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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    EVO announcements, winners, and rivalries. People Make Games investigates the truth of Civilization's Nuclear Gandhi bug, new gameplay for Mount and Blade 2 and The Outer Worlds, phone numbers and addresses of journalists and Youtubers leaked by E3 organizers, Radek Koncewicz looks at 10 JRPGs from the fifth console generation to analyse the generation's effects on pacing and structure, Moira Hicks examines how the magical realism of Metal Gear is used to better communicate the horrors of war and American imperialism while Reid McCarter explores how A Plague Tale does the same with the Hundred Years’ War, Noah Caldwell-Gervais gives his thoughts on the gameplay and worlds of Horizon Zero Dawn vs Days Gone and shares his critique and retrospective of the Alice series by discussing how it subverts the work it was based on, Archipel speaks with Koji Igarashi about development and alternative funding, 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)
     
    Here's an hour of side-quests from The Outer Worlds—including a murder investigation
    You can kill every character in The Outer Worlds
    The Outer Worlds Is Just As Screwed Up As Real Life
    How I wasted my hour with The Outer Worlds
    'The Outer Worlds' and Having Politics vs. Just Referencing Politics
    You can kill everyone in The Outer Worlds. It’s a development nightmare.
    The Outer Worlds Brings the Stupidity of Capitalism to Space
    We Talk About World Building in Obsidian's New Game The Outer Worlds
     
    Watch 20 minutes of Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord beta footage
     
    The upcoming RPG Warsaw taught me an important piece of Polish history
     
    Ooblets is an Epic exclusive, and its creators say it's 'nothing to get worked up about'
    Epic condemns “misinformation and abuse” after harassment of Ooblets devs
    Regarding what’s been happening
    Epic Store Rage Has Gotten Out Of Hand
     
    A new Borderlands 3 trailer introduces Moze and her best friend Iron Bear
    Borderlands 3 - Official Amara Character Trailer
     
    Zachtronics’ next game is a visual novel
     
    Making family matter in Children of Morta

     
    Dark Envoy is a Divinity-like CRPG in which you save or doom the world and get an airship
     
    The Oriental Exorcist ChinaJoy 2019 off-screen gameplay
     
    New Guilty Gear title announced
     
    Granblue Fantasy: Versus EVO 2019 Percival gameplay
     
    The King of Fighters XV announced
     
    The First 15 Minutes of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Gameplay (1080p 60fps)
     
    New Gameplay Today – Trails Of Cold Steel III
     
    The Good Life, Swery's life sim RPG, is delayed until 2020

     
    New Details On Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Multiplayer
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer feels fantastic - but there's cause for concern
    How Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will offer the “ultimate multiplayer playground”
     
    Cook, Serve, Delicious 3 Takes The Intense Restaurant Sim On The Road
     
    Azur Lane: Crosswave ‘Story Mode’ gameplay
     
    Soulcalibur VI DLC character Cassandra launches August 5; Season Pass 2 featuring Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown announced
    There Wasn’t Originally A Plan For A Season Pass 2 For SoulCalibur VI
     
    Valve apologise for leaking Street Fighter V DLC characters
     
    Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Winds of Magic sends in the cow men on August 13
     
    Total War: Three Kingdoms is getting a free horde mode
     
    Rocket League won’t have loot boxes later this year

     
    Ducktales Remastered Will Be Delisted From Digital Stores On August 8

     
    E3 Expo Leaks The Personal Information Of Over 2,000 Journalists
    The List of 2,000 Journalists the Video Game Lobby Doxed Is the Last Thing It Had to Offer
    Betrayal, Disappointment & Anger - The Story of the ESA
     
    Amidst Controversy, Twitch Confirms That Breastfeeding On Stream Is Allowed

     
    Mixer's clothing guidelines are very concerned about cleavage
     
    Rockstar hires testers full-time after criticism – “things have been better since last year”

    Nearly 60% of Take-Two’s revenue in the first quarter came from microtransactions and DLC
     
    US president Donald Trump blames videogames for fueling violent culture

      Tencent aiding with localization, online services for the Switch's move into China

     
    Best XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen mods
     
    Esports News
     
    GO1 Breaks Down In Tears After Defeating SonicFox, Winning Dragon Ball FighterZ At Evo 2019

     
     
    Dragon Ball FighterZ Evo 2019 Grand Finals
     
    Samurai Shodown Evo 2019 Grand Finals
     
    Mortal Kombat 11 Evo 2019 Grand Finals (Sonicfox VS Dragon)
     
    EVO 2019's best story was the unstoppable rise of Pakistani Tekken player Arslan Ash
     
    Smash Bros. Takes Center Stage At The Biggest Fighting Game Event Of The Year

     
    Under Night’s Community Found Validation and Explosive Growth at Evo

     
    Who Won at EVO 2019? Here are the Results and How They Did It
      The voice of Solid Snake says EVO “failed to consult me or Konami” on that Tekken 7 gag
     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Psychonauts 2 investors are getting guaranteed profits before the game even launches

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    What it's like to get laid off in the games industry

     
    Player Two: An Interview with Ben Babbitt

     
    The moral panic over Fortnite and the “purpose” of play

     
    Thousands of people have come together for the most moving game of the year

     
    THE JRPG STARTUP COST, PART II

     
    Making penises in games: it's hard

     
    How Metal Gear Eschewed Realism to Convey the Horror of Imperial Violence

     
    A Plague Tale: Innocence Is the Anti–Assassin’s Creed

     
    'Hotline Miami' Showed the Futility of Ultra-Violence as Critique

     
    The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix
     
    How the Simulation of a Hitman Level Works
    Revealing the Tricks Behind Hitman's Level Design
     
    History Respawned: Astrologaster
     
    Rage 2 and Game Feel
     
    Why Does Celeste Feel So Good to Play? | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    Did Nuclear Gandhi ever really happen in Civilization?
     
    Monster Mash-- Horzon: Zero Dawn vs. Days Gone
     
    Manic Pixie Dream Worlds: A Critique of American McGee's Alice Games
     
    Good Game Design - Super Mario Maker 2: Building Better Creators
     
    Iga's Lair - an alternative path to game creation
     
    BringBackKI 2019 Killer Instinct: Lead Designer Developer Interview
     
    What Makes Metroid Music Sound Like Metroid Music?
     
    The History of Sleeping Dogs
     
    Death and Religion in Final Fantasy X
     
    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura Retrospective | A History of Isometric CRPGs (Episode 7)
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    What to do when Bolivia hates you

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for the week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Summer Games August Update -
    The Summer Games have been a wild ride to say the least. Our latest community Game Night series has seen us travel far and wide across many different gaming worlds wrapped into our own giant Summer vacation. We've featured games such as Forza Horizon 4, Overwatch, Battlefield V, Sea of Thieves, DOOM, Rocket League, and more since we started back in June. We've accomplished numerous milestones and overcome many different challenges together as a group in this Summer Games series.
    August will mark the conclusion to this three month long series and we plan to go all out. One of the main highlights for August will be our Two Year Anniversary for Minecraft here on Xbox. On August 7th, 2017 our Minecraft world was born and we've been playing (and building!) in that world ever since. When we moved over to the new bedrock version of Minecraft on console, we took the world with us (by transferring/uploading the world in the new version) to keep playing in it.
    We're also featuring titles such as Gears of War 4, Jackbox Party, Overwatch, and more. To officially end the Summer Games, we will be having a special event for Minecraft on August 25th which will serve as our 'Closing Ceremony' filled with Olympic styled mini-games for members to compete in.
    Thank you all for your support and engagement in the Summer Games series. We're looking forward in playing with you across all the titles outline for this month as the Summer comes to an end. Cya at the events!
    - July 2019 Recap -
    Our Game Nights for July 2019 included these titles as part of our Summer Games series:
    Battlefield V DOOM Friday the 13th: the Video Game Grand Theft Auto V Halo: Master Chief Collection Mortal Kombat 11 Overwatch Red Dead Redemption 2 Rocket League Sea of Thieves Star Wars: Battlefront II I'd like to extend my deepest thanks to all our hard working game organizers who dedicate their time and effort to ensure these Game Nights were possible.
    - August 2019 Outline -
    Our Summer Games community series will be wrapping up this month. To close out the series, we're showcasing a complete package of Game Nights to end the project on a high note. We're featuring a mix of titles across various different genres to hit all the notes this month. Many titles are included with the Xbox Game Pass, making it easier for members to get involved in our gaming sessions. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this Summer Games journey and I hope that this months lineup of games will make everyone happy and satisfied on how we're closing out the series.
    Week One [August 9th to August 11th]
    Fri. August 9th - Gears of War 4 - 7:30pm EST Sat. August 10th - COD: Modern Warfare Remastered - 7:30pm EST Week Two [August 16th to August 18th]
    Fri. August 16th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST [Two Year World Anniversary] Sat. August 17th - Overwatch - 6:30pm EST Sun. August 18th - The Division 2 - 7:00pm EST Week Two [August 23rd to August 25th]
    Fri. August 23rd - Jackbox Party - 7:30pm EST Sat. August 24th - Battlefield V - 7:30pm EST Sun. August 25th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST [Closing Ceremony + Olympic Mini-Games] All Xbox Game Nights are planned a month in advance.
    Please be aware that Game Nights titles and times are subject to change.
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    - Friday the 13th Game Night -
    Our latest Xbox video on the AJSA Gaming channel on Youtube features highlights from our Friday the 13th Game Night held on Saturday July 13th, 2019. This was part of Summers Games series where we took a field trip down to Camp Crystal Lake with Camp Supervisor Sickshock6! You can check out all the shenanigans and brutality here:
    Weekend Game Night Schedule | August 9th & 10th

    How can I attend an Xbox Game Night? - For new members and/or first time Game Night participants, we 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 AJSA 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 Xbox Live parties created from the Club for communication (text or voice), gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to absolutely group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members listed under the Club "Multiplayer" page.
    When our Game Night sessions are live, please join our Club parties to get invited to our lobbies. Please message the host if you require an invite to the party. If this is your first time playing with us, we will introduce you to the other members in attendance and we'll all exchange friend requests to get you set up and comfortable.
    If you would like to give advance notice to a host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are completely 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. Trash talking and bad attitudes are not tolerated. We're here to have a good time, help each other out, and build meaningful friendships! To view a monthly outline of all upcoming Xbox Game Nights, please view our monthly schedule here. --------------------
    Gears of War 4 - Summer Games
    Friday August 9th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    We're kicking off the last slate of events for the Summer Games with Gears of War 4 this Friday night! In this one last ride, we're revisiting Gears of War 4 one final time before the release of Gears 5 in September. Our main goal for this Game Night is to complete all 50 Waves of Horde Mode together as a squad to finally overcome and defeat the Swarm. Recently Gears of War 4 was announced as a Games with Gold title, allowing members with Xbox Live Gold to download the title for free. Members of all experience levels welcome to join!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Horde Mode [All 50 Waves!] Casual Online & Customs - Date & Start Times -
    Friday August 9th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm 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.
    - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Gears of War 4 for free.
    - Xbox Games With Gold Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Live Gold? You can download Gears of War 4 for free.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Gears of War 4 is just over 100GB!!!
    - Host -
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    COD: Modern Warfare Remastered - Summer Games
    Saturday August 10th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
     
    In celebration of the Multiplayer Reveal of Modern Warfare and the announcement of an Open Beta, we're going back to where it all started. For the first time this Saturday we're featuring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered as a Game Night. Not to be confused with the new Modern Warfare, this game is a remaster of the 2007 Call of Duty title of the same name. This session will also serve as a 'going away' party for longtime community Officer StraightUpMelon who is returning back to college later this month and this game was personally selected by him! Let us go out there and kick some ass!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual Online & Customs Prop Hunt - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday August 10th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Modern Warfare Remastered is 72GB.
    - Host -
    Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    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/
    More AJSA 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 Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Patrick Klepek covers the 20 year journey to translate Fire Emblem Thracia 776, Noclip releases part one of their documentary on Hitman which reveals some information on the future of the series, former Naughty Dog employees talk about studio's crunch hours, Mechwarrior 5 is a timed exclusive for Epic and Epic starting to add cloud saves, indie game recommendations from RagnarRox looking at relaxing and non-violent games and Kimchica looking at recent releases, Rockstar receives £42 million in tax relief after not paying taxes, Doom Eternal's Quakecon presentation, Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on the way 25 developers got scammed into working for a nonexistent company, New Frame Plus looks at the animations of Guilty Gear Xrd & Dragon Ball FighterZ, 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)
     
    What Cyberpunk Dev Actually Said About Religion - IGN Now
     
    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is delayed, will be an Epic Games Store exclusive

     
    Warsaw is a harrowing Darkest Dungeon set during WWII

     
    Phoenix Point release date delayed to December

     
    “Hitman is a trilogy” that will have over 20 maps by Hitman 3

     
    NHL 20 Interview: Why Planned Improvements to Its "Be a Pro" Mode Got Pushed Back and More
     
    Jupiter Hell, the spiritual successor to a Doom roguelike, comes to Steam Early Access next week
     
    Death Stranding Official Trailer - Heartman Character Spotlight
     
    Project Sakura Wars Introduces The Shanghai Combat Revue And Its Action RPG Gameplay
     
    First Impressions: Little Misfortune Demo (Gameplay)
     
    Doom Eternal details its multiplayer Battlemode
    Doom Eternal features the series’ first hub area
     
    Dice-roll deckbuilder Dicey Dungeons tumbles out on August 13th
     
    Darq, a creepy game about lucid dreaming, was made almost entirely by one person
     
    PS4 exclusive Concrete Genie is a unique exploration of bullying's impact
     
    UK exclusive: Control’s new trailer is an eerie warning about The Hiss
     
    Borderlands 3 Trailer Introduces Zane The Semi-Retired Corporate Hitman And Tech Expert
     
    Cat Lady to be released for PC, gameplay trailer
     
    River City Girls Feels Like A Step Forward For The Kunio-Kun Series
     
    Persona 5 Royal Introduces Haru Okumura With A Bang In A New Trailer
    Persona 5 Royal ‘Morgana’ trailer
     
    This War of Mine: Stories - Fading Embers | Official Teaser
     
    Arma 3's been invaded by aliens in the new Contact expansion
     
    Agent 47 starts a prison riot in Hitman 2’s upcoming Siberia expansion
     
    The Division 2’s Big New Update Is As Promising As It Confusing

     
    Male Byleth Lines Being Re-Recorded in Fire Emblem: Three Houses After Controversy, Nintendo Confirms

     
    Former Naughty Dog Employees Tell Crunch Horror Stories About 24-Hour Shifts

     
    Colorblind Rainbow Six Siege players are begging Ubisoft for basic features

     
    Gambling Laws Appear to Block GTA Online Update In Over 50 Countries

     
    Unity valuation hits $6 billion following latest investment deal

     
    Epic Games Store starting to support cloud saves
     
    Rockstar under fire for its £42 million tax relief claims
    Rockstar North operate within capitalism, says report
     
    Hand of Fate 2 studio Defiant is 'ceasing development'

     
    You need a Bethesda account to play the original Doom on Nintendo Switch
     
    This is just the start: Takehito Soeda

     
    Esports News
     
    From 0-40 to champs, the Shanghai Dragons are an esports story for the ages

     
    A British teenager is taking home $1.25 million in Fortnite World Cup prize money
    Nyhrox and Aqua Win Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals
    Fortnite World Cup Crowd Cheers Defeat Of Notorious Cheater
    The Fortnite World Cup Was A Kids' Paradise
     
    THIS INFAMOUS COUNTER-STRIKE TEAM HELPED PAVE THE WAY FOR WOMEN IN E-SPORTS

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Near Impossible 20-Year Journey to Translate 'Fire Emblem: Thracia 776'

     
    How Over 25 People Got Scammed Into Working At A Nonexistent Game Company

     
    The irony of Oddworld
     
    The Witcher Netflix trailer captures Geralt’s most relatable trait: reluctance
     
    From 50 Cent: Bulletproof to Oxenfree, indie Sean Krankel has wild stories from making licensed games

     
    The Psychology of Internet Gaming Disorder

     
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Directors Have No Clue Why The Series Is So Popular In The West

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Catching Heat for Queerbaiting
     
    Nihon Falcom’s Toshihiro Kondo On Creating The Trails Of Cold Steel Link Attacks, Rean’s Arc, And Being The First Person In The World To Play Each Entry

     
    Streamer Sparks Debate Over Whether Twitch Should Allow Breastfeeding

     
    Q&A: Behind the new open-ended design of Wolfenstein: Youngblood

     
    Young Women Are Reclaiming The Slur ‘Egirl’

     
    “Street Level Judgment,” by Yussef Cole

    “Playing for Time,” by Chris Breault
     
    Why Banjo-Tooie is a True Adventure

     
    Games from Underground #2 | Non Violent & Relaxing Games
     
    IndieWatch: Top 10 "Don't Miss!" Indie Games (July 2019)
     
    The Fall & Rise of Hitman (Documentary)
     
    The Animation of Guilty Gear Xrd & Dragon Ball FighterZ - New Frame Plus
     
    Falling in Love With Super Smash Bros... (Again) // HeavyEyed
     
    Exploring the World of Evangelion Games
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    Total War Community Manager Calls YouTuber A ‘Dickhead’ On Final Livestream

     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Jeremy Blaustein tells the story of Metal Gear Solid's translation, Euan Brook on the moral grey of Fallout New Vegas and the world not existing solely for the player character's benefit, Yaz Minsky discusses the roots of and some of the more defining media of the cyberpunk genre and how and why art changes when it is no longer looked at through limited worldviews, excerpts from Bullet Point's new book of essays on Metal Gear, Aidan Moher looks at some of the authors that were inspired by JRPGs, Victoria Tran on why fashion consideration and options matter in games, Jacob Geller on the aesthetics of Mirrors Edge, Game Maker's Toolkit examines how talking can be made as fun as shooting your way through problems, Nathan Grayson talks to the Red Dead Online player that photographs strangers, 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)
     
    New Gameplay Today – Remnant: From The Ashes With Design Director John Pearl
     
    Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 4K Gunfight Gameplay
     
    Leaked Marvel’s Avengers gameplay shows off Thor’s moves
     
    Wicca is tower defense with witches and time travel and a tree that kills people

     
    Everreach: Project Eden is an indie action-adventure with a strong Mass Effect vibe
     
    How Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes a lighter approach to killing Nazis

    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is coming to PC a day early
     
    New Gameplay Today – Gears 5's Multiplayer Technical Test
    Gears 5 features “the largest campaign ever made” for the franchise
    Gears 5 has an impressive suite of accessibility features
     
    Oninaki Gameplay Impressions | Demon Weapons, Death Cults And A Free Demo
    Oninaki Death And Inevitability
     
    You're basically Arya Stark in this open-world action-platformer
     
    Necrobarista, the game about coffee, ghosts, and Australia, will be slightly delayed
     
    Super Robot Wars Is Headed To Steam With Super Robot Wars V And X, Also Releasing For Switch

     
    GreedFall - Webseries: Episode 1 | PS4
     
    Wanderlust Travel Stories, a narrative game from former Witcher devs, releases in August
     
    Cult-infiltrating game The Church in the Darkness will be out in August
     
    Star Citizen's latest update aims to bring law and order to the galaxy
     
    Before We Leave is a 'chill-out' interplanetary city building game
     
    Mordhau will get a ranked mode, new maps, and tools to deal with toxic players

     
    Overwatch’s next hero is Sigma, a physicist with gravity-control abilities
    7 Minutes of Overwatch Sigma Gameplay
     
    Former StarCraft 2 Pro, Commentator Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson Dies At 33
     
    Fighting Game Community Mourns Death Of Prominent Louisiana Player

     
    Internal Nintendo Memo Instructs Customer Service to Fix ‘Joy-Con Drift’ for Free

    Nintendo faces Switch Joy-Con drift class action lawsuit
     
    Xbox One sales decline sharply, as Microsoft posts record quarter

     
    Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce steps down after 28 years

     
    UK Gambling Commission says (again) that loot boxes aren't gambling

     
    Brazilian Fans Were Feeling Abandoned by Nintendo, So They Decided to Host a Nintendo Direct of Their Own
     
    Esports News
     
    The Dota 2 International 2019 prize pool is now at $30 million

     
    Call Of Duty Pro’s Controller Stops Working In The Middle Of The Finals

     
    Samurai Shodown Competitor Shows Off By Dropping His Character's Sword, Gets Wrecked

     
    A League of Their Own: Women’s Esports in Southeast Asia

     
    Upsets Ruled and Mountain Dew Game Fuel Flowed at the Call of Duty World League Finals

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The bizarre, true story of Metal Gear Solid’s English translation

     
    A critical companion to one of the most popular videogame series ever made

     
    SPILLING OUT

     
    How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors

     
    How Girls Make Games Is Inspiring The Next Generation Of Game Developers
     
    Video Game Composers: How Music Enhances Virtual Presence (The Theory of Flow)

     
    Why are so many old games coming back? We asked developers why they chase nostalgia

     
    Shigeru Miyamoto Opens Up in New Book about Missing Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

     
    GARDENING GAMES ARE BLOSSOMING IN TURBULENT TIMES

     
    The Treacherous Tales Of The Red Dead Online Player Who Takes Pictures Of Strangers

     
    Video Game Characters Are Terrible At Archery

     
    How Sea of Solitude and Gris Utilize Color to Discuss Mental Health

     
    Bloodstained creator Koji Igarashi doesn't like the term 'spiritual successor'

     
    Sims Document
     
    NOT A HERO, JUST A POSTMAN
     
    Metal Gear Solid 2's Commentary On America On The Brink Resonates Just As Strong Today

    Breaking down Snake’s motivations in Metal Gear Solid
     
    The Video Game Industry Can't Go On Like This

     
    Can We Make Talking as Much Fun as Shooting? | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    How Does Mirror’s Edge Still Look This Good?
     
    We Need To Talk About Cyberpunk
     
    History Respawned: Kerbal Space Program
     
    Engineering The Perfect Enemy
     
    The Exploitative Push For Social Networking In Games (The Jimquisition)
     
    How much Neon Genesis Evangelion is in Metal Gear Solid?
     
    The History of Dragon Age: Inquisition
     
    How Dead Cells Cheated to Make the Game More Fun | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Fashion in Games: Why It Matters

     

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings and welcome to our Xbox community article for the week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community.
    Xbox Reports
    - Summer Games Update -
    I'd first like to extend my thanks to everyone who has come out in support of our Summer Games series these past two months. This is a big organizing effort taken on by the Xbox staff and we're happy to see good, positive feedback on the Game Nights. We just passed the midway point of the series meaning that sadly the Summer Games series is almost over...but don't worry! We don't plan on going quietly! There is still much to be done, more games to play, and worlds to explore.
    This coming weekend will mark the last set of July events before we move onto our August schedule. The August sessions will mark the final slate of Summer Games and we plan to go all out. Check back next Monday for a complete rundown of all the upcoming festivities. Thank you and cya there!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule | July 26th to July 28th

    How can I attend an Xbox Game Night? - For new members and/or first time Game Night participants, we 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 AJSA 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 Xbox Live parties created from the Club for communication (text or voice), gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to absolutely group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members listed under the Club "Multiplayer" page.
    When our Game Night sessions are live, please join our Club parties to get invited to our lobbies. Please message the host if you require an invite to the party. If this is your first time playing with us, we will introduce you to the other members in attendance and we'll all exchange friend requests to get you set up and comfortable.
    If you would like to give advance notice to a host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are completely 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. Trash talking and bad attitudes are not tolerated. We're here to have a good time, help each other out, and build meaningful friendships! --------------------
    Rocket League - Summer Games
    Friday July 26th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Rocket League returns this Friday night to kick off our next set of Summer Games this weekend! As a title within the Xbox Game Pass, this game is free to play to anyone with an active subscription. No previous experience or certain skill rank with the game is required. We'll be playing a variety of casual online and custom game modes (such as Rumble, Hockey, Soccer etc) throughout the evening.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom games Soccer, Snow Day, Rumble - Date & Start Times -
    Friday July 26th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm 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.
    - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Rocket League for free.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Rocket League is 12GB.
    - Host -
    Delta [Gamertag: AJSA DELTA] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Overwatch - Summer Games
    Saturday July 27th - 6:30pm EST [11:30pm GMT]
     
    The Overwatch 'Summer Games' in-game event is now live! A new batch of content has been dropped just in time for the upcoming Game Night. Join us this Saturday night as we play a variety of online and custom game modes with host WookieJedi. What sort of new custom game tricks and shenanigans will Wookie pull on us this session? 
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual Quick Play & Arcade Custom Games Lucioball - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday July 27th, 2019 6:30pm ET 4:30pm CT 3:30pm PT 11:30pm GMT - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Overwatch is 27GB.
    - Host -
    Wookie [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Mortal Kombat 11 - Summer Games
    Sunday July 28th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Fight Nights return this Sunday night! Get ready for a good ol' fashioned Summer Brawl as SHAO SICK reopens the fighting pits on Mortal Kombat 11. Test Your Might against the kombatants of the AJSA and rise to the top to be crowned the King of the Hill. Players of all skill levels welcome!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual King of the Hill 1v1 fights - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday July 28th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Mortal Kombat 11 is a little over 41GB.
    - Host -
    Shao Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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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/
    More AJSA 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 Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Super Bunnyhop discusses media literacy and the evolution of game's media with editors from EGM and Kotaku, what to look for to see if you should trust reporting, the lower standards and lack of accountability that comes with Youtube reporting, danger of isolation in online social environments, and what he was taught in journalism classes and during his work with print media. Will Partin looks into the challenge of developing talent in the world of esports, Caty McCarthy interviews Nihon Falcom's president, Reid McCarter on Yakuza Judgment and finding justice outside of Japan's corrupt bureaucracy, Devotion unlikely to come back after store removal and Khee Hoon Chan looks into the wider regional effects of the Chinese publisher's closure, Ace Watkins the Gamer for president, Ubisoft restarts program to use (mostly) unpaid fan music for Watch Dogs Legion, 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)
     
    Control Is Smart, Savage and Bats**t Crazy - IGN First
     
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    Gears 5 ‘Versus Multiplayer Technical Test’ trailer
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      Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Gunfight is my dream game mode
     
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    Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's multiplayer class system explained

     
    Borderlands 3 - "So Happy Together" Trailer
     
    Wander through a dying city this month in A Place For The Unwilling
     
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Welcome to the Blue Lion House - Nintendo Switch
    Fire Emblem Three Houses interview: Intelligent Systems & Nintendo talk bringing the beloved strategy RPG series to Switch
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    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Shows Off Beast Battles, Tournaments, And Confirms Same-Sex Relationships
     
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    Neo Cab Takes On Uber & Lyft's Gig Economies Via Near Future Sci-Fi

     
    Man of Medan, Supermassive's Until Dawn Follow-Up, Was a Co-op Multiplayer Horror Game All Along

     
    Ubisoft returns to requesting fan labour for Watch Dogs Legion
    Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism  
    First Look at Nintendo Switch Lite: A New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family
     
    New Gameplay Today – Knights And Bikes
     
    Gibbous is a Lovecraft horror-adventure in the style of a classic Disney film
     
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    Eastward takes a trip back to the golden age of Asian RPGs

     
    The First 20 Minutes Of The Surge 2 | Surge 2 Gameplay (PC)
     
    TurboGrafx-16 mini / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini / PC Engine mini launches March 19, 2020

     
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    New Gameplay Today – Griftlands
     
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse—Earthblood is an action RPG of anger management

     
    Cult Horror Game Devotion Will Not Be Re-Released After Joke About Chinese President
    China forced one horror game publisher to close, but the whole region felt it
     
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    How Capcom Made Velkhana's Sounds And Iceborne's Music
    Visiting Capcom for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
     
    Total War: Three Kingdoms rides again in August with Eight Princes
     
    The Bard's Tale 4 Director's Cut is coming in August
     
    Where the Water Tastes Like Wine gets new Chinese-American stories

     
    Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store

     
    Steam can now “magically generate a show about the latest and greatest games”

    Steam's new 'Interactive Recommender' uses machine learning, not tags or reviews, to tell you what to play
     
    G2A
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    Battlegrounds has been banned in Jordan due to negative impact on players

     
    Meet the Creators Behind Awesome Overwatch Workshop Creations Like “Last Man Bouncing”

     
    Esports News
     
    ESPN honors Madden shooting survivor for return to esports

     
    The esports pipeline problem

     
    How League of Legends Connected Me To The World in the Face of Heart Disease

     
    Samurai Shodown Competition Heats Up At This Weekend's Fighting Game Tournaments

     
    Riot Delays Taking Action Against Echo Fox Over Investor's Racist Remarks

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Kickstarter suspends GTA Online imitator RAW and cancels pledges

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Report: Over half of game developers say crunch is 'expected' at their jobs
     
    Game developers, it’s time to stop listening to the fans

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    Viral and Memorable Mistranslations of Japanese Game News

     
    Nihon Falcom's President on Why It's Not Supporting Switch More, Lessons Learned From Ys 8, and Hopes for the Next 5 Years

     
    Final Fantasy IX Retrospective: The Final Fantasy's Final Fantasy

     
    How To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV In 2019

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    “Real Justice,” by Reid McCarter

     
    Dishonored 2 and the power of presence in video games

     
    'Mordhau' and the Fantasy of an All-White Middle Ages

     
    How a Zelda Clone Outshone Actual Zelda: The Case for a Forgotten PS One Gem

     
    Media Literacy and Game News
     
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    The Secrets of GoldenEye's AI Revealed | AI and Games
     
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