Friday Night Fights: Robots and pancakes

Game with the Dtoid community

I wasn’t sure what to write about this week so I took to the Twitterverse last night and asked; “What should I write about this week?”. Two responses, the first from PanaMusica (host of Hawken!) “Write about robots! I’ll host Hawken.”, he said. The next from Agidyne64, “Write about the difference between crepes and pancakes. It will be called ‘your life with crepes’.”

I took inspiration from both suggestions and give you this, an excerpt from my upcoming novel, “Robots, Dead People and Breakfast Pastries – A Tale of Hope”. *Side note – I am without a doubt no author. As a matter of fact, what you will read below is pretty awful. You have been warned.

As I stood there, staring out at the charred earth that I once called home, I couldn’t help but think about those brave souls who lost their lives that day. Mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters of this once lush land, gone too soon in a world turned too violent for most if any to survive.

The war had been won, at great cost. Giant machines built by man to defend now heroes of the day, manned by pacifists turned militants not by choice, but out of necessity for the greater good. There would be no songs of hope; no poems written of great deeds, no walls or statues erected in honor of those brave enough to lay down their lives to save the many, for none lived on this day, save for me. And I would not tell this tale.

Looking over the land I once called home, now burning ash fading into the night, I could only bring myself to muster a single thought, “Damn, I wish I had some pancakes right about now, hell I’d even take some crepes, I mean, if done right crepes are ten times better than pancakes, but still, pancakes can be pretty banging with the right syrup…”

Alright! Let’s get to the games!

Friday Night Fights

New to FNF? Read this! Each week, a bunch of us Dtoiders get together to play videogames online! It’s a 100% community-run event, so feel free to join in or even host something yourself!

The planning for FNF starts in the forums, where community members sign up to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Gamertag, etc.). Then, every Friday, reminder posts go up in the community blogs thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, and I recap it all here on the front page to give it a bit more exposure.

To join in, simply send a friend request to the match host! If you’d rather host something yourself, sound off in the comments section below!

360 FNF

Tonight’s Games:

    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Street Fighter IV AE / Street Fighter III
      Host: Char Aznable (Xbox Live: ShinigamiBV)
      Time: 6 Pacific | 9 Eastern

      Check out the Xbox FNF blog for more info!

      PS3 FNF

      Tonight’s Games:

      • Armored Core: Verdict Day
        Host: Trev (PSN: ElZilcho)
        Time 5 Pacific | 8 Eastern
      • DoA 5 Ultimate
        Host: Yourfacedotcom (PSN: Yourfacedotcom)
        Time 5 Pacific | 8 Eastern
      • Dragon’s Crown
        Host: NeoShinGundam (PSN: neoshingundamo)
        Time 7 Pacific | 10 Eastern
      • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
        Host: Cornflake (PSN: cornflakejustice)
        Time 7 Pacific | 10 Eastern
      • Space Marine
        Host: Clockwork-Zombie (PSN: Clockwork-Zombie)
        Time 9 Pacific | 12 AM Eastern

          Check out the PS FNF blog for more info!

          PS3 FNF

          Tonight’s Games:

          • Killzone Mercenary (Game Mode: Warzone) 
            Host: Kimiko (PSN: KimikoLoco
            Time: 6 Pacific | 9 Eastern

          Check out the PS FNF blog for more info!

          Wii U FNF

          Tonight’s Games:

          • Sad as the last which reddens over one
            Host: That sinks with all we love below the verge;
            Time: So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more

          Check out the Nintendo FNF blog for more info!

          3DS FNF

          Tonight’s Games:

          • And he shakes his feeble head,
            Host: That it seems as if he said,
            Time: “They are gone.”

            Check out the Nintendo FNF blog for more info!

            PC FNF

            Tonight’s Games:

              • Team Fortress 2 (early game)
                Time: 5 Pacific | 8 Eastern
              • Team Fortress 2 (late game)
                Time: 9 Pacific | 12 Eastern
              • Awesomenauts 
                Host: GoofierBrute (Steam ID: Goobypls)
                Time: 9 Pacific | 12 AM Eastern
              • Hawken 
                Host: PanaMusica (Steam ID: PanaMusica)
                Time: 7 Pacific | 10 Eastern
              • Trackmania 2: Canyon & Stadium
                Host: PhilKenSebben (Steam ID: hillbillysk8)
                Time: 10 Pacific | 1 AM Eastern
              • Join our Steamtoid group to find more games!

              Check out the PC FNF blog for more info!

              Weekend Warriors

              Free this weekend? Why not sign up to host something for Weekend Warriors?! It’s like Friday Night Fights all weekend long! Sign up in the comments or Forum thread if you’re interested!


              • Empty so far
                Host: Nobody yet
                Time: The power is in your hands!


              • Football
                Host: NFL
                Time: 1:00 PM Eastern – 11:30-ish Eastern

              Check out the Weekend Warriors thread for more info!