While I may be looking forward to 2014’s Thief, that enthusiasm hasn’t exactly been felt by long-time fans of the series. And for good reason, because in order to be as widespread as possible, the Thief formula will need to be watered down a tad to hit that mainstream appeal. But fans need not worry, because they’ll be able to transform their Thief game into the experience that they want to have.
I really shouldn't watch Silence of the Lambs before going to sleep - now I'm imagining gaming skins as something very different. That said, Minecraft for 360 and CubeWorld are getting some awesome skins!
Rockstar’s incredibly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V has yet to be announced for PC. According to Rockstar, it’ll only make its way to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when it sees release later this year. That’s rightfully raised the ire of PC gamers, who so far have put 143 000 impotent digital signatures to a petition to bring the game to PC. Their wishes, however, might come true.
DayZ, a slow-paced, realistic(ish) game mode about the Zombie apocalypse is an intriguing thing – but it requires too much effort to get running at the moment, requiring Arma II, its expansion, a BETA patch and the mod to be installed. The good news is its coming in a standalone form. The bad news is that it was supposed have been released last year. Why isn’t it out yet?
Modders have started a project to completely mod Morrowind into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A site Morroblivion was designed specifically to re-create Morrow in Oblivion.
pvpPROJECT has modded Guild Wars 2 into a third-person shooter - adding free mouse-look to the game.
One of the very best things about PC games that elevates them beyond their console counterparts (other than ridiculous framerates, better graphics and thick rhinoceros callouses on your mouse hand) is the wonderful work done by modding communities. Games like DayZ, DOTA and Counter-Strike wouldn’t exist without the ability for dedictaed gamers to tinker and as a result make their own games. Nowhere is the power of modding more evident than with Skyrim, which has given us delightful things like a Macho Man Dragons and homicidal ponies. This could be the best Skyrim mod yet.
So how many hours of your precious life have you poured into Skyrim? Ten? Twenty? Fifty? The game is just so addictive, that it even scored a 10/10 in the review. And no matter how many hours you’ve put in, chances are good that you’ve barely even touched the main quest.
There’s just too much to do, and top of the list has to be all those books laying around bandit fortresses and nestled in the arms of a Draugar warrior. But for those of you who want to take your Skyrim experience that little bit further, here’s a few treats for you.
The guys responsible for those ridiculously amazing looking GTA IV ICEnhncer mods that make the game look like… the best thing you’ve ever seen, have now made a mod for Skyrim that does the exact opposite.
If you haven’t got the cash to fork out for a console or a new PC gaming rig but really want to play Skyrim, then your prayers have just been answered.
I don’t know about you guys, but my copy of Diablo 2 has to be one of the most played titles in my collection. That massive box, with the big grinning skull staring back at me still sits proudly next to other games on my shelf, partly due to some fantastic mods that kept the action flowing, long after the main campaign was finished.
With Diablo 3 expected next year, we’re pretty certain that the world will be crawling with all manner of beasties and demons, just waiting for us to explore a dungeon and attempt to get past them.
But if you’re planning on tweaking that dungeon-crawling experience, in order to give yourself more of a challenge or some better loot, then put your coding gloves away, because Blizzard doesn’t want anyone tinkering with their product.
Battlefield 3, possibly the yearâ€™s most anticipated modern combat shooter is getting released in just over a month. Youâ€™re likely already aware that the game will be shipping without any mod support - meaning no user-created maps or single player total conversions either.
Let them explain why.
Mass Effect 2 may have been a blockbuster game that helped show the world just how serious and epic games could be, but it wasnâ€™t without some faults, something many long time fans have picked up on. Bioware is hoping to correct this issue by revamping the weapon modification option for the game, in order to allow players to feel a deeper connection.
Grand Theft Auto 4 was, putting it mildly, not my favourite game. While the level of detail in the city was mind-blowing, the change in tone and needless social interactions made the game nigh unplayable for me.
First-person shooters, likewise, are not amongst my favourite games, probably a result of being an active gamer during the FPS blow-out in the mid 90â€™s. Somehow though, the combination of both seems better â€“ and something I might be inclined to play â€“ even if just for the digital tourism - if my PC wouldnâ€™t melt and buckle under the strain of running this GTA IV FPS Mod.
After the jump youâ€™ll find a video of GTA IV in the first-person perspective â€“ and the level of detail in the city, always the gameâ€™s most incredible feature, is made all the more striking. Instructions for how to install the mod yourself are available on the videoâ€™s Youtube page.
One of the single greatest advantages in the PC gaming community is the ability to create or download and play mods for your games.
G4TV have put together a compilation of some amazing mods that have either been released or are still in development and some of them are pretty nuts. There are mods that turn StarCraft into everything from chess games and tower defense, to third person shooters and final fantasy battles.
Check them out in the video, after the jump.
[Thanks Poddle for the tip]