Elk's's Gamespot Rank

Level: 63 (7%)
Rank: Big Smoke
Points: 2960428

Elk's Emblems

  • 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.

  • Vote Rocker

    For exercising one's inalienable right to vote. Rock on!

  • Voted Twice

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

  • Tagger Dabbler

    Tagger Dabbler Awarded to those who've messed around with the tagging system, enabling themselves and others to make it a little easier to find certain content.

  • Virtually There: E3 2006 Sony Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2006 Sony Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2006 Sony press conference on Monday, May 8. Final Fantasy XIII and Gran Turismo HD announced!

  • Virtually There: E3 2006 Nintendo Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2006 Nintendo Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2006 Nintendo press conference on Tuesday, May 9. Super Mario Galaxy and Zelda: Twilight Princess for Wii announced!

  • Virtually There: E3 2006 Microsoft Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2006 Microsoft Conference For tuning into GameSpot's broadcast of the E3 2006 Microsoft press conference on Tuesday, May 9. Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV announced!

  • Public Access

    Public Access For successfully posting a user video. You're on the air! Don't waste it!

  • As Seen on GameSpot

    As Seen on GameSpot For posting great user videos hand-picked for showcasing on GameSpot.

  • Tokyo Game Show 2006

    Virtually There: Tokyo Game Show 2006 For tuning in during GameSpot's three days of live coverage of the 2006 Tokyo Game Show, which took place on September 22-24. Arigatou gozaimashita!"

  • MK Scream It Contest

    MORTAAAAALLLLL KOMBAAAAAAAATTT! Those who voted for the best and the worst videos received an emblem for being vital contributors to the MKA Scream It Contest.

  • After Hours: Virtually There

    Nightowl. Awarded for tuning into our live broadcast of GameSpot After Hours on the eve of October 14, 2006. Thanks for joining the party!

  • Virtually There: PlayStation 3 Launch

    Virtually There: PlayStation 3 Launch For tuning in to GameSpot's live broadcast of the PlayStation 3 launch on the eve of November 17, 2006, the day on which the PS3 officially hit store shelves in North America. Did you see the lines for that thing?!

  • 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!

  • 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 Sony Conference.

    Virtually There: E3 2007 Sony Conference. Awarded for skipping lunch to tune into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2007 Sony press conference on Wednesday, July 11.

  • Player's Ball

    It's a treat when famous players meet. This person did it real big with GameSpot and got wild on a Tuesday night at the GameSpot Players' Ball. Whether you saw the action from the confines of your own home or, like a true cross-country mack, stepped out into the spotlight with us live and in person, we sincerely appreciate it. If we could give you all a ride in our snotty-nosed ham sandwich with the brains blown, we totally would. That's a car, by the way.

  • 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."

  • Top Video Review Contributor

    Video killed the review star This special breed can write, talk, film, edit, and hold our interest long enough to tell us about great and not-so-great games. You would do well to watch these contributors' thoughtful videos warning you of poor gameplay or discussing the finer points of graphics . . . especially since they include pretty pictures that move.

  • Virtually There: E3 2008 The Big Three Conferences

    Virtually There: E3 2008 The Big Three Conferences For tuning into GameSpot's E3 2008 live broadcast of all three of the manufacturer press conferences (Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft) on July 14-15. That's dedication.

  • Virtually There: E3 2008 GameSpot Show Future Outlaw

    Hey Louie, the man is dry. Give him one on the house, OK? These special viewers caught all three days of GameSpot's live stage show at E3 2008. They braved the good and saw the best to be the straightest shooters around. This emblem is on the house.

  • 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!

  • Remarkable Member

    GameSpot stamped me as remarkable! GameSpot members who frequently contribute to the site are remarkable! Those featured in the member spotlight are hand picked. Hats off to borninvincible for creating the emblem.

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Day 1

    In the future, robots have come to dominate humankind. These users tuned in to Day 1 of GameSpot's E3 2009 coverage. They loudly proclaimed, "Show me the future...of gaming!"

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Day 2

    The great rebellion of human vs robot has begun! These users tuned in to Day 2 of GameSpot's E3 2009 coverage. They've seen glimpses of their gaming future, but they know the battle has only just begun.

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Day 3

    Humans have triumphed against robots, but it seems we are the greatest monsters of all. These users tuned in to Day 3 of GameSpot's E3 2009 coverage. They've seen their entire gaming future revealed before their eyes...but the long wait to play those games might drive them mad!

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Sony Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2009 Sony Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2009 Sony press conference on Tuesday, June 2.

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Nintendo Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2009 Nintendo Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2009 Nintendo press conference on Tuesday, June 2.

  • Virtually There: E3 2009 Microsoft Conference

    Virtually There: E3 2009 Microsoft Conference For tuning into GameSpot's live broadcast of the E3 2009 Microsoft press conference on Monday, June 1.

  • Greatest Game Hero Preliminary Voter

    This emblem shows that you got into GameSpot’s Greatest Game Hero competition on the ground floor by voting for the 10 additional characters added to the main list. Rock the vote!

  • 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!

  • GameSpot Ranger

    GameSpot Tourists Guide. When you're wandering lost in wilderness who is there to help you? A Ranger. GameSpot Rangers should not be confused with the volunteer site moderator team that handles moderation violations, but they do have a wealth of knowledge worth sharing.

  • 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 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 Microsoft Conference Attendee

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

  • 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!

  • E3 2010 Sony Conference Attendee

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

  • E3 2010 Box Seats

    An undiscriminating press conference viewer. These GameSpot members couldn't get enough of the sales recaps and the new game announcements of the E3 press conferences, and so they watched them all live (and not just the big three either)!

  • E3 2010 Early Bird

    Stays up late--sometimes! These GameSpot members tuned in to a live episode of Tonight on the Spot during E3 2010 to catch some of LA's nightlife.

  • E3 2010 Groupie

    We built it and you came. The GameSpot E3 stage show is where it's at, and these members proved it by showing up for one day of our live broadcast.

  • E3 2010 Roadie

    The world's best roadie, and E3's only hope. These dedicated GameSpot members watched all three days of the E3 2010 stage show live, proving that metal never dies.

  • E3 2010 Tourist

    You're a tourist. I saw you at E3. These GameSpot members joined us live for a day as we crawled the E3 show floor with our interactive LiveCam Tour.

  • E3 2010 Vacationer

    Virtually there the whole time. For these GameSpot members, it wasn't enough to see E3--they had to experience it live. With the LiveCam Tour, they were able to do just that for three whole days!

  • E3 2010 Ballot Stuffer

    Because voting once is never enough. These highly dedicated fans led their own successful grassroots campaign of one and voted in every single category of the Best of E3 2010 Awards.

  • 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.

  • Best of 2010 Dark Horse Rider

    Underdogs don't always win. That's why they're underdogs. This user voted on every category, and their choices more often than not were not the Readers' Choice winners. They chose...poorly.

  • 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 LiveCam Warrior

    Fear does not exist in this dojo. I watched an episode of the E3 2011 LiveCam Tour during the week of E3, because I'm the best around.

  • 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.

  • Comic-Con 2011 Costumed Crusader

    Who wants to go fight some crime? I watched an episode of GameSpot's Live Stage show during Comic-Con and un-did some evil-doers!

  • 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 Microsoft Conference Attendee

    This viewer saved up all their Ballmer Buxx to buy a new Windows-compatible PC so they could log onto Internet Explorer and watch the Microsoft press conference and bear witness to all the Better-With-Kinect titles coming to their Xbox Entertainment Systems in the upcoming future.

  • 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 Ubisoft Conference Attendee

    In Ubisoft's home of Paris, France, there's an expression that goes "Je ne sais quoi." This phrase literally translates to "Listen up, Tom Clancy, you'll either get in this time chamber and let us harvest your life essence for all eternity or you'll regret ever being born. Your call." Tom Clancy visited Paris once. Once.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Will you be my player 2?

    This emblem goes out to all those love birds who shared with us their favorite video game valentine, or simply stopped by to say Happy Valentines Day.

  • E3 2013 Microsoft Press Conference

    Awarded to users who watched the Microsoft 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.