The Webby Awards & You

GameSpot has been nominated for a Webby, but we need your help to win.

GameSpot has been nominated for the People's Voice Award for the Best Game-Related Website.

Please show your support by following the instructions below and vote ASAP, because the deadline is April 28, which gives you three days to vote! The process takes only five minutes of your time, and every vote counts! As an extra-special thank-you gift, we'll be handing out a Webby's People's Voice achievement as a receipt that you voted, and as a thank-you for your support!

Here's what you need to do.

1. Register your account by visiting http://webby.aol.com/

2. Go to your e-mail to activate the account, which should take you to the voting recommendation page.

3. While on the voting recommendation page, click the SKIP link on the bottom of the page, because you don't have to worry about the rest of the categories until you're done with the Games-Related category.

4. Scroll to ENTERTAINMENT and click GAMES-RELATED

5. Click the tiny box to create an X in there, and then CAST YOUR VOTE!

6. Now that you've done the deed, you're more than welcome to explore the other categories to vote for the other websites worthy of being considered.

No disrespect to our fellow nominees, but if you look at the big picture, no one does what we do: best reviews, best live event coverage, best video shows, and other content that brings you closer to games than any other outlet does. Not to mention that you all get to pack your blogs and user reviews with your opinions for a chance to have your content shared with everyone by being featured in the weekly report! So let the world, and us, know you appreciate it, and vote for us today (and get your friends to vote as well)! share that you've done in this forum discussion, and learn how you can get some profile points regardless of whether we win! Obviously, if we win, you'll get even more profile points, and an achievement if you posted in the roll call discussion.

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Cloud-Zehro
Cloud-Zehro

Ehh, I could really do without some of the lame skits that this site puts on now, It's nowhere near as serious and legit as it used to be, but to each their own I suppose, I do still love the community.

dirty01
dirty01

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waflerevolution
waflerevolution

@riou7: simply put; those words are banned due to the terrible coding GS uses (it allows for HTML hacking)... the same coding that has so many atrocious errors everywhere especially in the forums, blogs and other post-able areas. the SIMPLE solution to all the problems would be to switch the formatting code for the whole site... then I'd have nothing worth wile to complain about. I'd still miss some stuff... but I'd have no reason to complain about how broken this place is... I do not believe it is a working site. it has too many errors and too much sporadic downtime and load errors. it's a usable site... but public bathrooms are usable... dosn't mean you would want to use one...

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

@waflerevolution: Oh those the words you were talking about, I'm sorry you should have mentioned those words before. Yes i'm aware of those banned words, i do have problems typing Cl@$$ic and $tyle. I dont know myself why they didnt fix the problems yet if you asked me about that BUT i cant accept if you say Gamespot isn't a functional website. Do you know what the words "dysfunctional" really is? It's when something doesn't work at it should be AT ALL. Gamespot has problems with some of their features but it doesnt mean it is not a functional website.

waflerevolution
waflerevolution

@riou7: I am quite aware that fanboys exist everywhere thank you... my point is that they sadden me. not that I can get away from them... and the banned words I'm upset about are (typeface changed to allow me to post them) "cI@$$!c" "s+yIe" and the like... words that are highly common in the industry of entertainment and the media industry in general. hell, they are in MANY game titles on this very site... you don't see a problem with using coding that FORBIDS important words? I do. any 10 year old with access to the internet would too. so why can't CNET? at the time it was to conform to TV.com and their other big media sites... who've since re-formatted... so why can't Gamespot? answer me that... or stop trying to say gamespot is a functional website. because it's not.

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

@waflerevolution: If you're looking for a site that free from what you call fanboys or people that always like and appreciate what you think about videogames you played, then I can guarantee you that you will never find such a site. Fanboys are everywhere. That's why Gamespot has the terms of use agreement and they banned words that SHOULD be banned so those fanboys can't just talk trash about what we think about certain games. Just imagine what our community would be like without banned words, the fanboys can just say F words to you and to anybody else that in disagreement with them. Gamespot would be the same with all those sites that have F words all over their sites.

waflerevolution
waflerevolution

I do not have any "mixed opinions" I have pure loathing for the site. from a user standpoint and a business standpoint, this site is probably one of the worst on the internet. But as you said, it's got a fairly decent community. but like all web sites, it's still majority fanboys and the evil hate mongering opinionated people trying to tell you that the games and systems you play are wrong. When there's only a few people like me who are just real gamers who like all games. (had to double post due to character limit, sorry)

waflerevolution
waflerevolution

@riou7 I don't use any of those features. GameFaqs isn't really a "feature" it existed years before GameSpot did and was bought by CNET long after GameSpot was. Gamefaqs - 1995, Gamespot - 1997. I know, I was using them back then. Almost 10 years of not fixing problems is totally unacceptable. no other website in the history of ever would survive living in indefinite failure. I didn't even list all the problems, I was being nice. I didn't go into the tracking and collection and other list issues. or the random game page bugs. or the database issues, blog issues, video issues, review issues. moving on; literally, more than 75% of my friends from before the buyout have left. before the buyout, and before unions I created a UCB (user created board) which gathered a large number of my friends mostly made through browsing who owned what game - a feature removed by CNET's conformity and after CNET bought the site, they created unions also filled with glitches and bugs - even the union I'm about to tell you about has NEVER increased in level and is stuck with "MIA" badge The UCB I had became the [url=http://www.gamespot.com/pages/unions/home.php?union_id=CCUnion]Candid Collectors Union [/url]. and that's all I do on this site now. And to counter-point your bit about the community, if what you say is true, GS still doesn't deserve an award. If we go by what you say, we; the community do.

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

@waflerevolution: So you're still here because of all your friends are still here as well. The fact that your friends are staying proves that all you said about Gamespot isn't entirely true. I know Gamespot isn't a flawless site, sure it has problems here and there but Gamespot has one thing that you can't never ever find in other gaming sites, it's the community. And that's exactly what holding you from leaving Gamespot for good. I too am annoyed with some of the issues you mentioned in your post but that's not holding me back from enjoying my time here on Gamespot. I enjoy all the features they have here, On the Spot, game reviews, GameFAQs, the unions, blogs, and lot of other great features. I use some of the other game related websites but honestly I really can't find a site that makes me want to stay for a long time and chat with other users and make friends with other users on the site. I only do that on Gamespot My point is, if you talk about something and you have mixed opinions about it, dont just say the bad things, say the good things as well. And Gamespot clearly deserved to be voted.

persianlink
persianlink

On the webby website, the results show "The Escapist" has won... :(

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

@MADANI_G, Yeah, I was just curious of the same thing...any word on the results?

waflerevolution
waflerevolution

@riou7 - I've been here since before CNET took over... before all the horrible coding filled with HTML errors, banned words that should NEVER be banned on ANY media-based site, posting errors, page errors, broken liking, missing stuff, HTML errors being ADDED to posts that contained no HTML forcing you to go through your own post in an HTML editor, having to use ctrl C & V to copy/paste or use a 3rd party add on... why is ANYONE still on a site this flawed? I've known little kids to make more functional sites... I really miss all the awesome features that used to be on here way back, I met most of my friends through those features... and they are the reason I stay. You don't abandon your friends unless you are an evil and horrible person. Furthermore, I just want the record to state, I hated Jeff for being a terrible and bias reviewer who lied in reviews long before it was cool to do so. Multiple years before the whole firing incident. Lastly,the fact that they haven't bothered to try to fix any of those issues I mentioned or any other ones and they keep adding news features that they turn around and cancel proves that the site is run by people who don't care. Why vote for the apathetic corporate oafs? Yes, the other sites don't really belong on that list.... BUT much like in real politics, if you vote for a loser because the other options are losers too, all you get is a loser. it's a lose-lose situation. I stopped paying for the GS sub after the few months GS was unavailable after the CNET buying and ruination. The sycophants even charged me for the months GS was completely inaccessible during the horrible re-code time. why they couldn't have left it the way it was like they did with Gamefaqs is beyond me... gotta love conformity, it ruins everything. does that answer your question riou7?

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

@waflerevolution: And why are you still here if you think Gamespot is that bad ?

Hellfire-1
Hellfire-1

I voted, hope you guys win! This is one of the few sites I frequent. :)

waflerevolution
waflerevolution

just out of curiosity, why would I vote for Gamespot for anything? it's quite possibly the most dysfunctional, most poorly coded, worst managed site on the entire internet.

BradHummr
BradHummr

Voted! Come on Gamespotters, show the site some love. :P....if you haven't already that is.

DethSkematik
DethSkematik

Voted. Good luck GS! I see you're almost at 1st :D.

PANIC99
PANIC99

Gamespot FTUW. Voted

DEATH775
DEATH775

I definitely voted for Gamespot :)

DaX_Factor
DaX_Factor

My vote has been submitted. My you be honored GS for your work.

Sandulf29
Sandulf29

we are #2 already :D and closing in on escapist. go get glitchspot .....err Gamespot:P

and those of you who didnt care enough to vote or voted someone else you got no right to comment :x

woonsa
woonsa

voted. But god, please fix all the glitches (ahem achievements ahem).

GreenGoblin2099
GreenGoblin2099

Voted... results are pretty close between Gamefly, The Escapist and GS. More votes are needed!

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

I wish GS had put this up earlier. I wasted a ton of time trying to find where exactly to vote for GS :P

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Voted for GS! There's no competition besides the escapist. Surprised to see gamefly do well despite being only game delivery service. :(

g0b0s0x
g0b0s0x

Just voted! Good luck Gamespot