Valve released Portal 2 in 2011, and that’s the last time players returned to the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, except as a backdrop for demoing new VR tech. The dream of exploring beyond the end of the second game has been kept alive, though, thanks to mods.
Princess Zelda spends most of Breath of the Wild sealed away in Hyrule Castle along with Calamity Ganon but an ongoing mod project is working hard to give her an adventure of her own. The Zelda Conversion project will let players explore the world as Zelda, adding new armor and story tweaks.
A team of modders working to make the unreleased Halo Online playable have halted work after Microsoft contacted them in an effort to protect its intellectual property.
Halo Online is a free-to-play version of the popular shooter series that was only ever offered in a closed beta test in Russia in 2015. After years on ice, a mod that makes it playable the world over is getting a brand new version on April 20.
Watch Dogs 2 got its final patch today, which makes impossible to use mods while online if you’re playing on PC. The game’s publisher, Ubisoft, says that this is to ensure fair online play, but the game’s small modding community is very frustrated.
Breath of the Wild players have developed a cheat code mod that lets you spawn almost any object, item, character, or boss into your game. The raw power this affords Link is incredible.
Rainbow Road on the N64 is the stuff of legends, so Nintendo set a high bar for itself when it remade the track for the Wii U. Many fans were dismayed by how much shorter it is compared to the original. But a new video from the brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 makes a convincing case that the truncated version is a…
This is a video of a ghost version of Luigi riding around Mario Kart 8's Rainbow Road. But don't worry: this doesn't mean he's come back to haunt us all with a new, supernatural death stare.
The team of Elder Scrolls fans working on Skywind—the project bringing Morrowind into the series' most modern engine—released their first development video yesterday. It's five breathtaking minutes of the massive effort needed to properly bring a beloved 12-year-old game into present day.
A legion of editors have kept the nearly 22-year-old Tecmo Super Bowl relevant with mods that allow the game to be played with the modern NFL or college teams. Well, did you know the series also has a 7-on-7 arcade-style version, too? It's free.
There's an easy way to play 18 different console formats (or more) on a single device. Most of us would use an emulator. But modder John Grayson chooses to do things not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
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…
This is Super Mario Bros. reduced to a 64-pixel version (sorta). Modder Brad Slattery made this handheld 8 by 8 LED board which displays a playable Super Mario Bros., if you use a lot of imagination, of course. Mario is just a single yellow blip.
Ah, and now the football video game that really is just a roster and uniform update, and that's all everyone wants it to be. Just in time for the NFL's kickoff tomorrow, modders today released Tecmo Super Bowl 2012. It's the same NES classic you've loved for 20 years, updated with the stars of the current league.
A British programmer said to have reaped some £600,000 selling modchips that bypassed copy protection on four consoles avoided jail at his sentencing today, but only because the father of two was bankrupted by his conviction.
The PC version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 might not support mods, but developer DICE has nothing but love for the modding community. Producer Gordon Van Dyke talked modding and modders in yesterday's Kotaku Talk Radio podcast.
Wednesday, a UK judge threw out 26 charges against the self-styled "No. 1 name in console modifications," leaving MrModChips, as Neil Higgs is known, to freely do his business (from his parents' home.) More broadly, some are hailing the decision as effectively
legalizing legalising console modifications in Great…