A NFT fan who was previously active on GameStop''s NFT platform has been caught selling games they didn''t make and had no authority to sell.
The "interactive NFTs" of the NiFTy Arcade collection were being minted and sold without the creators'' permission, "much less any arrangement for the creators to share in any crypto profits," according to Ars Technica.
GameStop has since confirmed that the founder of NiFTy Arcade has been suspended, but Ars says he is still "holding onto the tens of thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency he made by selling those NFTs before the suspension." Furthermore, the unlicensed games are still accessible from GameStop''''s servers.
"If people look for value in these NFTs, that''s a bonus, but my goal is to develop and showcase games that are compatible with both NFT marketplaces and in NFT wallets," NiFTy Arcade''s creator reportedly told Ars. "Should someone enjoy playing the game directly from their wallet or their own profile page on the marketplace without having to navigate to mine, then they''re welcome to buy a copy."
Ello claims that the games were originally created from "open-source game repositories approved for commercial use" and that one of the games, Galatic Wars, had an "unlicensed" tag, but Ars was able to discover that Worm Nom''s license, for example, prohibited commercial use. Ello has since confirmed that they "never sought the necessary permission from the original creators before selling them."
"If you want to profit from my work, this person did not contact me to ask me anything. He just took my game and sold it," Borja "Volcano Bytes" de Tena told Ars. "If you want to profit from my work, I think you should at least ask."
"It''s my personal project... something I do mostly for love, my income isn''t that of a real business," de Tena said. "It''s my personal project, but that''s what I get from my experience," said de Tena. "It''s something I do primarily for love, and my value isn''t that of a real corporation. But that''s my work, and [it] shouldn''t be exploited by anyone without my permission."
Ello claims that his account on the GameStop NFT storefront has been suspended "until [they] have the IP problems related to my initial collection." GameStop has not responded to requests for information.
Early footage of Deadrop has hit the internet, giving us a look at the project funded by controversial streamer Guy Beahm, also known as Dr Disrespect.
Fans of Beahm have given the footage a mixed reception, mainly after the project was encased up by the streamer and compared to Call of Duty. In June, a widely-shared remark by Beahm stated that Deadrop "blows out anything from the COD engine."
What we''re seeing is a look at Deadrop as it stands today for those who paid $50 for a Founders Access Pass (yes, that''s the one which includes a procedurally-generated NFT for your character avatar).