Welcome to the new GameInformer.com! As you’ve hopefully noticed by now, we’re very focused on community. We want you to join in and interact with us and each other. In this post, I’ll help you get started by showing you how to join up and make your profile look awesome.

One Of Us: You want to join Game Informer? Good, we want you to as well! Look at the top of the screen while you’re on the site and click that “Join” button to begin the process. You’ll need to put in your name, e-mail address, and time zone here. Keep in mind that the name you put in here is the same name that everyone else on Game Informer will see on your profile and any comments, user reviews, or blogs that you post.

Once you’ve finished this easy step, you’ll get a helpful note that the account has been created. You’ll need to check your e-mail address to get a temporary password. I recommend changing your password immediately so that it’s something you’ll remember.

Introduce Yourself: The first and easiest step to getting involved is to fill out your profile information. You can fill in basic details like your location and birthday, write up a short biography letting us know who you are and what you do, and fill out tons of other info. Let the community know where else they can find you on the web (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), what games you love more than anything, and who your best character is in your favorite MMO. Click “Save Profile” at the top when you’ve filled in as much info as you want.