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  1. Game Night: Monster Hunter World (09/21/18), Hosted by WITHASTICK & Syrupywolf! Spots are limited and time is short, save a spot by replying with ‘GNMHW' and your PSN ID! Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from; newly released Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free-to-play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. No matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other! How To Join Game Nights 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 below 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) Regional/Country Start Times Universal Time Coordinated 10:00 PM UTC United Kingdom/Ireland Times 11:00 PM BST Central European Summer Time 12:00 PM CEST North America Times 6:00 PM EST 5:00 PM CST 4:00 PM MST 3:00 PM PST
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    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 ---- Special Operation - Event Information ---- 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 --- 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. ---- 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/
  3. Well, Cage is at it again ladies and gentlemen. This time instead of tackling a murder mistery or supernatural fight to the death plotline, he decided to tackle what will happen if androids who are initially emotionless people without the ability to fight against their order actually gains a soul, fight back and become a human being. Kind of like Binary Domain but if the Hollow Children are initially helper robots who become people. This is Detroit Become Human. There's 3 main characters to play as here: Connor, an advanced detective android who is recently assigned to the police to help fight against an upcoming android revolt; Kara, a houseworker android who decided to rebel against her owner after the owner hurt his daughter in front of her; and Marcus, one poor poor guy who initially is just a caretaker for a famous painter, but was destroyed by the police in an accident, crawled back up from the grave, and then decided "you know what? Fuck this shit. We androids are people too, and we're not gonna stand for this!" What you decide to do with these characters is up to you to decide. With Connor, do you want to play him as a no nonsense cop who's dedicated to his mission no matter the cost, or will you bend the rules and show mercy whenever you can? Do you want to create a peaceful demonstration for android rights, or a straight up war as Marcus? Kara's the most straightforward one of them all in that she's taking care of a little girl the whole game, but even with her there's a lot of choices you can make which will determine if they make it out alive or not. This game is for people who have played David Cage's previous games like Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls and Indigo Prophecy, and actually like those style of games, because the gameplay is pretty much Heavy Rain with superior graphics & voice acting, more futuristic touch & the ability to FINALLY control the camera like a normal third person adventure game. This is like taking Heavy Rain, and jack up the choices you can make so every single choices actually matters and create so many variables. Holy mother of God, there are SOOOO many variables in this game to choose from. It's so many, that the game actually have a flowchart to track your choices. This is just the flowchart for the first mission. Other missions has shorter or longer. I can't believe that even the littlest of detailed choice you make actually will have consequence in the far future. Like how when you're playing as Kara, if you decided to just get away from your abusive owner with his daughter instead of killing him, he'll return WAYY later in the game a changed man that realized his mistake. Or if you decided to recruit a particular android in a small mission as Marcus, he'll rescue you and save you from death way later in the game. These little details are awesome and it just encourages me to want to play the game again to see what different scenario I can make. Speaking of deaths, this game also ramps up the deaths WAAYY up here. You can pretty much die early in this game if you screw up your QTE prompt or make a wrong choice, especially Connor who has WAAAAYY more deaths than Marcus and Kara, and one character dying will cut his/her sections short until all 3 died and well, you get the worst ending of the game. Except Connor since there's a lot of replacement bodies for him by his employer. Each time he die, a replacement will continue his task with the previous version's memory, and if you look closely to his outfit, you can see that the new replacements will have different model numbers with them. The first Connor is model number 313 248 317 - 51, so when he die, he'll get replaced by model number 313 248 317 - 52/53/54 and so on. I like that little detail there. But not for Kara and Marcus. They die once and that's it. I love how this game has quite a lot of genres put together to make each sections varied. One mission it's a murder mystery game, one mission it's a slasher film horror game where you have to hide from your attacker, and there's quite a lot of action game moments with a lot of running & shooting. Especially the final sections of the game which are fucking awesome to take part in. I got almost the best ending in the game where 3 of my characters survived, but 2 of the supporting characters are unfortunately dead because the path I took had them dying. I saw that in other paths, everyone including supporting characters will survive their ordeal and everything ends up happy for everyone, so I am definitely going to replay those parts and have them all live! Of course this game is in the end still a David Cage game, so the issues of the previous games are still here. Like the slow walking, the "move the right analog stick to interact" which can still get tricky in QTEs, they're here. But for some reason, there's a lot of shaky cams during action sequences here which I found quite jarring. It's like David Cage saw Kane and Lynch 2 and decided "alright, let's shake that bitch ass camera up a lot to make it better." Only he doesn't do it in moderation, he does it so damn much. It's hard to keep track of the QTE button prompts because of it. Also I don't quite get how in the trailer, the androids' hairs and skin are pretty much just holograph skin that can be turned on and off at will but in the game you can cut Kara's hair like it's actually there. But I thought they're just holograms?? It became even more confusing since after she cut her hair, she can change her hair color in an instant. So if she want to cut her hair short, why not just set it up in her settings?? And lastly, I wonder why the creator of these androids give them human faces. Why not just give them their default white faces instead? That definitely means they are based on real people that give their likenesses as a template. It's too bad that this plot detail isn't touched upon further because I would love to see whether that means their consciousness and personality are also transferred to the androids, which would explain why the androids actually are people, or whether these androids are possessed by spirits of previously dead people, which is kind of alluded on. Maybe I'll find out more in one of the routes that I've not yet unlocked? This is the best David Cage game till now and I highly recommend it, but it's only for people who likes his previous games that isn't Omikron. I give this game the rating of "so many choices to make that you will replay this game over and over again until you find every variables." with a badass seal of approval! PS. I also like how the main menu of the game has this robot girl named Chloe who interact with you and even ask you to do a survey, and like all the other characters slowly change from an emotionless robot girl to an actual girl as you go further into the game. I like that little touch.
  4. Well, it's been a few weeks since this phenomenal game came out with many tidbits and aspects of the game worth discussing. I think it's about time we had a spoiler thread where those who have played can discuss this game as well as the franchise as a whole without worrying about spoilers. Naturally, if you have not played through the entire campaign yet and intend to do so do not read anything beyond this opening post. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
  5. At last. I got my hands on this game after all this dead time for games. The God of War series is back, and it's back with a fucking vengeance. This game takes place MANY2 years after God Of War 3. After Kratos destroys Greek Gods and titans, except Athena who's a ghost now, Kratos stabbed himself, and then go off to get away from the shit he just did to the land of the Norse Gods. He settled down with a woman named Faye, and he has a son named Atreus. Life goes on as normal for him, until his wife died. The goal of the game: to reach the top of the mountain in Midgard and scatter her ashes. But of course, it's not going to be easy since there's a lot of draugrs, aka dead Norse zombie warriors blocking his path. With his wife's axe and his son's bow and dagger, the adventure begins. And what an adventure it is! This game is this year's designated GOTY where every reviewers rate it 10 out of 10s everywhere. Of course there's a risk to the game being overhyped in certain people's eyes since no game is perfect. like last year's Zelda BOTW. And now that I played it, the scores are very well justified. HOLY CRAP THIS GAME IS SO GOOD!!!! Here's how the game is step by step: 1) At its core, this game is like Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice in base style in that it's a 1 continuous uninterrupted motion game from beginning to the end that doesn't stop, except if you pause the game or die of course, it takes place in Norse mythology, and that it's a third person action game with exploration like Hellblade. And with an expected great plot that drives it. But this game is like if Hellblade's combat is modified with the more complex God Of War combat, and add an open world that just keeps on evolving so the environment will keep changing with new stuff to do every time you reach certain points in the story. 2) Kratos isn't an unlikeable cunt anymore that he was in previous God Of War games, which thank God the change was made. Now he's a much more calmer guy, though not at the start. Initially during the earlier parts of the game, he's still a dick that only cares about himself even though he's trying to be a father, to the point where his own son got sick and tired of him. But as the game progresses and he realizes what a piece of crap he's being, he got a lot nicer & bond with his son in cute little dialogues here and there where he awkwardly tries to tell his son stories during boat trips to fill the time. Still a dick to side quest ghosts and npcs here and there but it's like he's being a bit of a tsundere, which I found pretty funny. "It's not like I killed that beast to save you, I just want to kill that thing." lol. And surprisingly during the story, his own son did end up being a dick as well due to, you know, being his son and being young with the expected attitude problem, and when this happened Kratos is the one being nice and tell the boy "don't be mean to people son". Wow......... Kratos, previously a ginormous prick that doesn't give a crap about other people, telling his son not to be mean to people...... is it raining pigs today?? 3) The game's combat initially takes some time to get used to. At the start, your movesets are pretty limited, and it can throw you off guard since you have both axe moveset & hand to hand movesets. The axe is really cool since it's like Thor's hammer in the MCU movies where you can throw it and then bring it back to your hand in an instant, and it's imbued with the spirits of ice trolls so it has ice elements. However once you upgrade your movelists for both you and Atreus with his very2 useful bow abilities that you can manually trigger by pressing square, the combat will flow nicely & it'll be a normal occurrence for you to just rip enemies to shreds while you dodge and block the usual God of War style. Though this time enemies will not have the QTE prompt if you just slice them up. You need to fill their "stun bar" which usually is done through using your son's bow ability and hand to hand combat for the usual QTE red prompt to show up above their heads and then you proceed to whoop their asses. You can use your axe to fill the stun bar, but hand to hand fills it faster. One of the QTE kill is so brutal, that I cringe in pain everytime it happened. It's when you fight a werewolf, and Kratos proceeds to RIP ITS LOWER JAW FROM THE TOP RIGHT DOWN TO THE POOR BASTARD'S STOMACH! OWWWWWWCHHHHHHHHH 4) The upgrade menu does remind me of Shadow of War in the armor upgrade and skills leveling part....... ugh....... but thankfully there's no stupid microtransactions so everything can be obtained by playing the game and getting materials fairly. Horray for back to basic gameplay without corporate greed to fuck it up! And speaking of getting materials, if you have played God of War before, it's pretty much the same thing. Explore an area for those pesky little hidden boxes & loot that shiet. The usual "collect 3 items from a chest to increase your health & rage meter permanently" is here, this time in the form of chests that has to be unlocked by finding 3 runes nearby, like this one for example There's other ones of this variation, so one chest requires you to ring 3 bells with a rune symbol on them quickly before the timer runs out, another chest requires you to match the correct symbol from a selection of symbols. A bit of nice brain teasers to spice things up basically. The red orbs, blue orbs and green orbs are not here though. This time you get money and materials from chests or dead bodies, and you get green and rage pickups from the environment and dead bodies. Once you get enough money and materials, you can go to one of 2 dwarven blacksmiths who will craft armor & upgrade weapons for you. These guys are hilarious. One is a potty mouth with a blue skin named Brok, no not Brock Lesnar, just Brok. Speaking of that guy, Man I still love seeing these 2 brawl....... And the other one is a clean freak named Sindri who's such a goof, that he either talks awkwardly to you or just being "ew, does that thing have blood on it? ARGH GET IT AWAY FROM ME!!", buuut they still give you upgrades so it's all good. 5) The boss battles, as expected from this series, are so damn good, that not even reviewers are saying anything about them to avoid spoilers. Even I can't spoil them because it'll ruin the impact of fighting them yourselves. But just as a sneak preview: the second boss battle in the game is so chaotic, that the earth broke down from the utter carnage & wrestling moves involves. Literally. Unfortunately there's no boss fight that's like Chronos from God Of War 3, but what are here are only a sneak peek into what's to come in future games. And boy, if the sneak peek is already this packed, then we'll possibly have a boss fight in the future that's at least as big as Wyzen from Asura's Wrath! Which is pretty unlikely but we'll see. There's no way the bosses in God Of War will ever match the size of what Asura's Wrath has, but it's still going to be really damn big. 6) The open world in this game is filled to the brim with stuff to do. A lot of them are things that you will backtrack later since it's one of those "you see a door with a weird symbol on it, but you don't have the right ability/key to open it yet" sort of things. Don't worry when at first you think "this is just a small open world with pretty manageable locations" because once you meet the witch in the forest and she gives you a compass, the open world will truly open up & the world will be your playground. I spent hours just using my boat to travel to different boat points all over the map for the sidequests, only to find out that whoops, the area is still flooded at the moment, I have to wait until the right story moment where the water level decreases so you can access it. There are blue gates scattered around the world where you can fast travel, but it's restricted to just allowing you to fast travel to 1 spot in the map. That is until the midpoint of the game where you finally can use it to fast travel everywhere. And the sidequests does give you really great equipments that'll make battles easier, so they're really worth your time. 7) The story is damn good, with a lot of twists and turns that I cannot even spoil. Well...... I guess I can say 1 thing: Remember how in the Thor MCU films they use the Bifrost to travel to different realms? Well, since this is Norse mythology, that thing is here too. And it's a sight to behold. As for the rest, find out for yourself! If there is any negative I can say about the game, it's simply that this game is only part 1 of a new journey, so it isn't as big in scale as the previous God Of War games. But an epic 30+ hours for a 15 hour main quest + 15 more from side quests for only a part 1 of an expected part 2 or part 3 is a really good sign, because that means we've only seen a fraction of what's to come, which will be even more amazing! Oh yeah, and I was wondering why Kratos doesn't have his Icarus wings anymore. I know the game is now a more restrictive third person action game where jumping is used only for specific places, but there's so many platforms in this game that makes me want to use the wings instead of climbing it slowly Uncharted style. Old school mindset reflex kicking in I know. Gasp, maybe the sequel will have them so you can glide like in the Batman Arkham games! And there's no new game +, and no alternate skins to unlock................... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Are you fucking kidding me?? Are you telling me that even though I collected all these epic as hell gears and skill upgrades, I can't replay the game with all of these things unlocked so I can be OP and replay the epic boss fights all over again?? And I can't get beardless Kratos?? Or the great return of the Cod of War fish skin from 2??? THIS IS BLASPHEMY!! 0 OUT OF 10!!! I'm kidding of course but COME ON! Why take out a series tradition?? Even the Yakuza series now still have alternate costumes & new game +, why not this?? Oh.... there may be hope for new game + yet after all. pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+pleaseaddnewgame+ Joking aside, I fucking highly recommend this game. This is a great start to a new chapter of Kratos' life alongside his son, and I can't wait for the sequel. Which is appropriate because my rating for this game will be "so awesome that you will play this game again while waiting for the inevitable sequel". With a badass seal of approval! This is my GOTY contender by default. Will Kingdom Hearts 3 or Red Dead Redemption 2 take the throne? We'll have to wait and find out! In the meantime, play this game, go out there and kill Norse creatures, while having a bonding session with your son!
  6. Does anyone here play worms either battlegrounds or w.m.d? I would love to have a game with someone on the community. I haven’t exactly checked in a long while high time that changes
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    Sonic Mania Review – Written by Jose Vega Product provided for this review by SEGA. Special thanks to them. For more than 25 years, Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of SEGA’s flagship franchises. It had humble beginnings during the 90s console wars between the Genesis and SNES but after SEGA went 3rd party, the journey got a bit shaky. 2006 would be the year Sonic would enter a dark age with many of their titles getting mixed to negative receptions. Things would pick up in the following years, despite some flops, and last year SEGA announced that Sonic would return with 2 more titles. One of them, Sonic Mania has been hyped for some time. Does the hype pay off? Sonic Mania takes place after the events of Sonic 3 & Knuckles. The plot centers on Sonic & Tails returning to Angel Island, learning that a strange energy source was sighted there. Unfortunately, a legion of Eggman’s robots has got there first, getting their hands on the Phantom Ruby. However, it whisks Sonic, Tails, Knuckles (unexpectedly) and the Egg Robots to a familiar locale. Seeing the danger & the evolved Hard-Boiled Heavies off with the jewel, Sonic along with Tails and Knuckles must team up to prevent the Phantom Ruby from falling into Eggman’s hands. It’s simple Sonic storytelling. Eggman enacts another of his world domination plans and it’s up to Sonic and his friends to stop them. Surprisingly he’s not the only threat they have to deal with. Eggman’s personal squad, the Hard-Boiled Heavies are also involved. This makes things a bit intense but what do you expect in a Sonic game. I have no complaints with it honestly. Sonic Mania brings Sonic back to its 2D side scrolling roots and it’s one that works, taking inspiration from the 16-bit Sonic games that made Sonic what he is today. If you’ve played many of the old school Sonic games, you will feel right at home here. You have three playable characters: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. All of them play the same but with a few differences. They can jump, run, spin dash, etc. You get the idea. Sonic has a peel out move that lets him be on the move quickly. Tails can fly to avoid enemies and find hidden secrets and Knuckles can glide, climb walls, has a jump that isn’t as high & can access areas that Sonic and Tails can’t go through normally. You will need their strengths to conquer the game’s 12 zones. As far as length, you can beat the game in just a couple of hours and with three playable characters, it adds a lot in terms of replay value. There’s also Time Attack where you can race to get the fastest time and Competition where you and a friend can go head to head offline to see who can reach the end of a stage first. It’s great. There are 12 zones in this game, each with two acts. More than half of the zones are classic levels from previous Sonic games but they’re given a revamp when it comes to level design. The rest are brand new to the game and offer so much to the experience. What’s interesting is that each level offers many paths for the player to come from. It’s still simple enough going from start to finish but how you go about it depends on the player. Sometimes there are secrets you can find such as item boxes or giant rings. Like the classic games, there are bonus stages and by hitting checkpoints or finding giant rings, you get access to them. Checkpoint bonus stages are of the Blue Spheres from Sonic 3 & Knuckles and completing them net you medallions and they’re used to unlock various secrets. The Giant Ring bonus stages have you chasing after a UFO that carries a Chaos Emerald. Your skills will be tested, as you must collect blue spheres to increase your speed and rings to extend your time. Beating them will be a challenge but worth it in order to get the Chaos Emerald. There are 7 of these and they get harder as you progress. At the end of each act, there is a boss. Many pay nods to previous Sonic bosses. If anything SEGA really puts a lot of heart when it comes to the game and it shows. It also helps that Sonic Mania has a truly stellar presentation. The graphics are just what you expect for a retro 16-bit game and they did a job keeping it faithful to them. All of the levels offer something different and they are vibrant, full of colors and if you look hard enough, there are many nods and references to various SEGA related stuff. Sprites are detailed and authentic as well. They’re also expressive. Controls are very precise. Perfect would be too appropriate of a word to describe how good the game plays. I mean it. It’s perfect and easy to pick up and play. Whitehead Productions should be praised for giving us a Sonic game that feels like the old school games but in a new environment. I only hope SEGA can get him involved in a possible Mania sequel. Although I want to praise the game for its presentation, what really nailed it in for me was the music. Tee Lopes went in and delivered a soundtrack that is godly. I kid you not. All of the music in the game is amazing to listen to. Whether it’s remixed versions of Green Hill & Flying Battery or songs from the new stages like Studiopolis and Mirage Saloon, this game has it all. A game that has a stellar presentation, topped with a superb soundtrack. What more needs to be said? I do have one minor issue with the game and it can be quite a challenge. The game feels like the old school Sonic games and new players who may experience this can find it to be one that requires them to get good. The difficulty is a bit balanced but there will be some moments of unfairness. It shouldn’t dissuade anyone though. Sonic Mania has a lot of content and high replay value that anyone can be able to enjoy no matter what. But yes, it is challenging but there’s a good amount of reward for those looking to complete everything. It’s surprising how fans of the Sonic franchise were given the go ahead by SEGA to produce a game that’s not only fun but serves as a love letter to the Sonic franchise, it’s fans and SEGA as a whole. Sonic Mania is a special kind of game. Being at around $20 is enough to convince anyone that it’s worth a definite buy. Everything about the game whether it be its presentation, controls, music, etc. delivers on all fronts. Sure it can be a challenge for those that have little idea but it shouldn’t dissuade anyone otherwise. If you haven’t played a Sonic game or if you feel you want something that reminds you of the good old days, Sonic Mania is THE game. The blue blur isn’t going anywhere and this game proves that he’ll be around speeding through for many years to come. I give Sonic Mania a 9 out of 10. I want to make it a perfect 10 but I feel this rating is more than enough.
  8. Hey guys and gals! James here aka Wade D McGinnis! Today I bring you the review to RiME. This is a third person puzzle adventure title similar to ICO and Legend of Zelda. I know I have been gone for awhile so if you have already played and enjoyed or disliked RiME, let's have a discussion down below!
  9. I'm looking to play online with fellow PS4 players in the Planetside 2 game, and maybe start a group, if anyone has a group already made and plays Planetside 2 often, I'd like to join in, mainly because, the game is fun, but not alone it isn't. user name is Tyrantheff051, and because I've waited for them to port it long enough to Xbox.
  10. So I've posted this around a bit but I want to try and keep this conversation going and maybe clear some things up a bit. I started to play Smite for the PS4 about a month ago and found what may be an old clan for the AJSA that says it's the official clan. I can't seem to find anything on the forums so my quest now is to try and gain some life into the AJSA Smite Community again. I'm not looking to step on toes, but I would just love to play with other members who would love to connect on Smite and bring back the AJSA tag. Because of how much I play the game, I've become the defacto leader on the group page. I didn't ask to be or anything, but since nobody has come up saying they want it back, I want to try and take care of this group. So, first things first, I am wondering where I could find a list that shows the actual Offical Games of the AJSA so I can know once and for all if Smite is listed there. If not then I can change the info so that it reflects better on us. After that, I would love some help in breathing life into this game, learning from those who have done this type of thing before. I'm not looking to create AJSA events or anything, not yet until this group is official and could run without me if I left or something happened to me. So, anybody got any advice or recommendations?
  11. So, I finally finished Horizon Zero Dawn last night. I must say this is the best game I've played on the PS4 since the console was released (with an exception for The Last of Us and Uncharted 4). The whole setting and story really reminded me of an old sci-fi novelist named Andre Norton. She had a whole After the Apocalypse series that was like Horizon. I was a little surprised that the "dialogue choices" didn't actually change the ending, but after I thought about it I realized that all of the choices were really elements of Dr Elisabet Sobek's--and by extension Aloy's--personality. The ending might not have changed, but the narrative of how Aloy got there would have. When you watch the holo recordings of Dr Sobek you can see how she could be compassionate, intelligent, or even abrasive, and in the end it all makes sense why you were given a choice as to how to react to each situation. Overall its just beautiful storytelling! I did cringe a couple times when you would talk to somebody with an elaborate headpiece...and it kept clipping through their shoulders. And sometimes the lip syncing was way off. But these are pretty mild, and didn't really take me out of the game too much. I also loved how the machines were never too easy. Even once you got the most powerful weapons and learned the proper techniques to taking down a thunderjaw, it was still a tense battle that could go very very wrong if you weren't quick on your feet! 9/10 for me!
  12. Come one, come all! Today I'm trying to revive the PS4 division of Smite! I've created an Unofficial group (labeled as AJSAU for the tag) and would love to play with anybody who wants to get back into Smite with me. I'm a newer player to Smite but have found it a great way to relax and kick back after work so I'm on almost everyday if I can help it. When it comes down to it, this community is amazing, and I'd love to bring back something that I know folks had a passion for once. Maybe you're a first-time Smite player and have been looking for a clean you can feel like is actually your clan and not just a clan you joined for the sake of points. Or maybe you're a vet who is looking to get back into the game. Either way, you are all welcome! Rules for the clan: 1) As we are not an officially endorsed group by the AJSA ((yet)) I am not making it a requirement that folks need to be a part of the AJSA Community on the PS4 and the Group. However, If you are a part of the AJSA Community on the PS4 (community and group combined) I will take preference in your application over those who are not part of the group. This is not to discourage you from joining but rather to help all of us that wish to take part eventually post events that we can advertise in the groups for each other and know that we all can chat on the forums if we need anything. 2) The following is a list of rules on behavior while in the group. Remember we are a community and should act as such. The warnings and punishments are given by myself as the Clan leader and any officers that I deem capable and just for the title. If for whatever reason, you feel that you have the need to contest the decision, then you are free to message me or any of us that are listed as Officers in the clan. At any time, an officer may bring in any other officer to aid in their decision and contact me to discuss the case. Bullying/Harassment And/Or Abuse: If at anytime there is a complaint on a player about bullying, harassment or un-sportsmanship of any kind, the accused party and the accusing party will be assessed by an officer of the group (at this time, that would jut be me) and handled internally between the three parties. Online bullying will not be tolerated, but it is understandable that things can get a little heated between players in what amounts to a fighting game. As such, there will be one warning given to the offending player before further action is required, stating that the player is now informed that they are being watched by the officers to see if there are any more incidents. If any should occur again, the player will be removed from the group for a set period of time, as deemed appropriate for the type of scenario. The waiting period will be no sooner than one month and can extend to infinite amounts of time. The accusing party can also be given a warning if the situation demands it, such as the accusing party causing their own form of harassment or bullying or creating a more volatile environment due to outbursts. Leaving a match Prematurely (Rage Quitting): If the player is being a poor sport and quitting the game or match frequently enough to be noticed, that can be grounds fro warning or dismissal from the division. Note that this is for frequent disconnects from matches, not if you suddenly lost your internet and couldn't reconnect that one-time last month. Rage quitting, in of itself, can be satisfying as the last laugh to whatever issue you face but has a habit of handing the match over to the opponents. Purging the Player List: The Officers and I reserve the right to suggest and purge on a set date and time of our choosing that is no sooner than three days minimum from an announcement date and no later than one month from an announcement date. In that time, is is the responsibility of the player to indicate in the forums or via message to an officer in PSN that you intend to be gone for an amount of time that may show you as being inactive. Inactive players for more than 2 months are suject to being purged from the group for the sake of opening spaces for more active players. If a player is purged and wishes to return, they must apply as before but will not have to wait a period of time to reenter the clan like for those who were removed for harassment issues. Hey, if you've read this far, it means you're already an awesome person! Make sure to add the phrase Never Quit when you send your application in the game! 3) If at any time the forum community brings to my attention that this group needs to be disbanded or changed in some way, I will defer to their judgmnet as I am just a Vetern Rank on here. Which means that, if the group breaks a rule that I didn't know about it and I'm asked to take downt eh group, then I will give a few days notice if possible and then take it down. I do plan on having a passionate discution on hopefully keeping it before hand but just saying, you've been warned that this could happen since we are unoffical ok? And that's it so far! I'm kind of making this up as I go, reading up on any rules I can and checking to be sure that I'm not stepping on any toes. So far so good right? Thanks for reading this and make sure to put down Never Surrender and the other hidden phrase in this article so I know you read this article and tell me about your Smite Experiance. I hope to do days where I can teake folks who are new to the game out in partys to practive out in the game soon, so I hope to see you there! Hope to see you soon!
  13. Here are the PlayStation Plus free game line-up for June 2017: Full List Here: Killing Floor 2 (PS4) Killing Floor 2 is a first-person co-op zombie shooter set in the immediate aftermath of Killing Floor. Tasked with descending into continental Europe to combat the outbreak of the zombie virus, players will form groups of up to six and work together to eradicate the undead and save civilization. Life is Strange (PS4) Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time. Here’s the catch: changing the past can greatly impact the future. See for yourself why this one racked up critical acclaim and numerous awards.. Abyss Odyssey (PS3) From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity. Enter the bold Katrien, the tortured specter Ghost Monk, and the ethereal Pincoya. Perform combos and chain attacks, and release a flurry of blows in order to survive what lies beneath. Your path into the unknown may start out with three fierce warriors, but when you learn to possess your enemies, you can challenge the abyss with their skills and combat abilities. Use these abilities available to you and attempt to figure out the infinite abyss. But the difficulties in accomplishing this great task don't end there! The side-scrolling levels never play out the same way twice, from the monsters they are filled with, to the locations of life-saving merchants, or the unique encounters and treasures to be found. WRC 5: World Rally Championship (PS3) WRC 5: the best rally simulation. Find all the cars, all the drivers and all the official rallies of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship in THE racing simulation standard. Feel the impact of the different road surfaces on how your vehicle handles thanks to a brand new physics engine that faithfully recreates the sensations of driving on gravel, snow, asphalt, dirt, ice and sand. Experience the spirit of the 13 rallies held around the world! Drive both night and day in sunshine, rain and snow. Learn the basics with the new Rally School mode, perfect your skills in Career mode, customise settings, compete against other drivers online and become a true rally champion! Neon Chrome (Vita/PS4) Neon Chrome is a ruthless top-down cyberpunk shooter with rogue-like elements. Blast your way through enemies and walls with guns and cybernetic abilities. Experiment with different roles like the Hacker or the Cyber Psycho. Upgrade your character stats, discover new cybernetic enhancements and build up strength. Every death is a new beginning - the path to stopping the Overseer is never the same. Spy Chameleon (Vita) Don't let the comic look fool you. Being a good RGB agent requires a lot of talent. Spy Chameleon is an arcade-puzzle game where the player must avoid being seen thanks to the chameleon's ability to change colors and camouflage. Through 5 missions and 75 levels, the player will discover different enemies and abilities to complete these super-secret missions: taking photos of a celebrity with her lover and stealing the secret formula of a successful soft drink are just two examples. Watch your enemies, choose the best path and run to the next safe point. The duration of each level can mean finishing a game in just minutes or spending hours trying to complete the missions and all the challenges, getting the best time among your friends or completing all the achievement. All of these titles will be free to PlayStation Plus members on the first Tuesday of June (06/06/2017) What do you think of the line-up, is it another mediocre month, or is there one or two games that have caught your eye? Source - https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/05/31/ps-plus-free-games-for-june-2017/
  14. Hey guys, i'm new here and I'm glad to be with the AJSA! I mostly play on the PS4 and PC, and i'm very into MMO's as well as milsim games. Glad to be a part of this community! (**EDIT** sorry for the double post, I didn't think it posted the first time I submitted it)
  15. prey

    Hey guys and gals! James here aka Wade D McGinnis. Today I give you the review for Prey. This is a title similar to System Shock, Bioshock, Dishonored and a little bit of Prop Hunt. For this review I played the game on Playstation 4. Had a number of bugs and really felt torn by this title. Have a look at the review and let me know your thoughts on the game!
  16. Hey guys and gals! James here aka Wade D McGinnis. Today I give you the review for What Remains of Edith Finch. This atmospheric walking simulator is a cut above most in it's genre. Making it a special little game if you haven't heard of it. Check out the review and let me know your thoughts!
  17. Hi all I admit, this is a topic allot of you are not gonna find at all interesting, but this is something that through curiosity brought me to a worrying theory. It was first brought to my attention by this vid from ReviewTechUSA; Article cited in video I'm not a graphics whore. I only care about this sort of shit when fiddling with the graphics settings on a PC game to get the performance I want, then I save said settings and never think about them again. The other thing I would want to point out is that whilst I do have a PC that could run this game probably at 1440p at 60fps, I would only by it on console because that's where local multiplayer works best. Even so, I was puzzled that the PS4 (specifically, but It's more than likely the XB1 will be the same) would only run a fighting game, traditionally not that graphically demanding, at sub-Full HD, all be it a 60fps (although that basically a necessity in a fighting game). Intrigued, I dug into this a little deeper, and when I found the PC spec's things started to become clear... Okay, I know this is Unreal Engine 4, but still why is this level of tech necessary to run a fighting game? Especially the recommended spec'. The GTX 1060 is not really a 4K card, so this tells me the "recommended" spec' is the minimum to run the game at 1080p 60fps on higher settings for PC. Have less than that? Then the game will probably at console spec with that hardware. The consoles can't be blamed this time, it's the game itself that's been over developed beyond sensible ambition. This is why I'm concerned. Allot of people have complained that making multi-plats for PC and console was holding PC games back, but I always insisted that even if that's true that it was a good thing because it stopped the cost of gaming on all sides from spiralling out of control. More specially, higher development costs - higher consumer costs on games - higher cost on gaming hardware - less people being able to afford games overall - games have to be made more profitable because of lower install bases - yet higher consumer costs on games and/or more greedy business practices - even lower install bases -games having to be even more profitable... I think you get the drill. The lower install base thing is already an issue. I've had a look at a recent Steam Hardware Survey. The data needs to be studied closely and presented in a more organised way, but a quick look indicates to me that at best only about 30% of active steam users will actually be able to run this game. There is more evidence that this isn't the consoles holding these developers back as well as proof that this developer can get good performance out of lower spec hardware. Check out Tales of Berseria that came out just this year; True, the JRPG, especially ones made in this anime style, aren't famous for being hard on hardware, and true this game does have some low quality textures here and there and stuff, but that doesn't explain why this open world PC exclusive is so much less demanding than a multi-plat fighting game. Tales of Berseria is beautiful never the less, and it's a fine game as well, nothing against it, I'm just using it to make a point. Why would Bandai Namco do this? I suppose it could be Bandai Namco thinking that the combined sales from all platforms will be enough, but that's quite a gamble to spend this kind of money developing a game for a fairly niche franchise like this to then immediately lower the install base on PC. This looks to me like something I've feared for a long time in game development has finally happened, ambition out-stretching common sense. I don't see Tekken 7 selling all that well anyway, so this will probably be the end for this franchise, and it will only be the first if game developers start biting off more than they can chew. This issue is very open to interpretation, I'm really keen to hear what you think. Thanks for reading.
  18. outlast 2

    Hey guys and gals! James here aka Wade D McGinnis and today I give you the review for Outlast 2! Let me know your thoughts on the latest sequel and whether you feel this takes the crown of best horror game this year from Resident Evil 7!
  19. so with the release of the PS4 version of Skyforge is there anybody playing it, i hear the console iteration plays better similar to how diablo III translated very well to controler, if we have a decent size group im looking to join up.
  20. Here are the PlayStation Plus free game line-up for May 2017: Full List Here: Tales from the Borderlands (PS4) A five-part episodic series from the experts at Telltale Games. Set in the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2, follow the journey of Rhys and Fiona as they are thrown together to recover a fortune they both believe is theirs. [NA] Abzu (PS4) Put your feet (Flippers?) up and relax with Abzu. Immerse yourself in an ocean full of life and wonder. Feeling stressed? This is the relief you’re looking for. [EU] Alienation (PS4) Like blasting aliens? Who doesn’t? Take control of a new breed of super soldier – specially enhanced with xeno technologies – and tear through frozen research bases, radioactive ruins, top-secret military facilities and even the odd mothership or two. From the creators of Dead Nation and Resogun, Alienation combines classic twin-stick shooting with a deceptively deep loot system, procedurally-generated end-game maps, dungeon raids, weekly objectives and a global league table. Wrap all this up in the most bombastic pyrotechnics and particle effects of the generation and you’re guaranteed hours of E.T. hunting fun. Blood Knights (PS3) Confront the enemy's superior strength and regain your honor after you, the glorious vampire hunter, have been turned into a vampire yourself. Launch devastating attacks by combining your vampire skills with the powerful strikes of your swords. The hack'n'slay from developer Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane) offers single and multiplayer modes. You can switch at any time between the melee combat warrior Jeremy and the ranged fighter, Alysa, who uses two crossbows to fire at her targets. Play in co-operative mode with a friend who can join or leave the game whenever they like. Your teamplay will open up new tactical combat options. Capture enemies with the vampire grip and drink their blood to increase your strength. Become part of the dramatic story of temptation and betrayal. Learn special skills, find weapons and items of equipment and discover secret hiding places. Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants (PS3) The Caribbean, in the turbulent 17th Century. The mighty kingdoms of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands fight over the colonies. will you become an Adventurer or a Trader? Laser Disco Defenders (Vita/PS4) Join the Laser Disco Defenders on their quest to defeat the evil Lord Monotone and prevent him from using the coveted Mirror Moon to force the galaxy into dancing along to his, and only his, tune. In this self-inflicted bullet hell you must stay on your toes as each laser beam fired ricochets off walls and can hit you too! Traverse randomly generated levels and face off Monotone’s various robotic machinations. Be it flamboyant flame sneakers or a cool rapid fire chrome suit - you decide how your favourite disco defender looks and plays based on what outfit you choose to wear. Time to save the galaxy and look like a cool cat! Type:Rider (Vita/PS4) Immerse yourself in this fascinating and unique experience to uncover the history and secrets of Fonts & Characters! Incarnate 2 dots and travel through the ages of typographic styles and techniques. From the rock paintings of prehistoric times to Pixel art of the 2000’s, solve all the riddles by riding the most popular fonts and characters (Garamond, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Pixel, Comic Sans...) in a very captivating musical and visual environment. Type:Rider is an adventure puzzle game that brings gaming experience to a whole new daring level. All of these titles will be free to PlayStation Plus members on the first Tuesday of May (05/02/2017) What do you think of the line-up, is it another mediocre month, or is there one or two games that have caught your eye? Source - http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/04/26/ps-plus-free-games-for-may-2017/
  21. Hey guys and gals! James here aka Wade D McGinnis! Tonight I give you the review for Yooka Laylee, the kickstarted 3D platformering game by ex-Rare members. This has been an interesting week due to the amount of platformers I don't normally play. And being someone who didn't drop the coin down for this during the kickstarter, I think I might be reaching for another genre (having come off the open world genre). As usual, let me know your thoughts on Yooka Laylee, was it everything you wanted or did it miss the mark? And in case I don't see you, as always, catch you next time!
  22. Ive recently started getting into strategy games on my pc and my ps4 but ive yet to find any that "click" with me. Does anyone have any suggestions for me??
  23. Ladies and gentleman of the AJSA, I am Capn Margan, and I wanted to start this thread for talk about anything concerning or involving ESO on PS4. This post is now the official voice of the ESO players on PS4. Keep it professional, no flame wars.
  24. Here are the PlayStation Plus free game line-up for April 2017: Full List Here: Drawn to Death (PS4) From the acclaimed developer David Jaffe, Drawn To Death challenges the shooter genre with unconventional gameplay mechanics that bring this third-person shooter/brawler to life. The game takes place entirely inside the pages of a high school kid’s notebook where hand-drawn characters and levels come to life. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4) Pilot a neon battleship through a colorful galaxy by yourself or with up to three others. Through teamwork, triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Protip: you can also play this game online with others through PS4’s Share Play feature. Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (PS3) The Lost Kingdom is under attack. An evil robot army has invaded and every Invizimal is in danger. As the young Invizimal Hunter Hiro, you must travel to their world and find a way to save them from the energy-stealing X-tractors. Alien Rage (PS3) Alien Rage is an action-packed, hard-core first-person shooter that will have you facing off against armies of the nastiest Alien forces ever encountered. Battle beastly-sized bosses relentlessly attacking you from every direction, hell-bent on taking you down. Tons of powerful dual-mode weapons, 14 intense levels, massive shootouts, destructible environments and over-the-top fast paced gameplay. 10 Second Ninja X (Vita/PS4) 10 SECOND NINJA X is a hardcore sidescroller. You're a ninja, there are robots, you've got ten seconds to destroy them all. Get three star ratings, climb leaderboards, discover secrets and stop Captain Greatbeard. 10 SECOND NINJA X is a blisteringly fast, overwhelmingly intense action game. The nefarious Captain Greatbeard has kidnapped you and trapped your forest friends inside of his army of robots like some kind of psychopath. Greatbeard doesn't think you're the fastest ninja who ever lived - he is WRONG. Destroy all of Greatbeard's robots in each level in ten seconds or less. Be fast enough to get the coveted three star rating in each. Fight through 100 levels, explore Greatbeard's airship, discover secrets, climb the leaderboards and show everyone what it means to be THE FASTEST, COOLEST, MOST FOCUS TEST APPROVED HERO EVER. Curses 'n Chaos (Vita/PS4) In this 2D Arena-Brawler world, there is only one law: fight or die! The Wizard King has cursed Lea and Leo, the fiercest fighters in the land! Now living under the shadow of death, they're hounded by ghouls and hunted by the grim reaper itself! To lift the curse, you must concoct the legendary Elixir of Life! But there's only one way to get the ingredients...FIGHT MONSTERS! But punching and kicking is not all you can do! Assisted by Allison the Alchemist, you can craft potions and summons to heal, create weapons and even marshall elemental powers at your command! Put up your dukes! Bring a friend along! The Wizard King's undead knights and monsters are not ready for the mayhem you'll unleash on them! All of these titles will be free to PlayStation Plus members on the first Tuesday of April (04/04/2017) What do you think of the line-up, is it another mediocre month, or is there one or two games that have caught your eye? Source - http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/03/29/ps-plus-free-games-for-april-2017/
  25. I'm definitely going to wait until Joe actually reviews it, but I'm hoping its good. I haven't really been paying attention to the development cycle, but since it's coming out soon I figured I would try to get a few early opinions on it. Are you excited? Are you worried? Were there any red flags that popped up you would like to share?