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Mike Pence
Mike Pence

I see individual liberty isn't the only thing on the decline these days.

Lets see how the gaming community reacts.

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The social media backlash has already been fairly severe. Steam reviews are plummeting into the red as well.

Something I didn't mention in the description is that OpenIV is about as fundamental to GTA as something like Skyrim Script Extender is to Skyrim. This is generally being considered an attack on modding R* games as a whole, not just this tool in particular.

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I expect Civ, XCOM and KSP to be safe, since the devs of those games are supportive of modding. (It's a good foundation for hope.)

They most likely don't even care about GTA 4 (since their only source of profit from that game is the game itself).

Meanwhile, they completely ignored making expansions for the singleplayer of GTA 5, deciding to focus completely on GTA Online (with a lot of updates being Online-only). The updates themselves are free, however they add content to the game that is very expensive in ingame money. And since it takes time to gain money ingame, it clearly shows that it was designed to encourage people to buy Shark cards (with real money).

Therefore, they certainly want to prevent any possible way for people to circumvent it.

I hope this fails miserably. Greedy bastards.

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TBH I don't even bother keeping track over triple A titles...KSP will most likely be unharmed...for now.

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For those who haven't heard the news, Take2 Interactive, the publishing company for Rock Star and 2K Games has issued a Cease and Desist to OpenIV, one of the fundamental tools for modding the GTA V, IV (and more) games. Be this as it may, and although many clearly understand the nefarious motivation behind the move (it's financial) it also represents a much larger threat to other franchises.

These games include:
The BioShock series
The Borderlands series
The Civilization series
The Grand Theft Auto series
The Mafia series
The Max Payne series
The Midnight Club series
The MLB 2K series
The NBA 2K series
The Red Dead series
The WWE 2K series
The XCOM series

Oh, and as a small aside, this company also just bought Kerbal Space Program.

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