Friday Night Fights: Alien Swarm

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So, the forums were down for most of this week, which has made planning Friday Night Fights more of a struggle than it usually is. As such, the line-up for this evening is leaning more toward the lighter side.

If you want to hook up with hot local singles to play videogames, you can still do that — comments here or in the now-online forums, blog posts, and carrier pigeons are all acceptable. Just get the word out in a timely fashion, and you’ll be set.

Alien Swarm is a good candidate for this week’s event, since it’s free, and admittedly rather awesome. I keep accidentally referring to it as Alien Storm, as in the 1990 Sega Genesis beat-’em-up. You could play that too, if you like; it’s pretty terrible and has been known to cause seizures, so I wouldn’t

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.

EU FNF

    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Subenu):
    • Platform: PC/Mac, Steam
      Game: Team Fortress 2
      Join Destructoid’s Steam group and enter the chat room to find us playing TF2! Servers used will usually be European, depending on demand.
      Time: 19.00 (GMT+1)
    • Platform: PC/Mac, Steam
      Game: Whatever you want, baby. (L4D, L4D2, Killing Floor, Alien Swarm, Serious Sam HD are popular.)
      Join Destructoid’s Steam group and enter the chat room to find others to play with, Steamtoid has a friendly crowd of PC gamers who will play games as readily as they would your sister.
      Time: 20.00 (GMT+1)
    • Platform: PS3
      Game: Wipeout HD and LBP
      People: NemesisXposed
      PSN ID: NemesisXposed
      Time: ???

      FNF PS3

        Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Y0j1mb0):

      • Jack of No Trades – JackofNoTrades85 (BlazBlue @ 8:00 EDT)
      • Nexus (Killzone 2 @ 9:00 EDT)
      • Liam (Transformers: WfC @ 9:00 EDT)
      • Elsa – Elsa (MAG @ 11:00 EDT)
      • Y0j1mb0 – k0wb0y-b33b0p (SSFIV @ 12:00 EDT)

      PC FNF

        Tonight’s Games (more info from SPNKr):
        • 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.
        • IP (Europe): 85.234.148.9:27055
          Map Rotation: Stock Rotation.
          Admins: Dtoid | watermanx, Dtoid | Awesomeist
        • Counter-Strike: Source
          IP: 64.69.39.176:27015
          Map rotation: de_dust2 and cs_office
          (Thanks to TewDee for the server)
        • Bad Company 2 Server 32 Slot
          SAFL Bad Compay 2 -Hardcore and Ranked-
          -In the server browser on the right hand side, where it says server name, put SAFL and it will find the server for you, then add to favs!
          • If you want to find people to play with, get your ass to mars Steam chat

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