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Brutal Doom v18 adds testicular kicks

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST

If you were the type to doodle Doom all over your schoolbooks, rejoice! Thanks to the mod Brutal Doom, id's shooter is now every bit as violent as your younger self's doodles. Every dismemberment; every curbstomping; every immolation; every Hell Knight being kicked square in...

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"No I think the pantheon of mods has become the monomodism and she finds it a little... less ..."

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MechWarrior: Living Legends final version released as rights withdrawn

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 16, 2013 2:00pm PST

Three years after launching, stompy robot Crysis mod MechWarrior: Living Legends has released its very final version. The gang at Wandering Samurai Studios still have more they'd like to do but, alas, their license to use the MechWarrior property is up. So, download Living L...

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"in further news, I never got a good handle on why I should care when MW:LL was around. "

- MamiyaOtaru see all 7 comments

Black Mesa: Uplink remakes Half-Life demo

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST

The Black Mesa mod is a remarkable accomplishment, remaking Half-Life in the Source engine, and now a mapper building upon their work has remade another slice of Valve history. Black Mesa: Uplink remakes HL's classic Uplink demo, which curiously for a demo was a new slice ba...

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"Played it now... good lil' bite of Half Life. One thing FYI, it does seem to have an ..."

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Star Trek: Elite Force 2 co-op mod completed after 6 years

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2012 9:00am PST

Few people as devoted to games as modders, who toil away on labours of love long after Joe Player has forgotten the game even existed. Take Star Trek: Elite Force 2. You may have heard of Ritual's boldly-going FPS, and perhaps played and enjoyed it, but mod team HaZardModdin...

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"I remember testing that for Atvi at Ritual. Ritual did some pretty cool dialogue tree portions ..."

- Cygnus X-1 see all 15 comments

Deus Ex retexture mod New Vision completed

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 28, 2012 12:45pm PST

If you'd like to replay Deus Ex but are put off by the year 2000 graphics, you're a monster. Fortunately, dear monster, help is at hand. While the USA was off giving thanks for something or other last week, the real cause for celebration was that the final version of high-re...

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"This game caused me to upgrade my video card. I was running it on a voodoo 2 and it just ..."

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Doom mod pokes fun at Call of Duty

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2012 11:30am PST

Ah, FPSs! They don't make them like they used to, do they? No, in many ways and for a number of reasons. But if you find yourself nostalgically longing for The Good Old Days and sniping at the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, then have I got the Doom 2 parody mod for you...

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"One of the, if not the best post I've seen on Shacknews so far. So much truth."

- vai90 see all 67 comments

Skyrim mod apes Super Mario Bros

By Steve Watts, Oct 05, 2012 1:30pm PDT

A mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim takes you to the Mushroom Kingdom, complete with Goombas, a princess, and more.

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"lol basically. Stomping Goombas in Mario feels so innocent. Change the method to mashing their ..."

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Morrowind Overhaul mod v3.0 released

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 01, 2012 3:00pm PDT

If you hanker to return to the land of Morrowind but insist that it look all sorts of pretty and have no patience to wait for the Skyrim mod hoping to recreate it, why, then you're in luck. The latest and prettiest version of the Morrowind Overhaul compilation mod was releas...

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"Yes. The automated installer makes what would otherwise be a really complex process really ..."

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Modders recreating Morrowind in Skyrim engine

By Steve Watts, Sep 20, 2012 12:00pm PDT

A group of modders have released the first screenshots of their efforts to recreate The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in the Skyrim engine.

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"IIRC there is a mod that replaces weapons and other sprites with voxels"

- MamiyaOtaru see all 19 comments

Shack PSA: Black Mesa now live

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2012 8:15am PDT

Black Mesa, a long-in-the-making fan mod that recreates the original Half-Life using the Source Engine, has finally launched today.

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"This is fantastic so far. Minor bugs, of course, just like any other first release... but hats ..."

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Black Mesa coming September 14

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 03, 2012 6:00am PDT

You thought the day would never come, and it still hasn't just yet, but Black Mesa now has a release date. After eight years of development, the fan remake of Half-Life in the Source engine will be released on September 14. Except it won't be quite complete; the team is work...

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"Dayum- was really hoping this would be out complete before HL3 but sounds like Xen could be 2-3 ..."

- dookiebot see all 31 comments

Dark Souls PC hack enables higher resolutions

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 24, 2012 6:15am PDT

A Dark Souls PC hack enabling higher resolutions was released within hours of launch, and while there are a few bugs it does mostly seem to work.

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"So you have found several unprofessional articles and yet have stuck around to read new ones ..."

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Just Cause 2 multiplayer beta test this weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 10, 2012 6:00am PDT

If you've got no plans this weekend, why not go for a spot of jetliner-surfing with your chums or perhaps watch a race then join in and leap from car to car? These merry antics and more are open to you this weekend, as the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod is holding an open beta...

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"Oh man, anyone remember playing that Stuntvilla map for BF1942? I wish they never patched that ..."

- u sir name see all 17 comments

Black Mesa gameplay trailer leaked

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 07, 2012 7:15am PDT

The Half-Life remake mod Black Mesa really is coming, and now a leaked video confirmed as real has surfaced with a peek at its jazzed-up 'On a Rail' chapter. You know, that frightful section with the tedious trains then glorious rocket launch.

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"People have issued DMCA take downs for news broadcasts on YT, when they have no affiliation with ..."

- StealthHawk see all 44 comments

Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod resurrected

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 18, 2012 6:00am PDT

Just Cause 2 screams out for multiplayer, and a modding team is bringing that to us. Having been started back in 2010 then dropping off the radar, JC2-MP resurfaced over the weekend to tease we'll soon be surfing atop aeroplanes as our chums go barnstorming.

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"Sounds and looks great..but so many of these mods end up never seeing the light of day despite ..."

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