The first thing modders learn is how hard making a game really is, and fledgling server admins are likely to just throw up their hands and start looking for other places to play. Joe Blancato looks at the world of server emulators.
Have you ever looked at a game and thought you could do it better? Kyle thought that, about Dance Dance Revolution, and relates his experiences creating his own step file.
"'Open source' helped my roleplaying game - and it isn't even software." Allen Varney discusses PARANOIA, and how player-contributions shaped its latest incarnation.
Rather than attempt to create a new game world or multi-player deathmatch, the titular Garry has simply encoded new tools into the complex physics framework of Half-Life 2. Jim Rossignol explores this new bastion of player-creativity.
Second Life's sublime kookiness stems from one source: The players generate all of the content. Dave Thomas takes us on a tour of what people would actually do if they could design the world, the society, and the people.
Since the advent of computer and video games, players have been driven to improve on their favorite titles. In an age of standardized engines, widely available graphic and modeling tools, and global connectivity these improvements are shapeing the future.
You've read all about gamers. Where can you find them? At any one of a number of conferences that have popped up over the years.
Under the fierce evolutionary pressure of a massively multiplayer game, the roleplayer species cannot survive. Max Steele relates the tragic loss of one of D&D's finest.
As the Great City of Gaming builds itself on top of its history, an undercurrent of homeless gamers wander between high-poly games, in search of their previous gaming peak.
Once considered gambling, earlier this year the Minnesota Gaming Act was modified permitting Derby Owners Club, World Edition to be legally operated throughout the state. Nova brings us the facts on this unique game.
New types of games are bringing fresh faces into gaming. Meet the fans of Sega's Derby Owners Club, a horse breeding and racing RPG that is packing the starting lines at arcades around the world.
In an era when games have replaced rap music as the media's favorite punching bag, and first-person shooters are charged with being breeding grounds for killers, it's worth pointing out when gamers and their culture embody something positive.
Envision an alternate reality we might call "Gamer America." In this reality, politicians don't bluster about restricting videogame sales - they promote gaming. A dream? No, this place really exists... just not in America.
On June 2, Japanese porn publisher Glay'z announced its intentions to produce porn using the UMD format, for the PSP. Joe Blancato discusses why this may actually be a good thing.
According to Whitney, errands are now an excuse to take part in one of life's little delights - mobile gaming. Here's her top ten list of mobile games to pass away the hours.