Always Online Cast: NFTs In Video Games, Game Award Announcements, And Century: Age of Ashes Ep 413

Sometimes the news just writes itself...like the case of Ark Survival Evolved going after Myth of Empires for copyright violations and New World having server issues on server merge day. On top of that, we'll talk about NFTs in gaming, The Game Awards, and review Century: Age of Ashes, the flight PvP game where you are on the back of a dragon! All that and more on this week's Always Online!

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Discussion Timestamps:

00:00 Show Intro

03:22 Can't Make This Stuff Up (Myth of Empires, New World, and NFTs)

23:15 Game Awards

33:29 Century: Age of Ashes First Look Review

40:44 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) / Question of the Week

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Discussion (6)

nesogra 1 month ago
A-bomb, F-bomb, and I want to punch you in the face bomb to the developers who thought giving a logging library the ability to run code was a good idea.

nesogra 1 month ago
Qotw:
NFTs and blockchains are just another new technology being over-hyped by idiots including c-suite idiots who don't understand what it's actually good for and just want to make a quick buck. We are in the hype phase before the bubble burst and after that burst is when the use cases with real value will emerge.

In gaming think NFTs and blockchains have far more value as internal systems than as something a player sees. For example let's say every item in an mmo was an NFT with where and how it was first created was recorded as part of the NFT's info and all trades of those items are recorded in a blockchain. If something stupid happened like a QA tester leaving a spawn of a very valuable raid drop randomly on the ground in a build of the game causing hundreds of the item to flood the market instead of having to do a full rollback the devs could just look at the blockchain to track the items that came from that spawn and undo just the transactions related to the bug. If you are wondering why I have such a stupidly specific example it's because that bug actually happened in OSRS causing one of the few rollbacks in the games history.

Reversing stuff like that example, stopping item dups by making items untradable if multiple items claim to have the same NFT id, and tracking and reversing real world trading are the kinds of use cases I think will become common in the industry because it makes the lives of the devs and support staff a little bit easier.

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nesogra 1 month ago
Considering that I've played Gw2 "casually" for 3500 hours over 8 years, I have 21 max level characters, and my account is in the top 15% of all players in terms of account value on gw2efficiency (which only counts players that have registered an api key with the site) Jason is absolutely right that Gw2 is a better fit for me than FFXIV. I'm just in market for something else until End of Dragons is released.

Flintstone 1 month ago
NFT's blockchains we do not need you in gaming industry.
Gaming is about fun.

Adults can blow their life saving when they want too
but a reality is that's Gambling and GAMBLING DOES NOT GO!

Here we are with companies pushing= shoving and trying to bate us game players into this corrupt gamble.
Its corrupt because you have your bottom runners already in place the people who came up with the in game idea. the 1st investors, the greedy executives who want nothing but more money. These devs and their corruptors go about using you to buy in and hope it goes up, where THEY make the sell off! Its GAMBLING with a white collor loopholes called under the table deals & insider nft or blockchain trading with no rules to deals done before the kick off, so THEY are the winners NOT YOU.

Do not play gambling games

Gambling is for people with money to burn,
gambling can lead to being homeless, jobless, and worthless.

Stay playing and creating games for fun

Leave the gambling to those who THINK they can win even though they lose.

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