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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hi all. I hope everyone had a good weekend. Thank you to those who came out to play during our Game Nights. We did have a slight hiccup last night with Fortnite as the servers crashed about halfway through the session and we had to switch over to another game for the evening. Every now and then things like this happen, I'm happy that we were able to still salvage the evening and still play together on another game. We hope you can all join us this weekend for our last full slate of Game Nights for January and you can view all details on these upcoming activities below in this article. Please not that our Game Nights outline for February will be published on Monday February 4th.
    Weekly Game Night Schedule - January 25th to January 27th

    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.
    --------------------
    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday January 25th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    For our last full weekend of Game Nights for January we are bringing back Halo: Master Chief Collection this Friday.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom game modes across all four Halo titles in the collection Online Slayer/Big Team Battle/Infection and other objective based modes - 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 January 25th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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.
    - Host -
    Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] --------------------
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Game Night
    Saturday January 26th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Join the Angry Army on Xbox One this Saturday night for an evening of fast paced and action packed goodness with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Operation: Absolute Zero is still active and we're looking to help level up members to earn new gear and characters. Depending on the size of the group we have we'll likely split up into multiple different squads to take advantage of the modes available to us. We'll be trying out more custom/private Blackout matches as well.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom game modes to warm up/goof off and get squads organized Online TDM/Kill Confirmed/Domination Online & Custom Blackout [Battle Royale] - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday January 26th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] --------------------
    Paladins - Game Night
    Sunday January 20th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Paladins returns as a Game Night this Sunday night! We're ending the week with the 'Champions of the Realm'.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Online & Custom Matches TDM/Control - XBOX GAME STATUS: FREE TO PLAY -
    Paladins is a free to play title and can be downloaded without monetary purchase.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday January 27th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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.
    - Host -
    Sergeant Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] --------------------
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    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Greetings soldiers of the Angry Army, Auraxius calls for War once again. Join us as we make for the planetside, to conquer it in the name of our force, factions will be chosen at the start of the event, to give the opportunity to play a different side. 
    This event will be held Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019, 2pm EDT/7pm GMT in the Angry Joe show army discord.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Critical Distance's retrospective on 2018 in video game blogging and criticism, Bungie splits with Activision, Randy Pitchford counter-sued by former Gearbox lawyer and talks about how he doesn't know how orgasms work, Ed Smith examines the humor of Hitman 2, Jamie Geist on exploring gender identity in MMOs, Heather Alexandra on Metal Gear 2 as a game about invalidating player achievements, Colin Campbell discusses what he learned while taking a game writing course, Ars Technica speaks to Glen Schofield about the development of Dead Space, Nadia Oxford on Red Dead Redemption 2 use of an antisemitic trope to deconstruct Arthur, Dean Takahashi interviews Cory Barlog about the creation of God of War, Ethan Johnson on the developers and pioneers that we lost in 2018, RollerCoaster Tycoon ride lasts for 12 years, 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)
     
    Kingdom Hearts III Has An Epilogue That Will Be Patched In After Launch

     
    Why Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Doesn't Have Online Multiplayer
    Exclusive Gameplay From Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's Hirata Estates
     
    New, Exclusive Details On Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    Here's What You Can Do In Sekiro's Hub Area
     
    Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - A Hero's Journey Trailer
    Meet the Warlords
     
    Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 explains its three grand campaigns
    Commanding a fleet that wants to eat the universe in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
     
    Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer shows off two fan-favourite characters
    https://youtu.be/02HW13yUjb4
     
    My Time At Portia, the Harvest Moon-inspired farm RPG, leaves Early Access next week
     
    Sega Brings Catherine To PC Without Enhanced Edition Content

     
    Anthem: Interceptor Javelin Gameplay Profile - IGN First
     
    New Gameplay Today - Onimusha: Warlords Remastered
     
    Left Alive Shows The Garmoniyan Invasion In Its Latest Trailer
     
    EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game
     
    Ubisoft will only release The Division 2 and other titles on the Epic Games Store and UPlay

     
    Small town murder-mystery adventure Rainswept gets a release date and a new trailer
     
    Chaos;Child brings another Science Adventure VN to PC next week
     
    Civ 5 designer Jon Shafer opens up about the personal struggles that delayed his next game

     
    Super Robot Wars T second trailer
     
    Our World Is Ended’s Updated Version On PS4, Switch, And PC Gets Its First Trailer
     
    Six minutes of Arc of Alchemist gameplay
     
    Record of Agarest War: Mariage launches February 1

     
    2D action game Dark Devotion is coming soon, so let's watch some fights
     
    Real-Time Syrian Refugee Game Bury Me, My Love Is Now On Switch And You Should Play It
     
    It looks like the Dark Souls Trilogy collection could finally be coming to Europe
     
    Battlefield 5 battle royale lets you kill with tractors
     
    More details on Celeste’s free DLC, but no release date yet
     
    Rocket League Now Has Cross-Play Across All Consoles

     
    Monster Hunter: World x The Witcher Crossover Dated for Next Month
     
    All-devouring Tyranid swarms arrive in Warhammer 40k: Gladius this week
     
    Tencent takes minority stake in Warhammer: Vermintide developer Fatshark

     
    Valve slaps Wandersong, a very real game, with fake-game restrictions
     
    Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absurd'

     
    Red Dead Redemption 2’s Pinkerton agents are at the center of a lawsuit

     
    Valve announces 8 changes coming to Steam in 2019

     
    Bungie Splits With Activision, Keeps Destiny
     
    Mike Morhaime is leaving Blizzard for good in April

     
    Epic Games store establishes new refund policy
     
    Epic, Improbable team up for $25 million fund to bring SpatialOS developers to "more open engines"

    Unity explains Improbable license revocation, says SpatialOS creator's claims "incorrect"
    Unity say Improbable games don't need to shut down after all, as Epic offer devs cash to go Unreal
     
    Epic sued over yet another Fortnite dance, this time by Orange Shirt Kid's mom

    Microsoft Removes Carlton, Floss Dances From Forza Horizon 4
     
    AGDQ 2019 hits $1 million with 2 days to spare

    AGDQ 2019’s 10 best speedruns from a record-setting week
     
    Longtime Twitch Streamer Summit1g Tops Ninja's Subscriber Count

     
    UK industry braces for no-deal Brexit

     
    The 8-player co-op mod for Skyrim is entering closed beta

     
    Esports News
     
    Competitive Halo Goes Old School With The Halo 3 Classic Tournament

     
    FIFA's fight to join the "big three" of esports

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    THIS YEAR IN VIDEOGAME BLOGGING: 2018
    THE LAST OF US
     
    How to write a video game story

     
    Critical Values: In Defense of Prey and Those Who Made It

    Text format of one of the videos I had in the best of 2018 list.
     
    How 'Slime Rancher' Made a Ton of Money And Stuck to 40-Hour Workweeks
     
    GAMING’S HIDDEN TOXICITY

     
    How Gaming Helped Me With Gender Dysphoria

     
    Trans Identity in Eorzea

     
    Old is the new new

     
    The Power of Glove

     
    The Millennial Burnout Conversation Also Applies to Gamers

     
    How Red Dead Redemption 2 Successfully Uses an Antisemitic Trope to Deconstruct Arthur Morgan

     
    Gris and the problem of symbolic hurt

     
    To Be Gay in Mass Effect Is An Act of Rebellion

     
    Metal Gear 2 Retrospective: The World Spins Without Snake

     
    The Eternal Castle: Remastered is a remake of a game that never existed

     
    “Splitting Sides,” by Ed Smith

     
    Romancing The Code: the unknowable love of Heaven Will Be Mine

     
    How Dead Space's Scariest Scene Almost Killed the Game | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    What Makes a Good Metroidvania?
     
    Daria Reviews Snatcher (Sega CD) - The Films that Made Snatcher
     
    Odd Time Signatures in Video Game Music
     
    Noclip Podcast #04 - Mikey Neumann
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    God of War full interview — The definitive story behind the crafting of God of War

     
    2018: The Losses

     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    Watching Someone Beat a Mario Game Without Pressing Right Is F'ing Wild
     
    RollerCoaster Tycoon Ride From Hell Lasts 12 Years
     

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello everyone, I hope you all had a safe and fun weekend. I'd like to extend my thanks to all those who came out to participate during our first round of Game Nights here on Xbox this past weekend. We concluded our Winter Break and wasted no time getting back into the action with games such as Halo: Master Chief Collection, Black Ops 4, and Rainbow Six: Siege. It was nice seeing both old and new faces as we gathered to hang out and play these games. You guys officially kicked off a new year of gaming! I'm excited on where we're going next! This article will outline our Game Nights for this weekend. See what you're interested in and consider coming out to play for a few hours. Cya there!
    Xbox Information Thread
    ICYMI - We have updated our 'Xbox Information Thread' to reflect all the changes and updates going into 2019 for us here on Xbox.
    Weekly Game Night Schedule - January 18th to January 20th

    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.
    --------------------
    Red Dead Online - Game Night
    Friday January 18th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Welcome to the Wild West. The Angry Outlaws are returning to Red Dead Redemption II this Friday night to kick off our 'AJSA Gaming Weekend'. We'll be playing a variety of Stranger Missions and trying out the new 'Gun Rush' mode during our play session. Our goal is help level up fellow members, earn money, and mess around in the wacky world known as Red Dead Online. Please note if this is your first playing Red Dead Online, there is a mandatory tutorial that you must complete when booting up online that can last up to an hour.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Stranger Missions, Hunting, Gang Hideouts Gun Rush - Date & Start Times -
    Friday January 18th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] --------------------
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Game Night
    Saturday January 19th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Join the Angry Army on Xbox One this Saturday night for an evening of fast paced and action packed goodness with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Operation: Absolute Zero is still active and we're looking to help level up members to earn new gear and characters. Depending on the size of the group we have we'll likely split up into multiple different squads to take advantage of the modes available to us. We'll be trying out more custom/private Blackout matches as well.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom game modes to warm up/goof off and get squads organized Online TDM/Kill Confirmed/Domination Online & Custom Blackout [Battle Royale] - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday January 19th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] --------------------
    Fortnite: Battle Royale - Game Night
    Sunday January 20th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Fortnite returns this Sunday night! We're ending the week with some good ol' fashioned Battle Royale. Season 7 is still up and running so this will be a great opportunity for members who are looking to level up their Battle Pass in a group setting.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Squads & Duos Disco Domination, 50v50 and/or any other special game featured - XBOX GAME STATUS: FREE TO PLAY -
    Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free to play title and can be downloaded without monetary purchase.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday January 20th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm 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.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] --------------------
    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
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    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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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Imran Khan talks to Yoko Taro, Takahisa Taura, and Keiichi Okabe about life, death, and opportunity. Jacob Geller's Love Letter to Beat Saber, Noclip starts podcast series to discuss games and industry culture with developers, previews for Sekiro and Anthem, Charlie Hall covers Elite's upcoming eight month expedition, part three of Ludocriticism's look at Arkane Studio's games, Game Maker's Toolkit on why 98' was the year of stealth games, designing Mutant Year Zero, Lee Yancy on the year long plot to blow up a notorious EVE Online space station, Paradox buys Prison Architect, and more.
     
    The best writing and the best videos of the year lists were recently posted.
     
    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 Translate The Yakuza Creators' New Game As We Play It
     
    In Afterparty you can get drunk with Satan and vomit up your conscience

     
    Anthem: 15 Minutes of Lost Arcanist Gameplay (Interceptor, Storm, Colossus) - IGN First
    Anthem CES 2019 trailer
    Discussing My First Time Playing ANTHEM
     
    Persona Q2 Dungeons And Bosses Are Packed With Personality

     
    Open world paint 'em up Eastshade arrives February 13th
     
    Bright Memory is a stylish Chinese shooter/melee hybrid coming to Steam next week
     
    Demon's Tilt battles hell with the power of pinball this month
     
    Shenmue 3 double the length of prior games, side quests no longer separate from main story
     
    Tropico 6 delayed again because it's "not outstanding - yet"

     
    How Progression Works In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
     
    Metro Exodus - Story Trailer
     
    The next episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season has got a new trailer
     
    Olympic-style volleyball hits consoles, PC with Spike Volleyball
     
    Hitman HD Enhanced Collection announced for PS4, Xbox One

     
    A Bunch Of Former Top Hearthstone Designers Are Making A Marvel Game

     
    Cultist Simulator expands beyond immortality January 22nd

     
    DMCA Injunction DENIED in Stardock's Star Control Lawsuit
    Star Control makers defend DMCA takedown against Star Control: Origins
     
    Paradox buy Prison Architect, might make their own Architect games

     
    Lego: The Hobbit and Lego: The Lord of the Rings pulled from digital stores

     
    Independent Games Festival 2019 Finalists Announced, Return Of The Obra Dinn Leads The Pack

     
    Undertale Creator and Game Theory’s MatPat Clash on Twitter Over Misleading Heartbound Stream
    Past history and a lot of threads and posts going around of MatPat not crediting games or people involved with the videos he makes.
     
    More Shakeup At Activision Blizzard, As Blizzard CFO Leaves For A New Job
     
    GRIS Advertisement Rejected By Facebook For "Sexually Suggestive" Content
     
    Twitch Re-Suspends Alleged Domestic Abuser After Fan Outcry

    Top Smash Player Gets Temporary Twitch Ban For Drinking Too Much On Stream
     
    Games After January 1, 2019 Must Have Accessible Communications Under CVAA Legislation
     
    LGBTQ Video Game Exhibition Opens In Berlin

     
    Blizzard names and shames 18,000 South Korean Overwatch accounts banned for toxicity

     
    Japan makes it illegal to resell game keys or distribute save editors

     
    Esports News
     
    Overwatch Team Says Player Questioned About Identity Was Impostor After All

    Overwatch Contenders controversy has once again made things more difficult for women in esports
    ‘Overwatch’ Contenders Ellie controversy angers gaming community
     
    PUBG suspends cheating pro players, but most of the teams will stay in PEL

     
    Pro tennis embraces videogames as the Australian Open hosts a $500K Fortnite event

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    One Step From Eden - Deckbuilding Action Roguelike
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Talking To Yoko Taro, PlatinumGames' Takahisa Taura, And Composer Keiichi Okabe About Life, Death, And Opportunity
     
    The Roots of Compile – 1998 Developer Interview

     
    Everyday bisexuality in video games

     
    Ducking up the game design of Mutant: Year Zero

     
    Good For What Ails You

    Cowboys, Cowardice, and Contradictions
     
    Far Cry 5 ignores both Montana's real history of fascism and its victims

     
    I think I like Below the most when I'm not actually playing it

     
    Worry less about children's screen use, parents told
     
    Diversity is important because a video game is much more than its gameplay

     
    The Year-Long, Undercover Plot To Blow Up EVE Online's Most Notorious Space Station

     
    I Unexpectedly Made A Lot Of Money Telling Fortunes In Final Fantasy XIV

     
    Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: Packing for a trip to the edge of the Milky Way

     
    “Richly Deserved,” by Reid McCarter

     
    A Love Letter to Beat Saber
     
    Smashing It: Dishonored & Arkane | Arkane Ludography 3/5 | CRITIQUE/REVIEW
     
    Resident Evil: Code Veronica Design | Road to the Rocket Launcher
     
    The Year Stealth Games Got Serious | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    The History of Star Wars: Republic Commando
     
    Top 5 character designs in gaming of 2018 || [error corrected]
     
    Behaviour Trees: The Cornerstone of Modern Game AI (AI 101) | AI and Games
     
    Noclip Podcast #01 (Story) - The Steam Spy
    Noclip Podcast #02 (Story) - The Return of Theme Hospital
    Noclip Podcast #03 (Story) - The Dunes of Arabistan
     
    The Fans Reviving the Halo PC Experience - Installation 01 | Gameumentary
     
    Why Did Geoff Keighley Create The Game Awards?
     

    By DoctorEvil, in Frontpage,


    PC gaming always has a wide field of genres and niches compared to our console cousins, and that is reflected in the 37 games nominated for this year's list.  Thanks to your votes, we've narrowed down the field to an amazing list of games everyone should check out at some point.
     
    So here we go, THESE ARE THE TOP 10 PC GAMES OF 2018 as voted by the community!
     
     
    Number 10
     
    Game: Return of the Obra Dinn
    Quotes: "From the maker of Papers Please, this game is the most satisfying Detective/Mystery game I've played in years.  It rewards critical thinking and paying attention to detail in an amazing feat of storytelling." - Doctor Evil
    "Well constructed mystery game making use of a beautiful early PC art style. Requires you to pay attention and to make more reasonable deductions while allowing for different ways of getting to the answers without the forced hand holding of most mystery games, making it one of the best uses of the genre since Her Story." - Legolas

    Number 9
     
    Game: Celeste
    Quotes: "Mechanically, Celeste is one of the best platformers I've played. It controls well, perfectly introduces each new gameplay concept, the stages are varied with their own gameplay elements with each one being enjoyable to play, and there are alternate more difficult versions of levels for those that want a greater challenge. Narratively Celeste has a well done portrayal of someone suffering from anxiety and the themes, plot, mechanics, and score all blend together perfectly. Offers a variety of accessibility options that can be used to alter how the game plays if you want to play the game in a different way or a way that is more in line with how you want to engage with it." - Legolas

    Number 8
    Game: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
    Quotes: "Took Origins and made it better and improved the game a lot. Very good to see the AC series back on its feet. " - RageCake
     
    Number 7
    Game: Warhammer: Vermintide 2
    Quotes: "Amazing Co-Op Experience. A Ton of Fun with the Twitch Integration, dare your chat to take you down!" - Bast_50
    "I really like the way the game runs. It is really fun. I also watch streamers play it and it is super fun with a community. " - Alana

    Number 6
    Game: Dragonball FighterZ
    Quotes: "As an anime/dragonball fan this game amazed me on how great it was, the visual are amazing to gawk at, pulling off special moves are awesome great for anyone who like street fighter and any fast paced fighting games" - viKingtwo
    "Not only one of the best Dragon Ball games ever made but a brilliant fighter too!" - Anon

    Number 5
    Game: Dead Cells
    Quotes: "In the vein of one of my all time favorites(Castlevania: Symphony of the Night), this platformer is amazing in all aspects. It's level design is perfect, the enemies a serious challenge, and the unique art of the game really feels right in this setting." - GreySpectre

    Number 4
    Game: Kingdom Come: Deliverance
    Quotes: "When it comes to RPGs, I cant think of any that did it better than Kingdom Come:Deliverance. This game and its devs deserve more recognition than they have been given this year for making a wonderful first person RPG loosely based around the war in Bohemia and I hope it recieves more DLC, more fans, and a sequel in the next 2-3 years. " - Anon
    "Personally i love a good rpg open world game and Kingdom Come did deliver indeed, its immersive, its fun to play, its engaging i think it did what the witcher did when it came out and what red dead redemption also when it came out, it was like a new standard in what world building and open world games are." - Anon

    Number 3
    Game: Subnautica
    Quotes: "The atmosphere just 'immersed' me completely, the story and universe while subtle, very interesting. This felt like the old school of game where you aren't handed everything on a silver platter,  you need to explore the mechanics of what works and doesn't. Killing your enemies doesn't matter at all, and you aren't rewarded for it, surviving one more day and not having your stuff wrecked is the only reward." - Anon
    "Subnautica is a great & fresh new take on the tired survival game experience. " - Bast_50
    "Subnautica was an example of early access done right. Thrilling, Immersive Fun." - Anon

    Number 2
    Game: Hitman 2
    Quotes: "Includes some of the best designed levels in a game and continues with strong dark humor and a gameplay approach that acts more as a puzzle and social system than a traditional action or stealth game, all taking place in a huge playground. Made all the more impressive with what happened to the developer and them still putting out an improved sequel with as many features and upcoming content as this has." - Legolas
    "The best Hitman since Blood Money, it embraces the silliness underlying Agent 47's assassination methods and lays down a great foundation for future Hitman titles" -Doctor Evil 

    Number 1
    Game: Monster Hunter: World
    Quotes: "While multiplayer was definitely a hard aspect of this game to get functioning, the absolute joy it has brought my friends in I can't be under-valued. " - Midnight40
    "MHW has the best multiplayer experience of any game in 2018. A balanced amount of free and premium content, and one of the most satisfying battle systems in a cooperative game. Every hunt feels unique and exciting forcing you to cooperate with other plays to take down the targeted monster making for more strategic gameplay and excitement rather than just pressing the same button over and over again." - Anon

    "From getting to see the Monster Hunter franchise modernize while maintaining it's core gameplay. Seamless transition between zones, beautiful environments, the monster animations (including monster vs monster), and the addicting hunt-kill-loot-craft cycle this series is famous for. It all came together beautifully and was everything I wanted it to be." - Anon