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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 ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 5 comments

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 ..."

- pizzaput see all 17 comments

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 ..."

- megablaz0r see all 79 comments

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 ..."

- dookiebot see all 95 comments

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 ..."

- Visceral Monkey see all 7 comments

Black Mesa sputters into life with new screens

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2012 6:45am PDT

After eight years of development and several years of silence, it seems Black Mesa may be coming. No, seriously this time. The fans remaking Valve's Half-Life as a Source Engine mod have shared new screenshots, teasing that there's more news to come.

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"I dunno. They have "Valve time" in terms of development down perfect."

- wfalcon see all 11 comments

SimCity designed to support mods

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 07, 2012 12:30pm PST

Maxis has promised that GlassBox, the new engine behind the upcoming SimCity "reboot" will offer modding tools for the community.

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"If we start working on it now, we can have the art ready by the time the game launches. To the ..."

- aasyranth see all 10 comments

Blizzard mod 'StarCraft Master' coming soon

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 02, 2012 7:15pm PST

StarCraft Master, a new official single player StarCraft 2 mod by developer Blizzard, will be available soon.

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"Neat, but I've kinda burnt out and lost interest until HotS. Don't think this will change much. "

- Freon see all 4 comments

Skyrim gets HD texture pack, Portal 2 Space Sphere

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 07, 2012 11:30am PST

Canny Steam users had spotted records indicating an official high-resolution texture pack might be the surprise teased for the launch of Skyrim's PC mod Creation Kit, and it did indeed arrive today, but there's something else too--Portal 2's adorable Spac

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"This is really the version I wish I played - apparently I played the beta version :("

- Jobos see all 87 comments

Fallout: New Vegas lead designer releases own balance mod

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 29, 2011 1:00pm PST

Fallout: New Vegas lead designer J.E. Sawyer has reworked the balance of Obsidian's post-apocalyptic RPG, amping up the difficulty and tinkering with items. Intriguingly, these changes come in a mod of Sawyer's own making, not any official patch.

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"I really hope he doesn't get in trouble for this. It's good to have dev go rogue and see what ..."

- mrnails see all 9 comments

Skyrim PC tweak allows for in-game map 'street view'

By Xav de Matos, Nov 15, 2011 6:30pm PST

One of the most impressive Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods proves why the PC version is king. It allows players to zoom deep into the in-game world map, much like Google Street View.

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"How about a minimap. It's not like we're still in the stone ages of gaming here."

- capt tripps see all 98 comments