News and Highlights
First I want to thank everyone who came out to the Xbox events in June, it was a ton of fun. Really excited to see us pumped up and ready to play during the summer. Last month was just the start and we're not looking to stop anytime soon. In July, the AJSA Xbox One Division is rolling out several new initiatives aimed at showcasing new event series and strengthening our existing supported titles. In this article we will highlight the projects we have lined up, as well as providing updates on the status of some games in our schedule this week. Enjoy!
Xbox One Gamertag List - After a very long time on the sidelines, the Xbox One Gamertag List is returning new and improved. Now you can easily post your own Gamertag and view Gamertags other Angry Army members right off the bat. This is an easy and effective way for you to meet new friends in the Xbox One Division. Adding your Gamertag to this list is also a good first step to get yourself involved in the community. Feel free to share your Gamertag and games you list you play here.
Gigantic - This Saturday night we will be holding a special event for Gigantic.We're taking a week break from Overwatch to do squad up and play this free to play third-person MOBA. Gigantic focuses on team based combat with 'Heroes' (each Hero has their own style and set of abilities) going up against each other. Each team has a 'Guardian' (a "gigantic" magical creature) and you must protect your Guardian while trying to take down the enemy Heroes and their own Guardian.
Gigantic is available to download and play from the Xbox Store. Simply look in the 'Free Games' category to find it. This event I'm sure will be very exciting and I look forward see the AJSA group up and tackle this game together. Event and host details are included in further down this article.
'Flashback' Events Every Tuesday - Starting this Tuesday, we will be starting a new event series for July here in the Xbox One Division. Every Tuesday night this month we will be featuring an Xbox 360 game available through the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. As a community, we can get to experience these games together when in the past we may have missed out playing multiplayer on some of these games, didn't have a large group to play with, or simply didn't have the game.
For the past few months we've dabbled with some Backward Compatible titles as events such as Battlefield 3, Black Ops II, and Halo: Reach but we're going to put more focus and scheduling more of these sort of events in July.
Additionally, what's also awesome about this initiative is that if there are any brothers and sisters of the Angry Army who still play on the Xbox 360 and have the games that we are playing during these events, you can participate! We can access the Xbox 360 servers when playing via backward compatbility, meaning as long as we have your Gamertag...we can add and invite you to our game lobby! Need more details? Don't hesitate to message me on the forums!
'Old School' Events Every Sunday - While on Tuesday nights we go back in time to revisit old Xbox 360 titles, on Sundays we go back and play some games that helped define and shape the Xbox One Division over the years. Similar to the Flashback events, every Sunday we feature a different game from our past. We kicked off this series with Halo: Master Chief Collection last night and we'll continue on with Battlefield 4 on this coming Sunday.
Halo: Master Chief Collection events back in the Summer of 2015 reinvigorated our 'Angry' Halo playerbase and helped the lay the foundation for us to enter Halo 5, a game that we would then hold weekly events for over a solid year. Battlefield 4 still stands today as our longest running weekly event in the Xbox One Division, starting in April 2015 and ending in November 2016. We had a great turnout for MCC last night and I expect nothing different for Battlefield 4. Hope to cya there.
Destiny Update - In July we are taking a month-long break from Destiny events here on Xbox. Stay tuned for our activities and events for August, which will be our last full month of Destiny events. Destiny remains an important game in our Divison's history and in August we have many great things planned to honor our past, close out our current operations, and move over to the sequel. We'll continue to post updates as the weeks go on. Interested in Destiny 2 information? Check out this thread created by our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox, MasterfulJoe.
Battlefield 1 + Overwatch - Our two biggest games in the Xbox Division will be featured throughout July, with consistent Friday and Saturday night events respectively. Apart from this Saturday night, and July 29th, Overwatch is slated for Saturdays for the rest of the month. On Battlefield 1 we're looking forward to a new map that is going to dropping sometime this month, hopefully sooner rather than later. Also I'm very impressed with the squad work and communications from our members while playing during the events.
AJSA Gaming Youtube
Xbox One Events - Halo: Reach - June 25th, 2017 - We're happy to share with you highlights our night of gaming and fun on Halo: Reach! Enjoy.
If you are passionate about the community, like to make videos and record during events, you are absolutely welcome to create videos such as this shown above and share them with all your fellow AJSA members in the Community Content section of the forums! You can also contact Jayson's Rage and coordinate with him to get footage from your events on the channel.
AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [July 11th to July 16th]
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.
Halo: Reach - Xbox One Event - Tues. July 11th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
'Flashback' Event [Xbox Backward Compatibility]
As part of our new Tuesday event series in July, the Xbox One Division will be featuring a different Xbox 360 game part of Backward Compatibility every Tuesday in an event form. This week, to start off the series, we are showcasing Halo: Reach, an Xbox 360 classic. This will be a fun opportunity for members to relive old memories or experience this game for the first time in a group.
We will gather all participants into one Xbox Live Party, provided by the host, and from there we will designate group activities and form squads. Activities will range from online multiplayer and custom games. Contact the host (info provided below) if you want extra info about the upcoming event.
For participants playing from their Xbox 360: Please add the hosts to your friends list on your 360 and please send a message letting the host know you want an invite to our game session during the event.
To learn more about Halo on Xbox One, click below:
Time: July 11th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Battlefield 1 - Xbox One Event - Fri. July 14th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Squad up with the Angry Army on Xbox One this coming Friday night at 7:00pm EST with host RuneX.
Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "AScapeRunePlaya" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. You can message the host before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
Squad Leaders will be designated by the hosts to help run the event smoothly and to assist the host in accommodating all players. We'll be playing game modes like Conquest and Rush throughout the evening. Additionally thanks to the introduction of 'Premium Parties', we'll be able to take members into DLC servers even if they don't have Premium or any of the map expansions.
To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Battlefield group, click here.
Time: July 14th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Gigantic- Xbox One Event - Sat. July 15th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
Join the Angry Army this Saturday night at 6:30pm EST for a special Gigantic community event! This game is a new Free to Play third person MOBA title released for the console. Gigantic focuses on team based combat with 'Heroes' (each with their own style and ability) going up against each other alongside their team's 'Guardian' (a massive magical creature!). Members of the Angry Army must protect their Guardian and try to take down the enemy Guardian while eliminating the opposing team.
Gigantic is available to download from the Xbox Store under the "Free Games" category. The size of the game is a little over 8GB, so the host advises you have the game installed and ready to go before the event starts if you wish to play right away.
Please contact the host, WookieJedi, on Xbox Live or on the forums if you have any questions regarding this upcoming event.
Time: July 15th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
Battlefield 4- Xbox One Event - Sun. July 16th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Every Sunday in July we will be featuring a different game from the Xbox One Division's past. In this month long 'Old School' event series this month, we will gather to play some of the games that defined our Division and create new memories by revisiting games of old. This week we're going back to Battlefield 4, the Xbox One Division's longest running weekly event.
This community event is for fun! Please join us for a night of gaming, good times, laughs and adventures as we play a variety of game modes and online multiplayer. No DLC is required to play. Bring a good attitude and plenty of bullets.
Any questions/if you need assistance, please contact the host on the forums or on Xbox Live. Their Gamertag is listed below.
Time: July 16th, 2017 @6:30pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: StraightUpMelon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
Stay Connected With the Xbox One AJSA Community
Sign Up To Receive Event Notifications On Your Xbox - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37805-ajsa-xbox-one-message-system-sign-up-to-receive-event-notifications/
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/
Want More AJSA-Wide 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 Section - http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
Edited by RuneX