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  1. Paid Steam Mods Are a Good Thing - But Valve Needs to Communicate BetterRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Valve, the company behind phenomenally successful video game distribution platform Steam, has found itself in a pickle after announcing new payment options for its "modding" community that were not fully understood by its customers. Previously a free service created by unpaid and donor-funded volunteers, creators who design modifications, or mods, of existing games on Steam will now have the ability to charge for their products.


  2. Valve's boss is taking questions about paid mods on Reddit right nowRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Polygon

    "Our goal is to make modding better for the authors and gamers," Newell said in reply to one Redditor. "If something doesn't help with that, it will get dumped.


  3. Garry's Mod creator on paid Steam mods: 'I'm all for it'Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Polygon

    The creator of Garry's Mod - originally a mod to Half-Life 2 sold for real money - has weighed in on Valve's introduction of paid mods in its Steam Workshop , a development that roiled the PC gaming community this week. "It's probably no big surprise that I'm all for it," Garry Newman writes .


  4. The Elder Scrolls Online Runs Pretty Well On ConsolesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Kotaku

    After a year and change as a PC exclusive, The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to consoles on June 9. Here's some footage from the console beta showing us what exactly that looks like. Jane Douglas of Outside Xbox takes her Khajiit sorcerer on a little tour of massively multiplayer Xbox One Tamriel, which looks perfectly fine.


  5. Thousands of people are furious about the introduction of paid 'Skyrim' modsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" has been one of the world's most popular games since 2011, selling millions of copies across PCs and consoles. A big reason for its continued success is the "mod" community, where PC gamers concoct creative modifications to the giant open world of Skyrim that others can download and enjoy.


  6. Steam Workshop Paid ModsRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | On Social Marketing and Social Change

    PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry. Steam Workshop Paid Modding refers to a change implemented by Valve on their Steam Workshop software distribution platform in April 2015, allowing mod creators to sell their custom video game addons directly to gamers.


  7. Video: The Elder Scrolls Online looks like this on Xbox OneRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Eurogamer

    The Elder Scrolls Online has come at last to consoles, albeit as a short-term beta test ahead of launch in June. Take a watch of my lowbie Khajiit sorcerer in this Xbox One gameplay and see for yourself how the massively multiplayer Tamriel stacks up against its original incarnation on PC.


  8. Valve's Launch Of Paid Mods Faces Backlash From CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | TechCrunch

    PC gaming giant Valve is facing vocal backlash from its community a day after giving developers of game modifications the ability to charge for their work on the Steam platform . The feature, which launched for 2011's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, lets fans of games introduce new items, characters, environments, or even gameplay rules in exchange for a few bucks.


  9. Why Bethesda dropped the 'Elder Scrolls Online' subscription modelRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    The Elder Scrolls franchise is one of the most popular brands in gaming today and last year, Elder Scrolls Online made its debut on PC and MAC. As most of you will remember, the game debuted with a subscription model that had many gamers scratching their heads at.


  10. Steam allows content creators to sell their 'Skyrim' game add-onsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mashable

    Developer Valve is now giving amateur programmers the opportunity to sell their homebrewed game add-ons via gaming platform Steam . The new update for Steam Workshop, a feature built into the Steam client that showcases the work of amateur developers, allows content creators to offer their work for free, at a set price or as a "pay-what-you-want" proposition.


  11. Valve now lets modders sell their content on Steam WorkshopRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | TechSpot

    One of the great things about gaming on the PC is the option to tinker. More often than not, it's the modding community not the original game developer that's responsible for taking an average game and transforming it into something spectacular .


  12. Steam lets modders sell their wares, starting with 'Skyrim'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Engadget

    Valve's move to start selling community-created mods on its PC-game storefront looks like it could boost that $57 million user payout from earlier this year. And it's starting with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -- one of the most popular moddable games.


  13. Valve And Bethesda's Monetized 'Skyrim' Mods Give Content Creators A Raw DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KNEK-FM Lafayette

    It was only a matter of time before Valve and their partners began monetizing user-created mods on Steam Workshop, the user-generated content wing of Valve's mega-popular PC gaming distribution service, Steam. Today, the companies announced the first game to go the route of monetization outside of first-party games like Team Fortress 2 where user-created hats and the like have been on sale for ages.


  14. Modders Can Now Sell Their Creations On SteamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Ubergizmo

    Mods for games can either be given away by the modders for free, or they can charge a price for it, or they can ask for donations, but it's really up to them to decide, and now this is something that Valve wants to give its modder community as well. The company has recently announced that they will now allow modders to start selling their creations on Steam.


  15. Modders can now charge for their work on Steam WorkshopRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Tech Report

    Modders of PC games often contribute huge amounts of high-quality content to communities with no expectation of profiting from their work. Now, Valve wants to help those folks profit from their creations .


  16. 'Overlord: Fellowship of Evil' (ALL) Announced - Screens & TrailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WorthPlaying

    Boasting a devilishly good script written by the original's scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil gives players a brand new, darkly comic quest to embark upon. Are you sick of RPGs casting you as a valiant bore? Do you need a fresh breath of putrid air in fantasy Action RPG gaming? Then it's time to thank the dark Gods; everyone's favorite pantomime of gaming evil has returned! After six years of scheming away in their darkest dungeons, the Codemasters development Minions have hatched their most diabolical gaming experience yet.


  17. The Elder Scrolls Online PS4/Xbox One requires 15GB day-one patchRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Eurogamer

    There will be a required ~15GB day-one patch for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on PS4 and Xbox One. "ESOTU is an incredibly massive game, both in terms of sheer scope and the data required to bring you this truly enormous experience.


  18. Bethesda Throws Open 'The Elder Scrolls Online' Beta For Xbox One And PS4Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | International Business Times

    As the impending June release window for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of "The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited" closes in, the developer ZeniMax Online Studios have launched the beta for both consoles on April 23. The beta kicks off on April 23, at 10 A.M. EDT and continues until 10 A.M. on April 27. Unlike most other beta programmes, this isn't completely open. Gamespot reports that only those who had earlier signed up have received invites.


  19. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Beta For PS4 And Xbox One Launches TomorrowRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Ubergizmo

    A limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be launched tomorrow. It will only be open to selected gamers and details for those who have been invited to take part in the beta have already been posted by Sony.


  20. Community Blog: Relaxing Video Game MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | IGN

    The personal life has gotten very hectic in the last few weeks so my writing has slowed down, I'll be putting out two pieces by the end of the weekend! - 1 month ago As final exam season rolls around once again for both high school and college students around the world I thought I would compile a list of my all time favorite games soundtracks to listen to while studying. This is going to be a list of totally transcendent beats that will expand your mind so you can take in all those dull terms you put off learning for the last 4 months.