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#1 JodyR
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The player review emblems are hand picked by the Community Team to avoid any emblem exploits. If you have a recommendation on an excellent user review writer or user video reviewer; please use this thread to alert us.

Recommendation Guidelines
1l Please be very clear about who you are recommending and if it is a VIDEO or WRITTEN review emblem. Now that we have a video reviewer emblem on the way, it is best to mention that you want us to check their user videos and not their user reviews.

2. Please link to the user's contributions page for written reviews and link to their video reviews if you are recommending them as a user video.

3. If you plan to recommend yourself recommend someone else with your rsubmission. Otherwise, this becomes a self-centered thread, which is not the purpose of bringing awareness to good writers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need 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. Before recommending yourself try to hunt down other users to post with your recommendation. Important: Only recommend users who have 6 or more written reviews.

Q. Many people have recommended me! I deserve an emblem.
A. Recommending someone does not mean that they will receive an emblem. The community team are the one that makes a decision on who should receive a top reviewers emblem.

Q. Why haven't I received an emblem?
A. We will not share the criteria about how to receive a review emblem. Do some investigation! Check to see who has the emblem and then read their writing style and/or quality to your own. Grammar and spelling errors may be considered when we investigate written reviews.

Q. What is the difference between the emblems?
A. The Top 100 are more prolific. The Top 500 user may not have enough written reviews or they need to step it up on their writing skills. Video review emblem require enough videos to be considered.

Q. I want an emblem, give me an emblem, check out my reviews right away!
A. When you post your recommendations do not pester and private message staff or contact the moderators to check out a player review. This thread is the appropriate place to post your suggestions. The timeline on knowing when you'll recieve an emblem is anywhere between 30 and 90 days of the thread creation. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

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#2 Valkyrie_44
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Now, to get a recommendation does the criteria matter if the recommendation came from a review from some time ago.

With me I multiple written reviews,and some from the past I thought were well covered, and I would like to know if those could even be taken out of contention for reception of an emblem.

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#3 wonderboy_46
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I'd like to reccommend myself, as I am already in the top 100 and have been continuing to write reviews for almost every game I play.

Any particular reason why this process is being repeated?

Also, if you already have the emblem is it there to stay or is it likely to be removed for any reason? 

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#4 64316431
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i'd like to second wonderboy_46's recommendation of himself, and i'd like to recommend myself!!!
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#5 WarrenHal
Member since 2008 • 25 Posts

I'd like to reccommend myself, as I am already in the top 100 and have been continuing to write reviews for almost every game I play.

Any particular reason why this process is being repeated?

Also, if you already have the emblem is it there to stay or is it likely to be removed for any reason?

wonderboy_46

But you already have the emblem, let alone the top 100 one, this thread is mainly for people who don't have it yet or those that think you qualify for top 100 instead of top 500. As for why this is being repeated might be because it makes it easier for them to keep track of all the recommendation.

[QUOTE="bacchus2"]I have a couple of questions about the emblems. Do people ever lose them? Are there strictly 100 and 500 of each emblem? And perhaps more importantly, is there a way that I can see who has this emblem aside from those I already track? (Though the nominations in this thread will be a good start)JodyR

We haven't reached that many yet for each of the emblem categories. The idea would be to review the current reviews and remove them if/when the user no longer updates their reviews for many months. This would only happen if we reached 100 or 500 for an emblem.

As for your last question here is the respond that Jody gave to another user with the same question.

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#6 tmaclabi
Member since 2006 • 17108 Posts
I like to nominate myself again for my written reviews.
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#7 nintendoboy16
Member since 2007 • 39135 Posts
*Deep breath* Ok, well I'm not expecting anything, but I guess I could nominate myself. I have nothing else to do, honestly. So I'll nominate myself, I have like 100+ reviews.
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#8 Jd1680a
Member since 2005 • 5960 Posts

Please view the following links of reviews I have written

Farcry 2

Devil May Cry 4

Crysis

Jericho

Bioshock

Overlord

 

I would also like to nominate Nutcrackr as another person who writes good and helpful reviews.

 

 

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#9 OmegaCookie7
Member since 2008 • 725 Posts

So, I don't exactly have an abundance of reviews (althought I'm building on them. Currently just finished playing CTDS and about to play Dragon Quest IV), but what the hey, I'll nominate myself.

Here's a few.

Chrono Trigger - DS

RuneScape (9/10...*raises flameshied*)

Zelda: OoT

Resident Evil 4

Castle Crashers

World of Warcraft

Guitar Hero III

I hope they're at least semi-decent reviews, if not material for Top 500.

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#10 OmegaCookie7
Member since 2008 • 725 Posts

Also, I'd like to recommend the following reviewers:

http://au.gamespot.com/users/Video_Game_King/

http://au.gamespot.com/users/xsubtownerx/

http://au.gamespot.com/users/LuckyChan/

http://au.gamespot.com/users/dracula_16/contributions

Also... I THINKthese are good reviews :P

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#11 Dracula68
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So, I don't exactly have an abundance of reviews (althought I'm building on them. Currently just finished playing CTDS and about to play Dragon Quest IV), but what the hey, I'll nominate myself.

Here's a few.

Chrono Trigger - DS

OmegaCookie7
How did you play Chrono Trigger for DS already? It doesn't ship till today:? And if somehow you played the Japanese version you managed to beat it in less than a few days?!?!
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#12 OmegaCookie7
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[QUOTE="OmegaCookie7"]

So, I don't exactly have an abundance of reviews (althought I'm building on them. Currently just finished playing CTDS and about to play Dragon Quest IV), but what the hey, I'll nominate myself.

Here's a few.

Chrono Trigger - DS

Dracula68

How did you play Chrono Trigger for DS already? It doesn't ship till today:? And if somehow you played the Japanese version you managed to beat it in less than a few days?!?!

17+ hours gameplay in a few days :D

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=chrono+trigger+ds&_sacat=See-All-Categories

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#13 Dracula68
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17+ hours gameplay in a few days :D

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=chrono+trigger+ds&_sacat=See-All-Categories

OmegaCookie7
You evidently had to play an import then, correct?
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#14 iliastse
Member since 2004 • 22686 Posts
A very good reviewer is canana, HERE is the list with his reviews.
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#15 zh666
Member since 2005 • 5068 Posts

Here are my reviews.  117 and counting.  I have two in the works right now.

http://www.gamespot.com/users/zh666/contributions?mode=reviews&tag=all-about;header;more

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#17 caddy
Member since 2005 • 28709 Posts
[This message was deleted at the request of a moderator or administrator]teagan1000000
Please make a new topic for new suggestions.
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#18 nintendofreak_2
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I'd like to recommend the Nintendo Dream Review Team (again), which would include Shinno441, kittykatz5k, kansasdude2009, k_smoove, Willy105, Wanderer5, and of course myself.

Thank you for your time in reading the reviews and the previous rewards we've recieved. :)

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#19 dracula_16
Member since 2005 • 15050 Posts

I'd like to nominate myself and nintendofreak_2 if I may.

My reviews are here: http://www.gamespot.com/users/dracula_16/contributions?mode=reviews&tag=all-about;header;more

His reviews are here: http://www.gamespot.com/users/nintendofreak_2/contributions?mode=reviews&tag=all-about;header;more

Thanks for the opportunity.

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#21 Video_Game_King
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As egotistical as it may sound, I'll recommend myself.
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#22 MetalGear_Ninty
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I'd like to nominate Aberinkulas for a series of mature, well thought-out and well written reviews:

http://uk.gamespot.com/users/Aberinkulas/contributions?mode=reviews&tag=all-about;header;more

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#24 ziegd
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@ JodyR...

You indicated that one does NOT have to be recommended to get an emblem. Since I feel that nominating myself is somewhat pretentious, I'm curious as to how someone might get the badge without self-promotion.

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#25 Dracula68
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@ JodyR...

You indicated that one does NOT have to be recommended to get an emblem. Since I feel that nominating myself is somewhat pretentious, I'm curious as to how someone might get the badge without self-promotion.

ziegd
I don't like the idea either myself but that is the only way unless you get lucky and get noticed and nominated by another user.
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I'd like to recommend myself (Written reviews), and I also would like to reccommend my good friend itwiz90 (Written reviews).

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#27 JodyR
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@ JodyR...

You indicated that one does NOT have to be recommended to get an emblem. Since I feel that nominating myself is somewhat pretentious, I'm curious as to how someone might get the badge without self-promotion.

ziegd
Staff or a moderator tracking your profile could have you added to the list of users we should check into.
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#28 Paully3433
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First off I would like to recommend Kingrich06 for Written Reviews, He has almost 100 done and are well written. I will also like to nominate myself just to see if I can compare ;) also for written reviews. I believe I mentioned something to Eduardo(edubuccaneer) a little while back but was unsure if he had gotten a chance to look it over. The first few I did were for fun kind of, the latest 10 or so have gotten more series and elaborate. I am looking to do several more in the next week or so also. Thanks!
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#29 Garrison_Ford
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I would like to recommend 5 of my friends and myself for the WRITTEN review emblem.

1.) 3KindgomsRandy

Written Review Contributions Page

2.) AzelKosMos

Written Review Contributions Page

3.) DraconigenaDeus

Written Review Contributions Page

4.) Mangaminx

Written Review Contributions Page

5.) SemiMaster

Written Review Contributions Page

6.) Garrison_Ford

Written Review Contributions Page

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#30 kcwsk8
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I recommend Mitch_Dyer for a written review emblem. Below is the link to his contributions page. http://www.gamespot.com/users/Mitch_Dyer/contributions?tag=profile-nav;contributions
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#31 Jerell_rast
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I want to recommend NBAmaster33 for two great video reviews: Left 4 dead Gears of War 2 He can only get better.
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#33 Paully3433
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Any idea when these recommendations will be looked at?
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#34 JodyR
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Any idea when these recommendations will be looked at?Paully3433
We check them every 1-3 months depending on how many requests there are.
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#35 ziegd
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@ Jody...is there any way to get a list of some sort of those who have the Top 100 emblem? I enjoy GOOD player reviews, and I'm currently tracking several people who I know have the emblem, simply because I've discovered that their reviews match my tastes, so they're always helpful.

ALSO...might I suggest that you give some advice to all the people recommending themselves? (I'm not a moderator, so it won't mean as much coming from me.)...

If you seriously want to be considered for the Top 100 Emblem, wouldn't it make sense to build up a sort of fan-base? Like, people who actually READ your reviews and RECOMMEND them?

Looking thru this thread, I see a number of people who have posted a lot of reviews, but no one seems to be reading or recommending them (myself included). For the Emblem to have any significance, it needs to be earned, based on the community's appreciation for your contributions, and not just because you want another emblem. I'm asking my on-line friends to read my reviews and offer me some constructive feedback, so I can actually write something that others will find useful.

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#36 Video_Game_King
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If you seriously want to be considered for the Top 100 Emblem, wouldn't it make sense to build up a sort of fan-base? Like, people who actually READ your reviews and RECOMMEND them?

Looking thru this thread, I see a number of people who have posted a lot of reviews, but no one seems to be reading or recommending them (myself included). For the Emblem to have any significance, it needs to be earned, based on the community's appreciation for your contributions, and not just because you want another emblem. I'm asking my on-line friends to read my reviews and offer me some constructive feedback, so I can actually write something that others will find useful.

ziegd

*notices that I've recommended myself* Hey, I feel that I've earned it. People recommend me, and I have a fanbase. Then again, never can be sure if people recommend me for the review quality or just that I didn't say their favorite/least favorite game sucked/rocked. The only evidence I have for it either way is when somebody PMed me about how much they liked my Metal Gear Solid review.

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#37 JodyR
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There is no way to sort by them right now. The community news blog has been featuring those from 100 or 500 lately though. Have you checked out the latest weekly reports?
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#38 JusticeCovert
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I recommend Mitch_Dyer for a written review emblem. Below is the link to his contributions page. http://www.gamespot.com/users/Mitch_Dyer/contributions?tag=profile-nav;contributionskcwsk8

In case you're not already aware, Mitch is one of several reviewers from the community who now writes freelance GameSpot reviews for us on a semi-regular basis. I'm not sure if that makes him ineligible for the emblem or anything, but thought you might be interested to know. :)

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#39 ziegd
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There is no way to sort by them right now. The community news blog has been featuring those from 100 or 500 lately though. Have you checked out the latest weekly reports? JodyR

No I haven't...thanks for the tip.

@ VGK...lol...I didn't mean everyone who recommended themselves had no fans. But if you check, more than a few of those self-promoters have had few-to-none recommendations. (I include myself in that group, for the record, before anyone starts blasting me. :P )

I just would like the Top 100 to be an emblem that really signifies something, reserved for those few that the community feels deserve it. Simply writing a ton of reviews (even if they're GOOD reviews) doesn't automatically mean the writer deserves the emblem. If readers aren't tracking his reviews, then his contributions aren't helping anyone...yanno? *(Which is also why I'm glad mods have the final say...it prevents Friends-List-Exploitation...i.e. "You thumbs-up all mine and I'll thumbs-up all yours!")

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#40 RK-Mara
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I'm going to be another egoistic bastard recommending myself.
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#41 Video_Game_King
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I'm going to be another egoistic bastard recommending myself.RK-Mara

You're among friends :P.

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#42 Azghouls
Member since 2006 • 815 Posts

Hi guys!

I would like to recommend two people:

fastpunk

ChristianKiss

Both are kool kats!

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#43 bluej33
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I'd like to nominate Aberinkulas for a series of mature, well thought-out and well written reviews:

http://uk.gamespot.com/users/Aberinkulas/contributions?mode=reviews&tag=all-about;header;more

MetalGear_Ninty

I whole-heartedly second this nomination and would like to go ahead and nominate myself for a written review emblem as well. Thanks.

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#44 JodyR
Member since 2005 • 16437 Posts

We've pulled all of the recommendations up to this point.

Here are the users that were granted an emblem.

Top 500emblem

Jd1680a
Aberinkulas
Shinno441
3KindgomsRandy
kittykatz5k
zh666
64316431
Valkyrie_44
Willy105
Video_Game_King/
SemiMaster
Garrison_Ford
RK-Mara
NBAmaster33
Paully3433
bluej33
ziegd

Top 100 emblem

Mitch_Dyer
dracula_16
AzelKosMos
DraconigenaDeus

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#45 Video_Game_King
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We've pulled all of the recommendations up to this point.

After being reviewed the ones that meet the secret criteria will be contacted about receiving one of the user review emblems.

Thanks for your suggestions.

JodyR

On a special date, or will they just know?

Uh, you know what? Nevermind :P.

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#46 gbrading
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I'd like to recommend GenTom for his written reviews. His review of Silent Hunter III was what motivated me to purchase the game, and all of his reviews are detailed and analytical. I can offer no higher praise.

At the same time, I would humbly like to recommend myself, for my written reviews. :P

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#48 angelbless
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I want to recomend fantasyfacade for her reviews, she has great review skills.. even though she left writing some time ago.

Also as everyone..well I want to receive a feedback with my reviews please, and see if i can be nominated for the emblem thxs in advance :).

My reviews, please look

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#49 mcjakeqcool
Member since 2008 • 423 Posts
I would like to nominate myself and my friend garey017 for the user reviewers recommendation thread.
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#50 JodyR
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[QUOTE="JodyR"]

We've pulled all of the recommendations up to this point.

After being reviewed the ones that meet the secret criteria will be contacted about receiving one of the user review emblems.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Video_Game_King

On a special date, or will they just know?

Uh, you know what? Nevermind :P.

users get a PM when they get granted the emblem. I also edited my former post on Feb. 18th with a list for those who received an emblem for those of you who want to check out their reviews. :D

For the rest of you, keep them coming. We'll check this thread some time later this month depending on how many suggestions there are. Thanks for your help!