Nexus Mods to launch a 'mod author donation system' early next year

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Nexus Mods to launch a 'mod author donation system' early next year

The 2015 attempt to bring paid mods to Steam was an unmitigated disaster, but that's not going to stop Nexus Mods from taking a different shot at a paid-mods system of its own. The site recently announced plans for a new "mod author donation system" that will enable mod makers who opt in to earn a few bucks, or other rewards if they prefer, from their work. That doesn't mean that users will have to start paying for mods, however: Nexus Mods founder Robin "DarkOne" Scott made it clear that the mods will remain free.   

Chase Moby Dick in nautical strategy RPG Nantucket

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Chase Moby Dick in nautical strategy RPG Nantucket

Nantucket is a strategy RPG set in the early 19th century during the rise of America's whaling industry—or, to be more precise, a few years after the events of "Moby Dick," Herman Melville's classic novel. It takes place in the same universe and even stars Ishmael, the narrator of Melville's masterwork and the only survivor of Captain Ahab's Pequod. 

MSI's feature-rich Z270 Gaming M7 motherboard falls to $130 after rebate

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MSI's feature-rich Z270 Gaming M7 motherboard falls to $130 after rebate

Now that Intel's 8th generation Core processors (Coffee Lake) are available, it would not surprise us to see an increase in deals for previous generation Z270 motherboards, as they don't work with Coffee Lake. That means you can build a high-end system around Kaby Lake at a lower price than before. Case in point, MSI's Z270 Gaming M7 is available for $130 at Newegg.

Ubisoft is giving away Watch Dogs for free

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Ubisoft is giving away Watch Dogs for free

Ubisoft announced earlier this month that it would mark the holidays by giving away a couple of oldies but goodies, first World in Conflict and then after that, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. That plan has apparently changed somewhat, but in a good way, because it's added another game to the freebie festivities. 

Samsung's 850 Evo 1TB SSD is on sale for $290

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Samsung's 850 Evo 1TB SSD is on sale for $290

Swapping out your hard drive for a solid state drive is one of the best ways to improve overall performance. This can often come at the expense of capacity, unless you splurge on a 1TB SSD. To take the sting out of doing that, Samsung's 850 Evo in 1TB form is currently on sale for $290.