It hasn't been a week and someone's already put the TARDIS from Doctor Who in Starbound. The game's also got other great mods since its December 4 launch, including a new Toxic planet type and a whole new family of gathering tools, all hosted on their own dedicated modding site—and this is just the first five days. » 12/09/13 8:30am 12/09/13 8:30am

Saints Row is About to Get a Whole Lot Weirder Thanks to Mod Support

The Saints Row series never supported modding, but now that it's under new ownership, that is about to change. Developer Volition will release "what is essentially a full [software development kit]" for the most recent game, and says this year's sequel is likely to get one, too. » 6/17/13 11:00am 6/17/13 11:00am

Far Cry 3's Latest Update Takes A Cue From Modders

About a month ago, I started playing Far Cry 3 with this excellent mod compilation, which re-imagined the game as a sort of "New Game Plus" sort of deal. One of the best features was that after taking an outpost, I'd have the opportunity to leave it for the pirates, which keep the map "hostile," and therefore a lot more… » 2/18/13 3:00pm 2/18/13 3:00pm

Bring On Outside Investors? Nexus Mods Owner Says 'F That'

If you're at all involved in PC modding, you probably frequent a Nexus Mods site. From Fallout: New Vegas to Skyrim, many games that allow for user-created mods have a Nexus site dedicated to organizing mods and bringing modders together. These sites are... incredible. And unless you want to pay for a premium… » 2/01/13 9:30pm 2/01/13 9:30pm

An Extraordinary History of the Modern First-Person Shooter and its…

Level designer and writer Robert Yang has written up a fascinating "People's History of the FPS" as a three part series at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. In it, Yang posits that first-person gaming and first-person-shooters are not, as we tend to think of them, just an industry-dominated gorefest with a linear evolution, but… » 9/21/12 1:00pm 9/21/12 1:00pm