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Legolas_Katarn

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  1. Doctor liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in The Making of Tex Murphy - Full Documentary   
    It's not really dead if we keep getting new ones all the time.
  2. tbolt1976 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Some danger and action today   
    Lucky he isn't dead in the US.
  3. SnowySnagel liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in SnowySnagel reporting in and LFG   
    Welcome to the AJSA
  4. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Doctor in The Making of Tex Murphy - Full Documentary   
    Big Finish Games made a documentary about Tex Murphy series. A great game series which hopefully will keep its style and have a long and bright future.
    Unfortunately their last game never got a Linux-version because of middleware problems. That's the risk one has to take when they pledge crowdfunding project.
     
  5. Shows87 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in New Member's Guide and Contacts   
    Where To Find AJSA Content and Information
    AJSA Code of Conduct
    AJSA Discord
    AJSA Twitter
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    AJSA Gaming Twitch Channel
    Currently Active Games (Thread coming soon)
    Scheduled Events
    Expeditionary Force (PC Game Events)
    AJSA PS4 Division (new management coming soon)
    AJSA Xbox One Guidebook
    Stream Team
    Current AJSA Admin, Moderators, and Officers

    What follows is an explanation of what you can do on the forums and how to get involved with our console divisions.
    Using the Forums and the AJSA Discord
    In order to prevent spam or people advertising, new accounts are only allowed to make two posts during their first 24 hours of membership, once the 24 hours are up you will be able to post normally. Use that first day to take a look around the forums, check out the upcoming events we are planning to run, join the AJSA Discord channel, join the console groups if the option is available to you, and to personalize your profile.
    How To: After joining the AJSA forums you can customize your profile by adding an avatar, signature, banner, and edit your about me section. By clicking on your username on the top right of the screen you can access a drop down menu where you can go to your profile or edit your account settings. If you click on profile you will be taken to your main profile page, an avatar can be uploaded by clicking on the "profile photo" button to the left of your username. To the right of your profile name is an edit profile and cover photo button, clicking on edit profile will open a tab where you can edit your information and about me setting, clicking on cover photo will allow you to upload a banner to your profile that will appear behind your banner. Choosing the account management button from your profile drop down menu will take you to a page where you can change your email, your password, and where you can edit a signature that will appear on the bottom of all your forum posts (please keep the length of your signature within reason).
    The link to join the AJSA Discord can always be found in this thread and as the pinned tweet of the AJSA Twitter account. Once Discord is installed you can edit your avatar, profile, and voice settings by clicking on the gear icon near the bottom left of the app.
    Where To: When creating threads on our forums please try to post things in the correct section, if something is placed in the wrong area a moderator or admin will move your thread to the correct place. The General Discussion forum is the place to talk about things that don't have their own dedicated section, you might talk about company news, a rumored game announcement that doesn't have an exclusive platform or genre attached to it, your favorite game mechanics, boss fights, stories, etc. Under the General section you can find sub-forums for off-topic discussions, which is where posts that have nothing to do with video games or the game industry go, and the AngryJoeShow section which is where discussions on Joe's content are to be posted. Community Content has sections for you to post your own work, this can include art, video content, written reviews, or links and schedules for times that you stream games. The Crowdfunding Campaigns forum is the place to share video game fundraising campaigns that you are interested in, these can cover sites like Kickstarter, Fig, Indiegogo, etc. Platform Gaming Central is for discussions on platform specific game events, to discuss news and updates focused on an individual platform, discussions of console exclusive games, if you want to talk about a specific version of a game, and tech help can be found in the PC section. Last Gens is the place to discuss any console or handheld games or systems from the 360/PS3/PSP era and before. Genre Gaming Central is the place to discuss PC games and multi-platform titles, if there is not a specific forum for the genre of the game you want to talk about or the game involves multiple genres use the Other Games section. Board & Role-Playing Games Central are for discussions of board and tabletop games.
    The AJSA Discord includes multiple text and voice channels. The Announcements section is only able to be posted in by AJSA Admin and will be used to let everyone in the Discord know about upcoming gaming events, new articles on the AJSA homepage, important updates, and when Joe posts new reviews. General is the place to chat with other members. We have rooms to post videos and images, a place to talk about movies and TVs, and a spoiler room if you want to discuss plot elements of recently released games, movies, or TV episodes. The AJSA_Help room is for asking for help if you need to know something about the AJSA, if you need tech help, help with Discord, or have a similar issue you want to find help with. Stream_Team_Streams are for our Stream Team members to post announcements when their streams start. The General voice chat room is a place to go if you just want to talk to other members about games or random topics, the Gaming Rooms are for people to get together to play games at any time, and the other voice rooms are typically named after and reserved for our PC gaming events.
    Joining the Console Divisions
    Playstation: New management coming soon.
    Xbox: If you're interested in joining the Xbox One Division, no matter where you heard or found out about us there are a variety of ways for you to get involved and get started gaming with fellow members of the community. First and foremost, make sure you read and understand the Code of Conduct. This is what makes sure that we can game in a comfortable and fun environment!
    Gamertag List: To get started, you can add your name (and games you like to play) to our Official Xbox One Gamertag List. This allows you to add other members right away and for people to add you as well.  Event Schedule & Gaming Activities: Check out our Weekly Events schedule. This is a guaranteed way for you to game quickly with and meet members of the community. These events are avenues for us to game, talk, laugh and have a good time in an organized group. Each event is led and organized by the 'Host'. The host is the person responsible for that event and is in charge of the group activities. They will make sure you are accounted for and get you in the group to play. Event Calendar: All AJSA events, including Xbox Weekly Events, are posted in the AJSA Event Calendar. We update the Xbox events for the week every Monday (EST). Division Information: To learn more about the Xbox One Division and joining our AJSA Xbox Club, check out our Xbox One Division Information thread. Host information, staff details, and other aspects of the Division are explained. Any questions? Need help? Don't hesitate to contact Xbox Commander Rune on the forums [@RuneX] , on Discord [Rune#5424] or on Xbox Live [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya].
    Current AJSA Council and Commanders
    Tons0fun: Tons0fun is a member of the AJSA Council, his role is to oversee AJSA Commanders, serve as a link between Angry Joe and the AJSA, and approve or disapprove of decisions regarding the higher level management of the community and business decisions. If you are having an issue with the community always contact the Commander that oversees that area before attempting to contact him.
    DoctorEvil: Hello, as a member of the AJSA Council, I oversee the commanders and serve as a link between Angry Joe and the Command Staff.  I also run the AJSAGaming Twitter and manage things on the official AngryJoeShow Twitch Channel. Contact about most things should be directed to the Commanders below for their respective divisions, but if you have an issue with a current commander, that can be directed to me.  
    Legolas_Katarn: Apart from updating our CoC and introduction threads, my job here is mainly to oversee the forums and Discord, our moderators, and to answer questions relating to the site or moderation concerns. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to do something on the site, if you need something for your account changed, want to know if we allow a certain kind of post, want to know where to post something, etc and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Do not send me messages about Lord of the Rings or Star Wars (unless it has some relevance to my role here), I don't care about either franchise, and why this is my name can be found on my profile. I also put together the AJSA This Week In Gaming articles.
    Brandykins1982: Brandkins1982 is both a member of and in charge of managing the AJSA Stream Team.
    Jayson's Rage: Jayson works on our AJSA Gaming Youtube channel, creating videos that can include highlights and montages of PC or console game events, AJSA news updates, and AJSA podcasts. He is also a member of the AJSA Stream Team.
    Former Admin
    Doshka17: Former Xbox One lead and brought the original Xbox community together on both the 360 and the One.
    Rune: Former Xbox One lead who took the position over after Doshka left.
    Dogfish: Former moderator from the sites relaunch and former head moderator.
    Seph: Former PC lead that worked with game officers to gauge interests for new events.
    Eiousx: Formerly worked on hosting and finding people to host PC gaming events.
    Conan: Formerly worked on hosting and overseeing members that were looking to host PC gaming events.
    WITHASTICK: Former PS4 community lead and the person most responsible for its forming, also responsible for many of the site and article banners and images.
  6. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Blue_Baron in Ancient Game Dev Looking for a Retirement Home   
    Yes, most forums have moved off onto Discord.
    As for the financial model, when we were creating Xbox Live microtransactions were initially too expensive to consider until the development of virtual currency. But that wasn't the predatory part.
    Nexon of Korea had developed the so-called Free to Play model, although some more obscure companies in Germany had been using it for their building and RTS browser games, such as Travian and InnoGames had. 
    It made sense for the Korean market. Most gamers could not afford home computers or gaming consoles and played at public gaming centers, called PC Bangs (pronounced Bongs, just like one of our favorite home appliances). The subscription fee on top of the fees charged by the gaming centers excluded many potential players. So, charge nothing, fill your servers and thereby give the fraction of folks with money to spend an incentive to spend. It was, at first, time is money. But pay to win gradually achieved acceptance in Asia.
    Where it got really bad is when EA adopted the model. But I think Joe has covered that. Then the gambling crates....everywhere in every game by multiple publishers. Or as Joe humorously assaulted the concept, "But kids love to gamble."
    But if you're referring to my Glory and Shame GDC talk, the real problem I saw was in the games themselves. I was seeing a new generation of game designers who could think in activity streams rather than having to turn narrative into activities. In a monetization model that required players to spend money they had not expected to spend, the activity focus became the dopamine push and a near hypnosis that's antisocial by nature. Grinding took over and killed the MMO.
    Back in 1985, Kesmai founder, Kelton Flynn, when he created the first 4x online game, Stellar Emperor, denounced the concept of milk-run driven mechanics - what we'd later call Fed-Ex quests or delivery quests - and did away with them in Stellar Emperor, Air Warrior, Multiplayer Battletech and every Kesmai game.
    As producer and designer of Air Warrior, which was originally his design, I could be left to focus on cooperative gameplay and community building alone. But our financial model was very different. First, it was pay-by-the-hour because we were on networks that demanded it. Then by subscription which F2P and B2P did away with.
    Sorry....fuck, I'm turning this into a goddamn disquisition. On matters such as this, it's more violent agreement than a discussion really 
  7. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Psykogrl in Xbox Black Friday Sale Announced!   
    Xbox Black Friday Sale!
    I'll post the full list of games and prices if you just want to look it over instead of going to the link:
    'n Verlore Verstand | $8.99 | 40% off
    7 Days to Die | $9.00 | 70% off
    ABZU | $10.00 | 50% off
    ARK: Survival Evolved | $38.99 | 35% off
    Agents of Mayhem - Total Mayhem Bundle | $25.00 | 50% off
    Agents of Mayhem | $20.00 | 50% off
    America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! | $20.00 | 50% off
    Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack | $3.20 | 60% off
    Armikrog | $4.00 | 60% off
    Assassin's Creed Origins - Deluxe Edition| $48.99 | 30% off
    Assassin's Creed Origins - Gold Edition | $69.99 | 30% off
    Assassin's Creed Origins | $41.99 | 30% off
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate Gold Edition | $28.00 | 60% off
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate | $20.00 | 60% off
    Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection | $20.00 | 60% off
    Assassin's Creed Triple Pack: Black Flag, Unity, Syndicate | $29.70 | 67% off
    Assetto Corsa | $17.99 | 40% off
    Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition | $5.00 | 75% off
    Batman: The Enemy Within - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $14.99 | 40% off
    Batman: The Telltale Series - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $7.50 | 70% off
    Battleborn | $7.50 | 75% off
    Battlefield 1 & Titanfall 2 Ultimate Bundle| $40.00 | 50% off
    Battlefield 1 Revolution | $30.00 | 50% off
    Battlefield Bundle | $26.99 | 10% off
    BioShock: The Collection | $19.80 | 67% off
    Black The Fall | $11.24 | 25% off
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection | $19.80 | 67% off
    Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons | $6.00 | 70% off
    Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles Edition | $44.99 | 25% off
    Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Deluxe | $74.99 | 25% off
    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Digital Deluxe Edition | $64.99 | 35% off
    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Digital Legacy Edition | $47.99 | 40% off
    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Launch Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered| $29.99 | 25% off
    Call of Duty: WWII - Digital Deluxe | $89.99 | 10% off
    Cars 3: Driven to Win | $25.00 | 50% off
    Constructor | $20.00 | 50% off
    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin | $16.00 | 60% off
    Dark Souls III - Deluxe Edition | $34.00 | 60% off
    Dark Souls III | $24.00 | 60% off
    Dead Island Definitive Collection | $16.00 | 60% off
    Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition | $24.00 | 60% off
    Dead Rising 4 | $16.00 | 60% off
    Deadlight: Director's Cut | $3.00 | 80% off
    Defense Grid 2 | $2.25 | 85% off
    Destiny 2 - Digital Deluxe Edition | $74.99 | 25% off
    Destiny 2 - Game + Expansion Pass Bundle | $67.49 | 25% off
    Destiny 2 | $38.99 | 35% off
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Digital Deluxe Edition | $13.50 | 85% off
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided | $9.00 | 85% off
    DiRT 4 | $30.00 | 50% off
    Dishonored 2 | $20.00 | 50% off
    Dishonored Definitive Edition | $10.00 | 50% off
    Dishonored The Complete Collection | $32.00 | 60% off
    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Deluxe Bundle | $30.00 | 50% off
    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider | $15.00 | 50% off
    Disneyland Adventures | $19.49 | 35% off
    Doodle God: Ultimate Edition | $4.00 | 60% off
    Doom | $20.09 | 33% off
    Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition | $10.00 | 75% off
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse + Season Pass | $19.50 | 70% off
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition | $45.00 | 50% off
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 | $35.99 | 40% off
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse Super Bundle | $50.99 | 40% off
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse | $12.00 | 70% off
    Dreamfall Chapters | $15.00 | 50% off
    Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition | $20.09 | 33% off
    EA Sports FIFA 18 & NBA Live 18: The One Edition Bundle | $40.00 | 50% off
    EA Sports FIFA 18 NHL 18 Bundle | $59.99 | 40% off
    EA Sports FIFA 18 and Need for Speed Payback Bundle | $64.99 | 35% off
    EA Sports NHL 18 Young Stars Deluxe Edition | $50.00 | 50% off
    EA Sports NHL 18 Young Stars Edition | $40.00 | 50% off
    EA Sports NHL 18 | $30.00 | 50% off
    EA Sports UFC 2 Deluxe Edition | $16.50 | 67% off
    EA Sports UFC 2 | $16.00 | 60% off
    Enter The Gungeon | $7.49 | 50% off
    Evolve | $7.50 | 75% off
    F1 2017 | $35.99 | 40% off
    FIFA 18 Icon Edition | $59.99 | 40% off
    FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition | $47.99 | 40% off
    FIFA 18 | $35.99 | 40% off
    Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
    Fallout 4 | $20.09 | 33% off
    Far Cry 4 | $16.00 | 60% off
    Far Cry Primal - Apex Edition | $22.00 | 60% off
    Far Cry Primal | $20.00 | 60% off
    Fashionista Starter Pack | $9.99 | 20% off
    Final Fantasy XV Digital Premium Edition| $30.00 | 60% off
    Final Fantasy XV | $20.00 | 60% off
    For Honor Deluxe Edition | $28.00 | 60% off
    For Honor Gold Edition | $40.00 | 60% off
    For Honor Standard Edition | $24.00 | 60% off
    Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition | $45.49 | 35% off
    Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition | $24.99 | 50% off
    Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition | $67.49 | 25% off
    Furi | $10.00 | 50% off
    Game of Thrones - The Complete First Season (Episodes 1-6) | $5.00 | 75% off
    Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition | $38.99 | 35% off
    Gears of War 4 | $19.99 | 50% off
    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Day One Version | $10.00 | 50% off
    Get Even | $15.00 | 50% off
    Gigantic Starter Bundle | $7.49 | 25% off
    Gigantic Ultimate Bundle | $20.09 | 33% off
    Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card | $40.00 | 50% off
    Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle | $64.00 | 60% off
    Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle | $44.00 | 60% off
    Grand Theft Auto V | $30.00 | 50% off
    Halo 5: Guardians – Digital Deluxe Edition| $25.00 | 50% off
    Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition | $50.99 | 15% off
    Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition | $20.00 | 50% off
    Halo Wars: Definitive Edition | $10.00 | 50% off
    Has-Been Heroes | $10.00 | 50% off
    Hasbro Family Fun Pack Conquest Edition | $12.00 | 70% off
    Hasbro Family Fun Pack | $12.00 | 70% off
    Homefront: The Revolution 'Freedom Fighter' Bundle | $16.00 | 60% off
    Homefront: The Revolution | $12.00 | 60% off
    Human Fall Flat | $6.00 | 60% off
    Infinite Minigolf | $7.50 | 50% off
    Just Cause 3 XL Edition | $16.90 | 80% off
    Just Cause 3 | $12.00 | 80% off
    Just Dance 2018 | $40.19 | 33% off
    Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition | $20.00 | 50% off
    Kona | $10.00 | 50% off
    LEGO City Undercover | $20.00 | 50% off
    LEGO Worlds | $17.99 | 40% off
    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season Pass Pack | $4.35 | 85% off
    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris | $3.00 | 85% off
    Late Shift | $8.12 | 35% off
    Let Them Come | $5.35 | 33% off
    Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $5.00 | 75% off
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition | $17.49 | 30% off
    Little Nightmares | $11.99 | 40% off
    Livelock | $5.00 | 75% off
    Lords of the Fallen Digital Complete Edition | $9.00 | 70% off
    Lords of the Fallen | $6.00 | 70% off
    Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime | $6.00 | 60% off
    Madden NFL 18: G.O.A.T. Holiday Edition | $40.00 | 50% off
    Madden NFL 18 | $30.00 | 50% off
    Mafia III Deluxe Edition | $24.00 | 60% off
    Mafia III | $16.00 | 60% off
    Mages of Mystralia | $14.99 | 25% off
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Deluxe Edition | $67.49 | 25% off
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite | $40.19 | 33% off
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $10.00 | 50% off
    Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition | $20.00 | 60% off
    Mass Effect: Andromeda | $16.00 | 60% off
    Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Combo Pack | $17.99 | 40% off
    Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience | $19.49 | 35% off
    Micro Machines World Series | $17.99 | 40% off
    Mighty No. 9 | $5.00 | 75% off
    Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $12.50 | 50% off
    Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure (Episodes 1-8) | $9.00 | 70% off
    Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $6.00 | 70% off
    Mirror's Edge Catalyst | $5.00 | 75% off
    Monopoly Plus | $7.50 | 50% off
    Mortal Kombat X | $8.00 | 60% off
    Mount & Blade: Warband | $5.00 | 75% off
    Murdered: Soul Suspect | $4.00 | 80% off
    NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold | $119.99 | 20% off
    NBA 2K18 Legend Edition | $59.99 | 40% off
    NBA 2K18 | $41.99 | 30% off
    NBA Live 18: The One Edition | $15.00 | 50% off
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto | $34.99 | 30% off
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 | $20.99 | 30% off
    Necropolis | $7.50 | 75% off
    Need for Speed Payback - Deluxe Edition| $47.99 | 40% off
    Need for Speed Payback | $35.99 | 40% off
    ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD - Gold Edition | $21.12 | 75% off
    One Piece: Burning Blood | $15.00 | 75% off
    Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition| $10.00 | 50% off
    Overwatch Game of the Year Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 | $6.50 | 50% off
    Path of Exile First Blood Bundle | $13.39 | 33% off
    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition - The Big Score Game Bundle | $25.00 | 50% off
    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition | $10.00 | 50% off
    Pinball FX3 - Marvel Pinball Season 1 Bundle | $16.07 | 33% off
    Pinball FX3 - Sci-Fi Pack | $4.99 | 50% off
    Planet of the Eyes | $6.49 | 35% off
    Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 - Frosty Deluxe Edition | $8.25 | 67% off
    Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 - Frosty Standard Edition | $8.00 | 60% off
    Portal Knights | $11.99 | 40% off
    Prey | $20.00 | 50% off
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 - FC Barcelona Edition Bundle | $41.99 | 40% off
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 | $35.99 | 40% off
    Project CARS 2 | $41.99 | 30% off
    Prototype Biohazard Bundle | $16.50 | 67% off
    Quantum Break | $20.00 | 50% off
    R.B.I. Baseball 17 | $6.60 | 67% off
    Rayman Legends | $5.00 | 75% off
    ReCore | $14.99 | 25% off
    Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Deluxe Edition | $45.00 | 50% off
    Resident Evil 7 Biohazard | $30.00 | 50% off
    Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration | $19.80 | 67% off
    Rock Band 4 Rivals Bundle | $30.00 | 50% off
    Rocket League | $10.00 | 50% off
    Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure | $19.49 | 35% off
    Ryse: Legendary Edition | $7.50 | 75% off
    Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell | $7.50 | 75% off
    ScreamRide | $7.50 | 75% off
    Serial Cleaner | $6.00 | 60% off
    Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition | $4.50 | 85% off
    Slender: The Arrival | $2.50 | 75% off
    Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition | $13.20 | 67% off
    Songbringer | $9.99 | 50% off
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Gold Edition | $62.99 | 30% off
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole | $40.19 | 33% off
    State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition| $7.50 | 75% off
    Steep Gold Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
    Steep | $20.00 | 50% off
    Strider | $3.75 | 75% off
    Sunset Overdrive Deluxe Edition | $12.50 | 75% off
    Sunset Overdrive | $7.50 | 75% off
    Super Comboman: Smash Edition | $10.04 | 33% off
    Syberia 3 | $25.00 | 50% off
    TEKKEN 7 - Deluxe Edition | $50.99 | 40% off
    TEKKEN 7 | $35.99 | 40% off
    Tacoma | $14.99 | 25% off
    The Banner Saga 2 | $10.00 | 50% off
    The Banner Saga | $6.00 | 70% off
    The Crew Ultimate Edition | $25.00 | 50% off
    The Disney Afternoon Collection | $8.00 | 60% off
    The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
    The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collector's Edition | $40.00 | 50% off
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  8. gaminking007 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in AJSA Code of Conduct   
    The AJSA Community was created as a way to organize and bring together both fans of Joe and those who are looking for a community. We want this community to be a friendly and welcoming place for anyone who wants to play and talk about games, ideally in a positive and/or constructive way. It is not a problem if you do not watch Joe's content, we will still be happy to have you as a member. Currently, the AJSA consists of this website, the AJSA Discord, Youtube channel, Twitter, Subreddit, Twitch channel, official clans and groups in a variety of PC games, and our active PS4 and Xbox One communities.
    If you have just joined, after reading the Code of Conduct check the New Member's Guide to see how to get involved with the community.


    In order to stay a member you must abide by the following rules, which will apply in all the previously mentioned areas, and anywhere you are representing the AJSA. Members will be expected to maintain a mature and respectful attitude as your behavior fosters our reputation.
    Harassment and Discrimination
    The AJSA will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment towards anyone. Members will respect others of any race, sexuality, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, age, gaming ability, and community rank and will refrain from insulting anyone as having physical disabilities or mental disorders. Failure to do so will lead to you either being suspended or, more often, permanently removed from the community. Offensive stereotypes and generalizations towards the communities, countries, or organizations of others will result in moderation action against you. Making unwanted or random sexual or suggestive comments towards other members will lead to moderation. Insulting comments towards marginalized professions, such as sex workers, will lead to moderation or removal. Do not share or repeat phrases, actions, icons, or memes that have been created by, co-opted by, or that are frequently associated with harassment or hate groups, doing so can lead to removal from the community. Creating or sharing content made with an intent to lead to harassment of others will lead to moderation. Creating or sharing baseless or obviously slanderous content and hit pieces will see the content removed and will likely result in moderation or removal from the community. Attempting to start fights or to use the AJSA as your own personal army to attack other communities or individuals will lead to your removal. Threatening others will lead to your removal from the community. If you are representing the AJSA (have AJSA tags or an AJSA avatar, are a ranking member of the community, a member of our Stream Team, are sharing our content or event news, or are telling people you are a member) on social media, a different forum or Discord, Youtube, Twitch, etc and you are partaking in any of the above you will face moderation or removal.
    Sharing videos or articles from people and websites who frequently engage in any of the above or that use their fans to do it for them will lead to the content being removed and moderation action against you, at the very least a warning not to post that kind of content again if there is reason to believe you were unaware. We have no desire to provide a platform for abusive people or to attract their fan-base here. In almost all cases, it is very easy to tell whose content wouldn't be allowed here due to the above paragraph. If their posted content involves frequent mentions of conspiracy theories, advocating for nationalism or war crimes, harassment and slander of others, frequent use of Chan /pol style memes, attempts at selling their audience brain enhancing pills, has an obvious focus on complaining about SJWs, snowflakes, feminism, the "gay agenda", virtue signaling, non white people being in or doing things in media, or if their social media or in person actions include the above then they are someone we don't want to provide a platform for. If you really enjoy and want to share their content then it would probably be best if you just left the community before you are inevitably removed anyway.
    If ever you are subject to personal abuse by another AJSA member in the form of a personal message you are able to add a Moderator or Admin to the conversation, this will allow them to see what was done. We encourage you to do this as we take our members being subject to abuse very seriously. If someone is harassing you on the forums or AJSA Discord report it to a moderator or admin, ideally with attached photo or video showing the conversation, do not retaliate in public.
    Attempts to create a hostile and unwelcoming environment within the community will see you removed from the community. The Angry part of the name does not need to be taken literally, we are here so people can enjoy games and to talk and learn about them, not to be overly aggressive or outraged about everything, reactionary content and fans of it are not what we are looking to amplify here.
    Disallowed Content
    Illegal Content: We do not allow the posting of illegal content. This can include linking people to places where they can pirate games, posting links to full movies, telling people where to download bios files for emulators, asking about the use of or how to acquire drugs, etc. Posting illegal content or admitting to illegal activities can lead to your removal from the community. Admitting to video game (or any other media) piracy is not allowed, apart from the legality, it could negatively affect the reputation of Joe and other community members that actively work and interact with developers and publishers. Discussing the concept of piracy and the ways that it has positively effected the industry is allowed, but the above rules apply in those discussions. Partaking in or attempting to justify your admitted use of piracy just because you thought a company selling a newly released game was mean or that their games were bad is not going to go over well with moderators or admin.
    Pornographic Content: We do not allow the posting of pornographic material, real or animated, on our forums or Discord, nor do we allow links to porn to be posted. We do not allow linking to content on a site with primarily pornographic content and advertising, even if the content that you wanted to link does not directly contain any (don't link to that funny video if it is hosted on pornhub). Discussion of sexual content in games is allowed, as is linking to something like a video game bundle deal that includes games with adult content is also allowed, just mark any such links as being NSFW (not safe for work).
    Real World Violence/Triggering Content: We do not allow posts that contain bloody or graphic real world violence or content that can be sensitive to certain viewers. Do not post anything containing real world shootings, stabbings, racist tirades, abuse, sexual harassment, assault, graphic injuries, etc. Do not post random images or videos with rapidly changing images or patterns that may trigger epileptic seizures. Warnings can vary depending on what you posted.
    Religion and Politics: Do not create threads about religion or politics. As basically everything has or can have political elements this is referring to things like starting a thread to promote a political candidate, asking who everyone is voting for or what their party is, support or rants about current officials, or trying to convert people to your religion. Mentioning that you are a certain religion and discussing economics of the game industry and laws effecting games or how religion is used in a game is allowed. Posting a disallowed thread about religion or politics will likely result in a warning but offensive statements and content aimed at an entire religion, group, or attempting to treat the morality, lived experiences of, and person-hood and existence of people as a political debate subject will fall under harassment and discrimination and will likely lead to you being removed from the community (this is not going to include things like disliking cults or saying something like the Nazis were bad). Do not put marginalized people in the position of having to defend or explain their existence or attempt to share or promote reprehensible ideas (nationalism, race realism, xenophobia, fascism, imperialism, racial supremacy, anti-feminism, eugenics, homophobia, transphobia, war crimes, white genocide or other false flag conspiracy theories, etc).
    Advertising: We do not allow members to attempt to sell things on the forums. We have no way to verify if someone actually has a product, what condition it is in, if the seller will actually send it, if the buyer receives it, if the buyer will pay for it and not try to do a charge back, etc. Threads attempting to sell something will be removed, if you sell something in private and it doesn't work out we don't want to hear about it. Any account linking to gold farming websites for MMOs or EA Sports currency will be banned, they are also likely bots and the links should not be clicked on. Accounts that join just to promote a product, link to a survey, ask for money, or link to another community to join will be banned (there is an exception for accounts sharing video game crowd funding projects in the appropriate section of the forums). As we have a relevant forum section for crowdfunding people can use those to link to Kickstarter/Indiegogo/Fig/etc projects there. If you are someone who creates content and you have something like a Patreon, you are free to link that in your forum signature or in the community content sections of the forums along with the content that you create.
    AJSA Branding: The AJSA name and logo are part of a business and how they are used influences our reputation. They are to be used only in official AJSA groups, Discord channels, servers, wikis, merchandise, or as a clan tag for AJSA members. If an online group using the name was not created by Joe, one of the AJSA admin, or as part of an official AJSA group that has been approved of by staff and Game Officers then they are not something that we support and not something we are involved with. If a member is found to have been creating these things without our knowledge they will be told to stop and to remove the creation. Do not use the AJSA name or logo in an attempt to sell products or to show our support for things that Joe and AJSA staff were not informed about.
    Languages: We require that everyone write in English on the forums and in our Discord, both because posting in another language is unlikely to lead to many people understanding what you said and because admin and moderators need to understand what you are saying or linking people to. Obviously, we don't expect everyone to have perfect grammar and to spell everything correctly all the time, but if a post has so many mistakes that it is nonsensical it will likely be removed and on the forums the post may even be flagged as spam or automatically hidden as potential spam. If you have a gaming event where everyone speaks the same language that is not English, we have no problem with you using it.
    Alt Accounts: Alternate accounts will be banned and users who create them risk the banning of their primary accounts and any other accounts found to be associated with them. If you are having trouble with your primary account and are unable to access it please contact a moderator on the Discord or create a new account and immediately let a moderator know that you are using the new account to contact them for help. Once you have received help with your primary account and are able to access it again the secondary account will be deleted.
    Usernames and Avatars: Do not create a username or upload an avatar that breaks any of the CoC rules or includes profanity, this applies to the forums, Discord, and while playing games.
    Forum and Discord Rules
    Trolling: Treat other people with respect. Do not post flame-bait or personal attacks, attempt to derail another member's thread, or post in game or console specific threads just to complain about the gaming preferences or hardware of other members. Disagreements on games and topics are fine but we don't expect to see our members insulting people for liking different kinds of games or systems or making people feel unwelcome over their gaming preferences. Wishing harm on developers for making a game you didn't like or working at a company you don't like can lead to your removal or moderation, it not only makes us and Joe look bad and invites attitudes we wish to avoid having here and that kind of content damages the image of gaming communities in general. You can be a member of the AJSA even if you don't watch or like the content that Joe creates, but joining for the sole purpose of creating threads or going into existing ones to complain about him will see you removed from the community, this also applies to people that are doing nothing but complaining about the AJSA. Attempts at gaslighting (pretending like you didn't say something you obviously did, that your obvious intent was misunderstood, making an attempt to accuse other people of doing the thing you did, etc) either to try to cover your actions up, confuse people, or to try to get people to respond aggressively towards you will lead to moderation. Attempting to bring previous fights or grievances into new threads can lead to moderation. We don't mind some minor ribbing between members that know each other but unless moderators/admin are familiar with the people involved it can be easy to mistake it for trolling if it starts to go too far.
    Drama: Intentionally trying to cause trouble and create dissent is not allowed, problems can be privately discussed with AJSA Admin. Officers going on power trips will see them removed from a position of power. Do not create threads or make posts to publicly complain about moderation actions that were taken against you or about a post being deleted. Do not create threads to complain about another member of the community. Attempts at grandstanding by creating "goodbye threads" when something upsets you will result in your account being banned and the thread/post will be deleted. If you have a legitimate reason for leaving there is nothing wrong with letting people know, but if you try to make a spectacle of it or convince people to go with you we will help you find your way out.
    Spam: Do not bump threads just to get them to the top of the list. Do not post in discussion threads that are over a month old to bring them back from the dead (if months or years have passed and you want to talk about it again just start a new topic on the subject). Do not create chat threads (chatting can easily be done in our Discord or through private messages). Do not quote reply to massive amounts of text and images or quote chain to the point that each post starts taking up huge portions of a thread page. Do not make double posts shortly after your previous one as a form of editing or to quote and respond to multiple people, an edit button can be found at the bottom of each of your post and you can change or add to your post as needed. If you have found new information about something and some time has passed then you can make multiple posts in a row in the same thread.
    Swearing: We allow swearing within reason but try to keep it to a minimum, we have people that just want an environment where they can relax and unwind while talking about and playing games. If you create an entire post that is next to nothing but swearing, are constantly swearing in chat rooms, or are raging at a video game the community is playing and are making it difficult for other to enjoy themselves you will be asked to tone it down or you will be removed from the game. Profanity directed at other members can result in a warning.
    Thread Creation: Use the search feature to check to see if a thread with the same subject matter as the one you want to post has already been created, or at least do a quick look through the recent topics, duplicate threads are frequently created only a few posts or hours apart. Do not create threads with profanity in the title, with misleading titles, or ones with no discussion or informational value.
    Personal Information: Do not share the contents of private messages with other members, if you receive a message that is breaking the CoC, harassing you, etc let a moderator or appropriate admin know. Do not post the private information of other members, breaking either of these rules can result in moderation or removal from the AJSA.
    Discord Settings: The admin and moderator rank is clearly listed on the forums and their role clearly listed on the Discord, obvious attempting to block their private messages to you when they are attempting to warn you about recent CoC breaking behavior will likely result in your removal from the community, do not block all private messages from the AJSA channel as this will also prevent mods and admin from messaging you. If you have all messages blocked either by your own choice, a bug, or a mistake you will be asked to turn it back on in the normal chat, if you are obviously ignoring those messages you will be removed from the community.
    Impersonation: Do not attempt to impersonate another member of the community, either by creating an account with a similar name or by quoting a post and changing the text to make it look like something else was said in a way that is clearly malicious.
    Source Content: If you are posting the work of someone else please post a source if one is obviously available (don't copy and paste an entire article instead of just linking to the site or person that wrote it), attempting to pass the work of others off as your own will lead to your removal from the community.
    Etiquette: Do not participate in flame wars or post in threads that are clearly against the rules. If you see something against the CoC just report it and move on, drawing more attention to things that are clearly against the rules can lead to you getting in trouble as well. Liking posts that are clearly against the CoC may lead to you sharing the warning or punishment of the original poster. Do not post spoilers for a recently released video game or movie in the title of a thread and if you wish to discuss spoilers on our Discord use the appropriate chat room (spoilers_chat), if you are in a thread about a game or movie that won't obviously include spoilers based on the title then use the spoiler button (the eye icon in between the quote and emoticon button) so that your text is not immediately visible. When you join Discord you should have your account automatically set to move you into the AFK channel if you are in a voice channel without speaking for 10 minutes, please keep that on so that a game officer or moderator doesn't have to move you from channels if you accidentally remain in an active voice channel when you are away.
    In-Game Behavior
    Cheating and Glitching: If you are playing against human opponents the AJSA absolutely does not allow cheating, third-party tools, or glitches to be used to win games. In addition to ruining the game for others, it damages the AJSA's reputation and will result in you being removed from the community. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with doing these things in single player game or co-operative games if the other players are ok with it.
    Language/Raging: As was previously mentioned, try to keep it to a minimum. Constantly swearing to the extent that you are ruining the mood of other players or becoming hostile to others can lead to your membership or ability to participate in game events being reconsidered. Rage quitting can also lead to your membership being reconsidered. No personal attacks or offensive “shit talking” to our opposition, competitiveness is fine but keep it friendly, trying to starts fights with other people will see you removed from the game and possibly the AJSA.
    Guilds/Clans/MMOs: Many games limit the number of members that can be part of a guild (or the game's guild equivalent), therefore it might be necessary for us to remove inactive members to make room for new players. If you were removed from a guild for this reason, it is nothing against you, it is just something that needs to be done sometimes to make room for new active recruits. If you are part of a group that has these limitations and you plan to stop playing the game please let the guild leader know and leave the group to make room for new people, if you plan to return at a later date they will try to add you to the group again by replacing other inactive members.
    Leadership: Official AJSA supported games with frequent events are typically lead by Game Officers. One time events are typically run by AJSA Admin, streamers, Moderators, or Game Officers. Follow the person running the game or event's instructions, don't attempt to publicly fight with them over their decisions or the way that they are doing things. If you have a problem or ideas you want to share calmly contact the ones in charge of the game or event and work it out or contact a higher up member if you believe that they need to get involved or if the person in charge is breaking AJSA CoC. Suggestions should be welcome as we like to make sure the people we have running games are mature and capable of allowing for constructive criticism. Do not try to start fights between members, publicly complain about leadership in front of other members, or attempt to split off AJSA members into separate factions or communities, doing so will to warnings or your removal from the AJSA.
    Represent the AJSA well by playing fair and having respect for the opposition, your team, and yourself. Help new players to get used to games or to get involved in the community and work well with the people you meet that aren't part of the AJSA to give people a positive impression of us. A better reputation in games will lead to a better and more respected community that will be easier to recruit for.
    Admin and Moderation Team
    Member must respect the decisions of AJSA admin (Council and Commanders) and moderators (General, Discord, and Twitch). If you disagree with something they have said or done you can privately contact them, making your problems with them public or insulting them on the website, Discord, during game events, or within the PS4 Rooms will only add to previous punishments or cause one to be issued. You may receive a verbal warning in the form of a private message about a specific incident or trend of behavior, these verbal warnings should be respected the same as one through the warning system, to ignore a verbal warning can lead to harsher punitive action.
    Admin are able to curate the community as they see fit and reserve the right to remove people and content that, while not specifically mentioned by name in the CoC, has a history of or is currently used in a way that either breaks rules listed here, would lead to the kind of membership that we want to avoid, or that would lead to the community having a poor reputation. Not every single thing that can get a person into trouble is going to or can be explained here, nor do we expect everyone who joins us to be both extremely worldly as well as "online" enough to be aware of every single thing that may have a past or present offensive connotation to it. If something happens that isn't listed here or there are special circumstances surrounding an issue we follow the spirit of the law over the letter in attempting to foster the positive community that we want this to be. If a member is clearly acting in bad faith, obviously expressing desires to post offensive things that are against the CoC ("I'd post what I think about this game having a lesbian Muslim character but the rules say I can't get political"), or are constantly trying to "walk the line" they are certain to be removed. The natural benefit of not being a soulless immoral corporation (Youtube/Twitter/etc) is having actual people able to discern intent and modern language use and to respond to that usage accordingly.
    Appeals: There are higher up members to contact if you are having an issue with moderators or admin. If you are having a problem with the moderation team on the forums or Discord you can contact Legolas_Katarn, if you are having a problem with Xbox One staff you can contact RuneX, if you are having a problem with someone running PC events you can contact Conan, if you are having a problem with a Commander you can contact another Commander if the problem area falls under their job description or you can contact Council members DoctorEvil or Tons0fun. We are currently looking to appoint people into leadership positions on the PS4 and are taking applications. If a warning or punitive action was found to be a mistake, or was not justly issued, the punishment will be over-turned and the warning removed, if someone was found to have acted inappropriately the situation will be dealt with by whoever is in charge of that area. Acting hostile and insulting staff members during these appeals or showing no understanding of why an obvious rule is in place can lead to further actions taken against your account. Things that can lead to strong penalties against your account tend to be pretty obvious rules found in most every functional community, if your messages to us show a complete lack of self awareness, empathy, inability to understand why certain rules are in place, or some weird reactionary "debate me bro" logic then your membership will likely be reconsidered. Appeals are for mistakes or misuse of power, not for arguing against rules you don't like. Joe is not an appropriate person to file complaints with.
    The “Angry Joe” Policy
    If the sole reason for you joining this community is to “talk to”, “play with”, or “get personal time” with Joe, please DO NOT APPLY. It is possible to run into him in a game, on the website, or on the Discord, but do not be offended if he declines your friend request, game invite, etc. @ing Joe on the Discord will not get a message through to him. If Joe does join the community for an event, please conduct yourself in a civil and respectful way when interacting with him.
  9. FluffABun liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in WE NEED TO RISE AGAINST PAY TO WIN AND LOOT BOXES   
    You can not buy the games and tell people why you aren't but if you're implying something like we start posting or spamming all over their company/Steam message boards to try to get people to not buy their games that's not something we are going to condone.
  10. Beatmaster A.C. liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Should video games be accessible to everyone?   
    They certainly do love their made up history to try to make themselves look special
  11. Doctor liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Should video games be accessible to everyone?   
    In something like Cuphead, a side scrolling shooter, it might as well have easier modes, for a variety of reasons but even just to allow younger people, older people with worse reflexes, or people with disabilities to play the game. Probably even more so because of the game's art style likely being something that can attract kids or older gamers and being something that some people might just want to observe and enjoy without having to do it while trying to survive. The only time it would feel right to not do an easier mode is if the games atmosphere or feelings it's trying to create are heavily reliant on challenge and when it wouldn't be a simple matter to add an easier mode because there are so many different reasons for why people might find a game to be difficult. Difficulty itself can mean a lot of different things and accessibility issues are usually adding obvious things like subtitles and larger text options or options to help people with certain disabilities (like not requiring mashing a button quickly for QTEs, having the ability to rebind controls or use third party controllers, or adding a colorblind mode), in those cases they should always be accessible but developers need to start the design process with that in mind because it can become costly, time consuming, and difficult to implement later.
    This developer's thread on difficulty and accessibility partly explains designing around them.
     
  12. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in The Evil Within 2 review. SOOOO much better than the first game, and a really good game by itself.   
    You know what's funny? This game is released on Friday the 13th, and yet this year, the Friday the 13th game was released on 26 May. Me think that game should be released now as supposed to when it's in an incomplete state! 

    Anyway, Evil Within 2. The sequel that was announced this year in E3 out of nowhere by Bethesda. I have finished the game, completed almost every single side quests & got all the collectibles except the hidden locker keys and past Bethesda games easter eggs, all taking 18 hours to do. And I can safely say this:
     
    This game..... is fucking awesome. And definitely one of my top 10 best game of 2017. Holy shiet I freaking love this game.
     
    I'm playing the game on PC, and it's WAY better performed here than the first game. No more sudden fps drops and inconsistent frame rate. And no more of those dumbass black screen on the top and bottom.

    It's all normal from here!

    Oh wait.......

    well...... it's a good thing they make it an easter egg!
     
    The story is also much3 better. In the first game, you're just thrown into the game without any idea of what the hell just happened until 8 hours into the game where it's finally explained to you, which is bullshit. In this game, everything is explained to you right away. Which is the right move.
     
    So the game takes place 3 years after the event of the first game. Sebastian Cast... Castla... Castellanos, man that's a tounge twister, was heavily damaged after all that shit he went through in the first game, rightly so. I mean in the first game, not only was he forcefully wired into a Saw version of the Matrix and have to fight hordes of zombies + fucked up shits just to get out, but before those things even happened his daughter died in a fire accident and his wife went missing. Anyone would get damaged after all that!
     
    Well anyway, he spent 3 years trying to find answers of what the hell happened back then, and of course he spent those time drinking and getting wasted. Then one day, his old partner Juli Kidman, who's more like this game's version of Ada Wong, explained to him that his daughter is actually still alive, and all this time she's been used by this organization called MOBIUS. What was she used for? Well, turns out this MOBIUS organization is sort of like the Institute from Fallout 4. They want to create a society that's peaceful and everyone is hunky dory. Only instead of creating a lot of very humanlike androids, they use STEM, or this game's version of the Matrix instead. And they don't want to use an AI to control the Matrix since AIs eventually will rebel and will takeover the world, good thinking, so they use Sebastian's daughter instead since a child's mind is innocent without negative influences, and will therefore make for a good core for the system..... that's just cruel man.
     
    But something went wrong with her, and the matrix system starts to fall apart. So before the system gets completely destroyed through prolonged meltdown, they need Sebastian to come in and save her, along with a couple of MOBIUS operatives that he can find, so the system gets restored. And then the game begins. Phew, that's a lot of explaining, but you'll need it before going in!
     
    And I gotta say, I was expecting the story to go silly from how sporadic and all over the place the previous game was. But instead, this game's story is surprisingly really good. Because now instead of you trying to figure out some psycho's backstory, you actually explore your main character's dark past, and then overcoming every obstacle thrown into you to be free from the burden of never being able to let go of regrets in his life. And it feels really good when you do it in the game too. I was having such a good time with the plot, that I actually say "YEEEEAAAHHHHH! You go Sebastian! Show those bitches you mean business!", plus I teared up a couple of times too during the surprisingly mellow and sad parts of the game. So writers, well done mate! 
     
    About the gameplay itself. If you expect going into this game that it's going to very much be like the first game, aka linear and all over the place with a lot of stealth like the Last of Us, you'll be half right. Because this game has switched from linear straightforward gameplay, to open world. Yes, you read right, open world gameplay. Even I didn't see that coming. Because the game takes place in a simulation created by MOBIUS which looks like a peaceful USA suburb called the Union. Which unfortunately got messed up and almost everyone turned into zombies, but hey, it's the thought that count.
     
    But how's this open world? Is it filled with a lot of empty places and the side contents are just there because they're there like the Assassin's Creed games, or are the side contents actually fun to play and filled with a lot of cool shit? Thankfully it's the latter. You got a lot of buildings to visit, and even save houses which has coffees that restore you to full health, so you don't have to worry about using your medkits anymore. Need a good health restore? Just go and drink a coffee at your save house.
     
    Speaking of side contents, there's a lot of cool stuff in them. It's like the game takes notes from Witcher 3, and make it fucked up, in a great way. You got stuff like "use your radio to discover a location" which will give you a flashback sequence of what happened in that area alongside cool useful rewards, a few side quests with characters you meet along the way, cheeky collectibles that references past Bethesda games which includes DOOM 

    and Quake

    and there's even a sidequest which takes you back to the locations of the first game while having you avoid this..... creepy ass Sadako giant woman.

    This woman will even turn up in the open world whenever she likes, and if she touches you, she'll one hit kill you. I recommend running the hell away when you see her.
     
    Oh yes, and the game even have RE4's shooting gallery. Just to remind you who the producer of the game is. Cheeky dev team.

     
    The game's combat is also significantly better than the first game, even though Sebastian is still not good at straight up melee fight unless he has an axe with him. They completely remove the need to burn an enemy corpse, which thankfully they did because that mechanic was a complete waste if you can just headshot and stealth kill enemies and kill them that way. It's still as stealth heavy as the first game, which means yes, you can still throw bottles on an enemy's head to stun and kill them easily
    and you are still required to conserve ammo anyway you can because ammos are quite scarce here. But the game does add a crafting system which lets you craft ammos + healing items as long you have collected the materials required to create them, like gunpowders and herbs. 

    I see what you did there. Which means yes, the game has become even more like the Last of Us, and I love it.
     
    The upgrade system from the first game is back, and it's back with a vengeance. Now you can't use your green goo to upgrade your weapons, but instead you have to grab weapon parts in the world, just like Last of Us all over again. The green goo does upgrade your attributes like the first game though. But this time not only does it give you benefits like "increase health" or "increase stamina", but it also gives you special abilities, which is very useful for your survival. With enough upgrades, especially the stealth upgrade, you are able to do stuff like "stealth kill an enemy while you're hiding in a cover" as demonstrated right here
    or my favorite, "sprint and then stab an enemy in the head" ability. Because with this ability, you can just sprint straight up at your enemy when the crosshair turns red, getting rid of the need to crouch slowly to creep up on an enemy.
     
    For those that are worried that this game will be more action heavy than the first game, fear not. It's even more fucked up than the first game, with more Saw brutality and messed up looking enemies that I can't spoil. You just have to go in, expect a lot of shifts in your surroundings, and prepare to run a lot, because they are out for your blood. Luckily not a lot of them have instant 1 hit kill attacks like the first game.
     
    The only thing I don't like about this game is simply the music choices, which the first game also do. Almost every single song in the game, even during battles, are the same violin horror style soundtrack that's more fitting for the, ahem, Friday the 13th game. Which feels weird because there's a lot of cool combat heavy section of the game, and instead of the music being like this during the action:
    it instead has this:
    Like.... why?
     
    Which is jarring when all of a sudden in the near end of the game, this epic song turns up during an equally epic battle.
    It's like WHOA! Where were you during that previous epic battle??
     
    But that is just a nitpick of mine. Outside of that, this game is fucking awesome. An improvement over the first game in every single way possible. It also ends really well, without a stupid cliffhanger like so many second games in a series do! Hallelujah for that! It seems like this is the year of the "2nd game in the series that's even better than the first game, but also end satisfyingly without needing to do cliffhangers like Halo 2" for games. I love this game so much, that I'm actually going to replay the game in new game + with all of my newly acquired weapons + upgrades. And so I will definitely give this game my rating of "so awesome that you will play this game again and again." With a badass seal of approval.

     
    Definitely get this game, especially if you're a fan of the first game, or just want a good game in preparation for Halloween. Or hell, if you just want to play a good game. Just be prepared to sneak around a lot of creepy ass looking enemies and unleash your inner MGS master within you.
  13. gaminking007 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in AJSA Code of Conduct   
    The AJSA Community was created as a way to organize and bring together both fans of Joe and those who are looking for a community. We want this community to be a friendly and welcoming place for anyone who wants to play and talk about games, ideally in a positive and/or constructive way. It is not a problem if you do not watch Joe's content, we will still be happy to have you as a member. Currently, the AJSA consists of this website, the AJSA Discord, Youtube channel, Twitter, Subreddit, Twitch channel, official clans and groups in a variety of PC games, and our active PS4 and Xbox One communities.
    If you have just joined, after reading the Code of Conduct check the New Member's Guide to see how to get involved with the community.


    In order to stay a member you must abide by the following rules, which will apply in all the previously mentioned areas, and anywhere you are representing the AJSA. Members will be expected to maintain a mature and respectful attitude as your behavior fosters our reputation.
    Harassment and Discrimination
    The AJSA will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment towards anyone. Members will respect others of any race, sexuality, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, age, gaming ability, and community rank and will refrain from insulting anyone as having physical disabilities or mental disorders. Failure to do so will lead to you either being suspended or, more often, permanently removed from the community. Offensive stereotypes and generalizations towards the communities, countries, or organizations of others will result in moderation action against you. Making unwanted or random sexual or suggestive comments towards other members will lead to moderation. Insulting comments towards marginalized professions, such as sex workers, will lead to moderation or removal. Do not share or repeat phrases, actions, icons, or memes that have been created by, co-opted by, or that are frequently associated with harassment or hate groups, doing so can lead to removal from the community. Creating or sharing content made with an intent to lead to harassment of others will lead to moderation. Creating or sharing baseless or obviously slanderous content and hit pieces will see the content removed and will likely result in moderation or removal from the community. Attempting to start fights or to use the AJSA as your own personal army to attack other communities or individuals will lead to your removal. Threatening others will lead to your removal from the community. If you are representing the AJSA (have AJSA tags or an AJSA avatar, are a ranking member of the community, a member of our Stream Team, are sharing our content or event news, or are telling people you are a member) on social media, a different forum or Discord, Youtube, Twitch, etc and you are partaking in any of the above you will face moderation or removal.
    Sharing videos or articles from people and websites who frequently engage in any of the above or that use their fans to do it for them will lead to the content being removed and moderation action against you, at the very least a warning not to post that kind of content again if there is reason to believe you were unaware. We have no desire to provide a platform for abusive people or to attract their fan-base here. In almost all cases, it is very easy to tell whose content wouldn't be allowed here due to the above paragraph. If their posted content involves frequent mentions of conspiracy theories, advocating for nationalism or war crimes, harassment and slander of others, frequent use of Chan /pol style memes, attempts at selling their audience brain enhancing pills, has an obvious focus on complaining about SJWs, snowflakes, feminism, the "gay agenda", virtue signaling, non white people being in or doing things in media, or if their social media or in person actions include the above then they are someone we don't want to provide a platform for. If you really enjoy and want to share their content then it would probably be best if you just left the community before you are inevitably removed anyway.
    If ever you are subject to personal abuse by another AJSA member in the form of a personal message you are able to add a Moderator or Admin to the conversation, this will allow them to see what was done. We encourage you to do this as we take our members being subject to abuse very seriously. If someone is harassing you on the forums or AJSA Discord report it to a moderator or admin, ideally with attached photo or video showing the conversation, do not retaliate in public.
    Attempts to create a hostile and unwelcoming environment within the community will see you removed from the community. The Angry part of the name does not need to be taken literally, we are here so people can enjoy games and to talk and learn about them, not to be overly aggressive or outraged about everything, reactionary content and fans of it are not what we are looking to amplify here.
    Disallowed Content
    Illegal Content: We do not allow the posting of illegal content. This can include linking people to places where they can pirate games, posting links to full movies, telling people where to download bios files for emulators, asking about the use of or how to acquire drugs, etc. Posting illegal content or admitting to illegal activities can lead to your removal from the community. Admitting to video game (or any other media) piracy is not allowed, apart from the legality, it could negatively affect the reputation of Joe and other community members that actively work and interact with developers and publishers. Discussing the concept of piracy and the ways that it has positively effected the industry is allowed, but the above rules apply in those discussions. Partaking in or attempting to justify your admitted use of piracy just because you thought a company selling a newly released game was mean or that their games were bad is not going to go over well with moderators or admin.
    Pornographic Content: We do not allow the posting of pornographic material, real or animated, on our forums or Discord, nor do we allow links to porn to be posted. We do not allow linking to content on a site with primarily pornographic content and advertising, even if the content that you wanted to link does not directly contain any (don't link to that funny video if it is hosted on pornhub). Discussion of sexual content in games is allowed, as is linking to something like a video game bundle deal that includes games with adult content is also allowed, just mark any such links as being NSFW (not safe for work).
    Real World Violence/Triggering Content: We do not allow posts that contain bloody or graphic real world violence or content that can be sensitive to certain viewers. Do not post anything containing real world shootings, stabbings, racist tirades, abuse, sexual harassment, assault, graphic injuries, etc. Do not post random images or videos with rapidly changing images or patterns that may trigger epileptic seizures. Warnings can vary depending on what you posted.
    Religion and Politics: Do not create threads about religion or politics. As basically everything has or can have political elements this is referring to things like starting a thread to promote a political candidate, asking who everyone is voting for or what their party is, support or rants about current officials, or trying to convert people to your religion. Mentioning that you are a certain religion and discussing economics of the game industry and laws effecting games or how religion is used in a game is allowed. Posting a disallowed thread about religion or politics will likely result in a warning but offensive statements and content aimed at an entire religion, group, or attempting to treat the morality, lived experiences of, and person-hood and existence of people as a political debate subject will fall under harassment and discrimination and will likely lead to you being removed from the community (this is not going to include things like disliking cults or saying something like the Nazis were bad). Do not put marginalized people in the position of having to defend or explain their existence or attempt to share or promote reprehensible ideas (nationalism, race realism, xenophobia, fascism, imperialism, racial supremacy, anti-feminism, eugenics, homophobia, transphobia, war crimes, white genocide or other false flag conspiracy theories, etc).
    Advertising: We do not allow members to attempt to sell things on the forums. We have no way to verify if someone actually has a product, what condition it is in, if the seller will actually send it, if the buyer receives it, if the buyer will pay for it and not try to do a charge back, etc. Threads attempting to sell something will be removed, if you sell something in private and it doesn't work out we don't want to hear about it. Any account linking to gold farming websites for MMOs or EA Sports currency will be banned, they are also likely bots and the links should not be clicked on. Accounts that join just to promote a product, link to a survey, ask for money, or link to another community to join will be banned (there is an exception for accounts sharing video game crowd funding projects in the appropriate section of the forums). As we have a relevant forum section for crowdfunding people can use those to link to Kickstarter/Indiegogo/Fig/etc projects there. If you are someone who creates content and you have something like a Patreon, you are free to link that in your forum signature or in the community content sections of the forums along with the content that you create.
    AJSA Branding: The AJSA name and logo are part of a business and how they are used influences our reputation. They are to be used only in official AJSA groups, Discord channels, servers, wikis, merchandise, or as a clan tag for AJSA members. If an online group using the name was not created by Joe, one of the AJSA admin, or as part of an official AJSA group that has been approved of by staff and Game Officers then they are not something that we support and not something we are involved with. If a member is found to have been creating these things without our knowledge they will be told to stop and to remove the creation. Do not use the AJSA name or logo in an attempt to sell products or to show our support for things that Joe and AJSA staff were not informed about.
    Languages: We require that everyone write in English on the forums and in our Discord, both because posting in another language is unlikely to lead to many people understanding what you said and because admin and moderators need to understand what you are saying or linking people to. Obviously, we don't expect everyone to have perfect grammar and to spell everything correctly all the time, but if a post has so many mistakes that it is nonsensical it will likely be removed and on the forums the post may even be flagged as spam or automatically hidden as potential spam. If you have a gaming event where everyone speaks the same language that is not English, we have no problem with you using it.
    Alt Accounts: Alternate accounts will be banned and users who create them risk the banning of their primary accounts and any other accounts found to be associated with them. If you are having trouble with your primary account and are unable to access it please contact a moderator on the Discord or create a new account and immediately let a moderator know that you are using the new account to contact them for help. Once you have received help with your primary account and are able to access it again the secondary account will be deleted.
    Usernames and Avatars: Do not create a username or upload an avatar that breaks any of the CoC rules or includes profanity, this applies to the forums, Discord, and while playing games.
    Forum and Discord Rules
    Trolling: Treat other people with respect. Do not post flame-bait or personal attacks, attempt to derail another member's thread, or post in game or console specific threads just to complain about the gaming preferences or hardware of other members. Disagreements on games and topics are fine but we don't expect to see our members insulting people for liking different kinds of games or systems or making people feel unwelcome over their gaming preferences. Wishing harm on developers for making a game you didn't like or working at a company you don't like can lead to your removal or moderation, it not only makes us and Joe look bad and invites attitudes we wish to avoid having here and that kind of content damages the image of gaming communities in general. You can be a member of the AJSA even if you don't watch or like the content that Joe creates, but joining for the sole purpose of creating threads or going into existing ones to complain about him will see you removed from the community, this also applies to people that are doing nothing but complaining about the AJSA. Attempts at gaslighting (pretending like you didn't say something you obviously did, that your obvious intent was misunderstood, making an attempt to accuse other people of doing the thing you did, etc) either to try to cover your actions up, confuse people, or to try to get people to respond aggressively towards you will lead to moderation. Attempting to bring previous fights or grievances into new threads can lead to moderation. We don't mind some minor ribbing between members that know each other but unless moderators/admin are familiar with the people involved it can be easy to mistake it for trolling if it starts to go too far.
    Drama: Intentionally trying to cause trouble and create dissent is not allowed, problems can be privately discussed with AJSA Admin. Officers going on power trips will see them removed from a position of power. Do not create threads or make posts to publicly complain about moderation actions that were taken against you or about a post being deleted. Do not create threads to complain about another member of the community. Attempts at grandstanding by creating "goodbye threads" when something upsets you will result in your account being banned and the thread/post will be deleted. If you have a legitimate reason for leaving there is nothing wrong with letting people know, but if you try to make a spectacle of it or convince people to go with you we will help you find your way out.
    Spam: Do not bump threads just to get them to the top of the list. Do not post in discussion threads that are over a month old to bring them back from the dead (if months or years have passed and you want to talk about it again just start a new topic on the subject). Do not create chat threads (chatting can easily be done in our Discord or through private messages). Do not quote reply to massive amounts of text and images or quote chain to the point that each post starts taking up huge portions of a thread page. Do not make double posts shortly after your previous one as a form of editing or to quote and respond to multiple people, an edit button can be found at the bottom of each of your post and you can change or add to your post as needed. If you have found new information about something and some time has passed then you can make multiple posts in a row in the same thread.
    Swearing: We allow swearing within reason but try to keep it to a minimum, we have people that just want an environment where they can relax and unwind while talking about and playing games. If you create an entire post that is next to nothing but swearing, are constantly swearing in chat rooms, or are raging at a video game the community is playing and are making it difficult for other to enjoy themselves you will be asked to tone it down or you will be removed from the game. Profanity directed at other members can result in a warning.
    Thread Creation: Use the search feature to check to see if a thread with the same subject matter as the one you want to post has already been created, or at least do a quick look through the recent topics, duplicate threads are frequently created only a few posts or hours apart. Do not create threads with profanity in the title, with misleading titles, or ones with no discussion or informational value.
    Personal Information: Do not share the contents of private messages with other members, if you receive a message that is breaking the CoC, harassing you, etc let a moderator or appropriate admin know. Do not post the private information of other members, breaking either of these rules can result in moderation or removal from the AJSA.
    Discord Settings: The admin and moderator rank is clearly listed on the forums and their role clearly listed on the Discord, obvious attempting to block their private messages to you when they are attempting to warn you about recent CoC breaking behavior will likely result in your removal from the community, do not block all private messages from the AJSA channel as this will also prevent mods and admin from messaging you. If you have all messages blocked either by your own choice, a bug, or a mistake you will be asked to turn it back on in the normal chat, if you are obviously ignoring those messages you will be removed from the community.
    Impersonation: Do not attempt to impersonate another member of the community, either by creating an account with a similar name or by quoting a post and changing the text to make it look like something else was said in a way that is clearly malicious.
    Source Content: If you are posting the work of someone else please post a source if one is obviously available (don't copy and paste an entire article instead of just linking to the site or person that wrote it), attempting to pass the work of others off as your own will lead to your removal from the community.
    Etiquette: Do not participate in flame wars or post in threads that are clearly against the rules. If you see something against the CoC just report it and move on, drawing more attention to things that are clearly against the rules can lead to you getting in trouble as well. Liking posts that are clearly against the CoC may lead to you sharing the warning or punishment of the original poster. Do not post spoilers for a recently released video game or movie in the title of a thread and if you wish to discuss spoilers on our Discord use the appropriate chat room (spoilers_chat), if you are in a thread about a game or movie that won't obviously include spoilers based on the title then use the spoiler button (the eye icon in between the quote and emoticon button) so that your text is not immediately visible. When you join Discord you should have your account automatically set to move you into the AFK channel if you are in a voice channel without speaking for 10 minutes, please keep that on so that a game officer or moderator doesn't have to move you from channels if you accidentally remain in an active voice channel when you are away.
    In-Game Behavior
    Cheating and Glitching: If you are playing against human opponents the AJSA absolutely does not allow cheating, third-party tools, or glitches to be used to win games. In addition to ruining the game for others, it damages the AJSA's reputation and will result in you being removed from the community. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with doing these things in single player game or co-operative games if the other players are ok with it.
    Language/Raging: As was previously mentioned, try to keep it to a minimum. Constantly swearing to the extent that you are ruining the mood of other players or becoming hostile to others can lead to your membership or ability to participate in game events being reconsidered. Rage quitting can also lead to your membership being reconsidered. No personal attacks or offensive “shit talking” to our opposition, competitiveness is fine but keep it friendly, trying to starts fights with other people will see you removed from the game and possibly the AJSA.
    Guilds/Clans/MMOs: Many games limit the number of members that can be part of a guild (or the game's guild equivalent), therefore it might be necessary for us to remove inactive members to make room for new players. If you were removed from a guild for this reason, it is nothing against you, it is just something that needs to be done sometimes to make room for new active recruits. If you are part of a group that has these limitations and you plan to stop playing the game please let the guild leader know and leave the group to make room for new people, if you plan to return at a later date they will try to add you to the group again by replacing other inactive members.
    Leadership: Official AJSA supported games with frequent events are typically lead by Game Officers. One time events are typically run by AJSA Admin, streamers, Moderators, or Game Officers. Follow the person running the game or event's instructions, don't attempt to publicly fight with them over their decisions or the way that they are doing things. If you have a problem or ideas you want to share calmly contact the ones in charge of the game or event and work it out or contact a higher up member if you believe that they need to get involved or if the person in charge is breaking AJSA CoC. Suggestions should be welcome as we like to make sure the people we have running games are mature and capable of allowing for constructive criticism. Do not try to start fights between members, publicly complain about leadership in front of other members, or attempt to split off AJSA members into separate factions or communities, doing so will to warnings or your removal from the AJSA.
    Represent the AJSA well by playing fair and having respect for the opposition, your team, and yourself. Help new players to get used to games or to get involved in the community and work well with the people you meet that aren't part of the AJSA to give people a positive impression of us. A better reputation in games will lead to a better and more respected community that will be easier to recruit for.
    Admin and Moderation Team
    Member must respect the decisions of AJSA admin (Council and Commanders) and moderators (General, Discord, and Twitch). If you disagree with something they have said or done you can privately contact them, making your problems with them public or insulting them on the website, Discord, during game events, or within the PS4 Rooms will only add to previous punishments or cause one to be issued. You may receive a verbal warning in the form of a private message about a specific incident or trend of behavior, these verbal warnings should be respected the same as one through the warning system, to ignore a verbal warning can lead to harsher punitive action.
    Admin are able to curate the community as they see fit and reserve the right to remove people and content that, while not specifically mentioned by name in the CoC, has a history of or is currently used in a way that either breaks rules listed here, would lead to the kind of membership that we want to avoid, or that would lead to the community having a poor reputation. Not every single thing that can get a person into trouble is going to or can be explained here, nor do we expect everyone who joins us to be both extremely worldly as well as "online" enough to be aware of every single thing that may have a past or present offensive connotation to it. If something happens that isn't listed here or there are special circumstances surrounding an issue we follow the spirit of the law over the letter in attempting to foster the positive community that we want this to be. If a member is clearly acting in bad faith, obviously expressing desires to post offensive things that are against the CoC ("I'd post what I think about this game having a lesbian Muslim character but the rules say I can't get political"), or are constantly trying to "walk the line" they are certain to be removed. The natural benefit of not being a soulless immoral corporation (Youtube/Twitter/etc) is having actual people able to discern intent and modern language use and to respond to that usage accordingly.
    Appeals: There are higher up members to contact if you are having an issue with moderators or admin. If you are having a problem with the moderation team on the forums or Discord you can contact Legolas_Katarn, if you are having a problem with Xbox One staff you can contact RuneX, if you are having a problem with someone running PC events you can contact Conan, if you are having a problem with a Commander you can contact another Commander if the problem area falls under their job description or you can contact Council members DoctorEvil or Tons0fun. We are currently looking to appoint people into leadership positions on the PS4 and are taking applications. If a warning or punitive action was found to be a mistake, or was not justly issued, the punishment will be over-turned and the warning removed, if someone was found to have acted inappropriately the situation will be dealt with by whoever is in charge of that area. Acting hostile and insulting staff members during these appeals or showing no understanding of why an obvious rule is in place can lead to further actions taken against your account. Things that can lead to strong penalties against your account tend to be pretty obvious rules found in most every functional community, if your messages to us show a complete lack of self awareness, empathy, inability to understand why certain rules are in place, or some weird reactionary "debate me bro" logic then your membership will likely be reconsidered. Appeals are for mistakes or misuse of power, not for arguing against rules you don't like. Joe is not an appropriate person to file complaints with.
    The “Angry Joe” Policy
    If the sole reason for you joining this community is to “talk to”, “play with”, or “get personal time” with Joe, please DO NOT APPLY. It is possible to run into him in a game, on the website, or on the Discord, but do not be offended if he declines your friend request, game invite, etc. @ing Joe on the Discord will not get a message through to him. If Joe does join the community for an event, please conduct yourself in a civil and respectful way when interacting with him.
  14. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Rain in Destiny 2 review. Kept ya waiting huh? :D   
    Nothing good will come out of defending what Joe says regardless of what facts you use. For one, Joe never asks anyone to stand up for him and once you get involved in those discussions you're doing it for yourself. As Kaz said there's no reasoning with them, they are set in their ways and just looking for the next person to argue with.
     
    To everyone that feels the need to defend Joe (mostly the newer members):
    You are not asked nor expected to defend Joe but if you do, do so at your own discretion and be prepared for the personal backlash you may receive from those people. Also note you are not helping Joe in any way by joining that crowd and only prolonging the never ending argument of the quality of his content. My advice, let the randoms not associated with AJSA do all that, we're here to enjoy gaming and conversation not get into a verbal fight on YouTube or Reddit.
  15. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in I'm worried about Steam.......   
    Removing Steam's monopoly, even very slowly, sounds good to me. They might have to actually adapt and improve the way that they do things, maybe even follow their own policies and have proper moderation. 
  16. Malphisto liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Youtube hate   
    I don't really understand these comments, he's on track to posting what will probably be more reviews than last year. I don't know why his Youtube financial situation is such a concern for you, even more so when you don't know how much he earns on Youtube, through sponsored content, or through Twitch. From what he says and what the views show he could very well end up making more on his content that isn't reviews. Friday 13th has 1.2+ million views, Injustice 2 has 800,000+, his movie reviews of Spiderman and Transformers have 440,000+ and 760,000+ and they are newer, he enjoyed making them and they take less time, energy, and money for him to create.
     
    It's worked just fine for a lot of other people, and they all seem happier for it or it doesn't seem to have effected them.
     
    Having people constantly complaining is going to take a toll on most people, it's certainly something that has effected many other Youtubers. Four years ago was four years ago and with the environment around most gaming communities having only gotten worse since then and an additional four years of feeling the effects of it it can change the situation. This is all without even getting into people starting fights in his comment section or covering it with offensive comments either aimed at Joe, his friends, other commenters, or other people.
     
    As he's been saying for years though, he doesn't want to do that. He likes doing the other content and the streaming as well, and is obviously in a situation where that has been working for him financially and where he would rather not have the comments on that content rather than no longer creating it. I don't even know if that will be the case, he has drama channels making videos of him and a toxic Youtuber whining about his comment being deleted and that's really nothing that hasn't happened before and will happen again no matter what he ends up doing.
     
    The implication that those sites are lying to people is ridiculous, and they and similar sites have had or have people in their employ or freelance positions that currently put out what is easily some of the best writing, thoughts, interviews, and videos in the industry, as well as people who have gone on to work in game design and created well received titles.
  17. gaminking007 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in AJSA Code of Conduct   
    The AJSA Community was created as a way to organize and bring together both fans of Joe and those who are looking for a community. We want this community to be a friendly and welcoming place for anyone who wants to play and talk about games, ideally in a positive and/or constructive way. It is not a problem if you do not watch Joe's content, we will still be happy to have you as a member. Currently, the AJSA consists of this website, the AJSA Discord, Youtube channel, Twitter, Subreddit, Twitch channel, official clans and groups in a variety of PC games, and our active PS4 and Xbox One communities.
    If you have just joined, after reading the Code of Conduct check the New Member's Guide to see how to get involved with the community.


    In order to stay a member you must abide by the following rules, which will apply in all the previously mentioned areas, and anywhere you are representing the AJSA. Members will be expected to maintain a mature and respectful attitude as your behavior fosters our reputation.
    Harassment and Discrimination
    The AJSA will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment towards anyone. Members will respect others of any race, sexuality, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, age, gaming ability, and community rank and will refrain from insulting anyone as having physical disabilities or mental disorders. Failure to do so will lead to you either being suspended or, more often, permanently removed from the community. Offensive stereotypes and generalizations towards the communities, countries, or organizations of others will result in moderation action against you. Making unwanted or random sexual or suggestive comments towards other members will lead to moderation. Insulting comments towards marginalized professions, such as sex workers, will lead to moderation or removal. Do not share or repeat phrases, actions, icons, or memes that have been created by, co-opted by, or that are frequently associated with harassment or hate groups, doing so can lead to removal from the community. Creating or sharing content made with an intent to lead to harassment of others will lead to moderation. Creating or sharing baseless or obviously slanderous content and hit pieces will see the content removed and will likely result in moderation or removal from the community. Attempting to start fights or to use the AJSA as your own personal army to attack other communities or individuals will lead to your removal. Threatening others will lead to your removal from the community. If you are representing the AJSA (have AJSA tags or an AJSA avatar, are a ranking member of the community, a member of our Stream Team, are sharing our content or event news, or are telling people you are a member) on social media, a different forum or Discord, Youtube, Twitch, etc and you are partaking in any of the above you will face moderation or removal.
    Sharing videos or articles from people and websites who frequently engage in any of the above or that use their fans to do it for them will lead to the content being removed and moderation action against you, at the very least a warning not to post that kind of content again if there is reason to believe you were unaware. We have no desire to provide a platform for abusive people or to attract their fan-base here. In almost all cases, it is very easy to tell whose content wouldn't be allowed here due to the above paragraph. If their posted content involves frequent mentions of conspiracy theories, advocating for nationalism or war crimes, harassment and slander of others, frequent use of Chan /pol style memes, attempts at selling their audience brain enhancing pills, has an obvious focus on complaining about SJWs, snowflakes, feminism, the "gay agenda", virtue signaling, non white people being in or doing things in media, or if their social media or in person actions include the above then they are someone we don't want to provide a platform for. If you really enjoy and want to share their content then it would probably be best if you just left the community before you are inevitably removed anyway.
    If ever you are subject to personal abuse by another AJSA member in the form of a personal message you are able to add a Moderator or Admin to the conversation, this will allow them to see what was done. We encourage you to do this as we take our members being subject to abuse very seriously. If someone is harassing you on the forums or AJSA Discord report it to a moderator or admin, ideally with attached photo or video showing the conversation, do not retaliate in public.
    Attempts to create a hostile and unwelcoming environment within the community will see you removed from the community. The Angry part of the name does not need to be taken literally, we are here so people can enjoy games and to talk and learn about them, not to be overly aggressive or outraged about everything, reactionary content and fans of it are not what we are looking to amplify here.
    Disallowed Content
    Illegal Content: We do not allow the posting of illegal content. This can include linking people to places where they can pirate games, posting links to full movies, telling people where to download bios files for emulators, asking about the use of or how to acquire drugs, etc. Posting illegal content or admitting to illegal activities can lead to your removal from the community. Admitting to video game (or any other media) piracy is not allowed, apart from the legality, it could negatively affect the reputation of Joe and other community members that actively work and interact with developers and publishers. Discussing the concept of piracy and the ways that it has positively effected the industry is allowed, but the above rules apply in those discussions. Partaking in or attempting to justify your admitted use of piracy just because you thought a company selling a newly released game was mean or that their games were bad is not going to go over well with moderators or admin.
    Pornographic Content: We do not allow the posting of pornographic material, real or animated, on our forums or Discord, nor do we allow links to porn to be posted. We do not allow linking to content on a site with primarily pornographic content and advertising, even if the content that you wanted to link does not directly contain any (don't link to that funny video if it is hosted on pornhub). Discussion of sexual content in games is allowed, as is linking to something like a video game bundle deal that includes games with adult content is also allowed, just mark any such links as being NSFW (not safe for work).
    Real World Violence/Triggering Content: We do not allow posts that contain bloody or graphic real world violence or content that can be sensitive to certain viewers. Do not post anything containing real world shootings, stabbings, racist tirades, abuse, sexual harassment, assault, graphic injuries, etc. Do not post random images or videos with rapidly changing images or patterns that may trigger epileptic seizures. Warnings can vary depending on what you posted.
    Religion and Politics: Do not create threads about religion or politics. As basically everything has or can have political elements this is referring to things like starting a thread to promote a political candidate, asking who everyone is voting for or what their party is, support or rants about current officials, or trying to convert people to your religion. Mentioning that you are a certain religion and discussing economics of the game industry and laws effecting games or how religion is used in a game is allowed. Posting a disallowed thread about religion or politics will likely result in a warning but offensive statements and content aimed at an entire religion, group, or attempting to treat the morality, lived experiences of, and person-hood and existence of people as a political debate subject will fall under harassment and discrimination and will likely lead to you being removed from the community (this is not going to include things like disliking cults or saying something like the Nazis were bad). Do not put marginalized people in the position of having to defend or explain their existence or attempt to share or promote reprehensible ideas (nationalism, race realism, xenophobia, fascism, imperialism, racial supremacy, anti-feminism, eugenics, homophobia, transphobia, war crimes, white genocide or other false flag conspiracy theories, etc).
    Advertising: We do not allow members to attempt to sell things on the forums. We have no way to verify if someone actually has a product, what condition it is in, if the seller will actually send it, if the buyer receives it, if the buyer will pay for it and not try to do a charge back, etc. Threads attempting to sell something will be removed, if you sell something in private and it doesn't work out we don't want to hear about it. Any account linking to gold farming websites for MMOs or EA Sports currency will be banned, they are also likely bots and the links should not be clicked on. Accounts that join just to promote a product, link to a survey, ask for money, or link to another community to join will be banned (there is an exception for accounts sharing video game crowd funding projects in the appropriate section of the forums). As we have a relevant forum section for crowdfunding people can use those to link to Kickstarter/Indiegogo/Fig/etc projects there. If you are someone who creates content and you have something like a Patreon, you are free to link that in your forum signature or in the community content sections of the forums along with the content that you create.
    AJSA Branding: The AJSA name and logo are part of a business and how they are used influences our reputation. They are to be used only in official AJSA groups, Discord channels, servers, wikis, merchandise, or as a clan tag for AJSA members. If an online group using the name was not created by Joe, one of the AJSA admin, or as part of an official AJSA group that has been approved of by staff and Game Officers then they are not something that we support and not something we are involved with. If a member is found to have been creating these things without our knowledge they will be told to stop and to remove the creation. Do not use the AJSA name or logo in an attempt to sell products or to show our support for things that Joe and AJSA staff were not informed about.
    Languages: We require that everyone write in English on the forums and in our Discord, both because posting in another language is unlikely to lead to many people understanding what you said and because admin and moderators need to understand what you are saying or linking people to. Obviously, we don't expect everyone to have perfect grammar and to spell everything correctly all the time, but if a post has so many mistakes that it is nonsensical it will likely be removed and on the forums the post may even be flagged as spam or automatically hidden as potential spam. If you have a gaming event where everyone speaks the same language that is not English, we have no problem with you using it.
    Alt Accounts: Alternate accounts will be banned and users who create them risk the banning of their primary accounts and any other accounts found to be associated with them. If you are having trouble with your primary account and are unable to access it please contact a moderator on the Discord or create a new account and immediately let a moderator know that you are using the new account to contact them for help. Once you have received help with your primary account and are able to access it again the secondary account will be deleted.
    Usernames and Avatars: Do not create a username or upload an avatar that breaks any of the CoC rules or includes profanity, this applies to the forums, Discord, and while playing games.
    Forum and Discord Rules
    Trolling: Treat other people with respect. Do not post flame-bait or personal attacks, attempt to derail another member's thread, or post in game or console specific threads just to complain about the gaming preferences or hardware of other members. Disagreements on games and topics are fine but we don't expect to see our members insulting people for liking different kinds of games or systems or making people feel unwelcome over their gaming preferences. Wishing harm on developers for making a game you didn't like or working at a company you don't like can lead to your removal or moderation, it not only makes us and Joe look bad and invites attitudes we wish to avoid having here and that kind of content damages the image of gaming communities in general. You can be a member of the AJSA even if you don't watch or like the content that Joe creates, but joining for the sole purpose of creating threads or going into existing ones to complain about him will see you removed from the community, this also applies to people that are doing nothing but complaining about the AJSA. Attempts at gaslighting (pretending like you didn't say something you obviously did, that your obvious intent was misunderstood, making an attempt to accuse other people of doing the thing you did, etc) either to try to cover your actions up, confuse people, or to try to get people to respond aggressively towards you will lead to moderation. Attempting to bring previous fights or grievances into new threads can lead to moderation. We don't mind some minor ribbing between members that know each other but unless moderators/admin are familiar with the people involved it can be easy to mistake it for trolling if it starts to go too far.
    Drama: Intentionally trying to cause trouble and create dissent is not allowed, problems can be privately discussed with AJSA Admin. Officers going on power trips will see them removed from a position of power. Do not create threads or make posts to publicly complain about moderation actions that were taken against you or about a post being deleted. Do not create threads to complain about another member of the community. Attempts at grandstanding by creating "goodbye threads" when something upsets you will result in your account being banned and the thread/post will be deleted. If you have a legitimate reason for leaving there is nothing wrong with letting people know, but if you try to make a spectacle of it or convince people to go with you we will help you find your way out.
    Spam: Do not bump threads just to get them to the top of the list. Do not post in discussion threads that are over a month old to bring them back from the dead (if months or years have passed and you want to talk about it again just start a new topic on the subject). Do not create chat threads (chatting can easily be done in our Discord or through private messages). Do not quote reply to massive amounts of text and images or quote chain to the point that each post starts taking up huge portions of a thread page. Do not make double posts shortly after your previous one as a form of editing or to quote and respond to multiple people, an edit button can be found at the bottom of each of your post and you can change or add to your post as needed. If you have found new information about something and some time has passed then you can make multiple posts in a row in the same thread.
    Swearing: We allow swearing within reason but try to keep it to a minimum, we have people that just want an environment where they can relax and unwind while talking about and playing games. If you create an entire post that is next to nothing but swearing, are constantly swearing in chat rooms, or are raging at a video game the community is playing and are making it difficult for other to enjoy themselves you will be asked to tone it down or you will be removed from the game. Profanity directed at other members can result in a warning.
    Thread Creation: Use the search feature to check to see if a thread with the same subject matter as the one you want to post has already been created, or at least do a quick look through the recent topics, duplicate threads are frequently created only a few posts or hours apart. Do not create threads with profanity in the title, with misleading titles, or ones with no discussion or informational value.
    Personal Information: Do not share the contents of private messages with other members, if you receive a message that is breaking the CoC, harassing you, etc let a moderator or appropriate admin know. Do not post the private information of other members, breaking either of these rules can result in moderation or removal from the AJSA.
    Discord Settings: The admin and moderator rank is clearly listed on the forums and their role clearly listed on the Discord, obvious attempting to block their private messages to you when they are attempting to warn you about recent CoC breaking behavior will likely result in your removal from the community, do not block all private messages from the AJSA channel as this will also prevent mods and admin from messaging you. If you have all messages blocked either by your own choice, a bug, or a mistake you will be asked to turn it back on in the normal chat, if you are obviously ignoring those messages you will be removed from the community.
    Impersonation: Do not attempt to impersonate another member of the community, either by creating an account with a similar name or by quoting a post and changing the text to make it look like something else was said in a way that is clearly malicious.
    Source Content: If you are posting the work of someone else please post a source if one is obviously available (don't copy and paste an entire article instead of just linking to the site or person that wrote it), attempting to pass the work of others off as your own will lead to your removal from the community.
    Etiquette: Do not participate in flame wars or post in threads that are clearly against the rules. If you see something against the CoC just report it and move on, drawing more attention to things that are clearly against the rules can lead to you getting in trouble as well. Liking posts that are clearly against the CoC may lead to you sharing the warning or punishment of the original poster. Do not post spoilers for a recently released video game or movie in the title of a thread and if you wish to discuss spoilers on our Discord use the appropriate chat room (spoilers_chat), if you are in a thread about a game or movie that won't obviously include spoilers based on the title then use the spoiler button (the eye icon in between the quote and emoticon button) so that your text is not immediately visible. When you join Discord you should have your account automatically set to move you into the AFK channel if you are in a voice channel without speaking for 10 minutes, please keep that on so that a game officer or moderator doesn't have to move you from channels if you accidentally remain in an active voice channel when you are away.
    In-Game Behavior
    Cheating and Glitching: If you are playing against human opponents the AJSA absolutely does not allow cheating, third-party tools, or glitches to be used to win games. In addition to ruining the game for others, it damages the AJSA's reputation and will result in you being removed from the community. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with doing these things in single player game or co-operative games if the other players are ok with it.
    Language/Raging: As was previously mentioned, try to keep it to a minimum. Constantly swearing to the extent that you are ruining the mood of other players or becoming hostile to others can lead to your membership or ability to participate in game events being reconsidered. Rage quitting can also lead to your membership being reconsidered. No personal attacks or offensive “shit talking” to our opposition, competitiveness is fine but keep it friendly, trying to starts fights with other people will see you removed from the game and possibly the AJSA.
    Guilds/Clans/MMOs: Many games limit the number of members that can be part of a guild (or the game's guild equivalent), therefore it might be necessary for us to remove inactive members to make room for new players. If you were removed from a guild for this reason, it is nothing against you, it is just something that needs to be done sometimes to make room for new active recruits. If you are part of a group that has these limitations and you plan to stop playing the game please let the guild leader know and leave the group to make room for new people, if you plan to return at a later date they will try to add you to the group again by replacing other inactive members.
    Leadership: Official AJSA supported games with frequent events are typically lead by Game Officers. One time events are typically run by AJSA Admin, streamers, Moderators, or Game Officers. Follow the person running the game or event's instructions, don't attempt to publicly fight with them over their decisions or the way that they are doing things. If you have a problem or ideas you want to share calmly contact the ones in charge of the game or event and work it out or contact a higher up member if you believe that they need to get involved or if the person in charge is breaking AJSA CoC. Suggestions should be welcome as we like to make sure the people we have running games are mature and capable of allowing for constructive criticism. Do not try to start fights between members, publicly complain about leadership in front of other members, or attempt to split off AJSA members into separate factions or communities, doing so will to warnings or your removal from the AJSA.
    Represent the AJSA well by playing fair and having respect for the opposition, your team, and yourself. Help new players to get used to games or to get involved in the community and work well with the people you meet that aren't part of the AJSA to give people a positive impression of us. A better reputation in games will lead to a better and more respected community that will be easier to recruit for.
    Admin and Moderation Team
    Member must respect the decisions of AJSA admin (Council and Commanders) and moderators (General, Discord, and Twitch). If you disagree with something they have said or done you can privately contact them, making your problems with them public or insulting them on the website, Discord, during game events, or within the PS4 Rooms will only add to previous punishments or cause one to be issued. You may receive a verbal warning in the form of a private message about a specific incident or trend of behavior, these verbal warnings should be respected the same as one through the warning system, to ignore a verbal warning can lead to harsher punitive action.
    Admin are able to curate the community as they see fit and reserve the right to remove people and content that, while not specifically mentioned by name in the CoC, has a history of or is currently used in a way that either breaks rules listed here, would lead to the kind of membership that we want to avoid, or that would lead to the community having a poor reputation. Not every single thing that can get a person into trouble is going to or can be explained here, nor do we expect everyone who joins us to be both extremely worldly as well as "online" enough to be aware of every single thing that may have a past or present offensive connotation to it. If something happens that isn't listed here or there are special circumstances surrounding an issue we follow the spirit of the law over the letter in attempting to foster the positive community that we want this to be. If a member is clearly acting in bad faith, obviously expressing desires to post offensive things that are against the CoC ("I'd post what I think about this game having a lesbian Muslim character but the rules say I can't get political"), or are constantly trying to "walk the line" they are certain to be removed. The natural benefit of not being a soulless immoral corporation (Youtube/Twitter/etc) is having actual people able to discern intent and modern language use and to respond to that usage accordingly.
    Appeals: There are higher up members to contact if you are having an issue with moderators or admin. If you are having a problem with the moderation team on the forums or Discord you can contact Legolas_Katarn, if you are having a problem with Xbox One staff you can contact RuneX, if you are having a problem with someone running PC events you can contact Conan, if you are having a problem with a Commander you can contact another Commander if the problem area falls under their job description or you can contact Council members DoctorEvil or Tons0fun. We are currently looking to appoint people into leadership positions on the PS4 and are taking applications. If a warning or punitive action was found to be a mistake, or was not justly issued, the punishment will be over-turned and the warning removed, if someone was found to have acted inappropriately the situation will be dealt with by whoever is in charge of that area. Acting hostile and insulting staff members during these appeals or showing no understanding of why an obvious rule is in place can lead to further actions taken against your account. Things that can lead to strong penalties against your account tend to be pretty obvious rules found in most every functional community, if your messages to us show a complete lack of self awareness, empathy, inability to understand why certain rules are in place, or some weird reactionary "debate me bro" logic then your membership will likely be reconsidered. Appeals are for mistakes or misuse of power, not for arguing against rules you don't like. Joe is not an appropriate person to file complaints with.
    The “Angry Joe” Policy
    If the sole reason for you joining this community is to “talk to”, “play with”, or “get personal time” with Joe, please DO NOT APPLY. It is possible to run into him in a game, on the website, or on the Discord, but do not be offended if he declines your friend request, game invite, etc. @ing Joe on the Discord will not get a message through to him. If Joe does join the community for an event, please conduct yourself in a civil and respectful way when interacting with him.
  18. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in I'm worried about Steam.......   
    Removing Steam's monopoly, even very slowly, sounds good to me. They might have to actually adapt and improve the way that they do things, maybe even follow their own policies and have proper moderation. 
  19. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in I'm worried about Steam.......   
    Removing Steam's monopoly, even very slowly, sounds good to me. They might have to actually adapt and improve the way that they do things, maybe even follow their own policies and have proper moderation. 
  20. DoctorEvil liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Why Game Journalists Need To Be Competent   
    That a lower skill level of game journalists (which isn't really true either as I've seen them play or played with quite a few of them over the last 12 years) lead to easier games is a poor assumption that ignores the wide variety of reasons why difficulty and game design changed so much after the 90s. No longer needing to create short or simple games where difficulty had to be increased to keep people playing or paying in the case of arcade cabinets, a wider demographic playing games looking for a wider variety of experiences, the previous demographic now aging and not having as much time to spend or being as good at games, the way companies and people running studios do business and create games changing throughout the 90s, changes to mechanics that naturally lead to easier games due to their popularity among gamers, the improving technology leading to developers wanting to create worlds or stories they want people to see all of rather than have to struggle to get through, even the timeline would still mean that the people writing about videos games during the time you say they were getting easier would almost entirely be made up of people that started playing games when they were more difficult. The marketing trends are going to change how games are made and when the average player from their teens to their 30s were almost all praising an imagined in depth RPG customization of Mass Effect 1 or the amazing plot and dialogue choices of Fallout 3 because they had never seen anything else before you're naturally going to see a decline in the complexity of games no matter what journalists say. The guy who recorded this particular gameplay isn't even focused on game reviews or gameplay previews in general, I think he's only reviewed one game this year out of the 100s of articles he's written. His focus is on the tech and business side of the industry, with the technical side being what got him covering the industry in the first place. He even said the only reason he was the one who played the game for their recording in a genre he is so bad at was because he was the one who was in Germany for the convention.
  21. Timkax2k liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Two Pre-Orders   
    I have four games preordered. XCOM War of the Chosen, Total War Warhammer 2, Wolfenstein New Colossus and its season pass, and Dishonored Death of the Outsider.
     
    You preordered the Xbox One versions? 
  22. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in We Happy Few has gone corporate   
    They have had a price increase mentioned for some time now on their store page. This particular increase in price has been known about since the 9th. How is it bullshit? People knew about it, the people who supported it got their copies, and like anything else it will reduce in price at some point if you don't feel it is worth it for the current. 
     
    It was literally written under the price increase line that almost all early access games have for some time, and posted in multiple storefronts and news stories two weeks ago.
     
    Why? For the small amount it raised it's pretty surprising it is even still in development over two years later. The only way this should bother Kickstarter backers is if the things that were promised in the Kickstarter become DLC that they need to pay for. 
     
    How? Even Jims video is more focused on the assumed meaning of AAA and what is expected with that, not on this being some kind of shady business dealing. Some game that's been selling for over a year getting a special edition no one needs to buy and increasing the price like they said they were going to should would be a pretty minor, almost not even worth mentioning, thing compared to other industry problems, practices, and culture.
  23. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in We Happy Few has gone corporate   
    They have had a price increase mentioned for some time now on their store page. This particular increase in price has been known about since the 9th. How is it bullshit? People knew about it, the people who supported it got their copies, and like anything else it will reduce in price at some point if you don't feel it is worth it for the current. 
     
    It was literally written under the price increase line that almost all early access games have for some time, and posted in multiple storefronts and news stories two weeks ago.
     
    Why? For the small amount it raised it's pretty surprising it is even still in development over two years later. The only way this should bother Kickstarter backers is if the things that were promised in the Kickstarter become DLC that they need to pay for. 
     
    How? Even Jims video is more focused on the assumed meaning of AAA and what is expected with that, not on this being some kind of shady business dealing. Some game that's been selling for over a year getting a special edition no one needs to buy and increasing the price like they said they were going to should would be a pretty minor, almost not even worth mentioning, thing compared to other industry problems, practices, and culture.
  24. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in So, uh...I wrote a book   
    I assume there's no problem with you describing your book. You can link to where it can be purchased if you have some kind of storefront or are using something like Amazon.
  25. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Rain in True Angry Army soldiers needed   
    Merging this with the current Youtube Hate thread, it's relevant to it's content.
     
    Edit: Merge removed, locking this thread and feel free to continue discussing in the following: