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Epic Games and Apple both ask to have their case be heard by the judge, not a jury

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It appears that both Apple and Epic Games have finally found at least one piece of common ground. Earlier in the week, we reported...

Epic/Apple lawsuit proceeds to trial by jury as early as July 2021, Fortnite still barred on iOS

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It looks like the ongoing legal tussle between Epic Games and Apple over Fortnite and the 30% App Store cut will be moving to...

MMO Business Roundup: FarmVille’s sunset, Netmarble’s acquisitions, Intrepid hiring, WoW esports, PUBG India

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Welcome back to another roundup of gaming industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO adjacent-titles. PUBG India: Earlier this month, we covered how PUBG Corp....
Tumble

SuperData August 2020: Fall Guys dethroned League of Legends, pushed WoW to its lowest rank in over a year

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SuperData's August global revenue report for the games industry has more than a few eyebrow-raisers this week. On the PC side of things, World...

Epic ends support for Fortnite: Save the World on Mac because Apple won’t sign patch updates

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The saga of Epic and Apple's legal spat has once more applied a ripple effect to players, this time to Fortnite's PvE mode Save...
Blaaaah

Apple argues Epic’s lawsuit is ‘part of a marketing campaign’ to ‘reinvigorate interest in Fortnite’

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The Epic/Apple legal drama continues as this week Apple's filed its response to Epic's request to force Fortnite back on the Appstore, and you...
why does this continue

Tim Sweeney insists Epic Games’ legal battle is meant to stop a monopoly

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In an interview with NPR, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is continuing to explain that the motivation for his company's legal battle with Google...

Apple reverses its decision to block ‘Sign In with Apple’ functionality for Fortnite after Apple user blowback

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As the battle between Epic Games and Apple continues to wear on, the effects for the players continues to be felt in small waves....

Apple’s new countersuit decries Epic’s ‘subterfuge’ and ‘brazen’ rule-breaking with Fortnite ‘Trojan horse’

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Another day, another pile of paper filed in the Epic Games v. Apple Inc. lawsuit. The latest is actually a counter-suit pressed by Apple...

Google seeks to dismiss Epic’s lawsuit as Epic talks up the Fortnite ‘Metaverse’

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While much of the focus of the Epic lawsuit coverage has been on Apple, which was certainly helped along by that 1984 parody ad...

Kids MMO developer Age of Learning must pay the FTC $10M to settle ‘dark patterns’ complaint

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The US Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on the purveyor of kids game ABCMouse this week, having alleged that the company "made misrepresentations...
DULL SURPRISE

Apple officially terminates Epic’s dev account, cutting Fortnite iOS and Mac players from future updates

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This past Friday, Apple made good on its threat to terminate Epic Games' developer accounts on iOS and Mac, which now effectively cuts off...

MMO Business Roundup: Fortnite iOS’s lost parity, Halo Infinite’s debunked rumors, Funcom’s movie

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent (mostly adjacent today) industry news. Fortnite iOS players who don't read the news are in...

Epic secures early win against Apple for Unreal Engine, but Fortnite remains barred

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If we're keeping score, and really that would be unnecessary since the courts are doing that for us, we're currently at Epic 1, Apple...

Microsoft general manager says Apple’s block of Unreal Engine ‘will harm game creators and gamers’

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The ongoing kaiju-sized hand-slapping fight between Epic Games and Apple isn't just about two massive corporations having a hissy fit over money; it's tangentially...
why does this continue

Epic-Apple lawsuit filings reveal Epic’s pre-suit efforts at securing competing payment options

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The upcoming legal clash between Apple and Epic Games has mostly featured a competition by Epic to secure mind share, painting the company in...
Evil vs. Evil

Epic’s new #FreeFortnite Cup promo is another cynical dig on Apple

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If you thought Epic Games was being childish or cynical in its attempts to rile up the video game faithful over its otherwise perfectly...
This turned out super great here, guys.

Chronicles of Elyria fans have filed the pre-litigation paperwork necessary to sue Soulbound Studios

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If you were one of the people who really believed in the goals that Chronicles of Elyria's development team advocated and were hopeful to...

MMO Business Roundup: Gamers have launched a new class action gambling lawsuit against EA

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and online games industry news. There's a new class action in town, and EA is the target. Plaintiff...

Apple’s retaliatory measures against Epic Games threaten Unreal Engine, not just Fortnite

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As we've been covering, Epic Games is suing Apple and Google for "unfair and anti-competitive actions" as to their payment markets, over which Apple...

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