Hello Fellow Cravers. GD is here to bring you this weeks top 3 gaming news stories, the top 5 games, new releases and a recap of YouTube of the week with the Update!
3) Jason Vorhees coming to Mortal Kombat May 5th
Jason Vorhees from the Friday the 13th series is coming to Mortal Kombat X on May 5, developer NetherRealm Studios announced today during a livestream. The add-on character will be available first to players who purchased the Kombat Pack DLC, which costs $29.99.
Players who haven’t purchased the Kombat Pack will be able to purchase Jason one week later. He’ll also be playable as part of the game’s “Premiere Towers,” even if players haven’t purchased him.
Jason is one of four confirmed downloadable characters coming to Mortal Kombat X. He’ll be joined by Mortal Kombat characters Tanya and Tremor, as well as the Predator from the movie series of the same name, at a later date.
2) Square Enix to follow Bethesda in the E3 press Conference trend
Square Enix is going to be holding a press conference at E3 2015 on June 16, the company announced this week via its official website.
The conference takes place at 5pm BST in downtown Los Angeles. A stream will be available via Twitch and YouTube, and Square Enix will provide real-time updates via Twitter.
“What news do we have in store?” the post reads. “You’ll just have to wait and see.”
Square Enix joins a a lineup of press conferences that typically includes companies such as Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts. Bethesda Softworks announced in February that it will hold its first-ever news conference at the show.
1) Bloodborne beaten by someone using a Guitar controller
Mod makers have been given the ability to sell their creations to players directly through Steam, Valve announced this week, starting with The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.
Community made mods have been available through Steam Workshop in Skyrim and other games on Steam since 2011, when the Workshop was introduced. Valve notes that more than 24,000 free mods and player-made items for Skyrim are available in the Steam Workshop, and those mods have been downloaded more than 170 million times.
Valve says it’s “putting mod authors in business via a new streamlined process for listing, selling and managing their creations.”
“We think this is a great opportunity to help support the incredible creative work being done by mod makers in the Steam Workshop,” Valve’s Tom Bui said in a release. “User generated content is an increasingly significant component of many games, and opening new avenues to help financially support those contributors via Steam Workshop will help drive the level of UGC to new heights.”
A number of paid mods for Skyrim, including items, armor sets, visual tweaks and custom locations, are now available in the game’s Workshop on Steam. While some have listed prices, many of those are categorized as “pay what you want,” meaning Steam users can set their own price. Suggested pricing on the initial set of paid mods ranges from $0.25 to $5.99. Valve is currently offering a discounted “debut pack” of 17 paid Skyrim mods for $28.68.
Now would like to point out here that this is for a game that after the free weekend that happened this weekend, only cost $4.99.
Valve says Steam users who purchase mods through the Workshop can receive refunds on within 24 hours if they’re not satisfied. More details on paid mods, and what they mean for players and creators, are available on Steam.
Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve Corporation, took some questions on an AMA on reddit this weekend about the announcement on paid mods.
“Our goal is to make modding better for the authors and gamers,” Newell said in reply to one Redditor. “If something doesn’t help with that, it will get dumped. Right now I’m more optimistic that this will be a win for authors and gamers, but we are always going to be data driven.”
“As a baseline, Valve loves MODs (see Team Fortress, Counter-Strike, and DOTA),” he said elsewhere. “The open nature of PC gaming is why Valve exists, and is critical to the current and future success of PC gaming.
Others asked about moderators handing out bans to those who complained about paid mods on Steam forums. “Well, if we are censoring people, that’s stupid. I’ll get that to stop,” he promised.
UK GAME CHARTS
There’s no change in the Top 3 as Warner’s Mortal Kombat X takes a 2nd week at No1, Rockstar/Take 2 are No2 with GTA V and EA’s Battlefield Hardline is No3. Sony’s Minecraft Playstation Edition jumps 5 places to No4 thanks to a 172% spike in sales over last week on the PS4 version, followed by EA’s FIFA 15 down 1 place to No5. The only new release shows up as a re-entry at No18 on this Chart – Kalypso’s Tropico 5 launches on PS4 this week, so joining the Xbox 360 & PC versions launched in 2014. All versions are developed by Haemimont Games in Sofia, Bulgaria and the PS4 version debuts at No7 on the PS4 chart.
Down 1 to No.5: FIFA 15
Up 5 to No.4: MINECRAFT PLAYSTATION EDITION
Still at No.3: BATTLEFIELD: HARDLINE
Still at No.2: GRAND THEFT AUTO V
Still at No.1: MORTAL KOMBAT X
GAMES RELEASED ON MONDAY 27 APRIL
Kerbal Space Program (PC) – Digital Only
GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 28 APRIL
Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown (PC)
GAMES RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL
Broken Age (PS4/PSV) – Digital Only (PC)
GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 1 MAY
State Of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (XO/PC) – Digital Only
Omega Quintet (PS4)
YouTube videos of the week
Welcome to a new section as we look back at what went up this week on the Crave Your Game Channel.
MONDAY – GD Plays Goat Simulator: Melons!!!
TUESDAY – CTG Plays Drawful part 1
WEDNESDAY – CTG Plays Cards Against Humanity Part 3
THURSDAY – Co-op Carnage – Diablo III part 2
FRIDAY – CTG Podcast Live Episode 38
SUNDAY – GD and Cajr Predicts WWE Extreme Rules
We are back with the CTG podcast this Wednesday at twitch.tv/ctgpodcast , the Update will be back on Tuesday, due to Monday 4th May being May Day (UK Bank Holiday). So see you then Fellow Cravers!!