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GameSpot
URL GameSpot.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Gaming
Registration Optional (free and paid)
Owner CNET Networks, Inc.
Created by Pete Deemer
Vince Broady
Jon Epstein
Launched May 1, 1996[1]

GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. The site was launched in May 1996 by Pete Deemer and Vince Broady. It was purchased by ZDNet, a brand which was later purchased by CNET Networks, the current owner of GameSpot. GameSpot.com is currently one of the 200 highest-trafficked websites according to Alexa. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 458 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (760 × 994 pixels, file size: 657 KB, MIME type: image/png) Gamespot as of November 17, 2007. ... // Uniform Resource Locator (URL) formerly known as Universal Resource Locator, is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: In popular usage and many technical documents, it is a synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI); Strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for global identifiers of network-retrievable... The subscription business model is a business model that was pioneered by magazines and newspapers, but is now used by a myriad of businesses and websites. ... CNET Networks, Inc. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... Look up Review in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In computing, a preview may be where output of a particular document, page, film, etc. ... This article is about the computer terms. ... In 1989 Ziff Davis Inc. ... CNET Networks, Inc. ... // Web traffic is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a web site. ... Alexa Internet, Inc. ...


In addition to the content produced by GameSpot staff, the site also allows users to write their own reviews, blogs, and post on the site's forums. The forums are partially shared with those on GameFAQs, another website owned by CNET. An Internet forum, also known as a message board or discussion board, is a web application that provides for online discussions, and is the modern descendant of the bulletin board systems and existing Usenet news systems that were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. ... GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games. ...

Contents

History

At launch, the site focused exclusively on PC games. Its sister site, VideoGameSpot.com, was launched in December 1996 to cover console games. In 1997, VideoGameSpot.com became VideoGames.com for a short period, and by 1998, the PC and console sections were united at GameSpot.com.[2]-1... This article is about games played on consoles. ...


On October 3, 2005, GameSpot adopted a new design similar to that of TV.com, now considered a sister site to GameSpot.[3] is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ...


International history

GameSpot UK (United Kingdom) was started in October 1997 and operated until mid-2002, offering Europe-oriented content which often differed from that of the U.S. site. During this period, GameSpot UK won the 1999 PPAi (Periodical Publishers Association interactive) award for best website,[4] and was short listed in 2001.[5] Following the purchase of ZDNet by CNET, GameSpot UK was merged with the main US site. On April 24, 2006, GameSpot UK was relaunched. (ne.[6] is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a similar fashion, GameSpot AU (Australia) existed on a local scale in the late 1990s with Australian-produced reviews. It ceased in 2003. When a local version of the main CNET portal, CNET.com.au was launched in 2003, Gamespot.com.au content was folded into CNET.com.au. The site was fully re-launched mid 2006, with a specialized forum, local reviews, special features, local pricings in AUD, Australian release dates, and more local news. ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia 6 countries and territories Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Inflation 4. ...


GameSpot Japan (Japan) in it's current form launched in 2007 and is currently celebrating thier 1 year anniversary. GS Japan provides Japanese videogame industry news, previews, reviews, features, and videos as well as translated articles from the other GameSpot sites. They have recently added a larger video player and community forums to the site.


Main site

In 2004, GameSpot won "Best Gaming Website" as chosen by the viewers in Spike TV's second Video Game Award Show.[7] Other gaming websites such as IGN, 1UP.com, and GameSpy have been their biggest rivals. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... IGN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... ... GameSpy, also known as GameSpy Industries, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game Web sites and provides online video game-related services and software. ...


GameSpot's main page has links to the latest news, reviews, previews, and portals for the following platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2, PSP and Nintendo DS. It also includes a list of the most popular games on the site and a search engine for users to track down games of interest.-1... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP)[5] is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ...


GameSpot also covers the following platforms to a lesser extent: Xbox, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, Neo Geo Pocket Color, N-Gage, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance and mobile games, among others. For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark, and Guppy during development) is Segas last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... The Neo-Geo Pocket Color (or NGPC) was released on March 16, 1999 in Japan. ... This article is about the hand-held telephone. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... Screenshot from a mobile fighting game, Fightality A mobile game is a video game played on a mobile phone, smartphone, PDA, handheld computer or any type of handheld or wireless device. ...


The domain gamespot.com attracted at least 60 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com study.[8]


Personalities

With the introduction of GameSpot Live, readers were introduced to some of the staff working at GameSpot who write the features and reviews for the site.


Current staff

Current staff who can be seen on GameSpot's broadcasts or whose work can be read on the site include: Lark Anderson, Justin Calvert, Brian Ekberg, Shaun McInnis, Tom Mc Shea, Andrew Park, Aaron Thomas, Ricardo Torres, Kevin VanOrd, Chris Watters, and Shanker Srinivasan (Sports Gamer) from the Editorial team.


Tor Thorsen, Brendan Sinclair, and Tom Magrino from the News team.


Ryan MacDonald, Homer Rabara, Kristin Reilly, Takeshi Hiraoka, and Tracy Peterson from GameSpot Live.


Don Francis and Jody Robinson from the Communities team.


Guy Cocker, Emma Boyes, Luke Anderson, and Laura Jenner from GameSpot UK.
Randolph Ramsay, Dan Chiappini, and James Kozanecki from GameSpot AU.
Seirou Kitoh from GameSpot Japan.[9]


Former staff

  • Ron Dulin - executive editor who left the industry entirely in 2000.[citation needed]
  • Elliott Chin - executive editor. Left in 2001. He is currently the director of marketing at Sega of America.[citation needed]
  • Amer Ajami - senior editor. Left in 2002 and joined EA Los Angeles, where he is now a producer.[10]
  • Bob Colayco – left GameSpot in 2006 and joined Blizzard Entertainment.[citation needed]
  • Carrie Gouskos – features editor, who left to develop games for EA Mythic.[citation needed]
  • Greg Kasavin – executive editor and site director of GameSpot, who left in 2007 to become a game developer. He is now a producer for EA Los Angeles.[11]
  • Tim Surette – news editor. Moved to sister site TV.com.[citation needed]
  • Greg Mueller – departed to pursue other interests.[citation needed]
  • Rich Gallup – host of all the media content on GameSpot (The Hotspot, On The Spot, Button Mashing, Tournament TV); he left on July 27, 2007.[12]
  • Jeff Gerstmann - editorial director of the site, dismissed from GameSpot on November 28, 2007 after which Jeff started GiantBomb.com[13]
  • Tim Tracy - moved to sister site MP3.com, (lately got fired or quit).[14]
  • Frank Provo - freelancer. Quit on account of disliking CNET management.[15]
  • Alex Navarro - quit on January 10, 2008, in response to Jeff Gerstmann being dismissed.[16] His last day was January 24, 2008, and around mid-May 2008 got a job as a Community Manager for Harmonix.[17]
  • Ryan Davis - quit on February 4, 2008, listing one of his reasons for leaving being the Jeff Gerstmann firing.[18] His last day was February 14, 2008, and has since joined Jeff Gerstmann in co-founding Giant Bomb.
  • Jason Ocampo - quit on February 26, 2008[19], joined IGN as Editor in Chief of PC section[20].
  • Brad Shoemaker - quit on March 21, 2008.[21], joined Giant Bomb on June 3, 2008.
  • Matt Rorie - Games Guide Editor, left in favor of becoming Marketing & PR Producer at Obsidian Entertainment. His last day was April 18th 2008.[22]
  • Vinny Caravella - Features Producer, left GameSpot[23], joined Giant Bomb on June 3, 2008.

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Features

GameSpot has separate sections for the current most popular consoles, as well as for the PC platform. There are other separate sections for various features such as reviews, previews, news, cheats, videos, tech, and downloads. GameSpot is well known for its original features, such as GameSpotting, a conglomeration of staff editorials usually posted on Sundays, but was replaced in June 17, 2005 by a new feature called Freeplay,[24] a daily editorial in which a GameSpot editor writes about games, beginning his or her editorial with the last paragraph of the previous editorial. In turn, Freeplay later ceased to operate in this way, and began using the same system as GameSpotting had.[25]


On the Spot

On the Spot is a weekly talk show which airs live every Thursday at 4 p.m. Pacific time. It shows the GameSpot staff as they play, preview, review, and interview the people involved in making games. They also take questions from the live audience who are online watching from around the world on GameSpot.com. The show runs a basic template of events; the show starts out with an announcer giving an overview of what will be covered on the show. The video clip (e.g. a clip from a special event, a GameSpot feature, etc) will then usually be shown. The main section of the show features the editors demoing upcoming games, occasionally with a guest from the game developer showing the game. Towards the end of the show trivia prizes are given away. Each show runs for about 60 minutes; however there are occasions where some shows go over or under that set time. The show first aired on June 24, 2004. The hosts of On the Spot is Brian Ekberg and Kristen Reilley.[26] PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The HotSpot

The HotSpot is GameSpot's weekly podcast about games and news about the gaming industry. It airs every Tuesday at around 11:00 PM Eastern time and 8:00 PM Pacific time. The first HotSpot aired on July 20, 2005. The host of The Hotspot is Tor Thorsen. The Eastern Standard Time Zone (abbreviated EST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Button Mashing

Button Mashing is GameSpot's "video game, game show." It is a game show that consists of playing video games under a time limit, showing your knowledge of games, and competing against a GameSpot editor in a game of their choice. There are three rounds to Button Mashing. They are: Console-ation Round, Memory Leak, and Owned. There is no regular airing schedule for Button Mashing, although when it does air it airs on Mondays. The first episode of Button Mashing aired on March 20, 2004. It is unknown at this time who the new host of Button Mashing will be. is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Lineup/ From The Bleachers

The Lineup is GameSpot's sport video game show that resembles the same format as On the Spot. The Lineup is hosted by Brian Ekberg, Aaron Thomas, and Shanker Srinivasan. New episodes normally are released on Friday every two weeks. From The Bleachers is GameSpot's weekly sport video game podcast. The hosts of From The Bleachers is mostly the same line-up as the hosts of The Lineup. New episodes of From The Bleachers are released every Wednesday. A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. ...


Import Friendly

Import Friendly is GameSpot's import games and culture show hosted by Takeshi Hiraoka. Host introduces 2 or 3 import games from a specific genre or theme. Sometimes there are related news or events featured. Introduces viewers to import games and about how import friendly each title is. New episodes are released on the first Thursday of every month.


Game of the Year: Best and Worst

Every year, GameSpot holds the Best and Worst Game of the Year awards, which recognize achievements in the gaming industry, positive and negative (in the form of "Dubious Honors", containing categories such as "Most Disappointing Game", "Flat-Out Worst Game", "Best Game No One Played" and "Most Despicable Product Placement"). GameSpot also allows users on the site to vote for the winners of the "Readers' Choice" awards. Wikibooks [[wikibooks:|]] has more about this subject: Marketing Product placement advertisements are promotional ads placed by marketers using real commercial products and services in media, where the presence of a particular brand is the result of an economic exchange. ...


GameSpot's winners for Game of the Year have been so far: Game of the Year is a distinction awarded by various magazines and websites to a deserving PC or console video game. ...

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Other features

Button Mashing consists of a three round game show involving games which the players generally have no experience with; it returned on July 25, 2006, due to high demand following a two year hiatus. It was announced to be returning in April 2008 but has yet to resurface since most recent host Vinny Caravella's departure. Previously hosted by Rich Gallup. is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


GameSpot also holds tournaments for paid subscribers. The final is broadcast live on Tournament TV hosted by Ryan Mac Donald, Brian Ekberg, and various other editors. GSUK and AU have also started doing tournaments.


The UK and Australia Based Gamespot staff also run Bi-weekly podcasts which are similar to the Hotspot but features more region specific news and features. GameSpot UK also produces a bi-weekly video podcast called Start/Select hosted by Guy Cocker and various other GSUK and CNET UK editors about UK gaming news and features.


Reviews and rating system

Old system New system
Range Description Range Description
1.0 – 1.9 Abysmal 1.0 – 1.5 Abysmal
2.0 – 2.9 Terrible 2.0 – 2.5 Terrible
3.0 – 3.9 Bad 3.0 – 3.5 Bad
4.0 – 4.9 Poor 4.0 – 4.5 Poor
5.0 – 5.9 Mediocre 5.0 – 5.5 Mediocre
6.0 – 6.9 Fair 6.0 – 6.5 Fair
7.0 – 7.9 Good 7.0 – 7.5 Good
8.0 – 8.9 Great 8.0 – 8.5 Great
9.0 – 9.9 Superb 9.0 – 9.5 Superb
10.0 Perfect 10.0 Prime

In January 2001, GameSpot introduced video reviews for games, which are released for all major games. Other games that the editors believe deserve special mention (for example, the very worst games) are reviewed by video as well. Video reviews mostly re-emphasize the written review text with clips of gameplay embedded.


GameSpot has a detailed guide that explains its reviewing policies, as well as answering frequently asked questions about its reviews.[41]


When GameSpot Complete was introduced in late 2001, older reviews were restricted to Complete members; however, those reviews became available to everyone again several months later.


All games were judged on five different categories: Gameplay, Graphics, Sound, Value, and Reviewer's Tilt. Each category is assigned an integer score from one to ten, and these five integers are combined using a weighted average to arrive at an overall score. Should a game score at least 9.0, it is designated as "superb," and given "Editor's Choice" recognition. Although many games achieve this status each year, only five in GameSpot's history have ever received a perfect ten: Chrono Cross,[42] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time,[43] Soul Calibur,[44] Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PlayStation 2 version),[45] and Grand Theft Auto IV [46]. Seven games have achieved a near-perfect score of 9.9: NFL 2K,[47] NFL 2K1,[48] Perfect Dark,[49] Super Mario Bros. Deluxe,[50] Tekken 3 (PlayStation version),[51] and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Dreamcast and Playstation versions).[52][53] Not to be confused with Natural number. ... Chrono Cross ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation video game console. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3, often called THPS3, is a video game in the Tony Hawks series. ... PS2 redirects here. ... Grand Theft Auto IV (also known as GTA IV and GTA 4) is an upcoming sandbox-style action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North. ... Cover of the Xbox version of ESPN NFL 2K5. ... Cover of the Xbox version of ESPN NFL 2K5. ... This article is about the video game. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Tekken 3 is the third installment in the Tekken fighting game series. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2, often called THPS2, is the second game in the Tony Hawks series. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark, and Guppy during development) is Segas last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ...


On the other end of the spectrum, Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is the only game to have received a 1.0 ("abysmal"), the lowest score possible.[54]


While games are rated mostly with regard to how they compare to the other games available on their specific platforms, games released simultaneously for multiple platforms are also compared between systems, which often results in differing scores being given to the same game depending on the system, usually due to the inherent strengths and weaknesses of each platform.


New system

On June 25, 2007, GameSpot began assigning scores by increments of 0.5 instead of 0.1.[55] It also ended its practice of giving sub-scores for gameplay, graphics, sound, value, and tilt. Instead, user reviews now possess a medal system that permits the reviewer to highlight given characteristics of the game such as its artistic design, original soundtrack, or difficulty. GameSpot believes that this will create a more detailed rating system than the previous one. The first review under the new system was for Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition for the PSP.[56] The only change in terms is the new term "Prime" for games that receive a 10.0 score, replacing "Perfect." is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Final Fantasy ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) in 1987, and is the inaugural game in Squares flagship Final Fantasy series. ...


Then Editor-in-chief Jeff Gerstmann blogged explaining the decision but still received criticism towards this change. Despite viewers claiming to have canceled memberships and suggestions for a different increment scale (reverting back to a .1 scale, or changing to a .2 or .25 scale), the review system remains unchanged.


Mistakes and updates

GameSpot has occasionally had to rectify some of its reviews. Bob Colayco's original review for Metroid Prime Hunters criticized the game for having only one mode playable online, as well as certain glitches.[57] However, all of the multiplayer modes are playable online (but only with friend codes or through the rival system).[citation needed] GameSpot reevaluated the review and removed the errors, appending an editor's note on the bottom of the review. Metroid Prime Hunters is a first-person shooter and adventure game for the Nintendo DS developed by NST, a Redmond-based first-party developer for Nintendo, and released on March 20, 2006. ... Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Abbreviated WFC) is an online service run by Nintendo to facilitate free Internet play in compatible Nintendo DS and Wii games. ...


The original review for Shenmue was taken down from the site after GameSpot received many user complaints about the low score, and was re-scored, though the text review remained the same.[58] For other uses, see Shenmue (disambiguation). ...


The review for Tetris Worlds for the Nintendo GameCube was updated after the editor found that the "easy spin" feature could be toggled off. The score was raised to reflect the change in opinion.[59] Tetris on the Nintendo Game Boy Tetris is a computer game invented by Alexey Pajitnov in 1985, while he was working for the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, inspired by a pentominoes game he had purchased earlier. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ...


The review for Company of Heroes was updated after the editor of the review found that a performance bug was a "rare issue".[60] Company of Heroes (CoH) is a real-time strategy (RTS) computer game developed for Microsoft Windows by Relic Entertainment. ... A software bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program that prevents it from behaving as intended (e. ...


The review for Overlord (PC) was re-scored after receiving an unfinished version from Codemasters that had camera issues.[61] Overlord is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Codemasters for the Xbox 360 and PC. The game was released in North America on June 26, 2007, then later in Europe on June 29 and Australia on July 6, 2007. ... Codemasters (earlier known as Code Masters) is one of the oldest British video game developers. ...


The review for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Xbox 360) has been updated to include differences between the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions and a clarification on the game's multiplayer mode[62] as well as tone differences.[63]


The review for Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Nintendo DS) was updated after the original review stated the game did not support single-card multiplayer, which was incorrect.[64]


The review for Lost Odyssey (Xbox 360) was updated after copies of the game sent to the press for review played differently than retail copies of the game. The review was changed to note that some of the game's load times were actually shorter than represented in the version of the game sent to the press. Lost Odyssey is an RPG currently in development by Mistwalker for the Xbox 360. ...


The review for Titan Quest (PC) originally made disparaging comments about having to travel back to town on foot in order to sell items and empty the inventory, and commented on earlier games (such as Diablo II) which featured a quick travel option that allowed players to instantly travel between the battlefield and towns. However, such a feature actually was present in Titan Quest, reviewer Ryan Davis having simply missed it. The text pertaining to the town portal system was removed, although the score remained the same. [65] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Diablo II, sequel to the game Diablo, is a dark fantasy-themed action role-playing game in a hack and slash or Dungeon Roaming style. ...


The review for Grand Theft Auto IV was initially submitted with a 9.5 score by reviewer Justin Calvert. The initial score of 9.5 became available on Gamespot's web site due to a bug in their publishing system.[66] Grand Theft Auto IV (also known as GTA IV and GTA 4) is an upcoming sandbox-style action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North. ...


Community

Forums

GameSpot's forums were originally run by ZDNet, and later by Lithium.[citation needed] GameSpot uses a semi-automated moderation system with numerous volunteer moderators. GameSpot moderators are volunteer moderators who are picked from trusted members of the community. However, due to the size and massive quantity of boards and posts on GameSpot, there is a "report" feature where a normal user can report a post to a moderator. The reporting feature saves a lot of time and makes sure a lot more content is handled correctly. Lithium Forums are a software package produced by Lithium Technologies, comparable to vBulletin, Invision Power Board, or phpBB. It is used by popular websites such as Nintendo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


One distinct feature of the GameSpot community is the ability of GameSpot Total Access users to create their own user-created board, which can either be set to public or private. The board's creator can appoint their own moderators, and also can display HTML markup at the top of their board. Also, all users have the ability to create or join what is known as a "Union". A Union consists of a user-created board which is attached to an editorial front, as well as a homepage with news bulletins and members lists.


In addition to the message board system, GameSpot has expanded its community through the addition of features such as user blogs (formerly known as "journals")[67] and user video blogs. Users can track other users, thus allowing them to see updates for their favorite blogs. If both users track each other, they are listed on each other's friends list. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In May 2004, the GameFAQs message boards and the GameSpot boards merged most of their game-specific boards together. Although there is a very active community on Gamespot, many have criticized it for using extremely strict posting rules. [68] GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games. ...


Profiles

Registered users have the privilege of having their own profile which they can make visible to only themselves, friends, or everyone through their preferences.[69] Profiles can be useful and convenient to the user themself and to others. In a profile a blog can be started and updated. The blog is shared with the user's TV.com, MP3.com, and MovieTome profiles. Other users can report blog posts to the moderators. Users can subscribe to a number of RSS feeds which provide updates for user-generated content. There are feeds for "Tracked Games", "Tracked Unions", "Friends' Reviews", "Friends' Blogs", and "My Blog". Other elements on profiles include their latest videos, games, tracked blogs, and ratings. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... MP3. ... For RSS feeds from Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Syndication. ...


Users can keep a games list within their GameSpot profile which allows them (and others) to track games in four different categories. Users can keep track of news and updates by adding games to the "Tracked Games" list. "Collection" is used for games which the user owns. The "Wish List" is for games users want to try out or intend to buy in the future. Any game can be added to a wish list whether it has already been released or it is pending for release in the future. Users can indicate which games they are currently playing by adding them to the "Now Playing" list.


Emblems are awarded to users by completing various tasks. Some emblems show a user's status (free subscription versus paid subscription). Other emblems denote contest winners, voting participants, staff/moderators, and console aficionados.


Unions

Unions act as online communities within GameSpot. Each union has a blog-style front page and a message board pertaining to a specific topic. Union members post messages and topics in the board and other members of the union can respond. Each union has a level and can receive emblems for growing, being active, or posting good news topics. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Union members can also be awarded ranks within a union, currently there are three: Leader, Officer, and Recruit. Leaders are similar to Administrators of the union, and have the power to modify anything about the union; including the name, avatar and banners, and moderate topics/messages. Officers have the ability to moderate topics and messages and any other abilities the leader wishes to grant to the Officers. Recruits are no more than regular members with the ability to take part in the topic and message posting.


Controversy

Jeff Gerstmann, Editorial Director of the site, was fired on November 28, 2007.[70] Immediately after his termination, rumors circulated proclaiming his dismissal was a result of external pressure from Eidos Interactive, the publisher of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men which Gerstmann had previously given a Fair or undesirable rating along with critique.[70] Both Gamespot and parent company CNET stated that his dismissal was unrelated to the review.[70] [71] A month after Gerstmann's termination, reviewer Frank Provo left GameSpot after eight years stating that "I believe CNET management let Jeff go for all the wrong reasons. I believe CNET intends to soften the site's tone and push for higher scores to make advertisers happy."[72] Jeff Gerstmann (born August 1, 1975) is the former editorial director of the gaming website GameSpot. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Eidos Interactive is a publisher of video and computer games with its parent company based in England. ... CNET Networks, Inc. ...


Frank Provo, Alex Navarro, Ryan Davis, Brad Shoemaker and Vinny Caravella also left as a result of Gerstmann's termination.[73][74]


Paid subscriptions

GameSpot formerly had a paid subscription service known as "GameSpot Complete". On February 21, 2006, the paid subscription model was changed.[75] It now maintains two paid membership services: Total Access and Plus.[76] is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Total Access is essentially a replacement of GameSpot Complete, as it is the same price of US$5.95 per month or $39.95 per year and offers the same basic benefits.[76] The second premium service, GameSpot Plus, is a cheaper, intermediate-level service.[76] USD redirects here. ...


The major difference between the old and new membership services is the lack of GameSpot Complete's 10 percent discount at EBGames.com. There was much discontent over this decision, and for a while, GameSpot claimed to have an unspecificed replacement in the work. No further details were ever provided. Electronics Boutique is a U.S.-based computer games retailer, founded in 1977. ...


GameCenter

GameCenter was a gaming service which allowed players to host their own customized servers, chat with their friends, and play an assortment of PC games online with players all around the world, all while tracking users' stats. As of March 6, 2006, the GameCenter subscription service has been discontinued and merged into the GameSpot Total Access service. As a result, GameSpot is discontinuing support of the GameCenter client, but will continue tournament events for Total Access members.[citation needed] is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Trivia Robot starring in an episode of Time Trotters

The most recent GameCenter has no relation to the original GameCenter, which CNET Networks ran from 1995 to 2001 as a competitor to GameSpot. Shortly after CNET Networks acquired ZDNet and GameSpot in 2000, the original GameCenter was disbanded. Image File history File links TriviaRobot. ... Image File history File links TriviaRobot. ... CNET Networks, Inc. ... CNET Networks, Inc. ... In 1989 Ziff Davis Inc. ...


Trivia Robot

Trivia Robot was a fictional character who appeared frequently in a variety of video productions on GameSpot. Speaking in a digital electric monotone, Trivia Robot rose to prominence as the character who would answer viewer mail sent in to the weekly webcast show Let's GameSpot. Trivia Robot appeared in a one-episode series entitled Time Trotters.[77]


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