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  • By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome! Happy Monday! Thank you for checking our Xbox One article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content such as interviews, Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keeps 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.
    Xbox Reports
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights - Phase Two -
    We're entering Phase Two of the 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series here on Xbox One for the month of March. Presented by the Emperor of Angerworld, Shao Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6], in anticipation of the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April we're organizing a three month long community project celebrating the fighting game genre by coming together to play and enjoy a variety of fighting games. We wrapped up our first Phase of the series with Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter IV in February.
    This second phase of will have an emphasis on free to play fighting games with titles such as Killer Instinct and Brawlhalla being our featured Fight Nights for this month. Killer Instinct is a long running fighting game series with its roots dating back to the 1990s while Brawlhalla recently was released on the Xbox store late last year. These games have two very different styles and we're excited to share this experience will our all 'Angry Kombatants' this month.
    - The Division 2 -
    We're happy to share that here on Xbox we'll be featuring The Division 2 with Game Nights and clan support when the game launches later this month. For launch day activities we'll have Club parties and squads up to gather members to play and rank up during the early stages of the game release. We will also have our Division 2 Xbox clan up and running for members to start reppin' the community colors instantly.
    Then on March 23rd we'll be holding our first formal event for Division 2. We'll organize squads based on rank and gear level, ensuring that all members have a fun and balanced experience. If you have any questions regarding our upcoming Division 2 activities, please reach out to Xbox community Officer Sickshock6 on the forums, Xbox Live, or on Discord.
    - Happy Birthday to Sick, Sarah & Garza! -
    I'd like to give a quick shout out to a few community members who have celebrated their birthdays this past week! Thank you for all your amazing support and dedication to the community over the years. You are a great friend to many of us and your contributions do not go unnoticed. I hope you all enjoyed your special days and they were filled with happiness and joy.
    - March Game Nights Outline -
    Below is the complete outline of all our scheduled Xbox Game Nights for the month of March. Our two main highlights for March will be our Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights and our Division 2 activities. To complement these projects we're having several Game Nights for the community favorite Halo: Master Chief Collection alongside titles such as Battlefront II (to check out the Anakin Skywalker update), Minecraft, Friday the 13th, and Overwatch to keeps members engaged consistently throughout the month.
    For additional info on how our Game Nights are structured and organized, please view our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Week Zero [March 1st to 3rd]
    Fri. Mar. 1st - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 3rd - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Week One [March 8th to 10th]
    Fri. Mar. 8th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Mar. 9th - Friday the 13th: the Video Game - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 10th - Killer Instinct - 7:00pm EST Week Two [March 15th to 17th]
    Sun. Mar. 17th - Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7:00pm EST Week Three [March 22nd to 24th]
    Sat. Mar. 23rd - The Division 2 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 24th - Brawlhalla - 7:00pm EST Week Four [March 29th to 31st]
    Fri. Mar. 29th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Mar. 30th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 31st - Overwatch - 6:00pm EST Please be aware that Game Night dates and featured titles are subject to change.
    Week Two Note - March 15th & 16th will be focused on Division 2 club parties.
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    We're featuring something a little bit different today on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel. Longtime community member and ranking Officer, WookieJedi, takes us on a journey to explore the opening sequence of Star Wars: Republic Commando, an Xbox One backward compat and 'Games with Gold' title. Interested in Republic Commando? Want to see how this 2005 game still holds up in 2019? Let Wookie show you! Thank you and enjoy!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - March 8th to March 10th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday March 8th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Angry Spartans! Come join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Master Chief Collection. We're heading back to this community clasic to revisit and relive the epic journey of the Master Chief as we play across all four featured Halo titles in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Online Multiplayer [Slayer, Action Sack, Infection, Big Team Battle] Custom games - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo: Master Chief Collection for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 8th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Friday the 13th - Game Night
    Saturday March 9th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The Angry Army is taking a field trip to Camp Crystal Lake....would could possibly go wrong? Join us for an evening filled with shenanigans and tomfoolery as Sickshock takes us on an epic adventure in the the landof Jason Voorhees. What spooks and surprises are in store for this Game Night? Come on by this Saturday to find out! Can you make it out alive?
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    SURVIVE! - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 9th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Killer Instinct - Fight Night
    Sunday March 10th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Phase Two of the Kountdown to Kombat series continues this Sunday night! Killer Instinct joins the Fight Nights ranks and kicks off our second month of the series! This game is free to play and no DLC characters are required to play! Do you have what it takes to be the best fighter in the AJSA?
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    1v1 Fights - King of the Kill Settings - Xbox Free to Play Status: ACTIVE -
    You can download Killer Instinct for free. Xbox Live Gold required to play online.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 10th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm 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.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [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
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Yaz Minsky discusses the history of Alpha Centauri, how it won its designers independence, how its factions and mechanics tell its story, and what those factions says about the politics and philosophy during the time of its creation. Blake Hester reports on the early days of Rockstar San Diego and the history of their missing game Agent, Austin Wood talks to developers about the issues big online games have at launch and what causes them, Bowser is the new president of Nintendo of America, Video Game Story Time on the legacy of Reggie Fils-Aime, Westwood Studios co-founder on how Tiberian Sun Solved Pathfinding, layoffs at ArenaNet and an EA studio, GOG layoffs and pricing changes over financial pressure, THQ Nordic thought AMA on site frequently tied to harassment and child pornography was a good idea, Ethel's thoughts on identifying with the characters of Night in the Woods and seeing yourself in the media you consume compared to stories focused on escapism, and more.
     
     
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    EA's Australian Studio Hit By Massive Layoffs

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    Facing Financial Pressures, GOG Quietly Lays Off At Least A Dozen Staff

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    Devotion disappears from Steam after Chinese Pooh furore
     
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    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Hello there, thanks for stopping in and checking out our Xbox article for this week. Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. I'd like to give thanks to all those who came out to play during our Game Nights this month. It is always a pleasure us coming together to have fun and kicking ass across a variety of games. This past weekend did mark our last set of events for February with Minecraft and Super Street Fighter IV being there to close out the festivities. We have a set of Game Nights coming up to welcome us to March. There will be no Game Night this Saturday due to a staff meeting. Our March outline for Game Nights will be published next Monday as a result of the meeting. Thank you for understanding and thank you for being awesome!
    February Recap
    In February 2019 we featured these titles as Game Nights:
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Halo: Master Chief Collection Human Fall Flat Minecraft Mortal Kombat X Overwatch Star Wars: Battlefront II Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition The Division Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter IV were part of our special 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series.
    To learn more about Game Nights and how to get involved the Xbox community, check out our member Guidebook.
    ---
    In February 2019 we made these videos for the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel:
    Division 2 Private Beta Gameplay Crackdown 3 Launch Day Co-Op Mortal Kombat X Fight Night Highlights Overwatch Game Night Highlights Minecraft
    Our Game Night for Minecraft this past weekend was both enlightening and action packed as participants took part in a tour of the community Lodge area and an Expedition to the far west. Members receivied a tour of the Angry Army Archives where AJSA Realm Librarian and Chief Architect, Dylmah, showed off members his near year long quest to chronicle the history of our Minecraft world. We were all very thankful for Dylmah who has put in so much time and effort building and maintaining the Archives.
    We also took a tour the newly built, and massive, Sick Stadium (our first Sports Arena in the Realm), the redesigned Lodge gardens, viewed PixalArt, and more. We showed off a ton of new structures that folks have built since the last event, sharing their creations with their fellow members of the community. It was an awesome opportunity for people to share their hard work and talk about their buildings in front of others.
    Following the tour we took part in our first Expedition of 2019, travelling to the far west to a recently discovered Snow Biome. This Expedition was led by longtime member and fellow Realm Chief Architect, O0PP34, who had participants solve clues, overcome obstacles, and challenges to uncover Winterfell, a new outpost in the Snow Biome. This is our first major settlement since the Lodge was constructed last year when the Realm was created. Our Winterfell mansion was also built by O0PP34 and we all would like to extend our sincerest thanks to him for organizing the Expedition and building us this amazing castle in the Snow Biome.
    Here is a group photo from the Game Night:

    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    Highlight video from the Overwatch Game Night held on February 16th, 2019. This video captures two matches we had from our Evolve/Monster vs Hunter and 5v5 Assault custom games. This is meant to really capture the Game Night party chat, randomness, jokes, and gameplay from members without too much editing. Enjoy!
    For more AJSA Xbox videos, check out our playlist here.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - March 1st to March 3rd

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday March 1st - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Master Chief Collection. We're heading back to this community clasic to revisit and relive the epic journey of the Master Chief as we play across all four featured Halo titles in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Online Multiplayer [Slayer, SWAT, Infection, Big Team Battle] Custom games - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo: Master Chief Collection for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 1st, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] & Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Game Night
    Sunday March 3rd - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Operation Grand Heist is here and the Angry Army is gearing up for the steal of the century! A new season of content for Black Ops 4 will be live for Xbox players on February 26th and we'll be there this weekend to try out all the new goodies. You are guaranteed an evening filled with fast paced multiplayer action across Blackout, Zombies, and TDM/Kill Confirmed/Domination. We will be swapping between online and custom game modes throughout the evening depending on the size of the group. This will be a great opportunity to level up your Tiers in a group to get a good head start for Grand Heist.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Checking out 'Grand Heist' content Online Multiplayer [TDM, Kill Confirmed, Domination] Blackout [Online & Custom Games] Zombies - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 3rd, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] 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
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    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,


    Connor Makar reports on the condition of the former staff of Telltale while Jason Schreier reports on the fallout of Activision Blizzard's layoffs, RagnarRox discusses The Nietzschean Gameplay of Resident Evil 2, Jacob Geller on The Quiet Sadness of Mario Galaxy, Mark Brown speaks with the developers of Hitman 2 about the development process of a level, Cecilia D'Anastasio wins Writers Guild of America Award for her exposé on the culture of sexism at Riot Games, Peter Tieryas talks about why the scariest moment in Resident Evil 2 doesn't involve the monsters, Hollow Knight sequel Silksong and Darkest Dungeon 2 announced, largest US union federation urges game developers to unionize, Brian Gilbert considers the hierarchy of Bowser's military, Brook Johnson asks people to reconsider the misunderstood character Joel in The Last of Us, Game Informer continues coverage of The Outer Worlds, and more.
     
     
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    Tekken 7 will add Julia Chang and The Walking Dead's Negan this month
     
    Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn wraps up the story on March 26th
     
    Underworld Ascendant devs overhaul world structure, story and quest design
     
    PS Vita production ending soon in Japan

     
    VP of product development Jeronimo Barrera departs Rockstar Games after 20 years

     
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    Esports News
     
    How the Overwatch League’s newest teams built their rosters from scratch

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    From a hospital bed to a shot at the Hearthstone World Champs

     
    Esports now officially a profession in China

     
    Evo Japan stream halted after Dead or Alive hosts start spanking each other

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Crossroads Inn - a fantasy tavern simulator.
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Kiss My Ass, Activision Blizzard

    The Fallout Of Activision Blizzard’s Massive Layoffs
     
    An epilogue for the staff of Telltale
     
    An Open Letter To Game Developers From America's Largest Labor Organization

     
    The Amy Hennig Interview: On What Changed With Uncharted 4, Leaving EA, and What's Next
     
    Character before condition - looking at gaming and autism representation

     
    Videogame Preservation Is, And Will Always Be, A ‘Now’ Problem

     
    The Changing Face of Development in Guildford

     
    The Might of Keiki Kobayashi’s Ace Combat 7 Soundtrack

     
    The past, present and future of OlliOlli

     
    When Your Favorite Streamer Turns Out To Be A Creep (Or Worse)

     
    “They’re more attractive than real boyfriends.” Inside the weird world of Chinese romance video games

     
    Ultima VII

     
    Celebrating 10 Respectful Representations Of Blackness In Gaming

     
    Wolfenstein 2 proves that Jews can be heroes, not just survivors

     
    The Amazing Legacy of Phantasy Star IV’s Fallen Utopia

     
    Kill for Prosperity and Not Much Else in 'Far Cry New Dawn'

    Far Cry New Dawn: The Kotaku Review
     
    Metro Is Gaming's Most Interesting Post-Apocalypse

     
    The Creepiest Part Of Resident Evil 2 Didn’t Involve Zombies

     
    Fear And Hunger is a brutal horror dungeon crawl
     
    Video game history is the future in The Eternal Castle
     
    THE PARABLE OF JOEL: PRACTICING EMPATHY IN THE LAST OF US

     
    QUEER PAIN: THE MISSING AND THE MECHANICS OF SELF-HARM

     
    Why I’m still thinking about Final Fantasy 8, 20 years later

    'Final Fantasy VIII' Was Too Honest and Unsettling to be Beloved
     
    Elite Dangerous pilot stranded in void for nearly three months is due to be rescued

     
    The Nietzschean Gameplay of Resident Evil 2 (2019)
     
    The Quiet Sadness of Mario Galaxy
     
    The Making of Hitman 2's Miami Level | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    4 Ways Sonic Mania Improved Classic Sonic's Animation
     
    What? THE SOUNDTRACK is evolving! | Revisiting Kanto Themes in Pokemon Gold and Silver
     
    Designing AI Allies - How Games Create Great Party Members and Companions ~ Design Doc
     
    Talking to Just Cause 2's Game Director about Creating the Grappling Hook
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Gay in the Game Industry: Research from the Field

     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    Bowser's military hierarchy | Unraveled

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings and hello everyone! Happy Monday. I hope you all had a fun weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out this play this past weekend on Black Ops 4, Overwatch, and The Division. This weekend will mark the conclusion of our Game Nights lineup for February. Titles such as Minecraft and Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be featured as we wrap up our festivities for the month. For Minecraft we'll be embarking on an expedition to a Winter Biome located in the far west regions of the Realm. On Super Street Fighter IV we'll be continuing our 'Kountdown to Kombat' series, our three month long celebration of fighting games. Cya at the events!
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    On February 10th, 2019 we kicked off our inaugural Fight Night as part of our Kountdown to Kombat series on Xbox with Mortal Kombat X. It was such a blast and so much fun was had. We're immortalizing our MKX Fight Nighton video and sharing it with the rest of the community. I'd like to thank Sickshock for organizing these Fight Nights, Garza for helping me comb though five hours worth of footage from the Fight Night, and everyone who came out to play during the event. Enjoy!
    For more AJSA Xbox videos, check out our playlist here.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - February 23th to February 24th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Minecraft - Game Night
    Saturday February 23rd - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Embark on an epic journey this Saturday night as we kick off our first Minecraft Game Night of 2019! We're organizing an expedition to an uncharted Winter Biome deep into the Western regions. Untouched by civilization, this area is filled with opportunity and plenty of loot. What mysteries will we uncover? Is this a hidden danger hidden amongst the snow? Check out the Realm and participate in the Expedition to find out! Cya Saturday.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Winter Biome Expedition - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday February 23rd, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Fight Night
    Sunday February 24th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series continues this Sunday night! Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is our next entry in this celebration of fighting games. We're able to play this title on the Xbox One due to its status as an backward compatible game. If you owned this game on the Xbox 360 on disc or digital, you're able to participate if you so desire. Additionally this game is also available on the Xbox Game Pass. Cya Sunday!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Private AJSA lobby, 'King of the Hill' settings - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download SFIV: Arcade Edition for free.
    - Xbox Backward Compatible Status: ACTIVE -
    Did you have this game on the Xbox 360 via disc or digital? You can play without having to repurchase.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday February 24th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm 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.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [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 Conan, in Frontpage,


    Greetings soldiers of the Angry Army, Auraxius calls for War once again. Join us as we make for the planetside, to conquer it in the name of our force, factions will be chosen at the start of the event, to give the opportunity to play a different side. 
    This event will be held Saturday, the 16th of February, at 2pm EDT/7pm GMT in the Angry Joe Show Army discord.