This week we talk about Sound Byte, announce the TF2 Game Night MVP and VIP and the GameSpot Spotlight, and much more!
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!
@Synthia @JodyR Aww; you two! You're the nicest. @lim_ak You deserve it, you were a madman with a sniper rifle!
I tried to get the pink challenge, but dude...I sucked...I could barely get half, so I didn't bother submitting. cool to see a member spotlight that is game specific :)
Thanks for the mention Synthia, I never expected to win this :) Also to adam1808 and other winners for pretty in pink.
Congrats to Pretty in Pink activity winners! This proves my knowledge of videogames characters is still lacking :P
Huh...never would have imagined that my Portal 2 blog would make it into a list like this. Thanks for the mention.
Aww nuts.. I was hoping to have my Shadows of the Damned review mentioned. I wasn't too happy with my Phoenix Wright 3 review. Oh well, thanks for the mention as always. :)
Wow I've been mentioned twice on here :) one on my blog and the other on my review of Beyond Good and Evil HD (PS3)
[QUOTE="Synthia"]We will be randomly selecting 10 individuals and giving them a $10.00 game card to Rusty Hearts an up and coming MMORPG.[/QUOTE] While this sound like they have been chosen rather than random, right?
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