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  • By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Welcome Summoners!
    My name in Ace im here to present the brand new event this Saturday hosted by me for the most popular played game on the PC Gaming circuit League of Legends. Join me as we have some fun in some ARAM fun as we play 1 Champion against his/herself or depending on circumstances make some teams and raid the rift with AJSA banner.
    So garb them wards, earn that gold and always remember...............fuck teemo
     
    Event will be held Aug 26th 2017 this saturday at 6pm EST/ 11 pm GMT on the discord server
    See ya in Summoners rift!

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a unit focus mission. We will be doing quick drops using new techniques designed to work on team play and skill improvement, as well as team cohesion.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 08/26/2017. 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.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Gamescom trailers and gameplay, Epic had to reinvent Paragon twice to save it, Kojima thanks Konami, Noclip interviews the developers of Thumper, how Mario Odyssey was shaped by Mario Sunshine, no single player DLC for Mass Effect Andromeda, the spirit of flash gaming, Age of Empires 4 announced, Writing on Games looks at how the mechanics tell a deeper story in Hellblade while HeavyEyed and Eurogamer look at mental health portrayal in games, digital version of popular board game Scythe coming to Steam, Shenmue 3 gets a trailer, how the cancelled Playstation version of Madden 96' changed Football games, theme park building game based on Jurassic World annouced, the AI of Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth, Kickstarter opens doors to Japanese creators, Mount and Blade 2 multiplayer, FFXV coming to PC with mod support, and more.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC, game updates, company and developer news, country news, mods)
     
    Watch EA’s Gamescom 2017 press briefing here
     
    Xbox at Gamescom: Watch it live here
     
    Blizzard at Gamescom: Watch the livestream here
     
    Gamescom 2017 showfloor tour
    Just Angela Merkel, Playin' Some Farming Simulator
     
    Yakuza 6 lets you cradle babies and take selfies
     
    Nightmarchers is a supernatural RPG-shooter set in post-apocalypse Oahu
     
    Total War: Warhammer 2 - Skaven Reveal Trailer
    26 minutes of Skaven Campaign Gameplay - Total War: Warhammer 2 Skaven Gameplay
    Total War: Warhammer 2 race guide - who's in, who might be coming
     
    Pinball FX 3 Is All About Cross-Platform Competition
     
    Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Gamescom 2017 Captain Mode
    Mount & Blade 2 release date won't be revealed at Gamescom and this is why
     
    THQ Nordic announces Black Mirror—a Gothic horror reboot about 'madness and psychological distress'
     
    Stealing The Chosen Assassin's Weapons In XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen Gameplay
    XCOM 2 War of the Chosen is getting a challenge mode with global leaderboards
     
    Meet The Evil Within 2’s tortured/torturous artist
     
    Monster Hunter: World trailers show off a gorgeous environment and new creatures
     
    Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition Announced For PC, Releases In Early 2018
    Final Fantasy XV will get mod support, says director
     
    Darkwood, the top-down horror game, rolls out with a creepy new gameplay trailer
     
    Absolver will add more modes and moves after launch
    Absolver hands-on: a fun and complex fighting system in a sad, sad world
     
    Why Square Enix Collective is resurrecting Fear Effect

     
    Far Cry 5 extended gameplay video shows fishing, shooting and ramming
     
    Assassin's Creed Origins' game director breaks down combat changes
    Assassin’s Creed Origins: Gamescom 2017 Cinematic Trailer | Ubisoft [US]
    Assassin’s Creed Origins: Gamescom 2017 Game of Power Trailer | Ubisoft [US]
    Assassin's Creed: Origins hands-on — bigger, livelier, and taking notes from The Witcher 3
     
    NBA 2K ratings: How they are determined and why players care so much about them

     
    Victorian-era city-building arrives in Anno 1800, announced via Twitter photo
     
    Exogenesis "More Characters" Trailer @ AnimeFest 2017
     
    The Crew 2: Gamescom 2017 Fast Fav Multi-Vehicle Gameplay | Trailer | Ubisoft [US]
     
    The Amazing Eternals is a new FPS by the Warframe studio
     
    The Good Life debut trailer features cats, a killer, and strange English villagers
     
    New Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer Shows Off Dazzling Space Battles
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 video shows off 24-player Starfighter Assault battle
     
    Kingdom Come Deliverance Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: Gamescom 2017
     
    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Rabbid Peach Character Spotlight Trailer
     
    Call of Duty: WWII's social hub, Headquarters, revealed in new trailer
    15 Minutes of Call of Duty: WW2's War Mode (Operation Breakout) on PS4 Pro
     
    COMING SOON: PHANTOM DOCTRINE
     
    Space opera strategy game Ancient Frontier out 21 Sept

     
    Raiden V: Director’s Cut launches October 5 in the west
     
    Ni No Kuni 2 has a 48-year-old character to help older players connect with the story
    Ni no Kuni 2 is aimed at Western fans, and it’s better for it
    Ni No Kuni 2 dev teases the original game on PC
     
    BattleTech - Gamescom 2017
     
    Age of Empires IV announced
    Age of Empires Definitive Edition set for October, AoE 2 and 3 remasters are coming too
     
    You can weaponise your own puke in Sea of Thieves
    PC and Xbox One cross-play confirmed for Sea of Thieves
     
    Biomutant is an open-world RPG with mutant critters
    Five Things You Need To Know About This Wonderfully Weird Game
     
    How 'We Happy Few' plans to avoid the pitfalls of 'No Man's Sky'

     
    Project Cars 2's Gamescom trailer shows off the game's many, many cars
     
    Gwent's campaign is 15 hours long, and features as much dialogue as Hearts of Stone
    It would be "extremely hard" for Gwent to get "anywhere near" Hearthstone's playercount
     
    Ace Combat 7’s Gamescom 2017 Trailer Shows Its Drama And Plenty of Dogfight Action
     
    Cuphead is going to be replayable with a new game+ mode
    Cuphead - New Co-Op Details - Gamescom 2017
     
    The Next Naruto Game Lets Players Make Their Own Damn Ninja
     
    Dragon Ball FighterZ Makes Even Expected Characters Look Excellent
     
    Paradox's new space city builder Surviving Mars got a new trailer at Gamescom
     
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm launch trailer gets angry
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm Developer Interview - IGN Live: Gamescom 2017
    Writers on Life is Strange: Before the Storm are as young as 20
     
    'Shenmue III' Explores the Uncanny Valley in First Teaser Trailer
     
    Attack on Titan 2 - Announcement Trailer
     
    Tabletop classic Ogre is coming to Steam this fall
     
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire teases barfing pirates and animancy cats
     
    Iron Harvest : Teaser Trailer 4K (PC,PS4 Pro, Xbox One)
     
    Cult favourite board game Scythe is coming to Steam

     
    Watch Talion ride dragons and battle Balrog in latest Shadow of War trailer
    We fought the Balrog in Shadow of War
     
    Fire Emblem Warriors launches October 20 in Europe, Gamescom 2017 trailer
     
    A new Ruiner trailer reveals a September release date
     
    Techland are publishing a co-op Hotline Miami where you fight the Four Horsemen
     
    505 Games to Publish Underworld Ascendant
     
    Forest adventure Fe coming to PC and consoles in early 2018
     
    Q&A: Bloodstained creator's keys to making a great 'Igavania' game

     
    Thomas Was Alone creator launches Subsurface Circular

     
    Action-survival game Praey for the Gods adds Breath of the Wild-style climbing

     
    Jurassic World Evolution Is A Theme Park Building Game Coming In 2018
     
    Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates opens up on 4 Oct

     
    Shenmue 3 secures publishing deal with Saints Row outfit

     
    Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash launches September 26 in North America
     
    Archaica: The Path Of Light shines lasers into September
     
    The debut trailer for Planet of the Apes: Lost Frontier shows primates under pressure
    Why do we care about Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier?
     
    Exclusive Reveal Of A New Mode In Pokémon Ultra Sun And Moon

    Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon - New Details Revealed
     
    Bandai Namco's 'mysterious' #Projekt1514 is a new Sword Art Online game, coming to PC
     
    Watch peasants throw poop in a new Kingdom Come: Deliverance story trailer
     
    First-person roguelike City of Brass releases on Early Access next month
     
    Children of Morta is coming next year, so here's a new gameplay trailer
     
    Fishing never looked more badass than in this video game trailer
     
    See Wild West Online's treasure hunting and beautiful yet lonely world in action
     
    Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite’s launch roster, gameplay modes detailed
    New Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite trailer shows Jedah and Ghost Rider in action
     
    Spintires: MudRunner is absolutely filthy and due out in October
     
    Killing Floor: Incursion - Gameplay Launch Trailer
     
    See a full level of sci-fi action game Echo being played
     
    Crackdown 3 delayed to 2018

    SNK developing “many new fighting games,” unsure on DLC and updates for The King of Fighters XIV

     
    Rainbow Six Siege’s Operation Blood Orchid delayed
    We speak to Ubisoft about the impact of Operation Health and Rainbow Six Siege's remarkable community
     
    Bioware Confirms That Single-Player Updates For Mass Effect: Andromeda Are Over

    The three pieces of DLC that would have saved Mass Effect: Andromeda
     
    The Sims 4 is getting customizable dogs and cats, at long last
     
    Kel'Thuzad is coming to Heroes of the Storm
     
    Junkertown is the newest Overwatch map
    Blizzard will now notify you if the player you reported in Overwatch was punished
    D.Va is getting a big nerf on the next Overwatch PTR, but also a new ability
    Jeff Kaplan offers "a direct apology to the entire country of Australia" for a sign in Overwatch
    Junkertown - New Overwatch Map Gameplay
    Blizzard Making A Bunch Of Changes To Overwatch's Competitive Mode
     
    PUBG kills can now be instantly recorded with Nvidia ShadowPlay
     
    New 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' Mode Makes Combat Easy, So You Can Enjoy The Story
     
    ReCore: Definitive Edition and free expansion due out next week

     
    Battlefield 1 getting new 5v5 competitive mode, Incursions
     
    Cities: Skylines expansion will add electric cars and eco-friendly buildings
    Cities: Skylines Adds Music Festivals
     
    Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare release date set for September

     
    Hideo Kojima Thanks Konami

     
    Level-5 wants another Dark Cloud as much as you do

     
    'LittleBigPlanet' Studio Head Discusses What's to Come For 'Dreams'

     
    "Don't treat your players like they're stupid"

     
    Valve will 'continue granting free keys to help partners' but with some provisos

    Valve engineer comments on restrictions to high-volume Steam key requests
     
    Microsoft Announces 'Project Scorpio' Edition Xbox One X
     
    How Those Most Affected Feel About Twitch's Lax Moderation

    TotalBiscuit on Dealing with the Hate
    On our TotalBiscuit Article
     
    ‘I want nothing to do with these people’: PewDiePie condemns neo-Nazis in new video
    Nothing to do with them, except when he shares their podcasts, or tweets them, or lies about his media coverage with them, or lies in his actual statement as he made jokes during and then complained about people not understanding them after.
     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: Overwatch Contenders Starts For Real

     
    England Wins FIFA Interactive World Cup For First Time In 12 Years

     
    Super Smash Bros. Combo Contest Was Full Of Incredible Trick Plays

     
    Players Have Learned To Fear Raichu At This Year's Pokémon Championships

    Japan Wins One of the Closest Pokémon Championships In History
     
    Overwatch's Best Korean Team Loses To Underdogs' Daring Doomfist Gambit

    Overwatch Pros Melt Before The Zarya-Doomfist Double-Ult
    Pro Overwatch Had A Weekend Of Upsets
    Overwatch Pro Leaves Wedding Reception, Wins Big Match, Goes Back To Reception
     
    League Pro Steals Show With Massive Triple Kill

     
    NFL Signs On To Co-Organize, Overhaul Madden 18 Championships

     
    Gwent Gets An $850,000 Tournament Series

     
    The F1 2017 Game Is Getting Its Own eSports World Championship

     
    INTERVIEW: Steve Ford, Twitch VP of Sales – “Every Aspect of Esports is Subject to Finesse, Adjustment, or Change”

     
    Nine Tips For Women (And Anyone Else) Attending Their First Fighting Game Tournament

     
    After Cancer Diagnosis, Dota 2 Commentator Returns To The Game Between Chemo Sessions

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Kickstarter expanding to welcome Japanese creators this September

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    How 'Super Mario Odyssey' Was Shaped by One of Mario's Biggest Flops

     
    The asterisk on Madden’s annual release legacy

     
    Do games have enough respect for your spare time?

     
    Why the spirit of Flash gaming must never die

     
    Bloodborne, Transhumanism and Cosmic Cyberpunk

     
    Horizon Zero Dawn, Joss Whedon and the Problem with "Strong Female Characters"

     
    Epic had to kill Paragon twice to save it

     
    PRACTICAL GUIDE ON FIRST PERSON LEVEL DESIGN

     
    The trouble with Zerglings: How Blizzard updated a classic (while keeping it the same)

     
    War In EVE Online Is The Best, And Also The Worst

     
    Mad Max and the open world game as character study

     
    Father creates games for visually impaired after daughter loses sight

     
    Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar

     
    How Sonic Mania's devs made the old new (and good) again

    The People Who Never Gave up on Sonic: A Deep Dive Into the Most Curious (and Passionate) Fandom on the Internet
     
    What happens when you turn a game into a concert?

     
    A Chinese Video Game Rakes In Cash — and Draws Young Rule Breakers

     
    Mastering feature creep while changing the world

     
    State of the Art: The Long Dark’s aurora

     
    How death influences Alexis Kennedy's writing on Dragon Age 4 and other games

     
    Video game music systems at GDC 2017: tools and tips for composers

     
    Zlatan Ibrahimović: "I want to make a difference in the video game world"

     
    Madden 18's New Story Mode Is Actually Pretty Touching
    The 'Madden NFL 18' Story Mode Is Better Than It Has Any Right To Be
     
    Tune in to 'Waypoint Presents' Tonight on Disney XD
     
    The case against cover systems in modern shooters
     
    20XX Is A Procedural Mega Man X And It Feels Perfect
     
    Designing Thumper - Noclip Sessions
     
    The Lamb of Columbia | The AI of BioShock Infinite's Elizabeth
     
    Game AI - Funtelligence - Extra Credits
     
    Game Boy Accessories - Angry Video Game Nerd
     
    The Konami Code | Gaming Historian
     
    Late Night Ponderings: Burning Down Your Comfort Zone With Pyre
     
    Hellblade's Mechanics Tell a Deeper Story Than You Might Think
     
    Mental Health in Video Games // HeavyEyed
     
    How Hellblade nails mental health - Low Batteries
     
    The Fantastic Action of Hollow Knight
     
    The Rise and Fall of Medal of Honor
     
    Jalopy: Car as Companion
     
    Resident Evil's Japanese Exclusive Roots: Sweet Home (NES) - Region Locked Feat. Dazz
     
    Ubisoft Montreal DiversityTuesdays
     
    DOOM: Behind the Music
     
    A Q&A Session For New Game Writers
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    We cooked Zzoup from Sunless Sea
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Week
     
    Paradox: Pricing is difficult "when the world is constantly changing"

     
    Why Hard Work Gets You Nowhere in Assassin's Creed

     
    Real-Life Geography and Culture Bring Liveability to the World of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

     
    Pyre and Responsibility | PostMesmeric

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [August 22nd to August 26th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there.
    All Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live.
    --------------------
    Destiny - Xbox One Event - Tues. August 22nd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    This Destiny event is scheduled for Tuesday August 22nd, 2017 at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX. Don't forget on Tuesday to check out the weekly activity list on Bungie.Net for an overview of the featured game modes the week.
    During this event we'll doing various squad activities that will involve strikes (including Nightfall), missions, quests, and completing other daily challenges. If you've been looking to rank up your Guardian, and/or have been seeking an organized Destiny group, this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
    Please Note: Destiny DLC is NOT required to participate in this event. Members who don't have Rise of Iron/Age of Triumph or any other expansion are still welcome and we'll adjust in-game squads accordingly.
    Interested in joining the AJSA Xbox One clan for Destiny? Check us out at the link below:
    https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/GroupMembers/234936
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 22nd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    --------------------
    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. August 24th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    As part of our Thursday night event series on Xbox in August, we are travelling back to Minecraft! Every Thursday we will have a scheduled Minecraft event. Prepare to build! We're entering an entirely new surival world for this series. We're structuring these events as casual game nights. Members can play, talk, and build together with their fellow Angry Armymen. 
    We'll have a central base for all members to start off in and use as a launching pad to explore the rest of the world. New participants will be given a tour of the base and supplies will be distributed as well to get them started in the world.
    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.
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 24th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
    --------------------
    Halo: MCC - Xbox One Event - Fri. August 25th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Join the AJSA Spartan Company this Friday night (8/25/17) as we gather to play Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One! Please join us for a night of gaming, fun, laughs and adventures as we play a variety of custom game modes/maps and online multiplayer that will span all the Halo titles included in the Master Chief Collection.
    For more information concerning the Angry Army on Halo, please check out our sub-forum here:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/167-halo/
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 25th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Host: BlurMania53 [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1]
    --------------------
    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. August 26th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Calling all Agents of Overwatch....the Summer Games are back! Team up with the Angry Army on Xbox during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on August 26th, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The main focus of this event will be on the Summer games content (details here). Please note the Summer Games Seasonal Event ends on August 28th, meaning this will be the last weekend to earn your Summer Games loot boxes! 
    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 game modes for custom games, please message Wookie on Xbox Live.
    For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/34618-overwatch-xbox-one-event-information-news/
    Event Summary:
    Time: August 26th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
    --------------------
    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/
    Want More AJSA-Wide Community Content?
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    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
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    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a unit focus mission. We will be doing quick drops using new techniques designed to work on team play and skill improvement, as well as team cohesion.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 08/19/2017. Duration: 2+ hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal:  Leadership Erikwa Kell/Loneranger. 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.

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    The story of developer Jane Whittaker and why a fake name had to be used to avoid threats and to keep a job while working on popular and influential titles during a 35 year career, importance of Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice to gaming, Super Bunnyhop and Dutch journalist Jesse Frederick on how large game companies avoid paying income tax and how they lobbied for the loopholes, Overwatch getting a deathmatch mode, Capcom accidentally reveals Marvel vs Capcom esports plans, Battletech delayed, Discord adding video chat and screen sharing, interview with Cliff Bleszinski after the slow start of Lawbreakers, Swery65 announces new game, Noah Caldwell-Gervais' franchise retrospective of Crysis and look at Mafia 3 DLC, what Bungie learned from Destiny beta, FFVII translation differences, AI vs DOTA pro, Twitch harassment streams, Writing On Games on the little details of Tacoma, Valve announces a card game, and more.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC, game updates, company and developer news, country news, mods)
     
    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider trailer shows off a slew of new powers
     
    Wolfenstein 2's faux sitcom proves Nazi occupation isn't exactly Happy Days
    Why 'Wolfenstein II' Should Embrace Reality, Not Escapism
     
    Sonic Mania's Opening Movie Gets The Party Started Right
    Sonic Mania Metallic Madness Zone Act 1 - Gameplay
    No Joke, 'Sonic Mania' Is Really Great
    Sonic Mania’s secret mode is Sega embracing fans’ favorite joke
     
    Styled with Simplicity: A Talk with Unto The End Developer 2Ton Studios
     
    Seven new things we've learned about Far Cry 5's sandbox

     
    Craft a polygonal martial arts expert in Absolver's character customisation trailer
    Devolver Public Access: Absolver-Sneak Peek
     
    Danganronpa V3 trailer reveals more characters: four students and one sentient evil bear
     
    Moons of Madness is Lovecraftian horror on Mars
     
    Battletech pushed back to early 2018

     
    Rock of Ages 2 rolling out later this month
     
    Bringing The Horror Of Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies To Life
    Call of Duty: WW2 - Private Multiplayer Beta Trailer
    Each Division in WWII MP has progression system, reaching highest level of each Division unlocks unique weapon
     
    Assassin's Creed Origins: Combat and Arena Deep Dive - IGN First
     
    Superhuman Boss Battle in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
    Hunting the hunters in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
    XCOM 2: War of the Chosen wants to reinvent the classic franchise once again
    XCOM 2 WAR OF THE CHOSEN Gameplay - Part 1 - NEW Gatecrasher - Let's Play - [Legend Ironman]
    In addition to showing off the game, the above also shows some new options for how you would like to play the game when you start (longer mission time, longer Avatar project, more health for everyone, turning on and off the War of the Chosen or DLC content, etc).
    Make propaganda for your XCOM 2: War of the Chosen campaign with this official app
     
    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana ‘Fearless Adventurer, Adol Christin’ trailer, free costume DLC announced
     
    Skull and Bones has loot boxes that reflect 'real economy of the Indian Ocean', won't be pay-to-win

     
    Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope details his next game

     
    Shape of the World wandering into early 2018
     
    Bandai Namco new title ‘Projekt #1514’ teaser trailer
     
    Psychological Horror Game Tokyo Dark Announces Release Date With New Trailer
     
    NBA Live 18 reveals launch date and cover star James Harden
    NBA Live 18 DEMO: Cavs vs. Warriors Gameplay (1st Quarter)
     
    Creepy stealth game Hello Neighbor is delayed to December
     
    Shadow of War's endgame sounds a lot beefier than Shadow of Mordor's
    Meet Middle-earth: Shadow of War's Terror tribe
    Why Shelob is a woman in Shadow of War
     
    Here’s an in-depth look at Star Citizen’s intergalactic smartwatch, the mobiGlas
     
    Super Mega Baseball 2 delayed into 2018
     
    Deadly Premonition’s Hidetaka Suehiro will announce his first new game in three years at PAX Seattle
    ‘Deadly Premonition’ Designer's Next Game About a Town Full of Secret Cats
     
    3030 Deathwar Redux is a comedic Elite-like space explorer, due next month
     
    Ys Seven for PC launches August 30
     
    Here's our first look at mobile prisons in The Escapists 2
     
    InXile boss Brian Fargo hints at a Starflight reboot
     
    Raid: World War II brings four-player co-op from the PayDay team to PC next month

     
    Here’s what Bungie learned from the Destiny 2 beta

     
    Ram skyscrapers and blow up aliens in new Megaton Rainfall trailer
     
    Survive ’em up Dead in Vinland drops you on a desert island
     
    Valve is making a Dota card game to release in 2018
    Valve Is Making a Card Game Because It Wants You to Trade Some Cards
     
    Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition announced, release date set

     
    Arma III DLC Will Let You Play As A Humanitarian Worker
     
    Conan Exiles details 'phase two' of early access plan, new systems, map features
     
    See For Honor's Highlander and Gladiator in action in their new Season 3 trailers
    For Honor: 6 Minutes of Gladiator Gameplay in 1080p 60fps
    For Honor: 5 Minutes of Highlander Gameplay in 1080p 60fps
     
    Valve reveals two new Dota 2 heroes
     
    PUBG’s vaulting system could be a game changer
     
    No Man's Sky Atlas Rises update adds '30 hours of new story content' and 'limited' online co-op
     
    EVE: Valkyrie's Warzone update will remove the need for VR headsets
     
    A new Rainbow Six Siege leak reveals the abilities of all three new operators

     
    Overwatch is finally getting a Deathmatch mode
    Overwatch: 5 Minutes of Deathmatch Gameplay
    Overwatch’s New Deathmatch Modes Still Need Some Work
     
    Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation v2.4 comes with Vulkan support and a free map pack

     
    Fortnite Creative Director Talks Five-Year Plan, Possibility Of Switch Version

     
    Popular Twitch Streamer Banned From Battlegrounds After Exploiting Glitch

    Paid crates continue to be a contentious issue for the PUBG community
    PUBG developer says no, Tencent did not buy a piece of our company
     
    Don't expect another Tales from the Borderlands game: sales "weren't great"

     
    Riot loses lawsuit over League of Legends 'Striker Lucian' skin

     
    The big Cliff Bleszinski interview

     
    Internal Blizzard Memo Details Efforts To Hire, Retain More Women

    Korean PC bangs accuse Blizzard of anti-trust breach over StarCraft: Remastered
    Blizzard renames Battle.net, again
     
    PlatinumGames is on the upswing, thanks to Nier: Automata

     
    Planet Coaster sells a million in less than a year

     
    Tekken 7 sold more than 1.6 million copies during Bandai Namco's Q1

     
    Discord takes aim at Skype with new video chat and screen sharing features

    Discord cracks down on hate groups, shuts down alt-right server
     
    Someone Live Streamed Themselves Sexually Harassing Me

    Harassment Livestreams on Twitch are Multiplying and Easy to Find
    Twitch declares war on Discord with the full launch of the Twitch Desktop App
     
    Action games could put you at risk of Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and PTSD

     
    Esports News
     
    Brilliant Steal At The Dota 2 International Brings Key Arena To A Roar

     
    Team Liquid Wins Over $10 Million At International Dota 2 Tournament

    The Tradition Of Terrible Esports Champagne Celebrations Continues
    What It's Like To Attend The Biggest Dota 2 Tournament In The World
     
    The 2017 Call Of Duty Championship Ends In A Blowout

     
    For Honor player exploits his way to tournament victory
     
    Australian Qualifies For Quake World Championships With 272 Ping

     
    The best plays from the Overwatch World Cup Katowice qualifiers

     
    The NCAA Has Begun Discussing Its Potential Role in Collegiate Esports

     
    Capcom accidentally reveals its entire Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite esports business plan on YouTube
    What Capcom’s Video Leak Tells Us About the Business of Fighting Games
     
    Newbee player Vasilii vows abstinence after saying “indulging in sensual pleasures” hurt his League of Legends performance

     
    In Dota 2, bot beats pros
     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    The Iron Oath: Dark Turn-based Tactical RPG
     
    NECROCOSMOS - There is no god up here
     
    'My creative calling is to freak people the f*** out,' says Alexis Kennedy on Cultist Simulator

     
    Fig's first funded game released sees 100% return on investment

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Threats, fake names and philanthropy: The untold story of Jane Whittaker

     
    'Savior': Politics, Game Development, Performance Art in an Evolving Cuba

     
    Growing Up, I Bonded With My Older Brothers Through Games

     
    Finally, an Apocalyptic Wasteland Where People Aren't Assholes to Each Other

    Pyre Developer Explains Why There's No 'Best' Ending
    A Substantial And Interesting Discussion Of Pyre, Feelings, Dogs, Mustaches, And God
     
    Five Key Areas of Discoverability for Indie Devs

     
    Hinterland: "There's something a little bit broken about our internet culture"

     
    100GB Game Downloads Aren't the Problem, Predatory Data Caps Are

     
    How Hellblade's permadeath works isn't the point

    RELIGION AND PSYCHOSIS IN HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE
    The sensitive challenge of portraying psychosis in Hellblade
     
    “Gears of War Flexes for the World to See,” by Reid McCarter

     
    Comparing the cityscapes of The Witcher 3, Dark Souls and Bloodborne to medieval paintings

     
    Dissecting The Dream Daddy Discourse

     
    Designing the deceptively simple stick figure RPG West of Loathing

     
    Punishing difficulty conveys a personal story in The End is Nigh

     
    The uncertain future of games like Deus Ex and Dishonored

     
    GTA Online Updates Push Crime Into The Suburbs, Frustrating Residents

     
    Yahoo! Games' Demise Shows What the Death of Flash Could Feel Like

     
    The best PC concept art

     
    How American Game Companies Avoid Paying Income Tax
     
    Tacoma: Why The Little Details Matter
     
    Why Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Is More Important To Gaming Than You Think
    The Most Important Game of 2017
    Hellblade: A Groundbreaking Take On Mental Illness - Reboot Episode 12
     
    Prey - A Critique of the Mind Game
     
    CRYSIS Identity: A Franchise Retrospective
     
    What's Been Going On With Mafia 3's DLC? [Spoilers]
     
    Final Fantasy VII's Barret Is Solid Snake In Japanese, Mister T In English
     
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds' dungeon design | Boss Keys
     
    Marginal Mechanics and Red Herrings - Why So Weak? - Extra Credits
     
    History Respawned: Urban Empire
     
    Sony's Cancelled PlayStation 4 (PS4) Exclusive: Gnomageddon - Unseen64
     
    Realistic Performances in Games
     
    Continuous World Generation in No Man's Sky
     
    The Flash Games Postmortem
     
    Rewarding Exploration in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
     
    Cuphead's Animation Process and Philosophy
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    Dannyodwyer's Surprise Twitch Appearance
     
    We made Elven Cider from Divine Divinity