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Blockchain in Gaming - Unjustified Thread Closure

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JohnnyA, Jul 14, 2018.

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  1. JohnnyA

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    Hey @zombiegorilla,

    I really don't think its justified to close this thread:

    https://forum.unity.com/threads/interesting-announcement-from-an-open-source-crypto-project.540436/

    (or at least not for the reason you state)

    Blockchain is interesting from a technology point of view, and although its a ugly point in the hype cycle it is relevant to games:

    - MLB blockchain based game
    - Proof of scarcity in practice (Crypto Kitties)
    - Your own Disney built a blockchain
    - GDC had blockchain related panels and events
    - Many, many, others...

    The thread you closed didn't have a very good opening post, but the idea of virtual items which are shared between games without the need for a central broker is at the very least interesting. Blockchain quite simply does allow for ownership to be proved without a central authority; with this in place its possible for games to have items that are shared without such an authority.

    This doesn't have to involve sharing models or textures. Game A, an MMO, can introduce an item ("Staff of Awesomeness") in to their game and the shared pool, another game B might decide is a cool thing, thus implement it into their CCG. Game B might do this purely because they like the item, or they might work out a cross promotional deal with Game A (you add our "Goblin Boots" we add your "Staff of Awesomeness"). This adds value to both game A and Game B.

    Blizzard already has such cross-promotions between their games, and having an open system where anyone can jump on board and get involved seems pretty cool.

    This might not seem immediately compelling to you, but did minecraft? Does the mess that is Roblox seem like it should be as successful as it?

    Anyway this post is getting long, but I don't think its fair to close blockchain related gaming discussion, because of what seems like a personal dislike of the topic.
     
  2. JohnnyA

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    Double post, but I think there needs to be an understanding of the separation between cryptocurrency (BitCoin, Ether, etc) and what the underlying blockchain technology provides (e.g. being able to prove and transfer ownership without a central authority).
     
  3. zombiegorilla

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    It was spam. Links were deleted. Coming to this forum, creating an account to build hype for the latest coin of the month to generate hype isn’t acceptable or the purpose of this forum. It has been removed as spam, as it was copy pasta from other sites/forums.

    Discussion of block chain as related to games is fine, as long as it is not spam, and doesn’t turn into spam.
     
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