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Friday Night Fights Emergency Update: Pardon Our Apocalypse Edition

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In case you hadn't noticed the sudden disappearance of links on the front page, the Destructoid Forums ("We Had Them") have been shuttered. Everyone got rickets and died. It was horrible. While I'm sure Niero has a plan to bring them back at some point down the line in a more tricked out form with better front page integration and less open hostility, that leaves Friday Night Fights in a weird position.

The forums were where the planning for our weekly community playdates got organized. There was already talk of consolidating them somehow to make things more user friendly for both the organizers and the community members but, as of now, things are up in the air. Community Manager Mike Martin is currently pitching ideas and trying to find a way to make things work. The quick fix is to gather hosts via C-Blogs. So, until we hear otherwise, Nanashi and I will be writing blogs a couple times a week looking for potential hosts and Mike will take all that info for his usual Friday afternoon post. This includes ALL systems, not just PlayStation.

So, if you're interested in hosting a game, just leave a comment below with the following information:

Game (System)
Time (Eastern Standard Time, please)
Your Disqus/C-Blog Name
Your Gamertag
Your Twitch ID if you intend to stream it

Also, Weekend Warriors is still a thing. It hasn't gotten much love lately but not everyone is home on a Friday night. Some people go outside and do things. So if you want to host a community get-together during the weekend, leave that information below as well and it will be added to the Friday post.

We'll keep you updated as the situation changes. Friday Night Fights are just too big a legacy to slough off. Nanners and I picked up the torch from Trev and the gang, who poured blood, sweat and tears into keeping everything together and giving Dtoid a place to relax and hang out together. Some of the most fun I've gaming has been on these Friday night get togethers I want to keep that tradition going, even if the delivery method changes.

I will be taking this Friday night off as I intend to drink coma-inducing amounts of Irish whiskey and mourn my dysfunctional, angry, yet weirdly loving cyber family of nearly three years... but I will be hosting some Rocket League on Sunday. So come by and see if I've regained the powers of speech yet.

And that's it. Whenever we learn something new, we'll let you know. In the meantime, I will eulogize the Destructoid Forums (2006 to 2015) the only way I'm emotionally capable of: through song. I think this one pretty much sums up the entire Forum, for good and ill. Thanks for letting me be a broken weirdo with you guys.

-The Defenestrator

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About PS FNFone of us since 12:46 AM on 09.05.2011

Welcome to the home of PlayStation Friday Night Fights.

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.

If you are new to the whole thing, check this out: FNF FAQ: Everything you need to know (but never asked) about Friday Night Fights

Front Page Archive

The Guide

To Play

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.

To Host

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.