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XBOX FNF avatar 10:47 AM on 10.19.2012  (server time)
360 Friday Night Fights: The Spawn of Doom

For all those who don't know, Doom 3 BFG Edition released this week. For forty bucks, you can pick up Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3 along with the expansion Resurrection of Evil. If that doesn't seal the deal, ID also created some new levels for Doom 3. I have put a decent amount of time into the collection and I can safely say that I would recommend this to anyone new to the series or long time fans. While playing Doom 2 however, a childhood memory sprang fourth. I have played something similar to this before playing this collection... Chex Quest.

Yes, a FPS using the Doom engine to help promote the Chex cereal. Back in 1996, General Mills was trying to find a way to make Chex seem more "modern" and "fun". So, they hired a developer named Digital Cafe to make a non violent game on a $500,000 budget. A little later, Chex Quest was born and used as a promotion. At least five million copies were made and packaged into the cereal boxes. Surprisingly, the game was well received by gamers and boosted the sales of the cereal through the roof. Hell, the game won a couple awards in advertising.

I remember playing this game when I was younger... however, I actually don't remember being able to get past the second level without any cheat codes activated. I did a little digging around and found out that there were two sequels released for this game through Digital Cafe's website. That is, before they were shutdown in 2008. Apparently, this game has such a cult following that there is a forum that people still post in today. Just... seems weird for a game that was just a cereal advertisement to still get interest today.

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Each week, a bunch of us Dtoiders get together to play videogames online! It's a 100% community-run event, so feel free to join in or even host something yourself!

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

To join in, simply send a friend request to the match host! (Don't forget to say you're from Dtoid!) If you'd rather host something yourself, just post your details below in the following format:

Game: Game Name
Host: Dtoid Username
Gamertag: Xbox Live Gamertag
Time: Time (Eastern please!)

We hope to see you online!

Here's this week's schedule...

Mass Effect 3

Host: Striderhoang
Gamertag: Striderhoang
Time: 2 Pacific | 5 Eastern

Halo Reach

Host: SuperMonk4Ever
Gamertag: SuperMonk4Ever
Time: 6 Pacific | 9 Eastern

Battlefield 3

Host: Scield
Gamertag: Scield
Time: 7:30 Pacific | 10:30 Eastern

Gears of War 3

Host: Usedtabe
Gamertag: Us3d ta b3
Time: 8 Pacific | 11 Eastern

Happy Wars

Host: Epic KxDtoid
Gamertag: Epic KxLive
Time: 9 Pacific | 12 AM Eastern


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