Friday Night Fights: Dog puncher

I’m ecstatic that we’ve been getting these great digital distribution games lately, but the lack of online functionality is disheartening.

Of course, I’m referring to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, Shank, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, although it should be noted the latter will have online co-op patched in next month. You could throw out the “it probably wouldn’t work well anyway so why bother?” argument, sure.

I’d personally like to at least have the option of playing online, though — even if that means running into technical issues occasionally. Either way, I think we can all agree it is nice to see offline co-op in a time when it isn’t unusual for developers to leave such features out entirely.

That’s enough nonsensical rambling for one evening. Let’s play some games.

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:


    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Subenu):
    • Platform: PC/Mac, Steam.
      Game: Whatever you want to!
      Join the Steam group chat to find us!
      Time: Time: 20.00 CEST | 19.00 BST | 18.00 GMT | 13.00 EST
    • Platform: Xbox 360
      Game: Something generic and terrible and stuff
      People: Tarvu and whoever else he can drag down with him
      Time: 21.00 CEST | 20.00 BST | 19.00 GMT | 14.00 EST
    • Platform: Xbox 360
      Game: Monday Night Combat
      People: Subenu (Neo Subenu)
      Time: 22.00 CEST | 21.00 BST | 20.00 GMT | 15.00 EST
    • Platform: PS3
      Game: Wipeout HD/Fury
      People: NemesisXposed
      Time: Evening. The time that isn’t Odding.
    • Platform: Wii
      Game: Brawl, TvC
      Waggle Titans: NinjaOnFire (Brawl: 0044-6017-2997) (TvC: 1334–0374-3859), Subenu (TvC: 5285-2857-6193)
      Time: 21.00 CEST | 20.00 BST | 19.00 GMT | 14.00 EST

    FNF 360

    • Games: Monday Night Combat / Left 4 Dead (1/2) / Halo 3 / Gears Of War 2
      Host/Gamertag: garethxxgod (GT: garethxxgod)
      Time: 8:00 EDT
    • Games: Castle Crashers / TMNT 1989 Arcade / Streets Of Rage 2 / SSFIV / MvC2
      Host/Gamertag: Char Aznable (GT: ShinigamiBV)
      Time: 8:00 or 9:00 EDT

      FNF PS3

      Check the community blogs later today, maybe?

      PC FNF

        Tonight’s Games:
      • All Points Bulletin – Zombie Server. Enforcers
        The old forums are down right now, so the link you’re supposed to use doesn’t work. Just know this exists, I guess!
          • 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
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