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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Epic: We're doing this because Steam is not!

Epic Attorney: Umm...
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If Steam bans dildo's does that mean Epic will take them? (infer all you want in the darkest of places)
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NFT's are a scam and I am glad Steam puts the banhammer on them ... but that is just me...
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Of fucking course. As if Epic needed another reason for me to steer away from them...
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Epic crap store proving once again they'll sink to any depths as long as they profit from it.
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 El Pit
 
Wrong decision IMO.
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Will these be next week's freebies.
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Simon Says wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 12:39:

Epic crap store proving once again they'll sink to any depths as long as they profit from it.
I mean, isn't that why Steam is banning crypto games? Because they can't profit from them?
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I hate cryptocurrency and think it should be illegal. And NFTs are just stupid. But blockchain itself is just a technology. I guess I need to understand better how games are leveraging it and what the downsides are.
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Won't be long before Epic is selling porn now too. Sweeny is just such a fucking sleazebag.

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I'm a little perplexed by all the Epic hate here especially since they take their Fortnite cash and actually try to do the right thing like fight the 30% greed that Steam and Apple have been reaping. Blockchain isn't just "nft" or "bitcoin". Gambling games are ok though, no one blinks an eye about texas hold em.
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Steam is just banning crypto currency and NFTs as ingame currency. I don't know WTF Epic thinks they are allowing.
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Hellcinder wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 14:32:
I'm a little perplexed by all the Epic hate here especially since they take their Fortnite cash and actually try to do the right thing like fight the 30% greed that Steam and Apple have been reaping. Blockchain isn't just "nft" or "bitcoin". Gambling games are ok though, no one blinks an eye about texas hold em.
I worked for a gambling based gaming company for a couple years. They are all complete scum, and most people running these companies have really shady pasts. Happy I GTFO.

There is so much that can go wrong here... the biggest being "pump and dump" schemes.
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Half of the Epic is actually owned by a Chinese company which their gov is hitting hard on crypto currencies. Let's see how this will go.
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 14:00:
I hate cryptocurrency and think it should be illegal. And NFTs are just stupid. But blockchain itself is just a technology. I guess I need to understand better how games are leveraging it and what the downsides are.

As someone else mentioned, the wording of Valve's new rule (so new it seems they haven't yet updated every instance of the listing on their site) prohibits the exchange of crypto or NFTs in games, not simply the use of a blockchain. The main gimmick of the title in question is that you earn NFTs for completing tasks in-game.

On a related note, holy shit are there a lot of bots on Twitter spamming for another small-time, apparently more NFT-friendly game platform...
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I'm not a fan of cryptocurrency or NFTs, but I see no problem with allowing those things to fail on their own (or perhaps, even find a long term nitch; though I remain skeptical that they will survive another 10 years). I don't think it should be up to a store front to dictate what technology should be used to manage transactions within a game ecosystem.
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I wonder if Epic truly understands what they are getting themselves into, and in case not, they should refer to the RIAA v. Napster case. "Napster was liable for contributory or vicarious copyright violations because it was allowing millions of users to download music for free." Now change "allowing millions of users to download music to free" to "allowing criminals to use crypto games to commit money laundering and other illegal activities." Epic, as the store hosting and selling these games, could be held liable as a facilitator.
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Avus wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 15:15:
Half of the Epic is actually owned by a Chinese company which their gov is hitting hard on crypto currencies. Let's see how this will go.
Tencent owns a 40% stake in Epic Games. So not exactly half, but it is close to half.
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Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 14:20:
Won't be long before Epic is selling porn now too. Sweeny is just such a fucking sleazebag.
I think the words your looking for is "lacks principles."
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The fact that the use of BlockChain is an environmental nonsense should be enough to delegitimize it. The fact that Sweeney endorses this environmental nonsense doesn't delegitimize it more, it only delegitimize Sweeney more. What utility does it have exactly ? That it incentivizes investment in hardware ? We can't get a bloody GPU at a decent price to play games already . Wants to push it further ? Maybe he wants to incentivize indie retro gaming? I am personally not looking forward to witnessing digital decline accelerate just because of a few morons who are bathing in their banknotes and sending cars onto the orbit.

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