Van's's Gamespot Rank

Level: 39 (80%)
Rank: Max Force
Points: 1507729

Van's Emblems

  • 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 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 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.

  • Comic-Con 2010 Pixel Watcher

    FACT: Pixels are the building blocks of life. These GameSpot members tuned in to watch all the pixels that collectively made up the faces of our Comic-Con stage show guests and the games that they showed off during at least one-sort-of-live broadcast.

  • 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 Loyal Minion

    Amplifying word of mouth by motivating influencers in the social graphspace. These faithful servants helped to spread the word about the Greatest Game Villain competition by sharing their votes or brackets by Facebook...evilly.

  • FrankenTOTS

    Mwahahaha! From the dark places at the back of your fridge creeps forth this monster! FrankenTOTS! Thought you’d grab a quick bite while gaming? Well this tater has gone bad. REAL bad. Snack away if you dare! Don’t worry that red stuff all over him is probably ketchup. Probably.

  • 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 Word Spreader

    Harnessing social currency to drive buzz. These users shared how they voted with their friends on Twitter or Facebook, amplifying the social experience with relevant and engaging content.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Super Secret

    This emblem was awarded to those who used their thinking caps to figure out the Super Secret Identity of GameSpot Staff Members.

  • 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!

  • Comic-Con 2011 Super Stalker

    Not allowed within 100 yards of a known costumed fighter of crime. I watched an episode of GameSpot's LiveCam Tour during Comic-Con and it was almost like I was right there!

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 LiveCam Tour

    With a world population of upwards of seven billion people, it's fair to say that the vast majority will never get to experience Comic-Con firsthand, so the GameSpot LiveCam Tour may be your only chance!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Comic-Con 2012 - Day 4

    There are many things to do with the internet, from watching videos of people screaming about video games to sending and receiving friend requests. This user chose to spend some time on GameSpot's official Comic-Con site on day four, 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 EA Press Conference

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

  • E3 2013 Ubisoft Press Conference

    Awarded to users who watched the Ubisoft press conference during E3 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.