Join us tonight for TechSpot's Friday Night Fragfest

By on January 21, 2011, 6:51 AM
Interested in meeting your fellow TechSpot members on the battlefield? Join us every Friday at 9PM PST, 12AM EST for our weekly gaming event, Friday Night Fragfest.

To play, join the TechSpot Steam group, post your Steam name in this forum thread and join the game off another participating group member.

We'll mostly be playing Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 in the coming weeks, but we plan to add more games in the future! Battlefield 3 is certainly on our watch list.





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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I've participated several times. Hella fun group to play with....highly recommended!

Leeky Leeky said:

Major thumbs up from me too!

Midnight Eastern time for United Kingdom members its saturday mornings, 5am. Seriously worth it though!

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

I'll join for TF2 sometime, just need to work out the time. :P

dustin_ds3000 dustin_ds3000, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I can't wait, its a blast.

Leeky Leeky said:

I'll join for TF2 sometime, just need to work out the time. :P

Maybe this will help you:

00:01:00 Saturday December 4, 2010 in EST

converts to...

15:31:00 Saturday December 4, 2010 in Australia/Adelaide

I have to say that time is a whole lot better than the 5AM time for my timezone in the UK!

Or you can check yourself here.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Thanks, I used that website myself just before. Still handy for others visiting thread. 3pm Saturday... definitely see you there.

Cueto_99 said:

I just got last friday's deal of Left 4 Dead 2 for 5 bucks on Steam, I'll be waiting to play it along techspot members

FLHR said:

Good times and lots of fun been there a few times ...

Able737

KG363 KG363 said:

How about BC2 or COD? Those would be great additions

edison5do said:

Im entering the Battle in Team Fortress 2, i have ever played that game, but I have to let the good times roll!!.

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

kg363 said:

How about BC2 or COD? Those would be great additions

yes, Bc2 would be awesome.

Johny47 said:

That's cool, I would play Left 4 Dead, Dirt 2 or GTA IV with you Techspot(if your going to add any of these?). I might get Left 4 Dead 2 for Christmas =)

TwiztidSef said:

Cool. If a couple of games I have ordered don't show up today. I will be online. Hopefully my fall-back gpu will work well.

Steam name - Monoxide801

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Sounds cool I'll probably be around. For anyone that wants to play BC2 just hit up fellow TSers that play, I'll probably be playing a lot again with the new maps & expansion coming in a few weeks.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Anyone up for UT3? Be nice if we could squeeze that one into the mix too.

Leeky Leeky said:

Sounds cool I'll probably be around. For anyone that wants to play BC2 just hit up fellow TSers that play, I'll probably be playing a lot again with the new maps & expansion coming in a few weeks.

Is this the BC2 that everyone (including you) is refering too?

Also, is this an add on, or a completely separate game?

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Leeky said:

Sounds cool I'll probably be around. For anyone that wants to play BC2 just hit up fellow TSers that play, I'll probably be playing a lot again with the new maps & expansion coming in a few weeks.

Is this the BC2 that everyone (including you) is refering too?

Also, is this an add on, or a completely separate game?

First question: Yes.

Second question: Yes, it's an upcoming expansion based on the Vietnam war, which will be released the 21st. To Steam and EA Store users it will be released on the 18th if you pre-order it. Its only 15 bucks. I bought the BC2 game for the same price on Amazon.

Until Battlefield 3 is released, BFBC2 is the greatest multi-player first person shooter. (GoldenEye being a close second)

Staff
Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Yeah, I imagine Bad Company 2 is probably the best bet. I'll have to check everyone's Steam library to see how many people have it before adding it to the rotation.

EDO219 said:

hehe Earlier this week I bought Battlefield Bad Company 2.

So far, I know how to shoot, sprint, and get in some vehicles. xD

princeton princeton said:

Matthew said:

Yeah, I imagine Bad Company 2 is probably the best bet. I'll have to check everyone's Steam library to see how many people have it before adding it to the rotation.

Many people would have it through the EA store. For a while it was $20 cheaper than steam. It won't show up then .

P.S. steamname Furry Atom. Also I'm confused. I'm in EST and here says 12. But on steam it says 1am sat. Which is it?

Staff
Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Just double checked the Steam event. It's set for the proper time as far as I can see. Says 12AM and I'm in PA.

princeton princeton said:

Matthew said:

Just double checked the Steam event. It's set for the proper time as far as I can see. Says 12AM and I'm in PA.

If I'm correct that's Pennsylvania right? Must be a steam glitch on my end. I live in kitchener and it's the same time here as where you are.

Leeky Leeky said:

Its displaying the right time for me in Steam; 5am.

20 mins to go!

Cueto_99 said:

If you're playing L4D2 I'll be happy to join! I'll be waiting for Steam's Holiday Blowout Sale to get a discount on Team Fortress 2 Add me: Cueto_99

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

BFBC2 this week? *crosses fingers*

princeton princeton said:

Seriously. BC2 would be awesome!

Staff
Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

We'll be opening with TF2 and we can definitely squeeze some L4D2 later in the evening as people head to bed (or if the turnout is low). There aren't enough regulars with BC2 to include that yet, but I hope it'll be possible within the next few weeks.

Guest said:

BC2>Techspot

Hehehe.

Leeky Leeky said:

Christ, its fragfest in 5 and a half hours and I've not even slept yet!!!!

See you all there.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

We need to get Leeky involved in some more L4D2 action. The last time we played it was pretty funny watching him try to figure out what the hell was going on, having never played it before.

Leeky Leeky said:

Well I'm glad I was providing "adequate" entertainment!

I'm sure the fact I went the complete wrong way last time wasn't so pleasant for my team mates though!

I suck at L4D2... I must practice more, but TF2 is so much more fun!

Johny47 said:

What are the 'other games your adding Techspot? I'd like to know.

Staff
Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Ideally Bad Company 2, but the fact is, we just don't have enough regular players with the game yet. Other large-scale shooters are also possible, as is any other title that fits the bill. It has to support a large number of players and a lot of people have to own it. That just so happens to be TF2 and L4D2 at the moment, but as the event grows, so will the game pool.

Timonius Timonius said:

I think I'll join in tonight!

kakarot27 said:

played a few times....pretty fun

BlindObject said:

Sooo, did this start or what?

Leeky Leeky said:

It will be in a few mins dude. Starts at midnight EST. So 38 mins time.

Guest said:

Should play some Counter-Strike: Source

miska_man said:

^Um, what do you want?

But seriously, I'd like to see some BFBC2.

Mope said:

Hi all,

I'd like to join. Just a short question - what time is it in GMT time zone or GMT +1 Time zone? I am from Dublin in Ireland.

Steam name: Mope

Will add TechSpot group. Looking forward to see Battlefield 3 on the game list ;)

Leeky Leeky said:

Its 5AM our time, saturday morning Mope.

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