Calling all Community Contributors!

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#51 Posted by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

Pedal to the metal seems to be the consensus. And honestly, it deserves it. Tons of love goes into it each week.

As for contributions, I've moved more towards videos for my content lately, but this site lacks the tools for me to upload here. Would that still be up for consideration?

Maybe the SWA could be a starting point for more mod suggestions. Popular ones seem to be freedomfreak, and Charizard1605 last I checked.

#52 Posted by NotConansAlt (18 posts) -

@DigitalDame:

Every day people tell me "You know what Conan? As such a polite young man and solid pillar of our community, I think you'd be an OUTSTANDING mod." Seriously, they all say the same thing word for word.

I usually just blush at my monitor and say "Oh you silly guys"... but maybe they're on to something?

I think you might be right. Tbh, as such a polite young man and solid pillar of our community, I think you'd be an OUTSTANDING mod.

#53 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

@ConanTheStoner said:

@DigitalDame:

Every day people tell me "You know what Conan? As such a polite young man and solid pillar of our community, I think you'd be an OUTSTANDING mod." Seriously, they all say the same thing word for word.

I usually just blush at my monitor and say "Oh you silly guys"... but maybe they're on to something?

I think you might be right. Tbh, as such a polite young man and solid pillar of our community, I think you'd be an OUTSTANDING mod.

:lol

#54 Edited by Blabadon (26151 posts) -

@notconansalt said: I think you'd be an OUTSTANDING mod.

Lel, just gave yourself away

#55 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4948 posts) -

You guys know I would be a just mod and rule SW with an aluminum fist.

... I also know how to effectively troll other trolls, that's gotta count for something.

#56 Edited by _Matt_ (8908 posts) -

hehe I reckon I should be a mod >:D

#57 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

There. I made a community contribution. About a year to make an image like that.

#58 Posted by TheEroica (13419 posts) -

There. I made a community contribution. About a year to make an image like that.

You just won the internet... congrats friend.

#59 Edited by ConanTheStoner (4948 posts) -

There. I made a community contribution. About a year to make an image like that.

Don't forget to credit your cat... or dog.

#60 Edited by psymon100 (6138 posts) -
#61 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

There. I made a community contribution. About a year to make an image like that.

hah!

#62 Edited by Heil68 (43996 posts) -

There. I made a community contribution. About a year to make an image like that.

hahahaha

#63 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27552 posts) -

There. I made a community contribution. About a year to make an image like that.

LOL make this man a mod!

#64 Posted by Blabadon (26151 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ign-the-30-big-vita-games-of-2014-31029313/

Excellently made OP and thread.

#65 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

My posts are always the most interesting and amazing I see in these forums. Some other members' posts are cool too but I think the community need more xboner bashing to save gaming from these anti-gamers. Anyways, just a heads up.

#66 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -
@juarbles said:

My posts are always the most interesting and amazing I see in these forums. Some other members' posts are cool too but I think the community need more xboner bashing to save gaming from these anti-gamers. Anyways, just a heads up.

Modest.

#67 Posted by WTA2k5 (3997 posts) -

This definitely seems like a great idea to refocus on community contributions after the redesign. Out of curiosity, though, are there any plans to bring back an easier method of finding tracked users' blogs beyond the new community posting? That is to say, a similar interface to the sidebar that used to be on each user profile page (before the new design).

#68 Posted by DigitalDame (3962 posts) -

@WTA2k5: Plans, yes! Timeframe... not so much. It's one of those "we're worken' on it" things that they keep telling me. But rest assured when it does happen we'll post about it in the GameSpot Blog.

#69 Posted by Blabadon (26151 posts) -

@WTA2k5: Plans, yes! Timeframe... not so much. It's one of those "we're worken' on it" things that they keep telling me. But rest assured when it does happen we'll post about it in the GameSpot Blog.

Congratulations on successfully responding to your community without month-long gaps!

Must feel good.

#70 Edited by Allicrombie (25197 posts) -

Be nice, Blab.

#71 Edited by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

@Allicrombie: Impossibru! Blab feeds off tears and expells snark.

#72 Posted by s_h_a_d_o (1292 posts) -

@Allicrombie: Impossibru! Blab feeds off tears and expells snark.

Fortunately, tears and snark are some of the few things Gamespot has left us...

:\

#73 Posted by Allicrombie (25197 posts) -

@Allicrombie: Impossibru! Blab feeds off tears and expells snark.

I know, he never even added me as a friend on 3DS, I had him on my list for months.

#74 Edited by DigitalDame (3962 posts) -

#70

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Allicrombie

(24472 posts) - 21 hours, 51 seconds ago

Be nice, Blab.

To be fair, he does have a point. I'm just usually in the comments section of the site since they update real time and tend to get hit really really hard.

#75 Edited by dr_jashugan (2570 posts) -

You want a better community interaction? BRING BACK THE OLD GS (faster, user friendly and stable)!

Not this travesty of a web site. :-(

#76 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17577 posts) -

i actually like the idea of this thread

but the interface keeps me away :(

#77 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (28381 posts) -

lol gamespot is dying.

#78 Edited by AdobeArtist (22845 posts) -

@psymon100 said:

There. I made a community contribution. About a year to make an image like that.

LOL make this man a mod!

The Force is strong in this one. But he is not yet a Jedi.

#79 Edited by Snugenz (11859 posts) -

You guys know I would be a just mod and rule SW with an aluminum fist.

... I also know how to effectively troll other trolls, that's gotta count for something.

Aluminium

#80 Posted by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

For your consideration, my latest Vlog Review, featuring Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.

http://www.gamespot.com/profile/blog/new-upload-playstation-all-stars-review/26052475/

#81 Edited by Ballroompirate (22774 posts) -

Still waiting for that mod tag that adobe not so promised me.

Actually that was when GS still had Rangers >.>

#82 Edited by DigitalDame (3962 posts) -

@darkspineslayer: Thanks Dark, did you see that your piece got featured? Better still, we're going to be getting a new kind of promotion in the community hub that might have your name on it, literally.

#83 Posted by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

@DigitalDame:

I did figure something was up when I got so many views, and when the analytics said it all came from off site, I put two and two together. Thanks for putting that up.

I'll have to keep an eye out for that feature.

#84 Posted by Cheleman (7625 posts) -

I couldn't watch the whole video, It was cringe worthy X_X

still gave you a view though, so cheers ^_^

#85 Edited by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

@Cheleman said:

I couldn't watch the whole video, It was cringe worthy X_X

still gave you a view though, so cheers ^_^

Cool. Why not leave a comment with what could be done better?

#86 Posted by Cheleman (7625 posts) -

I was just kidding man, you did great :P

You just have to loosen up a little, that's all :)

#87 Posted by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

Haha, thanks. These are mostly done off the cuff, maybe a few notes, no script. I think I'm getting better about the pauses though.

#88 Edited by Allicrombie (25197 posts) -

@darkspineslayer: you don't look anywhere near as psychotic as your posts would suggest.

#89 Posted by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

@Allicrombie: I'm not quite sure how to respond to that...I suppose I'll go with....thanks? :S

#90 Posted by Heil68 (43996 posts) -

For your consideration, my latest Vlog Review, featuring Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.

http://www.gamespot.com/profile/blog/new-upload-playstation-all-stars-review/26052475/

What device do you use to record PS3? I'm looking at this.

I think it would record xbone and PS4 after they allow it.

#91 Posted by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

@Heil68:

I don't, to be perfectly honest. Don't have the money or equipment.

You can see the IGN watermark in parts of the video

That does look like a hell of a deal though. I would look into that, but i'll need the MacBook first.

#92 Posted by Animal-Mother (26778 posts) -

@Heil68:

I don't, to be perfectly honest. Don't have the money or equipment.

You can see the IGN watermark in parts of the video

That does look like a hell of a deal though. I would look into that, but i'll need the MacBook first.

DSS get on skype or something if you need technical help I can definitely help you.

#93 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71269 posts) -

i want to share my recent review of WWE 2k14, any critique or help would be appreciated :)

Link

#94 Edited by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: The biggest problem I have with it is the lack of proof reading. Typos everywhere, and the occasional odd syntax. I find it helps to write it out in a word processor, then port it over to Gamespot's rather lacking tools. Helps catch typos. Also try reading it aloud, to catch any odd phrasing.

Secondly, it just kind of jumps right in without much of an introduction. You also have next to no outro either. At least to me, it seems abrupt and future reviews might benefit from spending more time on those. As for what a good intro or outro looks like for a sports game, I'm not really the guy to ask. I just think it would benefit from a clear beginning, middle and end.

Next, expand on your points. The reader craves exposition in a review. It's rarely enough to say that something works, or "The gameplay feels good". Why is the gameplay good? What made it better than the last one? It's much better to see "Thanks to A,B and C, the gameplay has a great feel to it and the game is a joy to control".

Lastly, I don't feel you did this, but personally, I rarely feel like visuals are worth more than a footnote, unless they are eye-bleedingly bad. I'll usually lump them in with music and any other presentation stuff near the end, which I think you did well.

Decent overall. Has it's issues, but nothing you couldn't iron out in future work.

#95 Edited by The_Last_Ride (71269 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: The biggest problem I have with it is the lack of proof reading. Typos everywhere, and the occasional odd syntax. I find it helps to write it out in a word processor, then port it over to Gamespot's rather lacking tools. Helps catch typos. Also try reading it aloud, to catch any odd phrasing.

Secondly, it just kind of jumps right in without much of an introduction. You also have next to no outro either. At least to me, it seems abrupt and future reviews might benefit from spending more time on those. As for what a good intro or outro looks like for a sports game, I'm not really the guy to ask. I just think it would benefit from a clear beginning, middle and end.

Next, expand on your points. The reader craves exposition in a review. It's rarely enough to say that something works, or "The gameplay feels good". Why is the gameplay good? What made it better than the last one? It's much better to see "Thanks to A,B and C, the gameplay has a great feel to it and the game is a joy to control".

Lastly, I don't feel you did this, but personally, I rarely feel like visuals are worth more than a footnote, unless they are eye-bleedingly bad. I'll usually lump them in with music and any other presentation stuff near the end, which I think you did well.

Decent overall. Has it's issues, but nothing you couldn't iron out in future work.

The reason for that is that it's not my native language mostly. But thanks for pointing things out :). I will try to improve this and reviews in the future

#96 Posted by darkspineslayer (19626 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: Perhaps try to get someone who does natively speak English to read your work. I'm not saying every time, but if I have the time, I would probably read something over if you sent it my way.

#97 Edited by The_Last_Ride (71269 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: Perhaps try to get someone who does natively speak English to read your work. I'm not saying every time, but if I have the time, I would probably read something over if you sent it my way.

that would be awesome, there aren't a lot of people i can send that stuff to