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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

3:30 PM on 08.16.2013

Friday Night Fights: I'm new here!

Good afternoon! Welcome to Destructoid’s Friday Night Fights! In case you missed it, Mr. Andy Dixon has handed over the reins to yours truly for all things community playdate-related. What does this mean ...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 08.09.2013

Friday Night Fights: Say hello, and wave goodbye

[Yes, those are my kids. And yes, I know they are awesome.] It's been almost two years to the day since I took over writing the front page Friday Night Fights posts here on Dtoid, and I haven't missed a single week since. (Th...

Mr Andy Dixon

Friday Night Fights: Win a code for Rise of the Triad! photo
Friday Night Fights: Win a code for Rise of the Triad!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are amtalx, BoomingEchoes, KingSigy, OpiumHerz, Rambo, Revuhlooshun, shadow2398, and Swishiee!]

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights!

Have you played Rise of the Triad yet? You should. It's awesome. It's everything an HD remake should be and then some, and I haven't had this much mindless fun since the '90s. Don't believe me? Why not see for yourself! We're giving away some Steam codes right here, right now!

That's right, our buddies at Interceptor Entertainment have given us eight codes for their remake of the Apogee classic to hand out to the Dtoid community, and all you have to do to win is leave a comment below telling me how excited you are to play it! Limit one entry per person, and the drawing will take place just before 11 PM Pacific tonight. (Hey, that's just in time to join in my FNF match!)

Good luck! Oh, and go sign up to be on our new FNF banner if you haven't already. Only one week left!

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3:30 PM on 07.26.2013

Friday Night Fights: Like what you see?

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! There are some very cool things happening in the world of FNF, and YOU can be a part of it! Dtoider Mikey Turvey -- AKA, the guy who wrote the most-fapped bl...

Mr Andy Dixon

1:45 PM on 07.19.2013

Friday Night Fights: The fighting continues!

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! It looks as though the EVO hype train is still charging ahead at full steam within the Destructoid community, as all three major consoles have at least one f...

Mr Andy Dixon

3:30 PM on 07.12.2013

Friday Night Fights: EVO 2013 GET HYPE FIGHTANS

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! EVO 2013 is this weekend, and the Dtoid crew will be watching it live at Dear Mom in San Francisco tomorrow. Come on down and join the fun! If you're not in ...

Mr Andy Dixon