Weekly Wrap-Up: Holiday Hangover

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Announcements

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.

Member Spotlight

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!

Blog Bunkers

Club Soap
"Zelda the Conformist" By: Hirasugi
"Time for Some Thrilling Heroics" By: Uesugi-dono
"Franchises That Need To Live Again" By: Rottenwood


Bloggers
"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

Staff Fingerprints
"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

Reader Reviews

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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5) Track other people's tracked users! Spend some time to see who your friends are tracking and track that user if you enjoy his or her blogs.

Activity

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.

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Discussion

28 comments
Hirasugi
Hirasugi

Thanks for the spotlight! I am honored

zinoalex
zinoalex

I will cuddling up with Batman Arkham Asylum. Yes I know it's a little older than the "City" release, but I'm late to the party. And with the weekend almost herer, let the parting commence!! Have a great weekend everyone!!

archvile_78
archvile_78

Thanks a lot Synthia, i wasn't expecting this.

THE_DRUGGIE
THE_DRUGGIE

@Baconbits2004 We could call it Bacon n' Drugs!

Baconbits2004
Baconbits2004

@THE_DRUGGIE Aw... We could co-host a blog together, that'll make it the best ever. \o/ You'll be sure to get one then.

THE_DRUGGIE
THE_DRUGGIE

@Baconbits2004 I don't need your pity. .... ;_;

Baconbits2004
Baconbits2004

@THE_DRUGGIE maybe the'll give ya a sympathy version. :d

Baconbits2004
Baconbits2004

@THE_DRUGGIE this is all about my new emblem isn't it?

Giratina98
Giratina98

Cuddling up with Sonic Generations ;)

driton
driton

Cuddling up with Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition and Tony Hawk's Underground Remix for PSP...they are old but I got them recently and am enjoying them :).

game-ster23
game-ster23

Cuddling up with Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3 for the Playstation 3 console.

THE_DRUGGIE
THE_DRUGGIE

Heeey, I posted a blog about that feature three days before he did. I DEMAND A DO-OVER

s8man888
s8man888

Cuddle up with Batman:Arkham City.

Baconbits2004
Baconbits2004

I feel quite honored! And slightly censored. =p

MuddyMaestro
MuddyMaestro

@Synthia: I got a Snuggie for Christmas a couple of years ago, and I just can't wrap my head around them. They are made of really thin material that hardly keeps you warm, it wants to fall off of you when you're walking around, it's awkward to lie in since it's partially under you, and don't even have a strap to tighten it up like a regular robe. I just prefer to have a light blanket that actually keeps me warm while still not locking me in.

bugbag
bugbag

I was going to mention Dark Souls too.:P Congratulations to everyone who made the list!:D

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@mudkipmaster30 aww why the hate on snuggies, I have one under my desk in case of emergencies. Its black with skulls on it :3

MuddyMaestro
MuddyMaestro

Pfft, snuggies. I prefer not to wear my robe backwards, thank you very much. :P I may just play a board game with my family tonight, otherwise will probably just browse the internet or try a hand at writing something.

vguy555
vguy555 moderator

I'll probably play some TF2 tonight.

profilia
profilia

Cuddling? I'll be playing Dark Souls tonight. That game doesn't do any cuddling though, it stomps on you. :P

dalger21
dalger21

gonna be snugging up with some MW3 for ps3.

pokecharm
pokecharm

glad to see the community blog back :)

benleslie5
benleslie5

Well done on everyone who is on the list :D

JodyR
JodyR moderator

Snuggies! I want a snuggy blanket. *pouts*