Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Today
  2. Earlier
  3. Nex Addo

    Game Communities Still Matter

    Humans are social creatures as many studies have pointed out so it comes as to no surprise that gaming communities are extremely popular and have been for a long time. At this current moment, there is a vast amount of these communities that can claim longevity and membership. These communities were not easy to make and didn’t always remain stable. In fact, some go through splits causing massive numbers to leave communities, some don’t make it past console changes, internal disputes and more. Community is defined as “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals”. The definition best defines what video game communities are all about. Most people join through the common interest of a particular game. For example, recruiting in some communities is done through voice chat during matches or private parties. This is when the current members of the community chat and “screens” the player finding out if they seem to be a good fit for their particular group. This particular set up can be a bit biased though. While the current recruiter may find that they don’t like the player for some reason another person attempting to recruit may find it hard to get the new person in resulting in that they [new person] may not be added; disallowing them to join based on poor judgment. It’s not to say that this method is a terrible idea but in fact, it teaches social cues which in long term helps protect the group as a whole. The recruiter must be able to pick up on subtle non-visual cues. These might be a poor attitude which may result in future confrontations, argumentive behavior about group sportsmanship, and general behavior towards other players. Communities teach structure and command. Today the world is set up in a corporate structure and it matters how you act, speak, and behave. Quite a few communities break up members into small groups that allow for growth and support. Groups are lead by one or multiple members which allow the important skill to be fostered. Allowing members to create their own type of group within the confines of the rules and guidelines set above himself. Becoming a leader helps you learn problem-solving skills, internal dispute resolution, and politics. For example accusations of cheating, behavior, and ill intent require leaders to get involved. A poor judgment made by leadership may cause membership decline, arguments, and much more. Leaders must make decisions based on facts and witness statements. What makes this harder for communities is that this is not done in person to person but over voice and text. This is not to say that you cannot learn something but it allows leaders to learn how to maneuver a conversation with delicacy. Communities make great strides in group participation. Requiring people to work together teaches trust, verbal communication, and support of each other. Today we must be able to trust each other to get ahead in the world even though it is a dog eat dog world. Basic verbal communication is taught in these types of events and group projects which allow others to express themselves and teach which words best describe situations. Situational awareness forces people to learn what to say, how to say, and when to say something. For example, people must be able to understand when presenting and who they are communicating with what is appropriate and when it is an appropriate time. Some people acquire these skill sets outside of communities and allow them to practice in this setting while others learn through the communities itself. Besides skill sets being taught gaming communities affect gameplay. Some small groups that now are professionals came from small or big time communities. Nowadays getting a large group together seems to be a great idea to go match by match and dominate your opponents. This allows for friendships that go beyond the game and stretch for over many years. Games themselves teach but communities enhance the experience allowing for so much more. Instead of just playing by yourself you have a community of people who are ready and eager to log online and play. The video games don’t have to be just violent as some would say and shooters but you have calmer games such as Minecraft, Animal Crossing, Mario games, and much more. Hoping that communities can stay on track for stability we shall see in the future what will become of them. Will they start to end or will they prosper bringing new ideas to the table.
  4. KSI Jay Fox

    Thoughts on the new xbox predictions

    What are yall's thoughts on the predictions of the new xbox system? I think if it is what everyone is saying it will be a awesome system!
  5. New Blue

    Video Games for 2020

    In 2019 we were given a wide variety of blockbuster titles of video games. We got Ace Combat 7, The Outer Worlds, The Division 2, and many more. At E3 and many other expos games were announced as well as delays from 2019 to 2020. As we get close to 2020 let us take a gander at the games coming out and some details. Watch Dogs: Legion (XBOX 1, PS4, PC) - March 20th Near future London has turned into a hackers nightmare after a group who utilized control of London via the CToS system. Its now time for the hacktivist group Dedsec to free the citizens and by doing this it will be YOUR job to gather a resistance. This video game will feature the ability to control other characters which can be lost permanently through various methods forcing the player to play as someone else. Don’t forget not everyone is a fan of Dedsec and will support your enemies. Gather the resistance and free London! Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) - March 20th Grab your bags and hop on the plane as you continue your next adventure with your animal neighbors in the new game brought to you by Nintendo. The long-awaited casual sim for the series is finally out. Fish, hunt bugs, plant flowers, decorate your space, and much more! Up to 18 players can play at once on one person’s island. So grab that switch get your tickets! Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, XBOX 1, Stadia, PC) - April 16th Imagine corporations deciding and controlling laws created in the country and state now place your self in futuristic California. You play as, V a mercenary whose looking to make a name for themself in Night City. A robust character making and decisions you make in the game will affect the grand scheme of things. Martin Blacha, CD Projekt Red’s plot director, spoke to ‘Inn: Poland’ which was later translated via VGC, “From a creator’s perspective, Cyberpunk 2077 is a story about heroes in opposition to the world, and that world itself is one of the heroes as well.” It is also to be said that the game contains multiple volumes of dialogue. Microsoft Flight Simulator (XBOX 1, PC) - In the Year 2020 Its time to explore petabytes of information and make a flight, show yourself the world. Expect thousands of different airports, flowing waters, roaming landscapes, and much more as you plot yourself flight plans. Weather will also be a factor for example at E3 it was said that if it was raining in real life you will also get to experience that in the game itself. Halo Infinite (XBOX) - Holiday 2020 Master Chief is back! The game sets with our favorite protagonist right after Halo 5 outside of that we do NOT know much about the plot but were given a teaser trailer at E3 2018. Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes on the web as more information will be released the sooner we get closer to the release date. Written by Nex Addo, Senior Writer
  6. Guest

    Purple Hydra wallpaper

    cbd oil best cbd oil cbd oil cbd oil cbd oil oil cbd nuleaf cbd oil benefits of cbd oil cbd oil cbd oil cbd oil for sale zilis cbd oil
  7. KSI BigDaddyRay

    I would like to join ksi

    Has anybody reached out to you since your application? If not feel free to msg me on Xbox and I will get you in the right hands. Gt: KSI DaddyRay
  8. New Blue

    A Year In the Life of KSI 2019

    As we approach 2020, it would only be natural to reflect on our 2019. Oh, what a roller coaster we’ve had this year. We’ve cried tears of sadness and joy. We split squads, merged squads, split a division, and merged a division. Our gains and losses have given KSI one of its most dynamic years ever. At the very start of the year, KSI JT 7 and KSI Kered 7 inducted 3 outstanding leaders into the KSI Hall of Fame. Congratulations to KSI Chaoticz 7, KSI_Johnson_7, and KSI POSEIDON 7! Additionally, starting the year, the PS4 division Fatal Genesis, the longest lasting division at the time, split to create Infinite Reality under the leadership of KSI Rivers 7, KSI_Johnson_7, KSI POSEIDON 7, and KSI Icespot 7 on January 26th. Consequently, KSI_Johnson_7 was promoted to Director of both divisions. At the end of the month, KSI POSEIDON 7 was promoted to the Director of Education in KSI. “With Poseidon, I think we’ve found a person that can elevate education to the point that hasn’t been done before.” -KSI Kered 7 The same day, KSI Heroiism 7 was promoted to the Founder of Fallen Angels. Near the beginning of February, the 3 Divisional Representatives to the Board of Leaders were elected. KSI xREDDOGx for Fallen Angels, KSI 7th Seraph for Infinite Reality, and KSI-DRAMAMAMA-7 for Fatal Genesis. On February 11th, the community was hit with a huge announcement. KSI Kered 7 would be retiring as Executive Director of KSI come May. In his article, Kered let us know that he would be nominating KSI Elderpoot 7 as his successor. At the end of February, KSI Heroiism 7 was promoted to Division Leader by KSI Elderpoot 7. Early March, brought some needed change to the Fallen Angels’ leadership. KSI BIG JOHN 7 was moved to Founder of FA, and KSI Chaoticz 7 was promoted to Co-Founder over Valkyrie and Judgement. On March 9th, KSI_Johnson_7 was promoted from Director to Senior Director by KSI Kered 7 and KSI Elderpoot 7. “Johnson has been an integral part of the KSI team, and I couldn’t be more proud of his, and all of KSI’s growth and performance over the past year.” -KSI Elderpoot 7 KSI Icespot 7 took Johnson’s previous spot as Director over the PS4 Divisions. Unfortunately for the entire community, on April 1st, KSI Elderpoot 7 let everyone know that he would have to step down from his position as Operations Director due to the overbearing workload he had been enduring. He planned on having KSI Koda 7 step in at the end of the month. After around 8 hours, Elder let us know that it was only an April Fools joke and that he would be staying Operations Director for the foreseeable future. Thank God. On a much more serious note, April 25th brought us heartbreaking news. KSI Atlantis 7 had passed away. Atlantis was a Co-Founder in Fatal Genesis and was involved in AAP, Internal Affairs, and Education. “He exemplified the qualities we look for in a KSI member. The time and effort he has put into this community will echo for years along with our memories of him.” -KSI Kered 7 The next day, KSI JT 7 and KSI Kered 7 inducted Atlantis into the KSI Hall of Fame, the highest achievable honor in KSI. Atlantis also became Member of The Month April and had Fatal Genesis re-named Atlantis Rising in his honor. At the tail end of April, KSI-DRAMAMAMA-7 was moved to Founder of Atlantis Rising Mid-May, KSI Icespot 7 made the announcement that Infinite Reality would be Merging into Atlantis Rising. IR Exitum and Imperium would be merging into Integritas. The Div Staff moving forward would be KSI Rivers 7, KSI 7th Seraph, KSI-DRAMAMAMA-7, and KSI POSEIDON 7. May 23rd, the Director of Education, KSI POSEIDON 7, stepped down from his position to put his full focus on Clan Ops. That left a hole that KSI Viktory 7 was fully prepared to jump into. Also on the 23rd, KSI Icespot 7 was promoted to Senior Director. “Icespot represents all the qualities we look for in senior leadership, and then some. He has the full trust and faith of JT, Poot, and myself in carrying out the duties and responsibilities required of a Senior Director.” -KSI Kered 7 3 days later, KSI Kered 7 announced that KSI Elderpoot 7 was promoted to Executive Director of KSI. “I can say with full conviction that Poot Poot is the right guy to lead y’all to realize the potential taking advantage of the tools available.” On May 31st, KSI Elderpoot 7 made his first announcement as Executive Director. KSI Icespot 7 would be moving up to become Operations Director of KSI. “We look forward to working with Icespot over the coming months to elevate KSI into the gaming community that will be the envy of the community world.”- KSI Elderpoot 7 So, another month goes by and Fallen Angels’ Rapture squad officially split into Azrael under the leadership of KSI Ares 70, KSI xXLEGIONXx, and KSI MamaTwirly. This split moved KSI Copper 7 to Founder of Fallen Angels and KSI Ares 70 to Co-Founder of both squads. Come September, Web Ops had been on the backburner for months. With the only active team somewhat being Events, it was time to choose a new Director of Web Operations. When KSI Elderpoot 7 brought KSI Heroiism 7 to The Board, Heroiism was unanimously voted the Director of Web Operations. On September 22nd, the Chief Justice, KSI Crusader 7, announced that after an entire decade of service, he would be stepping down and retiring. “Continue to work hard and make this community the best it could be. Put aside differences and come together to work hard and achieve the same goal every leader in KSI strives to be.”-KSI Crusader 7 Seemingly out of nowhere, on October 13th, KSI Elderpoot 7 released the KSI Handbook. The Handbook covers dozens of topics ranging from the Recruitment Process to revoking a “7”. At the very end of October, KSI Icespot 7 announced that Atlantis Rising would see the promotion of two fantastic leaders. KSI Viktory 7 was moved to Division Leader and KSI 7th Seraph moved to Founder. Thanks to the leadership of KSI xLucifer, KSI x Maze, and KSI x Falcons, The Fallen Angels watched Leviathan split into Hades, bringing FA to 6 squads on November 20th. A month later, December 20th, the Head Hunters overhaul began. The K7 League is here! KSI CH3DDAR, the AAP Team Lead, gave us an early Christmas present on December 23rd: AAP Awards would be officially opening on Discord! After over 350 graphics, 200 live streams, 1600 recruitments, 25 articles, 1500 Game Nights, and countless memories, nobody can deny that this year has been amazing! Happy New Year, KSI! Written by: KSI New Blue, Senior Writer
  9. Guest

    Teh Krush

    I enjoy that I am still banned from this community ran by a pedophile crackhead. Keep going strong KSI!
  10. New Blue

    12 Days of KSI 2019

    In 2018, Chaoticz 7 wrote a beautiful article asking 12 members what KSI meant to them. This year, he told me that he would write it again. Then, in classic Chaoticz fashion, he let me know that he was just messing with me and that I’d have to write it. Thank you Chaoticz -_-. With that, here’s your 12 Days of KSI 2019! What does it mean to be a KSI member and what is your favorite memory/part of KSI? On the first day of Christmas, KSI Elderpoot 7 said to me: For me being a KSI member means being part of a community of friends where you always have somebody play or talk with. My favorite memory in KSI is a group of memories from back on Halo 2. The long nights of sitting in a lobby just talking and hanging out with friends for hours and hours. And on occasion, starting up the game on Containment and driving around in warthogs having fun. Those nights of fun with friends were unforgettable, and KSI as a whole changed the course of my life! -KSI Elderpoot 7, Executive Director On the second day of Christmas KSI Cresit said to me: To me being a member is being a part of a great big family. I love everyone in KSI as a bro and sis, and I've been treated the same. It's great meeting different people from around the world and having a laugh. I can't actually pick one favorite moment there’s too many. I've had a great time with a variety, but if I could narrow it down I loved it when I was in Judgment and we'd jump on bo4 for some custom blackout but it wouldn't just be a normal game. We'd do different things, like vehicles only, and we'd all have a laugh trying to hit everyone. There was no drama it was just us in the game, having a good time, of course, there are other moments but that's the first thing that comes to my mind! -KSI Cresit (B-SSGT) On the third day of Christmas KSI xMaze said to me: To me what it means to be a KSI member is that I’m part of a team or a community of people with similar interests. It means that you always have someone online to play with or talk to no matter the time of day. KSI is essentially just a big family and we are always there for one another. My favorite part of KSI is just the big family aspect. I’ve been in KSI for nearly a year and when I first joined I didn’t expect much out of it. I thought it was just gonna be a group of random people that all they did was play Xbox. I quickly learned that I was wrong, and many of the people I’ve met through KSI are close friends of mine. No matter what happens, I know that I’ll always have someone to talk to and lean on. -KSI xMaze, Graphics Lead, Events Team (H-MAJ) On the fourth day of Christmas KSI JACOBKILLER said to me: I am glad to be apart of the best community and to support this community! My favorite memories are when we get teams together and destroy randoms. -KSI JACOBKILLER (R-LT) On the fifth day of Christmas XxT3DdYTGODXOxX said to me: For me, being a KSI member means to be a helpful and caring person. What it means to me is to be there for your squad. Talking to them, sharing games with them, maybe financially aiding them. I’m always there for my squad. 25/8 thru thicc and thin all always be there to aid anyone. My favorite memory was very recent. It was becoming Major of AR Olympia. It really let me do what I feel Olympia was capable to do. -XxT3DdYTGODXOxX (O-MJR) On the sixth day of Christmas KSI xLucifer said to me: To me, being a member of KSI is about being apart of an extended family. Its a chance to meet new people from all over, and get to know them. There are people in the community who have been there for me when I needed them and I have been there for others here. Some of my favorite times in KSI is a hard question, there’s been so many. It would probably be before deploying, playing prop hunt on bo4 with Leviathan and KSI xTITANx 7. Our team would be hiding, and KSI xTyrone would do everything he can to bring the hunters to me. Or playing as manikins on nuke town and not worrying about winning, we just tried to mess with the hunters as much as possible. We did this for hours as a squad, almost every day before I left home. -KSI xLucifer, Graphics Team, FA Co-Founder On the seventh day of Christmas KSI Icespot 7 said to me: What does it mean to me? It means family. Cliché, I know, but it's the honest truth. I come across people all the time who talk about the amazing friends they've made in our community. At the end of the day, that's what it's all about. The people you meet and the experiences you have - that's what it means to be in KSI. Favorite memory? No one specific moment, but the late night sessions with my friends where we're laughing so hard we can't even play the game. That's what I love. -KSI Icespot 7, Operations Director On the eighth day of Christmas Nex Addo said to me: Being a KSI member means you understand gaming can be more than just playing around. In KSI you get the chance to make lifelong friends that in some cases you get to hang with outside of Xbox. In KSI you get the chance to learn different gaming techniques, join creative teams, and much more. Again, KSI is more of an experience in HOW you enjoy gaming. I have quite a bit of favorite moments in KSI, not just a singular moment. I would have to say one moment I enjoy a lot is when Anatomy and I were able to host a 24hr live stream charity event. We raised money for a great cause. -Nex Addo, The Legend On the ninth day of Christmas KSIGamma said to me: For me being in KSI is a chance to get back to the roots of gaming and what I enjoy about it. Camaraderie. Equality. Family. One time some guy was saying that he had been to Germany And Norway and they were nice and all, but he wouldn’t trade them for an American Cheeseburger, and KSI Cree went off saying “oh I’m sorry that we have the best healthcare on the planet, I’m sorry that...” And then I popped off with “hey guys, can I get some fries with that?” Good times. -KSIGamma (L-CPT) On the tenth day of Christmas KSI ckeirnan said to me: What it means to be a KSI member is the opportunity to be in the most elite force on Xbox and have a family of gamers that have each other's back no matter what! My favorite part is, not sure yet because I haven't been in that long but I would have to say the game nights. -KSI ckeirnan (L-SGT) On the eleventh day of Christmas KSI xX BUBBA Xx said to me: Being in KSI is very interesting. Why? Well, what I mean is that within KSI there are two sides that I like to call one side the business side and the entertainment side. Now, being a member of KSI I lean towards the business side where you take yourself to another gaming experience level; which is more focusing on moving up and growing the community. Although, how much you may like doing that, at the same time; you can never get enough love from the entertainment side of things in KSI. Being part of an amazing group and gathered with men and women of all ages that love to game is an awesome and amazing experience and KSI makes it feel that way. From experience, from other gaming communities, they don’t even come close to KSI. KSI is my home and that everyone treats everyone with the unlimited KSI experience and that is my favorite part. -KSI xXBUBBAXx, Events Team (A-MAJ) On the twelfth day of Christmas KSI-SubsidingAxe said to me: To me, KSI is like a family with brothers and sisters but I enjoy everyone even if nobody understands me. lol. The most memorable moment was when I was moved up to captain it was a very happy thing I couldn't ask for more, of course, I had to help Exitium out before it fell apart but I got to host my very first meeting in my KSI time but of course, I had trouble talking to people but they enjoyed it. Met some cool people even did a video series with them on my YouTube channel but my time in KSI is a wonderful time. -KSI-SubsidingAxe (A-SGT) Written by: KSI New Blue, Senior Writer
  11. Guest

    Purple Hydra wallpaper

    generic viagra sales online viagra online viagra generic viagra 100mg viagra generic buy viagra online online viagra generic online viagra online viagra viagra generic online pharmacy
  12. Guest

    Purple Hydra wallpaper

    generic viagra sales online viagra online viagra generic viagra 100mg viagra generic buy viagra online online viagra generic online viagra online viagra viagra generic online pharmacy
  13. I wanted to thank you for the efforts you have put in initiating this blog. Actually your creative knowledge and technical expertise has inspired me to have to begin my own website. Here is a weblog I recently developed for web design in flagstaff arizona my website, flagstaff web development. Well, I hope to engage in a chat and begin some fascinating topics with you a lot. Lots of thanks , sharing highly specialized handicapper tricks. Your blog is completely rare like a gem and will promote us with my projects. I'm absolutely shocked with the details that everyone contributed on this site. It is an example of how good everyone has percieved branches of knowledge. I bookmarked this forum and will be comming back for trending articles. You my pals are the top traffic experts. I came upon the expert knowledge that I had already discovered everywhere and simply could not locate. What an informative archive.
  14. Dug my grave.
    I gave my promise to you,
    That I’d be more honest.
    But right now,
    I’m not my strongest
    Gave up love,
    To make a profit.

  15. https://discord.gg/dtmZZNy if y’all wanna be in a chat for memes randomness and gaming, join my brother’s chat here.

  16. I love being unwanted lol

  17. Don’t threaten America with a good time

  18. New Blue

    November Member of The Month

    November has been another great month for KSI. In Fallen Angels, Leviathan split into Hades under the leadership of KSI xLucifer and KSI xMaze. Great job and congratulations to them. In Atlantis rising, all the squads are doing good and have gotten close to split numbers. All HH raid teams and such have really stepped up too. Great work AR! Nonetheless, I proudly present to you our November Member of The Month Award recipients! For Atlantis Rising: KSI_UNITEDMARINE. He’s the Major of Awoken Squad. “UNITEDMARINE deserves Member of The Month due for his outstanding work as an officer and a member of the KSI community. He has contributed greatly to the raid community. He sometimes even played some gambit and crucible with members of KSI. He has hosted game nights that bring the community together. Overall he is an all out friendly individual who is nice to the many members of KSI.” -KSI skylarker (A-SSGT) For the Fallen Angels: KSI x Maze. She’s the General of Hades Squad, Graphics Team Lead, and member of the Events Team. “Maze deserves it because of her determination to make our squad, Hades, the best in FA. So far she has stopped at nothing to be the best she can be for Hades. She holds update meetings keeping us officers informed and making sure we are on top of our jobs she is active and always is there when a member is in need.” -KSI Luffy215 (H-LT) On behalf of News Team, AAP Team, and all of KSI, thank you Maze and United for everything you do for our community. We are all looking forward to everything you will continue to do. Written by: KSI New Blue, Senior Writer With special thanks to KSI CH3DDAR, KSI x Maze, and KSI UNITEDMARINE
  19. Current gamertag: Herblorify 2. Past gamertags: staticz and mmaulz 3. Age: 20 4. How did you hear about KSI? Social media 5. Have you read the KSI Code of Conduct? Yes 6. What console do you play? Xbox 7. Which multiplayer game do you play the most? Call of duty modern warfare 8. Have you been a part of any other clans? If so, Which ones? No 9. Have you ever been blacklisted from KSI or any other clans? If so, which ones and why? No. 10. Is becoming a leader within KSI something that interests you? I would like to, but I would like to work my way up. 11. Do you use any of the following? (KIK / Discord) If so how can we reach you? I can make a kick, but through xbox messaging linked through my phone.
  1. Load more activity
×