Greetings! Having just entered the hallowed halls (/open office desk plan) of GameSpot today, I figured I would get my blog on and let you know what it's been like. Hopefully this will provide you with some entertainment and sufficiently creep out my new colleagues when they realise I already knew who they were. Nice.
Small bit about me first then I guess. I enjoy video games, films, music, TV, novelty t-shirts and most of the internet (there are some dark recesses of the online world best left alone). That pretty much covers it and lets be honest, we're probably all more interested in the inner-workings of GameSpot than my brain.
I've spend most of my first day getting settled in and getting the grand tour, so lots of wondering around being introduced to people and attempting to not grin like a madwoman. There was also time for my introduction to the CMS (essentially the brain behind the site) as my job is mainly going to be making sure there's plenty of videos on the site for you to watch and letting you know they're there in a friendly yet persistent manner. Hey! Listen!
While I've been here less than a day it already feels like a bit of a blur, so lets just round this off with my top 5 highlights from my first 5 hours:
- GameSpot = video games.
- I will get to spend lots of my time watching video, about video games.
- I got a shiny new GameSpot Staff badge on my profile.
- I spotted a pool table in the break area.
- Danny dive-bombing the CNET crew with a remote control helicopter.
You'll probably notice me around the site so feel free to say hi or just pop a comment below if you've got anything you ever wanted to know about GameSpot HQ, such as 'Sarah, what colour are your desks?', answer: white.