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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Join the Angry Army across PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One this Saturday night December 2nd at 6pm EST for a special AJSA 4th Year Anniversary Event on Rocket League! Come together as we close out our Anniversary season playing a game that has such an important and storied place in our history as a community. Keeping in tune with the fellowship and unity that the Anniversary season brings, this event will include cross-play matches between console and PC! We hope you can join us for a night of fun and good gaming.
    ----  Event Information ----

    PC Division - Expeditionary Force
    Host: Jayson's Rage
    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
    11:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    This event will take place in the Official AJSA Discord Server, and participants are asked to join the ‘Expeditionary Force’ voice channel. If you’re not yet a member of the Official AJSA Discord Server, click on this link to join: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    ---

    Playstation 4 Division - Game Nights
    Hosts: WITHASTICK, DoctorPainMD, and Syrupywolf
    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
    11:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    Make sure you’re apart of the AJSA’s PlayStation 4 Community Page. Click here to learn more about Community Pages. Each host will create an Event for Game Nights on the PlayStation 4 through the Community Page. Accept and join one of the host created Game Nights Events. Please DO NOT join more than one of the host created Events. Look for and remember Game Nights date and start time for your region/country below. On the day and start time of Game Nights the Event feature will auto-create a party chat and auto-invite everyone who signed-up to it. ---

    Xbox One Division - Weekly Events
    Hosts: AJSAWookieJedi, StraightUpMelon & RuneX
    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
    11:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    It is encouraged you add the hosts to your friends list on Xbox Live. During the event, please join the ‘Official AJSA Xbox One Community’ Xbox Live Party that the host creates from the AJSA Xbox Club (learn how to join the Club here). If the party is full, or on invite only, please contact a host for an invite. Room will be made for every member who wishes to participate. If need be, 'Squad Leaders' will be designated by the host to accommodate all participants.
    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 AJSA Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact the hosts directly at their Gamertags on Xbox Live or on the forums.
    ---- Additional Information ----
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    New Members Guide: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38814-new-members-guide-and-contacts/
    PC: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/176-pc-gaming/
    PS4: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/31-playstation-4-vita/
    Xbox One: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    AJSA Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    AJSA Gaming Events Calendar: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/calendar/

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    How crunch culture lead to layoffs at Telltale, Jason Schreier finds that the developer claiming he got death threats is likely not an EA employee (though he was saying he was an employee before this) and that other more widespread EA rumors are not true, a designer of lootboxes and free-to-play on how publishers ruin them and what other developers think about them, how Far Cry 5 captures the look and feel of Montana, Lucy James on the history of The Sims, Extra Credit's eulogy for Quintet, Day of the Devs and exhibiting games, streamer rants about how women are to blame for his pathetic life leading others to make excuses about their inability to create good content, Indiepocalypse and dealing with an unsustainable market, Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced, the brothels of Final Fantasy XIV, the tiny animations that bring game worlds to life, Twitch Plays Pokémon’s creator steps down over allegations of doxing someone, 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 are your 2017 Golden Joystick Award winners

    Zelda producer’s acceptance speech for game of the year award is pretty honest
     
    The best things we saw at this year's Day of the Devs

    my post “Day of the Devs” observations about how people view/treat art games and their creators
    Exhibiting Difficult Games
     
    The Flare Path: Emotionally Authentic
     
    Sega Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4 For PS4, Xbox, And Switch
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 Shares Details On Its New And Explosive Grenadier Class
     
    Far Cry 5: Capturing The Look and Feel of Montana
     
    Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord explains how damage is determined in combat

     
    Phantom Doctrine: XCOM Gets the Cold War Treatment - Gameplay
     
    Max Hoberman’s 10-year path from Halo to Last Expedition

     
    Ash Of Gods’ Story Continues Even If The Hero Dies
     
    Attack on Titan 2 Adds Rico, Mitabi, Ian, Hannes, And plenty New Gameplay Features

     
    Arika’s ‘mysterious fighting game’ has a title and a beta coming to PS4

     
    CD Projekt CEO talks state of Cyberpunk, internal milestone reached, employee status
     
    How Rare Cast Away Its Developmental Process For Sea Of Thieves

     
    Beamdog says it's not working on a new Planescape project

     
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Early Gameplay Trailer
    Update #42 - The Backer Beta is Live!
     
    Anime and bubble tea inspired this food physics sim

     
    SOMA is coming out with a comforting new 'Safe Mode'
     
    Indie developers in India are channeling their history into exciting new games

     
    Dynasty Warriors 9 will be out in February

     
    Potionomics is brewing up Pixar-quality art and animation

     
    Neverwinter Nights Is Getting An "Enhanced Edition"

     
    Shadowhand, the RPG card game about an 18th-century Highwaywoman, arrives in December
     
    Iconoclasts is nearly here – see it in action
     
    XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2 — 20 Minutes of Gameplay
    Game Info Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Hands-on Preview: The First 30 Hours
     
    Gunhead pits a pirate against derelict ships full of drones
     
    Light Fall is a stark 2D platformer where you control the platforms
     
    Crafting believable VR characters in Blood & Truth

     
    Code Vein teases gruelling boss fights, anime cinematics
     
    Capcom makes Resident Evil scarier by adding motion controls
     
    Bungie Details Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris's 'Infinite Forest' And 'Raid Lair'

     
    The Surge’s new expansion has you fight murderous theme park mascots
     
    Rainbow Six Siege's new Polish operator totes a dual-fire grenade launcher
    Rainbow Six Siege’s operator Dokkaebi is officially unveiled with a cinematic teaser
    Rainbow Six Siege's newest operator is Vigil, a stealthy defender loaded with SMGs
    Ubisoft on year 3 of Rainbow Six Siege: new countries, new modes and fixing old problems
    Rainbow Six Siege’s developers have “bit of pride” in how they’ve handled microtransactions
    Rainbow Six Siege Year Three will feature a co-op event called 'Outbreak'
    Hands-on with Rainbow Six Siege's wonderfully weird next update
     
    The King Of Fighters XIV New DLC Character And Stage Announced

     
    Venom, Black Widow and Winter Soldier join Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite on Dec. 5
     
    7 ways PUBG’s Desert map has evolved
     
    Endless Space 2 gets a free weekend alongside a diplomacy revamp
     
    RimWorld’s beta adds swamp biomes and ‘story combat’
     
    Middle-earth: Shadow of War lays out free content schedule

     
    Hitman’s Elusive Targets start repeating today
     
    Minecraft's Super Duper Graphics Pack Gets Delayed, Newest Enemy Type Will Be Flying Manta Rays
     
    A new Titan Quest expansion takes players into the realm of the Norse gods
     
    Counter-strike's new matchmaking system can tell if you've been naughty in other Steam games

     
    EA Temporarily Removes Microtransactions From Star Wars Battlefront II
    Battlefront 2 once featured an Overwatch-style mode with cosmetic loot boxes
    EA tells investors turning off Battlefront 2's microtransactions will not affect earnings
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 content might take years to unlock, but EA won’t say
    EA Stock Price Drops After Star Wars Battlefront 2 Microtransaction Removal
    UK boxed charts: Disappointing debut for Star Wars Battlefront II
    Lucasfilm weighs in on Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box ordeal
     
    EA are also making changes to Need for Speed Payback’s progression system

     
    Disney Shuts Down Marvel Heroes
    Marvel Heroes Players Are Demanding Refunds For In-Game Purchases
     
    NCSoft’s Master X Master MOBA will shut down in January

     
    Civilization V director Jon Shafer has left Paradox after just six months

     
    Jobs Roundup: Green Man Gaming hires former EA, Activision marketing boss
     
    Steam’s new currency support causes chaos for international PC gamers

    Steam overhauls user reviews to counter spam bots
     
    Vivendi have no intentions of taking over Ubisoft for the next six months

    Ubisoft are opening a Berlin studio which will start work on the Far Cry series next year
     
    Axiom Verge Publisher Donating Majority Of Their Share To Developer's Son's Healthcare

     
    BIOMUTANT DEVELOPER ACQUIRED BY THQ NORDIC

     
    "I like endings where everyone dies" - the dark new studio from ex Quantic Dream devs

     
    BrightLocker wants to go beyond Kickstarter and Early Access

     
    CD Projekt Red: "We leave greed to others"
     
    Tecmo Koei Defeats Major Chinese Piracy Group

     
    Tencent becomes first Chinese tech company to break $500B market cap

     
    People Are Gambling With Battlegrounds Skins Now

     
    “It Feels Wrong”: Why a Popular Clicker Game Sequel's Ditching Free-to-Play

     
    Twitch Plays Pokémon’s Creator Says He Is Stepping Down Following Alleged Doxing

     
    Twitch: "We're almost ready to go full-blown Hunger Games"

    Twitch details Achievements and Stream Summary features
     
    Twitch Banned Aussie For Streaming Pokemon 'Early'
     
    Desert Bus for Hope charity celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first run

     
    The FCC Is Trying To Destroy The Internet

    What the threat against net neutrality means for PC gaming
     
    Government to respond to British Games Institute proposal

     
    Record attendance for NASSCOM Game Developer Conference

     
    Battlefront & Overwatch's Loot Boxes Under Investigation In Belgium

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2's Loot Boxes "Are Not Gambling," EA Says
    Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe
     
    Plans to generate 500 new jobs in Adelaide games industry

     
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's PC mod scene is bizarre and amazing
     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: IEM's Battlegrounds Invitational

     
    Giant Arenas Capture The Beautiful Chaos Of 100-Player Battlegrounds

     
    Pro Rainbow Six Team Comes Back From 4-0 Down To Win League Finals

     
    Pro Dota Team Turns To In-Game Chat Wheel To Overcome Language Barrier

     
    How veteran underdogs beat an all-star opponent in last weekend's CS:GO tourney

     
    Competitors Battle For Love And Justice At Sailor Moon Fighting Game Tournament

     
    Roadhog and Orisa rounded out a diverse tank meta at the Overwatch World Cup

     
    NRG Esports Won't Show Us Its "Zero Tolerance" Policy, But It Probably Sucks

     
    Overwatch Pro's Mid-Match Suspension Raises Questions About Blizzard's Reporting System

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII

     
    Raji: An Ancient Epic
     
    Destination Primus Vita: Volume 1, a narrative puzzle game
     
    Developer Accuses Project Phoenix Director of Embezzling $1 Million From Kickstarter

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Indiepocalypse Now. MaxMaxing Attention Economies In the Age of Cultural Overproduction.

     
    The Curious Case Of The 'EA Game Dev' Who Said He Received Death Threats

    Understandable mistake for the other sites when you can find no shortage of people who did hear of threats and said they were justified.
     
    Widespread Rumor About EA Firing Plants vs. Zombie Creator Isn't Quite True

     
    Exclusive: How a Culture of Crunch Brought Telltale From Critical Darling to Layoffs

     
    I Settle All Video Game Arguments, Part 1: Game Reviews

     
    Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment
     
    Streamer's Hateful Rant Revives Debate About Women On Twitch

    You don't usually hear someone rant about what a loser they are.
     
    Twitch streamer beats Sonic Forces and requests Steam refund live
     
    Lootboxes and Free-to-Play Model
    Click first two messages or title for thread.
     
    Why your Battlefront 2 outrage is a compliment to EA (and how to use it effectively)

     
    The New 'Need for Speed' Sees a Future Where Loot Boxes Are in Control

     
    How Ninja Theory proved independent AAA has a future

     
    Loot boxes are not bad game design, say devs

     
    How the Red Cross Convinced a Publisher to Make a Game That Respects the Laws of War

     
    Guerrilla Games: "We've gone from designing rollercoaster rides to theme parks"

     
    Mass Effect's dialogue was inspired by awkward TV comedy Extras
     
    Making 20XX: Listening Well and Lucking Out

     
    Why Does HAL Laboratory Only Make Nintendo Games?

     
    The complete history of Civilization

     
    What are devs saying about the design of Super Mario Odyssey?

     
    The best incidental animations in games

     
    The music you didn’t realize you grew up with: Chip Tanaka’s 8-bit revolution

     
    Inside FIFA 18's Weekend League, the gruelling mode that's consuming players' lives

     
    Inside The Brothels Of Final Fantasy XIV

     
    Why Interrogations are Better in L.A. Noire on Switch

     
    Walking Among the Enemy: Wolfenstein II and Passing

    Wolfenstein 2 and Mending Broken Things
     
    Elite: Dangerous Player Creates His Own Way To 'Talk' To Aliens
     
    Meet the man behind YouTube sensation Noclip

     
    Who is PLAYERUNKNOWN? - Noclip Profiles
     
    Barret's Sailor Suit In Final Fantasy VII Is Slightly More Hilarious In Japanese
     
    A Eulogy for Quintet - Melancholy and Wonder - Extra Credits
     
    Saints Row IV and Indulgence | PostMesmeric
     
    The Legend of Zelda / Zelda II's dungeon design | Boss Keys
     
    Nintendo's Obsession With Motion Controls Hurt Mario
     
    Good Game Design - Super Mario Odyssey
     
    The Modern Design of 3D Platformers (ft Snoman) // HeavyEyed
     
    Super Mario 64 Retrospective
     
    Threading the Needlemouse (Sonic Mania)
     
    Top 5 Traits of Battle Themes from Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
     
    Mass Effect - Building A Universe | Core Ideas
     
    The History Of The Sims
     
    Off Camera Secrets | Fallout 4 - Boundary Break
     
    Cuphead Creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer - IGN Unfiltered #25
     
    The 2017 Indie Soapbox
     
    Everything's on Fire and No One Knows What to Do (In Game Writing)
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    Is Toad Wearing a Hat or Is That His Head? A Serious Investigation

     
    What happens when Solid Snake, Quiet, and B.J. Blazkowicz go online dating?


    Tekken Star Humiliates Hacker Into Rage-Quitting
     
    Microtransaction Indiegogo
     
    Who the hell was behind this choice
     
    Star Wars Battlefront 2: The Microtransaction Controversy Investigated
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 Online Elements
    English subtitles
     
    Remembering Dead Space (With Former Visceral Games Members) | Gameumentary

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    News & Highlights
    AJSA 4th Year Anniversary Recap [Xbox] - Another Anniversary Week is in the books. This celebration went above and beyond my expectations. I was truly humbled on the turnout for the events and how engaged people were. It is my pleasure to report that the Anniversary spirit was healthy and strong during the whole week on Xbox.
    Last night we concluded our program for the AJSA 4th Year Anniversary celebration, wrapping up a busy and productive series of events. Every night last week we held an event, every night we got the group together, and every night we went out to kick ass and have fun.
    I want to recognize everyone who rallied together to support and participate during our events on Xbox during the Anniversary week. Everyone who came out last week and participated were all part of something awesome. This was made possible by our hard working organizers and generous members who donated their time, skills, and efforts that made this celebration so successful. Thank you.
    We are working on a montage video that will include all the funny, crazy, and explosive moments from the Anniversary on Xbox. We're excited to share with you our experience. Stay tuned for updates.
    Xbox One Division Anniversary Raffle - As a friendly reminder, the Xbox Raffle winners will be announced on December 4th.
    November Break Notice [Nov. 20th to Nov. 26th] - I'd like to make sure everyone is aware that from Monday November 20th to Sunday November 26th the AJSA Xbox One Division will be on our November break. This means that there will be no scheduled AJSA events on the Xbox One during this time. This will a time to relax, spend with your family or loved ones and tackle your video game backlog.
    As always, even if we are not doing any formal events it does not mean there won't be any gaming going on. Keep an eye out for invites and/or group notices from the AJSA Xbox Club that will allow you to squad up with fellow members during the break. You can also take the initiative to set up your own group notices in the Club to find others to play with.
    We will resume our normal schedule after the break is done. In the coming weeks we will also share with you our End of Year gaming plans and holiday themed events to close out 2017. Enjoy your break, everyone.
    --------------------
    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forum
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    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 Conan, in Frontpage,


    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a casual/pro mission. We'll start with 1 quick drop for prep, and then split into casual and professional groups. You'll be informed as to which group you belong, and there's no negotiation on the designation at this time.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 11/18/2017. Duration: 2+ hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal:  Leadership TBD. RSVP by commenting below. Questions may be asked here as well. Please come ready to use your mic and communicate respectfully/effectively.
     
    See you there.
    NO GUTS, NO GALAXY.