How Dota 2 Exposes The Shortcomings Of The Video Game Industry

There's no question that Defense Of The Ancients (Dota) is big. It's a big deal. It's also an immensely complicated game that has evolved over years of intense play, modding, and sprawling evolution. It's not very much like any other game out there. And for that reason, it could be argued that Dota 2 lays bare just… » 8/21/12 2:00pm 8/21/12 2:00pm

Haunting Half Life 2 Mod Dear Esther To Receive Substantial Overhaul,…

In 2008, Dan Pinchbeck of the University of Portsmouth created an interactive "ghost story" titled Dear Esther using Valve's Source Engine, and its associated Half Life 2 art assets. The game achieved enormous critical success, and established a devoted cult following. Now the title is set to receive a substantial… » 6/02/11 11:40am 6/02/11 11:40am

Hyper Violent School Shooter Mod Yanked From Mod Hosting Site

The intentionally, unabashedly offensive School Shooter: North American Tour 2012, designed to be "the most realistic student slaughtering modification ever made," has lost support from its former host. ModDB, original host of the Half-Life 2 mod—and hundreds of other mods—has pulled School Shooter from its site. » 3/23/11 5:00pm 3/23/11 5:00pm

Nazi Dinosaur Battles Finally A Reality When Dino D-Day Deploys In April

You know what World War II games need more of? Dinosaurs. Specifically, Nazi dinosaurs, the kind one can send into multiplayer battles, huge cannons strapped to their cold-blooded endothermic backs! We'll do so with Dino D-Day, the long in the making multiplayer mod for Valve's Source engine. » 3/16/11 6:30pm 3/16/11 6:30pm

No Regrets From The School Shooter Game That Aims For Columbine…

What kind of video game would proudly promote the option to wield Columbine shooter Eric Harris' TEC-9 and Virgina Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho's akimbo pistols while embarking on a murderous rampage? The unashamed School Shooter: North American Tour 2012, a new game mod "dedicated to being the best school shooting… » 2/28/11 10:00pm 2/28/11 10:00pm

Unofficial Half-Life Remake Looking Prettier By The Year

Welcome to my third annual post on new media for the Half-Life » 11/19/08 8:40pm 11/19/08 8:40pm fan-created remake (formerly known as ). It doesn't appear to be any closer to release than it was when I wrote about it in and , but the new screen shots, released on the original game's ten year anniversary, are worth a peek. According to , the mod no…