solidruss''s Gamespot Rank

Level: 72 (100%)
Rank: King of All Cosmos
Points: 6757831

solidruss'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.

  • 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.

  • Vote Rocker

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • World Cup Fanatic

    For taking part in GameSpot's 2006 World Cup festivities. Go soccer! Or football, depending on where you're from! Watch the World Cup US vs. UK Grudge Match!

  • 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!"

  • 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: Wii Launch

    Virtually There: Wii Launch For tuning in to GameSpot's live broadcast of the Wii launch on the eve of November 19, 2006, the day on which the Wii officially hit store shelves in North America (or anywhere in the world, for that matter). How many of those things do you suppose were sold on day one...?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Interactive Achievement Awards 2007

    Live, from Vegas, It's Thursday Night! These users tuned in to watch the 11th-annual Interactive Achievement Awards broadcast live in 2008. That Jay Mohr guy looks really familiar.

  • 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 Investigator

    I'd like to ask you a few questions. This dedicated individual didn't just show up to watch one day of GameSpot's E3 2008 live show coverage, they showed up two days. Chances are good they came with more than a few questions and hopefully found all of our papers in order.

  • Game Developers Conference 2009

    Virtually There: Game Developers Conference 2009. For watching GameSpot's live broadcast of the OnLive press conference at GDC 2009 and discussing this new technology in comments or in live chat.

  • 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 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!

  • 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!

  • TOTS Hashclown

    Gotcha! These brave viewers watched and discussed the April Fools' Day 2010 episode of Today on the Spot. Were they fooled? Did they really think GameSpot had moved into THE THIRD DIMENSION?! Hard to say. But we thank them for their viewership anyway! As a reward, here is a picture of a moderately creepy clown, who is edible. Meet Mr. Hashclown!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Greatest Game Sidekick Broter

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.