phil315's's Gamespot Rank

Level: 56 (67%)
Rank: Mr. X
Points: 2568725

phil315'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.

  • Chip for Brains

    Code jockey, development monkey, web slinger, whatever you want to call it... These people have consistently demonstrated superior technical aptitude and a stubborn-minded determination to Get The Job Done. They sweat the details so you don't have to. They make the pages fly like they were born to it. Put your hands together for the programmers. Word.

  • Tagger Flirt

    Tagger Flirt Awarded to those who've had a brush with the tagging system, enabling themselves and others to make it a wee bit easier to find certain content.

  • Public Access

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Virtually There: E3 2007 GameSpot Show Zealot

    My life for Footage! These special viewers caught all three days of GameSpot's live stage show at E3 2007. Now if we only put subliminal messages into our broadcasts, we'd have an army to take over the world...

  • Tokyo Game Show 2007

    Virtually There: Tokyo Game Show 2007. For tuning in during GameSpot's live coverage of the 2007 Tokyo Game Show, which took place on September 20-23. We all know you only wanted to see the cosplayers anyway.

  • 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."

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • LittleBigPlanet BigLittleEmblem

    Virtual Sackboy This person tuned in for GameSpot's live gameplay marathon of LittleBigPlanet. While bearers of this emblem are not quite as cute, cuddly, or pixilated as Media Molecule's sackboys, we love them more. *HUGS!*

  • Gears of War 2 Marathon

    It's a bloodbath out there. Proud recipients of this emblem immersed themselves in our Gears of War 2 gameplay marathon. The rubber duckie was optional.

  • Animal Crossing City Folk Live Gameplay Marathon

    Tom Nook's Still a Crook! This faithful person joined us for our live gameplay marathon of Animal Crossing City Folk. We dug up fossils together, fished together, and delighted in all things Animal Crossing.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 Night Owl

    Because sleep is for the weak. These GameSpot members couldn't get enough of the E3 nightlife and watched three episodes of Tonight on the Spot live.

  • 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 Special Agent

    Please, just call me York. That's what everyone calls me. These insatiable GameSpot members saw every press conference, caught three episodes of Tonight on the Spot, and were there for all three days of the LiveCam Tour and E3 Stage Show when they were all live! They're true heroes, right, Zach?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Silver

    Are you not entertained? I followed 10 games featured at E3 2011 during the week of E3, and have won my freedom.

  • 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.

  • 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 Backup

    You sure you want to do this, bro? I'm with him. This user told their friends how they voted on a match-up by using our Facebook button.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Stage 2

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