Tag: category-/Games

The ethics of the metaverse

We’re all in a rage about the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One. But we have a host of issues to consider when it comes to an ethical way to build and run the metaverse — before we plunge into it too quickly. That […]

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Can crypto and blockchain gaming change the creator vs corporation narrative?

Gamers are feeling some kind of way about blockchain technology. They came out in furious force when major game studios like Square Enix, Zynga, and Ubisoft announced plans to incorporate NFTs into new titles. The argument is that these cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets are Ponzi schemes for the digital world, and still actually haven’t proven […]

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The gaming metaverse might be the best place for inclusive, diverse voices

As the idea of the metaverse continues to take shape, it’s important to remember how varied those who participate in it will be. How can game developers who are making metaverse titles create opportunities for diverse and inclusive voices? Rick Fox and Jace Hall, chief business development officer and CCO of HiDef respectively, sat down […]

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How the metaverse will impact governance, privacy, fraud, identity, and more

As the metaverse coalesces, big players in the space are making enormous investments. And while there are many business opportunities in the various metaverses for studios of every size, there’s a large, and growing, number of considerations to be mindful of as they build out their business plans. Companies need to start taking a hard […]

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Epic Games’ Kim Libreri on how real the metaverse can look

If there is a small circle of people to ask how realistic we can get when we try to make a world seem flawlessly realistic in the metaverse, Kim Libreri is one of those people. Libreri has had a long career at the intersection of movies, special effects, games, technology, and science fiction. He created […]

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Gaming will lead us to the metaverse

When CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed Facebook’s name to Meta and committed to the metaverse, he said that gaming would lead the way. That’s an interesting comment, considering that Facebook has billions of social media users, while game companies like Roblox and Microsoft (Minecraft) have amassed hundreds of millions of gamers. In fact, the entire game […]

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Israeli studio Spring Games raises $7M from Playtika

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Israeli startup Spring Games has raised $7 million in a seed round funding from Playtika to develop NFT-powered games on the blockchain. […]

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Meta’s Rick Kelley on what to expect for gaming in 2022

Rick Kelley has a unique window on gaming trends as vice president of global gaming at Meta/Facebook. And so we asked him what to expect in gaming in 2022 at our second annual GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming Summit. And he noted that some gaming trends are being pulled back down to Earth by gravity. I […]

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How emerging tech will influence freedom, industry, and money in the metaverse

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Innovation related to the metaverse has brought with it some expected criticism and skepticism. Like any fast-growing, emerging technology, the parameters for […]

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The DeanBeat: Interpreting Microsoft’s $68.7B Activision Blizzard deal as a metaverse play

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Microsoft‘s $68.7 billion pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard will shake up the game industry to its core. It has upset the status […]

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Are you ready and registered for this year’s GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit?

We’re so close to The 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit, the event so nice we’re throwing it twice. On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 8:20 am sharp PT, the hold music will end and Emcee Kahlief Adams, captain of the Spawn On Me Podcast and famously bad cook, will launch us into three […]

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Rahul Sood’s Irreverent Labs unveils MechaFight Club NFT game

Irreverent Labs aims to change the game industry with some very fancy looking chickens. Born from the mind of Voodoo PC founder Rahul Sood, the Seattle-based blockchain game company has unveiled its first game: MechaFightClub. The characters are mechanical-looking roosters that are reminiscent of cock fighting, but Sood thinks of them as hilarious figures in […]

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