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GTA 5 “Angry Planes” mod and more tipped as viruses

GTA 5 “Angry Planes” mod and more tipped as viruses

If you're a Grand Theft Auto 5 fan who plays on the PC, you better think twice before you download mods...even if they're popular and widely known. Reports from upset users are stating that some of the most popular GTA 5 mods are installing malware of various sorts on users computers, including keyloggers and other programs. The "Angry Planes" mod is cited as one malicious GTA 5 mod, as well as "NoClip" and a mod manager. One user in particular has gone so far as to publish removal guides.

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Minecraft “Predator” mod lets you go ghostly

Minecraft “Predator” mod lets you go ghostly

One Minecraft mod summons thousands of fans with a "Predator-like" set of abilities in 148144 commands. This fellow by the name of Sliced Lime has presented a command block machine for Minecraft which allows the wearer's outfit to change color depending on the block nearest the wearer. The result is a camouflage suit the likes of which we've only otherwise seen in the light-bending Predator beast from the Predator film series. This mod is not (yet) part of the standard game build, but you certainly can try it for yourself if you wish.

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See Valve’s Half-Life with new eyes in Black Mesa

See Valve’s Half-Life with new eyes in Black Mesa

Half-Life is one of the seminal games that catapulted Valve into fame, aside from the Steam platform of course. Thanks to the game's engine and its moddability, Half-Life has taken on different forms, some of which try to bring the game forward into the current century. Black Mesa, released in 2012 after 8 years in the woodwork, was one of those mods but now it has taken a life of its own. Presenting Black Mesa, a Steam Early Access game that promises to re-imagine Half-Life as if it were a game created today.

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Fan-made Half-Life 2: Update mod gets steamy on Steam

Fan-made Half-Life 2: Update mod gets steamy on Steam

Who says you can't make it big just with game modding? While some game developers frown upon the act of modifying a released game, and even more on the act of releasing said mods, others have embraced the reality of this gaming sub-culture. And others, well, they might even reward you for it. Valve has not only sanctioned the mod that is now officially known as Half-Life 2: Update, it is even allowing it to be distributed on Steam. Provided, of course, you own the original game on Steam as well.

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Lambda Wars turns Half-Life 2 from FPS to RTS

Lambda Wars turns Half-Life 2 from FPS to RTS

Gamers are a fascinating bunch and more especially so the hardcore ones with a bit of programming and design skills in their utility belt. Give them a game they're not satisfied with or a game that inspires the imagination and they will churn out a mod or a patch in days, weeks, months, or even years. Take for example this new Lambda Wars game in beta, an innocent sounding "multiplayer Source Engine modification" that lets you play Half-Life 2 Alien Swarm from a literally different perspective. A third person RTS perspective.

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PlayStation 4 becomes a “laptop” in PlayBook 4 mod

PlayStation 4 becomes a “laptop” in PlayBook 4 mod

Tired of sitting around at home all day but don't really want to be separated from your favorite console game? That wouldn't be a problem if you were of the Xbox One gaming type and could a afford an "xbook". But now even PlayStation gamers can enjoy partial mobility, thanks to Ed Zarick and his latest innovation, the PlayBook 4, that gives you a portable PS4 in a laptop form. Well, not exactly a laptop and not completely portable, but "PS4 Luggage" is a less than marketable name.

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Xbox One laptop mod takes console on the road

Xbox One laptop mod takes console on the road

Turning a regular console into a portable version isn't new, but Xbox One gamers seem to have been too busy playing so far to have taken the time to convert their Microsoft system into a "laptop" form factor. James "DarkUncle" Terry cooked one up back in December 2013 for a private client, and now, with the help of a couple of Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers and a little patience, modder Ed Zarick is also coaxing the contents of an Xbox One casing into a more portable version.

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Ubisoft on Watch Dogs mod: prettier but broken

Ubisoft on Watch Dogs mod: prettier but broken

If you've been playing Watch Dogs on your PC with a certain TheWorse mod installed, then you might want to heed Ubisoft's official take on the matter. While the game maker does admit that there are certain options lurking beneath the code that have been disabled for the PC version, they were disabled not to make the game less visually appealing but to make it actually playable and enjoyable.

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PC mod imitates Mac Pro 2013 design

PC mod imitates Mac Pro 2013 design

Some might jeer at Apple's latest Mac Pro design, but it is, of course, no surprise that it has also drawn its fair share of fans. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and a certain user by the name of "sascha288" from a certain German forum has taken that to heart, building his own PC from the ground up to look like none other than the late 2013 model of the Mac Pro.

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Saints Row SDK coming soon: modding community taking hold

Saints Row SDK coming soon: modding community taking hold

Saint's Row is a game that's brought a rather odd assortment of open-world experiences to the fingertips of PC gamers for several generations. It's a game that exists in the Grand Theft Auto-like universe of open sandbox playability: here offering a place for gamers to run around like wild, doing whatever they might, driving, interacting with fellow characters, and everything in-between. This world is strange, and with Saint's Row IV, it's about to get a lot stranger: but up until now, the game has been closed to the modders of the world.

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