GameSpot Players Network, the hot spot for achievement hunts, play dates, competitions, and more. If you need a way to play, you'll find it here!
GameSpot Players Network FAQ
1. What is GSPN?
GameSpot Players Network gives gamers a chance to discover new friends and join a mission. To find out more about how this feature works, visit the front page and the following links.
• Gamespot Players Network : This page takes you to the missions and featured pages!
- Players Network Archive: This page takes you to the list of players on the GSPN roster!
• Past Events and Activities: This page takes you to a list of previous missions we've had.
• Game Play Videos: This page has a list of videos about previous events.
• GSPN FAQ: This is our Frequently Asked Questions page, which is where you are right now!
• Player Attributes: If you play games a certain way, you have a special attribute!
Pick carefully! The first three you select will be what is represented in your abridged profile.
2. How do I get on the GSPN Roster?
Any GameSpot registrant can join the roster! Fill out this questionnaire and email us.
3. How can I become a featured player?
Featured players are determined by GameSpot staff. Some will be players we think you should check out, while others may be MVPs from previous missions!
4. How do I participate in a mission?
Each week we'll showcase some missions you can participate in. The mission itself will outline the objective for the week. You can expect some exciting adventures with GameSpot staff and other GameSpot members, and sometimes schwag is given away to the players or trivia participants!
5. Do I get an emblem?
At this time there is no emblem for having a GSPN profile or participating in our missions.
6. What kinds of missions are there?
There are currently several mission types:
Beat the Pros: GameSpot brings in MLG or other related professional gamers known for their skilled game set. These are official streamed events from the GameSpot offices. We call in our posh pro-gaming pals for an afternoon of gaming delights. These are highly competitive in nature. If you sign up for one of these, bring your A-game; otherwise, you might end up stomped.
Community Game Nights: When the host's gameplay time is in the evening, we call it a Game Night. Sometimes these are competitive, and other times these are just for fun.
Play Dates: These are often held in the mornings or daytime. Sometimes there will be an objective in mind, but more often than not, these missions are just for people who want to spend some time gaming in a group.
Random Encounters: These missions are set during a time when a GameSpot staff member is looking to play a game over the weekend with someone. It will be a specific title during a mystery time. By playing with staff members, you could be in the running for some additional perks, like profile points, schwag, and more.
Achievement/Trophy Hunts: When a pesky achievement or trophy has been eluding a particular GSPN member, we make an effort to go and hunt it down. Sometimes achievement or trophy hunts will be hosted by GameSpot staff in a running marathon of hunting in an attempt to collect several achievements or trophies.
Marathons: Sometimes we just can't help but get bitten by that grinding bug that forces you to play the same game until your fingers bleed. Marathon missions are usually planned far in advance with ample time to sign up for them. These are great events for those who can dedicate the time and energy for the long haul. Marathons will be a minimum of four hours in length and go until the host can't go anymore.
7. Where should I report my GSPN experience?
You can create a blog and share your GSPN experience with us in the comments below.
8. Can you define what some of these user attributes mean?
Sure thing! We're still in experimental stages with these terms that our awesome staff and rangers put together. At this time, you can see our definitions in the Player Attributes section.
9. I am from another country and time zone. What time is that for me?
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc is a solid time converter!