Weekly Report: I may run out of word count

Community News - Will I run out of word count from having so much to share?

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I have so much to tell you this week. Here is the latest scoop of all things community.

GameSpot Shows: Check out the GameSpot Live Union for links to the shows.

Featured User Videos (forums directory)
- Goofy, You're Supposed to Die! By TissueShoe
- Gears of War 2 movie preview by 5sonsmom

You all made it tough to choose this week! Here are some additional honorable mentions!
- Video Blog 5 by jediknight52501
- GTA fail 2 by dynam3
- My Top 5 Moments in Fallout 3 by RandomWarrior69
- How to Make Electronic Music by so_hai


jsmoke03

Blog of the Week: jsmoke03 gets serious about the PlayStation 3 and Killzone2. Read all about it in his blog 'Will Killzone 2 reverse the ps3's fortune?'

Two honorable mentions.
- There Should Only Be Two Consoles by daqua_99.
- One day… by Fobeus. Want something to make you smile? Check out his image.

User Reviews
: This week's pick was chosen out of a batch of recent game releases.

- Afro Samurai Review by jks22112 (360)
- The Maw by shadygeneral (360)
- Star Ocean: Second Evolution by silentnet (PSP)

Note: PS3 players, get writing! Xbox 350 players are writing more reviews than you are.

February Mod of the Month: Congrats to GabuEx!

Who would you have chosen for the Mod of the Month? Each time we post a new mod of the month some of you ask why there isn't a type of users' choice award. Well, we have decided to have a little fun with the mod of the month selections. The moderator of the month will still be chosen by the mods, but the main difference is how everyone gets to participate in voting after we have chosen the mod. Check out the vote thread for the scoop!

Union Activities:

- Gamespot User Video Contest #4 is happening over at the GS User Video Union.

- GameSpot User interview with cousin_edd y over at Social Cafe Union.

- More Union activities? Let us know.

Tip of the Week: Have you come across a warning mark in your moderation history about a review? It's your opinion you say. Well, user reviews are based on your opinion, but there are some guidelines to follow. Sometimes that content you posted is better for an editorial blog in your profile. We recently updated the review guidelines form to reflect the purpose of the user reviews. Here is a quick rundown of these guidelines:

- Reviews should be about the game.
- Do not write about a demo or trial of the game, post these in your blog.
- Never played the retail game and only viewed a video or some screens? Post these opinions in your blog.
- The game is awesome or it stinks? Back up your opinions with facts. Merely stating "this game sucks" or "this game is the best" is not enough.

Customer Support Notice: If you have sent an inquiry about a moderation issue recently, we have changed the way you will receive a response for moderation concerns. Here are some guidelines to consider.

1. Banned, suspended or pending status – anyone who cannot access the site should contact support. Any inquiries will be answered after all subscription inquiries have been answered.

2. Warnings and Points loss – warnings are marks in your moderation history that are overlooked until you continue with the same conduct. Anyone asking about why they received a warning should ask their question in the Ask the Mod board. The same goes for points loss moderations.

3. Moderator abuse – Staff trained our volunteer moderators to ensure that the Terms of Use agreement is being followed even by them! If you do not understand a moderation, ask your question in the Ask the Mod board (excluding those who are suspended, pending or banned). The only time we will consider an inquiry for moderator abuse is when the user provides examples of proof that a moderator is abusing their moderation privileges and not abiding by the Terms of Use agreement. All other inquiries will not be answered due to the high volume of inquiries we receive for all things GameSpot.

Until next week!

Discussion

23 comments
Domstercool
Domstercool

That depends on your fancy. Those games are totally different from each other. If you like arcade racers and like playing Need for Speed, but also upset at the latest installment, then Midnight Club is probably for you. Word of warning though, it's a challenging racing game, so if you don't have the will power to stick with something then you might not get the most out of it. If you don't like what was just said, then go with Mirror's Edge :p :D

istonaoda
istonaoda

People help in one thing !!! Between Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Mirror´s edge . What should i buy ? And its for ps3 . Help me please .

bluej33
bluej33

Do you just draw reviews of the week out of a hat or something?

Stevewins1
Stevewins1

"any word yet on the Best of 2008 Emblem?" Been wondering that too. :o

CustomerService
CustomerService moderatorstaff

Thanks to those of you who have been paying attention to the Customer Support notice this week. It's been a great help!

TissueShoe
TissueShoe

Thanks for showing the video that D_West, fat_otter, and I made!

ArmoredCore55
ArmoredCore55

The blog by Fobeus is cool, and congrats to GabuEx for being moderator of the month. :)

uas-2001
uas-2001

Yeah I was wondering why I couldn't comment :P Anyway, will check out these Union Activities :D

jewls555
jewls555

Xbox 350? :P In the User Reviews Note. Nice blog and Thanks for the mention! any word yet on the Best of 2008 Emblem?

Fobeus
Fobeus

Kudos on the mention Jody, you rock!

JodyR
JodyR moderator

Thanks for the error, fastesttruck Marksman2200: Kevin will share some info as soon as he can. Sorry for the delay.

D_West
D_West

Thank you JodyR for putting a video I directed(Goofy, You're supposed to die) as a featured video! You're the best!

Marksman2200
Marksman2200

Any idea when Game Nights are coming back? Congrats to Gabu is in order of course.:)

Hungry_bunny
Hungry_bunny

Woot, congrats Gabu ^.^... and Fobeus blog was awesome :o

Caddy
Caddy moderator

Congrats Gabu! Enjoy that emblem while it lasts :P

JodyR
JodyR moderator

Ohh! Sorry, comments was disabled by someone. All open for discussion!

JodyR
JodyR moderator

I have so much to tell you this week. Here is the latest scoop of all things community.

GameSpot Shows: Check out the GameSpot Live Union for links to the shows.

Featured User Videos (forums directory) - Goofy, You're Supposed to Die! By TissueShoe - Gears of War 2 movie preview by 5sonsmom You all made it tough to choose this week! Here are some additional honorable mentions! - Video Blog 5 by jediknight52501 - GTA fail 2 by dynam3 - My Top 5 Moments in Fallout 3 by RandomWarrior69 - How to Make Electronic Music by so_hai

jsmoke03

Blog of the Week: jsmoke03 gets serious about the PlayStation 3 and Killzone2. Read all about it in his blog 'Will Killzone 2 reverse the ps3's fortune?' Two honorable mentions. - There Should Only Be Two Consoles by daqua_99. - One day… by Fobeus. Want something to make you smile? Check out his image. User Reviews: This week's pick was chosen out of a batch of recent game releases.

- Afro Samurai Review by jks22112 (360) - The Maw by shadygeneral (360) - Star Ocean: Second Evolution by silentnet (PSP)

Note: PS3 players, get writing! Xbox 350 players are writing more reviews than you are.

February Mod of the Month: Congrats to GabuEx!

Who would you have chosen for the Mod of the Month? Each time we post a new mod of the month some of you ask why there isn't a type of users' choice award. Well, we have decided to have a little fun with the mod of the month selections. The moderator of the month will still be chosen by the mods, but the main difference is how everyone gets to participate in voting after we have chosen the mod. Check out the vote thread for the scoop!

Union Activities: - Gamespot User Video Contest #4 is happening over at the GS User Video Union.

- GameSpot User interview with cousin_edd y over at Social Cafe Union.

- More Union activities? Let us know.

Tip of the Week: Have you come across a warning mark in your moderation history about a review? It's your opinion you say. Well, user reviews are based on your opinion, but there are some guidelines to follow. Sometimes that content you posted is better for an editorial blog in your profile. We recently updated the review guidelines form to reflect the purpose of the user reviews. Here is a quick rundown of these guidelines: - Reviews should be about the game. - Do not write about a demo or trial of the game, post these in your blog. - Never played the retail game and only viewed a video or some screens? Post these opinions in your blog. - The game is awesome or it stinks? Back up your opinions with facts. Merely stating "this game sucks" or "this game is the best" is not enough.

Customer Support Notice: If you have sent an inquiry about a moderation issue recently, we have changed the way you will receive a response for moderation concerns. Here are some guidelines to consider. 1. Banned, suspended or pending status – anyone who cannot access the site should contact support. Any inquiries will be answered after all subscription inquiries have been answered. 2. Warnings and Points loss – warnings are marks in your moderation history that are overlooked until you continue with the same conduct. Anyone asking about why they received a warning should ask their question in the Ask the Mod board. The same goes for points loss moderations. 3. Moderator abuse – Staff trained our volunteer moderators to ensure that the Terms of Use agreement is being followed even by them! If you do not understand a moderation, ask your question in the Ask the Mod board (excluding those who are suspended, pending or banned). The only time we will consider an inquiry for moderator abuse is when the user provides examples of proof that a moderator is abusing their moderation privileges and not abiding by the Terms of Use agreement. All other inquiries will not be answered due to the high volume of inquiries we receive for all things GameSpot.

Until next week!