Take-Two sent a letter to OpenIV asking it to shut down it’s services for GTA modding. Of course this was met with a massive backlash from the community that plays their game. But now OpenIV is back up, and they thanked Rockstar games for helping with the situation. Rockstar has yet to make a statement on this, but in the past they have said they are 100% okay with mods for the games singleplayer, which is what OpenIV does usually. Take-Two will likely still go after Mods that affect GTA Online which is fine, as makes them money, and is a different experience than the singleplayer.
As we all know by now, at E3 Bethesda announced their new system Creation Club. Which provides new paid content for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. Or how Bethesda put’s it from their own Creation Club page “Creation Club is a collection of all-new content for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim. It features new items, abilities, and gameplay created by Bethesda Games Studios and outside development partners including the best community creators. Creation Club content is fully curated and compatible with the main game and official add-ons.”
The way I see this is more of a lie. They are claiming these are more like DLC or Expansions, but they are having modders release this content. They are selling people mods. Now I don’t see the biggest issue with it, aside from them lying about it. As long as the mods are up to par with “DLC quality content.” From the launch lineup I would not say it is quality or worth your hard earned cash. As it is mainly weapons and apparel you can just download for free elsewhere. The content the Creation Club can provide is “Weapons, Apparel, World, Characters, Creatures, and Gameplay.”
Weapons, Apparel, Creatures, and Characters speak for themselves. But World is more akin to locations, like new maps, some added foliage, so maybe some texture updates, and even simple decorations. Gameplay is explained as “New types of gameplay like survival mode, etc.” So maybe some actual new additions, Fallout Kart Racing?
Now the content that should be produced, should be something like expansions, think the Dragonborn Expansion, which adds a new location, new storyline, new weapons, outfits, gameplay features, etc. That is what Bethesda should offer, instead of a new gun or sword by themselves for $1.99. As of now we can’t say how it will turn out, but if they are going to do this, and the content creators are going to get paid to produce high quality content, then we as consumers need to hold them to an example of producing good “DLC” (Mods).
I am all for this if it is genuine content that continues the life of games people love like Fallout 4 and Skyrim. But this could set a awful precedent in the industry if mishandled like Bethesda’s previous attempt at paid mods. One of the biggest things was they were not curated mods, this time they are, or least should be, since the modders/content creators will be paid and employees after they apply for the Creation Club, and are accepted. Let’s just hope they can manage this, and their store won’t be filled with paid horse armor that’s purely cosmetic.
Homepage for the Creation Club: https://creationclub.bethesda.net/en
YouTube has its benefits and when their new nazi-copy-reich system isn’t busy removing every single piece of your heart from the internet, it sometimes watches videos too. Well, okay no it doesn’t because artificial intelligence isn’t that smart yet (or is it?) but in any event if it did watch videos – they would be totally awesome and reveal hidden gameplay experiences found by the modding community within the Grand Theft Auto V build code showing off GTA Online Heist information / animations as well as a never-before-seen GTA V Zombies DLC mission. Oh, and apparently Trevor was once destined to join the CIA?
Of course, all of this is all on leaked footage but shouldn’t get you too hyped for now since it could have been scrapped from the game’s final release. At least we know it’s going to forever be possible to play these modes with modding and that will become especially easy once the Windows PC version launches (we hope). I doubt we will see any official confirmation of these features though or public discussion otherwise until Rockstar Games is ready to promote the PS4 / Xbox ONE / PC versions of the game more heavily though, so for now check out this video and investigate our sources below it for more information on the entire leak in full.
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According to the International Gurus of Unhappiness a Euro retailer by the name of Coolshop has posted up the latest rumor regarding the PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE versions of GTA V (the world’s fastest selling game until Watch Dogs came out). This is big news for PC Gamers too because if it’s true then we are likely to see that version of the game drop around the same time. According to Coolshop November 14, 2014 is when the game will release. Wait a minute, November? Oh baby. Somebody isn’t scared of Call of Duty anymore I see. Nice. Looks like the king has finally been de-crowned, at least from Rockstar Games’ perspective.
Anyhow, Coolshop later changed the date to December 31, 2014 which of course is just a standard placeholder date that means nothing. The Incubation of Generic Underlings also mentions that in Europe games are normally released on Friday which is when November 14 apparently falls on overseas – adding credibility to this supposed leak. Until we receive official confirmation from R* it’s always best to take stuff like this as a grain of finely crushed up human material. You know, that pink stuff that people use as a cure-all / condiment in the future? Man, you guys don’t know anything.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 simulates the experience of being a truck driver throughout central Europe. The ETS world is enormous; I have driven for over 13 hours yet I’ve still only managed to discover a fraction of the world. Because of this, there is satisfaction in exploring new roads and cities, but the real satisfaction is when you get payed in cash for successfully delivering a load. That is why ETS is a great game; it is simple yet has a economic sandbox core.
Story: ETS doesn’t have a story. All that is available to do is drive and customize. You start off as a low skilled, trucker with no money or truck. ETS does a good job at teaching you how to drive, purchase trucks, and get work. At first, they force you to take low paying jobs to start you off; the more you play, the more you earn. After you have delivered your second load, the game allows you to get a loan from the bank. You can use these funds to buy a truck, garage, or upgrades. Its up to you what your money is used for. If you want to save your money for a huge, powerful rig, then go for it; or maybe you would rather take a loan and start with a cheap truck. This is where ETS has it right, freedom to do what you want and customization.
Gameplay: The gameplay is good, but could have been better. You drive around 90% of the time that you play. Of course it’s boring, but it’s all worth it once you get that paycheck. ETS is called a simulator, but it’s more like a game than a simulator. So many elements of the game are unrealistic and feel out of place. For example, there is no visual damage on the vehicles if you wreck. No visual damage at all. The truck still has damage, and you have to pay for it, but there just isn’t any visual damage. Also, the other cars on the road look horrific. There are maybe five different car models that are used. This is weird because there are over 50 trucks. The trucks and the economy system are really the only well polished elements of the game. Everything else is just, poorly done.
Controls: This is obviously a driving game, and driving games suck when using a keyboard. I highly recommend using a controller if you want to have fun playing this game. It is also compatible with almost every gamepad, pedals, steering wheels, and shifters. If you have the full driving game setup, playing ETS could be an actual simulation of being a truck driver. But, most of us gamers don’t have all that gear.
Characters / Enemies: There are no enemies or real characters. You can hire people to truck for you, and you’ll get a fraction of the profit, but there is also no dialogue between you and your hired truckers. It isn’t supposed to have characters or enemies, because its a simulation, not a story driven game.
Graphics / Art Direction: The graphics are absolutely terrible for everything except trucks, and the interior of the trucks. Again, you’ll spend 90% of your time inside the trucks, driving. So, its not a major problem that the graphics suck, because you wont look at those graphics – you’ll look at the road and your interior.
Soundtrack / Audio / Voice: The soundtrack for the main menu is annoying; after hearing it for about 5 minutes I quickly turned it off. The audio sucks for everything except for the trucks. It almost seems like the developers worked really hard on the trucks and trucks only, everything else was pushed away. I cannot comment on the voice quality because there is no voice! There are no words spoken at all, but that’s okay because this is a simulator, not a game.
Multiplayer Aspect: It has no multiplayer features.
Replay Ability: This game has high replay ability, but only if you like it. After playing the game for over 10 hours I’ve realized that there is no point for me to keep going. I already had many trucks, workers, garages, and money. Why should I keep driving? I keep driving because I enjoy doing it, it’s calming and relaxing. if you enjoy driving trucks in this game, then it definitely has high replay ability.
Engine Performance: I experienced one bug that basically just deletes my profile save whenever I add more mods. It was very easy to work around that though, all I had to do was make a copy of my profile before I added new mods. Overall, game engine performs well with no glitches.
ETS was a fun experience while it lasted. The first 10 hours were great, then once I have earned a lot of resources the game got boring. I now have no desire to play the game whatsoever, now it’s just boring for me. But, I think some people could really enjoy this game, if they gave it a chance. I know the game sounds stupid, but its not. It’s relaxing and enjoyable but most of all simulates what it’s like to be a trucker. Euro Truck Simulator 2 has earned a fair 7.5/10
Overall Score: 7.5 / 10
RGN Rating : Bronze
Developer: SCS Software
Available On: PC | Linux
Played On: Windows PC
Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.
Update: The listing it seems, was an error brought on due to a bug within the site’s CMS.
Peter Hines, VP of Development for Bethesda clarified on twitter.
Pete Hines @DCDeacon
“We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites. A bug caused platforms that don’t exist to show up for some games Sorry for confusion.”
He also went ahead and debunked the post from reddit.
So as of right now, Skyrim is not coming to PS4 and Xbox One. Sorry for those who got their hopes up, but hey he didn’t flat out say Skyrim isn’t coming, so there’s that.
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According to a new posting on the Bethesda Softworks website, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which was fairly well received on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 despite glitches (and also made a fairly well appearance, modding community and all, on the PC platform) will eventually make an arrival on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. This was first discovered by OnlySP and proof can be found on Bethesda’s own website HERE.
Democracy 3 has been updated to contain a German version (available here) as well as a great number of at least 22 mods (see here) with new modding guide (here) and all of this is supported through Steam. One of the mods created by gamers even simulates “The Hunger Games Policy” with recently headline making “Sex Education” mod stirring up interest as well as more specific ones such as “LGBTQ Rights”, “Israel”, “Disaster and Emergency Situations Pack”, and more. Now’s your chance to really get involved and change the game to shape the politics the way you want them. Check out our Review of Democracy 3 as well if you haven’t got the chance (link here).
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The Mod Diary #1 Trailer of Saints Row IV
You’ll be able to earn more of those awesome and sellable Steam Trading Cards this Tuesday as Deep Silver and Volition drop a bomb on the gaming world with Saints Row IV PC edition for Microsoft Windows. Throw in your money now at this link and you’ll be ready to start downloading the title which unlocks precisely at 12AM Eastern (or 9PM Monday if you’re on Pacific Time) for North American customers who pre-ordered (which comes with its own goodies by the way). There will be Achievements of course as with any full featured Steam release, and if you haven’t seen already check out our Full Saints Row IV Review here as well as our dedicated Saints Row IV Section featuring play-through gameplay video series w/ commentary from our Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to get around to our March of the Eagles Review quite yet, have a read here. If you are already a MOTE loyalist, you will definitely be excited to know that the community will now be able to create their own mods to the game thanks to the release of the 1.01 patch which will give players the well renown Mod Tools from Crusader Kings II, which they need to create different user-crafted experiences built on top of the March of the Eagles title.
This patch also comes with several other updates to the gameplay and full details can be found straight from the horse’s mouth on the Developer’s Paradox Plaza Forums. March of the Eagles not only will support the play of custom created mods using these newly released tools but in fact it also supports using more than one mod at a time allowing overlapping layers of mod tool manipulation to further diversify and expand the experiences possible with the title.