Apple removes Fortnite from App Store over dispute of 30% commission -

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"YOU ARE TEARING THE FRIENDSHIPS APART!"
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Sweeney did nothing wrong.
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"Epic's lawyer then responded by naming the third-party that is apparently mentioned in the exhibit and wanted to be redacted: Paradox (most likely Paradox Interactive). It's not clear exactly what their negotiations with Epic were beyond a "third-party deal" or are in relation to this document,"
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Terrifik

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Andrew Grant, engineering fellow — Called as a witness by both Apple and Epic to testify on topics like "Epic's interest in workarounds to undercut Apple's 30% commission."
DX-4119 is minecraft email
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Terrifik

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We all knew it was coming...
Any bets on who get sued next using the same logic?
most likely sony more than microsoft
Matthew Fischer/Matt Fischer, App Store VP — Called as a witness for both Apple and Epic to testify on "competitors and competition in the sale of apps and the different app marketplaces; Apple's business relationships with app developers
 

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Thomas Ko, senior director and head of online business strategy and operations — Called as a witness by both Apple and Epic to testify on "Epic's payment processing services; Apple's payment processing services; Epic Direct Payment on iOS."

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ZMOT

wat
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*alot info & alot redacted info :story:

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"platforms in closed ecosystem/networks generated 39-46% of segment profits while platforms in open ecosystems generated only 5% of segment profit"

wtf does that even mean? by their own definition segment is console/"pc client"/mobile/browser/etc., I have no idea how or even why they compared it this way. the majority is still gained by publishers nonetheless, either through services or their own store, and any transaction is inevitably tied to the either the platform or the service (good luck setting up your own store to sell shit for 100%).

and don't get me started on comparing mobile to consoles and other shit.
 
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albert chan

Ratchet & Clank was a good game
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Wonder if this would be any different if Fortnite was brought in as a play-only exclusive on Steam?
 

Marissa Moira

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More corporate lawsuits should be this fun to watch
Supposedly Walmart and other major retailers like Gamestop are suing Sony by proxy because the Playstation store's digital sales are eating into their cut because they can't sell the digital games directly so people are just buying the PSN cards(which depending on your state or location, don't get charged sales tax).

That's a whole big bundle of legal bullshit that's going to have to be unraveled.
 

Brahma

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Supposedly Walmart and other major retailers like Gamestop are suing Sony by proxy because the Playstation store's digital sales are eating into their cut because they can't sell the digital games directly so people are just buying the PSN cards(which depending on your state or location, don't get charged sales tax).

That's a whole big bundle of legal bullshit that's going to have to be unraveled.
What standing could they possibly have there?
 

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Trystan Kosmynka, senior director of marketing — Called as a witness by both Apple and Epic to testify on "App Store policies and guidelines; Apple's app review and curation process and procedures."
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:story: :story: :story: same old same old
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Marissa Moira

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Aaron Wing Li
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Supposedly Walmart and other major retailers like Gamestop are suing Sony by proxy because the Playstation store's digital sales are eating into their cut because they can't sell the digital games directly so people are just buying the PSN cards(which depending on your state or location, don't get charged sales tax).

That's a whole big bundle of legal bullshit that's going to have to be unraveled.
Anything that hurts Sony is good in my book.
 
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