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Nintendo FNF March 6th: The inside story
3:21 PM on 03.06.2015
Late night thoughts: Fapcast Q&A, Smashing sounds, and animu waifus
3:08 PM on 03.05.2015
Strider's top 9 Dtoid rivalries
2:52 AM on 02.28.2015
Nintendo FNF Feb 27th: land of the dead
3:51 PM on 02.27.2015
Strider's forum safari guide
2:24 AM on 02.21.2015
Double 20's: Fapcast 20 question box is open and Nintendo FNF for 02/20
12:55 AM on 02.20.2015





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Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list



~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
- 09/09/11
- 09/23/11
- 09/30/11
- 02/07/12
- 02/12/12



~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
- 07/13 - Tone
- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
- XCOM or bust!
- The show must Smurf on!
- ScottyG is on the line
- Hobo extraordinaire, Manchild
- The sorry game
- Girlfriend caps
- #1ReasonHow
- Holiday Revengeance
- My Hairy, Downstairs Fapcast
- bbreaking nnews
- Strider alone
- Oh the Injustice!
- Glowbear and hate
- Strider likes Animal Crossing
- E3 jinxed it
- The Steamin'ing
- Return of Pony Pals
- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi



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4 hours ago - 3:21 PM on 03.06.2015

By now you know the drill. You should know the drill. Why aren't there drills in the Mario & Luigi series? Also, is Partner's in Time rare? I'll buy it next time I see a copy. But Dream Team just arrived, ahead of schedule (with a puncture in its case, of course), so I just need to wrap up the excellent Majora's Mask 3D and get to getting on Dream Team!

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

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, ect.). Then, every Friday, reminder posts go up here in the c-blogs followed by a recap post 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 Name
Wii U or 3DS
Host: Dtoid Username
NID: Wii U Nintendo ID or 3DS friend code
Time: Time in EST
[insert extra social media here]

Mario Kart 8
Wii U
Host: Striderhoang
NID: Striderhoang
Time: 9pm PST | 12am EST
Twitter: Striderhoang

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This blog is half hey! Fapcast is recording tomorrow and half shit I forgot to include this in my striderisms. So ever the preservist for blogroll integrity, I combine them into one moldy mess!

So yeah, Fapcast 21 is recording tomorrow. Shade will probably come on board, despite our recording time being in the 1-in-the-ungodly-AM for him. He's a trooper like that. You guys never listen to my suggestions but know that now that Shade's coming onboard, you can direct all your Dutch-related questions now! Also, Shade promises a returning guest to uh, return. COMMUNITY!

Forgotten from my striderisms earlier, my special Super Smash Brothers soundtrack gift arrived last week. And it's really cool! I guess. Yup, neato.

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Ok, it's actually sinking in that while it's a great memento, it also reinforces, rather ironically, that the actual soundtrack is fucking huge. Because each disc specific to a platform is roughly 36 songs, and I believe the whole, complete, true edition soundtrack for between both the 3DS and Wii U version may number into what? Over a hundred songs? Actually, let's google the question. The first result is Kotaku (ugh) which says...

Yeesus Christ 437 songs. I knew Punch-Out's awesome Minor Circuit song wasn't on my discs but dear god based-Sakurai that really is a lot of songs I'm missing out on.

So yeah, I get a few of my favorites (including the awesome Xenoblade medley) but it looks like I have to resort to torrents to get a soundtrack that's probably gigs big. In fact, the whole soundtrack by itself will probably take up my allotment of music on my phone.

Ho my god ( •_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)

Lastly, as seen on last week's Shade-isms, Shade's a Cana guy. Personally, I'm a Juvia fan. But I never saw a reply, so I decided to get on Google chat to start a fight. He respects the choice not being Cana and I can live with Shade being wrong. I realized I could fill a blog with anime babes and waifus and he said he's topsauce it. Well now that's I've taken most of my brain space getting other things out of the way, let's just narrow it down to a few rather than a bunch of waifus.

So first Juvia Lockser. First a misguided opponent to the Fairy Tail guild turned member after crushing on Gray hard. At first she had a Russian design to her with hardcore curls. But probably my favorite thing about Juvia outside of her flexible water combat strength and slapstick power up reasoning using her love of Gray is that her base design is different for nearly every arc. Plus the series explains her awesome change ups as her just trying to shake things up in order to impress Gray. My personal favorite one of her more recent looks, combining her original outfit with her hair down and more relaxed.

I feel a bit guilty about picking Nami. Mostly because Nami reeks of editorial vetos. One Piece started as a goofy shounen manga without much real sex appeal. But as the series continued and got more and more outlandish (for the better) the females also got more sexualized. But dammit if I don't admit if its not working.

But this isn't about quality characters, even though Nami's been through enough that you could bring yourself to like her character a little more if you closed your eyes. I mean, yeah, she's transformed into eye candy over a period of a decade. Feel free to ignore that she was essentially a map making slave before Luffy saved her. Feel free to ignore the fact that it was a running gag that she'd run away from a serious fight for such a long time that she eventually went, "Fuck this," and decided to level up her game to be able to fight C-tier opponents. Go ahead and ignore she has a freaking 6th sense for weather that lets her navigate a ship through a sea that pretty much thunders, hails, and water spouts for reasons best described as shits and giggles. Just feel free to ignore all that and just focus on 'plot development' because yeah, sure. Shit be sexed up in here.

Lastly is someone a bit less sexualized, Mikoto Misaki of Railgun fame. Listen here punk, she's an unabashed tomboy who could care less about her looks unless she needs something comfortable to move around in before shooting a quarter at you with the same velocity Navy destroyers shoot slabs of metal at three times the speed of sound. Her main power is electricity generation and manipulation, so she can static cling, gather iron particles in a vibrating chainsaw weapon, or just shoot lightning bolts at you. But hell, becoming a human railgun is way cooler.

And outside of being a reference away from on the X-Men, she's also waifu as fuck. Still cute despite being a tomboy? Check. Embarrassing attachment to children's toys and novelties? Check. Tsundere qualities? Her interactions with Kamijou Touma are endearing.

Waifus motherfucker, do you have'em?

Firion probably.

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Well, its time to compose my top 9 Dtoiders. And I have to stick with it because I have integrity. And without integrity, what could I be trusted with? But not to worry though because I have a clear cut list of choices. What better way to interpret the top 9 Dtoiders who influenced you then through good old fashioned rivalries. Rivalries fuel our sports, our economy, our shounen mangas, and of course our interpersonal relationships. It's the same here too. I've since jumped into other forays of Destructoid's communities: the FP and the forums. But my home has always been the cblogs, for better or worse. What started as a starry-eyed dream is now a much more grounded and thankful spot among such great writers and community members such as the people I'm about to list. Because it's thanks to these people and their own work that for the most, I decide to measure myself against and up my game.

I'll start with one of the most recent of additions, Luna Sy. A mysterious community member who's vaguely located out of East Asia who has the same stance I had when I first started here: take my privacy seriously and my real life out of my Internet life. But that doesn't stop either of us from participating well in the community and making eager contributions.

While it seems Destructoid is her first major community she's joined, she's made every effort to be apart of big things like Rebirthening, Seacrest Santa, Cblog Recaps, and of course her own cblogs. And that's where rivalry comes in of course!

I would've never guessed her English isn't good. Maybe that's because its typed out rather than spoken. But because of that, her blogs are always lousy with great pictures, visual content, and such pristine formatting. Her cblogs are literally the most visually appealing cblogs around and I'm not talking about the pictures.

Next up is a more legacy oriented pick, Beyamor. Do I know a lot of Beyamor's actual activity and contributions? No actually. But Beyamor was the one responsible for picking me out for Wednesday recaps duty. If I didn't become a Cblog Recapper, I don't know where I'd be with Destructoid. Who knows? Maybe I'd be slinging scathing op-eds like Kudo. Or worst, plugging Youtube vids like Johnny Burns!

Beyamor, thank you for being my gateway to the Destructoid community proper. Without your faith, I'd have become what I hate most: a creative leech.

Zombie Orwell is dedication in an account. I've only seen him break character once and it was for a deserved moment of intervention for a personal issue.

Zombie Orwell to me represents the core ideal of Destructoid's personality and humor. Always funny but just barely related to the topic at hand with an off-kilter sense of humor that's just acceptable enough for genuine laughs but random enough that it's very locals only kind of feel.

In case you haven't realized, Zombie Orwell as a character is literally, possibly George Orwell but as a zombie. Always parading himself as Destructzord's foremost undead Orwelling writer, with a writing style all his own: barely comprehensible but still just so that it's worth the laughs.

If you want real rivalry talk, bbain is where it's at. bbain is always such a top notch writer, with a style that always feels like wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket on a cold day. In a jungle of foul, vile jokes and potty humor, bbain's never debased himself with even a hint of a curse word. He's always finding such great topics to write about and I've nary seen a fuck from him.

bbain is like 90s cartoons in that it seems so wholesome and yet still entertaining. And because people in my generation grew up on 90s cartoons, we think fondly of it. Not like getting kids from today to watch old Transformers, which were basically 30 minute commercials. No, I'm talking Rocko's Modern Life with hidden adult jokes in everyday great humor. bbain, you're my favorite 90s cartoon!

I am a vain person. Or at least I like to think of myself as a vain person for joke purposes. And anytime someone compliments me or follows my work, it gives me sustenance which allows me to conjure terrible demons most foul to further my dark plans. Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon was one of the first people I've noticed to actually like my stuff not just once, or even twice, but consistently. Like, he usually likes my stuff! Like a fan or something.

Our tastes really just line up but nothing stirs the creative juices more than knowing at least one person out there is definitely reading something you've invested so much of your time into. It also helps that it's always real talk with HLBC. Epic games, action packed scenes, sexy women, the works. HLBC gets it.

Speaking of vanity, Jawshbutterballz gets a mention for always liking and supporting my twitter presence, especially liking my Destructoid card work. But Jawsh is more than that.

He's also the progenitor (or close to it) of the Gardevoir meme. An earnest, unabashed love of one of the Internet's leading waifus and an advocate of waifu love in general. Don't hide your waifu love everybody. Embrace it. It doesn't seem like there's a bad bone in his body. It's all love, even if its strictly waifu love.

Mike Martin may be complex. He may be multi-faceted. But regardless of how you see his vulgar, chillaxing posting attitude and his real life venting of his tough life, Mike Martin is the realest motherfucker this side of Joystiq.

But there's no need to dig too deep. All you need to know is that Mike Martin uses his experience to better others. And in between flashes of big bro Mike Mcphil, we get Destructoid's gritty, real sense of humor. If Andy Dixon is the lovable PG-13 dick joke, Mike is the AO, behind closed doors, unrated sex orgy comedy screened only for movie nerds.

Like I always say to Mike, how does that make you really feel? Of course he's already blogged about it so yeah, there.

The token Dutch guy. Ah yes, token Dutch guy. But Shade isn't just Dutch. He's more than a Dutch guy who came to America for several months. Yes, more than Dutch.

In all seriousness, Shade doesn't blog nearly as often as I'd like, discounting his Shadeisms like how Silverdragon describes his own Silverdragonisms was a weekly blog (don't count it). Shade's a smart guy if you couldn't tell as he works in the business of law. But he's not just book smart but street smart, cause he has good taste. And he has good blogs. Or Shadeisms, whatever. But his topics and range are enjoyable. And like I meant from the beginning, rivalries foster good content from both sides. Or at least my side. The rivalry thing is probably just in my head.

As you can see, a great deal of my favorite Dtoiders are from my generation of recappers. There's no helping the fact that I take notice of my neighbors after all. But if there's anyone here that's influenced me the most, it's someone who wasn't just a day recapping neighbor, not just a great writer, but also a wingman up for so much of my favorite games. Most of all, together, we birthed the legendary Destructoid N7 squad that saved trillions of lives across the galaxy. Just one ragtag group of aliens with a taste for min-maxing skill points and tearing through hordes of enemies without much of a care for self-preservation.

Wrenchfarm aka Nic Rowen is the person who inspired the idea of this list: rivalries. He's made some of the most enjoyable blogs I've had the pleasure of reading. He's a consistent fan of stompy robots, for better or for worse. Even past our N7 days, we've had our fill of Injustice and Persona 4 Arena before I stomped him a bit too hard into the ground with my Kanji.

But most of all, it's his quality in blogs. I read them and don't just think they're great. I want to measure up to the quality and volume of his stuff. It's no wonder he's a contributer now. It's a wonder it took them this long to notice. But on the community and on the comments, we're always there on the input. My most comfortable mood to write just happen to be Tuesday nights too, Wrench's prime time slot. It was bittersweet to see that I wouldn't be blogging in my usual Wrenchism groove when he went on the up and up. But the way the community has been traveling, it shouldn't be too hard of a loss considering it looks like we're going back to our roots and tapping into the community all the more.

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Land of the dead isn't describing Nintendo FNF (though it wouldn't be inaccurate). I just reach Ikana Canyon in Majora's Mask 3D and it's probably my favorite area. Being the last major area and dungeon site means it's a lot more complex in both puzzles and themes. Kakariko village from Ocarina might have a graveyard in the back but Ikana Canyon with the Ikana Kingdom is constantly described as the land of the dead, where the dead wander, the bloodstained kingdom, and more. Doesn't that sound like a happy place?

Not only will the Stone Tower make liberal use of everything you've learned up to this point, including the utilization of all your masks somehow, but it's refreshing to see Zelda and Nintendo not talk down to you on a theme as mature as death and responsibility. Not only do spirits and undead linger with their attachments, but several prominent characters hang around out of a sense of duty and responsibility. Ikana Castle with its king, Igo Du Ikana, is probably one of the most striking features of any game area.

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

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, ect.). Then, every Friday, reminder posts go up here in the c-blogs followed by a recap post 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 Name
Wii U or 3DS
Host: Dtoid Username
NID: Wii U Nintendo ID or 3DS friend code
Time: Time in EST
[insert extra social media here]

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: House rules. If +3 players, expect goofy options
Wii U
Host: Striderhoang
NID: Striderhoang
Time: 5pm PST | 8pm EST
Twitter: Striderhoang

I expect to get my Jiggs on tonight.

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Salutations intrepid explorers! Have you ever perused gamefaqs? Commented on Kotaku? Strolled through IGN? Well here you are now dear expeditionite, reading the words upon website Destructoid dot com, wondering to yourself what thine eyes are exactly reading. There's a front page that makes liberal use of header pictures from He-Man, South Park, and communist China propaganda whilst the comments post wit which include pop culture references, Macho Man Randy Savage elbow dropping Jesus, and Gardevoir. Meanwhile every now and then a post is proclaimed as being promoted from the community blogs. There you'll find blogs such as op-eds about the latest controversy, human interest topics, fandom gushing, and people watching low-grade movies as a service to humanity. But your eye may occasionally wander over to the unassuming forums link and wonder, "Do I dare venture into the unknown?"

Well brave adventurer, I, Sir Strider of Hoang (it's Vietnamese), am here to render unto you the knowledge necessary to survive in the harsh wastelands of the Destructoid forums. Is it a manic jungle of elitists? Mayhaps. But it surely is also a gold mine of humor, discussion, discourse, friendship, and dick jokes. Especially now in a post-rape jokes world, since that is how osmosis naturally occurs wot have you! This guide will surely be your lifeline as you take the plunge into the vast ocean that is the forums. Where there are better people there. Also cocks.

Also pardon the imagery. We all know this is a website. You're not actually entering a jungle, or a grassy plain, or an ocean. But if you want, you can imagine it as a grassy jungle that's underwater. The final frontier they say back in Victorian England! Tally ho!

First of all, one must successfully integrate with the natives. Newcomers who still retain the smell of the outside world are immediately skewered by the locals' spears and depravity. Like a decontamination chamber, you must first enter the Meet & Greet + Forum Rules area. There you will discover that upon your first post that you will be adorned by a local talisman known as Reggie Fils Meat. Tourists are expected to make an introduction thread to introduce themselves and reveal more information about oneself, so that future enemies may formulate tactics based on your fears and weaknesses. Failure to do so will cause you to generate enemes immediately as opposed to years from now. Let's see an example of a typical introduction thread among the natives.

Once you've successfully infiltrated the herd, you're ready to explore to your heart's content. As an un-objective explorer with clear bias, I can safely say that I most frequently visit such locales such as Animetoid: Firion's waifu simulator, the badge threads, Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS, The Wii U thread, the Dtoider hookups thread, and of course Tales from the Workspace since I work at Disney but dear leader OpiumHerz tends to have the best stories that raise the bar.

While I'm at it, let's bring up the lovely forum admin. It was too long ago that OpiumHerz was an outspoken community member. Now with Myx's departure, he was given co-administration along with Nihil. The resident mods also help mostly with requests as the day-to-day schedule of the forums seldom ever leaves the abnormal (erm, more than what's normally abnormal anyways). There's not-dolphin Panzadolphin who helped create Scary Granules with Glowbear. There's also Bright-gavetheforumscancer-side with his trademark LSD cat avatar.

There are many smaller but important details to take home about such threads. Like how many people can't agree on good anime in Animetoid despite Firion being the posterchild and therefore, logically this means harem animes should be in vogue. Or how various sexual acts are being described in the Which Dtoider would you hookup with thread to varying degrees of sincerity. But there are certainly some bigger landmarks to point out before we talk about the locals only style hangouts.

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The Arcade, the multi-purpose video gaming forum, has several threads and stickies constantly buzzing with activity and suggestions. First is The Arcade part 2: Revengicide, where general discussion happens. This thread resembles The Bar VI in The Bar, which is the general purpose chat thread. Only instead of a break neck pace conversation in The Bar VI, Revengicide is all about games and how much you love/hate games. Speculation on Metal Gear Rising 2, bagging on Capcom's draconian ways, and general purpose David Cage mockery, it's all here. Meanwhile, in What are you playing 2.0, people will drop in to talk about what they're playing, which is a great way to get suggestions on what to play next when you find yourself at a loss during your day off.

Speaking of The Bar VI, yes, that thread is in it's sixth iteration. Threads have a capacity of 1000 pages more or less. Once that threshold is reached, the thread is more or less retired and a new one rises in its place much like a mythic figure or The Terminator. That means that yes, the Bar VI represents more than 6,000 posts of aimless rambling, sex jokes, and generally good times. Of course, The Bar VI is the chat thread. The forum itself is called the Bar because people will talk about anything and everything to get a rise out of their fellow community member. Weird Youtube videos? Check. Shit talking on Facebook? Present. Selfie sharing? At your own risk explorers!

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MAYBE YOU'LL START THE NEXT BAR THREAD?

At this point you've no doubt noticed members carrying badges on their person. These badges represent small achievements within the community that gamify the experience a bit and make things a bit more interesting. There's a badge for being a featured comment on the front page for example. There's a badge for people who've ventured to a convention where Destructoid was active and assumed the robot head identity. There's even a badge for being a woman or being old. Grown a beard? There's a badge for that. Truly, if you must stand out, all you need to do is not shave for a few days and you've earned yourself a badge! Are you legendary? The community and staff will decide for you! Isn't that nice of them? You'll earn a micron of respect from your peers! Are you staff? Of course you aren't! But there's a badge for them! And all of forum staff are usually at hand to help deal with questions, requests, and support thanks to the recent restructuring that gives mods similar oversight as admin.

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We are classy people

The forums are also known for being the birth place for Friday Night Fight's planning. In that forum, you'll find organizers posting weekly threads seeing if people would like to play or host specific events. These enterprising individuals then post on their respect community FNF blogs to announce the official line ups for Friday before Community Play Date Manager Michael Phillips (may not be real name) posts the entire aggregate to the front page for the masses. Not to say it isn't home to a few more granular offshoots such as a Baldur's Gate game.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the newly independent forum games board. Here you'll find a variety of community forum-based games such as the standard Werewolf, Muckfoot, Fiasco, word association, and even telecom-based tabletop games and RPGs! INTERNET!

Well then good adventurers, I have exhausted my personal experiences to their limit. I do hope you consider on joining the forums. Due to the nature of investing a lot time to communicating with people over the Internet, the forums feel a bit neglected from time to time, but the tight knit experience leads to rapport and an everyone knows your face-style sense of community. Please know that these experience are only my own as an independent explorer not affiliated with the Crown and that there are other adventurers besides myself who know the many complexities of the forums.

We're better people here.

Also cocks.

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It's that time again! When speakers glow with the heat of verbal cursing and we all drop our pants to... wait, hold on. No, it's Fapcast questions for episode 20. Now with 30% more Dtoid staff.

This time on again-off again reservist and host of PStoid Nanashi will come on board to discuss how I shall always deny him of that American Dad reference he wanted for his recap banner. Also, more than likely I'll be able to talk Gurren Lagann. I plan on finally talking Smash 4 too.

Want a jumping off idea for a question we'll answer? How about what's your favorite kind of comment to leave on a Destructoid post? Do you leave reaction pics? Step it up to reaction gifs? Perhaps a witty one-liner or observation of anecdote. Or maybe you prefer getting into an actual discussion rather then leave a one off comment.

Recording begins at 4pm tomorrow in Friday the 20th. See you there!

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Mike Martin also asked me if I was interested in helping to bring Nintendo FNF back up onto the forums, hoping a little exposure could jump start interest. While nothing beyond my own contribution has come to fruition and Nintendo is notorious for terrible net play design, there still lingers a ray of hope.

Mario Kart 8 still has its Mario Kart x Animal Crossing DLC pack in May. With a fresh set of tracks, at least one of which to be Animal Crossing themed, a decidedly less intimidating Villager to race as, Isabelle, and Dry Bowser, it should send a rescusitating shock into Mario Kart 8's multiplayer. There's also Mewtwo to return to SSB4 to all his Melee fans. Any extended treatment for Smash is good and we still haven't seen tourney mode or Miiverse zone.

Lastly is Splatoon, the 3rd person shooter we didn't know we wanted for the Wii U. Yes sir, Nintendo FNF ain't done yet and we haven't even thought what might be possible on 3DS.

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

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, ect.). Then, every Friday, reminder posts go up here in the c-blogs followed by a recap post 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 Name
Wii U or 3DS
Host: Dtoid Username
NID: Wii U Nintendo ID or 3DS friend code
Time: Time in EST
[insert extra social media here]

Since Nintendo has such atrocious social features, feel free to leave any additional communication channels. Like below!

Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U
Wii U
Host: StriderHoang
NID: striderhoang
Time: 2pm PST | 5pm EST
twitter: striderhoang

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