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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings and welcome to our Xbox community article for the week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Summer Games Update -
    I'd first like to extend my thanks to everyone who has come out in support of our Summer Games series these past two months. This is a big organizing effort taken on by the Xbox staff and we're happy to see good, positive feedback on the Game Nights. We just passed the midway point of the series meaning that sadly the Summer Games series is almost over...but don't worry! We don't plan on going quietly! There is still much to be done, more games to play, and worlds to explore.
    This coming weekend will mark the last set of July events before we move onto our August schedule. The August sessions will mark the final slate of Summer Games and we plan to go all out. Check back next Monday for a complete rundown of all the upcoming festivities. Thank you and cya there!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule | July 26th to July 28th

    How can I attend an Xbox Game Night? - For new members and/or first time Game Night participants, we 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 AJSA 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 Xbox Live parties created from the Club for communication (text or voice), gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to absolutely group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members listed under the Club "Multiplayer" page.
    When our Game Night sessions are live, please join our Club parties to get invited to our lobbies. Please message the host if you require an invite to the party. If this is your first time playing with us, we will introduce you to the other members in attendance and we'll all exchange friend requests to get you set up and comfortable.
    If you would like to give advance notice to a host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are completely 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. Trash talking and bad attitudes are not tolerated. We're here to have a good time, help each other out, and build meaningful friendships! --------------------
    Rocket League - Summer Games
    Friday July 26th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Rocket League returns this Friday night to kick off our next set of Summer Games this weekend! As a title within the Xbox Game Pass, this game is free to play to anyone with an active subscription. No previous experience or certain skill rank with the game is required. We'll be playing a variety of casual online and custom game modes (such as Rumble, Hockey, Soccer etc) throughout the evening.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom games Soccer, Snow Day, Rumble - Date & Start Times -
    Friday July 26th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Rocket League for free.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Rocket League is 12GB.
    - Host -
    Delta [Gamertag: AJSA DELTA] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    Overwatch - Summer Games
    Saturday July 27th - 6:30pm EST [11:30pm GMT]
     
    The Overwatch 'Summer Games' in-game event is now live! A new batch of content has been dropped just in time for the upcoming Game Night. Join us this Saturday night as we play a variety of online and custom game modes with host WookieJedi. What sort of new custom game tricks and shenanigans will Wookie pull on us this session? 
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual Quick Play & Arcade Custom Games Lucioball - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday July 27th, 2019 6:30pm ET 4:30pm CT 3:30pm PT 11:30pm GMT - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Overwatch is 27GB.
    - Host -
    Wookie [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    Mortal Kombat 11 - Summer Games
    Sunday July 28th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Fight Nights return this Sunday night! Get ready for a good ol' fashioned Summer Brawl as SHAO SICK reopens the fighting pits on Mortal Kombat 11. Test Your Might against the kombatants of the AJSA and rise to the top to be crowned the King of the Hill. Players of all skill levels welcome!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual King of the Hill 1v1 fights - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday July 28th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Mortal Kombat 11 is a little over 41GB.
    - Host -
    Shao Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    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,


    Super Bunnyhop discusses media literacy and the evolution of game's media with editors from EGM and Kotaku, what to look for to see if you should trust reporting, the lower standards and lack of accountability that comes with Youtube reporting, danger of isolation in online social environments, and what he was taught in journalism classes and during his work with print media. Will Partin looks into the challenge of developing talent in the world of esports, Caty McCarthy interviews Nihon Falcom's president, Reid McCarter on Yakuza Judgment and finding justice outside of Japan's corrupt bureaucracy, Devotion unlikely to come back after store removal and Khee Hoon Chan looks into the wider regional effects of the Chinese publisher's closure, Ace Watkins the Gamer for president, Ubisoft restarts program to use (mostly) unpaid fan music for Watch Dogs Legion, 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)
     
    Control Is Smart, Savage and Bats**t Crazy - IGN First
     
    Psychonauts 2 is delayed until next year

     
    Gears 5 ‘Versus Multiplayer Technical Test’ trailer
    ‘Gears 5’ Will Eliminate All Smoking Depictions After Concerns Raised by Youth Anti-Tobacco Org (EXCLUSIVE)
      Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Gunfight is my dream game mode
     
    Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury and readies for launch next month
     
    Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's multiplayer class system explained

     
    Borderlands 3 - "So Happy Together" Trailer
     
    Wander through a dying city this month in A Place For The Unwilling
     
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Welcome to the Blue Lion House - Nintendo Switch
    Fire Emblem Three Houses interview: Intelligent Systems & Nintendo talk bringing the beloved strategy RPG series to Switch
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Test Your Heart And Your Mettle
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Shows Off Beast Battles, Tournaments, And Confirms Same-Sex Relationships
     
    CD Projekt talks about Cyberpunk 2077 roleplaying options and 'lifepaths'
    Cyberpunk 2077 will let you fight most people, but not kids or story NPCs
     
    Neo Cab Takes On Uber & Lyft's Gig Economies Via Near Future Sci-Fi

     
    Man of Medan, Supermassive's Until Dawn Follow-Up, Was a Co-op Multiplayer Horror Game All Along

     
    Ubisoft returns to requesting fan labour for Watch Dogs Legion
    Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism  
    First Look at Nintendo Switch Lite: A New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family
     
    New Gameplay Today – Knights And Bikes
     
    Gibbous is a Lovecraft horror-adventure in the style of a classic Disney film
     
    Disintegration is a sci-fi FPS from Halo's co-creator
     
    Eastward takes a trip back to the golden age of Asian RPGs

     
    The First 20 Minutes Of The Surge 2 | Surge 2 Gameplay (PC)
     
    TurboGrafx-16 mini / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini / PC Engine mini launches March 19, 2020

     
    We lost an open-world Griftlands and gained a card game

    New Gameplay Today – Griftlands
     
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse—Earthblood is an action RPG of anger management

     
    Cult Horror Game Devotion Will Not Be Re-Released After Joke About Chinese President
    China forced one horror game publisher to close, but the whole region felt it
     
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC Is Only Available In Its Expansion Pass

     
    How Capcom Made Velkhana's Sounds And Iceborne's Music
    Visiting Capcom for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
     
    Total War: Three Kingdoms rides again in August with Eight Princes
     
    The Bard's Tale 4 Director's Cut is coming in August
     
    Where the Water Tastes Like Wine gets new Chinese-American stories

     
    Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store

     
    Steam can now “magically generate a show about the latest and greatest games”

    Steam's new 'Interactive Recommender' uses machine learning, not tags or reviews, to tell you what to play
     
    G2A
    Under fire from game devs, G2A proposes new 'Key Blocker' tool
     
    Battlegrounds has been banned in Jordan due to negative impact on players

     
    Meet the Creators Behind Awesome Overwatch Workshop Creations Like “Last Man Bouncing”

     
    Esports News
     
    ESPN honors Madden shooting survivor for return to esports

     
    The esports pipeline problem

     
    How League of Legends Connected Me To The World in the Face of Heart Disease

     
    Samurai Shodown Competition Heats Up At This Weekend's Fighting Game Tournaments

     
    Riot Delays Taking Action Against Echo Fox Over Investor's Racist Remarks

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Kickstarter suspends GTA Online imitator RAW and cancels pledges

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Report: Over half of game developers say crunch is 'expected' at their jobs
     
    Game developers, it’s time to stop listening to the fans

      Judgment localizers want catcalling scene to feel ‘gross’ for players
     
    Viral and Memorable Mistranslations of Japanese Game News

     
    Nihon Falcom's President on Why It's Not Supporting Switch More, Lessons Learned From Ys 8, and Hopes for the Next 5 Years

     
    Final Fantasy IX Retrospective: The Final Fantasy's Final Fantasy

     
    How To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV In 2019

    The End of Final Fantasy XIV's 'Shadowbringers' Expansion Is The Emotional Spectacle I've Been Waiting For
     
    “Real Justice,” by Reid McCarter

     
    Dishonored 2 and the power of presence in video games

     
    'Mordhau' and the Fantasy of an All-White Middle Ages

     
    How a Zelda Clone Outshone Actual Zelda: The Case for a Forgotten PS One Gem

     
    Media Literacy and Game News
     
    History Respawned: Total War Three Kingdoms
     
    The Secrets of GoldenEye's AI Revealed | AI and Games
     
    198X and Our Deeply Personal Relationships With Games
     
    Blips 2: Making Friends, Circling Enemies, and More!
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    WHO IS ACE WATKINS? 2020 CANDIDATE HOPES TO BE AMERICA'S FIRST GAMER PRESIDENT
     
    We made all 78 Breath of the Wild recipes in one day | Unraveled
     

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello there and welcome to our Xbox community article for the week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    - GTA Online Game Night | July 5th, 2019 -
    The latest Xbox video on the AJSA Gaming channel on Youtube features highlights from our GTA Online Game Night held on July 5th, 2019. We returned to Los Santos as part of our Summer Games lineup and it was as absurd as you think. Filled with funny moments and shenanigans, you'll get a visual recap of our session. Thanks all who came out to play! Enjoy the video:
    Weekend Game Night Schedule | July 19th to July 21st

    How can I attend an Xbox Game Night? - For new members and/or first time Game Night participants, we 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 AJSA 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 Xbox Live parties created from the Club for communication (text or voice), gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to absolutely group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members listed under the Club "Multiplayer" page.
    When our Game Night sessions are live, please join our Club parties to get invited to our lobbies. Please message the host if you require an invite to the party. If this is your first time playing with us, we will introduce you to the other members in attendance and we'll all exchange friend requests to get you set up and comfortable.
    If you would like to give advance notice to a host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are completely 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. Trash talking and bad attitudes are not tolerated. We're here to have a good time, help each other out, and build meaningful friendships! --------------------
    Battlefield V - Summer Games
    Friday July 19th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Battlefield V returns this Friday night to kick off the next set of Summer Games this weekend! Squad up with the AJSA Platoon as we play this WWII shooter across game modes like Conquest and Operations. Players across all skill levels welcome, we'll adjust squads to ensure everyone has a partner!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Conquest & Operations - Date & Start Times -
    Friday July 19th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! BFV is 57GB.
    - Hosts -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    Overwatch - Summer Games
    Saturday July 20th - 6:30pm EST [11:30pm GMT]
      
    Join us this Saturday night for Overwatch as we play a variety of online and custom game modes with host WookieJedi. What sort of custom game tricks and Summer Games shenanigans will Wookie pull on us this session? 
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual Quick Play & Arcade Custom Games - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday July 20th, 2019 6:30pm ET 4:30pm CT 3:30pm PT 11:30pm GMT - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Overwatch is 27GB.
    - Host -
    Wookie [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    DOOM - Summer Games
    Sunday July 21st - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    It is HOT AS HELL out there! The Summer is in full gear and temperatures are rising. Why cook yourself outside when you can stay inside and play video games in virtual Hell! Join us this Sunday night for a special Summer Games session of DOOM, available on Xbox Game Pass!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Online & Customs SnapMap - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday July 21st, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download DOOM for free.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! DOOM is a little over 60GB.
    - Host -
    Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    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,


    Innuendo Studios explores the meaning of genre using adventure games as a guide, Carolyn Petit on the ways people find meaning in the games they play and how the story of 198X captures trying to find that meaning, Grace examines Hellblade's failure to depict mental illness, Mat Westhorpe's account of what the friends made in Elite Dangerous meant to his nephew in his final days, Game Score Fanfare discusses why old game music is seen as being more memorable than modern soundtracks by looking at the history and evolution of hardware and design, Noclip covers how E3 itself and press coverage and showings have evolved, Blizzard looking to hire people for roles they laid off a few months ago, Renegade Cut examines why outrage over smaller breasts and functional wardrobes in games exists, Archipel talks to developers of iconic Dreamcast titles about its legacy and their work on it, Xalavier Nelson Jr. on the innovation of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, 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)
     
    Desperados III - Closed Beta Announcement Trailer
     
    Why John Wick Hex ended up a strategy game instead of a shooter

     
    Completing One House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Takes About 80 Hours

    “Without the help of Koei Tecmo it simply wouldn’t have been possible” – Fire Emblem: Three Houses developers on their biggest strategy RPG yet
     
    CD Projekt says it's not actually working on multiple Cyberpunk games

    CYBERPUNK’S MIKE PONDSMITH: ‘MY WIFE GUESSED THEY HAD KEANU REEVES’
     
    WayForward drop an ass-kicking trailer for River City Girls
     
    The Outer Worlds co-director says it will be political, but not 'politically charged'
     
    Spaceland is a bite-sized sci-fi strategy game that plays like XCOM
     
    Spiritfarer is about death, but it's how it treats life that makes it unusual
     
    Death Mark Successor NG Will Arrive In The West In October 2019

     
    Mighty Gunvolt Burst Jumps And Shoots Onto Steam On July 31

     
    Shantae 5 - Studio TRIGGER Opening Animation
     
    Acclaimed board game dungeon crawler Gloomhaven's digital adaptation enters Steam Early Access next week
     
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Announced
     
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition Coming To Switch, Steam Next Year
     
    InXile boss Brian Fargo says the Wasteland series 'is our Fallout'

     
    Borderlands 3 wants to make multiplayer more accessible
     
    Yo-Kai Watch 4 Is Being Localized For The West On Nintendo Switch

     
    Two new Starbase videos showcase deep-space battles and robotic gunfights
     
    A romantic glimpse at Haven in motion, from the makers of Furi
     
    Ciel Fledge sends the Princess Maker formula to space this autumn
     
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III’s New Gameplay Trailer Takes Us Into Battle
     
    Classic Strategy RPGs Langrisser 1 and 2 Are Getting Remakes Early Next Year
     
    There's A New Turok Game Coming Out This Month, And It's Super Cute
     
    Gundam Gacha Game Battle Operation 2 Headed West This Year

     
    The First 15 Minutes of Stranger Things 3: The Game Gameplay
    Stranger Things 3 Game Is A Boring Rehash Of The Show
     
    Kingdom Under Fire 2 marches into Europe and America this year
     
    Capcom’s Teppen Is Bizarre And Better Than We Expected
     
    The First 13 Minutes of Control - IGN First
     
    PES 2020: PS4 Pro Gameplay - Man United Vs. PES Legends
     
    Shenmue 3 backers won't get Steam keys at launch, but refunds will be available

    Killing Time In Shenmue III
     
    Metal Wolf Chaos XD is Coming To Save The Nation This August
     
    The 5 most exciting Warframe announcements from Tennocon
     
    Elite Dangerous’ giant Fleet Carrier bases arrive in December
     
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Makes You Fear Both Monsters and the Cold

    Exclusive, New Impressions On Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Bestiary Day 1 – The Saber-Toothed Barioth
     
    This Year's Steam Summer Sale Was A Mess, Game Developers Say

     
    Blizzard is hiring Hearthstone community managers – having laid the whole team off five months ago

     
    Paradox's Fredrik Wester defends company's DLC policy
     
    Yogscast cuts ties with Matthew 'Caff' Meredith after sexual harassment allegations

     
    TinyBuild CEO denies withholding GOG patches for piracy concerns

     
    G2A blame rogue staff for undisclosed promotion schem
     
    ATTITUDE PRIDE AWARDS: THE GAMER WHO RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FOR AN UNDER-FIRE TRANS YOUTH CHARITY
     
    Obituary: Eternal Darkness composer Steve Henifin

     
    Hacker in DDoS attacks on Daybreak Games gets two years in prison

     
    After Brexit, France promises subsidies and tax breaks to relocating game devs

     
    Tencent, Chinese gaming companies push new age rating system

     
    Esports News
     
    Smash Ultimate community bullies 15-year-old player into nearly retiring

     
    Smash Pro Retires After Admitting To Relationship With Teenage Competitor

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    GIGABUSTER - Blazing action platformer (Demo Available)
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Power of Editing

     
    How Artifact became Valve's biggest failure

     
    How a video game community filled my nephew's final days with joy

     
    Game Industry Salary
     
    How the cat jokes and beast names of Monster Hunter: World are translated into English

     
    De-Organization and Salvation — Politics of The Self in LUCAH: Born of a Dream

     
    Labor and Capital

     
    Artistic Censorship
     
    Worldwide Infamy: The Birth Of Carmen Sandiego

     
    Alfred Chicken: Cheesy Mascot, Excellent Politician

     
    Opinion: Epic Games is so aggressive because it wants the PC games market to itself

     
    Exploring the afterlife of historical sites in video games

     
    Looking Back On Final Fantasy X With Producer Yoshinori Kitase

     
    198X and Being Players in a Dangerous Time

     
    Thousands perish in Elite Dangerous expedition, but survivors reach the edge of the galaxy

     
    Peter Jackson’s King Kong was the most innovative game of its console generation

     
    Judgment is a new Yakuza spin-off where women still play old-fashioned roles

     
    'Project Winter' Is the Best Game About Betrayal This Year

     
    CASTLEVANIA: STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR TOYS

     
    Harvest Moon Was My Introduction to the Concept of Death

     
    Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Final Fantasy VII Remake

     
    The Creators Of Disney Infinity Wanted To Make A Game About Toy Story Characters Exploring Space

     
    Remembering Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game | PostMesmeric
     
    What Happened to Memorable Game Music? | Game Score Fanfare
     
    A Dream Cast - Part 1
    A Dream Cast - Part 2
     
    Who Shot Guybrush Threepwood? | Genre and the Adventure Game
     
    The Outrage Is About Control, Not Breasts | Renegade Cut
     
    The Witcher Retrospective
     
    Understanding the Music of Minecraft
     
    Recreating Celeste's Core C-SIDE in Mario Maker 2
     
    Behind the Scenes with the Games Media at E3 2019
     
    Useful ROM Hacks for Retro Games - Restorations, Fan Translations, Colorizations / MY LIFE IN GAMING
     
    Composer David Wise Dissects Donkey Kong Country's Best Music
     
    The Design of Subnautica
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Zelda Wouldn't Be Great Without Its Wild 2D Experiments

     

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello there and welcome to our Xbox community article for the week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    - Dead by Daylight with Wookie, Melon & Sickshock -
    The latest Xbox video on the AJSA Gaming channel on Youtube features the return of the ol' Wookie & Pals crew. For those who remember, the Wookie & Pals was an series created last year to help produce original gaming content for the channel. Spanning 10 episodes, this motley crew wreaked comedic havoc wherever they went. The series was put on a hiatus after one of the members, StraightUpMelon, left for college. Now that Melon is back from college for Summer vacation, they got back together to play once more! This time on Dead by Daylight you will see Sickshock trying to "teach" Wookie and Melon how to play the game. Enjoy!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule | July 12th to July 14th

    How can I attend an Xbox Game Night? - For new members and/or first time Game Night participants, we 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 AJSA 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 Xbox Live parties created from the Club for communication (text or voice), gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to absolutely group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members listed under the Club "Multiplayer" page.
    When our Game Night sessions are live, please join our Club parties to get invited to our lobbies. Please message the host if you require an invite to the party. If this is your first time playing with us, we will introduce you to the other members in attendance and we'll all exchange friend requests to get you set up and comfortable.
    If you would like to give advance notice to a host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are completely 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. Trash talking and bad attitudes are not tolerated. We're here to have a good time, help each other out, and build meaningful friendships! --------------------
    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Summer Games
    Friday July 12th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The Master Chief has arrived for the Summer Games! Halo: Master Chief Collection returns this Friday night as we kick off our next slate of Summer Games this weekend. A variety of online and custom game modes will be featured. To fit into the Summer Games theme, we'll be playing game modes such as Grifball and Gungoose CTF as well. See you there, Spartans!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Grifball Gungoose Capture the Flag & Races Casual customs & online [Infected, Slayer etc] - Date & Start Times -
    Friday July 12th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo: MCC for free.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Halo: MCC over 80GB.
    - Host -
    Master Rager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Friday the 13th - Summer Games
    Saturday July 13th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
     
    This wouldn't be a Summer without a good ol' fashioned camp trip! Join us this Saturday night as we embark on a field trip to Camp Crystal Lake with Sickshock! He'll be chaperoning us as we take part in this "special" journey. Be sure to bring your sun-tan lotion, bug spray, your best running shoes and an extra pair of pants!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Field trip to Camp Crystal Lake! - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday July 13th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Friday the 13th is 9GB.
    - Host -
    Camp Counselor Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Star Wars: Battlefront II - Summer Games
    Sunday July 14th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Welcome to a Galaxy far, far away....Star Wars: Battlefront II returns for the Xbox Summer Games this Sunday night where you'll take part in our Interstellar Cruise across the Universe. With host Sickshock, we will be playing a variety of online, casual game modes such as Galactic Assault, Heroes vs Villains and more!
     
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Galactic & Starfighter Assault Heroes vs Villains Capital Supremacy - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday July 14th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Battlefront II is a little over 70GB.
    - Host -
    Darth Sick [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
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Jason Schreier reports on the human cost of Black Ops 4 and the treatment of game contractors and QA, Jacob Geller shares stories of discovery and inevitable death in Outer Wilds while Adam Millard talks about how Outer Wilds makes running out of time fun, Chris Bratt visits Versailles to learn how Blizzard's goal of laying off 134 employees was effected by unions, Jim Sterling examines how addiction is exploited by video games while covering company statements and personal testimonies, Super Bunnyhop on the inspirations behind The Sims and turning life into a game, Mount and Blade 2 starting closed multiplayer beta, Writing on Games' analysis of every level of Hitman 2 (2018), CD Projekt has multiple teams working on Cyberpunk, former Microsoft researcher John Hopson remembers the time he tried to ruin Halo 2, 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)
     
    A closed beta for Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord multiplayer is currently underway

     
    Night Call, the neo-noir taxi driver murder mystery, is coming in July
     
    Tenderfoot Tactics has intriguing turn-based combat and patronising gods
     
    Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a fun co-op shooter where you must prevent Hitler's return from hell

     
    Age Of Wonders: Planetfall Gameplay | Complete Assembly Battle Walkthrough And Impressions
     
    It sounds like Tequila Works' new Stadia game Gylt will come to other platforms too
     
    Forget XCOM, Empire of Sin is like gangster Total War

     
    Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield dev addresses backlash in impassioned message to fans

     
    I spoke to a Midnight Ghost Hunt developer and now really want to be a fridge
     
    ‘Mystery is important’ - Inside’s co-creator won’t tell us the secret of Somerville
     
    Daedalus: The Awakening Of Golden Jazz stakes out a demo before launch next week
     
    No Straight Roads is a Musical Action-Adventure Where You Don't Necessarily Need Good Rhythm
     
    New Gameplay Today – Psychonauts 2
     
    Board game adaptation Gloomhaven enters early access on July 17th
     
    Obsidian explains how different endings work in The Outer Worlds

     
    Cyberpunk 2077 has three different playable prologues depending on your starting choice

    CD Projekt Red has three Cyberpunk games in development, multiplayer in the works for 2077
     
    Astral Chain looks like another PlatinumGames cult classic in the making
     
    Experience’s Spirit Hunter Visual Novel NG Heads West For PS4, PS Vita, Switch, PC In October 2019
     
    6 Things You Need to Know About Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Charge - Apex Legends Season 2 Trailer
     
    Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr v2.0 overhauls the wonky action RPG
     
    The journey of Battalion 1944: “we’re humbled to get a second chance, but feel it’s one we deserve”
     
    Mutant Year Zero: Seed Of Evil Gameplay | New Character, Mutations And Story
     
    Slay The Spire's fourth character will be free

     
    Void Bastards Getting Free Challenge Modes, DLC Soon

     
    Rampant racism and toxicity are driving players away from Mordhau

    Mordhau's Developers Walk Back a Proposed Toggle Enabling Players to Turn off Nonwhite Characters  
    EVE Online is in chaos after an unprecedented alien invasion

     
    Some Of The Best Summer Games Done Quick Runs So Far

    GDQ proves that glitches can be a great part of games
    The Best Speedruns From SGDQ 2019
     
    Valve on the summer sale Grand Prix: “it’s clear that we could’ve done better”
    Valve Changes Steam Sale After Widespread Complaints From Developers And Players
     
    Epic's Founder Explains Why The Company Is Going So Hard On Exclusives

    Tim Sweeney says it’s Valve’s fault that backers won’t get Shenmue 3 Steam keys
     
    Sony’s focus with PS5 will be on the ‘hard-core’ consumer and triple-A titles

     
    Twitch's New Subscriber-Only Streams Might Violate Game Publishers' Terms Of Service

     
    Rami Ismail joins Descenders developer in calling players to pirate their games rather than buy from G2A
     
    Two Weeks After Suspending Dr. Disrespect For Livestreaming In Bathroom, Twitch Restores His Channel

     
    Popular YouTuber Etika Dies At 29

     
    Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Raised Over $3 Million Dollars In One Week, Setting A New Record

     
    Sony, Microsoft, And Nintendo Come Out Against Trump’s Tariffs On Gaming Consoles

     
    South Korea’s Anti-Account Sharing Law Now in Effect

     
    Devotion’s Chinese publisher has had its business license revoked

     
    This Witcher 3 mod reworks over 1,000 textures and 250 models
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

     
    Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on why the studio bins 50% of its projects

    Crunch is "not sustainable" but Blizzard wouldn't be Blizzard without it, founder says
    Is crunch being solved or just outsourced? | Opinion
     
    The subtle art of crisis management

     
    Stop making me kill animals

     
    Preservationists Are Saving Video Game History, One Upload at a Time

     
    Celebrating the humanisation of queer women through humor in video games

     
    Underwater Video Games Ignore the Perilous State of Our Collapsing Oceans

     
    In praise of games that get New Game Plus right

     
    Street Fighter's Queer Stereotypes Kept Me In The Closet

     
    How Insomniac stole the heart of Spider-Man

     
    The Changing Face Of Arcade Games In 2019

     
    Sean Murray on No Man's Sky: "I thought we were making a niche game"

     
    How FIFA's The Journey revolutionised EA's approach to diversity

     
    What does a truly accessible game look like? We asked the pros

     
    The Ultimate Fantasy of Dragon Age is Being Listened to by a Man

     
    Games Are Better With Double Jumps

     
    How We Happy Few explores the injustice of motherhood

     
    Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story

     
    The time I tried to ruin Halo 2

    His definition of ruin sounds like my greatly improve.
     
    How quality localisation makes the Yakuza series great

     
    Judgment Knows the Heart of a City Is Its People

     
    The Homoeroticism of Contra and Altered Beast

     
    Video Game History Is More Than Just Software and Hardware

     
    The 134 people that Blizzard Entertainment is trying to make redundant
     
    Stories from the end of Outer Wild’s Universe
     
    How the Heck Do We Talk About Outer Wilds?
     
    How Outer Wilds Makes Running Out of Stuff Fun
     
    Analysing Every Mission from Hitman 2
     
    How Has Mario's Run Changed?
     
    Which Dark Souls Has the Best Parry Animation? - New Frame Plus
     
    The Addictive Cost Of Predatory Videogame Monetization (The Jimquisition)
     
    Games as Lit. 101 - Tacoma and Story-Centric Gameplay
     
    Blood (1997) | Full Interview with Nick Newhard
     
    The History of Dragon Age 2
     
    Turning Life Into a Game for The Sims
     
    "Accurate" E3 Demos
     
    Why Metro Exodus is 2019’s Most Immersive Open World Game | Game Maker's Toolkit