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Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity: Original Sin has some moo-ving mod tools for players


Cow Simulator 2014 has all the prime cuts
Jun 28
// Brittany Vincent
If you've ever noticed a distinct lack of cows while playing Divinity, do I have good news for you! The Belgian-developed RPG will feature a mod that allows you to play Cow Simulator 2014, an example of what you can create w...
Watch Dogs photo
Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs' E3 2012 graphical effects discovered in the PC version


So, mod tools are still an amazing thing
Jun 16
// Abel Girmay
With nearly a month past release, it's safe to say the internet rage surrounding Watch Dogs' visual fidelity has largely passed. Still, fans have found ways to mod the PC version to look better, and not with the usual assortm...
Jedi Knight II  photo
Jedi Knight II

Jedi Knight II HD remake mod is underway


Rejoice like Kyle and Jan on Yavin IV
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
Kyle Katarn lives on in an upcoming Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast HD remake mod from JDBArtist, our new lord and savior of the PC mod scene. Well, that might be a little extreme, but given how much this game means to me as par...
Arma 3 dinosaurs photo
Arma 3 dinosaurs

T-wrecked: Arma 3 getting a dinosaur mod


Arma does what Battfieldon't
Feb 24
// Steven Hansen
Arma always seems like the reasonable next step for people who like Battlefield for its tactical or somewhat sim-like elements. Apparently it's the next destination for those who enjoy Battlefield's dinosaur Easter eggs as well, because someone is making a full dinosaur mod for Arma 3. I am excited for it. Dinosaurs should be the next zombie. Throw 'em in everything.
Papers, Please photo
Papers, Please

Mod adds Arstotzka from Papers, Please to Civ V


Best check those borders
Feb 14
// Alasdair Duncan
Mashing two games together in a mod isn't always a recipe for success but this new mod for Civilization V looks like it might hit the mark. Steam user Snakeeater 337 has created a mod that adds Arstotzka, the country from Pap...
Bully zombie mod photo
Bully zombie mod

There's a zombie mod for Bully because of course there is


IN MY HEAAAAAAD
Jan 11
// Steven Hansen
In gamers' quest to put zombies in every game that isn't zombies, there is a Bully zombie mod in progress. It's currently a free roam zombie sandbox, but the team is planning a storyline as well. The saving grace of any zomb...
Skywind photo
Skywind

Skywind modders release first developer video


Yes, mods can have dev diaries too
Jan 06
// Alessandro Fillari
Last month saw the alpha release of Skywind, a Skyrim mod that transports players back to the land of Morrowind. More than just a rehash of old content, the developers have reworked and altered much of the original game's me...
Just Cause photo
Just Cause

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer is ModDB's mod of the year


The website's readers obviously like chaos on a massive scale
Dec 27
// Alasdair Duncan
The recently released multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 has won the ModDB's Mod of the Year award. Fully released on Steam just two weeks ago, the mod allows a huge number of players to fight or race each other in the game's ...
Xbox One controller adapt photo
Xbox One controller adapt

Use a DualShock, mouse/keyboard, and more on Xbox One


Mod-ern romance
Dec 11
// Steven Hansen
Thanks to the ChronusMAX, Xbox One owners aren't limited to the console's default controller. As the video shows, you can get DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Wii U Pro Controllers, PS3/360 fight sticks, and even mouse and keyboard...
Garry's Mod photo
Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod has sold over 3.5M copies since release


The creator talks about the success and appeal of the mod
Nov 25
// Alessandro Fillari
Garry's Mod, otherwise known as GMod, has been a long-time fixture of the Steam and PC gaming community. In it, player's can take existing character models, objects, and environments, and experiment with them in a variety of ...
Rise of the Triad modding photo
Rise of the Triad modding

Rise of the Triad adds quicksaving and releases mod tools


Create custom maps
Oct 31
// Joshua Derocher
The popular remake of Rise of the Triad is adding support for quicksaving, as well as releasing mod tools in patch 1.2. The Ludicrous Development Kit will let crafty people make their own multiplayer or single...
Warcraft RTS photo
Warcraft RTS

Modder creates World of Warcraft RTS with StarCraft II


Yeah, really
Oct 30
// Joshua Derocher
Steven Luo didn't have access to World of Warcraft when it came out nearly nine years ago, so he decided to make his own game using Warcraft III's editor tools. This year he ported the mod idea fully into StarCraft...
Thief photo
Thief

Thief-inspired The Dark Mod is now a standalone release


If you can't wait for Eidos Montreal's game, this might tide you over
Oct 10
// Alasdair Duncan
If like me you've been eagerly awaiting the release of Eidos Montreal's new Thief game, then this trailer for The Dark Mod might interest you. It's a full, standalone mod built in the Doom 3 engine that's been in the works f...
Heroes of StarCraft photo
Heroes of StarCraft

Heroes of StarCraft mod adds hero units to Civilization V


Why wouldn't you want Jim Raynor leading your troops?
Sep 29
// Joshua Derocher
I love mods, probably way more than I should, and it is always amazing the things that creative people can come up with. The Heroes of StarCraft mod for Civilization V, along with a partner mod by the same modder, adds hero u...
Beavis and Butt-Head photo
Beavis and Butt-Head

Beavis and Butt-Head are in Civilization V now


Mod of the millenium
Aug 21
// Chris Carter
Like most long-running TV shows, the Beavis and Butt-Head show had its ups and downs, but when it was up, it was up. So, a crafty modder set out to relive the best moments of the two semi-lovable idiots in the best way he kne...
Total War's Zelda mod photo
Total War's Zelda mod

Hot damn: Total War's Legend of Zelda mod Hyrules


More Links than a Wikipedia article
Jul 25
// Steven Hansen
I'm not the biggest Legend of Zelda fan, I'm not the biggest Medieval II: Total War fan, but I want to play this mod. That trailer sold me. Too bad I am terrible at any strategy that isn't turn-based. The mod, downloadable h...
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19-year-old spent a year making this amazing Skyrim mod


Featuring 25 hours of new content
Jul 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Skyrim mods are the best, like the one we just featured that brings in Dishonored powers into Skyrim. This one, though, takes the cake. Falskaar is a new mod and it features nearly 25 hours of new content. That's new charact...
Skyrim mod photo
Skyrim mod

New mod brings the powers of Dishonored to Skyrim


You can now wield Corvo's arsenal, including the handy Blink power
Jul 16
// Alasdair Duncan
The Skyrim modding community continues to impress; this time it's a new mod entitled The Gift of the Outsider which has brought the powers wielded by Dishonored's protaganist Corvo into Skyrim. Blink, Devouring Swarm, Wind B...
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.  photo
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

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


Call of Pripyat has never looked better
Jul 08
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
DarthMod's new game photo
DarthMod's new game

DarthMod-maker creating entirely new Civil War RTS


Always cool to see modders make full fledged games
Jul 04
// Steven Hansen
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...
Kool Katamari kontroller photo
Kool Katamari kontroller

Yoga ball is the best way to play Katamari


Repurpose that exercise ball you swore you'd totally use
Jun 26
// Steven Hansen
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...
Retro City Rampage photo
Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage adds mod support and enhanced graphics


The retro gaming-inspired title is reduced on Steam today
Jun 25
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
Mega Man NES photo
Mega Man NES

This custom backlit Mega Man NES is awesome


Blue console + blue lights
May 07
// Chris Carter
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 ...
Doom + Half-Life 2 photo
Doom + Half-Life 2

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


No matter what, the shotgun is still your best option
Apr 02
// Jason Cabral
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...
Torchlight II mods photo
Torchlight II mods

Torchlight II mod tools have been released!


Steam Workshop integration is music to my ears
Apr 01
// Patrick Hancock
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...
Rising Storm photo
Rising Storm

Visit the Pacific theater of war in Rising Storm


From the developers of Red Orchestra 2
Mar 29
// Jason Cabral
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...
Grimrock photo
Grimrock

New Legend of Grimrock Master Quest available for free


Tons of new content and re-designed puzzles
Mar 22
// Jason Cabral
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...
Sonic Generations photo
Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations 'Unleashed' mod is a great idea


Total conversion mod ports Unleashed levels into better game
Mar 20
// Jim Sterling
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,...

SimCity can be played offline, according to anyone but EA

Mar 14 // Jim Sterling
[embed]248656:47560:0[/embed] This discovery follows reports by Rock, Paper, Shotgun that an anonymous insider is claiming SimCity never needed to remain online, and can actually go offline at any moment. While Maxis' Lucy Bradshaw claims offline play would require "a significant amount of engineering work from our team to rewrite the game," faceless informants cry foul.  "The servers are not handling any of the computation done to simulate the city you are playing," claims RPS' source. "They are still acting as servers, doing some amount of computation to route messages of various types between both players and cities. As well, they’re doing cloud storage of save games, interfacing with Origin, and all of that. But for the game itself? No, they’re not doing anything. I have no idea why they’re claiming otherwise. It’s possible that Bradshaw misunderstood or was misinformed, but otherwise I’m clueless." It's suggested the server doesn't even react to your gameplay in real-time, and that it can take a few minutes for it to check your session for hacks or cheats. The bottom line is that, according to those who aren't in Electronic Arts' thrall, it wouldn't take much effort at all to get your an offline version of SimCity -- barring, of course, the game's regional features.  But of course, Electronic Arts made a bold stand on this issue, and is expected to pridefully stick to its guns. All the while, its resolute determination to keep players online will continue to confirm something I think was obvious -- the always-online requirement was only ever a business decision, not one made to enhance the gameplay. The end goal was to keep tabs on players at all times, and control their behavior beyond the point of sale, because EA is terrified of its own audience.  It's DRM in sheep's clothing, and the longer EA decides to keep SimCity online, the clearer that becomes.
SimCity online workaround photo
Evidence mounts that 'always-on' requirement is total bunkem
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 ser...

Chivalry mod tools photo
Chivalry mod tools

Mod tools are next for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare


Steam Workshop integration, hooray!
Mar 12
// Patrick Hancock
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....

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