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Welcome modders, gamers and dignified guests to the 12th Annual Mod of the Year Awards.

Posted by TKAzA on Nov 30th, 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Mod of the Year Awards sponsored by Origin, a celebration of the years finest mods chosen by you and us. For the next 4 weeks it is up to you to vote for your favorite mods so that they may make the top 100 which will be announced on the 11th of December. Who will join Black Mesa last years winner, which now sits alongside Natural Selection the inaugural 2002 victor and many others in our Hall of Fame.

Phase 1 - Nominations Begin

For the next 10 days, every mod profile on the site has a voting booth. Just click the big green button to show your love and help get your favorite mods into the TOP 100.

Phase 2 - The TOP 100

After nominations from you are tallied, on the 11th of December the TOP 100 is unveiled and a final round of voting begins for another 10 days to determine the 2013 victor.

Phase 3 - Mod of the Year 2013 Revealed
Cue the drumroll, because just around Christmas we are going to surprise you by announcing the 2013 the winners.

  • Players Choice Unreleased Release 23rd December
  • Editors Choice Award Release 24th December
  • Players Choice Mod of the Year Released 25th of December

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Nov 28 2013, 11:25pm says:

To promote a mod we've created a handy widget and some images here:

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[TZP]LoNer1 Dec 1 2013, 8:02am replied:

I like the widget! Will surely use it :)

Thanks! And good luck to everyone!

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA Nov 29 2013, 8:09pm says:

And to keep your mods news up to date over the next 30 days, have a look at the news guide! Get Noticed, Get Voted!

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Jenny-XJ9 Nov 30 2013, 8:14pm says:

Time to start voting! :D

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zgrillo2004 Nov 30 2013, 9:09pm says:

Origin can suck my ******* nuts

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TwwiX Dec 1 2013, 8:41am replied:

Looks like the staff would like to assist them with that task.

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Nokiaman Dec 1 2013, 11:19am buried:


There is nothing wrong with it. Stop overreacting.

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zgrillo2004 Dec 3 2013, 11:27am replied:

Are you this ******* dumb? they have no regrests for your privacy. They steal your personal information without your authorization, You have to be always online in order to play your games, there is no offline mode. most of their games have NO mod support at all. I dont see anything good at this broken piece of **** and you sire might be working for EA! please take a .45 and shove it in your mouth you ****.

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Guest Dec 1 2013, 5:07pm replied:

The only wrong is that EA and Origin have NEVER given support mods

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Dec 1 2013, 6:02pm replied:

Battlefield 2, C&C, The Sims a lot of their games have mod support

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Kakeb141 Dec 1 2013, 6:05pm replied:

You stopped living after 2005 ? A lot of other games went out after those ones.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Dec 1 2013, 6:38pm replied:

Fair point, they were great days and am hoping that moddability returns to gaming.

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TwwiX Dec 1 2013, 10:11pm replied:

Must've been a big paycheck, eh?

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Rus[T] Dec 2 2013, 3:19am replied:

WTF, sponsored by Origin !? That sucks, they are totally NOT mod friendly with their games. Valve and steam should support this, that's were a big part of the modding support comes from!

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Mkilbride Nov 30 2013, 9:23pm says:

Underhell better win!

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WeeGee9000 Dec 2 2013, 1:08pm replied:


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xanderkand Nov 30 2013, 9:24pm says:

Why are Origin sponsoring this when they make it so impossible to mod anything? currently tearing my hair out over Origin's release of Kane's Wrath refusing to be modded because of the ******* launcher they swapped from the original one.

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medve Dec 1 2013, 4:47am replied:

and again, the community had to fix EA's bullsh*t

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xanderkand Dec 1 2013, 9:57pm replied:

You, sir, are my personal hero.

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medve Dec 2 2013, 5:41pm replied:

nope, he is

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DavoX Nov 30 2013, 9:56pm says:

The Duke Nukem Forever 2013 mod has to win!!! I mean it got #1 trending topic and even a lot of press coverage, those guys rock :D

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TALON_UK Nov 30 2013, 10:05pm says:

Nice to see this come around again, best of luck everyone.

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Vinny_DBZ Nov 30 2013, 10:32pm says:

What if I vote the wrong game? Is there a way I can cancel my vote? Thanks in advance!

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cordenand Dec 1 2013, 2:12am says:

Origin just said 2 of my purchases have failed yet charged me for them (first time buying there wow what a start!) so for all i care origin and EA can sink to the depth of hell.

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Stubbornpony Dec 1 2013, 3:37am says:

About origin, i'm almost completly certain that they are sponsoring this for some better reputation. Since Gmaes like Battlefield 1942 and Command And Conquer generals have mods disabled on the origin version. Next year please ask if valve or another company that has a good reputation with modable games sponsor this. Now origin and EA are just walking away with credit they've never deserved.

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Reborn:X Dec 1 2013, 3:56am replied:

I am also most flabbergasted by this choice of sponsorship. Origin and ModDB always were... totally two different ideas and websites.

Still, it is a nice suprise considering how ModDB rarly had such a big sponsor.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Dec 1 2013, 6:03pm replied:

It is great to have big sponsorship endorsement

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Rus[T] Dec 2 2013, 3:35am replied:

Yeah, I can understand you guys. But it's always so stupid that when you can get a big cheque, you have to choose between the money or your integrity.. Oh well, hopefully it is money well spend towards the site and the event :).

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OminousSpudd Dec 1 2013, 4:17am replied:

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it was Origin... The irony is simply murderous.

But I shan't to spoil the moment, Good luck to all on Mod of the Year 2013!

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Radspakr Dec 1 2013, 4:27am replied:

Then you have EA calling the Sim City modders hackers and slamming them for calling them on the DRM crap and releasing a mod for it.

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Rus[T] Dec 2 2013, 3:25am replied:

^So many of this.. I knew when I saw EA sponsored, the shitstorm would be released. But all said here is so true. I mean, comon, they have just been voted worst company of the USA, AGAIN! They ******* suck at games and mods, destroying what is best. But their management always does stuff like this, to get the "player" back. It's just sad.. :(

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RaoDaoZao Dec 1 2013, 4:23am says:

Origin, hehe.

Oh well, may the best mod win!

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8472 Dec 1 2013, 6:27am says:

It's great to see the MOTY Awards again! Looking forward to see what comes out on top. Keep up the great work, ModDB staff, I wouldn't like to see the modding scene without your continuing support.

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dunadan101 Dec 1 2013, 7:03am says:

I find it ironic the sponsor is Origin given EA's stance on modding...

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BioDestroyer Dec 1 2013, 7:04am says:

It's that time of the year again, when mods and games flood us with lots of updates!! xD

I have to agree with everyone else, it's kinda ironic to have Origin sponsoring this, seeing EA's stance about Mods and so many people complaining they can't install mods on the Origin version of a game.

But I'll just ignore the Origin logo on the awards and everything will be fine. xD

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KodY Dec 1 2013, 7:30am says:

Have to agree with the comments here. Origin/EA being the sponsor is kind of wrong. Pretty much every one of their franchises who have been modable in the past are now closed environments. Some even to a degree where it becomes ridiculous (SimCity anyone?)
Didn't mind Alienware sponsoring in the past, or even Crytek who also support the community and offer an editor/SDK.

Somehow I can't believe you guys couldn't find a more suiting sponsor.

Good luck to all the mods though

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SinKing Dec 1 2013, 8:33am says:

Origin will probably have its own "Greenlight" and show some dedication towards indie developers. That is, if they still intend to copy everything Steam does ^^

Maybe that sponsoring means we are becoming popular ^^!

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Rus[T] Dec 2 2013, 3:31am replied:

I don't know when people always want that something becomes popular. I mean, it's a nice club we got here, I don't want this site to end up like a next call of duty :p.

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TwwiX Dec 1 2013, 8:38am buried:


"Sponsored by Origin" Is this some kind of a joke?

Irony must be a foreign concept to the morons currently running this site.

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wazanator Dec 1 2013, 1:19pm says:

Really Origin? Run by the same company that has been spitting in modders faces since the start? Mod DB staff I thought you were better then this.

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TheUnbeholden Dec 5 2013, 11:14am replied:

I guess if EA's money is spent on a good thing, like this mod/indie site, then it doesn't really matter where the money came from. But the fact that EA could be getting recognition for doing something "good"... thats a sickening feeling. Like a spider luring a fly into its web...

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cW#Ravenblood Dec 1 2013, 2:23pm says:

Fantastic! As every year! Glad you put much effort into it! Good luck everyone!

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foo_jam2002 Dec 1 2013, 5:04pm says:

Mods that were released in 2012 still participate?

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Dec 1 2013, 6:04pm replied:

They can provided they have released significant updates in 2013

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Guest Dec 1 2013, 6:15pm says:

Ironically sponsored by Origin and a majority (if not all) of EA games dont support mods. Not to be rude but I just find it Ironic :D

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ComradeWinston Dec 1 2013, 6:40pm says:

Oh god, not the evil taint of EA's ****** digital distribution platform. And they haven't even released a game in years that can be modded on top of that.

Kill it with fire, then **** on the ashes and throw that black ball of ****-soaked ash out the nearest airlock.

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salan Dec 1 2013, 10:15pm says:

As someone who spent the last year of my life building a mod and having an active page here, thank you for the chance to compete against all these great mods.

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salan Dec 2 2013, 3:07am says:

The leading mod scoreboard is kind of wonky. #1 had 700, #2 has 2000, #3 has 800, #4 has 1200...

uh ... does this count by the max amount of mods included in the voting, and not their votes received?

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Jim_Partridge Dec 2 2013, 4:10am says:

How do i follow how many votes my mod has received?

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Radspakr Dec 2 2013, 5:39am replied:

You can't, they don't even tell you after, so if you don't make the top 100 you don't know if you were number 101 or 3001.

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