Posts Tagged ‘modDB’

As Voted For By Some Guys: Top 100 Mods Of The Year

By Alec Meer on December 13th, 2013.

It’s harsh but fair to say that our coverage of the mod scene is not presently at its most abundant. This is because of our recent enrolment in The International Church of Code Purity. The thought of all those innocent, virgin games being corrupted into something Other by the greasy, hungry hands of third parties makes us sick to our very souls. Down with this sort of thing.

If you remain a heathen and have not joined The International Church of Code Purity, your pagan mind might enjoy browsing ModDB’s player-voted round-up of the top 100 mods of the year. Don’t ever darken our pristine doorstep again, mind.
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2009 Mod Of The Year Awards

By Jim Rossignol on February 8th, 2010.


Mod-making mothership Moddb has announced its mod of the year winners. You can see the full list of winners here, but the all important top ten – the players choice for mod of the year 2009 – is here. The prizes aren’t bad either. And yes, we’re acutely aware that we don’t do anything like enough mod coverage here on RPS, so consider this your notification to download and play all the top mods of 2009. If you don’t already own Crysis, this might be a reason to get it…

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ModDB Best Of 2009 Voting Begins

By John Walker on December 21st, 2009.

What do you want, a witty caption about a logo?

As the year draws to a close humanity finds itself, swelled by the spirit if the season, at its most judgemental. It is now that we must rank everything that’s happened for the past year in order of bestness, condemning the unbestest things to the ignominy of unmentionedment. So it is with the art of modding, as modder HQ ModDB begins its voting for the 2009 awards. They’re asking you, me, anyone to vote for the best mods and indie games of the past twenty-four fortnights, in order that the universe can simply know. There’s a long time to vote – up until the 20th February. You can read all the details here.

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Mod Of The Year Awards 2008

By Jim Rossignol on January 6th, 2009.


Modding mecca ModDB has announced its Mod Of The Year Awards 2008, and you lot need to get voting, especially since the awards seem to have expanded to include a gamut of beloved indie games, such as Mount & Blade. It’s all fairly easy – find the mod you want to vote for on the ModDB pages and click the rather prominent button.

Wait. What was mod of the year? If you guys have any nominations for the RPS crew to vote for then post their ModDB links in the comments below. Go!

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Fallout 2.5

By Alec Meer on October 7th, 2008.

These’ll be of little interest to the more ardent Fallout 2 vet, who’s doubtless played all of these long ago, and is already preparing to spam-cry ‘OLD!’ below. If, however, if you’re coming to the game fairly fresh or are replaying it for the first time in ages due to excitement about Fallout 3 or because GoG.com‘s made it so cheaply available, you might find much to delight and enrapture your young mind here.

It’s Moddb’s round-up of the best Fallout 2 total conversions, from the quest-expanding Restoration project to the tri-part Wasteland Merc series. Oh, for more free time.

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Rise Up: Andrew Spearin on Insurgency’s victory

By Kieron Gillen on February 8th, 2008.

WAR!

Since Insurgency recently took the first place in the ModDB 2007 awards and we found ourselves bouncing e-mails with this total-conversion of Half-life 2′s Founder and now Senior Advisor, photojournalist Andrew Spearin. We figured it was an opportune time to talk about his feelings of the long route from its conception in 2002 to its triumph five years later. We talk about how how he was inspired when he was serving in the Canadian Army, comparing the games he played to the training he experienced, what’s actually interesting about the concept of realism, what it’d take for him to consider becoming a professional designer and – of course – the actual ModDB competition itself…
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ModDB Mod of the Year 2007 Results

By Kieron Gillen on January 29th, 2008.

I'm a photoshop maestro, me.

If you’re the sort to hang around Mod sites over the last few months, you’ll have noticed a not negligible chunk of them urging their fanbases into voting for them at ModDB‘s yearly awards. Well, their politicing’s effects have finally been revealed, as results have been announced over at ModDB. This follows on from their Top 100 mods (and indie games) of the year, as well as the forthcoming Top 100 mods (and indie games) their readers are excited by. It’s an interesting look at the pulse of the industry, as ModDB tends to move in more mainstream circles than most of the coverage of the indie games (it is, after all, primarily modDB). And it is a popular democratic vote meaning cultural elitists will be growling loudly (Put it like this: The Indie game winner isn’t something that you’ll see in the IGF). Probably the most relaxing way is to watch the twenty-minute video, with plenty of footage. That said, you could just read the top 5 unreleased mods, top 5 indie games and – drumroll! – top 5 mods of 2007. Except due to ModDB’s set-up, all those links lead to the same page and you have to turn to the next one a few times to get there.

You could just read our round-up, beneath the cut. There’s an idea.
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