The festive lights have been taken down, wrapping paper carefully recycled, and eyes are sunken and dark after pouring hours of time into the recently obtained games over the holidays. Time to get back to work.
Field Trip - Kicking things off right, we see Jody Robinson report on some nifty things that are going on in the gaming community in this week's GameSpot Field Trip. We line up single file with permission slips signed to check out and see what is up with Capcom, Blizzard, NCsoft and more.
Capcom Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Tournament (Recap) - Before the holidays, GameSpot played host to Capcom's Resident Evil event at our home office in San Francisco, CA. To check out how things went down, simply click on this link here.
This week's Member Spotlight shines on Baconbits2004 for finding a nifty little way to ignore users who might be causing you issues on GameSpot. Simply follow the steps he has provided in his recent blog and consider the offending user blocked!
"Some of the Best JRPGs" By: DS-man
"Games That Have Changed My Life: My Identity As A Gamer" By: aerobie
"Final thought on FF13 and the series as a whole" By: archvile_78
"Skyrim's Arrow in the Knee Translated" By: perkinsj26
"My Top 10 Games of 2011" By: shaunmc
"What I Played Over My Winter Break" By: carolynmichelle
"My Top Ten Gaming Experiences of 2011" By: Chris_Watters
"The Top Ten of 2011: Maxwell McGee" By: Maxwell
Xbox 360: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
manishpab - [9.5 - Superb] If you only play one game this year, this is it.
PC: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Megotaku77 - [9.5 Superb] A review by a beta player and decade long veteran of MMOs for a game that's going to revolutionize the industry.
Wii: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
AK_the_Twilight - [9.5 - Superb] Zelda: Skyward Sword is an immensely triumphant evolution of the beloved adventure series.
PS3: Dark Souls
Kasheall - [9.5 - Superb] You'll either love it or hate it. I for one, enjoy it and here's why.
3DS: Mario Kart 7
Pierst179 - 8.5 - Great] A Mario Kart For The Ages
Tip of the Week
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Today is "Cuddle Up Day," which gives us the excuse to spend the day wrapped in our snuggies in our favorite gamer perch, perhaps with some shiny new game. What games will you be cuddling up with tonight? Mention it in the comments below and receive a boost to your user profile.