Friday Night Fights is a weekly event where we, community members, cooperate with or murder each other online. There is a forum thread for planning and then a blog post here with the final schedule. Keep an eye out for both them if you want to play some games.
• Keep yourself up to date on the schedule. The list in the forums can change several times throughout the week.
• Leave a message with your PSN name and which games from the schedule you want to play. More people will play if other people are playing, so speak up.
• Send a PSN friend request to the person hosting the game which includes a message with your Dtoid name. If you leave out who you are on the site, they might think you're just a random friend request and ignore you.
• If you want your game listed on the schedule, we need the game, the time, and your PSN ID. We need the specific game, not an abbreviation that applies to more than one; a start time, even if you're playing "all night"; and we need your PSN ID even if you think we know it already.
• Don't worry about hosting the same game or hosting a game at the same time as someone else. Instead, think of it like a movie theater; more than one game can run at the same time.
• Make sure you have at least an hour to play. That's only two or three matches of the average shooter and those go by pretty quick.
• Check the comments, on both the forum post and the cblog when it goes up on Friday, to see if someone has said they'll play. You might have missed their PSN message or your friend list might be full.
My roommate picked up GTA V a couple days ago so I've had the chance to play that. I'm not really a fan of the driving mechanics as I feel they're ultra slippery (Seriously, even cars designed for drifting don't slide like these things do) but it is a lot of fun. I did also manage to find my car right the fuck away, like two or three hours into the game, grabbed Banshee off some random lady after chasing it down for three or four blocks. Baby is pris-TINE! Nice bright blue with that ice white stripe! Just need to test if throwing it in the garage perma-saves it or not.
I also picked up Blaz Blue Continuum Shift Extend, a game which every time I utter its name makes me want to keep adding more and more words to it just because I can. It is however a fighting game and like all fighting games there are only a few ways to learn it. Tutorials, which will vary wildly from character to character, incredible studious detailing of how each character plays or, whichever characters you opt to play which requires experimentation to find one you like, just doing it and hoping you get lucky and figure stuff out, or in this, Stylish Mode. Which I guess is really just a pretty label for easy mode, and incidentally the game insults you for using it, which was nice for a person who doesn't play fighting games because he's atrocious at them outside of the rare Soul Calibur. So I guess tonight I'll try to play the game's arcade mode in regular mode to see if I can play the game at all. Should be fuuuun! I blame Trev.
Welcome to the Playstation side of Destructoid's Friday Night Fights! Every Friday, members of the Destructoid community get together online to play games and all you need to join is a user account. Down below, you'll find a list of games that we'll play tonight along with the times they'll start, the people that you should hit up for invites, and any other information that you may need.
If you want to play, leave a comment with the games from the schedule you want to play and your PSN name. You should also send a PSN friend request to the host, including a message to say who you are here on Destructoid so they know you're one of the cool people and not just some random friend request.
If your favorite game isn't on the schedule, host it yourself! You just need to give us the game, start time, and your PSN name so people know what, when and who. It's also wise to list DLC requirements, game or server names, and anything else people might need to join just so you don't need to message it to everyone individually. Last minute additions in the comments here are fine, but games can also be added earlier in the week by visiting the forums and finding the thread with the coming Friday's date. Adding a game there ensures it's on the blog from the moment it goes up.