We started off things this week with the Battlefield 3 Early Deployment Tournament and showcased 18 blogs from talented GameSpot members. Wednesday, we featured 16 videos from our YouTube GameSpot Spotlight channel. Finally, Thursday, we showcased 28 user reviews and had a platform battle over Catherine.
Gears of War 3 Community Game Night
For this week's Community Game Night, we gathered the GameSpot staff to take on some users in Gears of War in Beast mode for a chance at the Lambency Achievement. No MVP was awarded because all of those who joined just did so well! Perhaps we will gather again and a winner will be announced once and for all! We also decided to stream the game night on On the Spot for those who weren't able to make it.
Field Trip: Industry Community News
You heard right, GameSpot is bringing back the game industry community news, but it's bigger, better, stronger, and faster! OK maybe that's a bit dramatic, but we are bringing it back. We take a trip to see what Capcom, Sega, Blizzard, Activision, and EA are up to this week. Check it out!
GameSpot Moderation Survey
GameSpot is getting ready for a makeover, but we want to hear what you all have to say about the way things are currently here at GameSpot. Are we too tough? Not tough enough? We want, nay…NEED your feedback! Take this survey and make your vote count!
Battlefield 3: Early Deployment Beta Tournament Wrap-Up
Well, that was a long night, but we had a lot of fun. We pit four teams of 12 against each other for the chance to be the victor. We had people lining up as early as 1:00 a.m. for their opportunity to be one of the first in San Francisco to play Battlefield 3. There was food, music, and of course fragging as we played long into the night. The event was streamed live and the videos are available for viewing, and we also have a small photo gallery on our Facebook page that caught many of the behind-the-scenes moments of the event.
This week's member spotlight shines on lim_ak. This member is an unfaltering, devoted, and astounding GameSpot member who took the time and effort to record 15 video blogs and 19 blogs all about his experiences at the Eurogamer Expo. This coverage is seriously extensive, and for all those who are interested in anything that happened during that expo, I highly recommend checking out his blogs.
Union of the Week
This week's union of the week is the Film Appreciation Union. This fantastic union offers a plethora of amazing information and fantastic conversations about, you guessed it…films. Some of the current hot topics include information on The Dark Knight Rises, Boardwalk Empire, and others. I had the pleasure of having an interview with the leader of the union, Jazz_Fan.
Tip of the Week
For this week's tip we're talking about Facebook.
Those who have a Facebook account and a GameSpot account will be happy to know that you can now connect the two and allow your achievements, blogs, and everything in between to be displayed on your Facebook wall.
Clicking the button will make the above pop-up appear. Click the Connect to Facebook button and log in with your Facebook information. Now that your GameSpot account and your Facebook account are connected, the Facebook icon that had been next to your options will move directly onto the avatar that's displayed next to inbox.
And that's it! That's all you have to do to link your GameSpot account to your Facebook account. The application that has been applied to your Facebook account will now act as a go-between, and anything that is shared with a Facebook option applied to it can now be shared on your account. Some of these include:
- Share your blog posts or other blog posts with your friends on Facebook.
- Share videos or images you like with your friends on Facebook.
- Share votes you have made in GameSpot contests or events.
Post your favorite Pokemon from the ORIGINAL Red and Blue series in the comments below and receive a boost in your profile points!