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Fortnite Boss Slams Billionaire Tax He Doesn’t Seem To Fully Understand

Surprise, surprise, Epic Games founder, Tim Sweeney, is not a fan of the new billionaire tax being proposed in Congress at the moment. The CEO of the company, which prints money thanks to Fortnite, said the tax would possibly “end founder control” of Epic Games, calling into question whether he even knows what the…Read more… […]

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Epic Games Store Will ‘Welcome’ NFT Games After Steam Bans Them

Epic Games and its CEO Tim Sweeney are open to letting games that use blockchain technology and NFTs onto its PC store, even as NFTs continue to be criticized for being a giant, planet-burning scam filled with grifters. This follows Valve’s decision to remove and ban all games that utilize NFTs and blockchain…Read more… Continue […]

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Good Riddance: Steam Bans Games That Feature Crypto And NFTs

Damn. Good Guy Steam is (sort of) back. The developer of an upcoming NFT-based PC game revealed in a tweet that Steam is no longer allowing games built on blockchain technology or that “issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs.” Indeed, Valve’s onboarding rules page now says exactly that. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Good Riddance: Steam Bans Games That Feature Crypto And NFTs

Damn. Good Guy Steam is (sort of) back. The developer of an upcoming NFT-based PC game revealed in a tweet that Steam is no longer allowing games built on blockchain technology or that “issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs.” Indeed, Valve’s onboarding rules page now says exactly that. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Epic Confirms Massive L: Fortnite Not Returning To Apple Any Time Soon

Today, Tim Sweeney confirmed on Twitter just how massive of an “L” Epic took in its recent trial against Apple. Apple has effectively “blacklisted” Fortnite from all Apple products until the legal clash between the two massive corporations reaches its conclusion, which could take as long as five years. (It’s even…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Epic Wins Big Fortnite Lawsuit Against Apple

Today a U.S. District Court judge ruled in Epic Games’ favor in its lawsuit against Apple. As a result, Apple can no longer dictate that purchases made in apps on its own devices go through the App Store. Apple had previously collected 30% of the revenue for purchases made in Epic Games’ Fortnite.Read more… Continue […]

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Somehow, Martin Luther King In Fortnite Is Not A Joke

In a shocking and logic-defying twist, Epic Games put an interactive Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights museum in Fortnite. It seems like a well-intentioned effort to spread awareness of Dr. King’s legacy and racial injustice and I also cannot think of a worse place for it to be rolled out than Epic’s metaverse…Read more… […]

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Everything That’s Happening In The Apple vs Epic Case

The big court case between Apple and Epic is one of the most important legal showdowns in the history of video games. It’s also throwing up a ton of very funny and interesting looks at how these billion-dollar companies do business behind the scenes.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Apple Tries Really Hard To Get Epic To Admit There’s Porn On Its Store

Is there porn on the Epic Games Store? Seems like a pretty easy “yes” or “no” question. Today, however, the ongoing, increasingly contentious Epic v. Apple court case showed us that actually it’s possible to have a nearly 10-minute argument about it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Please Enjoy Epic’s Tim Sweeney Apologising Profusely To Ubisoft For Screwing Up

While the documents and emails being released as part of the Epic v Apple case are often important and full of detailed information, I am very much enjoying the ones—like this—where billionaire executives are forced into embarrassing apologies when their company fucks up.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Apple’s Tim Cook On Epic’s Tim Sweeney: I Do Not Know This Man

Another day, another collection of very funny and insightful documents being released as part of the Apple vs Epic lawsuit. For tonight we have a 2015 email from Epic’s Tim Sweeney to Apple CEO Tim Cook, where one executive issues an impassioned plea for marketplace reform, and the other says “who is this man”.Read more… […]

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Apple’s Tim Cook On Epic’s Tim Sweeney: I Do Not Know This Man

Another day, another collection of very funny and insightful documents being released as part of the Apple vs Epic lawsuit. For tonight we have a 2015 email from Epic’s Tim Sweeney to Apple CEO Tim Cook, where one executive issues an impassioned plea for marketplace reform, and the other says “who is this man”. Read […]

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Epic Tried To Convince Xbox To Make Multiplayer Free Alongside Apple Fight

An email between Epic CEO Tim Sweeney and Xbox head Phil Spencer, made public today as part of the ongoing Epic versus Apple trial, shows Sweeney trying to entice Spencer to take “free-to-play” multiplayer out from behind the Xbox Live paywall to coincide with Epic’s war against the App Store.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Tim Sweeney, Video Game Billionaire, Was Asked In Court If He Could Point Out A PlayStation 5

You know how in courtroom dramas an attorney will ask someone if they can point out a vital piece of evidence and they slowly raise a finger before saying “this one…it was exhibit B”? In a Very Funny Thing that happened earlier today, Epic boss Tim Sweeney was asked to do just that, only for […]

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Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Is Very Excited About The Epic Games Store Losing A Ton Of Money

Epic is going to lose at least $330 million as a result of all those Epic Game Store exclusives and free games. But on Twitter, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney considers this an investment and seems surprisingly excited about losing hundreds of millions of dollars.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Epic Games Buys Fall Guys Studio

Epic Games has bought Mediatonic, maker of last year’s hit battle royale, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, the company announced today.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Apple Court Filing Says Epic Asked For Special Deal Before All This Nonsense Started

When we last left the legal battle between Epic Games and Apple, the game maker had requested the court prevent Apple from removing its games and dev tool access from the App Store. Today, Apple fired back in a filing opposing the request, producing an email dated June 30 from Epic CEO Tim Sweeney asking […]

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Apple Court Filing Says Epic Asked For Special Deal Before All This Nonsense Started

When we last left the legal battle between Epic Games and Apple, the game maker had requested the court prevent Apple from removing its games and dev tool access from the App Store. Today, Apple fired back in a filing opposing the request, producing an email dated June 30 from Epic CEO Tim Sweeney asking […]

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