Zilliqa teases Web3 gaming console, Funko teams up with Warner Bros. and more

Blockchain company Zilliqa is launching a Web3-focused console with a cryptocurrency wallet and mining capabilities, along with featuring gaming titles from the company.

On Friday, prototype images were released showing an array of ports including HDMI, ethernet and USB connections, although full hardware specifications and the price of the unit remain guarded. The console itself looks similar to something from Xbox but has two green panels on the top.

The #Zilliqa gaming console seems to be taking a page form the OG Xbox playbook by putting letter into the hardware design.$ZIL #web3 #playtoearn pic.twitter.com/mln1kiUrwD

— ChaseRaz (@ChaseRaz) September 22, 2022

Zilliqa has said the console is geared toward user-friendliness and similar to conventional gaming titles will incentivize users to complete gaming missions, quests and tasks to mine its native token ZIL as a reward.

Beta testing on the console starts in October, with units expected to be available for pre-order in the first quarter of 2023. Zilliqa is a layer-1 blockchain designed for creating smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), it has 15 gaming projects, according to its website.

In July, Web3 gaming startup Polium announced its similar console, Polium One, supporting gaming nonfungible tokens (NFT) across eight blockchains, although the Polium One isn’t set for release until Q3 2024.

Funko and Warner Bros. collab on Walmart exclusive NFTs

Pop culture brand Funko has partnered with entertainment company Warner Bros. to offer bundled physical and NFT collectibles exclusively through American retail giant Walmart.

The bundle includes a physical comic book cover and Funko figurine for DC Comics The Brave and the Bold, known among fans for introducing the concept of the popular Justice League superhero team, along with a matching Funko Digital Pop! NFT.

Funko’s Brave and the Bold physical bundle.

The collection is limited to 30,000 units and will debut during Walmart’s Collector Con in October, the NFTs will be minted on the WAX…

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