Gaming YouTube Streamer “Dr Disrespect” revealed the first sneak peek of his upcoming NFT shooter called Deaddrop on July 30.
Initial reaction, however, has been mixed, with some being impressed by the game’s lack of gloss, as Dr. Disrepect in a now-deleted tweet from June boasted that it’s “already blowing everything out of the Call of Duty game engine”.
User @Jonesy_Actual stated that the game currently looks “like an arcade shooter at Chuck E Cheese”, while @MemeCyptum sarcastically agreed: “Dr Disrespect tried to make an NFT shooter and it looks like a**? I’m shocked, I tell you, absolutely shocked.”
This is the new NFT shooter from Dr. Disrespect called “DEADROP”.
This is the game he said if he took a screenshot it blows everything out of the CoD engine.
He probably meant CoD mobile (which is still a range) pic.twitter.com/JntaM8Ny5r
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) July 30, 2022
However, others have asked for patience as the game is still in the early stages of its development and will likely undergo many changes before the final version is completed.
“Lol, this is still so early in development, but still people must hate? In any case, he is clear about development and shows each phase as it comes. Just hate the game for the sake of it obvious,” wrote @L1GHTNING96.
dr. Disrespect has more than four million subscribers on YouTube and 2.4 million followers on Twitter. He recently launched what he called a triple-A gaming studio called Midnight Society that partners with Polygon Studios to develop gaming NFTs through Polygon’s Ethereum scaling network.
The early footage shows a simplistic first-person shooter-style game with a player running and shooting targets at a firing range.
The new game is expected to use NFTs to give users digital ownership of in-game items and rewards.
According to the Midnight Society website, all 10,000 tokenized Founders Passes recently sold out, including playable avatars for Deadrop. The NFTs also provide early access to the game, along with voting rights to game feature integrations and a host of other benefits. The Polygon-based NFTs went for $50 each and were used as a way to fund the development of the game.
I woke up this morning and felt so damn good.
Thinking about what could come of it @DEADROP the coming years.
Long way ahead, with a HUGE vision.
— Dr. Disrespect (@DrDisrespect) July 30, 2022
The team behind the Shiba Inu (SHIB) memecoin in partnership with PlaySide Studios has revealed the name of the project’s upcoming mobile NFT game.
The game is called Shiba Eternity and the SHIB team has revealed that it will be available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. It is being developed as part of the wider goal of the project to build a Metaverse ecosystem and will be compatible with its Shiboshi NFTs.
The game comes in two modes: a regular free mobile game and a version with NFTs and play-to-earn features.
We are proud to reveal the name of the Shib CCG game, Shiba Eternity™!
We work together @PlaysideStudios on a test schedule and exciting release!
The game will be available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
— Shib (@Shibtoken) August 2, 2022
FC Barcelona sells NFT artwork for $700k
Spanish football giant FC Barcelona (Barca) sold an NFT artwork featuring club legend Johan Cruijff on July 29 for $693,000 via auction house Sotheby’s in New York.
The audio and visual artwork “In a Way, Immortal” depicts a golden Cruyff scoring an iconic goal against Atletico Madrid in 1973, and was created by a team of 40 computer graphics and visual effects artists. The piece is supported by an original soundtrack with a 30-piece orchestra.
As part of the sale, the NFT owner now becomes a Barça Digital Ambassador and gets exclusive access to VIP events with the club.
Cruyff played for Barça between 1973 and 1978 and returned between 1988 and 1996 to coach the team for a very successful period. He passed away in 2016 and is regarded as one of the most important figures in the club’s history.
Barca also announced this week that it is partnering with fan token platform Socios to advance the team’s blockchain, NFT and Web3 initiatives. As part of the agreement, Socios owner Chiliz will invest $100 million in Barca Studios and acquire a 24.5% stake in the team’s digital content creation and distribution hub.
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Digital Avatar Funko Pops, of the air-bending variant
Funko and Paramount have teamed up to launch a series of digital Funko Pop NFTs featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra series.
The collection will be available for purchase from August 9 via Dropp.io and will contain 625,000 NFTs with varying rarity levels, divided into standard packs of five tokens for $9.99 and premium packs of 15 tokens for $29.99.
Funko are the creators of the highly successful collectibles that feature licensed content from an endless list of famous pop culture characters and people. If collectors are lucky enough to score a rare Avatar Digital Funko Pop NFT, they can exchange it for a limited edition physical Funko Pop collectible figure.
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On Monday, the trading volume for CryptoPunks NFTs rose 1.847% in 24 hours. During that time, more than 1,226.68 Ether (ETH) worth of Punk NFTs were traded. The surge in interest appears to be related to the launch of luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. from his own NFT collection, which has a special advantage for punk holders.
The upcoming Muse NFT album “Will of the People” will be the latest album format to qualify for the charts since 2015. Prior to this album concept, the last format accepted by international charts was album streams. NFT albums are now eligible for both the UK and Australian charts.