Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney takes the opportunity presented by the indication  that Steam may ban games based on blockchain technology to announce that the Epic Games Store will not. In a couple of tweets he outlines this stance, saying games still must comply with the law:
Epic Games Store will welcome games that make use of blockchain tech provided they follow the relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group. Though Epic's not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in the areas of technology and finance.

As a technology, the blockchain is just a distributed transactional database with a decentralized business model that incentivize investment in hardware to expand the database's capacity. This has utility whether or not a particular use of it succeeds or fails.
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 Kxmode
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 17, 2021, 02:57:
Quote from Tim Sweeney less than 20 days ago on Twitter:

"We aren't touching NFTs as the whole field is currently tangled up with an intractable mix of scams, interesting decentralized tech foundations, and scams."

Not more than 3 weeks later, and just because Steam has taken a stance on this, they find another opportunity to differentiate their platform- in the worst way possible. It's no secret that blockchain usage in games is mainly centered around NFT "ownership" thus far, and he has openly acknowledged that these are a scam proposition. I think this is super-shady.

"If you are willing to abandon your principles for convenience, or social acceptability, they are not your principles, they are your costume."

Jonjonz wrote on Oct 17, 2021, 06:27:
Sweeny is an interesting study, sometimes he leads the charge against modern absurdities like Crapples move to own all microtransactions, other times he just blows total moronic BS he has no clue about.

Some fold confuse secrecy with privacy and security. They are not the same thing, and promoting anonomous secrecy is highly subversive and only serves to nurture evil and chaos.

Because he has lacks principles.
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