I am the founder of DBolical and creator of ModDB, IndieDB and SlideDB. My aim is to make it easier for gamers to find great games/mods no matter their stage of development. And more importantly give game/mod developers a place to share their work and grow their fanbase - without being dependent on press/editors gatekeeping the important news sites. If you have any ideas or suggestions, hit me up I am always available to talk with the community.

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INtense! Aug 22 2011, 8:06am says:

It is a very controversial question this one, good topic feillyne!

I kinda felt like agreeing to virtually all of the options. it's bad but if it helps then its good, but should they just make an indie game?

Mods however have always been free (with a few exceptions) and that is how I believe they should remain.

+12 votes     poll: Selling mods
INtense! Aug 22 2011, 7:01am says:

congratulations on your Freeplay win!

+2 votes     game: The Swapper
INtense! Aug 21 2011, 10:08pm replied:

you need to click the login link on the left. You don't need to re-download the game.

+1 vote     article: ARMA 2 Free2Play released
INtense! Aug 21 2011, 11:49am replied:

you need to run the "activation" link. So click the "Activate F2P" link before clicking "Play F2P".

+9 votes     article: ARMA 2 Free2Play released
INtense! Aug 18 2011, 11:00pm replied:

Bah our upload system is better than Youtubes. Just make sure you attempt to upload the original high quality video before reverting to Youtube. As youtube reencodes the videos and they do loose a bit of definition, even when in HD mode.

+7 votes     article: Super site updates!
INtense! Aug 10 2011, 10:47pm replied:

What pop up stuff? There shouldn't be any of that.

+2 votes     article: New ads provider
INtense! Aug 10 2011, 10:47am replied:

That will never happen. Ads can be worthwhile if done right, the minute you overdo them they go from been valuable to downright annoying. We only want quality not quantity. On mod profiles we typically only run one ad on the sidebar, sometimes two.

Oh and as a member we instantly show you less ads, our thanks for participating in the community. No ads if you use Desura.

+3 votes     article: New ads provider
INtense! Aug 10 2011, 4:16am replied:

Well ModDB / IndieDB / Desura are all linked so it isn't *super* easy to do. Best way is to browse the game profile mods section, to view only mods for that game...

+2 votes     article: New ads provider
INtense! Aug 10 2011, 3:52am says:

I'll post a blog about site updates next week - we've made a ton of awesome changes and have a few more coming such as a new video player.

+5 votes     article: New ads provider
INtense! Jul 29 2011, 4:37am says:

Looking amazing... have to release it on Desura: www.desura.com especially with Linux support

+2 votes     article: New Oil Rush gameplay video
INtense! Jul 25 2011, 2:04am says:

Looking awesome, will get this up on Desura for preload? Also need to add that video to your gallery!

+2 votes     article: D-Day Approches
INtense! Jul 21 2011, 1:03am says:

A lesson's learnt retrospective, posted in response to our latest blog about us reinventing the wheel: Desura.com

+2 votes    
INtense! Jul 21 2011, 1:01am says:

We just posted a lessons learn blog on Desura: Desura.com

Wanted to see what the developers here do?

+8 votes     poll: Do you reinvent the wheel?
INtense! Jul 10 2011, 9:28pm replied:

it is exactly as protektor said below. first we work with native games, then we consider wine games, then we consider things like mods and other content.

rest assured we shall be supporting many of the free and awesome linux games, Warsow for example: Desura.com

+2 votes     article: Desura on Linux Interview
INtense! Jul 6 2011, 1:49am replied:

Absolutely, just getting a game to release is an amazing achievement and the complexity of todays games does make them hard to mod. So I can understand that in-house they probably have tools that are not designed to be used externally (optimized, pretty etc) and making them accessible to modders would be costly and challenging.

But with such a legacy blazed by past BF games (and their mods), it is a shame to see mods totally dismissed. Crytek for example is taking a while, but they are slowly bringing their tools to modders and indie developers. I don't think it is fair however to "bash EA / Dice" as I believe this decision is based much more than on them trying to monetize DLC and if they had unlimited time / resources mod tools would be made.

+32 votes     article: No mod support for Battlefield 3
INtense! Jul 5 2011, 9:19pm replied:

I'm yelling at Moddb.com (henley) the site editor right now for missing that. This was a huge story which a few members on this site broke and we totally missed it.

+2 votes     article: Source SDK is free
INtense! Jul 4 2011, 10:39pm replied:

I missed that, sorry I know i'm late to the party

+3 votes     article: Source SDK is free
INtense! Jul 1 2011, 12:01am replied:

I've just added it to the activation page: Desura.com

it should also auto-appear on your account

+2 votes     article: Star-Twine Added to the 5 for $5 Bundle!
INtense! Jun 23 2011, 5:14am replied:

A couple hours work... frustrating but no biggie

+6 votes     article: Recent referer tracking
INtense! Jun 23 2011, 2:23am says:

It is only for the last few minutes, but very handy for tracking an explosion of visitors. For example we ran a witcher competition a month ago, but last week it just exploded in popularity. If you goto the stats log: Moddb.com

You can see that the competition was mentioned on the official witcher blog, hence the visitors.

+3 votes     article: Recent referer tracking
INtense! Jun 23 2011, 1:29am replied:

Getting forked would be much worse.

These guys also made ARES: Desura.com

Their artist is incredible... especially when you consider development only begun a few months ago!

+1 vote     article: So Many Me (Pre-Alpha build)
INtense! Jun 21 2011, 11:36pm replied:

Indeed, we don't enforce the program to be running, so you can install and patch games using desura. then close and play :)

we may even add a direct download option in the future

+1 vote     article: PATCH 1.2.0 is out!
INtense! Jun 20 2011, 9:49am replied:

We are too, great to have cliffski one of the veterans of the indie world on Desura!

+2 votes     article: Gratuitous Space Battles on Desura!
INtense! Jun 14 2011, 12:52am says:

Just to clarify, I spoke with Potteh and decided that removing that post and his access to the site was the best course of action.

He will be developing his future games / mods via other sites and will not be returning here.

So lets put this issue to bed, no more posts!

+7 votes     article: Heads up for you guys
INtense! Jun 13 2011, 11:06am says:

it is a curiously good game

+2 votes     article: Lylian: Paranoid Friendship out now!
INtense! Jun 5 2011, 12:56am replied:

spiked up to 1.3gigs a second of transfer

+5 votes     download: Republic at War 1.1
INtense! Jun 5 2011, 12:51am says:

if you are having download speed issues, we are working on getting it up on desura. it shall be there in about 6 hours

+10 votes     download: Republic at War 1.1
INtense! Jun 4 2011, 2:06pm replied:

we still dont have it yet. uploading now

+1 vote     mod: Republic at War
INtense! Jun 4 2011, 12:46am replied:

send an email to support@desura.com with your interest and we will be in touch when it is available.

+1 vote     media: The first screen of Desura on Linux
INtense! Jun 2 2011, 1:31am replied:

well they are widely sucessful and basically known by every man, woman and child on the planet. however they invented a rather basic game. whereas minecraft really innovated, I think our audience will be a little biased to minecraft as a result!

+1 vote     poll: Who would you rather be?
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