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5:02 PM on 07.23.2015

PC FNF: You've Lost That Connected Feeling

To those who do not know, which is all of you. I recently moved away from everything I've ever known to a brand new city for a job in my career field. While it has been incredibly busy and exciting to start something new, I have not had more than a few hours in the past two weeks to sit down and properly game. Hence the short or absent posts for the past few weeks. Well this week I finally moved into a house and got my computer set up for some well deserved solidary game time as internet had yet to be installed (writing this at a library, support your community folks!)

As I sat in a house by myself in a city where the people I was closest with were at least an hour away, many much further I searched my installed game library for games that promoted a feeling of unity and togetherness to help combat the inherent lonliness. I then realized I own way too many single player games that are based on survival or put out a feeling of being alone. FTL, The Long Dark, Dark Souls, The Forest, and LISA. All give off a similar feeling of being alone and the struggle to survive through whatever life will throw at you. It's all fun and games (HAH HA) until you are living it for real for a few weeks. So what's the point? Make sure to appreciate those near to you and not take time with loved ones for granted, because you don't know when it won't be so  convienent to see the people that love and support you.

With that, why not ignore your friends pleading for you to come out with them on a Friday night by playing games with these people online!

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

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10:34 PM on 07.16.2015

PC FNF: Remembering Iwata

Not much to say this week but I wanted to breifly say something about Iwata. He exemplified everything good about game developers. Game quality above all else and not being too high and mighty to get on the floor, a true example of a good leader. He will be missed and remembered for years to come.

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Game: Ultra Street Fighter 4
Host: Ckarasu
Time: 9 PM EST
Sever: None. I'll just host a private room.
Password: None. It'll be private, so add me as a friend and you'll get an invite.
Note: I won't wait for long before taking down the room, so please add me beforehand if you want to play



Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

 

-AmnaUmen

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6:59 AM on 07.03.2015

PC FNF: FTL: A Study in Torture

This week has been very stressful as I am changing jobs and had to train a bunch of people at my current one on EVERYTHING I know. So two things were very limited, my time for vidya and the amount of unmanagable stress I wanted in them. I tried playing the new Terraria update but it's still just as boring as it was before. I guess updates don't fix core game mechanics. I ultimately settled back into that lovely space sim where you never feel safe FTL: Faster Than Light. It really is one of the best games I have ever played, it mixes heart racing strategy with just the right amount of random generation to make sure that when you die (and you will) you think through every single choice you made along the way and how it lead to your ultimate demise.

As my roommate and I sat next to each other cursing at each of our games for their lack of stores when we needed fuel or ammo we lamented about how even though the game is cruel it is fair...then I jumped into a sun, ran out of fuel got boarded and subsequentally had my doors and oxygen systems destroyed so the only refuge was the med bay...where my crew was able to heal just as much as the lack of oxygen was killing them. So I had two choices, let my game run while my crew floated helplessly in front of a sun until the ship was destroyed, or send them out in a blaze of no oxygen. Crew lost that day: All of them. Whose fault was it? Mine for not keeping my heal bomb.

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Game: Ultra Street Fighter 4
Host: Ckarasu
Time: 9 PM EST
Sever: None. I'll just host a private room.
Password: None. It'll be private, so add me as a friend and you'll get an invite.
Note: I won't wait for long before taking down the room, so please add me beforehand if you want to play



Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

 

-AmnaUmen

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7:10 AM on 06.26.2015

Bam Ham and The Great PC Debacle

Nope, you aren't escaping the glut of bashing on Arkham Knights PC release! I'm so glad I didn't preorder under the pretense that my rig was just at par with the game so I was going to wait a bit to get one of the new R9s but now, pshaw. Nevermind that those little cretins on the Wii U spoiled a major plot point for me. Maybe Rocksteady will feel bad about this and give us PeeSee garmers all of the DLC for free and a hand crafted statue of Bam Ham by the ressurected Bob Crane? No? Ok then, I'll just sit here patiently. Sorry for the short post, fell asleep without doing this last night so I had to push it out before work. Happy Friday everyone!

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Look, I did it finally!

 

 

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6:54 AM on 06.19.2015

PC FNF: Memento 4

Another E3 goes by, another E3 without The Last Guar...wait what? Well at least I can be disappointed in the fact that Kingdom Hearts 3 wasn't there right? Damnit, ok well how about Fallout 4? You're serious, that was there too? I'm sure Half-Life 3 wasn't shown right? PHEW. Well that just means that E3 continues its' streak of disappointment. All we want is to know stuff about new exciting games and they just keep denying us. When will our kindly masters give us what we want?

Seriously though what is going on with Fallout 4? Looks more like a first person shooter than a western action RPG. Also the limited dialogue options will undoubtedly funnel people into being more of a violent character as opposed to the talking it out kind. Also the apparent removal of tags and control over leveled skills in what can only be an implementation of the atrocious Skyrim leveling system is not at all what I want. But we shall see what comes of it in the next few months and without a doubt I'll be playing it, but I sure as hell won't enjoy it!

As for Friday night Fights, I'll most likely be playing L4D2 unless something good goes on sale today. Hit me up at amnaumen on Steam if you want to join.

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

[I'll REALLY have my image uploaded next week]

 

-AmnaUmen

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6:14 AM on 06.12.2015

PC FNF: Fresh Meat

Here comes E3 (doot and doo doo) Here comes E3 and I say. It’s going to be disappointing. Who’s ready for the Last Guardian to show up this year? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Well at least I can spend my weekend playing a broken cookie clicker clone…

Steam sale is here everyone; hide your wallets for Gaben requires clicking sacrifices this year for us to prove our worth for sales. I am aiming to spend under 30 bucks this sale so it’s mostly going to be indie darlings and the occasional 40 cent game. I have already found a gem in the ungame Tin Star. It’s a create your own adventure that hardcores would laugh me out of the room for liking. But Steam sales and Free weekends afford L4D players the greatest joy of all. FRESH MEAT! You might actually see me on L4D2 this weekend carving up some fresh sale kiddies.

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

[I'll REALLY have my image uploaded next week]

 

-AmnaUmen

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7:00 AM on 06.05.2015

FNF: I For One Welcome Our New Advent Overlords

For anyone who thinks they know me by my blog posts they would think I would use this as a soap box for the recent “reveal” of Fallout 4. I’ll save said soap box for after the e3 event. Now it’s XCOM 2! Where did that announcement come from? Oh right, every dream I’ve had since booting up the reboot at silky smooth 20 Frames Per Second on the PS3 before finally playing the superior version on the PC. Maybe I’ll finally get around to beating it? You’d think I would propose that we all play a rousing game of XCOM this weekend but no, I just got a spanking new copy of Sensible World of Soccer 96/97 to play! (Forza Juve!)

For multiplayer this week there is interest brewing for Heroes of the Storm with multiple people looking to test it out with semi known players. Nothing strictly organized but you can always pop over to the forum and post in the sticky to see if anyone wants to get a quick game started. Happy Friday everyone!

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

[I'll have my image uploaded next week]

 

-AmnaUmen

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11:13 PM on 05.28.2015

FNF: Geralto Rivera

 

Evening folks. AmnaUmen here, I'm your new captain which means this plane is going into the swiss alps. I'll get the formal stuff out front, I'm excited to be able to do this as I've been a long time Dtoid reader and commenter. I have been PC gaming since I was a young boy but only just got back into a year ago after a long console ridden hiatus. You can add me on steam (http://steamcommunity.com/id/amnaumen), I'm almost always up for a rousing game of L4D2 or a slow sleep inducing Turn-Based Strat game. But now onto the banter.

The onlt post that I saw was that no one plays games anymore and all they do is work out. Yes the work out weather is upon us. It's quickly becoming summer in the northern hemisphere which means the days of playing GTAV for 10 hours staight with no worries of overheating and no excuse that you can't be outside are over. As the temperature pushes up into the triple digits across the globe why not risk your GPU and truly test those stress limits with a little multiplayer fun? If things get too hot why not just have Geralto cast up some ice spell to cool off for a bit.

(Picture and name credited to @MaxScoville)

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

[I'll have my image uploaded next week]

 

-AmnaUmen

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10:28 AM on 01.30.2015

PC Friday Night Fights: Under New Management

It's been a long time, far too long. PhilKenSebben has moved on to become community playdate manager as Bill has stepped down, and this blog needs a kick in the pants to get going again. Plans are in the works to try and make that happen as well. I will say working with Bill on both Streamtoid and TF2sdays has been an absolute blast and I once again wish him well in his future endevors. He was an awesome person to put up with some of the crazy ideas I've had. See you space cowboy.

In other news, I have finally bought into the Star Citizen hype. Every single time I fly in the alpha I have to have the theme for Firefly in my playlist, it just feels right. People might laugh at my flying coffin, but at the end of the day it really doesn't matter what's on the other end of the gun if you're dead. 

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Heroes of Might and Magic III – HD

Time: 8:30 PST | 11:30 EST
Host: PhilKenSebben (Philopian/hillbillysk8 on steam)

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

– Shadow2398

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5:00 PM on 07.11.2014

Pc Friday Night Fights: Streams and things!



Sorry for the late posting, my day has been busy as all hell. A few great things to hear about this week is the return of Streamtoid! I wrote about what that entails a little while back here. Did you miss the latest episode of Between 2Fort? Don't worry, you can catch it embedded above. Hopefully I didn't miss anything else, but if I did, feel free to post it in the comments below.

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Shadow2398   read


8:34 AM on 06.06.2014

PC Friday Night Fights: Something about E3


So I'll keep this short and sweet. I'm not really feeling too well, and its been one hell of a long week for me. E3 is a thing that is happening soon, which is nice. Also Between 2Fort with Mr Andy Dixon was pushed back again to this upcoming Tuesday at 9:30 pm PST/ 12:30 am EST. If you want details or to submit a burning question you've always had for him feel free to do so here, the show will go live on my twitch channel and be uploaded to youtube sometime in the next week. Now I'm going to go pass back out and get some more sleep.

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Battlefield 4

Host: PanaMusica (Add him on Origin for details)
Time: 7pm PST | 10pm EST



Shadow2398   read


6:36 PM on 05.30.2014

PC Friday Night Fights: Better Late than Never


So it's been a while since we've had a proper PC FNF blog, and I apologize for that, I've been pretty busy with a ton of stuff, as I assume the other bloggers have as well. Part of that chaos involves the next episode of Between 2Fort, starring none other than Mr Andy Dixon. If you want details or to submit a burning question you've always had for him feel free to do so here, the show will go live at 9:30PM PST on my twitch channel and be uploaded to youtube sometime in the next week. In other news one of my favorite horror series got another sequel, V/H/S. While some folks don't like the anthology approach with a ton of different directors each having a shot at a segment, I kind of like it. The movies are a nice change of pace from the run of the mill horror flicks you tend to get these days. I'll try to be more on point about getting this up regularly, and I apologize its been so long.

New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!

FIRST OFF, READ THIS

Every Friday the Dtoid community gets together to play games online! Friday Night Fights is run completely by the Destructoid community, so feel free to join in someone's game, or host a game yourself!

The planning for FNF starts here in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Steam ID, etc.). Then, every Friday, remininder posts go up in the cblogs followed by a recap post in the front page for last-minute planning.

If you'd like to join a game, just contact the host of the game! If you'd like to host a game, post your details in the following format:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username
Steam ID: Steam contact info (If you'd prefer to use something other than Steam for people to contact you, please specify here.)
Time: Time (Eastern Please!)Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game.


See you online!
________________________
This week's schedule:

Team Fortress 2 (Early Game)

Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

Team Fortress 2 (Late Game)

Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Server: 68.232.163.42:27015

BattleBlock Theatre

Host: JT Murphy (Steam: JTIceFire
Time: 8pm PST | 11am EST



Shadow2398   read


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