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The Department of the Treasury is reportedly looking into the American companies behind ‘Fortnite’ and ‘League of Legends’ over their ties to Chinese tech titan Tencent

The wildly popular smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat will be banned in the US starting on September 20, the US government announced on Friday morning. CFIUS, the same Treasury group that initated those investigations, is now looking into “Fortnite” maker Epic Games and “League of Legends” maker Riot Games due […]
The Department of the Treasury is reportedly looking into the American companies behind ‘Fortnite’ and ‘League of Legends’ over their ties to Chinese tech titan Tencent
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Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and ‘Fortnite’ is in the middle of it. Here’s how Apple found itself in Epic’s crosshairs.

On August 13, the wildly popular game “Fortnite” got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies’ digital payment systems and pay Epic Games directly. In response, Apple and Google pulled “Fortnite” from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service violation […]
Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and ‘Fortnite’ is in the middle of it. Here’s how Apple found itself in Epic’s crosshairs.
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Before Apple yanked ‘Fortnite’ from the App Store, Epic asked Apple to put its own digital game store on iPhones and iPads

In mid-August, the wildly popular game “Fortnite” got an update that allowed players to submit payments directly to Epic Games, rather than go through app stores’ payment systems on Apple and Android. Apple and Google subsequently pulled “Fortnite” from their digital storefronts, citing the update as a terms-of-service violation, and […]
Before Apple yanked ‘Fortnite’ from the App Store, Epic asked Apple to put its own digital game store on iPhones and iPads
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The billion-dollar gaming powerhouse behind ‘Fortnite’ is taking on Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo with a new publishing division

The North Carolina-based gaming powerhouse behind “Fortnite” is launching a huge new venture. Epic Games Publishing is a new initiative the company announced on Thursday morning: “A new multiplatform publishing effort with a developer-first approach,” the company said in the announcement. The move puts Epic Games in direct competition with […]
The billion-dollar gaming powerhouse behind ‘Fortnite’ is taking on Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo with a new publishing division