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Offline Rayfer

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PC games and crypto-currency
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:35:52 AM »
Found this on the RPGwatch site.  Curious what others think about it.  Personally, at 66 years old, I want nothing to do with crypto-currency.  But that's just me.  Maybe I just don't get it?  https://www.rpgwatch.com/#39311


Offline Pete Dero

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Re: PC games and crypto-currency
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 06:51:38 AM »
Found this on the RPGwatch site.  Curious what others think about it.  Personally, at 66 years old, I want nothing to do with crypto-currency.  But that's just me.  Maybe I just don't get it?  https://www.rpgwatch.com/#39311

Veteran game publisher Brian Fargo and other game industry veterans hope to change the PC industry by creating a new cryptocurrency that serves as an alternative to the app stores.

I get the part that people in the industry want a new platform (for me GOG, Steam, Uplay and Origin are enough).  I don't get the part that this would require a cryptocurrency.

Most of my on-line payments are done using Paypal and I will gladly leave cryptocurrency untouched.

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Re: PC games and crypto-currency
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 07:06:08 AM »
Here is my issue with "brand credit" or I guess a version of cryptocurrency.

There needs to be a way to convert it back. For example, I think the Nintendo Wii e-store was famous for this - they would only sell points in certain quantities but the stuff they sold would be in odd increments. Therefore you always had points left over.

You either need a way to refund those points or otherwise give the party a way to use them without having to buy more points.

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 10:36:11 AM »
Pretty funny to see someone piling on to the cryptocurrency bandwagon just as the bubble is about to burst.
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