Sega Is Cautiously Considering Play-To-Earn And NFTs Due To Possible Backlash

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In more video-game-companies-joining-the-crypto-bandwagon news, Sega is apparently considering dipping their toes into the world of blockchain gaming and NFTs but will be taking a more cautious approach compared to other industry giants. The Japanese video game company cites possible backlash as the reason why they’re not diving head first into the fray. A recent Q&A with the company’s management reveals [...]

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GameStop Will Be Launching Its Own NFT Marketplace Later This Year

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Yet another video game company has decided that they want a piece of the cryptocurrency pie as GameStop is reportedly launching its own NFT and cryptocurrency marketplace. The controversial gaming retailer has yet to announce the plans, although people familiar with the project have already confirmed the fact to Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal, GameStop’s decision [...]

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RF Online Developer CCR Reveals Plans For A Global ‘Battle Coin’ Play-To-Earn Server

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Over the past few months, several big name video game companies and developers have decided to dip their toes into the world of cryptocurrency, blockchain gaming, and NFT’s, the most recent of which is RF Online developer CCR. The studio has risen from the dead with plans to relaunch the classic sci-fi fantasy MMORPG with play-to-earn mechanics. A new global [...]

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Square Enix Stock Soars 7% On NFT Plans Despite Massive Backlash Online

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Square Enix received a tremendous amount of backlash on Twitter and other social media platforms over the weekend after releasing a letter from the company's president discussing future plans to embrace NFTs. Some folks, namely blockchain enthusiasts, were happy to hear this, but the response by most gamers were universally negative. Despite this though, investors cheered the move by sending [...]

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Twitch Co-Founder Launches New Marketplace For Gaming NFTs Called Fractal

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Twitch Co-founder Justin Kan has launched a new company and integrated marketplace for gaming NFTs called Fractal. The company has partnered with several leading blockchain game developers, including Genopets, The Sandbox, Nyan Heroes, Mini Royale, Caveworld, Aurory, Portals, Syn City, Panzerdogs, Solchiks, and Photo Finish. Together, these companies have sold billions in NFTs within their games. With Fractal, players will [...]

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NFT Studio Blue Monster Games Acquires Legends Of Aria Developer Citadel Studios

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Blue Monster Games is finalizing a deal to acquire Virgina-based indie developer Citadel Studios, along with their Kickstarted MMORPG Legends of Aria and in-house Shards Engine. As part of the acquisition, Citadel’s founder Derek Brinkmann will be joining Blue Monster as the NFT game developer’s CTO. Blue Monster Games is a Florida-based NFT game development studio currently working on an [...]

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CCP Games CEO On NFTs: Online Game Content Should Have Practical Real World Values

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With NFTs and play-to-earn games quickly gaining popularity, several video game companies have expressed their interest in these cryptocurrency based platforms. In a recent interview, CCP Games CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson revealed his belief in play-to-earn business models and NFTs, comparing them to “retirement plans” earned by investing time in a game. “Gamers hope that the values created from online [...]

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Upcoming Blockchain Business Sim Legacy Has Already Sold Over $53M In Land NFTs

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Just a few days ago, British video game developer 22cans announced that they were developing a new blockchain business simulation game called Legacy. The game revolves around starting a blockchain business and managing its day-to-day affairs much like Rollercoaster Tycoon and SimCity. Players start off by buying land for their headquarters and will be in charge of constructing buildings, designing [...]

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Nexon Partners with Bitpay to Accept Crypto Payments for In-Game Items

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Nexon, the South Korean gaming giant behind MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter Online, announced today that they partnered with BitPay to accept crypto payments (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Doge, etc) for in-game microtransactions across most of their games. “Nexon listens closely to feedback from our players, including the many who have requested we include cryptocurrencies as a form of in-game payment,” said Nexon [...]

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Peter Molyneux And 22cans Announces New Blockchain Business Sim Game

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Fable series, Dungeon Keeper, and Populous creator Peter Molyneux and his video game development studio 22cans have jumped into the blockchain gaming bandwagon with Legacy – a new blockchain business sim that lets players buy their own plots of land and start their own in-game blockchain business association. “Legacy is a game about growing and developing your own business through [...]

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