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Each year we see a flurry of 'Game of the Year' awards. We have even seen some 'Mod of the Year' awards, however they inevitably end up as small uneventful features, judged by a few biased reporters and limited to one game. Not anymore; 2004 marks the first year when the public who

Posted by INtense! on Nov 5th, 2004

Each year we see a flurry of 'Game of the Year' awards. We have even seen some 'Mod of the Year' awards, however they inevitably end up as small uneventful features, judged by a few biased reporters and limited to one game. Not anymore; 2004 marks the first year when the public who make and play the mods out there get to decide which are the best going round. Hence the 2004 Golden Spanner Mod of the Year awards. The biggest, best and ONLY real mod awards.

How it works?


Quite simply. You will notice every mod profile now has a 'voting box'. Registered members can vote for 1 mod in each category available. Note. You can change your vote at anytime, just nominate a different mod.

At the end of 2004 voting will be closed and all votes logged will be tallied up and the winners announced.

Categories


When creating these awards we decided to think BIG. There is the usual 'Best mod of the year' and 'Best upcoming mod' however we know thats not enough. Afterall there are alot of mods out there! Hence; two competitions will be run:

  1. Finding the best released mods from each genre (i.e. action, adventure, strategy, etc.)
  2. Finding the best mod designers, the talent within the community (ie. best models, website, animations, etc.)

Rest assured we WILL find mods which have that "Wow, I nearly shat my pants!" factor.

Prizes / Sponsors


We are presently working hard to secure some competition sponsors so we can sort out some prizes for the mod teams to receive. If you are interested in sponsoring this comp and getting your company infront of millions of the smartest gamers going round, let us know.

Get your mod on TOP!


Want to give your mod the best chance of winning? Well then encourage your mods fan to come here and vote for it! To help you out we've put together a few promotional images your free to use and edit at will! Good luck, get voting and may the best MODS win!

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 5 2004, 9:53pm says:

who was expecting this?

been a HUGE secret undercover project we've been planning a while.. expecting 200,000+ votes, over a million views... should bolster the reputation of many mod profiles :)

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n30g3n3s1s
n30g3n3s1s Nov 5 2004, 10:03pm says:

Great stuff! More quality competitions from you guys. Good work :D

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 5 2004, 10:44pm says:

oh and if you want to chat about these awards.. there is now a forum category for them! :D

Moddb.com

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UberSoldat
UberSoldat Nov 5 2004, 10:49pm says:

I'm expecting periculum to get womped with MILLIONS of votes. :P Moddb.com

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San-J
San-J Nov 5 2004, 10:57pm says:

Awesome idea, INtense!! This will really seal the deal for modDB as the best resource for mods, though I personally have had those sentiments since I found it little under a year ago.

Oh yeah, and read my PM(s). I'd bet that G4TechTV would either provide some short coverage, or do their own special on mods.

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San-J
San-J Nov 5 2004, 10:59pm says:

OMG, INtense!, I love you so much for putting Cate into those competition banners. Rock on! Best game series EVER.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 5 2004, 11:04pm says:

Oh and if any mod is found accumulating votes falsely, the mod will be instantly disqualified and possibly banned, so be careful :D

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie Nov 5 2004, 11:09pm says:

Let the games begin!

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40ozFreak
40ozFreak Nov 5 2004, 11:22pm says:

omg liek I are teh excit0r.

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J1mmmy
J1mmmy Nov 6 2004, 3:06am says:

I thought it said golden spammer awards for a millisecond.

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lhavelund
lhavelund Nov 6 2004, 5:07am says:

Pwnage !

Let's go see if The Battlegrounds is Nominated..

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Stuffie
Stuffie Nov 6 2004, 7:46am says:

Yey at last :) shame my imagees didnt get used :( but no hard feelings..

This will rock (me forsees big ceremony in january)

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SEThorian
SEThorian Nov 6 2004, 9:49am says:

Ooooh! Lookin' good! Perhaps I'll even get into a top 20 of sorts! That or see how many are NOT interested.. Heh, either way. This should be fun!

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Michael
Michael Nov 6 2004, 10:42am says: +1 vote     reply to comment
UberSoldat
UberSoldat Nov 6 2004, 12:15pm says:

I could try to see if G4TechTv would sponsor this Awards thing. I don't live far from them. So, I'll let you know Intense! If I get a good response.

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Dieblein
Dieblein Nov 6 2004, 1:25pm says:

I see our mod wont win anything ;)

Well Insurgency congratz to the award I can already tell

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Lilguy
Lilguy Nov 6 2004, 4:05pm says:

Why not keep a running tally of which mods are ahead? I think it'd be cool to see a continual competition leading up to the end of the year.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 6 2004, 8:04pm says:

Nah because if there are prizes up for grabs (which there arn't presently) it'll be too easy for people to cheat etc... so we cannot really show a running tally

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Balr14
Balr14 Nov 6 2004, 8:04pm says:

I think it would be a lot more fair to categorize mods by game. Most gamers will be playing HL2 or BF1942 (or some variation). That means they are most likely to win such a competition, even though a mod for a game that isn't real popular could be much better.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 6 2004, 8:11pm says:
Quote: I think it would be a lot more fair to categorize mods by game. Most gamers will be playing HL2 or BF1942 (or some variation). That means they are most likely to win such a competition, even though a mod for a game that isn't real popular could be much better.

I agree in a way but it would be impossible to manage. I mean there are alot of categories available already. i mean these smaller games have more of a cult following so they maybe able to come through with the goods.

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PsychoBrat
PsychoBrat Nov 6 2004, 8:42pm says:

^^ Agreeked :)

If you want to make sure they little people get their say, argue their cases in the forums so people know about them :P

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slyzxx
slyzxx Nov 7 2004, 2:50am says:

lol i viva la moddb

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Howling
Howling Nov 7 2004, 6:56am says:

Can't wait :)

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FrozenCow
FrozenCow Nov 7 2004, 8:56am says:

Very cool :D The only thing that is bugging me is that it seems like the mod with the biggest community will win. Of course this mod is good, but there may be better mods around that are not very known.
I'm looking forward to see the result of the contest :D

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Dieblein
Dieblein Nov 7 2004, 3:17pm says:

I wouldnt have divided into models,maps,website etc. but by the genres. I mean who cares about the website? comon :(

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FrozenCow
FrozenCow Nov 7 2004, 6:11pm says:

I agree with Dieblein, the website is not part of a mod... that's what I think.

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DresdenSinn
DresdenSinn Nov 8 2004, 11:58am says:

Your competition has just been officially announced over at PlanetDOOM! I'll be sure to throw my "hat" into the contest as I just released my very first mod on Halloween and the responses were quite good but more on that later...good luck everyone!

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Coman
Coman Nov 9 2004, 3:51pm says:

and what do you think about this: Moddb.com ??

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Tei
Tei Nov 9 2004, 4:21pm says:

Its creative, but you need much more than creativity to make good videogames.

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ambershee
ambershee Nov 11 2004, 6:02am says:

I would have thought a 'best concept' category would have been in order ^_^, and a few other beanies in reference to singleplayer and multiplayer stuff :)

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