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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week! This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Summer Games Opening Weekend -
    Welcome to the Xbox Summer Games! In observance of the upcoming Summer season this year, we're presenting a special set of Xbox community Game Nights that will span the next three months [June, July & August] starting this Friday June 21st, 2019. Our opening ceremonies this weekend will mark the return of our Fight Nights with Mortal Kombat 11, Rocket League coming back for one night only to kick off the Summer Games, and Overwatch coming in hot after a kick ass three year anniversary!
    The ultimate goal of this event series is to bring people together and have fun in the Summer months. Hanging out and playing with your friends, you'll travel to many different worlds and craft new adventures under Summer Games banner.
    Each weekend going forward we will be featuring at least three different Game Nights, each with their own unique modes and themes. Many of the titles represented will span across multiple genres and tastes. We hope to reach out to as many people as possible who wish to play and connect with the Xbox community!
    Schedules for the Summer Games in July and August will be published at the start of their respective months in our Xbox articles on the front page of the forums.
    We'd also like to thank everyone who took part in our Road to Summer Games series these past two weeks. We featured games such as Battlefield V, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefront II, and Rainbow Six: Siege. It was a nice prologue and set up a great foundation for the rest of the season.
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    - Rainbow Six: Siege Game Night -
    The latest Xbox video on the AJSA Gaming channel on Youtube features highlights from our Rainbow Six: Siege Game Night held on June 7th, 2019. This Game Night was part of our Road to Summer Games series. Crazy and fun as always, we're happy to share our experience with you! Thank you and enjoy!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - June 21st to June 23rd

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Rocket League - Summer Games
    Friday June 21st - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Summer is officially here! The biggest party of the season starts this Friday night with our inagural Summer Games event. In observance of the Summer, we're presenting a special set of Xbox community Game Nights that will span the next three months [June, July & August].
    This time of year traditionally represents a break from normalcy. Perhaps you're taking time away from school or work, going on vacation, spending time at the beach, watching or playing sports, hanging out with friends and family. With these Game Nights, our vision is to establish a similar casual, cool vibe on Xbox Live. Hanging out and playing with friends. Trying out new games or modes with your pals. Exploring new worlds and meeting new people.
    Rocket League will hold the honor as our opening game for this community series. As a title within the Xbox Game Pass, this game is free to play to anyone with an active subscription. No previous experience or certain skill rank with the game is required. We'll be playing a variety of casual online and custom game modes throughout the evening. The Soccer, Basketball, and Hockey modes will be featured as well.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual online and custom games Mix of Soccer, Basketball, Hockey (with possible mutators) Checking out Radical Summer content - Date & Start Times -
    Friday June 21st, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Rocket League for free.
    - Install Size -
    12GB
    - Host -
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Overwatch - Summer Games
    Saturday June 22nd - 6:30pm EST [11:30am GMT]
     
    Hot off the heels from their Three Year Anniversary event a few weeks ago, Overwatch returns this weekend during our Summer Games opening ceremony! A myriad of online and custom game modes will be featured throughout the evening. Please note we're starting the Game Night at 6:30pm EST, an hour earlier than usual. Bring your own beach suits and sun tan lotion!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual Quick Play & Arcade Custom matches 'Summer Bash' brawl - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday June 22nd, 2019 6:30pm ET 5:30pm CT 3:30pm PT 11:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Install Size -
    26GB
    - Host -
    WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Mortal Kombat 11 - Summer Games
    Sunday June 23rd - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Who is ready for a good ol' fashioned street fight?! To conclude our first weekend of the Summer Games, Fight Nights are returning with Mortal Kombat 11 this Sunday with host Sickshock6! Following the conclusion to our Kountdown to Kombat series in the Spring, we took a short break from our Fight Night sessions. We're pleased to announce that our Fight Nights are returning and our first session back will be part of the Summer Games lineup. Kombatants of all skill levels are welcome!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual 1v1 fighting sessions King of the Hill rules - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday June 23rd, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:90am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Install Size -
    41GB
    - Host -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    E3 reveals, gameplay, interviews, and impressions. First trailer and info on Baldurs Gate 3, Elden Ring coming from From Software and George R.R. Martin, next gen Xbox, Colin Campbell tells the story of the first E3, gameplay and previews of Watch Dogs Legion, Heather Alexandra's retrospective on the Metal Gear series continues with Metal Gear Solid, first gameplay of Jedi Fallen Order and Vampire Bloodlines 2, Zelda Breath of the Wild gets a sequel, Deep Hell on what Jonathan Blow complaining about the state of games really means for the art form and how far it has come without him, Johnny Mnemonic in Cyberpunk, first Psychonauts 2 gameplay and Microsoft buys Double Fine, Jacob Geller discusses the cultural legacy of the headshot, The Game Overanalyser discusses the The Art and Science of Game Feel, 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)
     
    Full EA Play E3 2019 Presentation
     
    FULL Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference
    Everything Microsoft Announced At E3 2019
    Xbox Project Scarlett Console Announcement | Microsoft Xbox E3 2019
    Hands-On With Microsoft's New Elite Controller
    Microsoft Ends Xbox Backward Compatibility Efforts With A Final Batch Of Games
     
    FULL Bethesda E3 2019 Press Conference
    Everything Bethesda Announced At E3 2019
    Ikumi Nakamura Deserved Her E3 Moment
     
    Devolver's E3 conference was bloody and weird, as usual
     
    Everything from the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019
     
    The Full Ubisoft E3 Press Conference With Game Informer
    E3 2019 Recap: Everything Ubisoft Announced -- Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine
    Uplay Plus subscription service announced for $14.99 a month
     
    FULL Square Enix E3 2019 Press Conference
    Everything Square Enix Announced At E3 2019
     
    Everything Nintendo Announced At E3 2019
     
     
    E3 Leaks
    Twitter User Who Leaked Most E3 Announcements Says Nintendo's Lawyer Called Them
     
    Google’s Ambitious Video Game Streaming Service Arrives in November
    Google Stadia's getting publisher subscriptions on top of Stadia Pro
     
    Baldur’s Gate III is coming for PC and Stadia ‘when it’s ready,’ takes place after D&D’s Descent into Avernus
    “If you like D&D, you’ll be happy” – why Baldur’s Gate 3 will be the adaptation you want
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 Comes Out In April 2020, Will Feature Keanu Reeves
    E3 2019: Cyberpunk 2077 Collector's Edition Leaks; Release Date & Keanu Reeves Confirmed
    You can finish Cyberpunk 2077 without killing anyone
    We've seen another 50 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay - is it cyberpunk yet?
    How Cyberpunk 2077 Got Keanu Onboard | E3 2019
     
    THE TRUEPOWER OF THE FORCE
    The Metroid And Dark Souls Inspirations Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Special Edition And Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed
    We Saw An Extended Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo | E3 2019
     
    Each Family Member Is A Different Monster-Slaying Class In Children of Morta
     
    Human Characters Will Be Returning As Teammates In Ghost Recon Breakpoint After All
    Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense
     
     
    Doom Eternal gameplay preview – an evolution as judicious as it is violent
    Doom Eternal release date revealed, plus multiplayer and gameplay details
    Doom Eternal Hands-On: How Some New Tricks Impact Doom's Famous Glory Kill Loop
    Doom Eternal transforms Doomguy into an ultra-violent Spider-Man
     
    Deathloop is the new game from Arkane Lyon
     
    Watch Dogs Legion is the most impressive E3 demo I've played in years
    Hands-On With Watch Dogs Legion, A Radical Rework With 'Something To Say'
    How Watch Dogs: Legion Makes NPCs Its Stars | E3 2019
    Watch Dogs: Legion: Classroom 101 | Ubisoft [NA]
    The Politics of Watch Dogs Legion
     
    Obsidian's Next Game, The Outer Worlds, Is Basically Fallout: New Vegas In Space
     
    Borderlands 3 - Official Moze The Gunner Gameplay Demo | E3 2019
     
    Rainbow Six Quarantine Announced, A 3-Player Co-Op Game
     
    John Wick Hex plays like XCOM via Superhot

     
    There's Going To Be A Blair Witch Video Game
     
    An Extended Look At Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Gameplay
    Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
     
    Upcoming Eldest Souls is a deicide-based boss rush RPG
     
    Puzzle through a beautiful home with an owl friend in the demo for When The Past Was Around

     
    Tales of Arise announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
     
    Wasteland 3 - E3 2019 - Official Trailer
     
    Konami brings back Contra with Contra Rogue Corps
     
    Our First Look At The New Avengers Video Game
    We Saw 25 Minutes Of Avengers Gameplay – Here's What You Need To Know
    Creating A New Story For Marvel's Avengers | E3 2019
     
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC Will Add X-Men, Fantastic Four, And Marvel Knights Characters
     
    No More Heroes III Trailer | E3 2019
     
    It's Official: Elden Ring Is A Crossover Between George R.R. Martin And The Developers Of Dark Souls
    Elden Ring will be more Dark Souls than Sekiro and way bigger than both
     
    Chucklefish shows off Starmancer, where an AI runs a ship
     
    Control is a tough, complex game with a “Dark Souls vibe” in its combat and storytelling
     
    Konami Is Making The TurboGrafx 16 Mini
     
    Valfaris trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019
     
    ASTRAL CHAIN - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019
     
    El Hijo trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019
     
    Bulletstorm developer unveils co-op shooter Outriders
     
    Final Fantasy VII Remake launches March 3, 2020
    Final Fantasy VII Remake's Action-RPG Combat Detailed
    Final Fantasy VII Remake Feels Great To Play, But The Project
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake Developer Interview - IGN Live E3 2019
     
    Final Fantasy VIII Is Getting A Remaster
     
    DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition - Nintendo E3 2019
     
    Watch the trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
     
    Surreal cosmic adventure Genesis Noir reveals a new trailer at the PC Gaming Show
     
    Nintendo Announces Sequel to 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild'
     
    Super Mario Maker 2 Gameplay Pt. 1 - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019
     
    Julian Gollop's X-COM spiritual successor Phoenix Point gets September release date
     
    Hands-On With The Secret-Filled Luigi’s Mansion 3
    Hands-on with Luigi's Mansion 3 and its multiplayer dungeon-crawling Scarescraper Mode
     
    Panzer Dragoon Remake Heading To The Nintendo Switch This Winter
     
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Drops the Iconic Weapon Triangle. Here’s What That Means for the Gameplay
     
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gameplay - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019
     
    Roller Champions Gameplay Impressions - IGN LIVE E3 2019
     
    Songs of Conquest is inspired by Heroes of Might and Magic and Total War
     
    Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout announced for PS4, PC
     
    Watch the Age of Wonders: Planetfall interview from the PC Gaming Show
     
    Oninaki, the new Toyko RPG Factory adventure, releases in August
     
    DAEMON X MACHINA - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019
     
    Cris Tales is a gorgeous love letter to classic JRPGs
     
    Klei's Griftlands is back as a card battle RPG, alpha starts this July
     
    E3 Trailer: ‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’
     
    Romancing Saga 3 and Saga Scarlet Grace 'coming soon' to Steam
     
    New Shenmue 3 trailer is all about beating up drunken thugs
     
    Here's our first look at Per Aspera, a base-building game about terraforming Mars
     
    Empire of Sin is an XCOM-style strategy game, set in 1920s Chicago
     
    Mosaic: BlipBlop - PC Gaming Show E3 2019 Trailer
     
    Unexplored 2 is a bold, ambitious roguelike about adventuring across a vast world
     
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood Brings Tons of New Elements To The Series - IGN LIVE E3 2019
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood's co-op shines even when you're not killing Nazis
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood: "When it comes to level design, Arkane has shown us the way"
     
    Collection Of Mana Comes To Switch, Including An English Seiken Densetsu 3, And It's Out Today
     
    Devolver releases a bunch of bootlegs of its own games, including Hotline Milwaukee
     
    Gods & Monsters Is A New Ubisoft Game That's Like Zelda With Greek Mythology
     
    Here's a first look at Commandos 2's HD remaster coming later this year
     
    Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Remastered hits PC in September
     
    The Surge 2
     
    ID@Xbox - E3 2019 - New Games Reveal Trailer
     
    Ghostwire: Tokyo is announced at Bethesda E3 conference
     
    Deathloop is the new game from Arkane Lyon
     
    12 Minutes is a game about a man trapped in a time loop
     
    Dying Light 2’s E3 trailer focuses on the story
    Your choices can wipe out entire settlements in Dying Light 2
     
    With enormous 64-player battles, Chivalry 2 wants to be the new standard for medieval combat
     
    Planet Zoo out in November, check out the fun E3 trailer
     
    Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a gorgeous, combo-heavy sidescroller
     
    Conan Chop Chop is real and it’s coming to consoles and PC
     
    Borderlands 3 - Official "We Are Mayhem" Trailer | E3 2019
     
    Zombie Army 4: Dead War – the demon Fuhrer’s undead army is back
    Zombie Army 4: Dead War Gameplay Demo - E3 2019
     
    Nightmares come to life in new Remnant: From the Ashes gameplay trailer
     
    It’s official: Bleeding Edge is Ninja Theory’s next game
     
    Exclusive: Read Only Memories Sequel Announced
     
    EA Announces New EA Original Rustheart, A Game About Customizing and Befriending a Big Robot
     
    Spiritfarer is a cutesy death sim that plays like a cross between Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing
     
    Microsoft unveiled the first look at Dragon Ball Z Kakarot which comes out next year
     
    The Last Oasis pits giant walking sculptures against each other on a scorched Earth
     
    Rebellion reveals first trailer for Evil Genius 2 at E3 PC Gaming Show
     
    XSEED Games Will Release Granblue Fantasy Versus In North America

     
    Zelda-Esque Action Game Genshin Impact Is Coming To PC
     
    Asia’s favorite FPS comes to consoles with Crossfire X
     
    Minecraft Dungeons out in spring 2020
     
    Microsoft Buys Psychonauts 2 Developer Double Fine Productions
    Double Fine is Joining Xbox Game Studios!
    Psychonauts 2 Reminds Us Why Double Fine is the Boss of Comedy Games
     
    ‘Reverse horror game’ Carrion announced for consoles, PC
     
    Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and new campaign coming to Xbox
     
    Way to the Woods sends two deer on an adorable journey in 2020
     
    Halo Infinite to launch alongside Project Scarlett late 2020
     
    Gears 5 Coming Out On September 10
    Gears 5
     
    Maneater is an RPG where you take on the role of a Bull Shark
    Maneater interview - PC Gaming Show 2019
     
    Battletoads is coming to Xbox Game Pass
     
    CastleStorm II - Announce Trailer | PS4
     
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 – E3 2019 Trailer | PS4
     
    Code Vein - E3 Release Date Announcement Trailer | PS4
     
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps now has a release date
     
    Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Actually Coming To The West Next Year
     
    New Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Uncannily Like Real Life
     
    Brigador's sequel will star some badass new mechs and let you blow shit up on foot

     
    Greedfall - E3 2019 Story Trailer | PS4
     
    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair features 2.5D platforming and a new story
     
    Pokémon Sword & Shield Introduces The Max Raid Battles As The Series’ First 4-Player Raid System
     
    FIFA 20 | Official Reveal Trailer ft. VOLTA Football
    FIFA 20 Developers on Why Volta Won't Have Online Team Play, the Microtransactions Question, and More
    The big FIFA 20 interview
    FIFA 20 Hands-on: Slower, But Perhaps Better
     
    Madden 20 - Full Reveal Presentation | EA Play E3 2019
    Madden 20 EA Play 2019 Hands-On: 5 Observations and My Current Confidence Level
     
    Exclusive Hands-On With Strife In Darksiders: Genesis
    Darksiders Genesis
     
    Classic Spongebob Game Battle for Bikini Bottom Is Getting Remade
     
    DESTROY ALL HUMANS REMAKE ANNOUNCED – E3 2019
    Destroy All Humans! remake first gameplay
     
    10 Minutes Of The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch
     
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Official Reveal Trailer - E3 2019
     
    Here Are All The Updates And Maps From Battlefield V's EA Play Presentation
    EA Will Change Battlefield V Nazi Who Shared Name With Resistance Fighter
     
    Apex Legends Season 2 Starts July 2, Includes Ranked Mode, New Weapon, New Legend
    Hands-On With Apex Legend's New Character: How Wattson Will Shake Up Your Team Dynamic
     
    The Sims 4 Island Living coming this summer
     
    Warframe teases ship-to-ship combat at PC Gaming Show, offers free Nekros Prime
     
    Banjo-Kazooie announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
     
    State of Decay 2 is getting a new DLC expansion called Heartland
     
    Lego coming to Forza Horizon 4 in new expansion
     
    Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s discovery tour is coming this autumn and has quizzes now

     
    Developing Hearts of Iron 4: the past, present, and future of gaming’s deepest WW2 sim
     
    The Division 2 Is Going Back To New York City
     
    Rage 2 expansion Rise of the Ghosts announced
     
    Vermintide 2 – Versus is a new 4v4 mode and you can sign up for the beta
     
    The Elder Scrolls Online’s Dragonhold DLC arrives later this year
     
    The Messenger free DLC ‘Picnic Panic’ launches July 11
     
    Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind trailer shows playable Roxas, Aqua, and more
     
    GOG adds Diablo’s Hellfire expansion for free
    Why GOG Suddenly Fixed a 13-Year-Old 'Far Cry' Glitch
     
    E3 2019: Shenmue 3, More Games Confirmed As Epic Store Exclusives

    Quite a few Epic Store 'exclusives' are surprisingly coming to the Microsoft Store
     
    Gearbox confirms Chris Hardwick will reprise former role for Borderlands 3

     
    NINTENDO COMMENTS ON CRUNCH AND GAME DELAYS – E3 2019

     
    XSEED Games Removed The Trails Of Cold Steel Project Coordinator/Voiceover Director From The PlayStation 4 Version’s Credits
     
    Satisfactory sold over 500,000 copies on the Epic Store, says developer
     
    AAA game downloads on the brink of overtaking physical in Europe

     
    Dr Disrespect's Twitch channel is down, reportedly for streaming E3's bathrooms

     
    GameStop ‘Burns to the Ground’ and Analysts Fear No Rebound

     
    Esports News
     
    South Korean Overwatch League Broadcast Apparently Omits Pride Day Festivities

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The story of the first E3

     
    Witness Jonathan Blow

     
    Reboots and reimaginings

     
    Blizzard’s reveal of schoolgirl D.Va kicked off an Overwatch porn race
     
    Preservationists Are Racing to Save Ouya's Games Before They Disappear

     
    How Games Are Taking Us Back to the Early Days of the Internet

     
    Metal Gear Solid Retrospective: 'You Enjoy All The Killing, That's Why'

     
    Life Is Strange Has the Most Awkward, Relatable Sex Scene in a Video Game

     
    “Duke Nukem Forever and Ever,” by Reid McCarter

     
    PATHOLOGIC 2 AND WHAT GAMES CAN LEARN FROM LOW-TECH ART

     
    'Don't Wake the Night' Tackles Morality Better Than Any AAA Game

    In Don't Wake The Night, You Have The Power Of A God Without The Omniscience
     
    Opinion: Observation's AI is a brilliant narrative device

     
    A Plague Tale: Innocence versus the Black Death

     
    Kids Is an Experimental Look into Group Dynamics and Power
     
    Gorogoa - Story Analysis | BoukenJima
     
    The Art and Science of Game Feel | How Game Designers Juice Games with Mechanics,Pacing and Effects
     
    Rationalizing Brutality: The Cultural Legacy of the Headshot
     
    Gato Roboto's Animation
     
    The making of Star Fox
     
    The Rise and Fall of F.E.A.R.
     
    A Critique of A Plague Tale: Innocence
     
    Ferrari: A Gaming Overview
     
    Building a Pirate's Paradise: The AI of Sea of Thieves (Part 1) | AI and Games
     
    How Subnautica Succeeded Without Weapons | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    The 10 keys to a perfect E3 press conference (or drinking game)
     

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Road to Summer Games -
    This past weekend marked our first slate of Game Nights for our 'Road to Summer' series. This is a prologue to the 'Summer Games' community project series, leading us into the next phase of our Game Nights for these next few months. To kick off the journey we featured Rainbow Six: Siege, Battlefield V, and Ghost: Recon Wildlands. BFV and Wildlands were two games we showcased as Game Nights for the very first time. We're very pleased on the positive response from the members who came out to play. We will have to incorporate these titles more into our Game Night rotations in the future!
    Our final slate of these Road to Summer titles will be this weekend with Star Wars: Battlefront II and Forza Horizon 4. These will be the penultimate Game Nights before we go full speed ahead with the Summer Games on June 21st. Please be sure to check out our Summer Games roadmap if you're interested in learning more about this project.
    - Xbox at E3 -
    The Xbox E3 Conference took place this past weekend and we're all still dissecting the various announcements and details that came out of the presentation. The reveal of a new Xbox console along with several games were showcased. Halo: Infinite, Outer Worlds Gears of War 5, Phantasy Star Online 2, and more were presented. Game Pass additions were also revealed. It was also nice to see LEGO featured both in Forza Horizon 4 and a new game featuring all nine of the Star Wars films! For a recap of the briefing, check out this link from the Xbox website.
    My personal favorite games I'm looking forward to are:
    Gears of War 5 12 Minutes Outer Worlds Phantasy Star Online 2 Halo Infinite Minecraft: Dungeons Tales of Arise The heavy focus on Game Pass and the addition of several different multiplayer titles also allows us as a community here on Xbox to try out more games together. It expands our focus for Game Nights and we can feature more games for us to play in. I'm really looking forward to the future!
    I'd also like to thank those who watched the Xbox E3 conference in our Xbox Club party as well. It was a pleasure sharing the experience and then talking about the conference together afterwards.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - June 14th & 15th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Star Wars: Battlefront II - Game Night
    Friday June 14th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Star Wars: Battlefront II returns this weekend as part of our Road to Summer series! Squad up with the AJSA on Xbox One this Friday night with host Sickshock6 as we play a variety of online, casual game modes such as Galactic Assault, Heroes vs Villains and more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Galactic & Starfighter Assault Heroes vs Villains Capital Supremacy - Date & Start Times -
    Friday June 14th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Game Night
    Saturday June 15th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
      
    The Road to Summer Game Night series has been filled with lots of "firsts". This past weekend we featured both Battlefield V and Ghost Recon: Wildlands for the first time as an Xbox Game Night. Each game was greeted with positive reaction from the community. We are happy that members have responded so well to these games.
    To keep in line with the theme of the Road to Summer series, we are featuring another "first" this weekend with a Forza Horizon 4 Game Night. A perfect title for this time of year, we'll be racing across the English countryside in fast cars and cool tracks. It is not often we feature racing games so this will definitely be a unique experience for our members.
    There is a short tutorial that you have to complete before playing, so if you wish to play right away on Saturday please make sure you completed this introduction phase. Additionally as this game is part of Game Pass, you can play for free with an active subscription.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Racing World Exploration - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday June 15th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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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/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
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    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


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    BitSummit 7 Spirits and its treasure trove of trailers
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    Death Stranding Will Be Out In November
     
    Clan Introduction - Malkavian - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
     
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    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
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    Small Saga makes a big impression with its demo
     
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    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello there! Welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Summer Games Announcement & Roadmap -

    We're very excited to finally announce our plans for Summer 2019 with the community! In observance of the upcoming Summer season this year, we're presenting a special set of Xbox community Game Nights that will span the next three months [June, July & August] starting on June 21st, 2019.
    This time of year traditionally represents a break from normalcy. Perhaps you're taking time away from school or work, going on vacation, spending time at the beach, watching or playing sports, hanging out with friends and family. In this upcoming community project, Summer Games, our vision is to establish a similar casual vibe on Xbox Live. Hanging out and playing with friends during those long, Summer nights. Incorporating sports related activities in the weekly Game Nights. Trying out new games or modes with your pals. Exploring new worlds and making new friends.
    The ultimate goal of this event series is to bring people together and have fun in the Summer months. We'll be offering a variety of Game Nights across multiple genres, travelling to many different titles united under the Summer Games banner. Several different Summer related themes will be showcased throughout this series.
    Roadmap
    In addition to our weekly articles, Game Nights as part of our Road to Summer & Summer Games series will be updated every Monday in our Weekly Game Night Schedule thread in the Xbox sub-forum, linked here. Expanded descriptions, time zone conversions, and more included. Below is a brief outline of what to expect this month for June.
    Road to Summer [June 7th to June 15th]
    As a prologue to the series, we're organizing a unique slate of Game Nights to lead us into the Summer Games. The first two weekends of June will see us both travel to uncharted lands and revisiting familiar battlegrounds in the Road to Summer. Some of the titles featured as part of the Road to Summer will be the first time they've been showcased as an Xbox Game Night. This is all meant to get folks educated, prepared and excited about the upcoming Summer Games. 
    Shown below is the Game Night schedule for the Road to Summer.
    - Road to Summer Game Nights Schedule -
    Friday June 7th - Rainbow Six Siege [7:30pm EST] Host: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
      Saturday June 8th - Battlefield V [7:30pm EST] Host: Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6]
      Sunday June 9th - Ghost Recon: Wildlands [7pm EST] Hosts: Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
      Friday June 14th - Star Wars: Battlefront II [7:30PM EST] Host: Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6]
      Saturday June 15th - Forza Horizon 4 [7:30pm EST] Hosts: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Host: Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Summer Games [June 21st to August 25th]
    Our Summer Games series will kick off on Friday June 21st, the official first day of Summer. Running until Sunday August 25th, we will be presenting a unique array of Game Nights to celebrate and observe the season.
    Each weekend going forward we will be featuring at least three different Game Nights, each with their own unique modes and themes. Many of the titles represented will span across multiple genres and tastes. We hope to reach out to as many people as possible who wish to play and connect with the community.
    With our first set of Summer Games titles in late June, we wanted to hit the ball out of the park and make a statement right away. The return of our Fight Nights with Mortal Kombat 11, Rocket League coming back for one night only to kick off the Summer Games, Overwatch coming in hot after a kick ass three year anniversary, and our first ever official Xbox hosted Nintendo Switch Night for Super Smash Brothers!!!
    We hope you can join us on this epic journey this Summer. We look forward to the many adventures to come and untold stories to be written. Thank you for being part of the community.
    - Summer Games June Schedule -
    Friday June 21st - Rocket League [7:30pm EST] Soccer, Ice Hockey & Basketball Host: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
      Saturday June 22nd - Overwatch [7:30pm EST] 'Summer Bash' custom games Host: WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
      Sunday June 23rd - Mortal Kombat 11 [7pm EST] Fight Night Host: Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6]
      Friday June 28th - Black Ops 4 [7:30PM EST] Hide & Seek, Prop Hunt + additional party modes Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
      Saturday June 29th - Super Smash Brothers [7:30pm EST] First ever Nintendo Switch Night on Xbox Host: Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6]
      Sunday June 30th - Division 2 [7pm EST] Washington D.C. field trip  Hosts: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Extra details on how to join up on the Super Smash Brothers event will be published in an upcoming article.
    - July & August Plans -
    Schedules for the Summer Games in July and August will be published at the start of their respective months in our Xbox articles on the front page of the forums. Here is a sneak peak of what is to come:
    Minecraft Olympics & Two Year Anniversary - As part of the Summer Games, on Minecraft we'll be setting up an Olympic Park filled with activities for members to play in this future event. We're also going to be celebrate the Two Year Anniversary of the founding/creation of our Minecraft world. Lots of projects being worked on in Minecraft for the Summer Games!
      Division 2 Raid - In August we're planning to take on and play the Division 2 Raid. We'll be organizing squad sessions and reaching out to members who need help ranking up to get them ready for this quest.
      Crystal Lake Summer Camp - Friday the 13th will be making a return during the series as we head to Camp Crystal Lake once more! Head Councilor Sick will be taking his class to summer camp for a fun and exciting field trip!
      Additional games such as Sea of Thieves, GTA Online, Halo, and more are on the horizon for the Summer Games series. We will have a standing thread in our Xbox sub-forum that will have a copy of this announcement and schedule that will be updated as we progress further into the series.
    Xbox Community Spotlight

    WookieJedi
    In our Third Edition of the Xbox Community Spotlight interview series we're featuring longtime community organizer and Officer, WookieJedi. Wookie had his humble beginnings on Neverwinter before moving onto Overwatch and turning it into one of our most successful supported games in community history. Recently on May 25th, 2019 we celebrated our Three Year Anniversary with the game, enforcing it as our longest running event series in Xbox community history.
    He also serves as the second in command in the community heiarchy, helping with the day to day operations of the community (and helping me keep my sanity!). Wookie has also been a pioneer on getting games like Gigantic and Fortnite featured in our Game Night rotations.
    Titles aside, Wookie at his core is a great friend and colleague. He is the big teddy bear of the AJSA. Always laughing and having a good time, he has a very special and creative imagination. He is always coming up with new ideas or ways to make things interesting. His custom games on Overwatch are the stuff of legend. His ability to improvise and come up with jokes on the spot in any situation can make for outlandlishly funny moments. Wookies also does amazing impressions of movie characters and of foreign accents. He has a strange but truly lovable obession with Australia.
    I've had the pleasure to know Wookie for the past four years. He has been part of every major decision and event that has happened in this community in this time. As a fellow Gears of War fan, I always know Wookie is down for a good fight and tussle. I have never meet anyone like Wookie before and his creativity is unmatched. You can always count on Wookie to be different and unique. I hope that this interview will help those understand his background better and learn something new about Wookie. Thank you and enjoy:
    Rapid Fire Questions
    Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Holes, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Marvel films, SHAZAM and Ratatouille!!!

    Favorite TV Shows: Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell, Everybody Hates Christ, Bobs Burgers, and lots of different cartoons especially from the 1990s.

    Favorite Super Hero: DEADPOOL!!!!!

    Favorite Games: The Dragon Age, Gears of War, and Dishonored series. Pokémon. I also like lots of fighting and retro/classic games. Plus....ummm....am I missing something?....hmmm...oh yeah OVERWATCH!!!!

    Favorite Foods: I enjoy a mix of Chinese, Mexican, and Italian food!!! Plus I like pizza, spaghetti, mac & cheese, and cheese sticks! You know, basic normal gaming fuel.
    Main Questions
    Tell us a bit about yourself. Who is the man behind the Gamertag?
    I’m just a regular dude trying to make my way in the world. I’m a huge nerd and an aspiring author. This past year my life has changed a lot. I'm proud to say I have a beautiful and wonderful fiancé and four awesome kids. I love sharing my hobbies with them. The youngest is already obsessed with Pokémon!
    What sort of hobbies do you enjoy?
    Reading and writing. Coming up with new stories, characters and ideas for books. I also really enjoy cooking. I keep up with various different movies, TV shows and YouTube channels as well.
    What is your earliest memory of gaming?
    I would say that my absolute earliest memory of gaming is playing Banjo Kazooie, Star Fox and Super Smash Bros on my N64.
    When and how did you get involved in the community?
    My story begins back in the Spring of 2015, maybe around April, when I was playing Neverwinter, a game that holds a very special place in my heart. I believe I was doing a mission called the Black Water Raid. I randomly came across an individual whose name was Shagger and we ran through the raid together. We started talking more about the game and went on to do more missions.
    In our travels he began talking about the clan he was part of and how he was set to become something called a Game Officer for Neverwinter. I continued to listen to him as he spoke about was going on. Eventually he says to me "you really seem like you know what your doing so I want you as my Sergeant!".
    I responsed "Yes" immediately. I was beyond excited. I had been on my own for awhile after departing a previous group so getting back with people in a gaming group I thought was pretty cool. I had experience with clan leadership on Gears of War so it wasn't really an entirely new concept to me. I understood what these sort of roles meant.
    I became even more excited when he said the clan was part of the AJSA Gaming community! I had been a major fan for some time and to finally be able to join the community felt amazing. This was a totally random encounter and it still amazes me to this day. Plus I don't think anyone else has ever been promoted to a Game Sergeant position that quick on Xbox before or since!!!
    How did you get interested in Neverwinter? Did you have any past or current D&D experience?
    Prior to playing Neverwinter the first D&D experience I had was reading a trilogy of books known as the Penhilligan Trilogy. Let me tell you these books are AMAZING!!! They are some of the best books I have ever read and I totally recommend reading them. 
    For how I started playing Neverwinter....I could never really afford a gaming PC but I always had an interest and wanted play World of Warcraft. One day on my Xbox I saw there was an advertisement for this game called Neverwinter and it was free to play. I downloaded, played it and loved the hell out of it! It was not only a great game to serve as a substitute for Warcraft but also a great game/MMORPG in its own right! And still is!!!
    I also take part in IRL Dungeons & Dragons sessions now as well.
    What was your experience like as a Game Sergeant in Neverwinter?
    After being asked to serve I started learning more about the community and how it was structured. It was organized a bit differently back then by at the old Commander at the time. I was mainly was with Shagger getting things planned out and then Psykogrl came aboard as a Sergeant too well to help with group. We eventually set up the Neverwinter Guild in May 2015, which is still up and running today.
    We held our first events that month in May as well and Neverwinter, alongside Battlefield 4, were the two main Xbox supported games for awhile. It was a lot of fun and it was great to share my love of Neverwinter with other people.
    However shortly after those first few events I did step away from the AJSA for awhile due to personal reasons. I was away from gaming in general up until about October 2015 when I came back to Xbox and sought to reconnect with the community.
    When I came back I found out that lots of things changed since I was gone. We had a new Commander, new organization, new events, new people, omg NEW EVERYTHING!!! I got in contact with a old member and pretty much asked them what was going on, who was in charge now etc. They pointed me in Rune's direction who I sort of knew before, only really that he was the Battlefield 4 Officer before I left. He became the new Commander in June and they said if there was anyone to contact to get back in the fold, it would be him.
    I didn't waste a whole lot of time and reached out to him pretty quick after that. Going into it I was not expecting him to even remember who I was or for my Sergeant position to still be there. However he did remember me, he was very welcoming and actually kept my Sergeant title. I found out that Neverwinter did sort of die out not too long after I stepped away but Psykogrl moved onto leading Elder Scrolls Online events so that was pretty cool.
    Basically I just wanted to get back to helping out with the community and wanted to be involved in organizing again. I spent the next month or two getting myself back into the swing of things, attending events, workshops, providing ideas etc. I wanted to earn my position again.
    In December 2015 I started to think about Neverwinter once more and thought relaunching community support for the game, getting the Guild back up and running. I wanted to give it a proper run, I thought it kinda sucked it died out without a good sendoff. I came to Rune about it and when we were planning for 2016, the idea came about doing an MMO themed series of events on Friday nights to help reintroduce the game. The idea was to have Neverwinter and Elder Scrolls Online team up on those days each week to provide the ultimate MMO experience!!!
    I took up the mantle as Guildmaster for Neverwinter and started planning. In summary the layout of these MMO Fridays would be that I'd run the Neverwinter events from about 5:30pm to 8:30pm, then Psykogrl would start her Elder Scrolls Online event at around 9pm. We did this for about four to five months up until May 2016.
    How did you get involved on Overwatch?
    I first heard about Overwatch in late 2015, early 2016 when we were in a meeting and talking about some of the newer games coming out. It was on my radar but not a primary focus. As the Guildmaster/Sergeant for Neverwinter, that is where most of my focus was. As May 2016 started to come around though I was looking into closing the books on Neverwinter. We gave it a proper run that it deserved and felt it was time to move on while still on a high note. I started to look into other areas where I could get involved and that is when Overwatch came in the picture.
    I approached Rune about the transition and he gave me a shot. Finally after playing the Overwatch Beta, I was hooked for life. When the last Neverwinter event was held in May 2016, I moved over as the Overwatch Sergeant and right away started organizing events when the game came out. The events were held every Saturday night and the community just went crazy over it. It has been a wild and crazy journey. We're still going strong three years later.
    In recognition of my work on Neverwinter and successfully getting Overwatch off the ground, I was promoted to Officer in the Summer of 2016. In the Summer of 2017 I was then promoted to the position of Chief Officer, essentially the second in command to Rune. A great honor and glad to be able to serve the community in this capacity.
    Why do you think Overwatch has been around for so long in the community?
    Hmmm that is a tough question to answer. I feel that each Hero in Overwatch is unqiue. At least one character appeals to someone and I think that is something people like, feeling that you have an attachment to a certain character. In terms of gamplay no two matches are the same. You get a new experience every time you play. Plus the game is just fun and Blizzard does a good job keeping it updated with new content.
    It also helps we've been consistently supporting the game as a community for the past three years. Events are organized on a regular basis and we play together a lot. The members are amazing coming out to play each week over the years.
    Any favorite moments that stand out during your time in the community ?
    Another tough question!! I feel that my favorite moment is meeting all my great friends here. One favorite moment in particular was working with Melon/Rune/Sickshock on the Wookie & Pals video series we did for Youtube! I think it was one of my greatest inventions!
    You’re one of the longest serving game officers in the community. What motivates you?
    I have a strong passion for gaming and sense of community. I enjoy playing with all my friends here. I love organzing events, coming up with ideas and having people experience them and just getting their reactions. Hearing them have a good time keeps me going. I want people to have fun and come away from an event I do satisfied and felt they had a good time.
    What is some advice you can give to up and coming organizers? 
    Find what you love and do what you love. If you enjoy what you do, it won't feel like a job or anything like that. There will be highs and lows, but if you surround yourself with good people you'll go through anything. Be reliable, trustworthy, and creative.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - June 7th to June 9th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Rainbow Six: Siege - Game Night
    Friday June 7th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Our Road to the Summer Games begins with Rainbow Six: Siege this Friday night! Squad up with the Angry Army as we travel around the globe in epic FPS style! The latest Operation (Burnt Horizon) is still so we'll be checking out all the new content, operators, and maps during this session. We'll be playing a mix of online and custom game modes in a casual setting. No skill or rank requirements!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual online & custom games Terrorist Hunt - Date & Start Times -
    Friday June 7th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Battlefield V - Game Night
    Saturday June 8th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
     
    Squad up with the AJSA Platoon this Saturday as we venture into Battlefield V for the time time as an Xbox Game Night. The Battlefield series itself has a rich history with the community as a whole, going back to the days of Battlefield 4. As part of the Road to Summer, we're going to give Battlefield V an oppportunity to shine and show us what it has to offer to the community.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Conquest Grand Operations - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday June 8th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Ghost Recon: Wildlands - Game Night
    Sunday June 9th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]
     
    Forget about going to the beach this Summer, instead enlist to part in a covert CIA operation to take down a drug cartel! This Sunday night join us for a session of Ghost Recon: Wildlands as we travel down south to Bolivia and explore the treacherous terrian of the El Sueno empire. We'll have squads set up to ensure a fair experience with levels and ranks.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Exploring Bolivia Missions & Side Content - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday June 9th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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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/
    More AJSA 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 Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Greetings soldiers of the Angry Army, Auraxius calls for War once again. Join us as we make for the planetside, to conquer it in the name of our force, factions will be chosen at the start of the event, to give the opportunity to play a different side. 
    This event will be held Saturday, the 1st of June, at 2pm EST/7pm BST in the Angry Joe Show Army discord.