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Apple Hits Back at Epic Games in Fortnite War

Apple wants damages for breach of contract

(Newser) - Apple on Tuesday made its latest move in the company's epic battle with Epic Games. After Epic introduced a direct-payment plan bypassing Apple and Google platforms (which take a significant cut of the proceeds from in-game purchases), both tech giants responded by removing Epic's wildly popular Fortnite from... More »

Epic Games Says Apple Has 'Retaliated Ferociously'

Company says it is in danger of being 'crushed' in feud over 'Fortnite'

(Newser) - Epic Games says Apple has "retaliated furiously" for its lawsuit in a dispute over Fortnite. Epic says Apple has told it that by August 28, it "will cut off Epic's access to all development tools necessary to create software for Apple’s platforms," including the Unreal... More »

Battle Royale Looms After Apple, Google Drop Fortnite

Epic Games slaps both firms with lawsuits

(Newser) - Apple and Google dropped "Fortnite" from their app stores Thursday over a dispute about in-game currency, and it soon became apparent that the makers of the hit game had been gearing up for a legal battle. Within hours of the move, Epic Games filed 60-page lawsuits against both companies,... More »

Apple Drops 'Fortnite' From App Store

Behemoths are in a fight over how customers pay for perks

(Newser) - Apple has dropped the hugely popular “Fortnite" game from its App Store after the game's developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses Apple's platform, per the AP . Apple takes a 30% cut from in-app revenue purchases, which has long been a sore spot with developers. “... More »

One of the Biggest Video Games Ditched Police Cars

They're gone from 'Fortnite'

(Newser) - Fortnite is out with a new game map for players, and one thing is conspicuously missing: police cars. They were visible in previous versions, but no more, reports Kotaku . Players have noticed and were flooding online forums with messages of support and criticism, with most assuming the move is related... More »

Lawsuit: Fortnite Designed to Be as Addictive as Cocaine

Could become class-action suit in Canada

(Newser) - The maker of the wildly popular video game Fortnite is facing a new lawsuit that has nothing to do with dance moves . Addiction to the third-person shooter game "has real consequences on the lives of players, many of whom … do not eat, do not shower, and no longer... More »

US Teen Wins $3M at Fortnite World Cup

'This is life-changing for him,' says mom of Kyle Giersdorf

(Newser) - Pennsylvania 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf plays 8 to 10 hours of Fortnite a day, but his parents aren't complaining: Giersdorf, better known as "Bugha," won a record-breaking $3 million Sunday at the inaugural Fortnite World Cup at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, USA Today reports. The contest... More »

These Kids Make Big Bucks Gaming. Now They're Going for Millions

It's the Fortnite World Cup video game championship, with $30M in total up for grabs

(Newser) - If you're a parent who's been plagued with remorse about letting your child zone out in front of the video-game console, perhaps this competition out of New York City will ease your mind. The Fortnite World Cup, held by developer Epic Games, is taking place this weekend at... More »

Someone Wants to Host 100-Person Fight to the Death

Except no one would actually die during the 3-day battle on a private island

(Newser) - It'll be a fight to the death on a private island—just without anyone actually dying. A listing on luxe shopping site Hush Hush spotted by IGN has generated some media attention due to its unusual nature. It seeks a "talented game maker" to design the arena for... More »

Prince Harry: Ban Fortnite

Duke of Sussex speaks out on addictive video games, social media

(Newser) - Fortnite has many fans, but Prince Harry is not one of them. During a recent visit to a YMCA in West London, the Duke of Sussex lashed out at the "addictive" video game, the Daily Express reports. "The game shouldn't be allowed," he said, per Variety... More »

Fortnite Streamer Gets the Shock of a Lifetime

For ExoticChaotic, it really comes in handy

(Newser) - A Fortnite streamer was stunned earlier this week when a pretty big donation appeared on his screen, Kotaku reports. The streamer, known as ExoticChaotic, can be seen on his Twitch feed : "What a minute," he said Tuesday when he saw the number. "That can't be right.... More »

Why Parents Are So Troubled by Fortnite

'Wall Street Journal' takes a deep look at uber-popular video game

(Newser) - If you're the parent of an adolescent boy, you likely know what Fortnite is. For the uninitiated, it's an insanely popular video game that can be played on game consoles, computers, and smartphones—and, as the Wall Street Journal says in an extensive article on the shooting game,... More »

He Spawned 'The Carlton.' He Doesn't Want Fortnite Using It

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing maker of 'most popular video game in the world'

(Newser) - The "most popular video game" in the world is accused of hijacking a longtime popular dance move—and the actor who spawned it is suing. NBC News reports Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on the '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has filed a complaint against... More »

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