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...

Semi?Conversion – Phantasian Productions Interview Part 2

In the world of unofficial fan translations for the Japanese “Tales” series of jRPGS there are probably few groups who share the expiration and longevity of “Phantasian Productions“, for your consumption an interview with the studio “head” (if those terms are befitting of a fan driven endeavor): (continued from...

Semi?Conversion – Phantasian Productions Interview Part 1

Whether you believe it was the 16-bit era, or the 32-bit era, it’s hard to deny that it’s been a long while since the golden age of jRPGs. It seems like these days the average jRPG fan in the west is almost entirely dependent on either import, or localization of repeated franchise entries. In laymen terms “If it hasn’t already sold a...

Semi?Conversion – Sonic 1 (GEN) Hacks

  Welcome to “Semi?Conversion” ModInformer’s  new almost weekly segment on the subject of “Fringe Modding!” </Cue Twilight Zone Music>, texture mods, RAM hacks, ROM hacks, and even memory card hacks, Modding isn’t just what one can do with a nifty SDK. Modding is the process by which we change one...

Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius Review

There are those who say that the long lineage of space combat sims has no living heir, that the ideas once championed by the likes of “X Wing Vs Tie Fighter”, “Wing Commander” or even ” Star Trek: Bridge Commander ” have been lost to the ages. When I encounter those people, I have to resist a persistent urge not to slap...

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