As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Fashion is having its moment in the metaverse. A riot of luxury labels, music, and games are vying for attention in the virtual world. And as physical events and the entertainment industry that depends on them shuts down, virtual things have come to epitomize the popular culture of the pandemic. It’s creating an environment…

VCs see opportunities for gaming infrastructure startups and incumbents – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As the infrastructure for developing games becomes more advanced, studios have turned to buying best-in-class technology from others instead of building everything from scratch (often with inferior quality). This shift underpinned Unity’s rise as the most popular game engine. The current focus on games as ever-evolving social hubs that can remain popular for a…