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Say hello to the newest addition to the DBolical team Seamus, who will be in charge of content, community and outreach.

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Hey there! I’m Seamus, the new Editor-in-Chief for ModDB and IndieDB and I couldn’t be more excited to be here with you. You’ve likely noticed me doing the headlines over the past month and popping up around the sites commenting on articles, but let me give you some more background about myself.

Over the past couple of years I’ve worked in the games industry covering and promoting games in a variety of ways. From writing about them for sites such as IGN, Gamespot, AusGamers and more, to promoting them for several publishers and helping build communities around games for developers. Although I’ve worked with studios big and small, I’ve always had a strong love and interest in indie games and the often unique stories behind their development.

Jak And Daxter

Growing up I played whatever I could get my hands on, including the incredible Jak & Daxter series.


At heart, I’m a writer and a sucker for details and research, who loves learning about and sharing games, stories about their talented creators and seeing others play and appreciate them as much as I do. To be able to do exactly that in my new role with DBolical and to work on such renowned sites such as ModDB and IndieDB is an incredible opportunity.

I’m looking forward to becoming more familiar with the sites, the communities that have grown around them over the years (and you of course!) in the coming months. I hope to help grow ModDB and IndieDB and to see them continue to be wonderful hubs for indie games and modding communities around the world. As well as a place for gamers to discover new, interesting indie experiences and reasons to return to favorite classics through mods.

Therefore, I’d love to hear what you think we could be doing better or differently across ModDB and IndieDB. I know INtense! has a lot of plans in the works and I’ve already been brainstorming a lot of ideas just in the past month, but we always want to be listening to you and ensuring the sites are continuing to evolve and change to suit how you use them.

Fallout New Vegas

As I grew older I quickly came to love RPGs, including a personal favorite to this day, Fallout New Vegas.


Would you like us to continue the weekly mod and indie game round ups? Or is there a particular feature you really want us to implement? Perhaps you’d like to see more original content highlighting new mods and upcoming indie games more? Let us know, whether it’s in the comments here, through Facebook, Twitter, Discord or over email! You can always find us at support(at)dbolical.com and you can find me personally at seamus(at)dbolical.com

Of course we’re always looking to expand and grow ourselves as a company and to support the game development and modding communities in new ways. As part of my role with DBolical, I’m also a producer/scout for Modularity Games, a video game publishing label all about finding and helping games with modding capabilities succeed through funding and promotion. So be sure to hit us up at publishing(at)modularity.games if you are working on a game you’d think would be a good fit for the label.

We’ve got a lot of plans in the pipeline for Modularity Games that we can’t wait to share with you soon and for you to be a part of. While the team at our sister site mod.io is still hard at work creating the ultimate modding API cross platform service for game developers. So if you are working on a game with mods be sure to get in contact with the team at hello@mod.io to learn more about the service and how we can work together.

Journey

Journey cemented in me my love for indie games and the unique stories they can tell.


Again, I’m incredibly excited to join DBolical, to be the new Editor-in-Chief for ModDB and IndieDB and to be part of these fantastic communities that have grown over so many years. If you ever want to ask or question or chat you can message me right here on the sites, you find me on Twitter where I post regularly about indie games and mods, or email me at seamus(at)dbolical.com.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback and seeing you around the sites!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Welcome to the team Seamus.Editor! Great to have you on board, I know that the community is in great hands :)

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gamehacker
gamehacker

Agreed <3
Keep up the great work :)

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PowerMind
PowerMind

Glad to have you with us man!

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Thank you! Glad to be here :)

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AugustusNocturnis
AugustusNocturnis

Congratulations Saemus. Looking forward to the articles you'll be writing in your time as editor!

Say, you love RPGs, have you by chance tried any of the Dragon Age series yet?

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Thank you very much! And I have :D Have some great memories of Origins, never played 2 but would like to go back to it after hearing so much about it over the years (good and bad!). While what I played of Inquisition I really enjoyed, got about 15 hours in then went on a trip to Japan for a few weeks then never went back to it :'( I'd love to one day! (although my backlog is ridiculous haha)

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AugustusNocturnis
AugustusNocturnis

Awesome, 2 had good characters and an interesting story, but didn't come out as replayable as Origins or as content-rich as Inquisition. Can't wait for the 4th title which is due around 2021-ish.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

What could i say other than Welcome to the Family!

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Aww thank you so much!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Hello.

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Hey!

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CptIstvanofArdeal
CptIstvanofArdeal

You do have a nice taste in gaming i also like Fallout New Vegas

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

I'm really feeling the urge to replay it right now! (and thank you! :) )

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Henley Staff
Henley

Welcome!

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Thank you Henley :D

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Kralich/Gonzo
Kralich/Gonzo

As a mod creator myself I do enjoy the weekly roundups and featuring system that ModDB does - not only is it a good way to learn about other mods I might be interested in, it's a good boost of morale and motivation for my own mod whenever I find I've been featured, and it helps me push to make every update as good as possible to chase that feature.

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

I think those are great points and reasons to get it going again, thank you for letting us know!

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LeoJFC
LeoJFC

Hello!

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Hi! Thanks for reading the article :D

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McCarty1701
McCarty1701

Greetings and Welcome, Seamus!

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Thank you so much! Glad to be here :)

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Axonis
Axonis

Hello Seamus, and welcome. It's great to see New Vegas as a personal favorite of yours; I mod this game with a passion :)

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Hey Axonis! Thanks for the welcome :) And that's awesome! Are there any mods on ModDB that you are working on at the moment?

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Thaiauxn

I like the roundups. I just came here from the monthly mod madness in my email.

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Hope you enjoyed the newsletter! As that is something I'm handling in my new role too. And thank you for the feedback on the roundups!

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oldsledneck
oldsledneck

As a Fallout fan from FO1 forward, I'm thrilled to see you here at ModDB! Always remember that there are lots of us "mature" gamer/modders out there (I'm 61.) We have been watching the increasing monetization of PC gaming with dismay. While I'm happy to contribute and help my favorite modders be able to spend more time modding/writing content, things like the CC only serve to increase profits for the big corporations and draw young talent away. I prefer to "try before you buy", and corporate subsidized modding eliminates that possibility.

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Thank you for the welcome! And it makes me really happy to know that gaming knows no boundaries when it comes to age, with gaming being such a universal medium, hobby and artform everyone enjoys :)

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acblack
acblack

Hey Seamus, First congrats and welcome. Have been around here for sometime reading and using a lot of Mods created and promoted here. I would like to see the monthly Mod updates continue as the industry changes, so must we adapt in order to continue to play lol I have enjoyed a lot of your articles, well written and informative. Look forward to see where you take things from here.

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words :) I'm really looking forward to the future and continuing to build and grow the sites!

By monthly Mod updates, do you mean the monthly newsletters? As they will continue of course and is a great way to share what has been the most interesting and popular mods uploaded to the site each month. Or did you mean something else?

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Guest
Guest

Of course the monthly Mod updates, Both the newsletters and the Months Mod updates. I look forward to both, Newsletters because of the important information that the letter provides, and the Mods because of the great mods that everyone provides us all such great entertainment.

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merv71
merv71

Good on ya Seamus, you think you got a backlog, wait til this time next year,lol. We will all do our best to keep you on the hop. Congrats.

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Seamus.Editor Author
Seamus.Editor

It just keeps GROWING!! haha, seriously though everyone stop making such great games, my wallet can't afford to keep buying them all!

Thank you for your comment and if you ever have any feedback on the sites or suggestions, please let me know!

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