6 German Gaming Podcasts for on the Go

Plauschangriff RocketBeans TV is all about digital pop culture, gaming and generally entertainment. That’s exactly what you can expect in their podcast Plauschangriff – very likeable and very good for on the go. In their episodes you’ll find, among other things, two-hour deep dives on current game titles, but also sentimental retrospectives on consoles of ...

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Warframe – A Free-To-Play Shooter – Too Good to Be True?

If you’re looking for Borderlands-style shooters, you’ll most likely come across Warframe. A shooter that sends you into space to kill countless hordes of enemies and collect heaps of stuff that makes you stronger and richer. More and more players are drawn to the space world, which is also available for free. There’s just one ...

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Gaming in the Cloud – What You Should Know

I’m Patrick from the GamesCoin editorial team and I have the best MacBook Pro you could own in 2015. And if you’re into old games, you can definitely play some great titles on it: Borderlands 1 and 2, The Witcher, and even Skyrim and Fallout 3 are absolutely playable on low settings. But when I ...

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Fitness and Health Tips for Long Screen Sessions

Yes, it’s an uncomfortable topic, health and gaming. Fitness and video games seem to repel each other, like oil and water. But actually, keeping yourself mentally and physically fit improves your performance on screen. Drink water instead of soda. If your eyes or joints hurt during a session or you get tired quickly, it may ...

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Numbers Are Dropping Drastically. Is the NFT Bubble Finally Bursting?

NFTs are losing value, interest is declining worldwide. NFTs that were worth millions of dollars last year are once again affordable to mere mortals. Is what many critics have predicted coming to pass? Does this “crisis” also hold something good for the young community? If you type in “NFT” on Google Trends, you can see ...

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From Socializer to Disruptor – Which Type of Gamer Are You?

Hands down, who hasn’t taken a self-test to find out which Hogwarts house they belong to? Most of us are tempted when it comes to being typed as something. Want to know what gaming type you belong to? They’re based on what drives you when you play games. Andrzej Marczewski, an expert in gamification, developed ...

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3 Video Game Adaptations That Weren’t a Flop

We’ve all been there: a favorite game captivates us for hours, days, weeks and stays in our memories for years. Then, finally the big news: The movie based on the game is coming out! Young gamers among us rejoice, older ones groan knowingly, because film adaptations of games rarely live up to their expectations. But ...

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How to play a Play-to-Earn.

It almost seems too good to be true: Play-to-Earn allows gamers to earn cryptocurrencies while playing and fully own and trade earned characters and their items. Therefore, many are wondering: how do I start a play-to-earn? After this article, you’ll know. 1. Find a game you like There are many platforms where you can find ...

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Mobile gaming vs. PC gaming – which platform is right for you?

Mobile gaming is not only growing rapidly, but has long since overtaken consoles and computer games in terms of sales. Why is mobile gaming so popular? Let’s take a look at the benefits of mobile and PC gaming so you can decide which is better for you. Play anywhere You already have your phone in ...

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Video games bring people together

“Will you bring your controller later? Then we can play co-op.” I remember exactly how it was: going straight to my buddy’s house after school and checking out the latest game on the PS2. Yes, contrary to persistent prejudices about video games, gaming didn’t make me more antisocial, it made me more social. Gaming can ...

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15 signs that you are a hardcore gamer

You know not only what time it is at your place, but also in other corners of the earth and universe. After all, gaming events take place in other time zones as well. Your mouse sensitivity is always on top. Friends confuse your home-made PC with a fluorescent aquarium full of graphic cards. You drink ...

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NFT Instagram channels you should follow.

NFT is at home on Twitter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find it on other favorite mediums of our choosing. Some big platforms have surprisingly small profiles on Instagram, but there are a few top dogs you should follow if you’re on Instagram anyway. Then you’ll educate yourself a bit more as you scroll. ...

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Play-To-Own and Play-To-Earn – What’s the difference?

You know the term Play-To-Earn, but more and more terms are creeping into NFT gaming. It’s easy to lose track of it all. To help you stay ahead of the next discussion, we’re here to enlighten you on the differences between Play-To-Earn and Play-To-Own. What is Play-To-Earn (P2E)? P2E means you play and get rewarded ...

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GamesCoin Group’s gaming revolution is moving ahead at an unstoppable pace

Their worldwide promotional roadshow “MOMENTUM” will be continued as part of Gamescom in Cologne – the gaming metaverse will be presented at the exhibition. Alex Suárez, CEO and founder of GamesCoin Group, is rewriting the history of gaming by simply merging gaming with modern blockchain technology. The immersive game world gives players full control over ...

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NFTs belong in the wallet – but why?

You’ve bought NFTs or you’re about to and you’re not quite sure yet how you should actually store them? With an NFT wallet, you can protect your valuable digital assets from loss. Find out in this article what your options are for storing your NFTs. What is an NFT wallet and why do I need ...

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Move-To-Earn – Get paid to run

The crypto space is producing innovations every day, proving to be the most dynamic market in the digital world. It brings forth many new forms of innovation such as NFTs, Metaverse and more. Within NFT gaming alone, there is constant innovation: One current trend is the “Move-to-Earn” concept, where users earn rewards for walking, running, ...

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4 reasons why we should play more

Something that’s fun can’t possibly be healthy, right? Video games have always been a popular target for criticism and suffer from many prejudices. But video games can also be good for the brain, improve motor skills and make you more social. 1. Video games can improve dexterity. Games based on a controller can be very ...

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GamesCoin Check: Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds is a play-to-earn based on the WAX blockchain. It consists of a universe of six worlds, each with 500 plots. Each plot, represented as an NFT, belongs to you as a player. You earn Trilium in-game, which is transferred to the Binance Smart Chain so you can earn more Trilium through a staking ...

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Is mobile the future in gaming

Mobile is already the largest segment in the gaming sector, but it’s evolving rapidly. more beautiful, faster, better: mobile devices are more powerful than ever, and even console and PC game manufacturers are getting involved in the mobile market. Is mobile gaming now completely outpacing the competition? Let’s take a look at what makes mobile ...

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Why you see .io everywhere now

You’ve probably noticed that some websites you visit end with an unusual domain: .io. If you’ve been wondering what the reason is, you’ve come to the right place. What does .io mean? .io is a so-called TLD – Top-Level-Domain – you can find it at the end of a website address. Common TLDs are .de, ...

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Do boys gamble more than girls? Let’s check.

Who prefers to play alone and how old are those who spend the most time on the controller? Sure you have a few guesses on the subject. But what do the numbers say? GamesCoin takes a close look today and shows you how long teens spend gaming on average and what the differences are between ...

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4 NFT Influencers on Twitter

Let’s face it, NFT influencers are a dime a dozen these days. But if you’re new to the game, you’re probably looking for a place to go to get in touch with your first important personalities. Before you read on: It’s better to sign up directly on Twitter, because the most important NFT influencers are ...

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This Company controls the Metaverse

You know Bored Apes and CryptoPunks, but do you know the company behind them? Yuga Labs is an NFT shooting star and owner of the three largest NFT collections on the market. But they want more. They want to conquer the metaverse. Yuga Labs was founded in February 2021 and incorporated in the state of ...

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Do strategy games make you smarter?

It is generally known that brain games have a positive influence on our thinking. However, other video games don’t need to hide either. In a 2019 study, scientists found that not only “official” brain games affect IQ, but games of all sorts of genres. Real-Strategy Games These findings, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, suggest ...

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These wallets are suitable for your NFTs

There are many wallets out there to store your NFTs. Are you new and want to get an overview first? We’ve compiled three well-known and popular wallets for you. MetaMask MetaMask is one of the most popular wallets for cryptocurrencies. Through the browser extension, you get access to Web3 sites like NFT marketplaces with just ...

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How you avoid high gas fees while minting

If you’re trading on Ethereum, then you’re probably also dealing with the platform’s high gas fees. This makes minting and trading NFTs extremely costly. We would like to show you alternative platforms that have low gas fees. Polygon With gas fees on the rise, Polygon (MATIC) is the real alternative to Ethereum. Namely, it is ...

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Making your first NFT yourself. A quick guide.

NFTs are actually not that complicated to create. Here we’ll give you a quick overview of the steps you’ll need to master in order to launch your first custom collection. Before we get started with the tutorial, here is some important information: Within the registration process you will have to pay gas fees. You will ...

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What is the difference between Web3 Gaming and NFT Gaming?

In our scene we are constantly confronted with new terms and trends, many words sound different but mean the same: one of them is Web3 Gaming, which is also known as Play-to-Earn, Play-to-Own, Crypto, Blockchain or NFT Gaming. In this article, we’ll explain to you why Web3 gaming is becoming increasingly important and what it ...

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Reasons for the long-term success of NFTs

NFTs took the world by storm, and there are still many clichés that remain in place. Granted, the art market started the hype, but NFTs have come to stay, and not solely because they represent digital assets. Let’s look at three reasons why we’ll continue to see NFTs for a long time from now. Ownership ...

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Your next drop – what you should keep in mind (2/2)

This is the second part of our series. The first part about what you need to know about your next drop can be found here. In this article, we’ll give you more tips for your next drop. 1. Too cheap or very expensive? Beware Owning NFTs is an investment like any other. Keep in mind ...

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Your next drop – what you should keep in mind (1/2)

Moving around in the NFT space, you often feel pressured to always be on the lookout and not miss out on anything. After all, you want the next CryptoPunk before it costs countless ETHs, right? Take it easy and follow these rules for your next drop. What is an NFT drop? An NFT drop stands ...

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NFT Authenticity Check: How to check if an NFT is original or copied

When it comes to investing in NFTs, you should always be very careful because scammers always find ways to fool the unsuspecting. In this regard, the internet unfortunately provides an excellent platform to scam you in the most creative ways. Even the NFT world is not immune to this, with cases of fake artwork coming ...

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NFTs and how they influence the metaverse

NFTs are more than the art industry that made them big. While NFTs still have a reputation for being crazy hype in the digitized art industry, they can do so much more. They are changing our current and future online lives forever. What is the difference between NFT and Metaverse? NFTs are digital tokens that ...

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3 things you should know before investing in NFT games

NFTs are being sold on online marketplaces for millions of dollars, which is not only turning the world of art upside down, but also the world economy. Before you start investing, though, take your time and do your research. Here are a few tips for beginners. 1. Loss due to fraud, devaluation and theft First ...

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GamesCoin Group is all set to continue their worldwide promotional roadshow “MOMENTUM” in Zug, Switzerland

After a successful kickoff in Dubai, the long-awaited blockchain gaming metaverse will be presented in Zug on June 10th, 2022. Key Highlights: GamesCoin Group is developing the world’s first “Play to Own” metaverse platform on the blockchain. GamesCoin Groups´s international “MOMENTUM” roadshow will make its next stop in Zug, Switzerland, introducing their innovative vision for ...

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Why the metaverse will not be owned by Mark Zuckerberg

Most people who talk about the metaverse these days, thanks in part to movies like Ready Player One, think of an expansive 3D world that users immerse themselves in with the help of VR goggles. Mark Zuckerberg even goes so far as to rename his company – to assert that he is serious about the ...

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These 3 types of NFT are highly traded

Gaming Let’s get straight to the most important type (for us at GamesCoin). As a gamer, many of you purchase in-game assets for a better gaming experience. This has led video game makers to use blockchain technology to develop and sell NFTs in the gaming space. A classic example is the play-and-earn game system. Game ...

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Tools to track NFT projects.

NFTs are growing in popularity as they radically change the world of digital property. And there’s no sign of that slowing down anytime soon. New NFT projects are unveiled every day, and for those invested in or interested in NFTs, it’s important to keep an eye on promising projects. There is one catch: manually tracking ...

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The golden age for artists

NFT art is spreading and empowering artists around the world. And as we know, with great brushes comes great responsibility. NFT art is changing the way artists work, how they are compensated, and how they can claim ownership. NFTs allow artists to register their work on a blockchain, resulting in a unique digital asset. Ownership ...

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Common NFT scams you should be on the lookout for

Scams are unfortunately becoming more and more problematic in the NFT sphere. Everyone, new and experienced collectors can get affected by losses. In this article, we take a look at common NFT scams. However, new methods are emerging all the time, so watch your back and always be vigilant. Pump & Dump In pump-and-dump, a ...

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GamesCoin Check: The First AAA Games on the Blockchain

There are numerous NFT games out there, but hardly any come close to the graphical demands of high-end gamers. That may be about to change. GamesCoin took a closer look at a few of the AAA games coming out soon for you. Phantom Galaxies Phantom Galaxies is an open-world simulation feauturing starfighter battles, while the ...

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3 interesting NFT YouTubers to subscribe to.

You know that Twitter is the place to spread NFT ideas. But what about YouTube? Let’s take a look at the important NFT representatives on the video platform. Brett Malinowski Brett is the Harry Potter among the NFT pioneers. He gives helpful insights, tips and tricks around NFT gaming and investments. In the last 4 ...

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Instagram and NFT – a centralized love affair?

Instagram wants to move to multi-chain, adding support for Ethereum, Polygon, Solana and Flow blockchains to its platform. Users will be given the option to showcase their NFTs and tag creators. Instagram is launching a first test: Creators and NFT ambassadors who are part of the test can now share NFTs that they have created ...

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5 Marketplaces for NFT Music

Although many people associate NFTs with digital images sold as blockchain-based assets, there is much more to be discovered in the scene. That’s because the market of music NFTs is booming. You can read about how NFTs are changing the music industry in this article. Unlike traditional purchases, such as via iTunes, you not only ...

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NFT flipping – the easiest way to make money?

The NFT industry is booming and many users are making a lot of money with NFT. Read on to learn what NFT flipping is and how it works. What is NFT flipping? Flipping describes buying low and selling high. For example, in October 2017, NFT CryptoPunk #8348 was sold for $456. Currently, the same NFT ...

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The 10 most influential personalities in the NFT scene.

The August/September 2021 issue of Fortune magazine published a series of articles that specifically covered cryptocurrencies, with the series focusing on NFT. “Fortune” magazine published a list of the most influential personalities in the NFT scene, including artists like Beeple, big-time entrepreneurs like Gary Vee and Mark Cuban, and musicians like Jay-Z. We present to ...

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Ethereum 2.0 is dead, long live Ethereum!

After the release of Vitalik Buterin’s 2020 roadmap, there was turmoil around Ethereum: will there be an Ethereum 2.0 and what would it look like? We now know that Ethereum 2.0 is not a new network, but rather includes several upgrades from ETH1. The upgrade aims to improve the speed, efficiency, and scalability of the ...

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Virtual Reality is not the Metaverse

Virtual Reality and Metaverse are terms that appear often together in todays tech debates. We’d like to clear up a few misconceptions and show you how the Metaverse is different from Virtual Reality. The Metaverse is an open, shared virtual world with 3D virtual spaces where users can learn about and interact with content, environments, ...

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6 reasons why you should start with NFT Gaming

Haven’t tried NFT Gaming yet? Then this list will help you in your consideration to start with NFT Gaming! You take control Unlike traditional gaming, NFT games give you more power and allow you to sell items and even earn a percentage from future resales. For gamers who grew up selling old games to buy ...

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Fractional Ownership – Will we soon all become landowners?

Real estate is considered a relatively safe investment opportunity that can generate passive income for entire generations. For this reason, real estate is generally considered a sensible long-term investment, as in most cases the value increases over time. NFTs and Fractional Ownership. NFTs are suitable for representing ownership of physical items or real estate. Homeowners ...

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NFT trends that will gain importance in 2022

Even the masses start to realize that NFTs aren’t just pixelated cat pictures that get more expensive over time. One thing is certain: NFT technology is here to stay. These are a few NFT trends 2022. Shared Ownership NFTs give you the ability to share ownership. A fractional ownership NFT is an entire NFT that ...

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GamesCoin Group and Hadean Build the World’s First ‘Play to Own’ Metaverse Platform on the Blockchain

Berlin and London: April 20th 2022 GamesCoin Group is building on Hadean’s pioneering technology to develop the world’s first ‘Play to Own’ metaverse hub for gaming on the blockchain. GamesCoin Group will provide an ecosystem for gamers, game developers, publishers and advertising partners based on its own Ethereum-based blockchain – the GamesChain. The hub will ...

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Crypto Oasis partners with GamesCoin Group to bring their Blockchain Gaming Metaverse to the Middle East.

Linking blockchain with the gaming industry opens up a whole new world of possibilities that are transforming the gaming industry as we speak. To fulfill their mission to revamp and restructure gaming, GamesCoin Group has the support of regional blockchain powerhouse, Crypto Oasis. GamesCoin Group can take advantage of the unique business value Crypto Oasis ...

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MOMENTUM – The GamesCoin Promotion Tour

So far, the upcoming revolution of the gaming industry has only been presented to a hand-picked audience. MOMENTUM is the time when the GamesCoin is presented to the general public for the first time. Dubai was the start of several stops. Events will follow in Zug’s Crypto Valley, at our Berlin headquarters, in New York, ...

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Music NFTs – What they are and how they impact a whole industry.

In 2021, the music industry finally started taking NFTs seriously. A handful of artists have launched NFT projects that attracted a lot of attention from fans and raised millions of dollars. The NFT and crypto scene is still very young, especially in the music industry. But the technology offers more direct interaction between artists and ...

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NFT History: Works that have already made history now

Terra Nullius – The First NFT on Ethereum. Terra Nullius is the first NFT on the Ethereum blockchain with a mint date of August 7 2015, making it historic in nature. The First 5000 Days by Beeple Beeple, aka Mike Winkelmann, sold his work Everydays – The First 5000 Days for an impressive price of ...

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The decentralization theater – all show and no substance?

Decentralization is the highly praised principle behind blockchain and the technologies it spawns. One of the great promises is nothing less than the democratization of finance. But the criticism is growing louder: DeFi and other crypto systems are not developing in the direction hoped for, but are rather delivering decentralization theater – an illusion. A ...

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NFT gaming – the new side job?

Are you thinking about earning some extra money with NFT Gaming? Then watch out now, we’re going to show you three more ways to make money in the NFT gaming industry. You don’t have to play yourself if you want to win new coins. We will explain you how to do it. Let’s start with ...

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Once upon a time Ethereum – a brief history of its origins

It all started with World of Warcraft. A teenager named Vitalik Buterin cried himself to sleep at night because the game developers changed the code of the online role-playing game so much that it destroyed his gameplay. From that day on, centralized services were the enemy. Later, as a student, Vitalik preferred to spend his ...

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Play-to-earn games you should know about

We at GamesCoin are already a bit smitten with our future games on our GamesChain. But with this list, you can explore NFT games we think are worth mentioning today. Check out our list of play-to-earn games. Impulse Platform: PCGenre: First-Person ShooterCurrency: EncrypGen Impulse is an NFT shooter and can be played with a minimum ...

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NFT websites you need to know about

You are at the beginning of your NFT discovery tour? We’ve made you a little list of websites you can start learning with. The Internet is full of information about NFTs. We don’t want you to search forever for the right information, but to find reliable sources to get started with NFT. A beginners guide ...

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Kickstart on the blockchain – the comeback of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding was the big thing a few years ago: anyone could post their project on websites like Kickstarter and ask for financial support. If the project goal could be achieved, it was implemented. The earlier hype may now be getting a new lease on life, thanks to blockchain technology. Kickstarter itself announced that it would ...

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Top 3 VR headsets in 2022

Have you been thinking about getting a VR headset for a while, but you don’t know which one to get? We’ve put together a compact list to help you decide! Oculus Quest 2Facebook has unveiled its new virtual reality VR headset, Oculus Quest 2, which surpasses its predecessor in almost every way. For a comparatively ...

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Illuvium – Pokémon on the Blockchain

Hands up who played the blue edition of Pokémon! Everyone back at school loved Pokémon. You could catch monsters, train them, trade them, and explore the world. Now imagine all of that on the blockchain for a second. With thousands of fellow players online, modern graphics, and the ability to earn money. Sounds like a ...

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In-game items vs. NFTs – what are the differences?

Ever since online multiplayer games have existed, users have been offered small items that either make a purely cosmetic difference, like outfits, or provide an actual advantage in the game, like certain weapons or equipment. Previously, publishers offered these items for sale on their own marketplace, and users bought them with real money, but then ...

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Of environmental protection, shoes and bored apes: Clever NFT ideas that surprised us

Most people associate NFTs with digital artwork or game objects – mainly because that’s what NFTs are overwhelmingly limited to. But every now and then, ideas emerge that try something new, expanding the horizons and stretching the definition of what an NFT can be. We particularly liked these three ideas, and they are certainly just ...

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Ubisoft, Square Enix, Konami: Why major publishers explore NFTs.

NFTs are still “uncharted territory” for many gamers. To increase adoption and bring NFTs and the associated blockchain technology more into the mainstream, more and more publishers are introducing their very own NFT projects. Just recently, Ubisoft presented the beta of Ubisoft Quartz. Here, users can purchase limited in-game items by serial number and resell ...

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Briefly explained: The vision of Web 3.0

The term Web 3.0 (or Web3) is on everyone’s lips and is currently one of the most exciting visions in the IT sector. In short, it is a decentralized, user-controlled version of the Internet. A brief look back: The period from 1991 to 2004 is now known as Web 1.0, which was primarily about information ...

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The Future of Gaming: The 3 Best NFT and Blockchain Games

NFT or blockchain gaming is still a fairly young phenomenon, but is taking off all the more impressively for it. It’s only since 2018, when Axie Infinity was released, that NFT gaming has come into the public eye – no NFT game before it was able to reach a billion US dollars in trading volume. ...

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High-tech for low-res: The best handhelds for retro games

Retro games are one thing above all: a time machine with which we can relive childhood memories and experience the charm of a bygone gaming era. So it’s hardly surprising that retro handhelds are more in demand than ever before. After all, we are living through a time in which there seems to be an ...

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The next level of success: GamesCoin Group moves to Berlin

The GamesCoin Group is betting on Berlin as their next location. In the future, the blockchain gaming company that manages GamesCoin will be tinkering with new game ideas, publishing games, developing game and streaming platforms, and establishing NFT as the expanded standard for the computer and online games industry in the capital. The infrastructure that ...

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Ergonomics on the gaming keyboard – what to look out for

Just like at the workplace in the office, ergonomics also play an important role for gamers: How do I sit correctly to avoid cramps? Can an ergonomic keyboard help? In fact, specially shaped gaming keyboards ensure that the muscles and wrists are relieved by allowing the hands and arms to rest comfortably and properly. These ...

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From JPEGs to Tweets – the 5 Most Expensive NFTs on the Market

NFTs, non-fungible Tokens with unique digital proofs of ownership, are increasingly in the news at the moment. These goods are non-substitutable assets that can be securely transferred through blockchain technology. The sums being bid for individual NFTs continue to reach new records. Here are the five most expensive NFTs: The first 5000 Days ($69.3 million): ...

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The small differences between men and women: Do they also exist in gaming?

Gender-typical clichés abound – even in gaming, but are there really clear preferences among women that differ from those of men? Do women play different games than men? Do women find out about games differently than men? Fortunately, there are studies that address this issue, so unfounded stereotypes are not spread unnecessarily. The Gamer Consumer ...

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Age is just a number anyway: Games for seniors

Better late than never: Even though the average age of gamers is often estimated to be in the teens (actually, it’s more like mid/late thirties), video games are something for every age group. Even our older fellow human beings are interested in games, at the latest since the Nintendo Wii has made quite a few ...

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Top 5 multiplayer games 2021 that you absolutely have to try out with your friends

While multiplayer games were still pure couch co-op experiences at the beginning of gaming history, nowadays friends can play against or with each other online, thanks to fast internet connections. Especially in times of Covid-19, this is a very good thing, since many people are careful to limit personal contacts. New games are coming all ...

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Gaming is hard on the bones – here are simple stretches for long sessions

If you’re not playing fitness games on your Nintendo Switch or PlayStation, you’re usually sitting down when you’re gaming – and sometimes for hours at a time. The only muscles that do the main work then are in the hands, forearms and neck. Without the right exercises, pain or cramps can spoil the fun of ...

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Couple gaming – these relaxed games are ideal for couples

If one half of a couple is really into games, there’s nothing better than getting the other half to play as well. However, this requires the right games. Don’t let the jointly planned gaming session turn into a stress test for the relationship and the second controller gather dust in the corner, lonely and abandoned. ...

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5 crazy simulators that are still fun to play

Germans love simulation games and are experts in the field not only as gamers but also as developers. Several simulators like Farming Simulator are real hits worldwide. But why is this genre so popular? Quite simply, they offer relaxation. Finally, you can devote yourself completely to one thing, listen to an audio book or podcast ...

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It’s complicated: a selection of the many, many worst video game adaptations

As explained in the previous post about the best film adaptations: video games and movies mostly seem incompatible. Whether it’s because of the imagery or the storytelling or the lack of passion for games on the part of the filmmakers – we have no clue. But it’s also a fact that things might be getting ...

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Rare, but all the more enjoyable: These are the best video game adaptations

Quite a few producers have tried to bring movies and video games together – mostly in vain. Actually, fans of both types of media have been watching a history of blunders and disappointments for over 30 years. Even the first movie adaptation of a video game, Super Mario Bros (1993), was so off the mark ...

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Where do fighting games dominate, who prefers first-person shooters? Here’s how the world differs when it comes to gaming

On average, around 63 percent of all adults worldwide play video games. However, there are significant differences between the continents: In Asia, especially in Indonesia, Taiwan, India and China, the proportion is as high as 87 percent, while in Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium just 50 percent of adults play. The proportion between male and ...

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Gaming food and energy boosters – What’s the hype about?

If you want to play videogames well for a long time, you should pay attention to your diet. Actually, everyone should pay attention to their diet, but that’s another topic. But that’s exactly the point, because even with gaming, the following actually applies as always: a balanced diet, lots of fruit, lots of vegetables, little ...

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VR equipment for the thrifty – how to get started in virtual worlds

Virtual Reality is and remains an expensive hobby. At first, it seemed like there would only be either the high-priced variants for core gamers, but who also needed a powerful PC, or inexpensive alternatives from Samsung or Google that worked with smartphones but were considered more of a gimmick. Oculus, the VR pioneer that started ...

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Gaming laptop vs. gaming PC – which suits you better?

There were times when this question didn’t even arise: Gaming PCs ruled the world, laptops were either too weak or too clunky to be portable. So it was clear: A big desktop PC was needed. In the meantime, things have changed: Gaming laptops are lighter, more manageable and in some cases just as powerful as ...

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Remember…? How Halo revolutionized first-person shooters 20 years ago.

The gaming world was in the midst of a transformation in November 2001: most games now took place in 3D worlds, and the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube were the leading consoles on the market. Microsoft’s Xbox was released at the same time as Halo. But first Halo, now one of Microsoft’s most important gaming ...

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Lock & Load: These shooters end your year with a bang

At the end of the year, gamers can traditionally always count on a new spin-off from a particular shooter giant: Call of Duty. This year, despite the pandemic, is fortunately no different. Call of Duty Vanguard (released on November 5) is already the 18th installment of the game series and delighted fans with an explosive ...

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Psychonauts, empires, disguised killers and a game for couples: Our favorite games of 2021

Yes, 2021 could have been an even more spectacular gaming year if the pandemic hadn’t forced a number of games into the next year due to a lack of work resources and disrupted development processes. Nevertheless, the titles that were released in 2021 had a lot to offer and were able to thrill gaming fans ...

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What is actually stored on the GamesChain?

With its GamesCoin and GamesChain products, the GamesCoin Group makes a decentralized gaming currency possible that gives gamers one decisive advantage: Finally, for the first time, they will really own their virtual assets themselves. GamesCoin makes virtual objects real and real trading objects. The GamesChain is part of the ecosystem in this regard and is ...

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Gaming anytime, anywhere: the top 10 most popular mobile games

The mobile games market continues to boom in Germany. No wonder: according to the German games industry association “game,” around 34 million Germans play video games, almost evenly split between 52 percent men and 48 percent women, with the average age at 37.5 years. In 2020, the market for gaming apps grew again by 23 ...

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Team GamesCoin introduces itself: Alex Suárez, CEO of GamesCoin Group

Hello, my name is Alex Suárez. I am a game and game platform developer with over 30 years of experience in the industry. As Chief Executive Officer of GamesCoin Group, I oversee the creation and development of the GamesCoin ecosystem including the blockchain platform for developers and publishers, as well as the development of GamesCoin’s ...

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5 AAA titles we can’t wait to get our hands on in 2022

2022 could be one of the most exciting gaming years in a long time. Not only because the new generation of consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X) can be better understood and utilized by developers, but also because many games have been pushed from 2021 to next year due to the Corona pandemic. This has ...

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LAN parties: Relic of the 90s or do they still exist?

Does anyone still remember LAN parties? For all those who have no clue what this is about: It’s about a party, privately or officially organized, where gaming fans meet, bring their computers, connect to a local network (LAN stands for Local Area Network) and get going – sometimes for hours, often for days. It’s less ...

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Keep an eye on these 5 NFT projects

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, are on everyone’s lips and always create a big buzz with sums of millions. Recently, even the word “NFT” was named word of the year by Collins Dictionary. Simply put, NFTs are unique, digital certificates used in a blockchain to represent ownership of an asset (borrowing from the Collins Dictionary definition). ...

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5 German Twitch streamers you shouldn’t miss

Ten years ago, on June 6, 2011, Twitch (formerly Justin.tv) went online and changed the gaming world in one fell swoop. Watching “Let’s Plays” became mainstream instead of a niche hobby: gamers flocked to Twitch to watch others play, laugh and suffer with them. Today, the Twitch business is booming and the most successful streamers ...

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Amiga, Commodore and Co. – These Games influenced Alex Suárez as a Child

Before GamesCoin Group CEO Alex Suárez came up with the idea for a revolutionary blockchain-based in-game currency, he was a game designer, founder and CEO of several game companies. Even a few years before that, though, he was just a gamer like so many of us. Alex grew up with games on Atari systems, the ...

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5 indie games we’re particularly looking forward to in the coming year

Oh, indie games. They are always good for surprises, taking risks, presenting never-before-seen game concepts, cute (or even gloomy) graphic worlds and/or real challenges. In contrast to AAA games, they are developed by small teams, sometimes even only in solo work over years in their own basement. That’s why they always deserve a place in ...

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From young to old: games for the whole family

After the Nintendo Wii hit the market in 2006 and became a mega-seller among consoles, people knew that gaming could inspire everyone, from first-graders to grandmothers. More and more often, the board game for the family evening was swapped for a video game. No wonder, there are more than enough multiplayer games for the whole ...

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Two console giants, one goal: offer the best gaming experience

ust as there was a rivalry between Nintendo and SEGA in the 90s, nowadays some fans (still) argue about which console is better: Sony’s Playstation or Microsoft’s Xbox. Both consoles are real entertainment experts – with slightly different approaches, but the same goal. First of all, the similarities: Both consoles offer great games, are super ...

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Team GamesCoin introduces itself: Marian Härtel, General Counsel of the GamesCoin Group

Hello, my name is Marian Härtel. I am an IT lawyer and business consultant specializing in online entertainment, web media and computer games. As General Counsel of Gamescoin Group I am responsible for the legal construction of GamesCoin and all subsidiaries and sister companies. I handle the onboarding of game developers, the drafting of publishing ...

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5 gaming journalists who know their craft – and have at their job

Games journalism doesn’t always enjoy the best reputation – time and again, cases come to light in which publishers, for example, have tried to interfere in (actually) independent reporting: Games that didn’t deserve it were hyped up in exchange for placed advertising, or employees had to leave editorial offices because they gave a game too ...

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Finally owning digital items yourself – why blockchains are the future in games

The rare sword, the cool outfit or the highly leveled character: Many games offer an infinite amount of content and items that players buy to gain an advantage or to stand out from the crowd. The crux of the matter is that despite the money invested, the buyers do not own any property rights – ...

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