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Weekly Gaming News Digest with CARV | Axie Infinity introducing Mavis Hub Greenlight
This is the weekly gaming news powered by CARV, covering the game updates and industry news from August 7th to August 13th, 2023.
As a platform focusing on gaming, CARV consistently strives to stay updated with the ever-changing game industry. In order to ensure that you are kept abreast of the latest gaming news, we are delighted to present you with a review of last week's highlights.
📌 Game Updates
Axie Infinity Introducing Mavis Hub Greenlight
Mavis Hub introduces "Greenlight" on their desktop app, aimed at sharing early versions of Axie Infinity games for community voting. This initiative encourages game developers to gain feedback and build communities. Users can download and play-test games, and successful ones get support. The Greenlight program also improves the Axie Builder’s Program, creating opportunities for community-built games. Mini Tri-Force and Culinary Wars are the first games on Greenlight. The goal is to expand Axie gaming through collaboration and decentralized growth.
Elvis Presley Dances Into the Metaverse via 'The Sandbox'
The Sandbox, an Ethereum metaverse game, is set to release 3,000 officially licensed Elvis Presley NFT avatars on August 9. These avatars, minted on Ethereum scaling network Polygon, feature outfits, hairstyles, and emotes inspired by the music icon. Avatars are playable in the metaverse and unlock future content. Avatars cost 100 SAND, about $41. Holders gain voting rights in the Elvis Legacy Council DAO, influencing Presley's digital expansion. The release coincides with a digital celebration of Elvis's legacy, offering livestreamed events and a Graceland tour.
Phantom Galaxies Opens Beta – Cohort 3
Phantom Galaxies' new beta phase, "Collectors of Glory," offers wider access for under a dollar. This phase introduces PvP, an in-game currency named Starling, and a Gear system. Access requires certain tokens or titles. The beta phase, starting on August 6th, will last around a month. Players can customize Mechs/Ships with upgrades, engage in PvP using the Hyperbridge, and utilize the new currency for testing economic features. Phantom Galaxies is an FPS MMORPG set in space, allowing NFT ownership of Starfighters and upgrades.
Hold Infantry NFTs to Earn a MetalCore Chibi
MetalCore plans to release Chibi SBTs (Soulbound Tokens), permanent records of achievements and event participation. Holders of at least two MetalCore Infantry NFTs qualify. Chibis, categorized as Obsidian, Gold, and Silver, prove participation and are planned to offer future perks. Snapshots were taken on September 30, 2022, and are scheduled for August 15, 2023. MetalCore is a web3-enabled FPS game with faction battles, vehicles, and customization. It's partnered with Immutable X and offers free-to-play options and a Content Creator's program.
Illuvium: Beyond Wave 2 Sale Offers New Opportunities for Collectors
Illuvium: Beyond, an NFT collectible card game, announces its second NFT sale on August 15th. This wave introduces the chance to acquire rare Illuvitars in two phases: Alpha Sale (24 hours) and Extended Run Sale (until November 15th). Different D1SK options are available, allowing customization and collecting Illuvitars with higher power ratings. The game's competitive nature is reflected in a leaderboard for top collectors, offering exclusive prizes. Prospective buyers are advised to prepare their IMX wallets for the drop.
Minecraft Tightens Policy on NFTs: Affects Minecraft Creators
Microsoft's Minecraft has updated its End-User License Agreement (EULA) to restrict creators from utilizing the game's platforms for endorsing NFTs or web3-related activities. Unlike some gaming giants embracing NFTs, Minecraft is taking a distinctive stance, controlling content and promotions within its virtual universe. This policy change has implications for discussions on the interplay between virtual worlds, NFTs, and gaming policies as the industry evolves.
Blockchain game publisher Xterio launches AI companion Palio
Xterio, a Web3 game platform and publisher, has introduced an AI companion named "Palio." The project utilizes AI technology and digital ownership principles. Xterio plans to enhance incubated game development, integrate AI, and release code coins. Binance Labs pledged a $15 million investment to bolster Xterio's game development capabilities in AI and Web3 technologies.
Yolee Universe [Sei] — Confirmed Airdrop Guide💎
Yolee Universe, driven by YoleeDAO and powered by Sei Network, is a meta-universe platform for Online to Earn (2E) games. It plans to develop various games independently while YoleeDAO supports ecosystem games. Players can earn solid income within Yolee Universe. An airdrop is announced on Zealy, with rewards including Yole tokens and $SEI. Join their Discord, complete tasks on Zealy, and rankings determine rewards, ending at SeiNetwork's mainnet launch.
📌 Industry News
Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA) Secures Funding from ‘KDDI Open Innovation Fund’ for Web3 Collaborations
Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA), the developer of the PlayMining gaming platform, has secured funding from KDDI's Open Innovation Fund 3. DEA plans to collaborate with KDDI in the Web3 field, linking KDDI's "αU" metaverse Web3 service with PlayMining games. DEA's PlayMining platform boasts over 2.7 million users and its DEAPcoin ($DEP) is Japan's first Play to Earn token. KDDI's αU service aims to blend real and virtual worlds, and both companies envision advancing societal solutions through their synergy.