Games Corner 26/04/15

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Steam releases paid mods initiative

Valve has dropped a potential game changer into the modding community - beginning this week, modders can now start charging for their creations through Steam.

As of now, only one game has this functionality as a test case - the mother of all modded games, Skyrim. If all goes well, the number of supported titles will increase.

This new initiative has already exploded with problems however. The marketplace has been hounded with mods that aren't actually real, as well as others that are simply blatant copy and pasted mods created by other users.

There will be a few wrinkles to iron out, but this will no doubt be an interesting and developing story over the next couple of weeks.

Read more: Steam Workshop Now Supporting Paid Creations

 

Alan Wake 2 prototype video hits the interwebs

Fans of the original Alan Wake have been waiting for quite a while for a sequel to the hit original, with barely anything to keep their hopes up. While development of the game is murky at best, test footage of a number 2 was released this week to the world wide web.

Does this mean we are actually getting a sequel? Who knows. All we can do is keep our fingers crossed at this point.

In other news, it looks like the original Alan Wake may be getting an Xbox One port. So there's that.

Read more: Watch an untouched version of Alan Wake 2's prototype demo

 

Other stories on the web worth reading

I'm afraid to die in games
A deep look into one persons psychology in death and gaming.

'Invisible Nunchuck Guy' And Other Video Game Retail Horror Stories
A hilarious bunch of... Interesting... Retail store stories.

 

New game releases & DLC

Assassins Creed Chronicles: China - PC/PS4/Xbox One
A new take on the AC series, this episodic adventure is a 2D side-scroller set in China, with guest appearances from our favourite assassin Ezio.

Crypt of the Necrodancer - PC/Mac/Linux
A roguelike rythm game that is a fantastic mashup of genres.

The Evil Within: The Consequence - PC/PS4/Xbox One/PS3/Xbox 360
The newest DLC pack for Bethesda's horror game, The Evil Within.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack #2 - Wii U
Cheese Land. Buy a Wii U, Mario Kart 8 and this DLC pack. Cheese Land.