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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...


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

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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.


"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...


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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Dungeon Defenders mod SDK released

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2011 10:00am PST

Fancy turning Dungeon Defenders into an FPS? With today's release of a full development kit, industrial modders can now make everything from new maps and characters to whole new modes and games.


"I'm playing it on my phone but the controls just don't keep up when it gets hairy but it looks ..."

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StarCraft 2 official mods now available

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2011 8:45am PDT

Blizzard has now updated its official StarCraft 2 mods, and released the full versions complete with unlockable achievements and avatars.


"It's called Blizzard All Stars now and it's not going to be a clone, I heard it was pretty ..."

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Thief-inspired Doom 3 Mod 'The Dark Mod' Released

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 19, 2009 10:15am PDT

The Dark Mod, a much-anticipated Doom 3 mod heavily inspired by Looking Glass Studios' seminal Thief first-person stealth series, has finally made...


"Thief was one of the greatest games ever created despite its flaws."

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Play This Mod: Research & Development

By Nick Breckon, Jul 27, 2009 7:03pm PDT

Now that Comic-Con is out of the way, it's time to be hosting and posting about Matt Bortolino's incredible Half-Life 2: Episode Two mod Research &...


"Turns out I didn't even get close to finishing the mod--only got to the gnome that catches on ..."

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