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Nexus Mods Talk Plans To Compensate Modders

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One of the largest mod sites ripe with more than 13 million registered users is about ti implement a system to compensate modders.

Nexus Mods will introduce a donation-type system in 2018 that will reward those who creat useful and popular mods.

The system is fairly straight forward. The compensation will be paid out of a monthly pool initiated by Nexus Mods, at a value between $5,000 and $10,000, and supplemented by user-driven donations.

A points distribution based on the number of unique downloads will determine compensation output.

“The plan is to offer popular games from storefronts like Steam, Humble Bundle or GOG, subscriptions and software licenses for popular software that modders use for their modding or would like to use but can’t afford and even PC hardware, for example, video cards, motherboards, memory and so on and so forth,” Robin Scott, the owner of Nexus Mods said.

“I understand this is going to be contentious for some people, especially in regards to big mods that already have a multitude of unique downloads within the community,” he wrote. “But unfortunately there are restrictions with our stat tracking that will not enable us to, for example, count all downloads from the start of this scheme as having been reset and ‘unique’ from that point on.”

Scott went on to say that modders can accumulate their points month over month, and won’t lose them if the points are spent.

Scott also added that charitable giving options will be included if modders don’t wish to redeem their points for anything which includes giving points to other modders.

This FAQ on the Nexus Mods site explains a lot more in greater detail including how things will work with Bethesda Softworks, and, more specifically, their Creation Club.

“Bethesda have made it very clear over the years that if you force them to give you an answer on a particular issue it’s much easier for them to say ‘no’ than it is to say yes,” Scott stated.

“However, if you simply get on with it and don’t ask them, they don’t need to say ‘no’ or ‘yes’ and they’ll let you know if they have a very serious issue with it.”

“If [Bethesda is] adamant that [mod donations have] to be removed then I will remove it for any Bethesda games we host, as I’m sure you can appreciate getting into a legal fight over this wouldn’t be prudent,” Scott continued, pointing out that Bethesda could change its mind at any point for any reason.

The program will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2018.

 

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Fresh Prince’s Alfonso Ribeiro Suing Fortnite for use of Carlton Dance

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Fortnite continues to bite creative/intellectual property from others and using it in dance emotes in it’s game and this time Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton in the popular Fresh Prince of Bel-Air television series, is taking Epic Games to court for it.

Ribeiro is suing Epic Games for using his famous dance, the Carlton dance, without permission or compensation, much like rapper 2 Milly has done in the past.

According to TMZ, Ribeiro is in the process of claiming copyright for the dance, which is interesting as it is hard to obtain a copyright for a dance, and could be challenging to achieve.

Still, with Epic cracking down on leakers recently, it’s kind of hypocritical to act in the manner that they have in regards to their dance emotes, with their blatant disregard for those responsible for creating it, and not compensating those behind it’s creation.

“Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like ‘Fresh.’ Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property,” said Ribeiro’s attorney, David Hecht.

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Fortnite Patch v7.10 Nerfs X-4 Stormwing Plane

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With the rollout of Fortnite’s new patch, patch v7.10, which has been delayed, there will be a nerf going down!

The nerf is for the X-4 Stormwing plane, which has an explosive damage was set at 25, but it is believed that it will be doubled with the upcoming update.

Here are some more details:

  • Stormwings now take 50% more damage from hitting objects.
  • Boosting now reduces the damage taken from impacts by 50%, previously boosting prevented all impact damage.
  • Damage done to players that are in a Stormwing when it’s shot down has been increased from 25 to 50
  • Damage is dealt directly to health.
  • Stormwings will now take more damage from destroying structures by running through them.
  • Fixed some performance issues with the Stormwing which could lead to reduced frame rate and movement corrections.

Additionally, Driftboard will no longer be included in the update, which is still scheduled to drop today.

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DICE Comments on Controversy Over Battlefield 5 TTK

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DICE has officially responded to the backlash over recent TTK changes in Battlefield 5.

DICE recently made a change to the time to kill (TTK) in Battlefield 5, which dropped the damage output for the majority of the weapons in game, striving to prolong gunfights and provide players more time to react to a given situation, and/or battle.

“We’ve seen [TTK has] been a big talking point and causing a divide in the community, which was never our intention” DICE said via an official statement.

“We have been listening closely to what you’ve all been saying

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