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Predicting the Future of the Metaverse

Leaders from Epic Games, Roblox and others in the gaming industry discussed how close we are to an open metaverse at this year's GamesBeat Summit by VentureBeat. Catch up on everything said with these highlights, including why companies need to have "enlightened self-interests;" that it will be users, not companies that will create the metaverse; the role of storytelling; and the importance of ethics in the virtual space.

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    Tim Sweeney: The open metaverse requires companies to have enlightened self-interest

    Tim Sweeney: The open metaverse requires companies to have enlightened self-interest

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    VentureBeat - Dean Takahashi

    Twenty years ago, at the dawn of the Xbox era, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney convinced Bill Gates to spend a billion dollars on more memory chips for the Xbox. He faced a lot of pressure, but Tim didn’t back down. After all, it was Bill Gates’ money. And it was the right thing to do for gamers. Fast …

    The ethics of the metaverse

    The ethics of the metaverse

    Richard Bartle hopes the metaverse will be a place where we can be our best selves, and where the operators of the virtual universe will help us achieve that. Bartle is one of the leading academics on video games and is a senior lecturer and honorary professor of computer game design at the …

    How to keep games growing in 2021

    How to keep games growing in 2021

    Last year was pretty bad for everyone, personally. But the game industry did well as people turned to games to distract themselves from reality and find socially distanced friends. The game industry’s revenues grew 19% to $174.9 billion in 2020, according to market researcher Newzoo. Mobile games …

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