In response to Epic Games motion to force Fortnite back on the App Store, Apple says “Epic started a fire, and poured gasoline on it.”
On Friday, Epic Games filed a motion in an attempt to force Fortnite back on the App Store. Apple has now fired back with its own lawsuit.
German regulators are following Apple’s row with Fortnite-maker Epic Games “with great interest, according to the country’s antitrust chief.
Ridley Scott was left underwhelmed but Epic Games’ mocking use of his famous ‘1984’ Superbowl ad to attack Apple in the row over Fortnite.
Epic Games has continued its PR campaign against Apple, emailing Fortnite players blaming the company for updates no longer being available.
Lawyer Richard Hoeg made a YouTube playlist that covers the Epic v. Apple case. Each video explains the case for viewers and offers his perspective on it. It’s a great playlist to check out for commentary, especially if you want something more than the boring legal PDFs I’ve been sharing at The Mac Observer.
Judge Rogers ruled that Apple can’t restrict Unreal Engine on its platforms, but doesn’t have to bring Fortnite back to the App Store.
In a legal filing on Friday, emails show that Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney asked Apple for a “side letter” for special treatment.
Epic Games has filed a restraining order against Apple after the latter warned that it would terminate Epic’s developer accounts.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security (read: Facebook) news, Apple Card id protection, and Fortnite. Extended edition brought to you by intellectual laziness.
Epic Games announced that it filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of anti-competitive practices.
Apple has removed popular game Fortnite from the App Store, hours after the company circumvented Apple’s payment system.
Called “The End,” the Season X finale for the world’s most popular game ended with the island that plays host to the game being sucked into a black hole.
If you didn’t know that Fortnite World Cup Finals was a thing, don’t worry because I didn’t either. But if you’re interested, Melissa Locker tells us how to watch it.
Over the course of three days this week (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), the world’s most elite Fortnite players will be competing in front of a live audience at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Duos final is set for Saturday with 50 teams of two competing, while Sunday features the Solo competition, where 100 players will battle it out over the course of six matches, with points awarded for match placement and number of kills. Winners of the Solo and Duo finals will receive $3 million each.
Epic Games is adding a new rewards system to Fortnite called Fortnite Drops. Link your Epic Games account and YouTube account to earn special rewards.
In order to get the special cosmetic rewards in Fortnite, you’ll need to watch 20 minutes of footage from specific YouTube Premier streams. There are going to be multiple times that you can accrue the needed 20 minutes of time watched, though if you want to get every single reward, you’ll have to watch 20 minutes from each individual stream.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss new Powerbeats and iOS gaming including pay to play and Fortnite addiction.
Fortnite fans flipped out on Tuesday when the game’s code revealed references to tvOS, hinting an Apple TV version is coming. Epic Games gave that a big “nope.”
Fortnite is amazingly popular battle royale shooter game, but horribly frustrating for new players because it’s far too easy for new players to die before they really get started. Epic Games fixed that with a new version 4.5 update that adds a multi-player practice mode where you get an hour of play time to learn the ropes. You can build structures, practice with weapons, and more. The update also adds double pistols, a thermal scope assault rifle, stink bombs, and more weapons. Fortnite is a free download on Apple’s App Store.
Sometimes the controls can be a bit awkward in certain situations, but overall Andrew thinks Epic Games did well with the app.