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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    Hello everyone, hope you all had an amazing weekend! In this article we'll be sharing with you our monthly activity outline and event schedule for the month of July 2018. Our second phase of the Summer Series continues with an action packed month filled with a diverse lineup of games that will span across our Weekly Events and Game Nights. We're ready to bring you fun and engaging month of gaming!
    Before we move forward with the July outline I would like to first recognize all our amazing members and organizers who made June a great tim, laying a solid foundation for the rest of the Xbox community going into the Summer. Thank you all for your amazing support and dedication. Keep up the great work!
    To kick off our first full week of events for July we're showcasing a variety of titles across our Events and Game Nights. You'll going to see games such as Gigantic, and Overwatch and more included this week to keep you engaged as the Summer marches on. Let's get ready to play.
    June Recap
    The following games were featured as Weekly Events/Game Nights on Xbox in June 2018:
    Battlefield 4 COD: World War II Destiny 2 Elite: Dangerous Fortnite: Battle Royale Friday the 13th: the Video Game GTA Online Halo: Master Chief Collection Halo: Reach Minecraft PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sea of Thieves Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Star Wars: Battlefront II Titanfall 2 Overwatch The following Xbox videos were produced for the AJSA Gaming Youtube Channel:
    Fortnite Payday 2 Overwatch I'd like to once again say thank you to everyone who came out in support of our events and game nights in June!
    July 2018 Outline
    Below is our activity outline for the month of July 2018:
    July 10th to July 15th
    Tues. July 10th - COD: World War II - 7:30pm EST Weds. July 11th - Virtua Fighter 5 - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] Thurs. July 12th - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST Fri. July 13th - Gigantic - 7:30pm EST Sat. July 14th - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST Sun. July 15th - SMITE - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] July 17th to July 22nd
    Tues. July 17th - COD: Modern Warfare 3 - 7:30pm EST Weds. July 18th - PUBG - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] Thurs. July 19th - GTA Online - 7:30pm EST Fri. July 20th - Battlefield 4 - 7:30pm EST Sat. July 21st - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST Sun. July 22nd - Zombie Army Trilogy - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] July 24th to July 29th
    Tues. July 24th - Fortnite: Battle Royale - 7:30pm EST Weds. July 25th - Friday the 13th: the Video Game - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] Thurs. July 26th - Sea of Thieves - 7:30pm EST Fri. July 27th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST [Special Operation] Sat. July 28th - Minecraft - 4:00pm EST [Special Operation] Sun. July 29th - Elite: Dangerous - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] July 31st to August 5th [Games of Melon Celebration Week]
    Tues. July 31st - COD: Black Ops - 7:30pm EST Weds. Aug. 1st - Rocket League - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] Thurs. Aug. 2nd - Battlefield 1 - 7:30pm EST Fri. Aug. 3rd - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sun. Aug. 5th - Rainbow Six: Siege - 7:00pm EST [Game Night] The 'Games of Melon Celebration Week' is being organized in observance of StraightUpMelon who will be departing to college in August. He is a longtime and upstanding member of the community currently serving as an Officer. In recognition of his years of dedication and service we are holding a special week of events to send him off to the his next adventure!
    Featured Game Nights [July 11th & July 15th]
    Xbox Game Nights were introduced back in January of this year. These are local AJSA Xbox Club activities that are normally held during days where we have no events scheduled. These organized play sessions are structured to be more loose and laidback, creating more opportunities for us as a community to reach out to more games and play even more with each other.
    For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Wednesday July 11th - Virtua Fighter 5 - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Wednesday July 15th - SMITE - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Both titles featured this week on Game Nights are free to play!
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [July 10th to July 14th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
    Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
    COD: World War II - Xbox One Event - Tues. July 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Call of Duty: World War II is returning to kick off our first full week of Xbox events for July! Squad up with the AJSA this Tuesday night as we take part in 'Liberty Strike', a new seasonal in-game activity. Double XP, new weapons, special contracts/orders, and other rewards await!
    During this event we will feature both online and custom game modes for attendees to participate in. We'll also be playing the new mode introduced with Liberty Strike, 'Wanderlust'. Many Orders/Challenges involve this mode so we'll aim to get as many Orders completed as possible so people can earn new weapons/gear as a group. Additionally, for those interested in the Zombies experience, we can set up groups for Zombies mode as well.
    We don't care about K/D, just about having a good time! DLC is not required to participate in this event.
    Interested in attending this event? Have any questions/concerns? Please reach out to our host and point of contact for COD: World War II, StraightUpMelon.
    Event Summary:
    Time: July 10th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30pm GMT)
    Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Fortnite: Battle Royale - Xbox One Event - Thurs. July 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Join us this Thursday night for our Fortnite: Battle Royale as we drop in on the first day of Season 5! Fortnite: Battle Royale's very exciting and fun Season 4 is coming to end. Many questions and theories have been sprawling around the internet about what Fortnite will have in store for players in Season 5, releasing this Thursday.
    What is going on with that crack in the sky? Is is opening up a new dimension of time and space?! Are we getting a new map?!?! Season 5 will undoubtedly answer these questions and the AJSA on Xbox will be there to experience it.
    Players of all skill levels are welcome to play. Victory Royales are nice but are not the primary focus. We're here to have a good time, kick some arse, and last as long as we can! We also like to build forts! If the 'Playground' mode is still active we'll get squads up for people to play that as well.
    For those who have yet to experience Fortnite: Battle Royale in an AJSA group setting or you've never played the game before consider coming out this Thursday night and play for a few hours. With Season 5 coming out, this is a great time to get into the action. If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please reach out to our hosts. Thank you!
    Event Summary:
    Time: July 12th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
    Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Gigantic - Xbox One Event - Fri. July 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    This Friday night we are gathering for a special event for 'Gigantic', a free to play third-person Hero shooter. Back in January 2018 it was unfortuntely announced that this game was being shut down and that the servers would go offline on July 31st, 2018. Many of us here in the Xbox group would like to give Gigantic one final event before the game goes offline, playing together and having fun to give the game a nice sendoff.
    We'll be playing in a mix of online and custom modes in an attempt to cover everything the game has to offer. As part of their 'Final Update' (link included above) all the Heroes are available to the public so people can enjoy and play as whatever Hero they want without any restriction.
    We understand that for many folks this may be your first time playing Gigantic. If you want to learn a bit more about the game and how to play before the event, please consider checking out this 'Gigantic 101 - How to Play' guide. The hosts of the event will also be there assist new players. Once you get the basic controls set up, you'll be fine!
    We hope you can join us for this final battle and help send off Gigantic on a positive note!
    Event Summary:
    Time: July 13th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
    Hosts: Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. July 14th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Overwatch returns this weekend on Xbox One as participants will engage in a variety of unique custom modes and online matches. We're meeting up at our normal time this Saturday night at 7:00pm EST.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "AJSAWookieJedi" 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.
    Event Summary:
    Time: July 14th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    AJSA Special Operations: New Worlds [July 2018]

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    AJSA Special Operation - July 2018 - Announcement
    Join the Angry Army this July for Special Operations: New Worlds! Travel across land, sea, and space that will bring the community together in an epic journey of world exploration, discovery, and adventure.
    Across PC and console members will be engaging exciting and awe-inspiring voyages. On Playstation 4 you will be taking part in an interplanetary enterprise across the galaxy on No Man's Sky. On PC and Xbox One you will be taking part in a cross-play adventure spanning new lands and deep sea on Minecraft.
    Special Operations: New Worlds will have you document your journey as you team up with your friends to build, travel, and explore. To archive and share your experiences with the community, you can:
    Take screenshots/pictures Record video Stream Keep a log/journal Discover a new planet on No Man's Sky? Take pictures, take notes on the environment, or even set up a base there to call home on. Discover an underwater sea temple on Minecraft? Write down the coordinates, rally your friends to explore the structure together, and uncover hidden secrets. Hear the calling and join us in these New Worlds!
    Event Information
    This article will serve as a formal announcement of the Special Operation. An article on July 21st will cover complete details and outlines of the events part of the Special Operation. However in preparation we'd still like to share with you some information we think is important for you to know:
    This Special Operation will span across two days. The Minecraft event in particular will be broken up into two days, with one portion of the event being held on Friday July 27th and the other on Saturday July 28th. The No Man's Sky event will take place on Saturday July 28th. For No Man's Sky, Playstation 4 participants will need to have the 'No Man's Sky NEXT' update installed. This is a free update being released on July 24th that will introduce multiplayer and other cool features to the game that you'll experience while participating in the event. For Minecraft we will be using the Xbox community world that they've been using since August 2017 for the cross-play activities. We have set up an online 'Minecraft Realm' to allow for easy access and play between PC/Xbox members (Nintendo Switch members are invited too!) PC participants must have the Minecraft: Windows 10 version to participate and gain access to the Realm. If you have an old version of Minecraft you can log into your Mojang account, go to https://account.mojang.com/me and click on 'Claim Your Free Copy'. This will allow you to upgrade your version of Minecraft to the most current one. While Realms is a great way to cross-play, there is a limit of 10 people online on a Realm at once. To ensure everyone can get to play we will be breaking up the event into two portions (as noted above) so we can have as many people get the opportunity to play as possible. Invites to the Realm will be distributed during the Minecraft events. The Realm will continue to operate after the Special Operation is over so any PC members who gain access to the Realm are free to return and play when they do choose. For additional info on Minecraft Realms, check out this link. Have any questions? Please reach out to us and/or leave a comment down in this article. We will be happy to be of assistance! Thank you and see you at the end of July.
    Additional Information
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    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 WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    Game Night: Warframe (07/07/18), Hosted by WITHASTICK & DoctorPainMD
    Spots are limited and time is short, save a spot by replying with ‘GNWF' and your PSN ID!
    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. 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
    Reply below with the Abbreviation you see above and include your PSN ID (You’ll be added to our Attendance List).
    Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country below
    Remember who the Host/Hosts are.
    On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite)
    Regional/Country Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 PM UTC
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM BST
    Central European Summer Time
    12:00 PM CEST
    North America Times
    6:00 PM EST
    5:00 PM CST
    4:00 PM MST
    3:00 PM PST

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    This Saturday, the 7th, we here at the EF will dive into the MechWarrior universe with Battletech once again, a turn-based strategy game released a few months ago. For the event itself, we will pair the attendees, to face off against one another in 1v1 matches. Given that the attendees are facing off in 1v1 matches, it may be required for some of them to host sessions themselves.
    The event will take place this at 9pm BST/ 4pm EDT on our Discord Server.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Eric Taxxon's on Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy and experiencing frustration in games as part of the artistic experience, Codex Entry covers the themes and setting of Transistor and what you have left in a world where nothing ever changes, Austin Walker interviews Reggie on accessibility options and what is next for Nintendo, Errant Signal discusses the game Secret Little Haven and being an online teenager in the 90s, People Make Games video on The British teenagers who taught Nintendo how to make Star Fox, SolePorpoise on the confusion behind the term ludonarrative dissonance and how it is used, fan remakes PT for the PC, story breakdown of Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Josh Tucker on his week with the fastest gamers on Earth, David Craddock Kickstarting a new book on the development of Diablo, 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)
    Chris Avellone's Pathfinder: Kingmaker is coming this year, published by Deep Silver

    Mega Man Undoes One Of Its Weirdest Choices With New X Collection

    Octopath Traveler: The First 24 Minutes
    The Banner Saga 3 Chapter 17 gameplay
    Mothergunship launch date trailer shows off a bevy of big guns
    Shenmue and Shenmue 2 re-releases coming this August
    Devotion is a Taiwanese psychological horror game about religion
    The Church in the Darkness: Building a Believable Cult
    Phoenix Point continues to mutate in its latest update
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night story trailer teases in-game footage
    New Gameplay Today – Hypnospace Outlaw
    Retro immersive sim Synther looks like Deus Ex circa ’95

    The Division 2 is a sunny but familiar run ‘n’ gun

    What happens when Superhot meets XCOM?
    Cyberpunk 2077 - Gameplay Interview
    Cyberpunk 2077's Politics Should Be as Powerful as Its Aesthetics
    How Battlefield 5 fixes some of Battlefield 1's biggest mistakes

    Battlefield 5 improves on Battlefield 1, but it might make you pine for the original
    Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity for PC launches July 11
    Mary Skelter: Nightmares coming to PC this summer

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is steeped in Japanese history, but with a supernatural twist
    Tetsuya Nomura Opens Up About Kingdom Hearts 3: "I Do Feel a Little Sad When I Think Some Characters Will Probably Never Appear Ever Again"

    EA's Open World Star Wars Dev Team Includes Prototype, Sleeping Dogs Vets

    Bethesda's Todd Howard Suggests Sony Preventing Fallout 76 Crossplay

    The Elder Scrolls 6 And Starfield Engines Discussed By Todd Howard- Most People Don’t Understand The Word ‘Engine’
    Ys: Memories of Celceta is coming to PC this July
    5 Minutes of Left 4 Dead-like Earthfall Gameplay on Xbox One X
    Tempest 4000 launches July 17
    Three minutes of Blazing Chrome gameplay
    Overwatch - Hero Reveal: Wrecking Ball Origin Story
    8 Minutes of Overwatch Wrecking Ball (Hammond) Gameplay
    Wrecking Ball is Overwatch’s most inventive hero to date
    Sony offers hope on PS4 console cross-play

    PUBG reportedly drops Fortnite copyright lawsuit

    Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé on Accessibility, What's Next, and, Uh, Waluigi
    Valve says it will offer new tools to replace Steam Spy
    Frontier: “We want to become a third-party publisher”

    A Video Game Company Actually Shared Some Funny Stories From Behind The Scenes
    Uncharted creator Amy Hennig has departed EA, and her Star Wars game is "on the shelf"

    BioWare Wants To Make Small, Experimental Games

    Judge halves $500 million award to Bethesda parent Zenimax in Oculus lawsuit

    Summer Games Done Quick 2018 raises a record $2.1 million for charity
    The 7 must watch PC speedruns of Summer Games Done Quick 2018
    Popular Twitch streamers receive lengthy bans for using homophobic language, offensive jokes

    Lord Of The Rings Fans Are Remaking The Battle For Middle Earth In Unreal Engine 4
    PT for PC is a faithful recreation of the world's creepiest corridor

    Esports News
    Creating A New Future For Esports - Building Overwatch League
    International Olympic Committee to host esports forum

    Big Data Is The Future Of Esports

    A Note To Our Readers
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II

    How a Diablo expansion led to behind the scenes trouble
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    My Week With The Fastest Gamers On Earth

    Japan's Video Game Bars Are In Danger

    Amy Hennig: Atomised development, not crunch, will lead to games industry unions

    StarCraft devs remember crunch: "I was writing code while she was in labour"
    Indie Games Are Getting Cloned Before They're Even Out

    Ex-neo Nazi explains how white supremacists use Fortnite, Minecraft, and COD to recruit


    Empathy and VR Refugees
    Learning From Mistakes: The Moon Hunters Launch


    Let Queer Characters Be Happy
    The Short But Chilling 'Captain Spirit' Weaponizes Empathy Against You
    Nioh brings a ballet of breathtaking violence

    How Two Developers Used Games to Wrestle With the Dark History of Taiwan and Iran

    After I stepped into Yakuza's world, Yakuza's world seeped into mine

    Architectures of Memory | Umiro

    Getting Over It | An Exercise in Compassion
    Transistor & How Change Prevents Change // Codex Entry
    Secret Little Haven (Spoilers)
    Nier: Automata - Born to Kill (Spoilers)
    The Elder Scrolls: A Promise Unfulfilled | Complete Elder Scrolls Documentary, History and Analysis
    Examining the Battle Royale Landscape, One Year Post-PUBG
    The Most Abused Term in Videogame Criticism
    How Melody Expresses Harmony in Cave Story
    The British teenagers who taught Nintendo how to make Star Fox
    The Story of Hideo Kojima: Metal Gear Solid and the Cinematic Game Revolution
    Hudson & Nintendo's Obscure Japanese PC Games | Gaming Historian
    The Fighting Game from a Racing Perspective | Forging the Level
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    Fortnite player sparks griefing debate after taking out rocket viewing party
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
    The History of Sunsoft Part VI – The Golden Age Part 4

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    Game Night: Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (06/30/18), Hosted by WITHASTICK & Syrupywolf
    Spots are limited and time is short, save a spot by replying with ‘GNCOD' and your PSN ID!
    Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is currently FREE for all PS Plus members!
    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. 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
    Reply below with the Abbreviation you see above and include your PSN ID (You’ll be added to our Attendance List).
    Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country below
    Remember who the Host/Hosts are.
    On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite)
    Regional/Country Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 PM UTC
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM BST
    Central European Summer Time
    12:00 PM CEST
    North America Times
    6:00 PM EST
    5:00 PM CST
    4:00 PM MST
    3:00 PM PST