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    GamesStop Enables Immutable X Gaming NFTs

    "I, personally, and Token Gamer as a whole, are big supporters of both GameStop and Immutable X, as well as many of the games already listed, so this is welcome news on a dreary Monday. I'm not one for the crypto acronyms and initialisms usually, but it's hard not to chant "WAGMI" at this news."

    GameStop’s marketplace previously only offered art NFTs, but now it has enabled gaming NFTs on the Immutable X network for games such as Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, and Ember Sword.

    Ah, GameStop — the sweetheart of the modern internet era and well-established Reddit folklore. If you don’t know what I’m referencing, watch this mini-documentary — you’re in for a treat.

    Well, GameStop’s entry into Web3 under Ryan Cohen’s leadership wasn’t wholly unexpected, particularly to Token Gamer readers. In October 2021, I noticed GameStop was hiring an NFT and Web3 team. Then, once the project this team was working on was announced, the GameStop marketplace was called “dead on arrival”, which I vehemently disagreed with. Then Immutable X partnered with GameStop and co-launched a $100m creator fund. Finally, in July 2022, the beta for the GameStop marketplace and platform launched.

    The tale now has a new and exciting chapter. I tested the beta platform on the day it went live and was content; I connected my MetaMask to the Loopring GameStop wallet and bought an NFT easily. However, my closing comments on the above-linked article were these:

    It’s early days for GameStop in Web3, but this step has been a large and — thus far — successful one. The integration of Immutable X is the moment blockchain gamers are waiting for — which is presumably GameStop’s target demographic — and hopefully that isn’t too far in the distance.

    — July 2022

    Finally, that desired moment has arrived. Immutable X is now live on GameStop, and with it, some of Web3’s most exciting games and upcoming projects. These include:

    • Illuvium
    • Gods Unchained
    • Kongregate’s Games
    • Guild of Guardians
    • Ember Sword
    • Habbo Hotel

    There is also a smorgasbord of lesser-known games and seemingly more to come.

    I, personally, and Token Gamer as a whole, are big supporters of both GameStop and Immutable X, as well as many of the games already listed, so this is welcome news on a dreary Monday. I’m not one for the crypto acronyms and initialisms usually, but it’s hard not to chant “WAGMI” at this news.

    Robert Baggs
    Robert Baggs
    Full-time professional crypto writer and Editor of Token Gamer. Obsessed with MMOs. London based. Primary holdings: WAXP & ENJ. Secondary holdings: ETH & GALA.

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