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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...

Legends of Aria’s new owner begins testing NFT system even as crypto crashes globally

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Considering how badly crypto currencies and NFTs are crashing all over the globe this week, you would think that game studios would be running...

Legends of Aria talks up its next testing phases and attempts to rationalize why it ‘needs’ the blockchain

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Legends of Aria is continuing to beat the drum of its revamp and restructuring into a blockchain and NFT-filled MMORPG. A new dev blog...

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...

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...

CCP Games CEO joins a private meeting with crypto company heads ‘to talk about EVE Online’ at GDC

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The possible shadow of a crypto and NFT Damocles continues to hang over EVE Online. We've previously reported on this year's GDC conference being...

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...

Multiplayer CCG Storybook Brawl hit with player backlash after crypto company tries to ram in NFTs

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Don't look now, but another cryptocurrency company is trying to make NFTs and gaming come together despite a vast majority of players not wanting...

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...

Rise Online gets ready for an April 15 launch with all the NFTs you can handle

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Last year we reported that there was a spiritual successor to an old MMORPG known as Knight Online that was in the works. Rise...

XLGAMES’ NFT-filled ArcheWorld opens for pre-registration and maps out content plans

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At the top of February we caught wind of ArcheWorld, a version of XLGAMES' MMORPG ArcheAge that is filled with a gaggle of NFTs...
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...

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....

Mobile MMO A3 Still Alive is adding a dungeon that awards cryptocurrency next month

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In a move that publisher Netmarble calls "a prolonged and future-oriented area of investment" that will "provide extensive value to players via digital ownership...

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