VR World's gaming editor Derek Strickland takes a closer look at Valve's new paradigm shift to monetize mods, and why most of the PC gaming community is hotly debating the decision.
"The move has a lot of sinister implications–some of which might fracture the entire modding community as a whole and ultimately lock every quality add-on behind a paygate. This would effectively turn what was once a beloved past-time into a competitive career of sorts, and jeopardize the future of modding as we know it.
"Modders are now becoming merchants, and gamers are once again put into a position where they’re expected to pay out for goods. Mods are about celebrating innovation and sharing things you’ve created with others. They’re not about making money."