CodingGenius''s Gamespot Rank

Level: 63 (73%)
Rank: Big Smoke
Points: 3342431

CodingGenius's Emblems

  • Commercial Challenge 2004 / Ballot Puncher

    Your vote really DOES count. These discerning souls exercised their civic duty and rocked the vote in GameSpot's Commercial Challenge 2004. In doing so, they've sifted the commercial wheat from the chaff so that only the best and brightest remain. They've cast their votes for the good of all GameSpot... and they just happened to get entered into a fabulous sweepstakes in the process. What an amazing coincidence!

  • Readers' Choice 2004 Chooser

    People's choice representative. All those who participated in GameSpot's 2004 Readers' Choice Awards will share this emblem, and have their collective decisions immortalized in those scarce few games that they rightfully placed among gaming's greatest.

  • Readers' Choice 2005 Chooser

    Voted in 2005 Readers' Choice Awards.Administered to those who sounded off in GameSpot's 10th-annual Readers' Choice Awards, celebrating the best games of 2005.

  • Voted Twice

    For exercising one's inalienable right to vote. Not once, but TWICE! Rock on!

  • Tagger King

    Tagger King Awarded to those who've exhaustively used the tagging system, enabling themselves and others to make it a whole lot easier to find certain content.

  • I voted

    For casting your vote, here's a brand-new emblem to add to your collection. By exercising your right to vote, you've contributed to the site by letting the whole world know about what GameSpot readers really think. Make your voice heard! Vote early and vote often!

  • Regular Gumshoe

    Elementary, my dear Watson. This aspiring detective went above and beyond the line of duty to provide feedback on Scavenator, GameSpot's scavenger hunt game.

  • Technosaprotroph

    Look at what we have here... Unlike real world scavengers, these players find and consume tokens. This emblem is awarded for completing the first Scavenator game on GameSpot.

  • Know-It-All

    I'll take "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" for $600, Rich. This user demonstrated vast gaming knowledge by participating in Brain Bust, GameSpot's first trivia challenge. And knowing is half the battle!

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 Microsoft Conference.

    Virtually There: E3 2007 Microsoft Conference. Awarded for giving up your evening to tune into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2007 Microsoft press conference on Tuesday, July 10.

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 Nintendo Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2007 Nintendo Conference. Awarded for waking up early/ditching work to tune into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2007 Nintendo press conference on Wednesday, July 11.

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 GameSpot Show Addict

    Thank you, sir, may I have another? Like Lay's potato chips, these viewers couldn't just have one day of GameSpot's live stage show at E3 2007.

  • Readers' Choice 2007 Chooser

    Official Participant in 2007 Readers' Choice Awards. In a year that could only be rivaled by 1998, this user made their voice heard in GameSpot's 12th-annual Readers' Choice Awards. . . Now known as "Best of."

  • Fear the Reaper

    What does this button do? Bearers of this emblem managed to complete the Scavenator session of September '07 with some impressive times. Live long and scavenate!

  • Brain Bust 2

    Totally Gangster From Liberty City to San Andreas, this user competed in GameSpot's GTA-themed trivia tournament. If you think you know GTA, chances are, this person knows it better than you do . . . or lives in the right place to participate.

  • Virtually There: E3 2008 Microsoft Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2008 Microsoft Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2008 Microsoft press conference on Monday, July 14.

  • Halloweenmania Scavenger

    Elementary, my dear pumpkin! Participants in our Halloweenmania scavenger hunt have a sharp eye, a strong knowledge of games, and a real talent for sleuthing. It also helps that they ain't 'fraid of no ghost.

  • The Dread Hallowiener

    Beware the telltale ketchup trail, of weapons you may not avail, the fear casts every face in pale, the Hallowiener comes. There is no appeasing the sausage king, in lederhosen he will bring, terror and out the screams will ring, the Hallowiener comes! So lock yourselves inside a room, while just outside his specter looms, that meaty scent which spells your doom, the Hallowiener comes.

  • Readers' Choice 2008 Chooser

    Participant in 2008 Readers' Choice Awards. This user was caught spray painting GameSpot's wall! Or, maybe he/she voted in GameSpot's 13th-annual Readers' Choice Awards known as Best of 2008.

  • Game Night 2009 Celebration

    FIRST in 2009! Participants in our first game night of 2009 were able to defeat zombies in Left 4 Dead or they picked some zombie brains in the game night 2009 celebration trivia.

  • Webby Awards People's Voice 2009 Voter

    It's all because of you. No, really! Thanks to you, the community, GameSpot took home the 2009 People's Voice Webby Award for Best Games-Related Website. Take that, Internet!

  • Greatest Game Hero Bracket Submitter

    This emblem shows that you’ve submitted a bracket for GameSpot’s Greatest Game Hero competition. Let’s get in there and fight!

  • Readers' Choice 2009 Chooser

    Participant in 2009 Readers' Choice Awards. "Sure, that game is good... FOR BABIES!" "That game sucks! It doesn't even have online capture the flag!" "Barbie Horse Adventure: Riding Camp just lost so much of the magic that made Barbie Horse Adventure great." And so on. These intrepid readers braved the chaos of the Readers' Choice process and let their opinions be heard above the cacophony of argumentative commenters. Congratulations, voters!

  • Game Night 2010 Celebration

    FIRST in 2010! Participants in our first game night of 2010 were able to frag other GameSpotters in Quake Live on Saint Patrick's day or they picked some Quake Brains by participating in the game night 2010 celebration trivia.

  • April Fools!

    You've been spazzed!! You participated in an epic 2010 April Fools joke hosted in GameSpot's Off-Topic forum, involving two moderators spazzx625 & solidruss, whether you thought this prank rocked, or you thought it sucked rocks, you were still involved in the prank of the century! April Fools!

  • Game Expert

    Here to save the day! Game Experts are knowledgeable and skilled masters in at least one game and have proven this by unlocking at least 75% of the achievements available for it. If you've ever got a question, a Game Expert's usually a good person to ask.

  • 100% Club Member

    The best of the best of the best, sir! Unlocking every achievement available for a game is a task that only the most dedicated of players complete, and for that we salute you.

  • E3 2010 Nintendo Conference Attendee

    I was there for Nintendo's E3 2010 press conference! No really, I was. I even saw it live, with the 3DSs and the Metroids, and I've got this sweet achievement to prove it!

  • Greatest Game Villain Bouncer

    Because we can't just let anyone in. This user voted in the All Time Greatest Game Villain wild card round to help determine the final ten villains to join the battle royale.

  • Greatest Game Villain Henchman

    Hey, everyone's got to start somewhere. These loyal minions created a bracket to guess at who is the most vile of them all. Let's hope they don't get caught betting against their overlords!

  • Best of 2010 Readers' Choice Chooser

    Participant in the 2010 Readers' Choice awards. Voting in only a handful of categories is for babies--babies who won't get this achievement! These dedicated not-infants voted in 80% of available categories like a grown-up.

  • Holiday Hunter

    They know when we're sleeping, they know when we're awake. This GameSpot member participated in the 2010 Ornament Scavenger hunt, and checked it twice to see which staff are naughty or nice; combining Yuletide cheer with predatory stalking. Frankly, we’re quite scared. GameSpot editorial and video staff who posted the holiday blogs also received the achievement. Happy Holidays!

  • JokerTOTS

    Caught LIVE! These brave viewers watched and discussed the April Fools' Day 2011 episodes of On the Spot, Start/Select, and Crosshairs. Were they fooled? Hard to say. But we thank them for their viewership anyway! As a reward, here is a picture of an ultimate joker face, who is edible. Meet Mr. JokerTOTS!

  • Forum Pranks of 2011!

    Stalking, Seduction & Name Calling! You participated in GameSpot's 2011 April Fools forum pranks involving an obsessive prank account stalking JodyR, and the GameSpot forum names changes. GabuEx was the driver of this prank account, and we think he made the prank believable! As for the forum name changes, we had Seduce the Mods (Ask the Mods), Mac & Cheese (PC forum), General Lack of Interest (GGD), Zoo Wars (SW), Long-gone Platforms (Legacy), and On-Topic - Religion, Dating, Politics, Proselytizing, Shopping (OT). Happy April Fool's!

  • Portal Kombat

    FIRST in 2011! Participants and viewers who discussed our first 2011 game night webcast had the chance to play Mortal Kombat with GameSpot staff, for the most part. Since the PSN debacle occurred during this time we also offered a Mortal Kombat trivia for those who wanted to celebrate the return of game nights for the year!

  • E3 2011 Microsoft Conference Attendee

    E3's just not the same without dudes getting chainsawed in half, amirite? I watched the Microsoft E3 2011 press conference during the week of E3, and am a better person for it.

  • E3 2011 Sony Conference Attendee

    Demystifying rumors and speculation, one E3 at a time. I watched the Sony E3 2011 press conference during the week of E3, and am a better person for it.

  • E3 2011 Nintendo Conference Attendee

    Another E3, another hardware announcement. I watched the Nintendo E3 2011 press conference during the week of E3, and am a better person for it.

  • E3 2011 Stage Show Samurai

    This achievement brought to you by alliteration! I watched an episode of GameSpot's Live E3 2011 Stage show during the week of E3 and secured my place amongst the samurai elite.

  • E3 2011 New Game Ninja

    Hi, this achievement is all about ninjas, REAL NINJAS. This achievement is awesome. I followed a game announced at E3 2011 during the week of E3 and inherited REAL ULTIMATE POWER.

  • E3 2011 Game Gladiator - Gold

    Are you not entertained? I followed 20 games featured at E3 2011 during the week of E3, and now not even the emperor can touch me.

  • Best of E3 2011 Readers' Choice Chooser

    Participant in the Best of E3 2011 Readers' Choice awards. I voted for every category in the Best of E3 2011 awards and made my voice heard.

  • Greatest Game Sidekick Broter

    Sick voting, bro! This user owned the poll booth and voted for 64 sidekick in the character vote phase.

  • Greatest Game Sidekick Bracket Bender

    Have you seen my bracket, bro? It's straight baller! This user predicted the greatest sidekick and created a bracket. Let the bropacalypse begin!

  • Readers' Choice Chooser

    Take that, not-democracy! This user took the system into their own hands by voting in at least one category in Best of 2011.

  • Readers' Choice Clairvoyant

    It's just like in that one movie with Nicky Cage. This user voted for a game in a category in which that game also won the Readers' Choice award.

  • E3 2012 Sony Conference Attendee

    This viewer knows that the PlayStation Move isn't dead, it's just gone to that special place in the sky where the SNES Super Scope and the Tony Hawk Ride skateboard live. So while this viewer waits for the Move to make its triumphant return to glory, they figured they'd tune in and see what sharp business slacks Kaz Hirai has added to his wardrobe this past year.

  • E3 2012 Nintendo Conference Attendee

    This viewer proudly exclaimed, "My body is ready!" and tuned into this year's Nintendo press conference hoping to see what wonderful turns of phrase Reggie Fils-Aime would add to the popular lexicon this year. Oh, and they probably wanted to see the Wii U as well.

  • E3 2012 Connoisseur of the Arts

    E3 is about a lot of things (exhaustion, hot dogs, etc.) but if you can boil it down to its absolute purest form, it's a about the art. So that's why this viewer tuned into GameSpot's live stage show--so they could see the art live as it happened.

  • E3 2012 Safari Documentarian

    The only thing better than being at E3 live and in person is taking direct control over a GameSpot employee lugging around a camera and a live-streaming backpack that weighs as much as a small house. This viewer helped guide our live floor cam, going from booth to booth documenting all the wonderful sights and sounds of E3 2012.

  • E3 2012 Literature Enthusiast - Day 1

    Taking a break from watching YouTube videos of kittens playing with a ball of yarn, this viewer made the excellent decision to read the fine E3 coverage on GameSpot's official E3 site on day one of E3.

  • E3 2012 Literature Enthusiast - Day 3

    Taking a break from watching YouTube videos of kittens playing with a ball of yarn, this viewer made the excellent decision to read the fine E3 coverage on GameSpot's official E3 site on day three of E3.

  • E3 2012 Literature Enthusiast - Day 2

    Taking a break from watching YouTube videos of kittens playing with a ball of yarn, this viewer made the excellent decision to read the fine E3 coverage on GameSpot's official E3 site on day two of E3.

  • E3 2012 Literature Enthusiast - Day 4

    Taking a break from watching YouTube videos of kittens playing with a ball of yarn, this viewer made the excellent decision to read the fine E3 coverage on GameSpot's official E3 site on day four of E3.

  • Comic-Con 2012 - Day 3

    There are many things to do with the internet, from watching videos of people replying to videos that they don't know anything about to conspiring to send rappers to Alaska. This user chose to spend some time on GameSpot's official Comic-Con site on day three, and for this we salute you.

  • Retro World

    Totally Retro These emblem holders contributed to the massive list of retro classics for GameSpot's Gaming History Show. Emblem Created by tmaclabi

  • Robocorn

    Hey look, it's a totally original dude wearing armor. With a huge gun and a helmet (a visor?). And he's riding a unicorn. This user was granted this magical emblem for not having any of their user profile images hosted on untrusted websites during The Great Purge of March 2013.

  • E3 2013 Microsoft Press Conference

    Awarded to users who watched the Microsoft press conference during E3 2013.

  • E3 2013 Sony Press Conference

    Awarded to users who watched the Sony press conference during E3 2013.

  • E3 2013 Stage 1

    Awarded to users who watched Stage 1 of GameSpot's live show during E3 2013.

  • E3 2013 Stage 2

    Awarded to users who watched Stage 2 of GameSpot's live show during E3 2013.

  • E3 2013 LiveCam

    Awarded to users who watched GameSpot's live show floor camera during E3 2013.