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Blockchain: Atari’s Vaporware Console Is Getting Blockchain-Based Games

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In what is certain to be one of the least promising moves in console gaming in 2020, Atari has partnered with a company called Ultra Gaming to offer blockchain-based game streaming to its forthcoming VCS console.

The fabled Atari VCS has long been a bit of fun vaporware that is currently suffering from shipping issues after promising delivery in March 2020. This new partnership – one of many that the company has announced over the past few months – aims to add Ultra’s digital downloads to the console.

Unlike other game delivery services, Ultra is promising digital ownership through cryptographic signing. This means, in theory, you could resell a game you’ve stopped playing and pay for games in Ultra or Atari’s own digital currency. In other words, if you change consoles – or lose your data – your games are lost.

Blockchain companies love partnerships like this one and they love partners who will announce anything for a buck. This partnership goosed the Ultra token price – the price of its private cryptocurrency – from 13 cents to 17 cents.

The games, to be clear, look either fake, awful, or both.

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This is not to disparage the entire idea of blockchain-based gaming. In theory, the idea could have legs. Imagine, for example, a virtual world in which you can give or sell a virtual cartridge or DVD to someone who can then “insert” it into their own virtual console – which they also “own,” virtually. It’s far-fetched but feasible, but I doubt Atari and this Ultra crew are the folks

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