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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    News & Highlights
    Xbox One Division Anniversary Raffle Winners - During the #AJSA4Year Anniversary week on the Xbox One, we held a special raffle in observance of the community's birthday. Members on the Xbox One who participated in our 'Weekly Events' and completed various Contracts throughout the week in those events had their names placed in a raffle. For those on Xbox who also attended the Special Operation for Rocket League this past Saturday, your names were also placed in this raffle.
    Eight Anniversary events and many Contracts later, the winners have been chosen.
    I'm very pleased to announce the winners of the #AJSA4Year Anniversary Raffle on Xbox One:
    First Place - O0PP34 - While still fairly new to the AJSA, OP has adjusted quick and has fit right into the community. He is a frequent participant at the events and always down to lend a hand to those who need help. We're all happy OP has decided to call the AJSA his gaming home!
    Second Place - EJGarza - Fiery, passionate, and always down for a good fight, Garza is a long-time member of the Xbox community. His random outbursts of laughter and goofiness always brings a smile to the party, even though we think we should send him to an insane asylum sometimes.
    Third Place - Valkyric - Val has come a long way since joining the AJSA. He has grown to be one of our most improved and active members on Xbox. He is consistently the first one to answer calls for any Destiny Raid Nights and always down to tackle any challenge across any game. He is someone you want watching your back in a squad.
    Congratulations to you three! Your prizes are on the way.
    I just want to say that everyone who came out to participate and help organize all of our Anniversary events on Xbox were all part of something really special. I believe that this year we did our best Anniversary events yet on Xbox. Each and every single one of you made the AJSA 4th Year Anniversary activities a great success. Prizes or no prizes, we have the fact that we rocked the house and had an amazing time playing. We set up an amazing foundation for 2018!
    Top 10 Games of 2017 (According to Xbox) - This week we will begin the process of voting on the Top 10 Games of 2017 according to Xbox One members. Similar to last year, members will receive Club notices and messages in the next few days asking for votes and feedbacks on what games that came out this year on Xbox One they really liked. The voting will likely last two weeks. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for these messages.
    AJSA Gaming YouTube
    The AJSA 4 Year Anniversary was a stunning celebration. Members from all sides of the community came together to honor the founding of the AJSA and showed their support in a variety of ways. In the Xbox One Division, we held a unique series of events to commemorate the birthday of this community.
    Just like how we've done in 2015 and 2016, we created a montage video filled with funny/crazy/goofy moments from the Xbox side of the Anniversary festivities. We are happy to share with everyone our adventures and we hope you enjoy the showIf you are passionate and like to make videos and record during events, you are absolutely welcome to create videos such as this shown above and share them with all your fellow AJSA members in the Community Content section of the forums! You can contact Commander Jayson's Rage and coordinate with him to get footage from your events on the channel.
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [December 5th to December 9th]
    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.
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    Destiny 2 - Xbox One Event - Tues. Dec. 5th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Rally with the 'Angry Guardians' on the Xbox One this Tuesday night [12.5.2017] at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. Join us as we close out vanilla Destiny 2 and enter a new adventure with the 'Curse of Osiris' expansion, packed with new content and changes to the game that we hope will carry it into 2018 and beyond! Read Bungie's 'State of Destiny 2' update here.
    This event will primarily revolve around Curse of Osiris content, however like with our past Destiny events over the years we will have seperate squads and parties for members who do not have any DLC so they may still participate.
    We event will focus on squad play, completing Milestones, and ranking up fellow Guardians. We'll be doing both Vanguard & Nightfall Strikes, Crucible, Missions/Quests, and other challenges. If you've been seeking an organized Destiny gaming group, this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
    Contact our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox One, MasterfulJoe101 on Xbox Live, if you have any questions/require assistance about this upcoming event. Hope you can join us on this new journey.
    For additional information about the AJSA Xbox One crew on Destiny 2, check out our sub-forum.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 5th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    GTA Online - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Dec. 7th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    After a crazy Anniversary event back in November, the Angry Grand Theft Army is returning to Los Santos for more action and shenanigans! Participants of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow AJSA members in an event full of racing, missions, adversary matches and fun in the city of Los Santos and Blaine County.
    Participants are to join the Xbox Live Party of the hosts, "RuneX"", during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can add the hosts to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message them in advance to let them know you'd like to play.
    To join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew, head to the Rockstar Social Club to join:
    https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/angrygrandtheftarmy
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 7th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Titanfall 2 - Xbox One Event - Fri. Dec. 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    'Angry' Pilots, prepare for Titanfall! The AJSA is returning to the Frontier this Friday night. Start off your gaming weekend with some classic Titanfall action with the Xbox community!
    We'll squad up together during the event and have fun as a team. We'll do a mixture of custom and online games, plus some Frontier Defense as well. Participants are encouraged to join the 'Official AJSA Network' in-game. Networks are a built in clan system within Titanfall 2. During off-event hours, you can easily see who is online playing Titanfall 2 and join up with other members without having to sort through your friends list.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am EST)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Dec. 9th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Team up with the Angry Army on Xbox during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on December 9th, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. Get ready and warmed up for the Winter Wonderland seasonal event! The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event. Afterwards the host will determine to split up the group to play regular, online multiplayer. If you have suggestions on modes/themes for custom games, please message WookieJedi on Xbox Live.
    For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/34618-overwatch-xbox-one-event-information-news/
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 9th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forum
    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/
    More AJSA Community Content
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    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
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    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Brazil's Video Game Gray Markets, Cuphead The Fake Outrage, The Legacy of Dragon's Lair, how the death of net neutrality can effect smaller game studios and startups like Discord, Gore As Art in The Evil Within 2, Ovosonico founder finds the best game dev ideas while staying away from games, the realities of being an indie developer, Night in the Woods creator on copyright law, Raycevick on Destiny and different types of emotions and enjoyment games of the same genre can offer, how the term grimdark seems to apply to anything with a serious or real world tone, Civilization 6 expansion news, more advertisers leave Youtube, Solutions to Fix the Game Industry, UK Gambling Commission on loot crates, Deus Ex likely to return, RagnarRox on No One Lives Forever, modernizing the classic cartoon style of Cuphead, Game Informer interviews Yoko Taro, To the Moon sequel gets trailer with loot boxes, 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)
     
    Finding Paradise has a new release date and an unexpected trailer
     
    The new massively-multiplayer airship brawler from the makers of PUBG is a beautiful, chaotic mess

     
    A Thriller Where the AI Gets Stressed, Drinks Too Much, and Needs to Pee

     
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 Story Trailer Shows The New Face Of War
    'Valkyria Chronicles 4' Wants Your Faith Back
     
    Indies In Development: This week's most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturday

     
    Purrfect Date promises surreal, floofy feline romance and moderate-to-heavy petting
     
    Seven: The Days Long Gone has Hitman-style disguises, time-manipulating mechanics
    Open-world stealth game Seven: The Days Long Gone gets aggressive in new combat trailer
     
    Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War puts a hex-based 4X spin on the setting
     
    Remedy’s next game will feature Destiny-like online elements
     
    Magibot is a 'strategy platformer' about a cute robot wizard
     
    Regain Your Memories Before Time Runs Out In The Longest Five Minutes
     
    Invade parody films in 2D platformer Epic Loon
     
    Nihon Falcom's RPG Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is coming to PC next month
     
    Floor Kids ‘Highlights’ trailer
     
    Build a low-poly Jurassic Park in dinosaur park sim Parkasaurus
     
    Check out the surprisingly explosion-heavy trailer for Europa, Tencent's new battle royale
     
    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds unveils two new guns
    Tencent get exclusive rights to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China
    PUBG dataminer uncovers 3 new weapons and a flare gun
    PUBG is heading to mobile
     
    Total War: Warhammer 2 will soon give Old World Lords immortality

     
    Everything we know about Civilization 6: Rise and Fall
    8 new features coming to Civ 6 in the Rise and Fall expansion
     
    Bungie Changes Destiny 2 XP System After Players Discover It Was Rigged

    Destiny 2's XP scaling is gone, but it now takes double the XP to earn a loot box
    Bungie Cancels Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Stream To Address Fan Anger
     
    Two years after its launch, Rainbow Six Siege gets an option to report toxic behaviour

     
    Rising Storm 2: Vietnam update adds Australian forces, new weapons, attack helicopter

     
    Star Wars: Battlefront II Data Miner Discovers Hidden Character Customization Menu
    EA Doesn't Think Players Want Darth Vader In Pink, 'Not Giving Up' On Battlefront 2 Microtransactions
     
    Nioh's PC port to add mouse and keyboard support in update this week
     
    Ninja Theory in profit only three months after Hellblade launch
     
    Deus Ex is likely to return after Eidos Montreal’s Marvel game

    East meets West: Yosuke Matsuda on growing Square Enix's global empire
     
    Sources: Gazillion have fired most their employees and will shut down Marvel Heroes tomorrow
     
    “People in AAA talk about games being mainstream - they're not”

     
    "It's not Hitman without IO": Why Square Enix set the franchise free

     
    Ultra Sun and Moon Shouts Out The Time Iwata Helped Save Pokémon
     
    PlayStation exec: "Sometimes we announced games too early"

     
    A Fond Farewell to Demon’s Souls’ Servers
    Demon's Souls Servers Are Shutting Down, Removing Part Of What Made The Game Great
     
    FIFA 18 fans organize Black Friday in-game purchase boycott


     
    Firms ditch YouTube ads over predatory comments on videos of children

     
    Business is booming for Valve, as Steam sees over 17 million concurrent users this Saturday

     
    EA’s day of reckoning is here after ‘Star Wars’ game uproar, $3 billion in stock value wiped out

     
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 has now sold over 1,000,000 copies
     
    Sony posts record Black Friday hardware sales

     
    Global gaming revenue on par with sports at $149bn for 2017

     
    14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Says He's A Scapegoat

     
    Games could be hit hard by net neutrality's death

     
    The State Of Hawaii Investigating EA For "Predatory Practices"
     
    Victorian gambling commission: "What occurs with 'loot boxes' does constitute gambling"

     
    UK Gambling Commission weighs in on loot crate legality

     
    Witcher 3 Development Is Over, But One Of Its Designers Is Still Making Mods

     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: European Counter-Strike And Hadocon VIII

     
    Riot Games Admits They Had No Plan In Place For Abusive Pros

     
    Rainbow Six Pro League Season 3 Finals showcase the very best of live esports and Siege

     
    Tekken 7 Competition Concludes With Miraculous Comeback

     
    Guy Wins Mobile Game Tournament, Has Nothing To Say

     
    Germany’s Major Esports Organisations Join Together to Form National Federation

     
    UPDATE: Arrest Warrant Issued Against Former KeSPA President, Charges Expanded

     
    A Critical Look at the Ecosystem, Part 1: Esports is Not Just About the Top 1%

     
    Competing in America's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament: Evo 2017
     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Du Lac & Fey: Dance Of Death
     
    NES-inspired platformer Super Mighty Power Man cancels Kickstarter, but publishers are interested
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    I thought I could ship at least 700 units to stay in business


     
    The sunk cost fallacy: Devs describe how it almost destroyed them

     

    25 years ago, Mortal Kombat redefined American video games


     
    If Shadowrun: Dragonfall is 'grimdark,' where does that leave us?

     

    Poetry in games


    Thread on bad poetry in games.
     
    Game designer explains how copyright law affects fan art and merch
     
    Zelda concert producer: "I just want to bring video game music to the masses"

     

    Nier’s Yoko Taro On Success, Drinking, And Death


     
    Why, Two Years Later, Sci-Fi Horror 'Soma' Is Nerfing Its Monsters

     
    How do you get bookworms into games?

     

    Gore as Art in The Evil Within 2


    The Evil Within 2's Real Horror Lurks Beneath the Surface
     

    Opinion – Life is Strange: Before the Storm Is The Queer Love Story I’ve Always Wanted In A Game

     
    The Newest Batman Video Game Is One of the Best Explorations of the Joker in Years

     
    'Assassin's Creed Origins' Replaces Revenge With Justice

     

    My Last Night With 'The Tomorrow Children'


     
    Nier: Automata still needs a patch on PC, 8 months later


     
    Super Mario Odyssey benefits from unlimited lives

     
    Watching History Fade Away in 'Call of Duty: WWII'
     
    The hottest video games of the year can be great teaching tools

     
    Everything is Going to Be OK is about the circus performance of being all right

     
    An ode to the sniper rifle

     

    Halcyon Dreams: The Legacy of Dragon's Lair

     
    Cuphead: The Fake Outrage
     

    Found In Translation: Final Fantasy VII, Part Seven
     

    Brazil's Video Game Gray Markets
     

    Destiny & Horizon
     


    Games as Lit. 101 - Quick Time Events & Context
     

    The Rise and Fall of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
     
    No One Lives Forever | Forgotten Gems
     
    What Happened to Warframe? | The Game that Was Supposed to Fail
     

    Why Resident Evil 7 Works
     
    TMNT 4: Turtles in Time | The Completionist | New Game Plus
     


    Peering into Cuphead: Modernizing the Classic Cartoon Style
     
    Off Camera Secrets | Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Boundary Break *FIXED*
     

    Big Huge Charity - Giving in the Games Industry - Extra Credits
     

    Reliving the Horror: Taking Resident Evil 7 Forward by Looking Back
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    What Happened When The Guy Who Remixes Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Met Jeff Kaplan

     
    Solutions to Fix the Game Industry
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Sonic, the Most Sincere Hedgehog in the World

     

    The Developer Who Made 100 Games in Five Years


     
    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood uses zombie schlock to talk about white supremacy

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    This article is a monthly update on all the on goings for the PS4 Division in the AJSA Community. These monthly updates can cover news and updates for; PS4 Division, Game Nights, Community Nights, PS4 AJSA Chatrooms, PSN AJSA Community Page, etc. The monthly updates will also give PS4 Division members a sneak peek of what games will be coming to this month’s Game Nights and Community Nights.
    PS4 Division General Updates
    December 3rd-4th the PS4 Division members will begin receiving their prizes from the AJSA 4th Year Anniversary raffle giveaway. The winners won’t be announced until everyone has received their prizes. Community Nights will be returning in January alongside Game Nights. When we started Community Nights it was more of a counter to Game Nights. Game Nights are always the more promoted larger style event, where Community Nights acted as a way to help build our communities in game. Going into January there will be a few changes to Community Nights. Community Nights will now always be on a Friday or sometimes Sunday. We learned that having Community Nights on days during the week proved to be difficult. We had to settle for later times, which would push our European members away. Going forward Community Nights will aim for to be hosted on Fridays at an earlier time similar to Game Nights. We’re still working on an exact time, but will have more information later. Community Nights will rotate between two games per month. We learned a bi-weekly format was very helpful for the host as it won’t burn them out. We’ll have more information on how this process will work at a later point. We’re happy to have Community Nights as a part of our Division, as a way to serve our members with the games they gather to and love to play.   We want AJSA members to help us test out the PS Communities feature, to help determine if this is our future. We recommend having notifications turned on all PS4 and smart devices that include the Communities app. We recommend members to post both on the wall directly and reply to each other directly. We are not saying stop using the Chatrooms all together, but help myself and my staff fully understand what this Communities feature can do. We tried moving there last year and it didn’t work because we simply didn’t understand how different it would truly be. We are not saying that we’re definitely moving, we’re asking for your help to understand if Communities is ready for us. Thank you. Game Nights Updates
    Game Nights are weekly PS4 Division events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. Now members in the PS4 Division will get an idea of what is to come for this month. Whether those games be; Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free to play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. Please understand right now we’re not giving the dates of when each game may appear in the month. Game Nights are always ever changing, and the games could get shifted around. Also understand that these games you see below have a chance of changing due to a number of reasons like; Network issues, broken patches, broken games, lost of support and interest, etc. However no matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other!
    Below are the updates coming to Game Nights:
    There will be an additional Game Nights on December 2nd for Rocket League, which is part of the AJSA Special Operations were all platforms (PC, PS4, XB1) will be playing together. This will be the final event in celebrating the AJSA’s 4th year anniversary. This Game Nights will count attendance and the contract towards the 4th Year Anniversary giveaway. After the December 2nd Game Nights Rocket League event Game Nights will start its Holiday Break and will return in January. Game Nights and Community Nights will no longer feature Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed Payback, or future EA titles with similar “services” as these selected titles. This ban will not affect past EA titles that do not have these same services. I understand this may upset some of our members but give us a moment to explain our reasoning. EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Need for Speed Payback have shown us what EA means when they say games to be a service. All for the full price of a Triple-A they want to force peoples to grind long hours to get very little in return, all the while nagging the players to spend money to make things “easier”. We PRIDE ourselves on featuring our members the games that can carry out a fun experience and give a sense of ACCOMPLISHMENTS after a long night. As newer EA titles come out in the future we’ll place a larger delay before featuring those titles in order to fully understand, and see how much of a “service” it is when it should be a game. Once this ban is placed on any of these future and current titles it will be reversed once these horrible pay to win, grind wall, and disgusting microtransaction business practices are changed or permanently removed. We’ll continue to feature and promote games we feel will give our members a fun experience for any PS4 Division event. This ban does not reflect or affect the PC Division, the XB1 Division, or the AJSA as a whole. This is a decision that the PS4 Division Commander and Staff came to for the PS4 Division alone. We respect whatever the other Divisions decide to do, and hope they rock the house with their events. We also respect the individual member of the PS4 Division and the AJSA as a whole if they purchase these titles. Game Nights Line-up
    *Do not sign up for any of these Game Nights. Wait until the proper Game Nights announcement featuring the game you’re interested in.*

    Rocket League: Superiority- PS4 and XB1 players will battle the PC to gather as many wins as possible. The console with the most wins under their belt will complete the contract and all members attending will be rewarded! Completing this contract will earn you an extra spot in the 4th Year Anniversary Giveaway.

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Join the Angry Army across PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One this Saturday night December 2nd at 6pm EST for a special AJSA 4th Year Anniversary Event on Rocket League! Come together as we close out our Anniversary season playing a game that has such an important and storied place in our history as a community. Keeping in tune with the fellowship and unity that the Anniversary season brings, this event will include cross-play matches between console and PC! We hope you can join us for a night of fun and good gaming.
    ----  Event Information ----

    PC Division - Expeditionary Force
    Host: Jayson's Rage
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 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:
    This event will take place in the Official AJSA Discord Server, and participants are asked to join the ‘Expeditionary Force’ voice channel. If you’re not yet a member of the Official AJSA Discord Server, click on this link to join: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
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    Playstation 4 Division - Game Nights
    Hosts: WITHASTICK, DoctorPainMD, and Syrupywolf
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 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:
    Make sure you’re apart of the AJSA’s PlayStation 4 Community Page. Click here to learn more about Community Pages. Each host will create an Event for Game Nights on the PlayStation 4 through the Community Page. Accept and join one of the host created Game Nights Events. Please DO NOT join more than one of the host created Events. Look for and remember Game Nights date and start time for your region/country below. On the day and start time of Game Nights the Event feature will auto-create a party chat and auto-invite everyone who signed-up to it. ---

    Xbox One Division - Weekly Events
    Hosts: AJSAWookieJedi, StraightUpMelon & RuneX
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 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:
    It is encouraged you add the hosts to your friends list on Xbox Live. During the event, please join the ‘Official AJSA Xbox One Community’ Xbox Live Party that the host creates from the AJSA Xbox Club (learn how to join the Club here). If the party is full, or on invite only, please contact a host for an invite. Room will be made for every member who wishes to participate. If need be, 'Squad Leaders' will be designated by the host to accommodate all participants.
    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 AJSA Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact the hosts directly at their Gamertags on Xbox Live or on the forums.
    ---- Additional Information ----
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    New Members Guide: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38814-new-members-guide-and-contacts/
    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,


    How crunch culture lead to layoffs at Telltale, Jason Schreier finds that the developer claiming he got death threats is likely not an EA employee (though he was saying he was an employee before this) and that other more widespread EA rumors are not true, a designer of lootboxes and free-to-play on how publishers ruin them and what other developers think about them, how Far Cry 5 captures the look and feel of Montana, Lucy James on the history of The Sims, Extra Credit's eulogy for Quintet, Day of the Devs and exhibiting games, streamer rants about how women are to blame for his pathetic life leading others to make excuses about their inability to create good content, Indiepocalypse and dealing with an unsustainable market, Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced, the brothels of Final Fantasy XIV, the tiny animations that bring game worlds to life, Twitch Plays Pokémon’s creator steps down over allegations of doxing someone, 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)
     
    Here are your 2017 Golden Joystick Award winners

    Zelda producer’s acceptance speech for game of the year award is pretty honest
     
    The best things we saw at this year's Day of the Devs

    my post “Day of the Devs” observations about how people view/treat art games and their creators
    Exhibiting Difficult Games
     
    The Flare Path: Emotionally Authentic
     
    Sega Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4 For PS4, Xbox, And Switch
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 Shares Details On Its New And Explosive Grenadier Class
     
    Far Cry 5: Capturing The Look and Feel of Montana
     
    Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord explains how damage is determined in combat

     
    Phantom Doctrine: XCOM Gets the Cold War Treatment - Gameplay
     
    Max Hoberman’s 10-year path from Halo to Last Expedition

     
    Ash Of Gods’ Story Continues Even If The Hero Dies
     
    Attack on Titan 2 Adds Rico, Mitabi, Ian, Hannes, And plenty New Gameplay Features

     
    Arika’s ‘mysterious fighting game’ has a title and a beta coming to PS4

     
    CD Projekt CEO talks state of Cyberpunk, internal milestone reached, employee status
     
    How Rare Cast Away Its Developmental Process For Sea Of Thieves

     
    Beamdog says it's not working on a new Planescape project

     
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Early Gameplay Trailer
    Update #42 - The Backer Beta is Live!
     
    Anime and bubble tea inspired this food physics sim

     
    SOMA is coming out with a comforting new 'Safe Mode'
     
    Indie developers in India are channeling their history into exciting new games

     
    Dynasty Warriors 9 will be out in February

     
    Potionomics is brewing up Pixar-quality art and animation

     
    Neverwinter Nights Is Getting An "Enhanced Edition"

     
    Shadowhand, the RPG card game about an 18th-century Highwaywoman, arrives in December
     
    Iconoclasts is nearly here – see it in action
     
    XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2 — 20 Minutes of Gameplay
    Game Info Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Hands-on Preview: The First 30 Hours
     
    Gunhead pits a pirate against derelict ships full of drones
     
    Light Fall is a stark 2D platformer where you control the platforms
     
    Crafting believable VR characters in Blood & Truth

     
    Code Vein teases gruelling boss fights, anime cinematics
     
    Capcom makes Resident Evil scarier by adding motion controls
     
    Bungie Details Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris's 'Infinite Forest' And 'Raid Lair'

     
    The Surge’s new expansion has you fight murderous theme park mascots
     
    Rainbow Six Siege's new Polish operator totes a dual-fire grenade launcher
    Rainbow Six Siege’s operator Dokkaebi is officially unveiled with a cinematic teaser
    Rainbow Six Siege's newest operator is Vigil, a stealthy defender loaded with SMGs
    Ubisoft on year 3 of Rainbow Six Siege: new countries, new modes and fixing old problems
    Rainbow Six Siege’s developers have “bit of pride” in how they’ve handled microtransactions
    Rainbow Six Siege Year Three will feature a co-op event called 'Outbreak'
    Hands-on with Rainbow Six Siege's wonderfully weird next update
     
    The King Of Fighters XIV New DLC Character And Stage Announced

     
    Venom, Black Widow and Winter Soldier join Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite on Dec. 5
     
    7 ways PUBG’s Desert map has evolved
     
    Endless Space 2 gets a free weekend alongside a diplomacy revamp
     
    RimWorld’s beta adds swamp biomes and ‘story combat’
     
    Middle-earth: Shadow of War lays out free content schedule

     
    Hitman’s Elusive Targets start repeating today
     
    Minecraft's Super Duper Graphics Pack Gets Delayed, Newest Enemy Type Will Be Flying Manta Rays
     
    A new Titan Quest expansion takes players into the realm of the Norse gods
     
    Counter-strike's new matchmaking system can tell if you've been naughty in other Steam games

     
    EA Temporarily Removes Microtransactions From Star Wars Battlefront II
    Battlefront 2 once featured an Overwatch-style mode with cosmetic loot boxes
    EA tells investors turning off Battlefront 2's microtransactions will not affect earnings
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 content might take years to unlock, but EA won’t say
    EA Stock Price Drops After Star Wars Battlefront 2 Microtransaction Removal
    UK boxed charts: Disappointing debut for Star Wars Battlefront II
    Lucasfilm weighs in on Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box ordeal
     
    EA are also making changes to Need for Speed Payback’s progression system

     
    Disney Shuts Down Marvel Heroes
    Marvel Heroes Players Are Demanding Refunds For In-Game Purchases
     
    NCSoft’s Master X Master MOBA will shut down in January

     
    Civilization V director Jon Shafer has left Paradox after just six months

     
    Jobs Roundup: Green Man Gaming hires former EA, Activision marketing boss
     
    Steam’s new currency support causes chaos for international PC gamers

    Steam overhauls user reviews to counter spam bots
     
    Vivendi have no intentions of taking over Ubisoft for the next six months

    Ubisoft are opening a Berlin studio which will start work on the Far Cry series next year
     
    Axiom Verge Publisher Donating Majority Of Their Share To Developer's Son's Healthcare

     
    BIOMUTANT DEVELOPER ACQUIRED BY THQ NORDIC

     
    "I like endings where everyone dies" - the dark new studio from ex Quantic Dream devs

     
    BrightLocker wants to go beyond Kickstarter and Early Access

     
    CD Projekt Red: "We leave greed to others"
     
    Tecmo Koei Defeats Major Chinese Piracy Group

     
    Tencent becomes first Chinese tech company to break $500B market cap

     
    People Are Gambling With Battlegrounds Skins Now

     
    “It Feels Wrong”: Why a Popular Clicker Game Sequel's Ditching Free-to-Play

     
    Twitch Plays Pokémon’s Creator Says He Is Stepping Down Following Alleged Doxing

     
    Twitch: "We're almost ready to go full-blown Hunger Games"

    Twitch details Achievements and Stream Summary features
     
    Twitch Banned Aussie For Streaming Pokemon 'Early'
     
    Desert Bus for Hope charity celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first run

     
    The FCC Is Trying To Destroy The Internet

    What the threat against net neutrality means for PC gaming
     
    Government to respond to British Games Institute proposal

     
    Record attendance for NASSCOM Game Developer Conference

     
    Battlefront & Overwatch's Loot Boxes Under Investigation In Belgium

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2's Loot Boxes "Are Not Gambling," EA Says
    Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe
     
    Plans to generate 500 new jobs in Adelaide games industry

     
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's PC mod scene is bizarre and amazing
     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: IEM's Battlegrounds Invitational

     
    Giant Arenas Capture The Beautiful Chaos Of 100-Player Battlegrounds

     
    Pro Rainbow Six Team Comes Back From 4-0 Down To Win League Finals

     
    Pro Dota Team Turns To In-Game Chat Wheel To Overcome Language Barrier

     
    How veteran underdogs beat an all-star opponent in last weekend's CS:GO tourney

     
    Competitors Battle For Love And Justice At Sailor Moon Fighting Game Tournament

     
    Roadhog and Orisa rounded out a diverse tank meta at the Overwatch World Cup

     
    NRG Esports Won't Show Us Its "Zero Tolerance" Policy, But It Probably Sucks

     
    Overwatch Pro's Mid-Match Suspension Raises Questions About Blizzard's Reporting System

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII

     
    Raji: An Ancient Epic
     
    Destination Primus Vita: Volume 1, a narrative puzzle game
     
    Developer Accuses Project Phoenix Director of Embezzling $1 Million From Kickstarter

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Indiepocalypse Now. MaxMaxing Attention Economies In the Age of Cultural Overproduction.

     
    The Curious Case Of The 'EA Game Dev' Who Said He Received Death Threats

    Understandable mistake for the other sites when you can find no shortage of people who did hear of threats and said they were justified.
     
    Widespread Rumor About EA Firing Plants vs. Zombie Creator Isn't Quite True

     
    Exclusive: How a Culture of Crunch Brought Telltale From Critical Darling to Layoffs

     
    I Settle All Video Game Arguments, Part 1: Game Reviews

     
    Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment
     
    Streamer's Hateful Rant Revives Debate About Women On Twitch

    You don't usually hear someone rant about what a loser they are.
     
    Twitch streamer beats Sonic Forces and requests Steam refund live
     
    Lootboxes and Free-to-Play Model
    Click first two messages or title for thread.
     
    Why your Battlefront 2 outrage is a compliment to EA (and how to use it effectively)

     
    The New 'Need for Speed' Sees a Future Where Loot Boxes Are in Control

     
    How Ninja Theory proved independent AAA has a future

     
    Loot boxes are not bad game design, say devs

     
    How the Red Cross Convinced a Publisher to Make a Game That Respects the Laws of War

     
    Guerrilla Games: "We've gone from designing rollercoaster rides to theme parks"

     
    Mass Effect's dialogue was inspired by awkward TV comedy Extras
     
    Making 20XX: Listening Well and Lucking Out

     
    Why Does HAL Laboratory Only Make Nintendo Games?

     
    The complete history of Civilization

     
    What are devs saying about the design of Super Mario Odyssey?

     
    The best incidental animations in games

     
    The music you didn’t realize you grew up with: Chip Tanaka’s 8-bit revolution

     
    Inside FIFA 18's Weekend League, the gruelling mode that's consuming players' lives

     
    Inside The Brothels Of Final Fantasy XIV

     
    Why Interrogations are Better in L.A. Noire on Switch

     
    Walking Among the Enemy: Wolfenstein II and Passing

    Wolfenstein 2 and Mending Broken Things
     
    Elite: Dangerous Player Creates His Own Way To 'Talk' To Aliens
     
    Meet the man behind YouTube sensation Noclip

     
    Who is PLAYERUNKNOWN? - Noclip Profiles
     
    Barret's Sailor Suit In Final Fantasy VII Is Slightly More Hilarious In Japanese
     
    A Eulogy for Quintet - Melancholy and Wonder - Extra Credits
     
    Saints Row IV and Indulgence | PostMesmeric
     
    The Legend of Zelda / Zelda II's dungeon design | Boss Keys
     
    Nintendo's Obsession With Motion Controls Hurt Mario
     
    Good Game Design - Super Mario Odyssey
     
    The Modern Design of 3D Platformers (ft Snoman) // HeavyEyed
     
    Super Mario 64 Retrospective
     
    Threading the Needlemouse (Sonic Mania)
     
    Top 5 Traits of Battle Themes from Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
     
    Mass Effect - Building A Universe | Core Ideas
     
    The History Of The Sims
     
    Off Camera Secrets | Fallout 4 - Boundary Break
     
    Cuphead Creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer - IGN Unfiltered #25
     
    The 2017 Indie Soapbox
     
    Everything's on Fire and No One Knows What to Do (In Game Writing)
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    Is Toad Wearing a Hat or Is That His Head? A Serious Investigation

     
    What happens when Solid Snake, Quiet, and B.J. Blazkowicz go online dating?


    Tekken Star Humiliates Hacker Into Rage-Quitting
     
    Microtransaction Indiegogo
     
    Who the hell was behind this choice
     
    Star Wars Battlefront 2: The Microtransaction Controversy Investigated
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 Online Elements
    English subtitles
     
    Remembering Dead Space (With Former Visceral Games Members) | Gameumentary