Spintop Network | April 26, 2022
Spintop Network has presented their state-of-the-art GameFi blockchain ecosystem, which offers developers, investors and gamers alike a streamlined game finance experience. Blockchain gaming has developed as an exciting utility within the digital ecosystem. That development, however, has been associated with basic problems in connectivity and interaction amongst stakeholders. Many popular gaming platforms have been unable to provide users with a broadly-encompassing environment on which to publicize, launch and invest in games, no less to discover, play, trade and earn with them. GameFi solves those problems by offering a complete and expansive ecosystem.With the developing global market for digital gaming, the community is watching this sector boom and benefit users financially. With so many opportunities, bringing interest groups together and cataloging those opportunities becomes key. Gamers can use the many features of the hub to both discover and profit. Spintop’s GameFi ecosystem provides gamers with the option of finding games across Gamepedia, trading tokens across Spindex, and sharing NFTs across the NFT Marketplace. It uses the tools of Web3 to offer a unique experience.
Gamers can find their preferred games across the Gamepedia, a community-driven gaming guide that provides greater ease in game selection. Following the selection of a game, the platform provides reviews and user guides that can help gamers play their game perfectly.
Spintop Network operates on the play-to-earn model, allowing gamers to earn across the blockchain. As this market has grown, many gaming platforms have been integrating this innovation in their systems for user utility. Spintop Network’s Guild Maker helps users set up their character with appropriate in-game tools and earn from playing games. The Guild Maker allows sponsors to create guilds, which are then capitalized on by scholars (gamers) who compete on their behalf. The rewards are then distributed among sponsors and scholars.
With considerable earning potential through playing, users can then manage their earnings across Spindex, the DeFi hub for gaming projects. Spindex would potentially offer services in staking, farming and trading coins across the platform to help users get more from their in-game earnings. This would soon see cross-platform operability through the SPIN token.
Spintop Network enhances user operability with its NFT marketplace. Users can buy, sell and rent their NFT assets and use their guild elements for their character. The potential for regulation of the assets across the marketplace would be extremely helpful in securing their value throughout the ecosystem.
The network also believes in supporting new blockchain projects in their growth. To make the growth consistent, Spintop Network has developed a GameFi Launcher and Incubator Program, SpinStarter. It would also offer users the opportunity to invest in developing blockchain projects and, thus, become a part of digital excellence across the network.
Spintop Network’s GameFi ecosystem is a project that is revolutionary for developers, investors and gamers. With a complete set of tools under its belt, Spintop is working on improving the GameFi and blockchain ecosystem. To do that, Spintop is currently working on partnerships and collaborations. It has recently announced its partnership with BetU Ecosystem, it comprises of 3 interrelated platforms: BetU Verse - A licensed metaverse resort and casino, EarnU - Play-to-earn sports & esports prediction game, and BetU - A sports, esports, & crypto betting platform. Spintop has also successfully configured its second IDO, Creo Engine, a GameFi platform. Another partnership worth noting is with Altura NFT, where both parties will be working together to implement smart NFTs and guilds into each other's ecosystems. These advancements show their consistent approach in benefitting the digital community.
About Spintop Network:
Spintop Network is a GameFi ecosystem that provides users with the opportunity to play, earn, trade and discover in the blockchain gaming system. It combines diverse elements to appeal to developers, investors and gamers alike. With a belief in benefitting the digital community through consistent development, Spintop Network is working on integrating a play-to-earn mechanism with a DeFi hub, NFT marketplace and Incubator program.
Nikon | April 07, 2022
B&H is excited to announce the Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens. This super-telephoto prime is Nikon’s longest lens for its Z-mount mirrorless system and features a unique design that includes a Phase Fresnel element to dramatically cut the overall weight and size.
With such a long focal length, this lens is ideal for birding, wildlife, and sports subjects—instances where you need to get close to the action or isolate subjects from a distance. Compared to the previous Nikon 800mm f/5.6 lens, for F-mount SLR cameras, this updated Z-mount version has a revised optical design that includes a PF element to reduce the overall weight by 50% and the length by 16%, making for a super-tele prime that can feasibly be used handheld.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens
Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
Aperture Range: f/6.3 to f/32
PF Element, 50% Weight Reduction
SR and ED Elements
Nano Crystal Coat
Multi-Focus Stepping Motor AF System
Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
Customizable Fn and Memory Set Buttons
Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
Rotating Tripod Collar
The PF element also contributes to a marked reduction of various abnormalities and is combined with extra-low dispersion (ED) and short-wave refractive (SR) elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for high clarity and color accuracy. A Nano Crystal Coat further improves on contrast by helping to suppress flare and ghosting for improved color accuracy in bright and backlit conditions.
As a lens intended to be used on fast-shooting flagship cameras, like the Nikon Z9, this 800mm incorporates an advanced multi-focus system that uses stepping motors for quick, quiet, and responsive autofocus performance. Also, contributing to the idea of handheld use of the lens, a robust 5 stop-effective Vibration Reduction system helps curb the effects of camera shake and is compatible with Synchro VR, for 5.5 stops of image stabilization, when used on select Z cameras.
In terms of build quality, the lens has a weather-sealed design with rubber gaskets to prevent the ingress of dust and moisture. Fluorine coatings are also featured on the exposed elements to repel dust and markings and make the elements easier to clean. The handling is intuitive, akin to the Z 400mm f/2.8, with a variety of dials, Fn buttons, a focus limiter switch, and a memory set button for easily adjusting settings without needing to take your eye away from the viewfinder. The lens has a well-balanced design for stable panning when shooting atop a tripod or monopod using the rotating tripod mount and it is also compatible with the optional Z Teleconverters TC-1.4x and 2x to further extend the lens’s reach.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens: All the Reach, Half the Weight
Nikon Z 800mm F6.3 VR S Lens First Look
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Anzu.io | July 14, 2020
Anzu, a leading provider of in-game advertising, recently announced that it is expanding its cooperation with independent game developer Axis Games. After successfully integrating the ad platform solution into Axis Game’s mobile version of Axis Football League, the expansion will bring Anzu’s blended in-game ads to a growing set of Axis Football gaming titles on PC and console devices.
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IMDb & Amazon Fire Tv | May 09, 2022
Introducing the new IMDb What to Watch app - a series of fun, interactive mini-games to help families, friends, or those playing individually discover and decide what to watch. Launching exclusively on Amazon Fire TV in the U.S., players will receive customized movie and TV series recommendations across multiple streaming services tailored to their current moods and interests. This personalized experience lets fans spend less time searching for titles and debating what to stream, and more time viewing the next movie or series they’ll love! Learn more at www.imdb.com/tv (Photo credit: IMDb)-IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities, today announced the launch of a free IMDb What to Watch app for Fire TV.
The new app offers a series of fun, interactive mini-games to help families, friends, or those playing individually discover and decide what to watch. Available exclusively to Fire TV customers in the U.S., players will receive customized movie and TV series recommendations across multiple streaming services tailored to their current moods and interests.With so much content to choose from and so many places to view it, the new IMDb What to Watch app is designed to solve the common customer problem of scrolling through a daunting array of titles when trying to decide what to stream with friends, as a family, or on their own. This fun, interactive, and personalized experience enables customers to spend less time searching for titles and debating what to watch, and more time viewing the next movie or series they’ll love. To get started today, Fire TV customers can download the IMDb What to Watch app on Fire TV, or to open with Alexa, just ask, “Alexa, open IMDb What to Watch app.”
“Hundreds of millions of customers rely on IMDb when deciding what and where to watch, The new IMDb What to Watch app for Fire TV makes it easy, fun, and fast for customers to discover trending titles and hidden gems, find the perfect movie or TV series to fit any mood, and get the most out of their streaming services on Fire TV.”
-Nikki Santoro, IMDb chief operating officer.
Entertainment on Fire TV is all about discovering new shows and movies, connecting customers to content quickly, and being delighted by the experience,” said Charlotte Maines, director of Fire TV. “With the launch of the IMDb What to Watch app, we’re delivering customers a fun and engaging way to discover what’s next on movie night.
Using proprietary and authoritative IMDb data, the IMDb What to Watch app offers a selection of fun and simple interactive games which help determine the current interests and moods of those playing, whether they are settling in for family movie night or watching solo. After each game, the app suggests a selection of movie and/or series picks with key details for each title, including genre, trailer, and plot summary. For those looking for input from other entertainment fans, recommended titles also display IMDb user ratings for movies and TV shows, which help customers make informed viewing decisions. By enabling the “Your Services” feature, users can customize their app settings to prioritize titles available from their preferred streaming services. Every pick also displays the runtime, so viewers can plan their couch time accordingly. Once a viewing decision has been made, customers will be shown where they can stream the title, and can then start watching with just one click on their Fire TV Alexa voice remote.
The following games are available to play now on the IMDb What to Watch app, via the Fire TV Alexa voice remote:
Quick Draw: For players who enjoy the element of chance, virtual “playing cards” shuffle through movie and series options, revealing a trio of picks in seconds. Players can click “deal cards” for a fresh set of picks.
Watch Challenge: Players are invited to watch, rate, and collect digital stamps as they view curated IMDb lists of titles, including the IMDb Top 250 movies list, award-winning titles, and popular franchises. Themed lists will be updated frequently.
This or That: Players will answer a series of simple “This or That?” questions to find the perfect movie or TV series to suit their mood, whether they are seeking an epic romance, a G-rated family title, a supernatural horror film, or a slapstick comedy. Players can refresh choices, including desired viewing time, before their picks are revealed.
IMDb will continue to launch new games on the IMDb What to Watch app, including Build-a-Cast and Time Machine. Learn more at www.imdb.com/tv.
The IMDb What to Watch app is available now to download for free from the Fire TV Appstore. Users who sign into their IMDb accounts on the IMDb What to Watch app will receive updates on new features and games, can sync their personal ratings across IMDb and the IMDb What to Watch app, and more. Customers can also learn more about how to use the IMDb What to Watch app on Fire TV here.
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