Friday Night Fights: Garbage netcode edition

Friday Night Fights is a weekly gathering of Dtoiders to just play games with one another.

From Battlefield 1943 (Image: Ars Technica) to Fat Princess to countless other games, downloadable or otherwise, there sure have been a lot of botched launches due to poor netcode. Why am I bringing this up here? Server issues are kind of a big deal for those of us involved in Friday Night Fights.

Beyond that, it was a discussion point on the latest episode of Podtoid, and I wanted to give my co-workers some love. And since excuses are best when they come in sets of three, the summer game drought has been in high effect lately; I’d talk about Marvel vs. Capcom 2, but I’m no expert on the subject.

Please, games industry, make your online multiplayer clap.

Love, Jordan.

Quick guide to FNF for new players: Each week, a bunch of Destructoid readers and usually an editor or two get together to play some videogames online. Fun times!

The planning for FNF takes place in the forums, where Dtoiders 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 which you are currently reading.

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 plz” message will be fine.

If you want to get your gaming done later on in the evening, scroll on down past this section, otherwise hit up the following European hosts/early FNFers for a good time.

    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from EuroFNF):

  • Gibbo – JGibbo08 (Call of Duty 4 @ 10:00 GMT)

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    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from blehman):

  • NegFactor – NegFactor (Marvel vs. Capcom 2 @ 7:00 EDT)
  • Cataract – Cataractula (SF II HD Remix @ 8:00 EDT)
  • ryu98 – Ryu89 (BlazBlue @ 9:30 EDT)
  • Redface – RedfaceNG2 (TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-shelled @ 10:00 EDT)
  • Kauza – Kauza (Battlefield 1943 @ 11:00 EDT)
  • KD Alpha – MichelleMata85 (Gears 2 Horde mode on Dark Corners @ 1:00 EDT)
  • de BLOO – BLOORATARD (Marvel vs. Capcom 2 @ “whenever”)
  • Blehman – blehmeng (Left 4 Dead @ “sometime”)

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    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Shipero):

  • IronPikeman – IronPikeman (BlazBlue @ 8:00 EDT)
  • Elsa – Elsa (Killzone 2 @ 9:00 EDT)
  • Y0j1mb0 – k0wb0y-b33b0p (King of Fighters XII @ 10:00 EDT)
  • shipero – Shipero (Fat Princess @ 11:00 EDT)
  • Santanaclaus89 – Moosehole (SOCOM: Confrontation @ 12:00 EDT)

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    Tonight’s Game (more info from ryu89):

  • ryu89:
    Skype: Ryuh89
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 0817-3428-3165
    Starting time: 11:00 EDT
Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.