A mod or modification is the alteration of the program code of a video game in order to make it operate in a manner different from its original version. Mods can be created for any genre of game but are especially popular in first-person shooters, role-playing games and real-time strategy games. Mods are made by the general public or a developer and can be entirely new games in themselves, but mods are not stand-alone software and require the user to have the original release in order to run. They can include new items, weapons, characters, enemies, models, textures, levels, story lines, music, and game modes. They also usually take place in unique locations.
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    • Modders Are Bringing Back Resident Evil's Awful Voice Acting

      Resident Evil's original voice acting was atrocious. The lines were cheesy and the delivery wooden. "Jill, here's a lockpick. It might be handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you." But it has a fond place in my heart. I didn't blame Capcom for writing and recording new material for REmake, but I'm so glad someone's modding the game's trashy origins back in.

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    • Mod Turns Half-Life 2 Into Silent Hill

      Many of us are patiently awaiting the release of Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima’s demon child, Silent Hills. Thankfully with the release of the Silent Hills Playable Teaser, many of us were able to get our small fix of Silent Hill. However, as usual WE WANT MORE! Although Silent Hills: Alchemilla is not an officially licensed product for Silent Hill or Silent Hills, it is ...

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    • The Hackers and Cheaters That Break Pokémon

      Nearly every Pokémon player I know has, at one point during their career as a trainer, handled a hacked Pokémon. Even prominent Pokemon players have been suspected of cheating, and in a single competition, The Pokémon Company has caught thousands of cheaters at once. Pokemon's online bank system, which stores monsters for players, has also been flooded with impossible Pokemon.

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  • Resident Evil Modders Have Removed The Game's Doors

    … If there's a new Resident Evil, there will eventually be a mod to remove (or mitigate) the series' iconic door animations. The latest update to the original game has now joined the club, thanks to a modder named Sectus, allowing people to move from room-to-room a few seconds faster. One of the most popular Resident Evil mod tools is Fluffy…

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  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes now Moddable

    … Users of 8chan, 4chan, XeNTaX and NeoGaf have recently discovered a way to modify the newest Metal Gear Solid game in various ways, most importantly being able to change the time and weather of missions, as well as character models. Starting on XeNTaX, users have figured out how to modify Ground Zeroes using several modding tools. Also…

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  • The Secret Trade in Unreleased Games

    … Borman has similar stories: "I've gotten death threats. I've had people try and dox me. You just have to take it in stride" You see, while some stuff is freely passed around, the rest costs money. Figures like $250 are mentioned for the Star Wars Battlefront 3 build, and $300 will allegedly buy you a private Halo 4 network test. [Update: I've…

    Leon Hurley/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • RoboCop's ED-209 stands proudly over a flaming wreckage in GTA IV.

    … RoboCop's ED-209 stands proudly over a flaming wreckage in GTA IV. Hopefully GTA V will have (at least) the same level of modding support on PC—giving up all this crazy cool stuff would be a real shame. This one was made veteran modder JulioNIB; there's videos and screenies below, and you can download the mod here. GTA IV ED-209 script mod…

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  • Donkey Kong Country Doom Mod

    … Happy Friday, folks. I hope this video brings you as much pleasure as it brought me. That being said, I don’t understand a THING about modding, so a bit further below is some info-may-shun taken straight from the YouTube video itself. (I r good reporter?) I’ve often wondered what I would mod if I possessed the ability of such sorcery…

    Brittney Brombacher/ BLONDENERD.COM- 6 readers -
  • Starbound Developer Announces Pirate-Themed Wayward Tide

    … of Wayward Tide is how the puzzles and traps are constructed. Most co-op games are purely cooperative with maybe a few optional "haha u suk" moments thrown in for good measure. In Wayward Tide, that happens a little more frequently. Take a pressure plate trap, for example. The solution involves everyone stepping off the plate at the same time…

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  • Oh! Fable Anniversary Is Out Today With Mod Tools

    … remake of ye olde Fable from a decade ago is out later today, and will have mod tools to mess with and replace art assets. That’s the limit of their potential, but it’s enough to e.g. turn the final boss into Peter Molyneux dancing around wearing a dinosur onesie. These mod tools aren’t able to add brand new content because, Lionhead say…

    Alice O'connor/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 38 readers -
  • People Already Cheating on Destiny

    … Well, what can we say? This time it was really fast, and it is just such a shame. Some unscrupulous players are already cheating in the just released Destiny game by “modding” it, which is the fancy word to say that there are already some hacks out there that can be used to give an unfair advantage to some players over everyone else. When…

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  • 1001 Future: Civilization V

    … The Civilization series has been getting more expansive over the years with many new features constantly being added and stories galore. What then can the fifth main-game in the series deliver that sets itself above its predecessors? ROUND-UP: Developer: Firaxis Games Publisher: 2K Games & Aspyr Release: September 2010 Platforms available…

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  • Starpoint Gemini 2 New Cinematic Trailer

    …. Direct ship controls create complete immersion. Advanced physics provided by NVIDIA PhysX technology Enables modding through Steam Workshop Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently in Beta Stage on Steam’s Early Access program and available here. Take a look at the new trailer below: What did you think of the cinematic trailer? Related: Endless Legend Dated for September 18 Source: Press Release and YouTube The post Starpoint Gemini 2 New Cinematic Trailer appeared first on Gaming Cypher. …

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  • Modder Puts Donkey Kong in Doom, Turns Game into a Platformer

    … released so far. Here's a video of the mod in action. It appears to be a full playthrough of the demo: To play, all you need is a copy of GZDoom, the mod, and a WAD file from one of the official Doom engine games (Doom, Doom II, Strife, Heretic, Hexen etc.) The controls are surprisingly tricky, so if you have a look, prepare to be frustrated. Donkey Kong Country for GZDooM [DooMero@YouTube, via DSOGaming] Questions? Comments? Contact the author of this post at andras-AT-kotaku-DOT-com. …

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  • This is what a Minecraft resource pack can do to your world.

    … This is what a Minecraft resource pack can do to your world. These shots come courtesy of udlose, soldier and the builder behind Autumnvale —now known as Ambervale—and they show off the capabilities of the Conquest pack, with vanilla Minecraft on the left and Conquest on the right. Two more below. Read more…

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