Weekly Wrap-Up: TGS Is Almost Here!

This week we have a Mario Kart game night, sidekick voting, and more!

It's time for your Friday wrap-up. Let's recap stuff that happened earlier this week and jump into some newer announcements, and then we'll feature the member spotlight and union of the week!

The Recap


We started off with the Monday report, but that actually happened on Tuesday due to the US holiday. But it did give you a chance to be prepared for a busy week in GameSpot's community! Then, from Tuesday through Thursday we featured 74 of your creative contributions. Let's do some math, shall we? On Tuesday we featured 27 blogs, plus Wednesday's 15 user videos, plus Thursday's 32 user reviews, which totals 74! That should give you something to read and watch this weekend.

Announcements


All-Time Greatest Gaming Sidekick
Brackets have been formed, and the voting has finally begun! Don't forget to grab an image kit to help spread the love for your All-Time Greatest Game Sidekick. While the image kit contest is over, you can still create some images for campaigning.

You've Been Spotted Episode 4
In this week's You've Been Spotted, we talk about All-Time Greatest Game Sidekick, Sound Byte: Meet the Composer of Resistance 3, Dead Island, last week's BlazBlue winner, and a new Poke-themed contest! You can watch this week's episode by heading over to our GameSpot Spotlight Channel.

Mario Kart Wii Community Game Night
It's a Mario Game Night! After all the shooters and Mining and Crafting, we thought it was about time to pay our respects to one of the kings of games. Yep, you guessed it. That lovable plumber Mario! We’ll be kicking off our game night at 5:00 p.m. PST tonight (Friday) and will be opening the chat room at 4:45 p.m. PST to swap friend codes and maybe even get in a few practice rounds. For more information, head on over to the Community Game Night forums page.

Tokyo Game Show
TGS is almost here! Last year we saw some interesting things, but this year is sure to beat it! The Community team has been hard at work brainstorming some awesome and interesting activities for TGS this year. Be sure to check the Events and Attractions Board for more updates!

PAX Nerd Shirt Show-Off - Vote Now!
During PAX Prime, we asked you to show off the best nerd shirt in an attempt at some awesome PAX schwag as well as a few new T's to add to your collection. We've finally collected the entries and have created a video montage. Head on over to this page here, and vote for your favorite shirt by entering the time stamp in the comments below. Good luck, and may the best shirt win!

Member Spotlight


This week's Member Spotlight shines on Pokecharm for her honesty and thought-provoking blogs about GameSpot as displayed in Tuesday's Blog Bunker.



Union of the Week


This week's featured union is the Legend of Nintendo Union for its awesome contributions. They often share reviews on games for all things Nintendo, having interviews on their favorite Nintendo titles and holding activities. So three cheers for Legend of Nintendo!

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Discussion

10 comments
kjhg53
kjhg53

@Cloud_765: Well as you know, nope, no biscuit flipping. I am happy LoN got UotW though.

Cloud_765
Cloud_765

Oh God Kj is gonna flip a biscuit seeing Union of the Week. :lol:

fabz_95
fabz_95

Congratulations to the Legend of Nintendo and Pokecharm! Can't wait for TGS :D.

pokecharm
pokecharm

I thought something was off when I saw Synthia upload an image with my name on it, though honestly my first thought was moderation :p thank you @Synthia, and @JodyR, who I'm sure also weighed in :) I'm really honoured and very surprised :) thanks for the props @Azghouls and @Asagea_888!

Azghouls
Azghouls

@pokecharm - ha! Everywhere I turn I see this smiley pokemon! Good stuff there!

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

Congratulations to pokecharm! I just read that blog and thought it was fantastic. It gave me a lot to think about actually :lol: