During 30 minute thing on Mod making
A few hours ago I was watching a thing on discovery channel, they were doing a big thing on mod making. They were mainly interviewing the leader of X-Mod, a 17 year old. They talked alot about what a mod is, and how a mod is made, They showed alot of stuff from Worldcraft, Milkshape 3D, and showed footage from various mods and talked about them a bit. One of the things they mentioned that I perticularily liked was how they talked about the social factor. To quote one of the hosts as best I can (The guy with the beard):
"You know, whenever you think of teenagers in the basement on the computer you just imagine this kid sitting there staring at a screen, not talking to anyone, but it is actually quite a social experience. They work and cooperate with others alot, it's rather good for them"
They had focused alot on what even just a teenager can do. They had said the 17 year old that they were interviewing leads a team of 21 people of many ages over the internet. They showed footage from many mods, alot from X-Mod, and footage from DoD and Natural Selection. The NS footage was a couple of marines building a base on Hera. They said NS was a game where "A group of people work together on a team to defeat the other team in a futuristic sci-fi enviroment, where one person coordinates assaults and gives orders to his teammates." They said that NS is a game that more people should be playing.
Level Desinger, 2D Artist, Writer, Reviewer for Insite