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Someone Modded Matt the Radar Technician Into Star Wars: Battlefront II

Now that Star Wars: Battlefront II has given players the ability to mod characters, one blessed internet genius has created a skin which transforms Kylo Ren into his alter ego/disguise, Matt the Radar Technician.

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Kirby With Human Feet Will Haunt Me Until I Die and I Refuse to Suffer Alone

You know that feeling when you see something that you realize you could've gone your entire life without seeing? I pass the curse onto you, dear reader.

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The “Uncensored” World of Street Fighter Mods: The Good, The Bad, The Naked

The "Uncensored" World of Street Fighter Mods

There are a lot of great reasons to install fan-made modifications to the character models in Street Fighter. But the mod community doesn't take kindly to "outsiders."

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Skyrim Community Comes Together on a Mod to Honor a Player Who Passed Away

A warrior arrives in Sovngarde.

The Skyrim community is famous for the skillful, unique, and downright crazy mods. At the same time, there devoted players and fans and they know that it isn't all fun and games. The Skyrim community has recently built a mod that introduces an in-game shrine to honor a deceased player.

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There’s a Sailor Moon Mod for Doom II So Get Ready For Some Planetary Punishing

The hordes of Hell got nothin' on the Senshi.

Doom and Sailor Moon are two major parts of my childhood, because I had arguably-irresponsible parents and widely-varied interests. When you mash the two together, you get this incredible Doom 2 mod, complete with Sailor Scout attacks and "Moonlight Densetsu." This is the perfect game.

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Forget Goat Simulator – Now You Can Play GTAV As The Animal Of Your Choice

Apparently pigs are excellent drivers despite their lack of opposable thumbs.

Did you think Grand Theft Auto V not being out for PC yet would stop the amazing modding community? Of course not, guys, they live to amaze and confuse gamers around the world. In this GTAV mod, you can get your Goat Simulator on and play as animals. Because why not.

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Someone Made a Frozen Mod for Grand Theft Auto IV

You know what's scarier than eternal winter? Carjacking.

Grand Theft Auto is usually too chaotic for me to enjoy, but am I a horrible person if I get some catharsis from watching Anna and Elsa wreak destruction across Liberty City in this wicked mod? This is what happens when we as a society truly let go, guys: chaos reigns. Repression is a social construct that saves lives.

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Turn Los Santos Into Rapture With This City-Sinking GTAV Mod For PS3

Would you kindly turn LS into a post-apocalyptic tsunami'd wasteland?

Grand Theft Auto V is so expansive, I feel like you could play it endlessly and never get bored. But what if you've played it so much that the only thing left for you to do is to mess with the game so thoroughly that it becomes an awesome Bioshock hybrid? Enter the GTAV Tsunami mod.

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New Skyrim Mod Replaces All Dragons With Thomas The Tank Engine

"I'm Thomas. I'm pulling a train. What ugly wheels you've got!"

Thomas is a tank engine who lives at the big station on the Island of Sodor. He's a cheeky little engine with six small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler, and a short stumpy dome. In Pastaspace's mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, he's also the bane of Kings, ancient shadow unbound, with a hunger to swallow the world.

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Dad Reprograms a Zelda Game to Make “FemLink” a Female Role-Model for His Daughter

Parents will do anything for their children. Case in point: When father/gamer Mike Hoye plays The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker with his daughter, he reads her the story. When he does, he changes all the pronouns so that Link is actually a little girl, and Zelda is her little brother. Why does he do it? In a world where most of gaming classic heroes are men trying to a damsel in distress, Mr. Hoye wants his daughter to grow up thinking that girls can be just as heroic as boys. After doing this for some time, Hoye got fed up with having to do all the work in his head, so he took the time to reprogram the game with his own gender-swapped version of the script.

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Skyrim Mod Gives the Map Google Earth Zoom

Skyrim released only last week, and doesn't yet have official modding tools, but that won't stop the always impressive modding community -- you know, those people that make professionally-made games better. From Skyrim Nexus user Mikanoshi, the mod gives Skyrim's in-game map Google Earth zoom and Street View type functions. So, instead of staring at a largely static, zoomed-out map, one can gander at Bethesda's breathtaking landscapes from various zoomed views. Luckily, the mod doesn't even require an .exe, and can simply be implemented by changing a few lines of provided code in the Skyrim.ini, which can be seen after the break.

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Play a Crude Form of Minecraft In Minecraft

Yo dawg, Minecraft modder Hans Lemurson herd you like Minecraft, so he built a crude Redstone circuit platformer in which the player can modify the terrain inside Minecraft. Essentially, the player is playing a crude form of Minecraft inside Minecraft. Lemurson claims this is pretty much the extent of what can currently be done with Redstone circuitry as far as building Minecraft inside Minecraft is concerned, but hey, there are always future updates that one can hope will add new features that will aid making games inside the game. I'm hoping for a rhythm game using note blocks. Head on past the break to see a video of the Minicraft in action.

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NES Modded to Fit Inside NES Cartridge

Anyone who has ever opened up an old NES cartridge knows that many of them were mostly empty, with the little board only taking up a small portion of the inside. Well, what better to take up all of that empty space than an entire, working Nintendo Entertainment System? Instructables user danny32412 achieved the above accomplishment by obtaining a Nintendo on a Chip (NOAC) board--which is usually a Famicom packed into a controller with an added game slot--disassembling it, then converting it to work with standard NES games and controllers. He ended up building a custom controller interface board so he could map the NES controller's buttons to the corresponding pads on the NOAC board, attached a 72-pin NES cartridge slot (as the NOAC came with a 60-pin slot), and added two controller ports and a power switch to finish it off. He gets extra points for testing it out with one of the best NES games ever made, Super Mario Bros. 3. Head on past the break to see a video of the modded NES in action.

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N64Boy Advance is a Nintendo 64 Stuffed Into a Fake Game Boy Advance

Modded by Bacteria forum member Hailrazer (a modder various sites occasionally cover) has created this portable Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance hybrid, appropriately dubbed the N64Boy Advance. The device sports a GameCube analog stick, smaller trigger buttons, and removes the D-pad, which we all fondly remember as being useful for wrestling games. The N64Boy Advance also features speakers, a 4.3-inch display, and two camcorder batteries to power the probably-hungry beast. Funnily enough, the actual case for the mod is a Game Boy Advance carrying case, which happens to be shaped like a larger Game Boy Advance. Head on past the break to see a picture of the back of the device and a video of the unit in action.

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Angry Birds + Microsoft Kinect = Was Bound to Happen

Listen, a mod that lets people play Angry Birds using Microsoft Kinect was as inevitable as us posting the video.

(via Eurogamer)

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Modders Make StarCraft MMO Using StarCraft Level Editor, Activison-Blizzard Invokes Copyright Infringement

Yesterday, the gents over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun covered a StarCraft II mod which turned the game into an MMO, obviously named World of StarCraft. The mod was in very early stages, but a video showed it had a mocked-up character creation screen, as well as fighting and experience-gaining working for the Ghost class. The mod was made using StarCraft II's Galaxy Editor, a powerful level creation tool that Blizzard encouraged modders to use, essentially challenging modders to create unique and complex things. Of course, now that a group of modders began work on a very unique and complex creation, a StarCraft MMO, Activision-Blizzard sent out some copyright infringements to YouTube in order to get the video of the mod taken down.

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Ben Heck Makes Portable, Ruggedized PlayStation 3

He has his own show, he makes really neat novelty items, and now famous console modder Ben Heck has made a portable ruggedized PlayStation 3 for a couple in Afganistan that needed something that can be banged up a bit. Though Heck is no stranger to making portable consoles, this time he shoves it all into a Pelican Storm Case to provide some ruggedization.

Take that, G'zOne phones.

(Ben Heck via Kotaku)

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Modder Ben Heck Makes See-Through Portal Shirt [Video]

Internet celebrity and skilled modder, Benjamin Heckendorn, otherwise known as Ben Heck, has created a "see-through" shirt in honor of Portal, in what is probably the best Portal-related fan-made creation yet. Read one past the jump for the surprisingly simple details. Take that, all those Weighted Companion Cube pillows. No, Ben Heck doesn't work for Aperture Science, he simply hooked up an LCD display to the front of a shirt and a CCD camera to the back. The camera captures whatever his back is facing and display it on the LCD display in the front. That's pretty much it. He did seem to use a red portal, though; to Portal fans, an obvious mistake--unless Mr. Heckendorn is showing support for the upcoming Portal 2 co-op. Then it's alright.

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Famous Console Modder Ben Heck’s Internet Show Starts Today

Benjamin Heckendorn, aka "Ben Heck," will be getting his own internet show courtesy of element14, which will showcase modding projects tackled by the established modder himself. The show starts today and will be broadcast on element14 and Revision3.

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Valve’s DotA Meets Trademark Opposition

There are many people out there for whom the idea of more games like Defense of the Ancients (affectionately known as DotA) is very exciting, and so gamemaker Valve's announcement that it had acquired some of the developers of DotA so that they could do just that has been greeted optimistically. However, Valve is planning on calling their Defense of the Ancients Allstars, and Riot Games, maker of the DotA inspired (something of an understatement) League of Legends, feels that the use of the name Defense of the Ancients should not be restricted. Steve Mescon of Riot Games told PCGamer:
The idea that one single company is taking control of the name of something that hundreds of people have contributed to is surprising. I believe DotA should always remain a community-owned product that modders, independent developers and game fans can continue to modify and play as often as they’d like. Guinsoo and I had hoped that the DotA name would live on in perpetuity as a community project that is both free to play and free to modify and expand.
What is DotA? If it's so popular, why isn't the name already trademarked? The answers are really quite interesting, and are rooted in unique aspects of the industry and culture of online PC gaming.

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