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  • By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Blood Bowl 2
    This is ESPN 8 The Ocho covering all the sports no ones else does! Tune in the month to see the AJSA Championship League of Blood Bowl 2! What is Blood Bowl 2 you ask? Blood Bowl 2 is a beautifully horrific and bloody strategic turn based Football game with little to no rules. You have 16 turns (8 in each Half) to score as many Touchdowns as you can to win the game. Play as 8 main Fantasy Warhammer races like Humans, Drawfs and of course the....................*sigh* elves. So find that gold stash, find a sponcer and make a team to win the cup and spill the blood of your enemies AND friends!
    ................Wait you dont like Warhammer, Football OR Strategy?! CLEANSE THE HERESY! *ahem* Back to you Jim.
    The Event will be a month long league tourny to see who just is the best BB coach of us. Will it be dodgy coaches? Bash and Kill? or the ones in between? Find out with the hosted events on Discord at  4pm EST/ 9pm GMT. The first event will be held on the 7th of January.
    Dedicated Players
    We encourage commitment and attendance within the EF, this we offer attendance pips for those players, who attend at least 50% of the events. For which you will receive said pip, once awards made their return.
    If you want to suggest ideas, discuss the game or make other recommendations, then feel free to do so in the PC Gaming Forum. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact the EF leaders, namely Acepilot666, Brandykins1982, Conan, Digs or Jayson's Rage.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Many GOTY lists (Giant Bomb's are all worth a look at), how a Chinese immigrant to Canada built the original FIFA, Extra Credits recommends the best gaming channels on Youtube, Insurgency developer demands removal of offensive marketing of their game, Valve fined by Australian courts over refunds, the cancelled video game sequels time forgot, Atlus shows teaser for new RPG, Errant Signal talks about the Dead Rising series, how cheat codes vanished from video games, Owlboy developer talks about piracy of their game, Battletech shows off melee system, the cancelled The Flash game, 2016 in Esports review, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods)
    Valve hit with $2.1 million fine by Australian courts over Steam refunds

    Atlus reveals more details on Persona creators’ new fantasy RPG
    Can You Say Melee? How About Merch? Anyone Want a Production Update?

    Sniper Elite 4 trailer puts front man Karl Fairburne back in the hotseat
    Second World War FPS Day of Infamy enters "Early Access beta"
    Vampyr's Darkness Within trailer tells us 'there's always a price'
    Making Grand Video Game Tragedy in ‘Elsinore’

    Double Dragon coming back in 2017
    More than four years into development Star Citizen changes game engine
    Year-End Message from Brian, A Monstrous Menagerie
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 shows off drone reconnaissance in extended gameplay trailer
    The Battlefield 1 Holiday Event adds a new game mode and dog tag

    Crypt of the Necrodancer: Amplified is coming to Early Access in January
    Final Fantasy XIV Gets A Raid In Ivalice

    Overwatch’s plans for 2017 include a server browser
    Team Fortress 2's Smissmas event brings new taunts, Casual match improvements

    Developer demands online shop pull Islamophobic tweet
    Owlboy devs are "very happy" people are playing, even if they pirate it

    Refunds Offered as Former Sony Online Boss's New Game Canceled
    Recently shuttered Crytek studio reborn as Black Sea Games

    PC gaming market worth $36 billion in 2016

    Binding of Isaac's ambitious user-made Antibirth mod is out now
    Esports News
    The 2016 Esports Industry in Review: “Mainstream Strikes Back”

    How Adam "Armada" Lindgren Became the World's Best 'Smash Bros.' Player
    Counter-Strike Professionals Respond to PEA in Public Letter

    Team SoloMid Fractures Over PEA Debate, TSM Owner Dinh Fires Player, Team Reacts
    INTZ Punished for Poaching, Both From Riot Games and Brazil’s Team Union, ABCDE

    AnyKey on a year spent advancing the cause of diversity in esports

    Esports Sees Profit in Attracting Female Gamers
    The most notable pro Overwatch moments of 2016
    Crowdfunding News
    Kickstarter Backers Are Not Reacting Well To Unsung Story

    Not really sure what he means by the ending, saying they released plenty of other titles. They released a digital version of a card game and a digital version of Twilight Struggle (which was also crowdfunded).
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc)
    Fifa: the video game that changed football
    Best of 2016: Gamasutra's top games, devs, events and trends

    Dan Recommends - Find New Creators: Video Games Edition
    His recommendations make up some of the best video game related content on Youtube and I already share their work when I can. He also recommended film related channels and more education channels if that interests you.
    Hugo Martin on the Creativity Behind DOOM - Extended Interview
    Mick Gordon on Composing DOOM's Soundtrack - Extended Interview

    How the Makers of 'System Shock' and 'Ultima Underworld' Rediscovered Their Roots

    Missed last week.
    How Cheat Codes Vanished from Video Games

    Why the Food in ‘Final Fantasy XV’ Is So Damn Realistic

    Streamer Faces The Challenges Of Coming Out As Transgender On Twitch
    History Respawned: Civilization VI
    The cancelled videogame sequels that time forgot

    On Its Fifth Anniversary, Star Wars The Old Republic Is Interesting Again

    The Tragic Restoration of Halloween Town in 'Kingdom Hearts'

    2016's Hitman Game is a Master Class in Character Design

    Racism in Watch Dogs 2 is subtle, and that's how it won me over

    How video game makers build a better SF, pixel by pixel

    The Year In Video Game Paintings

    Final Fantasy V Retrospective: Wildly Underrated

    Guest Column: A Life in Video Game Holidays

    How Event[0] Works | Game Maker's Toolkit
    TOP 5 GAMES OF 2016 (Analysis) - Writing on Games
    The Jimquisition Game Of The Year Awards 2016
    Game of the Year 2016: Day One Deliberations
    Giant Bomb GOTY Lists (from the team, friends, developers, etc)

    Rami Ismail's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Mike Drucker's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Christopher Grant's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Dave Lang's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Felix Kramer's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Gino Grieco's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Alex Zandra Van Chestein's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Jim Crawford's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Matt Rorie's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Dan Ryckert's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Brendon Chung's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Ghost Town Games' Top 10 Games of 2016
    Will Smith's Top 72 Games of 2016
    Janine Hawkins' Top 10 Games of 2016
    Greg Miller's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Soha E's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Ed Beach's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Ian Williams' Top 10 Games of 2016
    Swery65's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Drew Scanlon's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Vinny Caravella's Top 10 Games of 2016
    Christian Elverdam's Top 10 Games of 2016
    The Dean's List: Danielle's Top Ten Games of 2016

    Jason Schreier's Top 10 Games Of 2016

    Riley's Top 10 Games Of 2016

    Gamespot Top 25 Games of the Year


    The Flash's Cancelled Open World Video Game - Unseen64
    Dead Rising 4
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games
    Avoiding Story
    25 Good Reasons Why Tracer, Who Is Not A Lesbian, Kissed That Other Girl
      Happy Holidays

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    As to not interfere with the EF event time, this event will be pushed 1 hour back. (Again)
    Big changes will be coming in 2017! Thanks for your continuous support in keeping these community events alive!  Before quitting 2016 we are please to announce that we are doing a special throwback BF4 event right after our BF1 one. It is advisable that you start downloading the game ASAP, no DLCs will be required but is preferable to have just in case. While we have fully transfered over to Battlefield 1, we thought this would be a good idea to say farewell to one of our first official and founding game of this community!
    Depending on the number of participants we will receive during this event, we will be playing either on Rush (24 players) or Operation (40 or 64 players). To ensure that everyone will be playing on the same server as fast as possible, it would be a advisable to start adding one another on Origin (Please refer to this thread for posting your Origin ID and finding others). 2 hours later we will switch over to Battlefield 4 and pretty much do the same thing.
    *Time: Battlefield 1 - December 30th on 6:00pm EST/ 11:00pm GMT - Event Duration: 4 hours
              Battlefield 4 - 8:00pm EST/ 1:00am GMT
    Be awared that we still have an existing platoon up for Battlefield 4, if you want your AJSA tag in-game (and generally looking badass) be sure to join it, unless you already did so. (Be sure to log in before clicking the link)
    Host: QwiK (Origin ID: QwiKAJSA)
    Voice Server: We will be using our Discord Server for this event. AJSA Discord ­­> Voice Channel > Battlefield 1
    If you have any problems, suggestions or concerns regarding this event to make, then please refer to our PC game host QwiK. Else please refer to our dedicated sub-forum.
    See you in the Battlefield! 
    * Times could always changes, if so please refer to the event post again if any changes or update has been made.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    With winter finally coming to us all, it is time to turn our attention to the months of November and December. As many of you probably know, these two months are filled with a myriad of different holidays across the different cultures, including (but not limited to) Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Aside from that, many people spend this time of the year with their family and/or travelling. As such, we, the Expeditionary Conclave, felt it best not to host new games during these two months. Rather we will dedicate this time to do a recap of the more popular games we hosted during the last year and as such, we will spend the nine weekends of these two months revisiting nine of our games (the last two events will be held on the last two Fridays of December, as to not interfere with Christmas and New Year's celebrations). 
    This weeks game will be Burnout: Paradise!
    Event layout
    Saturday, the 5th of November, at 9pm GMT/ 5pm EDT: Speed Runners
    Saturday, the 12th of November, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: Team Fortress 2
    Saturday, the 19th of November, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: MechWarrior Online
    Saturday, the 26th of November, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: Rising Storm/ Red Orchestra 2
    Saturday, the 3rd of December, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: Tabletop Simulator
    Saturday, the 10th of December, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: Guns of Icarus Online
    Saturday, the 17th of December, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: Payday 2
    Friday, the 23rd of December, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: Dungeon Defenders 2
    Friday, the 30th of December, at 9pm GMT/ 4pm EDT: Burnout: Paradise
    And just to make things even more fun, we'll put those of you who manage to attend all events in their entire duration down for one of our rare contest pips, for when forum awards make a return.
    Dedicated Players
    We encourage commitment and attendance within the EF, this we offer attendance pips for those players, who attend at least 50% of the events. For which you will receive said pip, once awards made their return.
    If you want to suggest ideas, discuss the game or make other recommendations, then feel free to do so in the PC Gaming Forum. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact the EF leaders, namely Acepilot666, Brandykins1982, Conan, Digs or Jayson's Rage.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Steam sale date announced, the future of the adventure genre, the game industry's disposable workers, Xbox One download speed increase, story analysis of The Walking Dead, many large updates and New Game+ additions, Crytek closing studios, a look at games that portray the legal with Phoenix Wright and Aviary Attorney, writing on Dishonored 2 and Hitman, the small miracles in games of 2016, For Honor impressions and free DLC, history of the Super Game Boy, Brian Fargo almost hit by a car that drove through a shop window, the history of Star Wars games, Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod, a look at choice in RPGs, and more.
    AJSA Youtube's Angry Army Weekly
    Will be added on Wednesday, check back then or check our Youtube channel.
    Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods)
    Steam Winter Sale start date confirmed by PayPal UK
    Xbox One download speeds may have lapped the PlayStation Network again

    Prey channels the spirit of System Shock

    Torment: Tides of Numenera is coming in February
    For Honor feels bold, even if its single-player doesn't
    All For Honor DLC maps and modes will be free
    For Honor's new Elimination mode provides brilliant hero moments
    Night In The Woods has knife fights and creepy platforming
    Night in the Woods delayed to February
    It's Not Every Decade A New Surfing Video Game Is Announced
    Overland First Access - Day & Night
    Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor - Martyr delayed into late 2017

    Our First Good Look At Dragon Quest XI
    Space Survival Game Astroneer Will Kill You In All The Best Ways
    Troll and I looks like Papa and Yo merged with The Last Guardian
    Dynasty Warriors 9 to mark series' 20th anniversary with open-world brawler
    Star Marine gameplay video highlights the dangers of gunfire in space
    Dawn of War 3 trailer showcases its factions and contextualises its battles
    A Hat in Time has a new trailer, and a 2017 release date
    Atlus Is Making A New RPG That's Not Persona or Shin Megami Tensei

    Strategy RPG Valkyria Revolution storms PS4 and PS Vita in 2017

    Shenmue 3 gets new screenshots, looks good

    Sources: WB Montreal Cancels Unannounced Suicide Squad Game, Shifts To Batman


    Dishonored 2 New Game Plus mode hits Steam, lets you combine Emily and Corvo's powers

    Playing in New Game+ would be a huge improvement for the game.
    Garry Newman asks bored Rust players to "just stop playing"

    Darkest Dungeon's The Crimson Court DLC will bring a vampire-hunting Fanatic

    Darkest Dungeon's new 'Radiant' mode promises shorter, more accessible campaigns
    Free Planet Coaster Winter Update adds rides, blueprints, and Cosmic Cow Ice Cream
    Street Fighter 5 rage-quitters get named and shamed in next update

    Final Fantasy XV Gets New Game Plus Next Week

    Best RPG of 2016, Sorcery! to add a New Game Plus mode tomorrow

    Payday 2 adds Scarface-themed DLC
    Gwent gets ranked play and new experience and progression systems
    Prison Architect adds 'staff needs' in surprise Christmas update
    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare map pack Sabotage revealed in new trailer
    Battlefield 1 DLC They Shall Not Pass will bring the French into the fight

    Civilization VI Gets Big Updates, New Civ
    RimWorld’s huge Wanderlust update is world-changing
    The Long Dark launches its biggest update of the year
    Grim Dawn unveils new Inquisitor class ahead of this week's free update

    Ex-Crytek Artist Looks To Sue Over Unpaid Salary

    Crytek eliminates five studios after struggling to pay employees
    Star Citizen dev says Crytek closures will have no impact on his game
    The Witcher developer awarded $7 million for seamless multiplayer, city creation research

    Oculus confirms that Palmer Luckey is still around

    Turbine offloads Lord of the Rings Online and D&D Online to Standing Stone Games

    China’s Ministry of Culture Cracks Down on Streamers, Will Require Real Name Registration

    "All Those Years Of Video Game Reflexes Came In Handy"
    Denuvo Says Doom Dropped Their Anti-Piracy Tech Because It Got The Job Done

    DICE organizers hand out first ‘WomenIn’ scholarships

    HTC Vive launch title developer breaks down difficulties of making money from VR

    Ready for mayhem in Medici? Just Cause 3’s multiplayer mod beta begins today
    Esports News
    Rob Corddry And Al Madrigal Host Most Cringe-Worthy Esports Tournament In Recent Memory

    The Weekend In Esports: Intel Extreme Masters, Smash Bros, And Rob Corddry

    Riot signs megabucks new League of Legends streaming deal

    Southeast Asia is Esports’ Fastest Growing Audience, Could Reach 40 Million by 2019

    Another Brazilian Professional Team Parts Ways With Its CS:GO Roster, Blames Regional Instability

    Evolved Talent Agency Forms, Aims to Represent and Protect Esports Professionals

    Crowdfunding News
    Unknown Realm: An 8-bit RPG for PC and Commodore 64

    Dies irae English Localization Project Commences!
    Did crowdfunding survive 2016?

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc)
    DOOM Resurrected [Part 3] - Guns, Guitars & Chess on Mars (Doom Documentary)
    The game industry's disposable workers

    Discussing the Future of Adventure Gaming with the Genre’s Emerging Talents

    'RuneScape' Has Survived For 15 Years By Never Forgetting its Past

    The two-year making of Hearthstone’s Patches the Pirate

    Survey: Men play games to compete, women play to complete

    As mentioned in the comment section this would be a good companion piece to the above.
    The State Of Virtual Reality In 2016

    Ex-Lionhead Employee Tells Wild Story About Threatening Teenage "Trolls"

    The Long, Strange History of Street Fighter and Hip-Hop

    Indie video games saved my 2016

    The Ultimate Choice in RPGs: Gameplay

    Turns Out I Needed The Last Guardian Very Much

    Are Robots Really the Future of War?

    Sega CD Turns 25 – Its Impact on Gaming

    The Sega CD has a lot of good and some great games once you ignore the FMV titles everyone seems to focus on.
    The Volatile History of 'Star Wars' Games

    Celebrating the small miracles in 2016's video games, from Battlefield 1 to That Dragon Cancer

    Writing Games
    If you get to that part while playing Divinity Original Sin 2, you have an idea of what went into it.
    Games as Lit. 101 - Literary Analysis: The Walking Dead
    Our Thoughts On Overwatch's Tracer Being Gay

    Because Games Matter - Light in the Dark (Souls) - Extra Credits
    How we ended up with the voice of The Witcher in our indie game trailer
    What you learned about life and the world through video games
    Many answers covering a lot of different games and topic, most of them serious.
    Overwatch Players Band Together To Send Cookies To Blizzard

    Phoenix Wright & Aviary Attorney - AFA
    Super Game Boy - Gaming Historian
    Lost, Afraid, and Snow-Blind in 'The Division: Survival'

    A Photographic Look Back at 32 Hours With 'Final Fantasy XV'

    After 18 Years, Fans Find Wild Secret In Suikoden II's Code

    It Took Five Years For One Man To Find The First NES Advertisement

    Colonial Power in 'Dishonored 2'

    The Unsettling Political Power Fantasy of 'Dishonored 2'
    Uncovering the meaning of the Outsider, Dishonored's misunderstood god
    “In Hitman, Death is Hilarious,” by Reid McCarter

    Guest Column: So Just Kill, 'Til the Next Episode
    Watch Sam Lake slow jam the history of music in Remedy videogames
    Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor (Spoilers)
    Titanfall 2: The Return of Skill-Based Movement?
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games
    An Eve player was mean, so Reddit played Santa and sent him 6,000 units of space coal

    Mad At Last of Us Article
    Sad Batman Playing Sad Pop Punk On Sad Piano
    People Mad You Have To Pay For A Nintendo Game
    The game has a one time cost and three free levels as a trial.