Sega Japan announced today that it will get into the NFT business by partnering with (and buying an interest in) a company called Double Jump Tokyo and plans to sell not only character-related tokens, but NFTs in future games as well.
The announcement is thin in detail, but as Pocket gamer report
NFTs? No damn it thanks
We talked at length about NFTs in an episode of our Split Screen podcast that you can watch Here.
That sucks! We have extensively covered How Much of a Disaster NFTs – Non-Fungible Tokens – are for the planet, for the economy, for the internet, and for every online sphere that comes in contact with them. There are literally no benefits to this, just dangers and scams, and yet Sega is stupid / greedy enough to see a wave of techbros and crypto investors ignoring the warnings and explanations and still trying to catch a piece of it.
Sega’s first NFT sales will be available sometime this summer. To pass the time until then, you could do worse than reading a little more about Crypto and NFTs, such as:Cryptocurrency is a disaster”Posted by Drew DeVault.
Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. I am ashamed to share an industry with this exploitative grip. It was not a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, accelerated climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, and created a climate where hundreds of scams could thrive on bottlenecks and price hikes Consumer hardware and perverse incentives for technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency.