MarcoM's's Gamespot Rank

Level: 34 (63%)
Rank: Paramecium
Points: 1133260

MarcoM's Emblems

  • Beta Tester

    After all, someone's got to do it. This person was one of the first to test out a new and major GameSpot-related feature, whether it was the GameSpot message boards, GameSpot community tools or our former game server service, GameCenter. This emblem denotes someone who fearlessly led a charge against the first few bugs of a pre-launched product.

  • File Leech

    Take our bandwidth, please. The file leech understands that there is, in fact, such a thing as a free lunch in this world. Shamelessly and unabashedly using GameSpot's download services are the file leech's raison d'être. Thank you, file leech, for helping make our download numbers as big as they are. Seriously.

  • 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.

  • Public Access

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

  • Ticket Holder

    I Wanna Rock This user tuned in for the live broadcast of the Guitar Hero III tournament. Whether they love to watch tournaments or they can't get enough rock, we may never know.

  • 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 Sushi

    That's what my ex-wife called me - cold fish These users fought hard to catch one day of GameSpot's E3 2008 live stage show. Much like sushi, watching game coverage is an acquired taste. We just wish we would have seen more of this person.

  • E3 Electric Sheep

    Deep thunder rolled around their shores ... burning with the fires of Orc. This grizzled veteran of cyberspace hunted down all of GameSpot's E3 2008 coverage to be the truly elite apprehender of information. No video went unwatched, no story went unread, and no conference went unstreamed. Truly, this person is ready to own a flying car.

  • 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 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!

  • Visual Street Team

    Visual Street Team. So you're surfing the internets, and you come across a video or screenshot that you think the world can't live without? You found that random, rare video or screenshot on a game publisher or developer website that you don't think anyone has seen? Are you astounded that these visuals are NOT on GameSpot.com for the world to see? Join the Visual Street Team, and be a part of something bigger than yourself! Be a contributor! Earn an Emblem! Yeah!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Greatest Game Villain Staff Subjugator

    They have fallen before you like blades of grass on mowing day. This evildoer defeated the Dark Lords of GameSpot at their own game, throwing the Internet into unbalance and threatening all. Good job!

  • Greatest Game Villain Competition Crusher

    Keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. No one is safe from this card carrying caitiff, who defeated all of their friends in a contest of points in GameSpot's Greatest Game Villain. You must have more than ten friends to qualify.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 - Bronze

    Are you not entertained? I followed 5 games featured at E3 2011 during the week of E3, and have won the favor of the crowd.

  • 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 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!

  • Greatest Game Sidekick Brodeo

    "I hope you're a vet, 'cause these pythons are SICK!" This user ranked in the top 1000 and dominated in All Time Greatest Game Sidekick.

  • Sync

    Users with this emblem are totally in Sync with GameSpot.

  • 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 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 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.

  • Comic-Con 2012 Stage Show

    Comic-Con is a place of dreams and magic, much like the GameSpot live stage show. For example, by watching our live show, you'll magically get this emblem, something that (almost) everyone dreams of!

  • Comic-Con 2012 - Day 1

    There are many things to do with the internet, from watching videos of cute animals yawning to shooting digital bullets at total strangers and calling them names. This user chose to spend some time on GameSpot's official Comic-Con site on day one, and for this we salute you.

  • Comic-Con 2012 - Day 2

    There are many things to do with the internet, from watching videos of pop-tart cats in space to sending requests for help minding your farm. This user chose to spend some time on GameSpot's official Comic-Con site on day two, and for this we salute you.

  • 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 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.