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Judge stops Apple from blocking Unreal Engine but Fortnite on iOS still MIA

Judge stops Apple from blocking Unreal Engine but Fortnite on iOS still MIA

The war between Apple and Epic escalated in a serious way last week, as Epic accused Apple of threatening to ban its Unreal Engine from Apple platforms. That was a surprising move in this ongoing feud between the two companies because banning Unreal Engine would have an adverse effect on more than just Epic - it would be a major setback for anyone developing games for Mac or iOS using the engine.

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Microsoft supports to keep Unreal Engine in App Store, mum on lawsuit

Microsoft supports to keep Unreal Engine in App Store, mum on lawsuit

They say adversity makes strange bedfellows and that seems to be what happened between Epic Games and Microsoft. The former has initiated a high-profile legal and publicity battle primarily with Apple (and also Google) over App Store business practices, particularly the 30% tax on in-app purchases and forcing in-app purchases in the first place. Apple, naturally bit back with a bit more teeth and Microsoft is voicing support for Epic Games but only in a very limited sense.

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Epic Games pokes at Apple again, this time with free Fortnite asset pack

Epic Games pokes at Apple again, this time with free Fortnite asset pack

Epic Games is once again taking a jab at Apple, this time with a newly announced free asset pack that enables players to print their own gear. The new offering was introduced alongside a Fortnite llama image with a design clearly inspired by the classic Apple logo, and it is joined by similarly-styled text. In case the imagery wasn't obvious enough, Epic drives home its point by repeatedly saying, "Free Fortnite."

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Apple says adding direct Fortnite payments was like shoplifting

Apple says adding direct Fortnite payments was like shoplifting

In the newly launched lawsuit from Epic Games against Apple, the latter company has compared the addition of direct in-game Fortnite payments to retail shoplifting, stating that it ultimately deprived Apple of revenue from sales. The accusation follows Epic's decision to quietly -- and in violation of App Store rules -- launch a discounted direct payment option in Fortnite on iPhone to get around Apple's cut of the revenue.

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The absurdity of Fortnite iPhones on eBay

The absurdity of Fortnite iPhones on eBay

A whole bunch of iPhone and iPad devices were listed on eBay in the past several days with one key feature: Fortnite. In the wake of the Apple / Epic Games battle over in-game purchases, Apple's effectively banned Epic Games and the games they've created from appearing on MacOS and iOS devices for the foreseeable future. The ban effects the app stores that'd normally distribute said games - games like Fortnite.

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Fortnite teams with Marvel again for Chapter 2, Season 4

Fortnite teams with Marvel again for Chapter 2, Season 4

Fortnite has been part of a ton of crossovers ever since it rocketed to popularity a couple of years ago, and one of its oldest (and most frequent) crossover buddies is Marvel. Marvel was at the center of one of Fortnite's earliest crossovers, which let fans play as Thanos and wield the Infinity Gauntlet in a promotion for Avengers: Infinity War. Since then, we've seen Marvel and Fortnite team up a couple of times, usually to promote a new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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#FreeFortnite Cup is an unsubtle jab at Apple

#FreeFortnite Cup is an unsubtle jab at Apple

No, Fortnite isn't going to be free for just one day since the game is free-to-play anyway. Epic Games is, instead, organizing what initially sounds like a celebration but is unambiguously its way of rallying sympathy and support in its fight against Apple. And, of course, it's offering up rewards, both in-game and real-world that will proudly display not only gamers' skills in the game but their disdain for Apple's App Store policies.

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Fortnite x Marvel leak all but confirms Season 4 plan (plus Midas fish)

Fortnite x Marvel leak all but confirms Season 4 plan (plus Midas fish)

Just days after a known data-miner claimed that Fortnite may get a full and complete Marvel universe crossover in Season 4, a streamer who has a secret source that dropped all of the Season 3 details before release is back with (alleged) confirmation of this plan. According to a new video from the streamer, Epic has indeed teamed up with Marvel for a superhero (and villain) takeover of the battle royale island, plus there's a mention of Midas fish.

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Hitman 3 will be an Epic Store exclusive, but it isn’t all bad news

Hitman 3 will be an Epic Store exclusive, but it isn’t all bad news

The original HITMAN game will be free to keep for all users of the Epic Games Store as of August 27th. That's just so long as you claim the game (with the tap of a button) before September 3, 2020. Hitman 3 will also be released very soon... as an Epic Games Store exclusive. That means it won't be available to purchase or download anywhere else*, for the foreseeable future.

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iPhones with Fortnite installed up on eBay for thousands of dollars

iPhones with Fortnite installed up on eBay for thousands of dollars

The drama between Epic Games and Apple over Fortnite and App Store policies hasn't even reached the court yet but there are already many casualties. As always, the ones that get crushed in between when giants collide are the users who now have no way of installing the popular game on their iPhones. If you already installed Fornite before and removed it, there's still a way to get it back. If you haven't installed the game yet ever, you probably shouldn't be looking at eBay listings for used iPhones that have the game installed.

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Fortnite x Marvel crossover may be planned for Season 4

Fortnite x Marvel crossover may be planned for Season 4

It seems almost inevitable at this point that Fortnite will get a proper crossover with a superhero universe given how many related characters we've seen over the past couple of seasons. Players had access to Deadpool last season, Aquaman this season, and there's a rumor that we'll see Wolverine next month. A new tip suggests this may be more than a single-skin offering, however, instead representing a complete Marvel crossover.

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Fortnite Wolverine skin plan leaks, but one big mystery remains

Fortnite Wolverine skin plan leaks, but one big mystery remains

We've seen multiple Fortnite tie-ins with Marvel and DC superheroes, the latest being Deadpool and Aquaman. This appears to be something of a trend for the company at this point, leaving fans to wonder whether we'll see yet another superhero as the secret Battle Pass skin -- something some fans have grown weary of. Despite the repeat nature of Epic's superhero crossovers, it seems the company isn't yet ready to move on to something else.

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