Bandai Namco, SEGA Looks At Blockchain Gaming: Handy Newsletter, September 14-20

In this week’s newsletter, learn how a science fiction comic book uses nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive and how Web3 musicians view NFTs. See how big names like Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix are keeping an eye on blockchain gaming. In other news, find out how a metaverse-focused spar integrated NFTs into Minecraft despite the ban on NFTs. And don’t forget this week’s Nifty News with the first metaverse wedding in The Sandbox.

Sci-Fi NFT Comic Book Project Lays Foundation for CCG Development

An NFT comic book project created by former game developers is working to bring their vision of a GameFi comic book series to life. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Dušan Žica, CEO and chief operating officer of 2142, described the comic’s premise as an artificial intelligence battle set in 2142 AD, right after the last Bitcoin (BTC) is mined and Satoshi Nakamoto’s sleeping wallet wakes up. is becoming.

Within the project, users can mint, collect and assemble pages of the comic book series and participate in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that determines the direction of the story.

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Web3 creates a new genre of NFT-driven music

One of the most hyped use cases for NFTs is music. So Cointelegraph spoke to several creators within the NFT music space to ask which comes first: the music or the desire to make music NFTs.

Adrien Stern, CEO of Reveel, described music NFTs as an “anti-genre” because it promotes diversity and freedom, while NFT musician Thomas Pipolo said NFTs are a tool to sell the product. Meanwhile, Jeremy Fall, who founded a Web3 record label, said it’s not about the hype, it’s about using the technology.

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Bandai Namco, SEGA Among Gaming Giants Watching Blockchain Gaming

Gaming giants Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix have been looking at blockchain gaming, according to Oasys representative Ryo Matsubara. In a Cointelegraph interview at the Tokyo Games Show in 2022, Matsubara said that these gaming companies, who are also their partners, have a long-term view of blockchain gaming.

The executive also said that the companies are not only looking for quick profits, but are interested in creating the future of games. The director said this new game model needs more time to mature before getting wider integrations into traditional games.

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Metaverse firm deploys NFTs in its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers

A metaverse-focused company has managed to implement NFT integrations within their Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 servers. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Oscar Franklin Tan, chief financial officer of Enjin, and Simon Kertonegoro, CEO of MyMetaverse, talked about how they were able to integrate NFTs into Minecraft despite the ban on NFTs.

According to Kertonegoro, they have no pay-to-win NFTs, and their best NFTs are free, which is how they have NFTs on their server without violating the terms of service. The executive also said they want to start a conversation with Mojang Studios, the game’s creators. Meanwhile, Tan also said that Enjin supports MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach Mojang.

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Helpful news: The Sandbox hosts its first wedding, Hollywood actor auctions off photo of eye as NFT and more

The Sandbox has held its first wedding within its Metaverse. A Singaporean couple, Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan, celebrated their union in a digital replica of Alkaff Mansion, a popular spot in Singapore. Meanwhile, actor Javier Bardem donated a photo of his eye as NFT to raise money to help restore people’s eyesight.

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Thanks for reading this summary of the week’s most notable developments in NFT. Check back next Wednesday for more reports and insights into this actively evolving space.