GoldenEye: Source is a total conversion modification of Half-Life 2. It is a fan made recreation, released for free, with only one goal in mind; to bring the memories and experiences from the original GoldenEye64 back to life using Source Technology. We want you to look at this mod and remember the first best multiplayer first-person shooter ever made. We are doing our best to bring in the opinions of the community to create a game that everyone is going to enjoy. But, we are not here to recreate the game exactly how it was in GE64, a lot of things have changed since they first designed that game, mainly in technology and gamers experiences. We are here to take the game even further but at the same time provide a lot of those fun elements that hardcore GE64 fans will enjoy. We've got experienced team members all across the board, from professional level, to amateurs looking to make it into the business working hard to make this dream a reality.

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The gamers and players have spoken and picked their favorites and to keep things interesting, we didn't totally agree. Now it's time for the Mod DB editors to step up and tell you what we were playing in 2006.

Posted by INtense! on Jan 18th, 2007 Page 1 of 4    
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There are a whole lot of mods, both released and in development, that are really quality products and have had blood and sweat and tears poured into them. Mods represent some of the most ingenious and innovative developments in the gaming world, and are all done by hobbyists and enthusiasts.

It is this time of year that we actually take the time out to recognise these mods and try to reward the amazing efforts people put into their work. Our Players' Choice awards show which mods have done something right, something that has allowed them to develop their own communities and fill servers up with players enjoying the end result of all the hard work.

Yet, as those who do the housekeeping around Mod DB, we feel that there are other mods that shine. These mods have a certain something about them that stands out to us. We want to recognise the mods that have an exceptional aspect that gives them a certain edge. Sure, we wish we could give out more awards, and there are many, many worthy candidates, but after much deliberation (read: bickering and whining), we have decided which mods stand out to us, and we plan to tell you why. Not all of us agreed with the awards and, unlike previous years, we felt it important to share many different viewpoints with the winners. Hopefully, this will give you a wider perspective towards these solid and noteworthy mods.

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Cegras
Cegras Jan 28 2007, 12:15am buried:

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Hidden is a horrible, horrible game.

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slayer_sashima@hotma
slayer_sashima@hotma Jun 22 2008, 4:25am replied:

yes yes it is but it was neat to be the hidden but still HARSHLY unfair there shouldve been more then one of him

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weirdkid5
weirdkid5 Jul 10 2008, 12:57pm replied:

you say its unfair. there is a zombie style gametype for hidden. you say its unfair for the hidden. i find it completely fair, the hidden is invisible, the iris has guns, its just a matter of how well you can be at playing as the hidden.

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AJ_Quick
AJ_Quick Jan 28 2007, 10:09am says:
Quote: By Cegras | Sat 27th Jan, 2007 @ 11:15:33pm
Hidden is a horrible, horrible game.

no.

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VulpineComplex
VulpineComplex Jan 26 2007, 8:56pm says:

Woah, Ragnarok Arena won something. I'm jumping up and down madly. :D

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nowhere
nowhere Jan 26 2007, 1:09am says:

Wooooooooooooo, GE:S got one. I'm incredibly ecstatic.

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Jan 26 2007, 1:10am says:

is giving someone an award and not happy about how they got it kind in any way shape or form.

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 26 2007, 1:17am says:
Quote:is giving someone an award and not happy about how they got it kind in any way shape or form.

Remember that this isn't a unanimous system. If it was, there EC wouldn't exist, so theres always going to be people who disagree with it.

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 26 2007, 1:18am says:

It won Standalone of the Year because the majority of editors love it. We then take a random assortment of opinions from each staff member and obviously not everyone is going to agree. I've edited the comment

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-BaroN-
-BaroN- Jan 26 2007, 1:45am says:

Whoa. GoldenEye: Source, the only mod to reel in two awards. I'm very honored to be apart of the mod and that awesome achievement.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Jan 26 2007, 1:50am says:

i liked the way this was done. Letting us know what you thought. Nice. :)

I gotta say though... these awards have shown one thing: to many dark/evil type mods out there. Zombies, hiding, post-apocalyptic settings... I'd REALLY like to see more mods along the lines of the medevil/"out there" (ie drawn to be alive). Those are true gems. Need more (but not to many more, then we're in the same boat as before)

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Darkcraft
Darkcraft Jan 26 2007, 2:26am says:

Yay more awards :D

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Darkcraft
Darkcraft Jan 26 2007, 2:29am says:

What? That isn't the storyline of Iron Grip.

It has nothing to do with the Soviet union.

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Darkcraft
Darkcraft Jan 26 2007, 2:40am says:

Wow TA: Spring didn't get a mention at all.

I mean they only built an entire 3d rts engine and most content from the ground up...then support a large group of people who decided to make their own mods for it...and now it is the centre of a massive community, and has become one of the most popular open-source standalone games ever. Wow I suppose they didn't really achieve anything, anyway.

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GKAvalon
GKAvalon Jan 26 2007, 3:12am says:

Too many HL2 mods tbh..But still congrats to the winners.

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slayer_sashima@hotma
slayer_sashima@hotma Jun 22 2008, 4:32am replied:

yes there really is most fail too :( they really should group togather instead of wasting their time making 1000 mods about one thing when they could group togather and instead make one mod to rival the 1000

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drunkill
drunkill Jan 26 2007, 3:22am says:

Need the old system where you could choose why you wanted the mod to win, if it had great level design or storyline or gameplay or whatever.
Too many newer game mods, true, but you get that. Seeming most people forget all the old mods.

A bit disappointing most were HL2 mods (for the player choice) oh well. it seems people enjoy graphics over gameplay for quite a lot of things. Goiod job if you won though.

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flipperthepriest
flipperthepriest Jan 26 2007, 3:24am says:

GAAH! STILL NO MENTION OF MARIOKART:SOURCE! this was an awesome N64 game and will be masses of fun online. worthy of at least 1 award

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flipperthepriest
flipperthepriest Jan 26 2007, 3:28am says:

while im ranting, the pilotable strider mod should get an recognition, along with plan of attack

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Zirty
Zirty Jan 26 2007, 5:19am says:

It looks they distribute the award randomly.

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bluseychris
bluseychris Jan 26 2007, 6:06am says:

and hadn't been out for ages they'ed of gotten somewhere.

OA and CR:AA? Awful attempts thrown at a saturated market. WoP does it far better, IQfA is so epic it blows all others out of the water.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz Jan 26 2007, 6:07am says:

I was going to post a wall of text about how they picked the most popular mods and only for the games they actually own. Then I saw Median 2008 as a honourable mention under 'old skool classics'. Now that I've thought about it some more, the awards are actually fine, other than the fact that their honourable mentions don't get enough coverage. ;)

Just kidding. :D

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methy
methy Jan 26 2007, 6:25am says:

Congratulations all the winners.

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tibz
tibz Jan 26 2007, 6:34am says:

lol gota love the edrama this creates :x

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Kai-Li
Kai-Li Jan 26 2007, 6:37am says:

Thanks for the honorably mentioning of World of Padman for "visuals" and "upcoming standalone". It's great and we are working really hard on it to hold the standalone release date (01. April 07). Internal Betatests already started and there are some very nice new features coming up with the standalone of World of Padman. I enjoyed your radioshow yesterday but the volume was really low sometimes. I had some problems to understand you guys but it was a great show. Keep on. ;)

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Jan 26 2007, 8:39am says:

=D

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Chunky
Chunky Jan 26 2007, 9:50am says:

I'd rather have the comment removed than edited to something I didn't say. Apparently the whole "Darkplaces gang" can hand out insults but when they get some criticism on their own work, they flip out.

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One_Winged_Angel
One_Winged_Angel Jan 27 2007, 3:55pm says:

Any idea about when we can see a ranking table or something?

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K Jan 28 2007, 8:26am says:

Hollow Moon owns. And where's the Doom 3 talent?

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iVANGRAPHICS
iVANGRAPHICS Jan 29 2007, 7:50am says:

Tanks for honorable mentions for Hollow Moon!!! And thanks for commenting for the honorable mentions of hollow moon :D

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Brindled
Brindled Feb 1 2007, 3:51am says:

the whole modding community needs to get behind this site's potential for proliferating mod content. it became a bookmark for me over a year ago, and this site has been getting bigger by the month. many times i've noticed mods are not getting updated, or deleted, which leaves you guessing. modders need to realise that updates are the best means of advertising their mods. keep sending in updates, even small ones.

all the people spouting off about not getting mentioned need to realise just how many mods didn't get mentioned and just be humble that they're even listed on this site.

Thank you to the hosts of this site. i've enjoyed having it as a resource.
Brindled
:o)

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Faizu
Faizu Feb 3 2007, 10:09am says:

I am happy to know that Rumpel's great piece of work won, and what is his piece of famous work? If you say "Afraid of Monsters", you are right! Afraid Of Monsters is the best game I ever played, recreating normal Vortigaunts into Nightmare versions of Vortigaunts and other Half-life monsters (except for zombies, although their movements are the same as the Half-life headcrab zombies, one exception is that they don't have the headcrabs on their heads and they wore different clothes).

And to Killing Floor team leader Mr. Kadish, you would be happy to know that your project won the Editors' Choice award. But what a shame, the pride got better of you (I hope your teammates doesn't). But winning the award doesn't mean you attained God-status, it won't. And just an interesting note, thanks for insulting me in the forums.

But then again, if there were two choices for me, to nominate Rumpel's Afraid of Monsters or Mr.stupid Kadish's Killing Floor if not too late before the announcement, I would defintely nominate Rumpel's tour de force masterpiece Afraid of Monsters rather than Killing Floor. Oh sure, sure, Killing Floor's gameplay is great, but what I don't like about is the team's lack of self-esteem and full of pride and presumption or a game designer's symptoms called Hubris.

Three cheers for Rumpel!

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Maddieman
Maddieman Feb 4 2007, 5:56am says:

Hey guys, thanks for giving Katana an honourable mention! We're thrilled to be included alongside these other great mods, and would like to congratulate the winners and extend our thanks to everyone in the ModDb community. All the best for 2007! :)

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