Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Mediocre Man Has Mediocre Idea

Well, sir, there's nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car monorail.
--The Simpsons

What amazes me about Peter Molyneux isn't that he's back with some stupid ass idea, and of course it involves NFT's. 

What amazes me is that, in the end, Peter Molyneux is mediocre. He's been as mediocre for as long as anyone can remember, really. It's like trotting out the corpse of some NFL quarterback to be a backup for his ninth team: there's no question that he's the answer to.

Just look at this promotional word salad:
On Saturday in Las Vegas, Molyneux announced a partnership with cryptocurrency gaming platform Gala Games. Gala and Molyneux’s development company 22Cans will work together to launch Legacy, a management game that Molyneux first announced in 2019. As explained in a blog post, Legacy will incorporate a new digital currency called LegacyCoin (on the Ethereum blockchain) and players will join the game by buying a non-fungible token, or NFT, called “Land.” Once they join, they can form a business in the game, build a town around that business, and compete or cooperate with other players to increase their LegacyCoin funds. It’s supposed to sit in the same broad “play to earn” genre as the better-known Axie Infinity but with the kinds of moral choices and management systems for which Molyneux is known.

He's turned into that kid in high school who was so desperate to be popular that he copied every style and trend. That kid was never cool, though, and neither is Molyneux. 

Some people will make money from this, because some people always make money (including, of course, him), and then it will collapse and he'll blame timing or something else entirely out of his control. 

He's never responsible, because he's Peter Molyneux.

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