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3:30 PM on 11.29.2013

Friday Night Fights: Trippin' on that tryptophan

Short post will be short. To all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, we sincerely hope that you've had a great one so far. For those of you who do not celebrate, we also sincerely hope that you've had a great day so far doing whatever it is you do! Now if you'll excuse me, I have leftovers to demolish, all this food aint gonna eat itself ya know!

Bill Platt

3:45 PM on 11.22.2013

Friday Night Fights: Built for the future

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to another edition of Destructoid's Friday Night Fights! We finally made it, we are now fully into the next gen of gaming! Can you feel the excitement? I know I sure can! Last night, Microsoft launched the Xbox One, ushering in a new era of ad filled dashboards everywhere! Amazing.

Bill Platt





3:30 PM on 11.15.2013

Friday Night Fights: Greatness awaits

"It's here! It's here! It's here!" - is something you've probably been reading since late last night. That's right, Sony is finally stepping into the new generation of consoles, and from the looks of it, everything seems to b...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 11.08.2013

Friday Night Fights: Bowling with ghosts

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to another thrilling edition of Friday Night Fights! Today, we're going to talk about three of the biggest multiplayer games to launch this year. These games are, without a doubt, the most impor...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 11.01.2013

Friday Night Fights: Gotta catch em all

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to take a few minutes this week and highlight a couple of Dtoid members who have have taken to the Destructoid community full force and started the Official Destructoid Pokemon Community Member...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 10.25.2013

Friday Night Fights: Virtual Laser League

Remember laser tag? Remember how cool it was to run around wearing those goofy looking chest pieces while wielding your mighty laser gun? Remember how fun it was when you would shoot your friends not with bullets, but with ra...

Bill Platt

3:45 PM on 10.18.2013

Friday Night Fights: Thanks for being HUGE

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to take a few moments to thank all of you who decided to take the plunge and go HUGE! For me, the choice was easy. I've been with Destructoid since early 2007 and this is most definitely m...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 10.11.2013

Friday Night Fights: Random header is random

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Are you excited yet?! Good! Me too! You can tell I'm excited by all of these super awesome exclamation points that I keep using!! Today is my daughter's ninth birthday (see below for a pic of her p...

Bill Platt

4:00 PM on 10.04.2013

Friday Night Fights: Grand Theft Auto Online

It's finally here!  The game you couldn't stop talking about when it was first revealed to the world. The game that could potentially dethrone any multiplayer-centric game on Xbox Live or the PSN. No, this isn't another ...

Bill Platt

12:00 PM on 10.01.2013

Join the Dtoid crew in Grand Theft Auto Online!

Are you a member of the Destructoid Crew in the Rockstar Social Club? If not, what the hell are you waiting for?! Our friends at Rockstar were kind enough to create a Crew for Destructoid back when Max Payne 3 launched, and w...

Mr Andy Dixon

3:30 PM on 09.27.2013

Friday Night Fights: Robots and pancakes

I wasn't sure what to write about this week so I took to the Twitterverse last night and asked; "What should I write about this week?". Two responses, the first from PanaMusica (host of Hawken!) "Write about robots! I'll host...

Bill Platt



Friday Night Fights: Thefting all the grands and autos photo
Friday Night Fights: Thefting all the grands and autos
by Bill Platt

I don't know if any of you know this yet, but apparently there was this big game launch or something this week, some Grand Theft Auto V dealy-o, or something like that. If you were one of the lucky few to pick this game up (I heard it was hard to find), then you should totally join one of the Destructoid Crews (I guess to shoot at other Destructoid people or something) so you can be social while being a complete sociopath once GTA Online launches next month!

The official Destructoid Crew (which was created for us by Rockstar) is right here: Destructoid Crew. And here is another, smaller crew that our very own Xbox FNF Coordinator, SuperMonk4Ever created: Destructoid Friday Night Fights Crew.

These crews spread across all recent Rockstar games, so you can get out there and cause some havoc with your fellow Destructoid brethren right now. I'm rooting for all of you!

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Friday Night Fights: Comfort games photo
Friday Night Fights: Comfort games
by Bill Platt

(Pro-tip - Hire lots and lots of handymen, that puke ain't gonna clean itself up!)

Comfort games.

We all have one. It's a game that we always find ourselves returning to, time and time again. For me, it's RollerCoaster Tycoon. It doesn't matter what AAA game is currently launching or already on the market, when I need that "fix", I always turn to RollerCoaster Tycoon. I've beaten the game dozens of times, finished every scenario and completed both expansions.  

My wife has her own comfort games. Always by her side is a DS, 3DS and Wii U. In the DS, New Super Mario Bros. - in the 3DS, Super Mario 3D Land and almost always playing on the Wii U, New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U. I've literally seen her beat each game from start to finish a dozen times. Weird.

Here's the part where you, the community at large, tell me;

What's your comfort game?

 

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Friday Night Fights: Post PAX blues photo
Friday Night Fights: Post PAX blues
by Bill Platt

(This is my favorite photo from this year's PAX)

PAX Prime 2013 is over. The show floor is closed, the games are all packed away, the bars are a little emptier and Apathy finally made it home (way to go Apathy!). I wasn't at PAX this year, but watching my Twitter timeline over the past fews days as well as my Facebook page has left me sad: sad because my fellow Dtoiders are sad that they are no longer together, no longer singing and dancing and drinking and... well, more drinking.

I... I don't know if I can keep typing, I'm welling up over here just thinking about not being there and missing out on all those amazing stories I keep hearing about. Oh! Speaking of stories, I'd love to read some of your amazing PAX 2013 stories in the comments below! Tell us all about those amazing events, the good times you had, those sad moments as you boarded your flight home -- I'd love to read them all.

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Friday Night Fights: Win Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft photo
Friday Night Fights: Win Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
by Bill Platt

[Update: contest is over, check your DM's to see if you've won!]

Hey there my fine fellow Friday Night Fighters! 

Since you've all been good boys and girls, Papa Chilly has brought gifts! Now I know what you're thinking, "What could it be?", "How many of whatever it is are there?", "Is there life on other planets?", "Will I ever find love?".

Well let me put all of your questions to rest. The answers to all of the above questions are:

 

  • Hearthstone Beta Access
  • 5 beta keys
  • Yes, there is life on other planets, if you don't believe me go watch the 80's classic "Explorers"
  • Yes, you will find love, although it's probable that the love you find is illegal in most states and countries. For yours is a forbidden love.

 

How can you win one of these amazing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft beta keys? Easy! Simply leave a comment below telling me why you deserve to be in the beta!

Five random and ridiculously good looking people will be chosen at random to win a beta code and will be notified via DM after Midnight PST. So get to thinking why you deserve it more than your neighbor and get to commenting!

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3:30 PM on 08.23.2013

Friday Night Fights: A new challenger approaches

[Quite possibly the greatest slot machine ever. Also, pic unrelated.] Ha ha! Gotcha! This has absolutely nothing to do with Street Fighter or fighting games in general! Or does it? No. No it does not. Possibly. We are literal...

Bill Platt