Tonight is the big night! I’m fully aware that Gears of War 2‘s multiplayer can be kind of hit or miss with some of you, which is why this week’s prize-filled edition of Friday Night Fights isn’t based upon pure gaming skill.
Instead, we are aiming more towards a friendly “show up, play a few rounds, have an overall good time” sort of atmosphere. On the flip side, if you are going for one of our Gears 2 in-game codes (gold weapons or the “Snowblind” map packs), I hope you ate breakfast this morning and are ready for our trivia questions.
There will, of course, be plenty of other games being played this evening, which you can hear all about by peeking after the break. And if by chance you missed hearing about Destructoid’s new FNF tournament, y’know, the one offering $80,000 in computers, consider this a polite nudge.
Quick guide to Friday Night Fights for fresh meat: 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 dropping their information (gamertag, time, 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 pay attention to the forums (the scallywags) go up in the community blogs section, thanks to a dedicated bunch of cool folks. And then for those who are too lazy to read the c-blogs, they have got my weekly recap posts which bring all of the FNF-related details into one unified place.
From there, all you need to do is shoot a quick message over to one of the hosts listed below asking for an invite, or simply force your way into the room. Whatever works! The names on the left are our Destructoid user names, and the names on the right are our Gamertags/PSN IDs/Friend Codes/etc.
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 Host (more info from Gibbo):
- Gibbo – JGibbo08 (Halo 3 @ 10:00 GMT)
- Wilbo – Wilbo25 (Rocket Riot @ 10:00 GMT)
- Tonight’s Hosts (more info from blehman):
- Zombutler – Zombutler (Gears 2 Room 1 @ 9:00 EDT)
- Grim – warchiefgrim (Gears 2 Room 1 @ 9:00 EDT)
- de BLOO – BLOORATARD (Gears 2 Room 2 @ 9:00 EDT)
- POWER GLOVE – P0WER GL0VE (Gears 2 Room 2 @ 9:00 EDT)
- Mxyzptlk – MrMxyzptlk123 (Ghostbusters @ 12:00 EDT)
- Saturday Night Arcade Games
- Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Y0j1mb0):
- JackOfNoTrades – JackOfNoTrades85 (Red Faction: Guerrilla @ 8:00 EDT)
- IronPikeman – IronPikeman (Killzone 2 warm-up @ 9:00 EDT)
- Killzone 2 clan battle @ 11:00 EDT — password: TOID
- y0j1mb0 – k0wb0y-b33b0p (Street Fighter IV @ 9:00 EDT, SOCOM: Confrontation @ 12:00 EDT)
- Destructoid’s Killzone 2 clan
- Tonight’s Games (more info from ryu89):
Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 0817-3428-3165
Starting time: 11:00 EDT
- Tonight’s Games:
- Quake Live
- (Most likely) Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, and other assorted games. Check the Steam group for more details!
- Beyond FNF:
- Destructoid’s Steam group