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  • By Conan, in Frontpage,

    This Saturday, we at the EF will dive into the battlefields of Europe during the Napoleonic Wars with the game Holdfast: Nations at War. In case you don't know, Holdfast is an early access game not too dissimilar to Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Warfare and improves on many aspects of the game. As the game is still early access, not all factions of the era are included yet and some other elements still need to be introduced further down the line. Nonetheless the game delivers excellently on the aspects already introduced.
    The event will take place this Saturday, the 7th, at 9pm BST/ 4pm EDT on our Discord Server.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Ben Lindbergh covers the development and staying power of StarCraft for its 20th anniversary, interviews with Yoko Taro, Brendan Sinclair on why developers need a better advocate than the IGDA, Teachers and Parents Share Stories From Inside the 'Fortnite' Phenomenon, Merritt K interviews Robert Yang about challenging game industry attitudes towards sex, CodexEntry on Devil May Cry 3's Brilliant Storytelling, Dragon Quest 11 confirmed for PC, Mutant Year Zero and Jurassic World Evolution gameplay, Duncan Fyfe talks to people behind West of Loathing and Laura Bow The Dagger of Amon Ra, GDC Vault releases videos of developer talks, Noah Caldwell-Gervais revisits Dying Light, Twitch streamer Ninja on rising popularity and instilling good morals in the kids that watch him, Ninja uses racial slur while improvising song lyrics causing Twitch to clarify guidelines, Twitch layoffs, Why EA Sports Started Taking Accessibility Seriously, April Fools content, 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)
    XCOM meets stealthy RPG in the seriously cool Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

    Check Out Over 30 Minutes of 'Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden'
    Dragon Quest 11 confirmed for PC, release date set
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker brings the tabletop RPG to PC this summer
    Paizo Brings The Kittens
    BattleTech - Mercenary Campaign Overview (SPOILER-LIGHT)
    CohhCarnage has been streaming the game for the past few days and you can watch his past videos if you wanted to see more gameplay or story.
    31 minutes of The Banner Saga 3 Gameplay
    What is Jurassic World Evolution?
    Jurassic World Evolution - First Official Gameplay Demo
    Bloodstained: Voicing The Game - Part 1
    New Guacamelee 2 trailer says it's coming 'soon-ish,' and the original is 90 percent off
    The Sinking City is like L.A. Noire written by H.P. Lovecraft

    Chasm, the procedurally generated RPG platformer, launches mid-year
    Travis Strikes Again sounds more promising than it looks
    Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 adds character customization, new ships, and more

    Not Tonight is a 'politically-charged satirical game' set in an alternate post-Brexit Britain
    Watch the fantastic trailer for musical puzzle game Kine
    Brave a flooded world in your little plane in Above
    Tunche is a permadeath brawler begging to be played with friends
    VANDALS (Official Teaser 2018)
    Booze makes you a better wizard in The Bard's Tale 4's great RPG combat

    Runbow Developers Announce Double-Cross For Switch And PC
    Squish levels until they work in playdough puzzle-platformer Semblance
    Minit is a 60-second adventure you’ll want to play for hours

    Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered will release later this year

    Superb stealth game Mark of the Ninja is getting remastered
    Aragami: Nightfall introduces new characters, powers, and 'complex scenarios'
    Call of Duty: WW2’s War Machine DLC launches next month on PC - here's a new trailer
    Ghost Recon Wildlands Year 2 begins next week
    Assassin’s Creed Origins’ official cheat panel will let you tweak 75 parameters on PC

    Costume Pack Launch!
    Murder, wine and life-sucking pearls make Summerset another captivating Elder Scrolls Online expansion

    Fans Are Upset Over New Trade Rules In 'CS:GO'

    Six Months After Release, Shadow Of War Removes Microtransactions

    Chrono Trigger PC Will Get Patched To Add The Original Graphics

    Overwatch Uprising returns in April, likely adding a Blackwatch mission with McCree and Genji
    Blizzard teases big changes coming to the Overwatch Uprising event
    Jeff Kaplan has “hundreds of hours” in PUBG, but don’t expect Overwatch Battle Royale
    Blizzard Is Trying To Teach Computers To Spot Overwatch Jerks
    PUBG’s new map makes the game faster and more technical than ever
    PUBG's New Map Is The Most Fun I've Had Since Launch
    No Man's Sky NEXT is due Summer 2018
    Call of Juarez Gunslinger delisted from Steam

    Three injured, one dead in shooting at YouTube headquarters

    Layoffs hit Twitch as company readjusts some departments
    Twitch Isn't For Esports, It's For Streamers
    Valve gets rid of the Steam Machine section

    Eugen Systems striking devs going to labour court

    Windows chief Terry Myerson is leaving Microsoft as it reorganizes

    As Speedrunning Flourishes, Some Look Beyond Games Done Quick

    Oh Great, A Current Affair Has Discovered Fortnite

    Court rejects Lindsay Lohan's appeal in GTA V likeness lawsuit

    Here's what modders are planning for Vermintide 2

    The best Stardew Valley mods

    Rise of Mordor, a Lord of the Rings conversion mod for Total War: Attila, hits first public alpha

    The best Far Cry Arcade maps so far

    Esports News
    The Weekend In Esports: Headin' On Up To NorCal

    Dragon Ball FighterZ is on its way to being the big game of Evo 2018
    The Overwatch League Stage Playoffs Are Letting The Top Seed Pick Their Opponent

    Dragon Ball FighterZ's Best Player Does It With Defense

    Persona 4 Arena Player Wins Tournament In The Flashiest Way Possible

    A Japanese Virtua Fighter Tournament Returned From Hiatus, And It Was Rad

    Sadokist faces backlash for racial slur and inappropriate behavior on stream

    Thread on Fighting Game Esports Community
    Overwatch League's Eqo Faces Punishment After Making Slant-Eye Gesture On Stream

    Why aren’t more black kids going pro in esports?

    New York's Overwatch League Team Finally Came Home To Meet Its Fans

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Videos of GDC Talks
    A How-To Guide for Muslim Representation in Video Games
    'Primal Rage II' from Heartbreak to Resurrection: The Journey After Cancellation
    Fair Play Alliance Keynote (Presented by Fair Play Alliance)
    Mental Health and Making It: Succeeding Through the Struggles
    'Dream Daddy': How Game Grumps Created Player Inclusivity and You Can Too
    Queens of the Phone Age: The Narrative Design of 'Reigns: Her Majesty'
    15 Years of 'Ratchet & Clank': A Lombax Story
    Good Game Design is like a Magic Trick
    A Fun Time in Which Some No-Good Game Developers May or May Not Discuss How We Made NieR:Automata
    2018 Animation Exchange Recorded Talks
    Everything you missed from GDC 2018

    The Past, the Present, and the Absent: Reflections on GDC 2018

    Make Believe Gaming Nostalgia
    Nier: Automata's Director: 'I Might Be Broken In Some Way'

    Writing when drunk and turning in your script months late: A Nier: Automata interview
    The Renegade Game Designer Who Aims to Challenge the Industry’s Attitudes Toward Sex

    The Life of a Ninja: Drake, 'Fortnite' and Good Morals

    Ninja Faces Backlash After Appearing to Use N-Word During 'Fortnite' Stream
    Twitch explains how suspensions over conduct are handled after Ninja incident
    Teachers and Parents Share Stories From Inside the 'Fortnite' Phenomenon

    Developers need a better advocate

    Why EA Sports Started Taking Accessibility Seriously

    How a videogame composer designed the Tangledeep RPG

    Wolfenstein II and Violence in Games: An Interview with Creative Director

    Dissecting Wolfenstein 2's Craziest Scenes With the Game's Creative Director
    Good Game Well Played: The Story of the Staying Power of ‘StarCraft’

    Bill Roper Recalls How StarCraft's Launch Ruined His Birthday 20 Years Ago
    Behind the Scenes of StarCraft's Earliest Days
    Art Design Deep Dive: Giving back colors to cryptic worlds in Dead Cells

    [DAI Spoilers] Dragon Age Things from HavenCon 2018

    Dragon Age taught Bioware lesbians are more popular than rogues
    Selected Stories from the Days of Laura Bow

    Behind West of Loathing, with Zack Johnson

    Deck Nine Talks Deleted Scenes And Queer Characters In Life Is Strange Prequel

    How Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was made as an 'indie triple-A' game on a tight budget

    Real Guns, Virtual Guns, And Me

    Why is Rogue Legacy's follow-up considered a 'pretty massive failure?'
    Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Postmortem

    Game Dev Tycoon reminds its creators that success is fickle, and failure is always on the table

    The best and worst in-game books and codexes

    Critical Compilation DARK SOULS
    'MLB The Show 18' Dreams of Escape from Politics, And Damn, It's Tempting
    'ActRaiser’ Was More Than an SNES Classic, It Was a Leap of Faith

    The Silent Protagonist of 'Far Cry 5' Sucks

    The history of violence buried deep in Far Cry 5's landscape
    Far Cry 5's Religious Radio Station Reveals A Different Side Of The Game
    Farlands - Valiant Hearts - Emotional Arcs Through Level Design
    Devil May Cry 3's Brilliant Storytelling // Codex Entry
    Iconoclasts (Spoilers)
    Revisiting Dying Light
    The Art of Losing: Into the Breach and Roguelike Design - The Game Design Extracts Episode 2.5
    Yooka-Laylee and Nostalgia | PostMesmeric
    Reexamining Final Fantasy XV - Better for its Imperfections
    How Koji Kondo Writes Creepy Music
    Break Points - Balancing the Math with the User Experience - Extra Credits
    How Dragon Quest Spawned an Urban Myth
    Check Out This Youtube Series Touring Real Life Locations In The Yakuza Series
    Cancelled Prey 2 Footage
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    Far Cry 5 – Objective Review
      April Fools Things
    Introducing Mega Man: Date My Robot Master
    Vermintide 2
    That shouldn't be a joke, that should be in the options menu.
    League of Legends
    A Literary Analysis of Google Chrome's T-Rex Runner
    New App - FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO
    Remedy Evolves
    SMITE - God Reveal - Fenrir, The Next God
    Stronghold on Console - Gameplay Reveal
    PAYDAY: The Animated Series
    Announcing… Shovel Knight 64!?!?!

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend. This article will be fairly short as we announce our Spring Break, feature a simple recap of the month of March for AJSA Xbox activities and we cover our Overwatch event that we had last Saturday night in observance of the first 'AJSA Special Operation' of 2018. Enjoy!
    News & Updates
    Spring Break Notice
    From April 1st to April 8th the Xbox community will be on Spring Break, meaning we will have no scheduled events during this time. If you're a member of the AJSA Club, please be sure to check any and all notices for upcoming Game Nights or other gaming activities. While we are on break, we still offer opportunities for those who want to group up and play. We're a gaming community after all, does the organizing ever really stop?
    March Recap
    The following games were featured as Weekly Events/Game Nights on Xbox in March 2018:
    Battlefield 1 Battlefield 4 Minecraft COD: Black Ops [backward compatibility] COD: World War II Fortnite: Battle Royale Rainbow Six: Siege Overwatch Sea of Thieves Monster Hunter World Gears of War 4 PUBG The following Xbox videos were produced for the AJSA Gaming Youtube Channel:
    PUBG Rainbow Six: Siege Overwatch Thank you for an amazing March! We hope April will turn out even better and expand into more games, while maintaining support for our community favorite titles. Check back next Monday for our complete April Xbox event outline and gaming activity plans.
    Overwatch Event Recap [3.31.2018]
    A special thanks to everyone who participated in our Overwatch event this past Saturday night [3.31.2018]. This event was organized in accordance of the first AJSA Special Operation of 2018. We broke two Xbox community records:
    Overwatch has surpassed Battlefield 4 and has become our longest running Xbox 'Weekly Event' series. The event lasted for 16 straight hours, running from 6pm EST to 10am EST. We broke our previous record of 12 hours and 30 minutes, set last year on May 27th, 2017 during our One Year Anniversary celebratory event for.....you guessed it....Overwatch! This is the second time in the row our Overwatch crew has stepped up to the plate to create these new records. Before May 2017, Battlefield 4 held the Xbox record as the longest running event at 12 hours (achieved originally in April 2016). Thank you for those who came by during all hours of the night to show support and an exceptional thanks to those who rode out the event for the entire thing, staying up until it was all finished. Congrats, you're offically crazy for staying up that long! It was truly humbling and I'm so proud of what we as the Xbox community accomplished!
    We have an amazing team of organizers and members who made this possible. Another special shoutout to our Overwatch Officer, WookieJedi, who ran over seven hours worth of custom games! Wookie...we're gonna have to think of some new custom modes after this!
    Will Overwatch hold this record forever on Xbox or will another game and crew step up to try and beat this new record? Only time will tell!
    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
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    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Sam White profiles the developer of Stardew Valley, Megan Farokhmanesh reports on how toxic management cost Telltale its best developers, Rami Ismail's Ambassador and Tim Schafer's Lifetime Achievement speeches, After Destroying Lives For Decades Gaming Is Finally Talking Unionization, Video Game Story Time tells the story of E.T. and Howard Scott Warshaw, Chris Avellone talks Into The Breach’s time-travel mysteries, The story of the Duke, Gwendelyn Foster and Imad Khan on visas being denied for GDC speakers, Raycevick looks at the development and gameplay of Max Payne 3, Gameumentary releases their documentary on Darksiders, MidBoss chief taking leave after allegations by former employees, developer behind Tomb Raider remasters forgot to ask Square, Dan Root on working with key frames in animation, replacement for suspended Dallas Fuel player was suspended, 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)
    GDC Live Stream
    Breath of the Wild takes top prize at the 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards!
    Indie dev Rami Ismail accepts GDC Ambassador Award for slaying gaming’s injustices
    13 Indies That Are on Our Radar After GDC 2018
    Travis Strikes Again Gets First Two Player Gameplay Shown With Suda51 as Badman
    Hands-On With Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – A Familiar Punk In New Territory
    Cyberpunk 2077 is “Very Advanced” Technology-Wise; Character Creation, Classes, and More Confirmed

    Cyberpunk 2077 won't launch with multiplayer
    Former BioWare Writer Mike Laidlaw Sheds More Light on Dragon Age 4's Development, Possible Story

    BATTLETECH | Story trailer | Release April 24th
    BattleTech's campaign is a fine blend of XCOM and Cowboy Bebop
    33 minutes of Wargroove Gameplay - Eurogamer vs. Developer
    53 minutes of Frostpunk Gameplay - From the creators of This War of Mine
    You can't please everyone in survival city builder Frostpunk
    New Gundam Breaker lets you build and battle Gunpla on PC in June
    Getting Drunk With Satan in Afterparty
    God of War's Story in 7 Minutes (2018)
    What's New in State of Decay 2 - IGN First
    A new X-Files game is in the works

    Pillars of Eternity 2's latest trailer has a weird fire-bird-dragon in it
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire’s nuanced romance will not be "a bunch of Mass Effect sex scenes"
    The Necrons will be your enemy in Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
    Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars will come to PC in September
    Metro Exodus teaser showcases Nvidia's new real-time ray tracing technology
    Bad North is easy to pick up, but it's a fiendish strategy game

    The Banner Saga 3's new time-bomb combat is delightfully apocalyptic

    More Banner Saga games are coming after the third - "this is a world of untold tales"
    Learning the ancient language of Heaven’s Vault

    Hands-on with Bard’s Tale 4, the first proper series entry in 30 years

    God Eater 3 for PS4 and PC Gets First Gameplay Showing Explosive Battle, Engage and More
    Space Hulk: Deathwing Enhanced Edition is coming in May
    This Game Imagines a Bleak Future in Which Tech Companies Win and Gig Workers Just Try to Survive

    Detroit: Become Human details its three protagonists

    Overkill's The Walking Dead dev diary explores apocalyptic Georgetown
    15 minutes of Little Dragons Cafe GDC 2018 gameplay
    Blazing Chrome is a perfect successor to Contra and Metal Slug

    Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia release date delayed

    Steins;Gate Elite Will Come To The West With Japanese Audio And English Subtitles
    Nightdive talks System Shock remake's change in direction, expects release 'probably Q1 of 2020'

    Metal Max Xeno third trailer
    Dangun Feveron for PS4, Xbox One coming west on April 4
    Zanki Zero: Last Beginning coming west for PS4, PC
    Tomb Raider remasters cancelled because no one asked if they could make them
    Of Mice and Sand: Revised coming to PS4, PC on March 29
    Sea of Thieves team issues candid video update on persistent technical issues
    Here are the first images of PUBG's 4x4km tropical map
    Chinese PUBG players average twice as many hours in-game as Americans
    PUBG is 'considering' region-locked servers, adds new skin system and crates
    Watch first gameplay from Bad Blood, Dying Light's standalone battle royale-style mode
    Overwatch - Brigitte Launch Trailer
    Mei and Reaper are being buffed, in response to Brigitte’s arrival
    Two Years After Investing $30M in Curse, Riot Introduces Voice Chat to LoL

    Dead By Daylight making DLC characters unlockable

    Switch's Success Means A Changing Nintendo

    EA has taught an AI how to play Battlefield 1 multiplayer
    Battle over Star Control franchise escalates, settlement offer leaked online

    Abuse of KFC emote on Twitch leads to more conversations about toxic chat culture

    Josef Fares hopes A Way Out inspires more risks in AAA games

    Ubisoft Announces New Studios in Mumbai, Odessa

    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Creator Dean Evans Departs Ubisoft
    Square Enix establishes new studio Luminous Productions led by Hajime Tabata

    MidBoss chief ‘taking leave’ following harassment allegations
    Jack Tretton’s post-Sony career has changed his view of game platforms

    Devs raise funds for fellow game dev Dave Mark following car accident

    Obituary: Former Visceral dev Walter Huang
    Obituary: Game design pioneer Bernard 'Bernie' DeKoven
    Trump’s travel ban knocks more game developers out of this year’s GDC
    #ThirdWorldProblems: How to not get a visa for GDC
    Sadiq Khan aims to attract £30m for developers with new Games London investment

    Esports News
    The Weekend In Esports: So Long, Stage 2

    Korean League of Legends Team Dealt An Emotional Loss On Road To Playoffs

    The New York Excelsior won Overwatch League stage two in a stunning reverse-sweep

    Dota Pro Breaks Record By Playing 108 Different Heroes

    Overwatch League’s full code of conduct has been leaked

    Dallas Fuel's new player has been suspended

    German Olympic Committee Opposes Coalition Esports Agreement

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    The Good Life
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Valley Forged: How One Man Made the Indie Video Game Sensation Stardew Valley


    The story of the Duke, the Xbox pad that existed because it had to

    The making of Dark Castle: An excerpt from The Secret History of Mac Gaming

    How SimCity Designer Will Wright Saved Double Fine From Going Bankrupt

    The Main Game Dev Advocacy Group Is Wishy-Washy On Unions
    Game Workers Unite to Jen MacLean: 'We want to work with you'
    It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
    Pro-union voices speak out at heated GDC roundtable
    This is the group using GDC to bolster game studio unionization efforts
    IGDA, Union-Busting and GDC 2018
    IGDA head pledges to support growing unionization movement
    After Destroying Lives For Decades, Gaming Is Finally Talking Unionization
          GDC talks and events and some reactions to and pictures of them
    Darkest Dungeon devs share golden rules for good creative partnerships
    Ex-BioWare scribe Mike Laidlaw shares storytelling lessons
    Writing comedic games the West of Loathing way
    The player-directed level design of Tacoma
    Military-themed video games can promote a damaging vision of real war
    How Developers Can Reduce Toxicity in Online Communities
    Why This Xbox Employee Wants More Women In Gaming
    There is no right way to be queen in Reigns: Her Majesty
    How Platinum designed and tuned Nier: Automata to 'feel' good
    Sex as a narrative tool: The dos and don'ts of writing sex scenes in games
    How (and why) you should better represent Muslims in your games
    How a lack of control fosters empathy in Bury Me, My Love
    How Capcom designed Monster Hunter: World to feel approachable and alive
    Laralyn McWilliams on rediscovering creativity following trauma
    LGBTQ devs & players speak up about the need for authentic queer culture in games
    Telling an emotional tale through mechanics in Monument Valley 2
    A giant pair of scissors is the weirdest controller we've tried this week
    GDC's 'realistic' talk about game sales on Steam paints a grim picture
    West of Loathing wasn't just a game with jokes in it, it was 'a game made out of jokes'
    #1ReasonToBe: "Listen to the people you do not hear, because they're not allowed to speak"
    The guy who designed Shadow of War's orcs is super proud that they're such dicks
    Enemies in Spec Ops: The Line never actually throw grenades, and other game design secrets
    Ubisoft on the 10-Year Evolution of 'Assassin's Creed'
    'Ultima Online' Creators Look Back on Revolutionizing Online Gaming
    Capcom on Making ‘Monster Hunter World’ Universally Appealing
    Gaming Has Many Visually Impaired Fans. Why Not Serve Them Better?
    Guerrilla Games on Designing ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn’
    Sonic the Hedgehog's origin story, according to the devs who made him
    Why does smashing a monster in the face in Monster Hunter World feel so good?

    Chris Avellone sheds light on Into The Breach’s time-travel mysteries

    'You can deliver empathy': Why Dandara's devs drew inspiration from Brazilian culture

    Video Game Guns Don't Need to Be "Fun" to Be Interesting

    Meet the Game Dev Who Never Fires Guns in Games
    A Closer Look at Our Dark Obsession With Guns Looking "Cool"
    Games Need More Power Fantasies Beyond Beefy Dudes with Big Guns
    Ignore the panic, video games are not training shooters

    'Far Cry 5' Tries to Do It All, but Fails to Be Much of Anything

    Far Cry 5: Critical Consensus
    Warframe Documentary (Part Two) - Noclip
    Darksiders: The Documentary | Gameumentary
    Why E.T. For The Atari Was NOT a Failure (The Story of Howard Scott Warshaw)
    The Rise and Fall of Brothers in Arms
    Max Payne 3... 6 Years Later
    Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Retrospective
    Working with Key Frames // 8-Bit Animation
    The Musical Evolution of Rainbow Road
    You Need To Play Dandara
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    Randy Pitchford thinks he’s been tweeting Sony’s CEO - he has not
    Turns Out My Most Hot-Headed Overwatch Teammate Is A Therapist IRL

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    A quick thank you to everyone who took part in our Sea of Thieves launch week activities! We held a midnight launch party, several game nights, and an event all in a span of a few days. We appreciate everyone who came out to play, checked out the game, and offered their time to help out their fellow AJSA members who were just getting started. A couple times when we tried to play there were some server issues but in the end everything worked out fine. Thank you again for a fun week on the high seas!
    News & Updates

    AJSA Special Operation [Sat. Mar. 31st]
    Join the AJSA Gaming Community across PC and console for our first Special Operation of 2018! We're changing things up a bit this year when it comes to Special Operations. This time around, each Division is featuring a title of their choice to best represent their community and showcase the best of what they have to offer. On Xbox One, we're having Overwatch be our featured title for the Special Operation. As our longest running event series (with nearly two years of weekly events), we felt it was only right that for the first Special Operation of 2018 that we showcase and have our flagship game represent the Xbox One during this community activity.
    On Playstation 4, it is Monster Hunter World. On PC, it is Plantetside 2. For additional info, check out the Special Operations news article. To commemorate the first Special Operation of 2018, we're having a unique challenge tied into our communiy activity. There will be a 'Marathon Challenge' for all the Divisions to strive for and complete. The events must last for six or more hours for the challenge to be completed. Have fun and good gaming!
    In summary:
    AJSA Special Operation this Saturday March 31st, 2018 Xbox One & Playstation 4 start time: 6pm EST PC start time: 1pm EST Marathon Challenge: Game on for six hours or more AJSA Gaming Youtube
    There is no Xbox Event highlights video this week, but instead there is a promotional video live on the channel right now hyping up the upcoming AJSA Special Operation on Saturday. Check it out and show your support! We hope to play with you on Saturday:
    Give your thanks to Jayson's Rage who created this video!
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [March 27th to March 31st]
    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 - Mar. 27th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Operation: Shamrock & Awe has been initiated and the Angry Army is being deployed to the front lines. Squad up with your friends from the community for a night of Call of Duty action and join us this Tuesday night for our COD: World War II event on Xbox One!
    Double XP, new playlists, weapons, and gear are included in the 'Shamrock & Awe' seasonal event, so get what you can before it ends. We'll tie in some custom games into the event as well. We welcome all players of all skill levels. Did we mention 'Shamrock & Awe' is free to all players? Simply log in and play! Hope to see you on the field.
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 27th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Mar. 29th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Come on by and build with us this Thursday night as we work and play in our Minecraft community world. Members are invited play, talk, and craft together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army.
    Please note that for this event we will use the 'Xbox One Edition' of Minecraft.
    The outpost at the underwater Sea Palace and our Battle Arena is now complete! Be sure to claim your rooms and decorate. If you want to check out the Battle Arena, feel free!
    We have a central base for all members to start off in and use as a launching pad to explore the rest of the world. Additionally we have 'Bounties & Contracts' for members to complete during the event. You can earn new gear/loot by exploring new areas and discovering secret locations! All 'Bounties & Contracts' will be up at the central base at the start of the event on the 'Bounty Board'.
    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. Early attendance is encouraged due to limited spots in the server.
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 29th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Overwatch - Special Operation - Sat. Mar. 31st, 2018 @6:00pm EST (11:00pm GMT)

    The long wait is over.....the AJSA Special Operation event is finally here! Across PC and console the AJSA community is coming together to play across a variety of games to rally members for a night of good gaming and fun.
    On Xbox One we are showcasing Overwatch as our featured game during this community activity. Overwatch has evolved into our flagship title for our community on Xbox One. It is our longest running weekly event series with nearly two years worth of consistent, weekly events every Saturday night. We felt it was only appropriate to have Overwatch represent the Xbox One community during the first Special Operation of 2018.
    We're starting an hour earlier than normal with the event scheduled to start at 6pm EST. Our goal is to reach six hours or more of gametime to complete the Special Operation 'Marathon' challenge. Our Division's personal goal is to exceed 12 hours total playtme, beating our old Overwatch event record from May 27th, 2017 when we played for 12 hours straight. Let's head out there and have some fun!
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event to get everyone warmed up. 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:
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 31st, 2018 @6:00pm EST (11:00pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    This weeks EF event will be Secret Hitler, played using Tabletop Simulator, on Saturday, the 24th at 9pm GMT/ 5pm EDT. Like always, we'll be using the AJSA Discord Server to communicate for the duration of the event.
    Now if you don't know Tabletop Simulator, it is a multiplayer physics sandbox game, intended to enable players to host any tabletop games they can think of (with the help of the Steam Workshop). We'll be using it to simulate a few rounds of the game Secret Hitler, a hidden identity party game wherein players strive for the control of a country through the implementation of either facist or liberal policies. The game is over after either enough liberal or facist policies have been enacted, or if the person, who was randomly assigned the role of Hitler, gets elected chancellor after 3 facist policies have been enacted. The game requires deceit and deduction and is quite enjoyable in that sense.