Friday Night Fights: I’m Commander Shepard edition

“I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel.”

I predict that by next week, you’ll be so tired of hearing that statement from overuse on the Internet, you won’t play Mass Effect 2 anymore. Oh wait, yes you will — no one can resist its charms. This game is the anti-Friday Night Fights, that’s for damn sure.

Which is kind of a shame, considering MAG only just came out this week, and the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC beta and Xbox 360 multiplayer demo are both brand new too. You know life is good when your only real qualms involve there be too many cool videogames to handle.

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 EuroFNF):

  • Subenu – 5285-2857-6193 (Tatsunoku vs. Capcom @ 9:00 GMT)
  • Gibbo – JGibbo08 (Bad Company 2 demo @ 9:30 GMT, Halo 3 w/ Heroic @ 10:00 GMT)
  • Wilbo – 0389-0232-1658 (Tatsunoku vs. Capcom)

FNF 360

    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Zombutler):

  • pyscho soldier – Rez4Lyf (Tekken 6 @ 10:00 EST)
  • Char Aznable – ShinigamiBV (Gears of War @ 9:00 or 10:00 EST)


    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from IronPikeman):

  • Y0j1mb0 – k0wb0y-b33b0p (Burnout Paradise @ 7:00 EST, SOCOM: Confrontation @ 12:00 EST)
  • Santanaclaus89 – Moosehole (Marvel vs. Capcom 2 @ 8:00 EST, Modern Warfare 2 @ 10:00 EST)
  • FalconReaper – FalconReaper (Uncharted 2 @ 9:00 EST)
  • IronPikeman – IronPikeman (MAG)


    Tonight’s Games:

  • The Ship
    Gametype: Elimination
    Play Time: Whenever (Official start time is 6:00 EST)
  • Team Fortress 2
    Map rotation: Stock only rotation with customs in Rock The Vote.
    Play Time: Whenever (Official start time is 6:00 EST)
  • Counter-Strike: Source
    Map rotation: de_dust2 and cs_office
    Play Time: Whenever (Official start time is 6:00 EST)
    (Thanks to TewDee for the server)
  • Steam ID: Checkerboard Dynamo (Left 4 Dead 2 @ 8:00 EST)
  • Steam ID: Awesomeist (Garry’s Mod — Hamachi required)
    Server: DToid Server
    Password: destructoid
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