Friday Night Fights: Almost there

These useless before-the-real-information paragraphs have been mostly serious for a while now, so I’m throwing it back to the days of old where anything goes. Although, now that I think about it, that’s essentially how it still is today. Whatever.

In case you haven’t seen the countdown on the right, why yes, the site relaunch is happening soon. I don’t think I can say much about it, other than that the new groups system ought to be hell of useful for our weekly game meet-ups.

You should be excited about the newness, because I sure am, and I have a feeling you guys will get more satisfaction out of the improvements than we ever could. After all, they are intended for you, humble reader.


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.


    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Tarvu):
    • Platform: Xbox 360
      Game: Left 4 Dead (The Sacrifice DLC)
      People: Neo Subenu as Bill… probably. Don’t tell him about the Tank rape.
      Panchromatic as Francis unless she carries on playing Enslaved like a loner.
      Mighty Hatman as Louis
      Tarvu as Zoey
      More people coming means we play versus pathetically.
      Time: 22.00 CEST | 21.00 BST | 20.00 GMT | 15.00 EST

    FNF 360

      • Game: Left 4 Dead 2 (The Sacrifice/No Mercy on VS./Scavenge & Mutations etc.)
        Host: Gareth (GT: garethxxgod)
        Time: 8:00 EDT
      • Game: Halo: Reach
        Host: Used tabe (GT: Us3d ta b3)
        Time: 10:00 EDT
      • Game: Halo: Reach (Rumble Pit, Team Slayer, BTB and Custom Games)
        Host: Corduroy Turtle (GT: Corduroy Turtle)
        Time: 11:00 or 12:00 EDT

        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 (expect to download a patch beforehand)
          Host: Elsa
          Time: whenever
        • Game: Demon’s Souls
          Host: ElZilcho
          Time: whenever

        PC FNF

          Tonight’s Games:
        • Left 4 Dead 2 and Civilization V (9:00 EDT) are the main games
              • The Ship
                Gametype: Elimination
              • Team Fortress 2
                Map rotation: Stock only rotation with customs in Rock The Vote.
              • Counter-Strike: Source
                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.