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  • By Brandykins1982, in Frontpage,

    Hello there, once again!

    Brandykins here, AJSA member and Stream Team Captain, the mouthpiece for all the news that is stream-team related.
    Thank you to everyone who came out for our first big stream team event, the AJSA Jackbox Games night! In spite of the technical issues, things went off without a hitch, and we are glad you all enjoyed yourselves.
    On Monday, April 17th, at 9:30PM Eastern/8:30PM Central, Tons0Fun and other members of the AJSA stream team will be playing a game called Deep Rock Galactic. What is Deep Rock Galactic, you may be wondering? According to their website:
    “Deep Rock Galactic is a procedurally generated first person co-op shooter for up to 4 players, developed in Unreal Engine 4. As a team of veteran dwarven space miners, you must go on missions for your corporate overlords and venture into the deepest, most dangerous cave systems of the most hostile planet ever discovered. Experience teamwork as you’ve never experienced it in a co-op game before. Complete missions and gather ever  more riches. Expand your roster of class-based skills, unlock new gear and weapons, and take on the worst monsters the galaxy has to offer.”
    This game will be available on Steam later this year as an early access title, so if you want to get a sneak peek at this game, be sure to tune in to http://www.twitch.tv/the_tons0fun on Monday at 9:30PM Eastern/8:30PM Central!
    Also, our dear Jaysons_Rage will be doing a birthday stream on May 5th on the AJSA Gaming Channel! And--what a coincidence--it is also the release date of Prey, which he will be streaming! Be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday on that day and show him your support by watching his stream on that day at http://www.twitch.tv/ajsagaming
    Again, if you have clips that you’ve clipped from your favorite stream team members’ streams, get with Jaysons_Rage, the main video man of the AJSA. We want to put together compilation videos of these clips so you all can see our best, and most embarrassing moments.

    See everyone, again, in two weeks!

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    Game Nights presents Victory Overwatch 3v3 Tournament (5/6/17), Hosted by WITHASTICK and Syrupywolf.
    Only 12 open spots and sign-up period starts now and ends April 29th, scroll down to learn more on Victory and how to join.
    Game Nights presents Victory Overwatch 3v3 Tournament. A special Game Nights Overwatch event celebrating the game’s one year anniversary. Pitting teams of heroes against each other in 3v3 Elimination. All fighting for the title Heroes of Victory and the grand prize split between the three winners of $120 USD PS Store credit (Or your regional equivalent). The Victory Tournament event has now combined with Game Nights, now allowing the Victory series to expand across more games through Game Nights event series. With these two event series combining it’ll allow the PlayStation 4 Division to host more Tournament based events in the future. Below are sections to learn more on how to sign-up and the rules for Victory Overwatch Tournament.
    How To Join Victory
    Reply below with the abbreviation GNVO and include your PSN ID, you’ll be added to our Tournament Draft List. Look for and remember your Victory Start Time for your region/country below. Remember who the Host/Hosts are and understand the rules of the Victory Tournament. On the day and start time of Game Nights Victory keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or Party Chat Invite).
      Victory Start Times
    Tournament Date: 5/6/17
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 PM UTC North American 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
      The Rules of Victory
    Four teams of 3 participants will be guaranteed to enter. Those who have signed up will be selected at random and placed into one of the four teams. We will first inform each participant who they will be teamed up with. If you have any reasonable objections about the team you have been placed in, we will carefully deliberate if we’re to make a change. We will announce the teams publicly once each team has been decided/informed and when bracket has been finalized. Teams will battle it out in 3v3 Elimination Battles. First team to gain 3 victories will proceed to the final. This tournament will be overseen by the hosts throughout each Battle. In Battle, all bets are off on how the teams decide to fight; The team’s Victory only matters. Albeit acceptable, just know if your team’s Victory is ensured by the use of dirty tactics, your team will be remembered forever as such. Any use/abuse of exploits of in-game maps or characters are strictly prohibited. If caught, you and your team will be immediately removed from the tournament. Each teams will be invited to their Battle by the respected hosts. If a team doesn’t join their Battle within 10 minutes from the first invite sent, that team forfeits. Trash talking is acceptable, but we will not allow any form of racist/sexist remarks. Please respect each individual. *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights changes.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a casual drop mission. We will group up and proceed with Quick Drops for the duration of the Event. This is an open event, all are invited.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 04/15/2017. Duration: 2 hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal: BATCMDR BlackopsElf will lead the event. 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 Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    A look into Brash Games' business practices, the drunken email that lead to Peter Molyneux’s leaving Bullfrog, details on Mount and Blade 2, Extra Credits on the auteur myth, a scammer takes on a cruel corporation in Eve Online, the making of Samurai Shodown, Writing On Games on the problem with Steam and shortfalls of pro-consumer focused Youtubers, PC gaming's rise in Japan, Darkest Dungeon gets mod support, Bayonetta gets PC release, Gearbox backs out of G2A deal, Peter Moore talks about his time at Sega and EA and about the time he told Sonic creator to fuck off, Double Fine announces winners of Amnesia Fortnight game jam, EA to invest $500 million in Quebec's game industry over the next ten years, how Mad Catz changed the fighting game scene, and more.

    Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods)
    EGX has uploaded videos to their Youtube account on game development, funding, getting into journalism, return of WWII shooters, and other topics, similar to GDC videos, just click the above link to go to their Youtube if you are interested.
    Mount and Blade 2 is on a mission to be 2017's best RPG

    Dawn of War 3 open beta coming this month, sign ups open now

    Dawn of War Weekly Episode 1: What is Dawn of War 3?
    Dawn of War 3 unit and army customisation detailed
    Dawn of War 3 drops explosive Imperial campaign cinematic
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd is coming in May, Trails of Cold Steel to follow
    See Creative Assembly talk Total War: Warhammer at the PC Gamer Weekender
    Total War: Warhammer 2 dev diary video talks new races and the Great Vortex
    GI Show – Hellblade, Drawn To Death, Yooka-Laylee Interview
    Serious Sam Bogus Detour is a retro top-down take on the classic series
    Injustice 2 Official Shattered Alliances: Part 4 Trailer
    Injustice 2 - Captain Cold Official Trailer
    The Flash shows off some flashy moves in his full Injustice 2 gameplay trailer
    Injustice 2: Your Battles Your Way
    Steel Division: Normandy 44 'Briefing' trailer reveals May launch date
    State of Decay 2 will launch with three open world maps

    Dawn of War 3 puts us through our paces at the PC Gamer Weekender
    Disgaea 5 Complete first character trailer
    Tokyo 42 explains the makeup of its gorgeous world
    Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom trailer introduces party members
    Double Fine announces winners of Amnesia Fortnight game-jam
    Outlast 2’s first two hours: religion, bloodshed and death in the cornfields
    11 bit coined the term 'society survival' to describe its new game Frostpunk
    Brian Blessed gets excited about voice acting in Kingdom Come: Deliverance cutscene teaser
    Cosmic Star Heroine, the RPG inspired by Chrono Trigger and Phantasy Star, is now on Steam
    Rumor: A new KOTOR game is in the works at BioWare Austin
    New Middle-earth: Shadow of War gameplay footage shows Minas Ithil under siege
    Sine Mora EX slated for Switch via Brazilian ratings board

    PC finally gets Bayonetta, runs at locked 60 fps on a GTX 1060
    Strafe Gameplay - New Levels from the Near-Final Build
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Launching August 22
    The Entire Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Saga Gets Bundled Up This Fall

    Guerrilla: Horizon’s Sequel Would Have To Have An Equally Deep Story & More Machines

    Westworld actress joins cast of The Last of Us: Part 2
    BioWare apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda's Hainly Abrams character
    Mass Effect: Andromeda cracked in less than two weeks despite Denuvo and Origin
    Mass Effect: Andromeda's eyes look much better as of today
    Besiege update to add multiplayer and a level editor
    Darkest Dungeon now has full mod support through the Steam Workshop

    Big new For Honor patch goes a long way to making the game better
    Battlefield 1 to get monthly updates, Platoons, and more

    EA reveals new Battlefield 1 map coming in June
    Elite: Dangerous update adds avatars to the game today

    Overwatch’s 25th hero is “very far along in development”
    Jeff Kaplan on the pressures of being Overwatch's game director
    In the Company of Heroes: An Interview with ‘Overwatch’ Designer Jeff Kaplan
    Overwatch Insurrection trailer translated, new skins and sprays identified
    Planet Coaster’s Spring Update brings Go-Karts, crimes
    Ghost Recon Wildlands: Narco Road comes to season pass holders next week

    The future of EVE Online

    Gearbox Hit With Backlash For Partnering With Controversial Game Key Seller G2A

    The G2A/Gearbox situation
    Gearbox begins "extraction process" on G2A deal after its demands go unmet
    Gearbox announces new partnership with guy in oversized trench coat (Fauxclusive)
    G2A accuses Gearbox of 'defamatory statements' and says it won't change its business
    Keys scammed by email are legit "because they come from the developers", say G2A
    Persona 5 ships over 1.5m copies worldwide

    CD Projekt says 'Cyberpunk' trademark filing is not part of an 'evil plan'
    German authority rules that streamers require a 10,000€ broadcasting license

    British man charged after US gamer is shot by Swat police following hoax terrorism call

    EA plans to add 500 new jobs in Montreal

    Far Cry 4 creative director leaves Ubisoft to cofound Typhoon Studios
    StarCraft II's lead gameplay designer moves on to new project within Blizzard

    Google's chief game designer Noah Falstein steps down

    Modder Used BioWare's Own Reference Model to Change Sara Ryder in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

    The modders making games more gender-diverse

    What Happened After Nintendo Cracked Down On A Zelda Fan Game


    Esports News
    The University of Utah plan to offer esports scholarships for prospective students

    The Weekend In Esports: Tecmo Super Bowl Returns

    Fnatic Upset Top European Team In League Playoffs

    13-Year-Old Prodigy Wins Pinball World Championships

    RunAway Blows 3-1 Lead In Overwatch Apex Finals

    Gamer Gauntlet 2017 Sets Sail for Esports This October

    Israel Hosts its First National Esports Championship in Tel Aviv

    Winterfox Owner Allegedly Owes Players, Team Unable to Travel to Event

    Crowdfunding News
    GX Australia — The Goodbye Blowout Party!
    Sacred Fire: Psychological RPG about revenge and loyalty
    The story behind PS4 RPG Sacred Fire’s cult of personality
    I am interested in this and it just barely reached its goal, so including it one more time.
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc)
    Brash Games
    OpenCritic’s Look Into Brash Games
    Good to finally see what was happening with them. Been hearing things about their reviews for some time, that OpenCritic was looking into them, saw they broke the embargo date for Yooka Laylee and Rain World reviews, and they kept following then un-following then blocking and re-following people on Twitter (myself included).
    How a scam in EVE Online turned into its greatest rescue mission

    How Japan learned to love PC gaming again

    The making of Samurai Shodown

    The Good Boys of 'Final Fantasy XV' Are Actually Terrible

    Resident Evil and the power of narrative context

    Inside the Shady World of PlayStation Network Account Resellers

    The strange, timeless appeal of early 3D platformers

    'Yooka-Laylee' is Breaking My Damned Heart
    Nintendo Is Failing Its Disabled Fans

    More than ‘joke’ controllers, Mad Catz forever changed the fighting game scene

    “Glory to Mankind,” by Ed Smith

    ‘Papers, Please’ Is Frighteningly Resonant in Trump's America

    Persona 5's In-Game Locations Compared To The Real World

    This Might Be Persona 5's Biggest Translation Fail
    The 'Persona 5' Screenshot Ban Hurts Our Ability to Connect With It
    Playing roguelikes when you can’t see

    From Donkey Kong to Snake Pass: the music of David Wise

    Peter Moore Talks Leaving Electronic Arts for Liverpool FC and Telling 'Sonic' Creator Yuji Naka to "F**k Off"

    Meet Brendan 'Playerunknown' Greene, Creator of the Twitch Hit 'Battlegrounds'

    Inside 'RimWorld', the Cult Sci-Fi Hit That Just Keeps Growing

    'Buffy' Actor James Marsters Talks Games, Being a Graphics Junkie and 'The Witcher 3'

    Hideo Kojima on the Philosophy Behind 'Ghost in the Shell'

    I don't know if I shared his past reviews but clicking his name you can see him write about Kong, Mad Max, and La La Land.
    A Recipe for Great Game Jam

    What Made Psychonauts Special | Game Maker's Toolkit
    The Real Problem With Steam - Writing on Games
    The Auteur Myth - Lone Visionaries... and Their Teams - Extra Credits
    What Happened to Mass Effect Andromeda's Animation? - Extra Frames
    Stories Untold: The Best Game Ever
    How Peter Molyneux Played God and Became Famous (IGN Unfiltered #18, Episode 1)
    How a Drunken Email Led to Peter Molyneux’s Leaving Bullfrog - Unfiltered
    NEVER A MEMORY | FF7 History / FFVII Retrospective (SPOILERS)
    How Ratchet Lost Its Edge - 2002 Original VS 2016 Reboot Comparison
    Infiltration's Guide to Ibuki - SFV [Advanced]
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
    Zelda BotW
    Boss Fight Whiner
    Game Over
    PCGamer Geralt
    Watch Mercy and Sombra from 'Overwatch' Trade Voice Lines
    Stealing Hearts for Self-Defense
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
    Why video game cameras seem to always suck


    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Hey guys, look who it is? It’s me, AverageSpacePope. No? No one remembers? Okay… moving on. Joking aside, I’m looking to pump some much needed support into viable games for the AJSA and with the help of the EF, I’m hoping to do just that, starting with, drum roll please... Warframe! (*Insert super expensive clap effect and GIF here*)
    Now if you’re unfamiliar with Warframe you may be thinking, what the hell is Warframe? Short answer; Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter parkour heavy space ninja simulator. If that has you interested then read on. If you want any further information on the game, click this link here: https://www.warframe.com/game
    Now to start things off, we’ll be starting our second event this Saturday 21:00 BST. 
    What if I’ve played the game before and don’t need any help? You’re welcome to turn up any time this month. We’ll be setting up a channel where anyone needing help or just wanting to party up can stay and chat. This is where we’ll be hosting all Warframe events from too.
    I’m looking to give Warframe a real shot here in the AJSA. Hopefully, you guys and gals will give the game a shot and who knows, maybe it’ll become your new favourite game.
    SpacePope, over and out.
    If you have any questions about Warframe, please contact AverageSpacePope. If you have any questions about the EF or any inquiries about current or upcoming EF supported games, please contact an EF representative.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a casual drop mission. We will group up and proceed with Quick Drops for the duration of the Event. This is an open event, all are invited.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 04/08/2017. Duration: 2 hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal: BATCMDR BlackopsElf will lead the event. 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.