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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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‘Fortnite’ players on iPhone still won’t get access to the new season, but a judge rules that Apple can’t block Epic Games from supporting its key software for game developers

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. Instead of going through Apple and Google, payments went directly to the “Fortnite” studio, Epic Games. In response, Apple and Google pulled “Fortnite” from […]
‘Fortnite’ players on iPhone still won’t get access to the new season, but a judge rules that Apple can’t block Epic Games from supporting its key software for game developers
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Microsoft just joined Epic Games’ fight against Apple, with an Xbox leader arguing that banning the ‘Fortnite’ maker would hurt gamers and video game creators

In mid August, the wildly popular game “Fortnite” got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass app store digital payment systems: Instead of going through Apple and Google, payments went directly to “Fortnite” creator Epic Games. Apple and Google subsequently pulled “Fortnite” from their digital […]
Microsoft just joined Epic Games’ fight against Apple, with an Xbox leader arguing that banning the ‘Fortnite’ maker would hurt gamers and video game creators
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Apple digs in on App Store battle with ‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games: ‘We won’t make an exception for Epic’

Last week, the wildly popular game “Fortnite” got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies’ digital payment systems. Instead of Apple and Google, payments went directly to the “Fortnite” studio, Epic Games. In response, Apple and Google pulled “Fortnite” from their digital storefronts […]
Apple digs in on App Store battle with ‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games: ‘We won’t make an exception for Epic’
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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
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The life and rise of Tim Sweeney, the billionaire CEO behind ‘Fortnite’ who’s now taking on Apple in a lawsuit that could have huge implications for the whole industry

Tim Sweeney is the CEO and founder of Epic Games, the company that brought the world “Fortnite.” Despite having a net worth just shy of $US10 billion, according to Bloomberg, Sweeney enjoys the simpler things in life like Diet Coke and fried chicken from Bojangles’. Read on to learn about […]
The life and rise of Tim Sweeney, the billionaire CEO behind ‘Fortnite’ who’s now taking on Apple in a lawsuit that could have huge implications for the whole industry
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The CEO behind ‘Fortnite’ says the entire video game industry is missing the ‘inevitable’ trend as the barriers between consoles and smartphones get obliterated

Tim Sweeney, the CEO ofEpic Games, tells Business Insider that the success of “Fortnite” shows that there’s no such thing as a “mobile gamer” or a “console gamer” anymore – there’s just gamers. That’s a big part of why the company this week launched Epic Online Services, which will let […]
The CEO behind ‘Fortnite’ says the entire video game industry is missing the ‘inevitable’ trend as the barriers between consoles and smartphones get obliterated
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The company behind the biggest game of 2017 is suing the company behind the biggest game of 2018 — here’s what’s going on

The company behind the biggest game in the world, “Fortnite,” is being taken to court by the studio responsible for the second-biggest game in the world, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” also known as “PUBG.” Stranger still: The two companies involved share a mutual investor, the Chinese holding company Tencent. Bluehole, the South […]
The company behind the biggest game of 2017 is suing the company behind the biggest game of 2018  —  here’s what’s going on