All is well! For now, at least. There was a huge fan outcry after Rockstar and parent company Take-Two sent a cease and desist order to the developers of popular mod tool OpenIV. The mod is the foundation to many other mods and tools that the modding and machinima community relies on, which resulted to a slew of negative reviews on Steam and over 20,000 signatures for a petition to reinstate the mod again.
Rockstar has then publicly explained in a new statement regarding single-player mods, where they will generally not go for legal action unless the mods involves any multiplayer element, a way to hack into their own multiplayer service that is GTA Online, or use of other IPs [...]
Cross-play, as in playing games together with players on other platforms, are now a major talk thanks to the very public support of the initiative seen in the announcement of cross-play for Minecraft and Rocket League at E3 this year. But there is one company that have done this years ago and it’s Square Enix.
Final Fantasy XI was one of the first games to support cross-platform play (it holds the Guinness World Record as the “First Cross-Platform Online RPG) and their latest MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV continues that tradition with cross-play with PC, PS4 and PS3 (though as the release of the new Stormblood expansion, the PS3 version is no longer [...]
The GTA community, in particular its modding and machinima communities, are still not happy with Rockstar’s and Take-Two’s decision on the takedown of popular mod tool OpenIV, but Rockstar has since provided their new stance when it comes to single-player modding.
This short article, seen here, aims to answer the question: are PC single-player mods allowed? Here’s the answer in full:
Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games. After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving [...]
So how popular is this new standalone Battle Royale game led by the person who has made Battle Royale mods? Very popular. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is still in Early Access but it is now set to be one of the biggest games of the year in terms of sales, selling like hot cakes.
PlayerUnknown himself, otherwise known as Brendan Green, broke the news in this tweet below.
3 months… 4 million copies of @PUBATTLEGROUNDS sold… Thank you all again for your continuing support <3
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@BattleRoyaleMod) June 22, 2017
And if you visit the Steam Store lately, despite the ongoing Summer Sales [...]
Selamat Hari Raya! We usually never see much promo from gaming when it comes to celebrating Aidilfitri, so this is a nice surprise. Playstation Asia is offering a free PS4 theme for PS Plus subscribers.
However, it is just a static theme. Nothing too fancy and the wallpaper being the highlight of the theme. But hey, it’s the thought that counts and it would fit the theme should you have guests coming in and wanted to try out some games while they are there this raya season. It’s a gesture well appreciated.
You can download the theme here.
While the Steam Summer Sale may have commenced, you should probably claim one game for the price of absolutely free. Zombie co-op FPS Killing Floor is now available for free from the Humble Store for a very limited time- just two days. You can claim a download link here. You will be redeeming the game as a Steam key.
Humble has always been offering good games for its limited time deals, but this time it also serves to remind us that their store is also having a sale. Should you wish to pick up DRM-free games this is the best time to browse the store and have a look.