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Fixing Valve's paid mod idea - Chatty weighs in

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2015 11:00am PDT

Valve issued a reversal to its idea to introduce paid mods yesterday. The idea has been a hot topic in the Shacknews Chatty community and, today, we're taking a look at some of their best ideas to help Valve refine the program into something workable for all parties.

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"I honestly can't see a game like Skyrim using paid mods on a large scale as the number of mods ..."

- Hemtroll see all 7 comments

Valve removes paid mods from Skyrim

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 27, 2015 5:19pm PDT

Valve has done an about-face and has removed paid mods from Skyrim, essentially pausing the plans they revealed late last week.

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"Swallowing pride has nothing to do with it. They made a business decision to enact it in the ..."

- birdcool see all 15 comments

Paid Skyrim Mod Removed Because of Controversy

By Steven Wong, Apr 24, 2015 8:25am PDT

A premium mod of Skyrim has been removed from listing due to concerns, starting what could be a long line of potential issues stemming from Steam's paid mod program. 

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"Yes they can. That's one thing I really like about the Kerbal Space Programming modding ..."

- OverloadUT see all 10 comments

Opinion: Money for Steam Workshop Mods Turns Hobby into Commerce

By Steven Wong, Apr 24, 2015 6:30am PDT

Valve announced that Steam Workshop creators can now charge money for their mods, starting with Skyrim. This could have serious, degrading, effects on the gaming community and should be stopped. Here's why.

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"This outrage echoes the discussion when Garry's Mod started selling for $10. I feel the same now ..."

- crummynz see all 22 comments

Steam opens door for paid mods to enter Steam Workshop, starting with Skyrim

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 23, 2015 10:35am PDT

Steam Workshop has allowed content creators to make money by contributing items to games, but now Valve is about to let them sell their mod work, too.

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"Yeah, I like the idea. It may even result in higher quality mods because there's incentive to ..."

- Dontdrop see all 118 comments

Valve requires new Steam users to spend $5 to access all features

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 8:12am PDT

Valve is taking measures against spammers and phishers as they now require Steam users to spend at least $5 on the Steam store in order to gain access to all of the platform's features.

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""requiring spammers or phishers to spend at least $5 to get all of Steam's features will ..."

- BicycleRepairMan see all 50 comments

Opinion: Steam Machines Need More Than SteamOS Power

By Steven Wong, Apr 03, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Steam Machines, powered by SteamOS, are set to release this fall, which promise to bring PC gaming to the living room and challenge Windows' reign over PC gaming. Except, that they won't. These machines will need a lot more than Steam to get moving, and here's why.

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"They haven't tried 10 times, and a failure of a great idea due to poor implantation doesn't mean ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 8 comments

PSA: Dota 2: The International tickets go on sale tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 26, 2015 2:20pm PDT

If you're looking to attend The International this year, you'll want to act fast. Tickets for the annual Dota 2 championships are going on sale tomorrow.

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"Valve's FAQ says there is no VIP seating or anything, so it's all general admission."

- OzzieMejia see all 5 comments

Valve's HTC Re Vive is a Formidable Opponent to Oculus Rift

By Asif Khan, Mar 23, 2015 4:00pm PDT

Hands-on time with Valve's entry to the VR marketplace shows that Oculus' early start wasn't enough to fend off competition.

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"Nope, but I am pretty conditioned to VR. There was no judder so that helps."

- the man with the briefcase see all 61 comments

Goat Simulator Could Cross Over to DOTA 2

By Steven Wong, Mar 16, 2015 1:15pm PDT

Coffee Stain Studios, makers of Goat Simulator, has submitted a rocket powered goat courier for consideration as part of DOTA 2. This goat really has an exciting life.

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"The way this has made the rounds in the Dota2 community, I think it has a good chance of making ..."

- dfay see all 8 comments

Team Fortress 2 gets Taunt Workshop and Mannpower update

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2015 6:40pm PDT

Team Fortress 2 has taken custom taunts out of beta and is allowing users to build their own customized taunts, so you can laugh in your opponent's general direction.

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GDC 2015 – From Vive to Project Morpheus - The Virtual Reality Roundup

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 06, 2015 3:00pm PST

We bring all the VR news from GDC into one handy place.

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"Not really. They are still working on the Rift, but the main thing they covered during GDC was ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 3 comments

Opinion: Competing for Virtual Reality Head Space

By Steven Wong, Mar 06, 2015 12:30pm PST

The age of virtual reality will soon be upon us, but how fast will this technology catch on when it does? Here are some the challenges Oculus, Sony, and HTC must overcome.

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"Another issue is the inter-ocular distance, which I saw a comment on elsewhere. Do all these ..."

- rms see all 6 comments

Sixense announces Valve and Steam integration for new STEM motion controller

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 05, 2015 1:05pm PST

Sixense is teaming up with Valve to bring compatibility for its new STEM motion controller to Steam.

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"Apparently there's a Tested video upcoming, but in the most recent podcast the guys mentioned ..."

- Conan see all 13 comments

VR Turn-Based Game Skyworld Announced for HTC Vive

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 04, 2015 11:45am PST

HTC Vive has it's first big game to show off its capabilities.

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