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  • By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    Game Nights Uncharted 4 (3/25/17), Hosted by WITHASTICK, and BleedingChaos23.
    Spots are limited and time is short, so save a spot by replying with ‘GNU’ and your PSN ID.
    Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community 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!
    How To Join Game 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 Start Time for your region/country below.
    Remember who the Host/Hosts are.
    On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat invite).
    Game Nights Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 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
    10:00 PM GMT
    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights changes.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Iwata tribute in Breath of the Wild, GDC 2017 panels, pretend journalist/felon tries to get people to harass former Bioware employee while blog and hit piece site try to get people to harass a different former employee, YouTube’s restriction rules impacting videos that neither violate YT's CoC nor contain adult content, Noah Gervais on Tyranny and the language of power, interviews with Nier Automata director and CD Projekt Red studio boss, the humanity of the robots in Nier Automata, the strange history of Capcom's Big Bang Bar, making of Torment Tides of Numenera and Mass Effect Andromeda, Extra Credit looks at Xbox One's Co-Pilot mode as a tool for development and accessibility, a look at urban spaces in virtual worlds, video interview with Richard Garriott, snomaN Gaming talks about Zelda doing an open world right, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods)
    The 2017 Independent Games Festival Awards
    GDC 2017 Panels
    Uncharted 4 awarded top honor at 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards

    YouTube’s restriction rules are impacting gaming channels

      Injustice 2 adds Firestorm to lineup
    Injustice 2 says it isn’t pay-to-win, but it will happily take your money
    Building a Better 'Nidhogg'

    Teslagrad follow-up World to the West coming in May
    Phoenix Point - the next game from XCOM creator - gets a spooky teaser trailer
    The Under-Appreciated Radiant Historia Gets A Full Remake

    Mass Effect: Andromeda - Introducing Drack Your Krogan Teammate (4K) - IGN First
    Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer guide - Strike Teams, missions, classes, and customisation
    Mass Effect: Andromeda Easter egg says we owe everything to SpaceX
    Mass Effect: Andromeda’s weird animations won’t get fixed with day-one patch
    Conquering Andromeda, Fryda Wolff
    Conquering Andromeda: Tom Taylorson.
    A lot of Mass Effect: Andromeda players are disappointed by its male/male romance options
    Cyberpunk 2077 likely out by June 2019

    The Signal from Tolva Is Basically Far Cry With Robots
    Persona 5 special editions are not dangerous despite Amazon canceling orders, Atlus says

    The puzzles and paradoxes of Syberia 3

    Seiken Densetsu Collection announced for Switch
    Sonic Forces’ first gameplay looks like the 3D Sonic games you know
    'Prey' Reveals More About its Aliens in New Trailer
    You can watch the first 35 minutes of Prey right now
    Prey's origins in Arx Fatalis and the legend of the Turret Lord with lead designer Ricardo Bare
    Battle Brothers Announcement Trailer
    Fire Emblem Echoes is getting a limited edition release

    Narita Boy Is A Cyberpunk Game Inspired By TV Scanlines
    We played Dawn of War 3 multiplayer, and it’s really good
    Fog of War #3 - Environment Showcase
    'We'll see an expansion' for Dawn of War 3 says Relic
    Lamenting the loss of Dawn of War's cool kill animations
    Roguebright – Away: Journey To The Unexpected
    Oily Souls: The Surge launch announced for May 16th

    Outlast 2 Has Been Refused Classification In Australia

    Star Citizen now plans to use the Vulkan API, dropping DX12 support
    Sailaway trailer teases dramatic, realistic sailing on fully-simulated oceans
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Returns With An Even Longer Name
    Shenmue III ‘Development Report Vol. 2’ video
    Bloodstained’s Wii U version canceled, game now coming to Switch

    Asymmetrical roguelike Crawl comes out of Early Access next month
    Time to kill: Crimsonland devs announce Time Recoil
    New faction the Riftborn bring time manipulation to Endless Space 2
    Drawn to Death will be a free PS Plus title at launch
    The Evil Within 2 job listing suggests horror sequel is in development

    Bethesda hopes Quake Champions will give it a 'large esports presence'

    Capcom bundles up its Disney Afternoon NES classics for PS4, Xbox One and PC
    Smite's Clash Royale-Style Spin-Off Put 'On Hold'

    Faeria getting new co-op campaign in first expansion
    Furi's fast and frantic One More Fight DLC out now
    DICE is changing the way Battlefield 1 ammo resupplies work

    Crypt of the Necrodancer adds moddable hard mode to Amplified Early Access DLC

    Kerbal Space Program gets its next big update with the Making History expansion

    No Man's Sky Continues To Make Decent Progress With Its Big Update

    Sniper Elite 4 reveals 'Deathstorm' DLC, first chapter due next week

    Frank West is a flesh-eating zombie in new Dead Rising 4 DLC

    Squad Alpha 9 rolls out on Steam with a cracking new trailer
    Civ 6 spring update announced, will add Persia and one other new civilisation
    Killing Floor 2 gets new maps and guns in the free Descent Content Pack
    The dreaded Necromancer is coming to Grim Dawn as a playable class

    The fiery Lt. Colonel Morgan Kinsano joins Halo Wars 2 as a new multiplayer leader
    Hacknet: Labyrinths expansion is due later this month
    Behaviour Interactive introduce a free to play option for Eternal Crusade

    For Honor players calculate that it would take at least two and a half years to unlock everything

    Blizzard Demands $8.5 Million In Legal Battle Against Cheat Maker

    Changes to reduce the frequency of Overwatch draws are coming 'very soon'
    Overwatch patch 1.10 notes - massive Lucio changes and Assault map fixes
    Jeff Kaplan 'extremely open-minded' about Overwatch map editor
    Sources: Telltale CEO Steps Down

    League of Legends director: LGBT characters will appear in the game ‘at some point’

    Nintendo to Double Production of Switch Console

    PS3 production ending soon in Japan

    DotEmu closing its own online store


    Trump Plan To Defund U.S. Arts Programs Could Impact Video Game Programs

    Wii emulator can now buy games from the official Wii Shop Channel
    The Best Civilization VI Mods

    Esports News
    UK Gambling Commission Issues Position Paper on Esports Gambling Establishing Its Role as Regulatory Body, Issues Warning to Parents

    Norwegian Gaming Authority to Sanction Skin Betting Operators, View Skins as Virtual Currency

    The Weekend In Esports: Duty Calls In Texas

    Brazil Will Have Another National CS:GO Tournament Live on TV

    Fnatic Expands Into China With B.O.O.T.: “This Partnership Will Allow Us to Bridge the Gap… Between Western and Eastern Esports.”

    Gwent Challenger tournament pits amateurs against pros for $100,000 in prizes

    Meet the Street Fighter Pro Who Intentionally Picks Underrated Characters

    Street Fighter V Invitational Match Ends With A Different Kind Of Comeback

    Dota 2 Pro Goes Undercover As A Tree, Dies Anyway

    Player Lands One-Hit KO In Japanese Fighting Game Tournament

    Hearthstone Team League Finals Cap Off With Gimmicks And Miracles

    Lifecoach on quitting Hearthstone: 'You don’t get rewarded, you get punched in the face'

    Hotel Noise Complaint Forces Fighting Game Competitors To Cheer Very Quietly

    Why players’ personal brands are becoming a problem for pro League of Legends

    The League Of Legends Team House That Fell Apart

    Little-Known Overwatch Team Is Tearing Up The Apex Tournament With Bizarre Strategies

    Crowdfunding News
    Sacred Fire: Psychological RPG about revenge and loyalty
    Battle Princess Madelyn
    Battle Princess Madelyn is a neat father-daughter collaboration that echoes Ghouls N Ghosts
    Mages of Mystralia
    INDIE G ZINE - Volume 2

    Kova is a super stylish sci-fi metroidvania, crowdfunding next week
    All Walls Must Fall combines XCOM with Braid - Kickstarter launching March 22

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc)
    When pigs flew: The strange history of Capcom's Big Bang Bar

    The making of Torment: Tides of Numenera

    Taking Death Seriously in 'Torment: Tides of Numenera'
    Inside the Making of 'Mass Effect Andromeda'

    The Endless Light and Hunger of Cities in Games

    How we exhibited our no-budget indie game at PAX without a booth

    Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animations

    <br />
    The other guy getting more racist harassment than usual doesn't even work on animations and character creation and was also with the company for ME 3, he also left and started his own Indie company a month ago once the game was finished. Mostly it just lead to him delivering brutal owns to people that can't spell.
    Game Developers Respond To Nasty Tweets By Donating Thousands To 'Girls Make Games'
    A King of Glaives: Profiling Gaijinhunter, YouTube’s Master of Monster Hunter

    A Photographer Chronicles The Alien Beauty of 'Horizon Zero Dawn'

    Beyond the pitch: How FIFA is influencing youngsters away from the TV

    'Nier: Automata' Director Taro Yoko Doesn't Envision a Happy Ending for Humanity

    'Witcher' Studio Boss Marcin Iwinski: 'We Had No Clue How To Make Games'

    Sombra’s voice actor doesn’t mind the haters, loves her character

    Overwatch’s search for diversity

    20 years on, Bushido Blade remains a fighting game masterpiece

    Nier: Automata is a Brilliant Takedown of Drone Warfare and the Escalation of Conflict

    The Uncomfortable Humanity of the Robots That Inhabit ‘Nier: Automata’
    Flashback: Gothic Masterpiece 'Castlevania: Symphony of the Night'


    Tom Clancy's Inherent Silliness: Why Ghost Recon Wildlands Couldn't Escape Its Fate

    How Dishonored 2 hides its best details in the periphery

    Level Design Deep Dive: Dishonored 2's Clockwork Mansion
    Looking Back at the First Time Link Learned to Leap

    Making political videogames may not work. But we have to try

    Dwarf Fortress creator Tarn Adams talks about simulating the most complex magic system ever

    XSEED Interview – Executive Vice President Ken Berry Talks PC Initiative, Localization, and Upcoming Games

    The video game industry has a diversity problem – but it can be fixed

    Celebrating the Uncommon Economy of Kalinatek, from the Original ‘Splinter Cell’

    Here's What Gears Of War Creator Thinks About Gears Of War 4

    What Should Parents Do When Their Kid's Favorite YouTuber Gets Racist?

    A List of Gaming YouTubers Suitable for Children and Young Teenagers

    I wish, a lot of the recommended ones would certainly lead to better educated gaming communities. Going from guy making faces and guy pretending to be scared of games to Errant Signal, Extra Credits, Ahoy, or Game Makers Toolkit is quite a leap though.
    That Time An Island In GoldenEye Disappointed A Generation

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s alleged Iwata tribute is beautiful
    American Says In 2007 It's His Dream To Work At Nintendo, Winds Up In Credits For Breath Of The Wild
    How To Build An Airship In Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Tyranny and the Language of Power [Spoilers]
    Late Night Ponderings: Horror Games Vs Horror Elements
    Richard Garriott on Pulling Pranks and Pooping in Space - IGN Unfiltered #17 (Part 1)
    Conversations: Karol Zajaczkowski (PR & Marketing Manager at 11 bit studios)
    Stuff That Bugs Me About the Thing Everyone Likes Right Now
    Unreleased Dreamcast racer found on devkit, now playable
    Good Game Design - Breath of the Wild: Open World Done Right
    Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - An Open World Adventure | Game Maker's Toolkit
    Co-Pilot Mode - Better Together - Extra Credits
    Zelda's Aonuma & Marvelous: Another Treasure Island - Region Locked Feat. Dazz (Gameplay & Analysis)
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games
    Video Game Youtube
    Hanzo Main
    Andromeda Nomad
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
    The story of Crash magazine


    Waypoint Rescores: 'Life Is Strange'


    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    AJSA Gaming YouTube
    Check out the latest addition to the AJSA Gaming video library on Youtube! Several members of the Xbox One Division came together to help create a highlight video from a recent Battlefield 1 event we had. Thanks to Crazy Greg, Melon, and Val for contributing footage! We're happy to to share with you our adventure and gaming moments from that night.
    Enjoy! [Xbox One Events: Battlefield 1 | February 17th, 2017]
    If you are passionate about the community, like to make videos and record during events, you are absolutely welcome to create videos such as this shown above and share them with all your fellow AJSA members in the Community Content section of the forums! You can also contact Jayson's Rage and coordinate with him to get footage from your events on the channel.
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [March 21st to March 25th]
    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 Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If 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.
    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.
    Destiny - Xbox One Event - Tuesday Mar. 21st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Age of Triumph Content Release - March 28th
    This Destiny event is scheduled for Tuesday March 21st, 2017 @7:00pm EST as the "Angry Guardians" assemble on the Xbox One. Members of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow Angry Army members.
    During the event we offer various squad activities which will involve strikes, missions, quests, and completing daily challenges. If you've been looking to rank up your  and/or have been seeking an organized Destiny group this is a perfect opportunity for you.
    This will also be a great chance for you to knock out your weekly bounties and quests.Destiny DLC is NOT required to participate in this event. Members who don't have Rise of Iron or any other expansion are still welcome and we'll adjust in-game squads accordingly.
    Interested in joining the AJSA Xbox One in-game clan for Destiny? Click here:
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 21st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101]
    GTA Online - Community Event - Thurs. Mar. 23rd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Join up and play with members of the Angry Grand Theft Army on Xbox One us Sunday for a community GTA Online event! Members of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow members in a night of racing, missions, custom matches and general chaos in Los Santos.
    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. 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 him know you'd like to play.
    Join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew today! Link to join below:
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 23rd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Battlefield 1 - Xbox One Event - Friday Mar. 24th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    The Angry Army on Xbox One returns to Battlefield 1 this Friday night. Gear up and squad up! We're moving out on Friday at 6:30pm EST with host RuneX.
    Squad up with your fellow AJSA members as we move together into this latest entry in the Battlefield series. Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "AScapeRunePlaya" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can message the host 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 24th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm EST)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Saturday Mar. 25th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Team up with the Heros of the Xbox One "Angry Army" during our Overwatch event this Saturday on March 25th, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The host will set up custom/private games to start the event and afterwards the host will determine to split up the group to play regular, online multiplayer. If you have suggestions on game modes for custom games, message Wookie on Xbox Live.
    For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
    Event Summary:
    Time: March 25th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
    Stay Connected With the Xbox One AJSA Community
    Sign Up To Receive Event Notifications On Your Console - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37805-ajsa-xbox-one-message-system-sign-up-to-receive-event-notifications/
    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/
    Want More AJSA-Wide Community Content?
    AJSA Twitter - https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team - https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Section - 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 Unit Specific event. If you are not in the unit and/or are considered a casual player, then this is not for you. We will be working on SPECIFIC Unit details, permanent standards, etc.
    Enemy: OPFOR only.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 03/18/2017. Duration: 2 hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal: BATCMDR BlackOpsElf will lead the event. RSVP by commenting below. Questions may be asked here as well. Please come ready to use your mic and communicate respectfully/effectively.
    See you there.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    Hearts of Iron 4
    Hearts of Iron 4 is a real time strategy game set in WW2 and developed by Paradox Development Studios. Within the game you take charge of any one country existing at the onset of the Second World War and guide it through these turbulent times. Within this game it is your duty to mobilize your country for the impending conflict by building up your industry, infrastructure and armed forces, whilst positioning your country in politically advantageous positions. Once war finally breaks out, it is your job to guide your country to victory against your foes.
    For the events, we will launch an unhistorical multiplayer session, which we shall continue with each event. Nations are claimed on a first come, first served basis. Players are allowed to cooperatively play as the same nation, as long as the first claimant to the nation concurs. Should some players however not attend an event, then they forfeit their claim to their nation. You will not need to purchase any additional content to be able to partake in the event.
    As such we will host the thrid Hearts of Iron 4 session this Saturday, the 18th of March at 4pm EST/ 9 pm GMT.
    Dedicated Players

    We encourage commitment and attendance within the EF, thus we offer attendance pips for those players who register themselves as dedicated players (You can still attend all events without making this commitment). As such dedicated players promise to attend at least 50% of the events, for which they will receive said attendance pip at the end of the month.
    If you want to suggest ideas, discuss the game or make other recommendations, then feel free to do so in the EF forum here: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/31185-future-ef-games-post-your-suggestions-here/   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the EF leaders, namely Acepilot666, ArisingFlame, Brandykins1982, Conan or Digs.