Friday Night Fights: A quick Reach PSA

Why yes, we will be playing more Halo: Reach this evening. Funny you should ask. Hopefully, the game’s algorithm for picking match types — and its largely chaotic audience — will go for something other than SWAT and Snipers, for once.

Because really, those two modes aren’t so great. At least, not to the point where we need to collectively choose them whenever they show up for largely inexplicable reasons. Do your fellow gamers a favor, and vote for an alternative mode every once in a while. Please.

Otherwise, I’m just going to wind up playing MineCraft until 4:00 AM and no one wants that.

New to FNF? Read this: Each week, a bunch of Destructoid readers and usually an editor or two get together to play some videogames online. Basically, this is what Friday Night Fights are all about.

The planning for FNF takes place in the forums, where community members volunteer to host by posting their information (gamertag, time to meet up, game, etc.) in the forum post corresponding to the system they’re interested in playing on.

Then, every Friday, reminder posts for those who don’t read the forums regularly go up in the community blogs section all thanks to a dedicated group of cool individuals. And for everyone who wants their info all in one place, they have got my weekly recap posts to look forward to between 4:30 – 5:30 PM EST.

Now that you’re here, just scan the list below and find a game you want to play. All that’s left to do after that is to join the match by contacting the host below using any means necessary. For Wii, you might have to be a little creative, but for 360/PS3 a simple “invite me” message will be fine.

The names on the left are our Destructoid handles, while the ones on the right are our online handles (PSN IDs, for example). Don’t see a game you want to play? Feel free to post a comment offering to take up hosting duties yourself.

New and notable:

EU FNF

    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Tarvu):
    • Platform: PC/Mac, Steam
      Game: Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead #, AS, KF, Rapelay, Minecraft, whatever you can get others to play!  Join the Steam group chat to find us!
      Time: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Platform: Xbox 360
      Game: Left 4 Dead
      People: The Goy with the Hat (GT: Mighty Hatman), Panchromatic (GT), Tarvu (GT), Neo Subenu
      Feel free to join our chat, unless you’re another angry German/French rapist. We have enough of those.
      Time: 22.00 CEST | 21.00 BST | 20.00 GMT | 15.00 EST
    • Platform: PlayStation 3
      Game: Uncharted 2
      People: JJMcCallum (PSN: jjmccallum)
      Time: 22.00 CEST | 21.00 BST | 20.00 GMT | 15.00 EST

    FNF 360

      • Game: Halo: Reach
        GT: Corduroy Turtle
        Team Slayer, Firefight, Rumble Pit, Doubles Arena
        Time: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM EDT (with food and bathroom breaks in betweeny)
      • Game: Halo: Reach
        GT: Mr Andy Dixon
        Team Slayer, Firefight, Rumble Pit, Doubles Arena
        11:00 PM – 5:00 AM EDT (with beer and boner breaks in betweeny)

        FNF PS3

          Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Trev):
        • Game: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
          Host: ElZilcho
          Time: 7:30 EDT
        • Game: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
          Host: JackofNoTrades85
          Time: 9:00 EDT
        • Game: MAG
          Host: Elsa
          Time: whenever
        • Game: Demon’s Souls
          Host: ElZilcho
          Time: whenever

        PC FNF

          Tonight’s Games:
            • The Ship
              IP: 72.233.56.10:27017
              Gametype: Elimination
            • Team Fortress 2
              IP: 63.209.35.100:27015
              Map rotation: Stock only rotation with customs in Rock The Vote.
            • Counter-Strike: Source
              IP: 64.69.39.176:27015
              Map rotation: de_dust2 and cs_office
              (Thanks to TewDee for the server)
              • If you want to find people to play with, get your ass to mars Steam chat
              Jordan Devore
              Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.