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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Apple requires devs to disclose loot box odds, Rami Ismail on teaching the language of gaming, Writing on Games on the story of Metal Gear Soild 5, Giant Bomb begins their top 10 lists, Squadron 42 trailer and gameplay footage, Cloth Map looks into game development in Brazil, Lucy O'Brien interviews female developers on working in the game industry and the need for schools to better represent the types of jobs available in it, the original cut and origins of Leeroy Jenkins, video games and the power of winter, interview with the Vermintide developers, new gameplay of MechWarrior 5, Extra Credits on Hidden Game Mechanics, Style Over Substance Cuphead's Animation, 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)
     
    "We own our future" say the Vermintide devs - here's what that means for the sequel

     
    Walking Around MechWarrior 5's Massive Dropship Hangar
    10 Minutes of MechWarrior 5 Gameplay: ShadowHawk Mech on a Forest Planet
    15 Minutes of MechWarrior 5 Gameplay: Atlas Mech on a Mars-Like Planet
     
    Persona 5 And Persona 3 Dancing Will Have A New Mode With Character Interactions

     
    Risk Of Rain 2's Developers Discuss The Game's Shift To 3D

     
    Frozen Synapse 2 strategizes into 2018, leaving us 15 minutes of fresh gameplay footage
     
    Psychonauts 2 delayed past 2018
     
    Manipulate George Washington in The Council, an episodic adventure game coming next year
     
    The Church in the Darkness: 10 Minutes of Cult-Infiltrating Stealth Gameplay - IGN First
     
    Brainwash bad guys and build a conspiracy wall in this secret agent strategy game

     
    A new Squadron 42 trailer shows off Mark Hamill being a dick
    Watch an hour of Squadron 42 gameplay, complete with dogfights and spacewalking
     
    Old-school platformer Freedom Planet 2 gets updated demo and new gameplay video
     
    Shenmue III ‘Then, Now, and Tomorrow’ Yu Suzuki video interview
     
    Atlus’ Project Re Fantasy teasers suggest a bizarre RPG in the making
     
    Railway Empire is a mostly satisfying management sim

     
    Civilization 6 comes to iPad, full game to cost $60
     
    Hand of Fate 2 adds Dealer companion and outlines 2018 expansion plans

     
    The Resistance DLC for Call of Duty: WW2 comes to PC in February
     
    Star Trek: Bridge Crew no longer requires VR
     
    Level-5 planning major 20th anniversary title, Team Ninja wants to make Nioh even bigger, and more developer tidbits

     
    Platinum’s Transformers and Korra games disappear from digital stores

     
    Developers now have to disclose loot box odds on iOS

     
    Gaming disorder is going to be named a mental health condition for the first time

     
    Hacker-for-hire pleads guilty to shutting down company websites

     
    Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims

     
    Australian courts say Valve must pay a $3 million fine for "misleading" consumers

     
    A DMCA exemption could bring 'dead' games back to life

     
    The best two Witcher 3 mods overhaul the game in radically different ways

     
    There's A New Mod Designed To Make Smash Bros. 4 Play Just Like Melee
     
    Esports News
     
    StarLadder Announces $100,000 PUBG Invitational

     
    Catherine Players Explain What The Remake Means For Its Competitive Scene

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Boy in the Well
     
    WOMEN IN VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT IN 2017: A SNAPSHOT

     
    The Makers Of 'Leeroy Jenkins' Didn't Think Anyone Would Believe It Was Real
     
    A day in the life of an independent video game store

     
    Video games and the power of winter

     
    How the legal battle around loot boxes will change video games forever

     
    Dishonored's Billie Lurk Was the Spirit of Justice in 2017

     
    Best of 2017: Gamasutra's top games, devs, events and trends

     
    The Year In Video Game Paintings, 2017

     
    Vinny Caravella's Top 10 Games of 2017

    Chad and Jared Moldenhauer's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Ed Boon's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Greg Miller's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Alex Zandra's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Chris Tilton's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Nina Freeman's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Steve Gaynor's Top 11 Games of 2017
    Ben Pack's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Jeff Bakalar's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Mary Kish's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Will Smith's Top 7 Games of 2017
    Jan Ochoa's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Pat Baer's Top 10 Games of 2017
    No Goblin's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Shawn Alexander Allen's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Rich Gallup's Top Mobile Games of 2017
    Erica June Lahaie's Top 10 Soundtracks of 2017
    Ian Dallas' Top 5 Games of 2017
    Rami Ismail's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Jack Gallagher's Top 10 Games of 2017
    Dan Ryckert's Top 10 Games of 2017
     
    Jason Schreier's Top 10 Games Of 2017

    Luke's Top 10 Games Of 2017
    Eric's Top 10 Games Of 2017
    Fahey's Top 10 Games Of 2017
     
    SIMONE'S Top 5 Games of 2017!
     
    Made in Brazil: A Game Development Snapshot
     
    Hidden Game Mechanics: Design for the Human Psyche - Extra Credits
     
    Going Back to MGSV: The Phantom Pain (Part 2: Story)
     
    Style Over Substance // Cuphead's Animation
     
    The Painted World of Ariamis
     
    Saving the History of Video Games
     
    Analysis: Tekken - The Difference Between 2D and 3D
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    We brewed Kaedwenian Stout from The Witcher 3 (featuring the voice of Geralt!)
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Mom, 'Final Fantasy' and the Language of Gaming

     
    How a counterfeit NES console opened up the Russian games market

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Blake Hester spends a month on the road visiting developers to see how their lives and games are influenced by where they live, Game Score Fanfare on Breath of the Wild's soundtrack and how it embraces the quiet, Streets of Rage and the invisible complexity of beat ’em ups, Fallout creators reunite to work on new game with Obsidian, games you missed in 2017 and to look forward to in 2018, Chris Kohler on the making of Gorogoa, Gambling Commission on loot boxes and more organizations say that they aren't gambling, Noclip's Horizon Zero Dawn documentary, The State of Esports and game systems in 2017, Nexus Mods adds system to pay modders, Far Cry 5 video and written previews, Darksiders 3 gameplay, Crytek suing Cloud Imperium Games, Patreon cancels changes announced previous week, 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)
     
    E3 2018 will still be open to the public, but it will feature industry-exclusive hours

     
    KOJIMA EXPLAINS DEATH STRANDING GAMEPLAY AND LORE
     
    More info on Squadron 42, Star Citizen’s single-player story, will be unveiled next week

    Star Citizen backer’s $25,000 refund has taken months, still in dispute
     
    Dragon Ball FighterZ Recreates Series' Most Dramatic Moments
    Dragon Ball FighterZ Gameplay: Goku Black, Hit, Beerus In Action
     
    No, 2018's Battlefield game isn't Bad Company 3

     
    Contemporary crime-thriller My Eyes On You looks great but sounds stilted
     
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 Details New Characters And Leveling System; VC1 Protagonist Returns In DLC

     
    Project Octopath Traveler’s Music Recording Is Finished, Here’s A Sample Video With Battle Footage
     
    The indie games of 2018 we're most excited about

     
    I played Soulcalibur VI and here are my humble thoughts

    Soulcalibur 6 finally brings the tale of swords and souls to PC
     
    Monster Hunter: World's story campaign will last 40-50 hours
     
    New Adventure Time Game Coming In 2018

     
    Code Vein - Underworld Trailer
     
    Chase Moby Dick in nautical strategy RPG Nantucket
     
    The Oxenfree people are making Afterparty, an adventure game about outdrinking Satan

     
    46 minutes of NEW Far Cry 5 gameplay
    Far Cry 5 is fun, but its tone is all over the place
    Far Cry 5's open-world appeal is hampered by the game's unimaginative structure
    Far Cry 5's Creative Director: 'Powerful Imagery and Whacky Fun Can Live Together'
    7 ways Far Cry 5 is changing up the usual Ubisoft open world format
    Far Cry 5's story looks like a morally dubious mess
     
    My Hero Academia: One’s Justice comes west on PC, brings with it a man with hands for a face
     
    Riot are making 'Teemo's Adventure,’ focused on the League of Legends champion
     
    'Perma-permadeath' game Upsilon Circuit has been cancelled

     
    Darksiders 3: Fighting a Lava Brute - IGN First
     
    Catherine Is Being Remade For The PS4 & Vita

     
    Mount Your Friends 3D gives the party game three-dimensional dongs
     
    Sword Legacy: Omen

     
    Here’s how Sea of Thieves' quests and progression work
     
    Ni no Kuni II Developers Talk About The Small Details That Went Into Its Animation Work
     
    WW2 FPS Battalion 1944 gets a behind-the-scenes trailer
     
    Hatred dev aims to leave controversy behind with Ancestors Legacy

     
    Puzzle platformer Etherborn channels M.C. Escher and rainbows

     
    [Official] METAL GEAR SURVIVE SINGLE PLAYER COMMENTARY TRAILER | KONAMI (PEGI)
     
    Driftland: The Magic Revival takes building an empire to new extremes

     
    Warhammer: Vermintide 2 confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
     
    Adding Predator To Ghost Recon Is A Cool Idea That Doesn't Work
     
    Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak ARG hints at two new maps

     
    Overwatch's in-game report notification is now live - here's how it looks

     
    Tackling Nazis Is The New Punching Them In Wolfenstein II's Latest DLC
     
    Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - Tomb Kings Trailer [PEGI UK]
     
    Genghis Khan returns to lead Civilization 6's Mongolia, a cavalry-fueled war machine
     
    PUBG’s 3D replay system will be ready for launch

     
    Planet Coaster update 1.5 adds the jungle-themed Adventure Pack DLC
     
    Fire Pro Wrestling World releases today, with charity DLC to support a wrestling legend
     
    Dead or Alive 5 is done, but the DOA team “is very active”
     
    Sword Coast Legends is having a last chance sale before it's gone for good

     
    The Steam Community has been blocked in China
     
    We messed up. We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out the fees change.
     
    The World's Biggest Video Game Mod Site Will Start Paying Modders

     
    A NEW SKIN, AND A TRIBUTE TO A FALLEN WINGMAN

     
    The Inside Story Of Take-Two's New Publishing Label, Private Division
    With Private Division, Take-Two wants to empower a new breed of indie developer
    Obsidian Says There Will Be No Microtransactions 'Of Any Kind' In Their Next RPG
     
    Answering Five Big Questions About The Future Of Mega Man

     
    "2018 is going to be the year where gamers take the power back"

     
    Women are most valuable mobile gamers - DeltaDNA

     
    Funcom takes $10.6 million investment ahead of licensing push

     
    Deus Ex studio Eidos Montreal detail their online-focused plans for the future

     
    Crytek Sues Star Citizen Makers For Breaching Contract

     
    Popular PUBG streamer DrDisrespect takes hiatus after confessing to infidelity

    They really like picking the worst people to give these awards to

     
    Betting Against Net Neutrality, Companies Offer Gamers a Paid Solution to Lag

     
    The big interview: the Gambling Commission on loot boxes

    The UK Gambling Commission is Clueless About Video Games
    Another regulator says loot boxes are not gambling
     
    Brexit's shadow looms over 2018

     
    What Thursday's FCC Vote Means for Gaming
     
    Esports News
     
    The State Of Esports In 2017

     
    The Weekend In Esports: Counter-Strike, Pokémon, and Sunshine

     
    Russian Player Retires After Riot Suspends Him For Saying League Teams Don't Make Money There

     
    Overwatch League Players Keep Getting In Trouble

     
    What Disney’s Acquisition of 21st Century Fox Could Mean for Esports

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    EARTH ROMANCER
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    A month on the road: My indie developer road trip

     
    The Puzzle Of A Lifetime

    'Gorogoa' Doesn't Explain Itself, but That Doesn't Stop It from Being Great
     
    'Empires of EVE' Creator's New Podcast Tells Online Gaming's Lost Stories

     
    Streets of Rage 2, Bare Knuckle 3, the invisible complexity of beat ’em ups, and my very unpopular opinion

     
    Your Amiga games are likely dying

     
    The path of Leonard Boyarsky - Vampire, Diablo, and what's next for Obsidian

     
    Chet Faliszek's AI-powered tactical shooter (that's not about shooting)

     
    The Gunsmiths: The deadly bullet ballet of Max Payne 2

     
    Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy encouraged me to go looking for my birth parents

     
    Lootbox-designer turned indie-developer says triple-A development is "not sustainable"

     
    2017’s most horrifying and heartfelt indie games

     
    18 Games You Might've Missed in 2017

     
    Becoming the ultimate werewolf wizard in retro roguelike Haque

     
    The Joy of Learning How to Freeze to Death

     
    I Completely Missed The Best Part Of Yakuza 0

     
    “Destiny 2 Finds Its Beauty in Numbers,” by Reid McCarter

    “The Endless Opulence of Destiny 2,” by Astrid B
     
    SOMA is a different game in 'Safe Mode' -- a better one

     
    The State Of PC Gaming In 2017

    The State Of The 3DS In 2017
    The State Of The PlayStation 4 In 2017
    The State Of The Xbox One In 2017
    The State Of The Nintendo Switch In 2017
     
    People of the Year: Emily Greer

    People of the Year 2017: Christian Whitehead
    People of the Year 2017: Strauss Zelnick
     
    Game of the Year 2017: Divinity: Original Sin 2

     
    GOTY 2017: #3 Super Mario Odyssey
    GOTY 2017: #2 PUBG
    GOTY 2017: #1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    The 50 best games of 2017
     
    THE 15 BEST VIDEO GAMES OF 2017

     
    The 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games of 2017

     
    Jesper Kyd Documentary - Bound to Sound | Gameumentary
     
    Horizon Zero Dawn Documentary - Noclip
     
    The Students Designing the Video Games of the Future: Masters of Gaming
     
    In Defence of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Soundtrack | Game Score Fanfare
     
    Indie Games You Missed in 2017 // HeavyEyed
     
    How Snake Pass Works | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    A Closer Look At Final Fantasy VII's Battle Cinematics
     
    Rainbow Six Siege's Astonishing Comeback
     
    Shadowrun FPS and BattleTech Developer Mitch Gitelman - IGN Unfiltered #26
     
    Dinosaur Games shares Jet Set Radio Evolution visual proof of concept turned down by Sega
     
    DayZ - Tragedy of the Commons: The Game - Extra Credits
     
    The truth about GodMode, the "World's First Brain Booster for Gamers" - Here's A Thing
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    I think I've been brutally owned by Ubisoft

     
    The Weirdest Patch Notes Of 2017

     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    The 10 best video game soundtracks of 2017

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    News & Highlights
    Holiday Events & Winter Break Notice [Dec 23rd to Jan 8th] -  A reminder to all members of the AJSA on Xbox One! Remember that from Saturday December 23rd to Monday January 8th the AJSA Xbox One Division will be on Winter break. This means that there will be no scheduled AJSA events on the Xbox One during this time. This will a time to relax, spend with your family and/or you can try to make a dent in your video game backlog.
    Before we go on break we're going to have a final set of events to close out 2017. This week we're going to have a special series of Holiday themed community events, filled with unique activities for members to engage in, to end the year. Join the Angry Army on Xbox as we end the Year as we started it (playing a ton of video games!) and finalize our foundation for 2018:
    Week of December 18th - Holiday/Festive Themed Events
    Tuesday Dec. 19th - Destiny 2 @7:00pm EST
    'The Dawning' seasonal event kick-off
      Wednesday Dec. 20th - GTA Online @7:00pm EST
    Holiday costume contest and brawl. If it snows...snowball fight!
      Thursday. Dec. 21st - Minecraft @7:00pm EST
    Special holiday multi-step adventure/quest and gift giving
      Friday Dec. 22nd - Overwatch @7:00pm EST
    Last event of the year - Winter Wonderland gaming marathon to end 2017! Additional details on these events are listed below in the schedule outline.
    Xbox One Events of 2017 Overview - Below are the list of games the Xbox One Division held events for in 2017:
    Battlefield 1 Battlefield 3 (via backward compatibility) Battlefield 4 Battlefield: Hardline COD: Black Ops (via backward compatibility) COD: Black Ops II (via backward compatibility) COD: Black Ops III Destiny Destiny 2 Fortnite: Battle Royale Gears of War 3 (via backward compatibility) Gears of War 4 Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gigantic Grand Theft Auto V Halo 3 (via backward compatibility) Halo 5 Halo Wars 2 Halo: Master Chief Collection Halo: Reach (via backward compatibility) Injustice 2 Killer Instinct Minecraft Overwatch Rainbow Six: Siege Rocket League SMITE SpeedRunners Star Wars: Battlefront II Titanfall Titanfall 2 Warframe Warhammer: Vermintide Thank you to all our amazing organizers and participants for making all of these events possible. See you in 2018!
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [December 19th to December 22nd]
    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.
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    Destiny 2 - Xbox One Event - Tues. Dec. 19th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Rally for the final time in 2017 with the 'Angry Guardians' on the Xbox One this Tuesday night [12.5.2017] at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. Join us as we close out the year with 'The Dawning', a festive celebration filled with new toys, armor, and weapons to for us to earn. This year's Dawning is unlike any other....it's not just the renweal that a new year brings, but the dawn of something greater!! Full 'Dawning' details at Bungie.net.
    This event will primarily revolve around 'Dawning' content, where we will try out some of the new game modes like 'Mayhem' and work together to earn as much new gear as we can during the event.
    We will also focus on completing the Weekly Milestones and ranking up fellow Guardians. We'll be doing both Vanguard & Nightfall Strikes, Crucible, Missions/Quests, and other challenges. If you've been seeking an organized Destiny gaming group, this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
    Contact our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox One, MasterfulJoe101 on Xbox Live, if you have any questions/require assistance about this upcoming event. Hope you can join us on this new journey.
    For additional information about the AJSA Xbox One crew on Destiny 2, check out our sub-forum.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 19th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    GTA Online - Xbox One Event - Wed. Dec. 20th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    'Tis the season to be Angry....Join the 'Angry Grand Theft Army' on Xbox One this Wednesday for a festive night of shenanigans and over-the-top action. In observance of the holidays, we are encouraging all participants of this event to put on their best 'Festive/Holiday' costume. As part of this event we're going to have a special 'Holiday Brawl'. Don't miss out!
    Should the snow fall on Los Santos in time for this event, we'll also have a snowball fight! Participants of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow AJSA members in an event full of festive racing, missions, adversary matches and holiday fun in the city of Los Santos and Blaine County.
    Participants are to join the Xbox Live Party of the hosts, "RuneX", during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can add the host to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message them in advance to let them know you'd like to play.
    To join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew, head to the Rockstar Social Club to join:
    https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/angrygrandtheftarmy
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 20th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am EST)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Dec. 21st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Minecraft Nights on Xbox One have come a long way in 2017. Thank you to all those who have been part of this epic journey and continue to support our Minecraft events. Join up with us this Thursday night as we build and play in our Minecraft community world. Members are invited play, talk, and build together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army.
    Please note that for this event we will use the 'Xbox One Edition' of Minecraft.
    As part of this event, we have filled our central base with festive decorations and designed it to fit into the holiday spirit. To start the event, participants will gather in the community room on the second floor where we will open and exchange gifts with one another.
    After we've concluded the gift giving, we are to embark on a special adventure/quest specifically crafted for this event. Details are being kept hush-hush to ensure maximum surprise! Early attendance is encouraged due to limited spots in the server.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 21st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Fri. Dec. 22nd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Welcome to the last Xbox One event of 2017! Team up with the Agents of the Angry Army on Xbox during our Overwatch event this Friday night on December 22nd, 2017 at 7:00pm EST. The Winter Wonderland festivities are in full swing! Earn all your favorite Hero skins and holiday themed content in an AJSA group! The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event to get everyone 'warmed up' for Winter Wonderland. 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:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/34618-overwatch-xbox-one-event-information-news/
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 22nd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    The Game Awards winners and announcements, Playstation Experience announcements, Waypoint interviews speedrunner Halfcoordinated, Cuphead artists illustrates game's five year development cycle, Beyond Good and Evil 2 production update, new Tomb Raider in development, games of 2017 represented by Simpsons screenshots, Tim Rogers talks differences between Xenoblade Chronicles 2's English and Japanese script, 25 year old Square game gets Western releases, games of 2017 as represented by Simpsons images, developer James Cox on the need to stop treating game subjects as jokes and breaking the cycles that prevent the creation of unique games, content creators respond to Patreon changes, Cloth Map releases the next part of their documentary on gaming in Brazil, BoukenJima asks What If Platformers Had Fighting Game Motions, Ubisoft delays games, game developers discuss the need to work with graduates and support future creators, 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)
     
    The Game Awards 2017
    Josef Fares: "All publishers fuck up sometimes"
    Carol Shaw awarded 'Industry Icon' honour at The Game Awards
    All The Big Games And Announcements At The 2017 Game Awards
    Zelda Wins Game Of The Year At The 2017 Game Awards
    Developer defends ‘fuck the Oscars’ rant from The Game Awards
    Despite Game Awards 2017’s record success, Geoff Keighley doesn’t want it to be gaming’s Oscars
     
    Here's What Happened At PSX 2017's Opening Night
    PlayStation Experience indies round-up: Flipping Death, Donut County, Jupiter & Mars, Iconoclasts, Moonlighter, tons more
     
    New Beyond Good And Evil 2 Video Shows Off The Game's Progress
     
    New Metro Exodus trailer released at The Game Awards
     
    A Long Look At Death Stranding, Which Is Still Weird As Hell
    Kojima fans try to make sense of Death Stranding’s latest trailer
     
    Bayonetta 3 Announced, Is Switch Exclusive
    Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Coming To The Nintendo Switch
     
    New Tomb Raider game in development
     
    Exclusive Interview With Mega Man 11's Creators
     
    Far Cry 5, The Crew delayed as Ubisoft revises profitability targets

     
    20 Minutes of Far Cry 5 Fly, Fishing, and Killing Gameplay in 4K - PSX 2017
     
    Insomniac Games talks about what makes Spider-Man
     
    Soulcalibur VI Announced
    Soulcalibur 6 delivers 10 minutes of gameplay from PlayStation Experience
     
    Soulcalibur 6 will take the series back to its origins
     
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance too often puts realism ahead of fun

     
    Overkill's The Walking Dead is a four player co-op shooter where you fight zombies and other humans
     
    A new From Software game just got teased at The Game Awards 2017
     
    Dragon's Crown Pro Gameplay Demo Panel - PSX 2017
     
    Sony’s bringing back MediEvil for PS4
     
    Ni no Kuni 2 delayed a second time to March 2018
     
    Sea of Thieves' release date has been announced
     
    Past Cure is a John Wick-inspired psychological action game from a tiny indie team
     
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory Trailer Shows Off Characters And Story Scenes
     
    Despite weak AI, MechWarrior 5 is shaping up to be the mech game I've always wanted

    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is coming December 2018, will have 4-player co op
     
    Patapon 2 Remastered Coming Out For PlayStation 4

     
    Thrones of Britannia's ten factions will fight for control of Total War's "most detailed" map

     
    Monster Hunter: World is shaping up to be exactly the evolution we hoped for

     
    A Way Out’s online co-op is playable with just one copy of the game
     
    Devil May Cry HD Collection announced for PC, release date set

     
    Red Strings Club provides a fresh spin on old cyberpunk cliches

     
    DJMax Respect’s Western Version Won’t Miss Out On Any Content From Japan Or Asia

     
    Square Enix explain why after 25 years cult classic Romancing SaGa 2 is heading West for the first time

     
    See the trailer for Campo Santo's In The Valley of Gods, coming in 2019
    IN THE VALLEY OF GODS ANNOUNCED FROM THE DEVELOPERS OF FIREWATCH
    Introducing the Valley of Gods
     
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm's final episode releases this month, and here’s the full trailer
    Talking to the voice of Rachel from Life is Strange: Before the Storm
     
    Living Dark is a neo-noir, procedural narrative adventure from Dean Hall's RocketWerkz
     
    Super Robot Wars X Announced For PS4 And PS Vita In Japan And Asia
     
    Dreams Creation Gameplay Demo Panel - PSX 2017
    Dreams Is Hard to Explain, But It Looks Brilliant
     
    Tabletop giant Fantasy Flight’s next project is a digital card game
     
    Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming in May 2018
     
    Shadow of the Colossus - PSX 2017: PS4 Gameplay
     
    Killing Floor Incursion VR Gameplay Demo Panel - PSX 2017
     
    Golem VR Gameplay Demo Panel - PSX 2017
     
    Iconoclasts release date announced in stunning animated trailer
     
    Unavowed's first teaser sheds light on a supernatural adventure from Wadjet Eye
     
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter developer announces dark fantasy shooter Witchfire
     
    Twin-stick farming roguelike Atomicrops looks like the exact opposite of Stardew Valley

     
    Old-school JRPG Legrand Legacy gets a release date in new trailer
     
    GTFO gameplay trailer showcases a strange, sinister underground treasure hunt
     
    Cozy sandbox RPG Deiland was inspired by Stardew Valley and Final Fantasy
     
    Fade to Silence is THQ Nordic's new post-apocalyptic survival game
    Fade to Silence: 5 Minutes of Survival Gameplay - IGN First
     
    World War Z is a four-player co-op survival game, coming next year
     
    Watch a new trailer for Polygod, a 'minimalist rogue-like FPS' coming next year
     
    Porn game publisher is paying to make motorcycle brawler Road Redemption X-rated

    How anime porn is giving some games a second shot at success
     
    The creators of Job Simulator are making Vacation Simulator
     
    Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Seasonal Event
     
    Overwatch’s holiday event returns next week with new Mei-focused mode
    Overwatch will match you more closely with players of a similar skill rating from January
    Today’s Winter Wonderland patch brings more than skins and snowballs
     
    Total War: Warhammer 2 reveals free Skaven-themed update, out next week
     
    Dying Light unveils Bad Blood—a PvP battle royale-style standalone expansion due in 2018

     
    ‘We’ve Made Some Mistakes’: Bungie Backtracks On Locked Destiny 2 Content

     
    Star Wars Battlefront 2’s new trailer teases December plans
    EA May Not Bring Certain Loot Boxes Back to 'Star Wars Battlefront II'
     
    Stardew Valley multiplayer beta coming early 2018, underwater area teased

     
    Civilization VI: Rise and Fall – First Look: Netherlands
     
    PUBG 1.0 to launch December 20, desert map will go live on test servers tonight
    Camel toes in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds won't make it to live servers, were an accident
     
    Street Fighter 5’s third season of characters revealed at Capcom Cup 2017
     
    The Division’s Free 1.8 Update Is Better Than Its Paid Expansions

     
    I Voice 6 Characters in 2064: Read Only Memories on PS4
     
    US lawmaker who called out Star Wars Battlefront 2 lays out plans for anti-loot box law

     
    Patreon raises user fees to stabilise creator payouts

      Steam ends support for bitcoin
    G2A are now selling Bitcoin vouchers
    Steam Removes Game About Hiding Porn From Your Parents
    A Bizarre Steam Removal Shows Why Valve Is a Poor Steward of Games Culture
     
    Crappy Games Keep Trying To Steal PUBG's Name On Steam

     
    As Discord nears 100 million users, safety concerns are heard

     
    Twitch sees "glimmer of hope" in battle against toxic behaviour

     
    Google Play: Gender bias in mobile gaming needs to change
     
    Bethesda donates $100,000 to scholarship program for women and minority students

    Single-Player Games Aren't Dying, Bethesda Won't Let Them
     
    Boss Key co-founder Arjan Brussee joins Epic Games
     
    NPD Shows Dismal 'Battlefront 2' Sales At 20% Of 'Call of Duty: WWII' Sales

    35% or more of EA Sports players spend on Ultimate Team
     
    Outlast 3 will be made 'at some point', no DLC for Outlast 2, VR game could be in the works

     
    Fortnite cheater and Epic Games settle lawsuit

     
    Loot boxes aren't gambling, says New Zealand government

     
    A Light in the Darkness: Portable Gaming in Hurricane-Wrecked Puerto Rico

     
    Working to Make Brazil's Gaming Scene More Accessible for Deaf Players

     
    Thanks to PUBG, China may now have more Steam users than any other country

     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: Capcom Cup

     
    Major Call Of Duty Tournament Delayed After Bomb Threat

     
    Overwatch Pro Blasts Enemy Team Into Oblivion With Moira
     
    This Weekend's Marvel vs. Capcom Trophy Is A Light-Up Infinity Gauntlet

    Marvel vs. Capcom Tournament With Special Rules Lets Pro Mess With Opponent's Controls
     
    Sneaky Defuse Almost Works At Call of Duty Tournament

     
    StarCraft Pro Wins With His Foot, Naps Mid-Match, Thinks He's The Shit (Update)

    The StarCraft Foot Heel Won't Be Cowed By Angry Brands
     
    League of Legends will bring the esports experience home with Clash mode
     
    What It's Like To Watch Overwatch At A Bar

     
    Google now returns esports results, but only for events broadcast on YouTube
     
    Esports was worth $1.5 billion in 2017

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The rise, fall and return of Dance Dance Revolution in America

     
    Cuphead artists illustrate the game’s five-year dev cycle

     
    The history of bleem!

     
    The Fun is Over, We Have to Get Serious about Games

     
    How an amputation saved Quadrilateral Cowboy’s life

     
    Sunless Sea's dev couple on the choppy waters of working relationships

     
    Watch devs tell the stories behind games like Chuchel, Heat Signature, and Untitled Goose Game
     
    EA Leak Gives Us A Glimpse At How Publishers Plan Marketing Campaigns

     
    The indie dev taking his brawler on tour to test it against the toughest audiences

     
    "Smaller studios will define the future of video game storytelling"

     
    Time for games to get cultured on culture

     
    Best Places To Work: How to work with graduates and students

     
    Postmortem: Mimimi's Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

     
    What devs are saying about the design of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
     
    Why so many FIFA 18 players think the computer cheats

     
    We'll be talking about Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City Festival for years to come

     
    Horizon Zero Dawn’s racial diversity is no mistake

     
    'The New Colossus' Switches Tones So Often, The Game Undercuts Its Message

    Other opinion
    Behind the bloodshed, Wolfenstein II depicts the quiet rise of real-world fascism
     
    Playing 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice' With Newly Restored Hearing

     
    Confessions of a Semi-Reformed Video Game Completionist

     
    This trucker put a gaming PC in his big rig to deal with the isolation of the open road

     
    People of the Year 2017: Larian Studios

    People of the Year 2017: SpecialEffect
    People of the Year 2017: Nintendo
    People of the Year 2017: Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene
    People of the Year 2017: Tequila Works
     
    GOTY 2017: #8 Horizon Zero Dawn

    GOTY 2017: #7 Prey
    GOTY 2017: #6 Persona 5
    Game of the Year 2017: #5 Resident Evil 7
    Game of the Year: #4 Nier: Automata
     
    The 10 Best PC Games of 2017

     
    Losing Player Trust - The Data Dilemma - Extra Credits
     
    Halfcoordinated, the Max-Agility Speedrunner Gaming with One Hand
     
    Pumped to Be Here: Brazil's Game Fans
     
    Fallout 1 Retrospective | A History of Isometric CRPGs (Episode 1)
     
    Zone of the Enders | Forgotten Gems
     
    Games as Lit. 101 - Literary Analysis: Halo 2
     
    Found In Translation: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
     
    What If Platformers Had Fighting Game Motions? | BoukenJima
     
    What Happened To Cheat Codes?
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    Video games of 2017 as represented by The Simpsons

     
    Someone made a fake coffee shop to try and get free games, it didn't work

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    News & Highlights
    Winter Break Notice [Dec 23rd to Jan 8th] -  I'd like to make sure everyone is aware that next Saturday December 23rd to Monday January 8th the AJSA Xbox One Division will be on our Winter break. This means that there will be no scheduled AJSA events on the Xbox One during this time. This will a time to relax, spend with your family and/or you can try to make a dent in your video game backlog.
    Before we go on break we're going to have two weeks of events that will serve as our last set of events for 2017. During the week of December 18th we will have have a special series of Holiday themed community events, filled with unique activities for members to engage in, to end the year. Join the Angry Army on Xbox as we end the Year as we started it (playing a ton of video games!) and finalize our foundation for 2018.
    Top 10 Games of 2017 (According to Xbox) - This week we are starting the voting process for the Top 10 Games of 2017 according to Xbox One members. Similar to last year, members are to receive Club notices and messages this week asking for votes and feedback on what games that came out this year on Xbox One they really liked. We want as much participation from members in this community project as possible! Share and contribute your thoughts! The voting will last two weeks.
    End of Year Event Outline - As noted before we go on break, we're having a final series of events to close out the year. In this article, we showcase one of the last two sets of events for 2017. In a recently published forum thread, conveniently called 'Xbox Events - End of Year Outline', we share with you all our event plans for the rest of the year. If you're on Xbox and want to plan ahead, check out that thread!
    AJSA Gaming YouTube
    The AJSA 4th Year Anniversary was an awesome and fun celebration. We in the Xbox One Division held a unique series of events to commemorate the birthday of this community. If you've yet to watch the montage video of our Anniversary activities, please consider checking out the video on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel.
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [December 14th to December 17th]
    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.
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    Star Wars: Battlefront II - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Dec. 14th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    In observance of 'The Last Jedi' movie release, we're holding a special one-time Star Wars: Battlefront II event. We will be playing a variety of games modes, both within custom matches and online matchmaking. Absolutely no movie spoilers will be tolerated. Talk about the movie franchise and the game with your fellow AJSA members!
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 14th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am EST)
    Hosts: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & SickShock [Gamertag: SickShock6]
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    Warhammer: Vermintide - Xbox One Event - Fri. Dec. 15th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Kick off your weekend with some good ol' fashioned first person action-packed fun! For the first time ever, we're featuring Warhammer: End TImes - Vermintide as an event on Xbox One. Thanks to it being a game featured with the Games with Gold program on Xbox, anyone with an active subscription can freely download and play this title. 
    Each squad can have up to four players, so we'll have several different squads going at the same time to make sure everyone has a partner. AJSA members will take part in several missions and quests to take on and defeat 'rodent like monstrous creatures' that have taken over the game world.
    Completely new to Vermintide? Consider checking out this Beginner's Guide from the Vermintide wiki. The hosts will also help guide new members coming into the game as well during the event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 15th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am EST)
    Hosts: WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Dec. 16th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Team up with the Angry Army on Xbox during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on December 16th, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. The Winter Wonderland festivities are finally here! The AJSA is returning once again to take part in this fun and exciting seasonal event. Earn all your favorite Hero skins and holiday themed content in an AJSA group! The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event to get everyone 'warmed up' for Winter Wonderland. 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:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/34618-overwatch-xbox-one-event-information-news/
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 16th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    COD: Black Ops II - Xbox One Event - Sun. Dec. 17th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Team up Back by popular request, COD: Black Ops II (via backward compatibility) is returning to the Xbox One event schedule this Sunday night. This will be our last Call of Duty event of 2017, so don't miss out! This will be a great opportunity for members to try out the game for the first time via backward compat. or for members to relive their past experiences.
    We will gather all participants into one Xbox Live Party, provided by the host, and from there we will designate group activities and form squads. Activities will range from online multiplayer, zombies, and custom games. Contact the host (info provided below) if you want extra info about the upcoming event.
    For participants playing from their Xbox 360: Please add the host to your friends list on your 360 and please send a message letting us know you want an invite to our game session during the event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: December 17th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forum
    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/
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    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
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    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 Conan, in Frontpage,


    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a casual/pro mission. We'll start with 1 quick drop for prep, and then split into casual and professional groups. You'll be informed as to which group you belong, and there's no negotiation on the designation at this time.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 12/09/2017. Duration: 2+ hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal:  Leadership TBD. RSVP by commenting below. Questions may be asked here as well. Please come ready to use your mic and communicate respectfully/effectively.
     
    See you there.
    NO GUTS, NO GALAXY.