Patrick joined Sep 11, 2006

Hi all, a bit about myself. Former baker and now a programmer in the making hailing from Melbourne, Victoria. I plan on making plenty of great things on the Dbolical Network! Have a huge passion for IT & games and a big fan of all things modding and hope to talk to both readers and developers on here about how we can make this site the best it possibly can be. If you have any suggestions or thoughts feel free to PM me or shoot me an e-mail.

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XanT Nov 8 2015 says:

That's awesome! Nice work.

+2 votes   mod: Map Editor
XanT Oct 21 2015 says:

Going to be immensely jealous of whoever wins this! Good luck all!

+2 votes   feature: Update: Winners Announced! Experience Space in CERES and win a trip to the USA
XanT Apr 28 2015 says:

You make some very good points on it and I agree with them, it's such a grey area at the moment. The PC community (at least some of the subreddits) absolutely praise Gabe as god of the internet but as soon as Steam started this paid mods scheme there was an insanely quick backlash. I think the biggest problem is the creator only getting one quarter of any money that comes in, I think even 50/50 would be a much more appealing level. Everyone is screaming that they don't want companies like Valve involved in money going to mods, they all want a 'Donate' button so 100% goes to the developer but your point was spot on, whilst someone might be generous the majority won't be and it won't be enough to have any meaningful impact in the mod development.

But there's also the issues like you said of scammers, people making poor quality mods for a quick buck, if there is a team of 15 modders who gets what percentage? 'This guy only made half a map and ditched it why do we have to give him anything?!' - it'll create internal issues. I honestly only think it'll work if a) the modder(s) get a bigger piece of the pie, and b) the mods are very cheap.. in which case they'll need to sell bucket loads to get a decent cash flow rolling. People don't want to pay for games, people REALLY don't want to pay for mods because they're viewed as 'free' and always have been.

I think the previous model of 'getting lucky' by getting green lighted, or picked up by someone is going to have to be retrained if mods want financial success. There's no real scenario where I can see it being accepted well, nothing beats free and free is embedded into the modding community.

+4 votes   news: The uncertain future of paid mods
XanT Jan 22 2013 says:

Haven't heard of this before but looks sick.

On the download.

+3 votes   download: NT° Full Installer 01.16.2013
XanT Oct 25 2012 says:

It's a shame Battlefield 3 wasn't made mod-friendly. The Frostbite 2 engine is gorgeous and given the large volume of quality mods in their previous titles, especially 1942 - could of been some magical stuff.

+6 votes   engine: Frostbite 2
XanT Oct 24 2012 says:

Excellent going to try this out tonight with some mates!

+2 votes   news: PVKII beta 2.5 released!
XanT Oct 22 2012 replied:

Yep in the process of adding more info/images to the page :) Thanks.

+3 votes   engine: GameMaker: Studio
XanT Oct 19 2012 says:

Plenty of potential here! :)

+3 votes   news: Introducing Slide DB
XanT Nov 1 2011 replied:

Sweet. It says it's available and read but when I try load it it just opens up Steam..hrmm.

+2 votes   game: To the Moon
XanT Oct 9 2011 says:

Damn this game is addictive.

+2 votes   news: Bloody Trapland Released!
XanT Sep 6 2011 says:

Pre-ordered :D

+2 votes   game: To the Moon
XanT Sep 6 2011 says:

Looks fantastic :)

+2 votes   news: To The Moon Pre-Order Available
XanT Feb 14 2010 says:

This looks fanstastic.

+2 votes   news: February Media Update!
XanT Aug 2 2008 says:

Looks stellar. Great work.

+2 votes   media: New version of the Dark Citadel
XanT Dec 6 2007 says:

So many game studios are using this engine to power their upcoming titles and I don't blame them - it's brilliant.

Unreal Tournament 3, Gears of War, Bioshock - this engine is a monster.

+2 votes   engine: Unreal Engine 3
XanT May 25 2007 says:

Good luck to all people entering, we are keen to see what you come up with! :)

If you have any questions on the competition contact myself or INtense!

Patrick Sotiriou
AmpedMods Editor-In-Chief

+2 votes   news: Scion Skin2Win Competition!
XanT May 27 2007 says:

rs4cal, Initially when we first came up with the idea for the competition we were going to make it a skinning competition only. However we wanted to be able to give modders as-much freedom as possible and flexibility to showing off their creations so we thought that minor changes to the model itself wouldn't be a bad thing.

Remember just because a car has a new shiney spoiler or something does not mean it will win, the skin matters just as much!

+2 votes   news: Scion Skin2Win Competition!
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