thesand212's's Gamespot Rank

Level: 33 (57%)
Rank: Goombella
Points: 1062771

thesand212's Emblems

  • Vote Rocker

    For exercising one's inalienable right to vote. 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!

  • 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.

  • 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?!

  • 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!

  • Biological Warfare

    Down With the Sickness! This user spreads the GameSpot virus among the masses, infecting the Internet with gaming goodness wherever he travels.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BlackSite Badge

    Highly classified. Users who tuned in to our BlackSite: Area 51 Live Xbox 360 Demo Preview were awarded this snazzy emblem.

  • 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!

  • Virtually There: E3 2008 Nintendo & Sony Conferences

    Virtually There: E3 2008 Nintendo & Sony Conferences For tuning into GameSpot's E3 2008 live broadcast of both the Sony press conference and the Nintendo press conference on Tuesday, July 15.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 - Gold

    Are you not entertained? I followed 20 games featured at E3 2011 during the week of E3, and now not even the emperor can touch me.

  • 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!

  • 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 EA Conference Attendee

    This viewer took an hour out of their daily routine of sobbing uncontrollably over the lack of a Mirror's Edge sequel in order to watch the EA press conference and confirm that EA still isn't making a Mirror's Edge sequel. But, hey, at least there's a new Medal of Honor game. So there's that.

  • 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.

  • E3 2012 Esteemed Scholar

    Oh, is that a E3 2012 emblem you have there? Oh, that's cute. Which one is it? Oh yeah? How lovely. Oh, which ones do I have? Well, funny you should ask. ALL OF THEM. I have ALL OF THE EMBLEMS.

  • 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 Stage 1

    Awarded to users who watched Stage 1 of GameSpot's live show during E3 2013.