StanleyL's's Gamespot Rank

Level: 63 (68%)
Rank: Big Smoke
Points: 3311574

StanleyL's Emblems

  • +1 Orator of Distinction

    Because while everybody's got an opinion, some are better than others. This illustrious soul has volunteered to grace GameSpot's pages with an unforgettable editorial. It's the very definition of selflessness. Or, in some cases, self-indulgence.

  • Beta Tester

    After all, someone's got to do it. This person was one of the first to test out a new and major GameSpot-related feature, whether it was the GameSpot message boards, GameSpot community tools or our former game server service, GameCenter. This emblem denotes someone who fearlessly led a charge against the first few bugs of a pre-launched product.

  • Commercial Challenge 2004 / Ballot Puncher

    Your vote really DOES count. These discerning souls exercised their civic duty and rocked the vote in GameSpot's Commercial Challenge 2004. In doing so, they've sifted the commercial wheat from the chaff so that only the best and brightest remain. They've cast their votes for the good of all GameSpot... and they just happened to get entered into a fabulous sweepstakes in the process. What an amazing coincidence!

  • Readers' Choice 2005 Chooser

    Voted in 2005 Readers' Choice Awards.Administered to those who sounded off in GameSpot's 10th-annual Readers' Choice Awards, celebrating the best games of 2005.

  • Artistic Genius

    Because you've mastered that Photoshop gradient tool. Awarded to those whose artistic talents have helped beautify gamespaces all across the GameSpot landscape. Head over to the GameSpot GameSpace Banner Union to find out how to submit your own!

  • Vote Rocker

    For exercising one's inalienable right to vote. Rock on!

  • Tagger Maker

    Tagger Maker Awarded to those who've used the tagging system a good deal, enabling themselves and others to make it easier to find certain content.

  • Virtually There: E3 2006 Sony Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2006 Sony Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2006 Sony press conference on Monday, May 8. Final Fantasy XIII and Gran Turismo HD announced!

  • Virtually There: E3 2006 Nintendo Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2006 Nintendo Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2006 Nintendo press conference on Tuesday, May 9. Super Mario Galaxy and Zelda: Twilight Princess for Wii announced!

  • Virtually There: E3 2006 Microsoft Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2006 Microsoft Conference For tuning into GameSpot's broadcast of the E3 2006 Microsoft press conference on Tuesday, May 9. Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV announced!

  • Public Access

    Public Access For successfully posting a user video. You're on the air! Don't waste it!

  • E3 Monster

    E3 Monster For consuming every little piece of E3 2006 content in sight.

  • World Cup Fanatic

    For taking part in GameSpot's 2006 World Cup festivities. Go soccer! Or football, depending on where you're from! Watch the World Cup US vs. UK Grudge Match!

  • Boss Murder Witness

    Boss Murder Witness For watching in abject horror as the suspect, presumed to be GameSpot guides editor Matthew E. Rorie, ruthlessly executed four different video game bosses in succession at approximately 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, July 5. Police suspect blood money is involved.Watch the premiere of Matt Rorie, Boss of Bosses!

  • Tokyo Game Show 2006

    Virtually There: Tokyo Game Show 2006 For tuning in during GameSpot's three days of live coverage of the 2006 Tokyo Game Show, which took place on September 22-24. Arigatou gozaimashita!"

  • MK Scream It Contest

    MORTAAAAALLLLL KOMBAAAAAAAATTT! Those who voted for the best and the worst videos received an emblem for being vital contributors to the MKA Scream It Contest.

  • After Hours: Virtually There

    Nightowl. Awarded for tuning into our live broadcast of GameSpot After Hours on the eve of October 14, 2006. Thanks for joining the party!

  • Burning Crusader

    Burning Crusader For tuning in on October 28, 2006 to watch GameSpot's 8-hour Gameplay Marathon of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. We mean the closed beta version of The Burning Crusade. If anyone who wanted to could get in, we know you would have been right there with us playing for hours on end.

  • Virtually There: PlayStation 3 Launch

    Virtually There: PlayStation 3 Launch For tuning in to GameSpot's live broadcast of the PlayStation 3 launch on the eve of November 17, 2006, the day on which the PS3 officially hit store shelves in North America. Did you see the lines for that thing?!

  • Virtually There: Wii Launch

    Virtually There: Wii Launch For tuning in to GameSpot's live broadcast of the Wii launch on the eve of November 19, 2006, the day on which the Wii officially hit store shelves in North America (or anywhere in the world, for that matter). How many of those things do you suppose were sold on day one...?

  • I voted

    For casting your vote, here's a brand-new emblem to add to your collection. By exercising your right to vote, you've contributed to the site by letting the whole world know about what GameSpot readers really think. Make your voice heard! Vote early and vote often!

  • Pin-up Girl

    All hands on deck! For those who participated in the Battlestations: Midway Xbox 360 demo premiere.

  • Derek Jeter's #1 Fan

    Here batter, batter, batter! For those who participated in the Major League Baseball 2K7 demo premiere.

  • Bounty Hunter

    He's no good to me dead. This user not only took part in GameSpot's Community Game Night, but proved his additional worth by raining ownage upon the GameSpot staff. We also pass many thanks to 123Dan123 for creating this beautiful emblem. Congrats!

  • Tolkien's Token

    One broadcast to rule them all. For watching the Lord of the Rings Online live marathon with Kevin VanOrd.

  • Technosaprotroph

    Look at what we have here... Unlike real world scavengers, these players find and consume tokens. This emblem is awarded for completing the first Scavenator game on GameSpot.

  • Broadcast of Victory

    You'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Awarded for coming out of the trenches to watch the Hour of Victory live demo preview event.

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 Microsoft Conference.

    Virtually There: E3 2007 Microsoft Conference. Awarded for giving up your evening to tune into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2007 Microsoft press conference on Tuesday, July 10.

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 Nintendo Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2007 Nintendo Conference. Awarded for waking up early/ditching work to tune into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2007 Nintendo press conference on Wednesday, July 11.

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 Sony Conference.

    Virtually There: E3 2007 Sony Conference. Awarded for skipping lunch to tune into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2007 Sony press conference on Wednesday, July 11.

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 GameSpot Show Zealot

    My life for Footage! These special viewers caught all three days of GameSpot's live stage show at E3 2007. Now if we only put subliminal messages into our broadcasts, we'd have an army to take over the world...

  • Tokyo Game Show 2007

    Virtually There: Tokyo Game Show 2007. For tuning in during GameSpot's live coverage of the 2007 Tokyo Game Show, which took place on September 20-23. We all know you only wanted to see the cosplayers anyway.

  • Player's Ball

    It's a treat when famous players meet. This person did it real big with GameSpot and got wild on a Tuesday night at the GameSpot Players' Ball. Whether you saw the action from the confines of your own home or, like a true cross-country mack, stepped out into the spotlight with us live and in person, we sincerely appreciate it. If we could give you all a ride in our snotty-nosed ham sandwich with the brains blown, we totally would. That's a car, by the way.

  • BlackSite Badge

    Highly classified. Users who tuned in to our BlackSite: Area 51 Live Xbox 360 Demo Preview were awarded this snazzy emblem.

  • Readers' Choice 2007 Chooser

    Official Participant in 2007 Readers' Choice Awards. In a year that could only be rivaled by 1998, this user made their voice heard in GameSpot's 12th-annual Readers' Choice Awards. . . Now known as "Best of."

  • Fear the Reaper

    What does this button do? Bearers of this emblem managed to complete the Scavenator session of September '07 with some impressive times. Live long and scavenate!

  • Interactive Achievement Awards 2007

    Live, from Vegas, It's Thursday Night! These users tuned in to watch the 11th-annual Interactive Achievement Awards broadcast live in 2008. That Jay Mohr guy looks really familiar.

  • Ticket Holder

    I Wanna Rock This user tuned in for the live broadcast of the Guitar Hero III tournament. Whether they love to watch tournaments or they can't get enough rock, we may never know.

  • Virtually There: E3 2008 The Big Three Conferences

    Virtually There: E3 2008 The Big Three Conferences For tuning into GameSpot's E3 2008 live broadcast of all three of the manufacturer press conferences (Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft) on July 14-15. That's dedication.

  • E3 Electric Sheep

    Deep thunder rolled around their shores ... burning with the fires of Orc. This grizzled veteran of cyberspace hunted down all of GameSpot's E3 2008 coverage to be the truly elite apprehender of information. No video went unwatched, no story went unread, and no conference went unstreamed. Truly, this person is ready to own a flying car.

  • Virtually There: E3 2008 GameSpot Show Future Outlaw

    Hey Louie, the man is dry. Give him one on the house, OK? These special viewers caught all three days of GameSpot's live stage show at E3 2008. They braved the good and saw the best to be the straightest shooters around. This emblem is on the house.

  • LittleBigPlanet BigLittleEmblem

    Virtual Sackboy This person tuned in for GameSpot's live gameplay marathon of LittleBigPlanet. While bearers of this emblem are not quite as cute, cuddly, or pixilated as Media Molecule's sackboys, we love them more. *HUGS!*

  • Gears of War 2 Marathon

    It's a bloodbath out there. Proud recipients of this emblem immersed themselves in our Gears of War 2 gameplay marathon. The rubber duckie was optional.

  • Animal Crossing City Folk Live Gameplay Marathon

    Tom Nook's Still a Crook! This faithful person joined us for our live gameplay marathon of Animal Crossing City Folk. We dug up fossils together, fished together, and delighted in all things Animal Crossing.

  • PoP-o-Matic Emblem

    You're not my donkey Like a hand-drawn helper, these users reached out and helped the prince to have an audience for his big gameplay marathon debut.

  • Webby Awards People's Voice 2009 Voter

    It's all because of you. No, really! Thanks to you, the community, GameSpot took home the 2009 People's Voice Webby Award for Best Games-Related Website. Take that, Internet!

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Day 1

    In the future, robots have come to dominate humankind. These users tuned in to Day 1 of GameSpot's E3 2009 coverage. They loudly proclaimed, "Show me the future...of gaming!"

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Day 2

    The great rebellion of human vs robot has begun! These users tuned in to Day 2 of GameSpot's E3 2009 coverage. They've seen glimpses of their gaming future, but they know the battle has only just begun.

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Day 3

    Humans have triumphed against robots, but it seems we are the greatest monsters of all. These users tuned in to Day 3 of GameSpot's E3 2009 coverage. They've seen their entire gaming future revealed before their eyes...but the long wait to play those games might drive them mad!

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Sony Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2009 Sony Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2009 Sony press conference on Tuesday, June 2.

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Nintendo Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2009 Nintendo Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2009 Nintendo press conference on Tuesday, June 2.

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Microsoft Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2009 Microsoft Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2009 Microsoft press conference on Monday, June 1.

  • First espisode of TOTS!

    What? OTS is evolving! OTS evolved into TOTS! This savvy user watched the first episode of our newly transformed On the Spot show called Today On the Spot; short for TOTS.

  • Greatest Game Hero Preliminary Voter

    This emblem shows that you got into GameSpot’s Greatest Game Hero competition on the ground floor by voting for the 10 additional characters added to the main list. Rock the vote!

  • Greatest Game Hero Bracket Submitter

    This emblem shows that you’ve submitted a bracket for GameSpot’s Greatest Game Hero competition. Let’s get in there and fight!

  • Readers' Choice 2009 Chooser

    Participant in 2009 Readers' Choice Awards. "Sure, that game is good... FOR BABIES!" "That game sucks! It doesn't even have online capture the flag!" "Barbie Horse Adventure: Riding Camp just lost so much of the magic that made Barbie Horse Adventure great." And so on. These intrepid readers braved the chaos of the Readers' Choice process and let their opinions be heard above the cacophony of argumentative commenters. Congratulations, voters!

  • Box Art Aficionados

    Saving the game boxes from extinction! Box Art Aficionados remember when games only came in boxes. To celebrate packaging while we can, this GameSpot member participates in a monthly activity in the General Games Discussion board called Box Art Hunt!

  • Game Developers Conference 2010

    Virtually There: Game Developers Conference 2010. 'cause you were totally there, but not really. Emblem holders watched and discussed at least 1 of 4 GameSpot GDC shows.

  • Visual Street Team

    Visual Street Team. So you're surfing the internets, and you come across a video or screenshot that you think the world can't live without? You found that random, rare video or screenshot on a game publisher or developer website that you don't think anyone has seen? Are you astounded that these visuals are NOT on GameSpot.com for the world to see? Join the Visual Street Team, and be a part of something bigger than yourself! Be a contributor! Earn an Emblem! Yeah!

  • TOTS Hashclown

    Gotcha! These brave viewers watched and discussed the April Fools' Day 2010 episode of Today on the Spot. Were they fooled? Did they really think GameSpot had moved into THE THIRD DIMENSION?! Hard to say. But we thank them for their viewership anyway! As a reward, here is a picture of a moderately creepy clown, who is edible. Meet Mr. Hashclown!

  • Game Expert

    Here to save the day! Game Experts are knowledgeable and skilled masters in at least one game and have proven this by unlocking at least 75% of the achievements available for it. If you've ever got a question, a Game Expert's usually a good person to ask.

  • 100% Club Member

    The best of the best of the best, sir! Unlocking every achievement available for a game is a task that only the most dedicated of players complete, and for that we salute you.

  • E3 2010 Microsoft Conference Attendee

    I was there for Microsoft's E3 2010 press conference! No really, I was. I even saw it live, with the Kinects and the Halos, and I've got this sweet achievement to prove it!

  • E3 2010 Nintendo Conference Attendee

    I was there for Nintendo's E3 2010 press conference! No really, I was. I even saw it live, with the 3DSs and the Metroids, and I've got this sweet achievement to prove it!

  • E3 2010 Sony Conference Attendee

    I was there for Sony's E3 2010 press conference! No really, I was. I even saw it live, with the Moves and the Killzones, and I've got this sweet achievement to prove it!

  • E3 2010 Box Seats

    An undiscriminating press conference viewer. These GameSpot members couldn't get enough of the sales recaps and the new game announcements of the E3 press conferences, and so they watched them all live (and not just the big three either)!

  • E3 2010 Early Bird

    Stays up late--sometimes! These GameSpot members tuned in to a live episode of Tonight on the Spot during E3 2010 to catch some of LA's nightlife.

  • E3 2010 Night Owl

    Because sleep is for the weak. These GameSpot members couldn't get enough of the E3 nightlife and watched three episodes of Tonight on the Spot live.

  • E3 2010 Groupie

    We built it and you came. The GameSpot E3 stage show is where it's at, and these members proved it by showing up for one day of our live broadcast.

  • E3 2010 Roadie

    The world's best roadie, and E3's only hope. These dedicated GameSpot members watched all three days of the E3 2010 stage show live, proving that metal never dies.

  • E3 2010 Tourist

    You're a tourist. I saw you at E3. These GameSpot members joined us live for a day as we crawled the E3 show floor with our interactive LiveCam Tour.

  • E3 2010 Vacationer

    Virtually there the whole time. For these GameSpot members, it wasn't enough to see E3--they had to experience it live. With the LiveCam Tour, they were able to do just that for three whole days!

  • E3 2010 Special Agent

    Please, just call me York. That's what everyone calls me. These insatiable GameSpot members saw every press conference, caught three episodes of Tonight on the Spot, and were there for all three days of the LiveCam Tour and E3 Stage Show when they were all live! They're true heroes, right, Zach?

  • Comic-Con 2010 Pixel Watcher

    FACT: Pixels are the building blocks of life. These GameSpot members tuned in to watch all the pixels that collectively made up the faces of our Comic-Con stage show guests and the games that they showed off during at least one-sort-of-live broadcast.

  • Greatest Game Villain Bouncer

    Because we can't just let anyone in. This user voted in the All Time Greatest Game Villain wild card round to help determine the final ten villains to join the battle royale.

  • Greatest Game Villain Henchman

    Hey, everyone's got to start somewhere. These loyal minions created a bracket to guess at who is the most vile of them all. Let's hope they don't get caught betting against their overlords!

  • E3 2011 Microsoft Conference Attendee

    E3's just not the same without dudes getting chainsawed in half, amirite? I watched the Microsoft E3 2011 press conference during the week of E3, and am a better person for it.

  • E3 2011 Sony Conference Attendee

    Demystifying rumors and speculation, one E3 at a time. I watched the Sony E3 2011 press conference during the week of E3, and am a better person for it.

  • E3 2011 Nintendo Conference Attendee

    Another E3, another hardware announcement. I watched the Nintendo E3 2011 press conference during the week of E3, and am a better person for it.

  • E3 2011 LiveCam Warrior

    Fear does not exist in this dojo. I watched an episode of the E3 2011 LiveCam Tour during the week of E3, because I'm the best around.

  • E3 2011 Stage Show Samurai

    This achievement brought to you by alliteration! I watched an episode of GameSpot's Live E3 2011 Stage show during the week of E3 and secured my place amongst the samurai elite.

  • E3 2011 New Game Ninja

    Hi, this achievement is all about ninjas, REAL NINJAS. This achievement is awesome. I followed a game announced at E3 2011 during the week of E3 and inherited REAL ULTIMATE POWER.

  • E3 2011 Game Gladiator - Silver

    Are you not entertained? I followed 10 games featured at E3 2011 during the week of E3, and have won my freedom.

  • Best of E3 2011 Readers' Choice Chooser

    Participant in the Best of E3 2011 Readers' Choice awards. I voted for every category in the Best of E3 2011 awards and made my voice heard.

  • Greatest Game Sidekick Broter

    Sick voting, bro! This user owned the poll booth and voted for 64 sidekick in the character vote phase.

  • Greatest Game Sidekick Bracket Bender

    Have you seen my bracket, bro? It's straight baller! This user predicted the greatest sidekick and created a bracket. Let the bropacalypse begin!

  • Greatest Game Sidekick Brodeo

    "I hope you're a vet, 'cause these pythons are SICK!" This user ranked in the top 1000 and dominated in All Time Greatest Game Sidekick.

  • 100% Club - Almost a Carmine

    Yeah! Wooo! Bring it on, sucka! This user signed up for the 100% Club Gears of War 3 challenge. Will they make it to the end? Only time will tell!

  • Readers' Choice Chooser

    Take that, not-democracy! This user took the system into their own hands by voting in at least one category in Best of 2011.

  • E3 2012 Connoisseur of the Arts

    E3 is about a lot of things (exhaustion, hot dogs, etc.) but if you can boil it down to its absolute purest form, it's a about the art. So that's why this viewer tuned into GameSpot's live stage show--so they could see the art live as it happened.

  • E3 2012 Safari Documentarian

    The only thing better than being at E3 live and in person is taking direct control over a GameSpot employee lugging around a camera and a live-streaming backpack that weighs as much as a small house. This viewer helped guide our live floor cam, going from booth to booth documenting all the wonderful sights and sounds of E3 2012.

  • E3 2012 Literature Enthusiast - Day 3

    Taking a break from watching YouTube videos of kittens playing with a ball of yarn, this viewer made the excellent decision to read the fine E3 coverage on GameSpot's official E3 site on day three of E3.

  • E3 2012 Literature Enthusiast - Day 4

    Taking a break from watching YouTube videos of kittens playing with a ball of yarn, this viewer made the excellent decision to read the fine E3 coverage on GameSpot's official E3 site on day four of E3.

  • Robocorn

    Hey look, it's a totally original dude wearing armor. With a huge gun and a helmet (a visor?). And he's riding a unicorn. This user was granted this magical emblem for not having any of their user profile images hosted on untrusted websites during The Great Purge of March 2013.