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3DS mod adds smashing GameCube controller support

With the launch of the exceptional Super Smash Bros. for 3DS looming, some might still be miffed that the game won't support the Circle Pad Pro add-on. Though the game will make use of the new 3DS and 3DS XL's C-stick, some may want a separate controller entirely for optimized Smash Bros. usage. A...

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Xbook One is Microsoft's console in laptop form

While Nintendo has its 3DS and Sony has its PlayStation Vita to please gamers on the go, Microsoft stands alone as the only major competitor in the modern games industry without a portable device dedicated to gaming. And well, for modder Ed Zarick, that just won't do. Behold: The Xbook One. ...

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Saints Row 4 SDK released, chaos expected to ensue

Developer Volition announced at PAX Prime that they have released the official software development kit (SDK) for Saints Row 4 on PC, allowing enthusiasts of virtual sandbox mayhem with the technical know-how to create ... pretty much whatever they want. This can only end well. Although Saints...

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Modder offers first-person tour of Grand Theft Auto 5

Having grown tired of committing felonies in the third-person, Grand Theft Auto 5 modder XBLToothPik crafted a script that adds a first-person perspective to Rockstar's latest crime-ridden sandbox. The results, which you can see above and in a second video below the break, are simultaneously...

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Total War: Rome 2 mod tools now in open beta testing

In lieu of offering yet another downloadable content pack for Total War: Rome 2, developer Creative Assembly has opted to let fans roll their own units, factions and conflicts with the release of the Rome 2 Assembly Kit. Though still in the beta stages, the Assembly Kit is a full-featured suite...

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EA allowing official SimCity mods, imposing official restrictions

Modders have never really needed a developer or publisher's blessing to do their work, but EA and Maxis have, nine months post-release, begun to allow official mods for SimCity. There are some caveats to being an official mod however: according to a post on the SimCity blog, you can't modify any...

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Star Citizen developer introduces The Next Great Starship design competition

Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts and his development team Cloud Imperium Games announced a new design and modding competition, in which fans create their own starship for Star Citizen. Called "The Next Great Starship," the contest will award one team of three people with a $30,000 prize along...

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'Project Unity' is 15 fully-functional consoles in one giant box

Constructed by evil genius/mad scientist/hardware hacker Bacteria, Project Unity is a single, unified gaming console that can play Sega Master System, Neo Geo MVS, GameCube, Dreamcast, Saturn, Intellivision, Colecovision, Atari 7800, Turbografx 16, PS1/PS2, Mega Drive, NES, Super NES, Game Boy...

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Red Orchestra 2 gets Steam Workshop for maps, mods

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad now uses Steam Workshop, allowing players to share custom maps and mods. Modders need to have the Red Orchestra 2 SDK, which is accessible (for those who own the game) via the Tools dropdown in their Steam libraries. Red Orchestra 2's Steam Workshop...

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Carmack: Rage mod tools hit 'real soon' despite a year of 'poor decisions'

Rage was supposed ship with modding tools when it launched in October 2011. It didn't, but a tweet from id Software founder John Carmack suggests he hasn't forgotten the promise he made to mod fans one year ago, nor the frustration of letting them down: "BFG work pushed the Rage tools, but Real...

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