Bandai Namco, SEGA eyes blockchain gaming: Nifty Newsletter, September 14-20

In this week’s newsletter, find out how a sci-fi comic uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive and how Web3 musicians view NFTs. Find 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 brought NFTs into Minecraft despite its ban on NFTs. And don’t forget this week’s Nifty News with the first metaverse wedding at The Sandbox.

Sci-Fi NFT comic book project lays foundation for CCG development

An NFT comic book project created by former game developers strives to bring their vision for a GameFi comic book series to life. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Dušan Žica, CEO and COO of 2142, described the comic’s premise as an artificial intelligence battle in 2142 AD, just after the last bitcoin (BTC) was mined. and the awakening of Satoshi Nakamoto’s dormant wallet.

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

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Web3 creates a new genre of NFT-based music

One of the most hyped use cases for NFTs is music. For this reason, Cointelegraph spoke to various creators in the music NFT space to ask which comes first – music or the desire to create music NFTs.

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

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Bandai Namco, SEGA among gaming giants eyeing blockchain gaming

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

The executive also mentioned that the companies are not just looking to make a quick buck, but want to create the future of gaming. The exec mentioned that this new game model needs more time to mature before getting wider integrations into mainstream games.

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The Metaverse company implements NFTs in its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers

A Metaverse-focused company has successfully implemented NFT integrations into its Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 servers. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Oscar Franklin Tan, CFO of Enjin, and CEO of MyMetaverse, Simon Kertonegoro, explained how they were able to integrate NFTs into Minecraft despite its ban on NFTs.

According to Kertonegoro, they don’t have paid NFTs, and their best NFTs are free, and that’s how they have NFTs on their server without violating the terms of service. The exec also said he was looking to start a conversation with Mojang Studios, the creators of the game. Meanwhile, Tan also said Enjin supports MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach Mojang.

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Nifty News: The Sandbox Hosts First Wedding, Hollywood Actor Auctions One Eye Photo As NFT & More

The Sandbox celebrated its first marriage within its Metaverse. 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 has donated a photo of his eye as an NFT to raise money to help restore people’s sight.

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Thanks for reading this roundup of the week’s most notable developments in the NFT space. Check back next Wednesday for more reports and information on this evolving space.