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360 Friday Night Fights: At The Heart Of The Epicenter


Earlier this week, Xbox 360 owners finally got to get their hands on what the PS3 users have been playing for over a week now, the new DLC for Battelfield 3, entitled Aftermath.

Aftermath contains 4 new maps and a slew of new vehicles, weapon skins, assignments, dog tags etc.. basically everything you've come to expect out of a typical BF3 DLC release. Now, I wasn't a huge fan of Armored Kill, it's probably because the maps are entirely too large for console users especially since the player count is capped at 12 on 12. I'm sure it's a much better experience on the PC.

Aftermath however, has become my favorite DLC from BF3 to date. The map designs are fantastic, there are so many different paths you can take to get from point to point, from running down the street to cutting through buildings that have been shaken to their core from a recent earthquake.

You see, that's the whole draw of Aftermath, the entire map pack takes places directly after a major earthquake has hit, leveling buildings and turning the battlefield in to a maze of rubble and ruin.

Not to be content with some new maps and a couple of vehicles, there is also a new game mode.

"Scavenger" plays like Gun Game and Conquest mixed. Each player starts with a handgun and has to find weapons laying around the map. Each weapon you pick up has limited ammo and once you die you start with your pistol again.

Oh and did I mention that you can unlock a crossbow with explosive bolts that will absolutely destroy vehicles, buildings and enemy troops?

Because you totally can. Oh, and one of the maps actually has tremors happen as you play.


I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you've given up on the MP for BF3 you may want to jump back in and give Aftermath a go, it may just bring you back to see the destruction for yourself.

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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, etc.). Then, every Friday, reminder posts go up here in the cblogs followed by a recap post on the front page 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:

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Here's this week's schedule...

Guardians of Middle Earth

Host: CaptainFoxButt Gamertag: CaptainFoxButt
Time: 4 Pacific | 7 Eastern

Battlefield 3 - Aftermath maps or vanilla maps, whichever.

Host: Falsenipple Gamertag: omghotdogs
Time: 7 Pacific | 10 Eastern

Guardians of Middle Earth OR Halo 4

Host: Konnery Gamertag: TheBukkaKing
Time: 9 Pacific | 12 AM Eastern

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About XBOX FNFone of us since 1:04 PM on 01.04.2011

Welcome to Dtoid's Friday Night Fights for Xbox 360!

FNF is a weekly, community-run event where Dtoiders get together to play videogames online! Planning starts in the forums, followed by posts here in the cblogs and on the front page on Fridays. It's easy to get involved, so why not start today?!

<-- You can read the blog for more info, but here are the basics:

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Leave a comment in the blog or forum post with your Gamertag and which games from the schedule you want to play. More people will show up if they know other people are playing, so speak up!

Send an Xbox LIVE friend request to the person hosting the game and let them know you're from Dtoid and you're ready to FNF!

To Host
Leave a comment in this blog or the week's forum post listing game you want to play, the time you want to play it, and your Xbox LIVE Gamertag.

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!

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