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Back in the 1990s, PC gamers first experienced the thrill of hopping into an X-Wing and engaging Imperial pilots in intense space combat. Now more than two decades later, a group of modders is giving the original Star Wars: X-Wing game a fresh coat of paint by remaking the simulation using Unity engine. A longer than 14-minute video showing actual gameplay footage of their progress has us itching to see the final product. The project is being put together by the XWVM community and is meant to replace the old DOS or Windows executable. To avoid any legal hassles, the mod requires that players own... Read more...
It has been a long and agonizing wait getting to this point, but the first batch of mods for Fallout 4, Bethesda's hit title that was voted Game of the Year for 2015 at the 19th annual DICE Awards, has arrived for the PlayStation 4 console. Not to be taken for granted, this day almost never arrived, as Sony initially refused to approve mods as Bethesda wanted to implement them. "Sony has informed us they not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition," Bethesda stated a in September. "Like you, we are disappointed... Read more...
At long last, Bethesda is bringing mod support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition to PlayStation 4 players after working out an arrangement with Sony. That was the plan all along, of course, with Bethesda originally intending to bring modding to the PS4 back in June. But then Sony set up a roadblock by refusing to approve mods as Bethesda wanted to implement them. "Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition," Bethesda stated a month ago. "Like you, we are disappointed by... Read more...
Now, more than ever, manufacturers are exploring alternative ways to differentiate smartphones. One savior to the oversaturated smartphone market, that is rife with products with similar specifications, may come in the form of modularity. The promise of a modular phone, is an ability to adapt to a user’s needs in the moment. Purchasing a smartphone is traditionally a long-term investment. What might perfectly address day-to-day use, however, could come up short under specific use cases. We already took a close look at the Moto Z family and see promise in Moto Mods, but modular smartphones... Read more...
If you grew up in the NES era, you probably lusted over the Power Glove, especially after watching The Wizard, now considered a bit of a cult classic. About halfway through the flick, a character named Lucas Barton shows off the accessory and says, "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad." Unfortunately the Power Glove never lived up to the hype, but fast forward nearly three decades later and it's finally found its calling—as a wireless controller for drones! Modder Nolan Moore gutted a brand new Famicon Power Glove that he scored from eBay after weeks of searching for a good deal. Other than some... Read more...
If you’re PC gamers looking to “Get your Mod on” in Fallout 4, the time is now. Bethesda this week announced that an open beta is now available that adds Mod support for its popular title. Bethesda said that Mod support would come in April and thankfully, the company stuck to its word. For those that want to take a stab at creating their own Mods, Bethesda is providing the Creation Kit as a free download. According to the developer, the Creation Kit is the same tool that it used to create Fallout 4 and its DLC, so it comes from fine pedigree. And just in case you need a little extra help building... Read more...
There are myriad reasons why a game like Fallout 4 is so good, from its sheer depth to its flexibility. That latter point ties into modding, which Bethesda is happy to not just let fans dive into, but is proud to support. As one reddit user has discovered, though, there is one major caveat to be aware of if you want to use FO4 mods: no achievements. In his post, reddit user HakfDuckHalfMan notes that games in FO4 that have enabled mods are treated as completely separate from ordinary ones. An example given: If your username is John, the next time you save a game with a mod enabled, a "John [Modded]"... Read more...
Overclocking and gaming have been major focuses at this year’s Intel Developers Forum. Intel even took the opportunity to break an overclocking record with a super-cooled Core i7-6700K-based system during a gaming-related session, which we covered here.At that session, there were a number of awesome, modded systems on the stage that didn’t get much attention. The systems were so gorgeous, though, we thought we’d give them some coverage for the geek-porn factor alone.          We don’t have details on the systems, but we’re sure build logs are available... Read more...
It's only been five months since Skyrim hit store shelves, but the amount of work done on the game by both Bethesda and an army of modders has been enormous. With the Creation Kit now in the wild for several months, we've rounded up some of the best mods available and brought them for your consideration. We'll also walk you through the modding process and how to get started... The Must-Have Mods of Skyrim... Read more...
It's only been five months since Skyrim hit store shelves, but the amount of work done on the game by both Bethesda and an army of modders has been enormous. With the Creation Kit now in the wild for several months, we've rounded up some of the best mods available and brought them for your consideration. We'll also walk you through the modding process and how to get started. ProTip: If you re-map the "F" key in Skyrim's key bindings, the new key to assign a favorite is "A." This isn't explained or listed anywhere in game; we found it by accident. What Makes a Mod 'Must-Have? There are literally... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks released a one-two punch today; simultaneously debuting the Skyrim Creation Kit and a surprise -- new, high-resolution textures for its smash hit. The Creation Kit gives modders access to the same tools the game developers use for updating and creating Skyrim. The Creation Kit is integrated into the Steam Workshop--for those of you who missed the announcement a few weeks back, the Workshop is a community/distribution hub for user-created content. Modders working with the Creation Kit will be able to upload their projects to Steam for sharing with other users. As you can see,... Read more...
Customizing your rig or morphing it into a different form factor has become passe. Or so says Google Trends. We checked out a graph of searches on "case mods" over the last four years and found that lookups on the term dropped precipitously for no apparent reason.Here's the indisputable visual evidence:  Why did the interest in case modding slow down? It's hard to pinpoint, but perhaps the hobby of tinkerers and creative minds has returned to the underground. What do you think? Are case mods still hot or is the trend above an accurate indicator of interest in the topic?... Read more...
OCZ Technology Merges their Leading Edge PSU Technology with a Modular Cable Management System and Launches the ModXStream Power Supply Family Sunnyvale, CA—April 12, 2007 — OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the ModXStream Series, a new line of power supplies designed to offer consumers a combination of OCZ’s legendary PSU architecture and an efficient modular cable management system. Available in 780W and 900W models, the high efficiency... Read more...
If your NVIDIA GeForce 6 or 7 series overclocking adventures haven't yielded the kind of results you had hoped, this guide on the AOA Forums may be of interest.  They outline the steps necessary to soft-mod the BIOS on many GeForce cards to increase the GPU's voltage using NiBiTor and nvFlash.  I've done this mod on a GeForce 7800 GT card with some success, but it's not going to work for everyone because some board partners already tweak their voltages to support increased clock speeds on factory overclocked cards. "Over-clockers are always looking for a way to squeeze... Read more...
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