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Epic grills Apple expert on "frictionless" outside-app spending

Economist unable to back up claims about apps allowing users to make transactions through browsers

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic vs Apple: What we've learned so far

Update: Fortnite maker and App Store runner take aim at each other's expert witnesses

By GamesIndustry Staff

Apple questions credibility of Xbox testimony

Update: Epic files opposition, Microsoft also working on a response

By James Batchelor

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Sony, Nintendo, Roblox, Spotify and more request Epic vs Apple judge seal sensitive documents

Multiple parties have expressed concern about the antitrust trial exposing information that could cause competitive harm

By James Batchelor

Epic vs Apple creates uncertainty | Podcast

Latest episode also discusses Sony's crossplay clause and this year's digital-only E3

By GamesIndustry Staff

Epic vs Apple - Week One Review: Epic still faces an "uphill battle"

Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming week

By James Batchelor

Epic Games claims Fortnite is at "full penetration" on console

Asserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App Store

By James Batchelor

FTC has looked into Epic's handling of children's personal information

Testimony in Apple suit indicates federal regulator has taken an interest in Fortnite publisher's privacy practices

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard wins patent lawsuit after nine years

The judge ruled that the patents were "not inventions" of Worlds Incorporated, which was suing for infringement

By Marie Dealessandri

Epic pushed for subscription-free multiplayer on Xbox ahead of Apple battle

CEO Tim Sweeney told Xbox boss Phil Spencer that "certain plans for August" would create an "extraordinary opportunity"

By James Batchelor

Epic expects Epic Games Store to be profitable by 2024

Court documents also reveal details of $146 million Borderlands exclusivity deal and $11.7 million spent on free games

By James Batchelor

Epic, Apple trade shots in opening statements

Fortnite maker questions motivations behind App Store policies while iPhone maker says Epic victory would hurt consumers

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft hostage hoaxer continued to call in fake reports - Report

La Presse says November call was followed by similar fake reports in December and January; caller wanted to ban a Rainbow Six player

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic expected iOS to account for less than 6% of Fortnite revenue in 2020

And almost half of Apple players already accessed Fortnite via other platforms

By James Batchelor

Does a game need to sell at "full f**king price"? | Podcast

Latest episode also discusses Itch.io on Epic Games Store, Epic vs Apple, and Assassin's Creed-themed Mr Men

By GamesIndustry Staff

Gearbox, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple oppose Texas anti-trans law

Borderlands developer even suggests it would expand out of the state if law is passed

By James Batchelor

Nintendo files against alleged Team Xecuter leader Gary Bowser

Platform holder campaign against Switch hackers continues following Bowser's arrest and indictment last year

By James Batchelor

Tim Sweeney is right - Epic losses on its Game Store are a good investment | Opinion

The company's crusade against Apple may look increasingly quixotic, but its spending on creating a serious competitor to Steam is rational and justified

By Rob Fahey

Capcom confirms no credit card information was accessed during ransomware attack

The Japanese firm's internal systems are now "near to completely restored"

By Marie Dealessandri

Activision takes Call of Duty Warzone trademark fight to court

After 2017 browser game objects to trademark filings, publisher asks a judge to determine rights

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision DMCAs news outlet for reporting Call of Duty leak

Video Games Chronicle says its Twitter account was locked for a post about new Warzone map

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega reportedly accuses SteamDB of Yakuza piracy

Update: Japanese publisher says page on stat-tracking site was "incorrectly flagged" by anti-piracy software

By James Batchelor

Tencent helps bust "world's biggest" cheating operation

The Chinese police seized $46 million worth of assets, including luxury cars

By Marie Dealessandri

Former Famitsu editor arrested for fraud

Freelance editor reportedly confessed to charges of billing the publication for articles he wrote

By Brendan Sinclair

Geo-blocking in the games industry -- a closer look at Valve's EC fine

Legal expert Suneet Sharma examines what could be an important benchmark for games publishers selling products in Europe

By Suneet Sharma

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