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#1 JodyR
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We have brought back a couple of the review emblems we used to have. The emblems are now hand picked by the Community Team to avoid any emblem exploits. If you have a recommendation on a great player review writer please use this thread to alert us. Also, the criteria on how you receive a player review emblem is a mystery but I am sure our Targeted Moderators could give you some general player review advice on what you can improve on if you ask nicely.

Questions & Answers!

Q. Do Ineed to be recommended to receive an emblems?
A. It's possible to get the emblem without being recommended. This thread is just for suggestions.

Q. Can I recommend myself?
A. Of course! Recommending yourself is a good place to start. If you do end up recommending yourself, start thinking about others who also have a good writing style and/or quality.

Q. Many people have recommended me! I deserve an emblem.
A. If someone has been recommended this does not mean they receive an emblem. When the community team checks this thread on a bi-weekly basis, we will make a decision on who should receive an emblem.

Q. Why haven't I received an emblem?
A. We will not be sharing the criteria on how to receive an emblem. However, do some investigation! Check to see who has the emblem and then read their writing style and/or quality to your own.

Q. What is the difference between the two emblems?
A. This emblem is a mystery. However, the Top 100 are more prolific, and maybe the Top 500 haven't written enough reviews.

Q. I want an emblem, give me an emblem, check out my emblem!
A. When you post your recommendations, do not pester and private message staff or contact the moderators to check out the player reviews. This thread is the appropriate place to post your suggestions. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

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#2 Ryo_Kensen
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I've written 117 reviews, does that qualify me for one? :?
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#3 dumbgrim
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I wanna see the emblem :D:D:D
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#4 fastesttruck
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http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/kingkong/player_review.html?id=321204 I think that one is realy good :D.

Im not going for this Emblem but I'll keep an eye out for people that make good reviews.

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#5 Powerhitter0418
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I know this is a recomendation for myself but I spent like an hour writing this.
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#6 Thorpe89
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I don't write reviews a lot but when it comes to writing one I can write and write. Some of mine are a few thousand words. Just see some of my recent reviews (such as Tomb Raider: Anniversary, New Super Mario Bros. and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) if you want. I have done my best to keep them paragraphed, punctuated and such.

Anyway, as for great reviewers I recommend Slunks - his review on Dead Rising and many others were outstanding. It would be great to have some sort of feature on the main page of a gamespace to highlight staff-picked reviews submitted by users.

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#7 meischris39
Member since 2004 • 5432 Posts

Yes it is horribly vain, but i'd like to submit my beauteous works of art.

God Of War II Review

Zelda: Twilight Princess Review

[url=http://uk.gamespot.com/xbox/action/halo/player_review.html?id=336386[/url]

Heres a few to glance over see if you like them or not.

Thanks

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#8 easteast
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I'd like to recommend -Tish-. Formerly known as Mariomaniac92, every review he writes is a masterpiece. He's been writing reviews for Reviewspotting for a while, and I think he's one of the most deserving people out there. :)

Also, Amnesiac23 has written quite a few reviews and should be rewarded for her great rating.

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#9 GunnerVIII
Member since 2006 • 4135 Posts

I think my most detailed review is this one right here. http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/theelderscrollsivoblivion/player_review.html?id=410110

My buddy Tbui54 makes some outstanding reviews, and they really help me out when buying games.

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#10 Spire88
Member since 2006 • 4502 Posts
so how many reviews do we need to write to get it? and does it have to be games that gamespot has rated or just any and all games?
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#11 REVOLUTIONfreak
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Well, an officer in my union is a very dedicated reviewer. In fact, he is definitely one of the best, most honest and realistic reviewers I have yet to see on Gamespot. Here is an example of a review he has written, its even formatted with images he rearranged in GIMP.

EDIT: It's written as a player review too, it just looks more organized when formatted with images as shown in the link above.

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#13 -DaNuTz-
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one of my best for GOD OF WAR 2 http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/godofwar2/player_review.html?id=466092&om_act=convert&om_clk=gsreaderreviews&tag=readerreviews;continue;1
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#14 Dracula68
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I could be wrong but I *think* the overall idea of this thread is for recommendations but not for yourself:?
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#15 Slunks
Member since 2005 • 1024 Posts

I definitely appreciate the rec, Thorpe89.

A person I've always looked up to would be OddballTech. Not only for his great quality in reviews, and being the leader of The Reviewers Legion, but he shows a great side of consistancy that I've always lacked. Lately, he's been a little slow (no where worse than me) when it comes to putting out reviews. Maybe an emblem would light his fuse again.

:)

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#17 stripeknight
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I would like to recommend Platyphyllum, his reviews are some of the best I have ever seen, I would say he deserves the top 100 emblem for sure!

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#18 ootp2003
Member since 2006 • 1828 Posts

Man I am way out of my league here with the reviewing of games.

I think I'll pass on going for this emblem thank you very much. :P

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#19 -Tish-
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NeoJedi deserves one of the two for sure. I also second the OddballTech nomination.
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#20 nweasel
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I could be wrong but I *think* the overall idea of this thread is for recommendations but not for yourself:?Dracula68

I agree. I'm quite disappointed with how many people are nominating themselves.

The point isn't to basically beg them for the Emblem, it's to show them others who have displayed excellent reviewing skills.

Why don't we keep this to recommending OTHERS?

P.S.HOLYCRAP.There'sahorribleglitchwithpostingusingtheOperaBrowser!Ipostwithspaces...butwhenitpostsitdeletes them!HELP!!!What's going on?!

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#21 skrutop
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I'm thrilled to have the review emblem again, and that the criteria has changed to keep the spammers from "earning" it by posting hundreds of nonsense reviews.

I was going to go through the members of the Community Contributions Union to recommend some people, but it looks like most all of them have been given the emblem. Yay us!

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#22 easteast
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I also recommend Mar044. His reviews are good.
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#23 fastesttruck
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I could be wrong but I *think* the overall idea of this thread is for recommendations but not for yourself:?Dracula68
I give this Emblem and Topic about 6 months befor they are both pulled...

Come on people, read OTHER reviews and post them here if you like them. NOT YOUR OWN, that kind of takes the whole point of this topic away.

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#24 skrutop
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I've written 117 reviews, does that qualify me for one? :?Ryo_Kensen

Not to be rude, Ryo, but the number of reviews you write says nothing about how well you write them. The reason the review emblems were pulled in the first place is because people would write hundreds of nonsense reviews in order to get the emblem.

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#25 Tylendal
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I'm not sure if he's written lots of reviews, but the ones I've read are good ones. However, this is not the reason that I think the -The-G-Man- deserves an emblem. I think he deserves one because he founded the Gamespot User Review and Video guide. Anyone who started a union dedicated to reviews, deserves some sort of recognition.
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#26 judog1
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Like one user already posted, i'm going to reccomend OddBallTech, he writes quality reviews, one example is his

WarioWare: Smooth Moves Review

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#27 IpodHero176
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I also recommend Mar044. His reviews are good. easteast

I recommend him too. He has good reviews.

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#28 sCaReCr0W
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I'd like to recommend str1, who has contributed to these forums is so many positive ways, and has done so with his well written player reviews as well.
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#29 jediskilz173
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This may seem like unabashed self-promotion, but any chance on doing this for video reviewers (like myself)?
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#30 grafkhun
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i think my castlevania AOS and burnout renege reviews are pretty good, but i doubt i will get anything.
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#31 grafkhun
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i also recommend killingremmie reviews, his grammar isn't perfect but his reviews get the main point off right away.

kenshinhimura16 has a good tomb raider legend and megaman x8 review as well.

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#32 Dark_Eagle80
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I recommend jekyll as he has writtens some very informative reviews of games he has completed.
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#33 HyperMetaDragon
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This is probably my best review: Call of Duty 2 Review

As for somebody else, I would like to recommend EARTHKING, more specifically, his Resident Evil 4 Review.

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#34 Draqq_Zyxorian
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I've written 117 reviews, does that qualify me for one? :?Ryo_Kensen

We certainly take the number of reviews you have written into account. We also look for well-written reviews. I would like to compare the quality we expect to a submission that could be seen in a nationally distributedmagazine or on a top-tier game review site like this one. :) It's a tall order for sure, but it just goes to show how much we care about awarding these emblems on merit.

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#35 Davidhye
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is it possible for gamespot to automatically give the emblem for people who have most recommendations for a certain game

so let's say - if a game is Assasin's Creed, and the person has biggest number of recommendations - he automatically gets the emblem

anyway - my Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike has the most recommendations, so i put it on the list
it is short tho

and also, i think my FIFA 07 is a really good one...

as for somebody - i would definitely vote for OddBallTech - he has the best reviews

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#36 Mar044
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I recommend east east and IpodHero176 and amnesiac23for the reviews that they have made to gamespot.
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#37 tdf64
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http://www.gamespot.com/users/HyperMetaDragon/

he make great reviews,there long and thoughtful and persistent

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#38 jakeboudville
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I'm surprised that no one mention Fishdalf yet.He's been known for well-written reviews for quite a long time now:)
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#39 ImpSlayer
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I agree with nweasel, but I am new (a day old) to Gamespot. I fear that as of my "fresh member smell", I will not be nominated. I'm not nominating myself, but merely recommendingme as a considerationas a candidate. I am not able to write reviews, so I will write a brief one for Timesplitters 3:

A vast improvement over 2. The whole storyline links to the whole series and actually forms the first two installments into unnecessary events that never happened. A shooter with a brain. My rating:10, As Jared Slim would say, "SAWEET AS MOONSHINE!"

I appreciate the opportunity to earn the emblem.

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#41 gameguru25
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I'm surprised that no one mention Fishdalf yet.He's been known for well-written reviews for quite a long time now:)jakeboudville
yeah, id also like to recommend fishdalf :D
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#42 Amnesiac23
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I have to recommend Mar044
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#43 -Tish-
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[QUOTE="jakeboudville"]I'm surprised that no one mention Fishdalf yet.He's been known for well-written reviews for quite a long time now:)gameguru25
yeah, id also like to recommend fishdalf :D

Me too. I forgot about him for a second...
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#44 NeonNinja
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There are a few people who I would like to recommend. I think they're skillful writers who deserve one of the emblems.

First of all, stevenscott14. Here's an example of his work: StarCraft

Andsecondly, I'd like to say NeoJedi. His work on Guitar Hero II is my example of choice.

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#45 Amnesiac23
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Forgot someone, easteast. Love his reviews too. (sorry I forgot about ya there lol)
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#46 kirbyparufo
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I'd like to recommend Amnesiac23 and myself.
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#47 eosmera
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I don't mean to be self centered but my review in my signature is pretty good (I think), also my other reviews are good too.
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#48 Ryo_Kensen
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[QUOTE="Ryo_Kensen"]I've written 117 reviews, does that qualify me for one? :?skrutop

Not to be rude, Ryo, but the number of reviews you write says nothing about how well you write them. The reason the review emblems were pulled in the first place is because people would write hundreds of nonsense reviews in order to get the emblem.

I don't write nonsense reviews like "OMG THIS GAME SUX" copy and pasted 100 times, I actually take time to think about what qualities the game has and doesn't have. Though you said not to be rude, so I don't take offense. ;)

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#49 -Tish-
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Oh yeah, I'd also like to recommend stevenscott14.

...Did I forget anyone else?!