GameSpot UK launches

If you're a UK-based GameSpot reader, you'll have found that you're now reading GameSpot UK.

For some time now, readers in the British Isles have been asking for more coverage of games and news coming out of the UK and Europe, as well as more services such as competitions for our UK audience. Today's launch starts the process of bringing just that to GameSpot readers.

So what's different about the UK site? Most significantly, there is a dedicated London-based editorial team that is focused on delivering more coverage of the UK and European gaming markets--expect to see more news, previews, and reviews from the UK--and coverage of games will be based around UK release dates (although the US release information is still available to UK readers, via the "Related games" information in the gamespace).

Readers outside the UK will notice no difference, although there will be news, previews, and reviews written by the UK team appearing on GameSpot.

On GameSpot UK, you will find all the usual GameSpot content and services. Registered users and Total Access subscribers will find that their profile, membership, and access rights remain the same.

GSUK has partnered with Play.com and SwapGame.com to provide you with local services if you want to buy or rent a game, and the site will be running competitions for UK readers to win games and other prizes (one lucky winner will take home an Epiphone guitar in our Guitar Hero competition, which starts today).

Building up GameSpot UK will be an ongoing project after it goes live, and the editors would like to hear more of what readers want. There is a UK forum where readers can air their thoughts, communicate with the UK team to suggest ways in which the GameSpot UK experience can be made better, or just chat about games with other UK readers (with access to all the other forums so that connections can be made with gamers from around the world).

Please, tell us what you think of the site by heading for the forums. And welcome to GameSpot UK.

Cheers!

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164 comments
Grovesx
Grovesx

Woo for the United Kingdom. /thumbs up.

m0thr4
m0thr4

Great. So now I can't review my US imports or add them to my collection until they're released in the UK. Thank you Gamespot... I won't bother renewing my subscription.

canand
canand

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canand
canand

Its good I like this one more better

simon50
simon50

Wow i didnt even notice until i clicked on the flag thing.

kuncker
kuncker

Sweeeeeet! UK version of Gamespot. I'm going to love it.

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

I think this game will be the worst. Only fanboys will play it. If you play this, you are a newb. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are way better! :-)

Morias-Skult
Morias-Skult

Sounds great the whole idea of catering for the rest of the world in terms of gaming info will hopefully come soon, glad we have an english one as well though i am from england but might be moving soon

U1
U1

I'm in England and as we get treated really badly here in terms of release dates, I import most of the games that I buy and I want USA news and release dates. How do I stop it always diverting me to the UK site?

shinchy
shinchy

How do we get rid of the site automatically taking me to the UK site. I don't like Football so it's of no use to me. AND already were missing news articles like the anoucement of God Of War 2.

mack10
mack10

Ok, so we have US and UK, which is a good job on Gamespot's part, but I live in Canada and in regards to the contests, we'd really love to be a part of all this stuff...it's a little unfair.

Some-Killz
Some-Killz

Good, now everyone can stare mindlessly at computer monitors lol. Just kidding, its kewl GS is gonna keep the europeans unformed

thingta42
thingta42

Fianly Hope they have Knights of the Temple 2 Review

theduffle
theduffle

Cool, British News for us Brits! Will the spelling be correct, as its colour NOT color!

supergod1
supergod1

As long as we still have the US gang and on the spot, hotspot, etc, im happy. At least i know when my favourite games are realesed in the UK. XD

canand
canand

What is happerning to Gamespot UK all my unions have gone but I still get 3 of them and on The Gamespot UK Union I got demoted when its not on yet

Kaizen4
Kaizen4

Congratulations Gamespot UK!!! although we still get Jeff right? I love Jeff!

remage
remage

well, let's see how things turn out.

SGTMUS
SGTMUS

I have kind of mix feelings about this, You know the phrase "If it ain't broke don't fix it". Looks like I'm going to have to adjust to this,but I'm very vexed at the same time. Oh well can't please every one.

awangreen
awangreen

Thanks a bunch Gamespot!!!!!, i like the us site but the release dates can be a bit messey for a uk gamer such as i

jonny777
jonny777

wooo GSUK, its a revolution. Hmmm....this makes release dates + that a lot easier.

bobreturns
bobreturns

cool im british looking forward to this but after a while i will probably forget about it and carry on the .com site

canand
canand

Tullow no its in pounds and Gamespot UK has not posted any news yet

Tullow
Tullow

I want to see the cash if its dollar to the pound forget it

canand
canand

Shtinky its ok but I wont do it becuse I like the UK site

Ryze
Ryze

Quality.

The_Fat_Zebra
The_Fat_Zebra

Is it cheaper to sign up for complete on the UK or US site?

canand
canand

if we get it it will say ON THE SPOT UK I hope we do

Stegosaurus_Boy
Stegosaurus_Boy

So... Gamespot.co.uk doesn't work yet. I'd like to see that link in my favourites if possible. I might start to use the forum now if GSUK is good. I remember when there was a UK based site like, five years ago. Good to see it back. Any chance of On The UK Spot?

Super_Benneh
Super_Benneh

This is brilliant! It's about time we had a site as great as Gamespot forming a UK devoted site. At last we will get all the decent info when we need it, and all the release dates etc. will even be RELEVANT! Thanks Guys!! Or should I say Cheers? ;)

crobar
crobar

i'm not really bothered even though i'm english

jedi_26
jedi_26

well done on a great uk version of the site now i can enjoy new release dates and uk offerings :-)

fartys
fartys

Gamespot UK will rule!

The_True_Bim
The_True_Bim

Great news! A UK based GS is just what we need :D ! Cheers Gamespot!

sharp_shark
sharp_shark

maybe you can change back by changing where you come from in your profile

matttrd
matttrd

Damn is there any way i can get it do default to the US version as I import all of my games. Not good news for me.

R-Force
R-Force

Rock on GameSpot UK!!! Can't wait to see what's coming up in the future.

R-Force
R-Force

Rock on GameSpot UK!!! Can't wait to see what's coming up in the future.

canand
canand

Shtinky you are from UK are you why are you saying this is rubbish it is not why dont you like this website and if you want the old one go on here http://us.gamespot.com