Can I talk about...?

Almost anything is fair game for The Soap Box, providing it meets Mod DB's terms of use, stays within the area of gaming (Or issues affecting gaming), and doesn't offend. We'd also advise against naming specific companies or people in your articles, just talk about the subject at hand and most people will be able to guess who or what you're talking about.

If you're discussing something to do with laws, be aware that there are different countries in this world and not all of them have the same rule book. Make sure it's clear what you're talking about if you mention specific laws or national regulations.

Cool! I can talk about anything!

Try again kiddo, you've still got to follow the rules. This isn't a free for all, this is just the place to write about your opinions on matters affecting gaming. Flames, deliberate trolling and the like are liable to earn you a ban.

Why should I write for this group?

We're more likely to check this group for thought-provoking front-page material. Simple really.

How do I get started?

Easy - either click here to create a new article which is ready to go, or get an old article and link it to this group. As simple as that.

Are the old game engines crappy?

Are the old game engines crappy?

5 years ago Feature 3 comments

A friend of mine said that Counter Strike Original (a.k.a. CS 1.6) has bad graphics. This made me ask you ( members) the question- "Are the...

Thoughts on modding as a phenomenon of popular culture

Thoughts on modding as a phenomenon of popular culture

7 years ago News 4 comments

Participation on part of the recipient / user of video games in terms of adding content (e.g. mapping) to or changing content (e.g. modding) of an original...

The six steps of creation

The six steps of creation

7 years ago Feature 8 comments

Scott McCloud's "six steps of creation" have been a revelation to me. Here's why they ought to be for you as well.

The Future of Design in Game?

The Future of Design in Game?

7 years ago Feature 16 comments

What does the future hold for the design of computer games? With ever improving technologies will new ways to play games affect the design of games?

Dreams on Games

Dreams on Games

7 years ago Feature 9 comments

At night, while laying in bed attempting to grasp the realm of dreams, most individuals choose to pick up a novel, put in some earbuds, or simply stare...

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Deathbagel Jan 12 2009 says:

I have a question, but one I don't think quite big enough for a feature.

I was just thinking about Civilization IV. The game is designed to have a very easy built in world editor, dubbed the 'world builder'. Now when buying the game, I considered this to be a great feature. However, after I owned the game, I found it, while fun to use, quite annoying. Whenever I got into a tough spot in a game, I was instantly tempted to use the world editor to get myself out of it.

So my question is this: What do you think the importance (or lack thereof) is in the seperation of the actual game and its corresponding editor?

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Robots! Feb 2 2009 replied:

by that do you mean that the editor and game should not be connected? also, control your temptation, i could start acting like a complete jackass and start flaming, but im not going to. just get some self control.

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tnathan475 Jul 3 2008 says:

anybody hear how the there is going to be an updated versions to the new nvidia geforce GTX 200 series called the 200b? appearently this GPU is going to be manufactured on a 55nm process like the new 9800 GTX+ coming out next month (current GTX 280s and 260s are manufactured on the 65nm process) and will be far more efficient than the GTX 280s and 260s just released on the 27 of june. all i can say is im glad i waited to buy my GTX 280! on another note nvidia needs to get its stuff together as far as driver releases, its been one pain after another with their recient drivers and I've resorted to some earlier drivers (162.50 modded by XG). if i didnt love Nvidia's visusal quality so much I'd have resorted to ATI long ago, but I only can hope that when i do get my new nvidia card in sept, nvidia has figured out how to release a decient driver set.

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Varsity Jun 14 2008 says:

I thought the idea of this group was that it was advertised on the front page. I may as well have written a blog if it all stays private.

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Malvado_Zombie[X] Jun 19 2008 replied:

I think... maybe is good, because the people can read it and get an idea of the objetive of the Soap Box. And, who knows maybe another member want talk about it

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jacksonj04 Creator
jacksonj04 Jun 15 2008 replied:

Nope, because features are automatically brought to our attention for front page placement and this is the a group you can add them to without needing to find a really specific 'target' group such as graphic artists, <engine> developers and so on. This is a general "I've got something to ramble about, here's my proper piece on it" group whereas blogs are more "quick comment".

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kinesis916 May 13 2008 says:

I want a new topic. I am to lazy to think of one myself.

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Malvado_Zombie[X] May 16 2008 replied:

Maybe you can talk about... hmm... Why the people become crazy with the FPS games? I don't know, I'm lazy too

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kinesis916 May 18 2008 replied:

Ha you have given me a great topic. Now to flesh it out a little and write the article.

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Henley Apr 24 2008 says:


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kinesis916 May 1 2008 replied:

Ok soap coming up.

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Connway Apr 30 2008 replied:


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