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What's kicking? Plenty has been happening this week - lets get into it! Mod DB StuffWith only 7 days left before Phase 2 of Mod of the Year begins - you better get your fans voting if you want your mod to show up on the TOP 100 page!!! Videos added to the modcast are now available to watch in the

Posted by INtense! on Dec 8th, 2006

What's kicking? Plenty has been happening this week - lets get into it!

Mod DB Stuff

  • With only 7 days left before Phase 2 of Mod of the Year begins - you better get your fans voting if you want your mod to show up on the TOP 100 page!!!
  • Videos added to the modcast are now available to watch in the respective mod profile. You can add a video to the modcast gallery here.
  • MOTY Press Release is about to go out to all news publications, so expect a big influx of mod n00bs (make them welcome!) - get the scoop here. Oh and if you run a news site - coverage is appreciated, we are about to step up a gear with PHASE 2 about to begin!

Other Stuff

  • Cost of making games is *crazy* according to EA's Alain Tascan - my opinion is that they should turn to and support the mod scene which continually proves it can achieve anything!
  • Check out the just released zer0net mod. Reduces lag in D3, Q4 and Fear!

Video of the Week

New feature - check out this awesome video from the World of Padman mod. Some TOTALLY amazing map work there!

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methy
methy Dec 8 2006, 6:53am says:

Come on, a thirty second advertisement allows us to compensate for the bandwidth heavy videos we're now hosting. It allows us to keep all our content fresh and free. Surely it isn't too much to ask you to sit through thirty seconds of video?

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CyberMan
CyberMan Dec 8 2006, 6:44am says:

I stopped watching the videos since you added the propaganda.

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methy
methy Dec 8 2006, 5:20am says:

Heh. DESTROY!. Love the Motley Crue. Love the Padman Video.

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hERd
hERd Dec 8 2006, 8:01am says:

It is when you gonna look at lest 10 trailers - 300 seconds of waiting!

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methy
methy Dec 8 2006, 8:09am says:

A little over three minutes. For watching generally over an hour of trailers. Sorry, but if these little ads are what keeps us able to show video content, I really don't see where the problem is.

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Sallycin
Sallycin Dec 8 2006, 8:45am says:

Not a big deal with me, I'm willing to sit thorugh it to see a trailer. Wow, you people ar impatient.

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grasn
grasn Dec 8 2006, 9:49am says:

i never liked moddb as much as i do at the moment. keep up the good work with the page guys!!!

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Jambozal
Jambozal Dec 8 2006, 10:42am says:

I would have thought one ad at the start of viewing the modcast gallery would suffice, similar to IGN's ad model for their video gallery. It's quite annoying for people like me who are on relatively low (and restricted) bandwidth, to have that wasted on ads every time we click on another video.

I enjoy these weekly updates :) I agree with grasn, ModDB is at it's peak right now. Long may it continue

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Niclas
Niclas Dec 8 2006, 10:52am says:

depends on what the advertisement is about :/

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mirrored
mirrored Dec 8 2006, 10:53am says:

Why Navy? Someone is running low of soldiers or something? :P

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D@rson07
D@rson07 Dec 8 2006, 11:33am says:

haha yeah I hope they are not low, I just turned 18... I dont want to be drafted

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Krenzo
Krenzo Dec 8 2006, 12:47pm says:

I'm in the navy already. Don't I get to skip ahead past the ad? Oh wait, I guess they're trying to remind me to re-enlist, bwahahaha.

Padman looks good art wise, but there are plenty of levels for other games featuring small players in a large environment. I don't see what's special about this game. I've also gotten tired of deathmatch which is what it appears to be. Does anyone else still enjoy these games?

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bart2o
bart2o Dec 8 2006, 4:14pm says:
Quote:Reduces lag in D3, Q4 and Fear!

i believe it is Prey, not Fear ;)

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doomdragon[wop]
doomdragon[wop] Dec 8 2006, 5:01pm says:

@ Krenzo:
Well there are still more games featuring normal sized players in normal sized enviroments. ;) The Padmaps go back till the year 2000, they got a complete makeover for the mod though, and are getting another one for the standalone. It's not that there were tons of maps around with that scale, when Ente started doing those maps. And although there are some now, you dont get many mods with only that I think, and we are going standalone with it soon.

The Mod isnt only deathmatch, actually the main gamemode is "spray your color", where you drop a cartridge for a spraypistol when fragged, you can collect these cartridges and have to enter a teleporter to spray a logo there, only then you score. (That's in the trailer) If you spray 5 or 8 logos on one go you get extra points. Also you see how many cartridges an enemy is holding atm, and when you fragg him you can collect all of those, so you can imagine how crazy that can get at the teleporter. In Teammode you can also drop cartridges to give them to other players so you save one teleporter run or get extra points for sprayign many logos. There is also Big Balloon ( like Domination in UT) and Last Pad (Man) Standing in the game

Also you dont really use the standard weapons in the mod, some just look different but others like the boaster and killerducks, are pretty unique.
So it's not really only Standard deathmatch with tiny players no. ;)

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Capital88
Capital88 Dec 8 2006, 5:40pm says:

As per the Navy ad, i don't mind it. I'm glad you went with that, (which is freakin awesome ad) as opposed to some stupid crap like the "Gamesnflix" thats all over Gamespot right now. Understandable...banbwidth for this kinda stuff doesn't grow on trees people.

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L3TUC3
L3TUC3 Dec 9 2006, 12:33am says:

I find the ads annoying to watch every time. Watching it once should disable it.

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TKAzA
TKAzA Dec 9 2006, 1:50am says:

your not paying for this or moddb, ads are needed to float a website as popular as this

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BigBird
BigBird Dec 9 2006, 7:58pm says:

Basically if it weren't for ads, no money for bandwidth so there'd be no video streaming to put a minor ad into for you guys to complain about.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Dec 9 2006, 10:39pm says:

re: adds

revver is an option some sites use. it puts a small add at the end of the video.

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INtense!
INtense! Dec 10 2006, 5:24am says:

The ad system will be enhanced soon so it either:

a. appears at the end of the video, or;
b. only shows once - not every video view :D

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Zacker_lvldsnr
Zacker_lvldsnr Dec 10 2006, 8:16am says:

Sounds like a great solution Intense.

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INtense!
INtense! Dec 11 2006, 5:59am says:

The ad is now only shown once per session. We listen to all feedback and want to make this site to be what you want it to be.

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Jambozal
Jambozal Dec 11 2006, 3:13pm says:

ModDB has shown it's commitment to the community once again :) Thanks scott!

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