Friday Night Fights: That new PC smell

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Happy Friday!

I recently (read: last month) built a new PC to play games on. My old PC was just shy of eight years old and hadn’t had a decent upgrade in roughly four years. Needless to say, most of the games I have been wanting to play lately simply wouldn’t run on my old rig.

Thanks to the always awesome Max Roahrig, I finally have something that will actually play more than just RollerCoaster Tycoon and SimCity 2000. It’s been awesome lately, playing games on my PC that once made my old computer shiver with fear. It’s nice knowing that I can simply download a game and not worry about whether or not I can run it.

The one thing that hasn’t been awesome however, is how much money I’ve spent on games since my new PC was up and running. I did a tally last night, just to kinda see where the total was and, well, it’s over half of what I paid to build this damn PC.

For those interested, here’s what I put together:

Intel Core i5-4690 3.5Ghz Quad-Core
16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WIndforce video card
2 – 1TB internal HDD’s
1 – 128GB SSD
Fractal Design R4 ATX Mid Tower Case
600W power supply and some other random stuff

I’ve hardly touched my PS4 lately, been too busy PC Master Racing it up I guess…So, yea, that’s kinda what I’ve been doing lately, oh that and a lot of Wii U, dat Hyrule Warriors tho, right.

Anyway, enough about me and my PC, let’s get to the reason why you came here in the first place, 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!

Tonight’s Streamers:

  • Coming Soon  
    Host: This could be you! (Twitch Channel:
    Time: TBD

Check out the Destructoid Twitch schedule for more info! 

    360 FNF

    Tonight’s Games:

      • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
        Host: Usedtabe (GT: Usedtubby)
        Time: 8 Pacific | 11 Eastern
        *Tubby’s friends list is full, so send him a message if you want to play. 

                      Check out the Xbox FNF blog for more info!

                      Playstation FNF

                      Tonight’s Games:

                      • The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
                        Host: Kymico (PSN: KimikoLoco)
                        Time 6 Pacific | 9 Eastern
                      • Destiny (PS4)
                        Host: Defenestrator (PSN: ThDefenestrator)
                        Time 8 Pacific | 11 Eastern
                        *Strikes, Raids, Crucible, hot tubbing, whatever. 
                      • Warframe (PS4)
                        Host: Trev (PSN: ElZilcho)
                        Time 10 Pacific | 1 am Eastern

                                              Check out the PS FNF blog for more info!

                                              PS3 FNF

                                              Tonight’s Games:

                                              • It’s poetry in motion, she turned her tender eyes to me. As deep as any ocean 
                                                Host: As sweet as any harmony. Mmm – but she blinded me with science
                                                Time: She blinded me, with science! And failed me in biology…

                                              Check out the PS FNF blog for more info!

                                              Wii U FNF

                                              Tonight’s Games:

                                              • Mario Kart 8 (Gotta go fast!) Tournament Number: 1387-8210-8008
                                                Host: Smurfee McGee (NNID: smurfee_mcgee)
                                                Time: 8 Pacific | 11 Eastern

                                              Check out the Nintendo FNF blog for more info!

                                              3DS FNF

                                              Tonight’s Games:

                                              • Super Smash Brothers
                                                Host: Smurfee Mcgee (3DS Friend Code: 3995-6687-9850)
                                                Time: 7:30 Pacific | 10:30 Eastern 

                                                Check out the Nintendo FNF blog for more info!

                                                PC FNF

                                                Tonight’s Games:

                                                  • Team Fortress 2 (early game)
                                                    Time 5 Pacific | 8 am Eastern
                                                  • Team Fortress 2 (late game)
                                                    Time 9 Pacific | 12 am Eastern 
                                                  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
                                                    Host: PhilKenSebben (Steam: hillbillysk8/Philomena) 
                                                    Time 10 Pacific | 1 am Eastern 
                                                  • Payday 2
                                                    Host: PhilKenSebben (Steam: hillbillysk8/Philomena) 
                                                    Time 12 Pacific | 3 am Eastern  

                                                        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!


                                                        • Mario Kart 8 – Destructoid Tournament
                                                          Host: Smurfee Mcgee (Tournament Info: 1387-8210-8008)
                                                          Time: Saturday and Sunday (all day/night) Tournament ends Sunday night at 1:00 am EST


                                                          • I’ve been trying oh so long, to let you know, let you know how I feel
                                                            Host: So if I stumble and if I fall, just help me back, so I can make you see
                                                            Time: Please give me one more night, oh one more night….

                                                          Check out the Weekend Warriors thread for more info!