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5:00 PM on 07.08.2013

Misery 2.0 is a complete overhaul of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat may only be three years old but at the time of release it was already looking dated, mainly as it was still re-using assets and the engine from the first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. Now a modding team...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 PM on 07.04.2013

DarthMod-maker creating entirely new Civil War RTS

The DarthMod series spent almost a decade tooling and toying with each release of a Total War game. All in all, Nick Thomadis' mods have been downloaded over a million times. Total War fans and owners previously unaware of th...

Steven Hansen

2:00 AM on 06.26.2013

Yoga ball is the best way to play Katamari

I don't know if controllers will cut it after watching the unabashed joy on the faces of folk playing Katamari Damacy with a yoga ball turned controller while the screen is projected onto the side of a building. The video co...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 06.25.2013

Retro City Rampage adds mod support and enhanced graphics

Retro City Rampage was released on almost every system possible last year but the PC version is getting a lot of love today. Not only is it reduced by 75% to just £2.99/$3.74 in Steam's Daily Deal, developer Brian Provi...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 AM on 05.07.2013

This custom backlit Mega Man NES is awesome

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Mega Man, mega-fan Platinum Fungi, in conjunction with Custom NES Guy, has created a fully functioning piece of art -- a 25th anniversary NES. The mod was made solely by hand, with the art ...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 04.02.2013

New mod adds Doom weapons and characters to Half-Life 2

Have you ever asked yourself, "What if someone took the concept of fighting flat 2D enemies from Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard and put it into a much better game?" I know I have, and thankfully the modder Ghor has answ...

Jason Cabral





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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