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Nexus Mods Talk Plans To Compensate Modders

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One of the largest mod sites ripe with more than 13 million registered users is about ti implement a system to compensate modders.

Nexus Mods will introduce a donation-type system in 2018 that will reward those who creat useful and popular mods.

The system is fairly straight forward. The compensation will be paid out of a monthly pool initiated by Nexus Mods, at a value between $5,000 and $10,000, and supplemented by user-driven donations.

A points distribution based on the number of unique downloads will determine compensation output.

“The plan is to offer popular games from storefronts like Steam, Humble Bundle or GOG, subscriptions and software licenses for popular software that modders use for their modding or would like to use but can’t afford and even PC hardware, for example, video cards, motherboards, memory and so on and so forth,” Robin Scott, the owner of Nexus Mods said.

“I understand this is going to be contentious for some people, especially in regards to big mods that already have a multitude of unique downloads within the community,” he wrote. “But unfortunately there are restrictions with our stat tracking that will not enable us to, for example, count all downloads from the start of this scheme as having been reset and ‘unique’ from that point on.”

Scott went on to say that modders can accumulate their points month over month, and won’t lose them if the points are spent.

Scott also added that charitable giving options will be included if modders don’t wish to redeem their points for anything which includes giving points to other modders.

This FAQ on the Nexus Mods site explains a lot more in greater detail including how things will work with Bethesda Softworks, and, more specifically, their Creation Club.

“Bethesda have made it very clear over the years that if you force them to give you an answer on a particular issue it’s much easier for them to say ‘no’ than it is to say yes,” Scott stated.

“However, if you simply get on with it and don’t ask them, they don’t need to say ‘no’ or ‘yes’ and they’ll let you know if they have a very serious issue with it.”

“If [Bethesda is] adamant that [mod donations have] to be removed then I will remove it for any Bethesda games we host, as I’m sure you can appreciate getting into a legal fight over this wouldn’t be prudent,” Scott continued, pointing out that Bethesda could change its mind at any point for any reason.

The program will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2018.

 

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Tencent Adds Former Sony Executive Shawn Layden

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Tencent has added former PlayStation executive Shawn Layden to their team, and Layden will now serve as a strategic advisor.

Layden said he is to “advise, assist, and support the team at Tencent as they deepen their activities and commitments within the industry” in an official announcement he made on his LinkedIn page.

“We are at an epoch defining moment in gaming and interactive entertainment. There are many possible roads ahead but only a few are profound, broadening, inclusive, edifying, inspiring, and/or sustainable. I am thrilled to continue this journey of discovery and thank Tencent for the opportunity.”

 

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G2 Esports CEO On Unpaid Leave Following Sharing of Video with Andrew Tate

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G2 Esports CEO Carlos Rodriguez has agreed to take eight weeks of unpaid leave from the company following the sharing of a video on Twitter of himself partying with controversial creator Andrew Tate, who has been banned on platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook for violations of terms of services, including instances of hate speech and misogyny.

Rodriguez accompanied the 8-second video that featured Tate and himself with: “Yesterday we celebrated G2’s world championship.” The video prompted immediate backlash which has marred G2 Esports’ 2022 League of Legends European Championship spring season and summer season successes.

Rodriguez fired back at the criticism the video received: “Nobody will ever be able to police my friendships. I draw my line here. I party with whoever the fuck I want.”

G2 Esports issued the following on Sunday: “Last night we failed you. The actions of our CEO spoke a language in stark contrast with the value and the culture G2 lives by and strives for. And for that we apologize.

“Since our creation, we have worked hard to build a safe and inclusive environment to enjoy esports. These are just small steps in the right direction we need to take as a company. We’ll continue to do our best each and every day to improve ourselves and the industry at large.”

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Tencent’s Fanbyte Lays Off Staff

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Tencent owned media company ‘Fanbyte’ has laid off a number of their staff this week, although the total numbers of those let go is not known.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, editor-in-chief Danielle Riendeau, head of media/editor-at-large John Warren, and features editor Elise Favis were among those laid off, with Riendeau announcing her departure on Twitter.

“Hi friends. I just want to say it’s been a true honor and pleasure to be the editor in chief of Fanbyte. I think we did some special things there! I am…currently looking for work,” she wrote on her page.

Favis also tweeted: “I’ve been laid off from Fanbyte”

“Incredibly proud of everything I got to do there, and with everyone I have worked with — these are the most talented folks in games media, and I’m honored I got to be there while I could.”

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