The tensions between the modding community and Bethesda continue to rise this week, with a prominent modder claiming that the developers took heavy inspiration from his Fallout: New Vegas mod without giving him any credit.
Hearts of Iron IV is a very serious video game. Or, it was, until modders got their hands on it.
Blood and Wine, the latest (and final) DLC pack for The Witcher 3, has an easter egg that I am frankly shocked anyone found at all. The secret is remarkably well-hidden, and not accessible through normal means.
Way back in 2013, I wrote about a mod called Enderal, a very ambitious attempt at creating an all-new game out of Skyrim’s bones, with a new map, new buildings, new characters, the works. Shockingly, considering the way most of these things usually go, it’s actually finished!
In Stardew Valley, you can date in-game characters and get married. In a move that critics (me) are already calling The Sweetest Gosh-Darn Thing, one guy modded the game so that his real-life fiancée was a marriage option.
The most famous mod for both Fallout and Skyrim has to be Caliente’s Beautiful Bodies Enhancer (CBBE), the enhancement known for making Bethesda games synonymous with naked ladies. You won’t find it on consoles, however. There’s a reason for that.
PC gaming continues to bring us ridiculous crossovers, this time mixing a little Street Fighter V with Overwatch.
Between Days of Future Past and Apocalypse, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver has swiftly established himself as a cornerstone of the X-Men movie universe. YouTuber Ez pays tribute to the speedster by recreating his latest heroic music video in Fallout 4.
Doom’s SnapMap feature is more versatile than a typical custom map creator, but it’s not quite on the level of full-blown mod tools. So, what happens when you try to recreate one of the more complicated game genres known to man in it?
I suppose we should’ve seen this coming.
Fallout Cascadia is a new mod that is promising to create what’s essentially a brand new game—using Fallout 4 as a foundation—set in and around Seattle.
Doom’s single-player campaign might be getting all the praise, but that’s only half its appeal. The other side of the coin isn’t multiplayer (which is kinda boring), but rather SnapMap, a tool that lets players make their own maps and modes quickly and easily. Naturally, somebody’s already made a farming game. In Doom.
I mean no offence by that, adult players of existing Pokémon games. But Pokémon Apex is a fan-made game that’s aimed specifically at post-puberty humans.
ARK: Survival Evolved got another map today, a Tolkien-inspired landscape that doubles the game’s size. But the game’s developer, Studio Wildcard, didn’t make it. It was a mod from the community that became popular, prompting Studio Wildcard to offer a bunch of money for it and hiring the guy.
First-person mods in this third-person series are nothing new, but they’ve previously been fairly janky affairs. This one looks good enough to trick you into thinking it’s meant to be in the game.
For a while now, some lucky Fallout 4 players have been able to play unreleased DLC as a part of a closed beta held by Bethesda. Anyone participating in these tests is technically under a non-disclosure agreement. Things haven’t really been working out that way, though.
Final Fantasy X originally came out on the PlayStation 2 in 2001. One modder is trying to make it conform to modern PC gaming standards—with mixed results.