Whether you’re a video game fanatic or someone who simply enjoys a good bit of gaming, you’re going to enjoy what one Pittsburgh arcade did to help those staying home during the pandemic. LikeLike is a gallery that is focused on showcasing creative and weird indie games and they have recently swapped their physical space for a virtual world.
An At-home Arcade
LikeLike Online is what LikeLike refers to as “the tiniest MMORPG”. If you’re not too familiar with the video game terminology, MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. It is a multiplayer game that is played online where large numbers of people can play at the same time. These players aren’t just a handful, they can be thousands and even reach millions of players at one time.
The virtual arcade debuted last week and it remains open to the public. LikeLikeOnline is built using Bitsy game-making tools. It’s called “An Itsy Bitsy Crisis.” Rather than playing games in arcade cabinets and on real screens, players can click on the walls in order to find Bitsy projects based on themes of “catastrophes and rebirths” which can be played online.
The downside to these games is that you can’t watch other people play and share the experience or excitement an actual arcade makes possible. But not needing to wait in line to play has to be a major upside, too.
Keeping Up With the Normal Schedule
According to LikeLike, the virtual world will remain active for some time and there will be a new show that will start on May 1st which mirrors the gallery’s normal schedule. New shows come with new spaces. You have the opportunity to build your own gallery if you are up for the challenge since the project itself is open-source.
LikeLike made it easy for people to enjoy their time at home and easy to play arcade games without having to physically go to their gallery.
It’s no news that Elon Musk has the power to make things fail or succeed, often with a single tweet. But when that tweet grows into an entire SNL episode he hosts himself — the impact is infinitely greater. It was so great last week that it fueled a 40% rise in Dogecoin in just 24 hours.
Elon Musk and Dogecoin
Dogecoin is that meme-inspired token that has been the talk of the cryptocurrency town for months now. It has rapidly been growing by more than 11,000% this year, and Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live on May 8 contributed by an additional 30%. The spike is not only because of his tweets from earlier this year but also because of a sketch dedicated to explaining Dogecoin in a humorous and quirky way.
For Musk and Dogecoin, it all started back in February when the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla posted a series of tweets. Analysts suggest that’s what initially caused Dogecoin’s rise in value. One senior market analyst said that the reason Dogecoin is surging is due to the fact that cryptocurrency traders want to hop onto any buzz created by Elon Musk, and that includes his SNL appearance.
Dogecoin Thrives Due to Celebrity Endorsements
It’s not just Elon Musk who’s openly praised Dogecoin. To a large extent, the company owes its success to the numerous celebrity endorsements it gets from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, and Kiss bassist Gene Simmons. The token’s value has been reaching new heights each year since it all started as a joke back in 2013.
Market analysts say that Dogecoin’s model is where the real value is, as it reflects the modern meme-driven culture. When you’re able to form a community around an asset and utilize the value of memetics, you can create a long-term valuable currency, analysts say. It seems Elon Musk agrees!