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Injustice: Gods Among Us Giveaway

Copied from Ohaifrancy, you should go follow her.

If you havent noticed by now, I really like gifs ^____^ If you want to check out the ones I have made sp far for GameSpot, go to our offical tumblr account. You will not disaapointed!!! 

 

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Anyways....INJUSTICE!!!! I am a huge fighters fan, so am totally pumped for this giveaway. Do you guys play injustice if so who if your favorite character? My favorite character is Green Lantern!

Detials will be up next week, so keep an eye out for that. 

So who wants to win a copy of GTAV?

Now that I have your attention. 
GameSpot will be giving away a copy of Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow on everyone's favorite social media platform. No not Myspace.... our beloved FACEBOOK!

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Now I know what most of you are probably thinking and it likely sounds like this.
"But Synthiaaaaa! I hate this social media crap! Why do you always give the cool stuff away on Facebook or Twitter, IT'S NOT FAIR!"

Well my darlings, as much as I would like to say that your plea has convinced me to not give anything away on these social platforms I have to say "no dice" and if you want a copy this is the way to get it. 

The next question is usually "Is this US only" and when I respond with a heavy sigh and a defeated "...yes." anger and disdain tend to boil with "OHMAHGERD You know there's more to this world than Merica!?@!?!11" To which I am of course aware of. But since I'm bound by various trade and contest rules and regulations, giving away things on an international level is just not... well always going to be possible, again sorry but I don't make these dumb rules. 

So with all of that aside, for those of you who don't mind having to dabble with the devil that is Facebook you can look forward to seeing an announcement made for the giveaway some time tomorrow, so be sure to keep an eye out! 

Calling All Union Leaders, Officers, and Potential Adopters!

Are you a Union Leader?
Are you a Ranking Officer?
Or are you just a concerned member of a Union who's ownership never quite passed hands?

Then listen up!

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As you have likely heard by now, unions will not be a part of the new GameSpot. But as was humbly suggested, there will be a hand full of unions brought over and turned into forums on the new site.

A message will be going out to Union leaders in the near future, but for those of you who may belong to unions that no longer have an active leader I implore you to comment on this blog if you wish your Union to be a part of the transfer.

Not a Leader, Officer, but want to see one of your Unions moved over? Let me hear about it and I will see what I can do to assist you!.  

 

MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR UNION IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

Got a shiny new Vita

This isn't going to be a long blog. It's probably not even going to be a particularly interesting blog. But I wanted to inform those of you who care to follow me that I finally have a Vita. 

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If you haven't already added me then feel free to add digitaldame on PSN. 

Not Quite Dead Yet - A GameSpot Update

It feels like it has been practically forever since I posted a blog, mainly because... well it has. 
What have I been up to? Well some users might have you believing that I've been hiding from the inevitable backlash that would come from the community finding out about what is being taken away from them. And they'd be half right... 

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When I say "half right" I of course mean that I'm not hiding, but rather have been busy attempting to figure out work arounds, tricks, and other means to try and make as many users as I can happy. 

Yes, I know you're upset about losing unions.
Yes, I know that you're unglued about UCB's.
Yes, I know that you're frustrated about Fuse not getting support until the new site update. 
Yes, I know that you're shook up at the continued push for social media integration.  
Yes, I know that you're dismayed about not being able to download video's. 
 

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I really do want to be able to have a video game site that feels like a second home to everyone. Please believe me when I say that it hurts to see the "F&%k this site, I'm leaving" blogs, or the constant wave of emails about how I am personally ruining the site by killing the things you love. 

I'd like to make one thing very clear. The decision to remove a feature is no single persons decision, it's one made by everyone which includes the users. 
 

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I guess what I'm trying to say is that...

Yes, I'm still here.
Yes, I still care about you.
Yes, I will still continue to do what I can to make this feel like a -real- community.
Yes, I will keep fighting for your content to be featured.

And Yes, I still want to hear from you. Be it the good, the bad, the ugly. Whatever you have for me. I am willing to listen to. I just ask that you all remember that things sometimes take time, and that it's much easier to work with a person if concerns are brought up in a respectful manner. 

 

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Important updates about the new site aka Project Triforce

For those of you who have been asking about when they can expect to see news of the fabled Project Triforce" Good news!
Today's the day that we'll be showing off some information publicly about what to expect with the new site.

For those of you who were invited but didn't manage to access it due to a technical oversight.... well... 

Learning about new music through the magic of games.

Usually when one thinks about video game music that reaches out to them, sticks with them, perhaps even haunts them they think of scores like the Legend of Zelda Overture by Evan Arnett, Ken's Theme from Street Fighter 2, or well... any of the music from Journey. However, this blog is not about that music. This is about musical interests that can spark and form from something less expected. Like an ad. 

Take the above video for example, this is the commercial for BioShock Infinite featuring the song "Beast" from Nico Vega. When I first heard this song I instantly fell in love. I'm not sure if it was the Janis Joplin sounding  vocals the raw and unflinching surge of emotion that I feel when I hear the melody at ear-busting volumes. But whatever the reason one thing was certain I wanted more. 

Now admittedly this didn't stray too far from the usual sound that accompanies the majority of my Pandora playlists. But there's something special that I feel every time "Beast" randomly pops on.

Nico Vega isn't the first example of artists that I've looked deeper into (for better or worse) because of their prominent feature in a game I am playing. 

Utada Hikaru's "Simple and Clean" from Kingdom Hearts. 
The Offspring's "All I Want" in Crazy Taxi.
Cage the Elephant's "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" from Borderlands.
The list goes on. 

And with that, I'll share with you my pleasure in finding awesome non-video game music when I wouldn't have normally discovered it. 

Till next time. 

 

Happy 4th of July Weekend, who wants game swag?

Hey there my lovely followers. For the next 5 hours I'll be giving things away. That's right... STUFF! Random posters, books, trinkets, bobs and ends, etc. How do you get one of these items? Simple. 

Send an email to synthia@gamespot.com with the subject "Gimmie" and include your physical mailing address. See, I told you it was simple! 

I'll be giving things away till I either run out of things to give away or I run out of boxes to do so.