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NFT gaming consultant proposes conscripting poor gamers as MMO NPCs

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In case you needed another reason to keep crypto out of gaming, a new article on Rest of World chronicles an NFT scheme in...

Crypto WoW-wannabe Ragnarok loses $1.8M in ETH before it even gets off the ground

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The crash of crypto has damaged another starry-eyed dreamer looking to blend MMORPG gaming, the metaverse, and NFTs together: Ragnarok, not to be confused...

Kickstarted MMO Untamed Isles ‘goes into hiatus’ after devs lose funds thanks to crypto market

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Just last month we put a spotlight on Untamed Isles, a promising Pokemon-like MMO that raised $528,804 from a 2021 Kickstarter campaign. In fact,...

Axie Infinity’s massive crypto theft by hackers was possible thanks to a job search phishing scam

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Most of our regular readers know Axie Infinity as the game that saw a North Korean hacker gang get away with a huge stash...

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...

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...

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...

Ubisoft’s Singapore studio cleared of wrongdoing, Ubisoft exec claims users ‘don’t get’ its Quartz NFTs

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Least we forget, Ubisoft is a studio that is mired in its own controversies, with a sexual harassment scandal that broke in 2020 that...
Garbagia.

Vague Patch Notes: Why play-to-earn is a garbage idea

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Good afternoon, readers. Do you remember not so long ago when I talked about the fact that MMOs are perfectly fine as just games...

Reddit’s co-founder thinks crypto gaming and players ‘being properly valued’ for game time will be the norm in five years

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Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, has peered into his crystal ball to look at the future of gaming, and that future sounds like...

RF Online developer unveils plans for a ‘battle coin server’ that will reward cryptocurrencies

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It has been a significant length of time since we heard any major peeps out of RF Online, though the game itself has been...

Kickstarted MMO Legends of Aria and its studio just got bought out by an NFT metaverse games company

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Time to add another game to the acquisition heap this week: Blue Monster Games has apparently purchased Citadel Studios and Legends of Aria, along...

Peter Molyneux’s multiplayer ‘blockchain business sim’ Legacy sells $53M in land NFTs before release

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If you feel strongly about another game making money off of concepts of internet spaceships, then you might have some feelings about what Peter...

Nexon America will now accept cryptocurrencies as payment for in-game cash shop items

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You read that headline correctly; cryptocurrencies will now be as acceptable a form of payment as cash if you're buying in-game things from Nexon...
You are bad and you should feel bad.

Vague Patch Notes: NFTs in gaming are a bad, dumb idea

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This is going to be a little more ranty than usual. Apologies for that in advance, but... well, we're talking about NFTs. NFTs are...

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