Connect with us

games

100+ Web3 Games nominated at inaugural GAM3 AWARDS hosted by Polkastarter Gaming

Published

on

100+ Web3 Games nominated at inaugural GAM3 AWARDS hosted by Polkastarter Gaming

100+ Web3 Games nominated at inaugural GAM3 AWARDS hosted by Polkastarter Gaming Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright · 4 mins ago

Over 13 categories and genres including Gam3 of the Year, Polkastarter Gaming is launching the annual GAM3 AWARDS this December in what is sure to be one of the most exciting gaming events of the year.

12 min watch

Updated: November 15, 2022 at 10:41 pm

Advertisement

Polkastarter Gaming will be hosting the inaugural GAM3 AWARDS on December 15 in search of the best web3 games across a full spectrum of genres and categories. The awards will focus on a gameplay-first approach highlighting the exciting new gameplay and item mechanics available through blockchain technology.

While web3 gaming may have taken off in 2021 with the rise of NFT-based games and the promise of high returns, The GAM3 AWARDS looks to reward the web3 games that excel in serving the core focus of video games; entertainment.

The awards will be decided on by the community and an expert jury panel including CryptoSlate’s senior journalist, Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright along with dedicated community categories for special categories such as People’s Choice and Best Content Creator. For the main categories judging will be weighted 90% jury and 10% community.

Partners

In an exciting aspect of the panel, several of the judges are highly regarded as all-stars in the traditional gaming space such as Yoshihisa Hashimoto who directed Sonic: Unleashed and Final Fantasy XIV Online.

A selection of other judges announced by Polkastarter Gaming include:

Advertisement
  • Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships at YGG
  • Dan Patterson, General Partner at Sfermion
  • Brendan Wong, CEO at Avocado DAO
  • Jesper Lindquist, Senior Manager Web3 Gaming at Animoca Brands
  • Marco van den Heuvel, Co-Founder & CEO at Merit Circle
  • David Hanson, Founder & CEO at Ultra
  • John Izaguirre, BD Director at BNB Chain
  • Abhimanyu Kumar, Co-Founder at Naavik
  • Nathan N., Co-Founder at Ancient8

For anyone still skeptical about the ability of current web3 games to deliver compelling gameplay, watch Polkastarter Gaming’s announcement trailer below.

Awarding the best gam3s 🎮
16 categories. 30+ industry leaders. $300k prizes.

📅 15 December 2022. Save the date.

Voting starts soon ⬇️https://t.co/p0niqHYzHw pic.twitter.com/8n0ArqZXS1

— GAM3 AWARDS | 15th Dec 🏆 (@PolkastarterGG) November 14, 2022

Winners of the awards will take home a share of a prize pool valued at $300,000 which includes both strategic and financial rewards. Justin Kan, Founder of Fractal, the awards’ content partner commented,

“We are excited to partner with Polkastarter Gaming on this event, it is truly a step in the right direction for the industry, and the first of its kind in web3 gaming.”

Voting for the awards reportedly opens soon and can be completed via the Polkastarter Gaming website. The awards will be live-streamed across multiple platforms on December 15 with the start time yet to be announced.

Advertisement
GAM3 AWARDS

The full list of categories is documented below.

  • Game of the Year
  • Most Anticipated Game
  • Best Graphics
  • Best Action Game
  • Best Mobile Game
  • Best Adventure Game
  • Best Casual Game
  • Best RPG
  • Best Shooter Game
  • Best Strategy Game
  • Best Card Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game
  • Best Esports Game
  • Best Content Creator
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Games’ Choice Award

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

$4 Billion

Axie Infinity Surpasses $4 Billion In All-Time Sales, Team Removes SLP Rewards From Classic Game Mode

Published

on

Axie Infinity Surpasses $4 Billion In All-Time Sales, Team Removes SLP Rewards From Classic Game Mode

After recording more than $4 billion in all-time sales, Axie Infinity announced the game’s classic mode will no longer allow users to obtain smooth love potion (SLP), as SLP rewards have been added to the new Origin ranked gameplay mode. The team also introduced non-fungible token (NFT) runes and charms that can be minted on the Ronin network through the marketplace.

As the Play-to-Earn Game Hits $4 Billion in Sales, Axie Infinity’s Classic Mode Will No Longer Collect SLP

Axie Infinity is changing the rewards system and removing SLP from the classic gameplay, according to a blog post published on August 11. Axie Infinity is one of the most popular play-to-earn (P2E) games that incorporates NFTs. The game’s NFT collection so far has seen $4.24 billion in all-time sales, according to all-time statistics collected by dappradar.com.

Cryptoslam.io data also shows that Axie Infinity has over $4 billion in all-time sales, but the metric is a touch less ($4.08B) compared to dappradar.com’s stats. The $4 billion in sales took place across 17,038,131 transactions to date and there’s 2,291,087 NFT owners.

Advertisement

Axie Infinity is the top NFT collection on cryptoslam.io as Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) follows behind Axie Infinity in sales with $2.36 billion, and Cryptopunks has $2.35 billion in all-time sales. In the latest blog post called “Origin Season 0: Phase 3 Is Here,” Axie Infinity details that some changes to the game will remove classic mode rewards.

The game’s management plans to reward players using Origin’s ranked gameplay mode. NFT runes and charms have been introduced as well, and the team adjusted the game’s leaderboard rewards.

“As planned, we will be moving SLP over from Axie Infinity Classic (V2) to Axie Infinity Origin (V3) as part of Phase 3,” Axie Infinity explained on Thursday. “This means that SLP emission will be completely turned off from V2 on August 12th at 9:30 AM GMT +7. One major benefit of transitioning to Origin from Classic is expanded abilities to balance the SLP economy. Thus, the design of the SLP rewards system with Origin is being tuned in a way to align with that goal.”

Axie Infinity has two native tokens, smooth love potion (SLP) and axie infinity (AXS), that are integral to the P2E game. While SLP is used for rewards, AXS is the community’s governance token. AXS tapped an all-time high (ATH), four days before BTC reached its lifetime price high, when AXS hit $164 per unit on November 6, 2021. AXS is currently down more than 88% from its ATH, and SLP’s fall from its price high is even worse. On July 13, 2021, SLP reached a $0.399 price high, and today it’s down more than 98% from that point.

Advertisement
Tags in this story

$4 Billion, $4 Billion in sales, August 11, axie, axie infinity, axs, Blockchain, Classic, Classic Mode, Cryptocurrency, cryptos, Games, Leader Board, Leaders, Markets, nft, NFTs, Non-fungible Token, Non-Fungible Token Collectibles, Origin Season, P2E, play to earn, Rewards, rewards system, sales, SLP, Smooth Love Potion, v2

What do you think about Axie Infinity changing the SLP rewards structure? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,700 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

Advertisement

Image Credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons

Advertisement

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.

Continue Reading

3D Sandbox

Developer Behind The World’s Best-Selling Video Game Has No Intentions Of Using Blockchain And NFTs In Minecraft

Published

on

Developer Behind The World’s Best-Selling Video Game Has No Intentions Of Using Blockchain And NFTs In Minecraft

On July 20, 2022, Mojang Studios the Swedish video game developer behind the world’s best-selling game of all time said blockchain or non-fungible token (NFT) technologies are “not permitted to be integrated inside [Mojang’s] client and server applications.” Mojang stressed that NFTs or any use of blockchain tech cannot be integrated into any “in-game content such as worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods.”

Mojang Studios Has No Plans to Integrate Blockchain or Introduce NFT Technology Into Minecraft — Blockchain and NFTs are Not Permitted

Mojang Studios has put its foot down when it comes to blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), according to a blog post published on Wednesday. Mojang is well known for producing the best-selling game of all time Minecraft, a three-dimensional (3D) sandbox game that has no intended goals.

To date, Mojang has sold 238 million copies of Minecraft and no other video game has sold more copies. Minecraft’s sales are followed by top sellers like Grand Theft Auto V (165M copies), Tetris (100M copies), and Wii Sports (82.9M copies).

Advertisement

The blog post released on Wednesday, states that Minecraft won’t be using blockchain technology or NFTs. The Minecraft creators wholeheartedly believe that “all players should have access to the same functionality” and “everyone has access to the same content.”

Using NFTs would go against the company’s ethos, as NFTs can “create models of scarcity and exclusion that conflict with [the company’s] guidelines and the spirit of Minecraft.” The company cites a number of reasons like the fact there are too many blockchains issuing NFTs, “some third-party NFTs may not be reliable,” and NFTs have been “sold at artificially or [for] fraudulently inflated prices.”

“As such, to ensure that Minecraft players have a safe and inclusive experience, blockchain technologies are not permitted to be integrated inside our Minecraft client and server applications nor may they be utilized to create NFTs associated with any in-game content, including worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods,” Mojang’s blog post details. The Stockholm-based video game developer added:

We will also be paying close attention to how blockchain technology evolves over time to ensure that the above principles are withheld and determine whether it will allow for more secure experiences or other practical and inclusive applications in gaming. However, we have no plans of implementing blockchain technology into Minecraft right now.

Mojang Won’t Be Following Heavy Weight Game Software Developers Like Square Enix, Konami, Ubisoft Minecraft Creator Believes ‘Speculative Pricing and Investment Mentality’ Takes the Fun Away From Playing the Game

Mojang’s decision comes at a time when firms like Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Konami have all launched NFT implementations of some kind or another. At the end of 2021, Ubisoft and GSC Game World faced backlash over NFT inclusion.

The flak the companies got was so bad, GSC Game World decided to stop the production of the NFT elements planned for the game Stalker 2. However, an executive at Ubisoft, Nicolas Pouard, told the press that he thinks players reject NFTs because they don’t understand the benefits of the technology.

Advertisement

Konami detailed in February that it planned to continue issuing NFTs to preserve the company’s content. Moreover, Square Enix participated in a $35 million investment round for the fintech and bitcoin payment processor Zebedee. The Hoboken, New Jersey-based company Zebedee specializes in integrating bitcoin payments into games.

Mojang wants nothing to do with blockchain or NFTs as it wants to be an all-inclusive game. “The speculative pricing and investment mentality around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we think is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our players,” Mojang concluded on Wednesday.

What do you think about Mojang prohibiting blockchain and NFT technology from Minecraft? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Advertisement
Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,700 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

Advertisement

Image Credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons, Editorial photo credit: Rokas Tenys / Shutterstock.com

Advertisement

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.

Continue Reading

Bitcoin Casino

Electrifying Live Casino Game XXXtreme Lightning Roulette In Exclusive Early Access

Published

on

Electrifying Live Casino Game XXXtreme Lightning Roulette In Exclusive Early Access

Play the brand new XXXtreme version of one of the most popular live casino games at Bitcoin.com Games; Lightning Roulette by Evolution!

Now in Exclusive Early Access with a $ 2,000 Tournament

Live casino games are a prime example of the new generation of casino games you can expect from Bitcoin.com Games. The live casino format is the closest anyone could experience going to a brick-and-mortar casino with real dealers behind the screen. Not only are the dealers well-trained in the craft of conducting live casino games, but their sophisticated personas can also imbue the player’s gaming experience with a touch of luxury found only in the most privileged places in the world.

Bitcoin.com Games has been home to a host of many such live casino games that can be played with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash. A prime example of a massively popular live casino game hosted on our crypto casino is the award-winning Lightning Roulette from the software provider Evolution. Now, carrying forward the tradition of thunderous visuals and electrifying gaming experience, the provider is launching an XXXtreme version of the ever-popular game.

Advertisement

Our crypto casino Bitcoin.com Games is bringing you exclusive early access to the new game – XXXtreme Lightning Roulette, and an opportunity to win cash prizes worth $2,000. This latest addition to the live casino library is touted to be one of the most exhilarating games from the stables of Evolution.

Land Massive Money Multiples of up to 2,000x Your Bet Amount

XXXtreme Lightning Roulette combines live casino format with a high-payout RNG element to offer a wildly entertaining experience. What makes this new launch so XXXtreme is that you can score between 50x and 500x multipliers with up to ten Lightning and Chain Lightning numbers in total per game round – or score up to 2,000x your bet amount with the exciting Double Strikes feature!

XXXtreme Lightning Roulette is an electrifying new live casino game that features all the elements that made the original so much fun and pushes it to the XXXtreme. Play this new launch and participate in the early access tournament to win cash prizes of up to $1,000, only on Bitcoin.com Games.

Tags in this story

Bitcoin Casino, Bitcoin Roulette, BTC, Casino, Early Access, Games, launch, online casino, roulette, slots, XXXtreme, XXXtreme Lightning Roulette

What do you think about the XXXtreme Lightning Roulette casino game? Let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.

Advertisement

Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com is your premier source for everything Bitcoin-related. We can help you buy bitcoins and choose a bitcoin wallet. You can also read the latest news, or engage with the community on our Bitcoin Forum. Please keep in mind that this is a commercial website that lists wallets, exchanges and other Bitcoin-related companies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Image Credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.

Continue Reading

Top posts

“Metaverse & NFTs Will Change How Employees Experience Rewards And Recognition” Says Sourabh Deorah “Metaverse & NFTs Will Change How Employees Experience Rewards And Recognition” Says Sourabh Deorah
Latest News2 hours ago

“Metaverse & NFTs Will Change How Employees Experience Rewards And Recognition” Says Sourabh Deorah

Employee engagement doesn’t come with a cookie-cutter approach often putting HR managers in difficult situations. Being the most critical factor...

National Bank Of Ukraine Unveils E-Hryvnia Concept National Bank Of Ukraine Unveils E-Hryvnia Concept
cbdc3 hours ago

National Bank Of Ukraine Unveils E-Hryvnia Concept

The central bank of Ukraine has presented to interested parties a draft concept of the nation’s future digital currency, the...

Manitoba Halts New Crypto Mining Projects Due To Expected High Energy Demand Manitoba Halts New Crypto Mining Projects Due To Expected High Energy Demand
Canada5 hours ago

Manitoba Halts New Crypto Mining Projects Due To Expected High Energy Demand

Authorities in Manitoba are temporarily suspending the connection of new crypto mining facilities to the power grid. The Canadian province,...

UNI is ripe for buying opportunities after a bullish crossover, but… UNI is ripe for buying opportunities after a bullish crossover, but…
Altcoins13 hours ago

UNI is ripe for buying opportunities after a bullish crossover, but…

Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s...

Compound tightens its rules to prevent Aave-like exploit, details inside Compound tightens its rules to prevent Aave-like exploit, details inside
Aave14 hours ago

Compound tightens its rules to prevent Aave-like exploit, details inside

Compound DAO had voted unanimously to implement changes in the rules of the protocol This move was motivated by the...

Professional Liability Insurance for Traders Professional Liability Insurance for Traders
Uncategorized14 hours ago

Professional Liability Insurance for Traders

Professional liability insurance is a crucial protection for traders, allowing them to safeguard their investments and clients. In addition, without...

Data Shows There’s No Profits Left For Bitcoin Miners That Can’t Obtain Cheap Electricity, Run Efficient Mining Rigs Data Shows There’s No Profits Left For Bitcoin Miners That Can’t Obtain Cheap Electricity, Run Efficient Mining Rigs
Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd.15 hours ago

Data Shows There’s No Profits Left For Bitcoin Miners That Can’t Obtain Cheap Electricity, Run Efficient Mining Rigs

During the last few weeks bitcoin’s cost of production has been higher than the leading crypto asset’s spot market value...

PancakeSwap’s progress may not sit well with investors, is CAKE the culprit PancakeSwap’s progress may not sit well with investors, is CAKE the culprit
Altcoins16 hours ago

PancakeSwap’s progress may not sit well with investors, is CAKE the culprit

CAKE planning to bring a new Syrup Pool/Farm on PancakeSwap However, days ahead might get harder as metrics and indicators...

MoneyGram Review MoneyGram Review
Uncategorized16 hours ago

MoneyGram Review

1 Minute Review MoneyGram is one of the largest money transfer services in the world, with over 400,000 agent locations....

Where Is The Ethereum Price Headed Next After Clearing This Resistance Where Is The Ethereum Price Headed Next After Clearing This Resistance
Crypto16 hours ago

Where Is The Ethereum Price Headed Next After Clearing This Resistance

The Ethereum price has finally been able to break above the $1,233 resistance mark. Over the last 24 hours, the...

Telegram to build non-custodial wallets and decentralized exchanges, says CEO Pavel Durov Telegram to build non-custodial wallets and decentralized exchanges, says CEO Pavel Durov
adoption17 hours ago

Telegram to build non-custodial wallets and decentralized exchanges, says CEO Pavel Durov

Telegram to build non-custodial wallets and decentralized exchanges, says CEO Pavel Durov Soumen Datta · 1 hour ago · 1...

ECB Blog Post Insists This Is ‘Bitcoin’s Last Stand,’ Officials Claim BTC Is Headed Toward ‘Irrelevance’ ECB Blog Post Insists This Is ‘Bitcoin’s Last Stand,’ Officials Claim BTC Is Headed Toward ‘Irrelevance’
"Bitcoin’s Last Stand"17 hours ago

ECB Blog Post Insists This Is ‘Bitcoin’s Last Stand,’ Officials Claim BTC Is Headed Toward ‘Irrelevance’

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, a blog post published by the European Central Bank (ECB) discusses bitcoin and the authors...

XeggeX sets industry standards for exchange transparency XeggeX sets industry standards for exchange transparency
Exchanges17 hours ago

XeggeX sets industry standards for exchange transparency

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Readers should conduct further research prior to taking any actions. Learn more › The...

Binance Coin (BNB), Polkadot (DOT), And Bitgert (BRISE) Price Prediction This December – Investors Will Love This Binance Coin (BNB), Polkadot (DOT), And Bitgert (BRISE) Price Prediction This December – Investors Will Love This
Uncategorized18 hours ago

Binance Coin (BNB), Polkadot (DOT), And Bitgert (BRISE) Price Prediction This December – Investors Will Love This

Binance Coin (BNB), Polkadot (DOT), and Bitgert (BRISE) Price Prediction This December – Investors Will Love This The last month...

Coinbase Drops XRP & Other Tokens, Cites Low Activity Coinbase Drops XRP & Other Tokens, Cites Low Activity
Coinbase19 hours ago

Coinbase Drops XRP & Other Tokens, Cites Low Activity

As the FTX saga continues, all eyes are on crypto exchanges: Coinbase, Crypto.com, Binance and the like all have hefty...

Crypto exchange Kraken to start layoffs as crypto winter persists Crypto exchange Kraken to start layoffs as crypto winter persists
crypto exchange19 hours ago

Crypto exchange Kraken to start layoffs as crypto winter persists

Kraken plans to lay off nearly 30 percent of its overall headcount because of crypto winter The company is providing...

Biggest Movers: LTC Nears 6-Month High, As Near Rebounds From Recent Lows Biggest Movers: LTC Nears 6-Month High, As Near Rebounds From Recent Lows
Analysis19 hours ago

Biggest Movers: LTC Nears 6-Month High, As Near Rebounds From Recent Lows

Litecoin has been a notable mover on Nov. 30, as the token edged closer to a recent six month high....

Kraken to layoff 1,100 people to ‘adapt to current market conditions’ Kraken to layoff 1,100 people to ‘adapt to current market conditions’
Bear Market19 hours ago

Kraken to layoff 1,100 people to ‘adapt to current market conditions’

Kraken to layoff 1,100 people to ‘adapt to current market conditions’ Samuel Wan · 7 hours ago · 1 min...

Trending

Free Bitcoin MiningEarn from $50 to $75 daily with just your phone