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  • By Conan, in Frontpage,

    As threatened, we're back from our hiatus with our restructured EF. After long discussions involving not only the EF, but the entire High Command of the AJSA, we've ended up with a new concept, that we're confident will allow a more diverse gaming atmosphere. Also those of you familiar with how console events are run will probably note some similarities between the EF and the console events...
    EF Event Structure
    An issue with the old EF was that we took a game, hosted it for a month and then were never able to rehost it, meaning at times we had to decide against hosting the games we liked, as we feared there was a better time for the one shot we had with it. Well no more!
    We have lifted this clause of the EF and ulitmately redefined what the EF should focus on. Whilst in the old days, it was conceptiualized to elaborate different games for their suitability as an Official Game for the AJSA, we've now decided that the EF would integrate with the wider PC gaming. Now (quite similar to the consoles), we're hosting a different game every week, with the option to repeat popular games during the coming months (or whenever we feel like it). Usually these official EF events will be hosted during our usual time slot on every Saturday at 9pm BST/4pm EDT, however Game Hosts are free to alter that time to better suit their ability to host.
    Aside from that, game hosts are encouraged to host smaller, more casual events during the off hours, whenever they have time and a game they want to test (Keep a lookout in the looking_for_group channel on Discord). Aside from that, we encourage members to also look for mates to join them in a game; maybe not as an event, but as a few mates gaming together,
    The EF Command Structure
    With the relaunched EF, we're relying on Game Hosts. During the relaunch Brandykins1982 has stepped back from the EF to better focus on her new roles and Stream Team Captain and Commander, we wish her all the best of luck. We are relying on other members of the AJSA leadership, as well as our old guard for this new role, whilst I (Conan) oversee the game hosts and the running of the EF. Whilst we have our standard cadre of game hosts, we're also collaborating with other members of the AJSA leadership to fill in for this role on different occasions, though they will not partake in hosting events on a consistent basis. As such the current game hosts, which will host games on a more or less frequent basis are:
    Primary Game Hosts:
    Secondary Game Hosts:
    The list of game hosts is open for other people to join our ranks. To become a game host we'd like to see:
    Provided you fulfil the basic requirements, we may either approach you or you can approach us. We will then go ahead and evaluate your character and leadership potential and - provided we like what we see -  start grooming you for the position of a game host.
    Event Schedule for August

    Saturday, the 5th
    Event: Rocket League
    Host(s): Jayson
    Time: 11 pm BST/ 6 pm EDT

    Saturday, the 12th
    Event: Planetside 2
    Host(s): Conan
    Time: 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT

    Saturday, the 19th
    Event: Overwatch
    Host(s): Tons0fun/Digs
    Time: 7 pm BST/ 2 pm EDT

    Saturday, the 26th
    Event: League of Legends
    Host(s): Acepilot
    Time: 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    News and Highlights
    Destiny in August - After a month break in July, Destiny is returning full swing in August. In the Xbox One Division, we are scheduling Destiny events every Tuesday. This will be the last set of Destiny events before we formally sunset the game and move on over to the sequel. To kick things off, the Iron Banner is also returning to the game this week!
    Gears of War 'Horde' Series - Starting on August 9th, as part of our Wednesday Night event series this month, the Angry Army on Xbox is banding together to battle and defeat the 'Horde' on Gears of War. With the goal of completing all 50 waves of 'Horde Mode' across the series, we're beginning with Gears of War 4 then Gears of War 3 and Gears of War 2 as the weeks go on. We'll then conclude the series with a throwback Gears of War 1 event on the last Wednesday of the month.
    Minecraft Series - Additionally on August 10th, as part of our Thursday Night event series, we're going back to Minecraft! For this month, gathering every Thursday, we're re-entering this community favorite game that many people have been patiently waiting to see it return in our event rotation. We're styling these Minecraft nights as casual and social game night in a Survival world where you build, interact with other community members, and relax.
    For an extended outline of upcoming events and August projects, click here.
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [August 1st to August 5th]
    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 Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If 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.
    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.
    Destiny - Xbox One Event - Tues. August 1st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Destiny Returns In August For Its Final Set of Xbox Events
    Join the Angry Guardians of the Xbox One as we set the motions in place to close out our Destiny events in August before the release of Destiny 2. We took a break in July to focus on Destiny planning and Destiny 2 beta activities. It has been a wild and fun journey. It was an epic adventure.
    There will be little time to rest after the July break, Angry Guardians. To kick off our final set of Xbox events for Destiny, the Iron Banner is returning on Tuesday night!
    This Destiny event is scheduled for Tuesday August 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. Don't forget on Tuesday to check out the weekly activity list on Bungie.Net for an overview of the featured game modes the week.
    During this event we'll doing various squad activities that will involve strikes (including Nightfall), missions, quests, and completing daily challenges associated with the Age of Triumph. We'll also be doing Iron Banner crucible matches. If you've been looking to rank up your and/or have been seeking an organized Destiny group this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
    This gathering is perfect for you to knock out your weekly bounties and quests with friends/members. Please Note: Destiny DLC is NOT required to participate in this event. Members who don't have Rise of Iron/Age of Triumph or any other expansion are still welcome and we'll adjust in-game squads accordingly.
    Interested in joining the AJSA Xbox One in-game clan for Destiny? Click below:
    Contact our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox One, MasterfulJoe101 on Xbox Live, if you have any questions/require assistance about this upcoming event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 1st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    GTA Online  - Xbox One Event - Thurs. August 3rd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    The Angry Grand Theft Army is returning to Los Santos this Thursday night for what will definitely be a night of shenanigans, explosions, and fun! Participants of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow AJSA members in a night of racing, missions, adversary matches and chaos in the city of Los Santos and Blaine County.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can add the host to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message them in advance to let him know you'd like to play.
    Join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew today! Head to the Rockstar Social Club to join:
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 3rd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Battlefield 1 - Xbox One Event - Fri. August 4th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Squad up with the Angry Army on Xbox One this coming Friday night at 7:00pm EST with host RuneX.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "AScapeRunePlaya" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can message the host before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
    Squad Leaders will be designated by the hosts to help run the event smoothly and to assist the host in accommodating all players. We'll be playing game modes like Conquest and Rush throughout the evening. Additionally thanks to the introduction of 'Premium Parties', we'll be able to take members into DLC servers even if they don't have Premium or any of the map expansions.
    To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Battlefield group, click here.
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 4th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Rocket League - Xbox One Event - Sat. August 5th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Rocket League returns for a special occasion this Saturday night! Be sure to check the front page of the forums on August 1st for an article outlining this event in more detail.
    Please be aware that since we last played this game in an event form, several updates have been released for Rocket League. Be sure to have all the latest updates and patches installed before the event so you can play right away when we start playing.
    We'll play a variety of custom games and online multiplayer. Don't miss out on this unique, engaging, and fun Rocket League experience with the Xbox One Angry Army!
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 5th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    By Brandykins1982, in Frontpage,

    Hellooooo, everyone! So here is the latest in Stream Team news, you lovely wonderful members of the Angry Joe Show Army.
    BoogerandSqueeks, as you may or may not know, are the newest members of the AJSA Stream Team! They are also now Twitch Affiliates! Congrats to the two of them on both counts! Go toss them a follow on http://www.twitch.tv/boogerandsqueeks and show them some AJSA love!
    VERY late notice on this, but there will be a GTA V stream tomorrow with The_Tons0Fun and other members of the AJSA stream team, live on Twitch at 1 PM Central Daylight Time! Check it out at http://www.twitch.tv/the_tons0fun !
    Another reminder of how to apply for the AJSA Stream Team:  In lieu of an application, please, when you stream, join the Angry Joe Show Army community on Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/communities/angryjoeshowarmy. Everyone on the Stream Team keeps a close eye on who streams in the AJSA Twitch Community, and we will contact you if we decide you are a good fit for the Stream Team! If you have ANY questions about this, please contact me, Brandykins1982, on either Twitter or the AJSA Discord.
    Last, but not least, we want your clips! AJSA members, as you watch your favorite streamers, clip them if you see them do something silly, weird...if you see them crash their car in-game fifty million times...the sky’s the limit! Clip those moments and send the links to our main video man, Jaysons_Rage!
    See you in two weeks with the next Stream Team news (the Streamer Showcase!)


    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a high priority mission. We will group up and proceed with Private Matches, Quick Drops, and potential Invasion matches for the duration of the Event. This is an open event, all are invited, and several high profile personalities have been invited.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 07/29/2017. Duration: 2+ hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal:  Leadership TBD. RSVP by commenting below. Questions may be asked here as well. Please come ready to use your mic and communicate respectfully/effectively.
    See you there.

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    Game Nights DOOM (7/29/17), Hosted by WITHASTICK and Syrupywolf.
    Spots are limited and time is short, sign-up on the Events posted on the PlayStation 4 Community.
    *DOOM is FREE starting Thursday on the PS Store.*

    Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from; newly released Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free-to-play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. Now Game Nights uses the PlayStation Events feature combine with the Community page feature. Simply join the AJSA Community page, and every Wednesday get a notification from the Events feature. This notification alerts you to sign-up for the next Game Nights event. 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!

    How To Join Game Nights
    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.
    If you're having trouble joining Game Nights click here to see a visual guide on how to join.

    Regional/Country 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

    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights event changes.*

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    The oral history of EVO, three new Telltale games announced, how art funding helps the game industry, John Romero reveals who the original Doom Guy was, how games can better accommodate disabled players and what Xbox is doing to improve things, why Raiden was the best thing for Metal Gear, Raycevick's story and gameplay analysis of Spec Ops The Line, Waypoint spends the week looking at how gaming intersects with prison and prison culture, Twitch's charity numbers, Unseen64 looks at two cancelled Bioware games, Uncharted The Lost Legacy gameplay, the image problem of Unity, sacrifices Gigantic’s team made to save it from development hell, how developers deal with bugs, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC, game updates, company and developer news, country news, mods)
    Telltale Games: Summer 2017 Update
    Absolver's weapon disarming mechanics and Tension Shard-powered attacks look neat
    Destiny 2 open world activities detailed
    Destiny 2: Exploring the New Survival PVP Mode and Altar of Flame - IGN First
    Destiny 2: 7 Minutes of Survival Gameplay on Altar of Flame - IGN First
    The ‘Destiny 2’ Beta Is Fun, But Doesn’t Answer Some Big Questions
    Six perspectives on the Destiny 2 beta
    First man on the moon: hands-on with Star Citizen Alpha 3.0
    Star Citizen shows off derelict ships and in-game economy in new videos
    5 Hours With The New Layton: Great Writing, Weak Puzzles

    The Mysterious Fighting Game (Title Still Undecided) STAFF PLAY
    Killing Floor 2 coming to Xbox One on August 29

    New .hack//G.U. Last Recode trailer attempts to answer the question of what the G.U. stands for
    Steve Gaynor – Tacoma

    XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - Inside Look: The Hunter
    Abandon Ship teases horrid sea monsters and doomsday cults
    A new Observer trailer reveals Rutger Hauer as a Blade Runner-like 'neural detective'
    Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom E3 2017 gameplay walkthrough
    Here's Our First Look At Call Of Duty: WWII's Zombie Mode
    More of the Same Is Rarely So Fun Looking as ‘Yakuza Kiwami’
    Frank West, Haggar, Nemesis, and Spider-Man confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
    Official Shadow of War Shelob Reveal Trailer
    Steven Universe: Save the Light SDCC 2017 trailer
    Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition launches September 12

    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice reveals Photo Mode

    13 Minutes of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Gameplay
    'Uncharted': Latest Game Balances on the Precipice of Evolution and Disaster
    Total War: WARHAMMER - Norsca Gameplay First Glance
    Deep Silver have made an Agents of Mayhem sex tape before the game is even out
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel coming to PC next week

    Pyre sizzles in new trailer ahead of next week’s launch
    Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time adds Amanda, Constanze, and Jasminka; teaser trailer, gameplay
    Gundam Versus open beta, pre-order bonuses announced for the Americas

    The Evil Within 2 - 'Survive' Gameplay Trailer
    See a world built from 'physically simulated' pixels in Noita's lovely debut trailer
    THQ Nordic to show new games at Gamescom - one a sequel to a well-known horror

    Planetoid Pioneers gets a simpler, cheaper edition
    Immortal Planet is an action-RPG 'Souls-like' from the creator of Ronin
    TimeSplitters Rewind devs are "in talks with CryTek" to try and keep it going in CryEngine

    Terry Crews's Crackdown 3 character revealed in new video
    Watch a new Rogue Trooper Redux trailer compare the old graphics with the new
    A new Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr trailer showcases major 'alpha 2.0' update
    Song of Memories coming west for PS4 this fall, Switch and PC ports in development

    Hollow Knight's 'Hidden Dreams' update will release on August 3

    DOOM is free this weekend and all its multiplayer DLC is free forever

    A Cryptic ARG Suggests a Big 'No Man's Sky' Expansion is Near

    Injustice 2 - Official Starfire Gameplay Trailer
    The 12 months of free Dying Light DLC will come in the form of 10 new DLC packs
    Crash Bandicoot Remaster Trilogy Gets Long Lost Level As DLC

    Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Titans Return teaser shows the massive ships arriving next month
    Ghost Recon Wildlands 'Ghost War' PvP mode beta test to begin later this summer
    Garrosh Hellscream is coming to Heroes of the Storm
    Overwatch could be getting new weapons or weapon skins
    Overwatch’s Roadhog will soon take 50% less damage while healing
    Day of Infamy adds two free maps, including Dunkirk
    PUBG next monthly update pushed to August 3, in-game skin system not due till launch

    Queen Amanitore leads Nubia into Civilization 6 and she's going to build everything
    Rainbow Six Siege alpha packs impress community in first week
    Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath is coming in August
    'Paid mods [are] a way for us to get more free art content to players,' says Ark dev on future of sponsored scheme

    Valve Shutters ‘Dota 2’ Secret Shop Amid Flood of Complaints

    Private Warcraft server restoring original Burning Crusade shut down hours after going online

    2017 Charity Update: Twitch community gives back at record pace!

    Blizzard composer Russell Brower has been laid off

    ShareGamingHub wants to be the YouTube of videogame photography

    Game Developers Conference welcomes new GM Katie Stern!

    The Romeros: “We have at least 20 to 30 more years of making games”

    Making games under threat of nuclear war

    Overwatch Devs Explain Why Terry Crews Isn't Doomfist's Voice (And Other Inside Stories)

    Banned PUBG streamer DrDisRespect creates a new account and taunts devs

    Battlegrounds Bans
    Playerunknown's Battlegrounds player banned for team-killing a team-killer
    Streamer banned from Twitch during last year’s CSGO gambling controversy wants a fight

    Smash Bros. Fan Game Takes The Characters Back To Their 8-Bit And 16-Bit Roots
    Esports News
    The Oral History of EVO: The Story of the World's Largest Fighting Game Tournament

    The Weekend In Esports: DreamHack Atlanta, Counter-Strike Finals In Poland, And More

    Riot Games Extends NA LCS Franchise Deadline, Investors Reportedly Under “Extreme Pressure”

    Alibaba Turns to Local Organizers for WESG, Following $22 Million Costs for Last Event

    VS Gaming Hosts South Africa’s Richest FIFA Event Yet, with $115,000 Prize Pool

    DSPORT to Broadcast CS:GO Matches from the ESL India Premiership

    ESL lifts lifetime ban against Counter-Strike: Global Offense match fixers

    Knife In Overtime Steals The Show At Counter-Strike Major

    Counter-Strike Team Caps Off Dominant Run With First-Ever Majors Win
    Finland Out-Dances Russia, Great Britain At In The Groove World Cup

    League of Legends' World Champions Suddenly Can't Stop Losing

    Last Year's CS:GO World Champions Still Haven't Been Paid Their Prize Money

    Pro Smash Bros. Melee Fox Player Is Merciless

    The New 'Rocket League' Champs Fight to Stay on Top of a Changing Game

    'Rocket League' Pros Lose Championship After Scoring on Themselves
    Dreamhack Atlanta Showed H1Z1 Could Be an E-Sport for the Masses

    INTERVIEW: Ralf Reichert, CEO of Turtle Entertainment – “We Want ESL Content to be on Every Screen in the World”

    What Prevents Esports From Taking Off In Japan

    The traditional sports world is taking eSports into the mainstream

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    The Lighthouse
    The Lighthouse is neat-looking crowdfunded horror thriller, alpha demo out now
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    John Romero finally reveals who the original Doom Guy really is

    The Multiplayer Mode of ‘DOOM’ Almost Never Happened
    At Play in the Carceral State: A Letter from the Editor

    Inside the Gaming Library at Gitmo, America's Controversial Military Prison
    Why the man who oversaw Tomb Raider turned his back on games

    How Yacht Club Games made Shovel Knight a success

    How Games Can Better Accommodate Disabled Players

    Castlevania's long battle with tone

    Raiden Was The Best Thing To Happen To Metal Gear

    Blade Runner Inspired Two Very Different Video Games

    Stories of Resistance Need to Stop Dehumanizing Everyone Who Isn't the Hero

    A Body, Divided | Pathologic

    The sacrifice Gigantic’s team made to save it from development hell

    Arms at length: The big Nintendo interview


    Fueling the 'Pyre' with Supergiant Games' Greg Kasavin

    Yoko Taro, Yosuke Saito, Takahisa Taura & others discuss the future of NieR with Famitsu

    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - the genesis of today's open world tech?

    Everyone has an opinion on “booth babes” — but here’s what they actually have to say about the job

    Arkane Studios: "Lots of people have done elves and dwarves. F*** that"

    Phil Harrison sees a "golden age" for games - and it's still to come

    How death can breathe life into video games

    How developers really deal with bugs

    Protect your Steam Keys

    Unity Has An Image Problem (The Jimquisition)
    Ludonarrative Dissonance
    Arts Funding - Helping Games that Help Us - Extra Credits
    Spec Ops The Line... 5 Years Later
    Jade Empire 2 + Revolver: Cancelled Bioware RPGs | Unseen64 Ft. ItsaDogandGame
    The Lost Episodes of Half-Life 2
    Game Boy Advance (GBA) - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Dazz
    Making a powerful punch sound from scratch
    Shigeru Miyamoto's 1999 GDC Keynote
    Friendship, Curiosity & Challenge: Focusing Your Career as an Indie Dev
    An Approach to Holistic Level Design
    (Opportunity) Cost Effective Marketing & PR for Indies
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
    A streamer with 100 followers now has the most watched Twitch clip of all time