Well, we’ve had some time to cool down and look at things more objectively since the announcement of Nintendo’s new console, the Nintendo Switch! The question of course is, does it seem like it’ll be any good? After the somewhat disappointing Wii U, Nintendo does have a few things to prove.
THE WEB IS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Last time we covered fan-made videos and this time we’re taking a slight spin on that. Shows, games, movies and even books sometimes present us with beautiful songs that stick with the fans. There’s quite a few games and movies that are almost universally hated, but praised for their soundtrack.
It’s no wonder, then, that the more musically talented fans often cover these songs and put their own spin on them. Some even take it further than that and go so far as to write and compose entirely original songs, just for a game or show they like.
WELL, THAT WAS SHORT LIVED
Only a few days ago we posted about Steam’s new policy regarding mods. The introduction of paid mods was met with uncertainty to outright hostility. A user by the name of Cyand Wondel even started a petition to get the paid mods removed, which gained supporters incredibly quickly. At time of writing it has managed to gather over just 133,000 signatures in only a few days.
However, I don’t think anyone ever expected them to change their minds. This Monday steam announced that they were removing the option entirely, ostensibly because of feedback from the community. However, it was probably because they read a brilliantly worded blog post…Right? Right?.
NOU, DAT WAS SNEL
Een paar dagen geleden hebben we gepost over het nieuwe beleid van Steam over mods. De introductie van betaalde mods werd met onzekerheid tot regelrechte vijandigheid begroet. Een gebruiker genaamd Cyand Wondel begon zelfs een petitie om de betaalde mods te verwijderen, die ongelooflijk snel supporters kreeg. Op moment van schrijven is het erin geslaagd om in maar een paar dagen meer dan 133.000 handtekeningen te verzamelen.
Echter, ik denk niet dat iemand ooit verwacht had dat ze zo snel van gedachten zouden veranderen. Deze maandag kondigde Steam aan dat ze de optie volledig zouden verwijderen, zogenaamd vanwege de feedback van de community. Het was waarschijnlijk eigenlijk omdat ze een briljant geformuleerde blog post gelezen hebben… Toch? Toch ?.
SUPPORT OR STUPID?
A little while ago, Steam changed it’s policiy regarding mods. While these were always available for free in the workshop of any game that supports them, Steam is now allowing the creators of the mods to charge for them.
Is this a great way to support mod creators and, hopefully, help them make more and better mods, or is it a terrible corporate decision that’ll squeeze the life out of the workshops?