Friday Night Frights: Mikey rules

Game with the Dtoid community

Happy Halloween!

A little over a year ago, I was having a discussion with our very own Andy Dixon, on how we could help bring the Friday Night Fights segment back to its glory of old. I mentioned that we should reach out to Mikey to see if he could whip us up some sort of banner image or avatar, something to make Friday Night Fights “stand out.” What we ended up with though, was more than I could have ever imagined.

For those of you who have not seen these yet, prepare your eyes, for they shall weep with the sheer awesomeness displayed. I present to you, Friday faithful, the official Friday Night Fights banner(s)! (see gallery, and make sure you download the full resolution). 

The amount of care, detail, and love that Mikey put into these banners is amazing. The sheer amount of Dtoiders who stepped up and wanted to be part of this was incredible, and the end result is amazing.

I want to thank everyone who was involved with this, especially Mikey, for banging out some amazing Destructoid artwork, and Aiya who was keeping us all up to date with the latest information. If you want to watch the progression of the banner, check out the forum post, it’s filled to the brim with awesomeness.

Anyway, 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:

Here’s the up-to-date Streamtoid schedule. Wanna join in the fun? Send us an email!

    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:

                        • I was working in the lab, late one night when my eyes beheld and eerie sight
                          Host: For my monster from his slab, began to rise and suddenly, to my surprise
                          Time He did the mash, he did the monster mash

                                                Check out the PS FNF blog for more info!

                                                PS3 FNF

                                                Tonight’s Games:

                                                • It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
                                                  Host: Under the moonlight you see a sigh that almost stops your heart
                                                  Time: You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it

                                                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: 7:30 Pacific | 10:30 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: 9:00 Pacific | 12:00 Eastern 

                                                  Check out the Nintendo FNF blog for more info!

                                                  PC FNF

                                                  Tonight’s Games:

                                                    • Civilization 5
                                                      Host: Chaser5000 (Steam ID: grudgemusic)
                                                      Time 5 Pacific | 8 am Eastern
                                                    • Team Fortress 2 (early game)
                                                      Server: 68.232.163.42:27015 
                                                      Time 5 Pacific | 8 am Eastern
                                                    • Team Fortress 2 (late game)
                                                      Server: 68.232.163.42:27015 
                                                      Time 9 Pacific | 12 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!

                                                          Saturday

                                                          • 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

                                                            Sunday

                                                            • If there’s something strange, in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
                                                              Host: Ghostbusters!
                                                              Time: If it’s something weird, an’ it don’t look good. Who you gonna call?

                                                            Check out the Weekend Warriors thread for more info!

                                                            ChillyBilly