Community News Update: Wednesday 8/28

On today's community news update, Frances highlights Carolyn's desk, the weekly fireside chat, and announces contest winners!

GameSpot Staff Desk Tour: Carolyn PetitFor this week’s GameSpot staff desk tour, we spotlight Carolyn Petit. Carolyn has been reading GameSpot since 2000 and writing for it since 2008. Her latest reviews include: Saints Row IV, Gone Home, and The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief. When she is not writing reviews you can find her talking about new releases, answering questions on Ask GameSpot, and speaking her mind the GameSpot GamePlay podcast. This weekend Carolyn will be a part of two panels at PAX Prime this weekend: “Achieving Gender Diversity in Gaming: OK, Now What?” and “Gender Diversity in Games: Where Are All The Believable Female Characters?” If you are at Seattle and some time to listen in, come by the panels and support a Gamespotter.Team Social Content SpotlightAt noon, we had our second fireside chat. The first Google hangout was a great success, but due to some technical issues we are moved over to the studio. I was joined by again Lark Anderson and Neha Tiwari, GameSpot’s executive video producer. We discussed the NEW site with a focus on video and shows. Watch Now.Will Team Solo Mid make it to the quarterfinals? The Summer Split of LCS comes to a close and the boys are forced to battle five teams and themselves during this Superweek. Watch Now.The wait is almost over! PAX Prime begins this Friday bright and early and Team Social will be there covering all the awesomeness. We will be helping out at the Beat the Pros panel on Sunday, September 1st from 12pm-2pm PDT. Challenge players like Greg “Idra” Fields, Ryan “The Filipino Champ” Ramirez and “EMP KDZ” of Empire Arcadia. With extra special guests Ken Lobb, Travis Gafford, Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez and djWHEAT. Ask questions, win prizes, get autographs and compete for your 15 minutes of video gaming fame. And when we say win prizes, we mean A LOT OF PRIZES even if you don’t play against a Pro. If you can’t make it to the panel and happen to see Synthia or I during PAX, feel free to say hi. We look forward to meeting you guys and welcoming new friends! RSVP Now.Pay Day 2 Instagram Contest WinnerI’d like to thank everyone for entering! The winner of the Pay Day 2 Instgram Contest is……. Itspirrip! Please send an email to to get your PayDay 2 press kit!We will also start contacting those who have commented on our Age of Wushu contest. Be sure to follow me on twitter to keep up with my shenanigans this weekend and if you see me come and say hi!

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kitty moderator moderator

Awesome shirt and desk Carolyn. I wonder if any of the staff members still has a genesis hooked up =P


Looking forward to your PAX coverage :)