Apple vs. video games: an explainer of its many showdowns

Apple and Epic Games’ tiff over Fortnite’s in-game currency culminated in the removal of Fortnite from the App Store on Thursday, making it probably the biggest game ever to get Apple’s boot. But it’s really just one more case of a game or a gaming app running into problems with Apple and its control over […]

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Infinity Ward working on a fix for Call of Duty: Warzone’s nightmare bug

On Thursday, Infinity Ward tweeted that it’s working on an express fix for one of Call of Duty: Warzone’s most unsettling bugs. Recently, players have run into bizarre visual bugs. For some reason, picking up or swapping to certain weapons causes gun textures to freak out. Polygons leap off the gun, creating a jumbled mess […]

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Fortnite is letting Epic Games break every rule in video games

When Apple tells a developer to do something, they do it. There’s no way to make money on your terms within Cupertino’s walled garden of an App Store; if you rebel, your app gets kicked out. Sometimes the company’s limitations can force positive change. When Apple asked game developers to put in loot box odds, […]

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The unexpected twist of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD finale

After seven seasons and 136 episodes, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has finally come to an end. This final season saw the team travel through time, then fight Chronicoms and HYDRA in a new timeline that quickly went off the rails. That’s a big task in and of itself, but the finale succeeds thanks to doing […]

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You can still play Fortnite on iOS — for now

Apple removed Fortnite from its App Store on Thursday after Epic implemented a new way to purchase V-Bucks — Fortnite’s real-money currency — bypassing Apple’s own payment system. This changes allowed developer Epic Games take the full cut of the profit, when previously, Apple took 30 percent. Though Fortnite is no longer downloadable through the […]

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Epic debuts 1984-inspired short in Fortnite, a direct attack on Apple

Epic premiered a new short video in Fortnite on Thursday called “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite.” The short, a parody of an Apple ad from 1984, was played at the big screen on the Party Royale island and later released on YouTube (seen above), but it’s the timing of the short that’s most interesting. Much like the original […]

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Epic Games sues Apple after Fortnite pulled from App Store

Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple after its game was removed Thursday from the App Store. On Thursday morning, Epic implemented a new way to purchase V-Bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency, allowing users to bypass Apple’s payment system for a discount. Players that choose to purchase directly through Epic pay less for V-Bucks, and Epic […]

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Epic is holding an event in Fortnite to mock Apple

Epic Games will debut a short event titled Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite in Fortnite’s Party Royale mode on Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT — a short that appears to be both a response to Apple’s removal of Fortnite from the App Store and a parody of Apple’s iconic 1984 TV commercial that introduced the world to the […]

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The Alto Collection is free on the Epic Games Store

The Alto Collection, the two-game, one-button snowboarding (and sandboarding) series that Snowman launched five years ago, is available free for the next week on the Epic Games Store. This launch marks the PC debut for the second title, 2018’s Alto’s Odyssey. Both games are available for Windows PC and Mac from Epic Games Store. For […]

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