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ArmA 3 Wasteland

The ArmA engine is not the most flexible thing in the world, but it is very opened ended, and it’s sandbox editor lends itself to modding. To coin a phrase that will make the folks at Webster sigh and the folks at Budweiser sue for copyright infringement, it has “modability”. This modability has transferred over to the next title in the series, ArmA 3....

Mod Review – Prometheus for UT3

This is our first video review in a loooooonng time! From now on I’ll be reviewing at my “leisure”. Thanks to everyone who’s been patiently waiting for more posts, and enjoy the review! Download the Prometheus mod on the ModDB downloads page which you can find from here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/prometheus You would want to download the...

Triage for Half Life 2 – Some Thoughts

In Triage you play as Matthew, caught up in the combine invasion you have banded with the resistance against the Combine.  Part 1  was officially recently released a few days ago and I recently got a chance to play it. First impressions aren’t very well… impressive. Its a typical Half Life 2 world mod, your just an average guy in the middle of it...

Avenues of Exploration P3 – On the Stanley parable + And ode to Modding

The first time I heard Dan Deacon’s “Pink Batman” was watching an incredible little animated video on YouTube called “Crater Face” *(link at the bottom, that is definitely not why you’re here). The second time I heard it was during one of the many available credit sequences for “the Stanley Parable”. Now,...

Avenues of Exploration P2 – Dear Esther

Hi guys! Welcome back to ModInformer’s ”Avenues of Exploration”, A series of articles where we explore the rather recent beginnings of a new “Exploration” genre in gaming, or to be more precise: it’s early emergence in the modding scene. You don’t really have to, but for a better perspective, try starting out by...

Avenues of Exploration P1 – THAT

More than just being awesome Robert Yang‘s radiator series of mods is possibly the best example of a certain subset of modding (particularly defined among HL2 modders) called “alt mods”. These “experimental” titles often explore different uses of common (and somewhat less common) tropes of gaming in different contexts and...

Black Mesa Source

Black Mesa Source is a highly ambitious project that has been in development for eight years, and finally released on September 14th, 2012. The first 14 chapters are available immediately, with the final five including the ending to be released alongside Black Mesa: Deathmatch once it is ready. The mod began when two separate teams discovered they were...

Lost Under The Snow

Puzzle games are tricky things. The creators have to get inside the mind of their audiences more than perhaps any other genre, to predict what their behavior is going to be when faced with a certain set of circumstances. Valve is a legendary dabbler in this field. If you have ever listened to the developer commentary mode on Half-Life 2 and even Left 4 Dead,...

How I Drag Half Life 1 and 2 into 2012

For a little while the Half Life 2 Update has been taking up space on my desktop, but little did I know this would spur my lust for a graphical overhaul mod that does a little bit more than a couple cool visual tweaks with HDR and some bug fixes which have been pointed out by the steam forums. In a nutshell, I’m looking for anything that updates graphics...

Nexuiz gets SteamWorks Support!

If a free weekend wasn't enough , Nexuiz now gets Steamworks support! For those unfamiliar to this game, put simply, its Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament mashed together on the Cryengine 3. As if that wasn't enough...