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  • By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    Game Nights SMITE (10/7/17), Hosted by Raxynus & Dekaku.
    Spots are limited and time is short, sign-up on the Events posted on the PlayStation 4 Community.

    Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from; newly released Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free-to-play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. Now Game Nights uses the PlayStation Events feature combine with the Community page feature. Simply join the AJSA Community page, and every Wednesday get a notification from the Events feature. This notification alerts you to sign-up for the next Game Nights event. No matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other!

    How To Join Game Nights
    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.
    If you're having trouble joining Game Nights click here to see a visual guide on how to join.

    Regional/Country 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

    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights event changes.*

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    The origin story of Creative Assembly, the anchoring effect on review scores and game sales, Assassin's Creed Origin to add educational mode with tours and information about Egypt from historians and Egyptologists, layoffs at Volition, Mark Brown examines how fan made AM2R and Metroid Returns alter the tone and feel of Metroid 2, Prey and being the unreliable narrator of your own story, Youtube forces joining creator program for the ability to share links on Patreon, Battlefront 2 (original) multiplayer restored for GOG and Steam, Nioh Compete Edition will soon release on PC, why Dragon Age breaking with canon leads to richer lore, Noclip posts the first part of their documentary on The Witcher and CD Projekt, Nintendo Creators Program no longer allows streaming, Atlus fails to take down PS3 emulator Patreon, Wii Shop going to be closing for Wii and WiiU, 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)
    YouTube’s policy on Patreon, external links will hit new creators hardest
    Nintendo Creators Program Will No Longer Let YouTubers Live-Stream
    Nintendo Has Announced the End of the Wii Shop Channel
    Sony Announces An Updated PlayStation VR Headset

    Red Dead Redemption 2
    I Hated the First 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Trailer... Then I Re-Watched It
    Six Indie Games You Need To Know From PAX West '17 [SSFF]
    6 Awesome Things We Did in the Wolfenstein 2 New Orleans Demo
    Assassin's Creed Origins - Sand Cinematic Trailer
    Assassin’s Creed Origins zero-combat mode coming next year
    Nioh: Complete Edition coming to PC, release date set

    Latest Star Citizen video shows off detailed animation system
    Advance Wars Lives On In Spirit With Tiny Metal Impressions | TGS 2017
    Call of Duty: WWII devs: 'This is the year that we're going to give it our best shot to win the hearts and minds of the PC community'

    SMGs already nerfed in the Call of Duty: WWII open beta, more changes coming
    Hackers have already infiltrated the Call of Duty: WWII open beta
    Watch Us Stomp Around As A T. Rex In Exclusive Super Mario Odyssey Gameplay
    Shenmue 3 now has facial expressions
    The Evil Within 2's Father Theodore flaunts horrifying flame-throwing henchmen
    Let's Play Scorn Without Vomiting
    Creepy prison horror Inmates is out in two days - here’s the launch trailer
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 story scene reveals the Emperor's final command
    The Battlefront 2 open beta begins Friday - here are the start times
    How Star Wars Battlefront 2 Has Improved On The Battlefront Formula
    Darth Maul Arcade Mode Gameplay - Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Beta
    Aftercharge, the 3v3 asynchronous FPS, will hold an 'open alpha' next weekend
    Monolith Explains Changes To Tolkien's Lore In Shadow Of War
    Chucklefish on Wargroove's ambitious branching narratives and mod support

    Unsung Story developer announces PS4, Switch and Xbox One versions

    Co-op crawler Freaky Awesome gloops out in Oct
    The developer tells us more about Spellbound (working title), its next long-term project.

    Atelier Lydie & Suelle is coming to PC early 2018
    Gran Turismo Sport time-limited demo coming Oct. 9

    Verdant Skies is a farming sim where you play as a space scientist
    Code Vein teases more demon-slaying Souls-like in-game footage
    Blazing Chrome polishes running and gunning to a mirror shine

    Star Control: Origins is delayed, but a public beta is coming

    The story behind Space Channel 5 VR

    The developers of SOMA have two new games in production

    Swery’s cat RPG The Good Life will also have dogs
    Pyre's 'True Nightwing' update adds complimentary ironman-style mode

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2 multiplayer restored, now with Steam/GOG crossplay

    People are struggling to play Star Wars: Battlefront 2 classic's restored multiplayer
    Dead Rising 4 to add photography challenges and other fan-requested features
    Final Fantasy 15’s new story content kills a big fan theory
    Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event returns next week
    Overwatch patch 1.16: instant ultimates, a clearer UI, and a slower Tracer
    Dawn of War 3 ditches its in-game currency

    Interview: Absolver's slap, code of honor, and future updates

    Europa Universalis IV expands on the Middle East with Cradle of Civilization DLC
    Horde Mode Coming to 'Fortnite' This Week
    One of Elite: Dangerous’ mysterious aliens is dead, and Harry Potter is to blame
    Cuphead players on Windows are running into a nasty save bug

    In August, Overwatch had more players and Hearthstone made more money than ever before

    Jeff Kaplan opens up about how 'scary and intimidating' the Overwatch community can be
    Battle.net is getting Appear Offline and Discord-like groups soon
    Hawken is being closed and removed from Steam in January

    Big Layoffs Hit Agents of Mayhem Developer Volition

    PUBG hit with stream of negative reviews following Chinese in-game ads

    Atlus tries, fails to take down Patreon for PS3 emulator via DMCA

    Former Square Enix Employee Arrested For Allegedly Stocking Up Game Consoles For Resale

    Ubisoft Milan: "I see a really brilliant future in front of us"

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets its own company, PUBG Corp

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds devs explain why Asian servers have had so many issues
    The PC's Best Anti-Piracy Technology Appears to be Defeated

    Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Andrew House steps down, John Kodera appointed president and CEO

    Waking up to localization

    Final Fantasy XIV: Closing in on peak WoW

    Turtle Rock's VR push: "It really is the future of computing"

    Obituary: Metal Gear Solid and Fallout voice actor Barry Dennen

    The best Divinity: Original Sin 2 mods

    Esports News
    The Weekend In Esports: Smash Bros. Lights Up The Utah Jazz's Arena

    We didn't expect to see Shaq and J.Lo talking about competitive Overwatch today
    OPINION: Overwatch League’s Lack of Globalization Will Be Its Downfall
    This Is How You Manage A Retreat In StarCraft II

    RuneScape’s PvP tournament went badly wrong

    CS:GO team shaken up after player sends death threat

    Saving 'Super Smash': Why Nintendo's Fighting Game Scene Struggles

    Time Is Running Out For The Super Smash Bros. Scene's Favorite Game Controller

    Esports fans follow a lot more than one game each

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Flynn: Son of Crimson | Fast paced 2D action platformer
    Bannermen - Single/Multiplayer RTS with Dynamic Environments
    Terrain of Magical Expertise RPG - A Game about a Game!
    Hell Let Loose
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    The untold origin story of Creative Assembly

    One Man’s Journey From Welfare to World’s Hottest Video Game

    SNES Classic interviews revisit the creation of 21 great games

    Gaming's Toxicity Problem Can't Be Solved With DMCAs or Valve Charts

    The story behind the design of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

    Behind the addictive psychology and seductive art of loot boxes

    A Video Game Writer Explains How Technology Can Make Stories Better (Or Worse)

    The Quest To Make A Better Video Game Controller

    Brad McQuaid: "I want to make worlds, not games"

    Classic Postmortem: No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in HARM's Way

    What Video Game Levels Look Like Before They're Finished

    Breath of the Wild's Biggest Design Secret: Lots Of Triangles

    It Took 10 Years, But We Finally Have a Good 'Battlestar Galactica' Game

    When the Void Stares Back: Prey, Post-Humanism and Mental Illness

    This Game About Domestic Abuse Helped Me Understand My Own Trauma

    An Eye for the Eyeless

    “BioShock Infinite: Whose Fantasy?” by Yussef Cole

    “Burning the City on the Hill,” by Astrid B
    Why Dragon Age's readiness to break with canon makes its lore much richer

    Episode 112: Mark Brown on Game Maker's Toolkit and Teaching Players Game Design
    The Witcher Mini Series - Noclip Documentary Trailer
    The Story of CD Projekt - Witcher Documentary
    Live-Translating Final Fantasy VII's Wall Market
    Found In Translation: Final Fantasy VII, Part Five
    The Anchoring Effect - Why Review Scores Matter - Extra Credits
    How AM2R and Samus Returns remade Metroid 2 | Game Maker's Toolkit
    Sonic Mania - The Fans' Footprint | PostMesmeric
    A History of Cancelled Metal Gear Solid Games & Concepts
    Japan's Weird SNES Game: Holy Umbrella - Region Locked Feat. Greg
    Good game
    History Respawned: Nioh
    CRITIQUE: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - brand new heroes, same old game
    Resident Evil 4: What are ya buyin? - The Completionist Review
    Can Games Handle Multiple Perspectives?
    Cuphead's Producer Explains The Game's Long Development History
    Watch Q-Games' Dylan Cuthbert share stories of coding Star Fox
    Why physically hitting Sonic 3D Blast unlocks a secret menu
    Applying 3D Level Design Skills to the 2D World of Hyper Light Drifter
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
    All Casuals Should Be Forced Back In Time (Commentocracy)

    By Conan, in Frontpage,

    With September now being over, we're now looking forward to our game events in October. Events will be held on our Discord Server, in the EF Game Rooms. Also do be mindful that some events may differ from our regular time slot.
    Event Schedule for October

    Saturday, the 7th
    Event: Tabletop Simulator (Secret Hitler)
    Host(s): Conan
    Time: 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT

    Sunday, the 15th
    Event: Tabletop Simulator (Dark Souls)
    Host(s): Eiousx
    Time: 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT

    Saturday, the 21st
    Event: Total War: Warhammer II
    Host(s): Acepilot
    Time: 7 pm BST/ 2 pm EDT

    Saturday, the 28th
    Event: Destiny 2
    Host(s): Jayson
    Time: 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,

    October Outline & News
    This Month In Preview - Welcome to October, all. Thank you for a great September. The games listed below will be featured during the weeks specified (there will no events on Oct. 30th or 31st). Please note games can be added/removed/replaced on the schedule, so keep an eye out for our event updates on Monday afternoons. You'll also see additional info on featured activities that we'll do during the events and information on who is hosting.
    A few things to note:
    During the weekend of October 27th, we will be having a special 'Halloween' themed weekend featuring GTA Online and Overwatch. For example in GTA we'll play modes like Slasher and in Overwatch we'll participate in their 'Halloween Terror' seasonal event. Stay tuned for a formal announcement later this month on this weekend. On Friday night October 6th the Xbox staff will host an open lobby for people who wish to play the Battlefront 2 Open Beta. Keep an eye out for group reminders in the Xbox Club. We plan to host a lobby at 7pm EST. The Friday October 20th event for Battlefield 1 will be our 'One Year Event Anniversary' celebration for the game. Join us as we close out of event year for Battlefield 1 and usher in a new chapter for our Angry Army Platoon. For those on Xbox interested in doing Raids on Destiny 2 with the AJSA, we've posted our policies and guidelines regarding Raid Nights and squad organization in our sub-forum. You'll learn what you should expect, and what we expect of you, when coming out to these activities. Click here for additional info. October 2017 Event Outline
    Week One [Oct. 3rd to 8th]
    Destiny 2 [Tues. Oct. 3rd]
    Minecraft [Thurs. Oct. 5th]
    Overwatch [Sat. Oct. 7th]
    Titanfall 2 [Sun. Oct. 8th]

    Week Two [Oct. 9th to 15th]
    Destiny 2 [Tues. Oct. 10th]
    Minecraft [Thurs. Oct. 12th]
    Battlefield 1 [Fri. Oct. 13th]
    Gears of War 4 [Sat. Oct. 14th]

    Week Three [Oct. 16th to 22nd]
    Destiny 2 [Tues. Oct. 17th]
    Minecraft [Thurs. Oct. 19th]
    Battlefield 1 [Fri. Oct. 20th]
    Fortnite: Battle Royale [Sat. Oct. 21st]
    Week Four [Oct. 23rd to 29th]
    Destiny 2 [Tues. Oct. 24th]
    Medal of Honor: Airborne [Thurs. Oct. 26th]
    GTA Online [Halloween Special] [Fri. Oct. 27th]
    Overwatch [Halloween Special] [Sat. Oct. 28th]
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [October 3rd to October 8th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
    All Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we may use the AJSA Discord. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live.
    Destiny 2 - Xbox One Event - Tues. Oct. 3rd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Welcome to October, Guardians. Rally on the Xbox One this Tuesday night [10.3.2017] at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. There is a high possibility that the Iron Banner will also return this week. Stay tuned for updates.
    This event will focus on squad play, completing Milestones, and ranking up fellow Guardians. We'll be doing Vanguard & Nightfall Strikes, Crucible, Missions/Quests, and other challenges. If you've been seeking an organized Destiny gaming group, this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
    Contact our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox One, MasterfulJoe101 on Xbox Live, if you have any questions/require assistance about this upcoming event. To view our October schedule for Destiny 2 on Xbox, click here.
    For additional information about the AJSA Xbox One crew on Destiny 2, check out our sub-forum.
    Interested in doing the Leviathan Raid? Check out our Raid policies and guidelines.
    Event Summary:
    Time: October 3rd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Oct. 5th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Join up with us this Thursday night as we build and play in our community world. Members are invited play, talk, and build together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army.
    Please note that for this event we will continue to use the 'Xbox One Edition' of Minecraft. We may use latest version of 'Minecraft', which came out when the 'Better Together' update released last month, in the future.
    We have a central base for all members to start off in and use as a launching pad to explore the rest of the world. Additionally, we have 'Bounties & Contracts' for members to complete during the event. You can earn loot by exploring new areas and discovering secret locations! All Bounties & Contracts will be up at the central base at the start of the event.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. Early attendance is encouraged due to limited spots in the server.
    Event Summary:
    Time: October 5th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Oct. 7th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Team up with the Angry Army on Xbox during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on October 7th, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event. Afterwards the host will determine to split up the group to play regular, online multiplayer. If you have suggestions on modes/themes for custom games, please message WookieJedi on Xbox Live.
    For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
    Event Summary:
    Time: October 7th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
    Titanfall 2 - Xbox One Event - Sun. Oct. 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Shake the rust off your mech, Pilot. Titanfall 2 will be returning in a community event form this Sunday night. End your gaming week with some classic Titanfall action with your fellow AJSA members.
    We'll squad up together during the event and have fun as a team. We'll do a mixture of custom and online games, plus some Frontier Defense as well. Participants are encouraged to join the 'Official AJSA Network' in-game. Networks are a built in clan system within Titanfall 2. During off-event hours, you can easily see who is online playing Titanfall 2 and join up with other members without having to sort through your friends list.
    Event Summary:
    Time: October 8th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am EST)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,

    *Updated: Destiny 2 has been swapped out for Armello due to some issues that have come up.*
    This article is an update giving you a sneak peek of what games are coming to this month of Game Nights. Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. Now members in the PlayStation 4 Divisions will get an idea of what’s to come for this month. Whether those games be; Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free to play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. Please understand right now we’re not giving the dates of when each game may appear in the month. Game Nights are always ever changing, and the games could get shifted around. Also understand that these games you see below have a chance of changing due to a number of reasons like; Network issues, broken patches, broken games, lost of support and interest, etc. However no matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other!
    Game Nights Changes
    Recon_avwf has stepped down his hosting position after 3+ years of service to Game Nights and nearly 4 years of service to the PS4 Division. We thank him for everything. Dekaku and Raxynus have been made official Game Nights hosts and will be hosting their own chosen games for the first time this month. Game Nights October Games
    *Do not sign up for any of these Game Nights. Wait until the proper Game Nights announcement featuring the game you’re interested in.*

    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights changes.*