Friday Night Fights: Killzone 3 beta edition

Have you checked out the Killzone 3 beta yet?  I’ve never been a fan of shooters myself, much rather choosing to play a platformers like Donkey Kong Country Returns or a fighter like Super Street Fighter IV.  However, I may just have to borrow a friend’s PlayStation 3 to check it out. Jim recently gave the game a stellar review, specifically praising the competitive multiplayer mode. 

Turns out I’m not the only one intrigued. This week, the Early/EU and PlayStation 3 Friday Night Fights crews will be playing the beta together, and would love for others to join in!  If you are like me and don’t own a PS3, fear not…you can still take part in this long-standing Destructoid tradition by joining the 360 or PC FNF crews. A full list of the games to be played and the community hosts can be found below.

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:

  • Platform: PC/Mac, Steam

    Game: Whatever you can get people to play. Steamtoid is a fun hangout
    People: Join the Steam group to find us!
    Time: 19.00 CEST | 18.00 GMT | 13.00 EST
  • Platform: PC/Steam

    Game: Monday Night Combat
    People: Subenu
    Time: 19.00 CEST | 18.00 GMT | 13.00 EST
  • Platform: Xbox 360

    Game: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dead Space 2, BF 1943, Halo Reach
    People: Mighty Hatman (GT: Mighty), AngelEchoes (The Kinky Ninja), Tarvu (Doctor Scroll), RamalhoM, Panchromatic
    Time: 21.00 CEST | 20.00 GMT | 15.00 EST
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
    Game: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
    People: jjmccallum
    Time: 21.30 CEST | 20.30 GMT | 15.30 EST
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
    Game: Killzone 3 Beta
    People: jjmccallum, Ramalho (PSN: Ramalhera), Scroll (PSN: Scroll_lock), Juan (PSN: Juani-arg)
    Time: After Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

FNF 360

Tonight’s Hosts (more info from SephirothX):

  • Game: Perfect Dark
    Host: Epic-KxDtoid (GT: firespin97)

    Time: 7:00PM EST
  • Game: Super Street Fighter IV
    Host: casualweaponry (GT: casualweaponry)

    Time: 7:00PM EST
  • Game: Left 4 Dead 2
    Host: Blasto (GT: Blastopotamus)

    Time: 8:00PM EST
  • Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Host: Arch649 (GT: Archers Voice)

    Time: 11:00PM EST
  • Game: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    Host: mrandydixon (GT: Mr Andy Dixon)

    Time: 12:00AM EST


Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Trev):

  • Game: Dead Space 2
    Host: Trev (PSN: ElZilcho)
    Time: 8:00PM EST
  • Game: Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta
    Host: CelicaCrazed (PSN: CelicaCrazed)
    Time: 9:00PM EST
  • Game: MAG
    Host: Elsa (PSN: Elsa)
    Time: 10:00PM EST

PC FNF       
If you want to find people to play with, check out the Steam chat below:

Jesse Cortez