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3:00 PM on 04.11.2014

Friday Night Fights: My apologies

Happy Friday everyone! Sorry for the short post today, I was called in to work early and, well, this is basically all the time I had to work on the post this week. I hope everyone has a great time gaming tonight and I may see some of you on the PS4 side of business, a bit later though, let's say 10:30ish EST.

Bill Platt


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3:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Friday Night Fights: I'm not dead

Ha ha, oh that Andy Dixon.... As you can clearly see, I am not dead, nor was I dead at any time last week. I have however been dead, sort of, due to being electrocuted while working as a construction worker, but that's a stor...

Bill Platt

3:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Friday Night Fights: Bill is dead

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! As you may have gathered from the title, Bill is dead, which makes me the new Bill. Well, at least until he resurrects next week like the premature Jesus he is, anyway. But in the meantime, you're stuck with me. Only I don't remember how this is supposed to work, so... Boners?

Mr Andy Dixon

3:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Friday Night Fights: Checking out

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone has had a fantastic week so far. Personally, I can't wait for today to be over, once my shift ends at work tonight, I'm off for the next seven days. Chicago, here I come! Fantastic. So, ...

Bill Platt

3:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Friday Night Fights: Let's NARP it up

Happy Friday everyone! I want to take a few minutes today to highlight an awesome community event happening this weekend. Since Friday Night Fights is all about getting together with your fellow D'toider, I figured this would...

Bill Platt

3:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Friday Night Fights: Just like old times

What a week. Seriously. You ever have one of those weeks where each passing day has you saying "It can't possibly get any worse than this"? I've had one of those weeks, and I'm glad that it's almost over. Just when I thought ...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 02.21.2014

Friday Night Fights: Gaming with the King

Happy Friday! I want to take a few minutes of everyone's time today to talk about someone, very special to the Destructoid Community. Rick "King Foom" Olson has been a staple of the Destructoid community for years. His humor,...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 02.14.2014

Friday Night Fights: Apple pie

Today's post is gonna be pretty short.  My employee's decided that they wanted to throw a potluck at work today. I was in charge of desserts. So being the nice guy I am, I made a blueberry pie, apple pie and bacon browni...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 02.07.2014

Friday Night Fights: Going for the gold

 I was originally going to go with a header image that showed how amazing the living conditions in Sochi are for the athletes and reporters, but then thought to myself, "Nah, it's bad enough they have to live like that f...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 01.31.2014

Friday Night Fights: SK8 or die!

Look, I make no bones about how old I am. I've never hid my age from anyone and I know my limits. Turning 40, as I recently did, tends to make people feel like, they need to finally grow up, finally become an adult. To hell w...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 01.24.2014

Friday Night Fights: Sick of being sick

Let me just apologize in advance for the short post today. I've been fighting a sever case of the flu this week and haven't had the opportunity to take any time off from work. Basically, my body is rejecting pretty much every...

Bill Platt





3:30 PM on 01.17.2014

Friday Night Fights: Who has the time?

I don't know about the rest of you, but lately I've had almost no time to play games. If it's not my job keeping me busy, what seems like 24 hours a day, it's almost always something else. Field trips, doctor's appointments, ...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 01.10.2014

Friday Night Fights: Building relationships

Short post will be short today, my apologies in advance. Happy Friday! Not much to see here today, I'm currently out chaperoning my daughters class trip to LegoLand. I'm sure I'm having a blast right now, chasing kids around a theme park and generally being worn out. I hope all of you have a blast tonight playing games with each other, play a few rounds for me!

Bill Platt

5:30 PM on 01.03.2014

Live show: Left 4 Dead 2

[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

Rick KingFoom Olson



Friday Night Fights: Win SteamWorld Dig photo
Friday Night Fights: Win SteamWorld Dig
by Bill Platt

[Update: Contest over! Winners will be notified soon!]

Happy Friday everyone!

The fine folks over at Image & Form have bestowed upon me 10 codes (5 Steam and 5 3DS eShop) for their ridiculously addicting and widely acclaimed game, SteamWorld Dig.

For those of you not familiar with SteamWorld Dig, you can check out Destructoid's Review of it here. I personally rated it as one of my top ten games of the year, and honestly cannot recommend it enough.

Now, I know what you're thinking, "What the hell are we going to have to do to get our hands on one of those codes?!" -- it's easy really, simply tell me in the comments below, what you would want to find at the bottom of a mine. Ten lucky winners will walk away with a free code for their platform of choice. Please make sure to specify in your comment which platform you prefer (Steam or 3DS eShop).

The contest will end, Sunday, January 4th at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

*Note - eShop codes are NA only

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5:30 PM on 12.27.2013

Live show: Star Conflict and Baldur's Gate II

[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

Rick KingFoom Olson

3:30 PM on 12.27.2013

Friday Night Fights: PLAY ALL THOSE NEW GAMES YOU GOT

Sup, Dtoid! Chilly Billy is out today doing family stuff, so you're stuck with me for this FNF post. DEAL WITH IT. Did you get new games for Christmas? I know I did! Hey, I've got a neat idea... let's play them together! Well...

Mr Andy Dixon

5:30 PM on 12.20.2013

Live show: Just Cause 2 MP with Vinesauce

[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

Rick KingFoom Olson

3:20 PM on 12.20.2013

Friday Night Fights: Happy Holidays

Happy Friday! And what a Friday it is! It's the Friday before Christmas! Hooray! (You can tell I'm excited by the number of exclamation points I've used so far). Anyway, since it's the Friday before Christmas, I was wondering...

Bill Platt

5:30 PM on 12.13.2013

Live show: Warframe (PS4)

[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

Rick KingFoom Olson

3:30 PM on 12.13.2013

Friday Night Fights: It's getting cold out there

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go" Hey everyone. Happy Friday! Today's post is going to be pretty short. I've been slammed with real life stuff lately and my job has my head spinning. I haven't had...

Bill Platt

5:30 PM on 12.06.2013

Live show: Casual Killer Instinct sparring

[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

Rick KingFoom Olson







Friday Night Fights: Win Defense Technica photo
Friday Night Fights: Win Defense Technica
by Bill Platt

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

Contest time!

The fine folks over at Devolver Digital and Kuno Interactive, were kind enough to give us 15 Steam codes for their new tower defense game, Defense Technica, and we want to give those codes to you!

All you have to do is leave a comment below, that's it. You don't have to make it about anything specific. You don't have to create a poem or limerick. And you don't have to film yourself doing something absolutely stupid (although if you would like to film yourself doing something stupid, I won't stop you.).

The contest will run throughout the night and 15 random people will be sent codes. Easy enough right? 

In the meantime, check out the games being hosted below. Remember, this is all community driven, so anyone can host, even you!

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3:30 PM on 11.29.2013

Friday Night Fights: Trippin' on that tryptophan

Short post will be short. To all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, we sincerely hope that you've had a great one so far. For those of you who do not celebrate, we also sincerely hope that you've had a great day so far doing whatever it is you do! Now if you'll excuse me, I have leftovers to demolish, all this food aint gonna eat itself ya know!

Bill Platt

3:45 PM on 11.22.2013

Friday Night Fights: Built for the future

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to another edition of Destructoid's Friday Night Fights! We finally made it, we are now fully into the next gen of gaming! Can you feel the excitement? I know I sure can! Last night, Microsoft launched the Xbox One, ushering in a new era of ad filled dashboards everywhere! Amazing.

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 11.15.2013

Friday Night Fights: Greatness awaits

"It's here! It's here! It's here!" - is something you've probably been reading since late last night. That's right, Sony is finally stepping into the new generation of consoles, and from the looks of it, everything seems to b...

Bill Platt

5:30 PM on 11.08.2013

Live show: Halo 4 customs

[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

Rick KingFoom Olson

3:30 PM on 11.08.2013

Friday Night Fights: Bowling with ghosts

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to another thrilling edition of Friday Night Fights! Today, we're going to talk about three of the biggest multiplayer games to launch this year. These games are, without a doubt, the most impor...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 11.01.2013

Friday Night Fights: Gotta catch em all

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to take a few minutes this week and highlight a couple of Dtoid members who have have taken to the Destructoid community full force and started the Official Destructoid Pokemon Community Member...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 10.25.2013

Friday Night Fights: Virtual Laser League

Remember laser tag? Remember how cool it was to run around wearing those goofy looking chest pieces while wielding your mighty laser gun? Remember how fun it was when you would shoot your friends not with bullets, but with ra...

Bill Platt

3:45 PM on 10.18.2013

Friday Night Fights: Thanks for being HUGE

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to take a few moments to thank all of you who decided to take the plunge and go HUGE! For me, the choice was easy. I've been with Destructoid since early 2007 and this is most definitely m...

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 10.11.2013

Friday Night Fights: Random header is random

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Are you excited yet?! Good! Me too! You can tell I'm excited by all of these super awesome exclamation points that I keep using!! Today is my daughter's ninth birthday (see below for a pic of her p...

Bill Platt

4:00 PM on 10.04.2013

Friday Night Fights: Grand Theft Auto Online

It's finally here!  The game you couldn't stop talking about when it was first revealed to the world. The game that could potentially dethrone any multiplayer-centric game on Xbox Live or the PSN. No, this isn't another ...

Bill Platt





12:00 PM on 10.01.2013

Join the Dtoid crew in Grand Theft Auto Online!

Are you a member of the Destructoid Crew in the Rockstar Social Club? If not, what the hell are you waiting for?! Our friends at Rockstar were kind enough to create a Crew for Destructoid back when Max Payne 3 launched, and w...

Mr Andy Dixon

3:30 PM on 09.27.2013

Friday Night Fights: Robots and pancakes

I wasn't sure what to write about this week so I took to the Twitterverse last night and asked; "What should I write about this week?". Two responses, the first from PanaMusica (host of Hawken!) "Write about robots! I'll host...

Bill Platt



Friday Night Fights: Thefting all the grands and autos photo
Friday Night Fights: Thefting all the grands and autos
by Bill Platt

I don't know if any of you know this yet, but apparently there was this big game launch or something this week, some Grand Theft Auto V dealy-o, or something like that. If you were one of the lucky few to pick this game up (I heard it was hard to find), then you should totally join one of the Destructoid Crews (I guess to shoot at other Destructoid people or something) so you can be social while being a complete sociopath once GTA Online launches next month!

The official Destructoid Crew (which was created for us by Rockstar) is right here: Destructoid Crew. And here is another, smaller crew that our very own Xbox FNF Coordinator, SuperMonk4Ever created: Destructoid Friday Night Fights Crew.

These crews spread across all recent Rockstar games, so you can get out there and cause some havoc with your fellow Destructoid brethren right now. I'm rooting for all of you!

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Friday Night Fights: Comfort games photo
Friday Night Fights: Comfort games
by Bill Platt

(Pro-tip - Hire lots and lots of handymen, that puke ain't gonna clean itself up!)

Comfort games.

We all have one. It's a game that we always find ourselves returning to, time and time again. For me, it's RollerCoaster Tycoon. It doesn't matter what AAA game is currently launching or already on the market, when I need that "fix", I always turn to RollerCoaster Tycoon. I've beaten the game dozens of times, finished every scenario and completed both expansions.  

My wife has her own comfort games. Always by her side is a DS, 3DS and Wii U. In the DS, New Super Mario Bros. - in the 3DS, Super Mario 3D Land and almost always playing on the Wii U, New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U. I've literally seen her beat each game from start to finish a dozen times. Weird.

Here's the part where you, the community at large, tell me;

What's your comfort game?

 

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Friday Night Fights: Post PAX blues photo
Friday Night Fights: Post PAX blues
by Bill Platt

(This is my favorite photo from this year's PAX)

PAX Prime 2013 is over. The show floor is closed, the games are all packed away, the bars are a little emptier and Apathy finally made it home (way to go Apathy!). I wasn't at PAX this year, but watching my Twitter timeline over the past fews days as well as my Facebook page has left me sad: sad because my fellow Dtoiders are sad that they are no longer together, no longer singing and dancing and drinking and... well, more drinking.

I... I don't know if I can keep typing, I'm welling up over here just thinking about not being there and missing out on all those amazing stories I keep hearing about. Oh! Speaking of stories, I'd love to read some of your amazing PAX 2013 stories in the comments below! Tell us all about those amazing events, the good times you had, those sad moments as you boarded your flight home -- I'd love to read them all.

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Friday Night Fights: Win Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft photo
Friday Night Fights: Win Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
by Bill Platt

[Update: contest is over, check your DM's to see if you've won!]

Hey there my fine fellow Friday Night Fighters! 

Since you've all been good boys and girls, Papa Chilly has brought gifts! Now I know what you're thinking, "What could it be?", "How many of whatever it is are there?", "Is there life on other planets?", "Will I ever find love?".

Well let me put all of your questions to rest. The answers to all of the above questions are:

 

  • Hearthstone Beta Access
  • 5 beta keys
  • Yes, there is life on other planets, if you don't believe me go watch the 80's classic "Explorers"
  • Yes, you will find love, although it's probable that the love you find is illegal in most states and countries. For yours is a forbidden love.

 

How can you win one of these amazing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft beta keys? Easy! Simply leave a comment below telling me why you deserve to be in the beta!

Five random and ridiculously good looking people will be chosen at random to win a beta code and will be notified via DM after Midnight PST. So get to thinking why you deserve it more than your neighbor and get to commenting!

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3:30 PM on 08.23.2013

Friday Night Fights: A new challenger approaches

[Quite possibly the greatest slot machine ever. Also, pic unrelated.] Ha ha! Gotcha! This has absolutely nothing to do with Street Fighter or fighting games in general! Or does it? No. No it does not. Possibly. We are literal...

Bill Platt