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  1. SickShock6 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of April 22nd - Avengers Assemble Spotlight, MK11 & More   
    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend. This article series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out!
    Xbox Reports
    - Kountdown to Kombat Series Finale -
    This Sunday night with the inaugural event for Mortal Kombat 11 will represent the conclusion of our three month long Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night community project. This journey started with an idea to bring together fighting game enthusiasts and players in the Xbox community in a series of events that would have us explore fighting games from the past and present. From this idea the 'Kountdown to Kombat' was born. A series of Fight Nights, leading to the release of Mortal Kombat 11, that would bring together members to play fighting games in a fun and casual environment.
    The brianchild of Sickshock6 (who has taken up the mantle the ruthless Emperor, SHAO SICK, for this series) this community project started back in February with Mortal Kombat X and since then we've held numerous Fight Nights covering titles such as Street Fighter IV (via backward compat), Brawlhalla, Injustice 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, and Killer Instinct. This became one of our most ambitious community projects in history and first major project for the Xbox community in 2019.
    We look forward to finally playing Mortal Kombat 11 and concluding the series with the community this weekend. Thank you all for your support of the Kountdown to Kombat and the Fight Nights. The final battle awaits you on Sunday.
    - Halo Retrospective Series Finale -
    This weekend will also mark the conclusion of our Halo Retrospective series on Xbox. The objective of this series was to play all the Halo FPS titles on Xbox One. We went back to revisit Halo 5: Guardians as an event for the first time in over a year and played a host of custom games in the Master Chief Collection in the four original titles. This Friday will see us travel back to Halo; Reach via backward compat in what could be our last event for Halo: Reach via backward compatibility as Reach will be heading to the Master Chief Collection soon.
    Please for Halo: Reach all the DLC and map packs are free to download so to ensure we can get to play as many maps and modes a spossible for the Game Night on Friday, everyone will need to make sure you have these map packs downloaded. File sizes are small and shouldn't take up too much time. Thanks all!
    Xbox Community Spotlight
    - Avengers Assemble! -
    One of the biggest blockbuster movies in the history of cinema is releasing this weekend. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, concluding a story arc spanning over 10 years of 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' films. For Twitter savvy users you may have seen the people tagging their friends and followers to assemble their own Avengers team. We thought we could take that idea and put our own spin on it.
    For our Xbox Community Spotlight this week, Sickshock6 has crafted an 'Avengers Initiative Report' where Agent Phil Coulson is briefing SHIELD Director Nick Fury on various members of the AJSA Xbox One Community and a few MCU characters they're associated with.
    He wrote the description for each member featured below and decided which member would fit with what super hero. He is a big comic book fan and loves super hero movies, so this was a perfect project for him! Thank you Sick for making this list!
    Enjoy!
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    S.H.I.E.L.D. AVENGER’S INITIATIVE REPORT
    BY AGENT PHIL COULSON
    TO
    DIRECTOR NICK FURY

    To Director Fury: I have completed my task of surveying all of the enhanced humans located within the AJSA Community on Xbox One. Entailed in my report are candidates I believe are eligible for the Avengers Initiative. I hope that this report will help you in you final decision on possible candidates Director Fury. - Agent Coulson
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    IRON MAN | O0PP34 [A.K.A: OP]

    I believe you have approached this individual already boss but I'll provide you with some information nonetheless. Besides the sarcasm and the smart ass remarks, OP is always prepared for any situation. He is always two steps ahead of the enemy. He is smart and has a deep understanding of mechanics, robotics, and systems. His resourcefulness and ability to aid and help his teammates are the true benefits of this individual. Plus Canadian-made Iron suits! We need this guy!
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    HULK | SpartanMaster93 [A.K.A: SPARTANMASTER]

    All I can really say is do not, I repeat DO NOT make him angry you will regret it! You will not like him when he is angry!!
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    ANT-MAN | WookieJedi [A.K.A: WOOKIE]

    This criminal turned terrible jokester is a real piece of work. Don’t let Wookie's underperforming jokes turn you away from this guy boss. What he lacks in size he makes up for it where it counts! He is dedicated to his team members and most importantly he will do anything to protect his family. But seriously boss the jokes are really bad I recommend you carry earbuds or something! 
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    STARLORD | Dylmah93 [A.K.A: DYLMAH]

    Another Jokester to add to the list here boss. However this one can be actually funny at times but also a bit of a douchebag. Dylmah knows how to band his people together to get the mission done. He packs his own arsenal to say the least. He is caring and protective over his people. Plus he is from earth. I can't seem to get more information on where he is exactly from. All I know is that he plays “Down Under” by Men at Work quite a bit in his ship. Not sure why?
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    THOR | JTK858 [A.K.A: JT]

    With this guy we are dealing with something otherworldly! JT is really in love his viking lore. He even calls himself the Thunder God. This guy is some piece of work. Honestly I think he is stuck in some Shakespeare play. Nonetheless he is powerful and a true force of nature. JT loves a good fight! Boss I tell you this guy is more than just a highly technological light show.
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    DRAX | FOXHART [A.K.A: FOX]

    Fox is a tough dude, boss. He is the powerhouse of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He may take you very literal boss. I would suggest to try and not joke around so much with him because he may not get your joking. He is however very protective of his teammates and is there when you need him most.
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    BLACK PANTHER | AJSA DELTA [A.K.A: DELTA]

    The King of Wakanda is no stranger to danger. Delta will do whatever is necessary to protect and aid his fellow members of the community. Always on the front lines with his people! He will have very big shoes to fill in the future but I feel he is on the way to be a great king. By the way boss have you seen this guys suit? It is kick ass!
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    WAR MACHINE | JJTITANDOG [A.K.A: TITANDOG]

    Titandog is calm, cool, and collected. He doesn't screw around in the battlefield. This guy is the complete opposite of Iron Man. He is a true warrior. He can always count on him in any battle situation.
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    CAPTAIN MARVEL | Toxic Sarah 696 [A.K.A: SARAH]

    I think you know her personally boss but I'll include what I know in this report. Otherwise I won't hear the end of it from you. I can't really seem to find much information since her 1990’s Appearance crashing into that blockbuster. Sarah is very friendly and caring about the people of Earth. I know she gave you that pager to only call her when we need her but boy we could use her around more often!
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    HAWKEYE | Dom54321 [A.K.A: DOM]

    This silent and deadly killer never misses his target. Dom will strike is target quick and efficiently. He will never make a scene and will leave a battle just as quietly as he entered. Personally boss I think it would be a good idea to have someone like this guy!
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    ROCKET RACOON | EJGarza02 [A.K.A: GARZA]

    Don’t let this loud mouth racoon fool you. Garza knows the in’s and out’s of any technology he may come across with. Boss let me tell you this guy…or racoon I should say really knows how to ‘SLOW DOWN’ his opponents. Just like the Hulk he has quite a temper so don't make fun of him or mock the fact he is a racoon. However once on the team I feel that he will make a great asset to us.
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    CAPTAIN AMERICA | AScapeRunePlaya [A.K.A: RUNE]

    Boss let me tell you somethin' about this guy! Rune goes above and beyond the Call of Duty for the community. We can all count on the Cap to see it though. He is always there to help members in any way he can. From his approachability to discuss anything or to something simple as spending an evening playing games to forget that bad day at work or school you had. He'll help us fight the good fight!
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    SPIDER-MAN | StraightUpMelon [A.K.A: MELON]

    Don’t let the age of this kid fool you boss, he has spunk! Melon is a true friend to his neighborhood and community. He looks out for all his friends! He has a good heart and an amazing fighting spirit! Melon also has some quirky one liners. Just try not to call on him too much on missions boss as he still needs to finish college! 
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    VISION | SavvyDoomSlayer [A.K.A: DOOMSLAYER]

    This all knowing artificial lifeform is well informed on all current happenings here on Earth. Doom has a wealth of knowledge that will help teammates. He uses his advanced intellect to survey any battlefield and form important battleplans for his squad to use. Doom knows how to take care of business! He can be useful to us Director Fury. No question about that!
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    GROOT | AwakeningRager [A.K.A: RAGER]

    Boss, this is something I've never quite seen before! Rager is a unique soft spoken, hard hitting specimen. He backs up his fellow teammates while also providing critical supporting roles when it is needed. He says few words and when he does boss he likes to imitate Golum from Lord of the Rings. It is said that he can only be understood by one Individual, Rune.
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    BLACK WIDOW | Psykogrl [A.K.A: PSYKO]

    This undercover super spy can hit the enemy where it really hurts! Psyko has the ability to be the first to notify her fellow teammates of the under dealings our enemies will be sending our way. She will obtain this information by any means necessary and kick butt doing it!
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    WINTER SOLDER | GhostRider [A.K.A: Ghost]

    Ghost is ruthless, unforgiving, and deadly. These are the traits implanted on to him since his capture by the Russians. He is a true weapon of destruction....if he plays for the right team of course! Don't expect any mercy from this man for he will show you none.
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    SCARLETT WITCH | Blivz [A.K.A: BLIVZ]

    She may be shy to begin with boss but when you get to fully know her she is friendly, caring, and dedicated to the cause. Blivz will go out of her way to help our fellow community members no matter what or who gets in her way!
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    DOCTOR STRANGE | Sickshock6 [A.K.A: SICKSHOCK]

    This neurological surgeon turned Master of the Mystic Arts is always prepared for the fight ahead. With the aid of his Eye of Agamotto he is able to plan well in advance of foreseeable events. It is Sickshock's job to protect the world multidimensional creatures and villains! He does tend to joke around from time to time. Don't let that fool you boss I have surveillance footage of him saying that if it came down to saving the time stone or his fellow teammates….he would pick the stone. Hopefully he will change his mind....
    I think however deep down inside he does truly care for this team members safety! We could always use a weird dungeons and dragons wizard on the team boss. It would give us something to do on Wednesday instead bingo night every week.
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    S.H.I.E.L.D. AVENGER’S INITIATIVE REPORT
    Boss I really hope my intel has been of some use to you. I will be on the next flight to Washington D.C. See you then. - Agent Coulson
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    EDITOR'S NOTE

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful friends I have here in the Xbox community! For without you guys none of this would be possible for me to do. Personally I tend to think comics have affected and inspired the way we wish to be like the heroes in our favorite stories.
    None would be possible without the great Stan Lee. As Avengers Endgame is set to release this weekend concluding 11 years and 22 movies worth of amazing story telling I feel that a very big thank you is owed to Stan. From the days pretending to be Spider-Man to all the games, movies, and cheesy 90’s cartoons....Thank You Stan!!!
    I encourage you all to go ahead leave a comment tell me you favorite superhero from wherever Marvel or DC. Tell me what character you imitated as a kid, or your favorite TV show that is comic related!!!  - Sickshock6
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 26th to April 28th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo: Reach - Game Night
    Friday April 26th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Angry Spartans! Come join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Reach via backward compatibility. We're revisiting planet Reach in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening. This event will the last of our 'Halo Retrospective' series for April. Thank you all who came out on Friday nights this month to play Halo.
    ICYMI - Halo Reach is coming to the Master Chief Collection later this year. Check out this blog post from Halo Waypoint to get up to speed on the recent announcement from 343 Industries.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Variety of online & custom games/modes - Xbox Backward Compat Status: ACTIVE -
    Already own a physical or digital copy of Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360? You can install the game without charge.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday April 26th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Minecraft - Game Night
    Saturday April 27th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    New adventures await you this Saturday night in our Minecraft Realm! We're checking out the latest expansions and building projects that folks have been working on this past month. This Game Night will have us playing in the main base area around the community Lodge.
    ICYMI - Minecraft has come to the Xbox Game Pass in April! If you've never played Minecraft before but have the Game Pass, we'd love to have you be a part of our Realm.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Tour of new buildings Monument unvieling Building projects and more - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Minecraft for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday April 27th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Mortal Kombat 11 - Fight Night
    Sunday April 28th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The epic conclusion to the Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night series, three months in the making....
    "You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me."
    Emperor of Angerworld, SHAO SICK, presents the final Fight Night of the Kountdown to Kombat this Sunday night. Orchestrated by SHAO SICK, Kombatants of the AJSA on Xbox have been fighting for the past three months, traveling across the fighting game universe. Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, Brawlhalla, Injustice, Marvel vs Capcom, Mortal Kombat X....we've battled through hell and back. Now the final battle, the fight of our lives, arrives this Sunday with Mortal Kombat 11.
    Our Fight Night this Sunday will be the last chance to stop Emperor Shao Sick and his plan to take over Earthrealm. Who among us will emrge as the mightiest Kombatant to take down Shao Sick?
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    1v1 Fights - King of the Kill Settings Checking out all the new modes and characters - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 28th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
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  2. SickShock6 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of April 22nd - Avengers Assemble Spotlight, MK11 & More   
    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend. This article series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out!
    Xbox Reports
    - Kountdown to Kombat Series Finale -
    This Sunday night with the inaugural event for Mortal Kombat 11 will represent the conclusion of our three month long Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night community project. This journey started with an idea to bring together fighting game enthusiasts and players in the Xbox community in a series of events that would have us explore fighting games from the past and present. From this idea the 'Kountdown to Kombat' was born. A series of Fight Nights, leading to the release of Mortal Kombat 11, that would bring together members to play fighting games in a fun and casual environment.
    The brianchild of Sickshock6 (who has taken up the mantle the ruthless Emperor, SHAO SICK, for this series) this community project started back in February with Mortal Kombat X and since then we've held numerous Fight Nights covering titles such as Street Fighter IV (via backward compat), Brawlhalla, Injustice 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, and Killer Instinct. This became one of our most ambitious community projects in history and first major project for the Xbox community in 2019.
    We look forward to finally playing Mortal Kombat 11 and concluding the series with the community this weekend. Thank you all for your support of the Kountdown to Kombat and the Fight Nights. The final battle awaits you on Sunday.
    - Halo Retrospective Series Finale -
    This weekend will also mark the conclusion of our Halo Retrospective series on Xbox. The objective of this series was to play all the Halo FPS titles on Xbox One. We went back to revisit Halo 5: Guardians as an event for the first time in over a year and played a host of custom games in the Master Chief Collection in the four original titles. This Friday will see us travel back to Halo; Reach via backward compat in what could be our last event for Halo: Reach via backward compatibility as Reach will be heading to the Master Chief Collection soon.
    Please for Halo: Reach all the DLC and map packs are free to download so to ensure we can get to play as many maps and modes a spossible for the Game Night on Friday, everyone will need to make sure you have these map packs downloaded. File sizes are small and shouldn't take up too much time. Thanks all!
    Xbox Community Spotlight
    - Avengers Assemble! -
    One of the biggest blockbuster movies in the history of cinema is releasing this weekend. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, concluding a story arc spanning over 10 years of 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' films. For Twitter savvy users you may have seen the people tagging their friends and followers to assemble their own Avengers team. We thought we could take that idea and put our own spin on it.
    For our Xbox Community Spotlight this week, Sickshock6 has crafted an 'Avengers Initiative Report' where Agent Phil Coulson is briefing SHIELD Director Nick Fury on various members of the AJSA Xbox One Community and a few MCU characters they're associated with.
    He wrote the description for each member featured below and decided which member would fit with what super hero. He is a big comic book fan and loves super hero movies, so this was a perfect project for him! Thank you Sick for making this list!
    Enjoy!
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    S.H.I.E.L.D. AVENGER’S INITIATIVE REPORT
    BY AGENT PHIL COULSON
    TO
    DIRECTOR NICK FURY

    To Director Fury: I have completed my task of surveying all of the enhanced humans located within the AJSA Community on Xbox One. Entailed in my report are candidates I believe are eligible for the Avengers Initiative. I hope that this report will help you in you final decision on possible candidates Director Fury. - Agent Coulson
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    IRON MAN | O0PP34 [A.K.A: OP]

    I believe you have approached this individual already boss but I'll provide you with some information nonetheless. Besides the sarcasm and the smart ass remarks, OP is always prepared for any situation. He is always two steps ahead of the enemy. He is smart and has a deep understanding of mechanics, robotics, and systems. His resourcefulness and ability to aid and help his teammates are the true benefits of this individual. Plus Canadian-made Iron suits! We need this guy!
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    HULK | SpartanMaster93 [A.K.A: SPARTANMASTER]

    All I can really say is do not, I repeat DO NOT make him angry you will regret it! You will not like him when he is angry!!
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    ANT-MAN | WookieJedi [A.K.A: WOOKIE]

    This criminal turned terrible jokester is a real piece of work. Don’t let Wookie's underperforming jokes turn you away from this guy boss. What he lacks in size he makes up for it where it counts! He is dedicated to his team members and most importantly he will do anything to protect his family. But seriously boss the jokes are really bad I recommend you carry earbuds or something! 
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    STARLORD | Dylmah93 [A.K.A: DYLMAH]

    Another Jokester to add to the list here boss. However this one can be actually funny at times but also a bit of a douchebag. Dylmah knows how to band his people together to get the mission done. He packs his own arsenal to say the least. He is caring and protective over his people. Plus he is from earth. I can't seem to get more information on where he is exactly from. All I know is that he plays “Down Under” by Men at Work quite a bit in his ship. Not sure why?
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    THOR | JTK858 [A.K.A: JT]

    With this guy we are dealing with something otherworldly! JT is really in love his viking lore. He even calls himself the Thunder God. This guy is some piece of work. Honestly I think he is stuck in some Shakespeare play. Nonetheless he is powerful and a true force of nature. JT loves a good fight! Boss I tell you this guy is more than just a highly technological light show.
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    DRAX | FOXHART [A.K.A: FOX]

    Fox is a tough dude, boss. He is the powerhouse of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He may take you very literal boss. I would suggest to try and not joke around so much with him because he may not get your joking. He is however very protective of his teammates and is there when you need him most.
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    BLACK PANTHER | AJSA DELTA [A.K.A: DELTA]

    The King of Wakanda is no stranger to danger. Delta will do whatever is necessary to protect and aid his fellow members of the community. Always on the front lines with his people! He will have very big shoes to fill in the future but I feel he is on the way to be a great king. By the way boss have you seen this guys suit? It is kick ass!
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    WAR MACHINE | JJTITANDOG [A.K.A: TITANDOG]

    Titandog is calm, cool, and collected. He doesn't screw around in the battlefield. This guy is the complete opposite of Iron Man. He is a true warrior. He can always count on him in any battle situation.
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    CAPTAIN MARVEL | Toxic Sarah 696 [A.K.A: SARAH]

    I think you know her personally boss but I'll include what I know in this report. Otherwise I won't hear the end of it from you. I can't really seem to find much information since her 1990’s Appearance crashing into that blockbuster. Sarah is very friendly and caring about the people of Earth. I know she gave you that pager to only call her when we need her but boy we could use her around more often!
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    HAWKEYE | Dom54321 [A.K.A: DOM]

    This silent and deadly killer never misses his target. Dom will strike is target quick and efficiently. He will never make a scene and will leave a battle just as quietly as he entered. Personally boss I think it would be a good idea to have someone like this guy!
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    ROCKET RACOON | EJGarza02 [A.K.A: GARZA]

    Don’t let this loud mouth racoon fool you. Garza knows the in’s and out’s of any technology he may come across with. Boss let me tell you this guy…or racoon I should say really knows how to ‘SLOW DOWN’ his opponents. Just like the Hulk he has quite a temper so don't make fun of him or mock the fact he is a racoon. However once on the team I feel that he will make a great asset to us.
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    CAPTAIN AMERICA | AScapeRunePlaya [A.K.A: RUNE]

    Boss let me tell you somethin' about this guy! Rune goes above and beyond the Call of Duty for the community. We can all count on the Cap to see it though. He is always there to help members in any way he can. From his approachability to discuss anything or to something simple as spending an evening playing games to forget that bad day at work or school you had. He'll help us fight the good fight!
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    SPIDER-MAN | StraightUpMelon [A.K.A: MELON]

    Don’t let the age of this kid fool you boss, he has spunk! Melon is a true friend to his neighborhood and community. He looks out for all his friends! He has a good heart and an amazing fighting spirit! Melon also has some quirky one liners. Just try not to call on him too much on missions boss as he still needs to finish college! 
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    VISION | SavvyDoomSlayer [A.K.A: DOOMSLAYER]

    This all knowing artificial lifeform is well informed on all current happenings here on Earth. Doom has a wealth of knowledge that will help teammates. He uses his advanced intellect to survey any battlefield and form important battleplans for his squad to use. Doom knows how to take care of business! He can be useful to us Director Fury. No question about that!
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    GROOT | AwakeningRager [A.K.A: RAGER]

    Boss, this is something I've never quite seen before! Rager is a unique soft spoken, hard hitting specimen. He backs up his fellow teammates while also providing critical supporting roles when it is needed. He says few words and when he does boss he likes to imitate Golum from Lord of the Rings. It is said that he can only be understood by one Individual, Rune.
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    BLACK WIDOW | Psykogrl [A.K.A: PSYKO]

    This undercover super spy can hit the enemy where it really hurts! Psyko has the ability to be the first to notify her fellow teammates of the under dealings our enemies will be sending our way. She will obtain this information by any means necessary and kick butt doing it!
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    WINTER SOLDER | GhostRider [A.K.A: Ghost]

    Ghost is ruthless, unforgiving, and deadly. These are the traits implanted on to him since his capture by the Russians. He is a true weapon of destruction....if he plays for the right team of course! Don't expect any mercy from this man for he will show you none.
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    SCARLETT WITCH | Blivz [A.K.A: BLIVZ]

    She may be shy to begin with boss but when you get to fully know her she is friendly, caring, and dedicated to the cause. Blivz will go out of her way to help our fellow community members no matter what or who gets in her way!
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    DOCTOR STRANGE | Sickshock6 [A.K.A: SICKSHOCK]

    This neurological surgeon turned Master of the Mystic Arts is always prepared for the fight ahead. With the aid of his Eye of Agamotto he is able to plan well in advance of foreseeable events. It is Sickshock's job to protect the world multidimensional creatures and villains! He does tend to joke around from time to time. Don't let that fool you boss I have surveillance footage of him saying that if it came down to saving the time stone or his fellow teammates….he would pick the stone. Hopefully he will change his mind....
    I think however deep down inside he does truly care for this team members safety! We could always use a weird dungeons and dragons wizard on the team boss. It would give us something to do on Wednesday instead bingo night every week.
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    S.H.I.E.L.D. AVENGER’S INITIATIVE REPORT
    Boss I really hope my intel has been of some use to you. I will be on the next flight to Washington D.C. See you then. - Agent Coulson
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    EDITOR'S NOTE

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful friends I have here in the Xbox community! For without you guys none of this would be possible for me to do. Personally I tend to think comics have affected and inspired the way we wish to be like the heroes in our favorite stories.
    None would be possible without the great Stan Lee. As Avengers Endgame is set to release this weekend concluding 11 years and 22 movies worth of amazing story telling I feel that a very big thank you is owed to Stan. From the days pretending to be Spider-Man to all the games, movies, and cheesy 90’s cartoons....Thank You Stan!!!
    I encourage you all to go ahead leave a comment tell me you favorite superhero from wherever Marvel or DC. Tell me what character you imitated as a kid, or your favorite TV show that is comic related!!!  - Sickshock6
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 26th to April 28th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo: Reach - Game Night
    Friday April 26th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Angry Spartans! Come join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Reach via backward compatibility. We're revisiting planet Reach in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening. This event will the last of our 'Halo Retrospective' series for April. Thank you all who came out on Friday nights this month to play Halo.
    ICYMI - Halo Reach is coming to the Master Chief Collection later this year. Check out this blog post from Halo Waypoint to get up to speed on the recent announcement from 343 Industries.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Variety of online & custom games/modes - Xbox Backward Compat Status: ACTIVE -
    Already own a physical or digital copy of Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360? You can install the game without charge.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday April 26th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Minecraft - Game Night
    Saturday April 27th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    New adventures await you this Saturday night in our Minecraft Realm! We're checking out the latest expansions and building projects that folks have been working on this past month. This Game Night will have us playing in the main base area around the community Lodge.
    ICYMI - Minecraft has come to the Xbox Game Pass in April! If you've never played Minecraft before but have the Game Pass, we'd love to have you be a part of our Realm.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Tour of new buildings Monument unvieling Building projects and more - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Minecraft for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday April 27th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Mortal Kombat 11 - Fight Night
    Sunday April 28th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The epic conclusion to the Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night series, three months in the making....
    "You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me."
    Emperor of Angerworld, SHAO SICK, presents the final Fight Night of the Kountdown to Kombat this Sunday night. Orchestrated by SHAO SICK, Kombatants of the AJSA on Xbox have been fighting for the past three months, traveling across the fighting game universe. Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, Brawlhalla, Injustice, Marvel vs Capcom, Mortal Kombat X....we've battled through hell and back. Now the final battle, the fight of our lives, arrives this Sunday with Mortal Kombat 11.
    Our Fight Night this Sunday will be the last chance to stop Emperor Shao Sick and his plan to take over Earthrealm. Who among us will emrge as the mightiest Kombatant to take down Shao Sick?
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    1v1 Fights - King of the Kill Settings Checking out all the new modes and characters - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 28th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
  3. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of April 1st - Monthly Event Outline, Fight Night Updates, MK11 Beta & More   
    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. I hope you all had a great weekend! This article series is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out!
    Xbox Reports
    - April Fools 2019 -
    Just in case you didn't already figure out that our "Xbox article" yesterday was an April Fools joke, we wanted to confirm that yes indeed it was a silly April Fools joke and nothing in that article ever happened or will happen.
    We wanted to do something a bit odd this year and figured we present a bizarro world scenario of sorts. Frame the article with the normal format with a ton of whacky information to try and trick folks. Rest assured that this article you're reading is the real Xbox article for the week and everything you see here is 100% true....or is it???
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights Update -
    April will mark the third and final phase of our Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night series here on Xbox One. Organized by Xbox Game Officer @SickShock6, who has taken up the mantle as evil SHAO SICK, this community project originally started back in February with the goal of bringing people together to celebrate and play fighting games across a variety of titles all leading towards the release of Mortal Kombat 11. We've featured games such as Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter IV (via backward compat), and Brawlhalla.
    Upcoming titles for April will feature Mortal Kombat X once again and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with Mortal Kombat 11 being the final Fight Night at the end of the month to conclude this epic series. However we're not just stopping there....we want to make sure this final phase for Kountdown to Kombat is the biggest and best it can be. We're excited to announce that we're adding Marvel vs Capcom Infinite to the Fight Night rotation this month. Plus, as a bonus unsanctioned fight night, Shao Sick is offering Injustice 2 this Thursday night April 4th.
    This will be one of the biggest fighting game parties of the year! We'd love to have you join up on the fun!
    - Halo Retrospective Series -
    Every Friday night for the month of April (apart from the exception of April 19th) we will be featuring a different Halo FPS title as a Game Night here on Xbox. This 'Halo Retrospective' series will see titles such us venture into games such as Halo 5: Guardians, Master Chief Collection, and Halo: Reach (via backward compat). We'd like to go back to some of these older titles like Reach/Guardians, revisit them, and play together as a group once again. This series is being created to achieve that goal. We hope you enjoy and get to come out to a few of the Game Nights lined up for the series in the next few weeks.
    - Division 2 Xbox Clan Notice -
    We'd like to extend our congratulations to JtK858 who was placed first in our leaderboards for top clan XP score this week! Nice job JT and also a massive thank you to everyone who has been playing together out level up the Xbox clan and getting folks ready for endgame. Nice to see everyone helping each other out.
    If anyone still needs help ranking up and/or needs a co-op buddy with the Viewpoint Museum mission to unlock clans, please reach out to either @SickShock6 or @RuneX to get some help. We'd be more than happy to assist.
    Anyone interested in teaming up with the AJSA on Xbox for Division 2, check out our Clan guide here.
    - March 2019 Game Night Recap -
    In March 2019 we featured these titles as Game Nights:
    Brawlhalla Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Friday the 13th: the Video Game Halo: Master Chief Collection Killer Instinct Minecraft Overwatch Star Wars: Battlefront II The Division 2 To learn more about Game Nights and how to get involved the Xbox community, check out our member Guidebook.
    - April 2019 Monthly Game Night Outline -
    Below is the complete outline of all our scheduled Xbox Game Nights for the month of April. Two main highlights for April will be the conclusion to the Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights series and the Halo Retrospective events. To complement these projects we're also having Game Nights for the community favorite titles like Minecraft and Division 2 to help keep folks engaged and connected throughout the month.
    For additional info on how our Game Nights are structured and organized, please view our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Week One [April 1st to 7th]
    Fri. Apr. 5th - Halo 5: Guardians - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 6th - The Division 2 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 7th - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - 7:00pm EST Week Two [April 8th to 14th]
    Fri. Apr. 12th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 13th - Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 14th - Mortal Kombat X - 7:00pm EST Week Three [April 19th to 21st]
    There will be no scheduled Game Nights for this weekend in observance of the Easter holiday. Week Four [April 26th to 28th]
    Fri. Apr. 26th - Halo: Reach - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 27th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 28th - Mortal Kombat 11 - 7:00pm EST Please be aware that Game Night dates and featured titles are subject to change.
    The bonus Fight Night, Injustice 2, will take place on Thursday April 4th at 7pm EST.
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    There is a new video live over on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel and this week we're sharing with the community gameplay from the Mortal Kombat 11 Beta. This video was created by Sickshock where he shows off gameplay (several full length matches are featured) and provides commentary to folks an idea on how the game works. Sick is a huge fighting game fan so when the MK11 Beta rolled around, he had to get involved! Thank you Sick for taking the time to make the video for the channel! Enjoy:
    To view more videos of Xbox community content, check out this playlist here.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 5th to April 7th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo 5: Guardians - Game Night
    Friday April 5th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Squad up with the Angry Spartans this Friday night as we return to Halo 5: Guardians a part of our Halo Retrospective series for the month of April. Each Friday night we'll be featuring a different Halo FPS title that is available on the Xbox One. To kick off the series we're bringing back Halo 5 and checking out how the games been doing since we last played. We'll be playing a variety of online and custom game modes along with Warzone Firefight throughout the evening.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Online & custom games Warzone Firefight - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo 5: Guardians for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday April 5th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander @RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Sergeant @MobiusAran [Gamertag: AJSA DELTA] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    The Division 2 - Game Night
    Saturday April 6th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The virus that struck New York City has spread to Washington D.C., leaving the country in chaos. A call to action is being made to restore order and take down the lawless factions that run amok in the nation's capital. Division Agents from the AJSA are being sent in to Washington to take back the city block by block.
    Join us this Saturday night on April 6th for our Division 2 Game Night on Xbox One with hosts Sickshock6 and Rune. We'll be focused on helping rank up members, completing missions, and Strongholds. We'll working towards as many people into World Tier One and endgame as possible. For anyone who still needs help unlocking Clans or are just starting out, we'll be on hand to help out as well.
    Squads will be organized to ensure the fairest co-op scaling experience. There is no level restrictions and we'll make adjustments to accomondate everyone regardless of rank.
    If you're interested in learning more about our Division 2 clan on Xbox, we have an informational guide set up for both old and new members who wish to get involved. Click here to learn more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Ranking up members who need help Earning Clan XP Mix of PvE and PvP content Working towards endgame content - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday April 6th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander @RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Officer @SickShock6 [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - FIGHT NIGHT
    Sunday April 7th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The third and final phase of the Kountdown to Kombat series begins this Sunday night with our Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 fight night. This three month long community project, dedicated to the fighting game genre, is coming to a close in April and we're going out with a bang. Our master of ceremonies, SHAO SICK, invites all members of all skill level to participate! This will be a super casual, for fun session. Hang out with friends from the community and have a good time playing a fighting game!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual fighting matches King of the Kill settings - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 7th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
     @SickShock6 aka SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     
  4. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of April 1st - Monthly Event Outline, Fight Night Updates, MK11 Beta & More   
    Hello and welcome to our Xbox community article for this week. I hope you all had a great weekend! This article series is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out!
    Xbox Reports
    - April Fools 2019 -
    Just in case you didn't already figure out that our "Xbox article" yesterday was an April Fools joke, we wanted to confirm that yes indeed it was a silly April Fools joke and nothing in that article ever happened or will happen.
    We wanted to do something a bit odd this year and figured we present a bizarro world scenario of sorts. Frame the article with the normal format with a ton of whacky information to try and trick folks. Rest assured that this article you're reading is the real Xbox article for the week and everything you see here is 100% true....or is it???
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights Update -
    April will mark the third and final phase of our Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night series here on Xbox One. Organized by Xbox Game Officer @SickShock6, who has taken up the mantle as evil SHAO SICK, this community project originally started back in February with the goal of bringing people together to celebrate and play fighting games across a variety of titles all leading towards the release of Mortal Kombat 11. We've featured games such as Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter IV (via backward compat), and Brawlhalla.
    Upcoming titles for April will feature Mortal Kombat X once again and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with Mortal Kombat 11 being the final Fight Night at the end of the month to conclude this epic series. However we're not just stopping there....we want to make sure this final phase for Kountdown to Kombat is the biggest and best it can be. We're excited to announce that we're adding Marvel vs Capcom Infinite to the Fight Night rotation this month. Plus, as a bonus unsanctioned fight night, Shao Sick is offering Injustice 2 this Thursday night April 4th.
    This will be one of the biggest fighting game parties of the year! We'd love to have you join up on the fun!
    - Halo Retrospective Series -
    Every Friday night for the month of April (apart from the exception of April 19th) we will be featuring a different Halo FPS title as a Game Night here on Xbox. This 'Halo Retrospective' series will see titles such us venture into games such as Halo 5: Guardians, Master Chief Collection, and Halo: Reach (via backward compat). We'd like to go back to some of these older titles like Reach/Guardians, revisit them, and play together as a group once again. This series is being created to achieve that goal. We hope you enjoy and get to come out to a few of the Game Nights lined up for the series in the next few weeks.
    - Division 2 Xbox Clan Notice -
    We'd like to extend our congratulations to JtK858 who was placed first in our leaderboards for top clan XP score this week! Nice job JT and also a massive thank you to everyone who has been playing together out level up the Xbox clan and getting folks ready for endgame. Nice to see everyone helping each other out.
    If anyone still needs help ranking up and/or needs a co-op buddy with the Viewpoint Museum mission to unlock clans, please reach out to either @SickShock6 or @RuneX to get some help. We'd be more than happy to assist.
    Anyone interested in teaming up with the AJSA on Xbox for Division 2, check out our Clan guide here.
    - March 2019 Game Night Recap -
    In March 2019 we featured these titles as Game Nights:
    Brawlhalla Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Friday the 13th: the Video Game Halo: Master Chief Collection Killer Instinct Minecraft Overwatch Star Wars: Battlefront II The Division 2 To learn more about Game Nights and how to get involved the Xbox community, check out our member Guidebook.
    - April 2019 Monthly Game Night Outline -
    Below is the complete outline of all our scheduled Xbox Game Nights for the month of April. Two main highlights for April will be the conclusion to the Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights series and the Halo Retrospective events. To complement these projects we're also having Game Nights for the community favorite titles like Minecraft and Division 2 to help keep folks engaged and connected throughout the month.
    For additional info on how our Game Nights are structured and organized, please view our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Week One [April 1st to 7th]
    Fri. Apr. 5th - Halo 5: Guardians - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 6th - The Division 2 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 7th - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - 7:00pm EST Week Two [April 8th to 14th]
    Fri. Apr. 12th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 13th - Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 14th - Mortal Kombat X - 7:00pm EST Week Three [April 19th to 21st]
    There will be no scheduled Game Nights for this weekend in observance of the Easter holiday. Week Four [April 26th to 28th]
    Fri. Apr. 26th - Halo: Reach - 7:30pm EST Sat. Apr. 27th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Sun. Apr. 28th - Mortal Kombat 11 - 7:00pm EST Please be aware that Game Night dates and featured titles are subject to change.
    The bonus Fight Night, Injustice 2, will take place on Thursday April 4th at 7pm EST.
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    There is a new video live over on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel and this week we're sharing with the community gameplay from the Mortal Kombat 11 Beta. This video was created by Sickshock where he shows off gameplay (several full length matches are featured) and provides commentary to folks an idea on how the game works. Sick is a huge fighting game fan so when the MK11 Beta rolled around, he had to get involved! Thank you Sick for taking the time to make the video for the channel! Enjoy:
    To view more videos of Xbox community content, check out this playlist here.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 5th to April 7th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo 5: Guardians - Game Night
    Friday April 5th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Squad up with the Angry Spartans this Friday night as we return to Halo 5: Guardians a part of our Halo Retrospective series for the month of April. Each Friday night we'll be featuring a different Halo FPS title that is available on the Xbox One. To kick off the series we're bringing back Halo 5 and checking out how the games been doing since we last played. We'll be playing a variety of online and custom game modes along with Warzone Firefight throughout the evening.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Online & custom games Warzone Firefight - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo 5: Guardians for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday April 5th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander @RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Sergeant @MobiusAran [Gamertag: AJSA DELTA] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    The Division 2 - Game Night
    Saturday April 6th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The virus that struck New York City has spread to Washington D.C., leaving the country in chaos. A call to action is being made to restore order and take down the lawless factions that run amok in the nation's capital. Division Agents from the AJSA are being sent in to Washington to take back the city block by block.
    Join us this Saturday night on April 6th for our Division 2 Game Night on Xbox One with hosts Sickshock6 and Rune. We'll be focused on helping rank up members, completing missions, and Strongholds. We'll working towards as many people into World Tier One and endgame as possible. For anyone who still needs help unlocking Clans or are just starting out, we'll be on hand to help out as well.
    Squads will be organized to ensure the fairest co-op scaling experience. There is no level restrictions and we'll make adjustments to accomondate everyone regardless of rank.
    If you're interested in learning more about our Division 2 clan on Xbox, we have an informational guide set up for both old and new members who wish to get involved. Click here to learn more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Ranking up members who need help Earning Clan XP Mix of PvE and PvP content Working towards endgame content - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday April 6th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Commander @RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Officer @SickShock6 [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - FIGHT NIGHT
    Sunday April 7th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    The third and final phase of the Kountdown to Kombat series begins this Sunday night with our Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 fight night. This three month long community project, dedicated to the fighting game genre, is coming to a close in April and we're going out with a bang. Our master of ceremonies, SHAO SICK, invites all members of all skill level to participate! This will be a super casual, for fun session. Hang out with friends from the community and have a good time playing a fighting game!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Casual fighting matches King of the Kill settings - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 7th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 4:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
     @SickShock6 aka SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the hosts if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
    --------------------
    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     
  5. SickShock6 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community "Report" - April 1st, 2019 - [April Fools 2019 - ARCHIVE]   
    This article was part of an April Fools Day 'prank' set up by the Xbox staff on April 1st, 2019. Believe nothing you read in this article. We're sorry if anyone actually believed any of this.
    Greetings and thank you for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. We have plenty of news and updates for you today as we're covering all the new announcements, events, and some new promotions. Thank you and enjoy!
    Xbox Reports
    - Staff Promotions -
    I'd like to take a quick moment to start off our article this week by recognizing these two hard working and dedicated individuals. I'm pleased to annouce their promotions to the Xbox team. These folks will be helping out with the day to day operations of the community. Please join me in giving them a very warm welcome.
    QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX - We're proud to announce that QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx is being promoted to the position of Game Officer in the Xbox team. QuickScoper we feel is a fantastic fit to the team. We've only known him for a few days but we offered him the position of Game Officer after he told us his dad worked for Microsoft. Even though he has a Playstation 4, we believe him!!! No interview or training was required. Thank you and welcome QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx!
    OUYAMaster2018 - OUYA is also joining the ranks of the Xbox team and is being promoted to the position of Game Officer. OUYA joined us a few weeks ago and has been very active during our Overwatch events. He has been joining our Overwatch Club parties and ranting incessantly how Overwatch sucks, is a noob game, is a clone of Team Fortress, and that Battleborn is way better. We appreciate such tenacity. His sort of attitude is what really holds up and builds community. He is being put in charge of our newly formed Battleborn Clan and will running Battleborn events right away. Thank you OUYA for accepting this position!
    Tony - Tony holds the honor of being the youngest ever Game Officer in the history of the AJSA. Only born a few days ago, Tony is being promoted to the position of First Class General and he will leading our new eSports Division. He doesn't have an Xbox yet but his mom said he'll get one eventually. Lead us to victory, Tony!!!
    - Minecraft Realm Update -
    Since we forgot to renew the subscription for the Minecraft Realm, Mojang shut down the server. We sadly didn't make a backup save of the world. It is unfortunate to report that everything we worked on for the past two years is now gone. I blame Garza.
    - Overwatch Support Announcement -
    Due to overwhelming positive support of Overwatch these past few months, we have decided to abandon Overwatch as an official game on Xbox and have shut down all our upcoming Game Nights for the foreseeable future. You're having too much fun. Please stop. Get over yourself.
    - Battleborn Clan Support -
    We are pleased to announce that with Overwatch being abandoned as an official game for the Xbox, we have selected Battleborn to step up and take the reigns as our premier hero shooter on Xbox. Long held down by Overwatch over the years, this is now Battleborn's time to shine. Newly appointed Game Officer OUYAMaster2018 has set up our new AJSA Clan on Battleborn and events will be starting right away this weekend. We only want super serious gamers who only care about K/D and Win/Loss ratios. Casual players who play "for fun", you need not apply.
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights Cancelled -
    Thanks to the large amounts of rage quitting, broken controllers and use of lag switches during the Fight Nights these past two months, the Kountdown the Kombat series is being cancelled.
    - Fallout 76 Official Guild Announcement -
    Due to the overwhelming negative response Fallout 76 has received since launch, we are very excited to announce that formation of our brand new Fallout 76 Guild and slate of events for the next month. Since the Kountdown to Kombat series has been cancelled, Sickshock is stepping up to lead our new adventure on Fallout 76. He has provided a brief outline of Guild rules and expectations that he wants everyone to follow going forward:
    FALLOUT 76 GUILD RULES
    Sickshock is the GUILDMASTER of the Fallout 76 Guild. He must be addressed as GUILDMASTER SICK at all times. Regular activity checks will be conducted. If you have a life outside of games and don't play everyday, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't attend all Fallout 76 events, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't tell GUILDMASTER SICK how cool his armor looks, he will launch a mini nuke at you, and then kick you from the Guild. You MUST be over level 150 to join the Guild. If you are below level 150, you will be kicked. You MUST get a Todd Howard tattoo on your neck. If not.....you will be kicked. - April 2019 Event Schedule -

    For the month of April 2019 we are offering these games as Xbox Game Nights. We are now offering PC and PS4 games in our lineup. In solidarity with our PC third cousin twice removed once added divided by zero step-brothers, we are offering Planetside 2!
    For PS4, you'll be pleased to know we're offering multiplayer events with single player games like Order 1886 and Knack! We're just going to sit in a party and play by ourselves in awkward silence.
    Hosts for these PS4 and PC games are undetermined at this time....we are setting up a Go Fund Me to raise cash to pay for PS4s and PCs to get our staff to host these games.
    Week One [April 1st to 7th]
    Fri. Apr. 5th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Sat. Apr. 6th - Battleborn  - 10:30am EST Sun. Apr. 7th - Fallout 76 - 11:30pm EST Week Two [April 8th to 14th]
    Mon. Apr. 8th - Battleborn - 5:33am EST Tues. Apr. 9th - Planetside 2 - 1:35am EST Weds. Apr. 10th - The Order: 1886  - 1:38pm EST Thurs. Apr. 11th - Planetside 2 - 11:37am EST Fri. Apr. 12th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 13th - God of War III Remastered eSports Training - 2:12pm EST Sun. Apr. 14th - Planetside 2 - 1:11pm EST Week Three [April 15th to 21st]
    Mon. Apr. 15th - Fallout 76 - 2:00am EST Tues. Apr. 16th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Weds. Apr. 17th - Rambo: the Video Game - 2:30pm EST Thurs. Apr. 18th - Knack II eSports Training - 11:00am EST Fri. Apr. 19th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 20th - Sonic Free Riders - 2:00pm EST Sun. Apr. 21st - Battleborn - 5:00pm EST No other events are being planned for April. Rest of the staff doesn't feel like it.
    If you want to host a game, please fill out our "I want to host a random event" application.
    We may read it. We may not. 
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    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 5th to April 7th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - If the host a Game Night decides to show up, maybe they'll invite you to play.
    --------------------
    Evolve - Game Night
    Friday April 5th - 1:00pm EST

    So we're going to play a game or something like that this Friday. This thing is called 'Evolve' and it was a game that came out awhile ago. The online servers shut down like last year so we don't even know if online works anymore but we're going to give a shot anyway and waste your time. I think you can still do custom lobbies. If so only the host can be the monster. The monster must always win. Deal with it.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Group Therapy Chat: Why Evolve is the greatest game of this generation - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 29th, 2019 1:00pm ET 12:00pm CT 11:00am MT 10:00am PT 6:00pm GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    QuickScoper [PSN ID: QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX] Quick says he'll get an Xbox like next year.
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    Battleborn - Game Night
    Saturday April 6th - 10:30am EST [3:30pm GMT]

    With Battleborn the new flagship title of the Xbox Game Nights, a whole month of events are being planned to celebrate the birth of our new Battleborn clan. To ensure absolutely no one shows up, we are holding our super special first time ever event this Saturday morning at 10:30am EST. See you there!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    HOW NOT TO BE A NOOB TRAINING Making fun of Overwatch - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 6th, 2019 10:30am ET 9:30pm CT 7:30am PT 3:30pm GMT - Host -
    OUYAMaster [Gamertag: OUYAMaster2018] OUYA wishes to only communicate via long range walkie talkie.
    --------------------
    Fallout 76 - Game Night
    Sunday April 7th - 11:30pm EST [4:30am GMT]

    Thanks to official support for Fallout 76, we are officially having our first official event this Sunday night officially at 11:30pm EST with official Officer Sickshock6 leading this official inagural event with the official Fallout 76 Guild. If you officially have any complaints about the official start time of this official event, you can officially submit your official complaints to Sickshock's official "I don't give a fuck" box.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Looting supplies for Sickshock Telling Sickshock how cool his armor looks Getting yelled at by Sickshock for no reason - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 7th, 2019 11:30pm ET 10:30pm CT 8:30pm PT 4:30am GMT - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] If you don't attend this event...Sickshock will hunt you down...and smack you...then kick you from the clan.
    --------------------
    If you made it this far without clicking away from the article, congrats! You win! April Fools btw.
  6. SickShock6 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community "Report" - April 1st, 2019 - [April Fools 2019 - ARCHIVE]   
    This article was part of an April Fools Day 'prank' set up by the Xbox staff on April 1st, 2019. Believe nothing you read in this article. We're sorry if anyone actually believed any of this.
    Greetings and thank you for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. We have plenty of news and updates for you today as we're covering all the new announcements, events, and some new promotions. Thank you and enjoy!
    Xbox Reports
    - Staff Promotions -
    I'd like to take a quick moment to start off our article this week by recognizing these two hard working and dedicated individuals. I'm pleased to annouce their promotions to the Xbox team. These folks will be helping out with the day to day operations of the community. Please join me in giving them a very warm welcome.
    QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX - We're proud to announce that QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx is being promoted to the position of Game Officer in the Xbox team. QuickScoper we feel is a fantastic fit to the team. We've only known him for a few days but we offered him the position of Game Officer after he told us his dad worked for Microsoft. Even though he has a Playstation 4, we believe him!!! No interview or training was required. Thank you and welcome QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx!
    OUYAMaster2018 - OUYA is also joining the ranks of the Xbox team and is being promoted to the position of Game Officer. OUYA joined us a few weeks ago and has been very active during our Overwatch events. He has been joining our Overwatch Club parties and ranting incessantly how Overwatch sucks, is a noob game, is a clone of Team Fortress, and that Battleborn is way better. We appreciate such tenacity. His sort of attitude is what really holds up and builds community. He is being put in charge of our newly formed Battleborn Clan and will running Battleborn events right away. Thank you OUYA for accepting this position!
    Tony - Tony holds the honor of being the youngest ever Game Officer in the history of the AJSA. Only born a few days ago, Tony is being promoted to the position of First Class General and he will leading our new eSports Division. He doesn't have an Xbox yet but his mom said he'll get one eventually. Lead us to victory, Tony!!!
    - Minecraft Realm Update -
    Since we forgot to renew the subscription for the Minecraft Realm, Mojang shut down the server. We sadly didn't make a backup save of the world. It is unfortunate to report that everything we worked on for the past two years is now gone. I blame Garza.
    - Overwatch Support Announcement -
    Due to overwhelming positive support of Overwatch these past few months, we have decided to abandon Overwatch as an official game on Xbox and have shut down all our upcoming Game Nights for the foreseeable future. You're having too much fun. Please stop. Get over yourself.
    - Battleborn Clan Support -
    We are pleased to announce that with Overwatch being abandoned as an official game for the Xbox, we have selected Battleborn to step up and take the reigns as our premier hero shooter on Xbox. Long held down by Overwatch over the years, this is now Battleborn's time to shine. Newly appointed Game Officer OUYAMaster2018 has set up our new AJSA Clan on Battleborn and events will be starting right away this weekend. We only want super serious gamers who only care about K/D and Win/Loss ratios. Casual players who play "for fun", you need not apply.
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights Cancelled -
    Thanks to the large amounts of rage quitting, broken controllers and use of lag switches during the Fight Nights these past two months, the Kountdown the Kombat series is being cancelled.
    - Fallout 76 Official Guild Announcement -
    Due to the overwhelming negative response Fallout 76 has received since launch, we are very excited to announce that formation of our brand new Fallout 76 Guild and slate of events for the next month. Since the Kountdown to Kombat series has been cancelled, Sickshock is stepping up to lead our new adventure on Fallout 76. He has provided a brief outline of Guild rules and expectations that he wants everyone to follow going forward:
    FALLOUT 76 GUILD RULES
    Sickshock is the GUILDMASTER of the Fallout 76 Guild. He must be addressed as GUILDMASTER SICK at all times. Regular activity checks will be conducted. If you have a life outside of games and don't play everyday, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't attend all Fallout 76 events, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't tell GUILDMASTER SICK how cool his armor looks, he will launch a mini nuke at you, and then kick you from the Guild. You MUST be over level 150 to join the Guild. If you are below level 150, you will be kicked. You MUST get a Todd Howard tattoo on your neck. If not.....you will be kicked. - April 2019 Event Schedule -

    For the month of April 2019 we are offering these games as Xbox Game Nights. We are now offering PC and PS4 games in our lineup. In solidarity with our PC third cousin twice removed once added divided by zero step-brothers, we are offering Planetside 2!
    For PS4, you'll be pleased to know we're offering multiplayer events with single player games like Order 1886 and Knack! We're just going to sit in a party and play by ourselves in awkward silence.
    Hosts for these PS4 and PC games are undetermined at this time....we are setting up a Go Fund Me to raise cash to pay for PS4s and PCs to get our staff to host these games.
    Week One [April 1st to 7th]
    Fri. Apr. 5th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Sat. Apr. 6th - Battleborn  - 10:30am EST Sun. Apr. 7th - Fallout 76 - 11:30pm EST Week Two [April 8th to 14th]
    Mon. Apr. 8th - Battleborn - 5:33am EST Tues. Apr. 9th - Planetside 2 - 1:35am EST Weds. Apr. 10th - The Order: 1886  - 1:38pm EST Thurs. Apr. 11th - Planetside 2 - 11:37am EST Fri. Apr. 12th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 13th - God of War III Remastered eSports Training - 2:12pm EST Sun. Apr. 14th - Planetside 2 - 1:11pm EST Week Three [April 15th to 21st]
    Mon. Apr. 15th - Fallout 76 - 2:00am EST Tues. Apr. 16th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Weds. Apr. 17th - Rambo: the Video Game - 2:30pm EST Thurs. Apr. 18th - Knack II eSports Training - 11:00am EST Fri. Apr. 19th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 20th - Sonic Free Riders - 2:00pm EST Sun. Apr. 21st - Battleborn - 5:00pm EST No other events are being planned for April. Rest of the staff doesn't feel like it.
    If you want to host a game, please fill out our "I want to host a random event" application.
    We may read it. We may not. 
    ---------
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 5th to April 7th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - If the host a Game Night decides to show up, maybe they'll invite you to play.
    --------------------
    Evolve - Game Night
    Friday April 5th - 1:00pm EST

    So we're going to play a game or something like that this Friday. This thing is called 'Evolve' and it was a game that came out awhile ago. The online servers shut down like last year so we don't even know if online works anymore but we're going to give a shot anyway and waste your time. I think you can still do custom lobbies. If so only the host can be the monster. The monster must always win. Deal with it.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Group Therapy Chat: Why Evolve is the greatest game of this generation - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 29th, 2019 1:00pm ET 12:00pm CT 11:00am MT 10:00am PT 6:00pm GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    QuickScoper [PSN ID: QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX] Quick says he'll get an Xbox like next year.
    --------------------
    Battleborn - Game Night
    Saturday April 6th - 10:30am EST [3:30pm GMT]

    With Battleborn the new flagship title of the Xbox Game Nights, a whole month of events are being planned to celebrate the birth of our new Battleborn clan. To ensure absolutely no one shows up, we are holding our super special first time ever event this Saturday morning at 10:30am EST. See you there!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    HOW NOT TO BE A NOOB TRAINING Making fun of Overwatch - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 6th, 2019 10:30am ET 9:30pm CT 7:30am PT 3:30pm GMT - Host -
    OUYAMaster [Gamertag: OUYAMaster2018] OUYA wishes to only communicate via long range walkie talkie.
    --------------------
    Fallout 76 - Game Night
    Sunday April 7th - 11:30pm EST [4:30am GMT]

    Thanks to official support for Fallout 76, we are officially having our first official event this Sunday night officially at 11:30pm EST with official Officer Sickshock6 leading this official inagural event with the official Fallout 76 Guild. If you officially have any complaints about the official start time of this official event, you can officially submit your official complaints to Sickshock's official "I don't give a fuck" box.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Looting supplies for Sickshock Telling Sickshock how cool his armor looks Getting yelled at by Sickshock for no reason - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 7th, 2019 11:30pm ET 10:30pm CT 8:30pm PT 4:30am GMT - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] If you don't attend this event...Sickshock will hunt you down...and smack you...then kick you from the clan.
    --------------------
    If you made it this far without clicking away from the article, congrats! You win! April Fools btw.
  7. SickShock6 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community "Report" - April 1st, 2019 - [April Fools 2019 - ARCHIVE]   
    This article was part of an April Fools Day 'prank' set up by the Xbox staff on April 1st, 2019. Believe nothing you read in this article. We're sorry if anyone actually believed any of this.
    Greetings and thank you for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. We have plenty of news and updates for you today as we're covering all the new announcements, events, and some new promotions. Thank you and enjoy!
    Xbox Reports
    - Staff Promotions -
    I'd like to take a quick moment to start off our article this week by recognizing these two hard working and dedicated individuals. I'm pleased to annouce their promotions to the Xbox team. These folks will be helping out with the day to day operations of the community. Please join me in giving them a very warm welcome.
    QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX - We're proud to announce that QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx is being promoted to the position of Game Officer in the Xbox team. QuickScoper we feel is a fantastic fit to the team. We've only known him for a few days but we offered him the position of Game Officer after he told us his dad worked for Microsoft. Even though he has a Playstation 4, we believe him!!! No interview or training was required. Thank you and welcome QuickScoperxxxUrxMomx!
    OUYAMaster2018 - OUYA is also joining the ranks of the Xbox team and is being promoted to the position of Game Officer. OUYA joined us a few weeks ago and has been very active during our Overwatch events. He has been joining our Overwatch Club parties and ranting incessantly how Overwatch sucks, is a noob game, is a clone of Team Fortress, and that Battleborn is way better. We appreciate such tenacity. His sort of attitude is what really holds up and builds community. He is being put in charge of our newly formed Battleborn Clan and will running Battleborn events right away. Thank you OUYA for accepting this position!
    Tony - Tony holds the honor of being the youngest ever Game Officer in the history of the AJSA. Only born a few days ago, Tony is being promoted to the position of First Class General and he will leading our new eSports Division. He doesn't have an Xbox yet but his mom said he'll get one eventually. Lead us to victory, Tony!!!
    - Minecraft Realm Update -
    Since we forgot to renew the subscription for the Minecraft Realm, Mojang shut down the server. We sadly didn't make a backup save of the world. It is unfortunate to report that everything we worked on for the past two years is now gone. I blame Garza.
    - Overwatch Support Announcement -
    Due to overwhelming positive support of Overwatch these past few months, we have decided to abandon Overwatch as an official game on Xbox and have shut down all our upcoming Game Nights for the foreseeable future. You're having too much fun. Please stop. Get over yourself.
    - Battleborn Clan Support -
    We are pleased to announce that with Overwatch being abandoned as an official game for the Xbox, we have selected Battleborn to step up and take the reigns as our premier hero shooter on Xbox. Long held down by Overwatch over the years, this is now Battleborn's time to shine. Newly appointed Game Officer OUYAMaster2018 has set up our new AJSA Clan on Battleborn and events will be starting right away this weekend. We only want super serious gamers who only care about K/D and Win/Loss ratios. Casual players who play "for fun", you need not apply.
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights Cancelled -
    Thanks to the large amounts of rage quitting, broken controllers and use of lag switches during the Fight Nights these past two months, the Kountdown the Kombat series is being cancelled.
    - Fallout 76 Official Guild Announcement -
    Due to the overwhelming negative response Fallout 76 has received since launch, we are very excited to announce that formation of our brand new Fallout 76 Guild and slate of events for the next month. Since the Kountdown to Kombat series has been cancelled, Sickshock is stepping up to lead our new adventure on Fallout 76. He has provided a brief outline of Guild rules and expectations that he wants everyone to follow going forward:
    FALLOUT 76 GUILD RULES
    Sickshock is the GUILDMASTER of the Fallout 76 Guild. He must be addressed as GUILDMASTER SICK at all times. Regular activity checks will be conducted. If you have a life outside of games and don't play everyday, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't attend all Fallout 76 events, you will be kicked out of the Guild. If you don't tell GUILDMASTER SICK how cool his armor looks, he will launch a mini nuke at you, and then kick you from the Guild. You MUST be over level 150 to join the Guild. If you are below level 150, you will be kicked. You MUST get a Todd Howard tattoo on your neck. If not.....you will be kicked. - April 2019 Event Schedule -

    For the month of April 2019 we are offering these games as Xbox Game Nights. We are now offering PC and PS4 games in our lineup. In solidarity with our PC third cousin twice removed once added divided by zero step-brothers, we are offering Planetside 2!
    For PS4, you'll be pleased to know we're offering multiplayer events with single player games like Order 1886 and Knack! We're just going to sit in a party and play by ourselves in awkward silence.
    Hosts for these PS4 and PC games are undetermined at this time....we are setting up a Go Fund Me to raise cash to pay for PS4s and PCs to get our staff to host these games.
    Week One [April 1st to 7th]
    Fri. Apr. 5th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Sat. Apr. 6th - Battleborn  - 10:30am EST Sun. Apr. 7th - Fallout 76 - 11:30pm EST Week Two [April 8th to 14th]
    Mon. Apr. 8th - Battleborn - 5:33am EST Tues. Apr. 9th - Planetside 2 - 1:35am EST Weds. Apr. 10th - The Order: 1886  - 1:38pm EST Thurs. Apr. 11th - Planetside 2 - 11:37am EST Fri. Apr. 12th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 13th - God of War III Remastered eSports Training - 2:12pm EST Sun. Apr. 14th - Planetside 2 - 1:11pm EST Week Three [April 15th to 21st]
    Mon. Apr. 15th - Fallout 76 - 2:00am EST Tues. Apr. 16th - Evolve - 1:00pm EST Weds. Apr. 17th - Rambo: the Video Game - 2:30pm EST Thurs. Apr. 18th - Knack II eSports Training - 11:00am EST Fri. Apr. 19th - Ride to Hell: Retribution Appreciation Fan Club Meeting - 8:27am EST Sat. Apr. 20th - Sonic Free Riders - 2:00pm EST Sun. Apr. 21st - Battleborn - 5:00pm EST No other events are being planned for April. Rest of the staff doesn't feel like it.
    If you want to host a game, please fill out our "I want to host a random event" application.
    We may read it. We may not. 
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    Weekend Game Night Schedule - April 5th to April 7th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - If the host a Game Night decides to show up, maybe they'll invite you to play.
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    Evolve - Game Night
    Friday April 5th - 1:00pm EST

    So we're going to play a game or something like that this Friday. This thing is called 'Evolve' and it was a game that came out awhile ago. The online servers shut down like last year so we don't even know if online works anymore but we're going to give a shot anyway and waste your time. I think you can still do custom lobbies. If so only the host can be the monster. The monster must always win. Deal with it.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Group Therapy Chat: Why Evolve is the greatest game of this generation - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 29th, 2019 1:00pm ET 12:00pm CT 11:00am MT 10:00am PT 6:00pm GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    QuickScoper [PSN ID: QuickScoperXxXURXMOMX] Quick says he'll get an Xbox like next year.
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    Battleborn - Game Night
    Saturday April 6th - 10:30am EST [3:30pm GMT]

    With Battleborn the new flagship title of the Xbox Game Nights, a whole month of events are being planned to celebrate the birth of our new Battleborn clan. To ensure absolutely no one shows up, we are holding our super special first time ever event this Saturday morning at 10:30am EST. See you there!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    HOW NOT TO BE A NOOB TRAINING Making fun of Overwatch - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 6th, 2019 10:30am ET 9:30pm CT 7:30am PT 3:30pm GMT - Host -
    OUYAMaster [Gamertag: OUYAMaster2018] OUYA wishes to only communicate via long range walkie talkie.
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    Fallout 76 - Game Night
    Sunday April 7th - 11:30pm EST [4:30am GMT]

    Thanks to official support for Fallout 76, we are officially having our first official event this Sunday night officially at 11:30pm EST with official Officer Sickshock6 leading this official inagural event with the official Fallout 76 Guild. If you officially have any complaints about the official start time of this official event, you can officially submit your official complaints to Sickshock's official "I don't give a fuck" box.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Looting supplies for Sickshock Telling Sickshock how cool his armor looks Getting yelled at by Sickshock for no reason - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday April 7th, 2019 11:30pm ET 10:30pm CT 8:30pm PT 4:30am GMT - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] If you don't attend this event...Sickshock will hunt you down...and smack you...then kick you from the clan.
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    If you made it this far without clicking away from the article, congrats! You win! April Fools btw.
  8. SickShock6 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of March 25th - Conclusion of March Events, Brawlhalla Highlights & More   
    Greetings and thank you for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance.
    Xbox Reports
    - Overwatch Sunday Reminder -
    We'd like to give a quick heads up and reminder that our Overwatch event is being held this Sunday evening at 6pm EST. This differs from our usual time for Overwatch, which traditionally are held on Saturday nights at 7:30pm EST, but for this event we are changing things up slightly. Our Overwatch Game Officer, WookieJedi, will be leading us on a session filled with online and custom games for a few hours.
    Due to IRL obligations Wookie can not host as frequently as before and this Sunday night, with an opportunity to host, he is stepping back in to organize this event to give folks a chance to come out to play in a Game Night setting.
    - Division 2 Launch Week Xbox Clan Recap -
    I'd like to take a moment to recap AJSA happenings on Xbox for the Division 2 during launch week.
    Our Xbox clan was established and we've set up an informational post on how both new and existing members can find us to start playing. It also includes a helpful guide on how to unlock the clan feature in-game which you need to do first before joining a clan.
      We held on first event for Division 2 on March 23rd. We're pleased to say everything went really well and we were able to help a good amount of folks rank up and complete difficult missions as a group. Our session set up a great foundation for us a group and we'll definitely aim to have more Division 2 Game Nights in April.
      Congratulations to TimurPanzer who holds the honor of placing 1st in our clan score leaderboard during launch week. To provide context, each clan has a leaderboard where it tracks how much XP you earn while playing and all that XP then contributes to the overall clan score helping us unclock exclusive clan features we can all use. Thank you Timur for your excellent support of the clan.
      I'd also like to give a massive thank you to Sickshock6 for organizing and leading the way for our community on Xbox with Division 2 support, Game Nights, and activities! Professional and organized, the Xbox clan is in very good hands! - March Events Concluding -
    This weekend will represent the conclusion of our event outline for the month of March. We're featuring Game Nights for titles such as Halo: Master Chief Collection, Minecraft, and Overwatch to close out March. Thanks all for your amazing support and we're looking forward to all the new adventures in April and beyond! Our April events oultine, and roadmap to the Summer, will be published next week.
    - Minecraft on Game Pass -
    In case you missed the news it was announced that Minecraft would be heading to the Xbox Game Pass in April. This means if you have active subscription to the Game Pass you can play the game without having to fully purchase it. This also means you can access our Xbox world and community Realm. You can check out our base of operations, monuments, buildings, and other creative fun structures that members have built over the years. We'd love to have you as a neighbor!
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    A new video is live on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel. This week we're featuring highlights from our Brawlhalla Fight Night held on March 24th, 2019. This session was part of our Kountdown to Kombat series. Thank you and enjoy!
    If you'd like to see more Xbox community content, we have a playlist of all our past and present videos from over the years.
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - March 29th to March 31st

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    Halo: Master Chief Collection - Game Night
    Friday March 29th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    Angry Spartans! Come join us this Friday night as we kick off the #AJSAGamingWeekend with Halo: Master Chief Collection. Revisit and relive the epic journey of the Master Chief as we play across all four featured Halo titles in epic multiplayer fashion. A variety of online and custom game modes will be showcased throughout the evening.
    ICYMI - Halo Reach is coming to the Master Chief Collection later this year. Check out this blog post from Halo Waypoint to get up to speed on the recent announcement from 343 Industries.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities - 
    Online Multiplayer [Slayer, Action Sack, Infection, Big Team Battle] Custom games - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Halo: Master Chief Collection for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Friday March 29th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer AwakeningRager [Gamertag: AwakeningRager1] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Minecraft - Game Night
    Saturday March 30th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    New adventures await you this Saturday night in our Minecraft Realm! We're heading back to our Winter Base to begin our expansion into the snow biomes. Treasure hunts and other activities will be available as we explore the area. We'll also have a small tour of the newest additions to the Realm near and around the community Lodge.
    ICYMI - Minecraft is coming to the Xbox Game Pass in April! If you've never played Minecraft before but have the Game Pass, we'd love to have you be a part of our Realm. Check out this announcement here detailing what is to come.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Exploring Snow Biome Treasure Hunts & Building Projects - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 30th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Overwatch - Game Night
    Sunday March 31st - 6:00pm EST [11:00pm GMT]

    Overwatch returns this Sunday night for our last Game Night for March! We're starting at an earlier time than usual at 6pm EST. We'll be playing a variety of Quick Play, Arcade, and Custom matches throughout the evening. Additionally a new hero, called Baptiste, was recently released for the game. We'll also be checking him out and seeing how he plays. To learn more about this new hero, check out his guide here.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Quick Play & Arcade Custom Matches - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 31st, 2019 6:00pm ET 5:00pm CT 3:00pm PT 11:00pm GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
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    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
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  9. EJ Garza liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of March 18th - Spotlight Interview, Division 2, & More   
    Hi all. Thanks for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance.
    Xbox Reports
    - Division 2 Xbox Clan Information -
    Our Xbox community clan for Division 2 has been established and all interested members who have the game who wish to become a part of the AJSA clan on Division 2 are invited to join as we get set up for our upcoming adventures in Washington DC. We have a complete informational guide for all members, old and new, who wish to enlist.
    In a similar style to Destiny 2 for those who were part of our clan for that game, you'll be able to earn Clan XP to help level up the group and unlock perks for our Clan Quarters in the Base of Operations. It doesn't matter if you're a solo or group player, anything you do will contribute to the clan score.
    Please be aware that the clan system in Division 2 is not something you can access immediately. You must complete the opening missions until you have access to the Theater Settlement and complete the Grand Washington Hotel mission. After this you must complete the Viewpoint Museum mission, which is unlocked after the Grand Washington Hotel, where you gain access to Grace Larson. You will then recruit here to the Base of Operations where she'll act as the Clan Officer and you'll have the ability to join clans.
    We've been hard at work helping out as many members as we could with the Viewpoint Museum mission over launch weekend to get folks set up in the clan. If you need help completing the mission, please check out our clan guide and reach out to our clan admins.
    This Saturday night on March 23rd we will be holding our inagural Game Night for Division 2 on Xbox. This will be a great chance to squad up, meet others, and ranking up your Agent in a group setting. Our Game Night schedule for this weekend, posted below in the article, will have more details with start times and hosts.
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights -
    Our Fight Nights celebration here on Xbox One will continue with Brawlhalla, a free to play fighting game, this Sunday night. Brawlhalla is a relatively new fighting game on console with it coming to Xbox late last year. With a similar style to Super Smash Brothers, this game allows up to eight players to fight each other in free for all or work together in teams. Brawlhalla also has a very small install size with under 500MB, making it very managable for members who don't have a lot of hard drive space.
    As Brawlhalla joins the ranks of our fight nights, this Sunday night will also represent the conclusion of 'Phase Two' of our Kountdown to Kombat series. Phase Two had an emphasis on free to play fighting games with titles such as Killer Instinct and Brawlhalla, two games with very different styles but sharing the common theme of being free to play.
    Our third and final phase of Kountdown to Kombat will start in April where games such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, and Mortal Kombat 11 being featured to close out our first major community project for 2019. Thank you all for your support!
    - Spotlight Interview | First Edition: AwakeningRager -
    Welcome to the First Edition of of the 'Spotlight Interview' series, a new Xbox initiative where members of the community will be featured and interviewed by me [Rune] about their history, their backround, personalities, and more. These Spotlight Interviews will be part of our Xbox articles going forward and we're looking forward to the feedback you give us on what you think of the interviews.
    For our first Spotlight Interview we are showcasing one of the longest serving Game Officers and longstanding member of the Xbox One community, AwakeningRager. Known as Rager in short, he is our local Halo expert and connoisseur. Don't let his name (Rager) fool you. He is probably one of the most soft spoken people you'll ever meet. He also does a great Gollum expression from Lord of the Rings.
    Rager first joined the AJSA back in January 2014 and became a Game Sergeant for the Xbox One staff in July 2015 as part of a new team that completely restructured and reorganized the Xbox community to what we know and love today. While quiet and soft spoken, his actions and track record undoubtedly speak for him. When he isn't leading Halo Game Nights, you'll often see him participating in other Game Nights, and setting up Club Parties during the week to squad up with members during the day.
    I feel that for our first Spotlight Interview the honor should go to AwakeningRager and I hope everyone gets to see what he has to say. Thank you Rager for all your hard work, dedication, and friendship! You're one of the first people I came across when I first joined in September 2014. Amazing how far things have come. Enjoy:
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    Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from?
    My name is AwakeningRager, I'm 24 years old, and I'm from Sweden. I recently graduated college and now work as an Assistant Nurse. For the AJSA I serve as an Officer on Xbox. I primarily oversee our Halo clans, recruitment, and events on Xbox while also helping out with other community activities and projects.
    What are your earliest memories of gaming?
    My earliest, and fondest memory, of gaming is my brother and I playing Super Mario on the Nintendo 64.
    What are your hobbies? What do you like to do when you’re not gaming?
    I enjoy working out, doing a mix of home exercises and walking/jogging. I played sports back in school and I used to take Karate Lessons, obtaining a brown belt before moving on to other activities. I also enjoy watching eSports tournaments and keeping up with gaming industry news.
    How did you join the AJSA Gaming Community?
    As a subscriber to Angry Joe I watch a lot of his Angry Reviews and content he puts out. Back in 2013 I saw he made a video promoting this new gaming community called the AJSA. This caught my interest, signed up on the forums and finally decided to join in January 2014.
    At the time there wasn’t console events for Xbox or PS4, so as an Xbox gamer I mainly interacted with other community members via the forums. Towards the end of 2014, sometime after the console communities were established, is when I started actually gaming and playing with other members.
    Do you remember what the first events you joined?
    The first events I joined up on were for Halo: Master Chief Collection. I know, what a shock!!!!!
    Apart from Halo, early on I also joined up and played during our Battlefield 4 events. Pretty much whatever game I had that we had events for I tried to go out to.
    How did you get involved as a game organizer for Xbox?
    I joined the Xbox One staff as a Sergeant in July 2015. This was shortly after Rune had came in to the position of Commander and I had approached him my ideas on how we could reorganize our Halo events. I really wanted to see our group head back to Halo again and bring people together. We were not doing anything with Halo at the time. I felt us not doing anything with Halo was a wasted opportunity. Rune felt the same and that is where our working relationship began and my road as an organizer started in this new administration.
    We started outlining goals, objectives, and plans to re-introduce Halo back into the fold for Xbox. It was part of a larger plan to completely reorganize how events were structured and community itself was to be operated. Lots of things changed when Rune came in and I worked with him along with the team to get things done. That Summer was really a transformative time for us on Xbox and I’m glad to be have been a part of it.
    Halo events started back up in August and the response from the community was awesome. We wiped the slate clean and started fresh, using the early events to reintroduce everyone to the game and letting people know we were serious about long term Halo support. I started hosting events on Sunday afternoons during the Summer leading into the Fall. I ran Halo: Master Chief Collections events all the way up to October when we transitioned to Halo 5: Guardians. During this time I also acted as the point of contact for EU members on Xbox. This was a way to make European members feel more welcome in the group.
    When we were in transition to Halo 5: Guardians I was promoted to Game Officer and was tasked with organizing the transition to Halo 5 and setting up clan support. This when we created the Spartan Company and all that. This was the first major new, triple AAA game for this relatively new staff, and was a big test for us. I’m pleased to say it all worked out and we ran events for Halo 5 well into 2017. We had events pretty much every Saturday night. Even for awhile we ran events alongside Overwatch.
    All these efforts I believe we did early on opened up the doors for a lot different opportunities for us down the road. We had crazy fun, the members rocked the house, and we still run Halo: Master Chief Collection events to this day.
    Why did you decide to get involved in organizing? Did you have any prior experience with clan organizing?
    Halo is one of my favorite game genres to watch and play both casually and competitively. I had a strong passion for the series and I wanted to get involved more in the community so I felt the two were a natural match. I really hoped that Halo could be a game that we could support and bringing people together to play and have a good time.
    Whenever we did Halo events prior to that Summer when I became Sergeant, I was always there. I always offered ideas, suggestions, opinions etc. I kept faith and in the end it all worked out.
    With prior clan organizing experience, I never really got involved in organizing before the AJSA so no I did not have any prior experience. I learned by trial and error, working with a solid team, had a great group of people to play with, and all that combined help mold my style.
    What is some advice you can give to up and coming game organizers?
    My advice is to create, build upon, and sustain relationships with people. You need to establish some sort of bond between you and the people you’re playing with. If you expect people to just show up because you made a forum post, you may find yourself in trouble. People want to know who, and what, they’re dealing with. Keep that in mind when advertising and recruiting for your game.
    Don’t be afraid to experiment with things like different game modes to see what works and doesn’t work. What sort of modes does your group like to play? What do people find fun? Get as much feedback as you can.
    Also don’t feel that if you fail once that is over for you. Maybe you run an event and no one shows up. If anything take that as a challenge, see what you need to change.
    Any favorite moments that stand out during your time in the community?
    One moment that stands out to me in particular is when we were doing a Gears of War 4 event and we were playing Horde Mode. It was one of the craziest and funniest times I had on that game. We were up until like 6am in the morning trying to finish. We spent all our money and couldn’t upgrade or build any sort of defense so we were really in a bad spot. I don’t remember if we won or lost as I think I passed out but it was just so whacky and fun.
    The custom games we did on Halo 5 were really fun and one of the main highlights of our history there. For some events we'd have people share their own custom modes and we'd all try it together. I'd also go through the custom games browser and download maps/matches for us to try. There was this one Infection map where we were in anbandoned subway station and we all had to run down this hallway to get to an elevator to escape before the zombies got us. It was just hilarious.
    Then there is just so many other moments that would be impossible for me to completely list. Overwatch custom games throughout the years, Battlefield 4, Gears, Anniversary weeks and special events etc. I'm happy I got to play with cool people and had a good time.
    You’re one of the longest serving Game Officers in the community. What motivates you?
    To be an Officer in the community its to go above and beyond. It goes beyond just hosting a Game Night for your favorite title. It is also a responsibility to manage and direct community members to keep spirits calm, motivated and excited to play together and have fun with the game no matter the opposition we face.
    What are some things that have changed about the AJSA since you first joined?
    Well when I first joined there wasn’t any console organization. It was just PC. It was really a big step for everyone when the console communities first started out. Things really picked up for us in 2015 and we have not looked back since. All the changes I think we did worked out for the better.
    What is your favorite Halo game and why?
    My favorite game of the series is Halo 3. I enjoy the slow paced, tactical teamwork oriented gameplay. The shooting mechanics are and unique additions really enhance the experience for me.
    It also had a great story that was interesting to follow and understand. The multiplayer kept both casual and competitive players invested for a long time. I believe there is where Halo was in its prime and I hope we that that day again come soon, hopefully with Halo Infinite.
    What other games do you enjoy?
    I enjoy playing other first person and third person shooter games like Call of Duty, Gears of War, Battlefront, Overwatch, and DOOM. For RPGs I really like Dragon Age and Star Wars classics like Force Unleashed and Knights of the Old Republic.
    Explain the origins of your Gamertag, AwakeningRager. What does it mean?
    I got the name Awakeningrager after I was playing all Dragon Age games like DAO Origins and its respective DLCS including DAO Awakening Expansion. The Rager part of my gamertag has do do with me bringing out my inner "Rage” to help me motivate to try to do better and be the best player I can be depending on the situation in the game. I think of it as ‘Hulking Up’!!! After that...my Swedish fury is unleashed upon the enemy!
    What are your plans for the future?
    I hope to get my own place like an apartment. I want to learn as much as I can from this new profession IRL and about healthcare services. Keeping up with my excercise routines and balancing out all my hobbies.
    If there was one thing you wanted people to now about you, what do you want them to know?
    Hmmm well.....you see I have a special kind of talent. A unique ability. 
    I have the power of "Speedreading". I can read something realy, really fast and I can understand everything what I'm reading quickly. Helps me to keep up to date with all the notes Rune makes me read!!!!
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    Thank you once again AwakeningRager for taking part in our first Spotlight Interview!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - March 23rd & March 24th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    The Division 2 - Game Night
    Saturday March 23rd - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The virus that struck New York City has spread to Washington D.C., leaving the country in chaos. A call to action is being made to restore order and take down the lawless factions that run amok in the nation's capital. Division Agents from the AJSA are being sent in to Washington to take back the city block by block.
    Join us this Saturday night on March 23rd for our inaugural Division 2 Game Night on Xbox One with hosts Sickshock6 and Rune. We'll be focused on helping rank up members, complete story/side missions, and unlocking Clans for anyone who still needs assistance.
    If you're interested in learning more about our Division 2 clan on Xbox, we have an informational guide set up for both old and new members who wish to get involved. Click here to learn more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Ranking up members Unlocking Clans Mix of PvE and PvP content - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday March 23rd, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Officer Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] & Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Brawlhalla - Fight Night
    Sunday March 24th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Our epic celebration of fighting games, Kountdown to Kombat, continues this Sunday night as we venture to a relatively new fighting game on the scene called Brawlhalla! This free to play fighter, with a similar style to Super Smash Brothers, will join the ranks of our Fight Night series as we gather to play and try out the game for the first time as a group. Custom lobbies can support up to eight players in free for all and team based modes.
    Brawlhalla is only about 500MB large so folks who are tight on harddrive space, this game shouldn't be too much of a worry for you. This Fight Night will conclude 'Phase Two' of the Kountdown to Kombat series before we move into our Third and final phase in April. We'd like to thank everyone who has come out so far and supported this project. Thank you and we hope to see you again on Sunday!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom Brawl Games [Snowbrawl, Brawlball etc] - Xbox Free to Play Status: ACTIVE -
    You can download Brawlhalla for free. Download size is a little under 500MB. Xbox Live Gold required to play online.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 24th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     
  10. EJ Garza liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of March 18th - Spotlight Interview, Division 2, & More   
    Hi all. Thanks for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance.
    Xbox Reports
    - Division 2 Xbox Clan Information -
    Our Xbox community clan for Division 2 has been established and all interested members who have the game who wish to become a part of the AJSA clan on Division 2 are invited to join as we get set up for our upcoming adventures in Washington DC. We have a complete informational guide for all members, old and new, who wish to enlist.
    In a similar style to Destiny 2 for those who were part of our clan for that game, you'll be able to earn Clan XP to help level up the group and unlock perks for our Clan Quarters in the Base of Operations. It doesn't matter if you're a solo or group player, anything you do will contribute to the clan score.
    Please be aware that the clan system in Division 2 is not something you can access immediately. You must complete the opening missions until you have access to the Theater Settlement and complete the Grand Washington Hotel mission. After this you must complete the Viewpoint Museum mission, which is unlocked after the Grand Washington Hotel, where you gain access to Grace Larson. You will then recruit here to the Base of Operations where she'll act as the Clan Officer and you'll have the ability to join clans.
    We've been hard at work helping out as many members as we could with the Viewpoint Museum mission over launch weekend to get folks set up in the clan. If you need help completing the mission, please check out our clan guide and reach out to our clan admins.
    This Saturday night on March 23rd we will be holding our inagural Game Night for Division 2 on Xbox. This will be a great chance to squad up, meet others, and ranking up your Agent in a group setting. Our Game Night schedule for this weekend, posted below in the article, will have more details with start times and hosts.
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights -
    Our Fight Nights celebration here on Xbox One will continue with Brawlhalla, a free to play fighting game, this Sunday night. Brawlhalla is a relatively new fighting game on console with it coming to Xbox late last year. With a similar style to Super Smash Brothers, this game allows up to eight players to fight each other in free for all or work together in teams. Brawlhalla also has a very small install size with under 500MB, making it very managable for members who don't have a lot of hard drive space.
    As Brawlhalla joins the ranks of our fight nights, this Sunday night will also represent the conclusion of 'Phase Two' of our Kountdown to Kombat series. Phase Two had an emphasis on free to play fighting games with titles such as Killer Instinct and Brawlhalla, two games with very different styles but sharing the common theme of being free to play.
    Our third and final phase of Kountdown to Kombat will start in April where games such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, and Mortal Kombat 11 being featured to close out our first major community project for 2019. Thank you all for your support!
    - Spotlight Interview | First Edition: AwakeningRager -
    Welcome to the First Edition of of the 'Spotlight Interview' series, a new Xbox initiative where members of the community will be featured and interviewed by me [Rune] about their history, their backround, personalities, and more. These Spotlight Interviews will be part of our Xbox articles going forward and we're looking forward to the feedback you give us on what you think of the interviews.
    For our first Spotlight Interview we are showcasing one of the longest serving Game Officers and longstanding member of the Xbox One community, AwakeningRager. Known as Rager in short, he is our local Halo expert and connoisseur. Don't let his name (Rager) fool you. He is probably one of the most soft spoken people you'll ever meet. He also does a great Gollum expression from Lord of the Rings.
    Rager first joined the AJSA back in January 2014 and became a Game Sergeant for the Xbox One staff in July 2015 as part of a new team that completely restructured and reorganized the Xbox community to what we know and love today. While quiet and soft spoken, his actions and track record undoubtedly speak for him. When he isn't leading Halo Game Nights, you'll often see him participating in other Game Nights, and setting up Club Parties during the week to squad up with members during the day.
    I feel that for our first Spotlight Interview the honor should go to AwakeningRager and I hope everyone gets to see what he has to say. Thank you Rager for all your hard work, dedication, and friendship! You're one of the first people I came across when I first joined in September 2014. Amazing how far things have come. Enjoy:
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    Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from?
    My name is AwakeningRager, I'm 24 years old, and I'm from Sweden. I recently graduated college and now work as an Assistant Nurse. For the AJSA I serve as an Officer on Xbox. I primarily oversee our Halo clans, recruitment, and events on Xbox while also helping out with other community activities and projects.
    What are your earliest memories of gaming?
    My earliest, and fondest memory, of gaming is my brother and I playing Super Mario on the Nintendo 64.
    What are your hobbies? What do you like to do when you’re not gaming?
    I enjoy working out, doing a mix of home exercises and walking/jogging. I played sports back in school and I used to take Karate Lessons, obtaining a brown belt before moving on to other activities. I also enjoy watching eSports tournaments and keeping up with gaming industry news.
    How did you join the AJSA Gaming Community?
    As a subscriber to Angry Joe I watch a lot of his Angry Reviews and content he puts out. Back in 2013 I saw he made a video promoting this new gaming community called the AJSA. This caught my interest, signed up on the forums and finally decided to join in January 2014.
    At the time there wasn’t console events for Xbox or PS4, so as an Xbox gamer I mainly interacted with other community members via the forums. Towards the end of 2014, sometime after the console communities were established, is when I started actually gaming and playing with other members.
    Do you remember what the first events you joined?
    The first events I joined up on were for Halo: Master Chief Collection. I know, what a shock!!!!!
    Apart from Halo, early on I also joined up and played during our Battlefield 4 events. Pretty much whatever game I had that we had events for I tried to go out to.
    How did you get involved as a game organizer for Xbox?
    I joined the Xbox One staff as a Sergeant in July 2015. This was shortly after Rune had came in to the position of Commander and I had approached him my ideas on how we could reorganize our Halo events. I really wanted to see our group head back to Halo again and bring people together. We were not doing anything with Halo at the time. I felt us not doing anything with Halo was a wasted opportunity. Rune felt the same and that is where our working relationship began and my road as an organizer started in this new administration.
    We started outlining goals, objectives, and plans to re-introduce Halo back into the fold for Xbox. It was part of a larger plan to completely reorganize how events were structured and community itself was to be operated. Lots of things changed when Rune came in and I worked with him along with the team to get things done. That Summer was really a transformative time for us on Xbox and I’m glad to be have been a part of it.
    Halo events started back up in August and the response from the community was awesome. We wiped the slate clean and started fresh, using the early events to reintroduce everyone to the game and letting people know we were serious about long term Halo support. I started hosting events on Sunday afternoons during the Summer leading into the Fall. I ran Halo: Master Chief Collections events all the way up to October when we transitioned to Halo 5: Guardians. During this time I also acted as the point of contact for EU members on Xbox. This was a way to make European members feel more welcome in the group.
    When we were in transition to Halo 5: Guardians I was promoted to Game Officer and was tasked with organizing the transition to Halo 5 and setting up clan support. This when we created the Spartan Company and all that. This was the first major new, triple AAA game for this relatively new staff, and was a big test for us. I’m pleased to say it all worked out and we ran events for Halo 5 well into 2017. We had events pretty much every Saturday night. Even for awhile we ran events alongside Overwatch.
    All these efforts I believe we did early on opened up the doors for a lot different opportunities for us down the road. We had crazy fun, the members rocked the house, and we still run Halo: Master Chief Collection events to this day.
    Why did you decide to get involved in organizing? Did you have any prior experience with clan organizing?
    Halo is one of my favorite game genres to watch and play both casually and competitively. I had a strong passion for the series and I wanted to get involved more in the community so I felt the two were a natural match. I really hoped that Halo could be a game that we could support and bringing people together to play and have a good time.
    Whenever we did Halo events prior to that Summer when I became Sergeant, I was always there. I always offered ideas, suggestions, opinions etc. I kept faith and in the end it all worked out.
    With prior clan organizing experience, I never really got involved in organizing before the AJSA so no I did not have any prior experience. I learned by trial and error, working with a solid team, had a great group of people to play with, and all that combined help mold my style.
    What is some advice you can give to up and coming game organizers?
    My advice is to create, build upon, and sustain relationships with people. You need to establish some sort of bond between you and the people you’re playing with. If you expect people to just show up because you made a forum post, you may find yourself in trouble. People want to know who, and what, they’re dealing with. Keep that in mind when advertising and recruiting for your game.
    Don’t be afraid to experiment with things like different game modes to see what works and doesn’t work. What sort of modes does your group like to play? What do people find fun? Get as much feedback as you can.
    Also don’t feel that if you fail once that is over for you. Maybe you run an event and no one shows up. If anything take that as a challenge, see what you need to change.
    Any favorite moments that stand out during your time in the community?
    One moment that stands out to me in particular is when we were doing a Gears of War 4 event and we were playing Horde Mode. It was one of the craziest and funniest times I had on that game. We were up until like 6am in the morning trying to finish. We spent all our money and couldn’t upgrade or build any sort of defense so we were really in a bad spot. I don’t remember if we won or lost as I think I passed out but it was just so whacky and fun.
    The custom games we did on Halo 5 were really fun and one of the main highlights of our history there. For some events we'd have people share their own custom modes and we'd all try it together. I'd also go through the custom games browser and download maps/matches for us to try. There was this one Infection map where we were in anbandoned subway station and we all had to run down this hallway to get to an elevator to escape before the zombies got us. It was just hilarious.
    Then there is just so many other moments that would be impossible for me to completely list. Overwatch custom games throughout the years, Battlefield 4, Gears, Anniversary weeks and special events etc. I'm happy I got to play with cool people and had a good time.
    You’re one of the longest serving Game Officers in the community. What motivates you?
    To be an Officer in the community its to go above and beyond. It goes beyond just hosting a Game Night for your favorite title. It is also a responsibility to manage and direct community members to keep spirits calm, motivated and excited to play together and have fun with the game no matter the opposition we face.
    What are some things that have changed about the AJSA since you first joined?
    Well when I first joined there wasn’t any console organization. It was just PC. It was really a big step for everyone when the console communities first started out. Things really picked up for us in 2015 and we have not looked back since. All the changes I think we did worked out for the better.
    What is your favorite Halo game and why?
    My favorite game of the series is Halo 3. I enjoy the slow paced, tactical teamwork oriented gameplay. The shooting mechanics are and unique additions really enhance the experience for me.
    It also had a great story that was interesting to follow and understand. The multiplayer kept both casual and competitive players invested for a long time. I believe there is where Halo was in its prime and I hope we that that day again come soon, hopefully with Halo Infinite.
    What other games do you enjoy?
    I enjoy playing other first person and third person shooter games like Call of Duty, Gears of War, Battlefront, Overwatch, and DOOM. For RPGs I really like Dragon Age and Star Wars classics like Force Unleashed and Knights of the Old Republic.
    Explain the origins of your Gamertag, AwakeningRager. What does it mean?
    I got the name Awakeningrager after I was playing all Dragon Age games like DAO Origins and its respective DLCS including DAO Awakening Expansion. The Rager part of my gamertag has do do with me bringing out my inner "Rage” to help me motivate to try to do better and be the best player I can be depending on the situation in the game. I think of it as ‘Hulking Up’!!! After that...my Swedish fury is unleashed upon the enemy!
    What are your plans for the future?
    I hope to get my own place like an apartment. I want to learn as much as I can from this new profession IRL and about healthcare services. Keeping up with my excercise routines and balancing out all my hobbies.
    If there was one thing you wanted people to now about you, what do you want them to know?
    Hmmm well.....you see I have a special kind of talent. A unique ability. 
    I have the power of "Speedreading". I can read something realy, really fast and I can understand everything what I'm reading quickly. Helps me to keep up to date with all the notes Rune makes me read!!!!
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    Thank you once again AwakeningRager for taking part in our first Spotlight Interview!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - March 23rd & March 24th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    The Division 2 - Game Night
    Saturday March 23rd - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The virus that struck New York City has spread to Washington D.C., leaving the country in chaos. A call to action is being made to restore order and take down the lawless factions that run amok in the nation's capital. Division Agents from the AJSA are being sent in to Washington to take back the city block by block.
    Join us this Saturday night on March 23rd for our inaugural Division 2 Game Night on Xbox One with hosts Sickshock6 and Rune. We'll be focused on helping rank up members, complete story/side missions, and unlocking Clans for anyone who still needs assistance.
    If you're interested in learning more about our Division 2 clan on Xbox, we have an informational guide set up for both old and new members who wish to get involved. Click here to learn more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Ranking up members Unlocking Clans Mix of PvE and PvP content - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday March 23rd, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Officer Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] & Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Brawlhalla - Fight Night
    Sunday March 24th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Our epic celebration of fighting games, Kountdown to Kombat, continues this Sunday night as we venture to a relatively new fighting game on the scene called Brawlhalla! This free to play fighter, with a similar style to Super Smash Brothers, will join the ranks of our Fight Night series as we gather to play and try out the game for the first time as a group. Custom lobbies can support up to eight players in free for all and team based modes.
    Brawlhalla is only about 500MB large so folks who are tight on harddrive space, this game shouldn't be too much of a worry for you. This Fight Night will conclude 'Phase Two' of the Kountdown to Kombat series before we move into our Third and final phase in April. We'd like to thank everyone who has come out so far and supported this project. Thank you and we hope to see you again on Sunday!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom Brawl Games [Snowbrawl, Brawlball etc] - Xbox Free to Play Status: ACTIVE -
    You can download Brawlhalla for free. Download size is a little under 500MB. Xbox Live Gold required to play online.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 24th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     
  11. EJ Garza liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of March 18th - Spotlight Interview, Division 2, & More   
    Hi all. Thanks for checking our Xbox community article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance.
    Xbox Reports
    - Division 2 Xbox Clan Information -
    Our Xbox community clan for Division 2 has been established and all interested members who have the game who wish to become a part of the AJSA clan on Division 2 are invited to join as we get set up for our upcoming adventures in Washington DC. We have a complete informational guide for all members, old and new, who wish to enlist.
    In a similar style to Destiny 2 for those who were part of our clan for that game, you'll be able to earn Clan XP to help level up the group and unlock perks for our Clan Quarters in the Base of Operations. It doesn't matter if you're a solo or group player, anything you do will contribute to the clan score.
    Please be aware that the clan system in Division 2 is not something you can access immediately. You must complete the opening missions until you have access to the Theater Settlement and complete the Grand Washington Hotel mission. After this you must complete the Viewpoint Museum mission, which is unlocked after the Grand Washington Hotel, where you gain access to Grace Larson. You will then recruit here to the Base of Operations where she'll act as the Clan Officer and you'll have the ability to join clans.
    We've been hard at work helping out as many members as we could with the Viewpoint Museum mission over launch weekend to get folks set up in the clan. If you need help completing the mission, please check out our clan guide and reach out to our clan admins.
    This Saturday night on March 23rd we will be holding our inagural Game Night for Division 2 on Xbox. This will be a great chance to squad up, meet others, and ranking up your Agent in a group setting. Our Game Night schedule for this weekend, posted below in the article, will have more details with start times and hosts.
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights -
    Our Fight Nights celebration here on Xbox One will continue with Brawlhalla, a free to play fighting game, this Sunday night. Brawlhalla is a relatively new fighting game on console with it coming to Xbox late last year. With a similar style to Super Smash Brothers, this game allows up to eight players to fight each other in free for all or work together in teams. Brawlhalla also has a very small install size with under 500MB, making it very managable for members who don't have a lot of hard drive space.
    As Brawlhalla joins the ranks of our fight nights, this Sunday night will also represent the conclusion of 'Phase Two' of our Kountdown to Kombat series. Phase Two had an emphasis on free to play fighting games with titles such as Killer Instinct and Brawlhalla, two games with very different styles but sharing the common theme of being free to play.
    Our third and final phase of Kountdown to Kombat will start in April where games such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, and Mortal Kombat 11 being featured to close out our first major community project for 2019. Thank you all for your support!
    - Spotlight Interview | First Edition: AwakeningRager -
    Welcome to the First Edition of of the 'Spotlight Interview' series, a new Xbox initiative where members of the community will be featured and interviewed by me [Rune] about their history, their backround, personalities, and more. These Spotlight Interviews will be part of our Xbox articles going forward and we're looking forward to the feedback you give us on what you think of the interviews.
    For our first Spotlight Interview we are showcasing one of the longest serving Game Officers and longstanding member of the Xbox One community, AwakeningRager. Known as Rager in short, he is our local Halo expert and connoisseur. Don't let his name (Rager) fool you. He is probably one of the most soft spoken people you'll ever meet. He also does a great Gollum expression from Lord of the Rings.
    Rager first joined the AJSA back in January 2014 and became a Game Sergeant for the Xbox One staff in July 2015 as part of a new team that completely restructured and reorganized the Xbox community to what we know and love today. While quiet and soft spoken, his actions and track record undoubtedly speak for him. When he isn't leading Halo Game Nights, you'll often see him participating in other Game Nights, and setting up Club Parties during the week to squad up with members during the day.
    I feel that for our first Spotlight Interview the honor should go to AwakeningRager and I hope everyone gets to see what he has to say. Thank you Rager for all your hard work, dedication, and friendship! You're one of the first people I came across when I first joined in September 2014. Amazing how far things have come. Enjoy:
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    Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from?
    My name is AwakeningRager, I'm 24 years old, and I'm from Sweden. I recently graduated college and now work as an Assistant Nurse. For the AJSA I serve as an Officer on Xbox. I primarily oversee our Halo clans, recruitment, and events on Xbox while also helping out with other community activities and projects.
    What are your earliest memories of gaming?
    My earliest, and fondest memory, of gaming is my brother and I playing Super Mario on the Nintendo 64.
    What are your hobbies? What do you like to do when you’re not gaming?
    I enjoy working out, doing a mix of home exercises and walking/jogging. I played sports back in school and I used to take Karate Lessons, obtaining a brown belt before moving on to other activities. I also enjoy watching eSports tournaments and keeping up with gaming industry news.
    How did you join the AJSA Gaming Community?
    As a subscriber to Angry Joe I watch a lot of his Angry Reviews and content he puts out. Back in 2013 I saw he made a video promoting this new gaming community called the AJSA. This caught my interest, signed up on the forums and finally decided to join in January 2014.
    At the time there wasn’t console events for Xbox or PS4, so as an Xbox gamer I mainly interacted with other community members via the forums. Towards the end of 2014, sometime after the console communities were established, is when I started actually gaming and playing with other members.
    Do you remember what the first events you joined?
    The first events I joined up on were for Halo: Master Chief Collection. I know, what a shock!!!!!
    Apart from Halo, early on I also joined up and played during our Battlefield 4 events. Pretty much whatever game I had that we had events for I tried to go out to.
    How did you get involved as a game organizer for Xbox?
    I joined the Xbox One staff as a Sergeant in July 2015. This was shortly after Rune had came in to the position of Commander and I had approached him my ideas on how we could reorganize our Halo events. I really wanted to see our group head back to Halo again and bring people together. We were not doing anything with Halo at the time. I felt us not doing anything with Halo was a wasted opportunity. Rune felt the same and that is where our working relationship began and my road as an organizer started in this new administration.
    We started outlining goals, objectives, and plans to re-introduce Halo back into the fold for Xbox. It was part of a larger plan to completely reorganize how events were structured and community itself was to be operated. Lots of things changed when Rune came in and I worked with him along with the team to get things done. That Summer was really a transformative time for us on Xbox and I’m glad to be have been a part of it.
    Halo events started back up in August and the response from the community was awesome. We wiped the slate clean and started fresh, using the early events to reintroduce everyone to the game and letting people know we were serious about long term Halo support. I started hosting events on Sunday afternoons during the Summer leading into the Fall. I ran Halo: Master Chief Collections events all the way up to October when we transitioned to Halo 5: Guardians. During this time I also acted as the point of contact for EU members on Xbox. This was a way to make European members feel more welcome in the group.
    When we were in transition to Halo 5: Guardians I was promoted to Game Officer and was tasked with organizing the transition to Halo 5 and setting up clan support. This when we created the Spartan Company and all that. This was the first major new, triple AAA game for this relatively new staff, and was a big test for us. I’m pleased to say it all worked out and we ran events for Halo 5 well into 2017. We had events pretty much every Saturday night. Even for awhile we ran events alongside Overwatch.
    All these efforts I believe we did early on opened up the doors for a lot different opportunities for us down the road. We had crazy fun, the members rocked the house, and we still run Halo: Master Chief Collection events to this day.
    Why did you decide to get involved in organizing? Did you have any prior experience with clan organizing?
    Halo is one of my favorite game genres to watch and play both casually and competitively. I had a strong passion for the series and I wanted to get involved more in the community so I felt the two were a natural match. I really hoped that Halo could be a game that we could support and bringing people together to play and have a good time.
    Whenever we did Halo events prior to that Summer when I became Sergeant, I was always there. I always offered ideas, suggestions, opinions etc. I kept faith and in the end it all worked out.
    With prior clan organizing experience, I never really got involved in organizing before the AJSA so no I did not have any prior experience. I learned by trial and error, working with a solid team, had a great group of people to play with, and all that combined help mold my style.
    What is some advice you can give to up and coming game organizers?
    My advice is to create, build upon, and sustain relationships with people. You need to establish some sort of bond between you and the people you’re playing with. If you expect people to just show up because you made a forum post, you may find yourself in trouble. People want to know who, and what, they’re dealing with. Keep that in mind when advertising and recruiting for your game.
    Don’t be afraid to experiment with things like different game modes to see what works and doesn’t work. What sort of modes does your group like to play? What do people find fun? Get as much feedback as you can.
    Also don’t feel that if you fail once that is over for you. Maybe you run an event and no one shows up. If anything take that as a challenge, see what you need to change.
    Any favorite moments that stand out during your time in the community?
    One moment that stands out to me in particular is when we were doing a Gears of War 4 event and we were playing Horde Mode. It was one of the craziest and funniest times I had on that game. We were up until like 6am in the morning trying to finish. We spent all our money and couldn’t upgrade or build any sort of defense so we were really in a bad spot. I don’t remember if we won or lost as I think I passed out but it was just so whacky and fun.
    The custom games we did on Halo 5 were really fun and one of the main highlights of our history there. For some events we'd have people share their own custom modes and we'd all try it together. I'd also go through the custom games browser and download maps/matches for us to try. There was this one Infection map where we were in anbandoned subway station and we all had to run down this hallway to get to an elevator to escape before the zombies got us. It was just hilarious.
    Then there is just so many other moments that would be impossible for me to completely list. Overwatch custom games throughout the years, Battlefield 4, Gears, Anniversary weeks and special events etc. I'm happy I got to play with cool people and had a good time.
    You’re one of the longest serving Game Officers in the community. What motivates you?
    To be an Officer in the community its to go above and beyond. It goes beyond just hosting a Game Night for your favorite title. It is also a responsibility to manage and direct community members to keep spirits calm, motivated and excited to play together and have fun with the game no matter the opposition we face.
    What are some things that have changed about the AJSA since you first joined?
    Well when I first joined there wasn’t any console organization. It was just PC. It was really a big step for everyone when the console communities first started out. Things really picked up for us in 2015 and we have not looked back since. All the changes I think we did worked out for the better.
    What is your favorite Halo game and why?
    My favorite game of the series is Halo 3. I enjoy the slow paced, tactical teamwork oriented gameplay. The shooting mechanics are and unique additions really enhance the experience for me.
    It also had a great story that was interesting to follow and understand. The multiplayer kept both casual and competitive players invested for a long time. I believe there is where Halo was in its prime and I hope we that that day again come soon, hopefully with Halo Infinite.
    What other games do you enjoy?
    I enjoy playing other first person and third person shooter games like Call of Duty, Gears of War, Battlefront, Overwatch, and DOOM. For RPGs I really like Dragon Age and Star Wars classics like Force Unleashed and Knights of the Old Republic.
    Explain the origins of your Gamertag, AwakeningRager. What does it mean?
    I got the name Awakeningrager after I was playing all Dragon Age games like DAO Origins and its respective DLCS including DAO Awakening Expansion. The Rager part of my gamertag has do do with me bringing out my inner "Rage” to help me motivate to try to do better and be the best player I can be depending on the situation in the game. I think of it as ‘Hulking Up’!!! After that...my Swedish fury is unleashed upon the enemy!
    What are your plans for the future?
    I hope to get my own place like an apartment. I want to learn as much as I can from this new profession IRL and about healthcare services. Keeping up with my excercise routines and balancing out all my hobbies.
    If there was one thing you wanted people to now about you, what do you want them to know?
    Hmmm well.....you see I have a special kind of talent. A unique ability. 
    I have the power of "Speedreading". I can read something realy, really fast and I can understand everything what I'm reading quickly. Helps me to keep up to date with all the notes Rune makes me read!!!!
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    Thank you once again AwakeningRager for taking part in our first Spotlight Interview!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - March 23rd & March 24th

    How can I attend a Game Night? - For new members/first time Game Night participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use the 'Xbox Live Party' that are created from the Club for communication, gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. In our parties we fully accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have a Game Night host on your friend list, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the Game Night and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members under the "Looking for Group" section. You can join the party via the Club or through the profile of the host.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting.
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    The Division 2 - Game Night
    Saturday March 23rd - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The virus that struck New York City has spread to Washington D.C., leaving the country in chaos. A call to action is being made to restore order and take down the lawless factions that run amok in the nation's capital. Division Agents from the AJSA are being sent in to Washington to take back the city block by block.
    Join us this Saturday night on March 23rd for our inaugural Division 2 Game Night on Xbox One with hosts Sickshock6 and Rune. We'll be focused on helping rank up members, complete story/side missions, and unlocking Clans for anyone who still needs assistance.
    If you're interested in learning more about our Division 2 clan on Xbox, we have an informational guide set up for both old and new members who wish to get involved. Click here to learn more.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Ranking up members Unlocking Clans Mix of PvE and PvP content - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday March 23rd, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Hosts -
    Officer Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] & Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Brawlhalla - Fight Night
    Sunday March 24th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Our epic celebration of fighting games, Kountdown to Kombat, continues this Sunday night as we venture to a relatively new fighting game on the scene called Brawlhalla! This free to play fighter, with a similar style to Super Smash Brothers, will join the ranks of our Fight Night series as we gather to play and try out the game for the first time as a group. Custom lobbies can support up to eight players in free for all and team based modes.
    Brawlhalla is only about 500MB large so folks who are tight on harddrive space, this game shouldn't be too much of a worry for you. This Fight Night will conclude 'Phase Two' of the Kountdown to Kombat series before we move into our Third and final phase in April. We'd like to thank everyone who has come out so far and supported this project. Thank you and we hope to see you again on Sunday!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom Brawl Games [Snowbrawl, Brawlball etc] - Xbox Free to Play Status: ACTIVE -
    You can download Brawlhalla for free. Download size is a little under 500MB. Xbox Live Gold required to play online.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 24th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    SHAO SICK [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
     
  12. ScampyGordon liked a article by RuneX, Xbox Community Report - Week of March 4th - Event Schedule, Monthly Outline, Fight Nights & More   
    Hello and welcome! Happy Monday! Thank you for checking our Xbox One article for this week. This is our way to report and share with you on whats going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content such as interviews, Youtube videos, and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keeps folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance.
    Xbox Reports
    - Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights - Phase Two -
    We're entering Phase Two of the 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series here on Xbox One for the month of March. Presented by the Emperor of Angerworld, Shao Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6], in anticipation of the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April we're organizing a three month long community project celebrating the fighting game genre by coming together to play and enjoy a variety of fighting games. We wrapped up our first Phase of the series with Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter IV in February.
    This second phase of will have an emphasis on free to play fighting games with titles such as Killer Instinct and Brawlhalla being our featured Fight Nights for this month. Killer Instinct is a long running fighting game series with its roots dating back to the 1990s while Brawlhalla recently was released on the Xbox store late last year. These games have two very different styles and we're excited to share this experience will our all 'Angry Kombatants' this month.
    - The Division 2 -
    We're happy to share that here on Xbox we'll be featuring The Division 2 with Game Nights and clan support when the game launches later this month. For launch day activities we'll have Club parties and squads up to gather members to play and rank up during the early stages of the game release. We will also have our Division 2 Xbox clan up and running for members to start reppin' the community colors instantly.
    Then on March 23rd we'll be holding our first formal event for Division 2. We'll organize squads based on rank and gear level, ensuring that all members have a fun and balanced experience. If you have any questions regarding our upcoming Division 2 activities, please reach out to Xbox community Officer Sickshock6 on the forums, Xbox Live, or on Discord.
    - Happy Birthday to Sick, Sarah & Garza! -
    I'd like to give a quick shout out to a few community members who have celebrated their birthdays this past week! Thank you for all your amazing support and dedication to the community over the years. You are a great friend to many of us and your contributions do not go unnoticed. I hope you all enjoyed your special days and they were filled with happiness and joy.
    - March Game Nights Outline -
    Below is the complete outline of all our scheduled Xbox Game Nights for the month of March. Our two main highlights for March will be our Kountdown to Kombat Fight Nights and our Division 2 activities. To complement these projects we're having several Game Nights for the community favorite Halo: Master Chief Collection alongside titles such as Battlefront II (to check out the Anakin Skywalker update), Minecraft, Friday the 13th, and Overwatch to keeps members engaged consistently throughout the month.
    For additional info on how our Game Nights are structured and organized, please view our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Week Zero [March 1st to 3rd]
    Fri. Mar. 1st - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 3rd - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Week One [March 8th to 10th]
    Fri. Mar. 8th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Mar. 9th - Friday the 13th: the Video Game - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 10th - Killer Instinct - 7:00pm EST Week Two [March 15th to 17th]
    Sun. Mar. 17th - Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7:00pm EST Week Three [March 22nd to 24th]
    Sat. Mar. 23rd - The Division 2 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 24th - Brawlhalla - 7:00pm EST Week Four [March 29th to 31st]
    Fri. Mar. 29th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Mar. 30th - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Sun. Mar. 31st - Overwatch - 6:00pm EST Please be aware that Game Night dates and featured titles are subject to change.
    Week Two Note - March 15th & 16th will be focused on Division 2 club parties.
    - AJSA Gaming Youtube -
    We're featuring something a little bit different today on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel. Longtime community member and ranking Officer, WookieJedi, takes us on a journey to explore the opening sequence of Star Wars: Republic Commando, an Xbox One backward compat and 'Games with Gold' title. Interested in Republic Commando? Want to see how this 2005 game still holds up in 2019? Let Wookie show you! Thank you and enjoy!
    Weekend Game Night Schedule - March 8th to March 10th

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

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

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

    Phase Two of the Kountdown to Kombat series continues this Sunday night! Killer Instinct joins the Fight Nights ranks and kicks off our second month of the series! This game is free to play and no DLC characters are required to play! Do you have what it takes to be the best fighter in the AJSA?
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    1v1 Fights - King of the Kill Settings - Xbox Free to Play Status: ACTIVE -
    You can download Killer Instinct for free. Xbox Live Gold required to play online.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday March 10th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
  13. SickShock6 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [Feb. 8th to 10th] + February Outline & Kountdown to Kombat Announcement   
    Greetings all, Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Here on Xbox we're marching ahead with a new slate of Game Nights for you to enjoy this month. Our 'February Outline' will be shared with the community in this article where you'll be able to see all the upcoming titles we're featuring and playing in the coming weeks. Our main highlight for February will undoubtedly be our 'Kountdown to Kombat' Fight Night series, an ambitious project and celebration of the fighting game genre leading up to the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April. We're very excited to show you what we have planned for the Fight Nights and other activities. Community favorite titles such as Black Ops 4 and Halo: Master Chief Collection are making a return with light-hearted games like Human Fall Flat and Super Bomberman R being mixed in. We're also featuring Minecraft towards the end of February as well with a host of new additions to the Realm that we're eagerly awaiting to show to our members.
    Kountdown to Kombat - Fight Nights Announcement
    In anticipation of the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April we're organizing a three month long community project celebrating the fighting game genre by coming together to play and enjoy a variety of fighting games across titles like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, and more.
    Led by Xbox Officer Sickshock6, taking on the monikor of 'Shao Sick' for this series, these Fight Nights will be held on a bi-weekly basis on Sunday evenings for February and March with the exception of April where we will have two Fight Nights back to back to accommodate for holidays.
    Our inaugural Fight Night will be this Sunday night with Mortal Kombat X kicking off the Kountdown to Kombat. Available for free with the Xbox Game Pass, Shao Sick welcomes all challengers to try and claim his 'Angry Throne'. To view our official announcement and complete Fight Nights schedule, please check out this thread in the Xbox sub-forum. Fight on!
    Staff Promotions
    I'd like to recognize these two hard working and dedicated individuals from the Xbox community on their well earned promotions to and within the Xbox One Staff.
    Sickshock - Sick joined the Xbox team as a Sergeant in January 2018 to spearhead our 'Game Nights Initiative' and quickly became one of our most efficient game organizers within the AJSA community. His quirky sense of humor, dedication to the community, friendliness, and unique ability to adapt to any gaming environment he is put in, this promotion to Officer is well deserved. Sick thank you for all your hard work and doing all you can to make the Xbox community the best it can be.
    Delta - We're proud to announce that Delta is being promoted to the position of Sergeant in the Xbox team. Delta has quickly proven himself to be an active, reliable and cordial individual within the community. Always willing to help and lend a hand with Game Night, Delta we feel is a fanstic fit to the team. We're looking forward to working with Delta in 2019 and having him help in the running the day to day operations of the community.
    Overwatch
    Game Nights for Overwatch took a break in January after a long and busy 2018 with our host, Officer WookieJedi, taking some time off to focus on IRL obligations. To celebrate the 'Year of the Pig' seasonal event, we're bringing back Overwatch on Saturday February 16th for a special Game Night filled with fun and surprises cooked up by WookieJedi. We hope you can join us!
    Minecraft Winter Expedition
    For our Minecraft Game Night in February we will be embarking on a 'Winter Expedition' with the goal of exploring a large, newly discovered snow biome within the Realm. This will be the farthest we've ever travelled in the Realm. Shocks and surprises will be in store for those who dare to take part on this Expedition.
    February 2019 Game Nights Outline
    For the month of February, we will be featuring this titles as Game Nights:
    Week Zero [February 1st to February 3rd]
    Fri. Feb. 1st - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 3rd - Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7:00pm EST Week One [February 8th to February 10th]
    Fri. Feb. 8th - Halo: Master Chief Collection - 7:30pm EST Sat. Feb. 9th - Human Fall Flat - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 10th - Mortal Kombat X - 7:00pm EST Week Two [February 15th to February 17th]
    Fri. Feb. 15th - COD: Black Ops 4 - 7:30pm EST Sat. Feb. 16th - Overwatch - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 17th - The Divison - 7:00pm EST Week Three [February 22nd to February 24th]
    Fri. Feb. 22nd - Super Bomberman R - 7:30pm EST Sat. Feb. 23rd - Minecraft - 7:30pm EST Sun. Feb. 24th - Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - 7:00pm EST Please be aware that Game Night dates and featured titles are subject to change.
    Weekly Game Night Schedule - February 8th to February 10th

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

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

    Human Fall Flat returns as an Xbox Game Night this Saturday night! A sweet and silly game, we're gathering once more to try out this whacky title on the Xbox Game Pass. We must work together solving puzzles, overcoming obstacles, and resist the urge to throw eachother off the map. Curious to see Human Fall Flat multiplayer gameplay? Check out this video from the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel where we played Human Fall Flat for the first time as an event in September 2018.
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Playing through as many missions in the game as possible Earning Xbox Live Achievements for first time players Puzzle solving, completing obstacle courses etc - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Human Fall Flat for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday February 9th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 5:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Commander Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Sergeant Delta [Gamertag: AJSA DELTA] --------------------
    Mortal Kombat X - Game Night
    Sunday February 10th - 7:00pm EST [12:00am GMT]

    Welcome to our inaugural Fight Night of the 'Kountdown to Kombat' series on Xbox One! In this epic three month long project, leading all the way to the release of Mortal Kombat 11, the Kombatants of the AJSA are gathering to celebrate the fighting game genre by playing a variety of different fighting game titles as we approach April. Led by the Emperor of Angerworld, 'Shao Sick' [Sickshock6], we will be starting off in Mortal Kombat X this Sunday night. We'll be playing for fun and it'll be a chill session as we fight, play, and talk the nigh
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Custom Versus modes [King of the Hill, Team Battle etc] - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Mortal Kombat X for free.
    - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday February 10th, 2019 7:00pm ET 6:00pm CT 5:00pm PT 12:00am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Host -
    Officer Sickshock [Gamertag: Sickshock6] --------------------
    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
  14. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Division - Top 10 Games of 2018   
    AJSA Xbox One - Top 10 Games of 2018 - What Video Games Did Xbox Members Enjoy Playing in 2018? Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a great holiday season that was filled with fun and happiness. As we wrap up the year we're looking back at the games that helped define 2018 and reflect on the titles that brought us enjoyment. Over course of the past month, shortly following the conclusion of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week, we here on Xbox have been collecting votes and opinions from members on what new games that released on Xbox in 2019 they liked the most. Based on the results we formed a Top 10 Xbox Game List of 2018 that we will be presenting to you today. When we show each game in the list we will feature a testimonial (there will be at least one per game) that a member wrote for that game we selected.
    Wait! There is more...We didn't want this article to be your standard 'Top 10 Games List' sort of deal. We here on the AJSA Xbox team wanted to approach this project a bit differently. We wanted to make this not just a 'staff project' but a community project. The article not only contains the new games we liked but also what updates or DLC people enjoyed, what events were their favorite and what games we're looking forward to in 2019.
    This article is meant to give a glimpse into the tastes of the Xbox community and what sort of games people enjoy playing. This article is only possible due to the time members put in sending in their feedback. We've collected all the data and we're excited to share it with the rest of the AJSA Gaming crew.
    Thank you to everyone who contributed towards this fun and lighthearted community project. If members did not have the chance to vote, or they did not see the games they voted make the top 10, share instead what you thought were the top games that released on Xbox this year. Thank you and enjoy!
    Top 5 Favorite Games As Xbox Weekly Events & Game Nights
    We're featured over 55 different titles this year as Xbox Weekly Events/Game Nights, setting a new record for us here in the Xbox community. We asked voters what games they thought were the best that were supported and/or showcased. Here is the game Top 5 Games members enjoyed the most as Weekly Events/Game Nights:
    1. Overwatch This game is our longest running Weekly Event series on Xbox One with community support spanning nearly three years. A Saturday night staple within the community, Overwatch has matured and solidified itself as our flagship title on Xbox. 2018 was especially exciting year for the game as we featured it during three different 'Special Operations', and it broke our 'longest running single event' record (15 hours!) for Xbox in May.  2. Black Ops 4 A fairly new title on the scene, Black Ops 4 has spread like wildfire within the Xbox community quickly growing to become of our most favorite titles to feature as events.  3. Grand Theft Auto V Los Santos has served as the home for the criminal underworld of the AJSA for the past five years since the founding of the 'Angry Grand Theft Army'. When a GTA event rolls around you know there will be absolute chaos and fun to be had. 4. Halo: Master Chief Collection The Master Chief Collection entered a unique renaissance this year in the Xbox community. Thanks to consistent updates that overhauled the multiplayer experience, the AJSA returned in full force and our custom game modes kept people entertained for hours on end. 5. Friday the 13th: the Video Game Camp Crystal Lake will never be the same thanks to the AJSA. This game grew to become of our premier 'Game Night' titles this year. When you have a full lobby of AJSA members, plenty of shenanigans and craziness was to be had. Top 5 Anticipated Games For 2019
    We asked voters what games they were looking forward to the most in 2019.
    1. Metro: Exodus 2. The Division 2 3. Cyberpunk 2077 4. Mortal Kombat 11 5. DOOM Eternal Top 5 Game Updates of 2018
    A ton of updates, expansions, and DLC were released this year in 2018. We asked voters to pick which ones were their favorite:
    1. Halo: Master Chief Collection [August Update] This update saw a complete overhaul of the Master Chief Collection which saw massive improvements to matchmaking. The game finally felt complete and people could enjoy the Master Chief saga, in online or story, with ease. Much credit was given to 343 for not abandoning the game and worked to fix their wrongs. 2. GTA Online - Arena Wars Twisted Metal meets GTA Online in the 'Arena Wars' update with all out vehicular warfare. 3. Sea of Thieves - Forsaken Shores This update included an expansion to the map called 'Devil's Roar', a dangerous and exciting new area filled with treasure and treachery. 4. Rainbow Six: Siege - Operation Para Bellum The introduction of the Italian operators saw many members return to Rainbow Six: Siege over the summer and reignited interest in the game. 5. Fornite Season 5 - When Worlds Collide This update saw major changes to the Fortnite world that are still in place today. This was the update for quite a few people who were once on the fence about Fortnite to finally check out the game and experience it for the first time. Top 10 New Games of 2018
    #10 - FORZA HORIZON 4

    Genre: Racing Release Date: October 2nd Member Thoughts
    Rune - My history with racing games isn't really all that illustrious. In my early gaming days when it came to racing games I liked to play titles such as Crash Team Racing, Gran Turismo, Mario Kart, and Ridge Racer on the PS1/SNES/PS2 consoles. As I got older I played more shooters, RPGs, and adventure style games. The Forza Horizon series brought me back to the racing genre with Forza Horizon 3 and I've grown to be a fan of the series since. This entry, Forza Horizon 4, I feel builds and excels upon the last game. At first I didn't think I would like the new London setting, compared to the Australian Outback I grew to love, but I came to appreciate it as I played more. The weather system is really interesting (racing and messing around in the snow is awesome) the cars look/drive great, the challenges/story missions are fun, and the races are as crazy as ever. Great game to play by yourself or with friends and you don't need to be a 'car buff' to get into the game. Easy to pick up and play. An addition to your Xbox library I would totally recommend. 
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    #9 - STATE OF DECAY 2

    Genre: Survival Release Date: May 22nd Member Thoughts
    Shot2dface - As a fan of the original, I welcomed with the introduction of a new world and story setting along with the multiplayer. Consistent updates helps keep the zombie killin' fun and fresh!!
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    #8 - SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER

    Genre: Action Adventure Release Date: September 14th Member Thoughts
    WolfHeart - Beautiful game. Lara kicks ass as always. A solid single player game when I felt that most of the games this year were focusing more on co-op and multiplayer. Was it the absolute best out of the trilogy? Up for debate but for any Tomb Raider fan I feel it worth playing and we'll see where the series goes after this.
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    #7 - NO MAN'S SKY

    Genre: Adventure/Exploration/Survival Release Date: July 24th Member Thoughts
    MasterfulJoe - No Man's Sky essentially received a total reboot with its launch on Xbox One that's made it the game we had always wanted it to be. Major parts of the game were overhauled and huge new content drops came this year and in my opinion, the game is finally 100% worth the price that was asked.
    AJSA Delta - Knowing the less than stellar release it had when It first came in on PS4 and PC, I’ve enjoyed the improvements and updates they’ve made to the game. I feel the game deserves another chance with its current state now.
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    #6 - ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

    Genre: Stealth, Action/RPG Release Date: October 5th Member Thoughts
    Foxhart - While i admit I'm not a big fan of assassins creed as a whole this one grabbed my attention as rpg elements had been implemented and game play was engaging. though the leveling mechanics being throttled for micro-transactions was annoying it wasn't  game breaking.
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    #5 - FAR CRY 5

    Genre: Action/Adventure, FPS Release Date: March 27th Member Thoughts
    Tmccrory - I loved the game because of the environment and the character customization making you feel like you’re actually in the game.
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    #4 - SEA OF THIEVES

    Genre: Open World Adventure Release Date: March 20th Member Thoughts
    AngryFuzzball -  It was truly a 'Make Your Own Adventure' type of game and that is was appealed to me the most.
    Zombie Shower - Sea of Thieves provided the best cooperative pirate experience in gaming.
    StraightUpMelon - A unique and fun game that excels when played with friends. Great exploration and is constantly being updated.
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    #3 - MONSTER HUNTER WORLD

    Genre: Action RPG Release Date: January 26th Member Thoughts
    Psykogrl - Beautiful environments, interesting crafting and gameplay.
    LaunchedPizza - Beautiful landscape. The monsters are beautiful as well but also scary and they will eat you.
    WookieJedi - I have never played a monster hunter game in my life before this one. And yet I was able to easily pick up on the mechanics and game play and that’s y I love this game so much not only for its incredible world and variety of creatures but also for its ease of access to new players and the fact that it’s an MMO another favorite genre of mine doesn’t hurt it either
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    #2 - COD: BLACK OPS 4

    Genre: FPS Release Date: October 12th Member Thoughts
    AwakeningRager - Level progression, gunplay and customization is fun. Certain fan-favorite maps like Summit and Firing Range are fun to play and I hope more free maps for all players come soon. I had fun with the game solo and gaming with AJSA friends during events as well.
    DoomSlayer - I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  I was very skeptical of it when it was first announced considering the removal of the campaign and the shoehorning in of a battle royal mode, which ended up being better than I expected.
    EJGarza - My multiplayer experience is one of the best I've had all year with Black Ops 4. It also has a really fun zombie mode and I feel it offers the best Battle Royale mode out there today.
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    #1 - RED DEAD REDEMPTION II

    Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date: October 26th Member Thoughts
    PoisonousSkate - Without a doubt Red Dead Redemption is my game of the year. For me was a truly amazing and well crafted game whose story catch me from the beginning with his truly amazing and interesting set of characters and atmosphere. The setting of the Wild West is a difficult thing to convert into a video game specially with such a level of fidelity to the period  that Red Dead has achieved, with only a few minor exceptions. This game has truly take me back in time to revive some of my childhood memories watching westerns and playing the first Red Dead Redemption. Truly and amazing game that deserves game of the year.
    Ryman217 - Brought back a good single player story in one of the most anticipated sequels.
    Sickshock - Ok so if anyone truly knows me they know that I love old John Wayne westerns so playing Read Dead 2 made me feel like a badass cowboy!!! I love the online multiplayer as well and it is where I spend most of my time with the game. I love playing the online story missions or just getting into gun battles with other players. There is never a dull moment when you play this game.
    AJSADylmah93 - It was years in the making, but it's finally here - the sequel (and prequel) to, in my opinion, one of the greatest games of all time. So did it live up to the hype? Was it worth the wait? Well, I can happily say yes, and yes. Almost every aspect of Red Dead Redemption was touched on and improved, and new features were jam packed into this game.
    The attention to detail here is unmatched by any game that has released this year, in my opinion. For example; when you're walking through mud, water pools up in your footprints. Snow accurately deforms as you walk through it and mud even cakes up on the wheels of wagons when ridden through it for extended periods of time.
    But the big question here is, is the story and content good? A game can look great, but what you will be doing in it is a huge factor to think about. Well, again yes, I think so. There is so much to every character in this game, I even found myself getting attached to strangers I met. I highly suggest taking your time with the story to wade through the wealth of side content this game has to offer, especially the side missions involving various members of your gang. In time, you'll come to view these characters as more than just NPCs, and you'll actually careabout them. One particular stranger mission strand even had me on the verge of tears by it's conclusion because I grew attached to that character so much.
    In conclusion, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that I highly recommend. And is by far, my personal Game of the Year for 2018.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forum
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
  15. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Division - Top 10 Games of 2018   
    AJSA Xbox One - Top 10 Games of 2018 - What Video Games Did Xbox Members Enjoy Playing in 2018? Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a great holiday season that was filled with fun and happiness. As we wrap up the year we're looking back at the games that helped define 2018 and reflect on the titles that brought us enjoyment. Over course of the past month, shortly following the conclusion of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week, we here on Xbox have been collecting votes and opinions from members on what new games that released on Xbox in 2019 they liked the most. Based on the results we formed a Top 10 Xbox Game List of 2018 that we will be presenting to you today. When we show each game in the list we will feature a testimonial (there will be at least one per game) that a member wrote for that game we selected.
    Wait! There is more...We didn't want this article to be your standard 'Top 10 Games List' sort of deal. We here on the AJSA Xbox team wanted to approach this project a bit differently. We wanted to make this not just a 'staff project' but a community project. The article not only contains the new games we liked but also what updates or DLC people enjoyed, what events were their favorite and what games we're looking forward to in 2019.
    This article is meant to give a glimpse into the tastes of the Xbox community and what sort of games people enjoy playing. This article is only possible due to the time members put in sending in their feedback. We've collected all the data and we're excited to share it with the rest of the AJSA Gaming crew.
    Thank you to everyone who contributed towards this fun and lighthearted community project. If members did not have the chance to vote, or they did not see the games they voted make the top 10, share instead what you thought were the top games that released on Xbox this year. Thank you and enjoy!
    Top 5 Favorite Games As Xbox Weekly Events & Game Nights
    We're featured over 55 different titles this year as Xbox Weekly Events/Game Nights, setting a new record for us here in the Xbox community. We asked voters what games they thought were the best that were supported and/or showcased. Here is the game Top 5 Games members enjoyed the most as Weekly Events/Game Nights:
    1. Overwatch This game is our longest running Weekly Event series on Xbox One with community support spanning nearly three years. A Saturday night staple within the community, Overwatch has matured and solidified itself as our flagship title on Xbox. 2018 was especially exciting year for the game as we featured it during three different 'Special Operations', and it broke our 'longest running single event' record (15 hours!) for Xbox in May.  2. Black Ops 4 A fairly new title on the scene, Black Ops 4 has spread like wildfire within the Xbox community quickly growing to become of our most favorite titles to feature as events.  3. Grand Theft Auto V Los Santos has served as the home for the criminal underworld of the AJSA for the past five years since the founding of the 'Angry Grand Theft Army'. When a GTA event rolls around you know there will be absolute chaos and fun to be had. 4. Halo: Master Chief Collection The Master Chief Collection entered a unique renaissance this year in the Xbox community. Thanks to consistent updates that overhauled the multiplayer experience, the AJSA returned in full force and our custom game modes kept people entertained for hours on end. 5. Friday the 13th: the Video Game Camp Crystal Lake will never be the same thanks to the AJSA. This game grew to become of our premier 'Game Night' titles this year. When you have a full lobby of AJSA members, plenty of shenanigans and craziness was to be had. Top 5 Anticipated Games For 2019
    We asked voters what games they were looking forward to the most in 2019.
    1. Metro: Exodus 2. The Division 2 3. Cyberpunk 2077 4. Mortal Kombat 11 5. DOOM Eternal Top 5 Game Updates of 2018
    A ton of updates, expansions, and DLC were released this year in 2018. We asked voters to pick which ones were their favorite:
    1. Halo: Master Chief Collection [August Update] This update saw a complete overhaul of the Master Chief Collection which saw massive improvements to matchmaking. The game finally felt complete and people could enjoy the Master Chief saga, in online or story, with ease. Much credit was given to 343 for not abandoning the game and worked to fix their wrongs. 2. GTA Online - Arena Wars Twisted Metal meets GTA Online in the 'Arena Wars' update with all out vehicular warfare. 3. Sea of Thieves - Forsaken Shores This update included an expansion to the map called 'Devil's Roar', a dangerous and exciting new area filled with treasure and treachery. 4. Rainbow Six: Siege - Operation Para Bellum The introduction of the Italian operators saw many members return to Rainbow Six: Siege over the summer and reignited interest in the game. 5. Fornite Season 5 - When Worlds Collide This update saw major changes to the Fortnite world that are still in place today. This was the update for quite a few people who were once on the fence about Fortnite to finally check out the game and experience it for the first time. Top 10 New Games of 2018
    #10 - FORZA HORIZON 4

    Genre: Racing Release Date: October 2nd Member Thoughts
    Rune - My history with racing games isn't really all that illustrious. In my early gaming days when it came to racing games I liked to play titles such as Crash Team Racing, Gran Turismo, Mario Kart, and Ridge Racer on the PS1/SNES/PS2 consoles. As I got older I played more shooters, RPGs, and adventure style games. The Forza Horizon series brought me back to the racing genre with Forza Horizon 3 and I've grown to be a fan of the series since. This entry, Forza Horizon 4, I feel builds and excels upon the last game. At first I didn't think I would like the new London setting, compared to the Australian Outback I grew to love, but I came to appreciate it as I played more. The weather system is really interesting (racing and messing around in the snow is awesome) the cars look/drive great, the challenges/story missions are fun, and the races are as crazy as ever. Great game to play by yourself or with friends and you don't need to be a 'car buff' to get into the game. Easy to pick up and play. An addition to your Xbox library I would totally recommend. 
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    #9 - STATE OF DECAY 2

    Genre: Survival Release Date: May 22nd Member Thoughts
    Shot2dface - As a fan of the original, I welcomed with the introduction of a new world and story setting along with the multiplayer. Consistent updates helps keep the zombie killin' fun and fresh!!
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    #8 - SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER

    Genre: Action Adventure Release Date: September 14th Member Thoughts
    WolfHeart - Beautiful game. Lara kicks ass as always. A solid single player game when I felt that most of the games this year were focusing more on co-op and multiplayer. Was it the absolute best out of the trilogy? Up for debate but for any Tomb Raider fan I feel it worth playing and we'll see where the series goes after this.
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    #7 - NO MAN'S SKY

    Genre: Adventure/Exploration/Survival Release Date: July 24th Member Thoughts
    MasterfulJoe - No Man's Sky essentially received a total reboot with its launch on Xbox One that's made it the game we had always wanted it to be. Major parts of the game were overhauled and huge new content drops came this year and in my opinion, the game is finally 100% worth the price that was asked.
    AJSA Delta - Knowing the less than stellar release it had when It first came in on PS4 and PC, I’ve enjoyed the improvements and updates they’ve made to the game. I feel the game deserves another chance with its current state now.
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    #6 - ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

    Genre: Stealth, Action/RPG Release Date: October 5th Member Thoughts
    Foxhart - While i admit I'm not a big fan of assassins creed as a whole this one grabbed my attention as rpg elements had been implemented and game play was engaging. though the leveling mechanics being throttled for micro-transactions was annoying it wasn't  game breaking.
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    #5 - FAR CRY 5

    Genre: Action/Adventure, FPS Release Date: March 27th Member Thoughts
    Tmccrory - I loved the game because of the environment and the character customization making you feel like you’re actually in the game.
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    #4 - SEA OF THIEVES

    Genre: Open World Adventure Release Date: March 20th Member Thoughts
    AngryFuzzball -  It was truly a 'Make Your Own Adventure' type of game and that is was appealed to me the most.
    Zombie Shower - Sea of Thieves provided the best cooperative pirate experience in gaming.
    StraightUpMelon - A unique and fun game that excels when played with friends. Great exploration and is constantly being updated.
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    #3 - MONSTER HUNTER WORLD

    Genre: Action RPG Release Date: January 26th Member Thoughts
    Psykogrl - Beautiful environments, interesting crafting and gameplay.
    LaunchedPizza - Beautiful landscape. The monsters are beautiful as well but also scary and they will eat you.
    WookieJedi - I have never played a monster hunter game in my life before this one. And yet I was able to easily pick up on the mechanics and game play and that’s y I love this game so much not only for its incredible world and variety of creatures but also for its ease of access to new players and the fact that it’s an MMO another favorite genre of mine doesn’t hurt it either
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    #2 - COD: BLACK OPS 4

    Genre: FPS Release Date: October 12th Member Thoughts
    AwakeningRager - Level progression, gunplay and customization is fun. Certain fan-favorite maps like Summit and Firing Range are fun to play and I hope more free maps for all players come soon. I had fun with the game solo and gaming with AJSA friends during events as well.
    DoomSlayer - I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  I was very skeptical of it when it was first announced considering the removal of the campaign and the shoehorning in of a battle royal mode, which ended up being better than I expected.
    EJGarza - My multiplayer experience is one of the best I've had all year with Black Ops 4. It also has a really fun zombie mode and I feel it offers the best Battle Royale mode out there today.
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    #1 - RED DEAD REDEMPTION II

    Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date: October 26th Member Thoughts
    PoisonousSkate - Without a doubt Red Dead Redemption is my game of the year. For me was a truly amazing and well crafted game whose story catch me from the beginning with his truly amazing and interesting set of characters and atmosphere. The setting of the Wild West is a difficult thing to convert into a video game specially with such a level of fidelity to the period  that Red Dead has achieved, with only a few minor exceptions. This game has truly take me back in time to revive some of my childhood memories watching westerns and playing the first Red Dead Redemption. Truly and amazing game that deserves game of the year.
    Ryman217 - Brought back a good single player story in one of the most anticipated sequels.
    Sickshock - Ok so if anyone truly knows me they know that I love old John Wayne westerns so playing Read Dead 2 made me feel like a badass cowboy!!! I love the online multiplayer as well and it is where I spend most of my time with the game. I love playing the online story missions or just getting into gun battles with other players. There is never a dull moment when you play this game.
    AJSADylmah93 - It was years in the making, but it's finally here - the sequel (and prequel) to, in my opinion, one of the greatest games of all time. So did it live up to the hype? Was it worth the wait? Well, I can happily say yes, and yes. Almost every aspect of Red Dead Redemption was touched on and improved, and new features were jam packed into this game.
    The attention to detail here is unmatched by any game that has released this year, in my opinion. For example; when you're walking through mud, water pools up in your footprints. Snow accurately deforms as you walk through it and mud even cakes up on the wheels of wagons when ridden through it for extended periods of time.
    But the big question here is, is the story and content good? A game can look great, but what you will be doing in it is a huge factor to think about. Well, again yes, I think so. There is so much to every character in this game, I even found myself getting attached to strangers I met. I highly suggest taking your time with the story to wade through the wealth of side content this game has to offer, especially the side missions involving various members of your gang. In time, you'll come to view these characters as more than just NPCs, and you'll actually careabout them. One particular stranger mission strand even had me on the verge of tears by it's conclusion because I grew attached to that character so much.
    In conclusion, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that I highly recommend. And is by far, my personal Game of the Year for 2018.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forum
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
  16. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Division - Top 10 Games of 2018   
    AJSA Xbox One - Top 10 Games of 2018 - What Video Games Did Xbox Members Enjoy Playing in 2018? Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a great holiday season that was filled with fun and happiness. As we wrap up the year we're looking back at the games that helped define 2018 and reflect on the titles that brought us enjoyment. Over course of the past month, shortly following the conclusion of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week, we here on Xbox have been collecting votes and opinions from members on what new games that released on Xbox in 2019 they liked the most. Based on the results we formed a Top 10 Xbox Game List of 2018 that we will be presenting to you today. When we show each game in the list we will feature a testimonial (there will be at least one per game) that a member wrote for that game we selected.
    Wait! There is more...We didn't want this article to be your standard 'Top 10 Games List' sort of deal. We here on the AJSA Xbox team wanted to approach this project a bit differently. We wanted to make this not just a 'staff project' but a community project. The article not only contains the new games we liked but also what updates or DLC people enjoyed, what events were their favorite and what games we're looking forward to in 2019.
    This article is meant to give a glimpse into the tastes of the Xbox community and what sort of games people enjoy playing. This article is only possible due to the time members put in sending in their feedback. We've collected all the data and we're excited to share it with the rest of the AJSA Gaming crew.
    Thank you to everyone who contributed towards this fun and lighthearted community project. If members did not have the chance to vote, or they did not see the games they voted make the top 10, share instead what you thought were the top games that released on Xbox this year. Thank you and enjoy!
    Top 5 Favorite Games As Xbox Weekly Events & Game Nights
    We're featured over 55 different titles this year as Xbox Weekly Events/Game Nights, setting a new record for us here in the Xbox community. We asked voters what games they thought were the best that were supported and/or showcased. Here is the game Top 5 Games members enjoyed the most as Weekly Events/Game Nights:
    1. Overwatch This game is our longest running Weekly Event series on Xbox One with community support spanning nearly three years. A Saturday night staple within the community, Overwatch has matured and solidified itself as our flagship title on Xbox. 2018 was especially exciting year for the game as we featured it during three different 'Special Operations', and it broke our 'longest running single event' record (15 hours!) for Xbox in May.  2. Black Ops 4 A fairly new title on the scene, Black Ops 4 has spread like wildfire within the Xbox community quickly growing to become of our most favorite titles to feature as events.  3. Grand Theft Auto V Los Santos has served as the home for the criminal underworld of the AJSA for the past five years since the founding of the 'Angry Grand Theft Army'. When a GTA event rolls around you know there will be absolute chaos and fun to be had. 4. Halo: Master Chief Collection The Master Chief Collection entered a unique renaissance this year in the Xbox community. Thanks to consistent updates that overhauled the multiplayer experience, the AJSA returned in full force and our custom game modes kept people entertained for hours on end. 5. Friday the 13th: the Video Game Camp Crystal Lake will never be the same thanks to the AJSA. This game grew to become of our premier 'Game Night' titles this year. When you have a full lobby of AJSA members, plenty of shenanigans and craziness was to be had. Top 5 Anticipated Games For 2019
    We asked voters what games they were looking forward to the most in 2019.
    1. Metro: Exodus 2. The Division 2 3. Cyberpunk 2077 4. Mortal Kombat 11 5. DOOM Eternal Top 5 Game Updates of 2018
    A ton of updates, expansions, and DLC were released this year in 2018. We asked voters to pick which ones were their favorite:
    1. Halo: Master Chief Collection [August Update] This update saw a complete overhaul of the Master Chief Collection which saw massive improvements to matchmaking. The game finally felt complete and people could enjoy the Master Chief saga, in online or story, with ease. Much credit was given to 343 for not abandoning the game and worked to fix their wrongs. 2. GTA Online - Arena Wars Twisted Metal meets GTA Online in the 'Arena Wars' update with all out vehicular warfare. 3. Sea of Thieves - Forsaken Shores This update included an expansion to the map called 'Devil's Roar', a dangerous and exciting new area filled with treasure and treachery. 4. Rainbow Six: Siege - Operation Para Bellum The introduction of the Italian operators saw many members return to Rainbow Six: Siege over the summer and reignited interest in the game. 5. Fornite Season 5 - When Worlds Collide This update saw major changes to the Fortnite world that are still in place today. This was the update for quite a few people who were once on the fence about Fortnite to finally check out the game and experience it for the first time. Top 10 New Games of 2018
    #10 - FORZA HORIZON 4

    Genre: Racing Release Date: October 2nd Member Thoughts
    Rune - My history with racing games isn't really all that illustrious. In my early gaming days when it came to racing games I liked to play titles such as Crash Team Racing, Gran Turismo, Mario Kart, and Ridge Racer on the PS1/SNES/PS2 consoles. As I got older I played more shooters, RPGs, and adventure style games. The Forza Horizon series brought me back to the racing genre with Forza Horizon 3 and I've grown to be a fan of the series since. This entry, Forza Horizon 4, I feel builds and excels upon the last game. At first I didn't think I would like the new London setting, compared to the Australian Outback I grew to love, but I came to appreciate it as I played more. The weather system is really interesting (racing and messing around in the snow is awesome) the cars look/drive great, the challenges/story missions are fun, and the races are as crazy as ever. Great game to play by yourself or with friends and you don't need to be a 'car buff' to get into the game. Easy to pick up and play. An addition to your Xbox library I would totally recommend. 
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    #9 - STATE OF DECAY 2

    Genre: Survival Release Date: May 22nd Member Thoughts
    Shot2dface - As a fan of the original, I welcomed with the introduction of a new world and story setting along with the multiplayer. Consistent updates helps keep the zombie killin' fun and fresh!!
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    #8 - SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER

    Genre: Action Adventure Release Date: September 14th Member Thoughts
    WolfHeart - Beautiful game. Lara kicks ass as always. A solid single player game when I felt that most of the games this year were focusing more on co-op and multiplayer. Was it the absolute best out of the trilogy? Up for debate but for any Tomb Raider fan I feel it worth playing and we'll see where the series goes after this.
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    #7 - NO MAN'S SKY

    Genre: Adventure/Exploration/Survival Release Date: July 24th Member Thoughts
    MasterfulJoe - No Man's Sky essentially received a total reboot with its launch on Xbox One that's made it the game we had always wanted it to be. Major parts of the game were overhauled and huge new content drops came this year and in my opinion, the game is finally 100% worth the price that was asked.
    AJSA Delta - Knowing the less than stellar release it had when It first came in on PS4 and PC, I’ve enjoyed the improvements and updates they’ve made to the game. I feel the game deserves another chance with its current state now.
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    #6 - ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

    Genre: Stealth, Action/RPG Release Date: October 5th Member Thoughts
    Foxhart - While i admit I'm not a big fan of assassins creed as a whole this one grabbed my attention as rpg elements had been implemented and game play was engaging. though the leveling mechanics being throttled for micro-transactions was annoying it wasn't  game breaking.
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    #5 - FAR CRY 5

    Genre: Action/Adventure, FPS Release Date: March 27th Member Thoughts
    Tmccrory - I loved the game because of the environment and the character customization making you feel like you’re actually in the game.
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    #4 - SEA OF THIEVES

    Genre: Open World Adventure Release Date: March 20th Member Thoughts
    AngryFuzzball -  It was truly a 'Make Your Own Adventure' type of game and that is was appealed to me the most.
    Zombie Shower - Sea of Thieves provided the best cooperative pirate experience in gaming.
    StraightUpMelon - A unique and fun game that excels when played with friends. Great exploration and is constantly being updated.
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    #3 - MONSTER HUNTER WORLD

    Genre: Action RPG Release Date: January 26th Member Thoughts
    Psykogrl - Beautiful environments, interesting crafting and gameplay.
    LaunchedPizza - Beautiful landscape. The monsters are beautiful as well but also scary and they will eat you.
    WookieJedi - I have never played a monster hunter game in my life before this one. And yet I was able to easily pick up on the mechanics and game play and that’s y I love this game so much not only for its incredible world and variety of creatures but also for its ease of access to new players and the fact that it’s an MMO another favorite genre of mine doesn’t hurt it either
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    #2 - COD: BLACK OPS 4

    Genre: FPS Release Date: October 12th Member Thoughts
    AwakeningRager - Level progression, gunplay and customization is fun. Certain fan-favorite maps like Summit and Firing Range are fun to play and I hope more free maps for all players come soon. I had fun with the game solo and gaming with AJSA friends during events as well.
    DoomSlayer - I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  I was very skeptical of it when it was first announced considering the removal of the campaign and the shoehorning in of a battle royal mode, which ended up being better than I expected.
    EJGarza - My multiplayer experience is one of the best I've had all year with Black Ops 4. It also has a really fun zombie mode and I feel it offers the best Battle Royale mode out there today.
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    #1 - RED DEAD REDEMPTION II

    Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date: October 26th Member Thoughts
    PoisonousSkate - Without a doubt Red Dead Redemption is my game of the year. For me was a truly amazing and well crafted game whose story catch me from the beginning with his truly amazing and interesting set of characters and atmosphere. The setting of the Wild West is a difficult thing to convert into a video game specially with such a level of fidelity to the period  that Red Dead has achieved, with only a few minor exceptions. This game has truly take me back in time to revive some of my childhood memories watching westerns and playing the first Red Dead Redemption. Truly and amazing game that deserves game of the year.
    Ryman217 - Brought back a good single player story in one of the most anticipated sequels.
    Sickshock - Ok so if anyone truly knows me they know that I love old John Wayne westerns so playing Read Dead 2 made me feel like a badass cowboy!!! I love the online multiplayer as well and it is where I spend most of my time with the game. I love playing the online story missions or just getting into gun battles with other players. There is never a dull moment when you play this game.
    AJSADylmah93 - It was years in the making, but it's finally here - the sequel (and prequel) to, in my opinion, one of the greatest games of all time. So did it live up to the hype? Was it worth the wait? Well, I can happily say yes, and yes. Almost every aspect of Red Dead Redemption was touched on and improved, and new features were jam packed into this game.
    The attention to detail here is unmatched by any game that has released this year, in my opinion. For example; when you're walking through mud, water pools up in your footprints. Snow accurately deforms as you walk through it and mud even cakes up on the wheels of wagons when ridden through it for extended periods of time.
    But the big question here is, is the story and content good? A game can look great, but what you will be doing in it is a huge factor to think about. Well, again yes, I think so. There is so much to every character in this game, I even found myself getting attached to strangers I met. I highly suggest taking your time with the story to wade through the wealth of side content this game has to offer, especially the side missions involving various members of your gang. In time, you'll come to view these characters as more than just NPCs, and you'll actually careabout them. One particular stranger mission strand even had me on the verge of tears by it's conclusion because I grew attached to that character so much.
    In conclusion, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that I highly recommend. And is by far, my personal Game of the Year for 2018.
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  17. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Division - Top 10 Games of 2018   
    AJSA Xbox One - Top 10 Games of 2018 - What Video Games Did Xbox Members Enjoy Playing in 2018? Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a great holiday season that was filled with fun and happiness. As we wrap up the year we're looking back at the games that helped define 2018 and reflect on the titles that brought us enjoyment. Over course of the past month, shortly following the conclusion of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week, we here on Xbox have been collecting votes and opinions from members on what new games that released on Xbox in 2019 they liked the most. Based on the results we formed a Top 10 Xbox Game List of 2018 that we will be presenting to you today. When we show each game in the list we will feature a testimonial (there will be at least one per game) that a member wrote for that game we selected.
    Wait! There is more...We didn't want this article to be your standard 'Top 10 Games List' sort of deal. We here on the AJSA Xbox team wanted to approach this project a bit differently. We wanted to make this not just a 'staff project' but a community project. The article not only contains the new games we liked but also what updates or DLC people enjoyed, what events were their favorite and what games we're looking forward to in 2019.
    This article is meant to give a glimpse into the tastes of the Xbox community and what sort of games people enjoy playing. This article is only possible due to the time members put in sending in their feedback. We've collected all the data and we're excited to share it with the rest of the AJSA Gaming crew.
    Thank you to everyone who contributed towards this fun and lighthearted community project. If members did not have the chance to vote, or they did not see the games they voted make the top 10, share instead what you thought were the top games that released on Xbox this year. Thank you and enjoy!
    Top 5 Favorite Games As Xbox Weekly Events & Game Nights
    We're featured over 55 different titles this year as Xbox Weekly Events/Game Nights, setting a new record for us here in the Xbox community. We asked voters what games they thought were the best that were supported and/or showcased. Here is the game Top 5 Games members enjoyed the most as Weekly Events/Game Nights:
    1. Overwatch This game is our longest running Weekly Event series on Xbox One with community support spanning nearly three years. A Saturday night staple within the community, Overwatch has matured and solidified itself as our flagship title on Xbox. 2018 was especially exciting year for the game as we featured it during three different 'Special Operations', and it broke our 'longest running single event' record (15 hours!) for Xbox in May.  2. Black Ops 4 A fairly new title on the scene, Black Ops 4 has spread like wildfire within the Xbox community quickly growing to become of our most favorite titles to feature as events.  3. Grand Theft Auto V Los Santos has served as the home for the criminal underworld of the AJSA for the past five years since the founding of the 'Angry Grand Theft Army'. When a GTA event rolls around you know there will be absolute chaos and fun to be had. 4. Halo: Master Chief Collection The Master Chief Collection entered a unique renaissance this year in the Xbox community. Thanks to consistent updates that overhauled the multiplayer experience, the AJSA returned in full force and our custom game modes kept people entertained for hours on end. 5. Friday the 13th: the Video Game Camp Crystal Lake will never be the same thanks to the AJSA. This game grew to become of our premier 'Game Night' titles this year. When you have a full lobby of AJSA members, plenty of shenanigans and craziness was to be had. Top 5 Anticipated Games For 2019
    We asked voters what games they were looking forward to the most in 2019.
    1. Metro: Exodus 2. The Division 2 3. Cyberpunk 2077 4. Mortal Kombat 11 5. DOOM Eternal Top 5 Game Updates of 2018
    A ton of updates, expansions, and DLC were released this year in 2018. We asked voters to pick which ones were their favorite:
    1. Halo: Master Chief Collection [August Update] This update saw a complete overhaul of the Master Chief Collection which saw massive improvements to matchmaking. The game finally felt complete and people could enjoy the Master Chief saga, in online or story, with ease. Much credit was given to 343 for not abandoning the game and worked to fix their wrongs. 2. GTA Online - Arena Wars Twisted Metal meets GTA Online in the 'Arena Wars' update with all out vehicular warfare. 3. Sea of Thieves - Forsaken Shores This update included an expansion to the map called 'Devil's Roar', a dangerous and exciting new area filled with treasure and treachery. 4. Rainbow Six: Siege - Operation Para Bellum The introduction of the Italian operators saw many members return to Rainbow Six: Siege over the summer and reignited interest in the game. 5. Fornite Season 5 - When Worlds Collide This update saw major changes to the Fortnite world that are still in place today. This was the update for quite a few people who were once on the fence about Fortnite to finally check out the game and experience it for the first time. Top 10 New Games of 2018
    #10 - FORZA HORIZON 4

    Genre: Racing Release Date: October 2nd Member Thoughts
    Rune - My history with racing games isn't really all that illustrious. In my early gaming days when it came to racing games I liked to play titles such as Crash Team Racing, Gran Turismo, Mario Kart, and Ridge Racer on the PS1/SNES/PS2 consoles. As I got older I played more shooters, RPGs, and adventure style games. The Forza Horizon series brought me back to the racing genre with Forza Horizon 3 and I've grown to be a fan of the series since. This entry, Forza Horizon 4, I feel builds and excels upon the last game. At first I didn't think I would like the new London setting, compared to the Australian Outback I grew to love, but I came to appreciate it as I played more. The weather system is really interesting (racing and messing around in the snow is awesome) the cars look/drive great, the challenges/story missions are fun, and the races are as crazy as ever. Great game to play by yourself or with friends and you don't need to be a 'car buff' to get into the game. Easy to pick up and play. An addition to your Xbox library I would totally recommend. 
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    #9 - STATE OF DECAY 2

    Genre: Survival Release Date: May 22nd Member Thoughts
    Shot2dface - As a fan of the original, I welcomed with the introduction of a new world and story setting along with the multiplayer. Consistent updates helps keep the zombie killin' fun and fresh!!
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    #8 - SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER

    Genre: Action Adventure Release Date: September 14th Member Thoughts
    WolfHeart - Beautiful game. Lara kicks ass as always. A solid single player game when I felt that most of the games this year were focusing more on co-op and multiplayer. Was it the absolute best out of the trilogy? Up for debate but for any Tomb Raider fan I feel it worth playing and we'll see where the series goes after this.
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    #7 - NO MAN'S SKY

    Genre: Adventure/Exploration/Survival Release Date: July 24th Member Thoughts
    MasterfulJoe - No Man's Sky essentially received a total reboot with its launch on Xbox One that's made it the game we had always wanted it to be. Major parts of the game were overhauled and huge new content drops came this year and in my opinion, the game is finally 100% worth the price that was asked.
    AJSA Delta - Knowing the less than stellar release it had when It first came in on PS4 and PC, I’ve enjoyed the improvements and updates they’ve made to the game. I feel the game deserves another chance with its current state now.
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    #6 - ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

    Genre: Stealth, Action/RPG Release Date: October 5th Member Thoughts
    Foxhart - While i admit I'm not a big fan of assassins creed as a whole this one grabbed my attention as rpg elements had been implemented and game play was engaging. though the leveling mechanics being throttled for micro-transactions was annoying it wasn't  game breaking.
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    #5 - FAR CRY 5

    Genre: Action/Adventure, FPS Release Date: March 27th Member Thoughts
    Tmccrory - I loved the game because of the environment and the character customization making you feel like you’re actually in the game.
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    #4 - SEA OF THIEVES

    Genre: Open World Adventure Release Date: March 20th Member Thoughts
    AngryFuzzball -  It was truly a 'Make Your Own Adventure' type of game and that is was appealed to me the most.
    Zombie Shower - Sea of Thieves provided the best cooperative pirate experience in gaming.
    StraightUpMelon - A unique and fun game that excels when played with friends. Great exploration and is constantly being updated.
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    #3 - MONSTER HUNTER WORLD

    Genre: Action RPG Release Date: January 26th Member Thoughts
    Psykogrl - Beautiful environments, interesting crafting and gameplay.
    LaunchedPizza - Beautiful landscape. The monsters are beautiful as well but also scary and they will eat you.
    WookieJedi - I have never played a monster hunter game in my life before this one. And yet I was able to easily pick up on the mechanics and game play and that’s y I love this game so much not only for its incredible world and variety of creatures but also for its ease of access to new players and the fact that it’s an MMO another favorite genre of mine doesn’t hurt it either
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    #2 - COD: BLACK OPS 4

    Genre: FPS Release Date: October 12th Member Thoughts
    AwakeningRager - Level progression, gunplay and customization is fun. Certain fan-favorite maps like Summit and Firing Range are fun to play and I hope more free maps for all players come soon. I had fun with the game solo and gaming with AJSA friends during events as well.
    DoomSlayer - I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  I was very skeptical of it when it was first announced considering the removal of the campaign and the shoehorning in of a battle royal mode, which ended up being better than I expected.
    EJGarza - My multiplayer experience is one of the best I've had all year with Black Ops 4. It also has a really fun zombie mode and I feel it offers the best Battle Royale mode out there today.
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    #1 - RED DEAD REDEMPTION II

    Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date: October 26th Member Thoughts
    PoisonousSkate - Without a doubt Red Dead Redemption is my game of the year. For me was a truly amazing and well crafted game whose story catch me from the beginning with his truly amazing and interesting set of characters and atmosphere. The setting of the Wild West is a difficult thing to convert into a video game specially with such a level of fidelity to the period  that Red Dead has achieved, with only a few minor exceptions. This game has truly take me back in time to revive some of my childhood memories watching westerns and playing the first Red Dead Redemption. Truly and amazing game that deserves game of the year.
    Ryman217 - Brought back a good single player story in one of the most anticipated sequels.
    Sickshock - Ok so if anyone truly knows me they know that I love old John Wayne westerns so playing Read Dead 2 made me feel like a badass cowboy!!! I love the online multiplayer as well and it is where I spend most of my time with the game. I love playing the online story missions or just getting into gun battles with other players. There is never a dull moment when you play this game.
    AJSADylmah93 - It was years in the making, but it's finally here - the sequel (and prequel) to, in my opinion, one of the greatest games of all time. So did it live up to the hype? Was it worth the wait? Well, I can happily say yes, and yes. Almost every aspect of Red Dead Redemption was touched on and improved, and new features were jam packed into this game.
    The attention to detail here is unmatched by any game that has released this year, in my opinion. For example; when you're walking through mud, water pools up in your footprints. Snow accurately deforms as you walk through it and mud even cakes up on the wheels of wagons when ridden through it for extended periods of time.
    But the big question here is, is the story and content good? A game can look great, but what you will be doing in it is a huge factor to think about. Well, again yes, I think so. There is so much to every character in this game, I even found myself getting attached to strangers I met. I highly suggest taking your time with the story to wade through the wealth of side content this game has to offer, especially the side missions involving various members of your gang. In time, you'll come to view these characters as more than just NPCs, and you'll actually careabout them. One particular stranger mission strand even had me on the verge of tears by it's conclusion because I grew attached to that character so much.
    In conclusion, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that I highly recommend. And is by far, my personal Game of the Year for 2018.
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    Xbox Section of the Forum
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
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  18. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Division - Top 10 Games of 2018   
    AJSA Xbox One - Top 10 Games of 2018 - What Video Games Did Xbox Members Enjoy Playing in 2018? Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a great holiday season that was filled with fun and happiness. As we wrap up the year we're looking back at the games that helped define 2018 and reflect on the titles that brought us enjoyment. Over course of the past month, shortly following the conclusion of the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary Week, we here on Xbox have been collecting votes and opinions from members on what new games that released on Xbox in 2019 they liked the most. Based on the results we formed a Top 10 Xbox Game List of 2018 that we will be presenting to you today. When we show each game in the list we will feature a testimonial (there will be at least one per game) that a member wrote for that game we selected.
    Wait! There is more...We didn't want this article to be your standard 'Top 10 Games List' sort of deal. We here on the AJSA Xbox team wanted to approach this project a bit differently. We wanted to make this not just a 'staff project' but a community project. The article not only contains the new games we liked but also what updates or DLC people enjoyed, what events were their favorite and what games we're looking forward to in 2019.
    This article is meant to give a glimpse into the tastes of the Xbox community and what sort of games people enjoy playing. This article is only possible due to the time members put in sending in their feedback. We've collected all the data and we're excited to share it with the rest of the AJSA Gaming crew.
    Thank you to everyone who contributed towards this fun and lighthearted community project. If members did not have the chance to vote, or they did not see the games they voted make the top 10, share instead what you thought were the top games that released on Xbox this year. Thank you and enjoy!
    Top 5 Favorite Games As Xbox Weekly Events & Game Nights
    We're featured over 55 different titles this year as Xbox Weekly Events/Game Nights, setting a new record for us here in the Xbox community. We asked voters what games they thought were the best that were supported and/or showcased. Here is the game Top 5 Games members enjoyed the most as Weekly Events/Game Nights:
    1. Overwatch This game is our longest running Weekly Event series on Xbox One with community support spanning nearly three years. A Saturday night staple within the community, Overwatch has matured and solidified itself as our flagship title on Xbox. 2018 was especially exciting year for the game as we featured it during three different 'Special Operations', and it broke our 'longest running single event' record (15 hours!) for Xbox in May.  2. Black Ops 4 A fairly new title on the scene, Black Ops 4 has spread like wildfire within the Xbox community quickly growing to become of our most favorite titles to feature as events.  3. Grand Theft Auto V Los Santos has served as the home for the criminal underworld of the AJSA for the past five years since the founding of the 'Angry Grand Theft Army'. When a GTA event rolls around you know there will be absolute chaos and fun to be had. 4. Halo: Master Chief Collection The Master Chief Collection entered a unique renaissance this year in the Xbox community. Thanks to consistent updates that overhauled the multiplayer experience, the AJSA returned in full force and our custom game modes kept people entertained for hours on end. 5. Friday the 13th: the Video Game Camp Crystal Lake will never be the same thanks to the AJSA. This game grew to become of our premier 'Game Night' titles this year. When you have a full lobby of AJSA members, plenty of shenanigans and craziness was to be had. Top 5 Anticipated Games For 2019
    We asked voters what games they were looking forward to the most in 2019.
    1. Metro: Exodus 2. The Division 2 3. Cyberpunk 2077 4. Mortal Kombat 11 5. DOOM Eternal Top 5 Game Updates of 2018
    A ton of updates, expansions, and DLC were released this year in 2018. We asked voters to pick which ones were their favorite:
    1. Halo: Master Chief Collection [August Update] This update saw a complete overhaul of the Master Chief Collection which saw massive improvements to matchmaking. The game finally felt complete and people could enjoy the Master Chief saga, in online or story, with ease. Much credit was given to 343 for not abandoning the game and worked to fix their wrongs. 2. GTA Online - Arena Wars Twisted Metal meets GTA Online in the 'Arena Wars' update with all out vehicular warfare. 3. Sea of Thieves - Forsaken Shores This update included an expansion to the map called 'Devil's Roar', a dangerous and exciting new area filled with treasure and treachery. 4. Rainbow Six: Siege - Operation Para Bellum The introduction of the Italian operators saw many members return to Rainbow Six: Siege over the summer and reignited interest in the game. 5. Fornite Season 5 - When Worlds Collide This update saw major changes to the Fortnite world that are still in place today. This was the update for quite a few people who were once on the fence about Fortnite to finally check out the game and experience it for the first time. Top 10 New Games of 2018
    #10 - FORZA HORIZON 4

    Genre: Racing Release Date: October 2nd Member Thoughts
    Rune - My history with racing games isn't really all that illustrious. In my early gaming days when it came to racing games I liked to play titles such as Crash Team Racing, Gran Turismo, Mario Kart, and Ridge Racer on the PS1/SNES/PS2 consoles. As I got older I played more shooters, RPGs, and adventure style games. The Forza Horizon series brought me back to the racing genre with Forza Horizon 3 and I've grown to be a fan of the series since. This entry, Forza Horizon 4, I feel builds and excels upon the last game. At first I didn't think I would like the new London setting, compared to the Australian Outback I grew to love, but I came to appreciate it as I played more. The weather system is really interesting (racing and messing around in the snow is awesome) the cars look/drive great, the challenges/story missions are fun, and the races are as crazy as ever. Great game to play by yourself or with friends and you don't need to be a 'car buff' to get into the game. Easy to pick up and play. An addition to your Xbox library I would totally recommend. 
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    #9 - STATE OF DECAY 2

    Genre: Survival Release Date: May 22nd Member Thoughts
    Shot2dface - As a fan of the original, I welcomed with the introduction of a new world and story setting along with the multiplayer. Consistent updates helps keep the zombie killin' fun and fresh!!
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    #8 - SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER

    Genre: Action Adventure Release Date: September 14th Member Thoughts
    WolfHeart - Beautiful game. Lara kicks ass as always. A solid single player game when I felt that most of the games this year were focusing more on co-op and multiplayer. Was it the absolute best out of the trilogy? Up for debate but for any Tomb Raider fan I feel it worth playing and we'll see where the series goes after this.
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    #7 - NO MAN'S SKY

    Genre: Adventure/Exploration/Survival Release Date: July 24th Member Thoughts
    MasterfulJoe - No Man's Sky essentially received a total reboot with its launch on Xbox One that's made it the game we had always wanted it to be. Major parts of the game were overhauled and huge new content drops came this year and in my opinion, the game is finally 100% worth the price that was asked.
    AJSA Delta - Knowing the less than stellar release it had when It first came in on PS4 and PC, I’ve enjoyed the improvements and updates they’ve made to the game. I feel the game deserves another chance with its current state now.
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    #6 - ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

    Genre: Stealth, Action/RPG Release Date: October 5th Member Thoughts
    Foxhart - While i admit I'm not a big fan of assassins creed as a whole this one grabbed my attention as rpg elements had been implemented and game play was engaging. though the leveling mechanics being throttled for micro-transactions was annoying it wasn't  game breaking.
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    #5 - FAR CRY 5

    Genre: Action/Adventure, FPS Release Date: March 27th Member Thoughts
    Tmccrory - I loved the game because of the environment and the character customization making you feel like you’re actually in the game.
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    #4 - SEA OF THIEVES

    Genre: Open World Adventure Release Date: March 20th Member Thoughts
    AngryFuzzball -  It was truly a 'Make Your Own Adventure' type of game and that is was appealed to me the most.
    Zombie Shower - Sea of Thieves provided the best cooperative pirate experience in gaming.
    StraightUpMelon - A unique and fun game that excels when played with friends. Great exploration and is constantly being updated.
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    #3 - MONSTER HUNTER WORLD

    Genre: Action RPG Release Date: January 26th Member Thoughts
    Psykogrl - Beautiful environments, interesting crafting and gameplay.
    LaunchedPizza - Beautiful landscape. The monsters are beautiful as well but also scary and they will eat you.
    WookieJedi - I have never played a monster hunter game in my life before this one. And yet I was able to easily pick up on the mechanics and game play and that’s y I love this game so much not only for its incredible world and variety of creatures but also for its ease of access to new players and the fact that it’s an MMO another favorite genre of mine doesn’t hurt it either
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    #2 - COD: BLACK OPS 4

    Genre: FPS Release Date: October 12th Member Thoughts
    AwakeningRager - Level progression, gunplay and customization is fun. Certain fan-favorite maps like Summit and Firing Range are fun to play and I hope more free maps for all players come soon. I had fun with the game solo and gaming with AJSA friends during events as well.
    DoomSlayer - I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  I was very skeptical of it when it was first announced considering the removal of the campaign and the shoehorning in of a battle royal mode, which ended up being better than I expected.
    EJGarza - My multiplayer experience is one of the best I've had all year with Black Ops 4. It also has a really fun zombie mode and I feel it offers the best Battle Royale mode out there today.
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    #1 - RED DEAD REDEMPTION II

    Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date: October 26th Member Thoughts
    PoisonousSkate - Without a doubt Red Dead Redemption is my game of the year. For me was a truly amazing and well crafted game whose story catch me from the beginning with his truly amazing and interesting set of characters and atmosphere. The setting of the Wild West is a difficult thing to convert into a video game specially with such a level of fidelity to the period  that Red Dead has achieved, with only a few minor exceptions. This game has truly take me back in time to revive some of my childhood memories watching westerns and playing the first Red Dead Redemption. Truly and amazing game that deserves game of the year.
    Ryman217 - Brought back a good single player story in one of the most anticipated sequels.
    Sickshock - Ok so if anyone truly knows me they know that I love old John Wayne westerns so playing Read Dead 2 made me feel like a badass cowboy!!! I love the online multiplayer as well and it is where I spend most of my time with the game. I love playing the online story missions or just getting into gun battles with other players. There is never a dull moment when you play this game.
    AJSADylmah93 - It was years in the making, but it's finally here - the sequel (and prequel) to, in my opinion, one of the greatest games of all time. So did it live up to the hype? Was it worth the wait? Well, I can happily say yes, and yes. Almost every aspect of Red Dead Redemption was touched on and improved, and new features were jam packed into this game.
    The attention to detail here is unmatched by any game that has released this year, in my opinion. For example; when you're walking through mud, water pools up in your footprints. Snow accurately deforms as you walk through it and mud even cakes up on the wheels of wagons when ridden through it for extended periods of time.
    But the big question here is, is the story and content good? A game can look great, but what you will be doing in it is a huge factor to think about. Well, again yes, I think so. There is so much to every character in this game, I even found myself getting attached to strangers I met. I highly suggest taking your time with the story to wade through the wealth of side content this game has to offer, especially the side missions involving various members of your gang. In time, you'll come to view these characters as more than just NPCs, and you'll actually careabout them. One particular stranger mission strand even had me on the verge of tears by it's conclusion because I grew attached to that character so much.
    In conclusion, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that I highly recommend. And is by far, my personal Game of the Year for 2018.
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forum
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
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  19. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, AJSA Special Operations - November Announcement [Quinquennial]   
    AJSA Special Operation - November 2018 - Anniversary Announcement
    Join the Angry Army this November for Special Operations: Quinquennial as we unite to honor the founding of the AJSA Gaming Community! Across PC and console there will be special celebratory activities planned for members to engage in and play with each other as we observe our ‘5th Year Anniversary’. Organizers from Game Nights on Playstation 4, Weekly Events on Xbox One, and Expeditionary Force Events on PC have come together to select game titles that represent the history of the AJSA on their respective platforms.
    This Anniversary is a unique opportunity for us to rally together as a community to reflect on the past and look towards the future. The Special Operation will allow members old and new to experience these games for one last ride or for first time. Without a doubt there will be many tales passed down and told of past adventures and hijinks that defined our presence in these games. It is our hope and desire to have this Special Operation recognize the important of these games in our history on each platform, mark the closure of 2018, and set up a foundation for the community in 2019 to build on.
    We hope you can join us as we celebrate the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary this November. There will be Special Operation events on PC and console for the first three weekends of the month (outlined below). We look forward revisiting these community defining games and playing with everyone. Thank you for an amazing five years! Never Give Up! Never Surrender! Victory or Death!
    UPDATES
    Oct. 31st Article - Special Operations Events: November 3rd, 2018 [Quinquennial] [COMPLETED]
    Nov. 7th Article - AJSA Special Operation Events - November 10th, 2018 [Quinquennial] [COMPLETED]
    Nov. 14th Article - AJSA Special Operation Events - November 17th, 2018 [Quinquennial] [COMPLETED]
    Event Outline
    Each weekend, for the first three weeks of November, there will be AJSA Special Operation events. Each Division will meet and play at the time of their choice, determined by organizers on their respective platform, across games they selected to represent their platform during the Anniversary. Below is a brief outline of what you can expect from us. There will be additional articles going forward advertising these events in more detail as each weekend draws near. Please refer to our Division links for additional information concerning each platform.
    Playstation 4 - Game Nights
    - PS4 Division -
    Saturday November 3rd - 6:00pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 6:00pm EST - Warframe Saturday November 17th - 6:00pm EST - GTA Online Xbox One - Weekly Events
    - XB1 Divison -
    Saturday November 3rd - 7:30pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 7:30pm EST - Neverwinter Saturday November 17th - 7:00pm EST - Overwatch PC - Expeditionary Force
    - PC Division -
    Saturday November 3rd - 4:00pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 4:00pm EST - MechWarrior Online Saturday November 17th - 4:00pm EST - Planetside 2 Additional Community Information [Links Below]
    Code of Conduct New Member's Guide AJSA Gaming Community Discord AJSA Gaming Events Calendar
  20. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, AJSA Special Operations - November Announcement [Quinquennial]   
    AJSA Special Operation - November 2018 - Anniversary Announcement
    Join the Angry Army this November for Special Operations: Quinquennial as we unite to honor the founding of the AJSA Gaming Community! Across PC and console there will be special celebratory activities planned for members to engage in and play with each other as we observe our ‘5th Year Anniversary’. Organizers from Game Nights on Playstation 4, Weekly Events on Xbox One, and Expeditionary Force Events on PC have come together to select game titles that represent the history of the AJSA on their respective platforms.
    This Anniversary is a unique opportunity for us to rally together as a community to reflect on the past and look towards the future. The Special Operation will allow members old and new to experience these games for one last ride or for first time. Without a doubt there will be many tales passed down and told of past adventures and hijinks that defined our presence in these games. It is our hope and desire to have this Special Operation recognize the important of these games in our history on each platform, mark the closure of 2018, and set up a foundation for the community in 2019 to build on.
    We hope you can join us as we celebrate the AJSA 5th Year Anniversary this November. There will be Special Operation events on PC and console for the first three weekends of the month (outlined below). We look forward revisiting these community defining games and playing with everyone. Thank you for an amazing five years! Never Give Up! Never Surrender! Victory or Death!
    UPDATES
    Oct. 31st Article - Special Operations Events: November 3rd, 2018 [Quinquennial] [COMPLETED]
    Nov. 7th Article - AJSA Special Operation Events - November 10th, 2018 [Quinquennial] [COMPLETED]
    Nov. 14th Article - AJSA Special Operation Events - November 17th, 2018 [Quinquennial] [COMPLETED]
    Event Outline
    Each weekend, for the first three weeks of November, there will be AJSA Special Operation events. Each Division will meet and play at the time of their choice, determined by organizers on their respective platform, across games they selected to represent their platform during the Anniversary. Below is a brief outline of what you can expect from us. There will be additional articles going forward advertising these events in more detail as each weekend draws near. Please refer to our Division links for additional information concerning each platform.
    Playstation 4 - Game Nights
    - PS4 Division -
    Saturday November 3rd - 6:00pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 6:00pm EST - Warframe Saturday November 17th - 6:00pm EST - GTA Online Xbox One - Weekly Events
    - XB1 Divison -
    Saturday November 3rd - 7:30pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 7:30pm EST - Neverwinter Saturday November 17th - 7:00pm EST - Overwatch PC - Expeditionary Force
    - PC Division -
    Saturday November 3rd - 4:00pm EST - Battlefield 4 Saturday November 10th - 4:00pm EST - MechWarrior Online Saturday November 17th - 4:00pm EST - Planetside 2 Additional Community Information [Links Below]
    Code of Conduct New Member's Guide AJSA Gaming Community Discord AJSA Gaming Events Calendar
  21. Conan liked a article by RuneX, AJSA Special Operations - New Worlds [July 27th & 28th]   
    Join the Angry Army this coming weekend on July 27th and July 28th for Special Operations: New Worlds! Travel across land, sea, and space that will bring the community together in an epic journey of world exploration, discovery, and adventure.
    Members of the community across PC and console will be engaged in exciting and awe-inspiring voyages. On Playstation 4 you will be taking part in an interplanetary enterprise across the galaxy on No Man's Sky. On PC and Xbox One you will be taking part in a cross-play adventure spanning new lands and deep sea on Minecraft.
    Special Operations: New Worlds will have you document your journey as you team up with your friends to build, travel, and explore. To archive and share your experiences with the community, you can:
    Take screenshots/pictures Record video Stream Keep a log/journal Discover a new planet with your friends on No Man's Sky? Take pictures, take notes on the environment, or even set up a base to call home. Discover an underwater sea temple on Minecraft? Write down the coordinates, rally your friends to explore the structure together, and uncover hidden secrets. Hear the calling and join us in these New Worlds!
    Event Information
    Playstation 4 - Game Nights

    Hosts: WITHASTICK & Syrupywolf
    Date: Saturday July 28th, 2018
    Organizers from Game Nights on Playstation 4 will be taking you on a journey across the galaxy to explore new planets, build bases, and discover new life. You will experience first hand all the changes and upgrades that are coming to No Man's Sky as part the big 'NEXT' update. This is a free update being released on July 24th that will introduce multiplayer and other cool features to the game that you'll get to try out while participating in the event. Interested in learning more about the upcoming changes? Check out this article.
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    11:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    Reply below with the Abbreviation you see above and include your PSN ID (You’ll be added to our Attendance List). Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country above. Remember who the Host/Hosts are. On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite) Xbox One - Weekly Events & PC - Expeditionary Force

    Organizers from PC and Xbox One are teaming up on Minecraft! We’ve turned the Xbox community world into an online ‘Minecraft Realm’ where members from PC and console can come play during this Special Operation. Invites to the Realm will be distributed to participants during the events.
    Due to limitations to how many people can be in a Realm at one time, we are breaking up the Minecraft event into two phases to ensure both sides can get to play. Each Phase will be curated to a respective platform.
    The ‘Xbox - Phase One’ of the event will take place on Friday night July 27th and the ‘PC - Phase Two’ will take place on Saturday afternoon July 28th. PC and console members can attend both phases, but space will be limited. If the server is full, please be patient and you’ll get in to play!
    Once you are part of the Realm, you can come back and play whenever you feel like it! It is important to note that PC members must have the ‘Windows 10 Edition’ of Minecraft to play. Have an old version of Minecraft? Log into your Mojang account, find and click on ‘Claim Your Free Copy’ to upgrade.
    For voice communications, during the Xbox Phase we will be primarily using Xbox Live party chat to talk. For the PC Phase, we will be using the AJSA Discord channel voice and text channels. There is in-game text chat system built into Minecraft as well.
    Xbox - Phase One
    Hosts: Rune, Dylmah93, & O0PP34
    Date: Friday July 27th, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    12:30 AM UTC
    North America Times
    7:30 PM ET
    6:30 PM CT
    5:30 PM MT
    4:30 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    12:30 AM GMT
    How To Participate:
    For new members/first time event participants coming from Xbox, I highly encourage you to add to the host as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertag listed above). All event parties are launched from the AJSA Xbox Club so if you’re a member of the Club, you can join without a direct party invite. Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to start playing. You will be invited to join the Realm upon entry to the party as well.
    For new members/first time event participants coming from PC while we are primarily going to use the Xbox Live party system to communicate, the hosts of the event will be on the AJSA Discord channel to assist anyone from PC who would like to come play during this phase. Your primary point of contact on Discord will be Rune [Rune#5424]. Message him to get started.
    PC - Phase Two
    Hosts: Conan & Rune
    Date: Saturday June 28th, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    9:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    4:00 PM ET
    3:00 PM CT
    2:00 PM MT
    1:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    9:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    Group up in the AJSA Discord. Hop in the ‘EF Room 1 [Minecraft]’ voice chat in the ‘Play Games Together’ channel to start playing. You will be sent an invite to the Realm upon entry. Here is an invite to our Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    Additional Information
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    PC: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/176-pc-gaming/
    PS4: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/31-playstation-4-vita/
    Xbox One: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    AJSA Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    AJSA Gaming Events Calendar: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/calendar/
     
  22. Dylmah93 liked a article by RuneX, AJSA Special Operations - July Announcement [New Worlds]   
    AJSA Special Operation - July 2018 - Announcement
    Join the Angry Army this July for Special Operations: New Worlds! Travel across land, sea, and space that will bring the community together in an epic journey of world exploration, discovery, and adventure.
    Across PC and console members will be engaging exciting and awe-inspiring voyages. On Playstation 4 you will be taking part in an interplanetary enterprise across the galaxy on No Man's Sky. On PC and Xbox One you will be taking part in a cross-play adventure spanning new lands and deep sea on Minecraft.
    Special Operations: New Worlds will have you document your journey as you team up with your friends to build, travel, and explore. To archive and share your experiences with the community, you can:
    Take screenshots/pictures Record video Stream Keep a log/journal Discover a new planet on No Man's Sky? Take pictures, take notes on the environment, or even set up a base there to call home on. Discover an underwater sea temple on Minecraft? Write down the coordinates, rally your friends to explore the structure together, and uncover hidden secrets. Hear the calling and join us in these New Worlds!
    Event Information
    This article will serve as a formal announcement of the Special Operation. An article on July 21st will cover complete details and outlines of the events part of the Special Operation. However in preparation we'd still like to share with you some information we think is important for you to know:
    This Special Operation will span across two days. The Minecraft event in particular will be broken up into two days, with one portion of the event being held on Friday July 27th and the other on Saturday July 28th. The No Man's Sky event will take place on Saturday July 28th. For No Man's Sky, Playstation 4 participants will need to have the 'No Man's Sky NEXT' update installed. This is a free update being released on July 24th that will introduce multiplayer and other cool features to the game that you'll experience while participating in the event. For Minecraft we will be using the Xbox community world that they've been using since August 2017 for the cross-play activities. We have set up an online 'Minecraft Realm' to allow for easy access and play between PC/Xbox members (Nintendo Switch members are invited too!) PC participants must have the Minecraft: Windows 10 version to participate and gain access to the Realm. If you have an old version of Minecraft you can log into your Mojang account, go to https://account.mojang.com/me and click on 'Claim Your Free Copy'. This will allow you to upgrade your version of Minecraft to the most current one. While Realms is a great way to cross-play, there is a limit of 10 people online on a Realm at once. To ensure everyone can get to play we will be breaking up the event into two portions (as noted above) so we can have as many people get the opportunity to play as possible. Invites to the Realm will be distributed during the Minecraft events. The Realm will continue to operate after the Special Operation is over so any PC members who gain access to the Realm are free to return and play when they do choose. For additional info on Minecraft Realms, check out this link. Have any questions? Please reach out to us and/or leave a comment down in this article. We will be happy to be of assistance! Thank you and see you at the end of July.
    Additional Information
    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    PC: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/176-pc-gaming/
    PS4: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/31-playstation-4-vita/
    Xbox One: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    AJSA Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    AJSA Gaming Events Calendar: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/calendar/
  23. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [May 22nd to May 26th] - News & Updates   
    Hey all! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Thank you all to those who came out and participated during our events last week. Great fun across the board on games new and old. We're very excited to share with you what we have in store for you this week. In particular we're happy to showcase Neverwinter, a free to play MMORPG, as an event once more this Friday night. As part of our 'Free to Play Friday' lineup on Xbox it is coming out of retirement for one night only. Let's see what else we have planned for you:
    Featured Game Nights [May 23rd & 27th]
    Xbox Game Nights were introduced back in January of this year. These are local AJSA Xbox Club activities that are normally held during days where we have no events scheduled. These organized play sessions are structured to be more loose and laidback, creating more opportunities for us as a community to reach out to more games and play even more with each other.
    For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Wednesday May 23rd - DOOM - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Sunday May 27th - Elite Dangerous - 7:30pm EST - Host: MasterfulJoe101 AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [May 22nd to May 26th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
    Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
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    COD: World War II - Xbox One Event - Tues. May 22nd, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Squad up with the AJSA on COD: World War II this Tuesday night! Our WWII crew is ready to get back into the fight. We will be welcomed by the return of 'Ground War' which was reinstated last week. We're all happy with this news and we're eager for some big team battle action.
    During this event we will feature both online and custom game modes for attendees to participate in. If there is enough interest, we can set up groups for Zombies mode as well. We don't care about K/D, just about having a good time! DLC is not required to participate in this event.
    Interested in attending this event? Have any questions/concerns? Please reach out to our COD: World War II host/point of contact, StraightUpMelon, on the forums or on Xbox Live.
    Event Summary:
    Time: May 22nd, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30pm GMT)
    Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
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    Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. May 24th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    This Thursday night we are taking a little detour to Minecraft! Come on by and build with us as we craft and play in our Xbox community world. Members are invited play, talk, and craft together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army.
    Please note that for this event we are using the newest version of Minecraft on Xbox One.
    A quick recap from April...Our expeditionary outpost has been completed and we started scouting deeper into the new world. A site has been selected to build a new base and it's likely this event we'll begin building the foundation.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. Happy mining!
    Event Summary:
    Time: May 24th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Neverwinter - Xbox One Event - May 25th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    - Free to Play Friday -
    Every Friday night in the month of May we are featuring a different free to play title in an event form. In this 'Free to Play Friday' event series we are featuring games that are either already free to play, games that are free with Games with Gold, or games that are holding free to play weekend sessions.
    This Friday night we are showcasing Neverwinter, an MMORPG that has deep roots within the history of the AJSA Xbox community. This game, along with Elder Scrolls Online, was part of our 'MMO Friday' initative in early 2016 where every Friday night our AJSA Guilds in Neverwinter and ESO gathered to play. Now after two years, we're bringing Neverwinter out of retirement for one night only for a special event!
    Players of all skill levels are welcome to play. We will accomodate all members of all ranks. First time playing Neverwinter? Want to get a head start on learning the game? Check out this Beginner's Guide. Please reach out to our host if you have any questions regarding this event. Thank you!
    Event Summary:
    Time: May 25th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
    Host: WookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    ??? - Xbox One Event - Sat. May 26th, 2018 @ ????
    CLASSIFIED - CHECK BACK LATER FOR DEBRIEF
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
    More AJSA Community Content
    AJSA Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AJSAgaming
    AJSA Stream Team
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/ajsa
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AJSAGaming
    AJSA Community Content Area
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/42-community-content/
  24. DoctorEvil liked a article by RuneX, AJSA Special Operations - Overwatch: Two Year Anniversary   
    Join the Angry Army this weekend in observance of Overwatch’s Two Year Anniversary! Celebrate across the community in this ‘Special Operation’ that will span two days as we gather to play together and recognize a game that has provided countless hours of fun, adventure, and awesome memories to our members over these past two years.
    Overwatch holds a unique place within our community and we’re excited to rally together across PC and console this weekend to commemorate their Two Year Anniversary. Full event details (start times, hosts, etc) for PC/PlayStation 4/Xbox One respectively are listed below.
    Additionally, Overwatch will be FREE TO PLAY for the weekend of May 25th-28th across all platforms; PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Never played before? Experience the game with the AJSA for the first time! To learn more and how to download Overwatch FREE for the weekend and join this Special Operation, click on the link provided: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/21779230
     
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    PC Division - Expeditionary Force
    Host: Jayson's Rage
    Date: Saturday May 26th, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    5:00 PM ET
    4:00 PM CT
    3:00 PM MT
    2:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    10:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    The PC event for Overwatch will be held in the AJSA Discord. Hop in the ‘EF Room’ voice chat in the ‘Play Games Together’ channel to start playing. Here is an invite to our Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
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    Playstation 4 Division - Game Nights
    Hosts: WITHASTICK, ASObluerose
    Date: Friday May 25th, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    11:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM GMT
    How To Participate:
    Reply below with the Abbreviation you see above and include your PSN ID (You’ll be added to our Attendance List). Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country above. Remember who the Host/Hosts are. On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat Invite) ---

    Xbox One Division - Weekly Events
    Hosts: WookieJedi, Rune
    Date: Saturday May 26th, 2018
    Start Times:
    Universal Time Coordinated
    12:00 AM UTC
    North America Times
    7:00 PM ET
    6:00 PM CT
    5:00 PM MT
    4:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    12:00 AM GMT
    How To Participate:
    For new members/first time event participants, we highly encourage you to add to the host as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertag listed above). All event parties are launched from the AJSA Xbox Club so if you’re a member of the Club, you can join without a direct party invite. Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system.
    In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics. If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to simply begin playing/get placed in a squad.
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    Code of Conduct: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38795-ajsa-code-of-conduct/
    PC: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/176-pc-gaming/
    PS4: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/31-playstation-4-vita/
    Xbox One: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    AJSA Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/0iHbkwYao3Pl1zdj
    AJSA Gaming Events Calendar: http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/calendar/
  25. MasterfulJoe101 liked a article by RuneX, Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [May 15th to 19th] - News & Updates   
    Hello and welcome. A greater part of this week on Xbox will be spent traveling back in time! Not only are we re-visiting the original Halo 3 via backward compatibility but we are also returning to Metal Gear Solid V and Destiny 2, two games that have been long absent from our event schedule. Metal Gear will be free with 'Games with Gold' starting this Wednesday so we're holding a special event this Friday night (conveniently as part of our 'Free to Play' weekly series). Great opportunity to experience this game as a group. Then with Destiny 2 we are checking out first hand the latest 'Warmind' expansion and see if any of the changes Bungie put out for the game over the past few months has made things better or worse. Have a great week! Cya at the events.
    AJSA Gaming YouTube
    Xbox One Events (XB1): Battlefield 3 | May 10th, 2018 - Highlights and game clips taken from our Battlefield 3 event on Xbox One held on May 10th, 2018 via backward compatibility. Enjoy: 
    Featured Game Nights [May 16th & 20th]
    Xbox Game Nights were introduced back in January of this year. These are local AJSA Xbox Club activities that are normally held during days where we have no events scheduled. These organized play sessions are structured to be more loose and laidback, creating more opportunities for us as a community to reach out to more games and play even more with each other.
    For additional information on Game Nights/Weekly Events, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
    Wednesday May 16th - Elite: Dangerous- 7:30pm EST - Host: MasterfulJoe101 Sunday May 20th - Mortal Kombat X - 7:00pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [May 15th to May 19th]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
    Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
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    COD: World War II - Xbox One Event - Tues. May 15th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    Squad up with the AJSA on COD: World War II this Tuesday night! Our WWII crew is ready to battle the 'War Machine', the latest DLC released for the game. New maps, Operations, and Zombies content await eager players. DLC is not required to participate, though we will make sure to have squads set up for members who wish to do 'War Machine' content.
    During this event we will feature both online and custom game modes for attendees to participate in. If there is enough interest, we can set up groups for Zombies mode as well. We don't care about K/D, just about having a good time!
    Interested in attending this event? Have any questions/concerns? Please reach out to our COD: World War II host/point of contact, StraightUpMelon, on the forums or on Xbox Live.
    Event Summary:
    Time: May 15th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30pm GMT)
    Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
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    Halo 3 - Xbox One Event - Thurs. May 17th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    - Throwback Thursday -
    As part of our 'Throwback Thursday' event series in May will be featuring a different Xbox 360 game part of the 'Backward Compatibility' library each Thursday in an event form. This week we are showcasing Halo 3.
    Fight as the Master Chief and take on the Covenant once more! Embark on a classic story campaign and engage in online multiplayer that will guarantee you countless hours of action and fun. This event is great/fun opportunity for members to relive old memories or experience this game for the first time.
    We will gather all participants into one Xbox Live Party, provided by the host, and from there we will designate group activities and form squads. Activities will range from online multiplayer and custom games. Contact the host (info provided below) if you want extra info about the upcoming event.
    For participants playing from their Xbox 360: Please add the hosts to your friends list on your 360 and please send a message letting the host know you want an invite to our game session during the event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: May 17th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    MGSV: The Phantom Pain - Xbox One Event - May 18th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    - Free to Play Friday -
    Every Friday night in the month of May we are featuring a different free to play title in an event form. In this 'Free to Play Friday' event series we are featuring games that are either already free to play, games that are free with Games with Gold, or games that are holding free to play weekend sessions.
    This Friday night we are showcasing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This game comes to Games with Gold on Wednesday May 16th and it will be available to download free of charge with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription. If you're looking to participate, please allow time before the event starts to fully install the game so you can play right away.
    We will be playing in the 'Metal Gear Online', the online multiplayer component for MGSV, for this event. We'll be playing modes such as 'Comm Control', 'Cloak and Dagger', and 'Bounty Hunter'. Will you play guns blazing or opt for the stealthy approach?
    Players of all skill levels are welcome to play. For a lot of folks this will likely be their first time playing this game and/or their first time playing online, so don't worry if you're not an expert steath player! We will accomodate everyone. If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please reach out to our host. Thank you!
    Event Summary:
    Time: May 17th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am EST)
    Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Destiny 2 - Xbox One Event - Sat. May 19th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)

    The 'Angry Guardians' are being called back into action for a special event this Saturday night for Destiny 2. Much time has passed since the 'Angry Guardians' last assembled on Xbox. In observance of the release of the 'Warmind' expansion we are gathering this weekend to experience first-hand the new content, changes, and updates this game has put out in these few months! Have things become better or worse? We'll decide!
    This event will focus on completing the Weekly Milestones, ranking up fellow Guardians, and leveling up our Clan. We'll be doing both Vanguard & Nightfall Strikes, Crucible, Missions/Quests, and other challenges. You can check out our Xbox One Destiny 2 Clan page here.
    Event Summary:
    Time: May 19th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
    Host: MasterfulJoe [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101]
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forums
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
    Xbox Community Information
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/39605-xbox-one-division-information/
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