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*EDIT*
Apparently Take Two has backed off a little, allowing Open IV to continue distribution, with the caveats that anything that messes with Online or introduces 3rd-party IP (or other Rockstar IP) to the game will invite litigation. That's good...I guess? This little incident definitely highlights how fragile modding is, as a hobby. The fruits of one's labor can be vaporized instantly.
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kotaku.com/popular-gta-v-moddi…

Welp...that's interesting.

I used OpenIV in 2011/2012 to make my '30 Ford Hot Rod mod for GTA IV. It was hard work, took many hours, and was very rewarding in terms of personal satisfaction.
I eagerly anticipated GTA V for years, and when it was released, bought it immediately on PS3.
After playing the game for a while, and seemingly exhausting the various activities possible in the game, I drifted away from it. I have no interest whatsoever in multiplayer, grinding for virtual dollars, or spending hard-earned real cash on expansion packs that don't really contain anything that I actually WANT from the game.

I am, however, still interested in the creative possibilities of modding. The problem is that it takes a lot of time and effort, and I have other rewarding hobbies that demand time and money.

I picked GTA V up again recently, realized I truly HAD become bored with it, and started tossing around the idea of buying it again on PC, for the sole purpose of creating mods for my own entertainment, thus bringing new life to my gaming experience and permitting me to re-engage with the game's world.

I balked at paying full price (again) for a game that is now many years old. Maybe, I thought, I'd wait for a Steam sale.

Looks like I made the right decision to wait...otherwise I'd have a useless (to me) PC copy of GTA V.

I understand Take Two is simply protecting their intellectual property, as they have a right to do. And perhaps they're hoping to inspire players to buy DLC rather than download free mods.

Either way, I'll be over here, exercising my right to keep my damn wallet shut.

The next GTA game would have to be absolutely spectacularly stellar for me to even think of purchasing it.
Maybe the situation will evolve, but for now, I'm thinkin' GTA is pretty much dead to me. Sorry, Rockstar. You made some fun toys :(
For the last 3+ years, I've been helping out the excellent people at Wayforward Technologies, making the latest game in the Shantae series.
I painted a whole whack o' backgrounds, playfields, and props, in addition to concept art and various bits n' bobs.
I'm playing the game right now and it's a lot of fun to see the final product. (I'm dying a lot because my PC platforming skills are super rusty, lol.)
It took longer than even I expected, but the time went by faster than I ever would have believed!
The game is launching Tuesday Dec. 20th in digital form for PS4, Wii U, PC, Xbone, and PS Vita, and a physical release is in the near future.

Congrats to Wayforward for delivering on their Kickstarter promises and making an awesome game!

Here's some of the stuff I worked on:

Key Art 02 by Spex84

10 by Spex849 by Spex84

© 2016 WayForward Technologies. Shantae and the Shantae logo – TM Matt Bozon.
Just saw "Rogue One", and despite more or less liking "The Force Awakens", I think I finally watched a "new" Star Wars movie that I can enjoy and re-watch without cringing.
I really, really liked it.
Design work that was downright reverential towards the original concept work done in the 70s, characters that I actually enjoyed and began to care about, action scenes that were tighter and less cluttered than any of the prequels (as well as more reminiscent of the original series' action scenes), a couple badass Vader scenes, some grit and violence (frickin' FINALLY!) in what is essentially a bloody tale (so tired of the "pew pew, everyone falls down!" stuff), and a generally basic plot that didn't get too absorbed in itself.
My only beef is: sorry, using CGI to bring back younger or dead actors is still a shaky decision. Didn't work for Terminator, didn't work for Tron, and doesn't work here.
But otherwise,
Rad.

I had almost forgotten, but I still love Star Wars.
*EDIT*
Apparently Take Two has backed off a little, allowing Open IV to continue distribution, with the caveats that anything that messes with Online or introduces 3rd-party IP (or other Rockstar IP) to the game will invite litigation. That's good...I guess? This little incident definitely highlights how fragile modding is, as a hobby. The fruits of one's labor can be vaporized instantly.
////////////////////////////////
Original journal entry:


kotaku.com/popular-gta-v-moddi…

Welp...that's interesting.

I used OpenIV in 2011/2012 to make my '30 Ford Hot Rod mod for GTA IV. It was hard work, took many hours, and was very rewarding in terms of personal satisfaction.
I eagerly anticipated GTA V for years, and when it was released, bought it immediately on PS3.
After playing the game for a while, and seemingly exhausting the various activities possible in the game, I drifted away from it. I have no interest whatsoever in multiplayer, grinding for virtual dollars, or spending hard-earned real cash on expansion packs that don't really contain anything that I actually WANT from the game.

I am, however, still interested in the creative possibilities of modding. The problem is that it takes a lot of time and effort, and I have other rewarding hobbies that demand time and money.

I picked GTA V up again recently, realized I truly HAD become bored with it, and started tossing around the idea of buying it again on PC, for the sole purpose of creating mods for my own entertainment, thus bringing new life to my gaming experience and permitting me to re-engage with the game's world.

I balked at paying full price (again) for a game that is now many years old. Maybe, I thought, I'd wait for a Steam sale.

Looks like I made the right decision to wait...otherwise I'd have a useless (to me) PC copy of GTA V.

I understand Take Two is simply protecting their intellectual property, as they have a right to do. And perhaps they're hoping to inspire players to buy DLC rather than download free mods.

Either way, I'll be over here, exercising my right to keep my damn wallet shut.

The next GTA game would have to be absolutely spectacularly stellar for me to even think of purchasing it.
Maybe the situation will evolve, but for now, I'm thinkin' GTA is pretty much dead to me. Sorry, Rockstar. You made some fun toys :(

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Hello, Canada!:flagofcanada: 
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awesome galery ^^ Clap Clap Clap Clap
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Happy Birthday, my fellow Canadian!
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