Halo 2 Hacks author Stephen Cawood found this excellent video from ExileLord of halomods:

As many of you know, Halo 2 modding for the most part now has a blackened name thanks to some members of the modding community. Due to the easiness of Xbox “softmodding” and the ease of getting the files required to perform it, modding Halo 2 on Xbox Live spread quickly. This hurt matchmaking in Halo 2 even further as there was still abuse of network manipulation in addition to the new threat…

This project was meant to change that. We wanted to show the general community that modders are not a bad thing, that we do what we do out of curiosity and for fun. I think most members of the modding community would agree with that.

I would like to give a special thanks to farklem, Darth Jiggles, and xbox7887. Without them, this vid wouldn’t have turned out the way it did.

Why We Mod – [via] Link

Related:

  • Halo 2 Hacks – Link
  • Stephen Cawood’s “modding Halo 2 considered harmful?” – Link