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  • Blog Post: Update: Besthesda Explains Why It's NOT Allowing Paid Skyrim Mods

    Update: Bethesda has updated its blog to state that it will no longer support paid mods in Skyrim. Hot on the heels of Valve's announcement that it is abandoning its paid-mod initiative, Bethesda has amended its blog post with a straightforward update: "After discussion with Valve, and listening... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Pulling The Plug On Paid Mods For Skyrim Workshop

    After Bethesda posted its explanation for supporting paid mods via Steam's Workshop earlier today, Valve has announced it's scrapping the feature. Valve employee Alden Kroll posted an update on the Steam Workshop page, stating that the heavily criticized initiative is being shut down and that... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Gabe Newell Responds To Questions About Mod Sales On Steam

    Update: Valve's Gabe Newell is recently engaged in an "ask me anything" session on reddit responding to questions about Valve and Steam's paid mods initiative. Newell opened the conversations writing, "On Thursday I was flying back from LA. When I landed, I had 3,500 new messages... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Do You Feel About Selling Mods On Steam?

    Does Valve's move to open up Steam to modders create a new segment of game development or is it a shameless grab for cash? Do you think you'll buy mods? Yesterday, Valve announced that modders could start making money off of their work by selling their mods through Steam. Steam Workshop users... More
  • Blog Post: You Can Start Modding Dying Light Today With New Developer Tools

    Back in February, Dying Light developer Techland put out a call for mod tool suggestions . The studio was in the process of developing tools that would support modding its latest game. Today, you can get to work. The tools are available for the PC version and can be downloaded from Steam. In the video... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim Mod Size Now Unlimited

    Bethesda has lifted the 100MB restriction on mods for Skyrim, and it's now being beta tested. The unlimited size is part of an update to the PC version's Creator Kit (1.9.33). The Creator can be beta tested via Steam (click on the source link below for more info), as can the Skyrim Launcher.... More
  • Blog Post: Techland Wants Your Suggestions For Dying Light Mod Tools

    Techland is in the process of developing mod tools for its recent release, Dying Light. While some intrepid gamers have already implemented some changes to the game, the developer wants to create a suite of tools that allow more creativity and ease of access. The developer says it will be cultivating... More
  • Blog Post: Gamer Spends Two Years Building Minecraft City Inspired By New York

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Titan City. One enterprising 19-year-old gamer from Delaware spent over two years making what is possibly the largest city constructed in Minecraft. Eat your heart out New York. YouTube user Colonial Puppet , used over 4.5 million blocks to create a living... More
  • Blog Post: Half-Life 2 Gets A Jurassic Park Upgrade

    Sadly the best Jurassic Park game might be a mod to a nearly nine-year-old game. Half-Life finds a way in this new Jurassic Park mod for Half-Life 2. A group of devoted fans recently released this trailer for a Jurassic Park mod of Half-Life 2. The trailer looks amazing, and it makes us wonder why no... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim User Creation Kit Coming Soon

    Bethesda has announced that a user creation kit for Skyrim will be available soon for PC on Steam. This is great news for players who want to dive into what appears to be a very complicated set of tools for making their own version of Skyrim. The creation tools will include Steam Workshop support, which... More
  • Blog Post: Visit NBC’s The Office In Counterstrike Mod

    Have you ever wanted to shoot Michael Scott in his toothy smile? A new Counterstike Mod lets you explore Dunder Mifflin’s offices. YouTube user Blitzkrieg1981 , recently put this mod together. We don’t remember this episode. [Source: Dorkly ] More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim Mod Introduces Cheese-Based Shout

    Bethesda games typically have an active modding community, and this tradition has continued with Skyrim. We've stumbled upon one of the weirdest ones yet, courtesy of YouTube user DoubleagentMoA . In it, a character stands in the middle of Whiterun's marketplace and demonstrates an awesome new... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret Portal 2 Easter Egg In Left 4 Dead 2

    A recent mod for Left 4 Dead 2 features one of the slickest Portal 2 Easter eggs we’ve ever seen. If you have a PC copy of Left 4 Dead 2, you might want to download the Suicide Blitz 2 mod to check out this Easter egg out for yourself. [Source Reddit ] More
  • Blog Post: The Half-Life Mod That Makes Kinect Users Jealous

    Use a computer camera to tilt and lean around corners in levels from Half-Life 2 and Episodes 1 and 2. PhD student and YouTube user torbensko has developed a game called FaceOff Paintball , which allows users to lean around corners in the virtual world by tilting their head. The video does a better job... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O’Brien Punches Mario

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl featured a lot of characters, and we thought we unlocked them all, but somehow we missed one. How many matches do you have to play before you unlock late night television host Conan O’Brien? YouTube user Ike_Lawliet created a custom skin for Snake that makes him look like... More
  • Blog Post: Plants vs. Zombies Recreated In LittleBigPlanet 2

    Do you want to play Plants vs. Zombies or LittleBigPlanet 2? Don’t worry about making actual decisions anymore. Do both. This Plants vs. Zombies level was created by user Foggles, and it’s one of the more faithful renditions of a preexisting game that we’ve seen. You can either download... More
  • Blog Post: Battle.net Marketplace Facing Hurdles

    StarCraft II design director Dustin Browder copped to the "immense number of challenges" facing the company's planned player-created content exchange. Speaking with Eurogamer , Browder frankly assessed the many issues Blizzard must resolve before the service is ready for primetime. "I... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II Custom Games Show Off Its Flexibility

    Blizzard has been working on a few custom game types for StarCraft II, and they're giving players the opportunity to test them out on Battle.net . The three game types are in beta, and there's no word on when they'll be officially released. If you're expecting something mundane, you might... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Has User-Made Content For All

    The PC version of Portal 2 is the only one that actually comes with creation tools, but PS3 and 360 users will get to enjoy the fruits of others' labor. Valve's Chet Faliszek has confirmed that the content created with the mod tools will be available to all players, though the creation is limited... More
  • Blog Post: The Next Best Thing To World Of StarCraft

    Want to know what World of Warcraft would look like running on StarCraft II’s massive engine? You have to wonder no longer young one. Let the power of the mod community show you the light. Novice mod creator Glomby has created a mod that envisions what WoW could look like running on Blizzard's... More
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