Jan 31 - Feb 4 -- MOD WEEK
Your money is safe in your wallet this week, and if you're looking for some new gaming experiences you'll probably have to get creative. But worry not, for GWJ is here to help you get the most out of the games you already have. Welcome to GWJ Mod Week!
For the next 5 days we will be taking a look at the games modding scene, open your eyes to some possibly great mods you may have missed and recall some of our favorites. If you're not firing up Deus Ex with a nice new texture pack, exploring Fallout's wasteland in comfort and style, or becoming addicted to the latest Starcraft 2 map by Friday, then your heart is made from stonier stuff than mine. Congratulations, robo-gamer, you don't get to have any fun.
It should come as no shock to discover that when I think of modding a game, I think automatically of World of Warcraft. I say this because I could have just as easily said that when I think about buying a new juicer from QVC, I think automatically of World of Warcraft. Point is, I'm not discerning when it comes to linking ideas to WoW. Fortunately, the broader point about mods is also valid. This is the modern game that reintroduced me to the ways a really healthy mod community can evolve a players experience, and it can't be pointed out quickly enough that much of the credit Blizzard gets for such a polished game experience now is directly linked to some great mods that paved the way.
Whether a mod is fixing a broken game, enhancing and expanding the story, or rebuilding from scratch to present an entirely different experience, mods are some of the best ways to get the maximum value for your gaming dollar. So, sit back and enjoy GWJ mod week.