Weekly Report: yadirF eht htneetrihT

Our weekly report done on Friday the 13th!


Game Night 2011 Lineup
After a bit of a vacation, we kicked off game nights with a bang. Portal Kombat was a success as we watched GameSpot staff show off some of the finer points of Mortal Kombat 9. As for Portal 2, well with PSN still being down, we didn't quite get to show off all the bells and whistles of its co-op mode, but we did what we could. Now, we ask you good GameSpotters, what games do YOU want to see during this year's lineup? We've started a few discussions in the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and General Game Discussion Boards in hopes of getting into your brains to find out what games you want to see and play. Feel free to also stop by the Game Night Union for more updates about future Game Nights here.

Week Four Mr. Riddles Answers Activity
We are entering week four of our GS-Riddles Answer Activity, and so far, things have been going well. Those who participated in the activity were awarded profile points, an immediate mention so they could brag to their friends, and a shiny rare and new emblem. After this week, only two weeks remain to become a proud owner of the Mr. Riddles emblem and be known throughout the land of GameSpot as an Answers Expert.

Member Spotlight

This week's member spotlight goes to 2ndWonder for his fantastic blog about the importance of Video Game History Month. Powerful stuff really, with an in-depth look at many of his favorite GameSpot contributions, really awesome job!

Featured User Videos

- dragon_king64 shares a video review on the PSP game: Infected.

Blog Bunker

- GeekyDad celebrates his 40th birthday with thoughts about the 3DS.
- ExoticAnimal talks about his five favorite movies of all time of his top 25 list.
- gamefreak197 looks back on Shadow the Hedgehog.
- Uesugi-dono talks about games, TV, controllers, and… cannibals?
- Cloud_765 is back again with the continuing list of his top 100 games.
- DraugenCP gives us a preview of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.
- NeonNinja shares a rough review of Rockstar's latest game L.A. Noire.
- AlmightyMax talks about some gaming diamonds in the rough.
- ShootumUP26 reviews Winds of Plague, Asking Alexandria, and The Wonder Years.

Staff Fingerprints

- Tom Mc Shea talks about one of the finest games ever created.
- Carolyn Petit shares her thoughts on how exclusive bonuses affect scoring between two versions of a game.
- Dan Chiappini announces the names of the lucky few who won copies of Portal 2!

User Reviews

- Portal c_rake
- Rift akhoralill
- Mass Effect 2 ZanarkandTidus
- Darksiders Cunhao
- Assassin's Creed 2 VideoGamerNerd
- Brink Dan_Lionheart
- GoldenEye 007 JustPlainLucas
- Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Pierst179
- Professor Layton and the Unwound Futuredapman418
- Shin Megami Tensei: Personal 3 Portable Aberinkulas
- Super Mario Land Gelugon_baat
- Tomb Raider Azghouls
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Out-Of-Ammo
- FINAL FANTASY VI parkurtommo


This week's shout-out goes to our Mod of the Month c_rake for all the fantastic work that he has done in our community.

Tip of the Week

This week's hot tip is about Reading and Posting Reviews, with our GameSpot game night quickly heating up, it's important to reflect the way we review our games here.

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Synthia Weires

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Yeah, I enjoyed 2nd's blog about the gaming history month - very interesting. Congrats to everybody who got mentioned :)


yay I'm in the reviews section lol This made my day


:shock: I got mentioned? Haha, thats awesome! Thank you! Congratz to 2ndWonder!


ooo congrats 2ndwonder! :lol: I'm thinking if I should do trail question hmm.. since I type long answer for more than hours and did research on game that I never played before :lol: yet I didn't got pick! :lol: :P meh congrats to everyone ;)

riou7 moderator moderator

Congrats to 2ndWonder :)


So I got mentioned in the weekly report for the second time in a row. Cool. Now, here's for the hat-trick!


Lol, never realized it was a fri 13th.


Congrats 2nd! :D Clever title for the report. ;)

kitty moderator

I didn't expect this tbh. But I was really happy when I read through this and saw my name for the community spotlight. I have always been interested in gaming history and I thought that I would share some my favorites with everyone else. I check here and I'm in the community spotlight. Thanks for selecting me. :D This motivates me to blog even more.


Must be a weak blog week if mine got mentioned..... :P


Congrats 2nd and c_rake! You really didn't have to feature my blog onto here but thanks anyways. :)


Funny... I made the review of Darksider for PC not PS3...^_^'' But thanks for mentioning me. =D


Yay! Way to go 2nd! I bet he is going to have a field day... his dream has finally came true! Haha.


@Synthia Haha, make sure you don't repeat the prank on your new GS colleagues since they'll know who's responsible! I'm sure you'll have a number of different pranks in mind for next year though :P.

DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@Fabz_95: Next year... there will be pranks. One year I came into work early and covered my bosses desk in clear wrap and hid the scissors I'm pretty sure he still never figured out it was ME!


Lol Jody, it's a shame Synthia wasn't around during GS's April Fools pranks!

DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@Pierst179: Thanks for the heads up

Pierst179 moderator

Just a heads up, Synthia! The authors on the DS/3DS reviews are switched! I wrote Ghost Trick, dapman wrote Professor Layton! ;) Great community report!

JodyR moderator

@fabz_95: Hah, Synthia is good at pranks. LOL


Congratulations to 2ndWonder. I did a double-take when I saw the title, I thought it was a glitch :P.


I don't think I should have been mentioned for that blog. It's basically an impressions blog about Sin and Punishment..... I just don't like how LA Noire looks is all. :P