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360 Friday Night Fights: Were You Not Entertained?!


Well, E3 2012 has come and gone. Expectations were high this year, and there were rumors a plenty, that's for sure. Valve announcing Half-Life 3, Microsoft showing off it's Wii U killer (SmartGlass), Sony bringing the gaming goodness to the Vita and Nintendo changing the way we game yet again.

But, did E3 this year live up to all the hype? Ask your average gamer or gaming journalist and the answer will more than likely be a big "NO".

I didn't have a problem with E3 this year, maybe because I didn't have my expectations set that high. Sure, I would have loved for Nintendo to walk out on stage, hand in hand with Gabe Newell and announcing that Valve was going to be partnering with the big N to help manage their online services.

Yes, I wanted Sony to show me a thousand reasons why I should buy a Vita and why I should take my PS3 out of the closet and hook it back up.

And maybe I was holding out hope that Microsoft would kill it this year with a bunch of unannounced AAA first party titles.

Now, did I get all or any of this? Not really, but I didn't walk away completely disappointed either. Nintendo sold me on the Wii U with it's new control scheme and third party support. Sony did end up surprising me with how awesome their Smash Brother Clone was shaping up to be and Microsoft...well, I love my XBOX and I REALLY hope that I'll have some reasons to keep playing it for the next couple years, I just hope that Microsoft doesn't forget about the gamers by trying to turn their "gaming" console in to a new fangled cable box, although I'm pretty sure that's where it's headed.

What say you, fellow gamers. Were you disappointed with E3 this year? Do you think the gaming industry needs something big to shake things up? Or are you like me, happy with what I have and looking forward to new things in the future?

Anywho...let's get to what's really important, the games!

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, 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:

Game: Game Name
Host: Dtoid Username
Gamertag: Xbox Live Gamertag
Time: Time (Eastern please!)

We hope to see you online!

Here's this week's schedule...

Gotham City Impostors

Host: Epic-KxDtoid
Gamertag: Epic KxLive
Time: 6 Pacific | 9 Eastern

Marvel Ultimate Alliance/Castle Crashers/X-Men Arcade

Host: Char Aznable
Gamertag: ShinigamiBV
Time: 6 Pacific | 9 Eastern

Battlefield 3

Host: Chillybilly
Gamertag: Chillybill
Time: 7 Pacific | 10 Eastern

Red Dead Redemption

Host: Epic-KxDtoid
Gamertag: Epic KxLive
Time: 9 Pacific | 12 AM Eastern

Max Payne 3

Host: Keisal
Gamertag: Keisal
Time: 10 Pacific | 1 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:

How to FNF

To Play
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!

Still confused? Click here for a full guide to everything FNF!

Blog Hosts

This cblog is run by the community, not the Dtoid staff! If you're interested in lending a hand, PM one of the hosts below!

Non-360 FNF

Playing Xbox 360 with North Americans not your thing? Try our PS3, PC, European and 3DS counterparts!

FNF on the WWW

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What are you doing still reading this?! Let's play some games!

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