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LimeWire Launches Nostalgic Browser Game With Crypto Rewards

The legendary file-sharing service has been resurrected as a browser-based game where players download virtual files and try to avoid viruses.

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LimeWire, the early 2000s peer-to-peer file-sharing service, reinvented itself last year as a creator membership platform and NFT marketplace with a Patreon-style paywall feature. Since its relaunch, LimeWire has experienced trading volumes of over $1 million, with a waiting list of 3 million users and 20,000 active creators.

Now, in a flurry of nostalgia, LimeWire’s original music-sharing app has been resurrected in Web3 format as a unique music-downloading game.

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The browser-based game simulates an old Windows desktop with LimeWire software running. Players must enter an email address to play, and gameplay involves users pretending to search for music and movies to download, while avoiding viruses.

“Our approach in tapping into nostalgia to promote the new LimeWire was a conscious decision to acknowledge and celebrate our roots. The nostalgic connection not only resonates with those familiar with LimeWire in its early days but also introduces the younger generation to the rich history of LimeWire as we venture into the Web3 landscape,” says Julian Zehetmayr, LimeWire Co-CEO.

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The game allows players to search for any musician, song, or movie popular in the early 2000s. When selected for a “download”, 10 points will be awarded. The simulation will continue until the timer runs out or a player accidentally unearths “a virus”.

It’s worth pointing out that we’re talking about a game here, so no illegal files or viruses are actually downloaded!

The LimeWire game will be available for one month, ending on May 15th. Players with the highest recorded scores will earn crypto rewards in the form of 150,000 LMWR (worth $30,000) — LimeWire’s upcoming ERC-20 token to be released next month.

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Hamad International Wins 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards

The Qatar airport also won “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time, and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the 10th year.

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Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, has once again won the “World’s Best Airport” title at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The award ceremony, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, also saw Hamad clinch the accolade of “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time in a row and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for an impressive 10th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who played a key role in the airport’s development over the past decade, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world. It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience”.

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Al-Meer emphasized the importance of understanding changing travel trends and the needs of modern air passengers: “At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We have introduced a diverse range of experiences at the airport, including Souq Al Matar, which brings Qatari hospitality and culture closer to travelers, “Orchard”, the ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation between flights, and an array of high-end lounges”.

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Hamad International Airport saw a massive 31% surge in passenger traffic during 2023, with the transport hub now serving over 45 million passengers annually. The airport is now home to prestigious airlines, including Vistara, Iberia, Xiamen Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Japan Airlines, serving 250+ destinations for passenger and cargo flights.

The uptick in traffic is no doubt due to the completion of the first phase of an extensive expansion project. Hamad’s management intends to radically update the airport’s facilities over the coming years in a bid to create the “airport of the future”. The expansion features a unique and calming environment of lush greenery and several contemporary dining and shopping concepts among the already well-equipped leisure facilities.

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