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  1. The video game industry is new and very important sector for developing culture. Interactive educational software and video games have a powerful effect in shaping culture. The use of randomized content lootboxes is game crafting bad practice. Players are forced to comply by consciously suspending their agential control for the sole purpose of increasing a games profitability and revenue cycle. A large majority of gamers are aware of the peripheral, time-gating, nature of these loot box microtransactions. There is little benefit presented to gamers for participating in these craps shoot, grab bag, content packs. The neglected majority of gamers are conscious of the contributions they make to support a game. Gamers enjoy exploring storefronts to buy content items that customize their character. These purchases can be catered to support seasonal themes or in-game global events. Being forced to buy, mystery box, content grab bags is simply weak. We all believe these to be nothing but bad deal scams to grift us out of our money. Money that we spend meticulous calculated measures to spend diligently because it is crucial for all aspects of society! The practice of using randomized content lootboxes, symptomatic or diagnostic, is having a detrimental effect to our economy. The practice is no more than petty grifting. Game publishers should be held to a higher standard for providing fair deals (transaction opportunities) to their customers, micro or otherwise. When I first arrived in Canada with my family I noticed that Canada had two things that we didn't not have in my country: Candy and Toys. In my country we value things like might, wealth and strength. These are wonderful things. But there also needs to be things that motivate us to live like Play and fun. The issue of microtransactions in video games will affect western culture profoundly. It is important that you get involved because your country can be a jewel. We have stared into the void of space for eons and to this day we haven't found a world with life on it. Here, on earth, we have wonderful things.
  2. John Carmack said that story in a video game is like story in a porn video, it's not necessary but you expect it to be there. I believe he meant that when you consider the story told by clothes, setting and category of porn, a porn without a story would be people bumping caught on camera. In fact the person watching the porn has a perfectly clear idea of what is happening in porn-meta terms. If not implicitly told, the story has to be meticulously suggested. The failure of both F76 and The Division is that they are not communicating enough context to substantiate the player's actions/decisions. How many times did you see a pile of corpses in the Division and thought nothing of it. The story in both F76 and the Division is dispensed in flat, un-imagined, unintelligent information bites that fall short of making a satisfying whole.
  3. First I would like to start by introducing myself. I am Bamboe, a member of the AJSA since 2015 gaming primarily with the xbox community. I am writing this mainly to share my experience with a game a loved. TBH I'm disappointed to hear about Fallout 76 flopping (for full disclosure I haven't played any of the betas or anything). Frankly I felt that Fallout 4 missed the mark. That said IMO Fallout 3 is a great game. Perhaps not technically, or aesthetically but it captured my imagination. It let me role play my character in a world with modern themes that made my decision and game actions mean more to me. The depth in the dialogue system was great for echoing that. On my first play through I went through the subway tunnels with a hunting rifle i found on a super mutant. That was a lot of ammo management at first, but when I got comfortable with VATS and when every other super mutant started dropping least 4 rounds, it got boring quick. On my second play through I had a different approach. I used mellee weapons. I was using a tire iron at first. It took a million hits to kill every thing, and I had to choose whether I should engage stronger enemies. After some exploring I found a lead pipe. That lead pipe btw was sick AF. I could two shot mole rats and I could not engage enemies I could not before. I was having fun, and I could not put my controller down.
  4. R.U.S.E makes me love gaming every time I play it. It's not a perfect game, but it does a lot right. Especially since it's a console RTS released in 2010. Watch this video if you like war strategy AND VICTORIOUS DESTRUCTION!!
  5. If you're a Forza 6 player I would like to challenge you to beat my time on the full Nurburgring track (no night, no rain). To be considered for this challenge you have to post a screenshot of your race results as well as a screenshot of the assists you used. Here is the time to beat and the assists to use respectively: I recommend that you get rid of the drivatars for this. You can do this is the race options menu in the pick track and car screen. Also, you can use xboxclips.com (http://xboxclips.com/) to upload your screenshots. Just paste the URL of the PNG page. Feel free to ask any questions if you got em. Good luck!
  6. New Minecraft Console update bringing flying!!
  7. Rocket League Hype!! Rocket League on Xbox One couldn't come soon enough. If you haven't had a chance to play the game on PC or PS4 you are probably wondering what all the hype is about. Rocket League was a very successful game for the AJSA stream team this past summer. It even made it onto Angry Joe's top ten best games list. The AJSA on the Xbox One is proud to announce that Rocket League will be supported with official events when the game releases later this month. I will be leading the events and TAYPH00N will be my sergeant for support. An event schedule will be released as soon as the release date for Rocket League is announced. Return to this thread often for more information. If you want to score goals, soccer style, using an RC car be sure to get involved and come play with the AJSA on Xbox One. You can add me as a friend on Xbox One at my Gamertag, bamboe E17056, and feel free to contact me with any questions and I will answer them. So start saving up your money for one of the most fun indie games of the year!
  8. Hello AJSA Minecraft On October 25th Minecraft released an update for the Xbox One version. This Update made basic fixes and introduced the Halloween battle map. Here are the details: •Added Halloween Battle Map. •Added Campfire Tales Skin Pack. •Added Battle Map Pack 4. •Fixes for missing/incorrect tooltips when looking at various blocks and entities. •Fix for Endermen not becoming hostile when a player makes eye contact with them. •Fix for only one of eight Fossil variants generating per world. •Fix for igniting TNT blocks while one is already lit causing them to disappear. •Fix for crash that may occur if the Ender Dragon attacks a group of Zombies. •Stop faster healing due to food saturation in Battle mini game •Updated Battle maps to remove some areas where players could get stuck. •Fix for MCCE 2521 - Shears don’t break web blocks into Web block drop. •Fix for MCCE 2505 - Knocking a Guardian off a height great enough to kill it on falling would cause a crash. •Fix for MCCE-2478 - Oak and Iron Doors Items have the wrong texture in the Inventory. •Fix for "Gray" being spelled as "Gary" for Banner patterns in UK English.
  9. Minecraft Nights Are Back! After a week off, Minecraft Night is back this Thursday October 22nd at 7:30 EST. Join us as we resume construction of the Angry Fortress, explore the world in search of resources and tame the unforgiving Nether for precious Nether Brick. New members are always welcome to join the effort. Special thanks goes out to returning members who have helped make the world a truly great place. This would not be possible without you. I hope to see all of you at the next Minecraft Night.
  10. Share Your Creations Here: Upload screenshots of your work. You can also share game clips via OneDrive or Xboxclips.com
  11. Das a lot of TnT!!
  12. Freedom Tower Replica:
  13. Although it is not an objective, killing other players is a big part of an FPS game. What Dice is doing is assuming that gamers would be actively shooting each other, you know, simulating war. By not giving kills a strategic point value, people might run around just capping. Flag Cap Simulator 2016. Breaking all war immersion. To me, this new conquest is easily broken. Ask yourself, why did Battlefield have a ticket system in the first place?
  14. Level Cap has recently uploaded a video sharing his opinion of the changes Dice have made to the much loved Conquest game mode in Battlefield One. Apparently tickets will no longer count down. Instead, players will receive points for capping objectives towards a team score. Points count up and the first team to score a given amount of points wins. This was described by Dice as a way to make Conquest in Battlefield more accessible. I want you to watch Level Cap's video and share your thoughts of whether this is a good or bad change. Here is the video:
  15. Last night was one of those wake up at 4:30am even though I fell asleep at 1:30am. Ok, fine, GG. As there was no way I was getting out of bed, I grabbed my tablet and scrolled through my recommended videos on YT. That's where I spotted this video. As we discussed this earlier this summer, I felt I should share it here. I don't know how I feel about the video as I haven't played BF1, although, the idea of the new conquest sounded like it was ripe for exploit. We're bound to see no killing conquest severs there only for ranking-up players. #theydunfuckeditup?
  16. Minecraft Celebrates One Year of Events It was on August 27th 2015 at 7:30pm EST that a group of AJSA members met on the their Xbox to play Minecraft. The goal that brought us together was to build the fabled AJSA Headquarters in Minecraft. Members kept coming back, week after week, to achieve this goal. But what is most important of all is that AJSA members had a weekly meet-up to enjoy a relaxing session of Minecraft with other AJSA members. In a year we went above and beyond our intended goal. We have hosted roughly 50 Minecraft Nights and our world has grown with every event. This week's event on Thursday August 25th will be a special night. The same way the first time we met was a special night. This Thursday Minecraft Nights will be celebrating its one year anniversary. We will be celebrating with a night of games and celebration. There will be world hopping and fireworks. Thank you all for a great year.
  17. Why is it that the clash of business and video games always leads to shady stuff. It seems people involved in finances in the video games industry have no respect for gamers. Someone should get this information into AJ's hands for top ten controversies of 2016. Thanks for sharing.
  18. I hope this highlight video gets you pumped up. New members are always welcome at events on all platforms. Contact me if you would like to attend an event on the Xbox One.
  19. Highlights from the Rocket League Tournament.
  20. How would you feel if they released traditional conquest as paid DLC? Can't wait. Thanks for sharing.
  21. It's not easy to do. As you venture more into the adult world you begin to recognize patterns. The thing is that we share this existence with others. That is an unavoidable truth. The trick is being better at sharing this world with others. Which has nothing to do with Quake Champions. Anyone else rather they made Unreal Champions?