Today a victory was won for modders and gaming community

After much debate and huge backlash from the global community Valve has had its hand turned and forced to remove the highly controversial paid mods scheme.

PCGamer said “A representative from Valve has announced that the company will remove Steam Workshop’s controversial paid mods functionality. In a post today, Valve employee Alden Kroll confirmed that the functionality will be removed, and all customers who have paid for mods will be refunded. The move has been made with Bethesda’s blessing, Kroll added.”

“We’ve done this because it’s clear we didn’t understand exactly what we were doing,” Kroll wrote. “We’ve been shipping many features over the years aimed at allowing community creators to receive a share of the rewards, and in the past, they’ve been received well. It’s obvious now that this case is different.”

An updated article by PCGamer provided a response from Bethesda on the matter “We have a long history with modding, dating back to 2002 with The Elder Scrolls Construction Set,” it wrote in a new Bethesda Blog post. “It’s our belief that our games become something much more with the promise of making it your own.” There are downsides: The availability of mods is one of the reasons Oblivion was re-rated from T to M, “costing us millions of dollars,” it continued. Even so, “while others in the industry went away from it, we pushed more toward it.”

Its almost enough to make you wanna flip.

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Farlight Explorers – Amazing new Scifi sandbox survival game

Craft and build your own space empire.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/352430/

Im blown away by this game, its very early days in terms of development right now but the game already features alot of great content.  You start out as a marooned space pilot who’s just emerged from his lifepod after landing on a planet of your choice.

You have only a few basic supplies to begin with and a laser cutter to mine raw ores with which you can begin building a small base and habitat.  There is no breathable oxygen so that’s something you need to solve fairly quickly with crafting various machines to address this.

Later on more advanced crafting allows the player to build a pilotable spaceship with which you can explore other planets.  Building materials are placed as blocks for now, with other items also such as water pipes and power cables to connect your infrastructure.  These building materials can also be moved around to a number of positions so that the player has a great degree of customization.  It’s even possible to embed cables inside building materials for a very clean and tidy look.

Its worth the time to check out, i fully recommend this one even if you want to wait and watch it for a while.

+1 Space Truckers!

Hi there space truckers

Do you like indy games? Do you like supporting indy games? Starcitizen was funded by people like you as well.

Its my pleasure to announce a game that is gaining ground and is featured on steam greenlitethequantumprinciple

Are you someone who remembers games such as Solarwinds? Or games as famous as Starcontrol 2?

Would you like to experience these enduring memory’s again but with up to date graphics and a modern game engine, new story’s and strange worlds to discover? The creator is just one guy, hes doing it all on his own and he needs your support. So if you like what you see help a struggling game developer out. It’ll be one epic ride once finished, get on board and join in the fun.