Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 OpenSea has launched its mobile app to make discovering and managing NFTs easier than ever. Riot Games is in the process of releasing a launcher, to make all its games accessible from one place.
OpenSea launches mobile app
The largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, has released an app on iOS and Android.
Only for browsing
If you're planning on downloading the OpenSea app to buy and sell NFTs, you will be disappointed. On the OpenSea app, you can connect your profile, browse NFTs, favourite NFTs, search and filter NFTS, and view collection stats, with the only thing missing being the option buy or sell NFTs currently.
Big year for OpenSea
In August, OpenSea's website saw over two million transactions, and a total of $3.4 billion in trading volume, triple the activity from July. OpenSea also hit a $1.5 billion valuation towards the end of July, after its $23 million Series A, and $100 million Series B investments earlier this year.
Not the best timing
However, not everything has been going perfectly for OpenSea. An executive at the company was caught buying NFTs shortly before they were promoted on the site's home page last week, leading him to resign shortly after being exposed. To stop this from happening again in the future, OpenSea has introduced multiple policies to ban insider trading.
Valve announces date of Steam Next Fest
Valve has announced the date of their latest online event, Steam Next Fest, a week-long event showcasing upcoming games.
What to expect to see at Steam Next Fest?
Steam Next Fest will showcase glimpses of a few new games coming to Steam as well as see demos of the games. Some games that will showcase teasers and demos include a game from Octato Games titled Airhead, a game from Ludomotion titled Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy, Life of Delta from Airo Games, and many more. IGN has also reported that we can expect to see a playable demo of The Last Campfire from the game developing studio, Hello Games which created the survival game, No Man's Sky.
When and Where can you watch the Steam Next Fest live stream?
The first day of Steam Next Fest will kick off on October 1st at 10 AM PDT or 1 PM ET. The online event will run from October 1st to October 7th. You can set a reminder for the event via Steam's official website. As of right now, there is no information about where you can watch the Steam Next Fest live stream.
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Bi is an art project created by a group of anonymous artists, ML experts, and mathematicians who work together to create "AIGeneratedArt," an NFT collection consisting of 1/1 unique AI-generated artworks.
Since May, Gilbert, an artist, illustrator, and childrens book author, has started to create and sell NFTs. Each NFT is part of a bigger story but can be individually owned too. Gilbert’s NFTs are currently available on OpenSea with a few collections, along with a few individual NFTs.
The Drunken Sailors group is calling 1,000 uniquely equipped 1-bit buccaneers to set sail upon the OpenSea. Every day five new buccaneers will be joining the voyage until all 1,000 are on board. In the future, 1-Bit Buccaneers has plans to introduce 8 and 16-bit buccaneers, ships, and a virtual game space.
Riot Games reveals new ‘Riot Client’
Riot Games, best known for being the developers behind League of Legends and its FPS game Valorant, is releasing the Riot Client.
All games in one place
Riot's new client launcher will allow players to access Valorant, League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and the rest of Riot Game's titles, all in one program, to make it easier to access them all, with just one sign-in.
Clean up your desktop
“All desktop Riot games will be accessible from one client, with each game having its own dedicated product page with game-specific content including the latest news and events,” Riot mentioned in a blog post. “You’ll be able to clean up your desktop and only have one Riot Client launcher where all your favorite Riot games will live! However, if you prefer, you can maintain your existing game desktop shortcuts for a direct path to your favorite game.”
When will it be released?
The new Riot Client will start to roll out on September 20th, and all players should have access to the launcher by October 4th. Each game will have its own dedicated page that includes news, events, and more. To get a better idea of how the new launcher will look, you can watch this video from Riot.