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The Daily Grind: Are you sick of crypto and NFT crap in MMOs?

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Yesterday, our genre's core subreddit floated a poll to subbers about whether or not crypto and NFT game threads should be characterized as scammy...

Bored Ape Yacht Club’s supposed MMO Otherside generated an NFT trainwreck

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Yuga Labs, the tech firm behind the infamous NFT cesspool Bored Ape Yacht Club, is eager to rake in suckers potential players to its...

Bless Unleashed PC is becoming a blockchain play-to-earn MMORPG

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Apparently, Valofe can be counted among the other studios being seduced by the siren song of crypto and play-to-earn schemes: A press release from...

Lawful Neutral: How is an NFT MMO even supposed to work?

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Recently, MassivelyOP hit a milestone: We received our quadrabajillionth email announcing that Scammy-scammers-now-with-NFTs-and-also-metaverse-because-reasons Inc. was a proven market leader with a new scamming game...
Congratulations. This now has to be in our database forever. I hate.

Whatever happened to survival sandbox Life Beyond? It went all-in on blockchain and NFTs

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It's been a while since we checked in on survival sandbox Life Beyond, huh? The last time we looked at the game was back...

Richard Garriott is building a blockchain MMO following the failure of Shroud of the Avatar

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Richard Garriott is working on a new MMORPG, and yes, it's filled with NFTs. Garriott, who is probably best known to mainstream gamers as the...

EVE Online boss: NFT stands for ‘Not for Tranquility’

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At GDC this year, EVE Online's CCP Games raised eyebrows when CEO Hilmar Petursson was photographed meeting with crypto, NFT, and metaverse entrepreneurs. Players...

Sega executives outline ‘SuperGame’ project plans including potential cloud gaming and NFTs

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Despite Sega's own CEO stating in January that it would reel back its NFT gambit if it was "perceived as simple money-making," it looks...

Star Trek announces plans for starship NFTs and a new pay-to-earn game called Star Trek Continuum

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You read that headline correctly: Paramount Global is getting into bed with RECUR, a company in the business of creating "innovative NFT experiences with the biggest brands in film, TV, sports, and pop culture," to create starship NFTs based on the Star Trek IP, which in turn will be used in an upcoming pay-to-earn game known as Star Trek: Continuum.

Ubisoft maintenance-modes Ghost Recon Breakpoint following failed NFT scheme

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Let us take a moment to chronicle the brief history of Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The game actually launched back in 2019, though it...
Bad Bad Bad Bad

Legends of Aria sports a new site extolling its new blockchain nature

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Remember when Legends of Aria was just an indie MMORPG based on allowing player-run servers instead of being involved with a dubious-at-best moneymaking scheme? Good...

GDC 2022: Control, revenue, scarcity, ethics, and the human challenges of the gaming ‘metaverse’

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While some panels at GDC 2022 have been deeply disappointing, the panel titled "A Brave New (Virtual) World: Ethics and Governance of XR and...

Hackers yoink crypto worth over half a billion dollars from P2E Axie Infinity

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We greet you this fine Wednesday morning with some schadenfreude: The people behind massive exploitative pay-to-earn job/game Axie Infinity have apparently seen their network...

Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan steps down after three years in the role

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The head of one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world is stepping down. Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan announced that after three years...

GDC 2022: Blockchain, NFTs, and play-to-earn scams go mainstream

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It's GDC again, guys, and it's... woof, a rough-looking year. While we had some really interesting panels during COVID, the first in-person event (which...
It got worse.

Netmarble creates its Marblex blockchain ecosystem in preparation for its arrival to A3 Still Alive

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If you were hoping that Netmarble would have read the room and come to its senses regarding cryptocurrency, blockchain, and play-to-earn in the mobile...

Cornucopias’ The Island is an upcoming MMO brimming with blockchain babble

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Imagine if an MMO developer decided to rake up every NFT and blockchain buzzword and system, then pigeonholed and sewed them together to make...

Hyperspace is a new MMORPG sandbox that sounds neat except for the blockchain play-to-earn parts

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There's a new MMO on the horizon quite literally: It's called Hyperspace, and it's the first game from Scottish game studio Carbon Based Lifeforms....

EVE Online and Black Desert studio Pearl Abyss believes it can ‘create a stable blockchain ecosystem’

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Pearl Abyss' Q4 2021 financials are a rollercoaster, my friends. The company is fine, so no panic there; in fact, it's operating revenue is...

Legends of Aria’s new owner discusses the revamp, Classic, and blockchain implementation

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Just before Christmas, we learned that Citadel Studios and Legends of Aria, originally Kickstarted as Shards Online, were being bought out, along with the...

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