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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    AJSA Special Operation - November 2018 - Anniversary Announcement
    Join the Angry Army this November for Special Operations: Quinquennial as we unite to honor the founding of the AJSA Gaming Community! Across PC and console there will be special celebratory activities planned for members to engage in and play with each other as we observe our ‘5th Year Anniversary’. Organizers from Game Nights on Playstation 4, Weekly Events on Xbox One, and Expeditionary Force Events on PC have come together to select game titles that represent the history of the AJSA on their respective platforms.
    This Anniversary is a unique opportunity for us to rally together as a community to reflect on the past and look towards the future. The Special Operation will allow members old and new to experience these games for one last ride or for first time. Without a doubt there will be many tales passed down and told of past adventures and hijinks that defined our presence in these games. It is our hope and desire to have this Special Operation recognize the important of these games in our history on each platform, mark the closure of 2018, and set up a foundation for the community in 2019 to build on.
    We hope you can join us as we celebrate the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary this November. There will be Special Operation events on PC and console for the first three weekends of the month (outlined below). We look forward revisiting these community defining games and playing with everyone. Thank you for an amazing five years! Never Give Up! Never Surrender! Victory or Death!
    UPDATES
    Oct. 31st Article - Special Operations Events: November 3rd, 2018 [Quinquennial] [COMPLETED]
    Nov. 7th Article - AJSA Special Operation Events - November 10th, 2018 [Quinquennial] [NEW]
    Event Outline
    Each weekend, for the first three weeks of November, there will be AJSA Special Operation events. Each Division will meet and play at the time of their choice, determined by organizers on their respective platform, across games they selected to represent their platform during the Anniversary. Below is a brief outline of what you can expect from us. There will be additional articles going forward advertising these events in more detail as each weekend draws near. Please refer to our Division links for additional information concerning each platform.
    Playstation 4 - Game Nights
    - PS4 Division -
    Saturday November 3rd - 6:00pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 6:00pm EST - Warframe Saturday November 17th - 6:00pm EST - GTA Online Xbox One - Weekly Events
    - XB1 Divison -
    Saturday November 3rd - 7:30pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 7:30pm EST - Neverwinter Saturday November 17th - 7:00pm EST - Overwatch PC - Expeditionary Force
    - PC Division -
    Saturday November 3rd - 4:00pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 4:00pm EST - MechWarrior Online Saturday November 17th - 4:00pm EST - Planetside 2 Additional Community Information [Links Below]
    Code of Conduct New Member's Guide AJSA Gaming Community Discord AJSA Gaming Events Calendar

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Welcome to the biggest party of the year! Happy 5th Birthday, AJSA. During the week of November 12th the entire community will unite together to celebrate the founding of the AJSA. On both PC and console, there will be numerous activities planned for members to engage in and play with each other (join this weekend for our final round of events for AJSA Special Operation: Quinquennial). It is important that we not only come together to play but also use this as an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look ahead, building a strong foundation off of these activities to take the community into 2019.
    We want to give our thanks and appreciation to all those who make this community the best it can be. To all the members and organizers who come in day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year....THANK YOU....you make all of this possible. Thank you for being part of this community. Thank you for playing.
    The AJSA Xbox One Division is ready to help participate and contribute towards the Anniversary celebration. Keeping with tradition within our Division, we have a full week of gaming festivities planned to observe and honor the founding of the AJSA Gaming Community. This means that we will have a scheduled event every single day out of the Anniversary week.
    In addition to our Anniversary week events we are also holding our annual Xbox 'Anniversary Raffle' and there will be challenges (called Contracts) for participants to complete when playing. Please continue reading to learn more about our raffle, contracts, and upcoming events this week. Thank you and enjoy.
    AJSA Xbox One Club
    Be sure to enlist in the AJSA Xbox Club during the Anniversary week! On your console dashboard, look for the 'Community' tab and click on 'Clubs on Xbox' on the top right of the screen. Then search up "Official AJSA Xbox One Community". Request an invite to join and a formal invitation will be sent to you. You can also message any of the Club admins for an invite. The Clubs will make it easier to find fellow members at a moments notice and squad up with them on a game. You'll also be able to keep track of event notices and parties, both within the Anniversary week and beyond.
    Raffle & Contracts
    Each Xbox event will have a ‘Contract’, a challenge that participants can voluntarily complete when attending the event. Contracts will seek to incorporate as much squad play and communication as possible. Some events may have more than one Contract.
    As noted we will also be holding 'Anniversary Raffle' on Xbox One. Each member who attends an event will be entered into this raffle.
    - Anniversary Raffle -
    Every AJSA member who participates in the events scheduled for the Anniversary week on the Xbox One will be entered into a raffle. The more events you participate in, the more times your name gets entered into the raffle, and you increase your chances to win.
    At the end of all Anniversary activities, three random winners will be drawn. Rewards are as followed:
    1st Place - Free digital game up to $60 choosen by the winner. 2nd Place - $25 Xbox Live Gift Card 3rd Place - $15 Xbox Live Gift Card On November 26th, after the random winners are drawn, they will be contacted privately by me [Rune] and then the winners will be announced publicly. For those who have participated in the AJSA 'Special Operation: Quinquennial' events on Xbox One, you will also be entered into the rafflle.
    - Contracts -
    Each event on Xbox One will have an associated challenge, called a "Contract", which event participants can voluntarily complete. Every contract you complete will also enter your name into the raffle. These Contracts can range from getting a certain amount of points in a game to working together with your AJSA squad to overcome an obstacle.
    Since a fair amount of Contracts will revolve around you and your squad completing certain objective, if your squad collectively completes a Contract, everyone in the squad will be marked as have completed the Contract, and all names will be entered again in the raffle. Want those extra raffle spots? Work together!
    Some events will have more than one Contract. With events that list two or more Contracts, only one Contract completion will be counted towards the raffle. This means members can earn up to two spots in the raffle per event (by attending an event and completing a Contract). To top things off....we are introducing 'Bonus Objectives', challenges that the hosts will keep secret until the time of the event. If you and your team complete the challenge, you will earn a bonus spot in the raffle. Please note not every event will have a bonus objective.
    Summary
    Every AJSA participant will be entered into the raffle. The more events you attend, the more times your name gets entered into the raffle. Every event will have one or more Contracts. These Contracts are challenges that members can voluntarily complete. If there is an event with two or more Contracts, only one completed Contract will be counted. Members can earn only up to two spots in the raffle per event (by attending an event and completing a Contract). However if you complete a Bonus Objective, your name will entered again. Majority of the Contracts will be squad based, meaning to complete a Contract it will have to be done in a collective fashion. Work with your squad to complete Contracts, not only earning an extra spot in the raffle for yourself but earning an extra spot for the rest of your team. The host, along with members of the Xbox One staff, will be keep track of all event attendance and will keep note of members completing Contracts. Raffle winners will be approached by the Xbox One Commander and then the winners will be announced publicly on November 26th. All the events will be recorded. Footage from each event will be compiled into an Anniversary Event Video for the AJSA Gaming YouTube Channel. Please submit footage to Rune if you wish to share clips from your recording/streams of the Anniversary events so you can be part of, and receive credit in, the Xbox One Anniversary montage video in late November/early December. AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week - Xbox Event Schedule [Nov. 12th to Nov. 18th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Activity? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
    All Xbox Live 'Weekly Event' & 'Game Night' parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we may use the AJSA Discord. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the activity and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the activity start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live.
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    Fortnite: Battle Royale - Anniversary Event - Mon. Nov. 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    We will be kicking off the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week on Xbox One with Fortnite: Battle Royale on Monday November 12th at 7:30pm EST! Fortnite: Battle Royale is free to play mode part of the regular 'Fornite' game that members can download from the Xbox store. Squad up with your friends from the community and take dozens of other squads to claim victory in this fun and intense battle royale shooter. Members of all skill levels are welcome to play!
    Anniversary Event Summary:
    Fortnite: Battle Royale is free to play title [Install Size: 14GB]
    Contracts
    As an AJSA squad, place in the top 5 in one match. As an AJSA squad, place in the top 10 in two matches. As an AJSA squad, earn more than 15 total elminations in one match. Time: November 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: WookieJedi [GT: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    Gears of War 3 - Anniversary Event - Tues. Nov. 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Moving onto the second day of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week on Xbox One we are heading back to an Xbox 360 classic with Gears of War 3. Available through backward compatability, we will be playing the epic finale of the original trilogy of the Gears series. Gears of War 3 will mark the first time a Gears of War game has been featured during our Anniversary Week festivities. This will be a great/fun opportunity for members to relive old memories or experience this game for the first time. We'll be playing in modes such as Horde, Beast, and regular multiplayer, both online and custom.
    Anniversary Event Summary:
    Gears of War 3 is a backward compatible game. It is also free to play through Xbox Game Pass [Install Size: 8GB]
    Contracts
    As an AJSA squad, complete 'Beast Mode. As an AJSA squad, complete all 50 waves of 'Horde Mode'. As an AJSA squad, compete in five online matches. Time: November 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: Rune [GT: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Sea of Thieves - Anniversary Event - Weds. Nov. 14th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Ahoy, yer scurvy dogs! Set your sails, the pirates of the Angry Army are returning to Sea of Thieves this Wednesday night as part of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary! Unleash your inner 'Angry' pirate, plot with your crew, and set course for hidden riches in this treacherous new world.
    Anniversary Event Summary:
    Sea of Thieves is free to play through the Xbox Game Pass [Install Size: 28.6GB]
    Contracts
    As an AJSA pirate crew, complete a Devil's Roar quest. As an AJSA pirate crew, take down a Skeleton ship. Time: November 14th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Hosts: Sickbeard [GT: Sickshock6] & Rune [GT: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Halo: MCC - Anniversary Event - Thurs. Nov. 15th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Halo: Master Chief Collection has come a long way since its launch in 2014. The Halo series itself holds a special place within the history of the Xbox One community within the AJSA. Our earliest record of organized Xbox activities comes from Halo 4 on the Xbox 360 before the Xbox One Division was even established. During the Anniversary Week we will take this opportunity to reflect on the past and celebrate the present with Halo: Master Chief Collection.
    Anniversary Event Summary:
    Halo: MCC is free to play through the Xbox Game Pass [Install Size: 73.4GB]
    Contract
    Score five goals in a Grifball match Capture 3 flags in 'Capture the Flag' Time: November 15th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: Rune [GT: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    COD: Black Ops 4  - Anniversary Event - Fri. Nov. 16th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    The future is....ANGRY! Kick off the Anniversary weekend with the latest and greatest in the Call of Duty: Black Ops series with Black Ops 4. This will mark the first time since 2014 that a Call of Duty game will be featured during our Anniversary Week festivities. We'll be playing a healthy mix of multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. Strap yourself in, this is going to be a wild ride.
    Anniversary Event Summary:
    Contract
    As an AJSA squad, reach Wave 25 on the 'Voyage of Despair' in Zombies. As an AJSA squad, place top 10 in two 'Blackout' Duo or Squad Matches. Time: November 16th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Hosts: AwakeningRager [GT: AwakeningRager1] Rune [GT: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Overwatch - Anniversary Event - Sat. Nov. 17th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00pm GMT)

    Overwatch will keep the #AJSAGamingWeekend going strong on Xbox One during the Anniversary Week! Squad up with the 'Angry' Agents of Overwatch on Saturday for an awesome night of crazy fun and gaming. Overwatch has grown from humble beginnings to one of our most popular community titles on Xbox. This event will also serve as our event for the community AJSA Special Operation.
    Anniversary Event Summary:
    Contracts
    Win the 'Anniversary Brawl' free for all custom match Earn 20 eliminations or more in an online match As an AJSA squad, win five games online Time: November 17th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00pm GMT)
    Host: WookieJedi [GT: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    Fallout 76 - Anniversary Event - Sun. Nov. 18th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    West Virgina....take me home....country roads! End the Anniversary Week in the Appalachia as the Angry Army invades the American north-east in Fallout 76. Roam the Wasteland together as we travel, build, and survive. Build bases, raid vaults, and take over settlements in this wild conclusion to the Anniversary Week.
    Anniversary Event Summary:
    Contract
    As an AJSA group, build a base of operations. As an AJSA group, Raid a Vault or military installation As an AJSA group, find and eliminate the Mothman monster Time: November 18th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: Rune [GT: AScapeRunePlaya]
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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 RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Dragons, Mechs, and Ninjas...this will be exciting! Join the Angry Army this Saturday on November 10th for our second round of events for ‘Special Operations: Quinquennial’! Our celebration of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary continues with a slate of free to play titles that will provide members a unique opportunity to revisit more titles that helped shape the community what it is today. The titles featured this Saturday are MechWarrior Online on PC, Warframe on Playstation 4, and Neverwinter on Xbox One. The backround of each game and event details are detailed below. Thank you and enjoy!
    Backrounds
    On PC the origins of MechWarrior Online stem from the original ‘Expeditionary Force’. The Expeditionary Force was then, and remains now, the primary organizing operation in the PC Division. In their initial structure  the Expeditionary Force would select a new game every month to feature on PC, waging month long campaigns in said game across a variety of events and activities. One of their goals was to find titles that the community as a whole could support after the Expeditionary Force had moved onto another battle. MechWarrior Online emerged and proved to be one of the most successful Expeditionary Force titles in their history. The first EF events for MWO occured in February 2016 and in April 2016 the game received official support with their own in-game operations and organized events for PC. The AJSA MWO unit was one of the most active clans in the community with events running well into 2018.
    On Playstation 4 Warframe Game Nights date back to January 2015. Warframe has served the Playstation 4 community in the AJSA very well over the years, serving as an engaging and companionable hub for many members to gather to play and have fun with their friends on Saturday nights. The PS4 Division has always strived to be unconventional, offering something different that the other Divisions don’t offer. They like to make their own indistinguishable mark on games they visit, twisting ideas to make them as unique as they can. Warframe would be no different. What started as a joke last year became legendary and is considered one of the most fun Warframe Game Nights ever on Playstation 4. ‘Fashion Frame’, where PS4 members held their own fashion costume contest, returns for the AJSA 5th Anniversary with a part two to see what wacky and fun designs people can showcase this time around.
    On Xbox One Neverwinter represents a distinct period of time in the history of the Xbox One Division where MMOs were an important fabric of our day to day activities. Neverwinter holds the honor of being the first official MMO game to be supported on Xbox One with events starting in May 2015 and an in-game Guild was established, one of our oldest AJSA Guilds on Xbox One still in operation today. In February 2016 Neverwinter entered into an ‘MMO renaissance’ on Xbox, teaming up with our Elder Scrolls Online Guild at the time to organize and hold ‘MMO Fridays’, an initiative to bring together our MMO members every Friday night to play together. This effort was part of a greater campaign in the Xbox One Division to expand and redefine the Xbox Division as a whole. While MMO games may no longer be as prevalent within the Xbox Division today, we’ll never forget that these titles such as Neverwinter and Elder Scrolls Online played a key role in our past to grow and sustain the community during a time of much change.
    Event Information - November 10th, 2018 [Hosts | Times | How To Participate]
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    Playstation 4 - Warframe: Fashion Frame II - Game Nights
    Hosts: WithAStick, Dekaku, DoctorPainMD, & ASObluerose
    Date: Saturday November 10th, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    11:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    Reply below with the Abbreviation code 'GNFF2' and include your PSN ID (You’ll be added to our Attendance List). Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country above. Remember who the Host/Hosts are. On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite) ---
    Xbox One - Neverwinter - Weekly Events
    Hosts: WookieJedi [GT: AJSAWOOKIEJEDI] & Rune [GT: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Date: Saturday November 10th, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    12:30 AM UTC
    North America Times
    7:30 PM ET
    6:30 PM CT
    5:30 PM MT
    4:30 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    12:30 AM GMT
    How To Participate:
    For new members/first time event participants, we highly encourage you to add to the host as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertag listed above). All event parties are launched from the AJSA Xbox Club so if you’re a member of the Club, you can join without a direct party invite. Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system.
    In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics. If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to simply begin playing/get placed in a squad.
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    PC - MechWarrior Online - Expeditionary Force
    Host: BlackOpsElf
    Date: Saturday November 10th, 2018
    Universal Time Coordinated
    9:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    4:00 PM ET
    3:00 PM CT
    2:00 PM MT
    1:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    9:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    The PC event for MechWarrior Online will be held in the AJSA Gaming Community Discord. Hop in the ‘EF Room’ voice chat in the ‘Play Games Together’ channel to start playing when the event starts. Here is an invite to our Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
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    Additional Information
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    PC: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/176-pc-gaming/
    PS4: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/31-playstation-4-vita/
    Xbox One: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    AJSA Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    AJSA Gaming Events Calendar: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/calendar/

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018
     
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    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello everyone and welcome to November! The season of ghosts and goblins has concluded. I'd like to take a quick moment thank everyone who came out during the month of October for our series of 'Fright Night' activities. The end of Fright Nights represents the the final stages of 2018. I personally can't believe how fast the year has gone by. This time of year marks the 'AJSA Anniversary' season where the entire community bands together to observe and celebrate the founding of the AJSA Gaming Community. This past weekend we kicked off the first series of events for the Anniversary with 'Special Operations: Quinquennial', a joint effort by the PC and console game organizers. We have two more sets of events slated for the Special Operation coming up so we hope you can join us for those.
    AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week [Xbox Events] - Keeping with tradition on Xbox One, during the week of November 12th the Xbox One community will be celebrating the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary in our own, unique way. Since 2014 we've held our own series of events to observe the Anniversary and this year will be no different. We will do what we do best....kick ass and have crazy fun. The games selected this year will reflect these goals.
    It is important that we not only come together to play video games, but also use this as an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look ahead, building a strong foundation off of these activities to take the community into 2019. We want to give our thanks and appreciation to all those who make this community the best it can be. To all the members and organizers who come in day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year....THANK YOU...you make all of this possible. Thank you for being part of this community. Thank you for playing.
    In conclusion during the Anniversary Week on Xbox we will also be holding our annual 'Xbox Anniversary Raffle'. Every AJSA member who participates in the events scheduled for the Anniversary week on the Xbox One will be entered into a raffle. The more events you participate in, the more times your name gets entered into the raffle, and you increase your chances to win. Each event will also have a 'Contract', or challenge, you can complete to earn additional spots in the raffle. We are introducing 'Bonus Objectives' as well, secret contracts that we'll keep hidden.
    All Anniversary Week events will be recorded and streamed. Members can submit their game clips from their Anniversary week adventures to Rune to be part of the 'Xbox Anniversary Week 2018 Highlights' video. The video will go live after Thanksgiving break.
    Vault of Glass Raid Night - To observe and celebrate the 5th Year Anniversary of the AJSA Gaming Community, the 'Angry Guardians' are returning to the front lines once more to defeat an old foe. Together we will be entering the Vault of Glass with the goal of finding and eliminating Atheon, Time's Conflux to stop the Vex from taking over time as we know it. Our Raid Night and journey back into the Vault will begin at 7:30pm EST on Friday November 9th in this explosive trip down memory lane. Interested? Check out our public notice here.
    October 2018 Recap
    The following titles were featured as Weekly Events and/or Game Nights in October 2018:
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Call of Duty: World War II Dead by Daylight Destiny 2 DOOM Fortnite: Battle Royale Friday the 13th: the Video Game Gears of War 4 Grand Theft Auto V Halo: Master Chief Collection Left 4 Dead 2 (backward compat) Minecraft Overwatch Paladins Zombie Army Trilogy Once again thank you to all who came out to play during our Fright Night and Halloween themed activities!
    November 2018 Outline
    November will be heavy with AJSA 5th Year Anniversary activities. The outline below will showcase everything going on with Xbox and our Anniversary related events. Upcoming Special Operation events will also be included in this outline. Please click this link to view our complete and detailed overview of the Anniversary Week Xbox events plus full info on our raffle and Contracts.
    Week One [October 30th to November 3rd] - Completed -
    Fri. Nov. 2nd - Titanfall - 7:30pm EST Sat. Nov. 3rd - Battlefield 4 - 7:30pm EST [Special Operations: Quinquennial] Sun. Nov 4th - Paladins - 7:00pm EST Week Two [November 4th to November 11th]
    Weds. Nov. 7th - Halo Wars 2 - 7:00pm EST Fri. Nov. 9th - Destiny - 7:30pm EST [Vault of Glass Raid Night] Sat. Nov. 10th - Neverwinter - 7:30pm EST [Special Operations: Quinquennial] Sun. Nov 11th - Battlefield 1 - 7:00pm EST Week Three [November 12th to 18th] [AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week]
    Mon. Nov. 12th - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST Free To Play Tues. Nov. 13th - Gears of War 3 - 7:30pm EST Free with Xbox Game Pass Weds. Nov. 14th - Sea of Thieves - 7:30pm EST Free with Xbox Game Pass Thurs. Nov. 15th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Free with Xbox Game Pass Fri. Nov. 16th - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Sat. Nov. 17th - Overwatch - 7:00pm EST [Special Operations: Quinquennial] Sun. Nov 18th - Fallout 76 - 7:30pm EST November Break [November 19th to November 29th]
    During this time we will have no events or game nights scheduled. Weekly Events and Game Night dates/titles are subject to change.
    Attending the upcoming Raid Night for Destiny, and future Special Operation events, will also place your name within our raffle.
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    A new video is live on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel. Highlights from our Friday the 13th Game Night from October 28th, 2018. It was the conclusion to our 'Fright Night' series for October. Enjoy.
    Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [Nov. 7th to Nov. 11th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Activity? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
    All Xbox Live 'Weekly Event' & 'Game Night' parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we may use the AJSA Discord. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the activity and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the activity start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live.
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    Halo Wars 2 - Game Night - Weds. Nov. 7th, 2018 @7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The Angry Army on Xbox is returning to Halo Wars 2 this Wednesday night to kick off our final slate of activities before the Anniversary Week. This is a real-time strategy game set within the Halo universe. Halo Wars 2 is available through the Xbox Game Pass and you can download this game for free with an active subscription. We'll be playing a variety of online and custom game modes during the Game Night.
    Event Summary:
    - Date & Start Times -
    November 7th, 2018 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm MT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT - Host -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6]
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    Destiny - Raid Night - Fri. Nov. 9th, 2018 @7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    To observe and celebrate the 5th Year Anniversary of the AJSA Gaming Community, the 'Angry Guardians' are returning to the front lines once more to defeat an old foe. Together we will be entering the Vault of Glass with the goal of finding and eliminating Atheon, Time's Conflux to stop the Vex from taking over time as we know it. Our Raid Night and journey back into the Vault will begin at 7:30pm EST on Friday November 9th in this explosive trip down memory lane.
    Early attendance is encouraged as space in each raid group is limited. Please note that Raid groups are limited to six players. None of the Destiny Expansions are required to participate and no particular Light Level is required to do the raid. The Vault of Glass Raid difficulty will be set to ‘Normal’. This will ensure a relaxed and fun Raid experience. Coordination will still be important and participants must be ready to listen to instructions by the hosts in attempting to complete the Raid. We expect the Raid to take up to at least 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
    Event Summary:
    - Date & Start Times -
    November 9th, 2018 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm MT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT - Host -
    MasterfulJoe [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101]
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    Neverwinter - Special Operation - Sat. Nov. 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Join the Angry Army this Saturday on November 10th for our second round of events for ‘Special Operations: Quinquennial’! Come celebrate the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary by revisiting more games that helped form the community what it is today. All games featured across PC and console this Saturday are free to play titles! This will be a great opportunity for those who wish to participate in our Anniversary festivities.
    On Xbox we are featuring 'Neverwinter', our first MMO game ever to be supported in our Division. Neverwinter dates back to May 2015 when our first Xbox events were held. It was one of our main MMO titles during a period of the Xbox community where MMOs were very popular. We want to thank Neverwinter, along with Elder Scrolls Online, for playing such an important part for Xbox during that very unique time in our history.
    The Neverwinter event will be hosted by our original Neverwinter Sergeant, WookieJedi, who will lead us on a series of quests and adventures for the evening. Neverwinter is free to play so any and all who are interested in playing can do so for free!
    Event Summary:
    - Date & Start Times -
    November 10th, 2018 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm MT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT - Host -
    WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    Battlefield 1 - Game Night - Sun. Nov. 11th, 2018 @7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Join the AJSA Platoon this Sunday night on 'Anniversary Eve' as we gather to play Battlefield 1. This game was recently added to Xbox Games with Gold for the month of November. This means you can download and play the game for free! Great opportunity for both old and new players to play the game before Battlefield V releases. We hope you can join us before the Anniversary Week begins and enjoy the 'calm before the storm'.
    Event Summary:
    - Date & Start Times -
    November 11th, 2018 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm MT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT - Host -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6]
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
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    AJSA Gaming Youtube
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    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Join the Angry Army this Saturday on November 3rd for our first round of events for ‘Special Operations: Quinquennial’! Across PC and console to kick off the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary celebrations we are gathering to play Battlefield 4, a unique title that undoubtedly served as a unifying force within our community for many years across numerous amounts of events, game nights, and other activities. We are proud to feature Battlefield 4 this weekend and look back on a title that brought so much of us together.
    On PC Battlefield 4 was an important title in the early months of the community following the launch of the AJSA in November 2013. May 3rd, 2014 marked the first ever ‘Battlefield 4 Op Night’ in the PC Division with members from the original ‘Angry Army Platoon’ banding together to play. This would mark the first of many AJSA events on PC for Battlefield 4 and support for the game continued into 2015 before regular events ended. Thanks to the hard and efforts of all the organizers and participants, Battlefield 4 served a key role in the beginning of the AJSA.
    On PS4 Battlefield 4 is a game that helped form what Game Nights in the Playstation 4 Division is today. Prior to what you all know and love about Game Nights, these events for PS4 members were once called ‘Angry Invasions’. The concept was simple. Show Up. Team Up. Blow Everything Up. The Angry Invasions served as a place for players on Playstation 4 to group up and play together back before the Playstation 4 Division, and Game Nights, were even a thing. Yes, back when the AJSA was first formed there was only a PC Division. For those who took part in these ‘Angry Invasion’ gathers on PS4, you are what set the foundation for Game Nights and Playstation 4 as a whole.
    On Xbox One Battlefield 4 also served as an important title during the early days of the Xbox One Division in the Spring of 2014. In April 2015 Battlefield 4 became the first ‘official game’ of the Xbox One Division with its own Game Officer and staff. (similar to what many PC games at the time had in the community). It served as the flagship game for the Division for nearly two years, holding the original record of the longest running weekly event series on Xbox with weekly events ending in the Spring of 2017. During a time of much change in 2015 for the Xbox Division, Battlefield 4 served as game that rallied the community, brought Xbox members closer and helped us move forward with new ideas leading to where we are today.
    Event Information
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    Playstation 4 - Game Nights
    Hosts: WITHASTICK, Dekaku
    Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    11:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    Reply below with the Abbreviation code 'GNBF4' and include your PSN ID (You’ll be added to our Attendance List). Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country above. Remember who the Host/Hosts are. On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite) ---
    Xbox One - Weekly Events
    Host: Rune [GT: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    12:30 AM UTC
    North America Times
    7:30 PM ET
    6:30 PM CT
    5:30 PM MT
    4:30 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    12:30 AM GMT
    How To Participate:
    For new members/first time event participants, we highly encourage you to add to the host as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertag listed above). All event parties are launched from the AJSA Xbox Club so if you’re a member of the Club, you can join without a direct party invite. Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system.
    In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics. If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to simply begin playing/get placed in a squad.
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    PC - Expeditionary Force
    Host: Conan
    Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2018
    Universal Time Coordinated
    9:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    4:00 PM ET
    3:00 PM CT
    2:00 PM MT
    1:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    9:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    The PC event for Battlefield 4 will be held in the AJSA Gaming Community Discord. Hop in the ‘EF Room’ voice chat in the ‘Play Games Together’ channel to start playing when the event starts. Here is an invite to our Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    Additional Information
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    PC: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/176-pc-gaming/
    PS4: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/31-playstation-4-vita/
    Xbox One: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    AJSA Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    AJSA Gaming Events Calendar: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/calendar/