Of Mods and Modders

  title={Of Mods and Modders},
  author={Hector Postigo},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  pages={300 - 313}
This article is concerned with the role that fan-programmers (generally known as “modders”) play in the success of the PC digital game industry. The fan culture for digital games is deeply embedded in shared practices and experiences among fan communities, and their active consumption contributes economically and culturally to broader society. Using a survey of the most commercially successful PC games in the first-person shooter category from 2002 until 2004, this article answers a series of… 

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