'How to Better Video Games' Blog Activity

Tell us how you would make video games better.

"How to Better Video Games" Blog Activity Tell us how you would make video games better.

We've all had that moment when playing video games. That moment where you can't help but think to yourself, "Why would they do (blank) like that? They should have done (blank)."
Well, now you have the chance to speak your mind and be rewarded for your efforts in making games just a little better. GameSpot is having a blog-writing contest where you, our fellow GameSpotter, can make those voices heard! For your blog to be eligible, you should consider the following.

1. Flag your blog as an "Editorial Blog," and in the title, be sure to have
"This is How I Would Make Video Game History."
2. While the blog will be our main focus, we are also looking for a title that will dazzle our judges.
3. Of course, we want it to be free of grammar and spelling mistakes.
4. Use a minimum of 500 words to sum up your thought-provoking ideas on gaming industries.
5. Describe what the current trend is in the game genre that you are displeased with and what you would do to fix it if you had the power.
6. Choose a game as your prime example of what you felt was lacking that "oh-so-special something."
7.We will be considering the overall appearance of the blog that is submitted.

Now you might be asking GameSpot, "Why would I want to do such a thing? What is in it for ME?"
Well, I can answer that for you! Other than the personal joy you get from writing a witty and whimsical blog on how you would make history by making the world of gaming a better place, you will also be selected as one of 25 entries for a "Thanks for Playing" prize. And one, sparkling gem--a fantastic example of gaming know-how--will become the proud owner of a Microsoft SideWinder X6 Wired Keyboard and a matching SideWinder x8 Mouse valued at over $200!

The contest begins on May 20, and the last day to submit your blog for the contest will be Friday, June 3. Runners-up will be chosen and announced in the following week's Spam Filter, as well as the Grand Prize Winners blog for all to see. So get to writing and may the best blog win!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS AND AGE OF MAJORITY OR OLDER AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes end at 5 p.m. PT on June 3, 2011. See Official Rules for details.

Written By

Community Producer for GameSpot. Fan of all things gaming, social butterfly, a lover of bacon, MTG, D20's and pie.

Discussion

18 comments
Bozanimal
Bozanimal

@Synthia - Alright: Submitted at the last minute! Don't forget me this time. ;)

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

I'll try to submit something in even though I'm not eligible! ;)

bugbag
bugbag

Just finished! I'm about to post it. I know I didn't do the best but it was a lot of fun. Thanks!:D

chicknfeet
chicknfeet moderator

Well, i had a double prime example in my blog from the current gen. I did at least try though :)

bugbag
bugbag

Thanks Synthia. I'm 200 words in and this has been quite enjoyable.:P

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@bugbag yes you can pick various things that you would like to see changed.

phazer
phazer

Phew, done. Although I'll post it tomorrow after adding images and stuff -- the bed is calling.

bugbag
bugbag

One question. Can I pick multiply things I would change in the gaming world or only one? And can I use multiply games for the blog as an example?

Darthkaiser
Darthkaiser moderator moderator

I'll enter anyways even If I'm not in the US. I always look for an excuse to write a blog this sounds like good Editoral Material

Caddy
Caddy moderator

Damn. I would totally enter but I'm in the UK! Boo! :(

wisebandit
wisebandit

Hummm... I do not live in the USA... Will try to deliver you guys something "useful"... Rewards are NOT NEEDED... "smoke bomb"...

iowastate
iowastate

ouch free of grammar and spelling mistakes will be my biggest hill to climb. Even when I review and edit and catch the spilling(sic) errors I don't always notice grammatical slips. I do not have any of the newest games let me see what I can come up with

bugbag
bugbag

I am in! This is going to be great!:D

phazer
phazer

@Synthia: Great, I'll try to come up with something then, assuming I can stop playing L.A. Noire long enough. :D

Bozanimal
Bozanimal

I've been saving an editorial for just such an occasion, excellent! :twisted:

MistressMinako
MistressMinako

Now... this sounds like a type of contest I would be interested in. If only I can think of something to write about...

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@phazer: of course, maybe it'll get in the next weekly report. ;)

phazer
phazer

Oh shucks I'm not in the US. Can I enter for fun though?