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  • By Eiousx, in Frontpage,


    Welcome to the first Special Operation of 2018! We're trying out something a bit different than what we have done previously. We will be having a challenge across our community centered on March 31st. Each division (PC, Xbox, PS4) will tackle a game event exceeding 6 hours. So come out on March 31st and support your favorite division as we have a friendly competition against one another! Details for each division can be found below on the game chosen and the start time for that division.
     

    Commander WithaStick will be leading the charge into Monster Hunter World for their pick. If you're on PS4 and want to take out some monsters together with the PS4 community drop by.
    start time 6PM EST/ 11PM GMT March 31st
     

    Commander Rune will be readying his forces to fight hero on hero as they attempt to wrest control of objectives or just the entire stage in Overwatch. If you're on Xbox One and want to help defend OR attack then this is the place to be.
    start time 6PM EST/ 11PM GMT March 31st

    Commander Conan will be suiting up and dropping straight into the warzone that is Planetside 2! If you want non-stop action and likely the largest battlefield in any game then join up in our discord at the start time or during the event. For PC join us in Discord by clicking here.
    start time 1PM EST/ 6PM GMT March 31st

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    With March beginning, we'd like to move your attention to the EF games for this month, as far as they've been decided. Also, If you are interested in the Dark Souls 3 event, but do not own the game yet, then head to Humblebundle and subscribe before 1pm EST/ 6pm GMT, on Friday, the 2nd of March, in oder to receive Dark Souls 3 + the Ashes of Adiandel DLC, plus some mystery game revealed at 1pm EST/ 6pm GMT. Don't miss out!
    Also, if you're interested in seeing a certain game hosted for the PC, which hasn't thus far been hosted, then feel free to approach the EF leadership. We'd be glad to work with you to bring different games to the community throught the EF.
     
     

    Event: Killing Floor 2
    Date: 3rd of March
    Host: Eiousx
     

    Event: Dark Souls 3
    Date: 10th of March
    Host: Ace
     
    Event: TBD
    Date: 17th of March
    Host: TBD
     

    Event: Angels Fall First
    Date: 24th of March
    Host: Conan
     

    Event: Special Op (Planetside 2 - Casual Marathon Op)
    Date: 31st of March
    Host: Assorted Leaders

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    PS4 Weekly Events features two events that are consistently held weekly every Friday and Saturday. These two events are Community Nights on Fridays and Game Nights on Saturdays. Both events feature different kinds of activities, and both encourage members coming together to have an enjoying experience playing games together. We’re sure that you’ll find something to enjoy with the PS4 Weekly Events. Below includes information like; featured games, date and times of the events, the hosts of the events, and instructions in how to join both Community Nights and Game Nights.
    To learn more about PS4 Weekly Events Click Here
     
    Game Nights Overwatch: Year of The Dog (3/3/18), Hosted by WITHASTICK & Dekaku
    Spots are limited and time is short, save a spot by replying with ‘GNOW’ and your PSN ID!
    Information of how to join is included at the bottom of the post.
    Game Nights are weekly PS4 Disivion events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from; newly released Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free-to-play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. No matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other!
    Game Nights Regional/Country Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    - 11:00 PM UTC
    North America 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
     

    Community Nights Warframe (3/2/18), Hosted by DoctorPainMD.
    Event Goal: Grind to get one of Ember Prime, Frost Prime, or Loki Prime.
    Spots are limited and time is short, save a spot by replying with ‘CNW’ and your PSN ID!
    Information of how to join is included at the bottom of the post.
    Community Nights are weekly PS4 Division events that put a focus on community supported games. Games that show a natural gathering from the community are chosen and focused on. Each Community Nights game has a campaign with a goal and will run on until either the goal is met or the community itself decides to move on. So whether you are new to a game or a veteran there is a place for you at Community Nights!
    Community Nights Regional/Country Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    - 1:00 AM UTC
    North America Times
    - 8:00 PM ET
    - 7:00 PM CT
    - 6:00 PM MT
    - 5:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    - 1:00 AM GMT

    How To Join Game Nights/Community Nights
    Reply below with the Abbreviation you see above and include your PSN ID (You’ll be added to our Attendance List). Look for and remember your Game Nights/Community Nights Start Time for your region/country below Remember who the Host/Hosts are. On the day and start time of Game Nights/Community Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite)

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Dice 2018, ReedPOP buys Eurogamer parent company, Patrick Holleman on The History and Evolution of Videogame Design, Game Score Fanfare on The Conflicted Music of Shadow of the Colossus, Chris Bratt tell the story of The Great Kinect Art Heist, Phil Spencer discusses the power of games and the damage toxicity does to the industry and game culture, 12 year old streamer swatted after playing with popular Youtuber, US Senator calls for special tax on violent video games, Mark Brown on What Makes Celeste's Assist Mode Special, the people who made Metal Gear Survive, Pillars of Eternity 2 update talks about sailing, How Thief's Stealth System Almost Didn't Work, Star Control countersuit aims to invalidate Stardock’s trademarks, Battletech to release in April, insiders reflect on the impact EA Spouse had on EA's culture, 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)
     
    DICE 2018: AI for Storytelling
    Phil Spencer says Microsoft 'needed a reboot' in DICE keynote on workplace diversity
    Head of Xbox Calls for Greater Inclusivity, Less Toxicity in Video Games
    The Cuphead Journey: A Four-Year Knockout Indie Success Story - DICE 2018
    Greg Miller, Jessica Chobot on Hosting the DICE Awards
    Nintendo’s unsung hero Genyo Takeda accepts lifetime achievement award
     
    Warhammer 40,000's Adeptus Mechanicus finally get a video game of their own
     
    Indie games in development: highlights from #ScreenshotSaturday this week

     
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Backer Update 45 - Sailing the Deadfire Archipelago
     
    The Animals of Far Cry 5: Who's Hunting Whom? - IGN First
     
    Ni no Kuni 2 has gone gold
     
    Forgotten Anne is a Ghibli-esque adventure game in which you oppress sentient slippers

     
    YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- Now, wake up.
     
    Troy Baker and Emily O'Brien join Death Stranding

     
    The Last of Us Part 2 director talks about story inspiration

     
    Octahedron is a neon nightclub that wants to kill you
     
    Heaven's Vault | Announcement Trailer | PS4
     
    Vermintide 2 is the rat-infested evolution of Left 4 Dead we deserve

     
    The Battletech reboot will be out in April, watch a new trailer now
     
    New Shenmue III Game Footage From MAGIC 2018 Shows Off Ryo’s QTE Action Sequences
    New Shenmue 3 screenshots show more dead-eyed faces
     
    Crisis on the Planet of the Apes | Announce Trailer | PlayStation VR
     
    Sega’s Shining series returns to the West after more than a decade
     
    Ghost of a Tale, the RPG about a minstrel mouse, gets a date and new screens
     
    Phoenix Point's deep combat and massive crab monsters make it a worthy XCOM alternative

     
    A Way Out is definitely coming out March 23, as the game has now gone gold
     
    Tala is a gorgeous 2D mix of nature and animation

     
    CD Projekt touts Cyberpunk 2077 as a 'blockbuster franchise'

     
    Blast zombies and sharks from an armored Cadillac in metal rhythm shooter Double Kick Heroes
     
    Ivy and Zasalamel return for Soulcalibur 6
     
    Here's a closer look at the Irish in Total War: Thrones of Britannia
     
    The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game - EN Footage
    The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game is for CCG players who are tired of card packs and PvP metas
     
    Two Point Hospital - Official gameplay with bonus developer commentary! [ESRB]
     
    Conan Exiles' director talks Early Access development, the future of the survival genre and dong sliders

     
    Final Fantasy XV is set to expand into 2018 and beyond

     
    Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak Mode Cinematic Cutscenes
    Colourblind Rainbow Six Siege players can't see Lion's special ability
    Rainbow Six Siege’s latest test server update nerfs Blitz even further
     
    New Overwatch hero teasers point toward melee hero, Torbjörn's daughter
    Overwatch patch 1.20 notes: Sombra can now hack everything, Mei and Doomfist buffed
     
    League of Legends dev Riot Games details how it ensures fairer loot box odds

     
    'Monster Hunter: World' Trolls Are Making it Impossible to Get Loot

     
    Star Control countersuit aims to invalidate Stardock’s trademarks

     
    Twitch partner with charity to give grants to up-and-coming female streamers

     
    Tim Schafer To Receive BAFTA Fellowship Award

     
    Kid Gets Swatted After Popular YouTuber Helps Him Get Thousands Of Subscribers

     
    PAX Operator ReedPOP Buys Eurogamer Parent Company Gamer Network

     
    Facebook pulls VR shooter from conservative political conference

     
    After Months Of Controversy, ESRB Will Add 'In-Game Purchases' Label To Games

    U.S. Senator 'Still Concerned' About Loot Boxes Following ESRB Letter
     
    Trump Says Video Game Violence Is 'Shaping Young People's Thoughts'

    Rhode Island Rep. calls for special tax on violent videogames
    No, Mr Trump, video games do not cause mass shootings
     
    British Games Institute “becomes real” with National Videogame Foundation merger

     
    New BAME exhibition to debut at London Games Festival

     
    Europe finally gets a video game chart with digital data

     
    Ambitious 'Hearts of Iron IV' Mod Transforms WWII into the Fallout Universe

     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: Battlegrounds Goes To Poland

     
    Long-Running Smash Bros. Weekly Hosts One Last Tournament This Weekend

     
    Philly's Secret Weapon Shines In Overwatch League Debut

     
    A Rookie Player Is Helping His League of Legends Team Win Again

     
    Someone Finally Beat SonicFox In Dragon Ball FighterZ, But He Won The Tournament Anyway

     
    Virtus Pro Seizes Top Spot In Dota 2 Pro Circuit

     
    The CEO of esports team Splyce explains the human side of professional play

     
    How MLS is using FIFA 18 esports to reach the next generation of soccer fans

     
    Fans Have Spent Over $150,000 Cheering Overwatch League Teams On Twitch

     
    The Chinese College Offering Courses on Esports Success

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Starmancer
    Try the demo for Starmancer, a Dwarf Fortress-inspired space station sim
     
    Foundation : A new era of organic city-building simulation!
     
    Rocket Jump by David L Craddock

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Firewatch Inspires Teenager To Save Real Life Lookout Tower

     
    The people who made Metal Gear Survive

     
    The case against an all-time Donkey Kong great, explained

     
    Black Panther is a wake-up call for video games

     
    Road to the IGF: Skeleton Business' Vignettes
    Road to the IGF: Czech Academy of Sciences' Attentat 1942
    Road to the IGF: Richards Hogg & Haggett's Wilmot's Warehouse
    Road to the IGF: Subset Games' Into the Breach
    Road to the IGF: Maggese's Don't Make Love
     
    The LAN Cafe Is Making A Comeback

     
    EA Spouse, 14 Years Later: How One Person Tried Correcting EA Culture

     
    Game industry pushes back against efforts to restore gameplay servers

     
    Steam User Develops His Own Way To Find New Games

     
    How small game makers found their community with Bitsy

     
    7 games with interesting hacking mechanics all devs should study

    Designing side quests? Study these 7 games (and some Chris Avellone pointers)
     
    What medieval bestiaries tell us about Monster Hunter World

     
    Call me Mr Monster Hunter: the man who guided a Japanese curiosity to global success

     
    How the Civ 6: Rise and Fall designers came up with its cast of leaders

     
    How I made Into the Breach's soundtrack

     
    Finding Relief In Overwatch – Chronic Pain And Gaming

     
    Faces of Novigrad: a closer look at The Witcher 3’s biggest city

     
    Even The Ocean shows us how good people let bad things happen

     
    A Splash of Color: The Quietly Feminist Love Story of Florence

    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT FLORENCE AND EMOTIONAL LABOUR
     
    How Divinity: Original Sin 2 surprised me with a deadly twist 100 hours in

     
    I Played A Favorite Game Long Enough to Start Hating It. This Sucks.

     
    The Conflicted Music of Shadow of the Colossus | Game Score Fanfare
     
    What Makes Celeste's Assist Mode Special | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    The History and Evolution of Videogame Design - The Game Design Extracts Episode 1
     
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - Story Discussion and Critique
     
    Parasite Eve | Forgotten Gems
     
    The History Of Total War
     
    War Hammer | Siege Battle AI in Total War: Warhammer
     
    Found In Translation: Final Fantasy VII, Part Nine
     
    Game Characters with Mental Health #CheckPointSeries ft Life is Strange, Hellblade, FFVIII!
     
    AbleGamers' 2018 Train Jam Sponsorship Winners
     
    Building the original Thief's revolutionary stealth system
     
    Bug Testing Night in the Woods (Bekah & Adam Saltsman) - Noclip Sessions
     
    Diablo Creator David Brevik Shares Stories from Blizzard's Past - Unfiltered 28
     
    The Animation Pipeline of Overwatch
     
    The Great Kinect Art Heist - Here's A Thing
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    Luigi Will Comment On Your Super Mario Odyssey Outfits
     
    Stop asking Tony Hawk to remaster his old games

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    The PS4 Division News & Updates are articles giving insight to the ongoing changes and plans of the PS4 Division. The changes and plans that focus on key subjects can include; PS4 Division general updates, PS4 Weekly Events either Game Nights or Community Nights, PS4 AJSA Chatrooms, and more. The first section ‘PS4 Division Updates’ goes over all updates to the PS4 Division across the many already listed key subjects. This is where majority of any and all information is given out to inform members. The second section ‘PS4 Weekly Events Line-up’ will showcase the featured games of the month week by week for both Community Nights and Game Nights. This way members can see what games will be featured at events for the current month.
    Learn more about the PS4 Division, PS4 AJSA Chatrooms, and PS4 Weekly Events by clicking the link: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/31321-ps4-division-information/
    PS4 Division Updates
    Two of our PS4 Event Host trainees will be hosting their first PS4 Weekly Events this month. Smabb4000 will be hosting Game Nights during week 3 for a possible PS Plus Game. ASObluerose will be hosting Community Nights Monster Hunter World during weeks 2 and 4. We'll Start including possible PS Plus games into our planning. Do know we plan far ahead for each months weekly events. So in the past we've missed out on PS Plus games for that month because they weren't announced at the time. Going forward our hosts have the option to select an open slot for a possible PS Plus game for the month. If there is no suitable PS Plus game to work with any of our events than a back up is pre-selected and will take it's slot. This way we can incorporate the PS Plus games back into our events. PS4 Weekly Events Line-up
    PS4 Weekly Events features two events that are consistently held weekly every Friday and Saturday. These two events are Community Nights on Fridays and Game Nights on Saturdays. Both events feature different kinds of activities, and both encourage members coming together to have an enjoying experience playing games together. We’re sure that you’ll find something to enjoy with the PS4 Weekly Events. Below includes the planned featured games for the current month week by week.
    DO NOT sign-up for any of these events ahead of the scheduled announcement. Due to the changing landscape plans can change affecting the current planned schedule of featured games. Wait until the proper PS4 Weekly Events announcement featuring the games you’re interested in.
    Learn more about PS4 Weekly Events here: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/31321-ps4-division-information/?do=findComment&comment=364572
    Week 1

    Week 2

    Week 3

    Week 4

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    News & Updates
    Overwatch Event Notice [March 3rd] - A quick reminder to all concerning the Xbox event for this Saturday. We will not have our Overwatch event this Saturday due to an organizing meeting among the Xbox staff members. We will resume our normal Overwatch schedule next weekend. Thank you all for understanding!
    Destiny Throwback Event [Feb. 27th] - For one night only, the Angry Guardians of the Xbox Division are heading back to Destiny 1! We're going back in time before the 'Red War' (and where we still had all our original gear). Come by, chill, and play for a few hours with the crew.
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    PUBG with Wookie & Pals (XB1) | February 22nd, 2018 - A new video is live on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel! This one is very different from what you've normally seen from the Xbox Division. This video chronicles a whacky night of PUBG gaming led by WookieJedi and his band of 'Angry' misfits. Enjoy!
    Thank you to Melon, Sickshock, and Wookie for making this possible! We hope to do more videos like this in the future featuring different groups playing various games led by WookieJedi.
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [February 27th to March 2nd]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
    Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
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    Destiny - Xbox One Event - Tues. Feb. 27th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    This Destiny throwback event is scheduled for Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. The 'Angry Guardians' are heading back in time before the Last City was attacked, before the Red Legion, and we all still had our original gear!
    During this event we'll doing various squad activities that will involve strikes (that includes Nightfall), missions, quests, and completing daily challenges. Please Note: Destiny DLC is NOT required to participate in this event. Members who don't have Rise of Iron/Age of Triumph or any other expansion are still welcome and we'll adjust in-game squads accordingly.
    Event Summary:
    Time: February 27th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: MasterfulJoe101 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Mar. 1st, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Welcome to the first Xbox event of March! Come on by and build with us this Thursday night as we work and play in our Minecraft community world. Members are invited play, talk, and craft together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army.
    Please note that for this event we will use the 'Xbox One Edition' of Minecraft.
    We're going to finish establishing our outpost at the underwater Sea Palace. We're also going to work on building our new battle arena. Stop on in to check our progress and/or help build with us.
    We have a central base for all members to start off in and use as a launching pad to explore the rest of the world. Additionally we have 'Bounties & Contracts' for members to complete during the event. You can earn new gear/loot by exploring new areas and discovering secret locations! Remember all new 'Bounties & Contracts' will be up at the central base at the start of the event on the 'Bounty Board'.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. Early attendance is encouraged due to limited spots in the server.
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 1st, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Battlefield 1 - Xbox One Event - Fri. Mar. 2nd, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Calling all veterans and recruits of the 'Angry Army Xbox One Platoon'! The 'Apocalypse' is upon us. We're being deployed to the front lines to push back enemy forces. Kick off your gaming weekend with 'Friday Night Battlefield' with the AJSA!
    DLC is not required to participate! We will have a second party up for people interested in playing the latest Apocalypse DLC, though we will still maintain a central party/group that'll do vanilla maps/modes. Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the hosts "RuneX" and/or "StraightUpMelon" during the event. If the party is full, please message them so room can be made for you. You can message the hosts before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
    Squad Leaders will be designated by the hosts to help run the event smoothly and to assist the host in accommodating all players. We'll be playing game modes like Conquest and Rush throughout the evening.
    To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Battlefield group, click here.
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 2nd, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Hosts: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] & & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
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