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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. I hope you had a fun weekend. This article series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out!
    Xbox Reports
    - Kountdown to Kombat Penultimate Fight Nights -
    This weekend will mark our penultimate Fight Nights as part of our Kountdown to Kombat Series. Our Master of Ceremonies, SHAO SICK, will be leading back to back Fight Night sessions with Marvel vs Capcom Infinite and Mortal Kombat X on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. As announced last week, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite was added as a bonus title to our Fight Nights schedule thanks to its addition to the Xbox Game Pass. Thank you all our amazing Kombatants who've been participating and playing during our sessions! Kountdown to Kombat returns on April 28th, following Easter Break, with Mortal Kombat 11 to conclude the series.
    - Holiday Weekend Notice -
    As a follow up from the article last week, we will not be having any scheduled Game Nights from April 19th to 21st. This small break will be in observance of Easter holiday weekend.
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    There is a new video live over on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel and this week we have a Game Nights highlight video to share with the community. Taken from the Halo: Master Chief Collection Game Night on March 29th, you'll see numerous clips pulled from our custom matches throughout the evening. Enjoy the highlights!
    If you'd like to view more Xbox related content on the channel, you can check out our playlist here.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 12th to April 14th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday April 12th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Angry Spartans! Come join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Master Chief Collection. Revisit and relive the epic journey of the Master Chief as we play across all four featured Halo titles in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening.
    This Game Night is part of our Halo Retrospective series in April where we are visiting all Halo FPS titles on Xbox One.
    ICYMI - Halo Reach is coming to the Master Chief Collection later this year. Check out this blog post from Halo Waypoint to get up to speed on the recent announcement from 343 Industries.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Online & custom games Grifball, Action Sack, & Infection - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo: Master Chief Collection for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday April 12th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - FIGHT NIGHT
    Saturday April 13th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is one of the newest fighting game additions to the Xbox Game Pass for the month of April. In celebration, by decree of the Emperor of Angerworld SHAO SICK, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is being added as a bonus FIGHT NIGHT in the Kountdown to Kombat series! Join up this Saturday night and play as your favorite Marvel/Capcom characters against fellow members of the community in a casual setting.
    Notice to all Kombatants: please allow enough time to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite to install if this is the first time you're downloading the game as the install size comes in at a little over 60GB.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual one on one matches King of the Kill settings - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Marvel vs Capcom Infinite for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday April 13th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Mortal Kombat X - FIGHT NIGHT
    Sunday April 14th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Welcome to the penultimate Fight Night of the Kountdown to Kombat series. We are returning to Mortal Kombat X as we wrap up this epic community series. Our master of ceremonies, SHAO SICK, invites all members of all skill level to participate! This will be a super casual, for fun session. Hang out with friends from the community and have a good time playing a fighting game!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual fighting matches King of the Kill settings - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Mortal Kombat X for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 14th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
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    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


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    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. I hope you all had a great weekend! This article series is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out!
    Xbox Reports
    - April Fools 2019 -
    Just in case you didn't already figure out that our "Xbox article" yesterday was an April Fools joke, we wanted to confirm that yes indeed it was a silly April Fools joke and nothing in that article ever happened or will happen.
    We wanted to do something a bit odd this year and figured we present a bizarro world scenario of sorts. Frame the article with the normal format with a ton of whacky information to try and trick folks. Rest assured that this article you're reading is the real Xbox article for the week and everything you see here is 100% true....or is it???
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights Update -
    April will mark the third and final phase of our Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night series here on Xbox One. Organized by Xbox Game Officer @SickShock6, who has taken up the mantle as evil SHAO SICK, this community project originally started back in February with the goal of bringing people together to celebrate and play fighting games across a variety of titles all leading towards the release of Mortal Kombat 11. We've featured games such as Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter IV (via backward compat), and Brawlhalla.
    Upcoming titles for April will feature Mortal Kombat X once again and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with Mortal Kombat 11 being the final Fight Night at the end of the month to conclude this epic series. However we're not just stopping there....we want to make sure this final phase for Kountdown to Kombat is the biggest and best it can be. We're excited to announce that we're adding Marvel vs Capcom Infinite to the Fight Night rotation this month. Plus, as a bonus unsanctioned fight night, Shao Sick is offering Injustice 2 this Thursday night April 4th.
    This will be one of the biggest fighting game parties of the year! We'd love to have you join up on the fun!
    - Halo Retrospective Series -
    Every Friday night for the month of April (apart from the exception of April 19th) we will be featuring a different Halo FPS title as a Game Night here on Xbox. This 'Halo Retrospective' series will see titles such us venture into games such as Halo 5: Guardians, Master Chief Collection, and Halo: Reach (via backward compat). We'd like to go back to some of these older titles like Reach/Guardians, revisit them, and play together as a group once again. This series is being created to achieve that goal. We hope you enjoy and get to come out to a few of the Game Nights lined up for the series in the next few weeks.
    - Division 2 Xbox Clan Notice -
    We'd like to extend our congratulations to JtK858 who was placed first in our leaderboards for top clan XP score this week! Nice job JT and also a massive thank you to everyone who has been playing together out level up the Xbox clan and getting folks ready for endgame. Nice to see everyone helping each other out.
    If anyone still needs help ranking up and/or needs a co-op buddy with the Viewpoint Museum mission to unlock clans, please reach out to either @SickShock6 or @RuneX to get some help. We'd be more than happy to assist.
    Anyone interested in teaming up with the AJSA on Xbox for Division 2, check out our Clan guide here.
    - March 2019 Game Night Recap -
    In March 2019 we featured these titles as Game Nights:
    Brawlhalla Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Friday the 13th: the Video Game Halo: Master Chief Collection Killer Instinct Minecraft Overwatch Star Wars: Battlefront II The Division 2 To learn more about Game Nights and how to get involved the Xbox community, check out our member Guidebook.
    - April 2019 Monthly Game Night Outline -
    Below is the complete outline of all our scheduled Xbox Game Nights for the month of April. Two main highlights for April will be the conclusion to the Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights series and the Halo Retrospective events. To complement these projects we're also having Game Nights for the community favorite titles like Minecraft and Division 2 to help keep folks engaged and connected throughout the month.
    For additional info on how our Game Nights are structured and organized, please view our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Week One [April 1st to 7th]
    Fri. Apr. 5th - Halo 5: Guardians - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 6th - The Division 2 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 7th - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - 7:00pm EST Week Two [April 8th to 14th]
    Fri. Apr. 12th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 13th - Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 14th - Mortal Kombat X - 7:00pm EST Week Three [April 19th to 21st]
    There will be no scheduled Game Nights for this weekend in observance of the Easter holiday. Week Four [April 26th to 28th]
    Fri. Apr. 26th - Halo: Reach - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 27th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 28th - Mortal Kombat 11 - 7:00pm EST Please be aware that Game Night dates and featured titles are subject to change.
    The bonus Fight Night, Injustice 2, will take place on Thursday April 4th at 7pm EST.
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    There is a new video live over on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel and this week we're sharing with the community gameplay from the Mortal Kombat 11 Beta. This video was created by Sickshock where he shows off gameplay (several full length matches are featured) and provides commentary to folks an idea on how the game works. Sick is a huge fighting game fan so when the MK11 Beta rolled around, he had to get involved! Thank you Sick for taking the time to make the video for the channel! Enjoy:
    To view more videos of Xbox community content, check out this playlist here.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 5th to April 7th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo 5: Guardians - Game Night
    Friday April 5th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Squad up with the Angry Spartans this Friday night as we return to Halo 5: Guardians a part of our Halo Retrospective series for the month of April. Each Friday night we'll be featuring a different Halo FPS title that is available on the Xbox One. To kick off the series we're bringing back Halo 5 and checking out how the games been doing since we last played. We'll be playing a variety of online and custom game modes along with Warzone Firefight throughout the evening.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Online & custom games Warzone Firefight - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo 5: Guardians for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday April 5th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander @RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Sergeant @MobiusAran [Gamertag: AJSA DELTA] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    The Division 2 - Game Night
    Saturday April 6th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The virus that struck New York City has spread to Washington D.C., leaving the country in chaos. A call to action is being made to restore order and take down the lawless factions that run amok in the nation's capital. Division Agents from the AJSA are being sent in to Washington to take back the city block by block.
    Join us this Saturday night on April 6th for our Division 2 Game Night on Xbox One with hosts Sickshock6 and Rune. We'll be focused on helping rank up members, completing missions, and Strongholds. We'll working towards as many people into World Tier One and endgame as possible. For anyone who still needs help unlocking Clans or are just starting out, we'll be on hand to help out as well.
    Squads will be organized to ensure the fairest co-op scaling experience. There is no level restrictions and we'll make adjustments to accomondate everyone regardless of rank.
    If you're interested in learning more about our Division 2 clan on Xbox, we have an informational guide set up for both old and new members who wish to get involved. Click here to learn more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Ranking up members who need help Earning Clan XP Mix of PvE and PvP content Working towards endgame content - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday April 6th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander @RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Officer @SickShock6 [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - FIGHT NIGHT
    Sunday April 7th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The third and final phase of the Kountdown to Kombat series begins this Sunday night with our Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 fight night. This three month long community project, dedicated to the fighting game genre, is coming to a close in April and we're going out with a bang. Our master of ceremonies, SHAO SICK, invites all members of all skill level to participate! This will be a super casual, for fun session. Hang out with friends from the community and have a good time playing a fighting game!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual fighting matches King of the Kill settings - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 7th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
     @SickShock6 aka SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    This article was part of an April Fools Day 'prank' set up by the Xbox staff on April 1st, 2019. Believe nothing you read in this article. We're sorry if anyone actually believed any of this.
    Greetings and thank you for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. We have plenty of news and updates for you today as we're covering all the new announcements, events, and some new promotions. Thank you and enjoy!
    Xbox Reports
    - Staff Promotions -
    I'd like to take a quick moment to start off our article this week by recognizing these two hard working and dedicated individuals. I'm pleased to annouce their promotions to the Xbox team. These folks will be helping out with the day to day operations of the community. Please join me in giving them a very warm welcome.
    QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX - We're proud to announce that QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx is being promoted to the position of Game Officer in the Xbox team. QuickScoper we feel is a fantastic fit to the team. We've only known him for a few days but we offered him the position of Game Officer after he told us his dad worked for Microsoft. Even though he has a Playstation 4, we believe him!!! No interview or training was required. Thank you and welcome QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx!
    OUYAMaster2018 - OUYA is also joining the ranks of the Xbox team and is being promoted to the position of Game Officer. OUYA joined us a few weeks ago and has been very active during our Overwatch events. He has been joining our Overwatch Club parties and ranting incessantly how Overwatch sucks, is a noob game, is a clone of Team Fortress, and that Battleborn is way better. We appreciate such tenacity. His sort of attitude is what really holds up and builds community. He is being put in charge of our newly formed Battleborn Clan and will running Battleborn events right away. Thank you OUYA for accepting this position!
    Tony - Tony holds the honor of being the youngest ever Game Officer in the history of the AJSA. Only born a few days ago, Tony is being promoted to the position of First Class General and he will leading our new eSports Division. He doesn't have an Xbox yet but his mom said he'll get one eventually. Lead us to victory, Tony!!!
    - Minecraft Realm Update -
    Since we forgot to renew the subscription for the Minecraft Realm, Mojang shut down the server. We sadly didn't make a backup save of the world. It is unfortunate to report that everything we worked on for the past two years is now gone. I blame Garza.
    - Overwatch Support Announcement -
    Due to overwhelming positive support of Overwatch these past few months, we have decided to abandon Overwatch as an official game on Xbox and have shut down all our upcoming Game Nights for the foreseeable future. You're having too much fun. Please stop. Get over yourself.
    - Battleborn Clan Support -
    We are pleased to announce that with Overwatch being abandoned as an official game for the Xbox, we have selected Battleborn to step up and take the reigns as our premier hero shooter on Xbox. Long held down by Overwatch over the years, this is now Battleborn's time to shine. Newly appointed Game Officer OUYAMaster2018 has set up our new AJSA Clan on Battleborn and events will be starting right away this weekend. We only want super serious gamers who only care about K/D and Win/Loss ratios. Casual players who play "for fun", you need not apply.
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights Cancelled -
    Thanks to the large amounts of rage quitting, broken controllers and use of lag switches during the Fight Nights these past two months, the Kountdown the Kombat series is being cancelled.
    - Fallout 76 Official Guild Announcement -
    Due to the overwhelming negative response Fallout 76 has received since launch, we are very excited to announce that formation of our brand new Fallout 76 Guild and slate of events for the next month. Since the Kountdown to Kombat series has been cancelled, Sickshock is stepping up to lead our new adventure on Fallout 76. He has provided a brief outline of Guild rules and expectations that he wants everyone to follow going forward:
    FALLOUT 76 GUILD RULES
    Sickshock is the GUILDMASTER of the Fallout 76 Guild. He must be addressed as GUILDMASTER SICK at all times. Regular activity checks will be conducted. If you have a life outside of games and don't play everyday, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't attend all Fallout 76 events, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't tell GUILDMASTER SICK how cool his armor looks, he will launch a mini nuke at you, and then kick you from the Guild. You MUST be over level 150 to join the Guild. If you are below level 150, you will be kicked. You MUST get a Todd Howard tattoo on your neck. If not.....you will be kicked. - April 2019 Event Schedule -

    For the month of April 2019 we are offering these games as Xbox Game Nights. We are now offering PC and PS4 games in our lineup. In solidarity with our PC third cousin twice removed once added divided by zero step-brothers, we are offering Planetside 2!
    For PS4, you'll be pleased to know we're offering multiplayer events with single player games like Order 1886 and Knack! We're just going to sit in a party and play by ourselves in awkward silence.
    Hosts for these PS4 and PC games are undetermined at this time....we are setting up a Go Fund Me to raise cash to pay for PS4s and PCs to get our staff to host these games.
    Week One [April 1st to 7th]
    Fri. Apr. 5th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Sat. Apr. 6th - Battleborn  - 10:30am EST Sun. Apr. 7th - Fallout 76 - 11:30pm EST Week Two [April 8th to 14th]
    Mon. Apr. 8th - Battleborn - 5:33am EST Tues. Apr. 9th - Planetside 2 - 1:35am EST Weds. Apr. 10th - The Order: 1886  - 1:38pm EST Thurs. Apr. 11th - Planetside 2 - 11:37am EST Fri. Apr. 12th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 13th - God of War III Remastered eSports Training - 2:12pm EST Sun. Apr. 14th - Planetside 2 - 1:11pm EST Week Three [April 15th to 21st]
    Mon. Apr. 15th - Fallout 76 - 2:00am EST Tues. Apr. 16th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Weds. Apr. 17th - Rambo: the Video Game - 2:30pm EST Thurs. Apr. 18th - Knack II eSports Training - 11:00am EST Fri. Apr. 19th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 20th - Sonic Free Riders - 2:00pm EST Sun. Apr. 21st - Battleborn - 5:00pm EST No other events are being planned for April. Rest of the staff doesn't feel like it.
    If you want to host a game, please fill out our "I want to host a random event" application.
    We may read it. We may not. 
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    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 5th to April 7th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - If the host a Game Night decides to show up, maybe they'll invite you to play.
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    Evolve - Game Night
    Friday April 5th - 1:00pm EST

    So we're going to play a game or something like that this Friday. This thing is called 'Evolve' and it was a game that came out awhile ago. The online servers shut down like last year so we don't even know if online works anymore but we're going to give a shot anyway and waste your time. I think you can still do custom lobbies. If so only the host can be the monster. The monster must always win. Deal with it.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Group Therapy Chat: Why Evolve is the greatest game of this generation - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 29th, 2019 1:00pm ET 12:00pm CT 11:00am MT 10:00am PT 6:00pm GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    QuickScoper [PSN ID: QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX] Quick says he'll get an Xbox like next year.
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    Battleborn - Game Night
    Saturday April 6th - 10:30am EST [3:30pm GMT]

    With Battleborn the new flagship title of the Xbox Game Nights, a whole month of events are being planned to celebrate the birth of our new Battleborn clan. To ensure absolutely no one shows up, we are holding our super special first time ever event this Saturday morning at 10:30am EST. See you there!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    HOW NOT TO BE A NOOB TRAINING Making fun of Overwatch - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 6th, 2019 10:30am ET 9:30pm CT 7:30am PT 3:30pm GMT - Host -
    OUYAMaster [Gamertag: OUYAMaster2018] OUYA wishes to only communicate via long range walkie talkie.
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    Fallout 76 - Game Night
    Sunday April 7th - 11:30pm EST [4:30am GMT]

    Thanks to official support for Fallout 76, we are officially having our first official event this Sunday night officially at 11:30pm EST with official Officer Sickshock6 leading this official inagural event with the official Fallout 76 Guild. If you officially have any complaints about the official start time of this official event, you can officially submit your official complaints to Sickshock's official "I don't give a fuck" box.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Looting supplies for Sickshock Telling Sickshock how cool his armor looks Getting yelled at by Sickshock for no reason - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 7th, 2019 11:30pm ET 10:30pm CT 8:30pm PT 4:30am GMT - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] If you don't attend this event...Sickshock will hunt you down...and smack you...then kick you from the clan.
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    If you made it this far without clicking away from the article, congrats! You win! April Fools btw.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    This Saturday, the 30th, we will once again visit our Minecraft realm and continue where we left off during our last Minecraft building session, explore the realm itself and start other nice little projects that tickle our fancy.
    The event itself will take place on the AJSA Community Realm, which is available to both the Xbox One/Xbox and PC sides of our community. For the event itself you will need the Windows 10 version of Minecraft. Should you have the Java Version, you can claim a free copy by logging into your Mojang account, find and click on ‘Claim Your Free Copy’ to upgrade. At the event, you will be given an invite code to directly join the event. I hope to see you there!
    The event will take place this at 7pm BST/ 3pm EDT on our Discord Server.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


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