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Project Reality mod going standalone in free sequel

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 23, 2013 11:15am PDT

After a long and happy life as mods for both Battlefield 2 and Arma 2, realistic tactical shooter Project Reality is going standalone. Project Reality 2 is to be a free multiplayer PC game built upon CryEngine 3, but the team's starting small with a focus on infantry combat.


"Battlefield 4 includes a new game mode called "Elimination", which has no respawns just like ..."

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Just Cause 2 multiplayer beta weekend starts Saturday

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 30, 2013 3:30pm PDT

It's been a month since the world last got to grappling hook around and play silly beggars with our chums, and that's far too long. Thankfully the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod is preparing for another open beta weekend, kicking off at 1am Pacific on Saturday morning. Handily...


"I think its pretty impressive to see this functionality modded in to Just Cause 2. I liked that ..."

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Left 4 Dead beta Francis model released for L4D2

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Remember how Left 4 Dead's characters looked long ago, before Valve snapped up creator Turtle Rock Studios? A rummage in Valve's archive has dug up the old models, and you can now play the early burly bearded incarnation of loveable biker Francis in Left 4 Dead 2. The other ...


""I hate Valve universe continuity theroies." -- Francis, Left 4 Dead 3."

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Skyrim's massive 'Falskaar' mod adds 26 new quests, built by 19-year-old

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2013 11:30am PDT

The new Falskaar mod for Skyrim is a massive piece of content comparable to an expansion, and it was all strung together by a 19-year-old hoping for a job at Bethesda.


"Wow! What a beautiful landscape in the video. They should hire that great talented kid."

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Sven Co-op becoming free standalone, gets HL engine access

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 17, 2013 6:30am PDT

We may have seen the final release of Half-Life co-op mod Sven Co-op last week, but oh, it's far from over. It's getting a free standalone release on Steam, and Valve has given the team engine access to tinker under the hood and add new features.


Sven Co-op final release adds Blue Shift campaign, 'major announcement' teased

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 01, 2013 6:00am PDT

After a grand fourteen years of development, splendid Half-Life mod Sven Co-op is wrapping up development. It's gone out with a bang, releasing on Friday a new version which adds co-op support for Gearbox's expansion Blue Shift. For old times' sake, gather a few friends, put...


"I find this news tonight while lanning with a buddy and he was talking about how blue shift was ..."

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Source mods get Oculus Rift, Linux, and Mac support in SDK update

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 27, 2013 6:00am PDT

Valve has opened up the current version of its Source engine to modders, bringing several shiny new features to play with. Chief among these are native support for the famed Oculus Rift cybergoggles, and the ability to create Mac and Linux versions of Source mods.


Retro City Rampage PC patch brings mod tools, fancier graphics

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 26, 2013 8:15am PDT

Open-world homage 'em up Retro City Rampage is now fancier than ever, thanks to a new patch. The PC edition now boasts support for creating mods, as well an optional graphics mode which adds a little modern flair including realtime soft shadows.


Double Action mod alpha side-dives out

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 24, 2013 6:00am PDT

Double Action may have missed its crowdfunding goal to fund full-time development, but it continues in slow-motion. The John Woo-y HL2 mod, whose makers include folks behind Half-Life mod The Specialists, have dropped an alpha version which is naturally a bit barebones but h...


Saints Row mod tools coming from community collaboration with Volition

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2013 7:30am PDT

Given how bizarre Saints Row: The Third already is, mod tools could only result in the game becoming more sensible, more polite. Adding a selection of businesswear, perhaps, or speed cameras to keep you driving safely. We'll get to find out in a while, as developer Voliti...


"Where boats drive like boats and cars drive like boats on wheels. Nope."

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Strike Suit Zero mod tools released

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2013 6:00am PDT

Strike Suit Zero developer Born Ready Games today released the mod tools for its mecha space shooter, one of the promised stretch goals from its crowdfunding campaign. The XedMod tools are free to any who owns the game, and use the Steam Workshop for sharing. If you don't ow...


"it's a fun little shooter. I bought into the ks, so for $10 its definitely worth it."

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Pripyat campaign released for Left 4 Dead 2

By Alice O'Connor, May 20, 2013 11:30am PDT

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a jolly fascinating place but too expensive to visit and far too terrifying to tour virtually in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. Thankfully, some kindly modders are treating us to a slightly friendlier whistlestop tour of Pripyat with Dniepr, a Lef...


"this looks awesome! What are some other great campaigns i should get?"

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The Witcher 2 mod tools released

By Alice O'Connor, May 13, 2013 6:00am PDT

We may have a long wait for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ahead of us, but at least we should get plenty to keep us busy until then. CD Projekt RED today launched The Witcher 2's promised modding tool set, the REDkit, so hopefully all sorts of wonders and oddities are coming and ...


"thats pretty cool. at some point i'll need to finish my second playthrough. thanks to their way ..."

- Hoax see all 2 comments

Duke Nukem Forever of E3 2001 reborn in Duke Nukem 3D mod

By Alice O'Connor, May 01, 2013 6:00am PDT

Oh, how glorious did Duke Nukem Forever look in 2001? My, how rubbish was it upon launching in 2011? The answer to both is "quite." But the dream we dreamed at E3 2001 never died, and now some fans have made it real-ish with a Duke Nukem 3D mod. Inspired by that trailer, the...


"Same! I was hoping that stuff would surface on the Internet at somepoint (or even be included as ..."

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Half-Life 2 mod Minerva re-released on Steam as Director's Cut

By John Keefer, Apr 30, 2013 4:20pm PDT

It's been about six years since the Minerva mod for Half-Life 2 was released, but after some cajoling from co-workers at Valve, developer Adam Foster has given it a new coat of paint and is releasing it on Steam as a Director's Cut.


"Enjoy! It's one of the best SP mods ever made for Half-Life 2."

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