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Gods Unchained by Immutable X, an NFT game.

Immutable raises over $60M for NFT games platform on Ethereum network

The blockchain company Immutable raised over $60M for NFT games to be on the platform via the Ethereum network. Immutable X is the first layer 2 trading solution for NFTs on Ethereum, providing scalability and gas free transactions. Immutable X allows game developers to unlock game mechanics like fusing, and rewards, while supercharging secondary markets by ensuring you can trade your assets without worrying how much you will pay in gas fees.

Immutable X is one of the few products positioned early enough in the blockchain industry to solve one of the largest problems holding the community back: ETH Gas fees.

The ImmutableX Roadmap displays the direction of the company overtime.

ImmutableX Roadmap

One game that has already been in the making that is guaranteed to use the ImmutableX gasless platform for trading NFTs is “Gods Unchained”. Gods Unchained is a trading card game being made by ImmutableX themselves. According to their blog, they are slotted to be the first adopters of the platform and are passing that to their users.

Immutable X has recently announced that they will airdrop or sell a $GODS token to players so they can have a voice in how the studio runs the game. At launch, $GODS will operate as a utility and governance token, giving holders a voice in the digital space, as well as active staking opportunities that allow players to earn rewards through gameplay campaigns. Over time, functionality of the $GODS will expand to embed the token within Gods Unchained, enabling players to earn $GODS tokens as rewards when people play the game.

Gods Unchained is led by Chris Clay who is the former game director of Magic The Gathering Arena. 

The Series B funding round was co-led by Bitkraft Ventures and King River Capital. It also included Prosus Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Alex Capital, Fabric Ventures, and more.

The total funding to date for Immutable X is known to be now $77.5 million USD. Immutable plans to use the funding to strengthen partnerships with game developers, hire more engineers, and expand its sales division.

Another game due out in 2022 that utilizes the Immutable X platform for their NFTs is Guild of Guardians, which is a mobile RPG. Other games include War Riders and Illuvium.

So how does Immutable X do it? They utilize StarkWare’s ZK rollup technology which allows applications to scale without compromising security.

Robbie Ferguson is a co-founder of Immutable X and he revealed that one of the biggest products they are planning to offer isnt just a platform to sell NFTs, but a series of tools that game developers can use to build NFT games without having to know much about blockchain. Tools such as credit card transaction services, anti-money laundering, KYC compliance, and more will be available to mainstream game developers who are mostly behind the bus on these types of technologies dealing with blockchain.

NFT sales are up for the first half of 2021 versus the first half of 2020. From $13.7 million in NFT sales in the 1st six months of 2000 to $2.5 BILLION in the first 6 months of 2021.

Immutable X can handle over 9,000 transactions per second. That makes them a front runner in the industry for handling the scaling needed for supporting gaming. They expect over time to be able handle more than 9k tx per sec. In addition to being fast and secure, the platform also claims to be carbon neutral!

Currently known projects that have partnerships and deals with Immutable X in the pipe:

  • OpenSea.io
  • Mintable
  • RTFKT Studios
  • Ecomi ($OMI) / VeVe Collectibles (Marvel / Star Trek)
  • Medal.TV
  • HighRise
  • TokenTrove
  • SuperFarm
  • Epics.gg
  • Illuviam game
  • Lucid Sight games
  • War Riders game
  • Mintable
  • Double Jump.Tokyo / MCH+
  • NRG Esports
  • Gods Unchained
  • Guild of Guardians

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Warzone Vanguard Map

The new Warzone Vanguard map is coming out with the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5th, 2021. This new map is an area on an island in the Pacific ocean. The area of play will be roughly the same size as Verdansk but with all new locations and terrain. It also would seem that the destructible doors and sections of wall that are part of Vanguard will also be part of this new map.

 

zedd x valorant skins SPECTRUM

VALORANT x ZEDD make weapon skins MUSICAL

SPECTRUM is the new set of musical weapon skins that allow you to “Perform” music while playing VALORANT. This first ever crossover is reminisce of the League of Legends skins and summoners that are musical in combat.

Show Weapon Skin Images

Cant wait to get a chance to play with SPECTRUM. Taking the user from player to performer. Here is the official YouTube video from VALORANT announcing the weapon skin.

Join us as we unveil VALORANT’s first ever skin collaboration: SPECTRUM.

This collection of weaponized color and sound was created in direct partnership with ZEDD: the Grammy award winning artist, producer, DJ, and Immortal-ranked VALORANT player.

Make every match a masterpiece with SPECTRUM.

For more information about the game VALORANT check out our dedicated section here.

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the 2021 Playstation Showcase will be held on Thursday, September 9th, at 1 pm Pacific Date Time.

2021 Playstation Showcase

Today Sony announced the 2021 Playstation Showcase will be held on Thursday, September 9th, at 1 pm Pacific Date Time. The showcase will be about 40 minutes long and feature updates on games that are releasing in the future as early as this upcoming holiday season.

We don’t know which games they will showcase but we do already know some 2021 video game releases. For instance, we know that there is a new Call of Duty: Vanguard and a new Battlefield 2042 releasing this holiday season. But we do know that we can expect no new information about the next generation of VR. Maybe we will see something about the new God of War or Gran Turismo.

After the Playstation Showcase, studios that were featured will discuss more about their games. Sony mentioned that these studios will be both large and small.

The PS5 Showcase will be streaming live on YouTube and Twitch.

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Marvels Midnight Sun Ext

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Reveals Game Play

The first look at Marvel’s Midnight Suns gameplay. The official Midnight Suns YouTube channel released this game play trailer that shows Wolverine, Doctor Strange, and more. It reveals some snips of the story and also some cool moves from some of the playable characters.

The reveal also showed some chat interaction between non playable characters in what seemed to be the Midnight Suns home base. This shows some dialogue that references to what might be playable quests that initiate battle scenes.

This turn based real time strategy Marvel game displays the player controlling Wolverine in a battle where the objective was to defeat all enemy targets. He had 815 health points and what seemed to show 30 initiative. He was able to use “Power Slash” which had a 78 attack rating and knocked back the target and applied vulnerability to the target.

The heads up display showed that the player had 5 cards total in their hand. It also showed that the player had 3 card plays total with 2 available to use during this turn. It also showed that the player had 0 moves left and 2 redraws of 2 available. There was also a zero in the right hand bottom corner of the screen with the word Heroism displayed under it.

Official Midnight Suns Gameplay Reveal Trailer

For more information, and to sign up for an exclusive Blade Nightstalker character skin, visit the official Midnight Suns 2K website.


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