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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello all, I hope you're having a great Monday! 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 Update -
    I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who came out during our Summer Games Opening Ceremony this past weekend. An extended thanks to our Summer Games organizers as well who made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible.
    We kicked off our latest community Game Night with Overwatch, Rocket League, and the return of our Fight Nights with Mortal Kombat 11. We're currently working on a Rocket League highlights video that we're aiming for a release this Wednesday June 26th on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel.
    I hope everyone had a great time! Thank you all once again. Our Summer Games party continues this weekend and beyond. Please note our July Summer Games outline will be published next week so if you want an early look at what is to come, be sure to check out the upcoming article.
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    - Star Wars: Battlefront II Game Night -
    The latest Xbox video on the AJSA Gaming channel on Youtube features highlights from our Star Wars: Battlefront II Game Night held on June 14th, 2019. This Game Night was part of our Road to Summer Games series. This is the first time we've featured Battlefront II on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel. Battlefront II has come a long way within the community and thanks to the tireless efforts by Sickshock to keep the game supported, it has emerged as one of our most consistent Game Night titles. Enjoy the video!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - June 28th to June 30th

    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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    Black Ops 4 - Summer Games
    Friday June 28th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    A new seasonal event is live on Black Ops 4! The Days of Summer are here!
    Squad up with the AJSA on Xbox One this Friday night as we return to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for our community 'Summer Games' series. We'll be swapping between online and custom game modes throughout the evening depending on the size of the group. 
    June 28th also represents the birthday of our longtime community Officer, StraightUpMelon. Happy Birthday, Melon!!!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Checking out 'Days of Summer' content Casual online and custom games Mix of TDM, Kill Confirmed, Prop Hunt - Date & Start Times -
    Friday June 28th, 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.
    - Install Size -
    88GB
    - Host -
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Super Smash Bros: Ultimate - Summer Games
    Saturday June 29th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
     
    Our Xbox Summer Games is in full swing this coming weekend. As promised, we're going to take this Summer to try out new activities and games for us to experience. For the time on our Xbox community, and based on feedback from our members, we're featuring a Nintendo Switch title during our Xbox Game Nights lineup.
    To help kick off this new initiative, we're showcasing Super Smash Bros: Ultimate as our first title. This will be a testing ground of sorts to try out the online capabilities and see if these sort of Switch events could turn into a normal occurance going forward.
    Please make sure you add the host of this event, Sickshock, as a friend on Nintendo Switch. His friend code is as followed:
    SW-4692-0962-0412
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual custom games - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday June 30th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT - Xbox Switch Night Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a Nintendo Switch? If you have Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, you can play with us!
    - Install Size -
    14GB
    - Host -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    The Division 2 - Summer Games
    Sunday June 30th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Summer is a great time of the year to visit the captial of our great nation. So many tourist attractions, historical sites, and museums! As long as you don't mind the traffic, wild deer roaming the streets, hordes of paramilitary lunatics, mercenaries, and the complete breakdown of society...you'll have a great time!
    Join us this Sunday night on June 30th for our 'field trip' to Washington DC with chaparones Sickshock and Rune! We'll be focused on helping rank up members, completing missions, and Strongholds on Division 2. With our sights set on the upcoming Raid, we'll working towards as many people into World Tier One and endgame as possible. 
    For anyone who still needs help unlocking Clans or are just starting out, we'll be on hand to help out as well.
    Squads will be organized to ensure the fairest co-op scaling experience. There is no level restrictions and we'll make adjustments to accomondate everyone regardless of rank.
    If you're interested in learning more about our Division 2 clan on Xbox, we have an informational guide set up for both old and new members who wish to get involved. Click here to learn more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Ranking up members who need help Earning Clan XP Mix of PvE and PvP content Working towards endgame content Prepping for Raid - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday June 30th, 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 -
    57GB
    - Hosts -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Xbox Section of the Forums
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    E3 news continues, Orange Lightning uses the characters of Red Dead Redemption 2 to discuss why we follow people with vision and coming to understand our own motives, Jeremy Peel on why developers don't want to show gameplay footage at E3, Lilly discusses how corporate messaging helps contribute to gamers not understanding the work that goes into making games, Tim Colwill shares a story about Youtube's exploitative ecosystem and how channels spread false information, Star Control lawsuit ended by bees, Xavier Nelson Jr asks developers to share their favorite examples of asset flips and content reuse, CodexEntry on how Devil May Cry 4 became one of the deepest action games ever made partly due to its unfinished state, California investigating Riot Games for gender discrimination, Like Stories of Old's essay on how The Witcher 3 encourages moral reflection, Cannot be Tamed tells the story of troubled Lucasarts/Spielberg game The Dig, 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)
     
    The Best Indie Games Of E3 2019

    E3: 6 Indie Games That Impressed
    Top 10 Games of E3 2019 | The Completionist
    IndieWatch: Top 20 Anticipated Indie Games (E3 2019)
     
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Full Gameplay Demo - E3 2019
     
    Hollow Knight: Silksong Is Drawing Crowds At E3 For Good Reason
     
    New Impressions Of The Avengers' Gameplay From E3 2019
    Something Feels Off About The Avengers Gameplay Demo
     
    Hands-On With The Secret-Filled Luigi’s Mansion 3
    Luigi’s Mansion 3 Developers Promise Better Bosses And More Puzzles
     
    Phantom Brigade Is A Mech Strategy Game Where You Can See Into The Future, And I Love It
     
    A Firefighting Game That Makes Fun Of The Gig Economy
     
    Wasteland remaster looks a whole lot like a remake, and I'm not complaining

     
    Tales of Arise Producer On Evolving And Succeeding The Series As A More Immersive Experience

     
    New 4K Watch Dogs Legion gameplay - 5 Ways To Mess Up London
    I am already hopelessly obsessed with Watch Dogs Legion's NPCs
    Watch Dogs: Legion does a good Lahndan, but the NPCs left me cold
    Here’s 30 minutes of Watch Dogs Legion gameplay
    Watch Dogs Legion’s Dangerous Ambition | E3 2019
    Watch Dogs Legion is the best game of E3 2019 - Clint Hocking Interview
    Watch Dogs Legion's London is impressive, but I'm worried its main gimmick will fall flat
    E3 2019: Watch Dogs Legion's 'recruit anyone' gameplay required immense technology investment
     
    Cyberpunk 2077's E3 demo has weak gunplay and unimaginative stereotypes


    CD Projekt Red explains controversial Cyberpunk in-game ad featuring trans model
    Deeply transphobic ad in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ represents everything wrong with cyberpunk
    Keanu Reeves Talks About What's Cool in Cyberpunk 2077 - E3 2019
    New Impressions Of Cyberpunk 2077's Gameplay From E3 2019
    Cyberpunk 2077
    Cyberpunk 2077's in-game context doesn't matter if its marketing contributes to transphobia right now
    CD Projekt Red Boss Again Promises That Cyberpunk Devs Won't Have To Crunch

    Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options
    Johnny Silverhand's tragic rock star backstory makes him perfect for Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves plays a major character in Cyberpunk 2077, with a line count that rivals protagonist’s
    Cyberpunk 2077’s E3 demo: the good and the bad
    Why I’ll be playing as a Netrunner when Cyberpunk 2077 comes out
    Cyberpunk 2077 and the Badlands and Nomads beyond Night City
    Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Director on The Witcher 3 Comparisons, Life Paths, and Keanu
    “Story goes first with everything”, but CD Projekt never had combat designers until Cyberpunk 2077
    Original Cyberpunk Creator's Secret To Making An Amazing RPG
     
    John Wick Hex - Keanu Reeves Video Game Revealed!
    John Wick Hex || Timeline Strategy, Methodical Gameplay & More || E3 Reaction
    John Wick Hex has a responsibility to “push the medium forward”
    How John Wick Hex's Action is Designed With the Help of the Film's Fight Choreographers
    Cyberpunk 2077's E3 2019 demo looks like Deus Ex with an unlimited budget
     
    Desperados 3 has a much-improved planning mode
     
    Spiritfarer is a Calming Management Sim About The Afterlife

     
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was less linear than I expected

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's combat shows promise, but I'm yet to be wowed
    Exclusive In-Depth Profile On Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s New Droid, BD-1
    Jedi: Fallen Order won't let you dismember people with your lightsaber
    Lightsabers In Video Games Are Too Weak
    Exclusive Details On The Combat Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
     
    Samurai Shodown Introduces The Dual-Wielding Katana User Jubei Yagyu
     
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot New Stories Help Liven Up Familiar Gamplay

     
    Ys IX’s New Gameplay Footage Is A Monstrum Mash Of Action
     
    Barkley 2 releases a shockingly real and playable demo to backers

     
    Japanese Persona 5 Royal Trailer Shows Off Gameplay Updates
     
    Id Talks Mod Support, Integrating More Traversal, And The Controversial Neon U.I.

    Doom Eternal’s Souls-style invasions are seen as an “endgame” activity for masterful players
    It’s “meant to be big and bold” – id Software responds to criticism of Doom Eternal’s UI
     
    Evil Genius 2 Hopes To Bring Out Your Inner Bond Villain

     
    Is Baldur's Gate 3 Giving Players Too Much Freedom? | E3 2019
     
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Panel | E3 Coliseum 2019
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Is the Most Divisive Game of E3 - E3 2019
    Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Developers Are Still Deciding How Disturbing To Get
    Preview: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t as bold as it thinks it is  
    Grandia HD Collection Direct-Feed Gameplay (E3 2019 - Nintendo Switch)
     
    Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Gameplay Demo - E3 2019
     
    Final Fantasy XV's Lead Designer's New Game Is A Love Letter To Live Music

     
    Etherborn twists and turns its way into stores in July
     
    New The Sinking City Lovecraftian Gameplay - IGN Live | E3 2019
     
    Pokémon Sword And Shield Director Says It's About 'Growing And Evolving'—For The Trainer, Too

     
    Sayonara Wild Hearts Is A Dream Pop Collection Of Games
     
    Tavern Keeper lets you run a pub staffed by Orcs

     
    Daemon x Machina Gameplay Full Treehouse Presentation - E3 2019
     
    Brassheart is an upcoming point and click game where robots may be friend or foe
     
    Upcoming Solace State crosses hacking with negotiation
     
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Gameplay Walkthrough | PlayStation Underground
     
    Kalypso gives vampires their strategy closeup with Immortal Realms this fall
     
    Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Is Entirely Different From Its Predecessors | E3 2019
     
    Empire Of Sin Is The Gangster Game Brenda Romero Always Wanted To Make

    Empire of Sin runs on alcohol and you can use it to poison rival businesses
    You can be an XCOM-style serial killer in John Romero’s Empire of Sin
    Empire Of Sin is full of serial killers and drunks who need a good mobster manager
    Empire of Sin || Interview with John Romero || E3 2019
     
    Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey is about evolving “to beat science”, but “it’s not Spore”
     
    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a loving ode to Donkey Kong Country
     
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Release Dates Announced
     
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Definitely Going To Make Me Cry For My Precious Children

     
    Yu Suzuki Says Shenmue 3 Will Get Us 40 Percent Through Ryo's Story

    Shenmue 3 Feels Like a Modern Dreamcast Game
    Shenmue 3 developers are ‘assessing the situation’ with Epic Games Store exclusivity
     
    Gears Of War 5 Is Done Playing It Safe | E3 2019
     
    Control Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE E3 2019
     
    Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan Is So Scary You Might Cry - IGN LIVE | E3 2019
     
    Fire Emblem Three Houses: King of Beasts Battle Gameplay - E3 2019
     
    The Outer Worlds: Taking The New Vegas Formula To Space | E3 2019
    Outer Worlds Gameplay Impressions | E3 2019
    Q&A: Writing new characters, new worlds in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds
    Here’s how The Outer Worlds adds to Fallout: New Vegas’ character builds
     
    Risk of Rain 2: New Survivor Gameplay Reveal "Rex" - IGN Live at E3
     
    I've seen how choices impact your Dying Light 2 city and I'm sold
    Dying Light 2: Infection And Exploration Evolved | E3 2019
     
    9 new things in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint - new gameplay
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint | 35 minutes of new gameplay
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be unlike any other game in the series - Emil Daubon Interview
    Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense
     
    New Wolfenstein Youngblood Gameplay - 7 Times The Blazkowicz Twins Ruined The Nazi’s Day
     
    Amazon Lays Off Dozens Of Game Developers During E3

    Amazon Game Studios confirms layoffs, reportedly cancels multiple games
     
    Stronghold: Warlords takes the castle-building series eastwards next year
     
    What New Players Need to Know About Baldur's Gate 3 - IGN LIVE E3 2019
     
    Psychonauts 2 Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN LIVE E3 2019
    Psychonauts 2 creator: “You can’t play the same song again and have fans like it as much”
    Tim Schafer on Psychonauts 2, Double Fine joining Xbox & we get a new theme song.
     
    Remnant: From the Ashes Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE | E3 2019
     
    Oddworld: Soulstorm Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN LIVE | E3 2019
    Oddworld Soulstorm is a loud and chaotic alien snooker
     
    PES 2020: First GameplayWalkthrough - IGN LIVE E3 2019
    Konami rebrands PES as eFootball PES
     
    Person 5 DLC in Catherine: Full Body English Trailer - E3 2019
     
    Killing Floor 2 celebrates new objective mode with horrorclowns and free trial
     
    Insurgency: Sandstorm adding more maps, snow and mod support this year
     
    Steam unveils its upcoming, very familiar-looking library redesign

     
    Don't expect Xbox 360 games to run on PC anytime soon, though Phil Spencer says 'never say never'
     
    We talk Project Scarlett with Xbox's Aaron Greenberg at E3!
     
    Guerilla Games lead producer Patrick Munnik dies at 4
     
    Bluepoint co-founder Andy O'Neil dies

     
    The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination

     
    Star Control lawfight settled by bees

     
    Electronic Arts commits to greater efforts to combat bullying and toxicity online

     
    Twitch Sues Trolls Who Turned Artifact's Page Into A Porn-Riddled Disaster

     
    Take-Two’s CEO says unions are “hard to imagine” because devs are too well-paid

     
    Square Enix Committed To Making Its Complete Library Available Digitally

     
    Bethesda's legal department drops the hammer on Doom Remake 4 mod
     
    Dedicated Fans Spent 8 Years Making the 1997 'Blade Runner' Game Run on a Modern PC

     
    Esports News
     
    Fortnite Competition Hosts Help Deaf Teen Player Feel Welcome

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Pokemon, and Why The Games Industry Needs To Be Less Secretive

     
    Developers don’t want to show gameplay at E3 anymore, and who can blame them?

     
    Influence of false Youtube information
     
    'Every Game You Like Is Built on the Backs of Workers.' Video Game Creators Are Burned Out and Desperate for Change

     
    Sex, Tetris, and Charlie Chaplin: The Alexey Pajitnov interview

     
    Stop worrying about timed exclusives and worry more about games industry consolidation

     
    Hello Games Billboard
     
    The Clever Ways Game Developers Reuse Assets, Like Turning A Tank Into A Destiny Boss
     
    Former Epic production director tried to cancel Fortnite

     
    “Hail to the Kings,” by Ed Smith

     
    Memory Loss, Mental Illness, and Final Fantasy VIII

     
    Knife Sisters Explores The Tricky Subject Of Player-Character Consent

     
    What Made Red Dead 2's Story Worth Telling
     
    Virtual Empathy – How The Witcher 3 Encourages Moral Reflection
     
    Devil May Cry 4: A Flawed Masterpiece // Codex Entry
     
    The Amazing Story of The Dig
     
    The History of Dragon Age: Origins
     
    The World Design of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes | Boss Keys
     
    Leitmotif in Hollow Knight's Soundtrack
     
    The Tragic History of Shenmue
     
    Hollow Knight and the joy of exploration | Dave Critiques #42
     
    E3 Dev Roundtable: The Secrets Behind Writing Video Games
     
    Cartridge Save File Preservation - Backup, Transfer & Restore Your Save Games / MY LIFE IN GAMING
     
    The Secrets of Skeleton and Shark AI in Sea of Thieves | AI and Games
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    A space diary from the Frontier

     
    FFXIV 1.0

    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
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    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
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    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

     
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    The story of the first E3

     
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    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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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Jim Sterling collects some of the horror stories of abuse and exploitation from former Rockstar Games employees, Jeremy Hosking speaks to the developer of The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa about the real life events that influenced its creation, Death Stranding gameplay and release date, Austin Walker on Modern Warfare's identity crisis, Chris Bratt looks at the game that would become Fable, Ana Valens discusses how abusive men re-brand or use their connections to remain industry figures even after large numbers of sexual harassment and employee abuse allegations, Liam Triforce's Understanding the Music series examines the soundtrack composed for Max Payne 3, Failbetter Games' quest to eradicate crunch, Patrick Klepek shares the story of what happened when a tiny speedrunning community suspected a cheater in their midst, 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)
     
    BitSummit 7 Spirits and its treasure trove of trailers
    We're at Japan's indie games festival Bitsummit!
     
    Death Stranding Will Be Out In November
     
    Clan Introduction - Malkavian - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
     
    'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Can't Decide Whether War Is Bad or Badass
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare “is eliminating the traditional season pass”
    Infinity Ward is planning “cross-play support” for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
     
    Psychological Horror Visual Novel Raging Loop Coming West For PS4 And Switch In 2019
     
    Team17's New Project is a Gruesome Action Game Called Blasphemous
     
    A separate Vampire: The Masquerade single-player narrative experience announced
     
    After Raising $120,000 On Kickstarter, Cult Classic Charles Barkley RPG Sequel Has Fallen Apart

     
    WEATHER FACTORY REVEALS NEW GAME, BOOK OF HOURS AND ANNOUNCES CULTIST SIMULATOR: ANTHOLOGY EDITION

     
    Starborne blends the grand scale and deception of EVE Online with a 4X strategy game
     
    Watch Dogs Legion Leaks, Will Let You Play As Any NPC

     
    Shenmue III Delayed Again, This Time Until November

     
    Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX will not be a Switch exclusive
     
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game Gets a High-Res Remaster This Year
     
    Hardcore Mecha Sorties Onto Steam And PS4 On June 27, 2019
     
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | Second Playable Character Reveal | PS4
     
    Celeste's free ultra-hard DLC will contain more than 100 levels
     
    Warhammer: Chaosbane will get a post-launch DLC campaign featuring the Tomb Kings
     
    NEW SPECIALIZATION - GUNNER

     
    MORTAL KOMBAT 11 DLC KOMBAT PACK TO FEATURE SHANG TSUNG, SPAWN, MORE
     
    Hitman 2's June roadmap includes the bank level, and more

     
    Battletech: Urban Warfare brings mechs to the big city today
     
    Here’s what Winds of Magic brings to Vermintide 2, and why you shouldn’t expect a new hero soon

     
    Microsoft is bringing more games to Steam, says 'We believe you should have choice in where you buy your PC games'

     
    Starbreeze lays off a quarter of its staff in further efforts to cut costs

     
    John Romero Made A New Doom Mod And It's Great
     
    Esports News
     
    This Weekend's Rocket League Tournament Will Set The Stage For The World Championship

     
    Nintendo Explains Why Its Official Smash Bros. Tournaments Are So Weird

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    R-Type Final 2, Aiming for a Brand-New, the Best Shmup Ever
     
    Small Saga makes a big impression with its demo
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Incredible Real-Life Story Behind The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa

    THE FRIENDS OF RINGO ISHIKAWA
     
    Nick Robinson and Matt Conn faced sexual harassment allegations. Why are they still in games?

     
    Failbetter Games' quest to eradicate crunch

     
    Responsible Petting

     
    Tricky Translations #4: “I” & “Me” in Japanese

     
    Can stories be apolitical? We asked some video game writers and narrative designers

     
    The Speedrunner Who Wasn’t: How a Community Dealt with an Elaborate Cheater

     
    Twitch Still Hasn't Fixed Its Racist Emote Problem

     
    From Bubsy to System Shock, how indie devs bring old videogames back to life

     
    Opinion: How Draugen lets down its characters

     
    Two Years Later, Night in the Woods is Still Relatable

     
    ‘Outer Wilds’ Is a Captivating Sci-Fi Mystery About the End of the World
     
    Pathologic 2 Is Getting Difficulty Sliders, and That's a Good Thing

     
    Fear & Fury: How The Rockstar Sausage Is Made (The Jimquisition)
     
    Understanding the Music of Max Payne 3
     
    Superhero League of Hoboken (1994) | Forgotten Gems
     
    Maniac Mansion: The Most Influential Game with Disembodied Tentacles
     
    Blips: Here’s Four Neat Games!
     
    Wishworld, the game that would become Fable
     
    Storytelling through Music in Hollow Knight
     
    Finding Comfort in Chaos: Dangerous Driving and Snakeybus
     
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening | Gaming Historian
     
    EcoGaming #2: Pastoral and Georgic Games
     
    Nintendo Should Make N64 and Gamecube Games in VR
     
    A Tribute To Classic Indie Games
     
    Finite State Machines and the AI of Half-Life | AI 101 | AI and Games
     
    toco toco - Keiichi Okabe, Composer
     
    Q & A with the M2 Shot Triggers Development Team / MY LIFE IN GAMING
     
    How Bluepoint Games Remade Shadow Of The Colossus | Audio Logs
     
    How This War of Mine Plays on Your Emotions | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    Dream Daddies and Fearful Fathers: How Indies Can Cope with Being Terminally Online
     
    Danny O'Dwyer on Irish Sports, Game Dev, and More! - Voice Chat