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10:00 PM on 04.01.2013

Torchlight II mod tools have been released!

After what feels like forever, the Torchlight II mod tools, nicknamed GUTS, have finally been released. In order to access the GUTS editor, simply go to your install folder and open up the "Editor" executable. Since modd...

Patrick Hancock

7:30 PM on 03.29.2013

Visit the Pacific theater of war in Rising Storm

Coming from an eclectic team made up of developers from Tripwire Interactive and community modders, Rising Storm is looking to take Red Orchestra's style of World War II combat into the Pacific theater with more guns, explos...

Jason Cabral

8:00 PM on 03.22.2013

New Legend of Grimrock Master Quest available for free

You have to hand it to Benjamin "Komag" Ramsey and the rest of the hardworking individuals on his team. They put a lot of effort and passion into Legend of Grimrock - Master Quest, and the result is a full-length rework of th...

Jason Cabral

11:00 AM on 03.20.2013

Sonic Generations 'Unleashed' mod is a great idea

Sonic Unleashed had a lot of potential, and some individually terrific stages, but the overall project was a bit of a letdown. SEGA wouldn't perfect the 3D Sonic gameplay -- after so many attempts -- until Sonic Generations,...

Jim Sterling



SimCity can be played offline, according to anyone but EA photo
SimCity can be played offline, according to anyone but EA
by Jim Sterling

There is mounting evidence that, despite EA Maxis' claims to the contrary, SimCity is wholly capable of being played offline -- a capability that would have saved buyers a week of hassle and tons of creativity now lost to server issues.

Let's start with what the gamers have discovered. Lately, some modding has led to a fully playable offline debug version. Fancy that!

There's a snag, of course -- this bit of hackery is unable to save or load all your progress, since EA opted to control your data on its end. Still, the game is able to be taken fully offline for an indefinite period of time, putting paid to suggestions that online play was inseparably woven into the experience. 

Interestingly, this "debug mode" of the game still syncs with EA Maxis' servers, and can at least save road placements made outside of the normal boundaries of the game.

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8:30 PM on 03.12.2013

Mod tools are next for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

In a video Q&A, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare's lead game designer Steve Piggott mentioned that Chivalry's mod tools are currently "in the works" and that it shouldn't be too long before they're released to the public....

Patrick Hancock





2:15 PM on 03.07.2013

Painkiller Hell & Damnation gets Steam Workshop support

Painkiller Hell & Damnation is an absolutely ridiculous game. Gigantic bosses, bunny hopping, and wicked weapons are the highlights of a bygone era that live on in Painkiller HD. Now, beginning with a beta in April, ...

Patrick Hancock

5:00 PM on 02.28.2013

A conversation with one of Skyrim's top modders

Callum Macarthur, AKA ThirteenOranges, has worked as a professional level designer for Ubisoft, but these days he spends his time creating mods for Skyrim, and they are among the best content available for the game. He i...

Joshua Derocher

6:00 PM on 02.24.2013

Top game-changing mods for Skyrim on the Steam Workshop

The Steam Workshop is a great way to install mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you are getting tired of the gameplay, here are some mods that will changes some of the mechanics to give you a different experience. ...

Joshua Derocher



Make Skyrim look amazing using over 200 mods photo
Make Skyrim look amazing using over 200 mods
by Joshua Derocher

It's been over a year since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was first released, and the modding community has been feverishly working at creating content for this magnificent game. I already covered Skyrim after it was released, but most of those mods are already outdated. So let's take a look at how awesome we can make the game look now.

Getting a lot of mods to work together can be a tedious project. Thankfully, there is the Skyrim Total Enhancement Project (STEP), which is an excellent project that gives very detailed instructions on how to install an insane amount of mods in the correct order. They take the time to test everything and make sure it works and just launched a detailed wiki which guides you through the install process.

The STEP guide currently includes 215 mods, all of which help breathe new life into Skyrim.

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8:00 AM on 02.15.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add better lighting

As usual, unpaid PC gamers have stepped up to the plate and finished what clearly inadequate developers started, adding improvements to the critically mauled Aliens: Colonial Marines. These enhancements add DirectX 10 feature...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 02.11.2013

StarCraft II mod 'Night of the Dead' designer speaks

I haven't picked up StarCraft II in a long time, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. But with StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm coming soon, I caught the real-time-strategy bug again and need some sweet resource manageme...

Jason Cabral

12:00 PM on 02.08.2013

RAGE tool kit for user-created content available today

Bethesda has announced that the RAGE tool kit will be available later today via Steam, allowing users to create their own content for the game. It is apparently the "same tools used to create RAGE and its DLC, The Scorch...

Patrick Hancock

6:45 PM on 02.01.2013

Skyrim fans, kneel before the Dovahbear Companion

Fans of the Dovahbear video are in luck -- one brave modder took that ridiculous idea to heart, and made a real mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, for the first time, you can fight alongside of the legendary Dovahbear...

Chris Carter



Witcher 2's REDKit might make a modder out of me photo
Witcher 2's REDKit might make a modder out of me
by Steven Hansen



The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
has been out for a while now, but it isn’t a dead document. Earlier this year we saw The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition released for Xbox 360. This version also included all of the free DLC released up to that point on disc as a means of circumventing Microsoft’s distaste for serving up free content through Xbox Live. Those enhancements the team made in the little under a year it spent to put the game on the 360 were also made available to owners of the original PC release through an enormous free patch.

But The Witcher 2 still isn’t dead, even with CD Projekt RED hard at work on the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. The game has just been released for Mac and seeing it run just on medium settings shows the effort put into making the game look just as wonderful, supporting the mantra of cross-platform equality as much as technologically possible. What’s more, the REDKit modding suite is slated to release in the first half of 2013 and it looks fantastically accessible without ceding creative control.

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4:30 PM on 10.22.2012

Steam Workshop's one-year anniversary has arrived!

In one year's time, what started off as an easier way for players to access new user-created content for Team Fortress 2 has grown to encompass more than just sweet hats and guns, with a touch of J.C. Leyendecker or...

Jason Cabral