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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Kirk McKeand talks to developers from a variety of disciplines about game design and their roles in it, Micah Edmonds on the narrative construction of Shadow of the Colossus, Cecilia D'Anastasio and Seung Park report on South Korean gamers harassment against developers they find talking about women's rights, Xbox partners with Discord, Valve purchased Firewatch developer Campo Santo, stream of Soulcalibur 6 and Phoenix Point gameplay, E3 Press Conference schedule, Steam error prevents new release from having a price for a week, Reid McCarter on the Yakuza series and other media portrayal of the Yakuza, Chris Kohler reports on an accidental war over Sega jewel case replacements, Australia fines Valve, new Call of Duty might not have a SP campaign, Quantic Dream sues French journalists for reports on working on condition, Twitch being blocked in Russia, Cities Skylines expansion to allow creation of theme parks, 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 E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule

     
    Phoenix Point - EGX Rezzed Demo Build
    31 minutes of Phoenix Point Gameplay - One hell of a boss fight!
     
    Soulcalibur 6 Early Gameplay Livestream with Bandai Namco - IGN Plays Live
     
    England gets rained on in Thrones of Britannia's moody St George's Day trailer
     
    Painting the New Psychonauts! // A Scott C Timelapse
     
    Side-scroller Aura of Worlds opens its ever-changing labyrinth next week

     
    Like it or not, Disco Elysium won't shy away from politics

     
    Pillars of Eternity 2's DLC pits you against a doomsday cult

     
    Princess Maker 5 Heading To Steam
     
    Stunning sci-fi shooter Beacon launching on Itch.io next week
     
    Strange Brigade, Rebellion's supernatural co-op shooter, has a release date
     
    Edmund McMillen's next game, The Legend of Bum-bo, gets its first trailer
     
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have traditional single-player campaign

     
    Cynical cemetery sim Graveyard Keeper gets grim in new trailer
     
    Interview: Suda51 on cats, toilets and desserts in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

     
    Foxy retro platformer Fox n Forests pouncing on PC next month
     
    Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Being Delisted Ahead Of Dark Souls: Remastered’s Launch
     
    Overload - Release Date Trailer
     
    Players Will Need To Stick & Move To Survive The Live Battles Of Dungeon Crawler Fight Knight
     
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is a “new creation” that aims to “surpass the original,” according to job listing

     
    Walden, a game coming to PS4 in May
     
    Order of Magnitude is a colony simulation game from the makers of Prison Architect

     
    Mansions Of Madness Is Being Turned Into A Video Game

     
    Shining Resonance Refrain launches July 10 in the Americas and Europe
     
    Death Road to Canada devs delay release out of respect for recent tragedy
     
    Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass has a teaser trailer
     
    Agony, the horror game about salacious demons in Hell, has a new release date
     
    Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor - Martyr devs promise to work 90 hour weeks as apology for delay

    Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor-Martyr dev says '90+ hours per week' was a joke
    A 90-Hour Work Week Is Believable Because Game Development Is Toxic
     
    Mech combat game Vox Machinae is just what VR needs

     
    Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony rework revealed after it was accidentally put on the PTR
    Hanzo's long-anticipated Scatter Arrow replacement is now playable on the Overwatch PTR
    Overwatch's New Map Is A Beautiful But Imbalanced Deathtrap
    Interview with Overwatch Dev Tim Ford, Regarding Symmetra Turning into a Defense Hero and the Channel System
    Overwatch's Symmetra Mains Agree: The Problem Is Other Players
     
    A future Rainbow Six Siege update will nerf Lion, buff LMGs

     
    Oh, Cities: Skylines Is Now Also A Theme Park Game
     
    StarCraft II Gets Paid Custom Maps

     
    Hollow Knight Lifeblood update now available, Gods & Glory DLC 'coming together'

     
    Stellaris gets giant space monsters and intergalactic gateways in Distant Stars DLC
     
    PUBG's Best Helmets Are Going To Get Harder To Find

     
    Walk among the High Elves in The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset’s new trailer
     
    Konami's Friendship With The Champions League Has Ended

     
    Everspace dev paid thousands to influencers who were “shit at playing the game”

    I can't believe a company would admit how incompetent they are, don't know how you can be involved in games and not know that a lot of streamers are really bad at games as well as being boring and unprofessional, how you could not look into the 20 people or the audience of the 20 people you are paying to promote your game, or why you would ever admit that you can make staged or fake captions for photos to get coverage.
     
    A Game Was 'Out' On Steam For Six Days, But Nobody Could Buy It

     
    Hearthstone director quits to “probably make games” in new venture
    Hearthstone won't be the same without Ben Brode
     
    CAMPO SANTO NEWS
     
    Microsoft And Discord Team Up To Connect Gamers Across Xbox Live And Discord
    Albert Penello leaving Microsoft
     
    Detroit Developer Quantic Dream Sues French Media Over Articles On Toxic Work Conditions

     
    BloodRayne developers sue Microsoft for patent infringement

     
    “Below our lowest expectations” – why EVE devs CCP pulled out of VR

     
    There are “absolutely insane conspiracy theories” about Kingdom Come Deliverance development, says Warhorse co-founder

    If someone says that you are racist or crazy it is probably not a good idea to compare yourself to Lovecraft or one of his Elder Gods and if you want to pretend your product represents history and culture even remotely accurately probably not a great idea to say that you want it to be like Braveheart.
     
    Obituary: Longtime industry veteran Jay Moon
     
    Twitch is reportedly blocked in Russia right now

     
    In South Korea, Gamers Stage An Inquisition Against Feminists

     
    Valve fined $3m over breach in Australian law with misleading Steam refund policy

     
    Dutch Gambling Authority give devs eight weeks to fix loot boxes

     
    Playing GTA 5 with a realistic damage mod is a world of constant pain and death

     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: Rocket-Powered Soccer

     
    PUBG’s first major esports tournament kicks off this summer

     
    Tencent investing $15m in Fortnite esports

     
    Pokkén Tournament Competitors Flew In Two People Who Ended Up Beating Them

     
    Even In A Fursuit, SonicFox Keeps Winning Fighting Game Tournaments

     
    Counter-Strike Player Suspended From Pro League For Calling An Opponent A Monkey

     
    Overwatch League Fans Upset Korean Casters Won't Say One Player's Name

     
    An Ohio university is offering Fortnite esports scholarships

     
    High school sports association will sanction esports, but shooters are excluded

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Knuckle Sandwich – A Dang RPG
     
    Faeland
     
    Deadly Premonition developer Swery swears to find funding for The Good Life even if Kickstarter fails
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    “Game design is like architecture” – video game jobs described by those who do them

     
    Two Guys Making New Sega CD Jewel Cases Are In An Accidental War

     
    The rise of the ambient video game

     
    "What's your plan to not destroy yourself as you're stepping into this career path?"

     
    Alcohol and Alienation in Moscone

     
    Recalling the Leviathan Axe

     
    The making of Audiosurf, the synesthesia simulator

     
    The horror of Vault 11

     
    How Realistic is Yakuza 6? Behind Japan's Long History of Crime Syndicates

     
    WAIT, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE IN FAR CRY 5?

    Far Cry 5 Offers No Insight into Christian Fundamentalism
     
    I love Saya no Uta, even though it's incredibly messed-up

     
    BattleTech raises the bar for storytelling in a turn-based strategy game

     
    Through the Ages is a superior civilization-building game

     
    Colossus and Narrative Construction
     
    God of War: Why is Kratos a Single Parent?
     
    Steve Sinclair on Creating Warframe - Extended Interviews
     
    Tim Schafer’s creative bravery makes him America’s Miyamoto
     
    The Council
     
    Literally My Thoughts on Resident Evil 7 (Spoilers!)
     
    How NBA Jam Was Made
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Why Video Game Developers Should Understand Functional Fixedness | Psych of Play

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome! Hope you had a great weekend. This week is the last full week of April AJSA events here on Xbox. We're bringing back some old school community favorites to close out the month. We also have a new video to share with you from the AJSA Gaming YouTube channel! Hope you enjoy. Have a great day!
    AJSA Gaming YouTube
    Fortnite: Battle Royale - Episode 4 of Wookie & Pals - WookieJedi's motley crew is back together and they have Fortnite in their sights! Follow their silly adventure from April 19th, 2018 with a new edition of 'Sickshock Says'! Enjoy:
    Featured Game Nights [April 25th & 29th]
    Xbox Game Nights were introduced back in January of this year. These are local AJSA Xbox Club activities that are normally held during days where we have no events scheduled. These organized play sessions are structured to be more loose and laidback, creating more opportunities for us as a community to reach out to more games and play even more with each other.
    Going forward in each Xbox weekly article, we will feature a section that will include infomation on upcoming Game Nights on Xbox for that particular week. Not only will members see our notices in the Club but now in our forum articles as well. For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Wednesday April 25th - Gears of War 4 - 7:30pm EST - Host: Rune Sunday April 29th - Titanfall 2 - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [April 24th to April 28th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - 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.
    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 by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event 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 event 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. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
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    Rainbow Six: Siege - Xbox One Event - Tues. Apr. 24th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Rainbow Six: Siege is blasting its way to our event rotation on the Xbox One to kick off our gaming week. Join us on Tuesday night for an evening of terrorist hunting and tactical squad play! We'll be playing a mix of all game modes including 6v6 AJSA only custom games!
    Have any questions? Are you new and interested in attending? Please contact our RS: Siege host, StraightUpMelon, on the forums or on Xbox Live! He'll be happy to assist.
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 24th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30pm GMT)
    Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
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    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Apr. 26th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Welcome back! Come on by and build with us this Thursday night as we work and play in our Minecraft community world. Members are invited play, talk, and craft together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army. We're back to normal schedule this week with the 7pm EST start time.
     Please note that for this event we are using the newest version of Minecraft on Xbox One.
    Our expeditionary outpost is complete! Last week we set up shop in new lands beyond our world's border. This week we're set to explore and mine across the 'new world'! Come on by to claim your rooms, decorate, and explore the surrounding lands!
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. Happy mining!
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 26th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Battlefield 4 - Xbox One Event - Apr. 27th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Gear up, we're getting the band back together! The 'Angry Army Platoon' is being called into action. Get ready for deployment this Friday night at 7:30pm EST and kick off your gaming weekend with some good ol' Battlefield action!
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the hosts "StraightUpMelon"/"RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message them so room can be made for you. You can message the hosts before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
    Squad Leaders will be designated by the hosts to help run the event smoothly and to assist the host in accommodating all players. We'll be playing game modes like Conquest and Rush throughout the evening. DLC is not required to participate in this event!
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 27th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
    Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Apr. 28th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    The AJSA Overwatch crew on Overwatch takes the lead this Saturday night for a final round of 'Retribution'! Overwatch: Uprising has returned as 'Overwatch Archives' and this time we're playing as agents from 'Blackwatch' in a new mision called 'Retribution'. This is the last weekend of the seasonal event, so we're placing a special focus on taking members through these activities to get last batches of loot boxes, skins, and other content tied to this seasonal activity.
    You'll be squading up with your fellow AJSA members in a mix of online and custom games as we take part 'Overwatch Archives' and other modes. We're squading up at our normal time this Saturday night at 7:00pm EST.
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 28th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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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,


    BAFTA Games Awards, Jason Schreier covers the development of Mafia 3 and the state of Hanger 13, 3D character artist at Insomniac talks about how game art is made when working on something like Spiderman, Patrick Klepek on how God of War confronts its legacy, Game Developer's Mourn (And Celebrate) The End Of Steam Spy, the specter of dad games and symbology they are fixated on, Game Score Fanfare on The Anxiety of Celeste and its Music, Ben Lindbergh on how A Way Out embodies the best and worse of game storytelling, The Grande Dame of Videogames Is Closing Her Tiny Tokyo Mecca, PostMesmeric on Donkey Kong Country 2 and Progression, Legends of Localization looks at tricky translations, Sam Fisher's farewell to Snake, GamesIndustry.biz profiles rising stars in the UK game industry, 54 Hours On A Train Full Of Video Game Programmers, developers talk about their paths into and through games, 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)
     
    BAFTA Games Awards 2018
    Here's all the winners from the #BAFTAGames awards
     
    EGX Rezzed 2018: The best games from this year's show

     
    Battletech story trailer talks oppressive regimes, mercenary companies and civil war
    BattleTech - Q&A with Harebrained Schemes
     
    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Destruction Teaser Trailer
     
    Beautiful Ghibli-inspired adventure game Forgotton Anne out next month
     
    Only one player gets guns in the Dead by Daylight dev's new asymmetrical shooter
     
    Procedurally generating enemies, places, and loot in State of Decay 2

     
    Anthem leader promises more focus on storylines

     
    How Combat Works In Spider-Man
     
    How Detroit: Become Human Manages Three Very Different Characters - IGN First
     
    Step Inside The Forest Of Liars
     
    'First draft' of Wasteland 3 will be complete next month, still on track for 2019 release

     
    Playing Not Tonight, a post-Brexit thriller
     
    Terraforming Mars digital is a quick-playing alternative to tabletop

     
    Mansions of Madness is getting a proper videogame adaptation

     
    Dauntless will bring behemoth hunting into open beta next month

     
    New trailer for This Is the Police 2 shows off turn-based tactics
     
    PC version of Agony will have optional patch to remove console 'censorship'

     
    Co-op horror game The Blackout Club is one of the most exciting releases of 2019
     
    “First job survival horror” game Yuppie Psycho coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch
     
    My Hero One's Justice - Announcement Trailer
     
    Pathologic 2 shows off new combat mechanics and smarter AI

     
    Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War killed off all the diplomats

     
    Octopath Traveler Introduces H’aanit And Therion, Details Its Own Take On Law And Chaos
     
    MapleStory 2 making its way worldwide, closed beta sign-ups open
     
    Solve lovely-looking puzzles as a pen-and-paper samurai in Inked

     
    Code Vein - Gameplay Trailer
     
    How Tala turns nature photography into a tiny world
     
    Accidentally save the world in 'classical' adventure game Unforeseen Incidents

     
    Shenmue I & II announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
     
    Sega Ages Coming To Nintendo Switch

     
    Obsidian have been hiding DLC codes in Pillars of Eternity 2 screenshots for months
    If you want the items it looks like people are posting the codes here.
     
    Overkill's The Walking Dead shows off its second survivor
     
    Dev - System Shock - Chris M. - 04.12.2018
     
    Record of Lodoss War 2D side-scrolling action game announced for PC
     
    Mr Tic Toc & the Endless City is a gorgeous adventure about a time-travelling suitcase

     
    Underworld Ascendant: Crafting An Immersive Sim I Developer Diary 2 PEGI
    Underworld Ascendant finally gets a gameplay trailer showcasing the Stygian Abyss
     
    Terraria: Otherworld cancelled after three years in development
     
    Ys VIII's PC port is locked at 4K

     
    Sea of Thieves will get six “major” content updates this year
     
    Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is getting a big overhaul

     
    Monster Hunter: World is getting a raid-style quest mode and a new Elder Dragon
     
    Dwarf Fortress dwarves to be given memories, dev shows no remorse

     
    Some of GTA IV's Music Licenses Expire Later This Month, and Songs Will Be Removed

     
    The Eugen Systems strike is over, but the battle rages on

     
    Sources: The PlayStation 5 Is Still A Ways Off

    I suppose that's what happens when a site lays off most of their writing talent and editors, and embraces a Youtube style of reporting and videos.
     
    Sega Genesis Mini (aka Mega Drive Mini) announced
     
    SteamSpy shutting down after Steam privacy update

    Game Developers Mourn (And Celebrate) The End Of Steam Spy
     
    Epic dev says Cliff Bleszinski’s accusations of talent poaching are “a bit presumptuous”
     
    ‘Guild Wars 2’ Caught Using Spyware to Catch Cheaters

     
    Two Million Copies of Shovel Knight Sold!!

     
    A Way Out has already sold more than a million copies
     
    Former Tomb Raider boss joins Xbox leadership team

     
    King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell’s high scores wiped out by Twin Galaxies

    ‘King of Kong’s’ Steve Wiebe Speaks Out After High Score Controversy (EXCLUSIVE)
    Billy Mitchell Releases Statement On His Disqualified Records
     
    Elite women gamers team up to destroy online bullies and abusers in CS:GO

    'Bully Hunters' Organization Claims To Hunt Down Harassers In Games, Stirs Controversy
     
    Revealed: The GamesIndustry.biz 100 Future Talent (UK)

     
    In South Korea There's a Witch-Hunt Against Female Game Developers who Align Themselves With Feminism

     
    A mod for the original Ghost Recon is finally done, 15 years later

     
    Modders are recreating the original Halo experience on PC
     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: Halo, Is It Me You're Looking For?

     
    The Overwatch League's Dallas Fuel Keep Firing And Suspending People

     
    Tekken 7 Competitor Gets So Mad He Has To Spike Someone Else's Controller

     
    Dota Pro Has A Very Racist Reason For Hating His Own Name

     
    How Two Underage Girls Say An Overwatch Pro Took Advantage Of Them

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Empires of EVE: Volume II

     
    Iron Harvest most successful video game Kickstarter in nearly a year

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    How The Makers Of Mafia III Lost Their Way

     
    The Grande Dame of Videogames Is Closing Her Tiny Tokyo Mecca

     
    Children of Men

     
    The bizarre tale of how Tom Clancy sold his name to videogames

     
    Game Art Thread
     
    Path In Games
     
    Game developers share their insights on working with ADHD

     
    Tricky Translations #1: Maou & Daimaou

     
    Yoko Taro: We don't need to think globally to sell globally

     
    Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

     
    How The Chinese Room rebuilt Dear Esther for a live tour

     
    'God of War' Triumphs Because It Confronts Its Own Bloody Legacy

     
    The Game of Everything Part 3: Civilization and the Narrative of Progress, The Game of Everything Part 4: Civilization and Geography, and The Game of Everything Part 5: Civilization and War

    I shared the first two parts of this back in March and forgot to check back the last two weeks where he has continued writing about the history of the Civilization series.
     
    The ‘A Way Out’ Ending Embodies the Best and Worst of Video Game Storytelling

     
    Celeste Taught Fans And Its Own Creator To Take Better Care Of Themselves

     
    When Sam Fisher realises he's the last stealth video game hero
     
    EA*KIDS: EA's Brief Foray into Video Game Edutainment - PushingUpRoses
     
    Donkey Kong Country 2 and Progression | PostMesmeric
     
    Matt's Bomb-Ass Rampage Retrospective!
     
    Why Super Mario Odyssey is 2017's Best RPG / GAMESD
     
    Metro 2033 Redux - Immersion Done Right (Mostly)
     
    The Anxiety of Celeste and its Music | Game Score Fanfare
     
    Iconic Opening Intervals in Game Music
     
    A Brief History of FMV Games (Zoë Quinn) - Noclip Sessions
     
    James Schmalz on the History of Digital Extremes - Extended Interviews
     
    The Weird Origin of Splatoon (and Producer Hisashi Nogami)
     
    The Grinder by High Voltage Software - Unseen64
     
    Classic Game Postmortem: Sonic the Hedgehog
     
    Meet the pilots who just had an EVE Online-themed wedding in Iceland
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    We Spent 54 Hours On A Train Full Of Video Game Programmers (HBO)
     
    Dwarf Fortress: What Happens When It Becomes A Game? The Zach and Tarn Adams Interviews
     
    How Valve Gets You to Look at the Ceiling - Breakdown

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Greetings soldiers of the Angry Army, do you feel the call for valor? To crush your enemies with otherworldly powers and tech? How about to be a panda with a butterfly net? If you agree with any of those things, then heroes of the storm is the game for you! We will play against other players from around the world or against each other. Join me in the nexus and play as your favorite blizzard heroes!
    This event shall be held April 18th, 2018 at 2pm EDT/7pm BST on Discord

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hey all, hope everyone had a great weekend! In this article we're covering what is in store for AJSA Xbox members in terms of our scheduled events and game nights. Notably a big focus will be setting up shop in the newest version of Minecraft. Hope you enjoy and we'll see you on Xbox Live!
    News & Updates
    Minecraft Nights
    On April 12th, 2018 we wrapped up our last ever event for 'Minecraft: Xbox One Edition'. Participants took part in a special, story-driven quest/adventure that spanned nearly four hours that took them across multiple biomes and landmarks. In this quest we had to track down an evil military general bent who wanted to take over this world.
    We traveled to the End Fortress, a 'Tower of Fire' made of Netherbrick filled with Ghasts and Blazes, a secret military base built into a mountain, an ancient temple, and discovered a hidden underground railcart system. In the final battle, we held off a massive siege from a horde of Zombies, Creepers, Witches, Skeletens, and even a Wither at our AJSA Base. No one expected such a fight so close to home!
    Thank you to everyone who participated! It was a great send off to a game that has helped grow and foster this amazing community. This week we're entering a new chapter of our Minecraft Nights on Xbox One. We're officially moving over to the new version of Minecraft starting this Thursday April 19th, 2018 at 6pm EST.
    In short:
    We are keeping our community world. We can upload our world from the old version to the new version of Minecraft. Our base and possessions will be untouched. We get to enjoy all the new content without abandoning the world we've been working so hard in for the past eight months. The new version will turn our world into an 'Infinite World', meaning we no longer have any boundaries to land. Before when we reached the end of our world, we hit water. Now in the new version, new lands and biomes have spawned in. We have tons of new land and opportunities to take advantage of! No item caps, increased server capacity (more than 8 people in a world at one time), and cross-play are in the new version. The event on April 19th will focus on helping people get adjusted to the new version (crafting system, UI etc), exploring new lands, and setting up a second base in said new lands. Thank you all once again for a great send off, now let us band together once again to start this new journey. See you there!
    Featured Game Nights [April 18th & 22nd]
    Xbox Game Nights were introduced back in January of this year. These are local AJSA Xbox Club activities that are normally held during days where we have no events scheduled. These organized play sessions are structured to be more loose and laidback, creating more opportunities for us as a community to reach out to more games and play even more with each other.
    Going forward in each Xbox weekly article, we will feature a section that will include infomation on upcoming Game Nights on Xbox for that particular week. Not only will members see our notices in the Club but now in our forum articles as well. For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Wednesday April 18th - The Division - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Sunday April 22nd - Destiny 2 - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 AJSA Gaming Youtube
    Xbox One Archives (XB1): Vault of Glass - Destiny | Sept. 2nd, 2017 - Never before seen/unreleased Vault of Glass Raid footage from our last Destiny event on Xbox One that was held on September 2nd, 2017. Watch as the AJSA takes down Atheon, Time's Conflux one last time. Enjoy:
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [April 17th to April 21st]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - 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.
    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 by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event 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 event 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. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
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    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Apr. 19th, 2018 @6:00pm EST (11:00pm GMT)

    Welcome to our first event for the new version of 'Minecraft' on Xbox One! Last week we concluded nearly three years worth of events for 'Minecraft: Xbox One Edition'. This week we are holding our inaugural event for Minecraft, the latest version of the game released last year as part of the 'Better Together' update.
    Our community world will not be abandoned, instead we are able to upload our world from the old version to the new verion of Minecraft. This means our base and possessions will remain untouched. We get to keep our world while still being able to enjoy all the new content and features. Other benefits of the new version include but not limited to Infinite Worlds, no item caps, and we can have more than 8 people in a world at a time!
    In this event will be taking people through the new UI and getting people set up with the new crafting system, among other activities and adventures set up for members to take part in.
    We are starting an hour early for this event. We hope you can join us as we kick off this new journey!
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 19th, 2018 @6:00pm EST (11:00pm GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    COD: World War II - Xbox One Event - Apr. 20th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Kick off your weekend with Call of Duty: World War II with the AJSA! Season 3 Ranked Play, custom games, Ground War, new maps, and more await you this Friday night. We welcome players of all skill levels! We don't care about K/D, just about having a good time!
    During this event we will feature both online and custom game modes for attendees to participate in. If there is enough interest, we can set up groups for Zombies mode as well. A new update to the game is expected to drop sometime this week before the event, so make sure you have your game up to date so you can play right away Friday night!
    See you at Headquarters.
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 20th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Apr. 21st, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    The AJSA Overwatch crew on Overwatch takes the lead this Saturday night for another round of 'Retribution'! Overwatch: Uprising returned as 'Overwatch Archives' and this time we're playing as agents from 'Blackwatch' in a new mision called 'Retribution'. The reception towards this PvE mode during our last event was very postitive, so once again we're going to have squads set up again for attendees to tackle the modes for achievements and loot boxes.
    Tons of new skins and cosmetic content are coming to the game as part of this sasonal update. Earn easy loot by squading up with your fellow AJSA members in a mix of online and custom games as we take part 'Overwatch Archives'. We're squading up at our normal time this Saturday night at 7:00pm EST.
    Event Summary:
    Time: April 21st, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Hello, fellow leaders. Have you ever dreamed of restoring or dismantling the HRE? Beating the Ottomans? Making Germany? Restoring the British Empire? Keeping the Ming Dynasty alive? Join me this Saturday and play as your favorite countries as you scheme to play with.....or against your fellows for world conquest, trade dominance or just getting their clay.
     
    This event shall be held April 14th, 2018 at 2pm EDT/7pm BST on discord.