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Topic   Just what we needed, an NFT console - and they stole the GCN logo

MrBean
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5-Jul(#1)
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/07/random-t...
Finn
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6-Jul(#2)
Seen this yesterday. This thing will never see light of day and many people are going to get screwed out cash. Fudge web 3.0 games and fudge any console with a wallet button.

nonamesleft
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6-Jul(#3)
The article didn't really discuss what the console is about. What's the point of it? If you're a salesman, what are you telling me about your NFT console?
benstylus
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6-Jul(#4)
nonamesleft wrote:
> The article didn't really discuss what the console is about. What's the point of
> it? If you're a salesman, what are you telling me about your NFT console?

Exactly. No one has yet explained how NFTs are in any way important or transformative for gaming.

Everything I have heard so far can already be done perfectly well without NFTs (even if companies choose not to implement it)

Fitz
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7-Jul(#5)
No expert but I believe Ubisoft started doing this on Ghost Recon Breakpoint, basically microtransactions on the blockchain in theory if you buy say a gun camo you will now own that across different games (probably by same publisher) and could even resell it. Similar to the steam store with camos/knives from cs go.

Who knows how publishers will use it going forward but for schmucks that buy that kind of crap may be great if they can transfer it from game to game instead of being locked in a previous year if they go that route.

John Garvin creator of Days Gone is making some web3 game now curious to see how it turns out. https://www.spieltimes.com/news/new-aaa-survival-g...
benstylus
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* 7-Jul(#6)
Fitz wrote:
> No expert but I believe Ubisoft started doing this on Ghost Recon Breakpoint, basically
> microtransactions on the blockchain in theory if you buy say a gun camo you will
> now own that across different games (probably by same publisher) and could even resell
> it. Similar to the steam store with camos/knives from cs go.

People have been using sites like eBay or others to sell in-game items in MMOs for decades. The only difference is that goes against the TOS on those games, but is encouraged with NFT games.

As far as using something across different games, that could also easily be done without NFTs. Old PC games let you transfer your characters from one game to the next in a series. Metal Gear Solid famously read from your memory card to talk about other Konami games you had played. Other games give you in game bonuses for having save files from related games on your system. The tech to do this has again existed for decades, just is not used very often.


Fitz
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7-Jul(#7)
benstylus wrote:
> Fitz wrote:
>> No expert but I believe Ubisoft started doing this on Ghost Recon Breakpoint,
> basically
>> microtransactions on the blockchain in theory if you buy say a gun camo you will
>> now own that across different games (probably by same publisher) and could even
> resell
>> it. Similar to the steam store with camos/knives from cs go.
>
> People have been using sites like eBay or others to sell in-game items in MMOs for
> decades. The only difference is that goes against the TOS on those games, but is
> encouraged with NFT games.
>
> As far as using something across different games, that could also easily be done
> without NFTs. Old PC games let you transfer your characters from one game to the
> next in a series. Metal Gear Solid famously read from your memory card to talk about
> other Konami games you had played. Other games give you in game bonuses for having
> save files from related games on your system. The tech to do this has again existed
> for decades, just is not used very often.
>
>
>

Yeah not saying it hasn't existed in some form or another just seems like this is the push these companies are making.

In an ideal world it would be nice to own your digital items, like your digital games and be able to sell them like your physical media but I doubt we ever get to that.
benstylus
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7-Jul(#8)
That is exactly what publishers want to avoid. So they will be happy to add NFTs to their games, but make the games themselves able to be bought and sold HOW DARE YOU TRY TO PUT US OUT OF BUSINESS

Topic   Just what we needed, an NFT console - and they stole the GCN logo