Friday Night Fights: Free Weekend edition

Steam is throwing a Free Weekend for Modern Warfare 2 right now, in case you weren’t aware. You ought to play it while you have the chance, people who refuse to give Activision any of their money. Go ahead, throw your beliefs to the wayside — it’s literally free.

It’s not like doing so will help improve the success of this promotion, thereby giving the public relations team some hearty stats to pimp out to the gaming press a week from now. No sir, that’d never happen.

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 Subenu):

  • Subenu – Neo Subenu (Borderlands @ 8:00 GMT)

FNF 360

    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from InfraredChimera):

  • Slowey – SL0WEY (Forza 3 @ 5:00 EDT)
  • Buddha – HxCBenFranklin (Modern Warfare 2 / Left 4 Dead  9:00 EDT)
  • JT IceFire – IceFire JT (Marvel vs. Capcom 2 @ 10:00 EDT)


    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Y0j1mb0):

  • Solgrim – Solgrim (SF2 HD Remix @ 8:00 EDT)
  • SantanaClaus89 – Moosehole (Bad Company 2 @ 9:00 EDT)
  • IronPikeman – IronPikeman (Uncharted 2 @ 10:00 EDT)
  • Y0j1mb0 – k0wb0y-b33b0p (SOCOM: Confrontation @ 11:00 EDT)


    Tonight’s Games (more info from Dyslixec):
  • 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)
  • 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!
  • Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
    Time: 9:00 EDT
    Jump in Steam group chat to hook up with other local hot singles, or something
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