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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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Ninja Gaiden 2 Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible

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Ninja Gaiden 2 is now backwards compatible for the Xbox One becoming the latest Xbox 360 game to make it to Xbox One and also be enhanced for Xbox One X.

Ninja Gaiden 2 is now available for those who already own it digitally or own the physical copy of the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Joker, New Stage Builder

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A brand new update for Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has introduced a new stage builder, and Persona 5’s Joker as well.

Joker will be available as part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, or can be acquired through the Challenger Pack 1: Joker DLC.

The new stage builder is a drastic improvement for the game, and something that has been leaked in the past week or so.

It allows players to build their own arenas, opening up and endless workd of creativity when it comes to customizing a player’s experience.

The update rolls out a Video Editor as well which allows players to edit any
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate videos they have saved.

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Apex Legends Update 1.1.1 Focuses on Caustic and Gibraltar

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In the newly rolled out update for Apex Legends, both Caustic and Gibraltar take center stage and get some much needed attention.

Respawn Entertainment has officially released Apex Legends update 1.1.1 and the update reduces the damage taken by both characters.

Additionally, a round of weapon balancing has been applied, a 50% speed increase was made to the Jump Ship, and a UI bug was addressed.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of what has rolled out, specifically for both characters.

Caustic

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gas Damage per tick increased: 1 -> 4
  • Ultimate Throw distance increased: 28 meters -> 33 meters

Gibralter

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gun Shield health increased: 50 -> 75
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