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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...

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...

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...
Tanks for the memories

Ashes of Creation discusses progress on combat, crafting, and events – and rejects play-to-earn

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While the latest development update livestream from Ashes of Creation didn't have any blockbuster previews or sexy vignettes to share, what it did have...
You are bad and you should feel bad.

Habbo Hotel goes full play-to-earn with the announcement of Habbo X

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Remember when having Habbo Hotel owner Sulake selling off Habbo-based NFTs seemed just like it was pointlessly destructive grifting from an isolated unscrupulous developer? Good times....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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