On the Daily menu for July 5, we start with the very first console for NFT-based games. We will continue with the ZEvent 2022 which reveals its dates and its cast, then we will end with Bandai Namco which opens a new antenna with a studio which has made Pokémon games. The Daily, let’s go!
The first NFT console
If you are still looking for a PS5 or an Xbox Series, stop now, here is the new star of the console world… The Polium. It presents itself as THE console for cryptocurrencies and Web3 games. There is a fingerprint sensor on the controller so that as soon as you take it in hand, you can access your cryptocurrency wallet and therefore validate any act of trading, exchange, and purchase. Imagine playing an epic quest with friends, looting a few NFTs of legendary weapons in a dungeon, waiting 3 weeks and reselling them when they run low and at their peak to make a nice profit. This is the idealized and futuristic daily life of Play To Earn game players… A prototype of the console should be functional by November. However, the console is already doing a lot of talking about it, badly, with a logo very similar to that of the Gamecube and a concept that is still rather vague.
The ZEvent 2022 is becoming clearer
The ZEvent is a charity weekend during which around fifty streamers come together to raise funds for a good cause. Since 2016 Dash and Zerator have been organizing this event and have raised more than 20 million euros for organizations such as Action Against Hunger, Amnesty International, the Pasteur Institute, the French Red Cross and Save the Children. For the 2022 edition, the objectives are high, we recall that last year the event had almost doubled the donations generated previously during the weekend, going from 5.7 million euros to more than 10 million euros. For 2022, streamers will play and entertain the public on behalf of the GoodPlanet foundation, recognized as being of public utility, and which aims to place ecology at the heart of consciences. It is a foundation created by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a renowned reporter and photographer. The kickoff is scheduled for Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert. It was the next day that hostilities began with the start of the streams and opening of the prize pools at 6 p.m. End of the event after 50 hours of live, September 11.
Bandai Namco partners with a new studio
Bandai Namco is a gigantic Japanese publisher, responsible for a good number of licenses such as Dragon Ball games, Tekken, Ace Combat, Tales of, One Piece games, Naruto games, and they are even the ones who publish Souls and Elden Ring outside the Japanese archipelago. The giant announced this week that it has joined the ILCA studio to found a new entity. ILCA is a large support studio, which has distinguished itself in recent years in support of large productions. We can mention the latest NieR games for Square Enix, or the Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl remakes for the Pokémon Company. It’s a company that is rising a lot, and their next project is precisely Bandai Namco. It’s the One Piece Odyssey game, which delivered an 18-minute long gameplay streak this week.