PCG Article Is Crypto Gaming a thing to explore? Any reviews whether its worth?

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Are there any that haven't ended that way? Just curious. Has any crypto game made it big yet or are they all looking for the winning formula that makes including these things into a game more fun than say, not including them. Handy in card collecting games I would expect. If Nintendo every dirty their feet with these things, Pokemon official NFT could be a thing... and probably sell well.

Only ones I see are so obviously a scam I can't believe people would fall for them. The movie for Crypto island, for example, made me cringe constantly.

12 hours for a non graphical coin toss... so reminds me of what they do in mobile games... here is a time waster for you. did you like paying for our one days coding effort we probably stole from someone else.
I'd like to know if there have been any legit games, too. So far, all I've seen were just ploys to get you to invest your money. But I certainly haven't seen everything out there.

But to be honest, there are a lot of people in the crypto world who don't care whether the game is legit or not. They're into pumps and dumps. They scout out projects that look like they'll get people hyped, invest their money in the beginning, then when the hype causes it to take off, the price rises, and they dump. Those kind of investors don't care if the game pans out or not. They're just playing on the ignorant people who think it's real.

But I'd like to know if there has been anything legit, too. And your example of Pokemon cards is perfect for NFTs.
 
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if anything doesn't tell you this is an area for scammers

surprised there aren't any for Star Citizen yet - they don't even accept bitcoin over there.


I watched videos on pump & dump, YouTube influencers seem to get into those a lot. Has to be some advantage to being admired by so many kids, gimme some of their money too.
 
Having watched this, I don't want Crypto anywhere near gaming (its probably too late but you can try to stop it before its too late for all games).
It sure makes me wonder, how many of these "games" are really just there to mine some crypto coin for the maker of the "game"
Since Norton 360 includes a Etherium miner as an opt in extra in its package, why not make a game that does something basic on screen while mining for you?
real games companies may not see a way to make NFT work in games, but publishers sure see easy money selling miners to kids. So many pitfalls but too much money to grease the wheels of Govt to stop this now.
When will subs based programs offer "free" versions that mine for the makers on your time.
 
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Most NFT are going to be worthless, so putting them in games is just another way to extract cash from people, and since its a lot of kids that these games will be aimed at, I just find its really predatory. Kids are the ones most likely to think a picture of a Bored Ape is worth anything at all... oh wait - link - its not just kids.

Most of the high prices paid for nft turn out to be just a way to make NFT look valuable. 69 million USD of art work was actually a way to promote some crypto coin. Now people know how to get it in news, other high amounts are paid to suck in other people who think NFT are worth anything, and to invest so that the small percentage of people who own any of them can cash out now.
 
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should start a discussion thread on that one

A token, as defined by NFT marketplace OpenSea, is "a digital certificate stored on a publicly verifiable distributed database" called a blockchain. The information contained in that certificate or "smart contract" is what makes an NFT unique.

In practice, the distinction between an NFT's certificate (that bit of data that says "You own this digital good") and the digital good itself (a drawing of an ape, most commonly) has been messy.
second paragraph: its intentionally messy to make people think they buying a thing when really its just a certificate saying "you own this exact copy" People won't associate value to just a position in a line. Its a trick

Critics of NFTs point out that NFTs are harmful to the environment because blockchain transactions are mostly done via a mechanism called "proof-of-work" tied to cryptocurrency mining
It might well be but there are easier arguements against it... its a massive confidence trick.

I see they cover the big lie, move assets from one game to another... not unless all games use the same engine. It could work in say Roblox where they all use same code structures I assume. But its more complicated that just putting it in, all the properties of the item need to match across too.

real question is, what currency do they expect people to buy to purchase NFT?
 
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real question is, what currency do they expect people to buy to purchase NFT?
I'm not totally sure what you're asking, but from what I've seen, it just depends on what blockchain they're using. The NFT that I've come across were built on the Binance Smart Chain, so you use the BSC version of BNB tokens to buy them.
 
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i meant in games really. Not for other purchases. If they put these into games, then you have to be able to buy them. i can just see a EA and Ubisoft wanting to start a coin to get as much of the profit as possible. These things aren't put into games for the players really.
 
i meant in games really. Not for other purchases. If they put these into games, then you have to be able to buy them. i can just see a EA and Ubisoft wanting to start a coin to get as much of the profit as possible. These things aren't put into games for the players really.
Well, it could be that they do start coins/tokens behind the scenes for crypto investors. They do have to have some kind of infrastructure in place to be able to do these things. But that probably won't be seen from the gamer's point of view, unless they work in some kind of in-game token that takes the place of in-game currency. Like they could set it up so a token is worth a dollar in the in-game currency, but in reality, it's only worth like $0.00000001 in real USD. But investors buy up billions, or even trillions of coins that are worth so little, because even if the value goes up one decimal point and it's only worth $0.0000001 (6 zeros instead of 7), they've earned 10x profit. I've been into tokens of that kind of value.

But from a gamer's perspective, NFTs will just be set up as an in-game purchase that you buy with your debit card and USD. Then if they choose to, they can go deeper into crypto.
 
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I’m 100% sure crypto gaming has a bright future. I read an article on octocrypto about a new game that’s about to come out called MetaSoccer. Basically, it’s a win-to-earn game. You get to play as a soccer team manager in the Metaverse universe. You must hire players, train them, work on your team’s tactics, and so on. The players you invest your money and efforts in will age and decrease in terms of their performance. By winning all kinds of matches, you earn NFT assets based on ERC-721 standards.
 
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