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Friday Night Fights: Two games in one!

3:30 PM on 09.28.2012 // mrandydixon

It's no secret that certain games are just better when played cooperatively. I mean, sure, you could play Left 4 Dead, Gears of War, and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand by yourself -- the option to do so is there, after all -- but I don't know of anyone who actually prefers them that way. At the same time, some games that have the option for co-op are often better as solo affairs. Just take a look at the upcoming Dead Space 3 for the most recent example of that. (And yes, I'm prejudging. But come on!)

Borderlands 2, for me, falls somewhere in between. While I really love playing through the game with friends, I also enjoy having a bit of "me" time every once in a while, where I can just climb up a mountain to check out the view, or pull down the handle on a slot machine a few hundred times over at Moxxi's, or spend insane amounts of time searching behind houses for those sexy, purple bars. No matter what I'm in the mood for, I'm able to satisfy my craving; it's like having two games in one!

Granted, games like Borderlands (and, likewise, Diablo and Torchlight) are a bit different than the above examples, as there's no AI partner to get in your way when you're making a solo run-through. But still, it's amazing how much different a gaming experience can be when you factor in whether or not you're playing with another person.

What about you? Which co-op games do you prefer solo? After you're done pondering, hit the jump to see what kinds of games you won't be playing by yourselves tonight!

Friday Night Fights

New to FNF? Read this! 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 sign up to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Gamertag, etc.). Then, every Friday, reminder posts go up in the community blogs thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, and I recap it all here on the front page to give it a bit more exposure.

To join in, simply send a friend request to the match host! If you'd rather host something yourself, sound off in the comments section below!

Still confused? Check out our FNF FAQ! Big thanks to Dtoider ChillyBilly for all these awesome headers!

King Foom

Tonight's Game:

  • Torchlight II
    Platform: Steam
    Time: 4 to 8 PM Pacific

Tune in to Dtoid.TV to be a part of the action!

360 FNF

Tonight's Games:

  • Borderlands 2
    Host: Char Aznable (GT: ShinigamiBV)
    Note: Host is a level 24
    Time: 5 Pacific | 8 Eastern
  • Marvel vs Capcom Origins
    Host: de BLOO (GT: Hector Garfia)
    Time: 8 Pacific | 11 Eastern
  • Gears of War 3
    Host: Epic-KxDtoid (GT: Epic KxLIVE)
    Time: 9 Pacific | 12 Eastern
  • Borderlands 2
    Host: Mr Andy Dixon (GT: Mr Andy Dixon)
    Note: Host is a level 19 Gunzerker
    Time: 11 Pacific | 2 Eastern

Check out the 360 FNF blog for more info!


Tonight's Games:

  • Borderlands 2
    Host: CornflakeJustice (PSN: CornflakeJustice)
    Time: 6 Pacific | 9 Eastern
  • Borderlands 2
    Host: PhilK3nS3bb3n (PSN: MickGuerrera)
    Time: 10 Pacific | 1 Eastern
  • Marvel vs Capcom Origins
    Host: PhilK3nS3bb3n (PSN: MickGuerrera)
    Time: 12 Pacific | 3 Eastern

Check out the PS3 FNF blog for more info!


Tonight's Games:

  • Mario Kart 7
    Host: Wolfy-Boey (5327-1072-2012)
    Time: 5 Pacific | 8 Eastern
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
    Host: smurfee mcgee (5284-1410-9454)
    Time: 8 Pacific | 11 Eastern

Check out the 3DS FNF blog for more info!


Tonight's Games:

  • Borderlands 2
    Host: Swishiee (Steam: Swishiee)
    Time: 7 Pacific | 10 Eastern
  • Tribes Ascend
    Server: Destructoid (NA East)
    Time: 9 Pacific | 12 Eastern

Check out the PC FNF blog for more info!

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