All artists get their inspiration to create from somewhere. When it comes to slot games, the developers and digital artist behind these games tend to borrow from popular culture and history much of the time. Slot developers get their inspiration from the wealth of entertainment that is available to us all in our culture. Some slots are created from scratch without being based on anything in particular, but a large number are based on hit movies and TV shows. Many slots are also themed and this can be anything from settings such as jungles, to periods in history such as Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greek. Themed slots add an extra layer of interest to these games and slots based on hit films and TV shows, come with a preexisting fan base.
The video gaming industry is a larger revenue creator than Hollywood. It also appeals to a young audience who are considered to be the future of the gambling industry. With this in mind, it is only logical for slots developers to buy the rights to top performing video games and turn them into slots. If the slot games do the video games justice, then the young adults that consume these are highly likely to give the slot a spin too. You can check below or click to view online slot games.
1. Street Fighter
The iconic and now frankly retro Street Fighter is a video game that many grew up with. The slot remains true to the video game and for many this will bring back memories of time spent playing this game in arcades during school holidays.
2. Tomb Raider
It is easy to forget that Tomb Raider started out as a hugely popular video game. This is because of the movies that have attempted to bring the heroine to the big screen a number of times. Microgaming has managed to bring the essence of the video game to the slot that offers a 10 free spins bonus round that is triggered by 3 or more Lara Croft symbols on the reels. All wins during the bonus round are tripled and the bonus can be re-triggered. There is also a bonus where you pick idols that hide cash prizes of differing values. Tomb Raider Secret Of The Sword and Lara Croft Temples and Tombs have recently followed.
The action packed Hitman video game has a huge following, but the films based on this have not faired so well. The slot hasn’t blown gamblers away either, but it offers adequate entertainment thanks to a generous number of features such as expanding wilds and free spins.
4. Resident Evil
Resident Evil is another huge video game franchise that has been turned into numerous hit movies. Here the Resident Evil Logo acts as a wild symbol and the Umbrella Corp logo triggers the free spins bonus round.
5. Call Of Duty
Call Of Duty is the most famous first-person shooter video game of them all. However, the Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare slot game has not hit the heights expected from such a franchise juggernaut.
Launch of First Ever XDB/ZUSD Pairing Announced to Support Global Gaming Industry
The XDB Foundation has recently announced the first pairing of XDB with the new Zytara Dollar (ZUSD) on global cryptocurrency markets. The Biki cryptocurrency exchange will be one of the first platforms to provide access to the XDB/ZUSD trading pair.
“We are really excited to see the debut listing of the XDB/ZUSD trading pair,” says Michael Gord, the XDB Foundation’s Managing Director, “Asia-Pacific accounts for a significant portion of the global gaming community, almost 50%, and BiKi is perfectly situated to support this geography. We’re really happy to welcome them into our partnership ecosystem.”
The protocol layer blockchain DigitalBits is designed to support branded stablecoins and other branded currencies across a variety of use cases, offering crucial support to the global esports industry. The platform solves many of the issues involved in global tournament prize payouts, as well as enabling around the clock real-time payment transfers and global monetization of in-game currencies. Developers will also be able to create programmable incentives for gamers, therefore increasing fan engagement.
Issued by a regulated financial institution, the ZUSD is designed as currency for the future of the gaming and esports industry and beyond. The programmable dollar moves anywhere in the world at the speed of the Internet, and is redeemable…
XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.
Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.
The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.
NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.
NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…
Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?
2020 has been an incredible year for crypto as investors have generated windfall profits and crypto projects have seen their businesses gain the spotlight they’ve been looking for. While Bitcoin has received most of the attention after major institutional investors announced they were accumulating the increasingly scarce asset, many altcoins have also seen their fair share of glory. When looking at all the big winners of the past year, the first project that probably comes to mind is Chainlink, having appreciated by more than 550% YTD and now valued at over $4.5 billion. But, the actual biggest winner of the year is HEX with a YTD return of over 5,000%.
I mention both of the above projects as they have each taken slightly different paths to achieve greatness. Chainlink has devoted resources toward building a fundamentally sound business with many strategic partnerships while HEX has spent vast sums of money on marketing and promotion. Both approaches are valid, but one thing is certain, it is absolutely imperative for crypto projects to let the crypto community know what makes them special. Of course, one of the reasons that makes crypto so valuable is the powerful blockchain technology that most projects are utilizing.
Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology
It’s important to make a distinction between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Although they are often used interchangeably, they are different. Blockchain technology and crypto were both created after the 2008 financial crisis, but cryptocurrency…