How Console Gamers Get Mods (PIC)

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Unreal Tournament 3, well-received by critics in 2007 but never attaining a wide player base, allowed PlayStation 3 gamers to play PC-created mods. Portal 2 promised a similar feature, and console mod tools may be available in the next installment of the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim. Hunted: The Demon’s Forge even has a dungeon-maker available across all platforms that allows for the creation of custom maps within very narrow parameters.

Regardless, the best mods will arise from the PC community, simply because it’s the platform with the right tools, the right interface, and — as Mark Rein said — “PCs are always going to be the tools through which all games get made.”

Are you going to sculpt a 3D model on a console? Paint a texture? Edit a sound track? PCs will feed consoles the best mods.

While thinking about this issue, we were struck by the wholesome imagery of a mother bird feeding her baby chicks. Then this picture of a cyborg bird feeding her mutant offspring happened.

Open wide, consoles. Here comes the airplane.

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3 Comments on How Console Gamers Get Mods (PIC)

Darkraidor

On July 14, 2011 at 7:53 am

lol the picture…

Heru

On July 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Amen brother.

lazerlight

On March 1, 2012 at 2:01 am

Whether PC-elitists will ever understand this or not: A console is a tool for playing video games. For a most people who are only concerned with playing the games, it is a lot more convenient to do so on a console than on a PC. It is very sad, that we have some developers who leave PC-gamers standing in the rain, but this is a free market and they seem to get away with it …