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Hey everyone! We have some Resistance 3 beta codes we'll be giving away on today's episode of GameSpot Sync. So, if you're a GameSpot or Youtube registrant that watches GameSpot Sync, be sure to follow the instructions to participate in the trivia!
We're also setting aside some codes for Fuse, Twitter, and Facebook followers. And On the Spot will have even more to hand out. So if you miss out during today's episode of Sync, you'll have plenty more opportunities!
Here's all you have to do to get a Resistance 3 Beta Codes today on Fuse, Fuse. Go to your fuse.gamespot.com page and tell us why you're so freaking excited for Resistance 3. The first 13 people to respond to @GS-Community will get their Beta Code! You can also go to our GameSpot Spotlight page and send us a video response to JodyR's video.
UPDATE! GameSpotter Dannyodwyer joins GameSpot UK
Dannyodwyer, a GameSpot member since 2005 (his anniversary is the 25th of August) will be joining the ranks of the good folks over at GameSpot UK. Stop by his profile to check out his blog about Joining The Spot to congratulate him.
Sound Byte: Deus Ex
Sophia Tong interviews an inspirational Steve Szczepkowski, audio director for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Sophia asks about his process, the challenges, and his goals for the audio experience for Deus Ex. This is a fantastic article for those aspiring to enter the world of gaming music. Click here to see the full story.
HotSpot: Catherine, From Dust, and SDCC
This week's HotSpot delves deeper into Atlus' new erotic puzzle game Catherine and Ubisoft's pseudo Omnipotent From Dust, and in case you haven't had enough Comic- Con action, you're in luck. HotSpot gives you the nitty-gritty on their experiences at SDCC, strange sightings, celebs, and more.
GameSpot Secret Identity Activity
During the week of SDCC 2011 we asked what you thought our Super Secret Identity was in the "GameSpot Secret Identity Activity." We were floored by the amazing submissions from you GameSpotters, and so many of them stood out to our staff that we couldn't help but showcase a few of them on Friday's episode of Sync. More featured images to be coming soon to a forum thread near you.
UPDATE! Images are now up for your viewing pleasure
Boards of Wisdom
This is a new attraction we are introducing to the Weekly Report showcasing just a few of the hot topics being discussed this week on your favorite GameSpot Forums.
- Off Topic: Origin of Your Screen Name on GS. The creation of a username is an important aspect to the online community. It tells us who you are, or sometimes it's a random jumble of letters and numbers that you felt flowed well together.
- System Wars: EA Financials are in: PC is making more money than consoles. Hermits everywhere might be rejoicing with this piece of news.
- General Games Discussion: This week a stunning piece of news was revealed--the Nintendo 3DS will be dropping in price before summer's end from $249 to $169.
This week's member spotlight goes to Dan_Lero for taking the time to show us his singing talents in the SDCC Anthem Contest! And as promised we will be rewarding him with a GameSpot Total Access Account, as well as an exclusive legendary emblem! Three cheers for Dan_Lero!
GameSpot Spotlight Channel
- GameSpotter razzlero and his Minecraft Dating Sim (also featured in Thursdays On the Spot).
- GameSpotter Super-Poke-Bros shows us some awesome Meat Boy action.
- GameSpotter phazer gets his defense game on in Lost Earth.
Union of the Week
Last week we called out Unions asking them to show their best Comic-Con coverage, and the Social Cafe Union stepped up to the plate and hit a home run! Not only are they the featured union, but they have been given a massive Union Power-Up!
- jwhdavison Comic-Con and the ultimate triumph of geek culture.
- Chris Watters with Comic-Con regrets.
- Carolyn Michelle I call my 3DS the Wayback Machine.
- Tom McShea I dig my hole; you build a wall.
- Bastion JustPlainLucas
- Portal 2 Garrison_Ford
- 'Splosion Man AK_the_Twilight
- Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Gelugon_baat
- Vietcong monco59
- Velvet Assassin Azghouls
- Duke Nukem Forever dark_being
- F.E.A.R. 3 nutcrackr
- Dragon Age II: Legacy topsemag55
- Star Ocean: The Last Hope International ZanarkandTidus
- LIMBO stephenage
- New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis loopy_101
- Art Style: BOXLIFE GeekyDad
- Resident Evil gamefreak197
- phoenixgaiangel and ZHP: The Unloosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman.
- Asagea_888 splurges on some awesome games.
- nutcrackr and a July gaming megablog.
- Setho10 and Part One of Maximo Ghosts to Glory.
- stephenage reviews Limbo.
- Aberinkulas raves about the official 3DS price drop.
- Cloud_765 gives us a Super Summer Update.
- gamefreak197 gives some props to underrated games.
- Rottenwood spends a night with Catherine, ooh la la.
- yeah_write mentions 8 PSP games worth playing.
- turtlethetaffer discusses why Majora's Mask is the most atmospheric game ever.
- gdw0908 and a review of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
Tip of the Week
Our GameSpot Spotlight is a great place to feature unique and awesome video game content created and inspired by gamers. And by posting your personal YouTube Channel in our YouTube Roll Call thread you are eligible for the Video Virtuoso emblem. To help sweeten the pot for video submissions, we will be offering incentives for featured game videos. More details on this to come.
So many awesome games were to be had this year at SDCC, such as The Darkness II, Batman: Arkham City, and SoulCalibur V to name a few. Be sure to check out all the awesome gaming news from Comic-Con 2011.
Video Game Panels, Live and Uncut
Among the dozens of video features and pictures to indulge in from SDCC 2011, we thought we would throw in some of the raw coverage that includes full videos of a few cherry-picked panels. What can you expect to see? Well you'll just have to click to find out.
There were just so many community activities to celebrate this year, and we actually have one more left for you to participate in, along with an update on the other activities!
Secret Identity Closing Thursday
So far, your submissions have been so creative! And, we have some good news: You can all still participate until Thursday at 10:00 a.m. PT. If you're still wondering how you can participate, here's how.
We had so many awesome ways for you to celebrate as if you were at the event, so if you participated in any of the amazing activities this year, then be sure to sound off in the roll-call threads to get your profile power-ups, emblems, and more!
Union Exclusive Comic-Con Coverage
GameSpot Comic-Con Anthem
Super Hero Sound Off
We were there running around Comic-Con with our live cam, cameras, and flipcam to find the best cosplay and costumes. Here are some videos and photos you just cannot MISS!
Wonder Women Wear
Here's a hot topic in the DC Universe that we asked you GameSpotters to vote on: What is Wonder Woman's better look, tight pants or hot pants? Ready for the shocking results? Well you'll have to check them out!
So much was happening at SDCC this year, and you better believe that GameSpot was there, recording, writing, and photographing every piece of SDCC we could get our hands on.
Live Cam Tour
Our superstar, Colin, aka The Video Viking, came to Comic-Con to give you tours around the show floor. Boldly going where only a few GameSpot staffers dared to go (thanks to his skills if you weren't able to attend this year), he sure did his best to make you feel like you were there and that you also received an emblem that was automatically granted! Furthermore, for those who took the time to check out his content Colin will be giving out some of his personal Comic-Con 2011 swag. More details on that to come.
Tonight on the Spot Episodes
We had so many evening shows with Tonight on the Spot that we hope you didn't miss any of them. We had the Xbox 360 party, Lord of the Rings: War in the North event, GameSpot Meet Up with our members, an Activision event, a Mortal Kombat DLC event, and more! If a Tonight on the Spot happened to slip past you, don't worry! You're still able to check them out here.
Super Button Mashing
Super Button Mashing will be returning soon enough, and this time, there will be a superhero twist. Be sure to keep an eye out for it during On the Spot, Thursday July 28 at 4 p.m. PT!
Last but certainly not least: If you posted about Comic-Con, be sure to send a PM to your friendly neighborhood community manager Synthia about it for the chance to be featured in the weekly report this Friday.
Looks like some people have been confused about Achievements Tracking and Now Playing summaries that are missing from their profiles. A couple of days ago, Boubou announced some changes that are in the works for your game data. We also had a sticky thread in the Fuse forum that outlined the downtime. Be sure to read through both links we've provided, and we thank you for the patience during this time.
We've gathered everything you need to know about what GameSpot and its community plan to do during San Diego Comic-Con.
GameSpot Video, Features, & More
Preview Video & Feature
Aah…Comic-Con--that wonderful time of year when we pack up our office and make the long journey down to San Diego, California, to spend five fabulous days inside the Convention Center while we crowd among literally thousands of hardcore comic fans. To see what is on our minds and what we are looking forward to for Comic-Con 2011, check out this video! There's also a written preview of our plans so far.
We aim to please when it comes to our live shows, and you can expect an even crazier experience because it's San Diego Comic-Con! We'll have daily stage shows, live cam guy, and Tonight on the Spot special episodes you won't want to miss. There are two GameSpot achievements up for grabs this year, so watch as much as you can!
This year you'll also want to look out for some surprises, because we have many up our sleeves. Also, another thing you should look out for is an image feature where you can interact with other GameSpotters, so check back later this week to see what that's all about.
Socialize, Create, & Celebrate!
GameSpot Secret Identity Contest
With all the super activities to prepare for Comic-Con, we started wondering what Super Identity we were associated with. After all the fun we had discussing it and tossing the idea around the office, we've decided to ask you GameSpotters what you thought our supersecret identities were. And for those who participate, we will be offering a shiny new emblem along with possibly getting a profile power-up. Visit this page for more information.
Who's better, DC or Marvel? We all know that this is a hot topic among those comic book illuminates, and we want to see the fight! In this thread, you and your fellow GameSpotters can duke it out over who is the better publisher, who is the better hero, and whether or not Wonder Woman looks better in her hot pants or her no pants.
Union Exclusive Comic-Con Coverage Activity
Calling all unions! GameSpot will be at Comic-Con to cover the event, but we are interested to see what the unions can come up with. For those of you who would like to participate, show us your best Comic-Con-inspired coverage by posting bulletin updates for a chance to receive the Union of the Week along with a union power-up! For more details, check this thread.
GameSpot Comic-Con Anthem Contest
An event as momentous as Comic-Con is deserving of a tune to call its own. Most of you likely saw JodyR's E3 Video on our YouTube Spotlight Channel. And we thought it was such a good idea that we couldn't help but get the users in on it! We want you to come up with your very own anthem to Comic-Con by crafting a parody of several popular songs by various artists. What could you win, you may wonder. Well, in addition to an exclusive legendary emblem, you also have the chance to win an annual subscription to GameSpot Total Access! Click the link for more details on this activity.
GameSpot Comic-Con 2011 Meet-Up
For those of you lucky enough to attend this year's Comic-Con, we have a special treat in store for you. Wanna hang out with other GameSpotters? How about GameSpot staff members? GameSpot will be having a Meet-Up hosted by your very own Jody Robinson and Synthia Weires, along with several other GameSpot staff members, such as Sophia, Chris, Ricardo, and more. You may even get your chance to be on a special Comic-Con episode of Sync! For more information about this event, read our recent announcement.
Comic-Con 2011 Virtual VIP Roll Call
Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2011 in person? Then become a Virtual VIP today by going to our Comic-Con 2011 Virtual VIP Page. Mark yourself as attending, or if you're not sure, go ahead and mark yourself down as "Maybe." For more information about our Virtual VIP access, follow this thread.
If you had a super power, what would it be? Would you use it for the forces of good or evil? Tell us, because we gotta know! In addition to many other Comic-Con Community Contests, we are having a Superhero Sound-Off where we ask GameSpotters: If you had a super power, what would it be? Check out this page for more details.
Comic-Con Signature Activity
And there's more! If you add the following content to your signature during the week of SDCC, from Wednesday July 20 to Sunday July 24, you just might earn another spiffy profile power-up! Check out this page for more details.
GameSpot Comic-Con 2011 Meet Up
For those of you lucky enough to attend this year's Comic-Con, we have a special treat in store for you. Wanna hang out with other GameSpotters?
How about GameSpot staff members? This year, GameSpot will be having a GameRoom Meet Up hosted by your very own Jody Robinson and Synthia Weires, along with several other GameSpot staff members, such as Sophia, Chris, Ricardo and more. You may even get your chance to be on a special Comic-Con episode of Sync! For more information about this event, read our recent announcement.
Comic-Con 2011 Virtual V.I.P Roll Call
Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2011 in person? Then become a Virtual V.I.P today by going to our Comic-Con 2011 Virtual V.I.P Page. Mark yourself as attending, or if you're not sure, go ahead and mark yourself down as "Maybe." For more information about our Virtual V.I.P, access this thread.
Superhero Sound Off!
If you had a super power, what would it be? Would you use it for the forces of good or EVIL? Tell us because we gotta know! In addition to many other Comic-Con Community Contests, we are having a Superhero Sound Off where we ask GameSpotters if you had a super power, what would it be? Check out this page for more details.
Comic-Con Signature Activity
And there's more! If you add the following content to your signature during the week of SDCC, from Wednesday July 20 to Sunday July 24, you just might earn another spiffy Profile Power-up! Check out this page for more details.
Union Border Contest Winner!
After weeks of voting, tallying votes, tying, and voting some more, we have finally decided on a winner. The wonderful, miraculous, astonishing, unique, and just plain awesome GameSpot's GameSpace Banner Union!. Let's hear it for the Featured Union of the week!
This week's Member Spotlight shines on the one who crafted the new banner for our Union of the Week feature, the one, the only, Sandulf29!
Featured User Videos
This week's GameSpot Spotlight Featured Videos
-DaNuTz- shows of his skills in the world of Torchlight.
shadow9669 does some massive damage in his Team Fortress 2 video.
jediknight52501 gives us his take on Fallout 3, giving it a 9.5!
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 TAMKFan
- Dragon's Lair (Dsiware) WAIW
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars GeekyDad
- Metro 2033 akhorahill
- MDK c_rake
- L.A. Noire Reviews nutcrackr
- God of War III AzelKosMos
- Rocket Knight JustPlainLucas
- calvinsora reviews Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
- nocoolnamejim has a few words for some game developers and publishers.
- Setho10 discusses Yasumi Matsuno and Total War.
- Aberinkulas talks about why Resident Evil 4 is the best.
- yeah_write has five great things about the Uncharted 3 beta.
- turtlethetaffer has a few theories about what makes a fanboy a fanboy.
- adam1808 has Killzone Vox Populi.
To be continued...
1) Synthia and Jody will be at San Diego ComicCon and meeting some of you in person, so we won't have a moment to update the news blog with a weekly report. However, we'll be updating our blogs, Twitter, and Fuse.
2) Today's Comic-Con activities are only a couple of things we have up our sleeves. So check back on Monday for more ways you can interact in the community.
3) Check out our new Comic-Con 2011 Forum!
GameSpot's community managers plan to grab some of your favorite editors and meet you in person near the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 22, from 5 p.m. PT to 6:30 p.m. PT in celebration of Comic-Con 2011. If you're interested in participating in a game trivia for some schwag, this free event is where it's at! We'll also be giving away some game systems, game points cards, and other goodies. Also, if you show up while wearing a costume, we might have a cosplay competition to give away even more schwag! Let us know if you plan to attend by reserving a free ticket, today! Also, if you have a certain editor you'd like to meet, let us know by posting in the comments. See you then.
Are my Spidey senses tingling or could it be the excitement of Comic-Con 2011?
You bet your blue spandex it is!
Comic-Con is right around the corner, and GameSpot plans on delivering you as much comic content as possible for Comic-Con 2011, San Diego's mecca of pop culture, TV, toys, comics, and of course video games! This year, we will be bringing you panel coverage, show floor video, interviews, and a live stage show during all four days!
What can you expect to see? How about Resistance 3, Gears of War 3, and a personal favorite of the community staff…Star Wars Kinect (Oh yes…the Force is strong with us)?
Visit our Comic-Con Home Base for more information about one of the largest gaming events of the summer! Just how awesome is Comic-Con? Well, to put it simply, it's already totally sold out! Not quite sure what all the excitements about? Well, for those of you who are new to the experiences that Comic-Con has to offer, check out the highlights of last year's event.
Want more? Well, we'll give you more! Today's Sound Byte will feature music from Captain America: Super Soldier. Bill Brown (composer to titles like Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six) will be answering questions of the ever-inquiring Sophia Tong. For more information on today's Sound Byte, be sure to check out the Cultures Page later today.
Sound Byte Radio!
Spread the word: Sound Byte is sharing its video game music library of hundreds of songs for GameSpotters (US only, sorry internationals). Here you will find awesome songs from games like Mario, BioShock, Hitman, SOCOM 4, Mass Effect, and more. Missing one of your favorites? No problem. Just send a message to Sophia through GameSpot Fuse or Twitter with your request! For all your video game music needs, check out Sound Byte Radio!
Pretty in Pink Winners!
After two weeks of time to pore over snippets of photos in hopes of figuring out whom they belong to, we finally have put this activity to rest. That wasn't so hard now was it? The following users proved they were in touch with their inner Pretty in Pink personalities and will be receiving $10 game cards to Rusty Hearts: dark_being, Gelugon_baat, gmax, Dan_Lero, visi0nz, Devil_Spooky, LankyKong, tmaclabi, Sidburn19, NS_NIXON, and DreadDLordD.
Team Fortress 2 Game Night MVP
Well, it took a bit of considering but after a painful number of headshots and some fantastic fragging, we here in the community came to a decision and have decided to award the MVP for the Team Fortress 2 Game Night to lim_ak. There were many a match where his name popped up in several ways (along with dominating several members). We would also like to announce our VIP, which goes out to Bozanimal for letting us puddle jump to one of his servers and saving the game night! So let's hear it for them, folks! Don't forget to check the Game Night Board frequently for updates on upcoming game nights.
YouTube Roll Call
Coming soon to a profile page near you, the Video Virtuoso emblem! How do you get this you may wonder? Elementary, my dear Spotter. We are having a YouTube Roll Call. Simply follow the easy instructions listed in this discussion here. By following the directions and becoming a part of the GameSpot Spotlight Channel, you will be entitled to the Video Virtuoso emblem! This will be an ongoing activity, and there may be multiple emblems available, so make sure you stay tuned and keep informed.
GameSpot AU X-Men Fist Class Contest Wrap-Up
Our friends over at GameSpot AU were getting in with their inner mutant this past week with their "Discover Your Mutant Power" contest . In honor of up-and-coming X-Men: First Class and the superhero 5X Mutant Gum, they bundled together some awesome prizes to give away to four lucky AU GameSpotters. The contestants were asked to tell them in 25 words or less: "What mutant powers would you like to have and what would your mutant name be?" How awesome is that!
IMPORTANT Union Border Contest Tie Breaker!
After dozens of votes were tallied, calculated, and sorted, we have a TIE! The two entries that stood out among the unionists were Sandulf29 and Sonictrainer! If you aren’t sure what their submissions look like, you can check out their submissions here. So here it is GameSpotters, the final countdown. Who will win? Will it be the GameSpace Banner Union with their Classic and Classy Border, or will it be SonicSpot with their Sleek and Sassy Border? Send your votes via private message to GS-Community, Voting is open until Thursday, July 14, at 12:00 p.m. Your votes will be tallied, and we will finally have a winner July 15 in next week's Spam Filter.
This week's member spotlight shines on adam1808 for an utterly amazing two-part blog about Mass Effect 2, which he likes to call Vox Populi, meaning "Voice of the People." Here he asked users several questions, including whether or not Mass Effect 2 was better than the original, and presented other thought-provoking questions like "Is the narrowing of focus on humanity the natural evolution of the Mass Effect storyline?"
Featured User Videos
This week's featured GameSpot Spotlight Channel Highlights
- N-REAL takes on the infamous Ruby Weapon
- Dan_Lero shows us the finer points of taking on this boss in Syphon Filter 2.
- kamikaze_pigmy discovers the truth about cake!
-Resistance: Fall of Man adam1808
-Mass Effect 2 Koi-Neon-X
-Beyond Good & Evil HD benleslie5
-Yakuza 4 ZanarkandTidus
-Duke Nukem Forever ax_prime_basic
-Alice: Madness Returns AK_the_Twilight
-Wipeout HD c_rake
-Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Asagea_888
-Left 4 Dead 2 PSFreak1
-L.A. Noire gamefreak197
-Final Fantasy XIII Garrison_Ford
-Call of Duty 2 xGlenn11x
-Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Gelugon_baat
-Phoenix Wright 3JustPlainLucas
- banderweir and a Love/Hate Relationship with Nintendo Pt.1
- AvatarMan96 discusses Pokemon Rainbow: his idea for a Pokemon Game on 3DS.
- khoofia_pika and Top 10 Current Generation Games (#10 - #6).
- phazer shares the Weekly Roundup for June 27 to July 3.
- starduke talks about Batman: Arkham Asylum.
- biggest_loser with "The Tree of Life" - Film Review.
- Pierst179 and his Legendary Expectations.
- RedHawk4 gives us an overview of Portal 2.
- -Saigo- tells us "Happy 4th" and shares a new banner and a new level!
- ShootumUP26 is Predicting the Outcome of Dead Island.
- Dan_Lero is your host for Round 3 of "Guess That Game Villain!"
- 3116porter wanted to keep us in the loop during his vacation.
- jediknight52501 and Space……………..The Final Frontier.
- Rottenwood discusses funny achievement icons, Brotherhood, Child of Eden, and more.
- benleslie5 warns us that the devil may sulk on your shoulders in his recent review of this animated series.
Getting their fingerprints on things everywhere, here is what the staff members have been up to this week in the community.
- Shaun McInnis has a few second thoughts about his 4th of July photo op.
- Jody Robinson lists multiple gamer traits she admires.
- Sophia Tong wishes us a Happy Canada Day!
- Tom McShea tells us about six fine games for the first six months of 2011
Tip of the Week
How to send mentions through GameSpot Fuse?
Want to congratulate a player on a good game? How about mentioning that you are also excited about a new release and how you are going to the midnight release? Or maybe you just want to say "hello" but are not sure how to get that message across in GameSpot Fuse. Well, it's as easy as typing the @ symbol followed by the username. This feature will come in handy when you have a song request for GameSpot's Sound Byte Channel, are sending in your entries to future GameSpot Community Activities, and much more!
Today, in addition to our special episode of On the Spot, we are having our live stream of the EA press conference at 1:00 p.m. PT. What might you expect to see and hear from this epic coverage? Well, awesome info on games, of course, but we don't spot and spill, so we're going to keep it a secret. You're just going to have to watch today's episode to find out.
As for our regularly scheduled On the Spot episode, we will be shooting live at EA's campus, and you can expect to see games like NHL 12, Sims 3 pet, Madden NFL 12, and much more! We here have been made privy to some information about a few surprises that EA has in store for you Spotters.
We are also having a special community activity as a part of this week's episode of
On the Spot.
What games do YOU think are the secret surprises that will be on the stage show?
Too easy? Well, how about the sequence they appear in?
While watching the press conference might help with what some of those surprises are, we are challenging you GameSpotters to see if you can guess the order of the game lineup during today's episode of On the Spot.
Submit your answers via a Private Message to GS-Community to keep your answers to yourself. Those who have the best guess as to the OTS game lineup for the live show at EA's campus by 4:00 p.m. PT just might get a little goodie...maybe even two.
Important note! No entries will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. PT, so make sure you stay tuned and keep those eyes peeled for your chance at some GameSpot goodies.
ATTENTION! Calling all GameSpotters:
We here at GameSpot are having a casting call to see your video content. We are excited for the chance to check out your YouTube channels and see what you've been up to. Our mission is to harmonize your YouTube channels with our GameSpot Spotlight. And with Comic Con around the corner, now is the perfect time to do it.
For those of you who want to show off your YouTube Channel to GameSpot, simply link to one of your favorite video game features on your channel here in this role-call page. Not only will this help make future video activities easier for YouTube members to participate in, but you may also find yourself being featured in our Weekly Report for your gaming videos…and that's not all! You will also get to show off with pride that you are now a part of this greater group of viral video connoisseurs. To those who participate, we will be issuing you video virtuosos a brand spanken' new emblem hot of the presses.
All you have to do to get the "Video Virtuosos" emblem is follow these easy steps.
* Step One: Sound off here in this activity page with your own personal YouTube channel by letting us know what your YouTube user name is.
* Step Two: Link us to your favorite video game segment that is listed on your YouTube page; just make sure they fit our video rules and guidelines.
*Step Three: Start following GameSpot Spotlight!
*Step Four: Get your new emblem!
See isn't that easy? Now sound off Spotters: We want to see all your awesome videos!
Start/Select Now Daily
Good news GameSpotters, our good friends over at GameSpot UK are kicking it up a notch and are now having Start/Select episodes DAILY! Yep, you heard right, As of June 27, those jolly ol' chaps will be updating on a daily basis! That not enough for you? Well on top of that, Start/Select also has a BONUS day added: Saturday Super Start/Select. Go check out what they've been up to.
Union of the Week Border Contest
Phase one of GameSpot's Union of the Week Border Contest has come to a close. Now we are on to phase two: the voting. Sure GameSpot could have picked the winner for you, but we here in the community thought it would be a better idea to let the union followers of GameSpot help make the call! By going to this thread here, you too can help make GameSpot Union history by helping select the new border for the featured Union of the Week.
Games' Day in Court: VICTORY!
The six-year debate on violent video games finally comes to a close this week. The bill sought to ban the sale or rental of "violent video games" was overturned with a 7-2 vote in favor of the industry. For more information about the bill, the battle, and the win, check out this detailed report.
Pretty in Pink Activity, Last Call
Last week, in honor of Pink Day, we featured a community activity known as "Who Looks Pretty in Pink?" where we pushed many GameSpotters' knowledge of games. Some felt it was easy, some would disagree with that statement, others needed a hint or two to finish their entry. But no matter what category they fell into, one thing is for sure. If you were able to impress the community managers by answering enough correctly, you would be awarded the new "Pretty in Pink" emblem! This activity will be going on until July 7, so if you haven't had a crack at this trivia, it is not too late! Head here for your chance to earn this spiffy new emblem and prove that you know who's pretty in pink.
The Council of Unions
A new union has surfaced in the community this week. One that is centered on the union system itself. The Council of Unions stands for the union community and focuses on providing union support, posting union features and events, and discussing union-related topics. Its long-term goal is to be the base from which unions may grow. It believes that unions need to express their needs for a revamp, and those who are interested can discuss unions and what can be done to improve them.
This week's Member Spotlight shines on Gelugon_baat for his wise-cracking though extremely insightful take on how to argue in a civil manner here at GameSpot.
Union of the Week
Today, we feature a union that practically needs no introduction, but we'll give one anyway! The HeadCrab Union has been around since early 2005, and while it took a short break, it is back with force, featuring a plethora of new content. The HeadCrab Union covers games developed by Valve Software and its Steam platform. Let's hear it for the HeadCrab Union!
- Sophia shares yet another chapter in the "Things I Put on My Dog's Head" photo series.
- Lozzica talks about a contest for X-MEN First Class.
- JusticeCovert answers users questions about reviewing longer games.
- AK_the_Twilight explains how he became a gamer and says "Happy 20th, Sonic."
- Asagea_888 talks about Final Fantasy VI -- A Fantasy Forgotten.
- DarkLink77 asks "Remember that little barmaid in Lima?"
- biggest_loser rakes the time to sit down and review Bridesmaids.
- AlmightyMax talks about MMO madness or, possibly, a celebration.
- charizard1605 shares a plea to all gamers (and RPG fans in particular).
- Aberinkulas offers his part in Operation Rainfall.
- Pierst179 talks about Pixar's flat tire.
- Fable III Azghouls
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gdw0908
- inFamous c_rake
- L.A. Noire PSFreak1
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Maluigi
- Dead Nation akhorahill
- Hyperdimension Neptunia ZanarkandTidus
- Dragon Quest IX Aberinkulas
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D GeekyDad
- Legend of Mana Asagea_888
- ilomilo JustPlainLucas
- BAR OASIS PAJ89
Tip of the Week
Have you been having issues with logging in? Is your password not working properly? Do you have problems with your email when using Fuse or other community features? In today's tip, we are pointing out that if these problems apply to you, then creating a new account will not solve your problem.
What you should do is go to GameSpot Support and use the moderation drop-down menu to contact the community managers directly. While this might not be a moderation issue, it will still flag your case to the proper staff to handle the situation.
Hey everyone! We have a limited number of Journey beta keys. If you have a PlayStation Network account, drop by the giveaway page for details about this upcoming game, which is being developed by the creators of flOw and Flower.
Uncharted 3 Beta Giveaway
So you've likely been itching to get your hands on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Well, we've got something that might hold you over until its release on November 1. There will be multiple ways you can get the multiplayer beta starting June 28.
Each code provided unlocks the "Creepy Crawler Kickback," allowing players to turn into a pack of creepy little critters to attack enemies! We have hundreds of codes we'll be passing out around our communities through the Internet, so keep your eyes peeled on GameSpot Fuse, Twitter, Facebook, Facebook, and maybe other shows we have!
On Thursday, we gave away some beta codes during On the Spot trivia, and more will be given away in next week's GameSpot Sync episode. If you need any additional information about the Uncharted 3 beta, drop by the official PlayStation blog.
Spanking New Weekly Featured Union Border
A returning feature to the Weekly Report is featured unions! But we can't let them go on stage looking like some kind of plane Jane now, can we? We need a way to make them sparkle and shine with a special flare all their own. What do we have in mind for this new feature? Well, we thought what better way to primp the featured union than by letting your fellow unionists show their stuff! We will be running a contest for the next few weeks in a hunt for the perfect border to place perfect unions in. For more details check out this link here!
How to Better Video Games Update
Well, after pouring through nearly hundreds of pages of blogs, picking a winner, re-picking a winner, and getting second, third, and fourth options, a decision was finally made in regards to the winner of the "How to Better Video Games Blog Activity" Bozanimal was selected for the thought-provoking concept of giving away consoles. It wasn't easy and many blogs came close. The following users had some pretty stellar ideas, so feel free to give them a look as well. Oh, and don't forget to give three cheers to Bozanimal who is now the proud owner of matching sidewinder keyboard and gaming mouse! Well played. The following users had some fantastic entries so feel free to check out what they had to say about making history: chicknfeet | phazer | bugbag | -Saigo- | gbrading
Pretty in Pink Image Guessing Activity
National Pink Day was on Thursday June 23, and in celebration of that day, we posted an activity in our General Games Discussion board featuring some of our favorite pink ladies (and a few gentlemen). Do you have the superior gaming knowledge to decipher the gaming character that is oh so pretty in pink? Well if you do, you can be the proud new owner of the "Pretty in Pink" emblem. Click here to learn more about this activity!
Cars 2 Game Night
If you'd like to get in some super spy car action in multiplayer, this game offers extensive mods for multiplayer, so it's a good choice for a game night. We're trying to determine if the following Wednesday will work better, so feel free to vote on when you play to pick up the game.
Team Fortress 2 Game Night!
Come and get your frag on! Now that TF2 is FREE TO PLAY we've decided to bump up the community game night from Wednesday July 6th to Wednesday June 29th. So make sure to practice and get your FREE TO PLAY VERSION from Steam for the PC for next weeks community game night!
Quake Celebration Continues!
The game night celebration on June 22 for Quake's 15th celebration went pretty well. Some people weren't able to install the nQuake freeware version, including myself, but majority of GameSpotters got it working in no time. We'd like to give you another chance to celebrate Quake's 15th birthday with a little activity in the game night union. To participate, you need to check out some Quake-related videos and answer some questions. That sounds easy enough, right? Jody is biased about Quake, but if it gives you another chance for an emblem, just go with it!
GameSpot Spotlight Channel
Union of the Week
Final Fantasy Experience has been keeping its nose to the grind since 2005 making sure people are kept up to date on all things Final Fantasy. The community is bustling and constantly growing. It has a cool Game Coverage menu that provides information on a bunch of games in the Final Fantasy universe.
- Guy Cocker shares a "History of Gaming" video.
- Kurtis Seid posted a comment in the Dungeon Siege III game guide page that the guide has been updated with a few side quests missed from the Raven's Rill.
- JustPlainLucas is now playing ilomilo.
- kbaily shares some strong opinions on Pixar's latest feature, Cars 2.
- Rottenwood's gives a Retro Recap of Final Fantasy IV.
- Asagea_888 asks the age-old question, "Would you like to play again?"
- yeah_write reminds us that it's in the little things.
- edubuccaneer shares his E3-crazy, flu-ridden blog post.
- Maluigi discusses his most anticipated game of 2012.
- SuperfastSonic's shares a wish list for the future of Super Smash Bros.
- phoenixgaiangel shares Trails in the Sky impressions.
- biggest_loser reviews "The Hangover Part II."
- Venetica Azghouls
- Terraria -Saigo-
- F.E.A.R. 3 PeterDuck
- Portal 2 mattsn22
- Outland JustPlainLucas
- Mass Effect 2 charlie_killer
- Child of Eden gamefreak197
- Dungeon Siege III OnyXerO
- Duke Nukem Forever newkillerstar27
- Batman: Arkham Asylum AzelKosMos
- LittleBigPlanet Bamul
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children AK_the_Twilight
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii xGlenn11x
- MadWorld ZanarkandTidus
- Starship Defense GeekyDad
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Asagea_888
- Donkey Kong Country sequekhan
The legendary Quake turns 15 years old today. This game pretty much goes back to some of the greatest first-person shooters out there. Did you know that modifications were some of the coolest things back then that have spun off games you have come to love and adore? If game developers didn't allow modifications, we probably wouldn't see games today like Team Fortress 2 and Counterstrike. So, let's remember this game for its rich community by playing tonight! We'll explore modifications if we can get them to still work, share memories, watch some machiima videos from way back then, and more. and much more. So tell us what you'd like to try out and we'll continue to play to our heart's content!
We'll start playing around 4 p.m. Pacific time tonight. Fun times will be had with the free and full version of the game. If you'd like to get in some practice and download the freeware version early, drop by nQuake http://nquake.com/. Here's the chatroom link, which requires the latest java to be installed.
Share your experiences in the comments if you played before or if this will be your first time playing the game.
Wow, wasn't that exciting! E3 this year was awesome, and we have the footage to prove it. Also for those of you who might have missed out on a few goodies at E3 this year, we have dozens of hours and hundreds of photos stashed away for your viewing pleasure. Check out some of the highlights for E3 2011!
Sophia's Sound Byte
Sophia speaks with Tetsuya Mizuguchi and sound designer Yuki Ichiki about the project for the fantastic sounds of Child of Eden. Sophia will also be giving away a copy of Child of Eden, but you have only until Sunday, June 19, to find out how to win so click here for more details!
Slither to the Spot
I'm sure some of you noticed Chris Watters had a sneaky little guest on yesterday's On the Spot episode. Her name is Slithers, and she snuck her way onto the stage! If you can tell us where in the video you found Slither to the Spot, you can be the owner of a shiny new emblem! Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us where you saw Slithers. Be sure to include in your e-mail the following phrase: "I saw Slithers on the Spot at…" and the time stamp of where you saw the sneaky snake!
Who do you think the top reviewers are?
We here in the community have decided that the time has come for some fresh new emblem holders! That's right. I said the E word: emblems! However, this one is a little trickier to come by because it requires craft, cunning, and a finesse for writing. We're asking you, our trusty GameSpotters, to nominate those you think are worthy of the top 500 reviewer emblem (or top 100 if they already own the top 500). Follow this link to the Site Enhancement forum to let your voices be heard, and tell us who you think is worthy of this super emblem.
This week's member spotlight shines on a rising star, AvatarMan96. He just reached his one-year anniversary here at GameSpot, and we're also excited to feature this user for his stunning works devoted to E3 2011, with not one, not two, but three fantastic blogs! Such detail, such passion, such bravado!
All About E3
- AK_the_Twilight blogs about his late E3 2011 impressions.
- asian_pride69 has got the (late) post-E3 blues.
- nintendoboy16 discusses the finer points of Sony and Nintendo's E3 2011.
- 3116porter shares with us another great E3 blog.
- mr_toffee blogs about Post-E3 bullet points.
- IslandBros15 enlightens us with his comments about the end of E3.
- c_rake shares his thoughts on the E3 press conferences.
- JustPlainLucas discusses the Ubisoft E3 2011 press conference and his impressions.
- Setho10 tells us why he thinks this is the most interesting E3 so far.
- Pierst179 feels that this year for E3 2011 Sony means business.
- Asagea_888 gives thoughts on E3 2011--the Wii U and the Vita.
- carolynmichelle shares E3 2011 photos from the Videogame History Museum booth.
- Goyoshi12 blogs about Ezio, Duke, War…You're OnLive in 3, 2, 1….
- Aberinkulas discusses Wii U Tech Speculation, 3DS comments, Radiant Historia.
- JustPlainLucas wants to talk about the Wii U.
- AlmightyMax mourns the death of a legend.
- Uesugi-dono talks about the infamous Dork Star.
- GeekyDad discusses the 3DS update and eShop impressions.
- NBAmaster33 shares Halo: Reach, Black Ops, Fallout New Vegas, and L.A. Noire impressions.
- GabuEx and the unsung greats of gaming, part 17: Rune Factory Frontier.
- Asagea_888 proudly declares, "Dragon Age is mine!"
- Cloud_765 What time is it? It's time to d-d-d-duel!!
- kbaily and his Little Big Planet costume wish List.
- biggest_loser and his Super 8 film review.
Featured User Videos
- Back to the Future: Episode I Domstercool
- Dungeon Siege Gelugon_baat
- Battlefield 2: Special Forces Bamul
- Red Faction: Armageddon nutcrackr
- L.A. Noire Bioshockraptor
- Infamous Maluigi
- Infamous 2 PSFreak1
- 3D Classics: Excitebike GeekyDad
- Hunted: The Demon's SemiMaster
- Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy NBAmaster33
- Demon's Souls ShadowLaguna
- Duke Nukem Forever charlie_killer
- GTAIV Ballad of Gay Tony JustPlainLucas
- Resident Evil 5 gamefreak197
- Kinect Sports Garrison_Ford
- Alan Wake mattsn22
- ToeJam & Earl 3KindgomsRandy
Tip of the Week
With project fuse nearing its final stages, we want those of you who are a part of the project to tell us what you think about it--your likes as well as your dislikes--by clicking here and filling out this brief survey.
GameSpot E3: Your Gateway to Gaming
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is days away, and before you know it, GameSpot will be filled with a plethora of E3 opulence. If you just can't wait to experience some of the goodies at E3, e3.gamespot.com has what you need until the event kicks off. Here you can find everything from rumors about things like Sony's new portable device and Harmonix's new game (Here's a hint: It's not Rockband 4). You can also fine the top 10 most followed games of E3 for 2011, countdown timers to press conferences, and so much more.
GameSpot E3 Discussion Forum
If you want to gab in the community about all things E3, we have just the place for you to go. The E3 2011 Discussion Forum has dozens of conversations to take part in, as well as access to our Best of, How to, Press Conferences, and Live Show coverage. We also have some awesome E3-themed wallpapers handcrafted by some of our super talented GameSpotters. Click here to check it out!
Infamous Photo Capture Contest Winner!
Last week, Jody became infamous when a picture was spread across the site of her with the Infamous 2 amp weapon. Poor Max is still recovering (he suffered a nasty paper cut, truly a tragedy). We wanted to know what GameSpotters thought was going through their minds, and we're here to tell you that it was a tough call, but we made it. MrGFaceless and his entry "He said he wanted more of a "spark" in our relationship!" Congratulations, you're the proud owner of the Infamous 2 amp weapon! But as we mentioned, it was a tough call, so here are some of the runner-up submissions.
"A shocking twist in the Sports-section" - mjulstein
"This is the last time that you hog the Cartoon Section of the paper." - KingCrow02
"Aliens from planet Zargon have been sent to infiltrate planet Earth, disguised as women, to blend in with its inhabitants and dispose of them silently, one by one." - 3nany
What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar Winners
We extend a big congratulation to the "What would you do for a Klondike Bar at E3" winners! Here were the entries that were selected by the good people at Klondike.
"I would dress like a booth babe (not a pretty sight) and flirt with game executives for a Klondike bar at E3." - B. St.Charles
"I would do anything for a Klondike bar. I would probably chug a whole cup of ketchup. - R. Reseda
These brave individuals will be performing their acts live on stage to be forever imprinted on the Internet. If you miss the event, don't worry. We will be posting the footage on our GameSpot Spotlight YouTube channel as soon as we get our ice-cream-covered fingers on it.
Staying in Sync
With Jody being in Los Angeles, some of you may be wondering "What about Sync?" Well, rest assured we will still be having daily episodes of Sync, though the location is different. As far as posting times, the episodes will turn into "wrap-ups" for each of the day's events, with a summary of the news from that day's E3. However, there will not be an episode on Friday June 10, but Jody will be ready to sync back up with everyone the following Monday.
This week's member spotlight goes to Darthkaiser for his 10 Tips you should NOT follow in order to make E3 more enjoyable.
Featured User Video
This week's featured video goes to Bioshockraptor for his latest video blog.
-tofu-lion91 Goes to a Video Game Themed Dress Party, Ooh la, la!
-Maluigi Wants to know about the Most Disappointing Game You've EVER played…
-nocoolnamejim Discusses Witcher 2 and some early thoughts.
-Cloud_765 Offers his Top 100 Video Games - The Top 30 - PHASE ONE.
-LiK Shares GAMES! So many games…
-bugbag Discusses Most Anticipated: E3 2011.
-Garrison_Ford Gets pumped about E3 for 2011.
-verbtex Shows us a System Wars Survival Guide.
-Rottenwood Lets us know about the 100 games he wants.
--gdw0908Talks about the finer points of Dead Space 2.
-Setho10 Discusses PlayStation Vita
--Aberinkulas Reminisces about the hard choice between a DS and a 3DS.
-GeekyDad Enjoys the life of a samurai.
-TristanH12 Has completed his fifth Game of the Year: L.A. Noir.
-Goyoshi12 Shares the mystery game to his three-part Game Diary. *SPOILER*
-eiji1Talks about The Witcher 2: Battling for the Ballista.
--kfjl" Discusses L.A. Noire, travel, and jawbreaking.
-asian_pride69:Shares Birthdays, E3, and a so called "Pile of Shame."
- Takeshi Hiraoka Takeshi shows us what actors from the upcoming Phoenix Write movie will look like.
-Giancarlo: Giancarlo doesn't have to buy a new PC until Old Republic comes out; find out why.
-Sophia Sophia continues with more humiliating things she puts on Bailey's Head.
-Maxwell Maxwell shares an open letter to the people who also ride the bus.
-Freedom Force Gelugon_baat
-Portal 2 Goyoshi12
-Dead Space 2 gdw0908
-Mortal Kombat smbius
-Cursed Mountain akhorahill
-ModNation Racers kbaily
-L.A. Noire TristanH12
-Uncharted: Drake's Fortune AK_the_Twilight
-Call of Duty: Black Ops msudude211
-GoldenEye 007 YearoftheSnake5
-Sonic Colors ZanarkandTidus
-Sonic and the Secret Rings gamefreak197
-Pokemon Black Version asian_pride69
-Pokemon White Version kerk12
-Final Fantasy X c_rake
-Silent Hill Azghouls
Tip of the Week
This week, we're talking about five tips and tricks to help you better navigate GameSpot during E3 with this instructional video located on our "How to E3" page. The video includes information about games, chat rooms, achievements, Twitter, and our spiffy new video player.
E3.gamespot.com Is Up!
Are you as excited as we are? Of course you are! And to keep you updated on all of the E3 need-to-know, our E3.gamespot.com page is now LIVE! Our E3 page features a counter to your next press conference, highlights, news previews, videos, images, and more! Click here for more.
Sonic Celebration Tickets
If you're a fan of Sonic and live near the Los Angeles area, we're giving away some tickets for those who'd like to celebrate Sonic's birthday with Sega! Check this news to find out more!
Jody Gets Infamous
We're sure some of you may have noticed that our own Jody R has been up to some mischievous behavior, and here we find her caught in the act of sneaking up behind our poor Maxwell McGee with a replica of the Infamous 2 AMP weapon. We will be having a photo caption contest from Thursday May 26 until Monday May 30 at 10 a.m. PT. Post your caption in the Comments section of the Thursday May 26 On the Spot episode for your chance to win the Infamous 2 AMP replica!
GS Mr. Riddles Answers Activity Week 6
It's the final showdown between you (our budding Answer Experts) and Mr. Riddles. That means that there is less than a week to get your rare Mr. Riddles emblem before it is locked away FOREVER! This week we're in part two of our Riddles Roulette. Will your answer be chosen this week? Click here for your last chance to get this emblem. For additional rules, go to the guidelines page here.
Retro Blog Activity Reminder
Last week we asked "How would you make video game history?" and shared with you our latest "How to Better Video Game" blog activity. But we here at GameSpot figured you all might want a little something to get those fingers typing and the creative juices flowing. So we are offering a Microsoft SideWinder X6 Wired Keyboard and a matching SideWinder x8 Mouse, valued at over $200! As a reminder, the contest will be ending June 3 at 5 p.m. PT. For more information, check this page here.
Down Under Counter-Strike Game Night
GameSpot Australia plans to get some Counter-Strike: Source on! Drop by during the date/time listed in the AU time zone, and check out the official announcement for more details on how to participate.
Looks like our sister site GameFAQs has a new mobile version of the site. Load up m.gamefaqs.com via your mobile phone and be sure to share your feedback on their site.
This week's Member Spotlight shines on Kravyn81 for his three-part blog about his top 11 most influential games and why these games make him a gamer.
It's high time that we here at GameSpot start featuring our beloved unions once more for their continued content and activities.
This week's featured union is the Pokemon League. This perfect Poke-Paradise is great for finding information, meeting other fans, and taking part in fantastic activities. They have a beautiful navigation menu that is nothing short of fantastic!
- Rottenwood discusses games, Hollywood, and the great chase for credibility.
- Ferrari2001 reviews The King's Speech staring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.
- ExoticAnimal shares his top favorite movies of all time 20-16.
- Auron11022 wants to talk about how he has pretty much completed FFIII and EBA.
- Uesugi-dono tells us about five surprisingly good games.
- Artekus What does he want, Union Redesigns!
- Juniorpower talks about gaming frustrations.
- GeekyDad shares his impressions of Samurai Warriors Chronicles.
- Sandpiper121PP picks up his guitar and talks about L.A. Noir and game trading!
- Cloud_765 continues his blog series of Top 100 Video Games - Part 6.
- Smbius gives us a quick insight into social gaming vs. "regular" gaming.
- pokecharm shares thoughts on how to write a better blog.
- biggest_looser gives us his impressions of the movie Insidious.
- JustPlainLucas Xbox Live Demo Impressions #62.
- Asagea_888 gives us a splendiferous multihit combo of excellent updates.
- Pierst179 shares his E3 predictions in his "Dream a Dream Edition."
- Sagacious_Tien tells us about the games that deserve sequels.
- TwistedMetalFan E3 is coming, and here are his most anticipated games.
- Fallout: New Vegas gbrading
- Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Gelugon_baat
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles DraugenCP
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings taxonomic
- Magicka bowlingotter
- L.A. Noire Maluigi
- Brink ax_prime_basic
- Breach Domstercool
- Red Dead Redemption Setho10
- Sonic Colors gamefreak197
- Mario Kart ZanarkandTidus
- Sonic Colors AK_the_Twilight
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 Asagea_888
- Samurai Warriors Chronicles (3DS) GeekyDad
- Okamiden (DS) benleslie5
- Galerians exber
- Samurai Showdown II wiserat4
This week , we brought on nine new volunteer moderators in our spring moderator draft. Our initiate moderators are in training over the next few months and will likely be found in certain areas of the community as outlined below.
Haziqonfire and AdobeArtist are active contributors of System Wars. Atmanix, Amnesiac23, Darthkaiser frequent Off-Topic. riou7 is an active contributor of GS Asia's forum and platform boards. Artekus is an active contributor for platform boards. GeekyDad is someone we'd like to see as a review targeted moderator, but he also interacts in the platform forums.
We also have some new GameSpot rangers worth welcoming aboard: deershadow, Exoticanimal, fabz_95, RealKilla_789, and dog64. What exactly are these mystical rangers we speak of? GameSpot rangers aren't to be confused with moderators. They will greet or help you find your destination. Whenever you're lonely, a ranger might also become your companion, but they mostly help to guide you around GameSpot. It's safe to say that they know how the site functions, and they can also help you understand the best methods for getting what you need. So, if you're lost, a ranger is there for you!
Tip of the Week
This week's tip lets you time-travel via our new video player and play the video in HD via a live webcast! The recent On the Spot episode gave our GameSpot members a chance to check out our new video player, and later today, those who watch the Now Playing retro episode of Tomb Raider will also have a chance to use this time-travel feature! This Tivo-like playback makes it easy to replay a video during live webcasts. For example, if you come in at the 10-minute mark, you can go backward and start from the beginning or just follow along in real time, all while the broadcast is still on the air. Check it out and leave your feedback in the Site Enhancements forum!
Hello Sonic fans!
We have Sonic party tickets left for those of you who can get to the LA area during the week of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Sega and GameSpot staff would like to meet you in person at the Sonic celebration party! While this isn't a free ticket to attend E3, this event is located in the city where E3 is happening! So, if you can travel to this area, contact email@example.com with your real name. Once we have a solid list of names, we'll send the confirmation about RSVP registration. Don't forget, this is a pair of tickets. Once you receive confirmation of the pair of tickets via e-mail, don't forget to ask a friend to come with you!
This is it folks--week six of the GameSpot Answers activity challenge. It has been an interesting time on the game boards, and we've learned a lot. But one thing that stood out was how awesome your answers have been. Below are this week's emblem winners from week five, as well as those who got awesome answers. This is the FINAL WEEK to get your Mr. Riddles emblem, and as we've said before, you must answer at least five questions across any of the GameSpot Answers pages to be eligible. If you have any questions about the rules, go to the guidelines page for additional rules.
It is now time for part two of our Roulette Round, with various questions for categories such as trivia, items, levels, and other strategies.
Dissidia 012: Duodecim
Where do you find the empyrean rod?