A few days ago we reported that Valve, introduced a controversial feature: Paid mods, in to its digital game distribution service, Steam.
It has not even been a week since it was introduced, but Valve has announced that paid mods have been removed.
Thousands of gamers took to the internet, voicing their concern that paid mods should be removed. In our previous report, we also supported this: Mods should be free. Any user who buys the original game should get access to mods for free.
However, we are aware that mods require a great deal of work, and developers can earn money through them. But not through paid mods, instead users should have options to help [...]
Valve has introduced a controversial addition to its digital game distribution service, Steam.
Steam now allows game modders to sign up for a free account, and upload their mod and monetize it.
Yes, you can now sell mods on Steam. And users who already bought a game must cough up some eextra bucks just to install those mods.
The paid mods are now available for just one game, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Steam could open doors for paid mods to other games soon.
Valve is giving users a 24 hour refund period, during which they can decide to keep the mod or return it for their money.
Steam is apparently offering modders 25% of the revenue from their [...]
Valve is beefing up the security for its game service, Steam.
It has begun testing a mobile app, which will protect users by using a Two-factor authentication system to verify login attempts.
The app is called Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator, and is being tested in a Closed Beta, at the Steam community forums. The app will work similarly to the existing Steam Guard email system.
Here is how the Steam Guard works currently:
When you login to your account on Steam, using a web browser or using the desktop client, you will be greeted by a security prompt. It will ask you to input a security code, which will be sent to your registered email address, [...]