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MMO Business Roundup: Apple’s Steam subpoena, CCP on the cheap, and Valheim’s 4M

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Welcome back to yet another MMO and MMO-adjacent business news roundup - it's the season for these shenanigans, you know. Valve and Apple: Remember earlier...

Apple attempts to draw Valve into its legal fight with Epic Games via a sales data subpoena

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If that headline reads like things in the Epic vs. Apple vs. Google case are getting messy, well, yes. Let's try to break this...
And the living is... you know what? No. Screw that song.

House financial services committee investigates Gamestonk as investors sue Reddit ‘agitator’

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As promised, the US House Financial Services Committee held its hearing on Gamestonk yesterday, and to read some of the coverage, you'd think the...

Epic Games lobbies for a North Dakota bill that would force Apple and Google to allow alternative payment systems

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Considering Epic Games' legal interest in seeing Apple and Google allow for alternative payment systems and app stores, this bit of news makes perfect...

Lawful Neutral: The bizarre corporate effort to buy RuneScape studio Jagex

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Would it really be a new year without Runescape developer Jagex being involved in some sort of weird corporate sale only to be blocked...

NCsoft Korea’s office literally turns away employees who have worked too many hours

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It's not too terribly often we get the opportunity to report on gaming companies doing the right thing by its employees (even if it...

World of Warships was reprimanded by advertising regulators over misleading lockbox promo

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We're 22 days into 2021 and we haven't had a gaming lootbox mess yet, but that ends today. As MMO Fallout first reported, the Cyprus...

EU fines Valve, ZeniMax, and other gaming companies almost $10M for antitrust geoblocking

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The EU is cracking down on multiple games companies this week, finding them in violation of market regulations. The European Commission announced today that companies...

Epic Games brings Fortnite complaint against Apple and Google to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal

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While understandably most of the attention in the Epic vs. Google and Apple legal scuffle has been focused on the suit being heard in...

Lawful Neutral: 2020 was the year that wasn’t for MMO legal news

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It seems surreal, but it is that time of the year again when we wax nostalgic about the year that was. Well, maybe this...

MMO Business Roundup: Twitch’s anti-hate policies, Cyberpunk’s concurrency, and the CASE Act

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Welcome back to our irregular roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Twitch: This week, Twitch introduced yet another round of policy changes in regard...

Epic is suing Apple in Australia over Fortnite as Apple halves its profit cut from indie devs

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You might think Epic Games' primary business is video games or video game engines, but as it turns out, it's fast becoming "filing lawsuits."...

iOS players may be able to play Fortnite after all thanks to Nvidia’s cloud gaming service

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As the ongoing "titans into tweens" legal slap fight between Epic and Apple wears on, players of Fortnite on iOS have been left twisting...
Celebration of whatever.

What’s going on with Epic Games’ lawsuit against Google?

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Ever since Epic Games took its festering feud with Apple to the courts back in August, lawsuit news has focused on that specific fight...

Judge enforces a Dutch government order for EA to remove FIFA lockboxes or face over $11M in fines

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This has been a long and drawn-out battle, so let us review: Back in 2017 when the outrage against lockboxes was at its highest...
why does this continue

Lawful Neutral: The Epic vs. Apple lawsuit – when titans are tweens

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The MassivelyOP Golden Yacht was anchored someplace off the coast of Maine when the first news about Epic suing Apple hit. We had sailed...
This is someone else's problem.

EU study recommends taking on lockboxes as a consumer issue rather than a gambling issue

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As much as the companies using them to make bank might want them to, the discussions around lockboxes are not going away. And a...

Lawful Neutral: No really, who owns Jagex and RuneScape?

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RuneScape is one of those games that always seems to fly under my radar. It's not intentional, and I don't have anything especially against...
This is someone else's problem.

English lawmakers may classify lockboxes as straight-up gambling

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Video game studios that feature lockboxes in their titles are sitting very uncomfortably this week as England decides whether or not to make their...

Cartoon Network successfully shut down FusionFall’s rogue servers

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Do you remember FusionFall? It was Cartoon Network's attempt at making its own kid-friendly MMO, operating between 2009 and 2013; we took a listen...

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