Bandai Namco, SEGA eyeing blockchain gaming: Nifty Newsletter, Sept. 14-20


In this week’s newsletter, read about how a science fiction comic book uses nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive and how Web3 musicians view NFTs. Check out how big names like Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix are eyeing blockchain gaming. In other news, find out how a metaverse-focused fir- integrated NFTs within Minecraft despite its ban on NFTs. And, don’t forget this week’s Nifty News featuring the first metaverse wedding at The Sandbox.

Sci-Fi NFT comic book project lays the 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 with Cointelegraph, Dušan Žica, CEO and chief operating officer of 2142, described the comic’s premise as an artificial intelligence battle in 2142 AD, right after the last Bitcoin (BTC) is mined and Satoshi Nakamoto’s dormant wallet wakes up.

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

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Web3 is creating a new genre of NFT-driven music

One of the most hyped use cases for NFTs is music. Because of this, Cointelegraph spoke with various creators within the NFT music space to ask what comes first — the music or the desire to create music NFTs.

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

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Bandai Namco, SEGA among gaming giants eyeing blockchain gaming

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

The executive also mentioned that the firms are not simply looking to make a quick profit but are interested in creating the future of games. The executive mentioned that this new gaming model needs more time to mature before getting broader integrations in traditional games.

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Metaverse firm implements NFTs into its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers

A metaverse-focused firm 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 MyMetaverse CEO Simon Kertonegoro shared how they were able to integrate NFTs into Minecraft despite its ban on NFTs.

According to Kertonegoro, they do not have any pay-to-win NFTs, and their best NFTs are free, and this is how they have NFTs on their server without violating the terms of service. The executive also said that they are looking to start a conversation with Mojang studios, the creators of the game. Meanwhile, Tan also expressed that Enjin supports MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach Mojang.

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Nifty News: The Sandbox hosts its first wedding, Hollywood actor auctions photo of eye as NFT and more

The Sandbox has held its first wedding within its Metaverse. A couple from Singapore, 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 an NFT to raise funds to help restore people’s sight.

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