Tag: Games

Forte Integrates XRPL Features into Games Marketplace

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For a long time, it wasn’t clear which features of the XRPL Forte would be using, or whether they were going to exist on the XRPL at all. When Ripple first backed the project over a year ago, NFTs and federated sidechains were not being explicitly discussed, and it seemed unlikely that XRP could be

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XRP Expands Into $300 Billion Gaming Industry

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Private permissioned sidechains on the XRP Ledger are two months away. Federated sidechains are 6-9 months away. Gaming worlds may eventually plug into the XRP ecosystem using hooks and federated sidechains. Games are already implementing basic blockchain features into their digital worlds. Fully-fledged market economies are soon to follow. The Forte blockchain is a Ripple

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Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S: 4k gaming vs. high FPS

Microsoft will soon release two different versions of their next-gen gaming console. The Xbox Series X ($499) is the full-powered 4k variant, and the Series S ($299) is the smaller, and less powerful, 1440p gaming box. Some publications have described the Xbox Series S as the budget variant of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, but I feel

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Forte Blockchain and PayID Preview

Forte provided a preview of some of their upcoming blockchain gaming features during a recent PayID developer conference. The preview illustrated some of the social monetization techniques developers could leverage within the Forte blockchain. These social aspects of the Forte monetization platform are already present in the gaming ecosystem, but they occur informally or without

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Ripple, Gaming, and the Creation of Digital Economies – An Analysis of Recent Forte Blockchain Revelations

Picture this: Sometime in the not too distant future, a game-developer releases the simulation of a digital world. It’s predicated on trustless, blockchain-inspired technology. The world has a set of rules, and they play out independently of any overseer interference. The world has a digital economy powered by blockchain technology and uses a native digital

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Valorant Review

The modern era is peculiar. Technology is overly complex, poorly constructed, and unreliable. Engineered obsolescence is built into the gadgets we buy, and consumers are cajoled into purchasing ever more expensive warranties for systems that are designed to fail. Video games are no different. Server architecture, reliability, and gameplay have been sliding ever downward as

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Doom Eternal Review

Doom Eternal is a stunning game with a frenetic pace that will both challenge and titillate first-person shooter fanatics. Environments are detailed, weapons and effects sound amazing. Enemies explode into a gory mess when felled. The engine is smooth, fluid, absent frame time issues, and micro stuttering that plague many games. The combat is complemented

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XRP and the Digital Cosmetics Marketplace, Part 2

Forte, the Ripple powered digital games marketplace, recently signed partnership agreements with five new gaming studios. Netmarble, Magmic, nWay, DECA, and HI-REZ studios will each integrate Forte’s platform into one of their games. Some of these partnerships are very promising; others are substanceless hype. The blockchain gaming space has been largely hype-driven, with several studios

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