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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...

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...

City of Heroes rebuild project SEGS expects to have an alpha by the end of the year

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Back in the long long ago, before last year's City of Heroes revival, there was a group trying to bring back the game...

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,...

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...

The US government is now probing Epic and Riot in relation to Tencent’s data security

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Remember back in August when the Trump administration made noise about trying to ban WeChat and Tencent from transactions with folks in the...

Massively Overthinking: How to deal with cheater scum in MMORPGs

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I'm sure it was a random coincidence, but last week two different Star Wars Galaxies emulators posted about steps they were taking against...
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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...

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...

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...

Massively Uplifting: MMOs from LOTRO to ESO bring comfort, healing, camaraderie, and charity

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Summer may be ending, but good deeds and uplifting stories aren't! Throughout August we've been surrounded by stories of kindness, generosity, and goodness within...

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...

Path of Exile’s Heist expansion will launch on Mac with full crossplay

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What's better than getting a new Path of Exile league? If you are a Mac user, it's getting the game on your favored...

Path of Exile’s Heist expansion lets players infiltrate Rogue Harbor on September 18

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Are you tormented by the unrequited desire of executing a daring caper, perhaps pilfering a rare antique or infiltrating a secure vault, all because...
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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...

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...

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...

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