GameSpot Starts Gamer Community

Video-game players are often labeled as introverts. Now there's a proven weapon designed to combat that stereotype.

Video-game players are often labeled as introverts. Now there's a proven weapon designed to combat that stereotype.

GameSpot, a leading source for game information, today announced GameSpot Community: a social network service connecting gamers and their gaming interests.

The site launched a beta version on its Web site last month. GameSpot Community has registered 250,000 participants so far.

GameSpot Community allows users to create profile pages where they pre-set privacy levels for accessing personal information. From these pages, they connect to other gamers through gaming groups, where they send private messages, create friend lists and visit GameSpot's forums.

"Gaming is, in a lot of cases, a solitary experience generating fractionalized interest," says Vince Broady, senior VP, CNET Networks games and entertainment division. "Having a place where you can go join others with similar interests and keep track of them via private messages is powerful."
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