbow Six Siege art changes following fan backlash
    The new Total War Definitive Editions are free upgrades if you own the base game already
    Final Fantasy 14’s newest expansion announced, adds fan-favorite Blue Mage class
    Telltale Games is closing, liquidation underway and games being removed from Steam

    Rapper 2 Milly wants to take legal action over Fortnite’s use of his dance

    Scrubs actor who invented the Fortnite dance: “they jacked that s**t”
    Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver has shut down

    Husband and wife ordered to pay $12m to Nintendo for running ROM sites

    The US Army wants to attract more soldiers by fielding a Fortnite team

    Steam finally sells games in Australian dollars starting next week

    Steam China may be launching soon
    Turkish Ministry of Commerce investigating PlayStation over price increases

    Esports News
    SonicFox Is Still The Best Injustice 2 Player In The World

    SonicFox donating $10K of his Injustice 2 Pro Series grand prize to opponent’s family
    Rainbow Six Siege Pro League just banned Lion for the first part of Season 9

    Rainbow Six Siege to add esports operator skins to profit-sharing pilot program
    League of Legends European Championship announces new identity and team lineup

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    OMNO - an atmospheric exploration and puzzle adventure
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    One thing gaming could learn from Stan Lee
    The Designer’s Designer

    The Controversy Over Bethesda's 'Game Engine' Is Misguided

    How Aardman made a WWI game look like an oil painting

    Hampering the search for real criticism: the algoritualism of Youtube culture
    How One Dev Is Using Games as Therapy to Reach Across Generations

    The Singular Life Of Twitch's Most Foul-Mouthed Streamer

    How Red Dead Redemption 2’s character customisation sets up an emotional gut-punch

    Why Red Dead Redemption 2's Sean MacGuire is the best Irish character in a video game yet
    “A Good Man,” by Reid McCarter
    Hell is Other People

    The Tin Man of Far Cry 2: Part 7
    "Streamer" Modes Are Usually Gimmicky BS, But in 'Dead Cells,' It's Magic

    Firaxis employees’ years of service are commemorated with a growing pyramid

    First Steps: Arx Fatalis & Arkane | Arkane Studios Ludography (1/6)
    The Quiet Man: Deconstructing a Disaster
    Orwell: Being Big Brother | Draz
    Is Red Dead Redemption 2's Animation Too Slow? - New Frame Plus
    Are There Benefits to the Absence of Animation?
    The World Design of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night | Boss Keys
    What Makes Video Game Stories Special?
    Good Game Design - Music and Sound
    The making of Total War: Warhammer’s Necrofex Colossus
    Psychonauts 2 · Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp
    Halo 2 Devs Revisit Unreleased E3 2003 Demo Gameplay

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. I want to extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to everyone who came out in support of the AJSA 5th Anniversary Week festivities last week. We held a seven day series of events to observe the community birthday across a variety of games and genres. I want to recognize all our amazing members and organizers who made all of this possible. Everyone who came out last week and participated were all part of something unique. Thank you all once again and I look forward seeing through the end of 2018 with you. We are working on a montage video that will include all the silly, crazy, and explosive moments from the AJSA 5th Anniversary Week on Xbox. We're excited to share with you our adventures! Stay tuned for updates.
    November Break Notice [Nov. 19th to Nov. 29th]
    I'd like to make sure everyone is aware that from Monday November 19th to Thursday November 29th the AJSA Xbox One Division will be on our 'November Break'. This means that there will be no Weekly Events or Game Nights scheduled on the Xbox One during this time. This will a time to relax, spend with your family or loved ones and tackle your video game backlog.
    As always, even if we are not doing any formal events it does not mean there won't be any gaming going on. Keep an eye out for invites and/or group notices from the AJSA Xbox Club that will allow you to squad up with fellow members during the break. You can also take the initiative to set up your own group notices in the Club to find others to play with.
    AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week Recap [Xbox One]
    From November 12th to November 18th we held events for:
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Fallout 76 Fortnite: Battle Royale Gears of War 3 [backward compat] Halo: Master Chief Collection Overwatch Sea of Thieves Xbox One Anniversary Raffle
    As a reminder to participants, the Xbox Anniversary Raffle winners will be announced on November 26th.
    Top 10 Games of 2018 - Xbox Voting
    Starting on November 26th we will begin the voting process here on Xbox to determine the best games released on Xbox in 2018 voted on by members of the AJSA Xbox One Division. Similar to last year we will be reaching out to members for their votes and testimonials to form a list of a games we enjoyed the most this past year. Please keep watch for formal notices and notifications on our forums/Discord/Club to get involved.

    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
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