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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings and hello everyone! Happy Monday. I hope you all had a fun weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out this play this past weekend on Black Ops 4, Overwatch, and The Division. This weekend will mark the conclusion of our Game Nights lineup for February. Titles such as Minecraft and Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be featured as we wrap up our festivities for the month. For Minecraft we'll be embarking on an expedition to a Winter Biome located in the far west regions of the Realm. On Super Street Fighter IV we'll be continuing our 'Kountdown to Kombat' series, our three month long celebration of fighting games. Cya at the events!
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    On February 10th, 2019 we kicked off our inaugural Fight Night as part of our Kountdown to Kombat series on Xbox with Mortal Kombat X. It was such a blast and so much fun was had. We're immortalizing our MKX Fight Nighton video and sharing it with the rest of the community. I'd like to thank Sickshock for organizing these Fight Nights, Garza for helping me comb though five hours worth of footage from the Fight Night, and everyone who came out to play during the event. Enjoy!
    For more AJSA Xbox videos, check out our playlist here.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - February 23th to February 24th

    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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    Minecraft - Game Night
    Saturday February 23rd - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Embark on an epic journey this Saturday night as we kick off our first Minecraft Game Night of 2019! We're organizing an expedition to an uncharted Winter Biome deep into the Western regions. Untouched by civilization, this area is filled with opportunity and plenty of loot. What mysteries will we uncover? Is this a hidden danger hidden amongst the snow? Check out the Realm and participate in the Expedition to find out! Cya Saturday.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Winter Biome Expedition - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday February 23rd, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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 -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Fight Night
    Sunday February 24th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series continues this Sunday night! Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is our next entry in this celebration of fighting games. We're able to play this title on the Xbox One due to its status as an backward compatible game. If you owned this game on the Xbox 360 on disc or digital, you're able to participate if you so desire. Additionally this game is also available on the Xbox Game Pass. Cya Sunday!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Private AJSA lobby, 'King of the Hill' settings - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download SFIV: Arcade Edition for free.
    - Xbox Backward Compatible Status: ACTIVE -
    Did you have this game on the Xbox 360 via disc or digital? You can play without having to repurchase.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday February 24th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm 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.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host 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
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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 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 16th of February, at 2pm EDT/7pm GMT in the Angry Joe Show Army discord.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Vicky Schaubert interviews Robert Steen who learned about the life his disabled son lived through online gaming after his death, Priya Sridhar covers how the character arcs in Rakuen hold a mirror to the real world by teaching that small actions matter and how to accept what you can't change, Luke Winkie's story on the first esports champion, Game Informer's coverage of The Outer Worlds, Yussef Cole ‏gives historical context to the moral issues around Fortnite's dance appropriation, Nathan Grayson reports on the kid focused streamers of Twitch, EA's profits rise and stock falls but then quickly rises above its point before the fall with the release of Apex Legends, Alex Kane reports on the state of Bioware as they enter a new era, Youtuber back after faking own death years ago, mass layoffs at Activision Blizzard, Noah Caldwell-Gervais looks at Dead Space and Far Cry 5's DLC, 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)
     
    131 Rapid-Fire Questions About The Outer Worlds
    New, Exclusive Impressions Of The Outer Worlds
    Will The Outer Worlds Live Up To Fan Expectations?
    New Combat Gameplay And Details For The Outer Worlds
    Obsidian Isn't Happy With Fans Bashing Bethesda And Fallout 76
     
    A free One Finger Death Punch 2 demo releases Monday, and it's a blast
     
    Anthem's post-launch updates will bring cataclysmic events and new areas
    Everything you need to know about the Anthem story, lore, characters and factions
     
    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Warlord Legends – Dong Zhuo
    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - First Live Gameplay - Yuan Shao Campaign Part 1
    Total War: Three Kingdoms release date has been delayed
     
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Gameplay Faction Spotlight: Amazon
     
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice system requirements are out
     
    The Making Of Metro Exodus - Episode Three (EU)
      Warhammer: Chaosbane — a Diablo-like hack-and-slash — launches in June
     
    Cthulhu goes post-apocalyptic in Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

     
    IGF nominated puzzle game Ethereal sets March release date
     
    Devil May Cry 5 takes Resident Evil 2’s gore and smacks it with style
    6 Things We Learned Playing as All 3 Characters in Devil May Cry 5 - Devil May Cry 5 Dante Gameplay
     
    Praey For The Gods' Developers Talk Shadow Of The Colossus And Breath Of The Wild Inspirations

     
    New Gameplay Today – Ape Out
     
    Redo! sneaks into the dusty tunnels of early access
     
    Chernobylite is a survival-horror game about looking for your girlfriend in the Zone
     
    The Textorcist teaches combat typing skills in a pre-launch demo
     
    Monster Hunter And The Witcher Are The Perfect Combination

     
    Ace Combat 7 Gets A Teaser Trailer For Season Pass Content
     
    Rainbow Six Siege’s next map is Outback – it’s got a nuclear convoy and stuffed sharks
     
    Hollow Knight Hornet DLC Will Be Unveiled On February 14, 2019
     
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will get a new game plus mode this month
     
    Blacklight: Retribution is shutting down, so all in-game items are now free

     
    Battlefield 5 did not meet EA's sales expectations

    Apex Legends had over 2.5 million players in its first day
    EA’s stock tanked this week – Apex Legends brought it back and then some
    Apex Legends Reaches 10 Million Players in Just Three Days
     
    Capcom said Hideaki Itsuno could make Dragon’s Dogma 2, but he chose to make DMC5 first

     
    Epic Games Store Release Crashes Without Files Called "Steam"
     
    Starbreeze sells back publishing rights to System Shock 3

     
    Team Fortress 2 YouTuber Returns Three Years After Faking Terminal Illness

     
    Nintendo Exec Says 'A Very High Number' Of Its Designers Are Women

     
    Riot Games to give first on-camera response to harassment allegations in new Escapist series

     
    Shawn Layden On PlayStation And The Future

    Jim Ryan named new PlayStation boss
    Sony Says It's 'Open For Business' On PS4 Cross-Play, But Developers Disagree
     
    Report: Mass Layoffs At Activision Blizzard Will Result In Hundreds Of Lost Jobs

    Activision Blizzard Reports Record Revenue as They Fuck Over 800 Employees
     
    Guitar Hero Live refunds being issued to US customers

     
    Unity Technologies to Go Public in 2020 (Report)

     
    This fan-made Battletech expansion adds a bunch of lore-friendly mechs

     
    Esports News
     
    Team Liquid says goodbye to Heroes of the Storm, drops team

     
    Overwatch League's Once-Dominant Team Opens Up About Their Season One Failings

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The state of BioWare

     
    My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft

     
    The story of the first esports champion, undefeated since 1972

     
    The Serenity Prayer and Rakuen

     
    Critical Compilation BIOSHOCK: INFINITE
     
    The sloth behind the scenes of 2019's biggest Twitch stream

     
    “It’s important to show that there’s a vulnerability to the male ego” – an interview with Red Dead Redemption 2’s Roger Clark

     
    Breath Of The Wild Speedrunning Has Changed A Lot In Two Years
     
    Respawn tried “approximately a bojillian” ways to get Titans into Apex Legends
    Apex Legends is great because you don’t have to talk to anyone
    Apex Legends' ping system is a tiny miracle for FPS teamwork and communication
     
    Losing my lust for hunting, thanks to The Bear

     
    PC games are showing us why we should care about surveillance

     
    Fortnite's Appropriation Issue Isn't About Copyright Law, It's About Ethics

     
    Former Uncharted Director Amy Hennig Talks About Life After Star Wars, Decries Gaming Elitism

     
    Sadly, It's Surprising That There Are Two Black Women In Apex Legends

     
    The impossible architecture of video games

     
    Red Dead Redemption 2 can be a struggle for players with poor eyesight

     
    Kid-Friendly Twitch Streams Aim To Be The New Saturday Morning Cartoons

     
    Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful

     
    How a five-year game of Civilization 5 became a meaningful part of my personal history

     
    Making Games Better for Players with Cognitive Disabilities | Designing for Disability
     
    The AI of Horizon Zero Dawn | Part 2: Metal Militia | AI and Games
     
    What's Been Going On With Far Cry 5's DLC?
     
    A Thorough Look at Dead Space
     
    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus in Close Critique [Full Spoilers]
     
    The History of Metro 2033
     
    Crush 40 - Evolving the Sound of Sonic | PostMesmeric
     
    Beautiful Battlefield "Trailer" Was Shot Entirely Using Unsuspecting Real Players
     
    How Blade Runner Reinvented Adventure Games | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    Noclip Podcast #07 - Lucas Pope (Papers Please / Return of the Obra Dinn)
     
    INSOMNIAC GAMES TURNS 25

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello all, welcome to another week of gaming! I'd like to say thank you to all those who came out to play this past weekend during our Halo, Human Fall Flat, and Mortal Kombat X Game Nights. I'm always happy to the community coming together to play and have fun because you know at the end of the day that is what is all about. Sticking together, kicking ass, and having a good time. I'd like to recognize in particular our kick off to 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series last night on Sunday and I felt we really knocked it out of the park. Everyone played really well and there were plenty of laughs going around. The Fight Night lasted for over five hours and we didn't close up shop until after midnight. It was truly awesome! Special thanks to our Fight Nights organizer, Shao Sick [Sickshock6], and all our Kombatants who fought. We're gearing up for another weekend of multiplayer goodness with the return of Overwatch and Black Ops 4 plus a field trip to New York City in The Division. Cya at the events!
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    On February 7th, 2019 we gathered up a few AJSA members on Xbox to play the Division 2 Private Beta. We recorded our mishaps and adventures to share with the community. This is our first Xbox video for 2019 on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel. We hope to put our more of our regular event highlight videos in the coming weeks and months to get back to normal schedule. Thank you to Dylmah, Fuzzball, Garza, Sickshock, and Spartan for playing and being part of the video. Enjoy!
    For more AJSA Xbox videos, check out our playlist here.
    Weekly Game Night Schedule - February 15th to February 17th

    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.
    --------------------
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Game Night
    Friday February 15th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Squad up with the AJSA this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4! You are guaranteed an evening filled with fast paced multiplayer action across Blackout, Zombies, and TDM/Kill Confirmed/Domination. We will be swapping between online and custom game modes throughout the evening depending on the size of the group. Operation: Absolute Zero, Black Ops 4 in-game event, is soon coming to a close so this will be a great opportunity to level up your Tiers in a group before Absolute Zero ends.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Online Multiplayer [TDM, Kill Confirmed, Domination] Blackout [Online & Custom Games] Zombies - Date & Start Times -
    Friday February 15th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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 -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Overwatch - Game Night
    Saturday February 16th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the AJSA this Saturday night as we return to Overwatch! It is the last weekend for the 'Year of the Pig' in-game event and we're going to do what we do best to end the festivities in explosive fashion. We'll be playing a variety of Quick Play, Arcade, and Custom matches throughout the evening. This will be our first Overwatch Game Night for 2019 and no doubt we'll have some special activiites planned for members to take part in. Don't miss out!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Quick Play & Arcade Custom Matches - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday February 16th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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 -
    Officer WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    The Division - Game Night
    Sunday February 17th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Last week the Angry Army travelled to Washington D.C. to check out the 'Division 2 Private Beta'. As we wrapped up our mishaps and adventures, we're packing our bags to head back to New York City and check out the ol' neighborhood again. Join us this Sunday night as we end the weekend heading back to The Division to prep for the launch of the sequel in March. No DLC is required to participate. Members of all rank welcome. We will be happy to assist anyone who needs help completing story missions.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Daily Missions & World Events Leveling up member ranks and gear score - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday February 17th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm 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.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host 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 Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Cian Maher tells the story behind the Oblivion mod Terry Pratchett worked on, Ives Aguiar covers Brasil's hidden arcades while Matheus Fernandes goes over why mods are the greatest part of Brazil’s gaming history, Kevin T. Baker looks at the book and theories that influenced Will Wright's ideas on city design and the implications of the politics of SimCity, TheGamingBritShow on The Meaning of Travis Strikes Again, Ty Gale examines their anger over the erasure of their Japanese heritage through the apocalyptic lens of Bastion, Dia Lacina gives her thoughts on the importance of playing online in Souls games, Julie Muncy covers restrictive copyright law while reviewing Kingdom Hearts 3, Tomm Hulett talks about going from a Silent Hill fan to a producer, Eme Flores examines the characters of Heaven WIll Be Mine as representations of different strands of queer activism, Jeremy Choo on why he DMCAed his own game, 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)
     
    Rage 2’s wasteland is colourful, but lacks personality
    Rage 2 - Easy Allies Preview
     
    Warhammer: Chaosbane’s dwarfen Slayer is an axe-wielding whirlwind in battle
     
    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Empire Building Let's Play
     
    "The world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not - this is what we're making."
     
    Apex Legends year 1 roadmap includes Battle Passes, new Legends and more
     
    Mortal Kombat 11's Gear Will Only Be Cosmetic

     
    Final Fantasy 14's Shadowbringers expansion releases July 2, new classes announced
     
    New Metro Exodus trailer reminds us what all the fuss was about in the first place
    After Epic Store Deal, Steam Users Review Bomb Metro Games
    Metro Exodus timed-exclusivity deal on PC was Koch Media’s decision, says THQ Nordic
    Epic vs Steam: Exclusives raise the stakes | Opinion
     
    Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth confirmed for western markets, out in June
     
    Crying Suns warps in a faster, meaner demo on Steam
     
    Devil Engine launches for Switch and PC on February 21, PS4 and arcade later
     
    Anthem: watch a max level, endgame mission in action
     
    Julian Gollop's X-COM spiritual successor Phoenix Point gets another delay
     
    MLB The Show 19’s first gameplay trailer focuses on baseball legends
     
    Jupiter & Mars launches this spring, story trailer
     
    Stay in the light and try not to die in the supernatural thriller Those Who Remain
     
    Imperator: Rome launches this April
     
    Dead or Alive 6 Trailer Focuses On The Modified Mugen Tenshin Fighter Raidou
     
    Weedcraft Inc wants marijuana politics to go beyond stoners
     
    New Gameplay Today – The Division 2's Open World And Endgame
    The Division 2's endgame introduces a powerful new faction that remixes the entire game
    Ubisoft apologizes for The Division 2 email promising 'a real government shutdown'
    The full The Division 2 interview – building a rich endgame
     
    Once vaunted as a gaming revolution, Crackdown 3 is another open-world shooter

    ‘Crackdown 3’: Less Than It Was Meant to Be, but Still Stupid Fun
     
    Overcooked 2 teases free Lunar New Year update
     
    Wargroove Creators Talk About Possible Competitive Play, Development Hurdles, And More

     
    PlayStation Plus February: Hitman, For Honor, cloud storage expanded to 100GB
     
    Opt-in review system in the works for Epic Games Store
     
    Microsoft wants to bring Xbox Live cross-platform gaming to Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and more

    Microsoft Accessibility
    Microsoft Studios renamed Xbox Game Studios in bid for a better cross-platform brand
     
    Twitch Streamer And Game Studio Employee Arrested In Child Sex Sting

    Well, that photo is terrifying.
     
    Viewers on Twitch watched over 9.36 billion hours of content last year

     
    Witcher author has reportedly settled his royalty case with CD Projekt

     
    Sledgehammer Games co-founder leads new 2K studio

     
    ESA: Proposed Pennsylvania video game tax a "violation of the US Constitution"

     
    Modder Superior: Freespace 2 and its greatest mods deploy from fan-launcher Knossos
     
    Esports News
     
    Street Fighter V legend Tokido leaves Echo Fox

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Rise to Ruins dev wraps up Patreon and donates double pledges back to supporters

     
    Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The story behind the Oblivion mod Terry Pratchett worked on

     
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Sea Shanties Are Actual Greek Poems
     
    From Super Fan to Producer: An Insider's Perspective on Silent Hill

     
    The Real Story Behind Pioneer, The Troubled Sci-Fi Game Teased In Watch Dogs 2

     
    The voice of Shenmue reflects on 20 years of Ryo Hazuki

     
    Exclusive Interview: Campfire chat with the stars of Red Dead Redemption 2

     
    Why videogame mods were (and still are) the greatest feat in Brazil’s gaming history

     
    The Locadora Tales: Gaming in Brazil’s hidden arcades

     
    The Weird Story Behind Doom's Rare "Ouch Face"

     
    Forking Hell: A Decade of Devolver Digital

     
    Game Workers of the World, Unite! An Interview with an Anonymous Game Worker

     
    Model Metropolis

     
    Going Hollow: The Importance of Playing Online in Souls Games

     
    Piracy helped Earthbound become a cult classic

     
    How NES launch negotiations, Tetris, and Lode Runner inspired boutique game publisher Tozai

     
    Life Off the Grid, Part 2: Playing Ultima Underworld

     
    Why did we DMCA our own game few weeks after launching?

     
    Changes of perspective are vital to representation in games

     
    One Minute Past Midnight: Bastion & Healing from Nuclear Devastation

     
    'Kingdom Hearts III' is a Big, Beautiful Mess
     
    Fighting with Perfect Greed: Heaven Will Be Mine and diversity of tactics in activism

     
    Well Played: Store Credit

     
    Glad You’re “Here”: Hidden Dimensions and Virtual Worlds

     
    Fortnite Had An In-Game Marshmello Concert, And It Was Actually Pretty Great
     
    Punk Rock
     
    Broken Reality, Vaporwave, and Irony
     
    The Meaning of Travis Strikes Again | Suda 51, Legendary Again
     
    The Dark Heart of Katamari Damacy
     
    Icewind Dale Retrospective | A History of Isometric CRPGs (Episode 5)
     
    The AI of Horizon Zero Dawn | Part 1: Rise of the Machines | AI and Games
     
    The History of Big Head Mode − Codex
     
    History Respawned: Battlefield V
     
    Noclip Podcast #06 - Marijam Didžgalvytė (Game Workers Unite)
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
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    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings all, Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Here on Xbox we're marching ahead with a new slate of Game Nights for you to enjoy this month. Our 'February Outline' will be shared with the community in this article where you'll be able to see all the upcoming titles we're featuring and playing in the coming weeks. Our main highlight for February will undoubtedly be our 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series, an ambitious project and celebration of the fighting game genre leading up to the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April. We're very excited to show you what we have planned for the Fight Nights and other activities. Community favorite titles such as Black Ops 4 and Halo: Master Chief Collection are making a return with light-hearted games like Human Fall Flat and Super Bomberman R being mixed in. We're also featuring Minecraft towards the end of February as well with a host of new additions to the Realm that we're eagerly awaiting to show to our members.
    Kountdown to Kombat - Fight Nights Announcement
    In anticipation of the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April we're organizing a three month long community project celebrating the fighting game genre by coming together to play and enjoy a variety of fighting games across titles like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, and more.
    Led by Xbox Officer Sickshock6, taking on the monikor of 'Shao Sick' for this series, these Fight Nights will be held on a bi-weekly basis on Sunday evenings for February and March with the exception of April where we will have two Fight Nights back to back to accommodate for holidays.
    Our inaugural Fight Night will be this Sunday night with Mortal Kombat X kicking off the Kountdown to Kombat. Available for free with the Xbox Game Pass, Shao Sick welcomes all challengers to try and claim his 'Angry Throne'. To view our official announcement and complete Fight Nights schedule, please check out this thread in the Xbox sub-forum. Fight on!
    Staff Promotions
    I'd like to recognize these two hard working and dedicated individuals from the Xbox community on their well earned promotions to and within the Xbox One Staff.
    Sickshock - Sick joined the Xbox team as a Sergeant in January 2018 to spearhead our 'Game Nights Initiative' and quickly became one of our most efficient game organizers within the AJSA community. His quirky sense of humor, dedication to the community, friendliness, and unique ability to adapt to any gaming environment he is put in, this promotion to Officer is well deserved. Sick thank you for all your hard work and doing all you can to make the Xbox community the best it can be.
    Delta - We're proud to announce that Delta is being promoted to the position of Sergeant in the Xbox team. Delta has quickly proven himself to be an active, reliable and cordial individual within the community. Always willing to help and lend a hand with Game Night, Delta we feel is a fanstic fit to the team. We're looking forward to working with Delta in 2019 and having him help in the running the day to day operations of the community.
    Overwatch
    Game Nights for Overwatch took a break in January after a long and busy 2018 with our host, Officer WookieJedi, taking some time off to focus on IRL obligations. To celebrate the 'Year of the Pig' seasonal event, we're bringing back Overwatch on Saturday February 16th for a special Game Night filled with fun and surprises cooked up by WookieJedi. We hope you can join us!
    Minecraft Winter Expedition
    For our Minecraft Game Night in February we will be embarking on a 'Winter Expedition' with the goal of exploring a large, newly discovered snow biome within the Realm. This will be the farthest we've ever travelled in the Realm. Shocks and surprises will be in store for those who dare to take part on this Expedition.
    February 2019 Game Nights Outline
    For the month of February, we will be featuring this titles as Game Nights:
    Week Zero [February 1st to February 3rd]
    Fri. Feb. 1st - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 3rd - Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7:00pm EST Week One [February 8th to February 10th]
    Fri. Feb. 8th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Feb. 9th - Human Fall Flat - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 10th - Mortal Kombat X - 7:00pm EST Week Two [February 15th to February 17th]
    Fri. Feb. 15th - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Sat. Feb. 16th - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 17th - The Divison - 7:00pm EST Week Three [February 22nd to February 24th]
    Fri. Feb. 22nd - Super Bomberman R - 7:30pm EST Sat. Feb. 23rd - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 24th - Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - 7:00pm EST Please be aware that Game Night dates and featured titles are subject to change.
    Weekly Game Night Schedule - February 8th to February 10th

    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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    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday February 8th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Master Chief Collection. We're going back in time to revisit and relive the epic journey of the Master Chief as we play across all four featured Halo titles in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the even
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Online Multiplayer [Slayer, SWAT, Infection, Big Team Battle] Custom games - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo: Master Chief Collection for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday February 8th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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 -
    Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Human Fall Flat - Game Night
    Saturday February 9th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Human Fall Flat returns as an Xbox Game Night this Saturday night! A sweet and silly game, we're gathering once more to try out this whacky title on the Xbox Game Pass. We must work together solving puzzles, overcoming obstacles, and resist the urge to throw eachother off the map. Curious to see Human Fall Flat multiplayer gameplay? Check out this video from the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel where we played Human Fall Flat for the first time as an event in September 2018.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Playing through as many missions in the game as possible Earning Xbox Live Achievements for first time players Puzzle solving, completing obstacle courses etc - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Human Fall Flat for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday February 9th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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 -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Sergeant Delta [Gamertag: AJSA DELTA] --------------------
    Mortal Kombat X - Game Night
    Sunday February 10th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Welcome to our inaugural Fight Night of the 'Kountdown to Kombat' series on Xbox One! In this epic three month long project, leading all the way to the release of Mortal Kombat 11, the Kombatants of the AJSA are gathering to celebrate the fighting game genre by playing a variety of different fighting game titles as we approach April. Led by the Emperor of Angerworld, 'Shao Sick' [Sickshock6], we will be starting off in Mortal Kombat X this Sunday night. We'll be playing for fun and it'll be a chill session as we fight, play, and talk the nigh
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom Versus modes [King of the Hill, Team Battle etc] - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Mortal Kombat X for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday February 10th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm 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.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] --------------------
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