Guys, pls READ this FIRST.
Modders are NOT even possible at PS3 or XBOX360 (or next Gen Con). Modders need MODTOOLS from the Devs. Rockstar can give the Community Mod Tools and Modders can create a Mod. This Mod is called "first Person GTA" (or whatever) and then you can download this mod from net. Completly legally. If you want to play online, you need to find a server who supports the Mod. In the most games.
HACKERS are NOT the same as modders because they are NOT working with Mod tools (Mod Tools are not available for consoles, just for PC). They are cracking the ingamefiles illegally and in the 90% of all cases they try to destroy the gameplay of other players.
Since DLCs (biggest bullsh*t in gamerhistory) Mod Tools are not a self-evident because Mod Tools would allow to build own Maps, own units, own weapons and a lot of more things. A new game experience. But like I say: since DLCs a lot of Devs say "we really want Mod tools but no, we dont release it" (because they are f*cking bitches and they want you to buy 4 retro maps, just imported in 4 seconds).
And thats the reason why you DON'T have to MISTAKE Hackers and Modders. Modders are sarcrificing a lot of time for the Community, Hackers a lot to destroy it.
And 73Duster, guess you're not older then 12. (sry, im getting angry if I read this)
"You aren't going to convince me that modders are any better than hackers. This is something only people in the "mod community" come up with to justify their arrogant belief that they have a god given RIGHT to modify someone elses work."
You dont even know what modders are. Otherwhise you would know that Modders are working with Mod tools from the DEVS. PLS inform yourself before your talking such a bullsh*t.
I can understand that you're angry because of hackers but don't hate modders. Even if Hackers say they are Modders, they are NOT and because GTA 5 isn't released on PC you can't mean PC. So, they CANT be Modders. Hope you understand that point!
So, even if he says "im a modder, I try to improve your gameplay" he lies. Because without officialy modtools he doesn't have the right to do this.
And, just for you again: Mod Tools are not given at consoles.
Mods are downloadable content. After that you need to install the Mod and start the mod via mod exe. on PC. So, its 100% voluntary.