Friday Night Fights: Dead Rising 2

As someone who strongly disliked the original Dead Rising — partially because I was “doing it wrong” at first, which is still all kinds of messed up — I recommend anyone who had a similar reaction get a co-op partner and give the sequel a shot.

Some of the bigger annoyances were fixed, and having a second player only further eases the pain of stuff like boss fights. Plus, the sheer absurdity of having two separate Chuck Greene characters running around is always a delight. I like to think they’re twins, or possibly that there’s a Fight Club scenario at hand.

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 Subenu):
    • Platform: PC/Mac, Steam
      Game: The guy with the hat: Deluxe edition
      Join the Steam group chat to find us!
      Time: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Platform: Xbox 360
      Game: Halo: Reach
      People: The Guy with the Hat (GT: Mighty Hatman), Subenu (GT: Neo Subenu)
      Time: 22.00 CEST | 21.00 BST | 20.00 GMT | 15.00 EST

    FNF 360

      • Game: Left 4 Dead 2
        GT: garethxxgod
        Time: 8:00 EDT
      • Game: Halo: Reach
        GT: garethxxgod
        9:00 or 10:00 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:
            • 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.