GameStop’s NFT marketplace sold stolen indie games

Sclerotic Funko Pop retailer GameStop continues its ill-advised turn of the NFT marketplace despite a string of embarrassments. Less than two weeks after news broke that the agency was hosting an NFT “adjustment” of a famous 9/11 victim image (opens in new tab) fall to their deaths, a report from Ars Technica (opens in new tab) has revealed that the GameStop NFT marketplace has enabled the sale of unauthorized NFT copies of indie games.

An individual named Nathan Ello released the NiFTy Arcade collection on GameStop’s marketplace, earning 8.4 ETH (about $14,000) in initial sales. Ello definitely did not have permission to use at least two of these games in his project, and it appears, but is not entirely certain, that he did not have permission to use three more games in the NiFTy Arcade. In addition, Ello was not licensed to use the PICO-8 engine used in all five of those games.

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