What Happens if Epic Wins their Legal Battle?

In prior coverage of the ongoing Apple/Epic legal conflict, I’ve come under the accusation of providing biased coverage in favor of Apple over Epic Games. The idea governing this notion appears to be that because Apple is a much worse company than Epic Games, coverage should thus favor Epic over Apple by edict of popular consensus. With the issue again appearing in the news, what better time to discuss how this is patently insane.
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Editorial: Epic Wins Their Temporary Restraining Order Rendering the Courts the New Central Planners

Buckle in and sit down, for it is time for a lesson in liberty. This has become a necessity to remedy an ongoing misconception that continues to permeate our comment section from our more vocal critics. These critics have alleged in my coverage of the Apple/Epic lawsuit that I have defended Apple against Epic. In doing so, I have unveiled some unsavory nature to my character. Continue reading “Editorial: Epic Wins Their Temporary Restraining Order Rendering the Courts the New Central Planners”

What Epic Hopes to Achieve With Their Lawsuit Will End The Game Industry As We Know It

Not gold, nor power or privilege, did it cost Epic to convince consumers to work against their better interest. All it cost them was offering a 20% discount when giving them money, and people were hailing them as the conquering hero. Here at long last to vanquish the evil multi-billion dollar conglomerate who had the audacity to charge the industry standard 30% rate. Continue reading “What Epic Hopes to Achieve With Their Lawsuit Will End The Game Industry As We Know It”

Tim Sweeney Misportrays Apple’s Statements

At present, Tim Sweeney is attempting to mislead his audience regarding discoveries that Epic requested a special exemption from Apple’s terms of service, as to allow them to implement their separate payment system. In line with his current persona of the champion of the little guy, he is claiming Apple is attempting to mislead people and that they asked for exceptions for everyone. Continue reading “Tim Sweeney Misportrays Apple’s Statements”

Apple Issues a Rebuttal To Epics Temporary Restraining Order

Earlier this week, Epic Games filed for a temporary restraining order to prevent Apple from removing Fortnite from the App Store and prevent the company from terminating their developer’s account along with access to developer tools the company needs to develop the Unreal Engine for iOS. On Friday, Apple’s legal team filed their counter-motion for the dismissal of the motion for the temporary restraining order. Continue reading “Apple Issues a Rebuttal To Epics Temporary Restraining Order”

Apple Terminates Epic Games Development Account

As previously reported, Apple and Epic are currently engaged in a legal battle over ownership and control of private ecosystems. Wherein Apple maintains they have a right to control their private ecosystem, whereas Epic is alleging permitting them to do so is a violation of the Sherman Act. Continue reading “Apple Terminates Epic Games Development Account”

Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store Due To Epic Trying To Circumvent 30% Distribution Fees

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Every major digital distributor out there takes a 30% distribution fee. It’s how the business has been running for years. It’s how it operates at Google, on Steam, and iTunes. Whichever way it goes, you’re paying someone 30% to host or deliver your product. Well, Epic Games has decided that they don’t want to pay those fees anymore by restricting payments to being direct between them and the consumer, and Apple isn’t having any of it so they decided to remove Fortnite from the iTunes App Store. Continue reading “Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store Due To Epic Trying To Circumvent 30% Distribution Fees”

Sony Acquires 1.4 Percent Stake In Epic Games

In recent news, Sony has successfully acquired a $250 million or 1.4% stake in Epic Games — a company that’s now best known for Fortnite and the Unreal Engine. It is said that Epic Games will still be able to work with other developers and platforms moving forward. Continue reading “Sony Acquires 1.4 Percent Stake In Epic Games”

Friends of Journalism Poll Fails Epically With Most People Preferring White Nationalism to Epic Games

In 1965 Theodore H. White penned what would become one of Napoleon’s greatest quotes: Never interfere with the enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself. Right now is a pivotal moment in American history whose outcome will determine the fate not just of the nation, but western culture as a whole. Far be it for me to spoil their mistake then, but a certain degree of pointing and laughing is called for. Continue reading “Friends of Journalism Poll Fails Epically With Most People Preferring White Nationalism to Epic Games”

PS5 Still Slated For Q4 2020, While Epic Reveals Unreal Engine 5 With PS5 Demo

Sony is still on track to release its next-gen console, better known as the PS5, sometime in Q4 2020. This means that the current pandemic will not push the PS4 successor past its original release window. Additionally, Epic Games has partnered up with Sony to reveal the next step in Unreal Engine’s evolution via a PS5 test demo, which shows off the new perks of Unreal Engine 5. Continue reading “PS5 Still Slated For Q4 2020, While Epic Reveals Unreal Engine 5 With PS5 Demo”

Epic Games And Bad Robot Games Release Spyjinx iOS Beta In Malaysia

What happens when you take Epic Games, Tencent, and J.J. Abrams and his new company (Bad Robot Games) and force them to work together? Well, you get a woke mobile game that takes five years to reach beta named Spyjinx. Oh, and it’s worth mentioning that this beta is only available for people in Malaysia using specific Apple devices. Continue reading “Epic Games And Bad Robot Games Release Spyjinx iOS Beta In Malaysia”

Epic Games Acquires Cubic Motion, Company Behind God Of War’s Facial Animation Tech

It looks like Tim Sweeney’s Epic Games has turned up in the news once again. This time, the company has managed to snag Cubic Motion, the company behind facial animations like in Sony and Santa Monica Studio’s soy edition of God of War and other well known triple-A games. Continue reading “Epic Games Acquires Cubic Motion, Company Behind God Of War’s Facial Animation Tech”

Tim Sweeney Rants On Loot-Boxes And Politics, Says Tech Giants Are Violating Gamer Rights

This isn’t “Jim Cornette shoots on the wrestling world,” this is “Tim Sweeney rants on the tech industry.” Yes, the controversial man that often says things that lands him in hot water took the opportunity at the 2020 DICE Summit event in Las Vegas to rant on loot-boxes, politics in gaming, And tech giants violating gamer rights. Continue reading “Tim Sweeney Rants On Loot-Boxes And Politics, Says Tech Giants Are Violating Gamer Rights”