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Gaming Today ARK: Survival Pokémon mod hit with DMCA by fellow modder

A new mod for ARK: Survival Evolved, which adds Pokémon to the game in place of dinosaurs, was hit with a DMCA takedown within a days of the mod going live, but surprisingly it wasn't issued by Nintendo or The Pokémon Company. In what may be a stunning show of foul play, a fellow modder for the game, who is working on a competing mod that does the same thin...

 

Gaming Today 'Pokémon Prism' leaks online after Nintendo's intervention

We recently reported on Nintendo's takedown of this much anticipated fan-hack of Pokémon Gold - but the hack has made it's way out into the public domain regardless, thanks to a group of leakers, who are currently distributing the rom via PasteBin. While we won't be providing any instructions on how to find or use the Rom Hack, in respect of the author's or...

 

Gaming Today Turok Receives Workshop Support

Fans of dinosaur hunting rejoice! Classic dinosaur hunting FPS, Turok, is now available with full Steam workshop integration and a level editor to boot! Originally released in 1997 on the Nintendo 64, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter saw a host of great reviews, praising both its controls and its (at the time) great visuals. Ultimately selling more than one and a qua...

 

Gaming Today Nintendo issue takedown against Pokémon rom hack

In an ever continuing trend that is proving very unpopular among the rom-hacking and modding communities, Nintendo have issued a takedown against the anticipated "Pokémon Prism" rom hack, issuing a cease-and-desist to the author. It's not exactly new, or surprising, for Nintendo to do something like this, but curiously, the gaming giant decided to leave it...

 

Gaming Today Offworld Trading Company Receives Workshop Support

Have you ever wanted to venture offworld and start your own Mars mineral mining monopoly? If so, you're probably familiar with Offworld Trading Company, a game from the lead designer of Civilization IV. And now, you can offworld into space with mod support. According to a press release by Mohawk Games and their publishers, Stardock, the following features w...

 

Gaming Today South Korea makes illicit game modding illegal

While on the surface this legal change may seem like a minor amendment to the law, it could potentially have a big impact on gaming in the region, especially in the e-sports arena and competitive online gaming space. The South Korean government announced this past week that it has passed an amendment into the law which prohibits the "manufacturing and distr...

 

Gaming Today DoomRL Hit With Takedown Notice

ZeniMax, the publishers and owners of the DOOM trademark, have put their legal sights on a freelance, independent developer and his DOOM inspired freeware game. DoomRL - which is a roguelike game based on the popular DOOM series - is created by Korel Kisielewicz and was first released in 2013. The game gained traction with the independent community and the...

 

Gaming Today Steam Workshop comes to Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV is three years old now, but that hasn't stopped developers Deep Silver Volition from adding Steam Workshop support to the game this past week, inviting mod authors to make the already bizarre game even more insane. I have to admit I wasn't a huge fan of IV - it took the stance of trying to differentiate itself from the Grand Theft Auto series...

 

Gaming Today Rocket League Receiving Steam Workshop Support This December

Everyone's favourite rocket powered ball game will be receiving an update this December, introducing full support for the Steam Workshop. Information on what will be available and to what extent is still scarce, but Psyonix have mentioned creations such as the Rocket League Obstacle Course as a catalyst for the inclusion of the Workshop. Psyonix have a long...

 

Gaming Today Best Binding of Issac mods will be added to base game

There's a new expansion coming to Binding of Issac, the popular dungeon-exploring-action-em-up, and among the addition of new enemies, items, bosses and fixes, modding tools are being added, too. In addition, the best mods will make it into the base game. The announcement was made today by Edmund McMillen, the creator of the game, on his official blog page....

 

Gaming Today Master of Orion Update v51.2 Adds Mod Support

We just surpassed the 20th anniversary of the famous "Master of Orion" franchise, and NGD Studios - the team behind the newest Master of Orion game - have decided to release a huge new update.  The changelog is quite sizable, but some of the highlights include improved AI, pollution mechanics and gravity mechanics. Oh! And mod support. That's right - mod su...

 

Gaming Today Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub mods removed

We reported way back at the start of our humble website about the excellent Mega Drive (or Genesis in the US) Classics Hub, a platform that legitimises rom hacks of classic Sega games via Steam Workshop. Unfortunately, some of these mods have started to go missing... Dozens of mods from the Steam Workshop went missing this week without any explanation, for...

 

Gaming Today Civilization VI: Multiplayer modding done right.

Firaxis made some bold claims earlier in the year that "modability" for Civilization 6 will "make us go nuts" - and while the game does have some nice mod support, that statement seems a little overblown. So what was all the fuss about? The Civilization games have always had great mod support, and this one is no different - one of the main features is Steam...

 

Gaming Today Samsung take-down videos of GTA V Note 7 mod

The Note 7 hasn't exactly gone to plan for Samsung - first they started exploding, and after recall, started exploding again. Now it seems they're trying to erase the phone from history altogether, by not only discontinuing the product, but by erasing all parody of it, too. It shouldn't have to be constantly noted that parody is protected under most copyrig...

 

Gaming Today Skyrim mod wins award from the Australian Screenwriters Guild

In what I believe may be a first, a modification of a game has won the interactive media award at the prestigious AWGIE awards, which recognises Australia's best writers in the fields of television, film and interactive media. The mod that won the award is called The Forgotten City, and was released back in 2015.  It's a spectacular peice of work, with incr...